Weekend Plans: Date Night in Flushing, Historic Parlor Games, and More- Nov. 9-10

Plan a fun filled family weekend right here with the Queens Mamas weekend guide. 

Friday Date Night Highlight: Flushing Dinner and Jazz 

events_1095_pictureTrumpeters of Queens
What do Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Cootie Williams all have in common? They are all musical innovators that once called Queens their home. The very first Trumpeters of Queens show brings a jazz concert featuring local residents of Queens to the stage of Flushing Town Hall. Performer Josh Deutsch brings a set of original music for his energetic quintet, and special Guests Michael Rodriguez & Irving Grossman will also be featured. Flushing Town Hall is one of Queens’ best kept secrets in our opinion so get your tickets soon and be on the inside track of Queens’ secret music scene.

WHEN: November 8th, 8pmScreen Shot 2013-11-06 at 5.46.21 PM
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
COST: $15

Dinner Suggestions

Flushing Queens has an array of amazing restaurants that are perfect for an adventurous date night. Check out SentosaSpicy and Tasty, or Asian Jewels Seafood  for a tasty dinner.


Guys and Dolls
This performance is held in Bayside and performed by a group of intergenerational, all-inclusive performers whose mission is to present high-quality, family-friendly theater.
WHEN; November 9th, 8pm
WHERE: Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside
COST: $18-$25

Wildlife Weekends at the Queens Farm
Visit the Queens County Farm Museum for fun on the farm  with local wildlife. Visitors can see birds-of-prey, frogs, bugs, and animal shows, hayrides, pony rides, and animal feedings.
WHEN: November 2-3 and 9-10, 11 am – 4 pm
WHERE: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY 11004
COST: $9.00 per person (Free with Farm Membership)

Hands-on History: Gather Around the Hearth
At this event, families and kids can learn about the King family of the King Manor House, play historic parlor games and make a family tree.
WHEN: November 9th, 12 noon
WHERE: King Manor House-150-03 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica, NY
COST: Free

Family Science Festival
It’s discovery time for the whole family at the Queens Library, with activities for children of all ages. This free event will be filled with scientific adventures for kids.
WHEN: November 9th, 11:00 am – 11:00 am
WHERE: Queens Central Library – 89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11432
COST: Free


Drop-in Moving Image Studio
The Museum offers drop-in studio sessions for young visitors ages seven and up. 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.
WHEN: Nov 10, 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
WHERE: Museum of the Moving Image – 36-01 35th Avenue Astoria, NY 11106
COST: Free with Museum admission.

Creative Writing Workshop
Open to writers of all experience levels, this workshop’s theme is “memoir.” Instructor Emily Herzlin has taught at Columbia University and The New School.
WHEN: Nov. 10, 11am
WHERE:  Astoria Bookshop-31-29 31st Street Astoria, NY
COST: Suggested Donation $5-$10