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DECEMBER EVENTS & THINGS TO DO

UPDATED 11 / 27 / 18

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DECEMBER is the month when the Hanukkah, St. Nick's Day and Christmas is celebrated. It's a busy time of year as people rush to finish up the projects of the year while doing their holiday shopping and preparing to host or attend holiday events. Enjoy.

The photo above shows kids taking a bow following a performance at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria in a prior year.

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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

Click for maps & info about Queens Art Museums.


Dorsky Gallery & Curatorial Services - LIC

Art Exhibits & Talks

Opening receptions averaging about monthly more or less - generally on Sundays from 3 - 5 pm.

Location. Dorsky Gallery at 11-03 45th Avenue in LIC.


Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - Jamaica

things to do queens Art Exhibits & Performances

Times & performances vary. Programming for young & old alike. Performances and talks with artists, writers and curators.

Location & Contact Info. Click for At the Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica, co-sponsored by Jamaica Center BID. Click the link above for map.


flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

Flux Thursday & Other Arts Events

On the second Thursday of every month there's a potluck dinner with presentations & conversation. Dinner begins at 7 pm / presentations at 8 pm. Must bring food or beverage to share / free.

Location & Contact Info. Click here to view a prior story about the Flux Factory or here for the Flux Factory listing including hours, contact info, map & links.


noguchi museum in long island city queens new york city nyNoguchi Museum In Long Island City

First Fridays

Discussion & social. Free w/ admission.

Featured Exhibits

One of the first non-Noguchi exhibits hosted by the museum.

Highlights from the Collection: Design into Art

This exhibit examines the environment in which some Noguchi sculptures were first encountered. Context shapes perception. All programs are free with admission $10 / $5.

Location & Contact Info. Click here to view a prior story about the Noguchi Museum in Queens. Click here for the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City including hours, map, contact info and link.


PS1MoMA PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island City

Exhibits & Events

Admission $10 / $5 students and under 16 years free, except on PS1 Warm Up Party Saturdays [late June - early September] when admission is $15.

Location & Contact Info. Click here to view a report about PS1, or here for PSI Art Museum contact info, link, map and hours.


queens museum of artQueens Museum Of Art [QMA] Exhibit in Flushing

Queens Museum Art Exhibits

Open daily. Free w/ admission. Museum Admission $5 / $2. Click these links to view a prior story about the Queens Museum Of Art or Queens International Art Exhibit at the Queens Museum Of Art.

Ongoing Exhibits: Tiffany Glass, NY Watershed, NYC Panorama & NYC 1939 & 1964 Worlds Fairs

Location & Contact Info. Click here for contact info, map, hours & website link for the Queens Museum. Click here for story encompassing photos of each exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art.


Sculpture Center - Long Island City

sculpture centerArt Exhibits & Performances

Times and programs vary including art & performance & workshop. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 12 noon - 6 pm. Free admission, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Location & Contact Info. Click here to view a report on a prior Sculpture Center reception opening. Click for the Sculpture Center in Long Island City map, contact info & website link.


socrates sculpture parkSocrates Sculpture Park

EAFE

Art / sculpture exhibit in the park. Admission free. The park is open during daylight hours year round.

Location & Contact Info. Click here to view short reports on a prior events at the Socrates Sculpture Park In LIC / Astoria and here for a map, hours and website link for Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC / Astoria.


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queens business meetings community board meetings

Click the header above for Queens Business Meetings, Events & Workshops or this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.

Also see Social Section & Member Calendar below.


Business / Real Estate

Queens Chamber of Commerce / Business Improvement Districts

Real estate, finance meetings held periodically in various neighborhoods in Queens. Times & Programs vary.


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dance in queens

Also see Theater, Music & Art sections for dance performances

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.


Jamaica Performing Arts Center - JPAC

Performing Arts Venues for a Multitude of Groups

Performance. Admission TBD.

Location & Contact Info. Click for JCAL contact info & links.


Green Space - LIC - See Member Calendar for summer programs

Green Space Take Root - see Member Calendar for details

Generally a mid month performance that starts at 8 pm . Modern dance performance featuring Local dancers & choreographers on Friday & Saturday [$17 Admission].

Fertile Ground

Generally a mid month performance that begins at 7 pm. Modern dance performances - New Works Showcase. Admission $10.

Location & Contact Info. Click for Green Space in LIC contact info, map, hours & links.


queens restaurants

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Restaurants & Food

See restaurant reviews in the Queens Buzz Restaurant Reviews section of this site.


Queens New Years Parties & Restaurants

New Years Eve Parties in Queens

Click to view our listing of some of the New Years Parties in Queens / New Years Eve Parties.


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Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets Queens - 2018

queens farmers markets

Click for info about Queens Farmers Markets opening & closing dates 2018 .

Some Queens farmers markets are sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, Grow NYC, Local Harvest & Down To Earth Markets. Click here for Manhattan things to do manhattan.

You may also use the search function to find a report on CSA's [Community Supported Agriculture in Queens].

Click the link above for the 2018 opening & closing dates for Queens Green Markets 2018.

Astoria Farmers Market - July 5 - Nov 15, 2018/7 - Also see LIC for Socrates

WEDNESDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Astoria Farmers Market.

Corona Farmers Market - July 7 - Nov 17, 2018/7

Fridays 8 am to 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Corona Farmers Market.

Elmhurst Farmers Market - June 6 - November 21, 2018/7

TUESDAYS 8 am – 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Elmhurst Farmers Market near Elmhurst Hospital.

Flushing Farmers Mkt Qns Botanical Gardens - June 16 - Nov 17, 2018/7

Fridays 8.30 am - 4 pm off the north corner of the Queens Botanical Gardens. Click to view a map of the Flushing Farmers Market / Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market.

Forest Hills (Post Office) - Year Round

Sundays 8 am - 3 pm at 70th Avenue and Queens Blvd [Post Office]. Click to view a map of the Forest Hills Farmers Market & Post Office.

Fresh Meadows / Pomonock Farmers Market - July 5 - November 22, 2018/7

WEDNESDAYS between 9 am - 4 pm. Maple Playground at 67-09 Kissena Blvd. Across from Queens College. Click to view a map of the Pomonock farmers market in Fresh Meadows across from Queens College.

Jackson Heights Farmers Market - OPEN YEAR ROUND

SUNDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map to the Jackson Heights Farmers Market / Travers Park Farmers Market.

Jamaica Farmers Market - June 16 & 17 - Nov 17 & 18, 2018/7

Open Fridays from 8.30 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Jamaica Farmers Market.

Long Island City LIC Farmers Market - June 3 - Nov 18, 2018/7

Open Saturdays from 8 am - 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Long Island City LIC Farmers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park Farmers Market.

LIC - Brooklyn Grange Farmers Market - May 20 - Oct 21, 2018/7

Open Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm. On the Standard Motor Lofts Building in LIC on Northern Blvd.

**LIC - Youth Market - September 5 to September 26, 2016.** NOT UPDATED YOUTH MARKET

SATURDAYS 9 am - 4 pm. Location: 48th Avenue & Vernon Blvd.

Pomonok Flushing Farmers Market - June 5 - November 22, 2018/7

Open Wednesdays from 9 am - 4 pm. Click to view a map of Queens Community House Pomonok Center Farmers Market at 67-09 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 11367 - across from Queens College.

**Ridgewood Farmers Market - July 9 - November 19, 2016 **NOT UPDATED YOUTH MARKET

Open Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm. Click to view map of Ridgewood Farmers Market including info.

**Rockaway Beach Farmers Market / Youth Market - July 9 - November 19, 2016 **NOT UPDATED YOUTH MARKET

Open Saturdays 9.30 am - 3 pm. Click to view map of Rockaway Beach Farmers Market including info - TBD.

Sunnyside Farmers Market - Open Year Around 2018/7

Saturdays between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Sunnyside Farmers Market.

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fashion film in queens

Also see Historic & Arts sections & Member Calendar


Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageThemed Film Screenings Regularly

MoMI is hosts regular film screenings including talks by writers, designers, actors, directors and producers. Events are generally free with admission, which is $15 / $11 seniors 65+ & students 18+ / $7 kids 3 - 17. Free gallery admission every Friday 4 - 8 pm.

Click to read our report on the newly remodeled Museum Of The Moving Image, or a review of a prior exhibit entitled Ming Wong, or about the Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria.

Location & Contact Info. Click for the Museum Of The Moving Image contact info, hours, map and link.


For More Films - Also see MOMA PS1 & Queens Museum of Art in Art section above.


FREE MOVIES IN QUEENS PARKS. Click for listing of free movies / films in Queens Parks - free movies in Queens parks.


history of queens historical sites in queens ny

Queens Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

Also see KIDS / PARADES section below. Click here for maps & info about Queens History.


Langston Hughes Library & Cultural Center - Jackson Heights / Corona

Childrens & Adult Programs

On Saturday mornings / afternoons, they periodically organize artistic, musical and film programs which are generally free.

Location & Contact Info. At the Langston Hughes Library & Cultural Center at 100-01 Northern Blvd [718.651.1100].


NY Irish Center - LIC

Films & Musical Performances

They periodically host Irish films and musical performances. Admission & times vary by program.

Location & Contact Info. Located at 10-40 Jackson Ave in LIC / 718.482.0909.


voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

History & Horticultural Programs

They periodically host presentations, musical and food related programs. Admission & times vary by program.

Location & Contact Info. Click photo for contact info and address which is 149-19 38th Avenue. Hours 1 - 4 pm Wed, Sat & Sun. Click here for a short report on the Voelker Orth House Museum.


King Manor Museum - Jamaica

Periodic Childrens Programs & Chamber Music

Saturday or Sunday afternoons for periodic childrens programs & weekday evenings for periodic classical music concerts with discussion at the King Manor Museum in Jamaica. Admission varies with programs.

Location & Contact Info.


Greater Astoria Historical Society GAHS - Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyHistory Programs

Periodically hosts a number of historical talks, walks and lectures that range from free to possibly $20 generally on Monday night, or a weekend.

Ongoing - Museum Exhibits

GAHS has a collection of things on a variety of topics, such as the Sunnyside Boxing Arena, films covering both of Queens' World Fairs and the Blackwell door. Current exhibit about East River ferries.

Location & Contact Info. Click for The Greater Astoria Historical Society contact info, hours, map and a link.


Queens Historical Society / Kingsland Homestead - Flushing

kingsland homesteadHistorical Presentations & Programs

Admission $3 / $2 and children / kids under 10 free.

Location & Contact Info. Click for Queens Historical Society in Flushing contact info, hours, map and link.




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Also see Sports / Parks & History [above] & Theater Events [below]


NOV _ There's a Veterans Day Parade that begins at


Queens Holiday & New Years Restaurants

Holiday Dining in Queens

Click this link to view our listing of some of the more interesting Queens Restaurants serving Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing & Jamaica.


Queens Botanical Garden

Various Educational & Horticultural / Historic Programs

The Queens Botanical Garden carries a wide range of plant life and also offers classes and exhibits. Admission $4 / $3 / $2. Hours vary by season. The Botanical Gardens are a good place for Children / Kids to learn about the environment.

Location & Contact Info. Click this link for a business listing of the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing including contact info & links to website & map.


New York Hall Of Science

Science For Kids & Adults

Events are free with General Admission $11 / $8, unless otherwise specified. Hours April through June are: Mon - Thurs 9.30 - 2 pm, Friday 9.30 - 5 pm and Sat / Sun 10 am - 6 pm.

Location & Contact Info. Click this link for New York Hall Of Science contact info and links to website & map.


Queens Zoo In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Feedings & Kids Activities

Sea Lion feedings at 11.15 am, 2 pm and 4 pm. There's also a Storytelling / Arts / Crafts area called the Wild Room [it's a zoo] which is open from noon - 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and school holidays. Admission $7 / $3. The zoo is open weekdays from 10 am - 5 pm and from 10 am - 5.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Good for Children / Kids. And they have a new cafe.

Location & Contact Info. Click this link to the business listing of the Queens Zoo in Flushing for contact info, map & website link. Here's a link to some other Queens things to do in Queens.


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live music in queens

Also see Film & Theater & Parks

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.


Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong HouseHistoric House Tours & Programs

Dates, programs & ticket prices vary. Exhibits & tour. Admission $10 / $7 which includes 40 minute House Tour - last one begins at 4 pm.

Location & Contact Info. Click to our report on the Louis Armstrong House tours in Queens or here for The Louis Armstrong House in Corona info.


Flushing Town Hall - Flushing

flushing town hallMusical & Cultural Programs & Art Exhibits

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events with link to tickets. Ongoing - the suggested donation is $5.

Location & Contact Info. Click for Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens contact info, hours, map & link.


FREE LIVE MUSIC IN QUEENS. Click here for free things to do in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Queens Summer 2011.




queens events calendar

This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations.

FOR EASIER-TO-READ LIST VIEW - CLICK THE HEADING ABOVE & SCROLL DOWN - OR CLICK INTO ANY OF THE LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD SECTIONS & SCROLL DOWN.

Calendar: Member Calendar

Click here to subscribe to "Member Calendar" and receive an email whenever a new event is created

  
If the ICAL logo above does not work, right click here, copy the URL, and paste it into your favorite calendar application.

Click here to view an archive of things to do in Queens.


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community board meetings in queens

Click to the Queens Issues section or the Eco-Friendly Queens section for related reports. Click this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.


_ There's an Alzheimers Walk & others. More coming later.


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sporting activities parks in queens

Queens parks are open year round - also see Social & Kids sections for park events. Click for a compendium of Queens Parks & activities.


Click here for free things to do in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Queens Summer.

LIC Boathouse - LIC / Astoria September X: Hallets Cove Free Kyaking From 1 - 5 pm on TBD. Must be accompanied by an adult. Click for Hallets Cove map.

Flushing Meadows Corona Aquatic Center / Richmond Hill H.S. / Far Rockaway H.S.

Swimming Lessons

See Member Calendar for postings of weekly Swim Strong Swimming Lessons in Queens.


Al Oerter Recreational Facility

Public Indoor Basketball Court, Computer Labs, Exercise Rooms, Handball Court, Dance Studio & Ping Pong Tables In Queens

Open Monday through Friday 6 A - 10 P and Saturday 9 A - 5 P. Closed for important holidays. Bring padlock for locker and a change of clothes for athletics. Free admission.

Location & Contact Info. Click here for a map to the Al Oerter Recreational Facility in Flushing Queens.


queens public golf coursesPublic Golf Courses In Queens

Golfing in Queens

Queens Golf Courses are open year round.

Location & Contact Info. Click here for story, maps & info about the public golf courses in Queens.


Aqueduct / Belmont Race Track In Jamaica NY

belmont race trackAqueduct / Belmont Racetrack

Horse Races. Use the following links for more current info. Gates open at 11 am and General Parking is free.

Location & Contact Info. Click for a map with directions for the Aqueduct Race Track at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica, NY, or here for the telephone number and website of the Acqueduct Race Track / NYRA in Queens.


NYC Parks – Indoor Swimming & Ice Skating In Queens NY

natatorium indoor swim poolsAquatic Center & World Class Ice Rink

The Flushing facilities are open year around. Bring a swimming suit, a swimming cap and quality padlock to be admitted to the pool. And you can rent skates to use the world ice arena [both in the same buillding]. Click on this link for a story about the Queens World Ice Arena & Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, including daily admission fees.

Click here for a complete listing of swimming pools in Queens Parks, as well as a smattering of other non-profit public pools in Queens. All outdoor swimming pools in public parks close after Labor Day Weekend.

The Flushing pool is open Monday - Friday from 6 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 8 pm. Annual Fee is $75 adults / $10 seniors / and under 18 is free.

Location & Contact Info. Click for a map of the Queens Ice Rink and Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, and the business listing of the NYC Parks department - NYC Queens Parks.


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queens street fairs festivals

Also check the Kids, Historic / Culture, & Sports / Parks sections for related events.


Click on header above for Street Fairs in Queens for the 2018 season.


Click here for a full listing of Queens Street Fairs MAPS showing the location of them.

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theater in queens

Also see Dance, Music, Art & History sections above.

Click here for Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens and click here for free summer concerts in the park in Queens.


Thalia Theatre - Sunnyside

thalia theatreSee Member Calendar for Dance, Music, Theatrical & Cultural Events

Begins 8 pm Friday & Saturday and 4 pm Sunday. Performance by a flamenco dancers including special guest Ms. Tirado. Admission $40 / $37. Also see up-to-date listings in Member Calendar.

Location & Contact Info. Click here to view a map of Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside


LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - LIClaguardia performing arts center lic

Modern & Classical Dance, Theater & Music

Begins at x pm. They do original and experimental works created and produced by the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Admission Free.

Click graphic for links to home page which links to their website / tickets.

Location & Contact Info. Click to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events here for contact info & map for La Guardia Performing Arts Center.


York College Performing Arts Center

York college performing arts centerModern Dance, Plays & Performances

Begins 7 pm Friday & Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. TBD. Admission $20 / $10.

Click here for link to more detailed schedule & York College Performing Arts Center tickets.

Location & Contact Info. Click here to view a map of York College Performing Arts Center and click here to view the full season advertisement of YPAC theater in Jamaica NY including links to purchase tickets online.


The Secret Theatre - LIC Long Island City

secret theatreDance, Plays & Performances

Begins at 8 pm Friday, 3 pm and 7 pm Saturday and 3 pm Sunday. Performances of the comedy. Each performance includes about six or seven one act plays [$15 Admission].

Location & Contact Info. Click here to view a prior review of the Secret Theatre in LIC, or here for business listing for the Secret Theatre in LIC including map and website links.


The Chocolate Factory - LIC

chocolate factoryContemporary Dance, Plays & Performances

Begins at 8 pm Wednesday thru Saturday. Performances of TBD [$18 Admission]. Admission on Thursdays is free for Queens residents on a first come first serve basis. Click here to view a report on a prior performance at the Chocolate Factory Theater LIC.

Location & Contact Info. Click here for a Chocolate Factory review / map and here for contact info, url and tickets for the Chocolate Factory in LIC.




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