Queens Arts and Events Calendar

Queens Arts and Events Calendar
‘Tis the season for Christmas markets. On Sunday, St. Josephat’s Church in Bayside is heavy on Polish items (9 a.m.-4) and at Flushing Town Hall (1 p.m.-5) emphasizes handicrafts and paper goods.
Photo by Michael Shain


Rififi — Tony Le Stéphanois, back from prison after taking a rap for Jo le Suédois, is ready to settle a few scores and mastermind a brilliant jewel heist. A worldwide smash hit, “Rififi” earned director Jules Dassin the Best Director prize at Cannes and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.

When: Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

A Muppet Family Christmas — Among the many holiday programs created by Jim Henson, A Muppet Family Christmas holds a very special place in the hearts of Muppet fans, as it unites the Muppet characters, the Fraggles (including Doc and Sprocket), and the Sesame Street characters in one big family reunion.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us


Books Galore Sale — Stop by Church of the Resurrection for a book sale, fetauring old books, DVD’s, VCR tapes and more.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Church of the Resurrection

Contact: (718) – 847-2649

Holidays on the Avenue Community Tree Lighting Ceremony — Come for the Children’s Holiday Workshops, where you can make traditional holiday ornaments, holiday arts and crafts and meet Santa Calus. Stay for the community holiday tree lighting.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (workshops) and 6 p.m. (tree lighting)

Where: Grace Episcopal Church (workshops) and Rufus King Park (tree lighting)

30th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour Honoring the Fight for Womens Rights — Celebrate the holiday season with seven Queens historic sites and learn about their unique histories. Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. One ticket is good for all seven sites. Each historic house offers tours, sponsors activities, and provides refreshments and snacks. Many of the houses will have musical performances throughout the day, holiday crafts to make and take, and historically- themed seasonal displays and decorations.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Kingsland Homestead

Contact: (718) 939-0647

Around-the-World Holiday Brunch — Ring in the season with a jazz-themed holiday brunch. Enjoy a festive international buffet, listen to piano renditions of jazz favorites and sing along with holiday carols and songs. Santa has promised to visit, too!

When: Sunday, Dec. 10, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bayside Historical Society

Cost: $35; $30 for members; $20 for children ages 5-10; $10 for children 5 and under

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Christmas Flea Market — St. by St. Josephat’s for wonderful gifts. A light breakfast and lunch is availabke. Polish meats, breads and bakery items will be for sale.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: St. Josephat’s, Bayside

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Holiday Market — Get your holiday shopping off to a great start. Artists and crafts people from Queens area will be selling their wares in our gallery, including jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted ceramics, paper goods, greeting cards, clothing andmore.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Hanukkah Party — Join the Flushing Jewish Community Council for a festive Hanukkah celebration. Musical artist Wendy Moscow will lead the participatory event, talking about the history of Hanukkah and engaging participants in singing, dancing and discussion. Enjoy music and refreshments, including latke, a traditional Jewish fried treat, doughnuts and coffee. All are welcome.

When: Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.

Where: Hillcrest Jewish Center

Contact: (718) 463-0434

Toys for Tots — St. Michael’s renews last year’s efforts to make the upcoming holiday season joyful for needy children.

When: Donations due by Dec. 16

Where: St. Michael’s Cemetery

Contact: (718) 278-3240


The Brubeck Brothers Quartet — The quartet features two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, Dan Brubeck on drums and Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone. Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete the quartet.

When: Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Cost: $16, $10 for members and students

Australian Vocal Group Holiday Tour — The Ten Tenors, an Australian rock, pop and opera band, are performing at Queens College, during their 2017 Holiday Tour of the United States. The singers will perform repertoire from their album “Our Christmas Wish.” Selections from the album include traditional songs such as “Joy to the World” and “O Holy Night,” as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano and Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Tickets are $30-35 and can be purchased at kupferbergcenter.org.

When: Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m.

Where: Queens College (Colden Auditorium)

Cost: $30 – $35

Contact: (718) 793-8080

Website: www.kupferbergcenter.org.

Pre-Chanukah Concert — Stop by the Clearview Jewish Center for its Pre-Chanukah Concert. Featuring Scott Sandor (keyboard, vocals), Kyle Sandor (bass), Jordan Beloosesky (lead guitar), Ben Baruch (drums, percussion) and Mark Sandor (rhythm guitar, vocals).

When: Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Clearview Jewish Center

Contact: (718) 352-6670

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