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Dec 13, 2015

What to Do in Astoria This Week: Holiday Sales, A Christmas Carol, Star Wars, and More

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Happy Third Sunday of Advent and penultimate day of Hanukkah today!
Tuesday is Bill of Rights Dayhave a read if you’ve forgotten what’s in it.

Brick House Holiday Sale

Meet the artists while shopping for hand crafted, one-of-a-kind fine art, home accessories, jewelry, sculpture, and more!

Sunday, December 13, 12-5pm
THE SHOP is open for additional hours December 1-21st—Monday-Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 11-4pm
Brick House Ceramic Art Center | 10-34 44th Drive

Learn more, here. This listing is part of our 2015 Holiday Markets roundup.


Warming Up Winter: A Made in Queens Festival and Book Sale with Crafts, Music, and Art Making Workshops

The Queens Museum invites you to escape the winter cold and enjoy the holiday with live musical performances, art making workshops for families, a book sale, and an amazing market filled local arts and crafts.

A wide range of vendors include Bare Hand Creations, Chuecas´ Curtidos, Mawusi, queens88, QNSMADE, Queens Babies, among others.

Sunday, December 13, 1-5pm
Queens Museum | New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Learn more, here. This listing is part of our 2015 Holiday Markets roundup.


Essential Oils for Spiritual & Personal Development

Young Living’s selection includes essential oils for physical, emotional and spiritual application. For those who are spiritual seekers, interested to expand mind and access higher consciousness, people who are working on themselves, these 15 unique oils can offer novel impulses and new ways of access. These precious 15 oils blends include: Abundance, Hope, Motivation, Believe, Envision, Magnify Your Purpose, Transformation, Live With Passion, Grounding, Highest Potential, Acceptance, Gratitude and Surrender.

In this seminar you will learn about the oil’s background and their practical application. These precious oils will be presented by natural health consultant and aromatherapist Lindai Schwarz- with practical applications!

Sunday, December 13, 6:30pm
Anthea Yoga | 34-01 45th Street
$20 preregistration; $25 at door
Call 917 274 7588 or email to RSVP

Learn more, here.


Republican Debate Watch Party

Join us for what is sure to be a hilarious viewing of the Republican Debate here at QED. We will be screening the event “Mystery Science Theater 3000” style as comedians/ political commentators add their two cents over a microphone during the debate. Featuring pre-show comedy and debate commentary by*: Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000); Christian Finnegan (Netflix, Comedy Central, Are We There Yet?); and Myka Fox (Senior editor @distractify & freelance contributor for SNL Weekend Update). he comedy starts @ 8:30PM but we’ll be showing the second stringer debate (if they have it this time) which may be comical enough on it’s own. Mingle and discuss, get something to eat and drink and get ready for the main event!

Lineup subject to change.

December 15, 8:30-11pm

Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue

Learn more, here.


Joe Jung & Friends

A great night of American blues, rock and just loads of fun original music by a very talented man and a bunch of his very special talented guests.

Thursday, December 17, 9pm
Rèst Âü Ránt | 30-01 35th Ave
FREE – no cover, no minimum, just great music

Learn more, here.


Star Wars Party at Lockwood

In honor of The Force Awakens, we’re throwing an all day Star Wars themed bash, perfect for wrapping up holiday shopping! (Or, you know, just getting things started. No judgement zone here…)

  • Find a Stormtrooper or Darth Vader badge and get 15% off your total purchase.
  • Come dressed in ANY Star Wars themed item and get 20% off your total purchase.
  • Surprises and treats as always.

Friday, December 18, 11am-8pm
Lockwood | 32-15 33rd Street

Learn more, here.


Live Music – The Good Morning Nags

The Good Morning Nags are an American roots rock band based out of New York City. With an arsenal of old-timey, Appalachian, bluegrass, blues, country, ragtime, and Irish folk songs, the Nags take an alarm clock and shove it down the wrinkled ears of wistful nostalgia. Their unabashed exuberance has cantered up from the warm sleepy towns of Georgia and the serpentine banks of that wayward uncle, the Ohio River, all the way to the beating heart of the streets of New York.

Friday, December 18, 9-11:30pm
The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway
Free, no cover

Learn more, here.


GAHS Presents Charles Dickens & Clement Clark Moore

Q.E.D. has teamed up with the Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS) to bring events to…well… greater Astoria! Free for GAHS members! Charles Dickens: the man who changed Christmas.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest storytellers of all time, Charles Dickens left an indelible mark on how we celebrate the Holidays today. Join Debbie Van Cura of of the Greater Astoria Historical Society and learn about the man behind The Christmas Carol.

December 19, noon-1pm
Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue
$10 or FREE for GAHS members with an RSVP by 10pm the night before. GAHS members email to reserve a spot.

Learn more, here.


Beautiful Winter Concert

Astoria Music Society presents Dorian Baroque Orchestra’s Beautiful Winter. Program includes music by Vivldi, Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Handel, Hellendaal, and J.S. Bach. Silas Nathaniel Huff, conductor

Saturday, December 19, 8pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church | 23-25 Newtown Avenue
Tickets available at the door: $25.00 general admission, $20.00 students/seniors
Free admission for children 12 years of age or under
Enjoy $5 off when purchasing online

Learn more, here.


The Queens Consort Yuletide Celebration Concert

Please come usher in the holiday season with a concert of Early Christmas Music, music specifically written for Yuletide celebration in the 16th and 17th centuries. Hear Italian, French and German music of Corelli, Charpentier, Torelli and Pez along with early English carols. Guest artists Daphna Mor and Lewis R. Baratz will join us on recorders.

The concert is one hour with no intermission. A wine and food reception will follow the concert. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 19, 7pm
St Mark’s Episcopal Church | 33-50 82nd St, Jackson Heights
$15 general admission, $10 students/seniors

Learn more, here.


About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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