Out & About

| 08 Dec 2015 | 11:18

    Thu 10

    HANDEL’S messiahSaint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, One West 53rd Street.

    7:30 p.m. $35-$95

    the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Concert Royal present Handel’s Messiah on december 8th and 10th at 7:30 p.m. with Gary Thor Wedow conducting.

    212-664-9360. www.SaintThomasChurch.org

    Pianist Valentin Surif in ConcertConsulate General of Argentina, 12 W. 56th St.

    6 p.m.

    Surif will perform a program of Argentinean solo piano masterworks.


    Fri 11

    Schubert in the Shadow of Beethoven?Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th St.

    7-8 p.m. Free.

    Faculty artist Anna Khanina presents “Schubert in a Shadow of Beethoven?”: the intimacy, tragedy, and lightness of Schubert’s Piano Sonatas. Anna Khanina - piano.


    Ethics and the Theater — “The Great God Pan”New York Society for Ethical Culture Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor, 2 West 64th St.

    7-9 p.m.

    Ethics and the Theater will present a play reading of The Great God Pan, by Amy Herzog. Directed by Susanna Frazer. Discussion leader Betsy Ungar.


    Sat 12

    Cathedral Christmas Concert featuring Bach’s MagnificatCathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.

    7-9 p.m. $50-$75.

    The Cathedral Choirs will join forces under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music. This year’s concert centers on J.S. Bach’s Magnificat.

    212-316-7468. www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/music/12963/cathedral-christmas-concert-4

    New York Piano Society Holiday Concert: 10th AnniversaryMerlin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 west 67th st.

    7:30-10:30 p.m. $35-$55.

    The New York Piano Society announces its 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert. A festive program to commemorate 10 years of artistic success.

    646-418-0579. Nypianosociety.org

    Sun 13

    Central Park Tour77 Street and Central Park West.

    1-3 p.m. $15; $25 & $12 students and seniors.

    Visit some of the rarely seen parts of the “people’s park” and discover some of the secrets of the park.What is the real story behind the Dairy?.


    7th Annual Blessing of the AnimalsChrist Church of Manhattan, 520 Park Ave. at 60th Street.

    2 p.m. Free.

    Seventh Annual Blessing of the Animals — an Open Invitation to pet parents and their beloved pets.


    Mon 14

    Christmas In The CityPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    6 p.m. $30-$50.

    Christmas In The City will feature 100 performers from the Broadway community cheerfully entertaining you with song and dance filled with the spirit of Christmas and the Holiday Season.


    raise the roof321 West 104th St.

    7 p.m. $20-$250

    Raise The Roof: A Broadway Holiday-ish Benefit Celebration For The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew.

    917-769-5140. www.stpaulandstandrew.org/2015/12/raise-the-roof-a-benefit-celebration-1214/

    Tue 15

    Iconic Views of Central Park TourMid-park, between 64th and 65th Streets.

    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15 (Members $10).

    Take a signature tour and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider’s look at some of the most iconic features of the world’s greatest urban park.


    Great Music at St. Bart’s — a Joyous Christmas ConcertSt. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Ave. at 51st St.

    7:30 p.m.$40, $25; students/seniors receive $10 discount.

    This beloved New York holiday tradition combines the choral forces of St. Bart’s, New York City’s largest pipe organ, and a chamber orchestra for a concert of Christmas favorites.

    212-378-0248. mmpaf.org

    Wed 16

    The North Woods TourCentral Park, inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues.

    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

    Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.


    Vassily Primakov: Ageless RomanceLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    8 p.m. $35; seniors/students $25.

    Pianist Vassily Primakov plays a program of Sonatas and Impromptus from Medtner to Beethoven.