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Today’s Events—Saturday, December 8

2018 BUST Holiday Craftacular + School for Creative Living (Through Sunday, December 9)
Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn

2018 Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House
Gracie Mansion, Manhattan

Choose From 50+ Cookie Varieties During 10th Annual St. Nicholas Cookie Walk (Through Sunday, December 9)

2018 SantaCon NYC

Open Bar SantaCon Brunch

2018 ARC Holiday Record & CD Sale (Through Sunday, December 23)
The ARChive of Contemporary Music, Manhattan

2018 New York State Yo-Yo Contest + Afterparty
Coney Island USA, Brooklyn

Free Coffee + Prizes
23rd St. & Broadway, Manhattan

Free Candy Buffet

Free Self-Care & Wellness Party with Massages, Music, Treats & More

2018 Wizard Fest Yule Ball Harry Potter Party
Brooklyn Bazaar, Brooklyn

2018 Ice Theater of New York’s Free Winter Holiday Skating Celebration + Tree Lighting

Free Bourbon Cocktails + 2018 Paragon Sports WinterFest

PaleyLand 2018 with Vintage Holiday Shows, Games & Free Cocoa (Through Sunday, January 6)
The Paley Center for Media, Manhattan

NYC Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Interactive Party Musical Inspired by Festivals of the Ancient World + Free Drinks
Caveat, Manhattan

2018 Rubulad Holiday Revue—Performances, Holiday Karaoke & More

History of Riotous Pagan Holiday Saturnalia + Fav ’90s Singer-Songwriter Jill Sobule
Caveat, Manhattan

Free Walking Tour: Gay & Lesbian Writers & Artists in the East Village
Tompkins Square Library, Manhattan

Free Comics & Zines Workshop
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library Branch, Brooklyn

2018 Colored Girls Hustle Holiday Market
New Women Space, Brooklyn

2018 Parklife Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 9)
Parklife, Brooklyn

2018 FAD Market Holiday Pop-Up in 2 Brooklyn Locations (Through Sunday, December 9)
Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn

Cheap NYC Ghost Walking Tours (Saturdays Through December 30)

Tomorrow’s Events—Sunday, December 9

2018 Queens Holiday Historic House Tour—Shuttle Transportation & Treats Included

2018 Accordion Festival
Museum at Eldridge Street, Manhattan

45th Anniversary of TubaChristmas HOLIDAYTUBAS Concert
Rockefeller Center, Manhattan

Free Harlem Gospel Choir Concert

New York City’s 10th Annual Blessing of the Animals
Christ Church NYC, Manhattan

2018 ‘Menorah Horah’ Hanukkah Burlesque Spectacular (Discounted Tix!)

‘Nutcracker’ Set in Old New York

South Africa’s Grammy-Winning Soweto Gospel Choir

2018 East Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

2018 Ft. Greene Tree Lighting + Carols, Cocoa & Cookies
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

2018 Shamanic & Indigenous Arts Market
The Ark, Brooklyn

2018 Holiday Market At Bohemian Hall (Sundays Through December 16)
Bohemian Hall, Queens

Holiday Wreathmaking (Weekends Through December 9)
Queens County Farm, Queens

NYC Gospel Music History & Architecture Tours (Sundays Through December 29)

2018 Fulton Stall Market Deck the Stalls Holiday Market + Performances (Sundays Through December 23)

2018 Vintage Holiday Subway Rides (Sundays Through December 30)

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Ending This Weekend

Tour a Historic Hotel by Candlelight + Performances & Treats (Through Saturday, December 8)
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, Manhattan

Speaking Truth to Power 2018—Screenings & Talks (Through Saturday, December 8)
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn

Cheap NYC Dessert Tours (Through Saturday, December 8)

99¢ Sandwiches at Carnegie Deli Recreation Pop-Up (Through Saturday, December 8)

Free Cocoa & Chocolate Bars at M&Ms Holiday Pop-Up (Through Sunday, December 9)

Free Drinks, Bites, Styling, Crafts & More at 2018 Thrillist Holiday Hideaway (Through Sunday, December 9)

2018 Lighting Brooklyn’s Largest Menorah + Live Music & Latkes (Through Sunday, December 9)
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

2018 Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah in Manhattan (Through Sunday, December 9)
Grand Army Plaza Manhattan, Manhattan

1/2 Price Tickets to ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Through Sunday, December 9)

2018 Chelsea Market Holiday Handmade Cavalcade (Through Sunday, December 9)
Chelsea Market, Manhattan

MONO NO AWARE XI Film Festival (Through Sunday, December 9)


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$7 Admission to the Museum of Sex (Through Sunday, June 30)
Museum of Sex, Manhattan

NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Tours (Through Saturday, December 29)

Greenwich Village Haunted Walking Tours (Through Sunday, December 30)

1/2 Price Central Park Bike Tours (Through December 2018)

High Line Art Installation Examines Art & Public Space (Through March 2019)
The High Line, Manhattan

Save $5.75 on Movie Tickets

‘Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color’ (Through Sunday, January 13)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Manhattan

‘Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics’ (Through Sunday, January 6)
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

‘Rebel Women’ Who Defied Victorian Era Expectations (Through Sunday, January 6)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

Discounted Tickets to Interactive M.C. Escher Exhibit in NYC (Through Sunday, February 3)

‘Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color’ (Through Saturday, January 5)
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan

‘Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis’ (Through Sunday, April 28)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ (Through Sunday, February 3)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

‘Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974–1995’ (Through Monday, December 17)
Sculpture Center, Queens

Jerome Robbins (‘West Side Story’) & New York (Through Saturday, March 30)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Manhattan

Cheap Indoor Ice Skating in Brooklyn (Through Monday, December 24)

‘Harry Potter’ Exhibition Brings Rare Manuscripts & Magical Objects to NYC (Through Sunday, January 27)
New-York Historical Society, Manhattan

‘Tablescapes: Designs for Dining’ (Through Tuesday, April 16)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Manhattan

Velvet Underground NYC Experience (Through Sunday, December 30)

‘It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200’ (Through Sunday, January 27)
The Morgan Library & Museum, Manhattan

‘Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura’ Questions Eastern & Westerns Notions of Gender (Through Sunday, January 13)
Japan Society, Manhattan

Cheap Theatre Walking Tours of The Met (Through Friday, December 21)

$10 Big Apple Circus Tickets (Through Saturay, December 15)

Free NYC Circus Tickets—Human Cannonball, Acrobats & More (Through Sunday, December 16)

120th Anniversary Exhibition at The National Arts Club Displays Treasures from the Collection (Through Friday, January 4)
The National Arts Club, Manhattan

The Contenders 2018: MoMA Film Favorites Screened (Through Tuesday, January 8)
The Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan

2018 Gingerbread Lane, the World’s Largest Gingerbread Village (Through Monday, January 21)
New York Hall of Science, Queens

2018 Holiday Fair at Grand Central (Through Monday, December 24)
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

Andy Warhol Retrospective at the Whitney Reimagines the Iconic Artist (Through Sunday, March 31)
Whitney Museum of American Art, Manhattan

2018 Holiday Train Show (Through Sunday, February 3)
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

2018 Union Square Holiday Market (Through Monday, December 24)
Union Square Park, Manhattan

Discounted Tickets to 2018 NYC Holiday Train Show (Through Monday, January 21)

2018 American Museum of Natural History Origami Holiday Tree on Display (Through Sunday, January 13)
American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan

Check Out Charles Dickens’s Original Manuscript of ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Through Sunday, January 6)
The Morgan Library & Museum, Manhattan

1st Ever WinterFest at BK Museum with Market, Performances, Tree Maze, Chocolate Tasting & More (Through Monday, December 31)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

2018 Columbus Circle Holiday Market (Through Monday, December 24)

2018 NYC Winter Lantern Festival with Huge Light Installations & Performances (Through Sunday, January 6)

Free Meals Paired with Art—Cook & Celebrate Together (Through Monday, December 31)
Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn

NYC Christmas Sing-a-Long Adventure (Through Sunday, December 16)

2018 Vintage MTA Bus Rides for the Holidays (Weekdays Through December 21)

2018 Wreath Interpretations Exhibition (Through Thursday, January 3)
Central Park Arsenal, Manhattan

Free Tickets to ‘Cleopatra’ Musical (Through Saturday, December 22)

2018 BKLYN Arctic Adventure VR Experience—Meet Santa & Have a Snowball Fight (Through Friday, December 14)
City Point, Brooklyn

A Harlemettes Holiday 2018 (Through Sunday, December 16)
Harlem School of the Arts, Manhattan

Holiday Classics Screened at Nitehawk (Through Saturday, December 29)
Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn

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