SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (see below)
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
A family-friendly musical based on the animated television special of the same name. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and friends dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas.
Through Dec. 30. (7 p.m. every night except for a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 24 and no show on Dec. 25) $18 ($20 at the door)/$12. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2gU0Ivh.
Santa Photos At the Shops at Atlas Park
Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home next to Toys “R” Us. Reservations available, but not required! Through Dec. 23. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Break: 3 to 4 p.m.) All photo pricing: $34.99 – Receive: (2) 5×7, (4) 4×6, (16) wallet size and digital download of your photos & reserved place in line.
“Nostalgia for the Light”
Chilean documentarian Patricio Guzman travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the Atacama Desert, where astronomers observe the stars. The blistering Atacama sun keeps human remains intact, from Pre-Columbian mummies to the political prisoners “disappeared” by the Chilean army after the 1973 military coup. $12. 7:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2hAuMjk.
A heartbroken Christmas-tree salesman returns to NYC to put his past behind him. Living in a seasonal trailer and working the night shift, his mood continually darkens until he saves a mysterious woman who is passed out on a park bench. $12. 2 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2hABh5U.
App Design 101
Participants learn the fundamentals of app design and useful applications such as product design, animation, and medicine. (Suggested for third through fifth grades.) $85. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2h2o8le.
Holiday Open House
Tour the decorated, 1772 Adriance Farmhouse with seasonal crafts, a Victorian tree, and freshly mulled cider. Free. through Dec. 28. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks, http://bit.ly/2cScYMr.
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
Daily matinees of the Japanese anime “Kubo and the Two Strings” accompanied by Winter Warrior family workshops, except on Dec. 25, when the museum is closed. Times vary, but the movie and workshops usually take place at around noon. Through Jan. 2, 2017. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2hMTWvO.
Queens Menorah Motorcade
Starting at 4 p.m. from Chabad Lubavitch Yeshiva of Queens, a Motorcade of 75 cars & motor homes with signs and Electronic Menorahs attached on them, celebrating the holiday of Chanukah, parading through some main streets of western Queens (among them: Woodhaven Blvd., 108th St., Main St., Union Tpke., Queens Blvd.) escorted by the 112th & 107th Precincts and will be ending at Federoff Triangle (on Queens Blvd.) with a community Grand Menorah Lighting at 6 p.m., directed by Chabad Rabbi of Rego Park, Rabbi Eli Blokh.
Peace Table Open Call for Submissions
Queens Museum hosts an afternoon of readings on peace and inclusion on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 5 p.m. To participate, click here http://bit.ly/2hLVBzf.
Menorah Lighting Celebration
The Shops At Atlas Park ask that you join them as we celebrate the holiday season with the lighting of their nine foot menorah located on Market Plaza (near HomeGoods). 6 to 6:30 p.m. 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale. For more info call (718) 326-3300.
Gingerbread House Workshop with Victorian Crafts and Cocoa
Decorate mini-gingerbread houses and cookies to take home. Enjoy a cup of cocoa, stay for a reading of “Hansel and Gretel” and tour the museum, which is dressed in a German style for the holidays. $5/$8 per family. 11 a.m. Voelker Orth Museum, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.
Learn about physical and behavioral adaptations that forest mammals, birds, and reptiles make to survive the winter cold. $24. 10 a.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2h4brrR.
Winter Break and Family WorkShops
Children (ages 5-12) and their adult companions explore different works on view through hands-on art-making activities. This week takes a close look at the exhibition Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix. Youngsters create maps using routes as inspiration. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2h3T7PD.
GingerBread Lane House-Making Workshops
Participants receive a kit of the materials that chef/artist Jon Lovitch used to create GingerBread Lane, which is on display. $10. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Dec. 29, 1 p.m.) New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2hMNtkC.
Continuing From Last Week:
Festival An Koulè
Twenty established and emerging Haitian artists — many of them Queens locals — display their works at the Cambria Heights, Rochdale Village, St. Albans, and South Hollis libraries. Until Dec. 31. http://bit.ly/2fWtiwC.
A 500-square-foot mini-metropolis with more than 1,000 houses bridges, stores, trees, trains, and other structures made of gingerbread, royal icing, and candy. Until Jan. 15, 2017. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2eFMEra.