Best Things To Do In New York City This Weekend

December 25, 2015 6:00 AM

Christmas may be over by Saturday morning, but there’s still plenty to do in New York City this weekend! Read on for the best in eating, drinking, and merrymaking to be had. By Jessica Allen.

Subtitled “Time’s Arrow,” this year’s Twelfth Night Festival at Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel includes both early and contemporary music, performed by such groups as Clarion Music Society, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Downtown Voices, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Gotham Early Music Scene. Saturday, December 26, through Wednesday, January 6, see schedule for details, many performances are free.

credit: Joe’s Pub

credit: Joe’s Pub

Performer Sandra Bernhard describes her latest show thusly: “Not unlike Bernie Sanders, Sandy has had it with the 1%. If you’re sick and tired of being held down, join the 99%ers for a revolution Sandy style!” If past shows are any indication, there will be wit, wisdom, songs, sass, and satire, along with some bluish language. Saturday, December 26, through Thursday, December 31, see schedule for details, tickets start at $65.

credit: Voidxor

credit: Voidxor

Billing itself as “a holiday party where you can celebrate in comfort,” DJs ’n PJs lets you party in your jammies. Featuring the best of 2015 music, along with greatest hits from the 21st century, the party is led by DJs Brian Blackout and Doctor Mister. So go ahead and eat as much as you want on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: your party clothes will most certainly fit. Saturday, December 26, 10 pm, free, must be 21 or older.

“Energize, Recognize!” is the mantra behind this year’s Kwanzaa celebration at the American Museum of Natural History, the 37th annual such event. Scheduled performers include Doug E. Fresh, master drummers LeeAnet Noble and Sanga of the Valley, and reggae rapper Vicious. Award-winning filmmaker MK Asante will also be on hand to screen his movie The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration. Sunday, December 27, 12 and 3 pm, free with museum admission.

credit: Shred-It

credit: Shred-It

We all have them: missteps, regrets, bad memories, things we wish we could do over, shoulda-woulda-couldas. Hosted by Shred-It, Good Riddance Day lets you say so long to the bad stuff, and welcome the new year with a pure heart. Bring your mementoes and watch them get shredded into nothingness (well, technically the shredded material will be schlepped to recycling plants to get turned into everyday paper products). Monday, December 28, 12 to 1 pm, free.

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