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Five things to do in Queens this weekend! Oct. 11-13

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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 5:14 pm | Updated: 5:21 pm, Fri Oct 11, 2019.

It’s the weekend, and if you’re looking for things to do in Queens, here’s our Friday list of five. Find lots more here and here!

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The Sunnyside Family Fun Bike Ride is a casual ride celebrating the protected bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd aves., with kids of all ages and skills welcome. There’ll also be browsing at the Queens Library Bookcycle, free pizza and more. The fun runs from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, starting at the Lou Lodati Playground entrance, at 41-15 Skillman Ave. It’s free. Info: Alan Baglia, (917) 749-9395, alanbaglia@gmail.com, bit.ly/2m5HZoU.

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If you prefer vehicles with motors, there’s a Veterans Car Show, with all kinds of classic rides, trophies, a live DJ and more, held to benefit Toys for Tots and the St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (Veterans Ceremony at 1 p.m.), in the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot, at 69 St. off Grand Ave., Maspeth (next show Sun. Oct. 20, same time and place). It’s free, though donations are welcome; and it’s $20 to show a car. Info: (917) 385-2322, (917) 682-5362, eccatoysfortots.org.

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Here we’ve got three harvest festival events we’ll count as one:

Harvest Fest 2019, with live music, puppet shows, live music, food, crafts, demonstrations, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and more. Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (certain events at certain times), Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. $15; $13 kids over 3; $15 parking; $6 pumpkins. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org

Harvest Festival, with free pumpkins for the first 500 kids, DJ Frank, Nollaig the Wizard, crafts, games, marketplace, adult cider and more. Sun., Oct. 13, 12-6 p.m., Onderdonk House (inside tour included), 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. $5; free kids under 12. Info: (718) 456-1776, onderdonkhouse.org.

Harvest Weekends, a celebration of autumn with apples, cider, pies, mums, pumpkins and more available for sale. Each Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., thru Sat., Oct. 26; also Mon., Oct. 14, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. Free. Info: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

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You can see a master musician perform at a French Horn Recital by Frank Donaruma, with the Broadway veteran and principal French horn for the American Ballet Theatre and Queens Symphony orchestras performing four works. Sun., Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

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“Can we get to know each other?” is a performance work and installation consisting of a small dance studio in public settings “to offer opportunities of exchange for people through dance,” by artist Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 12-13, 12-6 p.m., Francis Lewis Park, 3 Ave. between 147 St. and Whitestone Expy. service road, Whitestone; Sat., Oct. 19, 12-4 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; Sun., Oct. 20 and Sat., Oct. 26, 12-6 p.m., Powell’s Cove Park, 130 St. by 11 Ave., Whitestone. Free. Info: (347) 505-3018, queenscouncilarts.org/calendar, lady@happyabandon.com.

— compiled by Peter C. Mastrosimone

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