Events In Queens For Dec. 5-11


Cabaret Night, Saturday, 12/7, Bay Terrace Jewish Center (see below).


Ayodele Maakheru

If you are a fan of Ragtime, Stride and Boogie Woogie, Flushing Town Hall’s upcoming performance is the show for you. Starting at 8 p.m., multi-instrumentalist Ayodele Maakheru and The Windsong String Ensemble will perform a tribute to these classic styles. General admission tickets are $15 and tickets for students or members are $10. Call (718) 463-7700 for more information.



Verizon Wireless and the Queens Chamber of Commerce Interactive Panel Workshop are hosting a workshop to amplify your business through mobile technology. Take stock of the newest developments in mobile technology and learn how to move your business forward with tips and best practices from experts in the industry. The event will take place from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Queens Chamber of Commerce, located at Bulova Center at 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights. For more information, visit or call (718) 898-8500.


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., repeats at the same time on Dec. 7 and takes place at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. 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 tickets.

Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer will perform excerpts from their work as part of 3rd Space from 7-9 p.m. at Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria. The performance fuses the art of theater, radio and poetry. A Q&A will follow. Admission is $5.


The Bay Terrace Jewish Center is partnering with Theatre By The Bay to present “Cabaret Night,” an evening of music, comedy and dancing. Starting at 8 p.m. in the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, the show will star community theater and indie film veteran actress and singer Jean Ann Kump and her partner, singer, impressionist and actor Barry Feterman. There will be a special guest appearance by Theatre By The Bay actress Isabel Robin. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at  the door. Call (718) 428-6363 for reservations. The center is located at 13-00 209th St.

Join the CityView Racquet Club for an Open House, from noon until 2 p.m. The directors of Tennis and Squash will be available to answer questions about their various programming, including adult and junior programs. The courts will be available for play, so feel free to bring your racquet. They will also raffle tennis and squash membership that day for those who attend! If you have any questions, contact Christina Lenahan at or call (718) 389-6252. The CityView Racquet Club Open House is located at 43-34 32nd Place, Penthouse, Long Island City.

Join the amazing Astoria designers, artists and vendors for a holiday pop up market. Get the perfect holiday gift or buy yourself those perfect holiday accessories. The market starts at 1 p.m. and runs till 5 p.m. The shopping will take place at Winegasm Bar & Eatery, located at 31-86 37th St. in Astoria. For more information, visit

The Church of the Resurrection in Kew Gardens will hold its annual “St. Nicholas Day Celebration.” It is a free event, full of fun and enjoyment. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a St. Nick Prayer Service and a social with food and music at 7 p.m. St. Nick will also make an appearance with gifts. It will take place at 85-09 118th St. in Kew Gardens. For more information, please call (718) 847-2649.

Come to the Glendale Community Garden to dispose of your recycled leaves. The leaves will be taken and composed locally. The event runs from 9 a.m. until noon. The garden is located at 88th Street and 74th Avenue in Glendale. Please do not bring twigs, branches or trash. Bring the leaves in a clear plastic bag. You may also use a brown paper bag. For any questions on the event, please contact the Glendale Community Garden on their Facebook page.

The Gingerbread Players of Saint Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills, will perform a family-friendly concert in pageant form, featuring original music and traditional carol arrangements by local composer William Ryden. Suggested donation is $12, $10 for students, seniors and groups. For information and reservations, call (718) 268-7772 or visit


Queens Botanical Garden is hosting a Winter Solstice celebration and tree lighting ceremony from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The day will feature family fun, such as a live musical performance by a cappella group The Rough Dozen, a winter Garden tour and botanical crafts. The lighting ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m.

Face The Music, Kaufman Music Center’s youth new music ensemble, will perform at the Queens Museum at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The teen collective is the only one in the U.S. dedicated to the performance of music by living classical composers. Some of the pieces they are scheduled to play include the jazzy “Modern Hieroglyphics,” the orchestral “Continuing Resolution” and covers of songs by the avantpunk jazz group Gutbucket. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.



Our Lady of Snows RC Church will hold a holiday craft sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s Green Room, 258-15 80th Ave., Floral Park. Crafted holiday decorations, ornaments, wreaths, table runners and more will be available. For information, call (718) 347-6070 or visit


The science department at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth invites people to a night of cookies, cocoa and chemistry with teachers and students in grades 4-8, starting at 7 p.m. Three of the department’s teachers, Mr. Fredericksen, Mr. Schuman & Ms. Aguirre, will demonstrate the excitement of science. Tickets are $5 for the event. The school is located at 60-02 Maspeth Ave. To purchase tickets, please call (718) 894-4000 x133 or send an email to


The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday networking party, from 6-8:30 p.m. Come network with local businesses and residents in the area. There will be wine and hot appetizers served. The event will take place at Dee’s Restaurant at 107-23 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills. A $15 dollar contribution is requested per person at the door. For more information, call Mirielle at (718) 268-6565 or email

Singer-songwriter DB Rielly will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, spanning several genres, from 9-11 p.m. at Winegasm, 31-86 37th St., Astoria. Admission is free.


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.