Top 10 Weekend Events in Queens

December is here!  It has been a great year for kids events in Queens and December is shaping up to be one filled with holiday festivities and loads of fun.  Take advantage of unseasonable temperatures and enjoy the last of 2011 with your kids at these great local activities.

Holiday Kid’s Bazaar

Kids of all ages are invited to The Story Nook for the bookstores first-ever holiday event for kids!  In addition to the wonderful books, crafts and games available all year round, parents and kids alike will enjoy live music, face painting, meeting Elmo and a charity bake sale. To find out more visit The Story Nook.

When: December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Story Nook, Astoria


The Claus Family Christmas Spectacular

Families with kids of all ages will love this local theaters annual holiday variety show.  Visit their facebook page to see great photos and get tickets online at Maggie’s Little Theater.

When: December 3, 8:00 p.m.; December 4, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Maggie’s Little Theater, Middle Village

Art for Families

Children ages 5-11 and their families are invited to the special program “Transformers: Changing Everyday Objects” for a great hands-on and creative art activity.  Registration is required.  Check it out at Art for Families.

When: December 3, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Noguchi Museum, Long Island City


APEC Safari

Kids ages 6-11 are welcomed to hike the trails of Alley Pond and discover the unexplored parts of the park.  Pre-registration required. $6 for members; $9 for non-members.  Learn more at Safari.

When: December 3, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston

Sunrise Bounce

Kids ages 2 and up will jump for joy and can get moving at this Saturday morning bounce-a-thon!  Pre-registration is required.  See details at Sunrise Bounce.

When: December 3, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Bounce U, College Point


Kids Yoga

Kids ages 3 and up and invited to get some exercise in (while mom and dad take in an adult class) at this beginners intro to yoga.  See more at Yoga.

When: December 3, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Bamboomoves, Forest Hills

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sale

The Annual Christmas Tree and Poinsettia Sale at the Farm! Popular varieties and sizes of trees, evergreen wreaths, and poinsettias will be for sale with the proceeds benefiting the Farm Museum. For more information, call 718-347-FARM

When: December 3, 2011, 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

Annie Sing Along

If you love Annie, then bring your family to enjoy this interactive movie series where the audience is encouraged to sing and dance along with the films classic music.  Admission is $5.  Call 718-631-6311 for tickets.

When: December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Queens Borough Performing Arts Center, Bayside


Shadow Puppets Workshop

Kids ages 8 and up will design and create puppets for a performance at this animated, 90 minute workshop.  Learn more at Shadow Puppets.

When: December 3 & 4, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria


APEC Adventure Hour

Toddlers ages 18-36 months will meet live animals, enjoy music, make a craft, take trail walks and meet new friends.  Pre-registration required. $10 for members, $15 for non-members.  Get details at Adventure Hour.

When: December 4, 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston


Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg