GingerBread Lane Giveaway on
Sunday, 1/11 at the New York Hall
of Science starting at 1 p.m.
‘PLEASE MR. PANDA’
Head to the Barnes and Noble in Bay Terrace at 11 a.m. for a special storytime event. Children will listen to a reading of “Please Mr. Panda,” written by Steve Antony. In the process, they will learn about manners from the picture book. The store is located at 23-80 Bell Blvd. Call (718) 224-1083 to learn more.
THE WATERSHED RELIEF MAP
NYC H2O Director Matt Malina will host a slide show telling the colorful story of a major Queens Museum treasure, “The Watershed Relief Map.” Built in 1939 for display at the World’s Fair, it was restored by the Dept. of Environmental Protection in 2008. This event will take place in the Watershed exhibition on the Museum’s first floor at 1 p.m. and is free with regular museum admission.
Queens Baseball Convention at McFadden’s Citifield. Attend the second annual winter baseball convention next door to Citifield. Among the Mets legends scheduled to make an appearance are Wally Backman and Mookie Wilson. Tickets for the event at $35.
NEW KID’S MUSICAL
The Secret Theatre is pleased to announce a brand new, hilarious, original children’s musical: “Katz ‘N’ Dogz!” Very loosely based on “Romeo and Juliet”/“West Side Story,” it follows a female dog, Joolz Muttleycrew, and a tomcat, Romeow Katuletz, whose two friends Bones and Tab try to stop them from becoming friends. Packed with jokes, songs and audience participation; the show starts at noon. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for kids. For more information, call the Secret Theatre box office at (718) 392 0722.
GINGERBREAD LANE GIVEAWAY
Take a piece of the New York Hall of Science’s GingerBread Lane home with you. Houses will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until every piece of GingerBread Lane is gone. Limit of one house per person, while supplies last. The line opens at noon and the giveaway starts at 1 p.m. Free with NYSCI admission.
The Queens Museum invites children 5-12 and their adult companions to explore different works on view through a variety of fun hands-on art making activities. Children with special needs welcome, adaptations available. No fee or advance registration required. Just show up and stay for as long as you like. Call (718) 592-9700 for more information.
E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT
Join the Queens Botanical Garden for the 12th Annual “After the Holidays” E-waste Event in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center and sponsored by TekServe. It is the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to the parking garden entrance on Crommelin Street. Call (718) 886-3800 to learn more.
Bauer Hour is an experimental talk show, variety show, parlor show, all or none of the above. Performer and choreographer Eleanor Bauer invites guests to join her at MoMA PS1 from 5 to 6 p.m. and create a space and time for whatever seems most important now and not later. Each performance of Bauer Hour is unique, according to the current time, place, guests and interests. For more information, visit http://momaps1.org/calendar.
1876 CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION
At Astoria’s Q.E.D at 4:30 p.m., the Greater Astoria Historical Society and the Nineteenth Century Society present a lecture on the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, which was held in Philadelphia. Join us to learn about the celebration of America’s 100th birthday, the inventions that debuted at the exhibition and the lasting impact the event had on our nation. Tickets are $7. For more information, visit www.qedastoria.com.
THREE KINGS DAY CELEBRATION
Council Member Julissa Ferreras and Congressman Joseph Crowley invite you to celebrate Three Kings Day, starting at 2 p.m. at IS 61 Leonardo Da Vinci, 98-50 50th Ave. in Corona. Join for an afternoon of musical performances, gift giving and holiday cheer.
The Ridgewood YMCA is hosting a clothes swap beginning at 10 a.m. Come swap old clothes with your fellow residents. Entry for the event is $5.
The YMCA is located at 69-02 64th St.
Reviewing Renewal Film Presentation: “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth at the Queens Museum.” “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the residents of the notorious Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex in St. Louis. The film begins at 2 p.m. and finishes at around 3:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Head to the Flushing Library for a film screening and conversation. Queens resident Robertson Tirado wrote, directed and produced “The Lost Interview of Carlina La Salle.” The 18-minute fictional docudrama explores the life of a prominent German-born actress who comes to New York in the early 20th century to act in the “talkies.” Tirado will discuss the making of the film and his inspiration as a filmmaker. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at 41-17 Main St.
The Fresh Meadows Library will hold a film screening and discussion, starting at 2 p.m. In the award-winning “Salvo,” in Italian with English subtitles, directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, a solitary, cold and ruthless Sicilian Mafia hitman on assignment sneaks into a house and discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl. The library is located at 193-20 Horace Harding Expy.
Slim down and get healthy for the new year! In his new book, health coach David Zulberg will appear at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills to discuss timeless health principles pioneered by ancient physicians such as Maimonides and Hippocrates—basic wisdom that can help all of us engage in a healthier lifestyle today. The suggested donation for this event is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.
Singer and pianist Mitch Kahn celebrates the legacies of Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Johnny Mercer and others at this free concert. The performance starts at 2:30 p.m. at the East Flushing Library, located at 196-36 Northern Blvd. If you have any questions, call (718) 357-6643.