While millions of Americans spend time on the roads, rails and tarmacs this November, count yourself lucky to be in New York City—a place where celebrations never lack creativity, and this year Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same week. There’s the fabulous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but don’t fuss if you didn’t wake up early enough to snag a spot on the street. Here are some other stand-out events and places to enjoy with family and friends this holiday time.
A Holiday Treat for Children Everywhere, the motto of the Macy’s parade has stood for 86 years and will continue to usher in the season of joy for years to come. The kicks off the holidays with giant balloons, floats, marching bands, celebrities, performance groups, Santa Claus and some new additions!
Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across the street from The Plaza hotel) to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights. Saturday's lighting starts at 8:30pm, when the Sabbath ends.
What do you do when Thanksgiving and Chanukah fall on the same date? You light the menorah, baste the turkey, and celebrate – what else? – Thanksgivukuh! Catch the Thanksgivukuh spirit at Eldridge Street. Make Thanksgiving gelt, holiday art, and join the Great Dreidel Scavenger Hunt. You just might find a turkey along the way.
Families will seek out images of light throughout the New-York Historical Society in this seasonal scavenger hunt. From New-York Historical's Louis Comfort Tiffany lamps to the treasures of Shearith Israel, find examples of light used for both decoration and symbolism.
Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective celebrates the career of one of the most influential living comic artists. - See more at: http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/art-spiegelman#sthash.cmstQ0Qv.dpuf
Step right up and feast your eyes on some of the world’s most spectacular circus acts! The Big Apple Circus is returning to New York City for the 36th year in a row.Families can watch as Wall Streeters fly through the air on a double trapeze, humdrum dog-walkers inspire pups to do eye-popping tricks, a food-cart vendor juggles produce, construction workers show off jaw-dropping feats of strength, and a daydreaming repairman scales a ladder to ...
The Rink is the centerpiece of Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The 170' x 100' rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events, and activities. Whether you are looking to skate before going to the office, through the lunch hour, with friends at a party, with a date, or for a spin under the stars at a holiday party, the Winter Village is ...
Build your own menorah, decorate a dreidel, enjoy shows and take part in projects to benefit those in need. Have fun and experience the joy of tikkun olam (repairing the world) with your family. Please bring an unwrapped, unopened gift for the Chanukah gift drive. 92Y will provide more opportunities to volunteer around NYC throughout the day.
Gilded New York explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2pm A Target Storybook Series presentation
This exhibition will feature more than four hundred works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last thirty-five years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. he exhibition will be the first devoted to a contemporary artist of gems at the Metropolitan Museum and will feature a selection of JAR's finest pieces—from jewels in classical flower forms and organic shapes to witty objets d'art—all executed with the most ...
Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa - The Venini Company, 1932–1947 - Carlo Scarpa (Italian, 1906–1978) created a singular and multifaceted body of work in architecture and design. Born in Venice, Scarpa studied architecture at the Accademia di Belle Arti there, graduating in 1926. His exploration of the medium of glass began while he worked at MVM Cappellin glassworks between 1926 and 1931. However, it was Scarpa's next post at Venini where he redefined the ...
The annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular presents a thrilling 3D ride through the skies of New York with Santa, up to the North Pole, as state-of-the-art technology transforms Radio City Music Hall into a magical, immersive wonderland. From a unique take on ”The Nutcracker” to the original “Here Come Santa Claus,” the show delights with Clara, ice skaters, dancing teddy bears, dozens of Santa Clauses and more surprises!
The Holiday Train Show is back with plenty of holiday fun and new surprises for the whole family! This year features more trains than ever before and a new holiday dining experience inspired by the historic streets of New York. Marvel at model trains zipping around New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves.
Isa Genzken (German, b. 1948) is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years. This exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of her diverse body of work in an American museum, and the largest to date, encompasses Genzken’s work in all mediums over the past 40 years.
Ten Thousand Waves (2010) is an immersive film installation projected onto nine double-sided screens arranged in a dynamic structure. Especially conceived for The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, the installation choreographs visitors’ movement through the space.
An annual tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years. The theme of this year’s tree is Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful, honoring the Museum's new exhibition The Power of Poison. Volunteers begin folding in July to complete the 500 creations that will be displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of ...
Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets make the production one of the company's most complex and delightful theatrical stagings.