Apr
1
Mon
Science Playground @ New York Hall of Science
Apr 1 – Nov 30 all-day
Science Playground @ New York Hall of Science

The nation’s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes and more allow kids to explore science by playing. Open weather permitting.

Jun
5
Wed
Seasonal Farmstand @ Queens County Farm Museum
Jun 5 – Nov 24 all-day
Seasonal Farmstand @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring thru fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted. We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Wednesday–Sunday through November 3, 2019
Wed, Thurs, Fri, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sat & Sun, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

Nov
2
Sat
Wildlife Weekends @ Queens County Farm Museum
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm
Wildlife Weekends @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Sat & Sun, November 2 & 3, 2019
Sat & Sun, November 9 & 10, 2019
11:00 am–4:00 pm

Wildlife Weekends are packed full of fun for the entire family including pony rides, hayrides, animal feeding, and the always entertaining (and sometimes slimy) Frogs, Bugs & Animals Show in addition to historic farmhouse tours. Admission includes Frogs, Bugs & Animals Show, hayride, animal feeding and pony ride (80 lb. rider limit).

Nov
8
Fri
NEA JAZZ MASTERS: A Gathering of The Masters @ Flushing Town Hall
Nov 8 all-day
NEA JAZZ MASTERS: A Gathering of The Masters @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

It’s our first time presenting six NEA Jazz Masters (the nation’s highest honor for living jazz musicians) with Candido Camero (congas), Jimmy Heath (saxophone), Barry Harris (piano), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), Jimmy Cobb (drums), and Reggie Workman (bass). This concert is truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience, showcasing the love and friendship among artists who have devoted all of their lives to performing and teaching jazz.
FRI | NOV 8 | 8 PM
$45; Table Package: $140 (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)

NEA JAZZ MASTERS: A Gathering of The Masters @ Flushing Town Hall
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
NEA JAZZ MASTERS: A Gathering of The Masters @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

It’s our first time presenting six NEA Jazz Masters (the nation’s highest honor for living jazz musicians) with Candido Camero (congas), Jimmy Heath (saxophone), Barry Harris (piano), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), Jimmy Cobb (drums), and Reggie Workman (bass). This concert is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, showcasing the love and friendship among artists who have devoted all of their lives to performing and teaching jazz.
FRI | NOV 8 | 8 PM
$45/$20 Students; Table Package: $140 (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)

Nov
9
Sat
Free Poetry Writing Class for Kids: How to Haiku @ Queens Library at Jackson Heights
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Free Poetry Writing Class for Kids: How to Haiku @ Queens Library at Jackson Heights | New York | United States

Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.

The next class is Saturday, November 9th 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Queens Public Library in Jackson Heights, located at 35-51 81st St, for kids ages 8 through 12:

“How to Haiku”

In a haiku, 17 syllables can tell a story about whatever you’d like! The three lines of a haiku are open to great tales of mythological creatures or the falling of an autumn leaf from a maple tree. In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of haiku form, read a few examples of how it’s been done from Ancient Japan to modern New York City, and craft a handful of haikus of your own! We’ll share our work as a class and then have some fun scrambling our poems to make new meaning from each other’s words.

Tori Ashley Matos is a Queens native and recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Their work has been featured in Newtown Literary and many other publications and is forthcoming in Sinister Wisdom’s 2020 anthology.

This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.

Kunqu Society: Traces in the Snow @ Flushing Town Hall
Nov 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Kunqu Society: Traces in the Snow @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Kunqu Society presents Traces in the Snow, a rare comic gem from the classical repertoire of Kunqu, which is the oldest continuously-performed genre of Chinese Opera: How does an impoverished couple reconcile and reaffirm their devotion to each other when the husband doubts his wife’s fidelity because of some suspicious footprints left in the snow on a frigid winter day? Come find out! Supertitles in English with pre-performance introduction and post-performance Q&A.

SAT | NOV 9 | 1:30 PM

$16/$10 Students

Kunqu Society: Traces in the Snow @ Flushing Town Hall
Nov 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Kunqu Society: Traces in the Snow @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Kunqu Society presents Traces in the Snow, a rare comic gem from the classical repertoire of Kunqu, which is the oldest continuously-performed genre of Chinese Opera: How does an impoverished couple reconcile and reaffirm their devotion to each other when the husband doubts his wife’s fidelity because of some suspicious footprints left in the snow on a frigid winter day? Come find out! Supertitles in English with pre-performance introduction and post-performance Q&A.

SAT | NOV 9 | 1:30 PM

$16/$10 Students

Nov
10
Sun
BHS Vintage Car Show at Fort Totten @ Bayside Historical Society
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
BHS Vintage Car Show at Fort Totten @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Ride back in time with Bayside Historical Society’s classic car show! A variety of vintage and antique automobiles will be showcased on the lawn of the BHS Castle at Fort Totten. This is a free event.

RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/bhs-vintage-car-show-2019

Nov
11
Mon
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
Nov 11 @ 1:30 pm
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens | New York | United States

Rabbi Ariel Burger first met Wiesel at age fifteen; he became his student in his twenties and his teaching assistant in his thirties. In this profoundly thought-provoking book, Burger gives us a front-row seat to Wiesel’s remarkable exchanges in and out of the classroom, and chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over the decades as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality, and faith while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant to rabbi and, in time, teacher. He will also address the problem of Holocaust fatigue.

Ariel Burger is a writer, an artist, and an inspiring teacher and rabbi, whose work combines spirituality, creativity, and strategies for social change.

Suggested Donation: $6 member / $10 non-member. For registration and information, email pkurtz@commonpointqueens.org or call (718) 268-5011 ext. 151.