Top 10 Weekend Events for Kids

Queens is hoping this weekend with Black History Month celebrations, Beer Garden Carnivals and a Harlem Globetrotting experience.  Get in on all the fun with the Top Ten best events for families and kids!


An Evening with the Stars

Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich. See the moon up close and learn about and view the Orion Nebular, the Andrometer Galaxy, the Big Dipper, Saturn, and Sirius. Admission: $12.

When: Saturday, February 11th, 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston


Super Soccer Stars

As part of the Winter Class Blast introducing Queens Mamas to the best activities around the borough, Super Soccer Stars will hold two sessions (2-3 years & 3-5) years to teach kids soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.  To register, and get in in the fun visit, Winter Class Blast.

When: Saturday, February 11th, 2-3 year olds, 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
3-5 year olds, 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: PS 212, 34-25 82nd Street, Jackson Heights


Storytelling at Forest Park

Queens Urban Park Rangers will connect children of all ages to the natural world around them and encourage exploration through storytelling. Learn more at Storytelling.

When: Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Forest Park Visitors Center, Kew Gardens


African-American Stories and Songs

Kids ages 5 and up are welcomed to celebrate Black History Month with storyteller Cristine Campbell.  Tickets will be passed out at 1:00 p.m.  Get additional details at Queens Library.

When: Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m.

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


Lunar New Year Concert 2012

New York Vocal Artists Research Center is a non-profit organization established three years ago in New York. It is comprised of professional singers, pianists and composers from China. At this concert, the group’s songs will include Chinese folk songs, Italian opera arias and popular songs.

When: Saturday, February 11, 2:00p.m.

Where: Queens Library – Flushing, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing


The Muppet Show Screening: You Will Believe a Pig Can Fly

Kids of all ages will enjoy a screening of You will Believe a Pig Can Fly starring legendary TV superheroes Lynda Carter and Christopher Reeve. Learn more at The Muppet Show.

When: Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: The Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria


Hip-Hop with Ill-Style

This class introduces children and adults to new and varying dance styles including B-Boying, B-Girling, hip-hop and African dance and more! All ages levels are welcomed. Additionally, Ill-Style will perform at 2:15 p.m. Learn more about the program and shows at Flushing Town Hall.

When: Sunday, February 12, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard


Children’s Day at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

Kids ages 3 and up are invited to attend this fundraiser put together by the parents of the Czech and Slovak School of Astoria.  Kids will enjoy a day of carnival activities including bounce castles, video games, face painting, balloon animals, loads of baked treats, candy and more.  Get details at Children’s Day at Bohemian Hall.

When: February 12, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 29-19 24 Avenue, Astoria


The Science of Basketball

Enjoy a day with Harlem Globetrotters legend Fred “Curly” Neal as part of the “Science of Basketball” program.  Kids will enjoy a day filled with workshops, demonstrations, promotions, basketball science experiments and a special presentation by Neal showcasing some of the Globetrotters most famous trademark moves.  Visit The New York Hall of Science for all details.

When: Sunday, February 12, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where: New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Park, Corona


APEC Adventure Hour: Snowfest!

Kids ages 18 – 36 months are their parents are invited for a fun day in the “snow.”  Kids will pretend their is snow inside, make a craft, meet live animals, play games and enjoy song time.  If the weather permits, their will also be a nature walk.  Get in on the fun at Snowfest!

When: Sunday, February 12, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston


By: Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg