Check Out These Fun Things To Do in Queens!

Tax Day is never fun in the United States. Luckily, Queens softens the blow with a huge trivia contest, cherry blossoms, a Pet Day celebration, Mexican dance, macrame, and brisket.

April 12, Panorama Challenge, 6 pm. This annual trivia contest is about all things NYC. Via a massive game board, teams of 10 players (or so) answer questions and maybe some musical hints. Two divisions: Panorama Challengers and Panorama Pros. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

April 12, Three Nights of Dance, April 14. The monthly Take Root program presents David Appel, Mar Undag, and Elliott Keller on April 12 + April 13 at 8 pm. Then, the monthly Fertile Ground program promotes emerging talent on April 14 at 7 pm. Green Space, 37-24 24th St., Ste. 211, Long Island City.

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April 13, Queens Night Market Sneak Preview, April 20. The market, which was just honored as the country’s Best City Food Festival by USA Today, opens to a limited crowd with limited vendors on both nights from 4 pm to midnight. It opens for the entire six-month season on April 27. The vicinity of 47th Avenue and 111th Street behind the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

April 13, I Woof You National Pet Day Celebration, 1 pm. Event includes drinks, light bites, puptizers. and a panel discussion on pet health. Château le Woof, 31-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.

April 13, Macrame Workshop with Rhiannon Platt, 2 pm. Students create a classic plant hanger, specialized to fit one of their favorite plants or pots. They also learn the lark’s head, half square, square, and half square spiral macrame knots. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

April 13, Evolution: Artist Talk, 5 pm. Meet contributors to the Evolution Group exhibition and mingle with JCAL Fellows as they share their experiences, inspirations, and insights. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

April 14, The Suits, 3 pm. Four gentlemen. Four genres. Four decades. The Suits are comprised of four dynamic gentlemen performing four genres of hit music from the 1950s through the 1980s: Motown, Doo Wop, Pop, and Rock. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.

April 14, New York Arab Festival 2024 Shorts Program, 1:30 pm. An afternoon of contemporary Arab short films – everything from magical realism to political critiques — as part of the 2024 New York Arab Festival. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.

April 14, Carter Burwell on Fargo, 5 pm. After a screening of this film, composer Carter Burwell discusses his work with the Coen Brothers and his career with moderator and series curator David Schwartz. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.

April 14, Spring Cherry Blossom Walk, 10 am. Spring has sprung. Enjoy scenic views and learn about the variety of iconic flowering cherry trees in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Meet at the Unisphere.

April 14, Queens Symphony Wind Ensemble, 3 pm. Entitled “Serenades for Winds,” this program includes Dvorak’s “Serenade” and Mozart’s “Gran Partita.” Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing.

April 14, The Middle: Growing Up in Flushing, 2:30 pm. Rivkah Lapidus discusses her delightful memoir on her Flushing childhood. Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.

April 14, Songkran, 10 am. This celebration of the Buddhist New Year includes offerings to the monks, a communal feast with local Thai cooks, live music, and a beauty contest at noon. Little Thailand Way, a stretch of Woodside Avenue between 77th Street and 76th Street.

April 14, The Story of Cinco de Mayo, April 15. Calpulli Mexican Dance Company retells the Mexican military victory over the invading French army with educational narration, folkloric and Indigenous dance, live music, and elaborate costumes. Shows are on April 14 at 2 pm and April 15 at 10:30 am. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City.

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April 16, LIC Partnership’s Annual Real Estate Breakfast, 8 am. Leaders in the real estate, finance, and civic communities gather to learn about current projects in Western Queens. Brewster LIC Conference Center, 41-21 27th St., Long Island City.

April 17, Brisket King NYC, 5 pm. This walk-around, sampling event features more than two dozen chefs from around the country showing off their smokehouse talents and sharing the flavors of Mexico, Texas, Jamaica, Thailand, Korea, and the Dominican Republic. Pig Beach Astoria, 35-37 36th St.

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April 17, Blooms at Queens Farm, May 19. This immersive agricultural experience takes place in a sprawling field of more than 70,000 U-pick tulips in a variety of vibrant colors. Seasonal photo ops and pick-your-own bouquets. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks.

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April 17, Poets of Queens, 7:30 pm. Original poetry readings by Safia Jama, Richard Jeffrey Newman, Lynne Shapiro, and Tara Skurtu. QED Astoria, 27-16 23rd Ave.

April 17, Procurement Fair, noon + 6 pm. Two sessions during which businesses pitch their products and services to RW executives and other companies. Resorts World New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park.

April 18, Forgotten NY with Kevin Walsh, 7 pm. Historian and author Kevin Walsh commemorates the 25th anniversary of his website,, with a presentation on the history of Bayside. Bayside Historical Society, The Castle, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten.