THINGS TO DO
Seaport District Holiday Block Party, Seaport District, 19 Fulton St – Lower Manhattan, 5pm – 7pm
Kick off the season New York style at the Seaport District Holiday Block Party. Starting at 5pm, there will be a variety of musical performances, free hot chocolate, and the countdown to illuminate the Seaport Christmas Tree. Free. RSVP.
Shelf Life: New Works, Made from the Archives, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave – Upper West Side, 6pm – 8pm
New music and theater works inspired by Sonny Rollins, Meredith Monk, Alvin Lucier, Bob Moog, Carla Brey, and James Turrell. New School University students, led by acclaimed saxophonist and composer Jane Ira Bloom, present new music and theater works inspired by and incorporating the Library’s archives. Free. RSVP.
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.
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.
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.
Syvia, Reed Stewart, Matthew Fowler & The Prado Sisters, Zan & The Winter Folk, Pianos – Showroom, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $8.
Vera Sola, Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.
Pearl & the Oysters, Goodfight, The Dewars, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, 9:30pm, $10.
Butterboy w/ Casey Balsham, Saurin Choksi, Jes Tom, Chike Robinson, Carmen Christopher, Byron Bowers, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.
Comedy at the Grocery: The Holiday Show w/ Lynne Koplitz, Gary Gulman, Doogie Horner, Will Miles, Julian Kiani, Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.
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 Nov. 30, 7am – 7pm, Free.
Chen-Style Tai Chi – Level 1, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee St – Staten Island, Every Monday and Friday until Dec. 31, 9am – 10am, Free.
Chen-Style Tai Chi – Level 2 and 3, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee St – Staten Island, Every Monday and Friday until Dec. 31, 8am – 9am, Free.
Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.
Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue in Central Park, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street in Central Park – UES, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.
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