Friday, November 29
21st African Diaspora International Film Festival
The Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street
The ADIFF showcase 73 films from 35 countries including 35 World, US and NY Premieres that will screen in four venues throughout the city between November 29 and December 15, 2013. Other locations include Cowin Center at Columbia University, the Thalia and Sharp theatres at Symphony space and the Black Spectrum Theatre in Jamaica, Queens. NY Premiere of Maestra and Grenada: Colonialism and Conflict.
(212) 864-1760; email@example.com; nyadiff.org
Pinaklicious the Musical
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater, 20 West 46th Street btwn 6th and 7th Avenues
$59.50 - $89.50 Regular/Premium
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
Saturday, November 30
Tavern and Its Green Tour
Central Park, at West Drive and 67th Street, in front of the Giuseppe Mazzini statue
2 -3 p.m.
Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children's District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.
G. Balanchine's The Nutcracker
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street
$67 - $150
Tschaikovsky's beloved melodies will transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of solders, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets.
Sunday, December 1
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West
Sunday Assembly started in London only a year ago and has grown into a global movement. A non-theistic congregation that meets to hear discussions, sing songs and celebrate the wonder of life with humor and spirit.
St. Paul and Andrew's Church, 263 West 86th Street on West End Avenue
9:15 ? 9:45 a.m.
Providing 80 sandwiches for 40 brown bag lunches for the Congregation Without Walls at Madison Square Park.
Monday, December 2nd
14th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
Broadway from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th Street
5:30 ? 9.30 p.m.
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District hosts a huge, outdoor neighborhood festival featuring free family fun, live entertainment from Tony Award winning, Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Stokes Mitchell, children's activities, and more, outdoor food tastings from over 30 area restaurants and shopping throughout the Lincoln Square area. Food tastings from $1-$4 begin at 6 p.m.
Ethics in Literature: A Reading Group
Dr. Anne Klaeysen will host a discussion on Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo.
Tuesday December 3rd
Juilliard Songfest: Celebrating Benjamin Britten
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway
$20; $10 students/seniors
Juilliard singers share the stage in a concert curated and performed by Brian Zeger, Artistic Director of the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. This all-Britten program celebrating the composer's centenary features Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, and other Britten songs.
Community Board 7 Meeting
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1000 10th Avenue, 59th Street
The board will discuss resolutions related to the Amsterdam Avenue street redesign, a Central Park Conservancy plan to reconstruct Fort Clinton and Nutter's Battery Overlooks, public art in Dante Square, and items on preservation, business permits and liquor licenses, and other local business. All are invited to speak during the public session from 6:30 - 7 p.m.; please limit remarks to two minutes and bring a written copy of remarks if possible.
Wednesday, December 4
Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations
Central Park, The Arsenal, at East Side at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street
NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors is present. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation.
6Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Columbus Circle at 59th Street and Central Park West
10 a.m- 8 p.m.
Runs through the 24th. Handmade wooden puzzles; Gingerbread houses and kits; French truffles; Mother and daughter apparel; Shearling Handcrafted home accessories; Gorgeous handmade jewelry; Apple cider; Hot chocolate; cuisine from Turkish to Mexican.
Thursday, December 5
Retro Gaming for Adults
Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue, btwn 65th and 66th streets
Share your passion for Checkers, Chess, Mahjong, Monopoly, Scrabble, or your favorite board game.
Holiday Lighting in Central Park
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues
5:30 ? 6:30 p.m.
It's the 17th annual Holiday Lighting in northern Central Park. Watch Okamoto Studio live carve an ice sculpture, sing carols on the Plaza, take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera), and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. Event culminates with the lighting of the Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of 17 trees on the Harlem Meer.