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9 Things to Do in Your Queens Neighborhood This Weekend

 Kids can learn to make their own claymation creatures at the Museum of the Moving Image this weekend.
Kids can learn to make their own claymation creatures at the Museum of the Moving Image this weekend.
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All Weekend

Holiday Farm Open House

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park
When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the Christmas season while touring the decorated Adriance Farmhouse, open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 4 p.m. Kids will get to participate in craft activities and all visitors will be invited to warm up with freshly mulled cider. The event is free.

► Bowling and Video Games in Jackson Heights

Where: AMF 34th Avenue Lanes, 69-10 34th Ave., Jackson Heights
When: 11 a.m. to midnight

Celebrate the holiday weekend by going bowling with your family and friends. The AMF Lanes will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight. The facility features an interactive arcade and an enclosed bar. If you play between now and Jan. 3 you can enter for a chance to win a family vacation.

Friday, Dec. 25

Christmas Dinner at Bear

Where: Bear Restaurant, 12-14 31st Ave., Astoria
When: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Not everything is closed on Christmas Day. Enjoy a special holiday meal at Bear, an Astoria eatery known for its Eastern European-inspired menu. The restaurant will be offering a three-course meal from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $45 a person. Call 917-396-4939 to make a reservation.

Saturday, Dec. 26

"The Polar Express" Screening

Where: Steinway Branch Library, 21-45 31 St., Astoria
When: 2 p.m.

Catch a special holiday screening of the 2004 animated film "The Polar Express," starring the voice of Tom Hanks.

Birding on Jamaica Bay

Where: Bayswater Park, Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive
When: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Spot all kinds of birds hanging out along the bay while it's still warm. All levels of bird knowledge welcome.

Kwanzaa Toy Giveaway

Where: I.S. 192, 109-89 204th St., St. Albans
When: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Help spread holiday joy to those less fortunate by participating in a Kwanzaa Toy Giveaway organized by CultureCocoa ArtHouse, the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth and the Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network. This free family-friendly event will feature face painting for kids, gifts, food and entertainment. All are welcome.

Sunday, Dec. 27

► Claymation Movie & Creatures Workshop

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
When: screening begins at 12:30 p.m., class begins at 2:30 p.m.

Catch a screening of the claymation film "Shaun the Sheep Movie" and then attend a family workshop afterwards where kids can learn how to make their very own clay creatures, then use them to make a stop-motion animation starring their character. Tickets to the film are $12, while the cost of the workshop is $5.

Remake the Holidays

Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas is over, but you and your kids can still craft with holiday items at this event at the New York Hall of Science. There will be art workshops and demos that teach you how to re-use and re-craft all of the wrapping paper and waste acquired over the holidays. It's free with NYSCI admission.

Forest Hills Gardens Holiday Tour

Where: Meet at Station Square outside the LIRR Station at Continental Avenue and Burns Street
When: 2p.m. to 4 p.m.

The group, led by Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Association and Michael Perlman of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council, will visit several historic sites in the neighborhood including the Forest Hills Inn and Tea Garden, P.S. 101, the Leslie apartment building, Adolph Weinman's WWI Soldiers & Sailors Memorial, Church-in-the-Gardens and the Christian Science Church. Participants will also learn about local celebrities including Burt Bacharach, Fred Hart and Alrick Man, Jr. The tour is free. For more information email jeffgottlieb@hotmail.com or unlockthevault@hotmail.com.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo New York's Queens reporters Katie Honan, Jeanmarie Evelly and Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska.