At Untapped Cities, we are getting excited for the holiday season. Check out some unique Christmas tree displays, your favorite anime movie on the big screen, or an autumn wander with an artist through the Lower East Side.

Monday, November 24th

Visit the Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History featuring 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. The tree will be on display from November 24th to January 11th, 2015. Check out more Christmas trees in our 7 Alternatives to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.

Tuesday, November 25th

In partnership with the Historic Districts Council, author Catherine McNeur will be discussing her recently published book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City, a work that “details the environmental history of the city in the years before and during the Civil War, when pigs roamed the streets and cows foraged in the Battery.” RSVP here.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present its famous Christmas tree, on view starting November 25 until January 6, 2015. Check out our Top 10 Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Wednesday, November 26th

At 3pm, get a sneak peak at the massive balloons being inflated for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue.

Thursday, November 27th

The 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 77th Street and Central Park West, and end all the way down to 34th Street. You can find a map of the route here.

Friday, November 28th

The African Diaspora International Film Festival begins with screenings at venues across Manhattan that focus on the experience of those of African descent living all over the world. Check out the full program here.

The documentary John’s of 12th Street documents the daily motions of a century-old Italian restaurant in the East Village, and will be debuting at The Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Check out our 15 Vintage NYC Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes.

The Museum of the Moving Image will open a month-long series of animation film screenings as part of its See It Big! Animation series. The first screening will be the anime classic Princess Mononoke.

Saturday, November 29th

Check out the city’s holiday markets, from the Brooklyn Pop-Up Holiday Market in Bushwick, Long Island City Flea & Food Holiday Market, and the famous holiday markets at Union Square, Bryant Park and Columbus Circle.

Sunday, November 30th

Lower East Side Drifts” are a series of “artist-led perambulations” around the Lower East Side. The walks are a part of an artist residency program at the Lu Magnus Art Space. The next walk will take place at 2 pm on Sunday; reserve your place here.

Check out our upcoming Untapped Cities events including a Holiday tour and happy hour at Finback Brewery!

Did we miss any events? Contact Anna Brown at @brooklynbonanza.

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