NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
New York Pops
Steven Reineke leads the New York Pops in two great holiday concerts. Friday night they're joined by Ashley Brown, Broadway's original Mary Poppins, for Under the Mistletoe. Then Saturday afternoon the pops are back for A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Peanuts characters coming to life on stage.
Tickets start at $17.
New York Philharmonic’s A Broadway Christmas
Celebrate A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell and the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher hall Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Hear the great baritone belt out favorites like “White Christmas” and “You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch.”
Tikctes start at $34.
SubCulture’s Holiday Concert Series
SubCulture in NoHO presents its first Holiday Concert Series and coat drive now through this Sunday featuring great jazz and classical musicians including Laila Biali and Gregg Kallor.
Tickets start at $20.
Make Music New York’s Winter Solstice Celebration
Make Music New York's special winter solstice celebration will take place on Saturday. Join in one of 13 musical parades taking place in Mahattan and Brooklyn from Harlem to Williamsburg. Each parade features different music.
Paul Winter’s 34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
Also marking the longest night of the year with music is Paul Winter’s 34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, taking place Thursday through Saturday.
Tickets start at $34.
The Jewish Musesum’s Chagall And Art Spiegelman Exhibits
Next week, The Jewish Museum is open on Christmas Day and has several great exhibits including Chagall and Art Spiegelman, plus family concerts.
Le Parker Meridian’s Gingerbread Houses
Lastly, at Le Parker Meridian on 57th Street, check out amazing gingerbread houses in the atrium of the hotel. The exhibit is free, but for $1 you can vote on your favorite with money raised benefitting City Harvest.