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New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

Manhattan Mon, Dec 24, 2012, 7:00 pm

This group of young musicians has been lighting up the holidays with its annual Christmas Eve concert for more than 40 years.

Klez for Kids

Museum at Eldridge Street

Manhattan Tue, Dec 25, 2012, 1:00 pm

Sing, dance and learn Yiddish at this annual family concert. Clarinetist Greg Wall and his band Klezmerfest lead the audience on a musical tour of Eastern European Jewish culture ending with a festive audience-enacted shtetl wedding.

The Macaroons

The Jewish Museum

Manhattan Tue, Dec 25, 2012, 11:30 am

Enjoy the big harmonies, irresistible melodies and guitar-based sound that recalls everything from the Kinks, to Queen, to the Shins. The Macaroons deliver catchy pop-rock with tunes like "Hurry Up and Light the Candle" and "Mezuzah."

Special Weekday Programs During December Vacation

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Wed, Dec 26, 2012, 11:00 am

When school is out, learn and make merry at the Transit Museum!

The Barber of Seville – Holiday Presentation

Metropolitan Opera

Manhattan Tue, Dec 18, 2012, 7:30 pm

Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher’s production of "The Barber of Seville" is a rollicking comedy classic the entire family can enjoy. This holiday entertainment is razor-sharp, stylishly-sung (in English) and only two hours long.

The Seventh Principle: Kwanzaa

Children's Museum of Manhattan

Manhattan Wed, Dec 26, 2012, 3:00 pm

Join The Seventh Principle’s Kwanzaa program for a dynamic presentation of traditional African and modern dance.

Angela Harriell’s Nutcracker: Rated R

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Thu, Dec 20, 2012, 11:30 pm

"Nutcracker: Rated R" cracks open the heart of the classic children’s ballet to uncover drugs, sex, family secrets and all the other delights that make the holidays so special.

The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manhattan Sun, Dec 09, 2012, 6:30 pm

Glorious music in a perfect setting. The choir performs "O Magnum Mysterium: O Great Mystery"; settings of the "O Magnum Mysterium" text by T. L. da Victoria, Morton Lauridsen, and Francis Poulenc; works by Byrd, Biebl, and Hassler.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 7:00 pm

Produced in conjunction with the exhibition "WWII & NYC," New-York Historical Society’s inaugural film series will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.

Kwanzaa at The Apollo

Apollo Theater

Manhattan Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 7:30 pm

The Apollo celebrates Kwanzaa with the renowned and energetic New York-based dance company, Abdel Salam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

The Grand Tour

Grand Central Terminal

Manhattan Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 12:30 pm

The Grand Central Partnership is out to educate natives and tourists alike on the idiosyncrasies of the terminal and its surrounding neighborhood with this free walk.

Miles of Tiles

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Dec 29, 2012, 1:30 pm

Discover the art of mosaic making that beautifies our subway stations as you create unique patterns and designs with glass tile.