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Sun 12/9: Free Museums+Zoos, Vintage Subway, Tuba Xmas Show, Scrooged & MORE!

Holiday ConcertA festive holiday concert at Scandinavia House featuring Scandinavian and American holiday favorites as well as a traditional Saint Lucia procession.$25
All dayBank of America Museums on UsTake advantage of the Museums on Us program on the first full weekend of every month – all for free and all just for being a customer. Each cardholder gets one free general admission to 150 museums nationwide.Free
Day HoursHoliday Handmade CalvacadeThe Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has ten(!) years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts for their loved ones. Comprised of members from the NY Handmade Collective (formerly Etsy NY Team), this holiday market showcases a selection of handmade wares from indie vendors, all based in the NYC metro area.Free
10:00am-5:30pmGrand Holiday BazaarOpening day of our Grand Holiday Bazaar is Sunday, November 25. Discover, shop and eat every Sunday, indoors and outdoors, through to December 30.Free
10:00am-4:00pmVintage Holiday Nostalgia Subway TrainGet aboard for a trip back in time, on a vintage NYC subway train. The annual and popular MTA Holiday Nostalgia Train rides again for 2018, with vintage R 1/9 cars that were in service 1932 to 1977.

You might remember light bulbs, woven wicker seats, ceiling fans and windows you could open before air conditioning.

And the straps to hang on to, which are the reason NYC subway riders are called straphangers.

Ride the vintage trains for the cost of a MetroCard swipe, $2.75 a full price or less if you have a discount pass.

10:00am-7:00pmM&M’s Pop Up (with Free Samples!)Need a break from the holiday shopping? Head over to the M&M Chocolate Bar pop-up for a chocoholic’s dream fika. There will be hot cocoa, multisensory experiences and the brand’s all-new M&M’s Chocolate Bars to sample.Free
Through 12/31Free NYC Zoo VouchersThis holiday season, for every new, unwrapped toy you donate, receive a voucher for one free general admission ticket to the any of NYC Zoos and Aquarium. (max. 4 vouchers per family)Free
11:00am-7:00pmNYCVintageTrain2018 underground swing & jazz festival!Sunday, Dec. 9, hundreds of jazz musicians, swing dancers, vintage clothing enthusiasts, photographers, families, commuters, and subway/railroad buffs will converge on the 2nd Avenue (F) train station for a full day of music, dance, and happiness – totally FREE with your Metrocard swipe.Swipe
11:00am-6:00pmHester Street Fair Standard Hotel Holiday MarketThe Standard Hotel has turned The Plaza into a multi-colored maze of Christmas trees, lights and Holiday Vendors. Join us this weekend for a specially curated Hester Street Fair Holiday Market.Free
11:00am-1:00pmTrail of the Month: Lavender TrailExplore High Rock Park on a hike around Loosestrife Swamp and the surrounding area.Free
12:00pm-3:00pm10th Annual St. Nicholas Cookie WalkOur Cookie Team bakes over 70,000 holiday confections – about 75 varieties. What makes the Cookie Walk unique is that you are in charge. You take a walk around tables ladened with cookies and hand-pick your favorites to fill an empty box.Free/$
12:00pm-4:00pmSNEAKER FESTSNEAKER FEST, Long Island’s GREATEST sneaker Convention allows Collectors to BUY/ SELL/ TRADE some of the rarest sneakers/clothings/items in the world! With over 20+ Vendors & 100+ attendee’s. It’s easy to find the pair you’ve always been looking for!$
1:00pm-6:00pmThe 2018 Thrillist Holiday Hideaway – 3 Days of Bites, Drinks, Demos & MoreIt’s the time of year to honor tradition, and at Thrillist, they have a big one of their own: the annual holiday pop-up as a gift to their NYC fans. This year, Thrillist Holiday Hideaway is heading to Artists & Fleas, where 40 vendors and merchants will showcase their crafts — for those who save shopping until the last minute. Come drop in for festive bites and drinks, check out cooking demos and chats, and catch a glimpse of the latest Thrillist video series!Free
2:00pmAnnual Blessing of the AnimalsThis service includes a procession of animals to the altar for blessing. All pets must be accompanied by their owners; all owners must be accompanied by their pets. Hosted by Cindy Adams, the New York Post, and Christ Church. Seating on first come first served basis. Space is limited. No RSVP required.Free
Check Website 12/7 + 12/9Annual Big Lebowski FestCelebrate 20 years of the big lebowski at the annual lebowski fest, a two-day party including a screening and burlesque show (fri, gramercy theatre) and a bowling party featuring an art show by storyboard artist$
 3:00pm-5:00pmAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2018Join old friends and new at a wonderful evening of dance
to benefit the Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation
3:30pmAnnual Tuba Christmas Show at Rockefeller CenterHundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will congregate on The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 49th and 50th streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:30pm to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Christmas tree and fill the plaza with the organ-line sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites.Free
8:00pm-10:00pmSunday Night Film Club:Scrooged
Relax on Sunday evenings at the Crosby Street Sunday Night Film Club where you can enjoy dinner and a movie, or cocktails and a movie at the hotel’s state of the art cinema.$$$
8:00pm-10:00pmHanukkah Concert with the Sheba EnsemblePlease join us on the last night of Hanukkah for candle lighting, an amazing concert and a festive reception of cheese, wine and Sufganiot.$

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