This Week in NYCNovember 26, 2014 - by CG News Desk
Thanksgiving in New York City isn't complete without seeing Macy's 88th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in person (or at least on TV, NBC)! Check out our roundup of great dining suggestions. For more great ideas on how to spend the holidays in New York City, click here. Enjoy the holiday weekend with family, viewing the Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden. Plus, shop for great sales all over the city on Friday, Nov. 28, Black Friday!
THE BIG EVENT
Don't miss the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! (11/27) This year's guests include Idina Menzel, Nick Jonas, and others!
PLUS: Christmas Spectacular returns to dazzle kids of all ages at Radio City Music Hall Get an early start on holiday shopping at the The Annual Holiday Fair at Grand Central Terminal. Neil Patrick Harris directs partner David Burtka in a new production at 54 Below (11/26)
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EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK
Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters opens at AMNH.
PLUS: In her new exhibit, Annie Leibowitz: Pilgrimmage, she photographs subjects she's moved by, now at New York Historical Society...Hubble @ 25 at The Intrepid commemorates the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Its extraordinary images of the cosmos have revolutionized astronomy... Perennial exhibit favorite Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter is back at the American Museum of Natural History.Robert Gober: Heart Is Not A Metaphor is now open at the Museum of Modern Art ...Mac Conner: A New York City Life, is on view at the Museum of the City of New York ... What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, is at The Museum of The Moving Image ... Check out Playing with Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Other Mischievous Actions at Museo del Barrio ... Submerged, A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit at The Intrepid makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families ... The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)... Killer Heels at Brooklyn Museum features 160+ artfully crafted historical and contemporary heels from the seventeenth century through the present.
Comedian Sinbad is at Resorts World Casino (11/29)
PLUS: Hot off America's Got Talent, Dan Naturman is at Gotham Gotham Comedy Club (11/28-30)..At An Evening with Dick Cavett at Gotham Comedy Club (12/2), Cavett discusses his new book, co-penned with Jimmy Fallon, Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks.
Gingerbread Lane is back at The New York Hall of Science.
PLUS: The Holiday Train Show is now at NYBG... Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis is back at Lincoln Center... Sign up to be a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Times Square (through 1/4). The new LEGO Store in the Flatiron District is now open....Mummenschanz: The Musicians of Silence will astound kids of all ages at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (now through Nov. 30)
Slice of Brooklyn's Pizza begins their Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour (12/1-31)
PLUS: The Holiday Train Show rolls in to New York Botanical Garden...Gray Line New York Sightseeing's Holiday Lights Tour is a must (12/1-1/3/15)...Baseball season may be over, but you can Tour Yankee Stadium year round!
NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC
Bob Dylan and His Band perform at the Beacon Theatre (11/28-12/03...no show 11/30)
PLUS: 18+ Thanksgiving Eve Party at 55 Gans NYC (11/26)...George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic performs at B.B. King Blues Club (11/28)...Karaoke Dinner Cruise with Spirit Cruises (11/28)...it's Cirque Fridays at Highline Ballroom (11/28)...One Love! A Bob Marley Tribute Concert at the Apollo Theater (11/29)...Jimi Hendrix 72nd Tribute Show at B.B. King Blues Club (11/29) NFL on the Hudson: Dolphins vs. Jets w/Circle Line Downtown (12/1)...Mary Davies, star of Broadway's A Night with Janis Joplin at B.B. King Blues Club (12/1)...Annaleigh Ashford at 54 Below (12/1)...NY1's Pat Kiernan's Polar Cortex takes place at Bell House (12/2)
SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit (12/3).
PLUS: ...Yo La Tengo at The Town Hall (12/3-4)...Wall to Wall Tom Waits (Tribute) by The Way Station (12/3)...Doc Gooden, Matt Harvey, Jacob DeGrom "Take the Mound" at Steiner Store at Roosevelt Field Mall (12/3)...Meet and Greet NYR Martin St. Louis at DataVision (12/4)