LIGHTS & LATKES, Sunnyside Jewish Center, Dec. 1 (see below).
BLACK FRIDAY HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW
If you do not want to spend the day shopping on Black Friday, head over to Rejuvenate for a fun holiday trunk show! The show will take place at Rejuvenate Face and Body at 26-17 23rd. Ave., Astoria, from noon till 7 p.m. For more info or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’ll receive a complimentary makeover, Trilogy skin care gift, and a voucher for 40 percent off any Afterglow mineral eye shadow purchase. For a bonus, you will be entered into a raffle to win a Rejuvenate microdermabrasion treatment, a $115 value. Admission is free.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Be sure to support your local businesses!
BLUE PIPA TRIO
The Blue Pipa Trio will present their interpretations of jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton and Chinese composer Li Jinhui, as well as pieces by Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others at the Forest Hills library. The trio consists of Min Xiao-Fen, who plays the pipa, sanxian and also sings, bassist Dean Johnson and guitarist Steve Salerno. The show is slated to begin at 3 p.m. The library is located at 108-19 71st Avenue.
THE BEAUTY OF KUNQU
Flushing Library will present its fall concert, The Beauty of Kunqu. Artists and students of the Kunqu Society and Workshop will present highlights from Kunqu classics to the general public, displaying the art and beauty of one of the “masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity,” as proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2001. The performance will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and takes place in the lower level auditorium.
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.
LIC FOOD TASTING CRAWL
If you and your family are too tired to cook the Saturday after Thanksgiving, get out to the LIC Food Tasting Crawl by the Long Island City Restaurant Association. The event “Left over for Leftovers” will start at 4 p.m. at Masso, located at 47-25 Vernon Blvd. The cost is $8 per venue. The other restaurants include Sage, Manducatis Rustica, Alobor, Woodbines, Creek and Cave, Wine Bar and Alewife.
HANUKKAH OH HANUKKAH!
Celebrate Hanukkah at Flushing Town Hall with award-winning storyteller Robin Bady. Joined by alternative-rock violinist Deni Bonet, she will share her favorite tales and songs about miracles, menorahs, dreidels and potato latkes. There are two performances during the day; at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for members and children. For more information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.
Bayside Historical Society will host a jazz brunch from noon to 2 p.m. at the Castle at Fort Totten Park in Bayside. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Reservations required. Call (718) 352—1548 or email email@example.com.
NEIGHBORHOOD CHANUKA PARTY
Join the Sunnyside Jewish Center and Young Israel of Sunnyside as they celebrate Chanuka. The “Lights and Latkes” event will take place at 39-40 52nd St., Sunnyside, from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. Regular admission is $10, and the family rate is $25 and $5 for Synagogue members. To RSVP, call (718) 786-4103. For more information visit, www.sunnysideshines.org/events/lights-latkes-presented-sunnyside-jewish-center-young-israel-sunnyside.
The Queens County Farm Museum will host composters day at the museum. You will learn about what happens to food scraps when they are collected at Greenmarket drop-off sites. The Queens Botanical Garden’s staff at the farm will create 10,000 pounds of food scraps with the collected compost. A light snack will be provided but please bring lunch. It will start at 10:30 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m. The museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park.
COMMUNITY HOLIDAY LIGHTING
Join the Bayside Village BID for the annual lighting Hanukkah Menorah, Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene at the Bayside Long Island Railroad. Local clergy, choirs and elected officials will come together at 6 p.m. to kick off the holiday season.
Author Letty Pogrebin will speak at the Central Queens Y about her guidebook on how to be a friend to a person who is sick. Pogrebin offers insight on this issue following her experience of dealing with breast cancer. Many people may not know what to do when they find out a friend is suffering from a serious disease and the author will offer tips and advice on how to deal with that. The talk will begin at 1:30 p.m.
MONTHLY JAZZ CLINIC
Flushing Town Hall will hold a jazz clinic for high school students and up. If you are interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for the clinic at 5 p.m. Stick around for the monthly jazz jam immediately afterwards. To register or more information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“BRIDGING THE GAP”
Meet the Queens visual artists who put together the “Bridging the Gap” exhibit at Queensborough Community College’s Art Gallery. About 50 works from 40 different artists will be on display, showing a variety of art styles and subjects. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. For more information, call (718) 631-6396 or visit http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/artgallery.
Queens College will present “Dance Fusion,” its faculty dance concert, at 7 p.m. in the Goldstein Theatre at Kupferberg Center for the Arts. The performance will display a diversity of ideas, such as rhythm tap, contemporary Chinese folk dance, West African dance, Afro-Brazilian dance and abstract modern dance. Directed by Yin Mei Critchell, it will feature the choreography of Critchell, Marshall Davis, Irenio “Ginga” dos Santos, Carolyn Webb and Edisa Weeks. Tickets are $16 for general admission $10 for seniors and students. The event will repeat on Dec. 6, 7 and 8.
EAT. SHOP. DRINK. LOCAL.
Support local businesses and your neighbors by attending “Eat.Shop.Drink.Local” at The Dog And The Duck, located at 45-20 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. The event is from 6:30 p.m. till 9:30 p.m. For more information visit, www.eatshopdrinklocal.blogspot.com.
HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
Assemblyman David Weprin is hosting a holiday toy drive to benefit the autistic childre n 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.