Over 100 Things to do in Queens with Kids


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The Ultimate List of Things to Do in Queens With Kids 

I have spent most of my life in Queens. Not because I had no other place to go, or no means to move, but because I truly believe that this area is like no other in the world. Steinway Street and Flushing can transport you to a totally different country without even leaving the borough. Neighborhoods in Queens have an old world charm where it is still ok to know your neighbor and local shop owner. Because I have an unconditional love for this borough, Queens Mamas has begun a list, one that I hope you will help me grow of “Things to Do in Queens with Kids”. A list of the ultimate things to do with your kids in Queens.  *Update* we continually update this post and it is growing on a continuous basis. Our list is now at 105 but please feel free to add to it in the comments section.
  1. Alley Pond Park has a climbing course and tons of trails for kids.
  2. A Giant Baby Expo is held in Queens during the first weekend in May.
  3. Around the world in Queens tour is a great staycation in the borough.
  4. Astoria Queens is an awesome neighborhood to check out with kids.
  5. Bayside Queens is full of  great eats and things to do with kids.
  6. Beaches in Queens are all along the southern coast and super fun.
  7. Belgian burgers and fries in Queens are a special treat.
  8. Explore the Best Playgrounds in Queens
  9. Enjoy brunch with your baby.
  10. The Biggest Birthday Party in NYC is held in Queens – The New York Birthday Show
  11. Bike Rides in Queens are a great way to get some exercise
  12. Host your next Birthday Party in Queens.
  13. Bounce U is a fun space that offers open bounce sessions and special events.
  14. Brooklyn Grange Farm hosts a weekly farmers market selling items made on a rooftop in LIC
  15. Don’t have space to BBQ? Butcher Bar will take care of it for you.
  16. Learn how to join the circus at Circus Warehouse
  17. See a game at Citi Field
  18. Community Gardens in Queens are a great place to volunteer and hang out it.
  19. Hungry? try some amazing cookies cakes and treats in Queens.
  20. Cupcakes in Heels has designer inspired cupcakes.
  21. Eastern Queens has the boroughs prettiest library.
  22. Eat in Flushing Queens and try new foods like Asian noodles and shaved ice.
  23. Eat lunch at Bareburger
  24. Eat on the cheap in Sunnyside
  25. Elmhurst Playground has a new look. Check it out.
  26. Enjoy an Indie Bookshop with your kids.
  27. Flushing Meadows Park has play parks, aquatic centers, museums and an ice rink.
  28. Flushing Town Hall frequently has workshops and performances for kids ages 8 and up.
  29. Forest Hills is a fun neighborhood to check out. It has the oldest Ice Cream Parlor in Queens.
  30. Free Indoor Fun on a rainy day like host a play date, play dress up, go “camping” – all in the comfort of your own home.
  31. Free Summer Concerts are all around Queens during the summer.
  32. Free Trial Classes in Queens can be a great cheap way to check out classes and meet moms.
  33. Free yoga and Pilates is a popular summer activity in Queens.
  34. Gantry State Park is our new favorite park in Queens.
  35. Going for a ride on horseback in Queens is easier than you may think. Forest Park has over seven miles of bridle paths, and a local stable offers trail rides, as well as lessons. Lynn’s Riding School 718-261-7679.
  36. Shop at the Queens Green Markets
  37. Holiday Markets for something unusual and fun.
  38. Hot Chocolate Crawl for cold winter days.
  39. Ice skating with kids in Queens is a year round treat that families can enjoy.
  40. Indoor Activities in Queens for kids are a good alternative on rainy days.
  41. Jackson Heights is a great neighborhood to check out.
  42. Jackson Heights Play Street is open during the summer and totally unique to Queens.
  43. Juniper Valley Park is a must in Middle Village
  44. Kids `n Shape This large play space offers parties, an after school program, and Open Play sessions almost every day of the week.
  45. Kids Fun House With an indoor playground and fun events, this play space offers lots of opportunities for physical play.
  46. Learning Park in Jackson Heights is a hidden private playground in Queens.
  47. LIC Kids Long Island City Kids is an enrichment center and gym.
  48. Sing Along at Waltz Astoria
  49. Local  Coffee Shops are a great place to hang out with baby in tow.
  50. Long Island City Neighborhood Tour
  51. Louis Armstrong House Museum is a completely preserved house in Corona where the musician used to live.
  52. Eat Malaysian food in Flushing
  53. Middle Village has some good parks and a lot of open space.
  54. Check out one of Queens’ great mommy and me classes
  55. Museum Gift Shops in Queens can be more interesting than a simple trip to the mall.
  56. Museum of the Moving Image has a seemingly endless list of programming for kids.
  57. New York City’s largest baby expo for parents is held in Queens and kids are invited.
  58. Noguchi Museum is a quiet and peaceful place to take your baby.
  59. NY Hall of Science –Preschool Place is a fun indoor play area within the museum is for kids ages 6 and under.
  60. NYC Zoos what is better than a Queens petting zoo?
  61. Parks in Queens are some of the best!
  62. Pastrami in Rego Park – Yum!
  63. picnic in a local park
  64. Go plane spotting in Queens with Kids
  65. Get Wet @ Pools in Queens
  66. Get Messy @ the Potters Wheel in Kew Gardens
  67. There is a kid friendly private courtyard at the Museum of the Moving Image
  68. Looking for basics? Queens Borough Essentials for Parents
  69. Get back to nature at the Queens Botanical Garden
  70. Feed animals at the Queens County Farm Museum
  71. Visit Queens Museums for free
  72. Get Cultured @ the Queens Theatre
  73. Stay inside with rainy day activities
  74. Resobox Japanese Culture Classes for tweens and teens
  75. Rockaway Beach in the summer months
  76. Rocket Park Mini Golf at Hall of Science
  77. Rosedale Queens is a hidden gem.
  78. A Secret Playground is located in Astoria that kids can enjoy.
  79. Shopping in Queens -We recommend Austin Street in Forest Hills and the Queens Center Mall for some generic retail therapy.
  80. Socrates Sculpture Park is an open studio and exhibition space in Long Island City. A great place to explore; beginning May 8th the park also offers a series of outdoor art workshops for kids.
  81. Spa Castle is a spa for the whole family.
  82. Get Active with Sports activities in Queens
  83. Check out Sunnyside Gardens Park
  84. Walk around and discover the Sunnyside Neighborhood
  85. Supper Club Dinner is a good date night idea. Ask before you bring the kids.
  86. Tap into your competitive spirit by challenging kids  to a round or two of mini golf  www.golfnyc.com for more information
  87. The Astoria Branch Library offers sewing and Crochet classes for teens, as well as workshops on sustainable design for children ages 6-12.
  88. The Forest Hills Library Branch offers a Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian Cuddle-Up Story Time; in addition to a Toddler Story Time and Baby Crawl program.
  89. The Long Island City Library Branch offers several special events for teens. The library also offers a weekly Picture Book Time, and Toddler Time
  90. The Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board plans programs for other teens and advises Noguchi Museum staff on teen-related matters.  Check out the Noguchi’s Teen programming here.
  91. The NYC Parks Department Teen Programs offered include sports, fitness, dance, and swimming classes, as well as homework help, cooking workshops, and art classes.
  92. The Queens Museum of Art is free the second Sunday of each month
  93. The Rego Park Library offers a Mother Goose Story Time, as well as seasonal Picture Book Story Time hours.
  94. The Sunnyside Branch Library offers a Toddler and Picture Book Time, as well as a weekly Children’s Theater Workshop for ages 6-11.
  95. Trick or Treating in Queens
  96. Whitestone Neighborhood Tour
  97. Woodside Neighborhood Tour
  98. Visit Fort Totten
  99. Participate in the Tour de Queens Bike Tour
  100. Ice Cream Crawl in Queens
  101. NYC Marathon runs through Queens
  102. Best NY event? the Maker Faire in Queens
  103. Check out some Indoor Playspaces
  104. Volunteer Locally
  105. Queens Taco Crawl