It’s in Queens! Events from December 26th to January 1st


    The options are few, but the events are plenty. Tour a historic farmhouse over three days, watch six Vaudeville-style performances, listen to live music on four nights, and get enmeshed in arts-and-crafts projects over four days. There are also great opportunities to watch classic movies like The Godfather and Doctor Zhivago on a huge screen and party hearty on New Year’s Eve. Here’s the rundown.

    Dec. 26, Holiday Open House, noon to 4 pm (daily until Dec. 28). Tour the historic, decorated Adriance Farmhouse, learn about the county’s agricultural and colonial history, and enjoy holiday crafts and mulled cider. Free. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park,

    Dec. 26, JAC’s Holiday Music, 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm (and Dec. 27, Dec. 28 and Dec. 30). Live music at the mezzanine level of the Jamaica Center subway station as follows: Dec. 26, Nia Cayenne, Craig Joseph and Douglas Mays (string trio); Dec. 27, Fayola Rigault (vocalist); Dec. 28, Tiff Salmon (vocalist); Dec. 30, Monique Bomba (vocalist). Free. Archer Avenue and Parsons Boulevard (token booth level).

    Dec. 27, ReMake the Holidays, noon (every day until December 30). Bend, twist, light, sculpt, and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more. Every day includes ice sculpting and a screening of Bag It The Movie with the nonprofit environmental group Skraptacular. $8-$11 (admission, some activities cost more). New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona,

    December 31, New Year’s Eve Spectacular, 5:30 pm, 8 pm and 10:30 pm. This show features five famous headliners, including BET’s Kareem Green, HBO’s Leighann Lord, and Gawker’s Kyle Ayers. Each ticket includes one appetizer or desert and two drinks. Choose from well drinks, wine, champagne, 13 draft beers, or soft drinks. $65. Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., LIC,

    Dec. 31, Z Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Special, 9 pm. Open bar and buffet until midnight, festive party favors, champagne toast at midnight, DJs Rob TV and Lil Roy. $125 ($39.95 dinner only/$75 open bar only). Z Hotel, 11-01 43rd Ave., LIC,

    Dec. 31, RW’s New Year’s Eve Party, 9 pm. Live performances by France Joli and Disco Unlimited, party favors, ball drop live stream and champagne toast at midnight. $50. Resorts World Casino NY, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica,

    Dec. 27, Exit Stage Left, 2 pm and 7 pm (same schedule on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29). Harkening back to the days of Vaudeville, this play packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. A five-man ensemble presents everything from tap dance to live music to slapstick comedy. $25/Family 4-pack $80 (use code FAM4 at online checkout), Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park,

    Dec. 27, The Godfather, 7 pm. Museum of the Moving Image’s ongoing series See It Big! presents films on a huge screen. The Godfather is the granddaddy of contemporary crime films, telling the first part of the multilayered Corleone saga. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria,

    Dec. 27, Collide, 7 pm to 10 pm. The Kevin Tate Dance Theater mixes underground with industry. $15, standing room only/$20, balcony and pre-show VIP reception. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.,

    Dec. 28, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, 3 pm; Fat City, 6 pm. Museum of the Moving Image’s ongoing series See It Big! presents films on a huge screen. McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a Western turned on its head with Warren Beatty as a huckster and gambler who takes over a small northwestern town at the turn of the twentieth century. In Fat City, a washed-up boxer and a teenager itching to get in the ring cross paths in a small California town. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria,

    Dec. 29, Persona, 2 pm; Doctor Zhivago, 4 pm. Museum of the Moving Image’s ongoing series See It Big! presents films on a huge screen. Persona is about an exchange of identities between an actress and her nurse on the remote Fårö Island. Based on Boris Pasternak’s novel, Doctor Zhivago tells the tale of a love triangle set against the Bolshevik Revolution. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria,

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