Must-see attractions in Queens

  • New York, NY, USA - June 7, 2016: View of the exterior of the P.S.1 in Queens: MoMA PS1 is one of the largest art institutions in the United States dedicated solely to contemporary art. ; Shutterstock ID 435140851; Your name (First / Last): redownload; GL account no.: redownload; Netsuite department name: redownload; Full Product or Project name including edition: redownload

    MoMA PS1


    At MoMA's hip contemporary outpost, you'll be peering at videos through floorboards, schmoozing at DJ parties and debating the meaning of nonstatic…

  • The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, Queens, NY

    Noguchi Museum


    Both the art and the context in which it's displayed here are the work of LA-born sculptor, designer and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi, famous for…

  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14:  A preview attendee explores an interactive film exhibit entitled "Google Cube-Untitled" during the Sensory Stories Press Preview held at the Museum of the Moving Image on April 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)

    Museum of the Moving Image


    This supercool complex is one of the world's top film, TV and video museums. Galleries show the best of a collection of 130,000-plus artifacts, including…

  • Louis Armstrong House


    At the peak of his career and with worldwide fame at hand, legendary trumpeter Armstrong settled in this modest Queens home, and lived there until his…

  • Rockaway Beach


    Surfboards on the subway? A discordant sight no doubt, but it's only a 75-minute ride on the A train from Midtown, or a 57-minute ferry ride from Wall St,…

  • Unisphere


    Designed for the 1964 World's Fair, this 12-story-high stainless-steel globe is the focal point of Flushing Meadows Park, and the de facto icon of Queens…

  • Beach with the old bathhouse featured prominently.

    Riis Beach & Fort Tilden


    All the way at the bottom of the city, to the West of the quaint Rockaways, are Riis Beach and Fort Tilden, where New Yorkers of all stripes come to let…

  • A section of the boardwalk in the Rockaways



    These neighborhoods at the far reaches of New York City are unlike anything else in the five boroughs. Some parts look like the rest of southern Queens,…

  • On one of the main drags of the Kaufmans Arts District.

    Kaufman Arts District


    Anchored by the legendary Kaufman Astoria Studios at 34-12 36th St, this up-and-coming district comprises more than 24 blocks of Queens' cultural heart –…

  • Historic house in Fort Totten park.

    Fort Totten


    The remnants of a decommissioned Civil War–era fortress give this park its name, but that is hardly all Fort Totten has to offer. The grounds are full of…

  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park


    Central Queens' biggest attraction is this 1225-acre park, built for the 1939 World’s Fair and dominated by Queens’ most famous landmark, the stainless…

  • Sculpture in State Fair exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens, NY

    Socrates Sculpture Park


    First carved out of an abandoned dump by sculptor Mark di Suvero, Socrates is now a city park on the river's edge with beautiful views and a rotating…

  • Queens Museum


    The Queens Museum is one of the city's most unexpected pleasures. Its most famous installation is the Panorama of New York City, a gob-smacking 9335-sq-ft…

  • Gantry Plaza State Park


    This 12-acre riverside park directly across the water from the United Nations has gorgeous uninterrupted views of the Manhattan skyline. It's nicely…

  • New York Hall of Science


    Occupying a weird 1965 building, rippling with stained glass, this science museum is unapologetically nerdy. An outdoor mini-golf course and North America…

  • Queens County Farm Museum


    Frolic with cows, sheep and goats at the last patch of farmland within the city limits. It's a long way from Manhattan, but for anyone with an interest in…

  • Vanderende-Onderdonk House


    On a mostly deserted block on the border of Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens sits the oldest Dutch colonial stone house in New York City. The…

  • SculptureCenter


    Down a dead-end street, in a former trolley repair shop, SculptureCenter pages Berlin with its edgy art and industrial backdrop. Its hangar-like main…

  • Greater Astoria Historical Society


    At research time this labor-of-love organization and community space was in-between physical locations. Once it finds a new home (by end of 2019), expect…