Friday, December 31

New Year's Eve at The Bootleggers' Ball

Party like it's 1928 at Gemini & Scorpio's speakeasy-themed Bootleggers' Ball, hosted by steampunk dandy GD Falksen. Live music by The Drunkard's Wife and Roosevelt Dime, djs, vaudeville, belly dancing, burlesque, tarot readings, more!

Irondale Performing Arts Center
5 S. Oxford St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Thursday, December 30

Dances of Vice New Year's Eve Eve Party

Dances of Vice's New Year's Eve Eve party promises live gypsy jazz, tango, ragtime, swing, burlesque, cabaret, more.

The Players
16 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-6116
$20 advance, $25 door

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Wednesday, December 29

H.G. Wells' The Time Machine

Drama Desk-nominated Radiotheatre's live stage version of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine features storytellers, an elaborate soundscape and an original orchestral score.

The Red Room
85 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-6088
$20 general admission, $15 students & seniors

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Tuesday, December 28

Good Riddance Day

Head to Times Square to shed and shred bad memories with the help of an industrial-strength shredder for Good Riddance Day.

Times Square
Duffy Square
Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets
New York, NY 10036
(212) 768-1560

Monday, December 27

Free Snow Day Activities in Parks

The NYC Parks Department hosts free snow day activities for kids (sledding, snowman contests, free hot chocolate, more) in each borough.

Bronx: Crotona Park
Brooklyn: Prospect Park
Manhattan: Riverside Park
Queens: Juniper Valley Park
Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park
(212) 360-1311

Sunday, December 26

It's a Wonderful Life

Catch a screening of Frank Capra's classic, It's a Wonderful Life.

IFC Center
323 6th Avenue (at W. 3rd Street)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 924-7771
12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:20pm, 7:55pm

Saturday, December 25

Chinese and a Movie: Airplane! and The Naked Gun

Spend the holiday with Leslie Nielsen (via Airplane! and The Naked Gun) at the 92YTribeca's annual all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet and movie screening. Drinks available for purchase at the bar.

200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 601-1000
$25 advance, $30 door

Friday, December 24

The South Street Seaport Chorus Tree

It's your last chance to catch The Big Apple Chorus "tree" at the South Street Seaport.

South Street Seaport
Fulton St.
New York, NY 10038
3 + 4pm

Thursday, December 23

The Sweet Divines’ Holiday Soul Spectacular

The Sweet Divines bring back the soul with guests Eli "Paperboy" Reed and '66s soul singer Maxine Brown!

Lincoln Center
David Rubenstein Atrium
61 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 875-5350
8:30pm and 10:30pm

Wednesday, December 22

The Nutcracker at BAM

American Ballet Theatre brings a new, full-blown production of The Nutcracker to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, with Tchaikovsky's classic score performed by a live orchestra.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 636-4100

Tuesday, December 21

Ethel String Quartet

String quartet Ethel teams up with Broadway's Ron Kunene (The Lion King) and his South African choral group, Themba, for a world music performance.

World Financial Center
Winter Garden
West Street between Vesey and Liberty
New York, NY 10281
(212) 945-0505

Monday, December 20

Winter Solstice Telescope Party

Sip hot cocoa and look at the heavens with the Amateur Astronomers Association atop the American Museum of Natural History's Arthur Ross Terrace. Plus, get tips on how to observe tomorrow's lunar eclipse.

American Museum of Natural History
Rose Center
81st St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Sunday, December 19

'Twas the Night Before Christmas – 100th Anniversary Reading

Listen to a spirited 100th anniversary reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with Malik Yoba (New York Undercover, Cool Runnings), followed by a lantern procession to Trinity Church cemetery to honor author Clement C. Moore.

Church of the Intercession
Broadway + W. 155th St

Saturday, December 18

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

All-male ballet corps Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to The Joyce with two premieres, plus selections from Swan Lake and Les Sylphides.

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-9740

Wednesday, December 1

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