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Queens Weekend Calendar: May 6-7

It’s 40 years and 40 miles for the NYC Five-Boro Bike Tour which goes through Queens abd over the 59th Street Bridge around the half-way point.
Photo by Steven Malecki

Your weekend calendar: May 6-7

Spring History Festival: Flushing’s Green Past, Present, and Future — Beautify Historic Flushing presents Flushing’s First Annual Spring History Festival, featuring local and citywide performers and vendors. Children and adults are welcome to come learn, make, eat, and experience Flushing’s unique heritage at this full-day, outdoor festival.

When: Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m.

Where: 143-20 37th Avenue, Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 359-0528

International Drone Day — Vaughn College is celebrating its second annual International Drone Day with a variety of activities for all area drone enthusiasts. Attendees can bring their own drones to fly in Vaughn’s hangar; attend interactive workshops on the design, building, programming and certifying of drones; see the Zero Gravity FPV racing team and the DJI-USA exhibition/sale of drones.

When: Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Vaughn College, 86-01 23rd Ave., East Elmhurst

Cost: Free

Child Care Spring Family Festival — Queens Child Care Network invites you to its 30th anniversary celebration. Meet licensed childcare providers in your community from all over Queens. Learn more about the benefits of enrolling your child in a family day-care program. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and activities for children.

When: Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Queens Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, Forest Hills

Cost: $10, free for children under 10

Spring Sheep Shearing — Stop by the Queens County Farm Museum for the annual spring celebration with shearing demonstrations throughout the afternoon. There will also be live music, kids’ crafts, hayrides, special farm tours, colonial cooking demonstrations and local food on the farm all day.

When: Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m.

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

Cost: $5

Contact: (718) 347-FARM

Website: www.queensfarm.org

LIC Spring Community Festival The Long Island City Partnership and the Department of Transportation’s Weekend Walks Program host the block party with live music, dance and theater performances plus interactive lessons, art and sculpture-making, fitness classes, outdoor dining, eating contests for kids and adults, and pop-up activities.

When: Saturday, May 6, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Vernon Boulevard at 50th Avenue

Cost: Free

Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony Orchestra The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Louis Panacciulli, will perform a concert of classical treasures and will feature world-class harmonica virtuoso, Jiayi He.

When: Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m.

Where: Lynbrook High School, 9 Union Ave., Lynbrook

Cost: Free

Contact: (516)-365-6857

Five-Borough Bike Tour On the first Sunday in May, 32,000 cyclists of all skill levels come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally free of cars. For one day, the roads are yours, the bridges are yours, the city is yours—there’s no better way to experience the Big Apple. Produced in conjunction with the City of New York, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI is the largest charitable bike ride in the U.S., with proceeds funding free bike education programs.

When: Sunday, May 7, at 7:30 a.m., 8:10 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.

Where: The Five Boroughs

Contact: (212) 870-2080

Queens Activism Fair Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens) will hold an activism fair to help Queens residents and local activist groups combat the radical agenda of the Trump administration.

When: Sunday, May 7, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills

Contact: Anthony@GraceForNewYork.com

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