Queens Arts and Events Calendar

Queens Arts and Events Calendar
Santa Claus is coming to town. This Sunday, he’ll be sledding — or maybe just riding in the back of a pick-up — down Bell Boulevard in Bayside’s annual Christmas parade, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Photo by Michael Shain


The Villainess — Bloody revenge is at the heart of this stylish, kinetic action-thriller that gives a welcome shot of adrenaline to the classic femme fatale story.

When: Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together & The Muppet Show with John Denver — In 1979, John Denver appeared on “The Muppet Show,” collaborated with the Muppets on a record album and rounded out the year by joining the Muppets for an ABC television special inspired by the album. This month of Henson holiday merriment kicks off with a double-feature of Denver’s “Muppet Show” episode and the Christmas special, “John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together,” commencing with a classic rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” performed by the singer-songwriter and the Muppets.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, 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


Annual Community Tree Lighting — Head to Baisley Pond Park for an evening of tree decorating, live performances and singing. Stay for a special appearance from Mr. and Mrs. Claus and elves.

When: Friday, Dec. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Baisley Pond Park

Contact: (718) 810-2442

114th Precinct Community Council Children’s Christmas Party — The council will hold its 2017 Christmas Party for 200 of the community’s underprivileged children. Donations from community members are requested to purchase gifts for the children. Attendance is by ticket only through the 114th Precinct Community Council. For more information contact the 114th Precinct’s Community Affairs. Checks can be sent to the precinct at 34-16 Astoria Blvd. and should be made payable to the 114th Precinct Community Council.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Astoria World Manor

Contact: (718) 626-9327

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Bazaar — Take pictures with Santa, enjoy food and baked goods, do some homemade crafts, and purchase a raffle ticket for the $500 grand prize. Following the bazaar, All Saints’ Church is also hosting a luncheon Dec. 3. Reservations are required and tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Call for more information.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Bayside

Contact: (718) 229-5631

Christmas Fair — Stop by Redeemer Lutheran Church for their Christmas Fair, where there will be handcrafts, decorations, handmade wreaths, gourmet food, vintage treasures, jewelery, gifts and more.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Redeemer Luteran Church, Bayside

Contact: (718) 229-5770

Christmas Craft Sale — Stop by St. Josephat’s for a Christmas Craft Sale. There will be hand made items, centerpieces, cemetery cones, crosses, and wreaths available, as well as a jewelery boutique, bakery items and cold cuts.

When: Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: St. Josephat’s, Flushing

Contact: (718) 229-1663

The Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest — Dive into a cheese lovers paradise as dozens of artisinal creameries from New York state and beyond showcase more than 75 exquisite artisinal cheeses, from nutty sheep’s milk tommes and sharp Cheddars, to luscious triple cremes and tangy goat cheeses alongside the region’s finest wines and spirits.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Cost: $60, $100 for VIP package (20 percent discount for members)

Holiday Parade and Lighting Ceremony — The fourth annual Children’s Holiday Parade kicks off on at Bell Boulevard and 38th Avenue in Bayside, followed by carols and tree lighting on the 41st Ave. green at Bayside LIRR, Sunday, Dec. 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For any groups or organizations that wish to participate.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Starts at Bell Boulevard and 38th Avenue., Bayside

Contact: Call Council Member Paul Vallone’s office at (718) 619-8611 or the Bayside Village Business Improvement District at (718) 423-2434

Christmas in the Garden and Tree Lighting — The Queens Botanical Garden is offering an afternoon filled with activities to get the whole family into the holiday spirit. There will be a Winter Garden tour, photo ops with Santa, holiday crafts for kids and live musical performances by The Rough Dozen acapella group. The festivities will be capped off with a tree lighting ceremony with Santa. Shoppers can take advantage of special blowout sales throughout the day at the QBG Shop.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Botanical Garden

Contact: (718) 886-3800

Selfie with Santa Holiday Party and Tree Lighting — Join Austin’s Ale House for a tree lighting on the patio. Bring a gift to support “Make a Difference.” Santa will be arriving on an FDNY fire truck and will stay for brunch. Reservations are suggested.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Austin’s Ale House, Kew GArdens

Contact: (718) 849-3939


Fairy Tale: World Music from Korea — Featuring Korean traditional instruments such as daegeum (Korean bamboo flute), haegeum (Korean fiddle) and geomungo (Korean folk zither), with jeongga (Korean traditional vocals), piano and percussion, “Fairy Tale” creates their music inspired by Korean ttraditional poems and songs. “Fairy Tale” delivers folk stories, healing messages, and sentimental feelings of Korean poems and jeongga.

When: Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Contact: (718) 463-7700

Cost: $16, $10 for members and students

Children’s Concert — The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 50th year udner the direction of conductor Franklin Verbsky. The program is designed for children of all ages.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Forest Hills Jewish Center

Contact: (718) 374-1627

Monthly Jazz Jam — Held on the first Wednesday of every month. Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome regardless of instrument. Don’t play? Come listen.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $10 (free for members, students, and jamming musicians)

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

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