Five things to do in Queens this weekend! Sept. 13-15_1

The 39th annual Antique Motorcycle Show rolls into the Queens County Farm Museum is Sunday, with bikes on display and for sale, trophies, music, food and more to get your motor running. 

It’s Friday the 13th, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck when it comes to finding things to do in Queens this weekend. As always, there’s plenty going on, and, as always, we list just five possibilities here, with plenty more posted here and here.

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Our first item is one of those where we cheat a bit, counting several items as one because they’re closely related. In this case, they’re all hikes along Jamaica Bay offered by the National Park Service. 

The first is the Harvest Moon Sunset Walk, a stroll around the West Pond Trail teaching participants about the area’s nocturnal residents. It’ll run tonight, Friday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tomorrow, Saturday, features two events. The first is Birding for Beginners, an introductory nature walk teaching the essentials of birdwatching and running from 10 to 11 a.m. Then comes Beginner Map and Compass, with participants learning how to know where they are when GPS is not available. That one’s set for 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Sunday is again for the birds, with the Osprey Watch Guided Walk, a guided stroll for all ages along the West Pond Trail with talk about the seaside raptors. It takes off at 10 a.m. and is back in the nest at 11:30 a.m. 

All the walks start at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, located at 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd. in Broad Channel, and all are free. Info: (718) 318-4340,

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The Friends of the Ridgewood Library are holding their Outdoors Fall Fun Day & Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There’ll be face-painting, games for kids, items for sale and more. The library sits at 2012 Madison St., and it’s free to stop by. Info: (718) 821-4770.

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You can channel your inner Hell’s Angel, Dennis Hopper or weekend warrior Sunday at the Queens County Farm Museum’s 39th annual Antique Motorcycle Show. Expect to see more than 100 old bikes, with trophies being awarded, live music, food and more to round out the day. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the farm situated at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Floral Park. Tickets are $7; or $11 at the door. Info: (718) 347-3276,

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Sunday is also the day of the eighth annual Momo Crawl in Jackson Heights, with more than 25 restaurants and carts selling the Himalayan dumplings, and proceeds to benefit Students for a Free Tibet. Folks can get a taste from 1 to 5 p.m., starting off by meeting at Diversity Plaza, located at 37th Road between 73rd and 74th streets. The cost is $10 for a Momo Passport; then each dumpling is $1. Info: (212) 358-0071,

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All are welcome to bring their imagination and recollections, along with paper and writing instrument, to the Creative Writing: Mapping Memorable Moments workshop on Sunday at the Astoria Bookshop. Instructor Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons will lead discussions and writing exercises on how to make particular moments come alive on the page. The session will run from 5 to 6 p.m. and is one of many workshops and other events hosted by the bookstore at 31-29 31 St. A $10 contribution is suggested. Info: (718) 278-2665,

— compiled by Peter C. Mastrosimone


The 39th annual Antique Motorcycle Show rolls into the Queens County Farm Museum iSunday, with bikes on display and for sale, trophies, music, food and more to get your motor running.

photo courtesy Queens County Farm Museum

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