Things to Do This Weekend in Queens With Kids, Dec. 1 & 2

From movie screenings to photography classes to sing a longs, our weekend events round up has them all! Check it out and plan your weekend!


Children’s Nature Photography

Children will be introduced to the basics of composition and nature photography while using disposable cameras. They will practice their newly acquired skills, taking photographs during a nature walk on APEC’s trails. Film developing and all materials included. Limited to 10 participants.  Suitable for kids ages 6-11. Fee: $54 for members, $66 for non members. *Two part class- second class scheduled for Dec. 8th.

When: December 1, 10:30am – 12pm

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston


Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band

This rare grant-supported event includes original arrangements by band members past and present including Stanley Bielski, Glenn Mills, Charlie Camilleri and Vito Di Modugno. A most exciting aspect of the event is the appearance of the legendary vocalist KEISHA ST. JOAN. This is the only time this year where the band will perform in its entire 17 piece formation. Concert is open to the public for a free will donation.

When: December 1, 3pm

Where: Steinway Reformed Church, 21-65 41 St., corner of Ditmars Blvd., Astoria


Farmers’ Market 2.0

Learn about urban growing and food preparation with hands-on activities, artist projects, demonstrations, and of course, food! Free with NYSCI admission.

When: December 1, 12 – 4 pm

Where: NYSCI, 47-01 111th Street, Corona


Drop-in Moving Image Studio

With the assistance of Museum educators, visitors engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys) to stop-motion and computer animations and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more. Free with Museum admission. Ages 7+, accompanied by an adult (12+ on their own).

When: December 1, 12pm – 5pm

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria


Screening of Antz

See Antz on the big screen at the Museum!Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. For more information about becoming a Museum member and to join online, please click here.

When: December 1 & 2, 1pm

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria


Saturday Night Sing-A-Long: The Lion King

This is a one-of-a-kind interactive family-oriented film series where you can sing and dance along with your favorite characters. The most enthusiastic sing-a-long participant wins $100 cash prize. Admission: $5.

When: December 1, 7:30pm

Where: Arts Center at Queensborough Community College 222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside


Little Makers: Pliers and Wires

Discover new tools or use your hands to make bendable wire sculptures. Recommended for ages 2 and older. $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission ($5 per family for members.) Preregistration is recommended.

When: December 2, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: NYSCI, 47-01 111th Street, Corona


Free Drop In Art Workshops

These drop-in studio art workshops allow children 5 and up and their adult companions time in the museum’s studios to explore materials and themes found in the current exhibitions. Children with special needs are welcome.

When: December 2, 1:00-4:00pm

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park


APEC Adventure Hour – Furry Friends

This class will offer toddlers and their parents/care givers an opportunity to socialize and learn about nature in a relaxed environment. Suitable for kids ages 18 months – 36 months. Parents are required to participate. Fee: $10 for members, $16 for non members

When: December 2, 1:30 – 2:45pm

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston