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Film

The Princess Bride — A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other.

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

The Muppet Christmas Carol — The Dickens classic is recast with Muppets, including Gonzo as Charles Dickens, Kermit at Bob Cratchit, and Fozzie Bear as Fozziewig. This faithful adaptation is as full of Christmas spirit as the original.

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Events

Tinker Fest and Holiday Tree Lighting — The home of inventor and son of fugitive slaves, Latimer House Museum invites the community to participate in its annual holiday event.

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

Contact: (718) 961-8585

Holiday Cookies and Crafts — Stop by the Castle for a walk-in workshop. Families are invited to craft delightful decorations celebrating the winter season. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served, and Santa will be making a guest appearance.

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bayside Historical Society

Cost: $5 per child; $15 maximum per family

Contact: (718) 352-1548

Ninth Annual Jackson Heights Winter Caroling Stroll — Continue the tradition and join the group of the 9th Annual Jackson Heights Winter Caroling Stroll. Santa hats and seasonal costumes are welcomed and encourages. Bring a well-protected candle, lantern or flashlight to guide your way. Acoustic instruments and jingle bells are needed. Dress warmly.

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.

Where: Meet in front of Cassidy’s Ale House

Contact: www.facebook.com/events/1426636640904001

Chanukah Festival — Celebrate the Festival of Lights with inflatables, games, arts and crafts, face painting, science experiments and more. Snacks will be for sale. Every child receives a holiday surprise.

When: Sunday, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Central Queens Y, Forest Hills

Contact: (718) 268-5011

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens Candlelight Service — Celebrate December holidays across the religious and cultural spectrum. Listen to music of the season, performed by the UUCQ Choir with Music Director Jed Levine, and join in with congregational singing. The last musical selection will involve everyone singing as each person passes a flame from their candle to another. Rev. James Macomber will deliver a message of warmth, joy and renewal that is inclusive of all.

When: Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens

Contact: (718) 353-3860

Website: www.uucq.org

Music

Queens College Choral Society Concert — The group will perform Mozart’s “Requiem” and “1001 Voices: A Symphony for a New America” in concert, conducted by director James John.

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m.

Where: Queens College (Colden Auditorium)

Cost: $20

Contact: (718) 793-8080

Website: www.kupferbergcenter.org.

Oratorio Society of Queens Holiday Concert — The Oratorio Society of Queens performs selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Hanukkah songs. OSQ will perform with its 125-plus member chorus under the direction of Maestro David Close with featured soloists Jennifer Gliere, soprano; Byron Singleton, tenor; Vaughn Fritts, bass-baritone; guest artist Cantor Jerry Korobow; and OSQ’s orchestra, the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.

When: Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m.

Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Cost: $35 advance sale; $40 day of; $30 for seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $10 for children 12 and under (accompanied by an adult)

Contact: (718) 279-3006

Classical Christmas — Presented by the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, the new concert series debuts with Christmas carols such as “O Holy Night,” “Brandenburg Concerto No. 4,” and more.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m.

Where: Moakyang Presbyterian Church, Whitestone

Contact: (646) 957-1241

Cost: Free

Posted 12:00 am, December 15, 2017
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