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We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know.
We want to hear from you! Whether you are looking for something educational like story time or observational like nature walks, here is our list of this weekend's events so you to pick and choose which works best for your family.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
February 11 at 3:30pm
Come celebrate the holiday and create a beautiful valentine, listen to stories and play games. This program is for youngsters, ages 2-12. Children 5-years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Preregistration is required.
Space is limited. Admission is free
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Saturday February 12, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Come read Jan Brett’s classic tale of eight forest animals who end up squeezed inside a single white mitten. Watch the characters come to life with Alley Ponds’ recreation of the story. There will be snacks, live animals, crafts and a walk (weather permitting).
Limited to 12 participants, who must be toilet trained.
$15 members, $20 non members
February 13, 3 – 4 p.m.
Lefrak Concert Hall- Queens College. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
All seats are $12, which does not include a $1 ticket surcharge.
A delightful, interactive one hour concert featuring professional musicians and talented young performers from the CPSM program. Come early for pre-concert activities in the sunny atrium.
Chinese New Year Parade
February 12, begins at 11AM
Come celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The parade starts along 37th Avenue and runs south along Union Street to Sanford Avenue before turning back down Kissena to Main Street and ending at 37th Avenue near the Crossing Arts Mall.
Queens Botanical Gardens
February 13, Noon - 2p.m.
Teach your kids the importance of recycling - in a heartfelt way. The unique introduction to composting will provide kids with heart-shaped compost cookies to use for your plants and step-by-step instructions on how to start and maintain an outdoor compost bin and indoor worm compost bin.
To register call 718-886-3800, ext. 500 or email email@example.com.