The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in 35+ countries. The Color Run will take place on May 27 starting at 9am at CITI FIELD, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, New York, New York, 11368. to register visit http://thecolorrun.com/

LIC Landing
52-10 Center Boulevard
Queens, NY

Queens Book Festival - Children & Youth Day - Pure Imagination
Saturday, May 27 2017 @ 11:30am - 7:00pm
The Queens book Festival - celebrate the 2nd Annual Festival to be held at LIC Landing by Coffeed on May 27-28. The two-day Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate literacy, the culture of ideas, and imagination. QBF is free and open to the public and will bring books to life through author readings, panel discussions, STEAM demonstrations, and book signings. ​On May 27, Children books and authors will be featured in a Children's Pavilion. IC Landing, 52-10 Center Boulevard, Queens, NY from 11:30am - 7:00pm.
Hall of Science
- 47-10 111 Flushing-Corona Park has exhibits and events for young scientist. Museum is opened Monday – Thursday • 9:30 am – 2 pm, Friday • 9:30 am – 5 pm and Saturday & Sunday • 10 am – 6 pm. Enjoy free admission, September through June, on Fridays, 2 – 5 pm; Sundays, 10 – 11 am. Strollers are permitted. Admission is adults (ages 18 & older): $11, children (ages 2 – 17): $8, students (with college ID): $8 and senior citizens (age 62 & older): $8.
Meet Mosa Mack ! Join NYSCI in celebrating the premiere of Mosa Mack, a new animated show that features a young female science detective who exposes students to the thrill of learning while teaching critical and scientific thinking skills. Each date will feature screenings of a new episode, a Q+A with the creators, and activities and partner groups that speak to the themes in focus: climate change, photosynthesis and the food web. Screenings will be held every half hour from noon – 3 pm. Free with NYSCI admission.
Science Inspires Art: Food - This 18th art-science, juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. includes more than two dozen images of art that reflect on the topic of food from all angles: from the historical record to the elite haute-cuisine of today’s “molecular gastronomy”; as a physical material for making or inspiring art, or as a vehicle for stimulating important community discussion. Free with NYSCI admission. Thru February 26, 2017
Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think- Marvel at the amazing abilities of animals as you explore the evolutionary and cognitive links we share with them. Take a numbers memory test, explore animal enrichment techniques, and even see a plastinated human brain! Free with NYSCI admission. Through January 15.
3D Theater Presentation: Wild Ocean- Watch a 20-minute, science-themed show about our endangered ocean ecosystem in digital 3D. Ages 6 and older. $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. (NYSCI Premium members: $5 adults; $4 children, students & seniors) September 24 – March 31: Tuesday – Thursday, noon; Friday, noon & 4 pm; Weekends, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm. Special screening times
3D Theater Presentation: Tornado Alley - Follow Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, on their missions to witness the birth of a tornado. Ages 6 and older. $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. (NYSCI Premium members: $5 adults, $4 children, students & seniors) September 24 – March 31: Tuesday – Thursday, 11 am; Friday, 11 am & 3 pm; Weekends, 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 pm. Special screening times for November 25: 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm.
Special Workshops:
Little Makers
invites families with young children agaes 18 months and older to tinker, design and create together. Explore new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Online registration for Little Maker 2016 events are now open: You can also register on the day of the event at the museums admissions. If you have questions about Little Makers, call 718-699-0005 ext. 341, email dmeza@nysci.org. Materials Fee (per session): $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission; $5 per family for members. Themes include Happy New Year Lanterns: Celebrate the Year of the Rooster on Jan 29 at 10:30am, : Colorful Wool Felting on Feb 5 at 10:30am, and Ooey Gooey Ooez on Feb 26 at 10:30am,
Apr 1-30 Science Fiction, Science Future Opening Weekend - This temporary exhibition gives visitors a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. Hands-on exhibits incorporate robots, holograms and augmented reality. Free with NYSCI admission. Thru April 30, 2017
Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, directly under the iconic towers of the New York State Pavilion presents their 2016 Family Series for information call the Box Office 718.760.0064.

Noguchi Museum - 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, NY 11106 phone 718.204.7088 is home to the sculptures and works of Isamu Noguchi. Enjoy his oasis of serenity and artistic expressions, and be inspired. Admission is $10, Senior Citizens: $5, Students with a valid ID: $5, NYC public high school students with a valid ID: FREE, Children under 12: FREE and Members: FREE, The Noguchi Museum is free the first Friday of every month.
Open Studio: Working With Clay- encourages families with children of all ages to explore the galleries and to make art in response to their experiences. No registration is required for this drop-in program, offered the first Sunday of every month, from 11am – 1pm.
Museum of the Moving Image – the only museum devoted to moving images is located at 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106. Call 718. 777 -6888. Admission is free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult for children's programs. Museum Admission is $12 adults (18+), $9 senior citizens (65+),$9 students with valid ID, $6 children (3-12). Free for Museum members and children under 3.
On Going Workshop: Drop In Moving Image Studio - The Museum offers drop-in studio sessions most Saturdays for young visitors ages seven and up. With the assistance of Museum educators, visitors engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys) to stop-motion and computer animations and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more. Free with Museum admission. Ages 7+, accompanied by an adult (12+ on their own).
Teen Digital Media Lab - In this session: Want to try some basic coding? Play around with your coding skills by using Vidcode, a fun and user-friendly coding program that allows users to gain some serious skills through silly creations. Teens explore the Museum's collection in fun and innovative ways. All levels of experience are welcome. Plus, there’s pizza. Teen Digital Media Lab is a drop-in program; no advance registrati on Fridays at 4pm.
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
- 153-10 Jamaica Avenue (Between 153rd Street and Parsons Boulevard) Jamaica, NY 11432 has free family programs on select weekends, and school programs. Call (718) 658-7400
Art Center Workshops - Every Saturday, students of all ages converge at JCAL to attend its Arts Center Workshop (ACW) classes. Classes help students pursue creative expression, passionate learning and artistic development. Their teaching artists provide exposure to a wide variety of art forms including theater, dance, ceramics, keyboard, cartoon animation and so much more. Visit their site to register for classes in theater art, dance, drama and more. Classes end in June.
Jun 17-18 Queens International Children's Festival - enjoy dance, music, mini golf, arts and crafts from noon - 5pm. Free
BroadHollow Theater at Elmont Library - 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003 provides theater performances for families and young children. Call 631-581-2700
Curious George the Golden Meatball – on Saturday,April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 at 2:00p.m.; Sunday, April 23, 30 and May 7 at 12:00p.m.
The Amazing Ivan - Monday, April 17 at 1:00p.m.
The Queens Museum- in Flushing Meadow Corona Park invites children 5-12 and their adult companions to explore different works on view each week through a variety of fun hands-on art making activities. Museum admission is $8 for adults and children over 12, $4 for students and seniors. Children under 12 attend for free.
Drop-in Family Work Shop/ Taller de Familias - The Queens Museum invites children 5 to 12 and their adult companions to explore different works on view each week through a variety of fun hands-on art making activities. Children with special needs welcome, adaptations available. No fee or advance registration required. Just show up and stay for as long as you like. Check at the admissions desk.
The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park offers families fun and learning trip to a farm. Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. General Admission is free (except on special event days and for all school and organization group visits at all times). Call (718) 347-3276.
Flushing Town Hall - 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, New York 11354 has a series of family and children’s programs. All programs include pre-show interactive arts workshop at 1 pm. Performances start at 2:15pm. Tickets are $13. Call (718) 463-7700 or visit http://www.flushingtownhall.o
Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park - see the new little critters born this spring at the zoo and the array of animals who call the Americas home. Don't forget to sign up for their seasonal programs early because space is limited. For more details aboout their programs visit them at http://www.queenszoo.com/
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Family Programs at the Queens Zoo:
Summer Camp - At the Queens Zoo Summer Camp, children will explore the hidden gems of the Americas! Campers will discover wildlife and wild places through fun and exciting investigations, games, animal encounters and crafts. Join us for a week long animal adventure! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Little Hatchlings for ages 10-23 months with adult. Start your child on a learning adventure outdoors. Their 10-class series with an early childhood zoo educator offers an introduction to animals and nature. During each class you will be introduced to an animal topic with songs and stories, nature play and movement, and a visit to an animal exhibit.. Their Wednesday Fall Series begin Sept 18 at 10 am or 11:30 am. Their Wednesday Spring Series starts Mar 26. Fee: WCS Members $250; Non-members $270 (for the 10 classes in one session)
Toddler Time – for ages 2-3 years old with adult. Meet a variety of furry, scaly, and feathery zoo animals in these interactive classes for toddlers and their care-givers. Live animals, movement and musical activities, and a craft are part of the fun. Saturday Fall Series begin Sept 28 to Dec 14 at 10 am and 11:30 am. Winter Dates: Jan 4 – Mar 15 and Spring Dates from Mar 22 – Jun 14. They also have Wednesday Fall Series from Sept 18 – Nov 20. Wednesday, Winter Date from Jan 8 – Mar 19, and Wednesday Spring Dates: Mar 26 – Jun 4. Friday Fall Series – from Sept 20- Nov 22 at 10 am, and Winter Dates from Jan 10 – Mar 21. Fee: WCS Members $250; Non-members $270 (for the 10 classes in one session)
Kinder Kritters - Ages: 4 & 5 years old with an adult. These interactive classes are a must for any animal-loving family. Programs include hands-on activities, animal guests and visits to exhibits with a whole bunch of fun! Some classes include keeper chats, a scavenger hunt and more. Saturday Fall Series Dates Sept 14 - Nov 2. Saturday Winter Series Dates from Feb 8 - Mar 22. Saturday Spring Series Dates from Apr 5 - May 31 at 10:30. Fee: WCS Members $150; Non-members $170 (for the 6 classes in one session)
Grand Adventures in the Zoo - Bring your grandchildren to the zoo for a grand tour and an afternoon of activities in the Discovery Center. Enjoy live animal encounters and craft making. Together you can share an appreciation for wildlife and our natural world. For ages 4 years and older with a paying adult. Fall Dates: Wednesdays Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, or 16 and Spring Dates: Wednesdays Apr 2, 9, 30, or May 7 at 3:30 pm. Fee: WCS Members $15; Non-members $20 (pricing is per date, includes one adult & one child; $5 each additional participant)
Family Overnight Adventures - Have you ever wondered what you can see in the zoo at night? Join us for a unique experience exploring Queens Zoo after hours. You and your family (children 5 and older) will be treated to fun-filled activities such as learning about animal diets and preparing animal enrichment treats. You'll go on a late night walk in the Aviary and meet some of our animals up close. This exciting adventure is sure to create memories your family will treasure. Sign up soon – space is limited. Bring your own tent, sleeping bags, and picnic dinner. Beverages, dessert, late-night snack, and breakfast, will be provided. No need for alarm clocks, our vocal parrots will provide the wake-up call. For ages 5 years and older with a paying adult. Dates: September 28 & 29, May 17 & 18, June 7 & 8. Time: 5pm Saturday – 10am Sunday. Fee: WCS members $85; Non-members $100 (Pricing is per person)

Queens Botanical Garden - 43-50 Main St offers youngsters in Queens an opportunity to grow their own garden and family activities. For more details visit http://www.queensbotanical.org/. Admission is charged April 1 to October 31: $4 Adult; $3 Seniors; $2 Students with ID and children over 3. Free hours: Wednesday, 3-6pm and Sunday, 4-6pm. Members enjoy free admission. Garden admission is free November through March. Enjoy their Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted by Down to Earth Markets - Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, Flushing on Fridays, June 17 through November 18, 8:30am to 4pm.
Children’s Garden Open House - Join us for our annual Open House, and get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children ages 2 to 14. From1 to 4pm • Free. Registration required: openhousecg.eventbrite.com
Princess Particular: A New Musical for Kids
The Secret Theatre (4402 23rd Street Queens, NY 11101) Call 718-392-0722 or visithttp://www.secrettheatre.com. $10 for Children, $15 for Adults. Family ticket package- 4 tix for $40. The Secret Theatre presents Princess Particular, a new children's musical by Richard Mazda. The spirited and feisty young princess is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it. Will she learn some patience. With lots of fun tunes and hilariously broad physical comedy, this is a delightful new show the whole family will enjoy on Feb 8 and every other weekend.
Pirate Pete's Parrot
The Secret Theatre (4402 23rd Street Queens, NY 11101) Call 718-392-0722 or visithttp://www.secrettheatre.com.In the tradition of the wildly popular English pantomime shows (first produced in the 1700's and still popular today), Pirate Pete's Parrot promises music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults. The play revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Upon setting out, Pete decides it can't hurt to pick up some buried treasure as well, to help make the month's rent. Armed with an endearing crew of misfits like Jolly Roger (the insufferably happy second mate) and Miroslav, the Czech mate (get it?), Pete embarks on a journey complete with songs, sword fights, and plenty of audience interaction on Feb 15 every other weekend. $10 for Children, $15 for Adults. Family ticket package- 4 tix for $40
City Ice Pavilion - 47-32 32nd Place, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718.706-6667 offers families the opportunity to ice skate year around on their well maintained NHL size rink in Long Island City just two blocks from the 33rd St. – Rawson St. station. Parking is also free. Children's parties can also be scheduled in advance. Check out their public skate schedule for details. Prices range from $8 for weekends and $5 for weekdays, skate rental is $5 and helmet is $2.

World Ice Arena - located Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Flushing, NY beginners and pros can enjoy ice skating on their rink. Children's parties can also be scheduled in advance. Check out their public skate schedule for details. Prices range from $8 for weekdends and $5 for weekdays, skate rental is $5 and helmet is $2. They offer skating lessons, Cafe for food and hockey.