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Guide to the Weekend: ‘Tis the Season

Bwog wishes you all a happy holiday weekend before finals start!


World’s Largest Menorah Lighting – In celebration of Hannukah, the lighting will continue nightly at the same time, except for Friday at 3:45.

5pm, 5th Ave at 59th St, in front of the Plaza Hotel.


Caroling at the Morgan – the Morgan Library & Museum hosts singers from Mannes and the New School

6:30pm – 8:30pm, The Morgan Library, 225 Madison Ave

Gingerbread Display – Le Meridien Hotel hosts this gingerbread house extravaganza, featuring creations made by New York bakeries. $1 buys you a vote for your favorite, with all proceeds going to City Harvest.

Le Meridien Hotel, 119 West 56th St between 6th and 7th Aves



Cathedral Christmas at St John the Divine – Annual concert featuring both the children’s and adult’s choirs, the American Classical Orchestra plus solo harpist. The program includes the crowd-pleasing Part One and Hallelujah of Handel’s Messiah.

7:30, St John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave and 112th St


Major League Dreidel – live sets precede the tournament, a competition for serious gelt. Competitors must submit a “Spinner name”

7pm, The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer St

$10 advance, $15 day of

Origami Holiday Tree – the Museum of Natural History’s annual display is on view in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, with the theme ‘A to Z’

9:00am – 5:45 daily, Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St


Geminids Meteor Shower – producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a special event. The viewing in Queens is sure to be much better than from campus.

7 pm, Fort Totten Park, Front Gate at 212th St and Cross Island Parkway


Wintuk – Cirque du Soleil’s winter tale about a boy’s quest to find snow. Runs through January, Wednesdays through Sundays.

Sunday shows at 11 am, 3pm 7pm. For other dates check schedule, as performance times vary.

Madison Square Garden, 7th Ave between 31st and 33rd Sts


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  • Mannes says:

    @Mannes IS the New School

  • Ben Weiner says:

    @Ben Weiner Also XMAS! Shalom Alone.

    Yeah. Come see that. It’s free and RAUNCHY.

    Sunday, 8 and 10. Roone.

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