Events In Queens For Jan. 2-8


Little Makers: Creative Circuitry, New York Hall of Science, 1/5 (see below).


Fitness expert Nikki Lopez will host a Pranayama Workshop. The event will teach people how to increase awareness through practicing classic yoga techniques. The exercise intends to strengthen your respiratory and soothe your nervous system. The event will take place at BambooMoves at 107-40 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills. It begins at 2:30 p.m. and finishes at 4:30 p.m. It costs $20 for the class.

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The Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City will present the movie “Pineapple Express” as part of its classic movie series at 1 and 3 p.m. Come watch the movie on the club’s 125-inch screen while enjoying food and beverages. The Laughing Devil is located at 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. For information, visit

To start off the New Year, climb on board and get ready for adventure in The Secret Theatre’s new children’s musical, “Pirate Pete’s Parrot.” In the tradition of the first popular show produced in the 1700s, Pirate Pete’s Parrot promises music, mischief and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults. Pete embarks on a journey complete with songs, sword fights, and plenty of audience interaction, writer and star, Richard Mazda said. The theater is located at 44-02 23rd St., LIC. The play starts at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 and for children it is $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit



“Living On The Border: Taiwanese Video Works” is this week’s entry in the Queens International biennial series at The Queens Museum. Taking place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the exhibit will show a group of short films from Taiwanese artists. Among those features are “Escape From North Korea” by Chang Chien-Chi, “The Route” by Chen Chieh-jen, “Marshal Tie Jia- Turtle Island” by Hsu Chia-Wei, “The Center of the World” by Jun Yang and “Ventriloquists: Liang Mei-Lang” by Yu Cheng-Ta. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.



Take a candlelight tour of the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood. It’s a special evening featuring music and refreshments. It runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Onderdonk House is located at 1820 Flushing Ave. in Ridgewood. For information, call (718) 456-1776.

The New York Hall of Science will present “Creative Circuitry,” the latest workshop in the Little Makers series. Attendees will explore conductivity using everyday materials in thrilling experiments. They will use copper tape, LEDs, paper and cardboard to make your own light-up creation. There is an $8 materials fee, with paid general admission. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St. For more information, call (718) 699-0005.

Chairman Will Dionisio, of Atomic Fuel Oil Company and Kiwanis Astoria-Long Island City, has organized and executed two community service events this Thanksgiving season. One of which is the Turkey Voucher program — an annual program where Kiwanis donates 130+ 12 lb. turkeys to local charity organizations. They also helped the community this season with an Annual Food Drive program in which they collected non-perishables for the underprivileged. The giving will continue past the holidays till Jan. 5. For more information, visit


The Forest Hills Library will host a Tuesday afternoon event called “Tuesday Crafternoons.” Children ages five and older will do arts and crafts, which will allow them to explore their creative side and socialize with their neighbors at the same time. The event will run from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The library is located at 108-19 71st Ave. in Forest Hills.

The Bayside-based book group will hold a discussion about “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt at the Barnes and Noble in Bay Terrace at 7 p.m. The novel is about a 13-year-old New Yorker who survives an accident that kills his mother. He is taken in by a wealthy friend, but has trouble adjusting to his new life, his schoolmates and his longing for his mother. A small painting that reminds him of her draws him into the underworld of art. The Barnes and Noble is located at Bay Terrace S.C., 23-80 Bell Blvd.


Flushing Town Hall will hold its monthly jazz clinic and jazz jamming session at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. The clinic is for high school students or older, where they can learn arrangements and curriculum from the Queens Jazz Overground. Free Metro Cards and free admission to the jam session are provided. The jazz jam is open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz and music educators. It costs $10 for general admission, but is free for performers, students and members. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Bell Bottom Blues, an Eric Clapton tribute band, will play Resorts World Casino. The band will cover Clapton classics such as “Motherless Children,” “Cocaine” and “Crossroads.” The show will begin at 8 p.m. Resorts World is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, in South Ozone Park.


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The New York Mets and the New York Blood Center will host a winter blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Caesers Club at Citi Field. Fans donating blood will receive a pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April. Season ticket holders who give blood will receive a 20 percent discount on one regular price item.

Theatre Box will hold auditions at 7:30 p.m. for its production of “The Dining Room.” The tryouts will take place in the parlor of the church at 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park. The play has around 50 different characters and only one set. It is prop- and costume-heavy. Besides the many acting positions that are open, Theatre Box is also looking for a stage manager, property master/mistress and costume master/mistress. There will be additional auditions at the same time on Jan. 10 and Jan. 14. For more information, please call (917) 863-6577 or email

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