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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Special Events at NYC Historic Sites

New York City's Path Through History (#NYCPTH) program-a statewide initiative promoting historic and culturally significant sites-highlights an array of winter festivities that are accessible by public transportation. These places provide fascinating off-the-beaten-track experiences for visitors of all ages and complement excursions to the New-York Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York, and other museums and collections in the five boroughs.

Whether it's the Holiday Pop-Up Shop at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Cool Yule! at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, Charles Dickens performances at Trinity Church in Manhattan, birding with the Staten Island Museum, or New Year's Eve fireworks at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza that sparks your fancy, December is an ideal time to explore some of the City's most engaging attractions. Following is a sampling of the diversity of holiday events scheduled. Check out more at Facebook.com/NewYorkCityHistory or Twitter.com/NYCPTH.


Manhattan:

African Burial Ground National Monument December 26--Celebrating Kwanzaa (Details TBA)

http://www.nps.gov/afbg/index.htm

Church of the Intercession

December 21 at 3:30 p.m.--104th Annual Clement Clarke Moore Candlelight Carol Service. Musical prelude and slide show.

http://www.intercessionnyc.org/clement-clarke-moore-event-de/

December 21 from 4-5 p.m.-'Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Reading and Blue Christmas

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/events/%E2%80%99twas-night-christmas-reading?date=2014-12-21

After the reading, there will be a lantern procession to Trinity Cemetery and Mausoleum, where a wreath will be laid at the gravesite of Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863), the son of Dr. Benjamin Moore, the sixth rector of Trinity Parish, and author of the famous poem.

Fraunces Tavern

December 11 at 6:30 p.m.--Evening lecture features physician-biographer Samuel Forman presenting a talk on Politics, Passion, and Action: Dr. Joseph Warren and the Birth of American Liberty.

http://frauncestavernmuseum.org/events/

Morris-Jumel Mansion

http://www.morrisjumel.org/events/calendar/

December 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.--Holiday Decorating Workshop

FREE with museum admission.

December 13 from 3-5 p.m.--Annual Holiday Concert Also,featured display throughout the Mansion--Community Holidays at Morris-Jumel. Each period room will have a tree decorated by different community organizations, artists, and elementary schools.

Trinity Church Wall Street and St. Paul's Chapel

December 5 from 5-6 p.m.--Holiday Concert: The Trinity Youth Chorus and Outreach Choirs with the Trinity Youth Orchestra

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/events/trinity-youth-chorus-holiday-concert?date=2014-12-05

December 14 from 2-3 p.m.--Scrooge and Marley at St. Paul's Chapel

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/events/scrooge-and-marley?date=2014-12-14

Bronx:

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Through January 15, 2015--Holiday Pop-Up Shop in collaboration with Puerto Rican fair trade retailer Concalma at the Museum. http://www.bronxmuseum.org/events/the-bronx-museum-holiday-pop-up-shop. Some pieces available in the store online at http://www.bronxmuseum.org/store/.

December 6 from 1-4 p.m.--Winter Wonderland Family Affair

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/events/family-affair-winter-wonderland

Pre-register to skip the line! http://goo.gl/tjvIOm

December 10 from 6:30-9 p.m.--Navidad Flamenca Holiday Party

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/events/holiday-party-featuring-flamenco-vivo-carlota-santana-ii-navidad-flamenca_1

Wave Hill:

Weekends in December--Family Art Projects (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)

https://www.wavehill.org/events/categories/event-category/

Weekends in December--Holiday Workshop Weekends (times vary)

https://www.wavehill.org/events/categories/art-workshops/

December 14 at 1 p.m.--Winter's Adornment Family Walk

https://www.wavehill.org/events/winters-adornment-family-walk

December 28 - Seatings at 2 and 2:30 p.m.--Holiday Tea

https://www.wavehill.org/events/holiday-tea

Woodlawn Cemetery

December 21 from 2-4 p.m.--The Bronx Opera Company concert.

http://woodlawnconservancy.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&Itemid=177&reset=1&id=82

Van Cortlandt House Museum
http://www.nscdny.org/members-2/calendar/

December 6--Music for Saint Nicholas (1-3 p.m.) and Santa Claus Pajama Story Time (6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). Reservations required.

On view December 8 - January 11--Christmas in the Colonies Decorations

Queens:

Flushing Town Hall/Flushing Freedom Trail

December 7 from 1-5 p.m.--Holiday Artisan Market at Flushing Town Hall (part of Flushing Historic House Tour; see Queens Historical Society below).

December 14 from 1-4 p.m.--Winter Holiday Festival

Celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa with art-making and storytelling.

http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/aaf197fa4468f739a06c08d9dd990805/Winter-Holiday-Festival

December 21 at 2 p.m.--Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Classical Singers Holiday Concert Jam

http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/c28b90f4a93d60f69cbd624f97ff7011/Classical-Singers-Holiday-Concert-Jam

King Manor Museum

http://www.kingmanor.org/events/

December 5 at 6 p.m.--Tableau Vivant will perform sonatas for violin and fortepiano by Bach, Mozart, and others.

December 13 from 12-3 p.m.--Hands-on-History: Deck the Halls tour

Louis Armstrong House Museum

December 6 at 4 p.m.--CoolYule! Tree Lighting

https://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/news/article.php?CoolYule-Tree-Lighting---Saturday-Dec.-6-2014-148

Throughout December--Holiday Cheer at Satchmo's House

https://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/news/article.php?Holiday-Cheer-at-Satchmo-s-House---December-2014-113

Museum of the Moving Image

December 26 - January 4--Winter Holiday Family Workshop: Stop-Motion Shapes

http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2014/12/26/detail/winter-holiday-family-workshop-stop-motion-shapes

December 28--A Classic Henson Holiday featuring A Muppet Family Christmas (Screening)

http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2014/12/28/detail/a-classic-henson-holiday-featuring-a-muppet-family-christmas

Queens Historical Society December 7 from 1-5pm--Annual Holiday Historic House Tour

http://www.queenshistoricalsociety.org/public-programs.html

Featuring favorite historic sites decked out in holiday decorations: Kingsland Homestead, the Bowne House, the Voelker Orth Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Friends Meeting House, Latimer House, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Queens Museum

December 13 from 1-5 p.m.--Warming Up Winter: A Made-in-Queens Festival with Crafts, Music, and Art Making Workshops

http://www.queensmuseum.org/events/warming-up-winter-a-made-in-queens-festival-with-crafts-music-and-art-making-workshops/

Staten Island:

Alice Austen House
Festive décor with Victorian-inspired ornaments.

http://aliceausten.org/

Historic Richmond Town

December 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.--Christmas in Richmond Town

http://historicrichmondtown.org/component/civicrm/?task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=356

December 13 from 5-8:30 p.m.--Candlelight Tours

http://historicrichmondtown.org/component/civicrm/?task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=344&Itemid=163

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

December 6 at 3 p.m.--Staten Island Philharmonic Festipalooza

http://snug-harbor.org/2014/11/20/dec-6-2014-staten-island-philharmonic-festipalooza/

December 14 at 3 p.m.--New York Choral Society

http://snug-harbor.org/2014/09/16/dec-14-2014-new-york-choral-society-present-christmas-around-new-york/

Staten Island Museum

December 6--New Brighton Holiday Stroll and arts & craft sale

http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/calendar-programs/new-brighton-holiday-stroll

December 20--Christmas Bird Count

http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/calendar-programs/christmas-bird-count2

Brooklyn:

Brooklyn Historical Society

http://brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html

Great gift shop items with highlights shared weekly on Instagram at http://instagram.com/brooklynhistory.

December 11 at 6:30 p.m.--What's Nu: The State of Brooklyn's Jewish Delis; discussion with deli historian Ted Merwin.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-nu-the-state-of-brooklyns-jewish-delis-tickets-12651903183

Brooklyn Museum

December 21, 2014 at 2 p.m.--Music: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

https://brooklynsymphonyorchestra.org/events/delius-butterworth-vaughan-williams-holst-hely-hutchinson/

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center

December 7 at 11 a.m.--BLDG 92 remembers Pearl Harbor on our special tour, The "Can-Do" Yard: WWII at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

http://bldg92.org/events/the-can-do-yard-wwii-at-the-brooklyn-navy-yard-29/

December 14 at 3:45 p.m.--Whiskey Wars Factory Tour

http://bldg92.org/events/factory-tour-whiskey-wars-8/

Green-Wood Cemetery

December 12 from 7:30-10:30 p.m.--Silent Night: Classic Movies in a Gothic Setting (members only)

http://www.green-wood.com/event/silent-night-screening

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House

December 14 from 10:30 a.m.-noon--Santa Shuffle: 5K run

http://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/events/2014/12/14#santa-shuffle

December 26-30--Family-friendly activities during the school break.

http://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/events/2014/12/27#winter-break

December 31 at 11 p.m.--Grand Army Plaza New Year's Eve Fireworks

http://www.prospectpark.org/news-events/events/2014/12/31#new-years-eve-fireworks

Old Stone House

http://theoldstonehouse.org/events/

December 6 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.--Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair

December 13 at 7 p.m. & December 14 at 2 p.m.--Brooklyn Brandenburgers Holiday Concert

http://theoldstonehouse.org/event/brooklyn-brandenburgers-holiday-concert-3/

Wyckoff House Museum

December 6 from 1-4 p.m.--Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas Day)

http://wyckoffmuseum.org/

To see a list of Path Through History sites in New York City, go to the "Regions" section at www.paththroughhistory.ny.gov, and select "New York City" and the button "Create Your Trip." Over 100 sites are listed with visitor information and links to individual websites.

Path Through History highlights historically and culturally significant sites and events throughout New York State. The program, introduced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, builds on New York's already robust heritage tourism attractions. The initiative, under the State's tourism campaign I LOVE NEW YORK, is focused on thirteen themes including: Arts & Culture, Canals & Transportation, Civil Rights, Colonial History, Immigration, Innovation & Commerce, Native Americans, Natural History, the Revolutionary War, Sports History, U.S. Presidents, the War of 1812.



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