Check out these events in Queens

Check out the animals at the Queens Zoo on Thanksgiving.
Photo by Michael Shain

Queens Zoo — Looking for somewhere fun to spend your day before or after you eat? Enjoy the animals and less of a crowd due to the holiday.
When: Thursday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Cost: $9.95 for adults; $7.95 for seniors; $6.95 for kids 12 and under; free for kids under 2

Orphan Thanksgiving — Don’t have anywhere to eat a holiday meal? Come to Orphan Thanksgiving at The Creek and The Cave. Get a full meal complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more.
When: Thursday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m.
Where: 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
Cost: Suggested donation of $20

Turkey Bowl — Keep your Thanksgiving celebration going with the turkey bowl at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. There will be five football games throughout the day: 8- to 11-year-old co-ed at 10 a.m., 8- to 11-year-old girls at 11 a.m., 12- to 14-year-old boys at 12 p.m., 15- to 17-year-old boys at 1 p.m. and adults at 1:45 p.m. Everyone interested in playing should be on the field 15 minutes before their game starts.
When: Friday, Nov. 23
Where: Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave., Flushing

Paint Party — Bring your kids to a paint party. Everyone ages 7 and up can learn to paint “Starry Night” at this fun, step-by-step class. Tickets include all needed supplies.
When: Friday, Nov. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Paint Place, 31-21 31st St., Astoria
Cost: $45

A Christmas Carol — Back by popular demand, the North Country Center for the Arts’ National Touring Company will be performing Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” Enjoy this Queensborough Performing Arts Center tradition and take in all the splendor, magic and joy of the holiday season! Visit the QPAC website or call (718) 631-6311 for tickets and more information.
When: Friday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
Cost: $35-$40

Silent Disco Dance Party — Come to a silent disco dance party! Get a pair of headphones to listen to your choice of either top 40 dance hits; ‘80s, ‘90s and 2K throwbacks; or hip hop and R&B from live DJs all night! This event is for adults age 21 and older.
When: Friday, Nov. 23, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave.
Cost: $5

Friends of Ridgewood Library Book Sale — Looking for more books to read? Come to the Friends of Ridgewood Library Book Sale. Proceeds will help the library purchase things such as children’s books and educational programs. The sale will be held in the library garden or inside depending on the weather.
When: Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ridgewood branch of Queens Library, 20-12 Madison St.

Q.E.D.’s Holiday Craft Bazaar — Spend Small Business Saturday at Q.E.D.’s Holiday Craft Bazaar. Local vendors will be selling their products including ceramics, jewelry, greeting cards and more. Receive a free tote with any purchase while supplies last.
When: Saturday, Nov. 24, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria

NY Metro Reptile Expo — Come check out thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians and arachnids on display and for sale at discounted rates at the NY Metro Reptile Expo!
When: Sunday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Westchester County Center at 198 Central Ave., White Plains
Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for kids ages 7 to 12; and free for kids 6 and under

Spider-Man: Homecoming — Do you like Marvel movies? Come watch “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at the Queens Library.
When: Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.
Cost: Free

Flannel Sleep Pants — Know how to sew and want to start a new project? Come make your own pair of flannel sleep pants at the Queens Library. This event is for adults who already know how to use a sewing machine. Call (718) 990-0778 or register in person at the library.
When: Monday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
Cost: Free

LGBTQ Comedy — Enjoy some LGBTQ comedy at Spot the Straight. Five queer comedians and one straight one will make fun of stereotypes at this fun, interactive show.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
Cost: $10

Free Concert — Enjoy a free concert with The Tuesday Morning Music Club of Douglaston. Guest artists including Eric Grossman, Lida Grossman, Hiroko Dutton, Carol Nicodemi and Edmond Nicodemi and club members will play and sing classical music and holiday favorites. Lunch will be served afterward.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy., Little Neck

Feminist Reading Group — Do you like women’s literature? Come to the Feminist Reading Group at the Astoria Bookshop. They will be discussing “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 31-29 31st St., Astoria

Winter Painting — Create a winter painting at a step-by-step class. Even people who have never painted can learn to make a snowy bridge winter scene at this fun event. Tickets include all supplies. This class is for adults ages 18 and up.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Paint Place, 31-21 31st St., Astoria
Cost: $45

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