ReMake the Holidays on Saturday, 12/27 at the New
York Hall of Science. (see below).
A NIGHT OF WHO KNOWS WHAT
From 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Q.E.D. Astoria, enjoy a variety show hosted by Jeremy Wein as part of the monthly series “Undefined: A Night of Who Knows What.” Come see some of the best stand-up comics, sketch and improv groups, musicians and other awesome weirdness come together right before your eyes every month. No two shows are ever the same, you never know who will show up.
The Mitchell-Linden Library will present a free screening of “Frozen,” starting at 4 p.m. The Disney film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. The library is located at 31-32 Union St.
Enjoy tours of the decorated Adriance Farmhouse at the Queens Farm Museum’s annual Holiday Open House. Kids will enjoy craft activities and all visitors are invited to warm up with a cup of freshly mulled cider. The open house runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 28.
REMAKE THE HOLIDAYS
Bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more at the New York Hall of Science. ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people pause, inspiration and options to do things differently, while having fun. This year’s event will focus on a different recyclable material each day, from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30. Activities are free with NYSCI admission, unless otherwise noted. Visit nysci.org for the complete listing.
THE HAIYUN CONCERT
This concert at Flushing Library in celebration of Christmas and New Year’s will feature traditional Christmas carols and Chinese folk songs with vocal solos and duets and instrumental music. It takes place in the lower level auditorium, starting at 1:30 p.m. The library is located at 41-17 Main St., Flushing.
Warm up indoors at the Hall of Science as you explore a variety of spices and invent your own flavored hot cocoa mix. This workshop is recommended for children ages 18 months and older and will be held in the museum’s Maker Space. Advance registration is recommended. The workshop, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., costs $8 per family, plus museum admission. Call (718) 699-0005 to learn more.
TIFFANY CANDLE LIGHTS
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. This time around, they will create their own candle holders and design the outside with tissue collages inspired by the Museum’s Tiffany Collections. Children with special needs welcome, adaptations available. No fee or advance registration required. The workshop runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
THE PULSE OF KWANZAA
Musician, poet and storyteller Atiba Kwabena-Wilson brings forth the beauty and joyousness of Kwanzaa in an uplifting program of music, dance and celebration. To the beat of drums, you will learn the significance of Nguzo Saba, the seven life-affirming principles of Kwanzaa, and how they can guide you throughout the year. The event starts at 4 p.m. at Pomonok Library, which is located at 158-21 Jewel Ave.
Join the monthly hootenanny held at Queens Tavern in Ridgewood! Come on down to the Ridgewood watering hole for drinks, music and much more. The bar is located at 6869 Fresh Pond Road. The party begins at 9 p.m.
Ballroom dancing at the Forest Hills Library. Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students. The session runs for one hour from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
COCOA & POMANDERS
Join the Voelker Orth Museum in making pomanders to take home. Attendees will decorate fruits with fragrant spices and beautiful ribbons. Enjoy a cup of cocoa after the workshop. Come savor some old-fashioned hospitality. There is a suggested donation of $5. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum is located at 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 359-6227 to learn more.
Astoria’s Pop Bar is ringing in the New Year in style with endless champagne! Dress to impress and bring your friends to watch the ball drop live on the projector. Doors open at 9 p.m., complimentary champagne starts flowing at 11 p.m. Tickets $25-$100 buy you drink specials, party favors, food and more. For more information, call (718) 204-8313.
NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
Countdown to 2015 on the 3rd floor Central Park level with performances by Noel, top ‘80s tribute band White Wedding and Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos. Tickets are $40 and include party favors, photo booth pictures and a champagne toast. Ring in the New Year at Bar 360 underneath the biggest TV in Queens. The party at Resorts World Casino begins at 9 p.m.
Spend New Year’s Eve celebrating the Wu-Tang Clan at a Dec. 31 edition of Wu Wednesdays. There will be a dj spinning all Wu Tang all night. There will be a drink special and Wu Tang Kung Fu movies playing on the big screen. The celebration begins at 9 p.m.