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This week: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park opens in Corona

Families can enjoy time at Queens' local amusement park located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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This week families in Western Queens can visit a local amusement park that has just recently been opened beginning this week at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Families can also participate in various other local events taking place at Queens library and the Volker Oerth Museum.

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park: April 13-Oct. 31, 2014 at variable hours

Description: Located right next to Queens Zoo and Flushing Meadows Carousel, this fun-filled park contains an assortment of rides for all ages. Such rides include the Fantasy Frog Hopper, Corona Choo Choo, and Corona Cobra Coaster, the only roller coaster in Queens! Families can also arrange special birthday parties for their loved ones there. Information about tickets, hours, and pricing is available at their website below.

Age: All ages

Price: Variable

Location: Flushing Meadows Park- 111th St and 55th Ave, Queens, NY 11368

Telephone: (718) 788-2676

Website: Fantasy Forest

BOOST STEM Workshop- April 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Description: Children get to test their science skills through interesting experiments after school.

Age: For kids aged 6 to 12

Price: Free

Location: Langston Hughes library-100-01 Northern Blvd. Corona, NY 11368

Telephone: 718-651-1100

Green Garden-Green Plant at Volker Oerth Museum- April 16 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Description: Come enjoy Earth Day through a hands-on workshop and spring garden tour. Learn about how to plant flowers, herbs and vegetables. Also, learn about recycling, composting, and about earth friendly resources within the community. Finally, learn about how to care for wild life within your backyard; light refreshments will be served.

Age: All ages

Price: $4 adults; $3 students and children; free for infants and toddlers

Location: Volker Oerth Museum- 149-19 38th Ave. Flushing, NY 11354

Telephone: 718-359-6227

Website: Volker Oerth Museum

Peter Pan: April 17 at 3 p.m.

Description: Bring the family to watch the movie "Peter Pan"; please be sure to bring your own snacks and registration is not required.

Age: For kids aged 5 and up

Price: Free

Location: Corona library- 38-23 104 Street Corona, NY 11368

Telephone: (718) 426-2844

Drama Club- April 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Description: Kids can learn about theater activities and the art of creative expression; registration not required.

Age: For kids aged 8 and up

Price: Free

Location: Corona library- 38-23 104 Street Corona, NY 11368

Telephone: (718) 426-2844