Northeast Queens residents who want to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors while summer’s weather still lasts will have plenty opportunities within the next month.
There will be two festivals, a walk and a sidewalk sale in the community during September.
On Sept. 7, the city’s Parks Department will host a back to school festival at Alley Pond Park from noon to 3 p.m.
The event will include games, rides, arts and crafts, animal demonstrations and giveaways. For more information, call 718-352-4793, ext. 301.
A group named Queens Distance will lead a five-mile walk along Joe Michael’s Mile in Bayside at 7 a.m. on Sept. 21. For more information, contact Commnity Board 11 at 718-225-1054.
The Bayside Village Business Improvement District will hold its second annual sidewalk sale along Bell Boulevard from Sept. 27 to 29.
The BID will lead its first weekend walk in conjunction with the sale during which a portion of Bell Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic. Drop by Patch next month for the full details on which restaurants and stores will be participating.
Douglaston’s Alley Pond Environmental Center will hold its annual Festival of Little Neck Bay as part of a National Estuaries Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 28.
Attendees will be able to learn about the bay and efforts to preserve its water quality and wildlife as well as receive information about APEC’s animals and their habits, take hikes on the center’s nature trails, play games and listen to music.
There will also be boat and canoe rides along the shore of the bay. APEC is located at 228-06 Northern Blvd.