Solstice Cookies & Crafts Workshop on 12/21 at Fort
Totten Castle from noon until 4 p.m. (see below).
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’
Queens Theatre and Titan join forces to bring a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three transformational visits he endures from spirits of his past, present, and future. Performances will take place from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21. Tickets range between $25 and $30. To learn more, visit queenstheatre.org or call (718) 760-0064.
Trumpeter/composer Theo Croker, the bold, young soul-jazz newcomer and grandson of trumpet legend Doc Cheatham, will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 8 p.m. He has performed with jazz greats including Dee Dee Bridgewater, the Heath Brothers and multi-Grammy winning composer/recording artist Donald Byrd. There is a pre-show Beer Lounge at 7 p.m., free with tickets. Tickets cost $15 for the general audience, $12 for members and $10 for students.
You Tube sensation Vic DiBitetto will play Resorts World Casino. He is known as the “gotta get the bread and milk guy” on the Internet. The doors for the show will open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9. Tickets for the show are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the show.
LASER CUT DOODLES
Enjoy Wildcard Weekend at the New York Hall of Science with laser cut doodles. Between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., turn anything you draw into a beautifully cut piece of wood. All of the intricacy of your most complex drawing will be turned into a perfectly cut corresponding piece of wood using the power of a laser cutter. Advanced registration is recommended for this event for those ages 7 and up. Tickets are $10 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission.
LEGENDS AND ICONS
A concert called “legends and icons” will take place at Resorts World Casino. The following Caribbean artists will perform: Mighty Sparrow, Calypso Rose, Rupee, Terry G., K.I, Neeshan D’ Hitman, Soca Raja, Geeta Bisram, Yankee Boy, Marissa, Shelly, Angels Caribbean Band, DJ Roy & Powerhouse. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $40 in advance and $30 to $50 day of the show.
HISTORIC HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
The Poppenhusen Institute presents a free historic holiday celebration at the First Reformed Church, located at 118-01 14th Ave., College Point. Starting at noon, the festivities include a holiday concert that explores history through music.
FIRST DAY OF WINTER CONCERT
The Oratorio Society of Queens will perform portions of Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs at 4 p.m. in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. The ensemble will perform with its 125-plus member chorus under the direction of Maestro David Close, with featured soloists Geraldine McMillian, John Easterlin and Vaughn Fritts. Ticket prices at the box office are $35 general admission, $30 for seniors and students with ID; $10 for children, 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. For additional information, please call the Oratorio Society of Queens at (718) 279-3006 or visit www.queensoratorio.org.
The Queens Museum invites children 5-12 and their adult companions to explore different works on view each week through a variety of fun hands-on art making activities. From 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., families will use paper-cutting techniques to create shadow puppets and shadow boxes. There will be opportunities to animate the puppets in the workshop. Children with special needs are welcome, adaptations available. No fee or advance registration required. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.
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 Richchard 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 2p.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.
SOLSTICE COOKIES AND CRAFTS
Join the Bayside Historical Society at Fort Totten Castle for this walk-in workshop. Families are invited to craft delightful decorations celebrating the winter season. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available for purchase. Santa will also make a surprise appearance and will take gift requests and photo-ops. The event runs from noon until 4 p.m. It is free, with the exception of a $2 charge for photos with Santa. Call (718) 352-1548 to learn more.
WINTER SNOW GLOBES
A sprinkle of creativity and a dash of imagination is all you need to design and create your own winter wonderland snow globe at the New York Hall of Science’s Maker Space. This workshop runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is recommended for children ages 18 months and older. The event costs $8 per family, plus museum admission.
SUNNYSIDE GREEN MARKET
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, 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 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. The application deadline is by Dec. 18, 2013. For more information, please email above or call (718) 274-4925. The market is located at 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria.
Trans Pecos in Ridgewood presents LIVING MYTH with Kora Ly, Colonic Youth + more. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $10. The venue is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave.