Things To Do This Weekend in Queens With Kids August 4-5

Is it really August already??? Where is the time going? With the back to school countdown looming, you’re going to want to make the best out of the weekends left of the summer! Check out our round up of kid friendly events going on in Queens!


Dragon Boat Festival

Free multi-cultural celebration and sporting event that features races of long, sleek dragon boats that slice through the waters at breathtaking speed as paddles fly, drums beat wildly and spectators cheer from the shore. Activities include on-stage cultural performances, sponsor booths, arts & crafts, and an international food court.  For a complete schedule and further details please visit

When: Aug 4 & 5 2012, 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Where: Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Park


Hip to Hip Theatre Presents Comedy of Errors

What happens when two sets of identical twins, separated from birth, unknowingly end up in the same place, at the same time? Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare!

When: Aug 4, 2012, 7:30 pm

Where: Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City


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: Aug 4, 2012, 11:00 am – 02:00 pm

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-05 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City


The Annual Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Jazz Concert

The annual concert celebrating the legend Bix Beiderbecke, a one time Sunnyside resident. The concert will feature The South Shore Syncopators, David Shenton & The Sunnyside Wolverines, The Sunnyside Drum Corps. Best part: it’s free.

When: Aug. 4, 2012, 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Under the Sunnyside Arch, 46th St. & Queens Blvd.


Maker Weekend: Pop-Up Adventure Play

Engage in some hands-on, open-ended play in a pop-up adventure playground. Free with NYSCI admission

When: Aug 4 & 5 2012, 11:00 am – 04:00 pm

Where: NYSCI, 47-01 111th Street, Corona


Warm-Up 2012

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2012 every Saturday through September 8. Now celebrating its 15th year, the museum’s highly anticipated outdoor series will continue its tradition of introducing audiences to the best experimental live music, sound, performance, and DJs.  The annual series is held in the courtyard which this year will feature a temporary urban landscape by HWKN called Wendy, the winning design of MoMA PS1′s 13th annual Young Architects Program. M. Wells will be cooking in the courtyard all summer long. Advanced tickets can be purchased for each Saturday.  Visit for more info.

When: Aug 4, 2012, 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm

Where: MoMA PS1 – 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City


Paper Animation

Make your own flip book or thaumatrope in this drop-in workshop. Recommended for ages 4 – 15. Free with NYSCI admission.

When: Aug 4, 2012, 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm

Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona


Summer with Satchmo

Grab your friends, family and a picnic lunch and make a trip to the Louis Armstrong House Museum for an afternoon of live big band sounds of York College Blue Notes.

When: Aug 4, 2012, 02:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Where: Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Street, Corona


Canine Ice Cream Social

Music, games, dog-friendly ice cream treats, and more! Giveaway bag for the first 25 people. Free/low cost spay/neutering. For more information, visit

When: Aug. 5, 2012, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park, Beach Channel Drive at B.84 Street, Rockaway


Hip to Hip Theatre Presents Hamlet

A young prince is haunted by his murdered father’s ghost and is driven to the edge of madness as he grapples to answer the question: to be King, or not to be King.  Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare!

When: Aug. 5, 2012, 5pm

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City


Cardboard Creations

Using cardboard and tape, design, make and build a robot suit or contribute to a large scale structure. Free with NYSCI admission.

When: Aug 5, 2012, 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm

Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona