QNS Weekender: Five things to do in Queens

Autumn Dance Celebration at the Queens County Farm Museum. (Photo via Queens County Farm Museum website)

Enjoy a break from the chilly weather this weekend and explore these events from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14!


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.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Eco-Puppetry Festival (Greek Cultural Center)

Join Salt Tree Art for our third, Eco-Puppetry Festival! Come see a variety of ecologically-minded puppet pieces that inspire, educate, and entertain. Admission: Free. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 26-80 30th St., Astoria. 

Sunday, Nov. 13

BHS Vintage Car Show 2022 (Bayside Historical Society)

Ride back in time with Bayside Historical Society’s classic car show! A variety of vintage and antique automobiles will be showcased on the lawn of the Castle at Fort Totten.

Free to attend. For car registration information and pricing, contact organizer Jim Barnes at 917-428-4499 or [email protected]. 208 Totten Ave. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Autumn Dance Celebration (Queens County Farm)

Featuring a Native American Craft & Food Market with authentic art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more. From 2p.m. – 3:30 p.m., experience a variety of Native American dances outdoors at Queens Farm performed by representatives of ten Indian Nations. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Market Admission: Free. Performance Admission: $16.78 (Children (4-11) $11.53, and 3 and under free). 

All Weekend

CK Film Festival (CK Studios)

CK Film Festival (powered by Siempre Tequila) is an indie film festival highlighting diverse indie work from around the globe. We look forward to sharing some beautiful & memorable nights with you and the 30+ film’s from around the world! Night #1 – 11/11: Sound of Summer (Japan), Evening Caller (Australia), The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre (US); Night #2 – 11/12: Two Soles (US), Eat The Rich (US), The Glass (US), THEM (Dominican Republic); Night #3 – 11/13: Wishmaker (US), End of Planet Blue (US), Dragon Cake (US). 39-45 Crescent Street. Admissions: $15. 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley (Queens Theatre)

The historic 1965 televised debate between intellectual heavyweights James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. is restaged in a unique, intimate performance. Admissions: $20 plus fees. Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Buy tickets here

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