What to do in Queens on a $20 Budget

Christine Megrejo Christine Megrejo

What to do in Queens on a $20 Budget

Ah, Queens. The largest borough of the five and with all the culture and personality as any other place in the city. Whatever the reason you might be out there, you can do a lot of cool stuff on just a $20 budget.

● Eat in Flushing


Forget Chinatown. If you want some of the best Chinese (and Korean) in the whole city, Flushing is where it’s at. $5 alone can buy you 12 lamb dumplings at Tianjin Dumpling House. That’s a lot of food! Like tea? Fang Gourmet Tea has amazing,
world-class tea for also just $5.

● Visit the Museum of the Moving Image


$15 will get you into this rad museum in Astoria, full of awesome exhibits on movies, television, and everything related to it. Want free admission? Head there on Fridays between 4-8pm. Don’t forget to check out the new Jim Henson Exhibit!

● Check out the Noguchi Museum and Socrates Park


In Long Island City, there’s a little-known museum of awesome sculptures, and admission is only $10. Pack a lunch and bring it to the Socrates Sculpture Park afterward, where you can see more great art, plus an amazing view of Manhattan.

● Explore Fort Totten


Way up in the Bayside area of Queens is an amazing find; an abandoned Civil War fort. It’s part of the grounds of a park that hosts a lot of awesome events, including a spooky haunted house come fall.

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