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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - January 17-January 19

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 on Saks Fifth Avenue during the Christmas season to catching a round of fireworks on the Hudson on the Fourth of July, you won't miss a thing.

SLANDER (Early Show) - Brooklyn, NY - Great Hall - Avant Gardner
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

SLANDER follows up their Electric Zoo 2019 appearance on January 17th as they bring 'The Eye' tour with Dylan Matthew.

Masquerade Rock Music Fest: Everclear - Mulcahy's Pub and concert hall
January 17, 2020 - Wantagh

Masquerade Rock Music Fest presents Everclear. Featuring Sponge and The Raskins. Doors at 7pm. Presented by 102.3 WBAB

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.

Queens Baseball Convention - Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall
January 18, 2020 - Wantagh

The Queens Baseball Convention presents Fan Festival Featuring Jerry Koosman, Billy Wagner and Howard Johnson, Plus more to be announced. Tickets on sale now

Competition Registration Form -Sausage Fest 2020, Homemade Sausage Contest - Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.
January 18, 2020 - Buffalo

*Please only use this form to REGISTER TO COMPETE in the 2020 Homemade Sausage Competition. **No ticket is needed to attend this event, this is ONLY for those entering the competition.

Slander (Late Show) - Great Hall - Avant Gardner
Through January 18, 2020 - Brooklyn

SOLD OUT - Early show added, tickets available here:

The Schomburg Center's 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival - Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture
Through January 18, 2020 - Brooklyn

The annual Black Comic Book Festival brings creators, illustrators, writers & independent publishers together for an exciting two-day event!

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
January 19, 2020 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will pay tribute to groundbreaking pastor, activist and humanitarian The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special Choral Eucharist service, including a sermon by Cathedral Poet in Residence Emerita Marilyn Nelson, on Sunday, January 19, 2020, starting at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). Following the service, all are invited to participate in a Spirituals SING led by Alice Parker, choral conductor, educator, and Artistic Director of Melodious Accord.The Choral Eucharist service, in commemoration of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s life and legacy of activism on behalf of African American civil liberties, will include readings from his speeches and other writings, as well as musical selections curated by Director of Music Kent Tritle. Marilyn Nelson, who served as Cathedral Poet in Residence from 2010 2019, has won numerous awards for her books of poetry for adults and young readers, many of which explore and celebrate African American history and culture. Her many prizes and accolades include the Poetry Society of Americas highest award, the Frost Medal, for ... (read more)

Brian Moore Benefit - Mulcahy's Pub and concert hall
January 19, 2020 - Wantagh

Please come and support the Detective Brian Moore benefit.

Gordon & Li Li Celebrate Chinese New Year - Michele Wong - Asia Society
January 19, 2020 - New York

Join author Michele Wong McSween to learn English and Mandarin words with panda cousins Gordon and Li Li as they celebrate the festivities and traditions of Chinese New Year in their latest bilingual book.

Snowstorm 2020 - Knockdown Center
Through January 19, 2020 - Queens

INVITES ARE FINISHED! GET VERY LIMITED $20 TICKETS NOW! PRICE WILL GO UP! The Biggest, Most Anticipated Winter Event To Kick Off 2020!

Hip Hop + - Ashokan Center
Through January 19, 2020 - Olivebridge

A fun all-ages weekend of Hip Hop dance classes, Hip Hop history, winter walk, blacksmithing, a bonfire, and more! World-class Hip Hop dance & history classes with visiting teachers from CCE and beyondHands-on blacksmithing workshops and guided winter walks with Ashokan's fun and friendly outdoor educatorsDrumming & Percussion and Hip Hop lyric-writing workshopsOpportunities to explore Ashokan's beautiful natural surroundings and an evening bonfire with s'moresAll meals and lodging included!

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.

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:

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:

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

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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