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Spring Festival at Glen Oaks
Saturday, May 19, 10am – 4pm
Glen Oaks Community Library 256-04 Union Turnpike, 718-831-8636
It’s finally spring – come out to celebrate with the community!
Enjoy a range of activities such as music and movement for toddlers and a program on stress and self-care. There’s plenty of activities for children such as an Elephant & Piggie party. Adults can enjoy painting and grooving to the sounds of Gravity: The Force That Brings Us Together. Plus, both teens and adults can try our virtual reality tour of spring around the world!
Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers
Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.
Mental Health Matters: Stress and Self Care
This Mental Health Awareness series focuses on the benefits of self-care and how to reduce stress. When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Today is the day to get started!
Meet Your Bravest Neighbors, FDNY/Glen Oaks Fire Engine
Have you ever wanted to meet a firefighter? Do you always wonder what it would feel like to stand on the back of a real-life fire truck? Come meet our neighborhood firefighters and let them show off the big shiny Engine 251! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Face Painting for Children
First 50 children on a first-come, first-served basis.
Henna Painting for Teens and Adults
Please join the very talented henna hand painting artist Anowara Ahmed for a day of henna hand painting. Ms. Ahmed will design beautiful patterns on your hands using non-toxic natural dyes. First 50 guests on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.
Meet the Friends of Glen Oaks Library
Stop at the Friends table to find out how you can become a Friend. Children are invited to participate in the “Guess How Many” contest and other activities!
Yoga Story Time
Enjoy stories, stretches, and relaxing. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate.
Family Fun with the Discovery Team
Design, build, and launch a stomp rocket! Engage your creative energies as you make cherry blossom prints.
Gravity: The Force That Brings Us Together
This New York-based band that plays Top 40 Hits will get you dancing.
Elephant and Piggie Party
Get to know Elephant & Piggie as we read about some of their adventures. Create Elephant & Piggie crafts to take home. Children ages 4-7 are invited to participate.
Intergenerational Nok Hockey Games
Have a great time playing Nok Hockey games and remember the days of old. Come with your children and grandchildren to have fun together.
Let’s Play Ping Pong
Come and play ping pong at the library! Children under 13 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Nature Themed Painting Activities by Queens County Farm Museum
Enjoy painting activities using leaves and other natural materials to make your very own paint prints.
Scavenger Hunt for Children
Get to know your children's library better with a scavenger hunt! For children up to 12 years old.
Spring Around the World: A Virtual Reality Tour
Come and experience what spring looks like all around the globe. We will be using Oculus Rift and Google Earth. This program is offered to anyone ages 13 and up.
1950s Doo Wop with The New York Serenaders
The New York Serenaders have been entertaining New Yorkers since 2011 and are committed to keeping the classic doo-wop sound alive. Their set list includes great oldies such as “The Angels Listened In” by The Crests and “True Love” by The Drifters all the way to later genre classics such as “Morse Code of Love” by The Capris (1982).
This event is partially funded by generous contributions from local businesses.