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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 ...

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.

Patience: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Symphony Space

Manhattan Fri, Jan 03, 2014, 8:00 pm

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players presents Patience.Patience is a virtue. And a milkmaid.Fads come and go, and aesthetic poetry is all the rage in town these days, especially among the maidens who have all become groupies of the self-styled poet Reginald Bunthorne - to the dismay of their macho ...

Nico Muhly & Pekka Kuusisto

(le) Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Fri, Jan 03, 2014, 7:30 pm

Arvo Pärt: Fratres Nico Muhly: Drones & Violin Nico Muhly: Drones & Piano Phillip Glass: The Screens Bach: Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 Nico Muhly: New Work (Name TBC) Trad.: Improvisation upon Finnish traditional songsThis repertoire, it’s safe to say, is not designed to highlight instrumental virtuosity and heroics. It ...

Desperate Archives

La Mama Galleria

Manhattan Ongoing

In this gallery exhibition, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches re-purpose their own archival material from the last 20 years to explore the issues of having, holding, and letting go.

Subway Safari: The Sleepy Subway

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Ongoing

Many animals sleep deeply in caves or tunnels underground during winter to keep warm and safe. Subway trains also need to rest in their depots, to recharge and get ready for their work in New York City’s busy subway system. Each session of this Saturday morning series of stories and ...