Looking for something to do this weekend? There’s something for everyone with these fun outdoor and indoor activities at locations across Queens!
GET TESTED AND VACCINED
Before doing anything in person, get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated and boosted! Also, remember to wear your mask indoors and socially distance whenever possible.
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the New York City Department of Health suggests getting tested often. Here’s where you can find several places in Queens to get tested this weekend:
The United States Postal Service is also offering four free at-home test kits per address. Visit special.usps.com/testkits to find out how to order your test kits.
Go to vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a Queens vaccination site near you.
FRIDAY JULY 15
Nai-Ni Chen / ALL ARTS Dance Company “Past, Present, Future” (Flushing Meadows Corona Park): Intercultural Dance Company Nai-Ni Chen combines the grace and splendor of Chinese cultural tradition with the spirit of modern New York dance. The program will start at 6 p.m. with a dance workshop with Fanike! African dance troupe. nycgovparks.org. Free. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man: No Way Home (Crocheron Park): Live this thrilling story of the multiverse! Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair and arrive with plenty of time to find a good spot. nycgovparks.org. Free. 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
SATURDAY JULY 16
Summer Internship (Flushing Meadows Corona Park): This free music concert features musical artists ChocQuibTown, Nanpa Basico and Salt Cathedral. No ticket is required. cityparksfoundation.org. Admission is free and first come first served. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
5th Annual Jamaica Bay Festival (Jamaica Bay): Savor the beauty of Jamaica Bay with family-friendly events like paddling the kayak parade, fishing, biking, sailing and more! jbrpc.org. Free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SUNDAY JULY 17
Leading Communities of Care – NYC Mutual Aid Celebration (Queens Botanical Garden): Celebrate self-help groups in New York City with shows and activities at Queens Botanical Garden. eventbrite.org. Free admission with registration (limited capacity), $6 for adults and $4 for seniors. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
ALL WEEKEND (and beyond)
Moving Image Museum (Astoria): Check out exciting exhibits such as “The Jim Henson Exhibit”, “Living with the Living Dead” and “Behind the Screen!” General admission starts at $9 for youth (3-17), $11 for students (18+) and seniors (65+) and adults (18+) is $15. Book your tickets online. movingimage.us.
Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City): Admire the art in this free and interactive outdoor space. Current exhibits include “Subterranean Tropicália Projects: PN15 1971/2022” (Friday 11am-7:30pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; through August 14) and “Steel Bodies (until March 5, 2023). No reservation is required. socratessculpturepark.org.
Queens County Farm Museum (Little Neck Drive): A perfect place for family fun, with activities such as hay rides, scavenger hunts and the chance to see farm animals. Free. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. queensfarm.org.
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