NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:52:53 GMT <![CDATA[16th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square]]> Date: November 30, 2015

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Sixteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival!

The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway and 63rd Street, and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.

Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers, and more as they welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing, and fun for everyone.

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

Foodies and Holiday Cheer
Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1 - $4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 581-3774

Location: Dante Park

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<![CDATA[Diderot String Quartet Performance at King Manor Museum]]> Date: December 4, 2015

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: Quartet Correspondence, on period instruments.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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<![CDATA[Concert: Swingtime Big Band]]> Date: December 6, 2015

This weekend, welcome the holidays with the 20-piece Swingtime Big Band, under the direction of Steven Shaiman. Enjoy the unmistakable combination of reeds, brass, and rhythm sections that defined our nation’s popular music from the 1930s to the '50s. The band plays seasonal tunes, selections from the American Songbook and Sinatra favorites—in honor of his 100th birthday. The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[Holiday Tree Lighting]]> Date: December 6, 2015

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.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 459-4455

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Holiday]]> Date: December 8, 2015

Come to the annual tree lighting and holiday celebration at Madison Square Park!

This year’s Mad. Sq. Holiday Tree decor is being designed by David Beahm Experiences and will feature beautiful and shimmery silver and gold decorations, echoing Mad. Sq. Art’s current sculptural exhibition, Fata Morgana, by artist Teresita Fernández. The countdown to the illumination of the Tree of Light begins at 4:45 p.m.

This festive celebration will feature a variety of seasonal activities including a candy cane reindeer craft activity, a winter tree identification activity with Mad. Sq. Park’s Gardener Steph, and plenty of performances including Sing for Hope Youth Chorus, Finding Neverland the Musical, The New York Life Singers, and our returning favorite kindie performer Audra Rox!

Last but not least, Taste of Home‘s Gingerbread Blvd. is coming back to Madison Square Park to help set the holiday mood. Neighborhood restaurants Hill Country Chicken and Almond will also be onsite serving delicious treats to the holiday crowds.

Thank you to Mad. Sq. Holiday sponsors Taste of Home and Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 520-7600

Location: Madison Square Park

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<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> Date: December 9, 2015

Rob Susman Brass Quartet, children, and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. Santa Claus himself has promised to appear and lead the children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association provides complimentary songbooks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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<![CDATA[MJM Annual Holiday Concert]]> Date: December 12, 2015

No holiday season is complete without Morris-Jumel's Annual Holiday Concert.

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.

$25 per person, $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Please call (212) 923-8008 or email to RSVP.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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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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