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WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO IN QUEENS
THURSDAY, DEC. 9
Newtown Literary Issue #18 Launch
and Reading: Join the Newtown Literary
Alliance for their fi rst in-person
event in 21 months. They will be launching
their 18th issue, with readers including
Amanda Lan Chu, Francisco Delgado
and T. Jahan. The event will be hosted by
poetry editor Sokunthary Svay.
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Queensboro, 80-02
Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights
Cost: $5 for only admission; $10 for
admission and copy of the issue
Thursday Night Jazz: Live jazz music
is being held at the Jamaica Center for
Arts and Learning. A weekly event, this
night of jazz music will feature Gabriel
Chakarji, a Latin Grammy Award nominee
pianist and composer.
When: 8 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jamaica Center for Arts and
Learning (JCAL), 161-4 Jamaica Ave.,
FRIDAY, DEC. 10
World AIDS Day Recognition:
World Aids Day was fi rst observed on
Dec. 1, 1988. Today, this day is recognized
yearly in recognition of public health
and disease awareness. The AIDS Center
of Queens County is holding this event,
which will feature performances, a
candlelight vigil and free HIV testing.
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Jamaica Performing Arts
Center (JPAC), 153-10 Jamaica Ave.,
Santa Experience: Danielle Efres
Real Estate is presenting a “complimentary
Santa experience” to thank those
who chose to work with them and those
who referred them throughout the
years. Santa will be visiting, photos can
be taken and a small gift will be given as
a token of appreciation.
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 7535 31st Ave., Jackson
SATURDAY, DEC. 11
Holiday Market Fundraiser:
Support local makers in Queens and
the Lifeline Grocery Initiative — a
food equity initiative that provides
nutrient-dense grocery packages to
families across Queens — at this market
fundraiser. There will be local vendors
selling food, jewelry, clothing and more.
Proceeds from all food sales and vendor
support goes towards the Lifeline Grocery
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 49-05 Fift h St., Long Island
Cost: $15 for individual ticket; $25 for
Winter Open House: The Vander-
Ende Onderdonk House is providing
free entry to their museum and grounds
this weekend, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. Come
check out their winter decorations and
go on a self-guided tour.
When: Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: The Vander-Ende Onderdonk
House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood
SUNDAY, DEC. 12
Holiday House at the Museum : The
Voelker Orth Museum, which hosts a
bird sanctuary and victorian garden, is
hosting its traditional December event.
Dressing the museum for the holidays,
there will be live sing-along and medley
performances, with hot cider and a
cookie sampler available. There is also
a virtual “Holly Tour Tradition.”
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Voelker Orth Museum, 14919
38th Ave., Flushing
MONDAY, DEC. 13
GOP Holiday Party: The Republican
Party is hosting a holiday dinner
in Queens. Joann Ariola, the Queens
GOP chairwoman, is hosting the dinner,
which includes a hot buff et, beer,
wine, soda and dessert bar.
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper
Blvd. South, Middle Village
Cost: $100 in advance
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Holiday Drag Bingo: Enjoy six
rounds of bingo for the chance to win
prizes at this holiday-themed Drag
Bingo. Bingo cards will be provided,
with entertainment being provided
by drag queen The Sparkle Monster.
When: 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown
TUESDAY, DEC. 14
New York Irish Center Christmas
Showcase: The New York Irish Center
is showcasing the diff erent classes
that they host at an end-of-the-year
holiday show. Performances will
include dancing, music, choral singing
and more. Refreshments will be
When: 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: New York Irish Center, 1040
Jackson Ave., Long Island City
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“Elf” Trivia: Think you know the
holiday classic “Elf”? Play solo or bring
a team to “Elf” trivia, where there will
be fi ve rounds of trivia focusing on the
family-favorite fi lm.
When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Pico, 419 Beach 129th St., Belle
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15
Wits and Bits Open Mic: Come perform
at this open mic, whether your
jokes, original characters or other
artistic expression, or simply enjoy
other performances at this open mic.
Sign-ups are in-person and are fi rstcome,
When: 6 t0 7:30 p.m.
Where: Q.E.D., 2716 23rd Ave.,
Cost: Free with one item minimum
A Comedy & Storytelling Show:
Q.E.D., a venue for the arts, is showing
“Telling Your Problems to Strangers,” a
comedy event that features comedians
telling true stories about their real
When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.,
SUNDAY, DEC. 12
Volunteer Landscaping at the Ridgewood Reservoir : The Ridgewood Reservoir straddles the border of Queens and
Brooklyn. The decommissioned reservoir has fi lled with nature, with a dense forest growing in its two outside basins, and
a freshwater pond with waterfowl sitting in the middle basin. Come help with cleanup and landscaping at this beautiful
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Ridgewood Reservoir, 58-2 Vermont Pl., Queens