Top 5 Weekend Events

It’s Friday!!! Check out the Top 5 weekend events taking place around town this week.

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

August 13 & 14, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Head to Meadow Lake to celebrate the Year of the Tiger as over 100 teams and 1000 participants race dragon boats in Flushing Meadows Corona park.  Kids will love the races as well as the numerous cultural performances and delicious ethnic food available.  For details visit Dragon Boat Festival.

Meadow Lake North, Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Family Craft Programs

August 13, 10:30 a.m.

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to let their imaginations run wild at this fun and free arts and crafts program.  Visit Bayside Public Library for details.

Bayside Public Library, 214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside


Astoria Park Shore Festival: Taste the Neighborhood

August 14, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Astoria Park Alliance puts together this annual event which allows families to experience the waterfront promenade without cars.  Families can stroll and enjoy a variety of activities including live music, food tastings and fitness programs.

Along Shore Blvd. in Astoria Park


Summer Sundays at the Park

August 14, 5:00 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes as the sounds of the South American fusion band, Los Chamanes, fill the streets.  Kids can jump and jive to the music at this wonderful free outdoor concert.  Visit Summer Sundays for details.

78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights


New York Hall of Science

August 13 & 14, all day

Talk about a busy weekend at the New York Hall of Science!  Check out the Underwater Puppet Shows, the Circus, Science Under the Big Top exhibit, The Rocket Park Mini Golf, Outdoor Science Playground and the fabulous Science Farmers Market.  See it all at New York Hall of Science.

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona


Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg