Relish an exotic dinner on the Christmas Eve at i Trulli Ristorante and SD26. i Trulli Ristorante provides you with a wide variety of seafood ranging from Peekytoe crab cocktail to spaghetti tangled with sea urchin at the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Enjoy the sumptuous four-course meal every evening from 18th December to 24th December at this place. Taste the classic five-course meal at SD26 on the Christmas Eve-19 East 26th Street, near Madison Avenue. Also enjoy an exquisite meal at $90 with a traditional Roman putarella dish, coffee and two deserts.
Catch the Basketball game between New York Knicks and Miami Heat on 17th December (8pm). All the Basketball frenzies can watch this match at Madison Square Gardens.
The 86th Street Art And Design Show on 18th December (2pm-8pm) unveils an one-of-a-kind collection. This show holds almost everything from Painting and Handcraft jewellery, to clothing, toys and decorative objects made by the professional designers.
Join the Christmas Quilt: Colonial Fuguing Tunes, Jigs And Reels at Cathedral of St John and take the joy of the New England shape-note anthems and hymns sung by the EM/NY’s men, and English country dance tunes played by the vivacious band of fiddle.
This Saturday, dive into the holiday season with a lavish tour of the 200+ year old Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, experiencing it by the warm glow of the candlelight (6:30 pm). Also on the calendar is an uproarious and touching musical play, That Time of the Year, which will be showcasing the joy and anxieties of the people of all faiths, at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (8 pm).
The ASPCA Blessing Of The Animal is an event for all enthusiastic animal lovers and those who have pets, furry or feathered. The event will be hosted by the ASPCA and Cindy Adams at Christ Church United Methodist on 12th December.
Finding Shangri La tells you about the seven yoga principles that will help you deal with everyday problems and enable you achieve success and happiness in every step of your life. To find your Shangri La go to Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Arts on 12th December.
Join the award-winning BUST Magazine Craftacular Holiday 2010 which will blow your minds with an amazing range of knitwear, jewelry, home decor and vintage clothing. Head for this one day display at Metropolitan Pavilion on 12th December (8 pm).
This Saturday, catch up with some Salsa at Queens of Heart and completely energize yourself – for further details you can contact 212-987-9200. Following it is a play based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, at Michael Schimmel Centre for Arts. Subsequent to it you can join, socialize with and meet with other single professionals, and have a fun-filled time at New York Dinner Club with an extravagant dinner (8 pm). Also catch Jack Ferver’s Rumble Ghost, an enthralling dance play based on Ferver’s memories of the 1980s film classic Poltergeistat, at performance Space 122.
They that have an inclination towards and adoration for sports can catch the hockey match between New York Rangers and Washington Capitals on 12th December (7 pm) at Madison Square Gardens. Catch the monstrous dunks exchanged between the NBA New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden (12 pm).
Attend a holiday concert with an exemplary rendition of seasonal classics by the Cardinal Spellman High School Choir and the Bardekova Ensemble at Woolworth Chapel. The most crowd-pulling event for the weekend is the Christmas Kiddie Cruise at the Queens of Heart, a package for a family outing with a lot of games and activities to keep the kids busy – including Face Painting, Magic Show and Puppet Show. The other components that add into this entertaining event are a healthy lunch and a visit from Santa Claus. For further information, contact 212-987-9200.
Weekends are always the rallying points for fun in New York City, and Sunday sees Ghosts In The Cottonwoods at Theatre 80 headlining the art calendar, and the evergreen Lion King musical at Minskoff Theatre coming a close second. Spirit Control features on the menu for theatre buffs, too.
They that consider ecstasy and football synonymous can revel at the New Meadowlands Stadium, where New York Giants take on Jacksonville Jaguars, easily the day’s headliner. The New Jersey Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers face-off at Prudential Centre will enthrall the basketball DNA in you.
Among other notables, Suzanne Dottino anchors the weekly KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction literary series as always (5pm) while the Film Society of Lincoln Centre screens Sandra. Orpheum Theatre has the international percussion ensemble Stomp in concert, and Shirley Hazzard presents her collection of personal photographs and books at The New York Society Library.
The Orange County Flea Market continues to be a popular draw to indulge in some retail therapy, while Flea By The Sea at Coney Island Beach And Boardwalk is a great place to hang out even if shopping is not really on your mind.
You can also join the Ultimate New York Food Tour on a tasting trip in “The Village”, Greenwich and West Village (call 917-617-7158). While on the topic of tours, also worth a try is the Sex & The City Tour (212-209-3370), where you can see where the characters of your favorite TV show ate, drank and shopped.