Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of October 1 in Queens. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Queens or will just be visiting during the week of October 1, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Queens, go to our complete calendar of events.
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The Songs of Music: Voices from Taiwan - Flushing Town Hall
October 02, 2016 - Flushing
Curated by Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou and Chinese American Arts Council, this concert will immerse the audience in the most beautiful harmonies from across the continents. The Hai Tien Chorus joins forces with the seasoned Taipei Harmonic Chorus to demonstrate compelling vocal techniques and collaborative efforts.
Pete the Cat - Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
October 02, 2016 - Flushing
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners. The minute the groovy cat walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking, except for young Jimmy. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete becomes the perfect friend. Together, they set out on a mission to conquer second grade art, all the way to Paris and back. A Theatreworks Production.
Sunday Concerts At Central: International Garifuna Band - Central Library
October 02, 2016 - Jamaica
The Sunday Concerts @ Central series starts again this fall. Led by singer and composer Felix Gamboa Valentin, the International Garifuna Band represents the music, dance, and culture of Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, and plays all rhythms of Garifuna music, along with the respective dances.
The Color of Frida Puppet Show - Ridgewood Library
October 05, 2016 - Ridgewood
In this colorful one-woman show, Frida tells the stories behind her most famous paintings with the use of puppets and songs.
The Head-to-Toe Music and Comedy Show - Broadway Library
October 08, 2016 - Long Island City
The whole family will enjoy a interactive, funny ,and wonderful time filled with movement and music.
RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 30, 2016 - Old Westbury
Come See 5,000 Hand-Carved Illuminated Jack O'Lanterns This October in New York, New Jersey, Boston and Los Angeles!
***All New for 2016!***
Returning to New York and Los Angeles and debuting in New Jersey and Boston is the most iconic, truly unique family-friendly fall event, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns! Come see thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages! The various new and exciting themes created for 2016 are sure to impress both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans.
You’ll see classic fan-favorites like life-sized dinosaurs, dragons, and safari animals, as well as a number of new structures featuring time-honored characters from some favorite movies, including one that will make you feel like you’re in a galaxy far, far, away.
The RISE is the only jack o'lantern event in North America that comes close to carving 5,000 real pumpkins each weekend at each location (and doing it on two coasts simultaneously isn't a walk through the pumpkin patch either!).
The pumpkin trail at RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is well lit and well staffed to ensure that the experience is always safe and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Come visit The RISE and enjoy a unique, family-friendly experience that lasts a lifetime.
Advanced tickets are required!
Prices vary by date, time, and location.