10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The holidays are here! With Christmas and Hanukkah coming up this week, there are tons of festive activities around the New York City area. Light the menorah at the Grand Army Plaza or spend the evening Christmas caroling at Washington Square Park.

Meet Me in St. Louis

December 23, 2:30, 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street

Ring in the Christmas spirit with a screening of the classic musical featuring Judy Garland. The film was an instant success in November of 1944 and has become a true holiday classic. Tickets are $15. For more information visit here.

Grand Central Holiday Fair

Through December 24

Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal

Haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? The annual Grand Central Holiday Fair will be open this year until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. There will be various artisans selling toys, clothing, home goods, art and accessories. For more information visit here.

Singalong Caroling Under the Arch

December 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Washington Square Park

Here comes Santa Claus! Enjoy Christmas Eve under the iconic arch in Washington Square Park. Join New Yorkers and the Rob Susman Brass Quartet for a few joyful hours of caroling. For more information visit here.

The New York String Orchestra

December 24, 7:00 p.m.

Issac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue

Don’t miss the annual Christmas Eve concert! Conducted by Jaime Laredo, the orchestra will be performing Mozart’s “Idomeneo” and the “Jupiter” symphony. Tickets are $15-$66. For more information visit here.

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

December 24 – 31

Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Enjoy live music and hot latkes each night of Hanukkah at the Grand Army Plaza. The first lighting will include an annual kick off concert featuring Jewish rock band Moshav. For more information visit here.

Francis Picabia at MoMA

Through March 18

Musuem of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street

A new exhibition on French artist Francis Picabia covers his multiple styles from Dadaism, Impressionism, machinism, radical abstraction and photo based realism. The exhibit inclused works on paper, illustrated letters, a film and periodicals. For more information visit here.

Wade Guyton

Through January 14

Petzel Gallery, 35 East 67th Street

This new exhibition focuses on a selection of works by Wade Guyton from 2015. The featured paintings use images from The New York Times website. For more information visit here.

Gorey: The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey

Through January 14

Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street

Illustrator, artist, cartoonist and set designer Edward Gorey comes to life in a brand new show by the Life Jack Theatre. The unconventional play is a unique and powerful tribute to Gorey. Tickets are $40. For more information visit here.

God of Vengeance

Through January 22

LaMama, 74A East Fourth Street

The controversial Yiddish drama is often translated from the basis of Paula Vogels “Idecent.” Starring Shane Baker, David Mandelbaum and Carad O’Brien, the production features several former Yiddish underground theatre performers. Tickets are $36. For more information visit here.

Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini 

Through June 27

Center for Italian Modern Art, 421 Broome Street

Giorgio and contemporary artist Giulio Paolini combine for this unexplainable exhibition. On one hand De Cirico founded “Metaphysical Painting” combining classicism with surreal images. While Paolini explored layers of meaning and ambiguity in Western art. The duo makes for a truly unique exhibition. For more information visit here.


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