arts 12.21.07

25 Ways to End the Year

1) The Film Forum will show a new 35mm print of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights, from 12/25-1/1.

2) The world has righted itself a little bit with the reopening of the 2nd Ave Deli, 162 E. 33rd [3rd/Lex] 212.677.0606.

3) At Bryant Park, skating, shopping, sandwiches from 'wichcraft.

4) The 12th Annual Make-and-Take Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres class at the Institute of Culinary Education, 12/30, $120.

5) All Bach on New Year's Eve at Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Bklyn, 7:30pm, $150. 718.624.2083.

6) Join a Big Onion walking tour: On Monday, December 24th, Ye Olde Christmas Stroll in Greenwich Village at 1pm. On Tuesday, December 25th, 10am and 1pm, the 17th Annual Christmas Day Jewish East Side Tour.

7) Sweeney Todd.

8) There Will Be Blood isn't the subtitle of Sweeney Todd, though it could be. Instead, it's the new movie by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, opening 12/26.

9) At the New York Botanical Garden—gingerbread adventures.

10) At Joe's Pub, warm up with Noche Flamenca, featuring Soledad Barrio.

11) See the work of the great sculptor Martin Puryear at MoMA.

12) Visit The Station at Citigroup Center and read the story behind it.

13) We've been in love with Andrea Marcovicci since she starred, quite a ways back, in "Nefertiti," a musical that never made it to Broadway. Unaccountably, she hasn't aged, though her voice has gotten richer with time. She's performing Rodgers & Hart songs at the Algonquin's Oak Room through 1/12.

14) New weekend brunch at The Place in the West Village.

15) Wake up in '08 feeling virtuous and hangover free: Join the New York Road Runners club and their annual Midnight Run on New Year's Eve. It's only four miles and you'll get rewarded with fireworks at midnight.

16) At Southpaw on 12/30, Papa Grows Funk, a New Orleans band that knows how to warm up the room.

17 ) Meet Paul Gaykowski and Jennifer Spiegler, authors of The Bridges of Central Park, at the Central Park Dairy, 12/22, noon-2pm, where they'll discuss the book and sign copies.

18) The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open on two Mondays — Christmas Eve day and New Year's Eve day, from 9:30-5:30pm. The Age of Rembrandt awaits you.

19) Up to 40% off at Ferragamo, 665 5th [52nd/53rd] 212.759.3822, through 1/8.

20) The Nutcracker.

21) Finish Shopping…two lists from MUG: Part 1 and Part 2

22) See "Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in NY," an exhibition at Japan Society, features 33 Japanese artists living in New York. Thru 1/13.

23) Volunteer with the NYC Coalition Against Hunger.

24) A stroll through The Frick.

25) Champagne.

That's it for us—we're on a break until January 2. Happy holidays and happy new year!

soul of the big easy…mirror, mirror…a cup of kindness.


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