Oratorio Society Annual Holiday Concert, 12/22, Queensborough Community College (see below).
THE DAVID LEONHARDT TRIO
Pianist David Leonhardt will perform at a winter holiday jazz concert at Flushing Town Hall at 8 p.m. Attendees will get a chance to see holiday classics played with a jazz beat. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for members and students. For more information, call (718) 463-7700. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Martin Luther High School in Maspeth will host a blood drive. Any amount of blood you give could save someone’s life. The drive will begin at 8 a.m. Call (718) 894-4000 to schedule an appointment. The school is located at 60-02 Maspeth Ave.
FIRST DAY OF WINTER!
THE SECRET THEATRE PRESENTS: CINDERELLA
Enjoy a British Pantomine Holiday show based on a fairytale with a very eccentric British twist. A hilarious retelling of the traditional story with a pantomime horse and of course, the glass slipper! Writer Richard Mazda and director Derek Butts present “Cinderella” at the Secret Theatre, located at 44-02 23rd St., LIC. The show will run from Dec. 18-22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children or $45 for a Family 4-Pack. For more information, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9857896.
Set on a shady, tree-lined avenue near Lou Lodati Park, the Sunnyside Greenmarket, located at Skillman Ave. and 42nd St. is a thriving community center inviting you to find a selection of vegetables grown in the Black Dirt of Orange County, including specialty Mexican produce and herbs, eggs, seasonal fruit, cider, baked goods and fresh-caught fish. Cheese, pickled vegetables, grass fed beef, and wine pressed from locally grown grapes will entice shoppers with culinary possibilities. Admission is free.
CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE GARDEN
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden will host a Christmas Market on Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. It will take place outdoors in the spacious garden, where everyone is free to come shop, eat, drink and enjoy the view. The market will run from noon till 6 p.m. Set up will start at 10 a.m. Bohemian Hall is seeking vendors for their Outdoor Christmas Market. The fee for vendors is $65 a day and $110 for both days. For more information, please call (718) 274-4925. The market is located at 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria.
Diana Templeton will discuss her favorite moments of her 27 years in cabaret. She will sing and discuss songs and anecdotes from her career and what it was like to be in the nightlife on a daily basis. Songs she will sing include “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “Teach Me Tonight” and more. The event starts at 2:30 pm. It will be at the Forest Hills Library, which is 108-19 71st Ave. in Forest Hills.
WINTER SNOW GLOBES
The Alley Pond Environmental Center will hold an interactive workshop on snow globes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will learn the scientific concepts of density and properties of liquid through “colorful” experimentation, as well as the history of snow globes. They will also create their own snow globes. For more information, call (718) 229-4000. APEC is located at 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens invites the community to celebrate Las Posadas, pastoral plays created as part of the evangelization process to enact events associated with the birth of Jesus. The free event will take place from 2-4:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35th St., Astoria. For information, call (718) 261-7664.
Flushing Town Hall will honor the values of African cultures with a free celebration of Kwanzaa. Taking place at 3 p.m., the workshop titled “African Adornment” will feature experts talking about the importance of dress and personal style as manifest in the Kwanzaa principle of Kujichagulia or Self-Determination. For information, call (718) 463-7700. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
The Oratorio Society of Queens will put on its annual holiday concert at Queensborough Performing Arts Center.
Starting at 4 p.m., the chorus and soloists will be joined by Maestro David Close to perform excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah,” along with everyone’s favorite holiday tunes. The singers will be accompanied by the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens. Queensborough Performing Arts Center is located at 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets can be purchased at www.queensoratorio.org.
Retired math teacher Karen Wellington will instruct children between the ages of 7 and 12 on how to design a unique origami card to take home, using basic geometric shapes and papers of many colors and textures. The workshop will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited and available first come, first served.
WINTER BREAK CAMP
The Central Queens Y will host Winter Break Mini-Camp for students in kindergarten through 6th grade, running through Dec. 31. The camp will have a variety of activities for the kids, including a trip to the Museum of Natural History and bowling at Whitestone Lanes. You pay $55 a day to take part in the camp. For more information, call the Central Queens Y at (718) 268-5011 ext. 203.
NBA AT RESORTS WORLD
Resorts World Casino will show all the NBA action on Christmas Day on its giant screen next to Bar 360. Starting at noon, the casino will show every game and you can enjoy the facility’s food and drink as well. The Christmas Day schedule begins with the Brooklyn Nets against the Chicago Bulls. The New York Knicks will also be in action that day, going against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Resorts World is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park.
DB Rielly will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana music from 9 p.m. to midnight at Rest-au-Rant. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.dbrielly.com.
The Briarwood Action Network is sponsoring a drive to collect food, diapers and toys for the Briarwood Family Residence, a local temporary housing facility for families in need. BAN Collection Boxes can be found in several residential apartment buildings and in the Key Food Supermarket, located at 138-37 Queens Blvd. and the HSBC Bank branch, located at 137-61 Queens Blvd., in Briarwood. For more information, visit BAN’s website at www.briarwoodactionnetwork.com.