Top 10 Events for This Weekend: December 17th & 18th

Oh there’s no place like Queens for the holidays! The Queens Mamas round up the best of the borough for you to take advantage of all the fabulous events going on around town this weekend.




Art for Tots: You, Me, You, Me: Patterns and Paint

Children ages 2-4 will learn how to use paint to create varying patterns at this Art for Tots program.  Pre-registration is required. Register at Noguchi Museum.

When: December 17, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Noguchi Museum, Long Island City


Annual Winter Caroling Walk

Tis the season for keeping the kids up late for caroling.  Songs of all faiths and languages will be included as part of this festive walk through Jackson Heights.  Small instruments are welcomed.  Bring some candles/flashlights. For the meeting place and more details visit Jackson Heights Life.

When: December 17, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at Dante’s Shopping Center, Jackson Heights


An Evening with the Stars, Astronomy Programs

Kids ages 7-12 and parents and invited to join Astronomer Mark Freilich as he takes you through the wonders of the skies.  Bring your own telescopes to see Sirius, Saturn, the Big Dipper and more!  Learn more at Astronomy.

When: December 17, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, Little Neck


Winter Solstice Celebration and Holiday Marketplace

Join the Winter Solice Celebration at the beautiful Botanical Gardens for a day filled with children’s crafts, live music, storytelling and a garden walk.  Parents will also be able to squeeze in some last minute holiday shopping at the the QBG store.  For details visit Queens Botanical Gardens.

When: December 18, 11a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing


Chanukah Festival and Crafts Fair

Celebrate Chanukah at the Queens Central Y with great kids activities including Bakers & Shakers cooking, face painting, dredelmania and more!  See details for the entire schedule of fair activities at Chanukah Festival.

When: December 18, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Central Queens Y, Forest Hills


Drop-in Family Workshop, SNOW!

Inspired by the museum’s world famous Panorama of the City of New York, kids are welcomed to create artwork imagines of NYC as it appears when completely covered in snow. Get in on the fun at Snow!

When: December 18, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park


A Hanukkah Celebration with Louie Miranda

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to join singer, songwriter and storyteller Louie Miranda and his band and they give a live musical performance about the story of Hanukkah.  Kids will also enjoy a Star of David craft to take home.  To purchase tickets, visit Flushing Town Hall.

When: December 18, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Flushing Town Hall


The Muppet Christmas Carol

Get parents and kids alike into the holiday spirit with this Dickens classic as told through the eyes of your favorite Muppets!  Learn more at The Muppet Christmas Carol.

When: December 17 & 18, 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria


It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Celebrate the season with the heart-warming holiday classic re-imagined as a live 1940′s radio broadcast. Five actors bring George Bailey and the townspeople of Bedofrd Falls to life, playing dizens of characters and performing all the sound effects, just as they did during the golden age of radio.
Tickets: $39-44. For tickets, click here.

When: December 17 & 18, 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Free Sunday Concert & Musical Workshop Series

Center Stage performers will be delighting us during this series with a different theme every week. This Sunday is a Holiday Piano Concert.

When: December 18, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Sky View Center, Level D, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing



Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg