FRI DEC 23
4-6pm • Free
PARTY: YES ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. YES, which provides support and enrichment services for LGBT youth, celebrates the holidays with games, gift bags and a “free market” where party-goers can pick up clothing, bags and shoes. Open to 13-21 year olds.
Gay Center, 208 W. 13th St.
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org
SAT DEC 24
11am • $8
ZOO EVENT: PRESENTS TO THE ANIMALS. Enjoy the city’s public zoos as red pandas and Hamadryas baboons open their holiday treats.
Prospect Park Zoo, Bklyn
SUN DEC 25
4-5:30pm • Free
MEETING: HEALTHCARE FOR THE 99%. Patients need a range of things to stay healthy, including affordable housing, food security and universal healthcare. Come brainstorm with healthcare professionals about how these needs can be addressed.
The Atrium at 60 Wall St
TUE DEC 27
3-4pm • Free
MEETING: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP. The Bronx Library Center wants to know how it can better serve the local youth community and it invites teens to this evening of games and conversation centered around improving teen services at the library.
Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Rd., Bronx
718-579-4244 • nypl.org
9pm • $10
READING: BRIAN “OMNI” DILLON’S EAT THE RICH BOOK RELEASE. Nuyorican’s writer-in-residence launches his first book with performances by Nisha Asnani, Bamboo MC, Michael Lee, Chris Milea and more.
Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, 236 E. Third St.
212-780-9386 • brianomnidillon.tumblr.com
WED DEC 28
1:15pm • Free
CONCERT: MODERN MUSICK TRIO. Members of the Washington-based period instrument ensemble perform Beethoven’s Trio in C minor, Op. 1 no. 3.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 E. 88th St.
212-289-8128 • immanuelnyc.org
4:30-5:30pm • Free
RALLY: VIGIL AGAINST WAR. As the planet enters a new era of militarization, Grandmothers for Peace invite you to their weekly Grandmothers Against the War peace vigil, now in its eighth year.
Fifth Ave., Between 49th & 50th St.
7-9pm • $8 Sugg
EVENT: RADICAL WOMEN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR REVOLUTION! Come get politically energized as 2011 draws to a close. Program will include poetry and a sing-a-long of familiar holiday tunes with tradition-bending lyrics. A hearty supper will also be served.
Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128th St.
212-222-0633 • radicalwomen.org
THU DEC 29
4pm • Donations
FESTIVAL: 15TH ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION AT TAINO TOWERS. Join the uptown community for this annual festival celebrating black culture, the holiday spirit and shared values.
Taino Towers Gymnasium, 240 E. 123rd St.
6-8pm • $5
POETRY READING: ANSELM BERRIGAN RESPONDS TO DETROIT DISASSEMBLED. Author of five books of poetry and the current poetry editor for the Brooklyn Rail, Anselm Berrigan reads from his collected works in the context of the “Detroit Disassembled” photo collection.
Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Qns
718-592-9700 • queensmuseum.org