NYC has thousands of things for families and children to do, and during the spring and summer, the city has activities that include museum exhibitions, concerts, arts and crafts, sports, nature walks in local parks, and many other outdoor activities. Here are some of today's kid-friendly activities in Queens, from performances to exhibitions!
A Picnic of Pellets - Long Island Children's Museum
April 09, 2012 - Garden City
What do owls eat? How do they hunt? What do they use to ingest food? Explore the fascinating digestive process of owls and discover the answers to these questions. Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own.
BubbleMania: Science, Art & Comedy! With Casey Carle - New York Hall of Science
April 09, 2012 - Flushing
Enjoy a fun, 30-minute show by bubble-ologist Casey Carle, who has been featured on The Science Channel. See how science can turn the ordinary soap bubble into something extraordinary.
Seal and Bird Watching Cruises - Riis Landing
Through April 15, 2012 - Breezy Point
Come experience a wonderful, two-and-a-half hour narrated adventure as we seek out these playful mammals in their natural habitat as well as a variety of seabirds.
Let's Go Fly a Kite - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 27, 2012 - Garden City
Sail into spring as you design a kite decoration to celebrate the new season. Use special dot markers, yarn, and paper to create a one-of-kind kite. The program runs through April 27, 2012.
The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Garden City
Get a taste of what it's like to be an archaeologist as you join in the treasure quest and immerse yourself in the intrigue of Maya culture. Watch the video left behind by the missing archaeological team, then piece together their clues to find the jade medallion. The exhibits runs through April 29, 2012.
'Walkin' After Midnight' -Kaleidozone - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2012 - Garden City
Using her childhood as inspiration, artist Danielle O'Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2012.
Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2012 - Garden City
Stop by the Community Gallery to view a mixed media exhibition featuring the artwork of elementary school students from Elmont School District. The exhibit runs Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, through April 30, 2012
Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. - Museum of the Moving Image
Through May 01, 2012 - Astoria
There are daily screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. is a thrilled-filled serial about the iron-jawed crime fighter whose adversary, the Ghost, can turn himself invisible. Families can enjoy fifteen episodes, with new episodes available weekly.
Frank Oscar Larson: 1950s New York Street Stories - Queens Museum of Art
Through May 20, 2012 - Corona
Larson was an avid empathetic observer of life on the streets of New York City. The everyday person is honored in his candid portraits of "working stiffs," families, and children. The exhibit runs through May 20, 2012.
Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through August 19, 2012 - Manhattan
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right.
"Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers.
The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."
Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2012 - Flushing
Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.
Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside
Zumbatomic is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym ? for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.