Dare to Dream
Jan
11
Jan 16

Dare to Dream

Jan 11 – 16, 2017

Please check times on website below

http://www.disneyonice.com/dare-to-dream 

Prudential Center

Nothing can stop a princess from a courageous adventure when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream skates into to your hometown. Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they share the heroic stories of four of your favorite Disney Princesses. Laugh along with Disney’s hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus embark on an uproarious expedition that soars to new heights! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as she escapes from the Evil Queen. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Watch as Cinderella’s dreams come true with a little help from her animal friends and the Fairy Godmother. Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, in a magical, musical journey. Make memories your whole family will treasure for a lifetime, while dancing and singing along, as the Disney Princesses inspire you to Dream Big!

NYRR Midnight Run
Dec
31
Jan 1

NYRR Midnight Run

Saturday December 31, 2016

http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2016/nyrr-midnight-run

Central Park

Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with music and dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) as 2016 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2017.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Dec
31
Jan 1

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Saturday December 31, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact times.

https://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/events/429

Grand Army Plaza

Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the Prospect Park Alliance for this annual fireworks celebration. Locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, the Park’s West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street. Enjoy live entertainment by DJ C. Live featuring the Brooklyn Mash It Up Band, and also hot chocolate, at Grand Army Plaza prior to the big display.

Kwanzaa Celebration
Dec
31
2:00 pm14:00

Kwanzaa Celebration

Sat Dec 31, 2016

Please check times on website below

https://www.apollotheater.org/event/kwanzaa-celebration-2016/ 

Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater celebrates its 10th annual Kwanzaa Celebration, on New Year’s Eve, featuring the renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and guest performances. Since 2006, the Apollo has established an annual show to celebrate this holiday tradition on one day of the Kwanzaa holiday. The Apollo’s celebration is a joyful evening of dance and music honoring the principles of Kwanzaa—family, community, and culture. Hosted by radio personality Imhotep Gary Byrd this event will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of Forces of Nature.

Oh, Hello on Broadway
Dec
29
Jan 15

Oh, Hello on Broadway

Thru Sun Jan 15, 2017
Lyceum Theatre

Please refer to website below for exact dates and times.
http://ohhellobroadway.com/


Fresh off the success of their hit prank show "Too Much Tuna," these two Alan Alda-obsessed Upper West Side bachelors are returning to their roots in New York theatre. Having wowed audiences with past theatrical works like "True Upper West" and the "Annie Get Your Gun" inspired "Bernie Goetz You Gun: A Non Musical Drama," Faizon and St. Geegland are back for a total victory lap and to premiere their new play "We're Us, You're You, Let's Talk."

Holiday Inn
Dec
29
Jan 15

Holiday Inn

Now thru Sun Jan 1, 2017
Studio 54

Please refer to website below for exact dates and times.
http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Holiday-Inn.aspx


Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July.

Menorah Lighting at the Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn
Dec
24
Dec 31

Menorah Lighting at the Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn

Dec 24 – Dec 31, 2016

Please see website below for exact times.

http://www.nycgo.com/events/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-hanukkah-menorah 

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. The annual Menorah lighting ceremony is a must for Jews and non-Jews alike. Every night The celebration is accompanied with live music and hot latkes for all. Special gifts are distributed to every child. Making this a family celebration and a must on everyone's calendar. With assistance from a Con Edison cherry-picker, Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

Gilbert Gottfried
Dec
23
Dec 24

Gilbert Gottfried

Fri Dec 23 – Sat Dec 24, 2016.

Please refer to website below for exact dates and times.

http://www.carolines.com/comedian/gilbert-gottfried/

Caroline’s on Broadway

After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”

The 8th Annual Latke Festival
Dec
19
6:00 pm18:00

The 8th Annual Latke Festival

Monday December 19, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact times.

http://www.latkefestival.com/#home

Brooklyn Museum

Latke Festival is a large annual tasting event dedicated to celebrating the best latkes and creative interpretations of a potato pancake in New York City. Now in its eighth year, we're bringing the beloved Latke Festival to the Brooklyn Museum! Join us and our panel of celebrity judges on December 19th to ring in the holidays, enjoy amazing food and drink and vote for the Best Latke in NYC!

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec
18
3:00 pm15:00

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sun Dec 18

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Please refer to link below for exact times

http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/capitalonebanktheatre/a-charlie-brown-christmas.php

The iconic cartoon and comic strip featuring the Peanuts gang gets a brand-new stage musical in their honor for the holiday season by Chicago's very own Emerald City! When Charlie Brown bemoans the commercial nature of Christmas, he and his friends set out to create a special holiday pageant to rediscover the true meaning of the festive season. A wonderful way to introduce younger children to the Peanuts gang, and to explore the true meaning of Christmas! And of course, what Peanuts musical would be without Snoopy?!

Chanukah Festival
Dec
18
11:00 am11:00

Chanukah Festival

Sun, Dec 18, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact times

http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/things-to-do/chanukah-festival 

Known for their long history of providing family-friendly events and programming, the 92nd Street Y continues their tradition of throwing a fun-filled Chanukah festival this year. The day’s schedule of events is full of crafts, music, and games. The day will start off with holiday songs sung in English and Hebrew, followed by a “Miracle of Light” holiday show. Stick around for Jewish Drum Tales at 1pm to hear “The Delightful Story of Chanukah.” Throughout the day, little artists will learn to make their own snowflakes, dreidels, menorahs, holiday cards and much more. All ages.

Paul Winter's 37th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec
15
Dec 17

Paul Winter's 37th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Thursday December 15 – Saturday December 17, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact dates and times.

http://paulwinter.com/winter_solstice/

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of New York’s greatest Cathedral. A dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, these performances offer a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people gathered together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year. The event has become New York’s favorite holiday alternative to the Nutcracker and Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular.

Jeff Ross
Dec
15
Dec 18

Jeff Ross

Thu Dec 15 – Sun Dec 18, 2016.

Please refer to website below for exact dates and times.

http://www.carolines.com/comedian/jeff-ross/

Caroline’s on Broadway

Jeff Ross is known to the world as the modern day Don Rickles. The King of roasting. Let’s face it, if there’s a roast and he’s not there, it’s not a real roast. Growing up in Newark, NJ he took the greatest weapon he had to fight his way out of there. His Mouth. Since then, Jeff has roasted anyone who would accept the challenge. From Criminals, to Soldiers, to Politicians, to Pop Icons.

Louis C.K.
Dec
14
Dec 16

Louis C.K.

Wed Dec 14, 2016 & Fri Dec 16, 2016

Madison Square Garden

Please refer to website below for exact dates and times.

http://www.thegarden.com/events/2016/december/louis-ck.html

Louis C.K is an American stand-up comedian from Boston Massachusetts. He is professionally known as Louis C K and, at times, Louie C K. He is also a film writer, actor, producer and director. He currently directs, writes and acts in the FX comedy series Louie.

Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Patricia Field
Dec
14
7:30 pm19:30

Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Patricia Field

Wed Dec 14, 2016

Buttenwieser Hall

Please refer to website below for exact times.

http://www.92y.org/Event/Patricia-Field                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Sex and the City. The Devil Wears Prada. Ugly Betty. Confessions of a Shopoholic. Younger: Patricia Field’s inimitable style has been a mainstay of your favorite TV shows and movies for decades and her costume styling elevated the wardrobes to living, breathing characters that were as unforgettable as the storylines.

PATTI LUPONE AND CHRISTINE EBERSOLE
Dec
13
7:30 pm19:30

PATTI LUPONE AND CHRISTINE EBERSOLE

Tue Dec 13, 2016

The Times Center

Please refer to website below for exact times.

http://timestalks.com/detail-event.php?event=patti_lupone_and_christine_ebersole_

 

Don’t miss this extraordinary chance to see and hear two–time Tony Award–winning Broadway performers, film and television actresses and recording artists Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, the stars of the exciting new musical “War Paint.” By the authors of Grey Gardens, and directed by Michael Greif, “War Paint,” which received rave reviews at the Goodman Theatrein Chicago and opens on Broadway, April 6, is the story of two titans of the cosmetics industry, Helena Rubenstein, played by Patti LuPone, and Elizabeth Arden, played by Christine Ebersole. Come watch the creative sparks fly as the two stars talk with The New York Times and perform knockout numbers from “War Paint.”

Steve Martin and Edit Brickell Host Bright Star in Concert
Dec
12
7:00 pm19:00

Steve Martin and Edit Brickell Host Bright Star in Concert

Mon Dec 12, 2016

Town Hall

Please refer to website below for exact times.  

http://thetownhall.org/event/stevemartin

The original Broadway cast of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Musical and multi-Tony Award nominated musical Bright Star will reunite for a one-night-only concert to celebrate the show’s smash hit Original Cast Recording. Co-creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will join as both hosts and guest-performers for the evening.

The First Noel: Harlem-Set Holiday Musical
Dec
11
Dec 18

The First Noel: Harlem-Set Holiday Musical

Dec 10 - 18, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact times.

https://www.apollotheater.org/firstnoel/

Classical Theatre of Harlem has a gift for audiences this holiday, as they bring their original musical to the main stage of the Apollo Theater. The First Noel centers around a multigenerational Harlem family whose Christmas season is dampened by the loss of a loved one, until a surprise visit from grandma delivers some much-needed joy. With a score that incorporates everything from pop and jazz to gospel, this entertaining production also offers an emotional message of healing and hope. The New York Times says, "This good-looking, high-energy show is packed with vocal talent and propelled by a terrific five-piece band."

 

Great Northern Cheese & Dairy Fest
Dec
10
6:00 pm18:00

Great Northern Cheese & Dairy Fest

Saturday December 10, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact times.

http://www.nyepicureanevents.com/copy-of-the-great-northeast-cheese-

Flushing Town Hall

Chef Alfonso Zhicay of the critically acclaimed Casa del Chef Bistro returns to the lineup of acclaimed chefs creating exquisite dishes at 2016’s premier cheese event, The Second Annual Great Northeast Cheese & Dairy Fest on Saturday, December 10th at historic Flushing Town hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Zhicay will be cooking alongside Chef Will Horowitz of Ducks Eatery/Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Co., and Michelin-starred Queens Chef, Hugue Dufour of M. Wells St

Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker
Dec
10
Dec 11

Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

Dec 10 – 11, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact times.

http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/things-to-do/keith-michaels-the-nutcracker

The New York Theatre Ballet's adaptation of Tchaikovsky's classic is highly polished, with an Art Nouveau–style twist. It's abridged to an hour in length—just the right amount of time for little ones to watch the polka dot–clad mice and sugary backdrops in wonder before they get too squirmy. The show takes place circa 1907, with choreography by Keith Michael, set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, and costumes by Sylvia Nolan. 

Santa Con
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Santa Con

Saturday December 10, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact times.

http://santacon.nyc/

Various Locations in NYC

Santacon is a charitable, non-commerical, non-political, non-sensical Santa Claus Convention that happens once a year for absolutely no reason. 

Breakfast with Santa Cruise
Dec
10
Dec 17

Breakfast with Santa Cruise

Sat, Dec 10 & Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Please refer to website below for exact times.

http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/things-to-do/breakfast-with-santa-cruise

All aboard for holiday cheer! This luxury yacht will depart at 9am and take a spin around the river while kids enjoy festive games, music, dancing, holiday movies and, of course, a visit with Santa and the elves. The breakfast buffet has something for everyone, with a menu consisting of all the eggs, bacon, fruit, French toast, bagels, muffins and more that any kid could wish for. Food, fun and festivity coupled with amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and heated cabins make this an experience parents will love too. Afterwards, hang around South Street Seaport, where the boat docks, to see the park’s large, beautifully decorated Christmas tree.