This Weekend In Parks
Friday, December 20
Brooklyn Movie Night: Elf
McCarren Play Center, Brooklyn
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Remind yourself why Elf became an instant holiday classic. Watch Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel and others in this free film at McCarren Play Center, part of Brooklyn Movie Nights happening in recreation centers throughout the borough in November and December. Rated PG. Free!
A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum
Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan
Summoners Ensemble Theatre and the Merchant’s House Museum announce A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum. John Kevin Jones recreates his outstanding solo performance of A Christmas Carol, directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd, in the intimate Greek revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan).
Saturday, December 21 &
Sunday, December 22
Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland. These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.
Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Columbus Circle (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts, and spend time with friends and family in one of the most stunning locations in New York City.
Situated near the southwest entrance of beautiful Central Park, the market boasts more than 100 small New York businesses, from fine art to children's apparel and toys, to gorgeous handmade jewelry, artisanal jam and holiday ornaments.
Union Square Holiday Market
Union Square (in Union Square Park), Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Grab your friends and family, and come out to the annual holiday market in Union Square.
Shop for chic bags, luxurious salts, local, handmade belts and jewelry, men's fashion, children's wear, books, pet accessories, holiday-themed decorations & more from 100+ vendors.
A Storybook Christmas at Bartow-Pell
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Delight in Christmas trees throughout the mansion decorated by artists and designers inspired by contemporary children’s Christmas storybooks. On view during public hours.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust."
Henry L. Stimson
(1867 - 1950)