Spring Fling: 7 Must-Do Things to Cross Off Your Bucket List in Queens This Spring

Wondering what to do this springtime in Queens? Don't worry. We gotchu. 

In case you haven't noticed, we're approaching a long awaited change in the seasons, trading in our winter hats for our trusty old Mets ball caps. 

Whether you're a baseball fan or not, springtime is one of the most beautiful, welcome seasons for the people of Queens and NYC. 

Between blooming florals, outdoor festivals, and a ton of food that just wrecks our chances at a beach bod, we know that springtime in Queens is where it's at. 

Here's what to put on your Queens bucket list this spring:

Queens Taste 2016 (47-01 111th Street, Corona)


Do you ever wish you could taste bits of the food from all over the vast borough of Queens all in the same space? Then you need to check out Queens Taste 2016 at the New York Hall of Science this Spring.

On May 3rd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Queens Taste 2016 will allow you to taste food and beverages from about 50 different purveyors in all around Queens.


Queens Taste 2016 is an event run by the Queens Economic Development Corporation, who seeks to attract and maintain jobs in the borough.

Met's Opening Day (Citi Field)

What are the last two words to the "Star Spangled Banner?" 

Play ball!!!! Yea, yea, we know... corny joke (but cute joke that we laughed at secretly but would never admit to), but be ready to hear those two words a lot, as spring = the return of baseball season. 

When do you need to head over to Citi Field to watch David Wright and co. take on the Philadelphia Phillies? That would be on April 8th with the first pitch thrown out around 1:10 p.m.

So bust out your cracker jacks, pack up the coolers, and prepare yourselves for an epic afternoon of baseball, booze, and fresh air, because it's officially baseball season in NYC. 

Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk (Queens Museum)


Did you know that the Ramones were originally from Forrest Hills before making it big? 

Now that they're a household name to almost anyone who knows anything about music, it's time to remember them in style in their home borough of Queens.


Head over to the Queens Museum between April 10th to July 16th to check out "Hey! Ho! Let's Go" exhibit to see the Ramones' storyline beginning in Queens as well as collections of items that have been amassed over their long career.

In addition, you'll be able to see iconic photos of the Ramones through the lens of legendary New York photographer, Bob Gruen.

NYC's Bacon & Beer Classic (Citi Field)

What are two of man's (and woman's) favorite things? If you answered, "Uh, yes Alex, what are beer and bacon?" you'd be correct. 

So what if we told you there was this super insane event with all you can eat bacon-inspired dishes and unlimited beer going down at Citi Field? You'd say, yes please!

NYC's Bacon & Beer Classic is going down on April 22nd and 23rd at Citi Field. Did we mention there will be games, charity events, beer, bacon, and the opportunity to go on the actual diamond at Citi Field? 

Yea, we're excited... can you tell? 


Queens International Night Market (47-01 111th Street, Corona)


If you didn't spend at least one Saturday night last spring/summer at the Queens International Night Market, you missed out. But don't worry, because the Queens International Night Market is starting back up again on April 23rd. 

The Queens International Night Market is fashioned after open-air markets in Asia, with a plethora of vendors serving delicious, inexpensive food. 


The Queens International Night Market hopes to have around 40 different vendors serving bites and plates for less than $5 for a fun, delicious night out in Flushing Meadows. Can't make it on April 23rd? The market will occur every Saturday night until the weather cools down in the fall. 

The Inaugural Queens Marathon (Flushing Meadow Corona Park)


If you're a runner living in Queens, you've probably wondered why you don't have your own marathon. Well, thanks to the Queens Distance Runners, the first ever Queens Marathon will occur on April 30th at 8 a.m.

The run will consist of five loops through Flushing Meadows, but you'll have more than enough scenery, iconic buildings, and live music to help you punch out those 26.21 miles. Local bands will line the course and different points to give you that extra umph.

Looking to run the Boston Marathon? The Queens Marathon will be a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier, so you could earn your spot right in your hometown.

St. Demetrios Greek Festival (30-11 30th Drive, Astoria)

What's better than a Greek festival? 

A Greek festival that also includes a carnival and a flea market, of course. So if you're in Astoria between May 15th and 18th, you need to get to the St. Demetrios Greek Festival


Whether you like to shop, eat, dance, ride on carnival rides, or play games, there's something for everybody at the St. Demetrios Greek Festival. 

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