Volume 75, Number 29 | December 7 - 13, 2005


Upcoming Events:

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS EVENTS, Music events, classes and special services celebrate Advent and Christmas. On Sat., Dec. 24 at 8pm, A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, at 10:30pm, Festival Music for Trumpet and Organ and at 11pm, The Adult Choir will perform. Grace Church, 802 Broadway at 10th St. www.gracechurchnyc.org. 212-254-2000.

American Crafts & Small Artworks, Fund raiser to support St. John’s Lutheran Church. Check out fine American crafts and small artworks available for purchase. Funds support the on-going renovations of the Church, built in 1821. Find handmade wreaths, soaps, blown glass, photography, gourmet dog treats, pot holders and more. Thru Fri., Dec. 9 from 4-9pm. Also Sat., Dec. 10 from Noon - 6pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., bet 7th Ave South & Bleecker St. $4, includes a mug of hot cider and a raffle ticket. Free coat check. Gift wrapping and shipping available.

aRT sALE, Night of 1,000 Drawings, A sale of artist contributed drawings with proceeds benefitting ARTISTS SPACE. Fri. Dec. 9 from 5pm-10pm. Artists Space, 38 Greene St., 3rd floor. $5. Original drawings $30-$50.

BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, 212-614-0505: Check out www.bowerypoetry.com for a complete schedule of nightly events.

BROADWAY - OUR WAY, A fun musical revue about love. Dec. 11 & 18. $15 and a $15 food/drink min. The HIDEAWAY Room at Helen's, 169 Eighth Ave. bet 18th and 19th Sts. 212-206-0609.

Candlelight Carol Service, A traditional service of lessons and carols. Sun., Dec. 18 at 6pm. St. Peter’s Church, 346 W. 20th St., bet. 8th & 9th Aves. Free.

CELTIC WINTER FESTIVAL, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors hosts a Celtic Winter Festival. This special night will showcase an abundance of talent, ranging from live music and Irish Step Dancing to arts and crafts workshops and Irish Storytelling. There will also be a screening of the film "Secret of Roan Inish" and delicious desserts and Irish tea. Sat., Dec. 10 at 7:30pm. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 540 W. 27th St., bet. 10th + 11th. 212-564-4253. $20.

THE DECEMBER PROJECT PUBLICATION PARTY, A collection of poem postcards written daily to Boog editor David Kirschenbaum in 2001. Reading by Sean Cole, music by Aaron Seven. Wine, cheese and fruit available. Mon., Dec. 12 at 6pm. ACA Galleries, 529 W. 20th St., 5th floor. Free.

FREE ART WORKSHOPS, Sat., Jan 7 from 12-1:30pm, “The Creative Power of Drawing” and from 2:30-4:30pm, “Getting Stoned: The Tao of Sculpting.” EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE Art School, 197 East Broadway. Call to register. 212-780-2300, ext.378. Suggested Donation of $10 for each class. Find out about upcoming classes at an Open House, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7:30pm. Register for a class and get a $20 discount.

Holiday Concert, The Washington Square Music Festival takes shelter from the cold in St. Joseph’s Church and offers a free concert for the holidays. The Festival Chamber Ensemble will perform selections by Bach, Brahms and Vivaldi. Fri. Dec. 9 at 8pm. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 371 Avenue of the Americas. 212-252-3621.

HOLIDAY FAIR & SILENT AUCTION, Find treasures in the rummage marketplace, take part in a silent auction and bid on dinners at neighborhood restaurants, spa treatments, museum memberships and more. Kids can enjoy games, face painting and crafts. Baked goods and delicious meals will be available. Proceeds benefit The Neighborhood School, P.S. 363. Sun., Dec. 11 from 11am - 5pm. 121 E. 3rd St., bet. 1st Ave. & Ave. A. 646-286-9407. Free admission.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, An evening of poetry, music, dance and performance. Erosions and Renaissance, Act IV is the 4th in a series of community-based performances staged around the world to warn of the increasing erosions underway on Earth. Dec. 10. Doors open at 7pm. St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th St at 2nd Ave. $10 donation. www.plexusforum.net.

Jazzercise at Lunch, When you love your workout, results come easy. Jazzercise combines elements of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more to create truly effective dance-fitness programs for people of every age and fitness level. Tues. & Thurs. at Noon starting Jan. 4. classes will also be held Mon. & Wed. at 1:10pm. Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St, bet Church and Broadway.212-374-1175. www.jazznewyork.net. $45 monthly. Ongoing.

KELTIC KIDS DANCE LESSON, Exciting music and movement classes that parents can enjoy with their children up to 4 years of age. Lessons include Irish music, myth, dance and humor. Free trial class prior to the winter session. Thurs., Dec. 15 at 10am. Soho Dance Center, 598 Broadway, south of Houston. 646-387-8991.

KLEZ FOR KIDS, A mock shtetl wedding will take place at the annual winter concert with Greg Wall’s Klezfest. Enjoy East European songs, stories and Yiddish vocabulary lessons. Sun., Dec. 25 at 12:30 and 2:30pm. Eldridge Street Project, 12 Eldridge Street. 212-219-0888 x302.

New Years Eve Bike Ride, Come celebrate New Year’s Eve in the outdoors. Ride up to a party at Belvedere Castle in Central Park. Enjoy music, dancing and fireworks. Sat., Dec. 31 at 10:30pm at Washington Square Park, under the arch or at 10:50pm at Madison Square Park, 23rd St. & Broadway, Flatiron Side. 212-802-8222.

Ninth Precinct Community Council, 130 Ave. C, 212-477-7826: Annual Children’s CHRISTMAS PARTY, The Ninth Precinct Community Council, Dec. 17 from 10am - 2pm. The event will feature music by local artists, refreshments and each child will receive a gift from Santa & Mrs. Claus. It would not be possible to put on this event without community support. Please send checks payable to the Ninth Precinct Community Council to 130 Avenue C, NY, NY 10009. Any extra money will be used to fund events throughout the year.

PAUL ROBESON, This powerful chronicle takes you from Paul Robeson's childhood in New Jersey to his adult life around the world. Thru Dec. 11. Recital Hall, ABRONS ART CENTER, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St. $15. 212-353-1176.

TEEN ART OUT 06, Open House and Free Workshops. Sign up for a workshop in photography, Chinese painting, stone carving or pottery. Learn about the after school and Saturday programs for grades 6-12 that start in Feb. Teachers and parents are welcome to come learn more about the school. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 16 from 3–6pm. Free, $10 contribution to cover supply costs suggested. THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE Art School, 197 E. Broadway bet Jefferson and Clinton Sts. Pre-registration required, call 212-780-2300 x 428.

Toys for Tots, Wall Street Rising’s Downtown Information Center will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps thru Dec. 16. from 11am to 7pm. 25 Broad St., 212-425-INFO.

WINTER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, Featuring Ulla Westlund, soprano, and Laila Maria Salins, mezzo soprano and The Festival Chamber Ensemble. Fri., Dec. 9 at 8 pm. St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 371 Avenue of the Americas at Washington Place. Free.

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