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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Dec 21


There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Family Bounce Night - BounceU Farmingdale
December 21, 2012 - Farmingdale

The endless excitement of our state of the art inflatables and games is perfect for the entire family, and there is no better place to bond than BounceU. Keep the fun going with dinner! Pizza and Drinks are available at an additional cost. Please let us know if you would like to add dinner when you make your reservation so that we can have everything ready for you! Call or Email us to Reserve a spot for your Family TODAY!

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 21, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age five are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, and games, and puppets. Hosted by Rabbi Abraham.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 21, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with children up to age 5 are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, songs, and puppets.

AjkunBT Presents Legacy, The Odyssey of Albania at Hostos - Hostos Center for Arts and Culture
December 21, 2012 - New York

LEGACY, THE ODYSSEY OF ALBANIA Trial and Dreams of Immigrant People Immigrant: it could be you, your father, your mother, sister or brother. You emmigrate from fear or for hope of a better life. You walk away from what is known and head for the unknown. Slowly, memories surface. Momentos of your life flood your mind in no specific order. The joy of youthful girls playing with water, the moment you recognized the love of your life, an invasion of war, and sadly, too often, broken lives. You walk away but you yearn to go back. What is the legacy of your land? Choreographer, Leonard Ajkun, self-inspired by the history of his native country, Albania, has created a contemporary ballet in order to generate a discussion on this important social topic.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
December 21, 2012 - Forest Hills

Toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or adult caregivers may enjoy listening to picture books, singing songs, learning fingerplays, and joining in lively movement games, all while developing vocabulary and social skills. Preregistration is required.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through December 21, 2012 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
December 21, 2012 - West Nyack

There's always something special and meaningful about a hand made gift or item for entertaining. Jill invites artists of all ages to enjoy the holiday season by choosing from a large selection of plates, mugs, serving items, or other seasonal items such as Christmas trees, Menorahs, angels, and much more. Pieces can be taken home same day or can be left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops held each Friday throughout the month.

Shababa Fridays at 92YTribeca - 92YTribeca
December 21, 2012 - Tribeca

Families with young children can celebrate Jewish values, culture and tradition through interactive musical activities, singing, and lots of puppets in this inclusive, welcoming community.

Read to Me - Briarwood Library
December 21, 2012 - Briarwood

Children ages 3-7 can enjoy an exciting picture book storytime every Friday afternoon.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - Barclays Center
December 21, 2012 -

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
December 21, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Friday Morning Yoga - Sands Point Preserve
December 21, 2012 - Port Washington

Finish every week peacefully with Friday Morning Yoga led by Victoria Selbach. Held in the majestic setting of the Sands Point Preserve. Classes are held inside Hempstead House.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
December 21, 2012 - Haverstraw

Build some cool things with the library's LEGO's or bring your own.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
December 21, 2012 - White Plains

The competition for boys and girls in grades 1-5 takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
December 21, 2012 - Wantagh

Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh will host a Shabbat and a community pre-service gathering where people can mingle while enjoying light refreshments. The service will run approximately 45 minutes. For more information please call 516-221-2370.

The North Pole Comes to Stepping Stones - Stepping Stones Museum
Through December 21, 2012 - Norwalk

Enjoy hands-on activities and meet holiday favorites, from Santa Claus to Frosty the Snowman to other surprise characters.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
December 21, 2012 - Borough Park

Kids watch a feature-length movie.

Kids Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
December 21, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids hang out, play board games such as chess, read, do homework, and do other activities.

Outdoor Adventures: Winter Solstice Night Hike - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
December 21, 2012 - Stamford

Celebrate the coming of winter and the shortest night of the year with an evening family night hike. Discover how night vision works, make a spark in the dark, look and listen for winter wildlife and make your head (temporarily) disappear. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call 203-977-6521 to register.

DEE SNIDER - 54 Below
Through December 21, 2012 - New York

Heavy metal icon Dee Snider, lead singer of the legendary 1980 's rock band Twisted Sister ("We're Not Gonna Take It," "I Wanna Rock!"), has gone on to success with his own radio talk show, in film and on television, including his recent and forthcoming appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice. But Dee?s longtime passion is Broadway, as evidenced by his new CD, Dee Does Broadway, in which he covers everything from West Side Story and Sweeney Todd to Sweet Charity and Chicago. Broadway audiences embraced him during his recent stint in Rock of Ages, and on this season of The Celebrity Apprentice, his charity of choice is none other than Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

“Happy Helping-Days” Soirée and Silent Auction - The Digital Experience
December 21, 2012 - White Plains

Give back this holiday season by supporting the March of Dimes at the first-annual "Happy Helping-Days" Soiree and Silent Auction, hosted by the Digital Arts Experience in White Plains. Guests are invited to bid on an array of items donated by local Westchester businesses, and enter to win a gift pack from the Tuscany Cafe. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Music Conservatory of Westchester and the 9/11 Fund. The event is all-you-can-eat and drink.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 21, 2012 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Lantern Light Tours - Mystic Seaport
December 21, 2012 - Mystic

Step back in time to Christmas Eve, 1876. The village of Greenmanville is alive with the bustle of last-minute Christmas activity, preparations for the holiday festivities, and the merry jingle of sleigh bells. Stroll with a townsperson as you take in a one-hour moving performance on a tour that meanders through the Museum's 19th-century maritime village. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Storytellers' Club - Chappaqua Public Library
December 21, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 4-6 can listen and learn traditional storytelling. Registration required.

Happy Winter Solstice - Brooklyn Children's Museum
December 21, 2012 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers celebrate the first day of winter with stories, music, and art, and learn about the change of seasons before making a special craft to enjoy all winter long.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
December 21, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids make cocktail weenies in a blanket--the perfect holiday finger food!

Chess Club - Auburndale Library
December 21, 2012 - Flushing

Kids can learn new skills and make friends. Hosted by Chess Master Paul.

Fun Wii Friday - Hollis Library
December 21, 2012 - Hollis

Calling all teens. Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and Wii games.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas - Brooklyn Irondale Center
December 21, 2012 - Fort Greene

The wonderful actor Austin Pendleton stars as Scrooge in this New York-centric interpretation of the Dickens classic. By the way, Pendleton looks remarkably like Alistair Sim, who starred in the English film production of the 1950s.

Toddler Adventure Open Gym - Westport Weston Family Y
Through December 21, 2012 - Westport

Children ages 6 months-4 years can crawl, roll, jump and explore. Children must participate with parent or caregiver. No membership required. Monday-Friday through December 21.

Fun Day Friday - Fairfield Public Library
December 21, 2012 - Fairfield

Teens in grades 6-12 can drop in after school to watch movies, play games, snack, work on crafts, and even get homework help.

Cup o� Snow, Man! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through December 21, 2012 - Garden City

Meet in the Inner Lobby to build your own snowman to take home. Bring to life a �cute as a button� pal with its own unique personality using cups and other fun materials. This program runs through December 21, 2012.

The Eglevsky Ballet Nutcracker - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
December 21, 2012 - Greenvale

This year, the Eglevsky Ballet brings excitement to Long Island in the form of the production of The Nutcracker choreographed by distinguished choreographer Laszlo Berdo. The Nutcracker by The Eglevsky Ballet is an annual treat for the families of Long Island, danced to the traditional lush score by Tchaikovsky, while bringing Clara?s magical holiday journey to life. Returning guest artists, Lia Cirio and James Whiteside, principal dancers of The Boston Ballet Company and American Ballet Theatre will be joining the professional company of 24 dancers. They will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier. New this year, Aran Bell, star of the extremely popular documentary First Position will star as the Nutcracker.

Stories and More - Lakeview Public Library
December 21, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children ages 2-7 can enjoy a story and craft. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library. Adults must accompany children younger than 12 years old.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
December 21, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

Bob's Your Elf - BayWay Arts Center
December 21, 2012 - East Islip

An elf named Bob with a bad attitude gets sent by Santa to a small town to help out with their Christmas Pageant where he is faced with a group of bumbling actors who are trying to put on the best Christmas show their town has ever seen.

'Max the Rein-Dog' Friendship Ornaments - Children's Museum of Manhattan
December 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

Create a mini-sculpture ornament of the Grinch's pet, Max. These ornaments will be delivered to homeless shelters.

McLean Avenue Band - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 21, 2012 - Yonkers


Longest Night of the Year! Midnight Cash Giveaway - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 21, 2012 - Yonkers

12 Empire Club Members will be called to each win $2100 cash! Receive 1 virtual entry for every 21 Empire Points you earn until 11:55pm.

Catholic/Christians Social at Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge - Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge
December 21, 2012 - New York

Come out to the Rubin Museum of Art on Friday December 21st starting at 6pm. The museum is located at 150 West 17th Street between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. Every Friday night the Café at the Museum becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special Pan Asian Tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and unique thematic gallery tours and programs. Admission to the galleries is free from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Drink special (2 for 1 special) are available from 6pm-7pm (bar in K2 Lounge closes at 10pm). The Catholic Fellowship will have a separate area reserved for us in the lounge. Meet some new people, make some new friends and experience the unique collection, display, and preservation of the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions, especially that of Tibet. For more info on the museum, go to How to find us: at the K2 Lounge. Ask for Joe or Toan. Our group will have name tags, and we will have tables reserved for The Catholic Fellowship. Public Transportation Subway A, C, E to 14th Street (8th Avenue) 1 to 18th Street (7th Avenue) 2, 3 to 14th Street (7th Avenue) F, L, M to 14th Street (6th Avenue) N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square Bus M6, M7, M20 to the corner of 7th Avenue and 18th Street M5, M6, M7 to the corner of 6th Avenue and 18th Street Commuter Rail PATH trains to 14th Street or 23rd Street Parking There is a 24-hour parking lot on the corner of 17th Street and 6th Avenue. There are also a number of parking garages and lots on 17th Street between Union Square and 7th Avenue.

Les Troyens - Metropolitan Opera
December 21, 2012 -

The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz's vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.

December 21, 2012 - New York

A colorful presentation that delights children and families as well as jazz fans, the JAZZ NATIVITY boasts an all-star band and cast featuring trombonist Steve Turre, Max "Rumba tap" Pollak and trumpeter Ray Vega, as the Three Kings, New York's "singing policeman," Daniel Rodriguez, jazz singer Claudia Acuna as Mary, soprano Brenda Feliciano, as the archangel, singers Mauricio Trejo, Jorge Ocasio and saxophonist David de Jesus as the shepherds and Franshees Richardo as the shepherd girl. Special guests in the grand finale include the great Latin percussionists Candido, Chembo Corniel and Bobby Sanabria, trumpeter Enrique Sanchez, from the Juilliard Jazz Program and pianist, Alex Brown. The vocal group is Shadia Almasri, Elise Hernandez, Bert Dovo and Edwin David Vargas.

Holiday Spotlight Tour - Morgan Library & Museum
December 21, 2012 - New York

These holiday-focused tours include stops at a Gospel Lectionary featuring an illumination of the Nativity, Beatrix Potter's designs for holiday cards, and the manuscript of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

Caroling at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
December 21, 2012 - New York

Traditional and popular holiday music will be performed throughout the Morgan by singers from Mannes College The New School for Music. Free with admission.

Holiday Clothing and Toy Drive - Downtown Community Center
Through December 21, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

To support the Single Parent Resource Center, drop off these items: New clothing and toys for teens and children: hats, scarves, gloves, coats, and age-appropriate toys (games, electronics, books, educational games, etc.) New clothing for adults: hats, scarves, gloves, and coats. To help direct the gifts appropriately, try to label them with age, gender, and size. The Single Parent Resource Center is the only organization in New York City that takes programs to women and children in the homeless shelters and is solely dedicated to helping single mothers and fathers. If you have questions contact

The National September 11 Memorial Extended Holiday Hours - The National September 11 Memorial
December 21, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The National September 11 Memorial has extended holiday hours for ten days at the end of the year. The special holiday operating hours are from 10am-8pm with last entry at 7pm. Visitor passes are required and must be reserved for a specific date and time. Visitor passes are free and available through the memorial's online reservation system. The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Emerging Designer Holiday Pop-Up Shop - Fashion Center BID
Through December 21, 2012 - New York

The Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID) hosts a holiday pop-up shop featuring winter collections by emerging designers local to the New York City’s iconic Fashion District. The shop includes women’s wear, lingerie, handbags, scarves, hair accessories, jewelry and more. The Thursday, December 22nd sale will feature designs by Spoon Fashion (designers Randi Spoon & Alexis Przybylski Lawton), E. Kammeyer Accessories (designer Emily Kammeyer) and Astridland (designer Astrid Brucker). The Friday, December 21st sale will feature Cousin & Co. (designers Celeste Duncan & Shekima Francois), She and Reverie (designer Quinne Myers) and Samina Mughal (designer Samina Mughal). For additional information on the Fashion Center BID’s emerging designers, visit the Fashion Center BID online.

'Spa-liday' Sensation - THE OUT NYC
December 21, 2012 - New York

Come check out the recently opened, 5,000-square-foot wellness center and indulge in a day of complementary manicures, massages, facials, spray tanning, BOTOX consultations and more at The Spa at THE OUT NYC located at 510 West 42nd Street (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves, Manhattan) on Friday, December 21st from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. The ‘Spa-liday’ pass (a $50 value) will feature sponsor services including Airbrush Spray Tanning by Courtney GLO, who provides the top airbrushing to high-profile celebrity clientele for an unmatched quality tan; on-site BOTOX consultations from Chelsea Cosmetics, and an opportunity to get those last-minute gifts at an exclusive trunk show by Mt. Sapola Spa at Home products. Visitors will also have an opportunity to win an annual spa membership at The Spa at THE OUT NYC (a $350 value), BOTOX treatments from Chelsea Cosmetics, anti-aging skincare products from OSEA, and Mt. Sapola Spa at Home products and fragrances. The Spa at THE OUT NYC will also offer a 20% discount for all future spa services when purchased that day. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about The Spa please visit

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Port to Port
December 21, 2012 - Northport

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur, a flavorful collection of sparkling liqueurs that infuses premium vodka with white wine and a burst of carbonation to give hip sippers a toast-worthy alternative to champagne. Served straight up or mixed into a cocktail, the four distinctive fruit flavors – Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape are sure to please any palate…what’s your flavor? Find out! LeSUTRA invites you to a FREE tasting of the delicious liqueur at Port to Port on December 21st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information visit or

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Brentwood Liquors
December 21, 2012 - New York

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur, a flavorful collection of sparkling liqueurs that infuses premium vodka with white wine and a burst of carbonation to give hip sippers a toast-worthy alternative to champagne. Served straight up or mixed into a cocktail, the four distinctive fruit flavors – Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape are sure to please any palate…what’s your flavor? Find out! LeSUTRA invites you to a FREE tasting of the delicious liqueur at Brentwood Liquors on December 21st from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. For more information visit or

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Huntington Wines & Liquor
December 21, 2012 - Huntington

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur, a flavorful collection of sparkling liqueurs that infuses premium vodka with white wine and a burst of carbonation to give hip sippers a toast-worthy alternative to champagne. Served straight up or mixed into a cocktail, the four distinctive fruit flavors – Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape are sure to please any palate…what’s your flavor? Find out! LeSUTRA invites you to a tasting of the delicious liqueur at Huntington Wines & Liquor on December 21st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information visit or

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night- Toy Story - Charlotte's Place
December 21, 2012 - New York

Trinity Wall Street continues its series of free family movie and pizza nights at Charlotte’s Place, a free space operated by Trinity, with Toy Story. In this modern animated classic, a cowboy doll’s popularity is threatened when the arrival of a new spaceman toy shakes up the playroom. After getting lost from their home, they must work together to get back to their owner. For more information, call (212) 602-0800 or visit

Hudson Terrace Fridays - Hudson Terrace
December 21, 2012 - New York

Friday, December 21st, 2012 Hudson Terrace Fridays at Hudson Terrace located 621 West 48th Street between 11th and 12th Aves10036 Music by DjRizzy spinning Top 40, House, Hip Hop etc Ladies free and Guys Reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist. RSVP a must Doors Open at 11pm Special Birthday Packages are available. Please inquire with Eric Virgil. Birthday Packages: Ladies free and Guys free til 12am, reduced after on the Birthday List. Bottle Packages: Purchase 2 Bottles and Get 1 House Vodka Bottle for Free To RSVP, Birthday Packages information or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email or go to When two respected nightlife impresarios joined forced, a neglected turn-of-the-century horse stable transformed into one of New York's most elite and desirable event destinations. Since opening in the spring of 2008, Hudson Terrace has become the venue of choice for some unforgettable celebrations - playing host to corporate fetes, politicians, celebrities, diplomats and party revelers from all walks of life. The Salon-Situated on the second floor of Hudson Terrace, The Salon is a mélange of old and new. Hand-hewed wooden beams from vintage vessels were reclaimed to construct the streamlined edges of this modern venue. The Salon is enabled with state-of-the-art broadcast quality video, audio and lighting capabilities. Hudson Terrace was designed to deliver dreams. The flow can accommodate a myriad of floor plan configurations, transforming 5,000 square feet into a night club, a classic catered ballroom setting for up to 400 guests, or an intimate lunch gathering. Garden Terrace-The outdoor Garden Terrace is an ideal location for parties of up to 150 guests. The private garden on The Salon level is ideal for hosting brunch, outdoor meetings or moonlit dinner parties. Rooftop Garden Lounge-Inspired by Palm Springs modern, the open-air Rooftop Garden Lounge is the ultimate urban all-season rooftop venue. Complete with a DJ booth, centralized fireplace and conversation area, the lounge is set upon temperature-regulated mahogany flooring. The rooftop amenities include surround sound, programmable lighting and large projection screening capabilities. Glass enclosed, curtained cabanas are augmented with individually controlled heat and cooling units. The Rooftop Garden Lounge is serviced directly from a rooftop kitchen. Customized catering menus are available for parties of up to 300 guests.

Latin Fridays at Copacabana - $100 Bottles til 12am - Copacabana
December 21, 2012 - New York

Friday, December 21st, 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Party "I Survived 2012 Doomsday" at Copacabana located 268 West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenues 10036 Music by Dj Precise and DjJu Crazy spinning Latin, House, Top 40, Hip Hop, Salsa, Merengue and More Admission: Everyone free til 12am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist Birthday Packages for parties over 10 people: Ladies free til 1am, Guys free til 12am, $10 til 1am on the birtdhay list Free bottle of champagne Free bottle of House Vodka for parties over 20 Bday person plus one comped all night For Birthday packages, guestilst or bottle information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email or go to Doors Open at 10pm. Party ends at 4am Bottle Specials: $100 Bottles of Stoli/Bacardi before 12am 2 Bottles of Greygoose, Ciroc, or Hennessy for $400 All Night Dress Code: Gent's must wear shoes and collar shirt - Ladies no flat shoes The Only Midtown Latin Mega Club with $100 Bottles in the Heart of Times Square. 21 and Over.

December 21, 2012 - New York

Launch with Celebrity Holiday Celebration at Copacabana in Times Square Friday December 21st, 2012 Central Entertainment Group and Talent Source Agency proudly presents their Merger Party and Holiday Celebration. Officially announcing the merger of two of the most prominent talent and marketing firms in New York City; making us NYC’s Largest Talent Branding and Booking Source. The event will be hosted by, Celebrity M.C, Tali Gore of NYC's Green Room, with feature appearance’s and performance’s by Maino, Olivia, some of CEG’s largest stars, DJ Vh1, DJ Fame Cohen, Hot 97's DJ Wallah, Allure, two time Grammy Award Winner Fatman Scoop, and Donald Trump's: The BQ Girls. Teen newcomer GABBY, will also take the stage. Gabby is the winner of CEG opening acts for a 30-City Teen tour, featuring CEG Client and Disney Channel Star of "Shake It Up" Zendaya Coleman. Taping live, the night will premiere the results of a nationwide talent search for two major TV shows. CEG’s Talent Show Case will preview a version of the Dollaz Unlimited Talent Search (covered exclusively on Vh1's Love and Hip Hop) where the winner will receive a management contract with Rich Dollaz, (featured Manager on Love And Hip-Hop) a single produced by Jerry Wonder, and an appearance on Season 4 of Love and Hip-Hop. We will also be announcing the Panel for New Day Associates /Black Men's Magazines and Hype Hair's 18th Annual Fashion, Film & Music networking event (To air Jan 18, 2013). The night will kick off with a red-carpet event leading directly to the open bar for VIPs, sponsored by Ciroc Vodka, Razac Hair Care Products, BlackMen Magazine, Hype Hair, Voga Blended Wines, Urban Ink, Red Bull, HHBJ, Little A Records, (Global Attack Show),,, Sullen Clothing, and Elevated Clothing. THE NEW CEG Merger / Holiday Celebration PROUDLY PRESENTS LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THE FOLLOWING: BQ Girls | Allure | Maino | Kid Fresh | Whiiteboii | Skrilla | Gabby | Amanda Holly | Chris Thomas | Bex Scheduled Celebrity DJ'S: Cat King | BEX | DJ Fame Cohen | DJ VH1 | Hot 97's DJ Wallah *CEG TALENT SHOW CASE for this event participants have already been selected, and brought to you as part of the Rich Dollaz / Love and Hip Hop Nationwide Talent Search. For information to register for future talent searches follow @RichDollaz on Twitter. ### For more information about this event, please contact Jody Anglin or Dan Albert by calling 212.921.2190, or e-mail Jody Anglin at or Dan Albert at

Handel's Messiah - New York Philharmonic
Through December 22, 2012 -

Hallockville Museum Historic Farm Tour - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through December 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Step back in time to life as a North Fork farmer from the 1700's to the 1930's. Explore 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Tour the museum's buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum's fields and meet cows, sheep and chickens. Through December 22, 2012.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 22, 2012 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

Affairs Afloat Holiday Party Cruise - The Queen Of Hearts
Through December 22, 2012 - New York

Celebrate the Holiday season with friends & co-workers! Guests enjoy a warm & enclosed cruise on the Hudson River with a Live DJ, Dancing and spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. Mix & Mingle with other local professionals aboard this Holiday Party Cruise! The Queen of Hearts - Pier #40 West Houston Street & West Side Highway, NYC Live DJ spinning a mix of Dance Music and Holiday Favorites Cash Bar & Cash Buffet 21 & over only. Proper ID required. $25 per person. Mention code EARLY to get discount! ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES AVAILABLE. Call for more information

CHEAP Studio Space in December - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 22, 2012 - New York

ARTS RELATED RENTALS ONLY! Looking for a good deal on space AND a convenient location to put together a class, workshop or rehearsals? Flamenco Latino is offering a great deal on large studio rentals for December 2012. The studio is 33' by 25' (825 sq ft.) with marley floor. STUDIO A: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:30 PM -9:30 PM and Friday 7 PM-9 PM for $38/hr. OR If you book 6 hours or more, price drops to ONLY $32/hr! also... Saturday 3 PM-5 PM for $32/hr. OR If you book 6 hours or more, price drops to ONLY $26/hr! You're not going to get a better deal on this amount of studio space in midtown Manhattan. Sprung marley floors, 7' high quality mirrors, ballet bars, fans, a/c and 10' high ceilings. Windows and natural light. Two dressing rooms with sinks. Public restrooms on same floor. Small waiting area. Thirty folding chairs available and benches. Good for rehearsals or classes for ballet, modern, exercise/aerobics, salsa, and, of course, flamenco and tap. Music rehearsals also permitted. Sound system with iPod hook up, CD and tape. One piano available. DVD/VCR and monitor available for $10.00 extra. Flamenco Latino Studio 244 West 54 Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.) 4th floor New York, NY 10019 Email or call 212-399-8519

Bumbug the Musical - The Clurman Theatre
Through December 22, 2012 - New York

BUMBUG The Musical is an electrifying new Rock Opera, reinventing A Christmas Carol through the lense of NYC immigrants and hyphenated Americans.

JAKE JOHANNSEN - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 22, 2012 - New York

A native of Iowa, Jake Johannsen spent three years at Iowa State University dabbling in veterinarian science and chemical engineering before moving to San Francisco and trying his hand at comedy. Jake sought to make his comedic mark on the city at a time when San Francisco was fostering the likes of young talents such as Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Carvey. Jake made his own comedy debut during an open mike night at San Francisco's Cobbs Comedy Club. Four years later, in 1986, he won the 11th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedian Competition. A self-confessed raconteur of weird stories, it's no wonder that Jake is one of David Letterman's favorite comics.

Christmas Tree Sale - North White Plains Fire Co.
Through December 23, 2012 - White Plains

Various sizes and types of trees available. Proceeds benefit the North White Plains Fire Company. For more information, email

'Seven in One Blow or The Brave Little Kid' - Axis Theatre
Through December 23, 2012 - West Village

For the 11th consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music encourages the audience to participate in many of the kid's challenges with singing and organized "shout outs."

Through December 23, 2012 - New York

This holiday season, 54 Below is honored to welcome multiple Grammy nominee Maureen McGovern to our stage when she presents an evening featuring songs of the season, some unexpected, and some traditional chestnuts. Broadway audiences know her from her acclaimed, Drama Desk-nominated performance in Little Woman, 3 Penny Opera, Nine and The Pirates of Penzance as well as off-Broadway's Brownstone, but the world over knows Maureen as "The Disaster Theme Queen." On Dec. 22, second show at 10pm.

Holiday Show & Boutique - Loft Artist Association
Through December 23, 2012 - Stamford

All kinds of items from artwork, to cards, bookmarks, ceramics, photography, silkscreened items, clothing and jewelry, will be available to the public over the holiday season.A portion of the proceeds will go to Laurel House, a non-profit organization that provides resources and opportunities for people living with mental illness, bridging the gap between isolation and community. Fridays-Sundays, December 6-December 23.

Breakfast with Frosty & Friends - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through December 23, 2012 - Bridgeport

December 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 Get in the holiday spirit and join Frosty and his friends for breakfast at Connecticut's only zoo. Reservations are required. Call Amanda Bolanos at (203) 394-6574. $10 per person for Zoo members, $20 per person for non-members. Price includes zoo admission and breakfast.

Union Square Holiday Dessert Tour - Sugartooth Tours
Through December 23, 2012 - New York

Learn about Union Square's remarkable history while exploring the holiday market and eating tasty treats. Visit website for schedule (Thurs.-Sun. afternoons).

Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical - Take One Performing Arts
Through December 23, 2012 - Ronkonkoma

You loved the movie, now see the musical. Take One Performing Arts presents, "Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical" from December 14th through the 23rd, Fridays and Saturdays. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.

Grand Central Holiday Fair - Grand Central Terminal
Through December 24, 2012 - Manhattan

Entering its 13th year, The Grand Central Holiday Fair is a unique New York City holiday shopping experience, and it's the only holiday market in the city to operate indoors! 76 Unique Vendors with endless gift options.

4th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop - McArdle's Florist & Garden Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Greenwich

Families can visit Santa's live reindeer and have their photo taken with Santa at his workshop. Hours for the Photos with Santa are: Monday-Friday 12-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-5:30 pm; Sunday 9am-4pm. Reindeer feedings will take place daily, 9am-4pm. Reindeer facts and educational information about reindeer will also be available.

18th annual Holiday Gift Show - Rowayton Arts Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Rowayton

Unique holiday gifts, decorations and collectibles by some of Fairfield County's finest artists and craftspeople will be featured in this fundraiser that supports year-round education and other community programs at the Rowayton Arts Center.

Visit with Santa - Cross County Shopping Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Yonkers

Visit Santa in his Winter Wonderland House and receive a free gift. Santa's hours: Mondays-Saturdays 11am-8pm; Sundays 12-6pm. Friday Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 9am-6pm; Sunday Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23 11am-7pm; Christmas Eve 9am-6pm.

Christmas Tree and Poinsettia Sales at the Farm - Queens County Farm Museum
Through December 24, 2012 - Floral Park

Enjoy shopping at this holiday sale Dec. 1 through Dec. 24. Popular varieties and sizes of trees, evergreen wreaths, poinsettia, Amaryllis, and paperwhites will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Farm Museum.

Santa Photos - Queens Center Mall-JC Penny Wing
Through December 24, 2012 - Elmhurst

Santa Claus is coming to town, Nov 17-Dec 24. He's making a list and checking it twice. Enjoy a visit and have a photo taken with Santa and his helpers. See Santa in his winter wonderland house located on the Level 3. Special hours on Dec. 9 12-4pm, and pet photo night 6-8:30pm.

Union Square Holiday Market - Union Square Park
Through December 24, 2012 - New York

In it's nineteenth year, the Union Square Holiday Market is a New York institution, and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe. Famous for its distinctive red and white tents and ebullient atmosphere, visitors flock to Union Square every holiday season in search of superior local products and unparalleled local cuisine. What's new this year? -There are more food vendors than ever, including Momofuku Milk Bar, Sigmund's Pretzels, Mayhem & Stout, Wafels & Dinges, Mighty Balls, Hong Kong Street Cart, La Sonrisa Empanadas and many more -The food vendors will offer delivery to local businesses and residences via SeamlessWeb -There will be a "Little Brooklyn" section of the market, highlighting local, handmade goods from Brooklyn, NY -There is a larger diversity of retail goods than ever before -UrbanSpace will be hosting a group of carolers each week to add seasonal flair -Visitors can download a free iPhone app called "Here" which includes an interactive map of the market, vendor descriptions and even discounts and deals -To aid our fellow New Yorkers (and neighbors) devastated by Hurricane Sandy, UrbanSpace will have a donation basket in the information booth; all proceeds with benefit the American Red Cross. Many vendors will be donating percentages of their proceeds as well.

Christmas Holidays at the Hatchery - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through December 24, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Make your own Holiday ornaments to hang on the Hatchery's Christmas Tree. Also, during Dec, the Hatchery is a Toys for Tots drop off, the U.S. Marine Program accepts donations of new, unwrapped toys for needy children.

Toys For Tots Toy Drive - Toys 'R' Us-The Hub
Through December 24, 2012 - Hempstead

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's premier community action program, collecting new toys to give to kids in need across the country each holiday season. Toys'R'Us, Inc. and Toys for Tots are united in their commitment to bring toys to children who might otherwise go without on Christmas morning. You may give a monetary donation online or you may choose to donate a new toy to the drop locations of Toys "R" Us nationwide, including this location. The toy drive runs through December 24.

FREE Shopping Shuttle from Times Square - Westfield Garden State Plaza
Through December 25, 2012 - Paramus

This holiday season, hop on the FREE Shopping Shuttle from Times Square, New York City to tax-FREE shopping at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ. Located just approximately 20 minutes from Manhattan in Paramus, New Jersey, Westfield Garden State Plaza is a superb fashion shopping destination offering the ultimate selection of brands in every retail category and is renowned for introducing cutting edge, first-to-market retailers. HOW TO RIDE – Pick up your FREE TICKET at CitySights NY Visitor Center in Times Square 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue inside Madame Tussauds) SHUTTLE SCHEDULE: Monday – Saturday November 12 – December 24 DEPARTING TIMES: From Times Square 9:30am, 11:00am, 2:30pm (Shuttle Departures board across the street from Madame Tussauds on 42nd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue.) RETURNING TIMES: From Westfield Garden State Plaza 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm (Shuttle Returns board at Bus Depot in parking lot by California Pizza Kitchen near Entrance 10 of shopping mall.) ***MUST PRESENT VALID TICKET to shuttle driver on both departures and returns to board bus*** Exclusive Offers Visit Westfield Concierge located near Macy’s & Ruby Tuesdays to pick up a copy of exclusive VIP holiday offers at participating stores. For more information on the Free Shopping Shuttle to Westfield Garden State Plaza, contact Westfield Concierge at 201.843.0687. More info here:

Weekly Cooking Class - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through December 26, 2012 - Chelsea

Cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week in this signature weekly class. Recipes vary from savory to sweet and the class focuses on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. This class is a great way to introduce new ingredients and flavors to your child. You'll be amazed at what your budding chef makes and eats. Class size is limited to 10 students. Starting with our youngest chefs at age 2 on up to our advanced teens classes, we have a weekly class for everyone.

Mommy/Daddy and Me - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 27, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2 through 6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, as well as on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with parents and children on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
Through December 29, 2012 - East Northport

Parent's can leave their children for up to 3 hours on these nights. Tumbling Tunes will provide entertainment for the kids in the form of games, crafts, music, gymnastics and free play. Reservations are required at least 1 day in advance.

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 -

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker - New York City Ballet
Through December 30, 2012 -

Welcome to the world of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. This is the production that is the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit. From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with adorable children, marching toy soldiers, a glowing one-ton Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, mischievous mice, crystalline waltzing snowflakes, the Land of Sweets and some of the most glorious dancing on earth.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - New York City Center
Through December 30, 2012 -

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies. This season, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company returns with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Artistic Director Robert Battle will continue to surprise and delight audiences with premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company, adding dynamic choreographic voices to the repertory that challenge Ailey's extraordinary artists in new ways. This season includes a new work commissioned by New York City Center, along with encore performances from Battle's acclaimed first season: modern dance master Paul Taylor's Arden Court, hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris' soul-lifting Home, and Ohad Naharin's unique and innovative Minus 16, which features improvisation and audience involvement. A variety of repertory favorites and classic Ailey works will be performed, including the must-see Revelations with live music or an expanded cast of 50 dancers on select programs. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater inspires all in a universal celebration of thehuman spirit using the African-American cultural experience and the Americanmodern dance tradition.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 -

You and your loved ones will be immersed in the warmth and magic of Christmas in a way that only Radio City can deliver as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of the Music Hall into a magical canvas. Expect to be awed vis a vis digital projections coupled with the world's largest flown indoor LED screen. Fan-favorites including "New York at Christmas," where the Rockettes board a real double-decker bus and the high-energy tap number, "Twelve Days of Christmas." Of course, beloved classics like "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "The Living Nativity" will also be back. Bonus: This 2012 edition is celebrating 85 magical years of the Rockettes with an experiential archive exhibit at Radio City Music Hall commemorating the past, present and future of the legendary precision dancers. Visit website for playing schedule and to reserve tickets.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92nd Street Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can; no registration necessary.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The Rockettes Celebration! - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

This year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates 85 years of the Rockettes in New York. The show features dazzling dance numbers, beloved favorites, and breathtaking special effects. A new scene will be added this year, in honor of the 85th anniversary: a costume retrospective featuring the most interesting and unique Rockettes costumes throughout the decades. The show is interactive and inspired, and highlights the attributes that have made the Rockettes so engaging for so long.

'Falling' - Minetta Lane Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - West Village

"Falling" boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is best for them. The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?"

Through December 30, 2012 - New York

Hornblower's ultimate holiday cruise is designed for groups seeking the perfect end to a successful year. Charter a private cruise to show your team how much you appreciate them. Three hour cruise.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through December 30, 2012 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.?If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Valerie for more information at Each session accommodates 16 participants.

New York City Ballet Presents George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

A rousing snowstorm sends a blizzard of ballerinas across the stage, sweeping you to exotic locales in the enchanting Land of Sweets. You'll meet marching toy soldiers, little Marie, and the valiant Nutcracker who saves her from the villainous, seven-headed Mouse King. Tschaikovsky's incomparable score is joined by hundreds of dazzling costumes, a one-ton tree that magically grows and grows, and a million watts of illuminated excitement.

'The Sound of Music' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through December 30, 2012 - Millburn

One of the most beloved and inspirations stories of all time, this tale of love and courage is Rogers and Hammerstein's final triumphant collaboration. Based on the true story of the von Trapp family, this musical masterpiece has become a beacon of hope and joy for generations. Don't miss this holiday tradition for the entire family.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 -

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

Madison Square Garden's 'A Christmas Carol' - CM Performing Arts Center
Through December 30, 2012 - Oakdale

Based on the beloved classic novel by Charles Dickens, this whimsical ghost story follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable, old miser, as he is visited by Christmas apparitions and is taken on the ultimate journey of self-redemption.

Girl Scouts' 9th Annual Holiday Light Show - Camp Edey
Through December 30, 2012 - Bayport

Drive through a mile-long wooded trail filled with light displays and holiday vignettes. After the show, warm up at the Holiday Village, where you can meet Santa, visit the Hall of Trees, and enjoy hot cocoa and snacks.(Closed Dec. 24 & 25.) Proceeds benefit Girl Scout programs and outreach services. November 29-December 30, 2012.

'Circus Oz Holiday Show' - New Victory Theater
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

Shout the loudest "G'DAY!" ever for the awesome Aussies of "Circus Oz" as they return to The New Victory for the fifth time with their bold, bodacious, and brassy brand of big top zaniness. Starring jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, teasing trapeze artists, and sassy ringleaders who manage the whole irreverent mob, this all new, saucy show delivers downright Down Under fun. A live rock band propels the already ecstatic energy into the stratosphere, and with one amazing and madcap act topping the next, you and your whole family will hoot, holler and hunger for more this holiday season.

CIRCUS OZ - New Victory Theater
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

The awesome Aussies of CIRCUS OZ return to The New Victory with their bold, bodacious brand of big top zaniness. Starring jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, teasing trapeze artists and sassy ringleaders who manage the madcap mob, this saucy, new show delivers downright Down Under fun perfect for the holidays!

'Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol' - Lyndhurst
Through December 30, 2012 - Tarrytown

Lyndhurst is proud to present "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol," a theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens' own readings of the classic tale about the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. This spirit is brought to life in this adaptation, which takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens' actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion "meeting" the different spirits and characters. Performances are held Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27, and 28.

'Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol' at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
Through December 30, 2012 - Tarrytown

Lyndhurst is proud to present "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol," a theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens' own readings of the classic tale that brings alive the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. This adaptation takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens' actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion "meeting" the different spirits and characters. Performances are held Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances are held at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27, and 28.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

'Dialog in the Dark' - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

This exhibit leads visitors through a series of NYC environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Holiday Musicales - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through December 31, 2012 - Katonah

A magnificent way to usher in the holiday season. Each concert of holiday music includes an audience sing-along. In the Music Room. December 1, 6-7, 9, 13-15, 2:30pm.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-lon