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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.

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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 12/19/2014
11am-6pm
free
Ages: All

Warmth and Wonder in the Artworks at Agora Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street | 212.226.4151 |
Now that winter is in the air, the art galleries in Chelsea must compete with the chilly weather to get New York out and about. Agora Gallery is up for the challenge, with the... MORE

Through 12/19/2014
11am-6pm
free
Ages: All

Warmth and Wonder in the Artworks at Agora Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street | 212.226.4151 |
Now that winter is in the air, the art galleries in Chelsea must compete with the chilly weather to get New York out and about. Agora Gallery is up for the challenge, with the... MORE

Through 12/19/2014
*2pm-3pm, 4pm-5pm
$100 per child, $50 per adult
Ages: All

The Plaza Presents: Rawther Fancy Teas with Santa The Plaza Hotel
768 5th avenue | 2129815120 |
*Wednesdays: December 3rd, 10th, & 17th at 2-3pm and 4-5pm *Fridays: December 5th, 12th, & 19th at 2-3pm and 4-5pm Meeting Santa has never been easier! Enjoy a delightfu... 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 12/20/2014
12pm-6pm
Free
Ages: AD

'The Photography Show' Site/109
109 Norfolk Street | 646-580-6626 |
The Committee + AKArt are pleased to present 'The Photography Show,' a group show of works by Dietmar Busse, Janine Gordon, Allie Pohl, Sepideh Salehi, Marielis Seyler, Aiden ... 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 12/19/2014
10am-5pm
$425
Ages: AD

Gallim Dance - Winter Intensive Gallim Dance Studio
520 Clinton Avenue | 718-622-2165 |
Gallim Dance Winter Intensive Unearth your creative potential through structured technique and repertory classes, improvisational and compositional skill building, and perf... MORE

Through 12/20/2014 Ages: All

Handel's Messiah New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, Broadway & W. 65th St. | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Gary Thor Wedow conducts the Westminster Symphonic Choir in this annual tradition from the NY Philharmonic. 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 12/20/2014 Ages: All

Vijay Iyer: Music of Transformation Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
The prodigiously talented player and 2013 MacArthur fellow comes to BAM to perform a program of three works representing his auspicious career to date. MORE

Through 12/19/2014
8pm
Ages: AD

Marco Benevento Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave. | 718-963-3369 | www.brooklynbowl.com
MORE

Through 12/21/2014 Ages: AD

Damon Wayans Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 | www.carolines.com
MORE

Through 12/20/2014 Ages: All

Big Band Holidays Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle | 212-721-6500 | jalc.org
The spirit of the winter holiday season has always been best captured by the music that this joyous time inspires. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis an... MORE

12/19/2014
6:30-8:30pm
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

12/19/2014 - 12/20/2014 Ages: All

New York Pops - Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
Broadway star Kelli O'Hara and "Glee" leading man Matthew Morrison are reunited with a program of seasonal classics and contemporary holiday songs. The Sunday, December 21 con... MORE

12/19/2014 - 12/20/2014
8pm
Ages: All

Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison Sing Holiday Favorites w/The New York Pops and Steven Reineke Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
Carnegie Hall celebrates the holiday season with a variety of special programs this December. On Friday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m., Kelli... MORE

12/19/2014 - 12/20/2014
7:30am - 3pm
$20-$25
Ages: All

AjkunBT's Nutcracker - Face to Face Series City Center Studios
130 West 56th Street, New York City | 212-868-4444 |
Whether a family tradition or discovering the magic of ballet for the first time, this extraordinary experience will evoke joy and stay with you forever. The Face to Face seri... MORE

12/19/2014
7:30pm
Ages: AD

Christmas in Brooklyn Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave. | 917-618-6700 | www.barclayscenter.com
WBLS and HOT 97 present Christmas in Brooklyn coming to Barclays Center on Friday, December 19. This event will feature performances by legendary Hip Hop group Run DMC, rapper... MORE

12/19/2014 - 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

12/19/2014
8pm
Ages: AD

Gotham Holiday Swing Featuring Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks and Special Guests The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. | 212-997-1003 | www.the-townhall-nyc.org
IRA GLASS MONICA BILL BARNES & ANNA BASS BUSTER POINDEXTER REGINA CARTER PEDRITO MARTINEZ SOFIA REI BRIA SKONBERG THE XYLOPHOLKS MOLLY RYAN and many more. Jo... MORE

12/19/2014
7pm
$1-65
Ages: TE,AD

Songs of the Season at Met Museum w/ Holiday Music by Robert Sirota Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 212-570-3949 |
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7pm Holiday music written by composer Robert Sirota will be featured in a special holiday concert, Songs of the Season, presented by The Metrop... MORE

12/19/2014 - 12/20/2014 Ages: All

New Jazz Standards Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. | 212-721-6500 | jalc.org
Guitarist Anthony Wilson, saxophonist Jonathan Ragonese, pianist Amina Figarova, bassist Ben Wolfe, and drummer Clarence Penn perform together for the first time, debuting new... MORE

12/19/2014 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

12/19/2014
10pm
Ages: AD

Vic DiBitetto Live Resorts World Casino
110-00 Rockaway Blvd. | 888-888-8801 | www.rwnewyork.com
Don't miss YouTube sensation Vic Dibitetto of "Gotta Get the Bread & Milk." Doors open at 8pm. MORE

12/19/2014
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

12/19/2014
7:30pm
Ages: AD

The Manhattan Stand Up for Grown Ups Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Description: You're a grown-up. You work hard. You read the news. You appreciate a night out with friends where everyone isn't texting and taking selfies. So, when you're ou... MORE

12/19/2014 - 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

12/19/2014
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

12/19/2014
7pm-10pm
$35 (members, $25)
Ages: AD

Holiday Train Show / Bar Car Nights New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | www.nybg.org
On these nights exclusively for adults 21 and over, the wintry landscape of NYBG sets the scene for festive and romantic outdoor adventures, with an after-dark viewing of the ... MORE

12/19/2014 - 12/20/2014
8pm & 11pm
Ages:

The 7th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular 54 Below
254 W. 54th St. | 646-476-3551 | www.54below.com
A New York City Twisted Holiday Tradition- now in its seventh year! Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks are proud to bring their insane celebration of all ... MORE

12/20/2014
8pm
Ages: AD

The Dark Side of the Moon by Floyd Affair The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. | 212-997-1003 | www.the-townhall-nyc.org
Floyd Affair, a Pink Floyd tribute band, was formed in the summer of 2013 in NYC and will have its debut on December 20 in New York City at the prestigious Town Hall on Broadw... MORE

12/20/2014
8:30pm
$35
Ages: AD

Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St. | | www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com
Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue arrives in time to sprinkle some much needed Christmas Cheer. Starring none other than... Nick Lowe, the show will feature a few brand-new Ch... MORE

12/20/2014 - 1/02/2015
11am & 5pm
$59
Ages: All

The Greatest Pirate Holiday Spectacularrr! The Snapple Theater Center
210 W. 50th Street | 212-921-7862 |
Off Broadway's improvised, interactive "A Christmas Carol" with a piratical twist! Join the crew of the Riley Rose and Charles Dickens himself as they improvise their way thr... MORE

12/20/2014
7pm- 9pm
$1-65
Ages: AD

Simone Dinnerstein for the Holidays at The Met Museum Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue | 212-570-3949 |
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein in a special holiday concert at The Met's Grace Rainy Rogers Auditorium. The concert will feature ... MORE

12/20/2014
12pm-2pm
Ages: AD

Drop in Touch Tours for Blind or Partially Sighted Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
65 Jumel Terrace | 212-923-8008 | www.morrisjumel.org
Join us for a guided touch tour of Touch History and experience the art, history and textures of the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Support provided by The Historic House Trust's Wagn... MORE

12/20/2014
8pm
15
Ages: All

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime w/ Dale and the ZDubs, DJ I, STORM Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave | N/A |
The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead sin... MORE

12/20/2014
2pm-5pm
Free
Ages: All

The 2014/2015 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – DECEMBER 20th – Chanukah Day The JCC In Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street | 347-604-3964 |
WHO: Schmooze on the News with Shawn Shafner; Hebrew Playgroup; Children’s Art Project: Restoring Our Connection to Chanukah; The Mind and Body Retreat Center with Seth Lieber... MORE

12/20/2014
1pm-3pm
Free
Ages: All

Santa is Coming to SPOT Spot Canine Club
620 West 42nd Street | 212-616-9689 |
Come out to celebrate the holidays and meet Santa Clause at theSpot Canine Club's Christmas Party at the West 42nd Street location. Bring along your family and four legged fri... MORE

12/20/2014 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

12/20/2014 Ages: All

Le Nozze di Figaro Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville b... MORE

12/20/2014
8pm
$39 advance, $43 day of show
Ages: All

Ronnie Spector's Christmas Show B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion ... MORE

12/20/2014
Boards 9am, sails 9:15am-10:45am
Ages:

Breakfast with Santa New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Whether you have been naughty or nice this year, Breakfast with Santa is the ultimate delight, even for the biggest scrooge! Spend an action packed Saturday with Jolly Ol' Sai... MORE

12/20/2014
7pm
Ages: All

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribu... MORE

12/20/2014
2pm
Ages: AD

Day & Night Brunch Club Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. | 212-414-5994 | www.highlineballroom.com
NEW YORK | ST. TROPEZ | WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE | HAMPTONS | CANNES | SUNDANCE | SOUTH BEACH | ST. BARTH'S | MONACO | ART BASEL NEW YORK'S FIRST EVER BRUNCHCLUB AND DAYCLUB... MORE

12/20/2014
7pm-10pm
$35 (members, $25)
Ages: AD

Holiday Train Show / Bar Car Nights New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | www.nybg.org
On these nights exclusively for adults 21 and over, the wintry landscape of NYBG sets the scene for festive and romantic outdoor adventures, with an after-dark viewing of the ... MORE

12/20/2014
$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

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