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Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway. Scroll down for ongoing events.

Ongoing

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through 1/04/2015

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through 1/06/2016

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 10/08/2017

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through 3/11/2015

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through 1/04/2015

Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through 2/15/2015

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through 12/31/2014

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through 12/31/2014

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through 4/01/2015

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through 1/04/2015

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
Through 5/03/2015

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 2/28/2015

Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
Through 2/20/3014

Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
Through 2/22/2104

On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
Through 2/25/2015

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 2/24/2015

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
Through 4/05/2015

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through 1/04/2015

Beyond the Supersquare - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through 1/11/2015

Rethinking the Garden Casita - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through 1/11/2015

Through 12/24/2014
Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
Ages: All

Charlie Hewitt: White Light Jim Kempner Fine Art
501 W. 23rd St. | 212-206-6872 | jimkempnerfineart.com
The American artist presents his most recent paintings as well as a sculpture, "Chesapeake Rambler," in the sculpture garden. MORE

Through 12/24/2014 Ages: All

Annual Holiday Fair Grand Central Terminal
89 E. 42nd St. | 212-532-4900 | grandcentralterminal.com
This year's Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair features distinctive gifts from 76 artisans, craftspeople and small businesses in the Greater New York area and around the coun... MORE

Through 12/23/2014
$150-$250
Ages: All

Black & White Truffle Season Dinner Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
447 Lexington Ave | 212-661-4810 |
Join Davio’s Manhattan, located in Midtown East, for dinner to enjoy the exclusive Black & White Truffle season! Executive Chef Chad Brown has specially prepared a choice of ... MORE

Through 12/28/2014 Ages: All

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza | 212-465-5800 | www.thegarden.com
Moved by the songs "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," the Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday ... MORE

Through 12/25/2014
$20-$50
Ages: All

DUTCH CHRISTMAS: Age of Rembrandt Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), | Box Office 212 280-0330 |
Early Music New York's men's choir is joined by a consort of recorders to perform late Renaissance repertoire from the Ex cathedra Records CD, "A Dutch Christmas" (produced in... MORE

Through 12/21/2014 Ages: All

American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
American Ballet Theatre offers the final performances ever in New York City of Alexei Ratmansky's acclaimed The Nutcracker as it concludes its five-year engagement. MORE

Through 12/21/2014
12pm-6pm
free
Ages: All

Holiday Market at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Bohemian Hall
29-19 24th Ave | 7182744925 |
It's that time of year again! Astoria Market invites you to join us for our Holiday Shopping Event on Sunday, December 14th and December 21st from 12 to 6pm in the main hal... MORE

Through 12/23/2014
Through Dec. 23. 6pm
Ages: All

Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah Grand Army Plaza in front of the Plaza Hotel
Grand Army Plaza; 5th Ave. btw. 58th & 59th Sts. | |
Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza to kick off the annual Festival of Lights. The Menorah will be lit every nigh... MORE

Through 12/21/2014 Ages: AD

Damon Wayans Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 | www.carolines.com
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Through 12/21/2014
on Friday are at 1pm and 6pm; on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm
Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults
Ages: All

Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street | (212) 355-6160 |
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker from December 19-21, 2014 as part of the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Go... MORE

Through 12/21/2014
8pm
Ages: All

NYCGMC Holiday Spectacular 2014: Home for the Holidays NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl. | 212-352-3101 | nyuskirball.org
The vocally uplifting NYC Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Spectactular 2014: Home for the Holidays, will be performed this year at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. On ... MORE

12/21/2014
3-5pm
Free with museum admission
Ages: All

Caroling at the Morgan Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. | 212-685-0008 | themorgan.org
Traditional and popular holiday music will be performed throughout the Morgan by singers from Mannes College The New School for Music. MORE

12/21/2014
4pm
$35-$50
Ages: All

The Snow Maiden Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Rd. | 718-951-4500 | www.brooklyncenteronline.org
Enjoy this magical Russian-language musical in which a worthy young girl is transformed by Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) into the beautiful Snow Maiden. This del... MORE

12/21/2014 Ages: All

Family Holiday Concert: The New York Pops Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke feature in a special concert with the New York Theatre Ballet and Essential Voices USA. MORE

12/21/2014
7-9pm
$10
Ages: All

Beyond Quintet: Jazz for Winter Solstice University of The Streets
130 E. 7th St. | 212-254-9300 |
A holiday concert with Cheryl Pyle - flute; Roberta Piket - piano; Bern Nix - guitar; Francois Grillot - bass; Newman Taylor Baker - washboard percussion. MORE

12/21/2014
Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
$40 adv.; $42.50 door
Ages: All

Gospel Brunch B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clappi... MORE

12/21/2014
$59.50-$250
Ages: All

Mariah Carey Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
Mariah Carey will bring her all-time favorite, chart-topping Christmas hits to the Beacon Theatre for five unprecedented performances this December 15, 16, 18, 20 & 21. Mariah... MORE

12/21/2014
7pm
Ages: AD

The Stephen Schwartz-athon 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
We Beseech Thee! 54's got Magic to Do this December when we unveil two Extraordinaryconcert events dedicated to the work of the beloved composer/lyricist behind Wicked, Pippin... MORE

12/22/2014
8pm
25-50
Ages: AD

Lez Zeppelin performs Song Remains The Same at MSG July 1973 at Highline Ballroom NYC Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St | (212) 414-5994 |
Lez Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-girl band, has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion, and gender-bending audacity it brings to the music of... MORE

12/22/2014 Ages: All

La Traviata Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Verdi's consumptive courtesan returns in Willy Decker's timeless setting. Marina Poplavskaya, who originated the title heroine in this striking production, and the rising sopr... MORE

12/22/2014
8pm
$20-$45
Ages: All

Lez Zeppelin Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th Street | 2164965697 | www.highlineballroom.com
The world's first she-incarnation and leading purveyor of the music, power and magic of legendary British rock group, Led Zeppelin. They will be performing "The Song Remains t... MORE

12/22/2014 - 12/27/2014 Ages:

Liz Callaway 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Broadway favorite Liz Callaway returns to 54 Below this holiday season in Celebrate! This festive evening will feature songs from her Christmas album Merry and Bright as well ... MORE

12/22/2014
9:30pm
$30-$40
Ages: TE,AD

54 Celebrates The Christmas Music of Charlie Brown 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
The music from A Charlie Brown Christmas will be recreated live onstage at 54 Below! Featuring the Snoopy Trio, Don "Schroeder" Rebic on piano, David "Linus" Finck on bass, an... MORE

12/22/2014
9:30pm
$30-$40
Ages: TE,AD

54 Celebrates The Christmas Music of Charlie Brown 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
The music from A Charlie Brown Christmas will be recreated live onstage at 54 Below! Featuring the Snoopy Trio, Don "Schroeder" Rebic on piano, David "Linus" Finck on bass, an... MORE

12/23/2014
8pm
Ages: AD

Allen Touissant Trio A New Orleans Christmas City Winery
155 Varick St. | 212-608-0555 | www.citywinery.com/newyork
The legendary Allen Toussaint is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, National Medal of Arts recipient (awarded by President Obama), 2014 Grammy nominee for his CD Songbook (... MORE

12/23/2014
8pm
Ages:

The Jewbadours' The Last Schmaltz feat. Ari Hest, Julian Velard & More Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
2 men singing the hits and lesser known classics of the late '70s and early 80's through the prism of the New York Jewish experience. Huddled around an AM radio on the ... MORE

12/23/2014 Ages: All

Hansel and Gretel Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainment is Richard Jones's witty production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, in which two children face off against a ... MORE

12/23/2014 Ages: All

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
James Levine's return is sealed with a signature run of the epic Wagnerian comedy, back at the Met for the first time in eight years. Johan Reuter, who triumphed in last seaso... MORE

12/23/2014
8pm
Ages: AD

Kindred The Family Soul B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Consisting of married couple Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, R&B duo Kindred the Family Soul first emerged from the turn-of-the-century Philadelphia neo soul movement that als... MORE

12/23/2014
8pm
Ages:

The Jewbadours' The Last Schmaltz feat. Ari Hest, Julian Velard & More Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Huddled around an AM radio on the fire escape of a fifth floor walk-up, native New Yorkers Ariel Hammerstein and Yakob Veivelman grew up obsessed with the smooth sounds of the... MORE

12/23/2014
8pm & 10pm
Ages:

B.B. King Blues Club All Stars, featuring the Harlem Blues Project Lucille's
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of... MORE

12/23/2014 Ages: AD

Matt Doyle & The Whiskey 5 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Arranged by composer, Will Van Dyke, the evening will be jam packed with holiday classics. Expect to hear favorites such as Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Sleigh Ride... MORE

12/24/2014 Ages: All

New York String Orchestra Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
The orchestra, conducted by Jaime Laredo, performs an all-Mozart program including the overture to The Impresario; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K.543; and Oboe Concerto in... MORE

12/24/2014
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Ages:

A Very Jewish Christmas Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
MORE

12/24/2014 - 12/31/2014 Ages: All

Grand Central Oyster Bar: 'Wonderful' Holiday menus for Feast of 7 Fishes, New Year's Eve Grand Central Oyster Bar
89 E 42nd St | 914-260-7436 |
As the Andy Williams classic goes, the Holiday Season is “the most wonderful time of the year.” That will ring true at the historic Grand Central Oyster Bar (Lower Level, Gr... MORE

12/24/2014
Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
$40 adv.; $42.50 door
Ages: All

Gospel Brunch B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clappi... MORE

12/24/2014
2:30pm
$22 advance, $28 day of show
Ages: All

Gospel Brunch Chistmas Eve Matinee Show B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
For well over a decade, the Harlem Gospel Choir has brought its experience of Harlem and the Black Church to New York's Times Square in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous ... MORE

12/24/2014
8pm
$22 advance, $28 day of show
Ages: All

Harlem Gospel Choir: Christmas Eve Show B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For ... MORE

12/24/2014
8pm
Ages:

Soulfarm Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award winner lead guitarist C Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. Their sound has been dubbed as New American mu... MORE

12/24/2014
5:30pm-6:30pm
$104 pp
Ages: All

Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise Hornblower Cruises and Events
Pier 40, 353 West St. | 212-206-7522 | hornblower.com
There's so much to do in New York during the holidays–viewing the tree at Rockefeller Center, perusing the window displays at Macy's, shopping for presents at FAO Schwarz, or ... MORE

12/25/2014
7:30pm
Ages: All

The Maccabeats Annual Hanukkah Show B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
In the fall of 2007, a few students at Yeshiva University came to a startling realization: Jewish collegiate a cappella groups had been formed on almost every college campus w... MORE

12/26/2014
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Free and open only to families with children under 18
Ages: All

Family Veggie and Yoga Night Charlotte's Place
Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets | 2126020800 | www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar
Yoga is a great way for a family to bond, and it is also a great equalizer. Bring the entire family to Charlotte’s Place (107 Greenwich Street) at 6 PM the fourth Friday of e... MORE

12/26/2014 - 12/31/2014 Ages: AD

Deer Tick 10 Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
MORE

12/26/2014
7:30pm
$25
Ages: AD

Dar Williams & Guests Bell House
149 7th St. | 718-643-6510 | www.thebellhouseny.com
Dar Williams has become a major force on the New England folk scene. An idiosyncratic songwriter who writes folk songs from a unique, often insightful perspective, Williams ta... MORE

12/26/2014 Ages: All

Aida Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Grand opera at its grandest: the splendors of ancient Egypt return to the stage of the Met. Verdi's mythic love triangle features Liudmyla Monastyrska, Latonia Moore, and Oksa... MORE

12/26/2014
11pm
Ages: AD

Cirque Fridays Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Aerialists, dancers, live entertainment. Electronic violinist, drummers & more. 21 + MORE

12/26/2014
7:30pm
Ages: AD

Willie Nile Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
Anyone who's paid attention to his recent output knows that Willie Nile is currently in the midst of a creative renaissance that's produced some of the most compelling music o... MORE

12/26/2014
8pm
$45 advance, $50 day of show
Ages: All

A Darlene Love Christmas : Love for the Holidays B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
It's no wonder The New York Times raves: "Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." Thro... MORE

12/26/2014 Ages:

Annaleigh Ashford 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
Annaleigh Ashford and Music Director Will Van Dyke return to 54 Below with an updated version of their sold out concert, Lost in the Stars. Annaleigh is currently playing E... MORE

12/26/2014 - 12/27/2014 Ages: AD

Nick Griffin Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Nick Griffin has been doing stand up for over twenty years. He has been invited to the indusrty's most significantfestivals icluding The Montreal International Comedy Festival... MORE

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