Savor the beginning of August with these events throughout the borough. See our list of things to do in Queens from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7.
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:
- Enter your address and find a testing site near you at www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid-19-testing.page.
- NYC Health + Hospitals offers several testing sites in Queens.
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, AUGUST 5
Jamaica Arts & Music Summer (JAMS) Festival (various locations)
Enjoy live entertainment, art, shopping, and delicious food at this exciting event. JAMS “Under The Stars,” an evening concert, will be on Friday at 6 p.m. at Rufus King Park located at Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd Street. The JAMS Festival will be on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting at Parson Blvd. to 170th Streets. Free. https://www.facebook.com/Go2CCJ/
Movies Under the Stars: Encanto (Basketball Court in Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park)
Watch this talked about film brimming with magic! Make sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair and arrive with ample time to find a great spot. 8:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. Free. Register here: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2022/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-encanto
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Free Roller Skating in the Park (Rosedale 135-21 241st)
Have a fun workout by skating in the park! If you’re a beginner, elbow, knees and wrist guards are recommended. Roller skates will not be provided. All skill levels are welcome. Every Saturday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Registration required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-roller-skating-in-the-park-tickets-322299114327
Sound of Poland Music Festival (Forest Park bandshell, Forest Park Dr)
Immerse yourself in the music of Poland with this festival featuring a lineup of Polish artists including SOVA, WM Project, and Stan Borys! 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free. Registration required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sound-of-poland-music-festival-tickets-385191788007
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
Hip to Hip Theatre Company Presents: Much Ado about Nothing (Socrates Sculpture Park)
Enjoy Hip to Hip Theatre Company‘s performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy in an outdoor setting! Bring a blanket or low chair and have a picnic while watching! 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free. No registration required. https://socratessculpturepark.org/program/hip-to-hip-much-ado-about-nothing/
Flushing Meadows Mini Golf
Have fun by playing on this exciting 18 hole course with streams and waterfalls! Hours are from 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. $10 for adults, seniors (62+) and children (12 and under) are $7.50