Pools and beaches are now closed for the season and there is still one more long week left before school is back for the year. If you are wondering what the heck you do now, then let us inspire you with these suggestions.
5 Words – Go to Spa Castle Now
Get in Touch With Nature
Find Peace and Serenity at the Queens Botanical Garden
Events to Keep You Occupied
Third Annual NYC Honey Festival, 11 am to sundown. Celebrate urban beekeeping with honey tastings, honey-infused creations for sale, observational hives, a movie screening, live performances and introductory beekeeping classes. There will also be an avant-garde, beachside, honey‐based Rosh Hoshanah ritual. Free, 86th Street Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach, www.nychoneyfest.com.
Arab Music and Dance Ensemble Zikrayat, 6:15 pm. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the Oak Allée and take in the classical music and dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon and the greater Arab World with Zikrayat. Free with admission ($2-$4). Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, www.queensbotanical.org.
Back to School Festival, noon to 3 pm. Beat the stress of returning to school with an afternoon of fun activities and shopping opportunities. Free. Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Oakland Gardens.
Harvest Time Jam for Little Makers at NYSCI – 10:30 am
It’s harvest time. Smash and stir this season’s fruit into a yummy batch of homemade jam. Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area. If you have questions about Little Makers, call 718-699-0005 ext. 341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Astoria Alive Street Festival sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association, noon – 6 pm. 31st Street from Ditmars Boulevard to 21st Avenue, Astoria.
CityParks Foundation Puppet Mobile Presents: Little Red’s Hood, 1 pm. Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from NYC to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Queens Historical Society, Weeping Beach Park, 143-35 37th Ave, Flushing, www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.