Out & About

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santaworkshop_optFriday, December 13

Santa’s Winter Garden

220 Vesey Street

3-6 p.m.

Free

Visit Santa, his reindeer, and some lively elves in the festively decorated Winter Garden. Bring your family, co-workers, and friends for a memorable holiday photo with Saint Nick. Photo packages start at $20, with proceeds benefiting New York Theatre Ballet.

brookfieldplaceny.com

Cabot Cheese Free Sampling

75 Wall Street, btwn Pearl & Wafer streets

12-2 p.m.

Free

Cheese sampling. Part of Water Street Pops Winter Festival.

waterstreetpops.com

Saturday, December 14

Free Brewery Tours

Chelsea Piers, Pier 59

2-6 p.m.

Free

Free tours of the Chelsea Brewing Company every hour on the hour. Sign in at the front host desk to reserve your spot the day of. Please bring ID to receive a free sample of beer on the tour and then hook you up with $4.00 pint tickets to use afterward.

cbcbeer@aol.com; 212-336-6440; chelseabrewingco.com

Klezmer, Cantor and Choir Concert & Reception

Town & Village Synagogue, 334 East 14th Street, btwn 2nd and 1st avenues

7 :30 p.m.

$25 advance; $30

There was a time a few generations back when American Jews would sit on their sofas and thrill to the latest record of great cantorial music. That “Golden Age” of cantors returns at this year’s 25th Anniversary Cantor Louis Moss Memorial Concert Joined for the first time by Grammy-winning Frank London and His Klezmer Brass Allstars, the synagogue’s Cantor Shayna Postman will sing a few cantorial masterworks and lead the Town and Village Synagogue Choir and Junior Singers in a program of Jewish music of the 20th century, in Hebrew, Yiddish and even the ancient Judeo-Spanish language called Ladino.

townandvillage@aol.com; 212-677-8090ex0; tandv.org/blog/2013/11/12/4764/

2013 Winter Concert

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral , 263 Mulberry Street, on Prince Street

8 p.m.

$20; $15 students/seniors suggested donation

Please join the Glass Menagerie community chorus for our glorious Winter 2013 winter concert as we raise our voices to sing with guest soloists and Baroque chamber ensemble. Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental Magnificat in D Major. Robert DeCormier’s suite of Christmas spirituals, Shout for Joy.

glassmenagerie.org

Sunday, December 15

Candlelight Carol Service – A Chelsea tradition

St. Peter’s Church , 346 West 20th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues

6 p.m.

Free

The choir, under the direction of Larry J. Long, will present choral music from early German Baroque to early American shape-note to gospel music. Actress Jeanne Ruskin will read Clement Clarke Moore’s famous poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.

212-886-5463; chelseachurch.org

Gingerbread House Workshop

Church Street School for Music and Art , 74 Warren Street

3-4 p.m.

$95

Church Street School for Music and Art presents its annual Gingerbread House decorating Workshop & Parties fundraiser for kids and families.

212-571-7290; churchstreetschool.org

Monday, Decembers 16

Free Mammograms for Women Over 40

First Avenue between 16th and 17th

1:30- 4 p.m.

Free

Project Renewal’s Scan Van. Provides free mammograms, by appointment, to women over 40 who haven’t had one in the past year. Annual mammograms help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage and can save lives. Space is limited. By appointment.

800-564-6868; nysenate.gov

Community Board 1 Quality of Life Committee Meeting

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

6 p.m.

Free

1)Construction Projects in Lower Manhattan – Update by Robin Forst, Director of Community Relations, Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center

2) MillionTreesNYC – Presentation by Andrew Newman, Program Manager, MillionTreesNYC

3) Downtown Alliance transition to Big Belly trash compactors – Presentation by Fred Sham, Director of Planning, Alliance for Downtown New York

4) The Enforcement Gap report by Transportation Alternative – Presentation by Juan Martinez, General Counsel and Legislative Director

5) New York RoadRunners Half-Marathon – Presentation by Philip Santora, Director, Volunteer & Community Strategies

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

Tuesday, December 17

Sex, Love, and Scandal: A Reading & Conversation with Indira Ganesan, Shereen El Feki, and Timothy Liu

Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W. 27th Street, btwn 6th and 7th avenues

$5 suggested donation

An evening of readings and talk about what really drives humankind and its literary documentarians: love, sex, and all their social repercussions. Novelist Indira Ganesan (As Sweet As Honey), journalist Shereen El Feki (Sex and the Citadel), and poet Timothy Liu (Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse) read and talk about their searches into the most potent forms of human connection.

desk@aaww.org; 212-494-0061; aaww.org;

Community Board 3 Full Board Meeting

PS 20 – 166 Essex Street, E Houston & Stanton streets

6:30 p.m.

Free

Community Board 3, Manhattan covers the Lower East Side and part of Chinatown.

info@cb3manhattan.org; 212-533-5300;nyc.gov

Wednesday, December 18

A (15-Minute) Christmas Carol

Arts Brookfield, 225 Liberty Street

12:30 p.m.

Free

New York Classical Theatre returns this holiday season with this fifteen-minute holiday tale of love and redemption serves up Scrooge, Marley, Cratchit, Fezziwig, Tiny Tim, and all of Dickens’s best-loved characters, performed in record time with just two actors.

brookfieldplaceny.com

Thursday, December 19

Nutcracker Rouge

Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Mineta Lane, btwn Macdougal Street & 6th Avenue

8 p.m.

$33-$79

Nutcracker Rouge is a reimagining of the Nutcracker tale told with erotic, sensual and opulent flair. From the director/choreographer Austin McCormick comes a Baroque-Burlesque program of theatre, dance, circus and sumptuous design. Immerse yourself in a hedonistic display of gorgeous and decadent winter entertainment that includes opera performed by Shelly Watson.

NutcrackerRouge.com

Community Board 1 Monthly Meeting

Southbridge Towers, 90 Beekman Street – Community Room

6 p.m.

Free

Covering most of the southernmost part of Lower Manhattan below Canal Street.

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

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