December Monthly Round-Up

November 29th, 2018

The final month of 2018 is upon us. Where did all that time go? Who cares? We’re too busy getting excited about all the Holiday fun that December 2018 will bring! Hit the streets and check out everything that the winter wonderland of NYC has to offer. Cranksgiving: Get in the giving spirit by linking up with a food drive on two wheels. It’s not just a bike ride for a cause, it’s also a scavenger hunt! (December 1st) The Winter Ball: Music man Michael Arenella invites you to an elegant event that’s as funny as it is classy. If you love live jazz, good drinks, dancing, and playing games, then this is the event for you. (December 1st) Charles Phoenix-American Ambassador: When was the last time you saw a truly hilarious show? Charles Phoenix invites you to laugh alongside him at this one-of-a-kind event. It’s a whole new way of looking at American holiday traditions! (December 1st) Brooklyn Craft Spirits Festival: New Yorkers love craft spirits, and the Brooklyn Craft Spirit Fest is your chance to get in on the fun. Sample whiskey, mezcal, rum and other unique beverages at this high-end event. Just be sure to drink responsibly! (December 1st) shutterstock_538294273 Holiday Oddities Flea Market: There are plenty of humdrum holiday markets this time of year, but only one of them sells the weird stuff. The Holiday Oddities flea market offers strange gifts, weird artifacts, and mysterious antiquities. This is your chance to pick up a holiday gift for the weirdo in your life. (December 1st & 2nd) Christmas Tree Lightings: It’s that time of year to light up your trees, and parks across the city are doing the same. These events are tons of fun. You can be there in person along Park Avenue, in Astoria, Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, and Madison Square Park. (December 1st-8th) African Diaspora Film Festival: Columbia University invites you to experience the untold stories of the African Diaspora at this important film festival. This is your chance to see unique films from talented African filmmakers. (December 1st-9th) Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular: The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular is one of the most iconic Christmas shows in NYC. If you haven’t yet seen this year's show, there are opportunities to check it out all month-long. (Runs all of December) shutterstock_765645094 Dog Film Festival: Dogs are man's best friend, which is why it’s high time they got their very own film festival. You’ll see movies all about the important bond between man and canine at this exciting event. (December 2nd) Latke Festival: What’s the best way to warm yourself up on a cold December day in NYC? How about by consuming a delicious potato pancake? This underrated food finally gets its due recognition at the Brooklyn Museum. (December 3rd) Stonehenge NYC Resident Holiday Party: Join Stonehenge NYC as we celebrate the holiday season at The Ritz Plaza! As always, we are joined by the excellent Liquid Lab, which will be crafting awesome cocktails. Residents of all Stonehenge buildings and their friends are welcome! (December 6th) The Yorkville Nutcracker: Is there any ballet more closely associated with Christmas than Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker? We think not. The Kaye Playhouse hosts an updated version of this classic ballet, appropriately, in a New York setting. (December 6th-9th) shutterstock_515048443 A Harlemettes Holiday: The Harlem School for the Arts invites you to check out the most soulful Christmas concert around. This delightful show transports you to Harlem, home of jazz and blues, for a hip holiday experience. (December 7th-16th) Merry Tuba Concert: The tuba is an oft-overlooked instrument, usually reserved for backup notes and comedic stings, but it’s more than that. The Merry Tuba concert fills the ice rink around Rockefeller Center with a whole new kind of holiday music! (December 9th) The Big Fake Wedding: In the mood for a wedding but don’t know anyone who’s getting married? Just attend the big fake wedding! It has everything a real wedding has, but the bride and groom aren’t really in love. (December 11th) shutterstock_589431530 Charlie Brown Christmas: The TV classic Charlie Brown Christmas leaps off your screen and comes to life on the stage of The Secret Theatre. This family-friendly event will put you up close and personal with Charlie, Snoopy, and all the Peanuts gang! (December 14th-30th) Unsilent Night: Unsilent night is a Christmas concert created entirely by its audience. Simply meet at Washington Square Park with a boombox (or your phone) at 6 PM. From there you’ll play an original composition by Phil Kline as you make your way through the streets of New York. It’s a one-of-a-kind modern caroling parade. (December 16th) Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall: The annual Carnegie Hall performance of Messiah, by renowned composer Handel, will return yet again this holiday season. If you love classical music, this is the show for you. (December 19th) shutterstock_326451809 Good Riddance Day: As the new year approaches, it’s time to put bad crap behind you. Good Riddance Day is a cathartic event that invites everyone to shred and destroy bad memories and objects. Cleanse your mind for the new year. (December 28th) New Year's Eve in Times Square: The eyes of the world will turn to Times Square yet again this New Years Eve. Brave the crowds, cold, and Planet Fitness advertisements to watch the ball drop! (December 31st)