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Friday, December 6

“Unbound: Dancing From Here to Here”

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue btwn 9th & 10th Streets

9 p.m.

$15; $10 students/seniors/diabled; Free for PCA’s

Kitty Lunn’s Infinity Dance Theater, the company for dancers with and without disabilities. Features five new and revived modern dance works including “Door,” a solo choreographed and performed by wheelchair dancer Alice Sheppard.

212-254-1109; infinitydance.com

Art Mob’s Fall 2013 Concert Series: Deadpan Alley

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 31 Mercer Street btwn Grand and Howard Streets

8 p.m.

$10 suggested donation

Come hear the Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella chorus of 17-ish intrepid singers. They will show their mix of offbeat, witty, and occasionally heart-rending Victorian parlor songs, sacred harp hymns, and radio gospel, with some jazz, country, and new music mixed in. Concludes with a sing-along of favorite holiday carols.

518-727-9600; artmob.org; jbstamm@yahoo.com

Saturday, December 7

Whiskers in Wonderland: Pet Adoption

Petco – Union Square, 880 Broadway at 17th Street, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Free

The Whiskers in Wonderland holiday pet adoption event, presented by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, features more than 300 loveable cats, kittens, and rabbits just waiting to be welcomed into new homes for the holidays. In return, these furry new friends will give the gift of unconditional love.

212-575-4545; animalalliancenyc.org

candlelight_0_optAnnual Candlelight Concert with Gail Archer

The Church of Ascension, 221 West 107th Street

8 p.m.

$5

Grammy nominated organist Gail Archer will perform with the Bernard-Columbia to celebrate the holiday season. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus.

212.-854-5096; barnard.edu

Sunday, December 8

The Women’s Stories Project

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue btwn 9th & 10th Streets

3 p.m.

Unique and inspiring theater and dance work featuring four women with telling their stories of love, loss, illness, and aging. Lynn Bar lost her husband of 50 years: Lucy lost her mother to breast cancer and discovered she has the same: Alice became a wheelchair user from a spinal disease: and Kitty Lunn became a paraplegic after taking a fall at her first Broadway show.

212-254-1109; infinitydance.com

Fuhmentaboudit: Chocolate and Spice Home Fermentation Fest

Jimmy’s No. 43 43 East 7th Street

8 p.m.

$20

Heritage Radio Network, East Village craft brew pub Jimmy’s No. 43 and Divine Chocolate have invited home brewers and fermenters in the NYC area to take part in Chocolate and Spice Home Fermentation Fest, a special chocolate and spice home fermented beverage and food competition, featuring Divine Chocolate, the premium chocolate brand and Fair Trade social enterprise co-owned by cocoa farmers in Ghana. Includes tastings and drink samples. 21+

917-319-8303; http://fuhmentaboudit.com

Monday, December 9

French and Jewish: Defining a Modern Jewish Identity in the 19th Century

YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street

6:30 p.m.

$10; $7 students/seniors

The transition from ghetto to emancipation heralded a major transformation in Jewish status, and nowhere was the metamorphosis more striking than in Metz. Looking at the Jews through the lens of French literature, politics and religion, three scholars will consider the far-reaching impact of Jewish emancipation on the meaning of being Jewish in the modern world.

yivo.org; 212.868.4444

Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party

Tio Pepe, 168 W 4th St

6 – 8 p.m.

$10 or gift donations

GVCCC’s end of the year holiday party in conjunction with NY Foundling, a non-profit dedicated to supporting children and parents in NYC. Bring children’s wipes, diapers (pampers/Organic brand), formula, lotion, baby oil, soap, diaper rash cream, and similar items.

info@villagechelsea.com; villagechelsea.com

Tuesday, December 10

Youth & Education Committee Meeting

Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

6 p.m.

Free

1) Crossing guard issues – Report by Sarah Diaz, Assemblymember Glick’s office

2) 2014 Capital Budget as it affects CB #1 – Report

3) Speaker’s Overcrowding Task Force – Report

4) 71 Thomas Street and 66 John Street issues – Discussion

man01@cb.nyc.gov ; 212-442-5050; nyc.gov

Community Board 2

Future Events and Sidewalk Street Activity Meeting

NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 411

6:45 p.m.

Free

212-979-2272; nyc.gov

Wednesday, December 11

Tribeca Committee Meeting

Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709

6 p.m.

Free

1) 285 West Broadway, application for a liquor license for PJ150 LLC – Resolution

2) 279 Church Street, application for a beer and wine license for Baked – Resolution

3) 222 West Broadway, application for unenclosed sidewalk café license for Terra – Resolution

4) 249 West Broadway, application for renewal of unenclosed sidewalk café license for Anotherroom – Resolution

man01@cb.nyc.gov ; 212-442-5050; nyc.gov

Community Board 2’s 75 Morton Street Task Force

CB 2 Conference Room, 3 Washington Square Village

8:45 a.m.

Free

212-979-2272; nyc.gov

Thursday, December 12

Encounters with Nature Exhibition

22 W. 22nd Street, btwn 5th and 6th Avenues

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

$6 suggested donation

The Sierra Club Photography Committee presents its third gallery show that shows 105 works of landscapes, wildlife, macros and abstracts and abstracts photographed throughout the United States and the world.

sierraphotonyc.com

Safe City, Safe Streets

80 5th Avenue, btwn 13th and 14th streets

1-3 p.m.

$90 includes three-course lunch

Join the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce in honoring officers from the 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, and 14th precincts for the heroic work they do to keep the city and streets safe. Past award presenters have included District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Senator Brad Holyman, and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

info@villagechelsea.com; villagechelsea.com

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