QNS Weekender: 5 things to do in Queens

QNS Weekender things to do in Queens
SPACE CADE7S will be performing as part of Culture Lab LIC. (Courtesy of SPACE CADE7S/Facebook)

Check out what’s going on in Queens this long weekend! See our list of things to do in the borough from July 1 to July 3.


Before doing anything in person, get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated and boosted! Also, don’t forget to wear your mask indoors and socially distance wherever possible. 

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the New York City Department of Health suggests getting tested often. Here is where you can find several places in Queens to get tested this weekend:

The United States Postal Service is also offering four free at-home test kits per address. Visit special.usps.com/testkits to learn how to order your test kits.

Visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a Queens vaccination site near you.


In-Person Class: Vegetarian Pad Thai (Culture Lab LIC): This intimate cooking class takes place right in Chef Raina’s home, where she will teach attendees how to make a delicious vegetarian pad thai from scratch. All experience levels are welcome. Chef Raina’s Place; 152-11 89th Ave., Jamaica. eventbrite.com. $69. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., July 1. 

LIVE at Culture Lab LIC (Culture Lab LIC): Enjoy a free live concert featuring Brooklyn-based hip-hop collective SPACE CADE7S at Culture Lab LIC. This outdoor series takes place on Thursdays through Sundays in June. Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery; 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City. eventbrite.com. Free. 7 to 9 p.m., July 1. 


Nature Meditation Hike (Powell’s Cove Park): Take a hike through Powell’s Cove Park and disconnect from the stresses of the city. 130th Street and 11th Avenue in Powell’s Cove Park. nycgovparks.org. Free. 10 to 11 a.m., July 2.

Yoga (Socrates Sculpture Park): This vinyasa yoga class involves a series of flowing poses linked to the awareness of breath. The one-hour class starts with slow movements, followed by standing poses and some balancing poses and ends with restorative stretches. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. socratessculpturepark.org. Free. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, July 2.


Colored Clay Picture Frame (Talent Lab of Art): Get into a fun DIY project and make a colorful clay picture frame. Talent Lab of Art has tons of clay colors and designs for you to choose from. The clay is self-curing and does not need to be baked. Talent Lab of Art; 87-16 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. eventbrite.com. $29.99-$39.99. 11 a.m., July 3.

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