What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

Have fun with Ooey Gooey Polymers, attend a singles social, play Bingo and do more at these events around Queens

Friday, Jan. 1

Start the New Year in a relaxing way by watching the movie “The Assassin” at the Museum of the Moving Image. The movie tells the story of Yinniang, a young martial artist that is sent to kill her cousin, a military leader. The price for admission is $12, and $9 for senior citizens and students. The movie is free for members at the Film Lover Level and above. Visit the website www.movingimage.us for more information and for getting your ticket.

Saturday, Jan. 2

The St. Padre Pio and St. Joseph Prayer Groups of St. Pancras will host a living nativity and Mass at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Rev. Francis Hughes will celebrate the Mass. Refreshments will be served at the end of the Mass. The church is located at 72-22 68th St., Glendale.

Sunday, Jan. 3

Do you want to have fun and get messy mixing different ingredients? Bring your kids to the New York Hall of Science for Ooey Gooey Polymers! The event will let you and your kids play with creativity using paint, ink and oobleck. The event is recommended for kids of the age of 18 months. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission. The Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St., Corona.

The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society is pleased to invite you to the candlelight tours hosted by the Onderdonk House. Admission is $10, with music and refreshments included. The Onderdonk House is located at 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. For more information call 718-456-1776 or visit www.onderdonkhouse.org.

The Rego Park Jewish Center will be hosting a Singles Social and Dance in its Crystal Ballroom. Refreshments will be served and live music will be provided by DJ Andrew Forman. $10 per person. 97-30 Queens Blvd. at 64th Road, Rego Park. For more information call 718-459-1000.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Are you thinking of applying to LaGuardia Community College for spring 2016? Do it directly on campus with direct admission! Visit the website https://www.laguardia.edu/Admissions/Direct-Admit/ to reserve your spot. LaGuardia Community College is located at 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City.

Nancy Bogen will present her slide-choreography video “The Wasteland” at the Anthology Film Archive located on 32 Second Ave. at the corner of East 2nd St. and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan. The video includes video images chosen and choreographed by Ms. Bogen and music by the New York-based composer Richard Brooks. The event is free. For further information about the event call 516-586-3433 or visit the website www.anthologyfilmarchives.org.

The State University of New York Empire State College will run an information session about its bachelor’s and associate degree programs offered at the university. The information session will be held at the Brooklyn location at 177 Livington St., Sixth Floor at 6 p.m. For more information visit www.esc.edu.

Play Bingo at the Rego Park Jewish Center’s Crystal Ballroom for a chance to win cash prizes in lots of fun and friendly games! This event is for those ages 18 and older. Admission is $4 for 12 regular games; for an additional fee you can participate in special games such as Jackpot, Early Bird Share-the-Wealth game, Diamond Share-the-Wealth game and Tri-color games. There will be a food concession stand at the event. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. 97-30 Queens Blvd. at 64th Road, Rego Park. 718-459-1000.

Wednesday, Jan. 6

The Alley Pond Environmental Center is pleased to organize an entire day dedicated to toddlers. During the event kids will be completely free to create nature crafts and take short walks. The experience is dedicated to kids between the ages 24 and 35 months with parental participation. Admission is $236.50 and $192.50 for members of the center. The Center is located at 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Visit www.alleypond.com for additional information about the event and to book your ticket.


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.