There are a number of places to visit in Queens that are cool whether you are a tourist or a resident, such as the Lemon King of Corona. It is the perfect place to get lemon or chocolate ices and feel that true, New York City, “Take It or Leave It” love. Who cares if you get a napkin or not with your order? It is the indulgence that matters, the charm. The best part is Lemon King is not far from Shea Stadium. It is one of the places to go around Queens to visit around Queens that is worth going to because it offers that Italian Ice with really peels of fruit in it. However, it is not the only “gem” worth seeing or place worth visiting.

It is the place where New Yorkers and non-New Yorkers can get cheaper seats at the Met’s Shea Stadium than they can, the newly built Yankee Stadium. Queens, with it’s “in your face” panoramic views is full of gems waiting to be explored.

Things to See

Museum of the Moving Image – Since it opens in 2011, this museum has been offering guests a number of moving images that they can interact “hands-on”. It embraces pictures of all sorts. From exhibits of items worn by movie stars to the exhibit where you can make your own film of yourself dancing, this museum of all images moving is fun for children of all ages. If you go, remember the museum is closed Mondays. It is open Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a separate schedule for film screenings, so it is best to consult it here. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 18 and $7.50 for seniors and college students. The best part is on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the museum is free for all.

Flying Trapeze School – This may be one of those activities that is both a fun thing to see and do in the Queens area. Though the cost for classes is not cheap every class ($50) for classes in the mornings during the week, $60 for classes in the afternoon and evenings and $70 for classes on Saturdays and Sundays. It may be a great activity for most all family members, but those participating must be at least 6-years-old to enroll in classes. Why not learn what it really takes to fly on the trapeze instead of seeing it from the stands? For more information, those who are interested can visit: www.newyorktrapezeschool.com.

Hell’s Flea Market – The Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood may have gotten the reputation of being a tough neighborhood, but this flea market has vendors that offer more than 100 different items for sale. In true New York style, come prepared to haggle, as New Yorkers know never to take the price marked. It is not far from Queen has and is a place that can offer good merchandise, if you want to haggle. If you want more information, visit www.annexmarkets.com.

Things to Do:

Watson Adventures – This company sends natives and tourists who participate scampering all through the neighborhood, different neighborhoods. However, it is a fun activity for families to do together. What is new? Spoofed off the Hunger Games, there is the Hunter Games Scavenger Hunt for the family. This scavenger hunt takes place at the American Museum of Natural History. In this scavenger hunt, family members work together to acquire medicine, weapons, food, etc. Do not think it will be easy though. There are also earthquakes, hyenas and even poison dart frogs to deal with. Make it to the end of this scavenger hunt in less than 2.5 hours and be the first and your family wins. For more information, visit www.watsonadventures.com.

Music

Rockstock and Barrels – This annual festival that is less than 10 years old celebrates both a surfing and skating culture at the Beach 90th Street Skate Park and on Rockaway Beach. This festival features music, fun, and food, usually beginning at 10 a.m. and running into the evening. There is also usually an after party at a nearby location. It is one of the great events in Queens that means fun, if you are lucky enough to catch this June festival.