Directory: Child Friendly

  • Andrews Grove Park (aka Shady Park)

    49 Ave. bet. 5 St. and Vernon Blvd

    Andrews Grove Park is a NYC Park and it was named for John F. Andrews (1896-1980) "to do honor to the memory of one active in the civic affairs of the Borough of Queens during his lifetime." Mr. Andrews was born in Long Island City.  Andrews Grove Park was originally set to be a school as early as 1900, but the BOE decided a school wasn't necessary!! 

    Monday-Sunday NYC Park Hours:

    Parks:    Sunrise to 1 AM
    Playgrounds: 8 AM to Dusk

    Dogs in NYC Parks

  • Bricktown Bagels

    51-06 Vernon Blvd , 718-361-2428

    Bagels, coffee, Free wi-fi, tv playing and a seating area.


     Monday-Friday 6 am - 5 pm

     Saturday 7 am - 5 pm

     Sunday 7 am - 4 pm

  • Burger Garage

    25-36 Jackson Avenue @44th Drive, 718-392-0424

    The Burger Garage restaurant, serving the most delicious high quality burgers, fries, hand-dipped ice cream shakes, yummy dessert and more.  The Burger Garage says "you will always be served made-to-order food using the freshest ingredients in an upscale, welcoming and friendly environment reminiscent of the "golden days of service"  - a time when people not only had a love affair with burgers, America's iconic food, but with their automobiles, too."

    And it is said, they now have Gluten-Free beer and a Gluten-Free version of their Chocolate/Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat. 

    Delivery, pick-up and ordering online


    Monday-Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm.

    Sunday: Closed

  • Casa Enrique

    5-48 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 347- 448-6040

    The owners of Bar Henry (American) and Café Henri (French) have added Mexico to their repetroire with Casa Enrique serving cuisine influenced by Chiapas, Puebla and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

    Cosme and Luis, brothers who opened and ran Cafe Henri in the Hunter's Point section of LIC have parterned and are running Casa Enrique.  The restaurant has sharp, clean lines and great front of house staff.  The food is creative and beautifully served.  Dishes can be altered for vegetarians.

    Casa Enrique is 2 blocks from Cafe Henri in downtown Hunter's Point, LIC.


    Mon - Sun: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Takes Reservations
    Walk-Ins Welcome
    Good For Groups
    Good For Kids
    Take Out
    Waiter Service

  • Gantry Plaza State Park

    4-09 47th Road @ Centre Blvd, 718- 786-6385

    Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre NY State Park that has been built on the Banks of the East River.  The Gantries, vestiages of NYC's manufacturing and shipping history, greet visitors to the park's piers.  The park has killer views of the East River, Manhattan skyline and NYC landmarks such as the United Nations, Empire State and Chrysler Buildings

    NYS Parks Hours:

    Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. A guideline is:

    Monday-Sunday: 8:00am to 10:00pm

    NYS Parks & Pets

    Pier 1:  March 1 - September 1: 7:30 am - 9:30 am & from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

  • LIC Community Garden

    49th Avenue between Vernon and 5th Street

    Garden Hours:

    Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Manducatis Rustica

    46-35 Vernon Blvd, 718-937-1312

    Family friendly Italian restaurant with their own gelato!


    Tues-Fri:  10am - 10pm

    Sat:  1:00pm- 10:30pm

    Sun:  1pm - 8:30pm

  • Murray Playground

    45 Ave., 45 Rd. Bet. 11 St. And 21 St.

    Murray Playground is a NYC Park named for John F. Murray (1889-1944). He was a lifetime Queens resident and a recreation supervisor for Queens parks for many years.  This playground also has a dog run and a community garden.

    Monday-Sunday NYC Park Hours:

    Parks:    Sunrise to 1 AM
    Playgrounds: 8 AM to Dusk

    Dogs in NYC Parks