Thursday, December 8, 2011

Revel in NY: Weekend Happenings Dec. 9th - Dec. 11th

There's still time to get some holiday shopping done and if department stores aren't your thing then Bust Magazine's Craftacular may have just the gift you were looking for.Celebrate the holiday's and spend some quality time with your family by checking out revamped versions of the Nutcracker at FIAF and Peter and the Wolf at the Guggenheim, or by making dreidels at the Hanukkah festival at the 92 street Y. After a long work week or chasing the kids around the house I'm sure you could use some grown-up down time. I've  listed a few date night events that include cooking a traditional Mexican holiday meal at a popular NYC restaurant, sampling a cocktail from Dylan's Candy Bar made with Pop-rocks while enjoying the Holiday Train Show and bar crawling while dressed up like Santa.

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Key to Events:
{E} for everyone {D} for a date {K} for the kiddies {C} for the Chicas
{F} for the Fellas {P} for the pets

Friday Dec. 9th & Saturday Dec. 10th ~ Winterfest @ Central Park Zoo ~
(10am-6:30pm) {E} Click here for ticket prices
Our animal friends over at the Central Park Zoo want in on the festivities too. After school or work {take advantage of the extended hour}enjoy watching the animals open their holiday treats. Warm up with some hot chocolate or soup from the Dancing Crane Cafe while walking under twinkling lights. Everyone will enjoy the crafts, theater performances and 4D experiences.

Location: Central Park Zoo
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Friday Dec. 9th - Sunday Dec. 11th ~ The New York Theater Ballet's The Nutcracker ~
(Fri 9:30am, 11:30am/ Sat. 7 Sun. 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm) {K/3-10} $25-$35, Kids under 12 $20
Head over to see this holiday production of Tchaikovsky's classic, choreographed by Keith Michael. Aimed at the kiddies, this hour long show is perfect for keeping their attention while they are mesmerized by the set design and wonderful costumes.
Location: FIAF, Florence Gould Hall at 55 East 59th street.
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Friday Dec. 9th ~ 3rd Annual Pajama Drop Off Party ~
(9am-5pm) {E} FREE/ donations accepted.
There's no better feeling then giving back, especially around the holidays.  Bring your kids over to the Scholastic store in Soho to donate a pair of brand new pajamas to kids in need. With every donation 40% will be taken off of purchases made within the store and you will receive a free Clifford "Read Everyday Poster" on the 9th. The kids will enjoy story time and snacks as well as knowing they did something good for somebody else.
Location: The Scholastic Store 557 Broadway between Prince and Spring st.
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Friday Dec. 9th ~ The XMAS Pop Sing-Along ~
(10:00pm) {C} {F} {D} $8
At this not to be missed event grab some spiked Eggnog and your friends and family to belt out your favorite Christmas tunes sung by some of your favorite Pop performers. Sing Along to David Bowie, Bing Crosby, NSYNC, Mariah Carey, Adam Sandler, and memorable songs from TV and films like The Charlie Brown Christmas Special and The Night Before Christmas and more. Afterwards follow Santa as he leads you merry carolers to neighboring restaurants and bars to spread some holiday cheer.
Location: Union Hall in Park Slope Brooklyn on the corner of 5th avenue at 702 Union street.
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Saturday Dec. 10th & Sunday Dec. 11th ~ America's Parade: 85 years of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ~
(Sat. 10am - 7pm/ Sun. 10am -5pm) {E} Kids & Adults $11, Seniors $7, under 12 months FREE
The floats, marching bands and gigantic balloons may have cleared the streets and Santa has made his way back to the North Pole but that doesn't mean we have to forget about the parade just yet. Enjoy your memories of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and connect your children to history as you march through photos, posters, snow globes and models of Parade balloons. This installation captures the fun and excitement of the world's most famous parade while providing a glimpse into its rich history. Watch a "newsreel" of Parade history and view original artwork from Melissa Sweet’s book Balloons Over Broadway, the story of Tony Sarg, “the puppeteer of Macy’s Parade.
Location: The Tisch building 212 west 83rd street
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Saturday Dec. 10th & Sunday Dec. 11th ~ BUST magazine Craftacular and Food Fair ~
(Sat. 11am - 8pm/ Sun. 11am - 7pm) {E} $3 admission/ merchandise for purchase
In it's 7th year, come out and celebrate at this craft fair this holiday season and shop for gifts with 2 weeks to spare before Christmas or for any other special occasion. The first 300 early shoppers on both days will receive goodie bags stuffed to the rim but even if you get there a bit later you are sure to find something while perusing through the booths of 200 vendors. There will also be DIY classes where you can make your loved ones friendship bracelets, terrariums, bath bombs and more. Classes either come with a small materials fee or are gratis.
Location: 82 Mercer street between Broome and Spring St.
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Peter and the Wolf  @ The Guggenheim ~
(2:30pm and 4pm) {E} $30 members $35 non members. Buy tickets here
Narrated by Isaac Mizrahi, enjoy this visually entertaining performance of Sergei Prokofiev's classic tale. Music will be played by the Julliard  Ensemble while balloon sculptures created by artist Jason Hackenwerth delight the audience. Take a peek at this video courtesy of  Guggenheim's Works and Process's to see what to expect.

Location: The Guggenheim museum , 1071 5th Avenue (enter at 88th st. and 5th Avenue)
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Saturday Dec. 10th ~ NYC SANTACON ~
(10am) {C} {F} {D} FREE
Whether you've been naughty or nice this year be creative and get dressed up for SantaCon. During this festive bar crawl participants should bring at least two non-perishable items and patronize the bars that have chosen to donate a portion of their SantaCon proceeds to Toys for Tots.
Location: TBA on the SantaCon site on Friday the 9th
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Saturday Dec. 10th ~ Dos Caminos Cooking Class: Holiday Entertaining ~
(11:30am - 2:30pm) {C} {F} {D} $65 plus tax and gratuity
The Mexican holiday celebration known as “Las Posadas” begins on the eve of December 16th and continues every night through Nochebuena on December 25th. The nine-day celebration concludes with a midnight feast, at which friends, families and neighbors gather until the wee hours of the morning. Learn how to recreate a traditional Nochebuena dinner (consisting of eggnog flan, Mexican hot chocolate,turkey in chilmole and more) with Corporate Executive Chef Ivy Stark. Chef Stark will demonstrate holiday recipes from her new cookbook, Dos Caminos’ Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home and sign copies to take home! The three-hour class includes recipes, lunch, cocktails, and a copy of a Dos Caminos cookbook.
Location: 373 Park Avenue South
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Saturday Dec. 10th ~ A Family Affair: Holiday Celebration ~
(1pm-4pm) {E} FREE
Bring in the holidays through arts and crafts activities, food and a tour of the current exhibits including Muntadas: Information >> Space >> Control, which looks at the relationship between public and private space, how information is conveyed, the media and how the public's opinion is shaped.
Location: The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th street
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Saturday Dec. 10th ~ Bar Car Nights at The New York Botanical Gardens ~
(7pm-9pm ) {C} {F} {D} Non members $30 members $20 must be 21+
The Holiday Train show isn't just for the kiddies, this evening event would make for the perfect date night.While exploring the wonderful exhibit sip on a complimentary cocktail. All three nights will feature the Dylan's Railway Explosion, a twist on their Pop Rocks Explosion cocktail.Other beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.
Location: 2900 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY
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Sunday Dec. 11th  ~ Hanukkah Festival at 92 street Y~
(10:30am) {E} FREE for kids under 1, $10/adult and $15/child
Families will enjoy making their own dreidels, cookies, candles and their own Menorahs to celebrate Hanukkah. Listen to performances by Shababa Mamas, Miracle Makers and music in Hebrew and English.
Location: Lexington Ave at 92nd st.
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Sunday Dec. 11th ~ The NYC Fire Museum's Annual Santa Rescue ~
(11:30am)  {E} ADULTS $8 Kids $1. buy tickets here
Watch the brave members of the FDNY rescue Santa from dangerous heights so that Jolly Saint Nick can spend time with his biggest fans. Once Santa is out of harms way and safe inside, enjoy taking photos with him until 2:30pm and bring your wish list to share with him. Continue with the festivities while listening to carols being performed and snack on hot dogs and hot chocolate available for purchase..
Location: The NYC Fire Museum at 279 Spring street between Varick St. and Hudson St.
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If you are just visiting for the weekend or you are an everyday New Yorker, whatever you decide to do just enjoy the moment and Revel in all that is *NYC* 
XOXO, Dellah

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