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Film

The LEGO Batman Movie — Batman must face the villains of Gotham City again, but this time with his new sidekick Robin and fellow caped-crusader Batgirl, along with his ally Commissioner Barbara Gordon. This lively animated movie combines our favorite Gotham City characters with the LEGO toy universe, for hilarious superhero fun.

When: Friday, Dec. 29, Saturday, Dec. 30, Sunday, Dec. 31, Monday, Jan. 1, at 11 a.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Jim Henson’s The Christmas Toy / The Bells of Fraggle Rock — Before “Toy Story,” there was Jim Henson’s “The Christmas Toy.” In this ABC holiday special, a group of toys comes to life whenever their owner, Jamie, leaves the room. Last year’s favorite gift, Rugby Tiger (Dave Goelz), is nervous about the arrival of a new toy and plans to sneak under the Christmas tree so he can once again be a new gift. In “The Bells of Fraggle Rock,” Cantus arrives for the Festival of the Bells and Gobo sets out on an adventure—to find out if the mythical Great Bell of Fraggle Rock is really real.

When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 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

Lady Bird — Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, “Lady Bird” is a sharply funny and uniquely moving look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the life-defining complications of home.

When: Monday, Jan. 1, at 4 p.m.

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

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Events

Spelling Bee Club — Stop by for fun word games and challenges and get ready for the Spelling Bee. All school age kids welcome.

When: Friday, Dec. 29, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Where: Queens Library, Long Island City

Contact: www.queenslibrary.org/event/spelling-bee-club

Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour at Eclectic Props — Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of Eclectic / Encore Props, New York City’s largest collections of antiques, furniture, and accessories for rent on the East Coast.

When: Friday, Dec. 29, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Eclectic/Encore Properties, 47-51 33rd St., Long Island City

Cost: $29 Early Bird Admission, $35 General Admission

Contact: www.longislandcityqueens.com/experience-lic/events/exclusive-behind-the-scenes-tour-eclectic-props-largest-nyc-prop-company

Kwanzaa Celebration — Come out and celebrate Kwanzaa, shop at the Kwanzaa Marketplace where you can buy art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, and food. Enjoy a full day of craft workshops, live music, dance and spoken word performances.

When: Saturday, Dec. 30, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Queens Library, Long Island City

Contact: www.queenslibrary.org/event/kwanzaa-celebration

Pre-New Years Eve Concert — The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra will ring in the new yearin classic style with Greig’s delightful “Holberg Suite,” Wagner’s voluptuous “Siegfried Idyll,” and J.S. Bach’s “Heavenly Concerto.”

When: Saturday, Dec. 30, at 8 p.m.

Where: Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Pasons Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: www.facebook.com/Queensboro SymphonyOrchestra

New Years Day Hike Light — Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On the hike, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

When: Monday, Jan. 1, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 pm.

Where: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue in Kissena Park

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 352-1769

Posted 12:00 am, December 29, 2017
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