Top 10 Weekend Events for Kids in Queens

This is the beginning of a very long week for parents in NYC, the mid winter break. If you are feeling cooped up inside and have to get back to work on Tuesday, we have some ideas as to how to spend your time. Check out our top 10.

Dance from India: Masala Bhangra

Masala Bhangra combines traditional Indian folk dance with inspiration from Bollywood. Over four sessions instructor Roshani Thakore will teach these distinct movements to create a choreographed sequence. This series of programs is created specially for families with children affected by autism (siblings are welcome too).
Pre-registration is required. Call 718-990-5113

When: Feb 18th at 3pm

Where: Central Library – 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica

____________________________________________________

Animal Care Trainee

Kids will have the opportunity to learn about the job of an animal caretaker as they feed, brush and clean all of APEC’s animals.  Limited to 8 spots, so register fast!

When: Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston
Ages: 8-12
_______________________________________________________________________

Great Backyard Bird Count

Join the staff of the Queens Botanical Gardens for their annual bird counting event as results are added to those across the country.

When: Saturday, February 18, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
Ages: All Age Groups
_______________________________________________________________________

Parent and Me Yoga with Yoga Stars

This class allows parents and toddlers to bond through lively games and beginner yoga poses.  Animated breathing exercises, partner poses, and other interactive activities help to develop a toddler’s physical coordination and verbal communication skills. No previous yoga experience for adults required.  $12.00 includes ticket for 1 adult and 1 child. Purchase tickets at Parent and Me Yoga. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

When: Sunday, February 19 from 10:30 – 11:10am
Where: The Club, 4705 Centre Blvd., Long Island City – 6th Floor Yoga Studio
Ages: Ages 2-3
______________________________________________________________________

Shooting Stars Kids Yoga

Shooting Stars Animated breathing exercises, visual imagery, interactive games and relaxation techniques help enhance both the class and the child’s individual practice. These classes aim to develop physical coordination and increase verbal communication. $12.00 includes ticket for 1 adult and 1 child. Purchase tickets at Shooting Stars Kids Yoga. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

When: Sunday, February 19th  from 11:20am – 12:00pm
Where: The Club, 4705 Centre Blvd., Long Island City – 6th Floor Yoga Studio
Ages: 3-5 Years

_________________________________________________________________________

Doktor Kaboom

This one-man variety show blends a hilarious theater experience with scientific exploration and experiments aimed to involve, excite and entertain parents and kids alike. Tickets are $14.00.

When: Sunday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m & 3:00 p.m.
Where: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nation Ave South, Flushing Meadows Park
Ages: All Ages
________________________________________________________________________

Korean Traditional Drum Line

The Korean Traditional Music and Dance Institute introduces families to the traditional barrel drum and its history with a performance demonstration.  Additionally, all are welcomed to participate in learning basic rhythms and dance moves.  Tickets are $5.00.

When: Sunday, February 19, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
Ages: All Ages
________________________________________________________________________

Zumbatomic Kids

Spend Presidents Day at this rockin’, high-energy fitness-party packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love. Tickets are $12.00.  Purchase tickets at Zumbatomic Kids.

When: Monday, February 20th at 11:00- 11:45am
Where: Vibez Studio, 32-43 Francis Lewis Blvd.  2nd Floor of the Bayside Plaza Shopping Center.
Ages: 3 1/2 – 5 Years
__________________________________________________________________________

Parent and Me Zumba

If mom and dad are looking to get in on the fun too, get in on the action with a rockin’ family fun Zumba session. Tickets are $12.00.  Purchase tickets at Parent and Me Zumba.

When: Monday, February 20 at 12:00 – 12:45
Where: Vibez Studio, 32-43 Francis Lewis Blvd. 2nd Floor of the Bayside Plaza Shopping Center.
Ages: 4 years and up with parent

_________________________________________________________________________

The Muppets Go to the Movies

Numerous celebrities join Kermit and other sfor a Muppet-fied version of the classics including Gone with the Wind and the Wizard of Oz.

When: Monday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
Ages: All Ages