THINGS TO DO
Klezmer Music, Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park, 2640 Grand Concourse – Bronx, 2pm – 3pm
Join internationally-renowned tsimbl (hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky for an afternoon exploring Jewish Klezmer music – the celebratory music of the Jews of Eastern Europe that were transplanted to New York in the early 20th century. Free.
Madison Square Holiday, Southern End of Madison Square Park, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Witness the lighting of Madison Square Park’s 25-foot Norway Spruce and enjoy some snacks from some of the tastiest vendors. Free.
Film Screening of Elf and Tree Lighting, 113th Street and Manhattan Avenue in Morningside Park – Harlem, 5pm – 9pm
Join a film screening of the hit film Elf with a special musical holiday gospel performance by MAMA Foundation Sing Harlem. Free.
Gracie Book Club Season 3, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park, 88th Street and East End Avenue – Yorkville, 6pm – 7pm
Renowned author, Andrew Solomon, will join Chirlane McCray and journalist Prachi Gupta. The live discussion will center on Solomon’s The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, which won the National Book Award when it was first published in 2005. Free.
Tavern Nights: Colonial Tabletop Role-playing Games, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, 7pm – 10pm
Submerge yourself in the American Revolution in a fun and alternative way. Players will be given characters and backstories relevant to the colonial period but the possibilities of where the adventure will take you are endless. Advanced registration is required. $5 per player.
Dirty Thursday: 90s Night, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am
The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection- old school hits, regrettable fashion choices and fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. Featuring DJ Dirtyfinger and friends. 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.
Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, 6pm – 7pm
At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children. 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.
Bebe Rexha, 837 Washington Street – Meatpacking District, 7pm, Free, RSVP.
Lame Drivers, Crooked Sails, MNOP, Kaycie Satterfield, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm, $8.
Sin Quirin (of Ministry), The Map Room at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 11pm, Free.
Stoked Comedy w/ Alex English (BET), Carolyn Bergier (She Devil Comedy Fest), Ayanna Dookie (Laughs on FOX), Ginny Hogan (McSweeney’s), Joe Pera (Adult Swim), Kerry Overfab Coddett (Comedy Central), Mad Tropical, 236 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.
Morning Fitness, Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park – Inwood, Every Tuesday and Thursday until May 30, 2019, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.
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