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December Community Calendar 2019

 

Sunday, December 1st @4PM
The Nutcracker
The National Ballet Theater of Odessa brings The Nutcracker to life through graceful costumes, enchanting sets and astonishingly beautiful dances set to Tchaikovsky’s musical score. The Nutcracker is a treasured holiday fairytale that follows a young girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers – and an army of mice! At Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. 250 Beadford Park Blvd West in the Bronx,  Call (718)-960-8833 for more information.

 

Monday, December 2nd  12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Quiet Sittting Meditation

Seiza is a universal method of sitting and breathing quietly for us to live peacefully moment by moment in our daily lives. You can sit on a chair or a cushion on the floor as Buddhist Minister Miki Nakura, will teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing. Meditation is held in the WHCR 90.3 FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138 Street, NAC Building room 1/513, New York.

 

Monday, December 2nd @6:30PM

Conversation: Making Community feat. Barbershop Chronicles
A conversation about the convening power of the barber shop and beauty salons in Harlem and Black communities throughout the country and around the world. Presented in partnership with BAM’s presentation of Barber Shop Chronicles by Nigerian-British playwright Inua Ellams, who weaves a rich tapestry of unfiltered stories about father-son relationships and black masculinity, set to an Afrobeat score. At the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 515 Malcolm X Blvd. Free admission. Call (917)-275-6975 for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, December 3rd @7PM
Guggenheim Tuesdays: Silent Night
On the first Tuesday evening of each month, the Guggenheim offers a uniquely contemplative atmosphere in its unforgettable space. In homage to founding director Hilla Rebay’s vision for a “temple of spirit,” visitors are invited to enjoy the building in a meditative state of mind, aided by dimmed lights and ambient music in the rotunda. At Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 1071 5th Ave at 89th St. Call (212)-423-2500 for more information.

 

Wednesday, December 4th @12PM

Noonday Concert – The Interchurch Center Chorus
The Interchurch Center Chorus performs a variety of works from the choral repertoire, often accompanied by instrumental ensembles. Directed by Christopher Johnson. At the Interchurch Center. 475 Riverside Drive, (rear entrance 61 Claremont Ave.) Call (212)-870-2200 for more information.

 

Thursday, December 5 12:30pm-1:30pm

Seiza Quiet Sittting Meditation

Seiza is a universal method of sitting and breathing quietly for us to live peacefully moment by moment in our daily lives. You can sit on a chair or a cushion on the floor as Buddhist Minister Miki Nakura, will teach you how to make the correct posture and breathing. Meditation is held in the WHCR 90.3 FM event space located at 160 Convent Avenue at W138 Street, NAC Building room 1/513, New York.

 

Thursday, December 5th @5PM
Hour of Code [TM] with Google
In partnership with The Dream Center, FCBC, Rainbow Push Coalition and Connected Churches powered by Google, we are back offering a series of free technology and computer classes at The Dream Center and Listen up – this one is specifically for the youth dreamers. On Thursday, December 5 starting at 5pm, 4th through 8th grade students are invited to participate in an Hour of Code with Google at The Dream Center. Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative designed to demystify “code” by offering a one-hour introduction to computer science and broaden participation in the field of computer science. The workshop will be led by Google employees and laptops will be provided. At the Dream Center. 205 West 119th Street. Learn more and sign up at dreamcenterharlem.org.

Friday, December 6th @7:30PM
A Christmas Carol in Harlem
Set in present-day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with CTH’s signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. A Christmas Carol in Harlem places Ebenezer Scrooge as a real estate mogul who has made his fortune at the expense of others. Scrooge foregoes using his wealth to affect positive change within his Harlem community and instead lives a life of miserly solitude. That is, until three unexpected visitors arrive on Christmas Eve to show him that the value of family and the impact of cooperation will lead to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community. At Aaron Davis Hall at the City College of New York. $35 admission / $10 for students and seniors. Call (212)-650-6900 for more information.

 

Saturday, December 7th @10AM-12:30PM
[ENG/ESP] Autism Workshop
Eurydice Roman of RomanEpic productions presents a bilingual Autism workshop for the Latinx community, with a Holiday toy drive, Arts & Crafts demo, and self defense workshop. At City College of New York. Call (347)-220-2727 for more information.
Saturday, December 7th @7:30PM

Holiday Concert: Brooklyn Baroque and Friends
Music at Morris-Jumel opens its 20th season with the annual Holiday Concert, featuring works by Handel, Boismortier, and others. Brooklyn Baroque and Friends: Madeline Apple Healey, soprano; Gregory Bynum, recorder; Jude Ziliak, violin; David Bakamjian, cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord. $30/$25 Members. At the Morris-Jumel Mansion. 65 Jumel Terrace. Call (212)-923-8008 for more information.

Sunday, December 8th @11AM and 3PM
Kids Films at Lenfest Center for the Arts
Lenfest Kids celebrates Columbia’s Year of Water with a series of aquatic-themed family films. Lenfest Kids: H2O explores the world’s oceans as a space of adventure, fantasy, wonder and mystery, featuring a diverse range of films spanning live-action and animation, classics and recent hits, from the US and abroad. All films will be screened at 11 am and 3 pm at Lenfest Center for the Arts. 615 West 129th Street, enter on 125th street. $7 in advance, $9 at the door. Visit https://manhattanville.columbia.edu/lenfestcenterforthearts for more information.
 

Monday, December 9th @3PM
An Afternoon of Holiday Music Featuring Marvin Lowe
An afternoon of songs which include favorites songs of the season.

Three on 3 Music Series presents artists who perform all genres of music. $20 admission. At Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church. 16-20 Mount Morris Park West, Southwest corner of West 122nd Street. Call (212)-831-6800 for more information.
Tuesday, December 10th @10AM-6PM
A Labor of Love: The Art Collection of Dr. Constance E. Clayton
This exhibition features artwork by celebrated African American artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries collected by Dr. Constance Elaine Clayton—a preeminent educator, philanthropist, and art advocate—over five decades. Items are by artists including Laura Wheeler Waring, Jacob Lawrence, and Lois Mailou Jones. At Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 515 Malcolm X Boulevard. Call (917)-275-6975 for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, December 11th @12PM
Noonday Concert – The Interchurch Gospel Choir
The Interchurch Center Chorus performs a variety of works from the choral repertoire, often accompanied by instrumental ensembles. Directed by Christopher Johnson. At the Interchurch Center. 475 Riverside Drive, (rear entrance 61 Claremont Ave.) Call (212)-870-2200 for more information.

 

Thursday, December 12th @10AM-5PM
Art Exhibition: Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi: Gymnasium
In this new wall painting commissioned by The Africa Center, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi (b. 1980, USA) continues to work with key themes and imagery from an ongoing series of paintings titled Gymnasium. In this installation, the walls of The Africa Center become a vast, abstracted arena in which a lone gymnast performs (or falters) before the scrutinizing gaze of robed judges. Perhaps the visitors to this installation are also under their gaze. And who exactly are these faceless onlookers? Contemporary critics, futuristic visitors or Amadlozi, the ancestors, witnessing us? At The Africa Center. 1280 Fifth Ave. Call (212)-444-9795 for more information.

 

Saturday, December 14th @2PM
Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland
Under the twinkling lights of our famous marquee, The Apollo Theater and Coca-Cola invite you to bring the family for holiday-themed activities including picture taking with Santa Claus and amazing performances from local choirs. This event is hosted by the Apollo Theater’s Tour Director and Ambassador, Billy Mitchell. At Apollo Theater. 253 West 125th Street between 7th and 8th Aves.
Call (212)-531-5300 for more information.

 

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 2:00pm

NYSoM HolidayMania 2019

HolidayMania will be a holiday extravangza that features NYSoM Hanukkah town and a Kwanzaa Village.

At East Harlem Tutoral Program, 2050 Second Avenue Call 212-831-0650 for more information

 

Sunday, December 15th @4:30PM
OSA Christmas Festival
An afternoon of readings, familiar carols, and anthems for the season, led by the church choir, and assisted by handbells, string orchestra, and vocal and instrumental soloists. Seasonal refreshments will follow.
At Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement (MOSA). 178 Bennett Ave. Call (212)-923-5757 for more information.

 

Sunday, December 15th @11:00 AM

THE GENERAL by Buster Keaton

Uptown Flicks celebrates the holiday with a free family-friendly screening of the silent classic THE GENERAL by Buster Keaton.

Bring your kids (4+) to discover this sublime comedy while treating you and your family to delicious croissants, hot chocolate and coffee from Silvana!

300 West 116th Street (between Manhattan Ave & 8th Avenue) New York, NY 10026 646-692-4935 phone

 

Monday, December 16th @7:00 PM

Harlem’s Lindy Hop & Swing Dance Class 

Join us at 7pm Tuesdays: FREE for youth 18 years and younger (12 and under must be accompanied by adult) Only $7 for ADULTS – NO partner necessary! On TUESDAYS Swing with The Harlem swing dance Society in Harlem. For more info please call 347-709-7022 or email theharlemswingdancesociety@gmail.com. The address is Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center 34 West 134th Street bet. Lenox & Fifth Avenues New York, NY 10037.

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

Studio ArtJoin us for FREE weekly art workshops led by the Art Students League, Amy Digi. Each week, the group will look at a different artist and do a similar form of art in painting, collage, sculpture, or drawing. This class also includes a portion of art history.For children ages 6 to 13 years old. Guardians will be asked to fill out a free membership form at the center.

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 7:30pm

A Christmas Carol in Harlem

Set in present-day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with CTH’s signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. A Christmas Carol in Harlem places Ebenezer Scrooge as a real estate mogul who has made his fortune at the expense of others. Scrooge foregoes using his wealth to affect positive change within his Harlem community and instead lives a life of miserly solitude. That is, until three unexpected visitors arrive on Christmas Eve to show him that the value of family and the impact of cooperation will lead to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community. At Aaron Davis Hall | City College Center for the Arts located at 138 Convent Avenue,(West 135th Street and Convent Avenue)   Call 212-650-6900 for more information.

 

 

 

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Saturday Morning Arts and Activities

Children will engage in arts and tabletop activity presented by a facilitator. The child will select which they wish to do. Arts activities will be one each from Seasonal, Paper, and Recycle-to-Arts and Crafts. Children may also play tabletop games. Children are engaged while their parents take fitness classes.

At Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park Accessible, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx

Call 718) 365-5516 for more information

 

Monday, December 23th @4:00-5:00 PM

Little Women Tea Party

Celebrate the December 25th release of the movie Little Women, based on Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 children’s novel with a doll tea party! We’ll read stories, have snacks and tea, and complete a fun craft! For children, ages 3 to 5 years, ages 5 to 12 years, children

Address: 309 New Drop Lane Staten Island, NY, 10306 (718) 351-2977

Library Manager: Colleen Chioffe

 

Tuesday, December 24th

Exhibition: A Ballad for Harlem

Exhibition highlights include the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Speakers Corner, items from the recent acquisitions of artist and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis and author Ann Petry, artwork by contemporary Nigeria-based artist Modupeola Fadugba featuring Harlem Honeys and Bears, Harlem’s daughter and tennis champion Althea Gibson, sculptures by Augusta Savage, and street scene photography of 1930s Harlem.

Address: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037-1801 Phone: (917) 275-6975

 

Wednesday, December 25th

Art Exhibition: Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi: Gymnasium

In this installation, the walls of The Africa Center become a vast, abstracted arena in which a lone gymnast performs (or falters) before the scrutinizing gaze of robed judges. Perhaps the visitors to this installation are also under their gaze. And who exactly are these faceless onlookers? Contemporary critics, futuristic visitors or Amadlozi, the ancestors, witnessing us?

Address: The Africa Center 1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029 Phone: 212-444-9795

 

Thursday, December 27th @7:00 PM

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: Traveling the Neighborhood

Explore the worlds within our local galactic neighborhood with presenters Brian Levine and Jana Grcevich. How about a vacation to Europa, an expedition to study science on Saturn, or a mining mission on Mars? Where would you go in our solar system and what could you do there?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members

Call 212-769-5100 to order.

Address: American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024