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QNS Weekender: 6 things to do in Queens

QNS Weekender Strawberry Fest in Queens
Celebrate Strawberry Fest at Highland Park. (Courtesy of NYC Parks)

Summer is in full swing! Check out what’s going on in Queens this weekend.

On Friday, watch an outdoor screening of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” at Baisley Pond Park. On Saturday, enjoy the Strawberry Field Festival at Highland Park. On Sunday, check out the annual Queens Live! music festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

For information about these events and more, see our list of things to do in Queens from June 24 to June 26.

GET TESTED AND VACCINATED

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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Sonia De Los Santos: Latin American Family Music (Flushing Town Hall): Latin Grammy-nominated artist Sonia De Los Santos will perform in this family-friendly concert with songs in both English and Spanish. Flushing Town Hall; 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. flushingtownhall.org. $12 for nonmembers, $8 for members and children. 4 and 7:15 p.m., June 25.

New York Music Month Concert: Dr K’s Motown Review (Baisley Pond Park): Enjoy the Motown sound with Dr. K’s Motown Review. The band has kept true to the sound of the genre and each performance transports audiences back to a specific time. Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard in Baisley Pond. nycgovparks.org. Free. 7 to 9 p.m., June 24. 

Movies Under the Stars: ” Spider-Man: No Way Home”: (Baisley Pond Park): Bring and blanket or chair and enjoy this free, outdoor movie. Peter Parker is now unmasked and the world knows he is Spider-Man. But problems arise because of this reveal. The teen superhero teams up with Doctor Strange to help him resolve the situation. Register here. Baisley Boulevard and 157th Street in Baisley Pond Park. nycgovparks.org. Free. 8:30 to 11 p.m., June 24

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Queensboro Dance Festival – Outdoor Performance (Far Rockaway Beach): Enjoy performances by Kofago Dance Ensemble, Na Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka, Noora Dance Theater, Robert Mark Dance, sarAika movement collective, Urvashie Kissoon and Rudanceny. There will also be a dance lesson with Rudanceny. Beach 17th Street at Far Rockaway. eventbrite.com. Free with registration. 6 to 7:15 p.m., June 25.

Strawberry Festival (Highland Park): Welcome summer with this festival that features games, activities, music and acts for all to enjoy. Lower Highland Playground in Highland Park. nycgovparks.org. Free. 12 to 3 p.m., June 25.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Queens Live!: Action Bronson + more (Flushing Meadows Corona Park): This outdoor concert features headliner Action Bronson, who is making a special appearance in his home borough. The concert will be hosted by Video Music Box founder Ralph McDaniels. Flushing Meadows Corona Park. nycgovparks.org. Free. 4 to 7 p.m., June 26.

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