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7 Things to Do in Your Queens Neighborhood This Weekend

By  Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska and Jeanmarie Evelly | December 31, 2015 2:20pm 

 Kick off 2016 with a hike along the beach or look for love in a Forest Hills Singles Hamburger Crawl.
7 Things to Do in Your Queens Neighborhood This Weekend
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Family Workshop at Queens Museum

Where: Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Corona
When: Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Children (ages 5-12) and their adult companions will explore different works on view through hands-on art-making activities. Children with special needs are welcome. No fee or advance registration is required. Families can just show up and stay for as long as they like. 

Friday, Jan. 1

► Annual New Year’s Day Walk

Where: Building 1, Ft. Tilden, Rockaway Peninsula
When: 11 a.m.

Start the year off with a brisk hike along Fort Tilden beach with American Littoral Society Chapter naturalists Don Riepe and Mickey Maxwell Cohen. Participants will walk along the beach and dunes. Free coffee, cake and champagne will be served afterwards at the Rockaway Artists Alliance. The program, organized in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area and NYC Audubon, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 718-474-0896 or email donriepe@gmail.com.

► Forest Hills Singles Hamburger Crawl

Where: Meet at Buffalo Wild Wings, 107-16 71st Ave., Forest Hills
When: 7 p.m.

Hungry for love? Join a Forest Hills singles hamburger crawl this Friday. The group will meet at Buffalo Wild Wings and then go to two hamburger joints — Twist and Smash’d and Cheeburger Cheeburger. Tickets are $10 (ticket price does not include food). For more information call 347-225-3516 or email datewalking@gmail.com. 

New Years Day Open Mic

Where: Q.E.D. - A Place to Show and Tell, 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
When: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Kick off 2016 with an all-day open mic event open to comics, storytellers, poets and other performers. There will be a “hangover station” with bagels and mimosas, and those who show up in their pajamas will get free coffee.

Saturday, Jan. 2

“The Mend” Screening

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
When: 4 p.m.

Catch a viewing of the 2014 film “The Mend,” with director John Magary in person. Tickets are $12 and include same-day admission to the museum.

Sunday, Jan. 3

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

Where: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City
When: 4:30 p.m.

The Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project presents this modern take on the Shakespeare classic, set in a present-day jazz lounge. Tickets are $12.

► Candlelight Tour of Historic Dutch House 

Where: Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood
When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Join the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society for a night of live music, good cheer, and a candlelight tour of the historic Onderdonk House. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 718-456-1776 or go here.

These listings were compiled by Queens neighborhood reporters Jeanmarie Evelly and Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska.