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It’s the final week of the holiday season in New York City! We have selected our top events, including caroling in the East Village, a story-telling open mic at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and a lesson in “iPhoneography.”

Monday, December 22nd

The Brooklyn Historical Society will be hosting The Moth StorySLAM, an open mic storytelling competition. Stories will be inspired by the current exhibition He Said, She Said, a series of photographs of Brooklyn in the 1970s and 1980s by Lucille Fornasieri Gold, and the paintings they inspired decades later by Nell Panter.

As part of the Holiday Movies At The Porch series at Bryant Park, visitors are invited to a screening of Miracle on 34th Street at the fire pit at The Southwest Porch. Seasonal drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, December 23rd

The Museum at Eldridge Street is hosting Holiday Cheer, a party to celebrate the last night of Chanukah. Visitors are invited for the candle-lighting ceremony, wine, and a tour of the synagogue. Learn more about this architectural gem and check out 5 Examples of Manhattan’s Moorish Revival Architecture.

Wednesday, December 24th

For those who love the Christmas tradition of caroling, head to West Stuyvesant Square in the East Village for a candle-lit caroling evening organized by the Stuyvesant Square Community Alliance. Hot refreshments will be provided by the Gramercy Cafe.

Your chance to go inside Gramercy Park by joining the Cavalry Episcopal Church carolers at 6pm, an annual tradition. Or just check the inside of the park out on Google Maps.

The International Film Center will be showing the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Mary Owen, the actress Donna Reed’s daughter, will speaking after the film.

Christmas Eve is perfect for hearing some amazing church choirs. We love this list of performances that the New York Times put together.

Thursday, December 25th

Enjoy the quiet on Christmas Day by exploring some of New York City’s green spaces. Check out our The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Central Park or the 7 spots in Central Park where you can’t see any buildings in sight. Or visit 7 alternative Christmas trees in NYC.

Friday, December 26th

German visual artist Katrina Neumann will a Sunrise Tour, a local getaway that comes with a twist. Tour participants do not know where they will be lead, and put their fate in the hands of the artist who leads them to her place of choice within the city. Learn more here.

Saturday, December 27th

Still not done with the holiday spirit? The Paley Center for Media, a museum devoted to collecting and preserving television, radio and other media, will be presenting its Scrooge Mash-Up, its own unique version of the Christmas Story by Charles Dickens “as told through twenty-one different television and motion picture adaptations.”

Check out Untapped’s coverage of this unique museum in our A New York Hidden Gem: The Paley Center for Media.

Sunday, December 28th

Photographer Roberta Fineberg is hosting NY Stories Though iPhoneography, one of “99 handpicked cultural adventures paired with photo hunts in New York City to make pictures of curated urban experiences.” This Sunday, she will lead a group through an iPhone lesson on photographing still life, and then head to the Frick Museum for a photo adventure and a drawing lesson in the galleries. Learn more here.

Check out our upcoming Untapped Cities events including tours of the Woolworth Building and the launch of the book Abandoned NYC by Untapped Cities writer Will Ellis!

Contact the author @brooklynbonanza.

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