QNS Weekender: 6 things to do in Queens

QNS Weekender things to do in Queens
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is hosting a Silent Disco this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

Check out what’s going on in Queens this weekend! See our list of things to do in the borough from July 8 to July 10.


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.


Silent Disco (Flushing Meadows Corona Park): Have some fun at this silent disco, which will have music for everyone to enjoy. Three DJs will be playing a selection of Top 40 hits, Latin, throwback songs, hip hop and R&B. Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. nycgovparks.org. Free. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., July 8. 

Summer Swap (Earth & Me): Earth & Me and QNS Collaborative invite you to this community clothing swap. Participants bring clothes, accessories and shoes that are in good condition and swap them for what other people bring. Refreshments will be served. Earth & Me; 3038 Steinway St., Astoria. eventbrite.com. $20. 7 to 9 p.m., July 8. 


Field Guide: Wildlife Living Among Us – Finding Shelter (Socrates Sculpture Park): Learn about how animals and insects find homes in the cracks and crevices in nature. This workshop is led by iDig2Learn founder Christina Delfico. Registration is required. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. socratessculpturepark.org. Free. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 9.

Gustavo Casenave Trio (Flushing Town Hall): Enjoy a performance featuring Grammy-winning Steinway Artist pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave and his trio: master bassist Ricky Rodriguez and Argentinean drummer Franco Pinna. Flushing Town Hall; 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. flushingtownhall.org. $15 for general admission and $12 for members. 7 p.m., July 9.


Historic New York: Long Island Motor Parkway Past, Present and Future (Alley Pond Park): The Urban Park Rangers will teach participants about the Long Island Motor Parkway, which had a significant role in the development of the city in the early 20th century. Participants will also be encouraged to clean up while learning the roadway’s history. Parking Lot – Winchester Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Alley Pond Park. nycgovparks.org. Free. 10 to 11:30 a.m., July 10.

Queens History And Scavenger (Flushing Meadows Corona Park): Teams of four to five people will have two hours to find as many clues as they can inside the park, which will be historical markers, wildlife, street performers, tourists, fountains, statues, bridges and hidden secrets. Prizes will be given to the team that has uncovered the most clues. Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. eventbrite.com. $25. 1 to 4 p.m., July 10. 

To submit an event for QNS Weekender, email jbagcal@schnepsmedia.com. 

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