Release: The Vienna Boys Choir Concert in Brooklyn

Vienna Boys ChoirBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season with its annual holiday performance of The Vienna Boys Choir on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm.

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Release: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET presents Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

New York Theatre BalletNew York Theatre Ballet will perform Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker from December 11-13, 2015 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC (between Park and Madison Avenues). Performances are Friday at 12pm; Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $24 for children 12 and under and $34 for adults, and are available online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in person at the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160. For group sales: 212-679-0401 or email groups@nytb.org.

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Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation Night

Macys-Balloon-InflationFINALAn annual attraction of Upper West Siders and those beyond, the Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation is a fun if not a bit chaotic event. Here are a few suggestions to make the experience better:

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Release: Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker

Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 10-13, 2015 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter Dances PatrelleCollege, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 12pm and 5pm. Tickets are $45-85 (student and senior discounts available) and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org, by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office.

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Washington Square Crypt Discovery

It’s stories like this that “make” living in New York…

From CBS NYC:

Human remains buried more than 100 years ago have been unearthed by construction workers at the edge of Washington Square Park. Workers were upgrading century-old water mains along Washington Square Park East near Waverly Place — also steps from several NYU campus buildings — when they discovered the burial vault.

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The burial vault dates back to the 19th century, and had a large pile of skeletal remains inside. Washington Square Park was used as a potter’s field — a public burial place — after the Revolutionary War.

The vault — which is about 8 feet deep, 15 feet wide and 20 feet long, contained the remains of more than a dozen people, according to officials of the city’s Department of Design and Construction. The Department has said that it will be working with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to investigate the burial vault and acknowledged that the construction alignment for the new water main under the park will likely have to be redesigned.

But there were valuable lessons in the discovery. “When we are constructing the city, we learn so much of the past when we build for the future,” Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora said.

This was not the first time human remains were discovered beneath Washington Square Park. It also happened in 2008 during a soil testing project by city crews.

Mars, Venus, Jupiter to Offer Amazing Views This Week

It seems like we’re having a lot of great celestial events recently.  This week is going to be an exciting one for space enthusiasts. On 26th October we’ll have this year’s last supermoon and on Halloween a huge asteroid will fly surprisingly close to our home planet.

Adding to these space events, Venus, Mars and Jupiter will come together this week. The celestial event will be so bright that event stargazers in earth’s brightest places  – New York City! – will be able to see it.

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In NYC This Week: The Pope, UN World Leaders, and Climate Change

OK, New York. This is it! This is the week!

The Pope, the President and hundreds of world leaders are all coming to our city to talk poverty, inequality, and climate change.

It is very exciting to have all these special visitors and we know, of course, all these activities will cause a lot of traffic problems. So, if you need to get anywhere this week, save yourself the aggravation and take the subway. One blessing, alternate side street parking will be suspended on September 23, 24, 25.

Here is what you need to know about this exciting global awareness week.

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