Spring Community Celebration: May 18th!

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All Activities Included with General Admission

Join us in celebrating the diversity of Queens at the annual Spring Community Celebration! You will explore spring-inspired science activities, bilingual English/Spanish science demos, and amazing cultural performances scheduled throughout the day!

See the full line-up below.

Bilingual Science Demonstrations in English & Spanish

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Where: Lower Level Demonstration Area

Tiny Investigations, 11am

Get up close and personal with everyday objects under our 960x magnified digital microscope. Examine some of our samples or bring something to share. You never know what you’ll discover when your investigations go tiny!

Cool Chemistry, 1pm

Be amazed at how we can make ice in seconds, shrink balloons without removing the air inside, and create an instant cloud with liquid nitrogen! This demonstration showcases the fascinating world of phases of matter.

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Cultural Performances in Rocket Park

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12-12:30pm: Kacia Flores, a Colombian-Ecuadorian Queens native singer-songwriter, whose music is inspired by folkloric rhythms of Latin America.

1:30-2pm: Experience the rich cultural music of Mexico with Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer! Their mission is to preserve Mexico's rich musical heritage while empowering youth activism in their communities.

Explore the lively beats of Cumbia music, celebrated across Latin America. Join Mark Saldana for an introduction to the dynamic realm of Cumbia dance in a fun setting perfect for the whole family!

Spring Inspired Science Activities

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Tie Dye Flowers in Makerspace: 11 am - 1 pm & 2-4 pm

Make your own spring-themed bandana using natural dyes and pigments from flowers and plants provided by the local community.

Design Lab: 10am - 5pm

Shadow Spring Stories: Tell a story about a Springtime surprise

Complete the challenge and escape the maze!

Air-Powered Vehicles:
How many plants can you transport to the park?

Pick It Up, Community Garden:
Design a tool to help you do work in the garden.

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