Around NYC Today (12/2) BK Navy Yard Holiday Market, Chandra

THINGS TO DO

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza, Fifth Avenue between West 58th and West 59th St, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. Free.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave – Brooklyn, 12pm – 6pm

What better place to find your next Brooklyn-made gift? Shop over thirty local businesses who call the Yard and surrounding community home with gift options for everyone on your holiday list (including yourself). Free. RSVP.

Grand Holiday Bazaar, Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St – UWS, 10am – 5:30pm

This is the Holiday Market to shop for unique gifts that you can’t find elsewhere! Come shop from 150+ hand-picked independent, local artisans and dealers. Find one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decoration and fashion, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silverware, and delicious artisanal foods. Free.

Christmas in Richmond Town, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave – Staten Island, 11am – 7pm

Visit New York City’s most complete historic village. Take an old-fashioned carriage ride down historic Center Street and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of winter in the country. Partake in warm apple cider and hot mulled wine as a classic bell choir performs. $10.

Winter Village, Bryant Park, 8am – 10pm

Enjoy local crafts, artisanal food, and goods from around the world. The Winter Village also features New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink. Free.

Kingsbridge Stop ‘N’ Swap, Amalgamated – Park Reservoir Houses (Vladeck Hall), 74 Van Cortlandt Park South (Hillman Avenue) – Bronx, 12pm – 3pm

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

‘Erasures’ Exhibition Opening, Kingsland Homestead in Margaret I. Carman Green – Weeping Beech, 143-35 37th Ave – Queens, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Erasures will show the everyday lives of immigrant working-class families of Flushing through the lens of poetry installations. This exhibition is a collaboration between Pushcart Prize nominee poet Rosanna Oh and graphic artist and filmmaker Loide Marwanga. $0 – $5.

Union Square Holiday Market, South Plaza in Union Square Park, 11am – 8pm

Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year for a unique holiday experience. Free.

 

MUSIC

Chandra, Rough Trade, 64 North 9th St – Brooklyn, 2pm, Free.

Triboro, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 4pm , $10.

Mark Rose (of Spitalfield), Rare Futures, Lucas Carpenter, Roderick, Pianos, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $10.

ZZZWalk, What Would Tilda Swinton Do, Brother Reverend, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm, $8.

Chandra, Future Punx, Space Meow Doll, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Poppies, Water From Your Eyes, Patio, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bad News: It’s a Comedy Show w/ Joe Zimmerman (Comedy Central), Patrick Hastie (San Francisco Sketchfest), Marcia Belsky (Reductress), Sam Morrison (Sirius XM), Ayo Edibiri (The Rundown with Robin Thede), Nasser Khan (Bridgetown Comedy Fest), Cherry Tree, 65 4th Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

NYRR Open Run, Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, 3000 Fillmore Ave – Brooklyn, Every Sunday until June 2, 2019, Free.

Park Slope Farmers Market, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, Every Sunday until Dec. 30, 10am – 5pm, Free.

 

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