5 things to do in Queens – QNS.com

Memorial Day weekend has arrived! See what’s happening in Queens for the long weekend.

Get ready for a night of fun at QED Astoria on Friday. Stop by the Hellgate Farm Stand in Socrates Sculpture Park and get some fresh produce and specialty items. On Sundays, head to the Queens Theater for a show of “Dog Man: The Musical.”

For information on these events and more, check out our list of things to do in Queens from 27 May to 29 May. And check out our Memorial Day guide to this weekend’s holiday-themed events and parades.


Before doing anything hands-on, get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated and encouraged! Also, don’t forget to wear a mask indoors and keep your distance as much as possible.

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the New York City Department of Health recommends getting tested frequently. Here’s where you can find some places in Queens to test out this weekend:

The United States Postal Service also offers four free home test kits per address. Visit special.usps.com/testkits to learn how to order your test kit.

Visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a Queens vaccination site near you.


QED Presents – All Pro Comedy Showcase (QED Astoria): If you want a laugh, check out this comedy show featuring some of the best stand-up comedians in the industry. This week’s show features Alexis Guerreros, Gus Constantellis, Chloe Radcliffe and Santi Espinosa. Lineup is subject to change. QED Astoria; 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria. qedastoria.com. $15 per person. 9:30 to 11 p.m., 27 May.


Birding: Warbler Watch (Alley Pond Park): Urban Park Rangers will lead this guided tour to see the migratory birds in the spring. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own binoculars. Lake Oakland in Alley Pond Park. nycparks.org. Free. 9 to 10 am, May 28.

Hellgate Farm Stand 2022 (Socrates Sculpture Park): This seasonal farm stand is back for spring, summer, and fall. Customers can get fresh seasonal local produce and small quantities of items such as their signature hot sauce and products from Wilk Apiaries and Benchflour Bakers. Socrates Sculpture Garden. socratessculpturepark.org. Free. 10 am, m. until 2 p.m., May 28.

Ozone Garden Pantry (Ozone Garden): This weekly service began at the height of the pandemic, serving more than 1,000 families. Get a wide variety of fresh produce, dry food and canned food. The kitchen is open to anyone in need and free from judgment. Digby Place and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park. copcp.org. Free. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 28 May.


“Dog Man: The Musical” (Queen’s Theatre): Check out this play that follows friends and comics creators George and Harold. They decided to write music based on their favorite character, Dog, human, the biting sensation of evil that is part dog and part human. Queen’s Theatre; 14 United Nations Streets of the South Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. queenseater.org. $15 for a single ticket or four tickets for $55. 1pm and 3pm, May 29th.

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