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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - November 24-November 26

November 20, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend Photo: 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.

The Model Railroad Club Holiday Light and Sound Show - A. Paul Mallery Model Railroading Center
November 24, 2017 - Union

Theatrical 30 minute show on one of the largest model railroads in the country with stage lighting, sound, and with the trains serving as the actors in the play. Gift Shop, Snack Shop, and Free Parking Available. $1 off advanced ticket sales. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit themodelrailroadclub.org The Model Railroad Club, Inc is a 501c3 educational charity. http://themodelrailroadclub.org/

I Love NY: Spotlight on the City - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 24, 2017 - Upper West Side

Celebrate New York City and its indomitable spirit with a special tour of the Cathedral. Learn how the Cathedral and City serve as places of diversity, tolerance, and human achievement. Hear stories of New York's immigrants, inventors, and artists who have helped shape the City and the world. Led by Senior Cathedral Guide John Simko.

Holiday Cocktails & Cheese - Murray's Cheese Shop
November 24, 2017 - New York

'Tis the season for something special! Spend an evening with a Murray's Cheese expert and a NYC Beverage Specialist as we explore all the flavors the holidays have to offer. All paired with Murray's world-class cheeses! With the right choices, these sweet and bitter drams of liquor can lead to eye-opening, taste bud inspiring pairings. You'll leave with the tips (and the swagger) to become the ultimate home bartender, entertainer, and budding cocktail enthusiast.

The Wing & American Express Present the First-Ever Ma & Pop-Up Shops - The Wing
November 25, 2017 - New York

Join us for a curated shopping event featuring the flyest gifts of the season served-up in style by some of our favorite local, women-owned businesses.

The Model Railroad Club Holiday Light and Sound Show - A. Paul Mallery Model Railroading Center
November 25, 2017 - Union

Theatrical 30 minute show on one of the largest model railroads in the country with stage lighting, sound, and with the trains serving as the actors in the play. Gift Shop, Snack Shop, and Free Parking Available. $1 off advanced ticket sales. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit themodelrailroadclub.org The Model Railroad Club, Inc is a 501c3 educational charity. http://themodelrailroadclub.org/

Williamsburg Holiday Pop Up - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
November 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Holiday pop up featuring artisans, foodies, vegan, vintage and more! Every Saturday & Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Thanksgiving Weekend At The Southampton Inn - Southampton Inn
Through November 25, 2017 - Southampton

For those looking to escape the holiday crowds of the city, autumn in Southampton provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle. For November, cozy boutique hotel Southampton Inn will be offering a Midweek Special, during which guests can stay Sunday through Friday (five nights, six days) for $650; throughout the month room rates will begin at $160. The Inn’s 90 guestrooms are mere steps away from the restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and museums that make the scenic Village of Southampton a top spot for vacationing, no matter the time of year. Seasonal activities will include the Southampton Village Annual Parade of Lights and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 25th, and Southampton Cultural Center’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol beginning on the 24th. For Turkey Day, the hotel will serve its “Best of the Best” breakfast in Claude’s restaurant 7:00 AM-11:00 AM; they will also assist guests in making reservations at the local restaurant of their choice for Thanksgiving dinner. For more information and reservations, visit http://www.southamptoninn.com/ Southampton Inn 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968

Greater New York Dental Meeting Health Screening Event - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
November 26, 2017 - New York

The Greater New York Dental Meeting, the largest Dental convention in the United States and the New York State Academy of General Dentistry, is proud to announce its 2nd annual Public Health Screening event. The event is open to the general public and will take place on Sunday November 26th, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM and Monday November 27th, 2017 from 2 PM to 5 PM, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, located at 36th street and 11th avenue in Manhattan. Registration is located on the ground level at the bus entrances. The Health Fair includes Dental Screening, Oral Cancer, Blood Pressure, Hearing, Vision and Diabetes Risk Assessment Screenings, free of charge.

The Model Railroad Club Holiday Light and Sound Show - A. Paul Mallery Model Railroading Center
November 26, 2017 - Union

Theatrical 30 minute show on one of the largest model railroads in the country with stage lighting, sound, and with the trains serving as the actors in the play. Gift Shop, Snack Shop, and Free Parking Available. $1 off advanced ticket sales. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit themodelrailroadclub.org The Model Railroad Club, Inc is a 501c3 educational charity. http://themodelrailroadclub.org/

Williamsburg Holiday Pop Up - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
November 26, 2017 - Brooklyn

Holiday pop up featuring artisans, foodies, vegan, vintage and more! Every Saturday & Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Making New York - Small Business Saturday/Weekend Market - Brooklyn Art Library
Through November 26, 2017 - Brooklyn

The NY Handmade Collective (NYHC), formerly Etsy NY Team, is showcasing our collective history as makers, and offering our customers something a little bit different and new: the chance to explore the history of making in NYC, past in present. This market located in Brooklyn is a new one, celebrating Small Business Saturday, a day devoted to shopping small and local. We’ll bring together some of the best brands in local handmade with an opportunity for you to see their work in action.

Winter Warmers: Beer & Cheese for the Season @ Murray's Cheese - Murray's Cheese Shop
Through December 07, 2017 - New York

Tis the Season (For Beer and Cheesin'!). Folks Have Only Been Brewing Beer and Noshing on Cheese For, Oh, Several Thousand Years or So, and We're Not About to Argue with Millennia of Delicious History. Whether We're Pairing German Smoked Rauchbiers with a Meaty Washed Rind Cheese for a Pure Bacon Bomb or Bright Wheat Beers and Creamy Triple Cremes Conjuring Banana Bread Bliss, We'll Work Our Way Through Six Outstanding (And Occasionally Outlandish) Winter Beer and Cheese Pairings, Guaranteed to Have You Singing--Nay, Shouting--The Praises of Pairing Beer and Cheese.

New York Cares Winter Wishes - New York Cares
Through December 08, 2017 - New York

Take part in this year’s “Winter Wishes” program with New York Cares to provide holiday gifts to children, teens, and seniors in need. Winter Wishes is underway now and individuals and teams can register to participate here: https://www.newyorkcares.org/winter-wishes Each year, New York Cares partners with hundreds of Community Partners, including homeless shelters, schools, and other deserving nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and seniors, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays. To accomplish this, 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 partners.

Enchanted: Forest of Light - Patina Restaurant Group
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

As the days get darker, Descanso Gardens transforms its grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. Visitors will stroll along a one-mile walk through the Gardens to experience the most beloved collections of Descanso illuminated in glorious color. Some of these displays will be interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds.

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Vanderbilt Hall - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 04, 2018 - New York

The holiday season is a time of joy for kids of all ages and nothing says holiday enchantment quite like dazzled little faces watching in wonderment as model trains zip through tunnels, by subway stops, around familiar skyscrapers and through iconic cityscapes. To the delight of kids and railroad enthusiasts alike, the New York Transit Museum will continue its tradition of capturing hearts and imaginations at the 16th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal starting in November and running through the New Year. The theme of the holiday train show changes every year and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://nytransitmuseum.org.

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