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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Possible First Snow Sunday, Bayside Holiday Tree Lighting & Parade, Astoria Holiday Market, Dorsky Exhibit, MoMI Film & Queens Museum Exhibits

queens things to doNovember 29, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 40 all weekend and the temperature lows will be around 30 Friday & Sunday, rising to the mid 30's on Saturday. Precipitation. Several inches of snow / rain are in the forecast beginning Sunday and into Monday. Winds will be about 6 mph on Friday & Saturday, rising to 15 mph Sunday & Monday. The Humidity will be around 50% on Friday, 40% Saturday, and rising to about 70% - 89% on Sunday and Monday. Click for Queens Weather.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

Enjoy yourself this weekend and attend one or more of the many historic & cultural organizations in Queens, shop at a holiday market this month - see details below.

 

Friday - Black Friday, Art & Film

Black Friday seemed to begin on Thanksgiving, with many stores opening in the afternoon / evening with sales.

queens things to doThe Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has an exhibit At Sea, on exhibit through Dec 8th [718.937.6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org]. Hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm.

Four exhibits began October 6th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art / www.queensmuseum.org]. One is about the works of illustrator Rube Goldberg, a well known 20th century comic illustrator. Another about French artist Nicolas Moufarrege who did embroidered paintings in Paris, Lebanon and NYC in the latter part of the 20th century. My Blue Window is a contemporary American artist's installation that explores institutionalized racism. And Fade into Black is a look at the changing message of T-shirts created in Latin America and Southeast Asia, worn here and recycled in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is showing an exhibit entitled Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in the Behind the Screen section of the museum through Feb 23, 2020. It's about character / puppet making by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Another exhibit is entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

 

Saturday - Small Business Saturday, Astoria Holiday Market, Art & Film

queens things to doOn Saturday & Sunday, November 30 & December 1, 2019 from 10.30 am - 4.30 pm there's an Astoria holiday market organized by CALDC in the Municipal Parking lot at 31-30 Steinway Street in Astoria between 31st Avenue and Broadway.

Small Business Saturday is dedicated to the local shops and businesses that are generally run by local owners and employ a large number of local residents.

The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has an exhibit At Sea, on exhibit through Dec 8th [718.937.6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org]. Hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm.

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens Farmers Markets and street fairs and festivals links below.

 

Sunday - Snow Possible, Bayside BID Tree Lighting & Kids Parade, Astoria Holiday Market, Art & Film

queens things to doThe Bayside BID is hosting a holiday tree lighting event from 3.30 - 5 pm that begins with a children's holiday parade starting from Bell Blvd and 36th Avenue and ending at the Bayside LIRR where the tree will be lit.

On Saturday & Sunday, November 30 & December 1, 2019 from 10.30 am - 4.30 pm there's an Astoria holiday market organized by CALDC in the Municipal Parking lot at 31-30 Steinway Street in Astoria between 31st Avenue and Broadway.

The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has an exhibit At Sea, on exhibit through Dec 8th [718.937.6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org]. Hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm.

Four exhibits opened on October 6th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art / www.queensmuseum.org]. One is about the works of illustrator Rube Goldberg, a well known 20th century comic illustrator. Another about French artist Nicolas Moufarrege who did embroidered paintings in Paris, Lebanon and NYC in the latter part of the 20th century. My Blue Window is a contemporary American artist's installation that explores institutionalized racism. And Fade into Black is a look at the changing message of T-shirts created in Latin America and Southeast Asia, worn here and recycled in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is showing an exhibit entitled Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in the Behind the Screen section of the museum through Feb 23, 2020. It's about character / puppet making by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Another exhibit is entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens Farmers Markets and holiday markets links below.

 

Week Beginning 12.2.19 - Holiday Events & New Play Opening in Astoria

On Monday, December 2nd, the Winter Lights Festival returns beginning at 5 pm at 43rd Avenue & 44th Street with the lighting occuring around 5.30 pm. At 6 pm there's a second tree lighting beginning at 6.30 pm at Skillman Avenue & 48th Street.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 beginning at 6 pm a Long Island City Holiday Celebration will be held including caroling, hot chocolate and a snow flake lighting. The event is hosted by the Long Island City Partnership at Hunters Point Community Park at the corner of Vernon Blvd and 48th Avenue in Long Island City. It used to be at 48th Street & Vernon by the LIC Bar.

On Tuesday, December 3rd, the Sabba Park Tree Lighting begins at 6 pm at 49th Street and Queens Blvd in Sunnyside. Santa will be there and the Sunnyside Drum Corps and the Boy & Girl Scouts will perform. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.

Beginning Thursday at the Tiny Box Theater at 11th Street Arts on 46-06 11th Street in Long Island City there's a new play, The House We Never Lived In, begining Friday at 4.30, 6 pm, 7.30 pm & 9 pm and Saturday & Sunday at 4.30 pm and 6 pm. Tickets $20 and seating limited.

On Friday, December 6th Woodside on the Move hosts its annual tree lighting celebration beginning at 6 pm at Sohncke Park in Woodside. Gifts will be given to kids ages 5 - 8 accompanied by an adult.

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

December 2019 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens farmers markets, or here for Queens Events Member Calendar or click for reports about Queens street fairs and other weekend events. Also click here for free summer concerts in Queens, free summer movies in Queens and free things to do and free summer theater in Queens & things to do.

CLICK here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties and here for shopping venues in Queens.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, Final Show of The Loop, Dorsky Exhibit, MoMI Film & Queens Museum Exhibits

queens things to do* November 22, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 40's and the temperature lows will be in the mid 30's all weekend. Precipitation. There's 1 - 2 inches of precipitation forecast beginning about 9 pm Saturday and ending early afternoon on Sunday. Winds will be about 15 mph on Friday, dropping to about 5 mph Saturday and rising to 10 mph Sunday. The Humidity will be around 50% on Friday and Saturday, and rising to about 75% on Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

* MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

* The Queens Museum. The photo at right shows the Queens Museum shortly after re-opening following its renovations in six years ago. The museum has a number of exhibits running which you can view this weekend - see details below.

* Enjoy yourself this weekend and attend one or more of the many historic & cultural organizations in Queens, shop at a farmers market this weekend - see details below.

 

Friday - Final Showing of the Loop, Art, Film

queens things to doLife & Theater in Queens. The photo at right shows folks engaged in a LaGuardia Performing Arts Center performance in a prior year. On Friday the last showing of the Loop - see details below.

* The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center located at 31-10 Thomson Ave in LIC will begin hosting performances of The Loop which will be shown Friday, November 22 beginning at 7.30 pm [Tickets $8 / $10 at www.lpac.nyc]. The show is an exploration by LaGuardia students into the past, present and future of being a student at LaGuardia College.

* The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has an exhibit At Sea, on exhibit through Dec 8th [718.937.6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org]. Hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm.

* Four exhibits opened on October 6th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art / www.queensmuseum.org]. One is about the works of illustrator Rube Goldberg, a well known 20th century comic illustrator. Another about French artist Nicolas Moufarrege who did embroidered paintings in Paris, Lebanon and NYC in the latter part of the 20th century. My Blue Window is a contemporary American artist's installation that explores institutionalized racism. And Fade into Black is a look at the changing message of T-shirts created in Latin America and Southeast Asia, worn here and recycled in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is showing an exhibit entitled Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in the Behind the Screen section of the museum through Feb 23, 2020. It's about character / puppet making by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Another exhibit is entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

* Socrates Sculpture Park at Vernon Blvd and Broadway in Astoria & LIC recently opened the Socrates Annual exhibition. The park is open from 9 am until sundown.

 

Saturday - Free Thanksgiving Dinner, Art & Film

queens things to do* The photo at right shows a Thanksgiving Dinner at Sunnyside Reformed Church in a prior year. The free Thanksgiving Dinner returns Saturday - see details below.

* There's a Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixings being hosted by the Sunnyside Reformed Church at 48th Street & Skillman Avenue from 6.30 - 10 pm. This is not a potluck dinner and it's free - see details in the Member Calendar].

* The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has an exhibit At Sea, on exhibit through Dec 8th [718.937.6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org]. Hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm.

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens Farmers Markets and street fairs and festivals links below.

 

Sunday - Art & Film

queens things to do* The photo at right shows rolls of fabric at a local store in Jacskon Heights a few years back. Local retailers are feeling the pinch from the big box and online outfits. Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to shop local and support them and it's only a week away.

* The Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC has an exhibit At Sea, on exhibit through Dec 8th [718.937.6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org]. Hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm.

* Four exhibits opened on October 6th at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park [art / www.queensmuseum.org]. One is about the works of illustrator Rube Goldberg, a well known 20th century comic illustrator. Another about French artist Nicolas Moufarrege who did embroidered paintings in Paris, Lebanon and NYC in the latter part of the 20th century. My Blue Window is a contemporary American artist's installation that explores institutionalized racism. And Fade into Black is a look at the changing message of T-shirts created in Latin America and Southeast Asia, worn here and recycled in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is showing an exhibit entitled Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in the Behind the Screen section of the museum through Feb 23, 2020. It's about character / puppet making by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Another exhibit is entitled Reimagining the Cel: Experiments in Animation from the 1980's, which includes three key films about animation [thru March 15, 2020]. And there are films for adults every afternoon and evening [$15 / $11 / $9 - www.movingimage.us].

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for links to Queens Farmers Markets and holiday markets links below.

 

Week Beginning 11.25.19 - Thanksgiving Holiday, Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

* Thursday is Thanksgiving Day which is a national holiday, Friday is Black Friday which is a big shopping sales day and Saturday is Small Business Saturday which provides a good opportunity to shop local.

* Free Thanksgiving Day Dinners in Astoria & Flushing? Work in progress - check back Monday / Tuesday.

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

* November 2019 - Click here for Queens farmers markets, or here for Queens Events Member Calendar or click for reports about Queens street fairs and other weekend events. Also click here for free summer concerts in Queens, free summer movies in Queens and free things to do and free summer theater in Queens & things to do.

CLICK here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holiday events and click here for Queens New Years parties and here for shopping venues in Queens.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events have been updated.

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