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This week: Queens County Farm Museum will hold a screening of Earth Day film

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With Earth Day coming up on Tuesday, April 22, Queens County Farm Museum is holding a very special screening of the documentary Growing Cities. Besides this event, families can take part in several other events happening throughout Western Queens in remembrance of our duty to protect the environment.

Exploring nature with your child: April 21 at 11 a.m.

Description: Toddlers and their caregivers get to explore the natural world through stories and nature-themed art projects.

Age: Kids aged 2-4

Price: Free

Location: Long Island City library- 37-44 21 Street Long Island City, NY 11101

Telephone: (718) 752-3700

Green Film Series- Queen of the Sun: April 21 at 6 p.m.

Description: Queen of the Sun follows the lives of beekeepers from around the world as they try to raise their bees in natural and holistic ways; registration not required

Age: All ages

Price: Free

Location: Broadway library- 40-20 Broadway Long Island City, NY 11103

Telephone: (718) 721-2462

Art for tots in Japanese- Noguchi Museum: April 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Description: Families with toddlers can experience the museum through a tour of the galleries and a series of hands-on workshops. Advance registration is required; please email education at noguchi dot org to register. Note: This program is run in Japanese.

Age: Kids aged 2-4

Price: $10 for families with up to 4 members

Location: Noguchi Museum- 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, NY 11106

Telephone: 718-204-7088

Website: Noguchi Museum

Film screening of Growing Cities at Queens County Farm Museum: April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Description: Come watch a screening of the new documentary Growing Cities to learn about urban agriculture in America. The film highlights how both innovators and ordinary people are turning their cities green one vacant lot, rooftop farm, and backyard garden at a time.

Age: All ages

Price: $5.00/person at the door

Location: Queens Country Farm Museum- 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York 11004-1129

Telephone: (718) 347-3276

Website: Queens County Farm Museum

Earth Hour at Broadway library- April 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Description: The Greening Libraries Staff will be on hand to teach children about environmental science, from the water cycle to electricity to ecological services. Come join this fun and interactive after-school program!

Age: Kids aged 10-14

Price: Free

Location: Broadway library- 40-20 Broadway Long Island City, NY 11103

Telephone: 718-721-2462

Website: Greening Libraries Program

Forest Park Carousel: April 21-Sept. 30, 2014

Description: Regarded as being the second most magical carousel in all of America, this antique ride is worth experiencing!

Age: All ages

Price: $3 per ride

Location: Forest Park- Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive Forest Park, NY 11421

Telephone: 718-788-2676

Website: Forest Park Carousel

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