#WeeklyColumn | It’s In Queens! Dec. 20 to Dec. 26
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Cher! Yes, the one-name/one-of-a-kind artist is in the borough. Consider it an early Christmas gift. A second-line parade and something called “wall floor positions” are other big items. Then, there are many educational, enrichment, and entertainment options for children on winter recess.
Dec. 20, AirTrain Jazz Festival, 5 pm. Kevin McNeal and Blues Wing perform jazz with a tinge of soul and blues. AirTrain Jamaica Station, 93-40 Sutphin Blvd.
Dec. 21, A Cher for All Seasons, Dec. 24. Ever since her television debut in the 1960s, Cher has fascinated the world with her one-of-a-kind talent. This series, which began on Dec. 15, shows films starring the one-name-wonder. Remaining schedule: “Moonstruck” on Dec. 21, 7 pm; “Mask (Director’s Cut)” on Dec. 22, 2 pm; “Mermaids” on Dec. 22, 4:30 pm; “The Witches of Eastwick” on Dec. 22, 7 pm; “Moonstruck” on Dec. 23, 2 pm; “Burlesque” on Dec. 23, 4:30 pm; “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” on Dec. 23, 7 pm; and “Mermaids” on Dec. 24, 1 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Dec. 21, Make Music Winter: Queens, noon. Singers, musicians, and dancers of all skill levels join a New Orleans-style second line parade as it marches through the heart of Corona to the Louis Armstrong House Museum at 34-56 107th St. Meet at Corona Plaza, 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
Dec. 21, Wall Floor Positions, Dec. 22. As part of an exhibition, different artists make themselves into minimalist prop sculptures, moving through various poses in relation to the floor and wall. Live performances every house from 1 pm to 5 pm. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City.
Dec. 22, Winter Recess Family Fun, Jan. 1 (except Christmas Day). Children’s movies and activities such as winter-themed special effects, animation, and puppet-making. Muppets, Fraggles, Japanese anime. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Dec. 22, Sting International, Dec. 23. Sting and his Thunder Sound System play dance music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. $20. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.
Dec. 23, Piano Man Unplugged, 3:30 pm. Michael Chimenti does the life and music of Billy Joel. $15. Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th St., Bayside.
Dec. 23, Ornaments of the Season, 1:30 pm. A winter recess workshop for youngsters who want to create decorative ornaments. Plus, storytelling sessions at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. Free. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Dec. 26, Queens Farm Holiday Open House, Dec. 28. Crafts, historic house tours, hot cocoa, mulled cider, and the chance to see steers Jethro and Dexter and alpacas Giorgio and Rocky. Noon to 4 pm on all three days. Free. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks.
Continued from last week
A Christmas Carol, until Dec. 23. For the fifth year in a row, Titan Theatre Company presents the timeless Charles Dickens story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Four remaining shows on Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 at 7:30 pm; Dec. 22 at 2 pm; and Dec. 23 at 4 pm. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Charlie Brown, until Dec. 30. Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang dig below the commercialization and discover the true meaning of Christmas in this play, which features jazz musician Vince Guaraldi and original dance and song numbers. Remaining shows are at 7:30 pm on Dec. 19 through Dec. 23 and Dec. 28 through Dec. 30. There are also matinees at 3 pm on Dec. 22, Dec. 23, Dec. 29, and Dec. 30. $18/$20 at the door. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City.
Image: Make Music Winter
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