Happening In Queens!(Dec. 30-Jan.5)

The year certainly had ups and downs. Bid farewell to 2022 and welcome 2023 with films, parties, Kwanzaa celebrations, comedy, and some wise men in Queens.

Dec. 30, Dos Estaciones, 7 pm. In an unforgettable performance, Teresa Sánchez plays the stoic owner of a Mexican tequila factory in this 2022 Juan Pablo González film. The business falls into disrepair, and she loses her status as one of the town’s wealthiest and most powerful residents. She reassesses and hires an assistant right before a series of natural and manmade catastrophes. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th St., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District

Dec. 30, East Coast, 8 pm. Full of energy and good spirit, East Coast bills itself as “the ultimate party band.” Resorts World New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

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Dec. 30, Kwanza Celebration, 7 pm. The South Queens Parks Association and Your Queens Inc. host a sixth annual “royal experience” with a fashion show, vendors, and music. Black Spectrum Theatre, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center inside Roy Wilkins Park.

Dec. 30, An Afternoon of Family-Friendly Films. Queens Public Library screens movies at three branches. Watch The Holiday in Briarwood at noon, Frozen II in Bayside at 2 pm, or Minions: The Rise of Gru in Long Island City at 2 pm.

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Dec. 31, NYE Day Party, 3 pm. Party while the sun’s out with music by Billy & Berk, Colombian style ceviche from Cevich Beetch, and discounts on beers. SingleCut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th St., Astoria.

 Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Kids Edition, 3 pm. Four hours of family-friendly fun with sparkling apple cider, glow sticks, arts-and-crafts, resolution, a deejay, and a balloon drop. Marage, 111-10 Farmers Blvd., St. Albans.

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve with Salsa & Bachata, 7 pm. Dance the night away with legendary Cuban musician Chino Pons and a tropical theme. Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

Dec. 31, Black + White New Year’s Eve Ball, 10:30 pm. Ring in 2023 with Chef Garfield, Deejay Roy, hats, noise makers, and a champagne toast. Resorts World New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Grand Ballroom, 9 pm. Welcome 2023 with VIP service, 18th floor panoramic vistas, music by Bravo Sound, cocktail hour and dinner, and a live Times Square simulcast. Terrace On The Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Dec. 31, Hip Hop Caribbean Party Cruise, 11:15 pm. Two floors of live DJs, food, drinks, and panoramic views of New York City on a party yacht. World’s Fair Marina, One Marina Road, Flushing Waterfront.

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Dec. 31, Beer Project NYE, 8 pm. Cheese boards, $45 open bar deal, music, possible keg ball drop. LIC Beer Project, 39-28 23rd St., Long Island City.

Dec. 31, Suds + Beats, 8 pm. DJ Tony and food from Breaker NY. Rockaway Brewing Company, 415 Beach 72nd St., Arverne.

Dec. 31, Front & Center Featuring DJ Lax, 9 pm. DJ Lax warms up the crowd. Then at about 9:30 pm, Front & Center rocks songs from many, many genres. Resorts World New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica.

Dec. 31, Piano Man Mike Tedesco, 8 pm. Using the house grand piano, Mike Tedesco plays popular songs into the new year. Sit-down dinner is available until 9:30 pm, after that it’s all about ushering in the New Year. Thai Rock, 375 Beach 92nd St., Rockaway.

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Doha, 9 pm. Hors d’oeuvres by Love’s Kitchen, music by deejays Bash, Blaze, Gordo, Makilo, and Steve Nieves, party favors, pre-drop specials, and serious dancing. Doha Bar & Lounge, 38-34 31st St., Astoria.

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Jan. 1, Get Wrecked and Carry New Years Day, 5 pm. Some of the country’s best disc jockeys unite to kick off 2023 with electronic music. The lineup features Wrecked, The Carry Nation, DJ Minx, and Chicago’s Shaun J Wright. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Ave., Maspeth.

Jan. 1, Bad Trip Storytelling Show, 8 pm. Comedians share their most personal and cringe worthy stories. After each one, the audience has a Q&A with them to learn more. The show repeats on the first Sunday of each month. QED Astoria, 27-16 23rd Ave.

Jan. 1, Kerry Kearney Acoustic Review, 6:30 pm. Slide guitar master Kerry Kearney and his guests create a unique acoustic sound with upbeat Blues, inspiring guitar riffs, electrifying slides, and infectious rhythms. Thai Rock, 375 Beach 92nd St., Rockaway.

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Jan. 5, Día de los Reyes Magos, 2 pm. Churros, hot chocolate, a children’s choir, and a visit from the Three Kings as organized by Asian Americans For Equality. Blessed Sacrament Church, 93rd Street and 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights.

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