What to do this weekend in Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

Saturday, December 7

Bay Terrace Jewish Center presents, “Cabaret Night.” Cabaret Night features Theatre by the Bay’s leading lady, Jean Ann Kump, and singing impressionist Barry Feterman. It will be an evening of music, comedy and dancing in an intimate, seated cabaret setting. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bottle of wine. Tickets are $22 per person in advance and $25 at the door. For those who reserve a table of eight to 10, tickets cost $20 per person. This event begins at 8 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center at 13-00 209th Street in Bayside. For reservations and more information, call 718-428-6363.

The Queens Museum of Art presents “Poets in the Galleries: Charles Bernstein and Susan Bee Explore Queens International 2013.” The Poets in the Galleries series is a program geared towards exploration and discussion. Join the poets for interactive readings and take the opportunity to learn from the poets’ presentation. The Queens Museum is located in the NYC Building in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. For more information, call 718-592-9700.

Temple Beth Sholom, located at 171-39 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, is having its highly anticipated annual bazaar. There will be antiques, more than 40,000 used books, records, paintings and new merchandise of all kinds, including holiday shop, toys, housewares, clothing, yarn, jewelry and cosmetics. Food court and snack bar available. Saturday December 7, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, December 8, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and “sell-out day,” Monday, December 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Queens International 2013: Queens World Film Festival joins the Queens Museum’s program with films from Taiwan, Italy, Wales and Iran, along with some from local filmmakers. $4-$8. At the Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. For more information, call 718-592-9700.

Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8

Make a beautiful wreath at the Queens County Farm Museum’s wreath making workshop. All materials will be provided; participants need only bring a garden shear. The workshops will be held at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Advance payment is required. To register and to pay the $20 fee call 718-347-3276 ext 301. The Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks.

Sunday, December 8

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts presents “Holiday Pops” with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. The Holiday Pops concert captures the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charm of New England. Don’t miss new arrangements of seasonal favorites. Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance. Kick off the holiday season with song and cheer! Tickets are $50-$120. Order online or call the box office, 718-793-8080 for tickets. The Colden Auditorium is located at Reeves Avenue and the Horace Harding Service Road in Flushing.

The Waltz Astoria presents a bright, up-and-coming singer from Northern California, “Nicole!” She will cover the popular music of today and the classic tunes from yester-year. The performance will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is an $8 cover charge and a one drink minimum. The Waltz Astoria is located at 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria. For more information, call 718-956-8742.

The Queens Botanical Garden invites you to an afternoon of family fun, crafts, live music and holiday magic from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.! Santa Claus will be dropping by.The photograph fee starts at $10. Individuals must be on line by 4 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. take a tour of the winter garden. To put a splendid close to the holiday festivities, the tree lighting ceremony and sing-along will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Garden admission is free. The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. For more information, call 718-886-3800.

Holiday Pops with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra: America’s beloved orchestra will perform its signature” Sleigh Ride,” holiday classics and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. At 7:30 pm. At the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing.

Saturdays and Sundays through December 22

The holiday season is upon us and  LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market has all of your gift-giving needs under one roof. The new holiday market will begin on Saturday, December 7 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., located inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue.

Through Dec.22

Oliver! The Musical”: A refreshed version of this theater classic, presented in a contemporary Steampunk style with echoes of the darker Charles Dickens original and all the twists at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.


Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.