Queens is a great place in the city for art, music, and adventure. As the spring blooms and warms up the weather, everybody is out and about with their friends and family on walking tours, live music events, and street fairs. Spend spring in New York City with these top things to do in Queens.
Queens Botanical Garden
Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Queens Botanical Garden. This urban oasis celebrates people, plants, and different cultures with a serene natural landscape. The gardens are a great place to relax and plan a picnic, maybe catch up with friends, or have some quiet time. The Botanical Garden is always hosting a series of events for visitors, which you can learn more about on their website.
Museum of Moving Image in Queens
Museum of Moving Image celebrates the art of film, television, and digital media. For the whole month of May, they will have their Panorama Europe festival, highlighting new and relevant European cinema. New Yorkers can learn about current European films, and their development while exploring the old Astoria production building.
Fitness Walk in Queens
Every spring, you can take part in the Fitness Walk, a self-guided walking program. The beautiful weather is a great reason to get out there and enjoy the sights and sounds of Queens. During this 2-mile adventure along Joe Michaels Mile, you’ll have a great time meeting others and bonus points for clocking in all of those extra steps. It’s a great excuse to pop by one of our favorite bakeries in Ridgewood, Rudy’s.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens
This gorgeous 9,000-acre refuge is the home to over 300 species of birds. Discover birds you didn’t even know about, let alone think you’d see in the middle of New York. Walking tours and kayaking are also offered to make the most of your day.
Gantry Park State Plaza in Queens
This is the perfect place in Long Island City to spend with your suitemates or to just enjoy a beautiful day alone. The stretch is built on old waterfall gantries but boasts views of Manhattan and the East River.