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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Hanukkah begins Sunday, Vintage Subway Rides Sunday

queens things to do* December 20, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the low 30's on Friday and Saturday, rising to the low 40's on Sunday. The temperature lows will rise from the low 20's on Friday to the low 30's on Saturday and Sunday. Precipitation. No precipitation is expected over the weekend. Winds will be about 5 - 10 mph throughout the weekend. The Humidity will be 50% Friday, rising to 60% Saturday and Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

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

* The photo at right shows a scene from LaGuardia Airport last year. Allow extra time to arrive as traffic and construction may affect your timing.

 

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* The photo at right shows the top of one of the Christmas trees erected in NYC last year.

 

* 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.

 

Saturday - Art & Film Curator's Choice

* The video below shows snippets from a ride on the Vintage Subway Cars running through Manhattan on Sundays between 12 noon and 5 pm along the F and A lines. See Holiday events section or link below for details on how to take a ride for the cost of a subway fare.



* The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 35th Avenue & 36th Street is hosting Curator's Choice Films which includes 30 films from 12/20/19 - 1/20/20 at various days / times - see website below. They are also 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 street fairs and festivals links below.

 

Sunday - Hanukkah begins & Vintage Subway Rides in Manhattan

manhattan things to do nyc * The artwork at right Rabbi Yitzchok depicts scenes from Orthodox Jewish life in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Crown Heights. Hanukkah begins Sunday.

* 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 12.23.19 - Christmas & Kwanzaa & Hanukkah

* Hanukkah began Sunday 12/22 and continues through Sunday, 12/29.

* Wednesday is Christmas Day and a national holiday.

* On Thursday, December 26th, Kwanzaa begins and runs through January 1st, 2020.

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

* December 2019 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens holiday events / holiday things to do in Queens, 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. ONLY ASTERISKED events have been updated.

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Nutcracker at LPAC followed by Santa's Toyland, Theatrical Faust in LIC, Take Root & Fertile Ground Modern Dance LIC, Piano & Poetry Concert, Card Making Workshop, Flushing Queens Museum, Astoria Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden & LIC Queens Craft Brigade Holiday Markets & Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Market & Events in Jackson Heights / Corona, Jackson Heights BG Holiday Menorah, Tree and Kwanzaa Lighting, Grace Episcopal Holiday w/ Tree Lighting in Rufus King Park Jamaica & Santa Bike Ride

queens things to doDecember 13, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be range between 55 degrees on Saturday to 45 degrees on Sunday. The temperature lows will drop from 50 degrees on Friday to 30 degrees on Sunday. Precipitation. A couple of inches of rain is forecast beginning Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. On Sunday it will be partly cloudy, but no rain. Winds will be about 5 mph on Friday rising to 12 mph by Sunday. The Humidity will be 80% Friday, rising to 95% Saturday and then dropping to 50% on Sunday. Click for Queens Weather.

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

The photo at right shows some of the festivities at the Langston Hughes Kwanzaa market & holiday event. The cultural celebration holiday event returns Saturday - see details below.

 

Friday - Faust, Take Root, Brickhouse Ceramics LIC, Art & Film

queens things to doThe photo at right was taken while watching the movie Black Candle which is a film about the originations of Kwanzaa. This weekend there's a Kwanzaa market in Jackson Heights / Corona and a holiday celebration in Jamaica that tie into the holiday.

There's a performance of Faust beginning at 7.30 pm nightly at the Secret Theatre in LIC on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - see Member Events for details.

Dance Entropy / Green Space in LIC returns for the holidays with an 8 pm performance of Take Root Presents: Elisabetta Minutoli and Beau Dobson & Dancers - contemporary dance works - see Member Events for details.

Brickhouse Ceramics is located at 10-34 44th Drive in Long Island City and is hosting a Queens holiday market includes ceramics and sculptures for the home, as well as classes. The event runs from 5 to 9 pm Friday, 10 am to 7 pm Saturday and 12 noon to 5 pm Sunday.

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.

 

Saturday - Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Market & Events, Grace Episcopal Holiday w/ Tree Lighting in Rufus King Park Jamaica, Take Root Modern Dance & Faust at the Secret

queens things to doThe photo at right shows the Jackson Heights Beautification Group menorah, tree and candle lighting ceremony in front of the Jackson Heights Post Office in a prior year. The event returns this weekend - see details below.

There's a performance of Faust beginning at 7.30 pm nightly at the Secret Theatre in LIC on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - see Member Events for details.

Dance Entropy / Green Space in LIC returns for the holidays with an 8 pm performance of Take Root Presents: Elisabetta Minutoli and Beau Dobson & Dancers - contemporary dance works - see Member Events for details.

Langston Hughes Cultural Center Kwanzaa Holiday Market will run from 10 am - 5 pm at 100-01 Northern Blvd in Jackson Heights / Corona includes arts, sculptures, crafts, clothing, books, music and film DVDs as well as things like perfume and lotions.

Grace Episcopal Church is hosting an ornament making workshop with refreshments and Santa Claus from 2 - 6 pm wirh 5.30 pm Tree Lighting in nearby Rufus King Park. The event includes holiday songs, hot chocolate, cookies and a lot of multi-ethnic, all religions warmth. Free, but please rsvp 718.526.8700.

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 - Nutcracker at LPAC followed by Santa's Toyland, Santa Bike Ride, Faust at Secret, Fertile Ground LIC, Piano & Poetry Concert, Card Making Workshop, Jackson Heights BG Holiday Menorah, Tree and Kwanzaa Lighting Event, Queens Museum, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden & Queens Craft Brigade Holiday Markets

queens things to doThe photo at right shows a beautifully decorated Christmas tree erected in the courtyard at the LIC Bar.

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College at 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street in LIC presents a family performance of the Nutcracker beginning at 3.30 pm. After the performance kids are invited to visit Santa's Toyland. Tickets are $20 at www.lpac.nyc.

There's a performance of Faust beginning at 7.30 pm nightly at the Secret Theatre in LIC on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - see Member Events for details.

Dance Entropy / Green Space in LIC returns for the holidays with an 8 pm performance of Fertile Ground - new modern dance works - see Member Events for details.

Beginning at 9.30 am the 5th Annual Santa Bike Ride departs from Travers Park in Jackson Heights. All are invited. Free. Organized by Ciclistas Latinoamericano New York.

Beginning at 4 pm there's a Jackson Heights Beautification Group holiday menorah, tree and Kwanzaa lighting event at the Jackson Heights Post Office on 37th Avenue between 78th & 79th Streets in Jackson Heights. The event includes refreshments and holiday singing for everybody in the community.

There's a Piano & Poetry concert featuring Christopher Bradshaw pianist at the Church of the Redeemer at 30-14 Crescent Street [also locale of the Astoria Performing Arts Center] from 6 to 7.30 pm. Suggested donation $20 / $15 students.

There's a Card Making Workshop with cocoa at the Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 138th Avenue in Flushing from 1.30 - 3.30 pm. The cost is $5 or $12 per family - rsvp online at www.vomuseum.org or call ahead 718.359.6227.

The Queens Museum holiday market has - in the past - included hats, baskets, paintings, t-shirts, baked goods, music cds, prints, harps, jewelry, cards, pickled vegetables, knits, embroideries, cards and jars of mole by 65 vendors, but it's been changed. The new Queens Museum holiday market is now done in partnership with their gift shop, The August Tree and the Queens Night Market. I'm guessing most of the items mentioned above will be available at this event.

The last week of the Holiday Market at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden runs from 12 - 6 pm at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden located at 29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria. Free.

The last week of the Queens Craft Brigade runs from from 12 noon - 5 pm. There will be about two dozen artists and craftspeople selling their unique wares at Rocco Moretto Post 2348 at 31-35 41st Street in LIC / Astoria.

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 12.16.19 - Singing Gershwin

On Tuesday, December 17th the Jackson Heights Community Chorus is performing Singing Gershwin [$10 Suggested Donation] at the Renaissance Charter School at 35-59 81st Street off 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights.

For Queens Holiday Events & Markets - see links below.

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

December 2019 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens holiday events / holiday things to do in Queens, 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.

* 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].

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Things To Do in Queens This Weekend

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Holiday Event in Astoria, Holiday Bazaar, Holiday History Tour in Flushing, St Nicholas Day, Rockaway Kids Parade, Holiday Tree Lightings Whitestone Woodside Astoria Flushing, Jackson Heights Holiday Market, Dorsky Exhibit Closing, Queens Botanical Holiday, MoMI Film & Queens Museum Exhibits

queens things to do* December 5, 2019 / Things To Do Queens / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the high 40's Friday, mid 30's Saturday and the low 40's Sunday. The temperature lows will be around 30 Friday, 25 Saturday & rising to about 40 on Sunday. Precipitation. No precipitation is forecast until late Sunday / Monday. Winds will be about 5 - 10 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be between 50% and 60% all weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

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

* The photo at right shows the festivities at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden holiday event. The event returns Friday - see details below.

 

Friday - Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Holiday Event, The House We Never Lived In, Woodside on the Move Tree Lighting, Art & Film

queens things to do* The photo at right was taken in Jackson Heights earlier this week. One of the things I most enjoy about Queens is that for the price of a subway ride, and a half hour of time, I can be transported directly into the midst of another culture.

* The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden runs from 4 - 8 pm at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden located at 29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria. Free.

* The Tiny Box Theater at 11th Street Arts on 46-06 11th Street in Long Island City is presenting 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 - see www.tinyboxtheater.com for details or use link in above story to go to ticketing area.

* 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.

* This is a LATE POST, but the Kaufman Arts District holiday event was from 4 - 5 pm tonight in Astoria.

* 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 - Holiday Bazaar in Flushing, Tiny Box Theater, Whitestone Tree Lighting, Art & Film

queens things to do* In the photo at right was a gentleman I met in Jackson Heights who immigrated from Bangladesh. We had a short and pleasant conversation while standing immersed in Indian culture.

* St George's Church Holiday Market at Main Street at 135-32 38th Avenue in Flushing returns for the weekend. The holiday market provides an assortment of items for sale toys, frames, clothing, household wares, some small furniture, bedding, cosmetics, jewelry & accessories, lamps, purses & wallets. Sales by parishoners and thrift shop. Raffle and all proceeds go to the church. The hours are Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 from 10 am - 4 pm and 11 am - 3 pm respectively.

* There's a Holiday Lights Event in Whitestone from 3 - 6 pm. This is the 5th annual celebration of this holiday lighting event - with the tree lighting usually occuring about 4.30 - 5 pm at Harpell's Pharmacy Lot at 12-65 150th Street at 14th Avenue in Whitestone. Whitestone is reported to have some of the best holiday lights / decorated homes in Queens.

* The Tiny Box Theater at 11th Street Arts on 46-06 11th Street in Long Island City is presenting 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 - see www.tinyboxtheater.com for details or use link in above story to go to ticketing area.

* 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 - Holiday History Tour Flushing, Tiny Box Play, Jackson Heights Holiday Market, Dorsky Exhibit Closing Reception, Holiday Bazaar in Flushing, St Nicholas Day, Rockaway Kids Parade, Queens Botanical Holiday

* The graphic at right shows the eight historic sites included in the Historic House Holiday Tour in Flushing - see details below and click on the graphic to view a brief report on each site.

queens things to do* There's a Holiday History Tour in Flushing & Corona from 1 - 5 pm whereby a ticketed visitor can visit eight historic sites in the Flushing and Corona neighborhoods for $25 / $20. The eight sites include Flushing Town Hall, the Friends Meeting [Quaker] House, the Bowne House, the Voelker Orth Museum, the Louis Amstrong House [only site in Corona], the Louis Latimer House, the Bowne House and the Kingsland Homestead.

* St George's Church Holiday Market at Main Street at 135-32 38th Avenue in Flushing returns for the weekend. The holiday market provides an assortment of items for sale toys, frames, clothing, household wares, some small furniture, bedding, cosmetics, jewelry & accessories, lamps, purses & wallets. Sales by parishoners and thrift shop. Raffle and all proceeds go to the church. The hours are Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 from 10 am - 4 pm and 11 am - 3 pm respectively.

* The Tiny Box Theater at 11th Street Arts on 46-06 11th Street in Long Island City is presenting 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 - see www.tinyboxtheater.com for details or use link in above story to go to ticketing area.

* Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10.30 am - 2 pm there's a new Jackson Heights holiday market that includes food, fashion, trees, gifts and more. Located at the I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer Parking Lot on 79th Street in Jackson Heights.

* Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 12 noon to 5 pm the Onderdonk House hosts a Holiday Celebration at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated as a Dutch legend, which includes a historic exhibit, holiday singing, sweets, treats, ornaments and crafts. Donation $5 / Kids free.

* Queens Botanical Garden Tree Lighting & Holiday Market including walking through the garden, enjoying live musical performances, taking photos with Santa (fee), garden tours, holiday crafts, tree lighting and sales on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 12 noon to 5 pm. Free.

* The Rockaway Holiday Kids Parade kicks off Sunday, December 8, 2019 beginning at 5 pm. Returning for the 5th year. Hope NYC organized a kids parade the past four years at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd in Jamaica running along Rockaway Blvd from 130th to 143rd Street in the Rockaways in Queens.

* 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 12.9.19 - Flushing, Jackson Heights & Jamaica Holiday Events

* On Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm. The 12th annual holiday lighting celebration features Christmas caroling, speeches and a visit to the food courts in the shopping center although it's unclear whether there are any free refreshments. On the ground floor atrium at Queens Crossing at 136-17 39th Avenue in Flushing.

* Wednesday, December 11, 2019 beginning at 7.30 pm the Jackson Heights Orchestra will perform a concert of Mozart and other classical music at St. Mark's Church at 33-50 82nd Street in Jackson Heights. Tickets $10 / $5.

* On Friday, December 13, 2019 from 6.30 - 8 pm the King Manor is hosting a Chamber Music Concert featuring Longman Clementi & Co forte piano [circa 1800 London] at King Manor at 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Admission $15 / $10.

 

Farmers Mkts, Holiday Markets & Member Events Calendar

* December 2019 - Click here for here for Queens holiday markets & shopping and here for Queens holiday events / holiday things to do in Queens, 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 been updated.

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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.

 

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