Events In Queens For Dec. 12-18

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Drop In Art – Family Art Workshop for children 5 years and up, Queens Museum of Art, 12/15 (see below)

FRIDAY 12/13

Gamelan Son of Lion will perform in the theater at the Outpost Gallery in Ridgewood at 8 p.m. The group will play
compositions on several percussion instruments like gongs, marimbas and drums. Traditional java and bali will also be played at the show. To finish the show, “The Shadows of Treason” video will be shown. It highlights the story of Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution. The Outpost Gallery is located at 1665 Norman St. in Ridgewood.




Jazz guitarist and composer Amanda Monaco will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 8 p.m. She will be joined by her quartet, “Formula One,” in this show titled “Carols & Car Races.” They will play original compositions inspired by
car racing, as well as some holiday classics. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students and members. For more information, call (718) 463-7700. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.





Theatre Time Productions will present “Holiday Memories,” a Christmastime musical spectacular at the Colonial
Church Of Bayside. Directed by Kevin Vincent and with musical direction by Brett Roelofs, the show will feature
seasonal favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night” and “Little Drummer Boy.” Take a free photo with Santa
during the intermission. The show takes place at 8 p.m. and will repeat on Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $17 for
general admission, $15 for seniors age 65 and over and $10 for children who are 12 years old or younger. The
Colonial Church Of Bayside is located at 54-02 217th St. Call (347) 358-8102 or visit for

Corona Orchestra

The Corona Children’s Orchestra will perform a concert at Queens Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show will feature more than 150 musicians, members of the Corona Youth Music Projects orchestras, choir and orchestral initiation ensembles. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.




Kupferberg Presents will present Valerie Simpson at LeFrak Concert Hall at 8 p.m. As half of the sensational duo
Ashford and Simpson, she wrote songs like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By” and “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand.” Tickets for the concert range between $39 and $75. For more information or to buy tickets, visit or call (718) 793-8080.



The Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee will host a winter wander event, walking along Queens
Boulevard, highlighting the dangerous intersection that has concerned area residents in the past. It will begin in
Elmhurst and end in Forest Hills. The history of the street along with challenges faced by pedestrians and
cyclists. The walk starts at 1 p.m. at the New Life Fellowship Church at 82-10 Queens Blvd.

The Ozone Park Civic Association will host Santa Claus at the Ozone-Howard little league. Children and adults will
be able to take a picture with Santa and receive a gift. Please bring a camera if you would like the photo. It will
begin at 11 a.m. The little league is located at 97-14 135th Drive in Ozone Park.

Gayakeum Ensemble


Join Flushing Town Hall for a night of Korean traditional folk music at 7 p.m. The Gayakeum Ensemble, led by Master Gayakeumist and composer Gye Ok Kim, will play beloved folk songs such as “Arirang,” “Doraji” and more. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students and members. For more information, call (718) 463-7700. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.



Join the Laughing Devil Comedy Club for classic comedies, day drinking and their brunch menu for $7. The fun runs from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The club is located at 4738 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.

SUNDAY 12/15

The Queens Symphony Orchestra will pay homage to winter and holiday traditions with music from around the world. Taking place at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall at 3 p.m., the concert will feature music from diverse
cultural traditions, bound together by the themes of joy, unity, and the winter season. The orchestra will be
conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids who are 13 years old or younger and 10 for seniors who are 65 and older. For more information, visit or call (718) 793-8080.

The New York Hall of Science is holding a Little Makers workshop called “Gingerbread Extravaganza,” which will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendees will get the chance to whip up some gingerbread cookie dough and create the best gingerbread house they can. There is an $8 fee for materials per family, in addition to the cost of general admission. Call (718) 699-0005 for more information.

The Central Queens Y will host a discussion between Muslim-Jewish relations at the Forest Hills Jewish Center.
Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali co-authored a book on the subject called Sons of Abraham. In the book, they discuss the difference between the two groups and urged both to take steps to find common ground. The discussion will begin at 2 p.m. The Jewish center is located at 106-06 Queens Blvd. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the doors. For more information, contact the Central Queens Y at (718) 268-5011, ext. 151 or log onto

Join a beginner’s workshop dedicated to guiding you on a path to health and happiness, featuring a 30 minute
Pilate’s class, 30 minute discussion on health and nutrition tips and 30 minute yoga alignment class at the Astoria
Fine Arts Dance Center, located at 38-01 23rd Ave, Astoria. Space is limited so reserve a seat by sending an email
to or calling (917)474-8232. Class runs from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $20 at the
door, $15 in advance. For more information, visit

Parents, bring your children five years old and up on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., to the Queens Museum of Art for free art workshops. Children with special needs welcomed, adaptations available. The Family Drop-in Art Workshops is a means to develop art skills through a variety of materials and themes. This program offers fun and educational activities to fuel conversations about art on view. Our programs are accessible to all families, including those whose children have special needs and those for whom English is a new language. All of these elements create a palpably pro-family, personable, and friendly atmosphere. To learn more information, visit


Students from PS/IS 113 in Glendale will give a holiday performance at Atlas Park Mall in Glendale. They will sing
all holiday classics like “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” and “Silent Night.” It will begin at 6:30 p.m. The mall
is located at 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale.


Assemblyman David Weprin is hosting a holiday toy drive to benefit the autistic children of the Lifeline Center for
Child Development, located at 80-09 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village. If you would like to contribute, please bring
an education, new, unwrapped toy, game or book suitable for children 12 years and under to Weprin’s office. His
office is located at 185-06 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. Call (718) 454-3027 for more information. All donations
must be received by Dec. 18.

If you are familiar with “Hello Kitty,” “Pikachu” and “Rilakkuma,” then you can easily understand kawaii characters. In this class, we will explore Japanese contemporary drawing style to create kawaii characters of our own vision and design. Classes will take place at Resobox, located at 41-26 27th St., Long Island City. The trial class is $10 for 30 minutes from 4 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. with prior registration and per month, the class is $100. For more information, visit