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Striking 12: The GrooveLily Musical

54 Below

Manhattan Mon, Dec 23, 2013, 7:00 pm

The indie pop-rock band GrooveLily returns to New York City this season for the first time in three years to spread some holiday warmth on cold winter nights, performing their critically acclaimed, secular holiday musical, Striking 12.

The Pirates of Penzance: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Symphony Space

Manhattan Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 8:00 pm

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players presents The Pirates of Penzance.When eye patches were as popular as iPads! These sentimental, sherry sipping pirates don't need a GPS to find a "bevy of beautiful maidens" on the rocky coast of Cornwall, and their dutiful 21 year old apprentice, Frederic, doesn't need ...


Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 1:00 pm

Learn about the seven principles and symbols of Kwanzaa and enjoy performances. Make zawadi.

Kwanza Celebration: Regeneration Night

Apollo Theater

Manhattan Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 7:30 pm

Radio personality, poet and songwriter Imhotep Gary Byrd hosts this annual Kwanzaa showcase of music, poetry and dance. This year’s roster includes multi-instrumentalist Michael C. Wimberly, rapper F the Elemental and kora player Yacouba Sissoko, along with Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

Charanga Soleil

Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Manhattan Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 9:00 pm

For the fifth year in a row this lively pan-Caribbean ensemble takes the stage at BAMcafé for its annual holiday dance party. Expect a globe-hopping jam session that encompasses Cuban salsa, Congolese rumba-soukous, Haitian compas, and Puerto Rican plena-bomba, performed on infectiously rhythmic bongos, sprightly flutes, and Cuban tres guitar.

Macy’s Sunday Story Time: Ring in the New Year!

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan Sun, Dec 29, 2013, 11:30 am

Cecil's New Year's Eve Tail by Marie Fritz Perry The best way to start a new year is surrounded by friends! Cecil the snake wants to be at the same party as all of his friends, but the invitations say that guests should wear shoes. Ring in the New Year ...

Teddy Bear Tea

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Manhattan Sun, Dec 29, 2013, 1:00 pm

Banish post-holiday boredom with a special event for ages 3 to 6. Bring your favorite teddy (or doll) to meet Mrs. Woodhull, the hotel proprietor's wife. Follow her as she talks about a typical day at the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1830. Along the way, try out her son's toys ...

The Last Two People On Earth Closing Night Party & New Year’s Eve Celebration

Abrons Arts Center

Manhattan Tue, Dec 31, 2013, 6:00 pm

Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration including a champagne reception and toast, tickets to the final performance of The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, and access to the exclusive closing night party!

New Year’s Eve Party Ride

Washington Square Park

Manhattan Tue, Dec 31, 2013, 10:00 pm

Grassroots environmental organization Time's Up organizes this under-the-stars bike ride, which begins in Washington Square Park and ends at Central Park's Belvedere Castle. Participants are encouraged to wear festive outfits and bring treats for the outdoor after-party.

NYRR Midnight Run

Central Park

Manhattan Tue, Dec 31, 2013, 10:00 pm

Ring in 2014 and get an early start on that resolution to shed a few pounds at the four-mile Emerald Nuts Midnight Run.

Gotham Chamber Opera: La descente d’Orphée aux enfers

St. Paul's Chapel

Manhattan Wed, Jan 01, 2014, 7:00 pm

For the New York stage premiere of Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers, Gotham Chamber Opera partners with members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra.

The 40th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading

St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

Manhattan Wed, Jan 01, 2014, 2:00 pm

There are three things to consider when the New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon sweeps you into its gracefully uncouth embrace — what it is, what it was, and who you will be when it’s over.