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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.

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.

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.

Teddy Bear Tea

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Manhattan Sun, Dec 30, 2012, 1:00 pm

Banish post-holiday boredom with a special event for ages 3 to 6. Bring your favorite teddy to meet Mrs. Woodhull, hotel proprietor. Follow her as she talks about a typical day at the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1830.

Maria Stuarda

Metropolitan Opera House

Manhattan Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 6:30 pm

Fresh from her triumph in the Met’s "The Enchanted Island," mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Gala

Symphony Space

Manhattan Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 8:00 pm

Make plans now to join New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players's Artistic Director Albert Bergeret and his talented and fun-loving crew for their annual New Year's Eve champagne gala performance of favorite G&S scenes, songs, parodies, overtures, and the ever-popular tour-de-force challenge audience requests performed impromptu with full orchestra.

Claymation Creatures

Museum of the Moving Image

Manhattan Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 3:45 pm

Catch a family matinee of a great DreamWorks animated film featuring monsters, aliens, or fairy tale characters (daily at 1:00 pm), then create your own animated creature.