NYC Parks Celebrates 40th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition at The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park

 

 

 

Tina Kaasmann Dunn, Wreath Interpretations Opening Night. Image credit: Malcolm Pinckney

NYC Parks’ annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition returned to the Arsenal Gallery, with almost 40 inventive, handcrafted wreaths on display that celebrate the holiday season. Free to the public, and on view until December 30, this year’s collection of wreaths was created by artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages who have used inventive and unexpected materials tore-envision the traditional holiday decoration.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the December 2022 GothemToGo Art Roundup

 

 

 

From our archives in Bryant Park, 2020 Holiday Market

Buckle-up for a plethora of Holiday Events, outdoor art installation and exhibitions this month ~ from Tree Lightings and Markets to the new car-free Fifth Avenue, there is no end to the fun to be had this Holiday Season. In addition, we light a candle in observance of World AIDS Day on December 1st. Here are a few suggestions for the month of December.

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The Historic La Marqueta Night Market Returns for the Holidays with 50 Local Makers, December 3rd ~ 10th ~ 17th

 

 

 

Harlem Night Market 2019 courtesy Uptown Grand Central

Kick off the holiday season in Harlem with the Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta, created through a partnership between NYC Public Markets (run by NYC EDC), Uptown Grand Central, TBo Harlem & Union Settlement. 

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This Holiday Season, A Car-Free Fifth Avenue from 49th ~ 57th Streets On December 4, 11 and 18

 

 

 

For the first time ever, Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic for three Sundays in December as part of a program called “Fifth Avenue for All.

On December 4, 11, and 18 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets will be pedestrian-only.

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Snowpeople & Holliday Lights Make a Festive Return to The Meatpacking District

 

 

 

2021 Holiday Display,, Meatpacking District. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com

The Meatpacking Business Improvement District announced that its iconic holiday light display will return to the neighborhood with even more engaging elements. Back by popular demand, the District’s festive installation of lights, seasonal planters, iconic Snowpeople, the illuminated colonnade and more that are ripe for photo-ops will descend on the neighborhood’s streets starting Thursday, December 8 through mid-January 2023.

Below are a few images from the 2021 Holiday installation.

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Save the Date for Free Holiday-Themed Walking Tours by Flatiron NoMad Partnership

 

 

 

Miriamm German leading a free tour for Flatiron/NoMad Partnership

The Flatiron NoMad Partnership, which provides free, year-round historic walking tours of the neighborhood, will offer special holiday-themed walking tours on three Sundays in December.

Attendees will learn about the Star of Hope, the country’s first public Christmas tree lighting, the international toy and gift center, and Dr. Clement Clarke Moore writing his famous Christmas poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas”) in his country home on 23rd Street in 1822.

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It’s Time for the Art Students League Annual Holiday Art Sale!

 

 

Image courtesy Art Students League Holiday Sale, 2019

The Art Students League of New York is pleased to announce the return of its Holiday Art Sale featuring works for sale by League artists. The exhibition and annual sale is free and open to the public to browse available works and take home a piece of The League. All purchases directly support emerging artists and help The League continue to offer accessible, affordable, high-quality arts education and instruction.

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The Holiday Train Show + NYBG Glow Return to the New York Botanical Garden in November 2021

 

 

 

G-scale trains zip through magical displays. Image courtesy NYBG.

NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—is back for its 30th year! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks. And on select dates, start a new holiday tradition as day turns to night with NYBG GLOW.

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LuminoCity Festival Returns to a New Location In New York in November, 2021

 

 

 

LuminoCity Festival 2020. Image credit: Zandy Mangold.

Lumino City, Inc., a multimedia entertainment company that transforms captivating stories into multidimensional experiences, announced the return of its one-of-a-kind holiday event, LuminoCity Festival, with its 2021 festival theme, Shine Again. For the first time ever, the LuminoCity Festival will be taking place in two different locations ~ Fairfax County, Virginia (opening October 15) and Long Island, New York (opening November 12) at Clark Botanic Gardens in Albertson, New York.

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LuminoCity Festival 2020-2021 Returns to Randall’s Island in November

 

 

 

The Castle in the Clouds in winter Fantasy. Photo: Yunkai. Courtesy LuminoCity Festival

The fun and family-friendly LuminoCity Festival will be returning to Randall’s Island from November 27, 2020 to January 10, 2021. LuminoCity is one of the few large-scale events happening this holiday season ~ all outdoors and easy to socially distance.

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