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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!

Brian Stokes Mitchell Plays With Music - Holiday! - Feinstein's/54 Below
November 15, 2019 - New York

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a new Plays With Music Holiday! concert, celebrating both the holidays and the release of his new album, Plays with Music.Featuring classic holiday favorites with fresh arrangements along with some non-traditional surprises, the show is a delightful evening with one of Broadway's most charismatic and versatile leading men.Stokes is a veteran of 10 Broadway shows that include Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate and Shuffle Along. His performances have garnered him a slew of awards including two Tonys and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Stokes has been dubbed Broadway's "Last Leading Man" by The New York Times, adding that he "brings an unprecedented fusion of theatrical heroism, pop-jazz sizzle, and emotional vulnerability Emotional risks abound (his) performances sustain a mood of vaulting exhilaration."

Demonstration with Abby Swain - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Abby Swain stands as the Executive Pastry Chef of Tom Colicchio's Temple Court restaurant located within the iconic Beekman Hotel. This landmarked building offers as a glimpse into the beauty of the gilded age in New York.

Painting with Chocolate: Creating Edible Art - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Learn how to make your own tasty masterpiece with colored chocolate and cocoa butter on a small chocolate canvas. Design your own tasty masterpiece in this instructional session with a professional Chocolatier, Nikki Woolfolk of LeBeau Chocolates & Confections. Best for kids ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

International Culinary Center : Royal Icing/Flooding Techniques - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Learn new and exciting ways to decorate cookies using royal icing! We'll cover all the basics of this all-purpose icing and even share tips to make a paper cornet. Applications of flooding and brushed embroidery on cookies will be demonstrated to make festive ornaments, snowflakes and people!

Demonstration with Sean Considine - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Sean grew up in the South where food was at the center of every gathering. He attended Appalachian State University where he majored in Nutrition and Food while spending his externship at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.

Chocolate Clay: Eat your art - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

During this session, you will learn how to create your own incredible and edible chocolate creations! Using silicone molds and pastry tools, students are guided step-by-step, while encouraged to utilize their imaginations. Best for kids ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

International Culinary Center: Holiday Pies - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Don't show up to your next holiday party empty handed! Dive head first into the world of pies and learn to create pie dough from scratch and fill it with the classic apple and pumpkin pie fillings of your dreams.

Demonstration with Nick Malgieri - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

NICK MALGIERI, former Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World and 1996 inductee into Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, has recently retired as founder of baking programs at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Demonstration with Miro Uskokovic - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Miro Uskokovic is the Pastry Chef of Gramercy Tavern. Born and raised in Serbia, Miro grew up on a family farm where his mother had small cheese and cake making operations.

Painting with Chocolate: Creating Edible Art - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Learn how to make your own tasty masterpiece with colored chocolate and cocoa butter on a small chocolate canvas. Design your own tasty masterpiece in this instructional session with a professional Chocolatier, Nikki Woolfolk of LeBeau Chocolates & Confections.

International Culinary Center: Decorating Cakes with Piping - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Making your own frosting may appear to be daunting, but it's really quite simple. Learn the professionals' secret weapon: the Swiss-meringue buttercream. Discover how to decorate all of your sweet treats, like cakes and cupcakes, using delicate piping techniques like rosettes and borders. You'll be ready to create to your heart's desire.

Demonstration with Benoit Racquet - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Benoit is Belgian Master Chocolatier, graduated from Ceria Culinary Institute in Belgium, and was Chocolate Chef at the Belgian Pavilion in Shanghai World Expo in 2010. BE Chocolat is exclusively using Callebaut Fairtrade Finest Belgian Chocolate.

Chocolate Clay: Eat your art - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

During this session, you will learn how to create your own incredible and edible chocolate creations! Using silicone molds and pastry tools, students are guided step-by-step, while encouraged to utilize their imaginations. Best for kids ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

International Culinary Center: Crafting Cookies - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Upgrade your cookie game from plain chocolate chip to a variety of picture-perfect treats. From the traditional French Diamond Cookies, or Diamant, to the classic spritz cookies and gingersnaps, you'll be upping your baking game in no-time.

Signature Salon du Chocolat Fashion Show - Javits Center
November 16, 2019 - New York

Chef Vanessa Greeley is a graduate of French Culinary Institute in New York. Her accolades include winning top places at some of the most prestigious cake competitions in the country. Her work has also been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers as well as on CBS News, NY1, Fox News, CNN, Reuters, and CNBC to name a few.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Plays With Music - Holiday! - Feinstein's/54 Below
November 16, 2019 - New York

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a new Plays With Music Holiday! concert, celebrating both the holidays and the release of his new album, Plays with Music.Featuring classic holiday favorites with fresh arrangements along with some non-traditional surprises, the show is a delightful evening with one of Broadway's most charismatic and versatile leading men.Stokes is a veteran of 10 Broadway shows that include Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate and Shuffle Along. His performances have garnered him a slew of awards including two Tonys and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Stokes has been dubbed Broadway's "Last Leading Man" by The New York Times, adding that he "brings an unprecedented fusion of theatrical heroism, pop-jazz sizzle, and emotional vulnerability Emotional risks abound (his) performances sustain a mood of vaulting exhilaration."

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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The Brother Brothers + Buck Meek + Pearla - The Sultan Room
November 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

21+The Brother Brothers are an identical twin indie folk duo from Brooklyn. Their debut album Some People I Know, released in 2018 on Compass Records transcended genres, drawing critical acclaim from NPR, Rolling Stone Country, Billboard, Relix, and No Depression among others, and amassing over 10 million streams. The band have essentially been touring since, including a support run with Folk Music Awards' Artist of the Year I'm With Her. This year has been one of massive milestones for the duo, having sold out venues in Los Angeles, Chicago and London among others, and made pivotal appearances at NPR's Mountain Stage, SXSW, Folk Alliance International, Nelsonville Music Festival and Edmonton Folk Festival.

The New York Hurling Classic - Citi Field
November 16, 2019 - New York

Hurling, "Ireland's Ancient Warrior Sport" debuts at Citi Field on Saturday, November 16th! Widely believed to be the world's oldest field game, Hurling combines agility, strength and intensity - earning it the reputation as the "fastest game on grass" among its loyal and passionate followers. This popular Irish sport will come to Queens with a 4 team tournament in which Limerick will defend its title against three counties: Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford.

(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Arts, Culture & Ideas - Purchase College, SUNY
Through November 16, 2019 - Purchase

From November 14 through November 16, Purchase College, in conjunction with the colleges Office International Programs and Services, will host the second annual (T)HERE festival, dedicated to opening a space for dialogue between people and cultures from around the world. While last year celebrated Benin, West Africa, the 2019 (T)HERE: A Global Festival of Arts, Culture & Ideas will focus on Haiti. The festival will present lectures, performances, film screenings, and art at various venues across campus including The Performing Arts Center and the Neuberger Museum of Art. All events are open to the public. The full schedule can be found at www.purchase.edu/globalfestival.Highlights of the festival include the keynote lecture by National Book award finalist and this years Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature, Edwidge Danticat on Thursday, November 14. Danticat will also lead a discussion with pathbreaking contemporary Haitian journalists and media figures in the panel New Storytellers on November 15.The Neuberger Museum of Art will present the exhibition Art Got Into Me: The Work of Engels the Artist. Engels, who is in residence at the museum for fall 2019, will open u... (read more)

Back to the Garden 1969 - THE WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary - Daryl's House Club
November 17, 2019 - New York

All AgesCelebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Woodstock Music Festival.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Concert Festival Grand Prix Winners Recital - Carnegie Hall
November 17, 2019 - New York

PerformersWinners Recital

Demonstration with Barry Callebeaut - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Demonstration with Barry Callebeaut

International Culinary Center: Cakes From Start to Finish - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Impress your family & friends with your very own homemade cake. Chef will demonstrate step by step of cake construction: from mixing, and baking, to assembly and frosting. Learn the tips to getting a perfect crumb coat and the techniques to a smooth finish to all your cakes!

Painting with Chocolate: Creating Edible Art - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Learn how to make your own tasty masterpiece with colored chocolate and cocoa butter on a small chocolate canvas. Design your own tasty masterpiece in this instructional session with a professional Chocolatier, Nikki Woolfolk of LeBeau Chocolates & Confections.

Savory Chocolate - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Matthew Gennuso is the chef/co-owner with his wife Kristin of Chez Pascal, a French influenced-American bistro on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island.

International Culinary Center: Thanksgiving Breads - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Learn to make quick and simple breads for Thanksgiving day that will surely impress your dinner guests! Using seasonal flavors and ingredients, chef will demonstrate how to prepare Cranberry Scones, Pumpkin-Pecan Crumb Muffin, and Bacon & Jalapeno Cornbread.

Chocolate Clay: Eat your art - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

During this session, you will learn how to create your own incredible and edible chocolate creations! Using silicone molds and pastry tools, students are guided step-by-step, while encouraged to utilize their imaginations. Best for kids ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Healthy, Flavorful Desserts - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Katzie Guy-Hamilton is dedicated to inspiring others to embrace real food as a means to thrive: saving room for joy, celebration, and dessert. As a top ten Pastry Chef, Certified Health Coach, Food and Beverage Director, and Author, Katzie is redefining healthy eating.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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International Culinary Center: Fall Fruit Flavors - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Jrgen David brings the rich history of classic Viennese confections with him to the Pastry Arts Program. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Chef Jrgen was deemed a certified confectioner by the esteemed Viennese Commission of Confectioners.

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes Demo - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

"I firmly believe that you should have a little treat every day. You never know when a mack truck could take you out and you shouldn't be living on some sad diet shake."

Painting with Chocolate: Creating Edible Art - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Learn how to make your own tasty masterpiece with colored chocolate and cocoa butter on a small chocolate canvas. Design your own tasty masterpiece in this instructional session with a professional Chocolatier, Nikki Woolfolk of LeBeau Chocolates & Confections.

International Culinary Center: Gluten-Free Baking - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

Gluten-free doesn't mean sacrificing flavor. In fact, classic recipes can be re-imagined to achieve delicious and impressive results. All it requires is some ingredient substitution, and pastry techniques, to recreate your favorite pastries without using wheat flour.

Chocolate Clay: Eat your art - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

During this session, you will learn how to create your own incredible and edible chocolate creations! Using silicone molds and pastry tools, students are guided step-by-step, while encouraged to utilize their imaginations. Best for kids ages 6 and older.

International Culinary Center: All Types of Cakes - Javits Center
November 17, 2019 - New York

In this demonstration you'll learn how different cake mixing methods can produce distinct textures and crumb structures in cake. Chef will share professional techniques to perfectly mix, whip, or fold these batters into classics: Angel Food Cake, Pound Cake, and Chiffon Cake.

GWC Social Justice Holiday Market - Sweet Water Dance & Yoga
November 17, 2019 - Bronx

Join us on November 17th from 2-7pm for our second annual Social Justice Holiday Market located at Sweet Water Dance & Yoga (876 Gerard Avenue, 2nd Floor | Bronx, NY 10452).This event is FREE and open to all ages.Last year we had 30+ vendors and 250+ shoppers who left with so many treats for themselves and their communities. This year we are excited to be doing it again and create a space that centers community, social justice, collective solidarity; and support small, local businesses & worker-owned cooperatives.We will have a variety of vendors who will share a variety of goods & services, as well as some of the ways they're working to heal and dismantle currently oppressive systems. Check out our Instagram @greenworkercooperatives for featured vendors coming soon!If you are interested in being a vendor please fill out this form . Applications close November 4th.** WE WILL BE IN A SHOE FREE SPACE SO WEAR YOUR COOLEST SOCKS, OR BRING YOUR FUZZIEST SLIPPERS THERE WILL BE A PRIZE FOR THE BEST SOCKS / SLIPPERS **** Please note we will be on a second floor if you need support please let us know. **Getting to the market:4 / B / D trains to 161 St - Yanke... (read more)

Salon du Chocolat NY - November 16-17, 2019 - Javits Center
Through November 17, 2019 - New York

Salon du Chocolat NY - November 16-17, 2019Join us at Salon du Chocolat NY for a global celebration of chocolate and pastry that will enchant, fascinate, and indulge all of your senses. A perfect event for family fun, group excursion, a unique date destination, or just some invaluable me time to discover exclusive vendors not available anywhere else, indulge in flavor discoveries, shop, or take a perfect selfie. Come meet master chocolatier artisans and pastry chefs, attend live recipe demonstrations, see a famous chocolate fashion show and most importantly have fun with chocolate and pastry in all of their forms.

Feast Your Famine: a watch-and-play - The Center at West Park
Through November 17, 2019 - New York

Join us for an interactive five-night performance-and-social-action hybrid event, re-envisioning the legacy of the "hero" in Western culture from medieval knights to today and seeking to practice new realities in community. With possibilities for multi-day game play or a single night's experience, audiences can join a diverse body of artists and activists in a journey of boundary crossing, soul-troubling, and action through both avant garde and traditional performances and social-action events -- set inside the framework of a re-imagined medieval feast.This event is a result of Wistaria Project's Re-Residency, in which we "re-gift" the CWP Residency we received to an exciting diversity of performers and activists. Each Re-Resident will present their work on one night of the festival -- and the Re-Resident Cohort has worked together to devise First Night and Last Night -- the opening and closing of the feast -- interactive, hybrid performance/events to bring us together to imagine, engage, and take action here and now.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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BFPL x Canstruction - Brookfield Place
Through November 21, 2019 - New York

An extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction challenges teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large scale structures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.

Doctor Frankenstein ... What if Mary Shelley got it wrong...on purpose? - West End Theatre at the Church of St. Paul And St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10024, United States
Through November 23, 2019 - New York

His life's work laid to waste by Mary Shelley's vindictive novel, Dr. Victor Frankenstein summons an audience of ghosts to an operating theatre to present his side of the story in a bid to salvage his name and reputation.This new riff on the classic Frankenstein story is not an adaption. It's a new perspective, told by the real Dr. Frankenstein, whose career, life and legacy were destroyed by Mary Shelley's "tall tale." Her story has lived on, been spun into plays, movies, musicals - while his name has been smeared with the label of madness. Tonight, he plans to set the record straight!

Chrysann Panos - New York Cares
Through November 30, 2019 - New York

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO FULFILL WINTER WISHES HOLIDAY GIFTSFOR CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH NEW YORK CARESThe holiday season is right around the corner! Bring a smile to the faces of children and teens in need when you participate in the 29th annual New York Cares Winter Wishes program from October 21 through November 30.In line with New York Cares mission to meet the most pressing community needs in the most impactful ways, Winter Wishes 2019 partners with family shelters, public housing facilities and public schools with high economic need across the five boroughs to provide gifts to fellow New Yorkers who would not otherwise receive presents during the holidays. This years program focuses on providing gifts to children and teens from ages 418 from low-income families.New York Cares collects and screens more than 35,000 gift requests and sends them to volunteers who purchase, wrap, and send the gifts to its partner agencies. These seemingly random acts of kindness enable thousands of less fortunate New Yorkers to experience the magic of the holiday season in a way that is personal and from the heart.Find out how you can get involved by visiting www.newyorkcares.... (read more)

Henry Rose x Perfumarie Pop-Up - Perfumarie
Through December 31, 2019 - New York

Just in time for the holidays, Henry Rose, a line of genderless fine fragrances founded by Michelle Pfeiffer, will be popping up for a limited time at Perfumarie in New York City! Beginning October 15 through December, Henry Rose will be available for in-person sampling, testing and buying for the ultimate holiday shopping experience. During the pop-up, the brand will also be introducing its newest product offering: rollerballs, available as singles, sets of two and sets of all five of the brands distinct, intoxicating scents! In a striking departure from industry norms established over many decades, Henry Rose made waves in April 2019 for disclosing 100% of its ingredients, thereby setting a precedent for transparency in fine fragrance and personal care.The 8mL Henry Rose rollerballs will be available on www.henryrose.com and at Perfumarie during regular store hours in New York City from October through December. Pricing will start at $50 for a single vial, $80 for a set of two, and $140 for a set of all five.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park - Holiday Shops - Bryant Park
Through January 05, 2020 - New York

Over 170 Holiday Shops, curated by Urbanspace, will be featured this year at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. A mix of food and artisanal boutiques, offering delicious eats and exquisite gifts, will be found at The Holiday Shops, including Verrier Handcrafted, Jack + G, Olfactory, Reeci, and Baking Bean. The Holiday Shops iconic winter experience is located along Bryant Parks alles, plazas, terraces, and are housed in custom-designed kiosks. For more information on Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Parks events and daily activities, like Broomball, Exerskate, live music and more, visit: wintervillage.org.

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.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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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


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