Step back in time at a local museum, get festive at Citi Field, make your own art for the holidays and do more at these events in Queens.
SATURDAY, DEC. 13
Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course at Rocket Park Mini Golf. In this unique golf course, the New York Hall of Science teaches guests the science of spaceflight. It is open on the weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, plus general NYSCI admission. The NYSCI is located on 47-01 111th St., Flushing. For more information visit nysci.org/rocket-park-mini-golf or call 718-699-0005.
King Manor decks its halls for the winter! Join for a special holiday tour of the museum and learn how the King family celebrates the season. Create your own traditional winter and holiday decorations. Admission is free and the event, “Hands-on History: Deck the Halls,” is from noon to 3 p.m. The museum is located at 150-03 Jamaica Ave. For more information, visit www.kingmanor.org/events or call 718-206-0545.
Join the Kupferberg Center for the Arts for “Handel’s Messiah,” their 74th Annual Winter Concert by the Queens College Choral Society. The center is located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd and admission is $20 but $5 for those with a Queens College ID. The concert commences at 7:30 p.m. Visit http://kupferbergcenter.org/events/handels-messaih/#.VIIDETHF_pB to purchase tickets online.
The New York Mets and Metropolitan Hospitality will host the first Winter Fest at Citi Field. There will be family fun activities including winter arts and crafts, mascot appearances, a meet and greet with Santa, cookie decorating, fan photo opportunities and holiday caroling. Festive food and beverages will be sold, including a specialty eggnog and winter beer. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Free parking is available in Lot G for ticket-holders. Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. For more information please call 718-507-8499. The event is from one to 5 p.m.
Big CrodEnt and SixCentz are hosting a toy drive to benefit the pediatrics department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Dec. 13 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Dec. 14. The event will feature live performances by Amy Tori, Stacey Parris, Lillian Grey, Julio Mena and Ty Bless, among others. Actor Richard Castellano, of “Analyze This” fame, will be present. Attendees are requested to either bring a toy or donate $10. Mi Candela, 31-31 Steinway St.
SUNDAY, DEC. 14
Queens College alumnus, Alex Schirling, teams up with Erick Urgiles and Classical Singers Career Development Club in a performance full of holiday spirit. The event, “Classical Singers Holiday Concert Jam,” will begin at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for members and students. The concert is held at Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
“Fertile Ground,” the uncurated series return with Cedan Dance Company, Chandler Dance, danceETHOS Performance Company, In Noon Dance, Monteleone Dance Collective and N^2 Dance. The performance is held at the Green Space Studio Theater at 37-24 24th St., between 37th and 38th avenues. For more information please visit greenspacestudio.org or call 718-956-3037. Performance begins at 7 p.m. and ticket price is $10 for the general audience.
The Francesco Vezzoli: Teatro Romano exhibit shows a restored series of Roman busts that were initially created in the first and second centuries. For the exhibit, Francesco Vezzoli collaborated with a team of archaeologists, conservatory and polychrome specialists to paint, and bring back to life, five ancient Roman busts in the way in which they would originally have been decorated. The exhibit is open from noon to 6 p.m., and located in MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. There is a suggested donation of $10, and $5 for students and seniors.
Come create winter-themed pendants that can be attached to key chains or necklaces with Queens Botanical Garden at Skyview Center. Admission is free and the event, “Queens Botanical Garden Holiday – Winter Pendants,” is from 2 to 4 p.m. The center is located at 40-24 College Point Blvd. Please visit www.shopskyviewcenter.com/events or call 718-460-2000 for more information about the event.
Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa with an art-making workshop and storytelling. Storyteller Robin Bady will share her favorite stories of miracles, menorahs and dreidels with Timothy Bellavia. Create beautiful Christmas wreaths using up-cycled fabrics and ribbons that will be donated to local senior centers in Queens. Admission is free, but you must RSVP by visiting www.flushingtownhall.org or calling 718-463-7700. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd., and the event will commence at 1 p.m.
The Sacred Music Society of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs present their Annual Christmas Concert. The Sacred Music Society joins with the Oratorio Society of Queens to perform this concert under artistic direction of Maestro David Close. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The concert begins at 4 p.m. and is located at 110-06 Queens Blvd. For more information please call 718-268-6251 or visit http://ourladyqueenofmartyrs.org/annual-christmas-concert.
The Queens World Film Festival is screening the documentary Little House that Could at The Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. The film tells the story of Patricia Field, an Emmy Award-winning stylist of Sex and the City fame, who has spent several years working with gay teenagers, transsexuals, drag queens and others Mwho are forced into being outliers by a society that doesn’t understand them. The screening is free and begins at 8 p.m. at 53 Christopher St.
MONDAY, DEC. 15
In The Little Things Could Be Dearer, four artists attempt to heighten awareness of the significance of physical and emotional relations. Guests are invited to embrace emotions that go beyond the new age of digital communication, in an exhibit that complicates the affective space of sensations, thoughts and feelings that cluster together to produce emotion in the first place. The exhibit is located in MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. For more information, visit momaps1.org/exhibitions.
Do you know how to market your business in this digital age? If not, or if you’re interested, come to “How to Market Your Business on Social Media and Search Engines” at the NYC Business Solutions Queens Center at 168-25 Jamaica Ave. Registration is free and the event is from 3 to 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 16
Children ages 1 to 6 can learn about technology as they slide and seesaw, romp in sand pits, climb a giant spider web, wind their way around big trees, play with fog machines, etc. in the New York Hall of Science’s Science Playground. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and is located on 47-01 111th St. For more information, visit nysci.org.
Earn your OSHA 10 card for the bargain price of only $125 at the “OSHA 10 Construction Safety Class” held at the NYST Queens Training Center at 29-85 Northern Blvd. You cannot work on a major construction site in New York City without the OSHA card. The class is from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Expert OSHA Outreach Trainer David Rogers has more than three decades of construction and safety industry experience and expertise. Ask about discount pricing for U.S. military veterans. Visit eventbrite.com to register.
“Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym,” is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. The event is for adults and seniors and is located at the Al Oerter Recreation Center at 131-40 Fowler Ave. You must be a member of NYC Parks to participate. For more information contact email@example.com or 718-353-7853. The sport is from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17
Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in “The Poet in You,” a teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers must call Mail a Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers. The event is located at the Queens Village Library and is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The library is located at 94-11 217 St.
Come to the “Holiday Networking Event” presented by The Young Adults of the Chian Federation “Neolia” today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Young Adults of the Chian Federation “Neolia” promotes Greek culture and heritage. Meet new people or exchange business cards. You must RSVP and admission is paid at the door. The event is held at Cávo at 42-18 31st Ave.
The Museum of Moving Image is continuing their Behind the Screen core exhibit this week, where you can insert your voice into part of the Wizard of Oz, make a short animated film and email it to yourself, view artifacts from films, and more! The exhibit immerses guests into the many dimensions of film, television and the moving image as whole. The museum is located in Astoria, 36-01 35th Ave., and is open today from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission price is $12, $9 for seniors and students, $6 for children (3-12). For more information visit movingimage.us or call 718-777-6888.
Go to a workshop presented by NYC Parent Academy to learn how to be an effective parent. The workshop is held at P.S. 102 Bayview at 55-24 Van Horn St. and will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free, but you must RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-an-effectve-parent-workshop-tickets-14130614047?aff=es2&rank=197
THURSDAY, DEC. 18
Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy fingerplays at the Queens Village Library at 94-11 217 St. The event is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and registration is not required.
MoMA PS1 and Bob and Roberta Smith invite you to throw your art away in their exhibit – Art Amnesty. Essentially, Bob and Roberta Smith are issuing a call to artists, offering an opportunity for artists to dispose of artwork at MoMA PS1. Those who wish to exhibit their work one final time before it is destroyed may bring their art to the 2nd Floor Main Galleries, where museum staff will install it for public view. The museum is open from noon to 6 p.m. and located on 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. There is a suggested donation of $10 and $5 for seniors and students. For more information, visit momaps1.org/exhibitions.