Things to Do the Weekend of 12/1

Friday, December 1, 2017
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What to do in New York City this weekend.

Bryant Park Tree Lighting with Jane Krakowski

December 1, 6 p.m.

Bryant Park, The Rink, 41st Street and Sixth Avenue

The annual Tree Lighting Skatetacular will feature a line up of live performances from Olympic and World Champion skaters. Following the tree lighting fireworks, guests are welcome to skate and enjoy the live music. For more information visit here.

2017 Native Art Market

December 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green

Purchase unique traditional or contemporary works including silver, jewelry, ceramics, apparel, handwoven baskets, dolls, paintings and much more by some of the finest Native American artists. For more information visit here.

The Fountainhead

Through December 2

BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Experience Avn Rand’s 700-page saga condensed into a four hour play by director Ivo van Hove. For more information visit here

New York City Master Chorale: Grant Us Peace

December 2, 8 p.m.

St Jean Baptiste Church, 1065 Lexington Avenue

Don’t miss the first concert in the New York City Master Chorale 2017-2018 Season of Light. For more information visit here.

Great Northeast Cheese and Dairy Fest

December 2, 6-9 p.m.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd

Calling all cheese lovers! Taste unlimited cheese from regional artisanal creameries including Mohawk Drumlin, Cabot Creamery and Vermont Farmstand Cheese. Tickets are $60. For more information visit here

New Museum 40th Anniversary Weekend

December 2-3

New Museum, 235 Bowery

Celebrate the first four decades of the New Museum with extended hours and free admission for all visitors. For more information visit here.

Sleeping Beauty

December 3, 2 p.m.

Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Avenue

If you’ve already seen Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, check out the State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s spin on a different classic. For more information visit here.

Describe the Night

Through December 24

Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street

Fiddler on the Roof’s Tony nominee Danny Burstein stars as Russian writer Issac Babel in Rajiv Joseph’s play filled with 90 years of myth and conspiracy theories. For more information visit here.


Through December 31

Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street

Check out the month long celebration of gothic movies. Featured films include five versions of the Dracula tale, Beetlejuice, and Gothic. For more information visit here.

Downton Abbey

Through January 31

218 West 57th Street

Visit an immersive recreation of the Crawley estate featuring furniture, knickknacks and art. There will be costumes worn by cast members and footage related to the series. For more information visit here


A Gay-la for Writers at Doubles

The Writing Center at Hunter College honored Gay Talese


All Eyes On Iris Apfel: A Night of Books, Barbie and Bergdorf’s

"More is more and less is a bore."


Book ’em!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with bookstores of note

by Ben DiamondPhotographed by Billy Farrall