Through Sunday December 8
Skate & Dine to Donate
Bryant Park Skate Rink, Manhattan
Ever think you could ice skate, eat dessert and support the Food Bank For New York City? Ok, you probably shouldn’t do all three at once — unless you have Michelle Kwan-level skills, of course. But this week, from December 3rd through December 8th, for every minute you skate, 10 cents makes its way over to the nonprofit. And for every rinkside order of Gingerbread Cheesecake Lollipops at Celsius, more dough will go toward feeding the hungry. Sounds to us like a delicious way to do a good deed.
Deal nearby: Stellan
Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m.
The Schlep Sisters & Thirsty Girl present The 7th Annual Menorah Horah
Le Poisson Rouge, 518 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
Music, comedy, latkes and burlesque may sound like an odd combination, but they’re mixing it all up at the 7th Annual Menorah Horah celebration at Le Poisson Rouge. The Schlep Sisters and Thirsty Girl present this year’s rollicking installment of Hanukkah-themed festivities. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Deal nearby: The Grisly Pear
Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m.
The Wes Anderson Collection
BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn
“I saved Latin. What did you ever do?” Quotable dialogue, quirky characters and colorful scenes always make a Wes Anderson film such a fun thing to watch. This new tome, The Wes Anderson Collection, gives us the first in-depth peek into the mastermind himself, and lucky for us, he’ll also be at BookCourt for a Q&A with critic Matt Zoller Seitz. Stick around to snag a signed copy of the book and meet the guy who gave us Max Fischer.
Deal nearby: Sugar Shop
Friday, December 6, 9 a.m.
TEDxBrooklyn: EVERYONE ONLY
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
Every time we watch a speech from a TED conference online, we feel like we get just a little bit smarter and somehow better at life. This Friday, 19 New Yorkers share their ideas on the theme of inclusivity with the folks at TEDxBrooklyn: EVERYONE ONLY. Hear from the likes of filmmaker Spike Lee and VICE co-founder Gavin McInnes on what it means to collaborate and accomplish things together. Tickets are $100 to join in on the local brainstorm in person or watch for free online.
Deal nearby: La Piazzetta
Friday, December 6, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
First Friday at The Noguchi Museum
Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Queens
Tucked over on 33rd Road in Queens, across the East River from Manhattan’s always popular museums, The Noguchi has quietly curated a beautiful space in an old industrial building since 1985. This First Friday, the museum invites New Yorkers to explore the collection, relax in the indoor garden, enjoy a cash bar, watch a special film series and participate in a conversation about the art. Admission is pay-what-you-wish, and we’d say this place is worth quite a bit.
Deal nearby: Cavo
Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7
Crafted at the Canal
Built it Green!NYC, 69 9th Street, Brooklyn
One man’s trash is now another’s woven recycled bag or repurposed map wallet during Crafted at Canal. The two-day holiday fair promises to be packed with a stellar assortment of upcycled goods. Whether it’s DIY bottle lamps, sea glass jewelry or even pet toys, they’ve got earth-friendly handcrafted pieces worth a serious look. On Friday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a free holiday brew from Coney Island Brewing Co. while enjoying a DJ with holiday tunes. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., everyone gets a free cup of joe from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Admission to the market free.
Deal nearby: Claudine’s