Kids can explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age with HGTV’s Santa HQ at Queens Center! This holiday, check out the interactive Elf Academy at Santa HQ. You can try on the latest elf looks with Santa’s Magic Mirror, create your very own Elf-ID Card and scan yourself on the Naughty or Nice O’Meter. Plus, new this year, spend less time in line and more time on holiday fun with a Fast Pass.
Sat & Sun, December 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2019
2 sessions: 10:00 am–12:00 pm; 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit with your own handmade evergreen wreath! Make a gorgeous wreath at this popular workshop. No experience necessary. We’ll show you the ropes and provide the materials; you only need to bring garden shears. We’ll have festive tunes, cider, and cookies on hand to keep the mood merry and bright.
The Sacred Music Society of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church (Forest Hills, NY) presents its ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 pm. The Sacred Music Society joins with the Oratorio Society of Queens to perform this concert under the artistic direction of Maestro David Close, Music Director of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs.
The program includes the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah and beloved Christmas carols and holiday favorites. The performance features Jennifer Gliere, soprano, John Easterlin, tenor and Nathan Bahny, bass-baritone with the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.
In the second half of the program, “The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite 1,” a suite of carols of the season from the incomparable team of Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett including “Adeste Fideles” and “Silent Night!” will be performed. The magic of tenor John Easterlin returns from a long engagement in Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera” to bring us, once again, his thrilling “Ten Thousand Joys.” Take a ride in the snow this year and join in fun as we all clap along to Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” an enduring holiday favorite! Lift your voices in song with the entire chorus and orchestra in “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.” “O Holy Night” rounds out our concert that is not to be missed.
UUCQ’s Candlelight Service will be held on Sunday, December 22nd at 4:00pm. This is a celebration of December holidays across the religious and cultural spectrum. The service is filled with music of the season performed by the UUCQ Choir with Music Director Jed Levine, as well as songs sung by the entire audience. The last musical selection will involve everyone singing as each person passes a flame from their candle to another, shrinking the winter darkness. The Reverend Rosemarie Newberry will deliver a message of warmth, joy and renewal that is inclusive of all.
Holiday Open House
Thurs, Fri & Sat, December 26, 27 & 28, 2019
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Warm up by the fireplaces of the decorated 18th century Adriance Farmhouse at this celebrated annual event. Take a tour of this historic landmark and enjoy holiday-inspired kids crafts and mulled cider throughout the afternoon!
On Friday, December 27, Keiko Studios will be hosting the long-awaited Keiko’s Café! Joining us for the night will be our amazing hostess, Cinnamon Brown, accompanied by our featured musician and renowned saxophonist Cleave Guyton! This event invites musicians, vocalists, and more to perform at Keiko Studios from 7PM – 10PM in celebration of the winter festivities! The café gives artists the chance to indulge in impromptu performances with a live jazz house band. It is also a chance for community members to revel among the talent of a wide range of performers.
Tickets for spectators of all ages are $10 each. Entry for all performers is FREE.
Commonpoint Queens and Congregation L’Dor V’Dor – Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center welcome families to attend a Chanukah celebration. Bring light to the dark and build friendships as we light the Chanukah Menorah, share a light meal, play games, and sing songs.
RSVP by December 14 to Leora Ellison at 718-224-0566 ext. 327. Please bring a Kosher non-perishable food item to be donated in the holiday spirit of giving.