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Holiday events to be held throughout Queens

Rabbi Steve Axelman of the Whitestone Hebrew Centre lights the Menorah during the Centre's Hanukkah Hawaiian Beach Party two years ago. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Christmas Tree and Poinsettia Sales at the Farm

Date: Dec. 1 - Dec. 24

Hours: 10am-5pm

Ages: All Ages

Price: Prices vary

Address:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Floral Park, NY 11004

Phone: 718-347-3276

Website: queensfarm.org

Description: Enjoy shopping at this holiday sale Dec. 1 through Dec. 24. Popular varieties and sizes of trees, evergreen wreaths, poinsettia, Amaryllis, and paperwhites will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Farm Museum.Nintendo Holiday Mall ExperienceDate: November 19, 2012 through December 16, 2012

Hours: see website for special holiday hours

Cost: FREE

Address: 90-15 Queens Blvd

Elmhurst, NY 11373

Phone: 718-592-3900

Website: shopqueenscenter.com

Description: Brighten the holiday season with Nintendo and check out all of the latest games for the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Nov.9-Dec. 16. Receive expert gaming tips from the Nintendo Gurus, and get gift ideas for your friends and family. Located in the Nintendo Home Entertainment Area.Hanukkah Celebration: Shtreiml - Flushing Town HallDate: December 09, 2012

Hours: Dance Lesson 1p; Performance 2pm

Price: $16 adults; $10 children

Address: 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11354

Phone: 718-463-7700

Website: flushingtownhall.org

Description: Come for dance lessons and stay for a musical celebration! A new look at some centuries old folk music, delivered by a high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European Jewish and Turkish music. Led by harmonica innovator Jason Rosenblatt. Shtreiml’s 5-piece band has performed internationally at notable festivals and venues. Joined by Rachel Lemisch (trombone), Thierry Arsenault(drums), Adam Stotland (bass) and Michael Winograd (clarinet).

NYC Puppet Theatre’s ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ Holiday MusicalDate: December 14, 2012

Hours: 10am

Ages: Pre-school & younger, Young elementary

Price: $8

Address: Springfield Gardens High School Auditorium

143-10 Springfield Blvd

Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

Phone: 718-205-3745

Website: nycpuppettheatre.org

Description: Geared towards elementary school children, this unique holiday puppet show will showcase holiday puppets and holiday themes. Starring puppets Santa Claus and his Elves, some of the musical and dramatic presentations include traditional holiday standards : “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”; “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”; “Jingle Bells”; “Feliz Navidad”; “Happy Hanukkah”; “Happy Kwanzaa”, and “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.Santa Land comes to LIC

Santa and his Elf are coming to LIC’s Secret Theatre and they want you to come

and take a picture with them!

$10 per child

Dec 15th and 16th from noon to 6pm!

The Secret Theatre

4402 23rd St Long Island City, NY

Kwanzaa Celebration - Flushing Town Hall

Date: December 16, 2012

Hours: 2:30pm

Ages: All Ages

Price: $16 adults; $12 children

Address: 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11354

Phone: 718-463-7700

Website: flushingtownhall.org

Description: Enjoy the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble performance, featuring an interactive demonstration of traditional music and dance of Africa as it tells the story of the Kwanzaa traditions. Learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa while exploring the roots of African dance and music.

Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Holiday Concert -Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Date: December 16, 2012

Time: 4pm

Ages: All Ages

Price: $30adults;$25students with ID;$10children 12 and younger

Address: 222-05 56th Ave.

Bayside, NY

Phone: 718-279-3006

Website: queensoratorio.org

Description: Come celebrate the holiday season during this event. Enjoy excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, sing along with Christmas carols and Hanukkah favorites performed by the chorus, soloists and The Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens under the direction of Maestro

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