December 1, 2009 - New York City is filled with entertaining options this December.
Staten Island Museum, St. George Holiday Ball
Friday, December 4, 2009, 7-11pm
Kick off the holiday season with the Staten Island Museum at the annual St. George Holiday Ball featuring music, dancing, and special guest performers. Enjoy free food donated by local eateries and a cash bar.
75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island. 21 and over. Free admission sponsored by Target. Visit www.statenislandmuseum.org or call 718-483-7105 for more information.
Bronx Museum of the Arts First Fridays! El Súper 30th Anniversary Tribute
December 4, 2009, 6-10pm
Join The Bronx Museum for an exciting First Fridays! program celebrating the 30th anniversary of El Súper, a film about a Cuban exile struggling to survive as the superintendent of a New York City apartment building, along with his wife and 17-year-old daughter. The evening will also feature a Q&A with the film’s writer Ivan Acosta, live music by DJ Asho, and a performance by UNITY (Cuban, Son, Jazz Salsa). Co-presented by Creatively Speaking™ HABANA| HARLEM ™.
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx. Free admission. Visit www.bronxmuseum.org or call 718-681-6000 for more information.
Conference House, Grand Illumination
December 11, 2009, 7-8pm
Conference House Museum presents a traditional colonial holiday event. Hot mulled cider and cookies will be served.
7455 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island. Free admission. Visit http://conferencehouse.org or call 718-984-6046 for more information.
Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts, The Colonial Nutcracker
December 13, 2009, 2pm
An annual holiday favorite at Brooklyn Center, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs an abridged, narrated version of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown.
2900 Campus Road, Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues, Brooklyn. For ages four and up. Tickets are $6. Visit www.brooklyncenteronline.org or call 718-951-4500 for more information.
The Morgan Library Museum, Caroling at the Morgan
December 18, 2009, 6:30–8:30pm
Enjoy traditional and popular holiday music performed throughout the Morgan Library Museum by singers from Mannes College, The New School for Music.
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, Manhattan. Free admission. Visit http://themorgan.org or call 212-685-0008 for more information.
Museum at Eldridge Street, Klez for Kids
December 25, 2009, 11am
Sing, dance, learn Yiddish and "get married" at the Museum’s annual family concert. Clarinetist Greg Wall and his band Klezmerfest lead the audience on a musical tour of Eastern European Jewish culture. The program ends with an audience-enacted shtetle wedding with children taking on the roles of bride, groom and wedding guests.
12 Eldridge Street, Manhattan. Adults $12; Students & Seniors $8. Reservations required. Call 212-219-0302 to RSVP and visit www.eldridgestreet.org.
Find more events taking place across the five boroughs this winter by visiting the NYCulture Calendar at www.nyc.gov/nyculture.