Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Make Music Winter 2020, Gimme 50, Louis Armstrong Holiday Experience!, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Gimme 50

    Gimme 50

    Maysles Documentary Center

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 12, 2020 - Thu, Dec 31, 2020

    In 1969 filmmaker brothers Albert and David Maysles set out to shoot a series of concerts by The Rolling Stones that culminated in their capturing one of the era’s most defining and consequential moments- the killing of a young Black man named Meredith Hunter by a Hells Angel during a free show at the Altamont Speedway in Tracy, California. GIMME SHELTER, the resulting film co-directed with Charlotte Zwerin, was released on December 6, 1970, and ...

    Paul Winter’s 41st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

    Paul Winter’s 41st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

    Fri, Dec 18, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Every December since 1980, seven-time Grammy® winner Paul Winter and his colleagues have celebrated the Winter Solstice at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine with a feast of music and dancing from the diversity of cultures and creatures of the world. This December, with their beloved cathedral forum closed for events, their "41st Annual Winter Solstice Celebration" will be a unique video presentation that will be available to a worldwide audience. With a theme of ...

    Louis Armstrong Holiday Experience!

    Louis Armstrong Holiday Experience!

    Louis Armstrong House Museum

    Queens

    Fri, Dec 18, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    LAHM would love for you to join them tonight, December 18th at 7pm! as they celebrate the season with their favorite memories of Louis and Lucille at the holidays and performances by special guests: Champian Fulton, Ethan Iverson and Catherine Russell. LAHM's Staff Member, Hyland Harris, will also provide an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of Louis's den and will share numerous Holiday-themed treasures from our Archives, including a very special tape of Louis reading "The Night Before ...

    Make Music Winter 2020

    Make Music Winter 2020

    Make Music New York

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 19, 2020 - Sun, Feb 14, 2021

    Due to popular demand, the Make Music Winter highlight, “For Love and Only for Love: Letters to New York,” will continue its run in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden through February 14, 2021. Pete Wyer’s immersive choral installation, which made its World Premiere at the Garden on January 19, 2020, is  a musical response to the pandemic addressed to all New Yorkers. Visitors are invited to explore the NYBG’s Native Plant Garden pathway, at their own pace and safely ...

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE

    Merchant’s House Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Dec 18, 2020 - Thu, Dec 24, 2020

    This December, one like no other, Summoners Ensemble Theatre's "A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE" returns for its 8th holiday season, virtually. Be transported back 150 years from the comfort of your home for this captivating one-hour performance filmed in the landmark Merchant’s House dressed for the joyous season with a table-top tree, boughs of holly, and flickering candles. In the spirit of Mr. Dickens’ message of compassion, generosity, and goodwill, we want performances to ...

Gimme 50

343 Malcolm X Boulevard

bronx N.Y. 10027

2125826050

In 1969 filmmaker brothers Albert and David Maysles set out to shoot a series of concerts by The Rolling Stones that culminated in their capturing one of the era’s most defining and consequential moments- the killing of a young Black man named Meredith Hunter by a Hells Angel during a ...

A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE

29 East 4th Street

New York N.Y. 10003

2127771089

This December, one like no other, Summoners Ensemble Theatre's "A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE" returns for its 8th holiday season, virtually. Be transported back 150 years from the comfort of your home for this captivating one-hour performance filmed in the landmark Merchant’s House dressed for the joyous season ...