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Things to Do in Gramercy This Month - December 2018

December 1, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Gramercy is one of Manhattan's smallest neighborhoods, but it's also one of the most beautiful. You'll find a nice selection of tasty eateries and independent shops in the area, as well as quite a few class New York City photo ops. City Guide will prepare you for your exploration of the area with this list of things to do in Gramercy this month.

Smokestack Brunch: Allegra Levy - Jazz Standard
December 01, 2018 - New York

Most jazz vocalists sing standards: Allegra Levy writes her own. From the plaintive title track of her bold­ly autobiographical debut album, Lonely City, to the haunting strains of her latest release, Cities Between Us, the 27–year–old Levy has penned a lyrical collection of harmonically adventurous yet familiar origi­nals steeped in the tradition of the Great American Songbook. This former New England Conservatory student is creating a special place for herself in today's jazz scene with her sweet yet swinging alto voice and catchy, emotive originals like "Cherry Blossom Song" and "Dear Friend" alongside such classics as "Yesterdays." Allegra Levy – vocals Randy Ingram – piano Alex Goodman – guitar Tim Norton – bass Jeff Davis – drums

Saturday Night Headliners - New York Comedy Club Midtown
December 01, 2018 - New York

Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Groups of 7+ please email events@newyorkcomedyclub.com No refunds due to inclement weather All sales final - no refunds or transfers Walk up cover is higher than online presale price Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more!

YOSL Fall Concert - Orchestra of St. Luke's
December 01, 2018 - New York

YOSL works with community partners to provide after-school instrumental instruction to young people in Hell's Kitchen, fostering essential life skills through the cultivation of teamwork and musical excellence. Each season, students are given the opportunity to show the results of their hard work in four YOSL concerts presented throughout the year.

Matt Richards, Aaron Berg, Brendan Sagalow - New York Comedy Club
December 01, 2018 - New York

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the greatest city in the world, New York City stand up comedy is a must-do activity. New York Comedy Club offers the most authentic NYC comedy experience in the city. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Featuring: Brendan Sagalow Matt Richards Aaron Berg

The Magical World of Musical Improv - The Peoples Improv Theater
December 01, 2018 - New York

Come Be Our Guest for this magical, musical improv show where we take your favorite childhood movie scenes and reimagine them with improvised songs! We play clips from classic children's films and then jump on stage as the characters you know and love to finish each scene with a never-before-heard song! Come be a Part of Our World and get ready to experience the Magic Kingdom in a Whole New Way! "Can you feel the laughs tonight?" – Timon the Meerkat, Jungle near the Pride Lands "You ain't never seen a show like this!" – Genie of the Lamp, Agrebah "It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!" – M. Poppins, Practically Perfect in Every Way

Led Zeppelin Tribute Lez Zeppelin & a Whole Lotta Strings - The Gramercy Theatre
December 01, 2018 - Manhattan

Lez Zeppelin is an all-female tribute act, performing the work of Led Zeppelin.[1]

Modern Japan 1868-2000: Transformation in Global Society - Japan Society
Through December 01, 2018 - New York

This 24-hour, four-session professional development course examines historical experiences in Japan from the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the contemporary period (to 2000), during which Japan underwent a miraculous transformation from disorder and weakness to becoming a driving force in world events— a cultural, economic, political, and military power whose actions and activities are central to understanding the 20th and 21st century world. This two-credit course provides participants with the resources and skills to create and refine lesson plans for the middle and high school classroom. 2P credit is available from the NYC Department of Education for in-service teachers. To receive credit for CTLE or PD credit, participants must also register for this course on the ASPDP website.

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.

Celebrate the Holidays with the Library - New York Public Library
December 02, 2018 - New York City

Each year, the Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street transforms into a merry winter wonderland for our annual Holiday Open House. RSVP today! Tickets start at $100 and include a complimentary Friends of the Library membership that you can start enjoying immediately. Celebrate the season with a range of activities for everyone. See Charles Dickens's personal copy of A Christmas Carol. Enjoy seasonal music of all kinds, with carols, dancing, jazz and more. Save 10% off at the Library Shop. Children will delight in activities like face painting, crafts, magic shows, and more!

Repeal Day - The Boogie Woogie Room
December 05, 2018 - New York

On Wednesday, December 5 from 7-10pm, join us at The Boogie Woogie Room as we celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. A secret entrance will lead you into the party of the year, featuring pure Prohibition Era opulence - live music, burlesque, champagne fountains, and bathtubs of cocktails + specialty cocktails by Redemption Rye. Let's drink, dance and party like it is 1933!

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.

Xtremely Serious Wrestling - The Peoples Improv Theater
December 07, 2018 - New York

Xtremely Serious Wrestling! From the backyard to the big stage, the mad circuses of pro wrestling & sketch comedy get blended up in this unique experience!!

NYCRUNS Big Apple Half Marathon - Central Park
December 09, 2018 - New York

Join us for the Big Apple Half Marathon! You'll race through Central Park's rolling hills and maybe snag a PR before the year is up. This is always one of our coolest, most jaw-dropping medals, so even if you're not running for time, you've got great bling to look forward to.

Monday Night Headliners - New York Comedy Club Midtown
December 10, 2018 - New York

Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Groups of 7+ please email events@newyorkcomedyclub.com No refunds due to inclement weather All sales final - no refunds or transfers Walk up cover is higher than online presale price Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more!

A Joyous Christmas Concert - St Bartholomew's Church
December 11, 2018 - New York

St. Bartholomew's Choir, Boy and Girl Choristers, New York City's largest pipe organ and a chamber orchestra join forces for this concert of Christmas favorites. Works include The Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, Gustav Holst's radiant Christmas Day and carol settings of Lauridsen, Chilcott, Willcocks and others. Experience the joy and warmth of the holidays with great choral works, sacred and secular, and the chance to sing the beloved carols of the season with organ and orchestra in the candlelit splendor of St. Bartholomew's Church. St. Bartholomew's Choir, Boy and Girl Choristers, Chamber Orchestra;

Midtown Concerts | Gotham early Music Scene (Chapel) - St Bartholomew's Church
December 13, 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.

Dinner for One Presents… - The PIT
December 13, 2018 - New York

Come see Dinner for One's hour of outrage-fueled, character-driven and relentlessly-silly sketch comedy. Basically, it's all their weird thoughts acted out in front of strangers. Come join the party.

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - Hilton Garden Inn New York
December 16, 2018 - New York

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in New York City and surrounding areas throughout New York. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller!

The Practice of Change - Japan Society
December 19, 2018 - New York

From climate change to diseases to societal inequity, the challenges facing humanity today can only be solved by a paradigm shift. While considerable progress has been made solving these pressing problems through the current tools and methods, we have put little regard into the long-term negative effects and thus created a set of new, interconnected, and complex problems. Joi Ito argues that solving these problems will require bringing about a fundamental change in practice or thinking by using the Internet and advances in science and technology. In this program, Joi shares his insights into the new theories and methods to tackle these problems, and explores real-world examples of implementing change. Speaker: Joi Ito - Director, MIT Media Lab. Agenda: 12-12:30 PM Registration & Reception 12:30-1 PM Luncheon 1-2 PM Lecture and Q&A Admission: Non-Corporate members: $65 lunch & lecture/$20 lecture only Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $45 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only Academic and government: $35 lun... (read more)

A City Singing at Christmas - St. Patrick's Cathedral
December 20, 2018 - New York

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City returns to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where they will join the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale directed by Edward Norris, the Cathedral Choir under the direction of St. Patrick’s Director of Music Dr. Jennifer Pascual, the Cathedral Organs, and the New York Symphonic Brass in this cherished and much-anticipated celebration of Christmas. This inspiring evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols closes with the performers and entire congregation raising their voices together to sing Silent Night by candlelight. Come early for best seats!

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.

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