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Things to Do and Events in Queens, New York

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Avoid the crowds in Manhattan. There's plenty for residents and visitors to do in Queens.
  1. The Best of Queens - Events and Things to Do
  2. Aqueduct - Horse Racing and Casino
  3. Parks and the Great Outdoors
  4. Museums, Art, and Culture in Queens
  1. Exploring Neighborhoods
  2. Major Events in the Borough
  3. By Month - Events, Street Fairs and Festivals
  4. Holidays in Queens

The Best of Queens - Events and Things to Do

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Plan out your things to do and see this year by checking our list of annual events happening in Queens. Each month has its own "best events" picks. And, somethings like the Museum of the Moving Image are good year-round, and in our top 10 list of things to do in Queens.

Aqueduct - Horse Racing and Casino

Aqueduct casino

New York City's only casino is a "racino" in Queens at the Aqueduct Racetrack. You can play video slots and electronic table games at this new facility that opened in 2011. There are also the horse races to enjoy during the winter and spring seasons.

Parks and the Great Outdoors

Gantry Plaza State Park

Public parks in Queens, New York, have it all from hiking and bird-watching in Jamaica Bay to strolling the grounds of the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park and bowling cricket in Kissena Park. You can surf in the Rockaways, or explore the history of Fort Totten in Bayside. Go enjoy the day outdoors in Queens.

Museums, Art, and Culture in Queens

Queens Museum of Art

Museums in Queens when Manhattan is so close? Yes, exactly. Less crowds, less expensive, cool palaces of culture and the arts to explore.

Exploring Neighborhoods

Queensboro Plaza

Queens is the most diverse county in the nation, home to immigrants from around the world. Just visiting neighborhoods can be an adventure.

Major Events in the Borough

Dragon Dance in Flushing

Annual parades, festivals, and sporting extravaganzas.

By Month - Events, Street Fairs and Festivals

Follow the links for the best events (bigger annual gatherings) and for street fairs and festivals, grouped by month. Enjoy!

Holidays in Queens

Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid, Easter, Passover, Purim, Thanksgiving, and more. Queens celebrates them all.

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