Sheep Shearing Weekend at the Queens Zoo!

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Photo: Julie Larsen Maher

Flushing Meadows Park is the place to be this weekend! First, we have our 3rd Annual Mamas Expo happening at NYSCI (get your tickets now!) Plus, Queens Zoo is hosting its annual sheep shearing extravaganza this weekend!

The weekend will feature live wool-processing demos, arts-and-crafts, and the zoo’s flock of sheep. Kids will love seeing the four breeds of sheep at the Queens Zoo get their seasonal haircuts. You’ll be able to see the shearing live- as it happens.


Other activities at this year’s sheep shearing include:

You Can do What with Wool?

An expert wool processor will enlighten visitors by showing various spinning and dyeing techniques.

Fantastic Farm Facts

Education stations will highlight facts about the zoo’s many domestic animals, including pigs, goats, llamas and sheep.

Crafts for Kids

Children can make their own sheep-themed crafts.


The events will be going on rain or shine. For more info, visit Queens Zoo.


When: Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5 from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Where: Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows Park