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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - January 25-January 27

January 21, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend Photo: Shannon McGee/Flickr 

New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up in New York City this weekend. From scoping out the windows on Saks Fifth Avenue during the Christmas season to catching a round of fireworks on the Hudson on the Fourth of July, you won't miss a thing.

Battle Of Gun Hill Day - BREWERY
January 25, 2019 - Bronx

January 25, 1777 Revolutionary War battle that took place near this site. Gun Hill Road, then known as Kingsbridge Road, was an important east-west thoroughfare, which the British and the Americans fought fiercely to control during the war. Come celebrate where our name comes from with drink specials/food, and more!

Fourth Annual Lift-Off New Play Festival - The Plaxall Gallery
January 25, 2019 - Long Island City

We're at it again with more feminist Sci-fi! Introducing the FOURTH Annual Lift-Off New Play Series, featuring performances of 10 minute plays and one acts. This year's format is a little different: You'll have two, you heard 'em, TWO chances to see each block of plays! Friday, January 25th @ 8pm Blocks A and B Saturday, January 26th @ 8pm Blocks B and C Sunday, January 27th @ 8pm Blocks C and A Block A: Rocks Algae Water Stars - by Jonathan O'Neill, directed by Taylor Edelle Stuart [app]arition - by Daniel Perez, directed by Ashley Malafronte Home - by Ellen K. Graham, directed by Liz Livingston Interventions - by Greg Lam, directed by Sharifa Williams Block B: Swallowed - by Rachel Bublitz, directed by Christina Ashb Brikelak - by Lindsay Carpenter, directed by Michele Travis The Twilight Solution - by Maggie Lee and Darian Lindle, directed by Laura Hirschberg Learned Executioners - by Elford Alley, directed by Rachael Murray Every Seven Minutes - by Ken Preuss, directed by James Cougar Canfield Block C: Conditional - by Sharon Fogarty, directed by Christopher Noffke My Trust Must Be - by Natalie Zutter, directed by Katherine Sommer Pregnancy & Mars - by Jor... (read more)

Mil's Trills 9th Annual Winter Bash - ShapeShifter Lab
January 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join the Mil's Trills community as they celebrate their ninth birthday with a collaborative music-making experience led by budding kid songwriters. ince its inception in 2010, Mil's Trills has created more than 725 inter-generational live performance experiences in four countries around the world. Performance highlights include Lincoln Center's "Meet the Artist" School Series, BAM, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim, Symphony Space, Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and The Pearl in Qatar. Her music appears on Michelle Obama's "Songs for a Healthier America" produced by Hip Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America. The Winter Bash event has a been featured on NY1, Local News Channel 4, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Red Tricycle.

The Chocolate Expo Comes to Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus - Westfield Garden State Plaza
January 27, 2019 - Paramus

Indulge in tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, wines and much more at The Chocolate Expo on Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10am-7pm, at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ. Family fun and celebrity appearances from the Willy Wonka and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movies! Great selection of Valentine’s gifts. Tickets and more information available at Highlights: Over fifty local, regionaland international vendors will be offering tastings & sales of gourmet chocolates, artisan foods and craft beverages at The Chocolate Expo – providing the perfect opportunity to shop in Paramus for Valentine’s gifts for loved ones, friends and favorite teachers on a day when most other stores are closed! Stars from two of Hollywood’s most beloved movie classics will be available to meet-and-greet guests at The Chocolate Expo including Paris Themmen, who played Golden Ticket winner “Mike TeeVee” in the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, and Adrian Hall, who played “Jeremy Potts” in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie. In addition, a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, driven recently by legendary actor Dick Van Dyke, will als... (read more)

Vogue Knitting LIVE New York - New York Marriott Marquis
Through January 27, 2019 - New York

Vogue Knitting LIVE is the ultimate knitting event! Learn from knitting luminaries and choose from more than 200 workshops for makers of all skill levels on colorwork, mosaics, double knitting, cables, reading Japanese patterns, steeking, hand-dyeing, and more. Highlights of this fiber-filled weekend include knit-couture fashion shows, FREE learn to knit and crochet lessons, a knit art gallery and more! Vogue Knitting LIVE offers a full range of package options, from single-day Marketplace passes to a weekend jam-packed with classes, lectures, and shopping. If you’re a knitter, crocheter, or maker, this is the event for you! Registration is now open! You can sign up here:

The Winter Show 2019 - Park Avenue Armory
Through January 27, 2019 - New York

The Winter Show celebrates its 65th year as the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s leading experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Show highlights an eclectic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and each object is examined for authenticity, date and condition. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.

The Winter Show 2019 - Park Avenue Armory
Through January 27, 2019 - New York

The Winter Show celebrates its 65th year as the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s leading experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Show highlights an eclectic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day, and each object is examined for authenticity, date and condition. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.

Town Stages announces a 90-Minute Wedding Contest! - Town Stages
Through January 28, 2019 - New York

Town Stages announces a 90-Minute Wedding Contest! Win an all-inclusive wedding including the Ceremony, Photographer, Cake, Decor, and Honeymoon Night. Monday, January 28, 2019 from 12:00-1:30pm Town Stages announces a 90-Minute Wedding Giveaway Contest in partnership with Haute Dokimazo. Submissions will be accepted through December 20, 2018 at midnight, and a winner will be announced on December 27, 2018. The Wedding will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Town Stages is seeking an amazing love story worthy of winning a beautiful and unique wedding celebration! The winning couple will receive a COMPLETE 90-Minute wedding day experience for them and 10 special wedding guests. Town Stages and Haute Dokimazo will create a custom experience complete with all the bells and whistles, from an awe inspiring entrance to an exciting wedding send-off! Haute Dokimazo will even supply 100 extra wedding guests for your special day. Prize includes venue, officiant, flowers, food and wedding cake, champagne toast, photographer, videographer, entertainment, decor, transportation to and from the wedding for the couple, and a honeymoon suite for one night. "W... (read more)

MvVO ART AD ART SHOW 2019 Call for Artists! - LinkNYC
Through January 31, 2019 - New York

AD ART SHOW 2019 is a digital show featuring the Art of 100 artists from around the world on 100 LinkNYC displays throughout New York City in art-centric neighborhoods like Chelsea and the Lower East Side. For two hours a day, during Frieze week, the largest Art week in NYC, from May 1 - 4, 2019, our artists will exhibit their Art on the digital displays of LinkNYC bringing Art to millions of people on the move. Our collaboration with LinkNYC will change the way people see—and buy—art, catching people on the move, where they live, and work. If they like what they see they can access the show via their mobile phone, find out more about the artists and have an opportunity to purchase their work on MvVO ART’s e-gallery on Artsy where the works will be viewed by millions of collec-tors across the globe. Our Call for Artists for AD ART SHOW 2019 is now open until January 31, 2019! You can find out more information and can find the application to apply at: Please share this with an artist you think would be perfect! AD ART SHOW is a groundbreaking art experience now in its second year. The inaugural AD ART SHOW, an MvVO ART Venture, w... (read more)

On Blueberry Hill - 59E59 Theaters
Through February 03, 2019 - New York

Following its world premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, Olivier Award-winning Fishamble (Charolais, Little Thing, Big Thing, The Pride of Parnell Street) brings Sebastian Barry's critically-acclaimed production of On Blueberry Hill to New York. Featuring Niall Buggy and David Ganly as best of friends and worst of enemies, Christy and PJ, this new play is bursting with humanity as it explores murder, forgiveness, survival, and ultimately, love in the prison of the human heart.

Morning Boot Camp with The Rise NYC - Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Through February 27, 2019 - New York

Exerskate - Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Through February 28, 2019 - New York

Exerskate offers free ice-skating-based exercise classes on Thursday mornings, conducted by trained figure skaters and hockey players with the goal of giving skaters an excellent workout while sharpening their skills on the ice

THINX Pop-up Store - THINX Pop-up Store
Through February 28, 2019 - New York

Touch, feel, and shop THINX IRL. Shop all our styles and customize the *perfect* underwear collection to go with your unique flow. Our period experts will help you build a money-saving Cycle Set and answer Qs about our products and sister brands, Icon and THINX (BTWN).

Celebrate Party Showcase - Mitzvah Market
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Each of the annual Celebrate! Party Showcases attract hundreds of families who are all looking to meet Bar Bat Mitzvah vendors. All showcases are held from 12 noon – 4:00pm. These showcases are especially effective for exhibitors who have something special and different to present to families who are looking for the newest, hottest and greatest for their child's celebration. These Bar Bat Mitzvah families get to spend an afternoon meeting face-to-face with Bar Bat Mitzvah experts who can make their child's celebration different from the rest. Some vendors sign business right at the event. It's fun to sample the food, try out the newest entertainment and learn what's unique in Bar Bat Mitzvah planning. ** We distribute our annual Mitzvah Market Magazine at these events. Editions are also distributed throughout New York City, Northern/Central New Jersey and Westchester/Rockland/Fairfield. Interested in a showcase booth? Contact Sheri Lapidus,, 516-445-2394

Shopping and Champagne - Trina Turk and Mr. Turk
Through October 08, 2028 - New York

Sip champagne as you shop our new Holiday Collection at 25% off! Plus enter for a chance to win a 1000$ Shopping Spree!

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