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Queens Weekend Calendar: June 17-18

You don't even need to bring rods and tackle to the Family Fishing Festival Saturday at Kissena Park Pond; It's provided.
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Your weekend calendar: June 17-18

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Family Fishing Festival — Bring the kids down for an exciting day of catch-and-release fishing. Rods and reels are available for use and all bait and tackle will be provided. Prizes, giveaways and raffles will be included for registered participants.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Kissena Park Pond

Cost: Free

Website: www.baysideanglers.com

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Free Electronics Recycling Event: East Elmhurst — Materials accepted include working and non-working computers, TVs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, audio/visual equipment, as well as cell phones and video games.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 77th St. between 30th and 31st Ave., East Elmhurst

Cost: Free

Contact: (212) 477-4022

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Kids Saturday Sculpture Event — Join the Queens Historical Society for the event, where the group will present its Road to Freedom: Paper Quilting workshop. This art-based workshop focuses on the Underground Railroad, including secret messages that were encoded through patchwork quilts to help guide slaves to freedom. Students will create paper quilts using authentic symbols and messages. Appropriate for grades K through 6.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 939-0647

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Family Fun Day — Join NYC Parks and Council Member Peter Koo for an afternoon of inflatables, popcorn, cotton candy, ices, prizes, and more. The afternoon will include multicultural performances, featuring The New School for Jazz, Taikoza, and local community acts.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Kissena Corridor Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

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Wildflower Seed Balls — Use locally produced compost to create native wildflower seed balls. Take home your seed ball to introduce native wildflowers to your neighborhood! Staff will be on site to discuss the importance of native species and the role of compost in encouraging healthy plant growth.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Cost: Free with Garden Admission; $6 for adults, $4 for students with ID; $2 children ages 4-12; Free for members and children ages 3 and under

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Family Day — Join Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of games, crafts, a photo booth, an animal show, inflatables, and more.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Electric Playground, Flushing

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

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Celebrate New York’s Path Through History — The Bowne House Museum, one of New York’s oldest buildings, welcomes visitors to an open dialogue about our city’s changing landscape with local historians and urban archaeologists. New exhibits from The Bowne House will illustrate and highlight these changes.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bowne House, 37-01 Bowne St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 760-6437

Cost: Free

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Family Camping — The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping as APEC looks forward to welcoming your family.

When: Saturday, June 17, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

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Movie Under the Stars: Sing — A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

When: Saturday. June 17, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Paul Raimonda Playground, Long Island City

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 393-7370

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Family Day — Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for an afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more.

When: Sunday, June 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Albert H. Mauro Playground in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

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In Search of Something Special — Join the Community Advisory Board, Queens Museum, Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and NYC Parks for a fun afternoon of crafts and activities designed for children of all abilities.

When: Sunday, June 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Playground for All Children in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: (718) 760-6565

Cost: Free

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Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas — Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet, performs “Winds of Change,” a concert about the environment with ragtime, jazz, and contemporary music, and poetry about the Earth by American transcendentalists Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

When: Sunday, June 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Cost: Free

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The Sounds of Sinatra — City Councilman Eric Ulrich sponsors this free concert of Sinatra classics.

When: Sunday, June 18, at 5 p.m.

Where: George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 235-4100

Posted 11:48 am, June 16, 2017
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