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With Thanksgiving festivities over, it’s time to look forward to the holiday events taking place across New York City Check out what’s in store for this week!
Friday, November 24th
Throughout history, women have played a huge role in distilling, beer brewing, and bootlegging. Join the Whiskey Women tour of the Kings County Distillery to hear the stories of the women behind iconic brands. You’ll have the opportunity to meet one of their female distillers and taste four whiskies.
Saturday, November 25th
With Thanksgiving over, it’s finally time to start your holiday shopping: the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, featuring local artisans and vendors, is the perfect place to begin. Shop, eat, and listen to music out in Gowanus!
Also burn off your Thanksgiving meal with the NYC Turkey Trot, taking place at Roosevelt Island. You can choose between a 5K or a 15K walk or run, depending on how ambitious you are.
Celebrate local businesses with the 1st Annual Sunnyside Holiday Shopping Trolley Tour! Enjoy a ride on a nostalgic trolley, as well as performances in the Plaza, specials from participating businesses, and activities for kids.
If you’re a New Yorker or an urban design enthusiast, chances are you know who Robert Moses. Discover his story — about how he transformed from a young idealist to a corrupt enemy of the people — in the new rock musical, Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses.
Sunday, November 26th
Looking to add a unique centerpiece to your home? The Obscura Antiques Holiday Flea features a wide collection of one-of-a-kind treasures, including bones, skulls, antiques, accessories and all things odd and unusual. The event takes place at The Bell House in Brooklyn.
Monday, November 27th
The 18th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square will kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony, along with performances by more than 20 world-class musicians, processional groups, dancers and strolling circus performers. There will also be face-painting, ice-sculpting, free movie screenings of A Christmas Story at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and other street festivities that will take place on Broadway.
Wednesday, November 29th
Midtown Manhattan will be extra lit on Wednesday evening thanks to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting. People are welcome to see this annual tradition along with musical performances that will take place throughout the event.
Untapped Cities invites you on an exclusive insider tour of the Players Club on Gramercy Park, led by a Players Club docent. This members only social club was founded in 1889 by Edwin Booth, one the most renowned American actors of the 19th century, along with fifteen friends and colleagues including Mark Twain and General William T. Sherman. Today’s notable members include Jimmy Fallon, Ethan Hawke and Tommy Lee Jones, whose portraits hang in the club’s grand staircase.
The Museum at Eldridge Street, in partnership with Turnstile Tours, is hosting a panel talk about the history of street vending past and present. Untapped Cities readers can get a $5 discount to the event with the code TOUR.
Thursday, November 30th
There are two holiday lightings you can enjoy in the city for this Thursday. The New York Stock Exchange will hold their 94th annual Christmas Tree Lighting from 2:30pm to 6:00pm, which will be accompanied by performances from various artists. Central Park will also host a holiday lighting at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, where visitors can enjoy ice carving demonstrations, hot cocoa and cookies, and more!