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Monday, November 30, 2015

Nov 30

16th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

at Dante Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come to New York's largest holiday festival. The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Dec 4

Diderot String Quartet Performance at King Manor Museum

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Diderot String Quartet features violinists Johanna Novom and Adriane Post, violist Kyle Miller and cellist Paul Dwyer. The ensemble will perform the program, Haydn and Mozart:…

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dec 6

Concert: Swingtime Big Band

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This weekend, welcome the holidays with the 20-piece Swingtime Big Bandunder the direction of Steven Shaiman. Enjoy the unmistakable combination of reeds, brass and…

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Dec 6

Holiday Tree Lighting

at Carl Schurz Park , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
A cherished, family tradition: carols, Cantori choir, Orbital Brass, candlelight, candy canes, hot chocolate, and an evening your family will cherish for years to come.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dec 8

Mad. Sq. Holiday

at Madison Square Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Come to the annual tree lighting and holiday celebration at Madison Square Park!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dec 9

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

MJM Annual Holiday Concert

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Baroque and guests will perform chamber and vocal music perfectly suited to the season; and a merry reception featuring food and drink will follow.

Dec 12

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at West 125 Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.

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