SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – THE GREAT NORTHEAST CHEESE FEST, SATURDAY 12/5 (see below)
ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING
The tree lighting will take place at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave., from 7 to 10 p.m. All are welcome to join.
AARON MCGLORIN DANCE AND KATY
ORTHWEIN DANCE PROJECTS
Aaron McGlorin Dance: THE HARD WAY is an autobiography told through solo dances created over the past 10 years. Utilizing solos (made in response to pivotal moments in life) as the raw materials for a collage, this piece is a highly-physical recounting of a personal history. Katy Orthwein Dance Projects: Katy Orthwein Dance Projects creates art that engages and enfolds the audience in a distinct world through the cumulative efforts of artistic collaborations. This premiere is the first phase of an ongoing project. Tickets are available at the door or online at http://www.greenspacestudio.org/TakeRoot.html. Take Root is a monthly curated series that supports dance makers by providing an opportunity to show a half evening work paired with another artist. 8 p.m. (another showing on Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.)
Green Space Studio
37-24 24th St., #301
Long Island City
UN-CAGED TOY PIANO FESTIVAL AFTER-PARTY
After our special event at the Museum of the Moving Image, stop by the first ukelele store in New York City, the Uke Hut from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Our ‘after-party’ will feature Le Petit Pépinot, a spunky multi-lingual band using various toy instruments like ukelele, toy piano, melodica and more. They’re also known for making fresh vegetable jewelry for their shows. In the middle of winter, wouldn’t it be nice to see some fresh and pretty produce? Come hang with us before heading back to the train. Two shows in one night! Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria.
THE GREAT NORTHEAST CHEESE FEST
The inaugural Great Northeast Cheese Fest takes place at Flushing
Town Hall from 6 to 9 p.m.
Artisanal creameries, including Vulto Creamery, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, The Maiden’s Creamery, Cooperstown Cheese Co., and Bovina Valley Farm Creamery will be there showcasing a diverse selection of exquisite artisanal cheeses from nutty sheep’s milk tommes and sharp Cheddars to luscious triple cremes and tangy goat cheeses along with the finest wines and spirits.
All-inclusive $60 tickets entitle guests to unlimited cheese sampling and beverage pairings plus tastings from the chefs. For more information and to buy tickets, visit flushingtownhall.org.
DAY WITH(OUT) ART
The Queens Museum’s Open AIR Artist Services program in Collaboration with Visual AIDS invite you to join them for a screening of “Radiant Presence,” an artist talk by Luna Luis Ortiz, and a Voguing Ball honoring the 26th annual Day With(out) Art in conjunction with Worlds AIDS Day. This event is free and open to the public and takes place from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
HOLIDAY FAIR AND
Over 80 vendors selling various items at great prices. Ample parking in church lot. Kitchen open all day. Raffles. Our Lady of Hope, Eliot Avenue and 71st Street, Middle Village. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LITTLE MAKERS: CORNSTARCH CREATIONS
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New York Hall of Science. Kids and their families use their imaginations to make sculptures with cornstarch packing peanuts and cardboard. Recommended for children 18 months and older. $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission. Members: $5 per family.
HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR
Seven historic sites in Queens invite you to celebrate the holiday season and learn about these NYC Landmark houses and their unique histories. The Kingsland Homestead, Voelker Orth House, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, the Bowne House, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum will each offer special activities, delicious refreshments, and a glimpse at what life was once like during the holidays at this fun-filled annual event. Houses will remain open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information and to buy ticketsflushingtownhall.org/all-events.
HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP
Join us for the D.Webb Designs Year End Pop Up Shop at Sol Dance Center, 30-16 Steinway St., Astoria, from 1 to 4 p.m.
D.Webb designs women’s urban apparel, yoga wear, dance-wear and accessories with a fit for every-body. Our designs are proudly designed and made in Astoria.
Come meet our team, participate in our Instagram raffle with prizes, shop for the holidays and preview our new designs on our beautiful models. We will have Mimosas, coffee & snacks for you. Free.
TREE LIGHTING @ THE QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Live musical performances by The Rough Dozen, photos with Santa (fee required), garden tour, botanical crafts (while supplies last), tree lighting, and blowout sales throughout the day at the QBG Shop! This free event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
SINGLES AND SOCIAL DANCE
There will be music from DJ Andrew Forman, dancing and refreshments. 2 to 6 p.m. $10 per person. 718-459-1000. Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.
ORCHESTRA: BEETHOVEN’S 7TH
SYMPHONY AND MORE!
The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed maestro Dong-hyun Kim, returns to Flushing’s exquisite Mary’s Nativity Church on at 7 p.m. Classics to be performed are Beethoven’s 7th Symphony & Sibelius Violin Concerto featuring soloist Yosub Kim. Admissions is a free-will offering. The church is located at 46-02 Parsons Blvd.
HOLIDAY FAIR AND
Over 80 vendors selling various items at great prices. Event takes place at American Martyrs Church, 79-43 Bell Blvd., Bayside from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ample parking in church lot/kitchen open all day.
The Queens Museum’s Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program and the Social Practice Queens MFA Concentration at Queens College invite you to join artist Caroline Woolard for a presentation and discussion of their work. Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, architecture, and political economy. The talk will take place at Queens College, Klapper Hall, Fine Arts Department Room 672 on the 6th floor from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information visit queensmuseum.org/events.
ELIZABETH CROWLEY’S HOLIDAY PARTY
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley will host a holiday party at her office, 71-19 80th St., Glendale, in the third floor community room, from 4 to 7 p.m. The community is invited. RSVP at (718) 266-3900.