Things to Do This Weekend in Queens with Kids July 21-22

With this week’s heat wave finally over, the weekend is shaping up to be beautiful and fun-filled! Check out our weekend Queens events round up!

FREE Kids Sculpture Workshop

These workshops for children and their families are free and offered in the Park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a new artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Workshops include, paper making, bike decoration, mask making, and more. Click here for the full schedule

When: Saturday, July 21, 11am – 2pm

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-05 Vernon Boulevard, LIC


Hands-on History Workshops

Hands-on History Workshops are FREE Drop-In programs designed designed for families with children. Tours of the King Manor are FREE on Hands-On History Weekends. Enjoy family-friendly stories, crafts and other activities. For more information, call 718-206-0545

When: Saturday, July 21, 12pm – 3pm

Where: King Manor Museum, Jamaica Ave. btw 150 & 153 Streets, Jamaica


Rockaway Bike Tour

FREE bike tour of Gateway National Recreation area through the beachfront pathways of Riis Park and Ft. Tilden and share the history and environmental significance of the area. A select number of bikes are available for those who need one.  For more details and to register go to

When: Saturday, July 21, 10am

Where: Beach 59 Street Firehouse, 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach


Swing Night on the Beach

Enjoy live music, dance lessons, real swing dancers, food and drinks. For more info, visit

When: Saturday, July 21, 6pm – 10pm

Where: Boardwalk at B. 97th Street, Rockaway


Jamaica Drum Jam

Unleash Your Groove: Percussionist Mike Veny teaches the basics of drumming and playing in a drum circle. Pre-registration is required.

When: Saturday, July 21, 12pm – 2pm

Where: Central Library – 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica


Movie Nights In Rockaway

Enjoy movies for the whole family. Bring a chair or blanket to see  The Smurfs!

When: Saturday, July 21, sundown

Where: Bayswater Park,  Seagirt Blvd. Bet. Beach 38 St. And Bay 32 St., Rockaway


Art for Tots

Families with kids ages 2-4 are invited to experience The Noguchi Museum together through a variety of activities which include hands-on workshops and exploring the galleries. $5 for families with up to 6 members Advance registration is required.  Visit to register.

When: Saturday, July 21, 10:30am – 11:45am

Where: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City


2012 Jamaican Jerk Festival

This food-oriented event is a fun day for the entire family with activities and entertainment including gospel artists, comedy acts and traditional Jamaican fare.

When: Sunday, July 22, 10am – 4pm

Where: Roy Wilkins Park, 177th Street, Jamaica


CityParks Puppet Mobile Bessie’s Big Shot

Bessie the cow has long dreamed of being in the circus. In this variety show, through trials and tribulation, we get to see if her dream comes true. PuppetMobile shows welcome audience members of all ages, and is best for 2-8 year olds.

When: Sunday, July 22, 1pm

Where: Joseph P Addabbo Memorial Park-Addabbo Playground, Btw 81-82 Streets, N Conduit Ave


Free Drop In Art Workshops

Designed to develop creative skills, these drop-in studio art workshops allow children 5 and up and their parents or guardians time in the museum’s studios to explore materials and themes found in the current exhibitions. Children with special needs are welcome.

When: Sunday, July 22, 1pm – 4pm

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