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Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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City Guide's calendar of free things to do in Manhattan shows off all the incredible things New York offers at no expense. Museums, parks, concerts, and popups are only the beginning of the rich offerings you can find here. From Downtown to Midtown to Uptown, check out City Guide's suggestions for great free events in Manhattan.

'Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert' A benefit for The Actors Fund - Apollo Theater
December 02, 2018 - New York,

The annual star-studded musical holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City on Sunday, December 2nd for its 7th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). Some of thew stars from TV, Broadway and the recording industry that will she singing in the season with your favorite holiday tunes includes: TONY Award® Nominee MAX VON ESSEN (An American in Paris, Anastasia) TONY Award® Winner DAISY EAGAN (The Secret Garden, HBO's Girls, first national tour The Humans) one of the stars of CBS' hit show Madam Secretary and the Jersey Boys film ERICH BERGEN (Waitress) from season 13 of NBC'S The Voice CHRIS WEAVER Critically acclaimed musical comedy duo THE SKIVVIES TONY Award® Nominee SHARON MCKNIGHT (Starmites) celebrity vocal impressionist and YouTube sensation CHRISTINA BIANCO (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Forbidden Broadway) NICK ADAMS (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Wicked, A Chorus Line) MATT DOYLE (The Book of Mormon, Sweeney Todd) KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD (Kinky Boots, Classic Whitney: Alive!) MARTY THOMAS (Wicked, Xanadu) ERIN QULL (Ave... (read more)

Tissot Meet-and-Greet with New York Knicks Rookie KEVIN KNOX - Tissot
December 02, 2018 - New York

Tissot, Official Watch of the NBA, invites fans to a meet-and-greet with New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox. Fans can line up for a meet-and-greet and autograph from Knox along with the chance to win amazing merchandise, including autographed items and exclusive Knicks memorabilia (no purchase necessary)!* *no outside items for signing; autograph cards will be provided*

Fit Festival Holiday Pop Up Market 2018 - Brick Grand Central
December 02, 2018 - New York

Fit Festival is a fitness & wellness dedicated holiday pop up market that also hosts cardio kickboxing, HIIT and yoga/mobility classes. Every ticketed attendee gets a swag bag full of goodies! It's an afternoon of the fitness of your choice at Brick Grand Central, boutique fitness studio. Then, shop from a squad of passionate women who founded businesses in chic athleisure, organic skincare, chemical free beauty, and healthy foods.

Choir Rehearsal - Judson Memorial Church
December 02, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (Enter by way of 55 Washington Square South)

Free Concert: The Orchestra Now presents “Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony” - Symphony Space
December 02, 2018 - New York

Free Concert: The Orchestra Now presents “Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony” Sunday December 2, 2018 at 4 pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space RSVP online starting August 15 The Orchestra Now (T?N) is a group of vibrant young musicians from across the globe who are making orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences. They are lifting the curtain on the musicians’ experience and sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. The members of T?N are not only thrilling audiences with their critically acclaimed performances, but also enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions. The Orchestra Now presents “Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony” conducted by James Bagwell, associate conductor of The Orchestra Now. This Sunday matinee performance includes: Emmanuel Chabrier: España Britten: Les illuminations Dvo?ák: Symphony No. 6 With Eric Carey, tenor, a winner of the 2017 Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition

Stars United at The Rink at Brookfield Place - Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza
December 02, 2018 - New York

The 4th Annual Holiday season show, Stars United, is back at The Rink at Brookfield Place. With skating and dance music icons, Stars United seamlessly fuses Olympic ice dancing with electronic dance music stars and iconic vogue dancers, all directed by celebrity image-maker Karl Giant. • Show: 6-7 pm; free to attend, no registration needed. • Skating with the Stars United: 7-8:30 pm; visit gpice.com to register.

Grand Holiday Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
December 02, 2018 - New York

This is the Holiday market to shop for unique gifts that you can't find elsewhere! Open every Sunday from November 25 - December 30!, indoors and outdoors! Come shop from 150+ hand-picked independent, local artisans and dealers. Find one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decoration and fashion, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silverware, and delicious artisanal foods. Our Grand Holiday Bazaar is the only market with both an indoor and outdoor market area, and with rotating merchants. Holiday shopping never felt so good as you'll be supporting local artisans and independent dealers, and 100% of Grand Bazaar NYC's profits are donated to four local public schools benefiting over 4,000 children.

Carols by Candlelight - St John's in the Village
December 02, 2018 - New York

A service of lessons and carols for Advent with St John's (professional) Choir followed by a mulled wine reception

Aggretsuko’s Den of Rage Pop-up Shop to Celebrate the Launch of ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ - Barnes & Noble
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Fans are buzzing over Sanrio’s newest sensation Aggretsuko, a progressive new character with a self-titled animated series on Netflix that follows her struggle to cope with everyday workplace harassment. Following successful pop-ups in L.A. and San Francisco, Aggretsuko is taking her rage to New York City to celebrate the launch of her new book, ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ with a pop-up shop inside Barnes & Noble’s Upper Eastside store (86th & Lexington Ave.). From Friday November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd, fans will get the chance to shop the Den of Rage pop-up that includes Aggretsuko’s new book along with an exclusive t-shirt design and other limited edition merchandise. Aggretsuko will make appearances throughout the weekend for photo ops and guests will receive free bookmark as well as a gift with any Aggretsuko purchase, while supplies last. ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ offers helpful tips and tricks on how to navigate a tough work environment with frustrating bosses and coworker conflicts. From mastering the commute and winning the office A/C battle, to avoiding annoying elevator situations and manipulative co-workers, Aggretusko offers her t... (read more)

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 - Sheen Center
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

"A heartbreaking tribute to the men, who, in defiance of their commanders had the courage to affirm their common humanity." ?– The New Yorker "All is Calm puts a human face on WWI." – San Francisco Globe "One of the top live events for Christmas in North America." – BBC Music Magazine Christmas of 1914. Out of the violence- a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into "No Man's Land" singing Stille Nacht. This begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace.

Terez: Explore. Shop. Create. - Terez
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Telex — a NYC-based athleisure brand known for their distinctive, expressive designs — has opened their first-ever immersive and interactive pop-up shop! View and shop the newest Terez products, and partake in memorable experiences, with creative inspiration and activations to be discovered around every corner. This in-store experience will be enhanced by an ever-changing programming calendar, empowering guests to let their inner light shine through immersive, personalized activations.

Aggretsuko’s Den of Rage Pop-up Shop to Celebrate the Launch of ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ - Barnes & Noble
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Fans are buzzing over Sanrio’s newest sensation Aggretsuko, a progressive new character with a self-titled animated series on Netflix that follows her struggle to cope with everyday workplace harassment. Following successful pop-ups in L.A. and San Francisco, Aggretsuko is taking her rage to New York City to celebrate the launch of her new book, ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ with a pop-up shop inside Barnes & Noble’s Upper Eastside store (86th & Lexington Ave.). From Friday November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd, fans will get the chance to shop the Den of Rage pop-up that includes Aggretsuko’s new book along with an exclusive t-shirt design and other limited edition merchandise. Aggretsuko will make appearances throughout the weekend for photo ops and guests will receive free bookmark as well as a gift with any Aggretsuko purchase, while supplies last. ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ offers helpful tips and tricks on how to navigate a tough work environment with frustrating bosses and coworker conflicts. From mastering the commute and winning the office A/C battle, to avoiding annoying elevator situations and manipulative co-workers, Aggretusko offers her t... (read more)

TADA! Youth Theater Presents Sleepover - TADA! Youth Theater
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

WHEN: November 16 at 7:00PM - OPENING NIGHT November 17, 18 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM November 24, 25 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM – Thanksgiving Weekend November 30 at 7:00 PM December 1 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM December 2 at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM WHERE: TADA! Youth Theater 15 W. 28th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue) New York City TICKETS: Please visit http://www.tadatheater.com/shows/buy-tickets-3 for more information. Discounted rates are available for nonprofit groups of 15 or more. The Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present Sleepover, a hilariously modern musical, from November 16 to December 2, 2018. Sleepover tackles all the hilarious and hairy situations in the glorious stage of tween-hood. While Simone frets about not fitting in because she’s new to NYC and doesn’t know anyone at the party, Mia worries about whom to invite. As for the boys? They’re plotting a way to crash the party. Sleepover’s book is by Philip Freedman, with music and lyrics by Jim Beloff. The production is directed and choreographed by Joanna Greer, TADA!’s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, with music ... (read more)

Progressive International Motorcycle Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is the world's largest consumer motorcycle show tour. With 35 years of experience, the IMS Tour provides attendees with an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling, connecting hundreds of thousands of motorsports enthusiasts with top manufacturers and premier aftermarket brands.

The Womenly Art Experience - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

The Experience is a 2-Day Immersive Introduction to the the School of Womanly Arts, taught by Founder Regena Thomashauer. Thomashauer is a New York Times Best-Selling Author, Educator and Activist who believes that women are the greatest untapped natural resource on the planet.

Steve Earle & the Dukes: 4th Annual John Henry's Friends - The Town Hall,
December 03, 2018 - New York

Benefitting the Keswell School: An Educational for children and young adults with Autism. On December 3rd, 2018, City Winery and Steve Earle are hosting the 4th annual John Henry's Friends benefit concert to raise funds for children diagnosed with autism. Steve Earle & The Dukes will bring their usual bring-down-the-house energy. Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks Duo and Warren Haynes will each join with sets of their own, making an unforgettable night of amazing music. All net ticket proceeds will be donated to The Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with autism. Founded on the belief that children diagnosed with ASD can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities, The Keswell School provides educational, therapeutic and supportive services for children diagnosed with ASD and their families. This is a topic dear to Steve, as his son, John Henry, attends the school.

Holiday Cheer for WFUV Benefit Concert in New York - Beacon Theater
December 03, 2018 - New York

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Tree Lighting Skate-tacular - Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
December 04, 2018 - New York

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will host its annual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular on Tuesday, December 4th. This year’s event is narrated by actor, Alan Cumming (INSTINCT, X-Men 2, The Good Wife), and will feature a stellar line up of live skating performances from Olympic and World champion skaters including Johnny Weir, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Kaetlyn Osmond and Jeremy Abbott, followed by skating for all to live music on the city’s only free admission ice rink. Winter Village is continuing their tradition of celebrating the season of giving by partnering with (RED) for the fifth year in a row. Honoring their mission to create an AIDS-free generation, Bank of America will host a unique activation to raise money and awareness for the annual (RED)? SHOPATHON, with every purchase on amazon.com/RED going toward the fight to end AIDS in Africa.

Judson Arts Wednesdays Presents: BAILOUT - Judson Memorial Church
December 05, 2018 - New York

MEETING ROOM (ENTER by way of 55 Washington Square South) Doors open / Free Community Meal at 7:15pm; Free show at 8pm. JAW FOOD. ART. COMMUNITY. SPACE. FREE. Judson Arts Wednesdays (JAW) is the completely free, completely uncensored creative arm of Judson Memorial Church, a sacred and profane place that has nurtured artists and their work for decades. Started in the fall of 2009, just after several U.S. banks were bailed out by our Federal Government, JAW was designed to serve those in need of a human bailout, whether that be in the form of free food, free art, or just free company in a free space. Every JAW evening offers all three.

Rhonda Hansome @ "Women Of A Certain Age" Comedy Showcase - Kraine Theatre
December 05, 2018 - New York

Actor / comedian Rhonda "Passion" Hansome, (SiriusXM “John Fugelsang's Tell Me Everything” podcast) will be among the performers featured at the “Women Of A Certain Age” (WOACA) comedy showcases of “female comics who tell it like it is” on Wednesday, December 5th in Manhattan. Rhonda will be joined at the 7;30pm show by WOACA creator Carole Montgomery (Nick @ Nite's Funniest Mom in America) and performers Sandy Ehlers ABC’s The View and Jane Condon! NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Tickets are $15.00 and The Kraine Theatre is located at 85 E. 4th Street (between Second & Third Aves). Subway: "F"to Second Ave, "N" or "R" to 8th Street, #6 to Astor Place and for reservations and further information go to: www.womenofacertainagecomedy.com/ or call (212) 777-6088.

World's Strongest Man vs. Krazy Glue - Who Is Stronger? - Center 415
December 05, 2018 - New York

Krazy Glue is challenging Hafthor Bjornsson, The World’s Strongest Man, to the ultimate #ManVsGlue showdown that you do not want to miss. Capable of holding up to 1,000 pounds with a single drop, Krazy Glue is krazy strong and krazy fast. Can the world’s strongest man hold up to one of the world’s strongest glues? Come to this FREE event to find out! December 5th at 6:15PM Center415 (415 5th Ave, between 37th and 38th) Contact: Stephanie Miller; Stephanie.Miller@bcw-global.com Space is limited! Please come early, this event is first come, first in. Fans interested in seeing the action live can RSVP to attend the NYC event by visiting Krazy Glue’s Facebook page @KrazyGlue.

Midtown Concerts | Gotham early Music Scene (Chapel) - St Bartholomew's Church
December 06, 2018 - New York

Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) in conjunction with The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation (MMPAF) presents Midtown Concerts, a weekly series of 40-minute early music concerts in midtown Manhattan featuring soloists and ensembles from the U.S. and abroad.

RR: New York Writers Workshop - KGB Bar
December 06, 2018 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Educator Evening: A City for Corduroy - Museum of the City of New York
December 06, 2018 - Upper East Side

The adventures of Corduroy, the stuffed bear in green overalls, have been delighting children and adults for half a century—ever since Don Freeman's children's classic was published in 1968. But few know about Freeman's long career as an artist who documented New York. Join curator Morgen Stevens-Garmon for a guided tour of the exhibition A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman's New York. See Freeman's lively and humane depictions of ordinary New Yorkers and the city in the 1930s, his illustrated scenes of the Broadway backstage, and his children's books inspired by the city, including not just the Corduroy books but also Pet at the Met and Hattie the Backstage Bat.

Ai Summit New York - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 06, 2018 - New York

Ai Summit New York

The Trailer Park Boys Headline the Beacon Theatre - Beacon Theatre
December 07, 2018 - New York

On Friday December 7th, the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY welcomes Ricky, Julian, Bubbles and Randy with another holiday season extravaganza! To spread some genuine holiday cheer, Bubbles is determined to put on a good old-fashioned Xmas concert despite Julian’s relentless attempts to monetize the festive spirit of the audience, and Ricky and Randy’s all-out war to prove who really understands the true meaning of Xmas! Spend an evening with the boys for an alcohol and drug-fueled Christmas show you will never forget! Trailer Park Boys are Canada's most beloved miscreants from a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada. Robb Wells (Ricky), John Paul Tremblay (Julian) and Bubbles (Mike Smith) have created loyal and loveable characters on their television series and their message has spread globally. Over the past 17 years “The Boys” have garnered much press and gained a hardcore following of fans. The Boys began as a short film starring John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells, which debuted to rave reviews at the 1999 Atlantic Film Festival. The premise: a camera crew chronicles the boys’ adventures living in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The camera crew continue... (read more)

Z100's Jingle Ball - Madison Square Garden
December 07, 2018 - New York

Z100's Jingle Ball comes to The Garden on Friday, December 7 with Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, G-Eazy, Dua Lipa, Khalid w/ special guest Normani, Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi & Sabrina Carpenter!

RR: F Bomb Reading Series - KGB Bar
December 07, 2018 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Citi Hoops Classic - Madison Square Garden
December 08, 2018 - New York

The Citi Hoops Classic returns to The Garden this December! The event will feature two of the top programs in college basketball as Kentucky, coached by John Calipari, face off against local favorite Seton Hall, coached by Kevin Willard, in Citi Hoops Classic

Hogwarts House Badges - New York Historical Society
December 08, 2018 - Upper West Side

What makes each Hogwarts House unique? Discover the history of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, and learn about some of the most famous witches and wizards from each House. Then choose from the four House crests to decorate and proudly wear!

Lobby Nights: Dj Prestige - Ace Hotel
December 08, 2018 - New York

DJ Prestige is a fine purveyor of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and other assorted funky treats. When not preserving and promoting quality vinyl records, he is working like a mad scientist to make the perfect cup of coffee at home. He brings his version of the live mix tape to the lobby of Ace Hotel, where funky jazz, deep funk, raw soul, classic hip hop, real reggae, disco tracks, and drum breaks of all kinds make you move and groove like the park jams back in the day. It's all about the vibe. As DJs spin, the photobooth flashes and mixers mix, enjoy delicious selections from the Lobby Bar and high fives from our friendly staff. General RSVP is not required, but does get you on our A-List mailer for the latest in bookings and event info.

45th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
December 09, 2018 - Manhattan

Join hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players for a holiday sing along at Merry Tuba Christmas at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, on Sunday, December 9th, from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and fill the plaza with holiday classics. The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be led by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, and conducted by Paul LaValle of Band of America fame. This unusual Christmas tradition takes place in over 200 cities around the world.

Grand Holiday Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
December 09, 2018 - New York

This is the Holiday market to shop for unique gifts that you can't find elsewhere! Open every Sunday from November 25 - December 30!, indoors and outdoors! Come shop from 150+ hand-picked independent, local artisans and dealers. Find one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decoration and fashion, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silverware, and delicious artisanal foods. Our Grand Holiday Bazaar is the only market with both an indoor and outdoor market area, and with rotating merchants. Holiday shopping never felt so good as you'll be supporting local artisans and independent dealers, and 100% of Grand Bazaar NYC's profits are donated to four local public schools benefiting over 4,000 children.

Helen Levi Pop-Up at Kotn - Kotn
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

Helen Levi is a photographer and potter born and bred in NYC. Her colourful and creative handmade ceramics have become cult-favourties in the US, making every piece herself in her NYC studio. Helen Levi will be popping up at Kotn December 1 - 9.

The Dessoff Choirs Performs a Trio of Holiday Concerts 12/7-9 - St Paul's Church
Through December 09, 2018 - Columbus Circle

Holidays with Dessoff: Welcome Yule! Friday, December 7, 2018, at Saint Peter’s Church, Manhattan Holidays with Dessoff: Messiah Sing Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan Holidays with Dessoff: Welcome Yule! Sunday, December 9, 2018, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs today announced its annual holiday concert series. Now in its 94th year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire performed in some of New York City’s most beautiful churches. This season’s offerings include a sing-in of Handel’s Messiah, contemporary arrangement of carols, and a rare performance of the nine-movement Christmas cantata The Ballad of the Brown King with music by African-American composer Margaret Bonds and text by writer Langston Hughes.

Santa at Brookfield Place - Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza
Through December 15, 2018 - New York

Nov 23 - Dec 24 (closed Mondays other than Dec 24) 230 Vesey St., Level 2 Tuesday - Friday: 12 - 8pm Saturdays: 10am - 8pm Sundays: 10am - 6pm Dec 24: 10am - 4pm Create lasting photo memories with the jolly man in red! Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Brookfield Place features a special children’s activity center to enjoy before your session. Plan a magical holiday experience at BFPL with ice skating, shopping, dining and more! CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TO MEET SANTA IN ADVANCE Walk-ons are always welcome. Sensory-Friendly Santa with Autism Speaks Dec 9, 8:30am - 10am Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities! This compassionate, sensory-friendly event allows families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a Santa visit, in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of this special audience. Sensory-Friendly Santa is held in partnership with Autism Speaks. Click to reserve your spot (reservations are required for this session only). Santa Paws! Nov 25 & Dec 2, 6:30-7:30pm Bring your four-legged family memb... (read more)

The Baby Monitor - The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Through December 16, 2018 - New York

Written by David Stallings and directed by Antonio Miniño. When Claire’s concerns over the welfare of her two-year-old nephew are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family's principals and ability to parent. A crucial new play exploring same-sex parenting and cis family values in today’s America. With Leo Goodman, Mel House*, Amanda Jones*, Héctor Matías, Greta Quispe* and David Stallings. Lighting Design by Dan Gallagher. Sound Design by Jacob Subotnick. Stage Managed by Rachel Denise April. Tickets $25 (Students & Seniors $22) available by calling 646-395-4310 or www.differenttranslation.com Neighborhood Rush: $5.00 tickets will be available 15 minutes before showtime at the box office to residents of zip codes 10003 and 10009 with valid local ID (Neighbor Rush tickets are cash-only and subject to availability).

The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories - Theatre Row
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories by Hans Christian Andersen Playing at Theatre Row, a program of Building for the Arts NY, Inc. 410 West 42nd Street, NYC 10036 (212) 239-6200 November 24th - December 22nd, 2018 | Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm *Sensory Friendly Performances: December 9th at 11am Adapted for the Stage by Barbara Zinn Krieger (Interstellar Cinderella, Wanda’s Monster) Devised and Directed by Adrienne Kapstein (War Horse, Wanda’s Monster) Original Music by Charles Greenberg (Young Charles Dickens) A normal day at the park becomes so much more when a young girl gets swept away into four of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tales: The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Nightingale and The Ugly Duckling. The company that brought you Interstellar Cinderella invites you to discover why some fairy tales never get old. 50 minutes duration. Best for ages 5-8 | Tickets starting at $29.25 | Tickets on sale now at: https://nycchildrenstheater.org/shows-and-events/current-season/ #MoreMagicalStories Story Time at Strand Books featuring Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Saturday, November 17th at 11am

Epic New York Beer Tour - Bars, Taprooms, Breweries - Empire State Building
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Beer Adventures app offers 150+ highly curated tours in 75 cities around the globe. Currently in 25 US cities, we take you to all of the best bars, taprooms and breweries in town giving you a day out to remember on your own terms. For this 'Epic New York Beer Tour' we invite you to join us in NYC as we hit up to 10 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn in one day. This is one of our favourite Beer Adventures and it's done best by a combination of walking, subway and whatever else mode of transport is for you! Starting by the Empire State Building you'll pass loads of famous landmarks, go over and under the East River, hit both villages (Greenwich and East) and of course visit all the very best beer bars NYC has to offer. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to make a day of it! HOW IT WORKS: Search for 'Beer Adventures' in the Apple appstore or Google Play and download for free. You can then select the city and tours you want in-app. The Beer Adventures app acts as a magical mystery tour directing beer fans around a city at the touch of a few buttons. Available on iOS and Android, we offer highly curated, built in itineraries in most major cities. STARTING O... (read more)

Public Tours at Dia:Beacon - 9/11 Memorial
Through December 23, 2018 - New York

Dia:Beacon provides guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 2 pm. Tours are free with admission. Reservations are not necessary but can be made in person at the admissions desk.

Grand Central Holiday Fair - Grand Central Terminal
Through December 24, 2018 - New York

The 2018 Grand Central Holiday Fair will open on Monday, November 12, 2018. Please check back for vendor information and Fair hours closer to the date. In the meantime, watch our video of the 2016 Fair build out in historic Vanderbilt Hall!

New York Makers Showcases Statewide Artisans - Grand Central Terminal
Through December 24, 2018 - New York

New York Makers, the first-of-its-kind digital marketplace + magazine celebrating the makers, movers, and shakers of the Empire State, will have its inaugural shop in Grand Central Terminal this holiday season. As part of the beloved Grand Central Holiday Fair, New York Makers has specially curated a collection of high-quality, distinctive New York products created by more than 20 talented artisans from Buffalo to Westchester and everywhere in between. Holiday shoppers will have six weeks to see and shop at the Holiday Fair, beginning November 12 through December 24, 2018.

Models and Bottles Fridays ... Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List - Show
Through December 29, 2018 - New York City

Models and Bottles Fridays Text keyword SHOWNYC to 83361 for Instant RSVP and chance to win a VIP Party (FREE Admission, Bottle & More!) SHOW. NYC Nightclubs. 135 West 41st Street. Times Square. 10 pm-???(Broadway and 6th Ave) A.C. Pass List invites you to "The Original" Models and Bottles Fridays at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Friday Night party NYC has ever seen. Top DJs, aerialists, dancers, expert mixologists, bottle service served by our #Showgirls, a true VIP experience, a sexy crowd, all in a spectacular new venue. Ask about our specials, VIP packages and Group/ Birthday specials.. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, mash-ups and more. Everyone receives complimentary admission on the “A.C. Pass List” (ladies til 12am, Gents til 12am). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List" please e-mail me directly, crisac@mac.com. Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. All admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dress fashionable please. Dress code: Ladie... (read more)

NYC Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You'll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York's Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park's rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

Believe In The Wonder Of Giving - Macy's Herald Square
Through January 01, 2019 - New York

Macy's Herald Square will unveil its legendary Christmas windows on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 pm, signaling the start of the holiday season with a ceremony filled with music, fun, sweet treats and Santaland's elves. This year's theme is "Believe In The Wonder Of Giving." The six enchanted windows will share a tale of friendship, family, adventure, and teamwork as Sunny the Snowpal works to save Christmas with the help of her friends. The windows are sure to delight generations of spectators who have grown up with the annual tradition of visiting the windows, as well as those experiencing the enchantment of a New York City Christmas for the first time.

Toward A Concrete Utopia: Architecture In Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 - The Museum of Modern Art
Through January 13, 2019 - Manhattan

Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia's architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist "social condensers"—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia's leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.

Liliana Porter: Other Situations - El Museo del Barrio
Through January 27, 2019 - New York

Born in Argentina in 1941, Liliana Porter, originally educated in printmaking — a discipline that deeply influenced her practice — moved to New York in 1964, where she cofounded the New York Graphic Workshop with artists Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo. Since then, Porter has worked in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, assemblages, video, installation and, more recently, theater. Porter's art has been exhibited in more than 35 countries in over 450 group shows, and is a part of public and private collections including El Museo del Barrio. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, and Sculpture Magazine, among other publications. In 2013, the Fundación Patricia Phelps de Cisneros published the book Liliana Porter in Conversation with Inés Katzenstein as part of the Conversaciones/Conversations series. Galleries in Europe, Latin America and the United States represent the artist.

Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 03, 2019 - Manhattan

For a brief period in the early 1960s, a group of choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers made use of a local church to present performances that Village Voice critic Jill Johnston declared the most exciting new developments in dance in a generation. Redefining the kinds of movement that could count as dance, the Judson participants—Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Bill Dixon, Judith Dunn, David Gordon, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Fred Herko, Robert Morris, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, and Elaine Summers, among others—would go on to profoundly shape all fields of art in the second half of the 20th century. Taking its name from the Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York's Greenwich Village, Judson Dance Theater was organized as a series of open workshops from which its participants developed performances. Together, the artists challenged traditional understandings of choreography, expanding dance in ways that reconsidered its place in the world. They employed new compositional methods to strip dance of its theatrical conventions, incorporating "ordinary" movements—ge... (read more)

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 24, 2019 - Manhattan

Poet Erza Pound spoke of artist Constantin Brancusi's work as providing "the master keys to the world of form." Over a career that spanned half a century, Brancusi's innovations transformed sculpture as it had been known, and influenced generations of artists to come. After moving to Paris in 1904 from his native Romania, Brancusi affected the appearance of a Romanian peasant—a long beard, work shirt, and sandals—while embedding himself in avant-garde art circles. He soon began pushing modernist sculpture to the threshold of abstraction, developing a new, simplified vocabulary of graceful crescents, gleaming ovoids, and rough-hewn blocks that often evoked rather than resembled the things named in their titles, such as Bird in Space or Fish. He put the natural properties of his materials on display, carving directly into wood and stone and polishing metal to high reflectivity. The bases for his sculptures were often built of stacked elements—wood cubes, cylindrical slices, pyramidal blocks, or cruciform stones—becoming an integral component of the work itself and hinting at the possibility of infinite rearrangement, an idea that would prove fertile in future decades.

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