Top Ten Weekend Events in Queens

The holiday season is here and Queens is bursting with great holiday events to get you in the spirit.  The Queens Mamas have round up the best events to put a smile on your face and help you spend some quality time with the family this season.

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

This annual Kwanaa celebration features something for the whole family including film screenings, storytelling, live music and dramatic performances.  See the full schedule of activities at Queens Library.

When: December 10, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Langston Hughes Library, Corona


Little Waltzers

Come dance, sing and jam with educational rock bad, The Deedle Deedle Dees, as they celebrate the release of their latest album at the family fun sing-a-long spot, Little Waltzers.  Get all the details at Waltz-Astoria.

When: December 10, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Waltz-Astoria, Astoria


Snowy Evergreen Banners

Kids ages 7 – 12 are invited to create a beautiful snowy evergreen tree banner, enjoy a walk along the Alley Pond nature trails and enjoy a cup of Hot Cocoa.  Registration is required.  Get further details at APEC.

When: December 10, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston


Hands on History, Snowed in at the Manor

Drop-in at any time during this family event to learn all about how the holidays were celebrated in the 19th century, enjoy stories about winter fun and a create-your-own traditional, scented ornament for the tree.  Learn more at King Manor Museum.

When: December 10, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: King Manor Museum, Jamaica


Christmas Eve on Sesame Street Screening

In “Christmas Eve on Sesame Street” Big Bird camps out on his roof to prove to Oscar the Grouch that Santa Claus does, in fact, deliver the presents to every house on Christmas Eve. The episode will be preceded by a compilation of clips from Sesame Street holiday programs. Free with Museum admission. Find out more at Museum of the Moving Image.

When: December 10, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 37th Street at 35th Ave., Astoria

The Claus Family Christmas Spectacular

Families with kids of all ages will love this local theaters annual holiday variety show.  This is the last show so don’t miss it! Visit their facebook page to see great photos and get tickets online at Maggie’s Little Theater.

When: December 10, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Maggie’s Little Theater, Middle Village


Brunch with Santa

Forget braving the long lines at the department store, come meet and eat with Santa, get your pictures taken with the big man himself and enjoy a great meal as kids eat free.  Reservations are required.  See more at Brunch with Santa.

When: December 11, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Bourbon Street, Bayside

The Nutcracker

No holiday season is complete until you have enjoyed this classic ballet that is always sure to charm young audiences and adults alike.  For tickets and show times visit The Nutcracker.

When: December 11, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, Flushing


If You Really Love Polar Bears

Kids ages 6-10 will love this interactive musical play about a boy who loves polar bears and learns how his wasteful habits have had an a profound effect on their environment.  Come early as tickets are first-come, first-serve.  Learn more at If You Really Love Polar Bears.

When: December 11, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Where: New York Hall of Science, Corona


International Holiday Sing-a-Long

Get in the holiday spirit and hear your favorite songs on the season at this old-fashioned holiday sing along.  Get additional information at Holiday Sing-a-Long.

When: December 11, 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

Where: CenterStage, The Queens Center for the Performing Arts


Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg