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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - January 10-January 12

Holidays and Specials in New York City This WeekendPhoto: Shannon McGee/Flickr 

New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up in New York City this weekend. From scoping out the windows at Saks Fifth Avenue during the Christmas season to catching a round of fireworks on the Hudson on the Fourth of July, you won't want to miss a thing. If there was ever a city that knew how to celebrate the season, it's the Big Apple. Here are all the holidays and specials in New York City going on this weekend. Don't skip a beat!

House of Bricks Comedy - Pine Box Rock Shop
January 10, 2020 - Brooklyn

HOUSE OF BRICKS is a rip-roaring comedy show hosted by your three best friends Michael Good, Brandon Ream and Gideon Hambright.

Rochester Homegrown with 3HB - Lovin' Cup
January 11, 2020 - Rochester

The 9th annual Homegrown festival is going down at Lovin' Cup on January 18th. This is the Three Heads anniversary party and we always make it a celebration of all things Rochester.There are samplings that go on from noon until 8 in a heated tent on the patio. This year we will be changing it up and have 4 sessions (12-2, 2-4, 4-6 and 6-8). We will have over a 100 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and other various vendors to come sample and talk about what they do.The music goes from noon until close inside.This presale price is for one week, and is $25! We are not divulging details till then - but if you trust us in throwing an epic party, we will reward you!

They Might Be Giants Present 30th Anniversary Flood Show - The Bowery Ballroom
January 11, 2020 - New York

Age Limit: 18 and OverThey Might Be Giants Present 30th Anniversary Flood Show in Honor of the Album That Made Them an International Act, They Might Be Giants Is Celebrating Flood's 30th Anniversary in 2020 by Performing the Album, in Its Entirety, on Stages in Select Cities Across the Us.

They Might Be Giants Present 30th Anniversary Flood Show - The Bowery Ballroom
January 11, 2020 - New York

Age Limit: 18 and OverTHEY MIGHT BE GIANTS PRESENT 30th ANNIVERSARY FLOOD SHOW In honor of the album that made them an international act, They Might Be Giants is celebrating Flood's 30th anniversary in 2020 by performing the album, in its entirety, on stages in select cities across the US. The show is "an evening with" and TMBG will play two full sets with their barnstorming live band featuring the show-stopping Curt Ramm on trumpet. How will it be presented? In sequence, in reverse sequence, alphabetical, or mixed into additional repertoire? It could be different on any given night.

Sarah Hennies 'Come Right 'Round' - National Sawdust
January 12, 2020 - Brooklyn

What happens when a community's most deeply held beliefs also lead to its demise? A once thriving utopian society, the Shakers' numbers have now dwindled to just two members, due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy and an eventual refusal of new members.

Origami Holiday Tree - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 12, 2020 - Manhattan

Holiday decor gets a historical makeover with the American Museum of Natural History's annual Origami Holiday Tree.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Holiday Marketplace - Urban Zen Center
Through January 15, 2020 - New York

Donna Karan and Urban Zen will host the Holiday Marketplace at the Urban Zen Center in New York City just in time for the holidays. The seasonal marketplace houses a curated selection of accessories, books, apparel, art, home dcor and objects of desire, and the artwork from world-renowned photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fishers AFRICAN TWILIGHT.The Urban Zen Soulful Economy Marketplace creates a space for like-minded people, organizations and communities to collaborate, communicate, and connect with the purpose of raising awareness and inspiring change. With every purchase at the marketplace.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting - Rockefeller Center
Through January 17, 2020 - Manhattan

It doesn't get much more picture-postcard NYC Christmas than the sight of the stately Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, towering above the ice rink below, all decked out in its finest holiday bling.

Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal - New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store
Through January 23, 2020 - Manhattan

The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal is back with its annual Holiday Train Show, whose layout features Lionel trains traveling through a two-level, 34-foot-long miniature New York City and countryside scene.

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 23, 2020 - Bronx

The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal is back with its annual Holiday Train Show, whose layout features Lionel trains traveling through a two-level, 34-foot-long miniature New York City and countryside scene.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Hello Panda Festival @ CITI FIELD - The Largest Lantern Festival In North America - Citi Field
Through January 26, 2020 - Queens

New York City will shine even brighter this winter with the debut of the Hello Panda Festival, the largest international lantern, food and arts extravaganza celebrating culture and diversity. Held at Citi Field and spanning 750,000 square feet, the multisensory event will showcase over 120 Instagrammable lantern exhibits, 60 international food vendors curated by The Worlds Fare and numerous cultural arts experiences including live performances, modern art exhibits, a holiday market and traditional crafts.

Kingston Proud Award - John H. Fisher, P.C.
Through February 15, 2020 - Kingston, NY

The John H. Fisher Kingston Proud Award will give one lucky winner the chance to give back to the community by selecting their favorite charity to receive $500. Nominate someone or a business you know in Kingston who is making a difference in the community to win this award. Nominations will be accepted until February 15. To nominate, fill out the form on the Kingston Proud Award page.

Annual Holiday Train Show - New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store
Through February 23, 2020 - New York

Every holiday season, the New York Transit Museum's Grand Central Gallery plays host to a city within a city with the display of a miniature electric railroad running over, through, and beneath some of New York's most magnificent landmarks.

Holiday Express from the Jerni Train Collection - The New-York Historical Society
Through February 23, 2020 - Manhattan

The trains from the Jerni Collection, accompanied by theatrical lighting and an audio soundscape, are a holiday tradition at the New-York Historical Society.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park - The Lodge by Urbanspace - Bryant Park
Through March 01, 2020 - New York

After its successful debut last year, The Lodge by Urbanspace returns to Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park featuring a festive cocktail bar surrounded by a full range of eateries and an outdoor beer garden. The aprs skate-escape will host a mix of returning vendor favorites like The Stackery, and new ones like Ovenly, designed to fulfill the cravings of New Yorkers and visitors alike from morning until night. This cozy winter destination with a dozen new and classic NYC restaurants such as Casa Toscana, The Lodge Bar, The Lodge Biergarten by Stout NYC, Mayhem Smokehouse, Ovenly, Pierogi Boys, S'mores N'more by Renegade, The Stackery, and Two Tablespoons. Beginning in January 2020, head to The Lodge by Urbanspace for live music and other special events. The Lodge by Urbanspace is open daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., from October 31, 2019-March 1, 2020. To learn more about The Lodge by Urbanspace, vist: wintervillage.org.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park - Free Skating - Bryant Park
Through March 01, 2020 - New York

Head to the only FREE admission skating rink in NYC between October. 31, 2019 and March 1, 2020 at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park offers high quality rental skates, free skating shows, Broomball pick-up games, Exerskate classes as well as other special events and activities for both children & adults. For more information and the most up to date schedule of events at The Rink during this years Bank of America Winter VIllage at Bryant Park, go to: wintervillage.org.

Daniel Buren on the High Line - The High Line
Through March 01, 2020 - New York

High Line presents En Plein Air, a group exhibition that broadens and challenges historical ideas of outdoor painting. The exhibition is on view along the length of the park from April 2019 to March 2020. It will bring together work by eight artists, including French artist Daniel Buren, who will string his signature stripe piece The Gardland over the elevated walkway

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Blythe Doll - New York
Through November 29, 2021 - City Guide

BLYTHE DOLL CUSTOMIZATION PANELWhen the worlds of fashion enthusiasts and doll collectors collide, Blythe dolls are at the center. These wide-eyed darlings are beloved as a creative dress for fans who love to pose and style their dolls. But with so many fashion options, how does one get started making custom Blythes? Youll learn just how at our Blythe doll customization panel!Ever wonder how to sew your own Blythe doll clothes, resculpt her face, or style her hair? Our panel will take fans through the basics of coordination and customization. With the mini petite Blythe, middie Blythes or even the moveable Neo Blythe doll, you will learn how to make your doll special.From her humble beginnings in the 70s to her modern resurgence in the past few decades, Blythe is about bringing together the style-savvy. Almost every aspect of her can be customized. Her hands, ears, and faceplate can be swapped out to add attitude and personality. Her hair and eyes can be changed to a rainbow of colours and styles to fit any aesthetic. And, of course, there are as many options for her clothing as fans can dream of.With so many choices, a Blythe doll is a blank canvas for the fashio... (read more)


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