Despite the expected weather forecast for snow, you might still want to get out and do something this weekend.
Queens Farm has extended Illuminate the Farm until the end of January, so head over there to see some beautiful outdoor lanterns. Or maybe go to The Rockaway Hotel to attend a vinyasa yoga class.
For this and more, here are some things to do in Queens from January 7th to 9th.
GET TESTED AND VACCINATED
Before doing anything personal, be sure to get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated and boosted!
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the New York City Department of Health proposes to be tested frequently. Here are some places where you can be tested this weekend:
Visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a vaccination site near you.
FRIDAY, JAN. 7
Illuminate the Farm (Queens Farm): Illuminate the Farm is here until the end of January, so there are more opportunities to see holiday lanterns bright up Queens Farm. The handmade lanterns are made with over 1,000 candles and create an immersive experience across the farm’s six acres. The lantern shows livestock, fruits, vegetables, flowers and holiday designs. Borrowers are also welcome to choose their own wish lanterns (for $ 5) to decorate and take home. Advance tickets are required. Queens Farm; 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. queensfarm.org. Tickets cost $ 24.99 for general admission, $ 16.99 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for babies ages 0 to 2. 4.30pm to 9.30pm January 7th to 9th.
SATURDAY JAN. 8
PINE (Rockaway Beach): Head to Rockaway Beach this weekend to see Pine, described as “an installation conceived out of necessity to provide in a time of compiling obstacles.” The installation is created from recycled Christmas trees and is intended to facilitate “public mourning, memorial service and regeneration” in the midst of a pandemic. Participants are advised to dress warmly and bring a blanket or beach chair. Registration is required. Beach 81st Street entrance at Rockaway Beach and Boardway. nycparks.org. For free. 3pm to 6pm, January 8th.
SUNDAY, JAN. 9
Vinyasa Yoga (The Rockaway Hotel): Grab a mat and a towel and take some wellness courses at The Rockaway Hotel. On Sundays, the hotel hosts an hour-long Vinyasa yoga class, which is characterized by connecting your breathing with your movements. The Rockaway Hotel; 108-10 Rockaway Beach Dr. sevenrooms.com. $ 18. 9.00, 9 January.
Animal Tales: “Winter Dance” (Alley Pond Environmental Center): This event features a reading of “Winter Dance” by Marion Dane Bauer, which teaches children about what foxes, bats, turtles and geese do to survive the winter months. Participants will then have the opportunity to get a closer look at three different animals and take a brisk nature walk. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather! Children should be accompanied by an adult aged 18 and over. Registration is required. 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens. alleypond.org. $ 24 per child. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., January 9th.
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