NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 01 Dec 2015 22:05:20 GMT <![CDATA[Tree Lighting Skate-tacular]]> Date: December 1, 2015

Join the Bryant Park Corporation for the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular! Enjoy the lighting of the tree, and a performance of holiday story "The Lights Before Christmas" on the ice, followed by public skating to live music curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

For more information about the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, visit

The event, which coincides with Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day, sustains the season of giving at Bryant Park by spotlighting Bank of America support of (RED) and the impact of their efforts to eradicate AIDS.

On this special day, Bank of America partner, VISA, is contributing $.30 to (RED) for every purchase made at participating Winter Village merchants with a Bank of America credit or debit card.

Made possible by Bank of America and VISA

About the performance

The Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is a holiday tale about a very special family on the night before Christmas, written for Bryant Park by award-winning New York playwright Jon Caren, and narrated by legendary actor and New Yorker, Danny Aiello.

Directed by acclaimed director Jonathan Silverstein, the show features music from Big Band Holidays, a new album by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and a live concert by The Chris Pattishall All Star Ensemble, curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The skaters are internationally renowned: Nancy Kerrigan, two-time Olympic medalist and US National Champion; OlympianBrian Boitano, Olympic Gold Medalist, and the first American skater to land a triple axel; Johnny Weir, two-time Olympian, three-time US champion and crowd favorite; 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists and two-time World Champions, Meryl Davis andCharlie White who also competed on Dancing with the Stars; and The Haydenettes, 2015 National Gold Medalists and the most successful US synchronized skating team.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[St. Nicholas Day at the Wyckoff House Museum]]> Date: December 5, 2015

Explore New York City’s oldest house and experience the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas which evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus, with colonial music, treats, stories, and crafts.

Start the day off at 1PM with a concert by colonial balladeer Linda Russell. Enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on horseback at 2:30pm. Grab a carrot and feed St. Nicholas’s faithful horse before signing the Red Book of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Sip cider as Sinterklaas tells the tale of The Bakers Dozen. Take your photo with Old St. Nick.

Games, food and crafts will continue throughout the day: Try your hand at colonial games, nosh on holiday food to warm your soul, create a holiday pomander, or decorate a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas before the tree decorating and lighting as the sun goes down.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting]]> Date: December 6, 2015

Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family!

Enjoy live musical performances by The Rough Dozen, photos with Santa (fee required), a garden tour, botanical crafts (while supplies last), the tree lighting, and blowout sales throughout the day at the QBG Shop!

While the event is free, photos with Santa require a fee.

1 p.m. - Garden tour
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Photos with Santa (additional fee)
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Botanical crafts (while supplies last)
2 p.m. - Join artist Mayen Alcantara on a walk through the Garden as she creates a site-specific art piece
3 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Live musical performances by The Rough Dozen acapella group (Sponsored by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts)
5 p.m. - Tree lighting ceremony with Santa. Dress for the weather!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> Date: December 12, 2015

Celebrate the season with the local community.

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West 125 Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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