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    Grace-ful Ice: Dinosaurs

    Grace Building

    Manhattan

    Mon, Dec 14, 2015, 5:00 pm - Tue, Dec 15, 2015, 5:00 pm

    NYC-based Okamoto Studio to transform blocks of ice into prehistoric creatures for fifth annual holiday ice carving event & exhibition

    The Snow Maiden

    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

    Brooklyn

    Sun, Dec 20, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Enjoy this Russian-language Christmas musical in which a worthy young girl is magically transformed by Grandfather Frost into the beautiful Snow Maiden. This delightful children's extravaganza incorporates traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes to create a winter wonderland.

    Gotham Holiday Swing

    Town Hall

    Manhattan

    Fri, Dec 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Town Hall's annual variety show celebrates the many voices of NYC's holiday season, with style and swing. Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9, alongside host Buster Poindexter, ring in the holiday season with a swingin' program of New York and New Orleans tunes old and new, featuring all-star guest musical appearances and readings by New York personalities.

Gotham Holiday Swing

123 West 43rd Street

New York N.Y. 10036

2128402824

Town Hall's annual variety show celebrates the many voices of NYC's holiday season, with style and swing. Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9, alongside host Buster Poindexter, ring in the holiday season with a swingin' program of New York and New Orleans tunes old and new, featuring all-star guest musical ...