NYC Events To Attend This December

Are you guys set and ready for the holidays and events in the city!? New York can be a bit over-the-top when it comes to the holidays, or any time of the year for that matter, but it sure is one of the most beautiful places to take in the sights and sounds of the joyful season.

With that being said, there is literally always something to do… Christmas related or not. From theater premieres to live concerts and special events, create your own joy this month with these upcoming December events!

An bright colored ad for Drunken Shakespeare on December 5th 2016.
Photo Credit: The Night Shift Theater Facebook

Drunken Shakespeare

When: Monday, December 5th

Where: Bar Nine

The Night Shift theater group hosts this reading of Shakespearean monologues where you can choose to be an audience member or a performer! If you think you can recite “Romeo, oh Romeo” after a few cocktails and liquid courage, this is your spot! Think how proud your 10th grade English teacher would be! The event is stocked with prizes, drink specials, and more! Oh, and did we mention it’s completely free?

An ad for "A Very Kacey Christmas" with pink and white coloring and snowflakes in the background of Kacey Musgraves.
Photo Credit: Kacey Musgraves facebook

Kacey Musgraves Concert

When: Thursday, December 8th

Where: The Town Hall

If you’re a southern transplant to the city or simply appreciate country music, mark your calendars for December 8th! The up and coming country star Kacey Musgraves will be playing at The Town Hall. Miss Musgraves is making quite the name for herself, and we’re hearing good things from our friends below the Mason Dixon Line. You’ll be among the first to hear songs from her new album A Very Kacey Christmas.

A cartoon sketch of a couple dancing in formal attire and a dress to jazz music at a tea event.
Photo Credit: Webster Hall

Jazz Age Tea Dance

When: Saturday, December 11th

Where: Webster Hall

If you’re above a certain age, the thought of going out for a late night of clubbing could very well send you running for your bed. So… Webster Hall got it right when they scheduled a daytime tea dance – which is still a fabulous opportunity to dress up and break out your dance shoes without feeling like the walking dead the next day!

The Jazz Age Tea Dance features a live orchestra playing a selection of tunes from the Great American Song Book (and some holiday favorites), dance lesson at 3 p.m., exotic teas, a stocked cash bar, and of course tasty food in the ballroom. If you’re ready to put your best foot forward, dance the afternoon away to Foxtrots, Charlestons, Peabodies, Waltzes, Cha Chas and Rumbas!

Agnes Martin

When: Present through January 11, 2017

Where: Guggenheim Museum

As the weather dips down, there’s no better time of year to spend indoors in NYC’s many museums. Be sure to check out Agnes Martin’s 60-year retrospective at the Guggenheim. Agnes is famous for capturing emotions like happiness, love, innocence, and freedom in her serene paintings.

A woman kneeling on the sidewalk holding a hammer ready to smash objects on the grey ground outside.
Photo Credit: Good Riddance

Good Riddance Day

When: December 28th

Where: Times Square

Say goodbye to your worst memories of 2016 and start fresh in 2017 by tossing them into the shredder at Good Riddance Day in Times Square!

Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire. No better way to go out with the old and in with the new, and to create space for new, wonderful memories in 2017. Plus, you can experience the excitement of Times Square this time of year without being there on New Years Eve. Win!

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