Top 10 Weekend Events

Aside from all of the great food festivals going on this weekend, there are tons of great events happening too. Check out our top ten picks, and then enjoy the beautiful, brisk weather this weekend!

World Maker Faire
Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
This wonderful event for the whole family will inspire children to make, create, invent, build and learn.  Explore arts, crafts, engineering, science and technology and unleash your imagination! Tickets are available at World Maker Faire.

The New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

New York Honey Festival
Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.
Celebrating the legalization of local bee keeping, the Rockaway Beach Club brings a full day culinary delights, contests and fun-filled activities to our area.  The festival is hosting what is sure to be an adorable costume contest for kids, so be sure to dress your little bumble bee for the occasion and for the opportunity to win great prizes.  Visit NYC Honey Festival for more information.

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Queens County Fair
Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fall is in the air at the annual Queens County Farm Museum fair.  Enjoy pie eating contests, hayrides, live music, arts and crafts and much more at this terrific family fun event.  Visit Queens County Fair for more information.

Queens County Farm Museum, Glen Oaks

Fall Family Festival

Sunday, September 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Come to the Central Queens Y to learn about all of their wonderful year-round and summer programs as well as enjoy an open swim time, bounce houses, a variety of activities for pre-schoolers and much more!  Visit Fall Festival for details.

Central Queens Y, Forest Hills

Young Chefs
Saturday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Littile Neck
Children ages 7-11 are invited to learn about apples and prepare delicious apple crepes.  All materials are provided.  To learn more visit Young Chefs.

Sprouted Sculptures
Saturday, September 17, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to drop into this workshop to make sculptures into living, growing creations. Using paper maché filled with real seeds and numerous materials for decoration, they will take home a great addition for their garden.  Visit Sprouted Sculptures for details.

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City

Homework Help
Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Whether prepping for a test or just need a little help, kids ages 5 all the way through the teens are welcomed to receive one-on-one help with tutors who specialize in English, Math, Science and Social Studies.  See details at Homework Help.

Bayside Public Library

Puppet Making
Saturday, September 17, 3:00 p.m.
A professional puppeteer from the Jim Henson Company will help kids 8 and up learn to make their own paper puppets and well as demonstrate the craft of puppetry.  Visit Puppetry for details.

Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria

An Evening with the Stars — Astronomy!
Saturday, September 17, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Older kids will love to explore the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich. Enjoy an indoor lecture as well as an outdoor viewing of space objects, the Milky Way and more.  Visit An Evening with the Stars to learn more.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, Little Neck

Dance Open House

Sunday, September 18, Various Times
This Sunday, and all this week, come check out the new dance classes being offered in the new dance studios at the Central Queens Y.  See all classes at Dance Open House.

Central Queens Y, Forest Hills


Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg