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New York City
December 2001

Holiday Events & Music in NYC

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Nov. 1-Dec. 30

This long-running staple stars the world-famous Rockettes. Go and check it out for yourself. Playing at Radio City Music Hall (50th Street and Avenue of the Americas). For tickets, call (212) 307-1000 ($3.50 surcharge per ticket).

George Balanchineís The Nutcracker, Nov. 23-Dec. 31

New York City Ballet does a fantastic Nutcracker. A favorite with New Yorkers, this show may sell out early. Playing at Lincoln Center (64th and Columbus). For tickets and information, call (212) 870-5570.

A Christmas Carol, Nov. 23-Dec. 29

Tim Curry stars as Scrooge in this holiday classic. Playing at the Theater at Madison Square Garden (7th Ave btwn 32nd & 33rd Streets). For tickets, call (212) 307-1000.

Scrimshaw Violin, Dec. 3 & 4

Bruce Salyorís musical work tells the story of a rabbi who takes a journey to Nantucket, where he meets a beautiful woman with a violin carved from whalebone.

92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts; (212) 415-5500.

Kwanzaa Fest 2001, Dec. 7-9

Celebrate the African-American cultural holiday. Includes vendors, childrenís activities, art, dancing, concerts for all ages.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; (718) 585-3530.

Candlelight Tours, Dec. 8

One-hour guided tours begin with a Wassail Bowl reception at the Third County Courthouse and continue through historic buildings that are traditionally lit and decorated. Games, food and drink, and music. Historic Richmond Town; (718) 351-1611.

A Choristersí Christmas, Dec. 9, 3:00 pm.

The Cathedral Choristers present a holiday concert of Christmas songs and seasonal readings with special guest, television personality, John McDonough. Johnson Flucker, conductor. $15.

For Tickets Contact the Cathedral Box Office (212) 662-2133 or CityTix (212) 581-1212

TubaChristmas, Dec. 9, 3:30pm

Holiday cheer with tubas. Rockefeller Plaza (50th Street and Fifth). For more information, call (914) 273-2254.

Holiday on the Hudson, Dec. 14

Figure-skating and holiday music, featuring world and Olympic champions, and acclaimed soloists and musical groups. Free.

Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers; (212) 336-6881

Paul Winterís Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 13,14, at 7:30pm; Dec. 15, at 2 PM & 7:30 PM

Featuring the Paul Winter Consort and guest artists Valerie Dee Naranjo Arto Tuncboyaciyan and Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Ensemble $65 reserved; $39, $29 general admission.

For Tickets Contact the Cathedral Box Office 212 662-2133 or CityTix 212 581-1212, Click here to purchase tickets through CityTix.

Holiday Brass, Dec. 16 at 3pm

Join members of the Principal Brass Quintet from The New York Philharmonic and the Canadian Brass for carols and classics. Playing at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center (64th and Columbus). For tickets and information, call (212) 721-6500.

Handelís Messiah, Dec. 19 at 8pm

Enchant your spirit with New Yorkís favorite holiday tradition. The Oratorio Society began this festive annual tradition on Christmas night 1874, and has continued this tradition for 127 years. Playing at Carnegie Hall. For tickets and information call (212) 228-5307.

Kwanzaa Celebration: The Language of Music, Dec. 28, 3:30-5pm

The holidays are a time for seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Join us for an afternoon of music and singing as we celebrate Kwanzaa together. At the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (5th Ave and 110th St). Call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

 

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