Get Out: Enjoy Christmas Mass, Brownstone Jazz and Nightime Ice Skating

It's Christmas Weekend. But that doesn't mean you cannot get out and share in the holiday spirit of this blessed weekend. There's plenty to do locally. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone!


When/Where: Friday, December 23, 8:00pm, , 107 Macon St, Bklyn, NY

Why Go: Acoustic sound room, live concert, Barbara King: A Voice to Be Heard! Featuring Our CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SPIRIT: Eric Lemon's Music Trio and OPEN MIC; Sharpe Radway-piano, Dwayne “Cook” - drums and Eric Lemon-Bass

How Much: $20


What: Nightime Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center

When/Where: Friday - Saturday 8:30am - Midnight

Why Go: Christmastime is family time. Why not do something special and different and take the family ice skating in the evening at Rockefeller Center? Grab some hot chocolate, throw on some ice skates, and share in what will likely be one Christmas the family will remember always. The Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center is NOW OPEN for the 2011 holiday season! It wouldn’t be winter without a spin around the city's most celebrated traditions. Here you’ll find New Yorkers and city visitors alike swirling and twirling, with the bustling crowds and sparkling lights as a unique urban backdrop. And with room for only 150 skaters at a time, it is as intimate an experience as it is incredible.

How Much: The Sky Skate Combination ticket offers you two magical winter traditions — The Rockefeller Center Skating Rink and Top of the Rock Observation Deck — for one low price. PURCHASE TI CKET S FOR JUST $35 (tax included). Tickets are available at the Rink Skate House and Top of the Rock Box Office.



When/Where: Saturday, December 24, 9:00pm, 1197 Fulton St, Bklyn, NY

Why Go: Looking for someplace unique and exciting to play this Christmas weekend? Bushbaby will be an excellent choice! Every Friday and Saturday Night - 9pm to 2am - Guest DJs spinning House, Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, R n B, Reggae, Soul and Old school. 

How Much: No cover



When/Where: Saturday, December 24, 10:30pm, , 800 Marcy Ave, Bklyn, NY

Why Go: Warm your hearts with Carol Singing on December 24th at 10:30pm. Christmas Eve Mass begins at 11:00pm. December 25th Christmas Day - Sung Holy Eucharist 10:00am. Come home for the the holidays at St. George's. All are welcome!

How Much: No cover


What: Live Jazz Sunday Brunch @ Velvet Peach Cafe

When/Where: Sunday, December 25, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, 335 Flatbush Avenue b/w Park Place & Prospect Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

Why Go: It’s Christmas Morning! Don’t cook. Treat yourself to brunch: Enjoy a southern influenced menu in a cozy cafe that supports young and rising artists . Come out and enjoy the smooth rhythms of Dean Buck (Saxophone), Zachary Campbell (Drums) and Eric Toole (Bass), the Velvet Peach Trio.

How Much: No cover


What: The Nutcracker Presented by American Ballet Theatre

When/Where: Saturday, December 2r, 2:00pm, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House,

Why Go: Magical toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, mischievous mice, and all the enchanting inhabitants of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s whimsical world return to BAM for the winter holidays in this acclaimed production of The Nutcracker, presented by the renowned American Ballet Theatre and choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. Performed with a live orchestra, together with extraordinary sets and costumes by Tony Award-winner Richard Hudson (The Lion King), The Nutcracker is bound to be a treasured memory for years to come. It is no wonder The New York Times praised, “American Ballet Theatre has a production like no other, made with complete theatrical authority from first to last. The poetry of Alexei Ratmansky’s vision is very striking. I’m impatient to see it again.” 

How Much: Full price*: $25—120


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