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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

See Disney’s “Frozen” in 3D, create your own Claymation film, enjoy a night of free comedy and do more at these events around Queens

Saturday, Dec.26

The New York Hall of Science will play the popular movie “Frozen” in 3D. The movie will start at 3:00 p.m. Visit the website nysci.org for more information about admission fees. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St, Corona. Everyone is welcome.

The Museum of Moving Image will play the movie “Shaun the Sheep” at 12:30. The movie is suitable for children age 5 and over. The museum is located at 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Visit the web site movingimage.us or call 718-777-6888 for more information about the museum opening hours and the admission fees.

Visit the Maria Rose Doll Museum in St. Albans. Established in 2008 by Naida Njoku, the museum consists of more than 500 dolls from around the globe. Open from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. The museum is located at 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. Call 718-276-3454 for more information.

Do you want to enjoy a cup of cider while your children are having fun with crafting activities? Join the Queens County Farm Museum open house from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. Call 718-347-3276 or visit the website queensfarm.org for extra information.

Stay merry and visit the Steinway Library for a screening of “The Polar Express” (rated G). Bring your children and learn about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The library is located at 21-45 31 St., LIC.

Sunday, Dec. 27

For its event “Sunday at the Movies,” the Rego Park Jewish Center will be showing the movie “The Scarlet and the Black,” a movie focused on the story of a man who tries to seduce a woman in order to improve his social position. Admission is $5, coffee and cake after the film included. The movie starts at 2:00 p.m. The Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., between 64th and 65th Roads, Rego Park, NY. The Center is easily accessible by the Q60 bus—get off at the 63rd Drive Subway Station. Call 718-459-1000 for more information.

Let the Christmas happiness continue at The Standing Room, 47-38 Vernon Boulevard, LIC. The bar will offer an entire night of free comedy, as well as an all-night happy hour. Visit the website standingroomlic.com for more information about the event.

The Queens Museum will host a family workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children and their parents will work together making handmade creations. The event is suitable for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Admission is free. The Queen Museum will also offer a shop sale of 40% off all merchandise. The offer will end on Dec. 31st. The museum is located at the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.

Monday, Dec. 28

Do you want to build a snowman? Attend the event by the Long Island City Partnership located at Pink Canary Desserts, 1311 Jackson Avenue, Queens. The class will also teach you how to make a cupcake topper. Admission is $50. All are welcome, especially children age 6 and over. 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. Call 718-729-1819 or 718-729-3175 and visit the website licpartnership.org for more information.

Are you an adult age 60 or older interested in improving your health and wellness? Attend StayWell Exercise at the Central Library sponsored by the NYC Department for the Aging to learn about new ways to take charge of your health. Learn special exercises and relaxation techniques. Free. 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Call 718-990-0700 to learn more.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

The Alley Pond Environmental Center will open its doors to kids from the age of 3 to the age of 7 making them experience the life of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and how they react to cold temperatures. The event will take place on December 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Admission fee is $23 and pre-registration is required. A snack is included. Kids will be divided in two groups. The first group will be composed of 12 kids from the age of 3 to the age of 5. The second group will be composed of 15 participants from the age of 6 to the age of 7. The event will take place at the Alley Pond Environmental Center located at 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Call 718-229-4000 for further information.

If you are 18 and over and you want to have fun and win cash prizes at the same time, join the Rego Park Jewish Center to play Bingo. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., early bird game starts at 7:00 p.m. and regular games at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $4. For an additional fee, you can play other games such as jackpot, early bird share-the-wealth game, diamond share-the-wealth game and try-color game. The Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., between 64th and 65th Roads, Rego Park, NY. The Center is easily accessible by the Q60 bus—get off at the 63rd Drive Subway Station. Call 718-459-1000 for more information.

The New York Hall of Science will try to sensitize people to the increase in consumption and waste during the holiday season with the event ReMake the Holiday. The event will start at 12:00 p.m. and it will end at 4:00 p.m. Check the website nysci.org for more information. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St., Corona.

Get ready for New Year’s Eve and make your own Victorian-age noisemaker or confetti popper while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa at the Voelker Orth Museum. All ages welcome. 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Visit vomuseum.org for more information.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Visit the Queens Village Library for a screening of the Disney favorite “Frozen” (rated PG). Watch as Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff to find her sister, Snow Queen Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel. 4:30 p.m. The library is located at 94-11 217 St., Queens Village. Call 718-776-6800 for more information.

Kick off the winter recess and take your child to the Museum of the Moving Image for a Claymation Creation workshop. Create your own unique Claymation creature and create your very own stop-motion film. $5 per participant. 2:30 p.m. The museum is located at 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Visit the web site movingimage.us for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 31

Come celebrate the beginning of a new year at the Antun’s Caterers in Queens Village. The celebration starts at 9:00 p.m. on December 31, and it involves a large variety of food, an open bar, and music and dancing throughout the entire night. Visit https://antuns.com/new-years for more information about tickets and the event. The Antun’s Caterers is located at 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village.

The Museum of the Moving Image will show the past century’s most iconic movies and the impact they had in our lives with its exhibition “Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact.” The exhibition will utilize sculptures, drawings and photographs, and runs through April 10, 2016. The museum is located at 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Visit the web site movingimage.us or call 718-777-6888 for more information about the museum opening hours and the admission fees.

Don’t know where to spend New Year’s Eve? Go to Villa Enrico, located at Z Hotel, 11-01 43 Ave., Queens. A typical Italian dinner composed of four courses will be served from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. After the dinner, the location will become a dance floor with live DJ. Visit the website https://www.villaenrico.com/new-years-eve-menu/. Call 347.338.6081 or send an email at Events@zhotelny.com for more information or to make a reservation.

Ring in the New Year at The Rainbow Room at Italian Charities. Dance beneath the chandeliers, dine on Italian delicacies and enjoy an open bar. Couples and singles welcome. RSVP by Sunday, Dec. 27. 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. The Rainbow Room is located at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718-478-3100 for more information.

 

The Rego Park Jewish Center is proud to be part of this great legacy since its founding in 1939. A traditional Conservative Synagogue, the Center understands as its primary purpose, the preservation and fostering of the time-honored traditions and ceremonies of our people in a spirit of authenticity, intelligence and warmth.

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