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Craft Night — Upcycle some old materials at this fun craft night. Build little hotels for bugs to spend the winter in at this workshop by GreenThumb. THose interested are asked to RSVP at growtolearn.org/event/bug-hotels-w.
When: Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Material for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Blvd. 3rd Floor, Long Island City
Cost: Free

Poetry Celebration — Interested in celebrating the poetry of fellow Queens residents? Head to The Local NY to meet the six poets and writers featured in the new issue. This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
When: Thursday, Dec. 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Local NY, 13-02 44th Ave., Long Island City
Cost: Free to attend

Festive Holiday Wreaths — Join the Queens Botanical Garden to create festive holiday wreaths and to learn about different types of conifer plants. All materials needed for wreath construction are provided. Register online at the QBG Eventbrite page.
When: Friday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Cost: $20; $18 for members

Feminerdy Book Club — Are you a nerdy feminist who likes to read? Come to the Feminerdy Book Club at the Astoria Bookshop! This month they will be discussing the book “Dragon Prince.”
When: Friday, Dec. 7, from 1 p.m .to 2 p.m.
Where: Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St., Astoria
Cost: Free

The Rainbow Fish — Come to Flushing Town Hall to enjoy the puppet production of “The Rainbow Fish,” based off the award-winning book series. “The Rainbow Fish,” originally playing in Nova Scotia, features uplifting and enchanting stories from the children’s book series. Tickets can be purchased on the Flushing Town Hall website.
When: Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2:15 p.m.
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Cost: $14; $10 for members; $8 for children; free for teens

Annual Dinner Party — Join the Bayside Historical Society to celebrate the holidays at its annual dinner party! There will be cocktails, food, dancing, music, raffles and a 50/50. Reservations are required.
When: Saturday, Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Cost: $85; $75 for members

Evening of Laughter — The Queens Performing Arts Center is hosting popular comics Mike Marino, Richie Byrne and Gary DeLena for an evening of laughter. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
When: Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m.
Where: Queens Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
Cost: $50

Silent Disco — Break out your ugly Christmas sweater and come to a silent disco at Katch Astoria. Admission to this ugly sweater party includes a pair of quiet clubbing headphones to jam to your choice of three live DJs all night long.
When: Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave., Astoria
Cost: $5

Live Nativity — Celebrate Christmas by watching a live nativity. This fun event features people and animals acting out the first Christmas. Photo opportunities will be available, and hot chocolate will be served.
When: Sunday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St., Long Island City.
Cost: Free

Visit Santa — Come visit Santa in Astoria. Children will be able to take photos with Santa, and partake in balloon art and face painting. Caroling group Songful Artists will also be present, strolling up and down Steinway Street singing and ushering in holiday cheer.
When: Sunday, Dec. 9, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sol Dance Center, 30-16 Steinway St., Astoria

Holiday Market — Enjoy some holiday shopping at the Flushing Town Hall Holiday Market. Artists and crafters from Queens will be selling everything from jewelry and clothing to paintings and paper goods.
When: Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 37-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Cost: Free to attend

Hanukkah Concert — Celebrate Hanukkah with a concert at the Rego Park Jewish Center. The performance features Avram Pengas, guitarist and bouzouki virtuoso, and will include Israeli, Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Yiddish songs. Traditional latkes and applesauce will be served.
When: Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.
Where: Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
Cost: $20

Ecuadorian Youth Orchestra — Enjoy a concert by the Ecuadorian Youth Orchestra. They will be performing much from across the Americas including Gershwin, Cardenas and Piazzolla.
When: Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
Cost: $10; free for members, students and teens

Queensboro Symphony Chamber Music Society — The Queensboro Symphony Chamber Music Society will return to St. Ann’s Church. This concert will feature members of the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s String Quartet No. 17 “The Hunt” and Tchaikovsky’s string Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence.”
When: Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.
Where: St Ann’s Church, 58-02 146th St., Flushing
Cost: Free

Monday Afternoon Movie — Come to the Queens Library for a Monday afternoon movie showing of the 2018 documentary about Mr. Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
When: Monday, Dec. 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Bellerose branch of Queens Library, 250-06 Hillside Ave.
Cost: Free

Visual Composition Workshop — Create patterns and learn fundamental concepts of visual composition by using line, color, texture and shape in this workshop held by the Queens Museum. To register, email ggaraycochea@queensmuseum.org.
When: Monday, Dec. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: PS 14, 10701 Otis Ave,. Flushing

Meet the Author — Come meet a local author and learn about his life. Jack Merlis will be discussing his memoir, “And They Never Heard Me Sing,” about growing up in Brooklyn during the Depression with deaf parents. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Hillcrest branch of the Queens Library, 187-05 Union Tpke., Flushing
Cost: Free

Yellow Tape: A True Crime Trivia Show — Do you love crime shows? Test your knowledge at Yellow Tape: A True Crime Trivia Show! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Innocence Project.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
Cost: $7

Black Panther — Do you like Marvel movies? Come the Queens Library to watch “Black Panther.”
When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
Cost: Free

Posted 12:00 am, December 6, 2018
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