Free Fun Friday - Kids Film Festival, Historic House Festival, Maize Mazes and More

Stills from films to be shown at the Jackson Heights Film Festival

If you do one thing this weekend, head over to the 3rd annual Jackson Heights Kids Film Fest where you can catch 14 short children's films, many of which are award-winning and hot off the film festival circuit. This year's selections include films that explore themes of both American and immigrant life, the avant-guard and classic video games. Held at the Eagle Theater, Jackson Height's very own Bollywood venue, the event draws families in search of a kid-friendly afternoon of movies that go far beyond the usual Disney fare. Really, where else can you watch a range of cool short films while munching on a samosa and holding your toddler in your lap? As an added bonus, after the films join the post screening dance party with the Opus Ditty band. $10 (kids under 10 free) Sunday. 10:30AM - 12 PM.


Watch more shorts at Symphony Space on the UWS at K for Kids 13 and Under which is part of the 4th Annual NYC Short FIlm Festival.  $12. Saturday.  12 Noon.

Visit the Madison Square Park's Responsible Dog Owners Day where you can study up at the "meet the breeds" stations, watch frisbee catching dogs and line up for tons of free prizes and giveaways. FREE. Saturday. 11AM - 3PM.

Tour a historic house in your hood at the Historic House Festival. Saturday & Sunday. Various times and locations.

Eat your way thru the 26th Annual Queens County Fair with blue ribbon competitions, a Maize Maze, pie-eating and the Big Apple Circus Variety Acts. Adults $6.00; children $3.00. Saturday & Sunday. 11AM - 6PM.

Join the Cobble Hill Block Party on Warren Street where you can decorate your bikes and scooters and then join in a parade. FREE. Saturday. 11AM - 3PM

Play at the Elephant Playground Fall Fair on 76th & Riverside Park with a concert by Little Maestros and crafts by Kidville. FREE. Sunday. 11AM - 3PM.