Top 10 Weekend Events

Fall is a great time of year in Queens with everything from outdoor activities to a new season of museum events.  The Queens Mamas rounds up the best of the weekend right here so you and your family can enjoy it all.

Muppet Music Moments: A Weekend Celebration of Jim Henson’s Birthday

Saturday, September 24, 1:00 p.m.

Come celebrate what would have been Jim Henson’s 75th birthday with musical numbers interpreted by your favorite muppets.  See details at Muppet Music Moments.

Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria

Yoga for Kids

Saturday, September 24, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kids ages 3 and up will learn to channel their inner peace, if only for an hour, and participate in great games for physical activity.  Get details at  Bamboomoves.

Bamboomoves, Forest Hills

Little Neck Bay Festival: National Estuary Day

Saturday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come celebrate these local water estuaries with a fun filled day at APEC which will include activities such as games, crafts and canoe rides for the whole family.  Get details at Little Neck Bay Festival.

Alley Pond Park Environmental Center, Little Neck


Audition for the Youth Chorus of Queens

Saturday, September 24, 12:00 p.m.

The Unity Stage Company brings a little bit of GLEE to Queens as children ages 8-18 are invited to join in for a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a traveling chorus.  See all details at Unity Stage.

Queen of Angels Auditorium, Sunnyside


The Wonderful World of Terrariums

Saturday, September 24, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Bring your own clear container (jug, jar, fish bowl etc…) to create your own miniature plant life.  The park will provide the moss, seeds, soil and stones to help create wonderful miniature landscapes.  Check it out at Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City

Students Care QBG Community Service Day

Saturday, September 24

High school students are encouraged to come to the Botanical Gardens to participate in community service and help keep the gardens beautiful.  Learn more at Queens Botanical.

Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing

Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, September 25, 10:00 a.m.

Kids of all ages and families will love this great scavenger hunt organized by park rangers.  Get all the details at Scavenger Hunt.

Flushing Meadows Park,Corona

Flip Book Drawing

Sunday, September 25, 3:00 p.m.

Children ages 6-12 are invited to learn how to create their very own flip book which they can then take home.  Check out details at Flip Book Drawing.

The Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria

New York Hall of Science

Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25

The Fall season at the New York Hall of Science is a busy and exciting one.  Stop by to check out all the fabulous new exhibits including “Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think,” “Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure,” and “3D Theater Presentation: Wild Ocean.”  It is all at nysci.

Flushing Meadows Park, Corona


Queens County Farm Museum

Saturday September 24 & Sunday, September 25

Enjoy Fall every weekend at the Queens County Farm Museum where kids can enjoy feeding the livestock, hayrides and much more .  Check it all out at  Queens County Farm Museum.

Queens Farm Museum, Floral Park

Jennie Abrams  – Rosenberg