The Holidays in brand new York City: An Event Guide

A sampling of seasonal celebrations throughout brand new York City, including concerts, plays along with events.

Take your pick. “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” has been running every year at brand new York City Ballet since 1954 along with remains the local gold standard of Tchaikovsky’s classic (through Dec. 30). yet there are a dizzying number of various other options away by Lincoln Center. In Manhattan, brand new York Theater Ballet offers its one-hour “Nutcracker,” choreographed by Keith Michael, at Florence Gould Hall (Dec. 14-16); along with Dances Patrelle’s brand new York-centric “Yorkville Nutcracker” is usually at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse, with guest stars Abi Stafford along with Ask la Cour of City Ballet (Dec. 6-9). In Brooklyn, Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutracker” lands for one day only, on Dec. 8. Open for a longer run will be Mark Morris’s Pop Arty “The Hard Nut” (Dec. 14-23). Ditto Company XIV’s burlesque “Nutcracker Rouge,” continues through Jan. 13. You got all in which? (212-496-0600,; 800-745-3000,; 212-772-4448,; 800-745-3000,; 718-636-4100,; 866-811-4111,

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The brand new York Botanical Garden’s annual tradition — every bit as spectacular along with quintessentially brand new York as the Rockettes — is usually back through Jan. 21, with little copies of 175 local landmarks made by bark, leaves along with more earthy materials. This particular’s a wondrous family outing; Bar Car Nights, select evenings in which offer drinks along with live music, cater to the 21-plus crowd. (718-817-8700,