Monday, December 2, 2013
Gingerbread Lane - QueensMarvel at homemade gingerbread houses that are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane, a 1.5 ton, 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy, is a contender for the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread exhibit. Sounds delicious! For more information visit New York Hall of Science
MetroTech Commons Tree Lighting - BrooklynJoin the holiday fun with free refreshments, caroling, and holiday festivities. Located at Jay Street and Willoughby Street . 5:30pm
Holiday Tree Lighting - BrooklynFeaturing entertainment, giveaways, a sing-along with the Guild for Exceptional Children Choir and a visit from Santa. Located at Owl's Head Park, 68th Street and Colonial Road 6:30pm.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Meditation - QueensTake some time away from the shopping madness for a 1hour meditation class. Ongoing Meditation class held at Free Synagogue of Flushing (FSF). Rabbi Micheal Weisser host Mindfulness Mediation at 7:30pm. The synagogue is located at 41-60 Kissena Blvd, Flushing. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or mail email@example.com. http://www.freesynagogue.org
Hanukkah Celebration - Crown Heights, BrooklynJoin the Kings Bay Y North for a free family celebration. Event activities include arts and crafts, interactive storytelling, sing-alongs with Gild and latkes and donut eating contest. Located at
King & Grove Hotel (rooftop louge), 160 North St. between Berry Street and Bedford Ave.
Time: 6 - 8 pm. For more information call 718-407-6377 or info@norlthjwilliamsburgY.org
Tree Lighting - Boerum Hill, BrooklynCouncilman Stephen Levin is officiating at the annual lighting ceremony and holiday party featuring the dancers from Dancewave and PS 38. Located at the Belarusian Church, 401 Atlantic Ave and Bond Street. Time: 6 - 8:30pm.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - Park Slope, Brooklyn
"The Elf on the Shelf"Barnes and Noble host a holiday tradition with crafts and free fun activities. Located at Barnes and Noble, 267 Seventh Ave at Sixth Street. Time: 4pm
Tree Lighting - Bay Ridge, BrooklynSanta will be on hand with entertainment provided by the Xaverian High School Glee Club and Band, the Guild for Exceptional Children Chorus and Mary Carmosino. Located at Shore Road Park Gazebo, Shore Road and 90th Street. Time: 6:30pm
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Fort Greene, BrooklynTheatre for a New Audience's inaugural production, directed by Julie Taymor .
"A Christmas Carol" - Carroll Gardens, BrooklynThis is a radio play adapted by Beth Ann Hopkins from the Dickens classic and features Susanna Baddiel, Jordan Coffey, Jonathan Hopkins, Charlie Kravits, Ron McClary, Eleanor McCormick, Vinnie Penna, Clara Strauch, Corey Whelihan and Katie Willmorth.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Brooklyn Movie Night: A Christmas Story - Sunset Park, BrooklynThe Sunset Park Recreation Center present the fun loving holiday classic A Christmas Story.
Poetry Jam - Jamaica, QueensThe Roy Wilkins Recreation Center present a Poetry Jam. Youth ages 12 -21 are invited to showcase their lyrical and creative skills to the community. All are welcomed to attend and support the young poets. Located at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard. Time:4pm
Friday, December 6, 2013
First Fridays - Jamaica, QueensIn partnership with the Jamaica Center BID, JCAL invites Young Urban Professionals (25& Up) who work, shop, live & dine in the Downtown Jamaica area, to join us in livening up the nightlife.
Time: 6pm-10pm . Located at 161-04 Jamaica ave. www.jcal.org
Holiday First Friday! with the Metropolitones - BronxExperience the mansion is all its holiday glory. Entertainment, a cappella sound of the Metropolitones. Do a little shopping, enjoy refreshments and take a free ride on the Bronx Seaside Trolley. http://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org/events/calendar.php
Holiday Tree Lighting - Manhattan
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Holiday Fun Day - Jamaica, QueensJCAL hosts its annual Holiday Family Fun Day on December 7th! Join us for arts & crafts, music, and holiday sheer! For more information call (718) 658-7400 or visit www.jcal.org
Annual Holiday Family Day: A Storybook Christmas - BronxThe Bartow- Pell Mansion Museum hosts a fun-filled holiday fun day. Children and parents will delight in holiday storytelling an crafts, professional photographs with Santa, holiday shopping and more. Time; 10:00am - 1:00pm. Registration is required. Space is limited. For more information (718) 885- 1461 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org/
Santa Claus Pajama Story Time - BronxThis free children's event will feature a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas," hot coco and Santa. Reservations suggested, call Van Cortlandt House Museum at (718) 543 -3344. Located at Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway at West 246th Street. Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Colonial Christmas at the Conference House - Staten IslandVisit the Candlelight Christmas Market, featuring the Conference House Collection: Fine crafts, Steve Nutt redware, wooden toys. There will be free hot apple cider and cookies. Home-baked goods are made from 18th century recipes by the Conference House Auxiliary. Visit with Father Christmas and receive a free gift for children. Enjoy seasonal music, and raffle drawings at 4 p.m. Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm. Located at the Conference House Museum in Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee Street. http://www.conferencehouse.org/
Waltz of the Flowers - BrooklynThe Brooklyn Botanic Garden will host a The Nutcracker in a special workshop for children ages 4 through 12, presented by teaching artists from American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Magical waltzing flowers and busy bumble bees will receive basic ballet instruction, enjoy craft activities, and investigate flowering plants with BBG educators. No dance experience necessary - just bring comfortable shoes and get ready to have some fun. Located at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 900 Washington Ave. Preregistration is required at http://go.abt.org/site/Calendar?id=101021&view=Detail
Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony at Queens Botanical Garden - Queens
Get into the holiday spirit with an afternoon of family fun, including a winter Garden tour, botanical crafts (additional fee), and live musical performances, as well as our Holiday Marketplace. Plus, Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30pm. http://www.queensbotanical.org/
Noon to 5 p.m.: Refreshments and treats for purchase from La Bella Torte
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Photos with Santa (fee applies; must be on line by 4pm)
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Tour the Garden in winter
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Botanical craft activities (additional fee; while supplies last)
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Concert by the Rough Dozen, an acappella group performing seasonal songs
4:30 p.m. to 5p.m.: Tree-lighting ceremony and sing-along