Weekend Plans: Things to Do This Weekend in Queens 6/21-6/23

What a beautiful weekend to get out and be local in Queens! here is our great round up of things to do this weekend in Queens.

 

 

 

Friday

The city wide music celebration Make Music NY that turns the 5 boroughs into a city of song. There is a new farmers market in Flushing at the Queens Botanical Garden that is sure to please young palettes.

Saturday

The Queens Council on the Arts is throwing an Astoria style block party to celebrate their move into the Kaufman Astoria Studio community and the center of the most creative, artistic and culinary energies in the borough. They invite you, to join them for a day long party on 37th Street to kick off the start of great things happening in Astoria all summer long.

Surf’s up dude…catch some waves as part of a free annual festival featuring surf contests and music in The Rockaways. This is truly the ultimate surf and skate contest on the East Coast, with the most amazing FREE concerts…featuring the best upcoming bands and established acts that New York City has to offer.

Celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer at King Manor Museum’s Summer Fest.  Make your own windcatcher and other summer crafts, enjoy stories, games, and even make your own ice cream at this fun family event.

Kids…come and join the drum circle! babyNOIR now carries a line of hand drums for kids, and they will show you how to have fun with them at their children’s drum circle.

Head to Brooklyn for the Mermaid Parade, the largest art parade in the nation.  A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride.

Astoria has it’s 1st Butterfly Release & Summer Kickoff Party at Raising Astoria. Join them to kickoff the official start of summer! They will have music, lemonade and cookies, and will make a wish as kids each release a butterfly in front of the store.

Head on out for the The Jackson Heights Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show for a day of good ol’ fashioned family fun! Hosted by East Coast Car Association Toys for Tots, Sponsored by Koeppel Nissan.

Sunday

Free Tai Chi at the Socrates Sculpture Park Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Here comes the sun! Queens Botanical Garden invites all to attend our Summer Solstice Celebration.  This will be a day of workshops and activities, and will feature a bird and nature walk, a SmartPhone tour, food service and many activities for children, including a suncatcher craft, the TD Bank Children’s Activity table, seed plantings, Silly Cheeks face art and appearances by Flora.