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Light One Candle

  December 9, 2015  //  Menorah Lighting

We’ve taken a lot of time on this blog to write about Christmas. And it is a wonderful holiday, complete with family, togetherness, presents, and lots of spectacular light displays. But today we’re going to take a look at Hanukkah. Head on over to the Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza — which contains a 32’ tall,…

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No Gaffs for Gaffigan

  December 7, 2015  //  Jim Gaffigan at MSG

…or possibly all gaffs, depending on how you interpret his routine. Jim Gaffigan is just that kind of comedian. But gaffs or no, one thing is guaranteed — he’ll make you laugh. He’ll make you cry. The latter probably as a result of laughing too much, although possibly out of pity for the wreck of…

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No Rollers Involved

  December 4, 2015  //  LeFrak Center at Lakeside

…but the ice is just fine! Come on in and join us for an ice skate! New York winters have become synonymous with ice skating. The city has so many rinks that have been made famous by tv and movies, and others that are just as good (if not better) hiding in the wings, ready…

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An Enlightening Tradition

  December 3, 2015  //  Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

Arguably, the best part of our December/Christmas tradition is the lighting of the tree. Creating lights in the darkness seems to be a common theme at this time of year — Christmas isn’t the only holiday doing it! So anyone who enjoys lights, colors, and warmth can take at least some pleasure from the beauty…

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A Paper Christmas

  December 2, 2015  //  Origami Holiday Tree

When you hear “Christmas tree” or “ornaments” at this time of year, what do you think of? Maybe strings of lights (multi-colored or white, it’s really your preference), or ropes with bells. Maybe popcorn chains or candy canes. Maybe funny little figurines that hang from the branches next to their glass bauble cousins, all underneath…

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A Story from Astoria

  November 30, 2015  //  Astoria Holiday Market

It’s time now for Part Five of our holiday shopping series. This week, we have something as diverse and varied as one could hope to find in a normal retail store, only, well, better-made. That’s right, this time we’re looking at the Astoria Holiday Market. Bringing together artists, bakers, and designers, this fun-filled event is…

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Charge into Chelsea

  November 27, 2015  //  Chelsea Market

Thanksgiving and Black Friday may be dominating this week, but that’s all the more reason to dive into Part Four of our ongoing series on locales for holiday shopping! This week, sound the Black Friday charge as we barrel headlong into Chelsea Market, and all the delicious goodies it has in store. A Market with…

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Balloons on Parade

  November 25, 2015  //  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving isn’t just fun and festive — it carries on an important historical tradition. It’s when we remember that fateful winter in 1621 when the colonists, under the rule of King George, nearly starved, but were then rescued by the native Americans, and how both cultures were attacked the next day by endless columns of…

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A Bird on the Plate is Worth Two in the Fridge

  November 24, 2015  //  Thanksgiving Dinner

We’ve talked about how difficult it is to make Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve talked about the preparation, the family, the desserts… we’ve given you pretty much all the tips to be had. And yet, if you’ve just got a really busy life, it may still not be enough. Well don’t worry! At the 11th hour, we…

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Delectable Dessert

  November 23, 2015  //  Thanksgiving Desserts

“AAAAAHH!” has been more or less my though process lately in re: preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Dessert has been especially problematic. Making 2-layered shelled truffles every year — especially when one forgets to write down one’s recipe because one apparently has a head thicker than a wall — takes a lot of time that we…

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