A mix of classic NYC attractions (Citi Field, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park) and burgeoning art and dining scenes, Queens truly has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for Queens' top restaurants, bars and nightlife, or the most fascinating attractions and things to do, we've got it covered in our comprehensive guide to Queens.
Things to do in Queens
The top attractions in Queens
The top attractions in Queens are as diverse as the borough itself: Check out contemporary art at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, take in a Mets game at Citi Field, or peep the museum exhibitions on view at the Queens Museum of Art. RECOMMENDED: The best New York attractions
Warm Up at MoMA PS1
Warm Up is bigger than ever, with as strong a lineup of bands, DJs and producers as it's had in years
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Events in Queens
"Matthew Weiner's Mad Men"
Enter the world of the ever-dapper Don Draper for the first time ever. The behind-the-scenes exhibit displays the actual sets of the infamous adman's...
Wael Shawky, Cabaret Crusades
Marionettes are the tool of choice for this Egyptian artist, who, since 2010, has been working on a video trilogy recounting the history of the Crusades as...
"Simon Denny: The Innovator’s Dilemma"
The corporate machinations behind information technology and digital devices is the subject of Simon Denny's work. The New Zealand native turned Berliner...
Creek Cave Live
Peggy O'Leary hosts this touring show featuring the Creek and the Cave's favorite alternative stand-ups in NYC.
Restaurants in Queens
The Arepa Lady
Between the taco trucks and skewer carts lining Roosevelt Avenue, you’ll find plenty of women doling out arepas. Only one of them is the official Arepa Lady, a sweet little Colombian woman with a huge following.
Greek-American chef Michael Psilakis made his name repping his Hellenic roots, diving into the country's coastal fare at his uptown joints, Kefi and Fish Tag. So it's no wonder the TV toque (star of BBC America's No Kitchen Required) headed to Little Greece for this modern Mediterranean tavern.
Bars in Queens
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
This authentic Czech beer garden, opened in 1910, offers plenty of mingle-friendly picnic tables, where you can sit while you sample cheap platters of sausage and a solid lineup of European and domestic beers (pints $6, pitchers $16). Though the huge, tree-canopied garden is open year-round, summer is the prime time to soak up some rays over a pint. Prost!
Attractions in Queens
Museum of the Moving Image
Only 15 minutes from midtown, the Museum of the Moving Image is one of the city’s most dynamic institutions. Rubbing elbows with Kaufman Astoria Studios, it includes a three-story extension that features a state-of-the-art 267-seat cinema and expanded gallery spaces. Meanwhile, the museum’s “Behind the Screen” exhibit examines every step of the filmmaking process, with artifacts from more than 1,000 different productions, and 14 classic (playable!) video games, including Asteroids, Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders.
Socrates Sculpture Park
Taken over by Mark DiSuvero in 1986, this is one of the few locations in the city specifically designated for artists to create outdoor works. The splendid Queens space looks out over the Manhattan skyline and is open 365 days a year.