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.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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 ...
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 - Thu, Dec 05, 2013
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 ...
Sun, Nov 24, 2013, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 ...
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 - Sun, Dec 01, 2013
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, ...
Fri, Nov 08, 2013, 10:00 am - Sun, Mar 23, 2014, 1:00 pm
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
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 - Sun, Jan 12, 2014
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 ...
Fri, Nov 01, 2013 - Sun, Mar 02, 2014
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 ...
Sun, Nov 24, 2013, 10:30 am
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 ...
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 - Sun, Nov 30, 2014
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 ...
Sun, Nov 17, 2013, 2:00 pm - Sat, Nov 30, 2013, 4:00 pm
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
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 - Sun, Mar 09, 2014
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 ...
Tue, Nov 05, 2013 - Sun, Mar 02, 2014
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 ...
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 - Mon, Dec 30, 2013
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 ...
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 - Sun, Jan 12, 2014
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 ...
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 - Sun, Mar 02, 2014
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 ...
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 - Mon, Feb 17, 2014
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, ...
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 - Sun, Jan 12, 2014
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 ...
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 - Sat, Jan 04, 2014
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.