December in new York | Calendar of events

December in new York | Calendar of events

Thanksgiving is behind us and we already prepare for the Christmas holidays: look out gifts for family and friends at the winter markets and decide how best to decorate the Christmas tree, remember the favorite recipes of hot chocolate and prepare costumes for Santa Stake.

Most importantly, opening the Windows at your calendar waiting for the last day of December is occasionally distracted from the pre-holiday rush, to feel the «winter» mood. Choose what you prefer: to go to «the Nutcracker» in Brooklyn, enjoy the light show in Dyker Heights or to make a wish on times square?

December in new York | Calendar of events

23 day of fun around the Flatiron building

1 — 23 December

This is the sixth such festival around the Flatiron district. Three weeks at different venues in the area of the famous buildings there will be performances by local artists, the artists surprise unexpected installations and, in addition, visitors will be contests and prizes.

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The Christmas lights of Dyker Heights

1 — Dec 30

One of the most popular entertainment in the Christmas bus tour to Dyker Heights. Homeowners transform their courtyards and facades in an incredible light show. Creative residents create improvised a real theatrical production, with themed decorations, synchronized music and elaborate animation.

By conservative estimates to look at this beauty every year attracts around 100 000 people. For three and a half hours you will not only see a Christmas show of lights, but also learn something about the authors of the submission.

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Winter Wonderland: Nutcracker Valentina Kozlova

17:00 | Saturday, December 2

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025

A former Bolshoi and new York city ballet presents its students in the program based on the famous dance of the Christmas story by Tchaikovsky.


Fashion and body shape

December 5, 2017 may 5, 2018

Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Seventh Ave. on 27th St., Manhattan, NY 10001

The fashion exhibition will showcase over 250 years, the fashion industry was the one chosen favorite body part, emphasized the waist or hips, have focused on the shoulders or neckline. Confirmation — a huge collection of clothing, photos and videos.

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Wall Christmas wishes

You know you should make a wish until the clock twelve beat, and there are even many different traditions and rituals in order to consolidate the success and to guarantee fulfillment of dreams. The most original way is to write your wish on a piece of colored construction paper and allow him to become the confetti that will fall from the sky new year’s eve in times Square.

If a mobile wall for your desires not caught the eye in new York, send them to Twitter and instagram with the tag #TSqNYEwish or complete the online form. 28 Dec accepting orders for the execution of dreams will close at midnight December 31, Your wish will fall from the sky and, we hope, will come true.

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The Brooklyn Nutcracker

7 Dec — 16 Dec

Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY

Christmas without the magical story of Clara, the Mouse King and enchanted Prince is almost impossible to imagine. The Brooklyn Nutcracker – alternative famous ballet by Tchaikovsky. A mixture of classic scores with modern dance art conveys a special eclectic borough, its multicultural harmony.

The idea is not 10 and 12 December.

Santa-Con 2017

9 Dec 2017 10:00 — 22:00

SantaCon NYC 2017 will start on December 9 at 10 am. As usual, the gathering place will be known only on the eve of the event.

Massive intervention of Santa Claus, elves and other Christmas characters on the streets of Manhattan — an indispensable attribute of the Christmas fun. You can just look and take photos, or to join the Jolly crowd. Donning a beard for Santa or party hat elf, remember: You are responsible for your own actions and the spirit of Christmas. Promise to respect the tradition of the town, not to scare passers-by (especially children), not to conflict with Rudolph and local police and, of course, to be charming.

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Holidays in PaleyLand

December 9, 2017 — January 7, 2018
(every day except Monday and Tuesday)

The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St., Manhattan, NY 10019

A month of free entertainment in PaleyLand promises an exhibition of costumes of the famous show Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular, meet Santa, and film screenings. Ahead of the Charlie brown Christmas and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, and the workshop classes on dolls and jewelry.

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Hanukkah in new York

This year, the favorite holiday of the Jews throughout the world, Hanukkah starts on the evening of 12 December and ends on 20. In new York I definitely need to try latkes (fried potato fritters) and donuts, to see how light the most minor, taking the kids to the Museum of new York or the Museum of Jewish heritage themed exhibitions.

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10 Dec

Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

The festival of latkes, the most delicious tasting Dec. Music and hash Browns at the Museum of Jewish heritage await visitors at noon. In addition to tasting delicious, it will be possible to learn to cook, to sing traditional songs and decorate the menorah.

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The race of Santa Claus 5K

December 10, 2017

In Prospect Park

There will be a traditional marathon of Santa Claus. No matter whether you run so far first or come back at the tail runners. Grab a festive hat and a Santa suit — and forward to a healthy Christmas. At the finish line waiting for the dancing, snacks and drinks.

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Anton Yelchin: the Provocative beauty

December 13, 2017 — 20 January 2018

Debuck Gallery, 212-255-5735

Anton Yelchin was tragically killed at the peak of his career as an actor. He was incredibly talented, not only on screen: solo exhibition of portrait photography striking confirmation.

The proceeds from the sale of his works partially go to Fund Elicina, which assists young artists who grapple with painful disease.

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Day ugly sweater

19 Dec

Another Christmas tradition – ugly sweater. Frankly, not all of them hopelessly unsympathetic, some Christmas trees, reindeer and snowmen look very good at parties. But, anyway, at the end of each party, it will choose the desperate visitor in the least attractive outfit.

Such party in the many bars in new York from the beginning of December. So it is better to decorate a jumper, or you can look for a new piece of Christmas taste.

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New York on ice

December 20, 2017 — April 15 2018
(except 25 Dec)

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, NY 10029

New York has always loved ice skating, ever since the first colonists it was a popular winter pastime of the townspeople. 400 years on ice in photographs, posters, costumes and paintings — all years made skates sports and the arts.

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25 Dec

Beautiful, kind, a family holiday, with an interesting history and old traditions. We’re throwing a pre-holiday shopping in November, then go around all the winter markets, buy new decorations in the house, we prepare the traditional goose, hang on the fireplace (or radiator) roomy toe sent postcards to all my friends singing the jingle, I admire his and other people’s trees and always waiting for a miracle, not necessarily huge, but certainly magical. What will you do? Going to sing Christmas carols or stay at home?

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Good Riddance Day

28 Dec

To get rid of negativity at times Square, skipping all the sad and unpleasant baggage of memories of 2017 through the shredder, watching as the former troubles cut into small cabbage, or a hammer to smash into fine crumbs resentment — a great session and a fun, memorable event on new years eve.

This year, the times Square and its partner, Shred-it has decided to hold a contest for anyone who wants not just getting rid of unwanted goods, but also award — 5 days new York city adventure with flights, hotel and tickets to the VIP party

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Times Square Ball Drop

On December 31, 2017

Times Square, Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10036

2018 will not begin until the famous crystal ball falls in times Square. Everyone who comes to see it with my own eyes, waiting, as usual, a concert before and after midnight, the rain of confetti and lots of fun. Don’t forget, better come in advance, good places are always in great demand, and the streets will begin to close in the afternoon. The biggest fans of New year’s celebrations on times Square on the place from 15.00

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New year fireworks in new York

As soon as the clock strikes 12, it will be time for the Grand fireworks show. All who celebrate the New year in times Square, will automatically become spectators of the fireworks display, the Rest can look at the colored lights on the Brooklyn bridge or with a Cup of hot cocoa to the sound of music in Prospect Park.

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