New Year tree for Russian speakers and a Christmas concert: how to spend a weekend in New York (December 17-19)

Christmas tree for Russian speakers and Christmas concert: how to spend a weekend in New York (17-19 December)

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What: Volcanoes: Fire of Creation Show

When: Friday-Sunday, December 17-19

Where: American Museum of Natural History 200 Central Park West New York, NY 10024-5102

Read more: From the recent eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii to the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii, explorer Carsten Peter will take you on a journey around the world. Learn how volcanoes created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. You will find yourself on the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu and visit incredible mineral deposits in Ethiopia to explore molten worlds and learn how volcanoes helped create the world we know.

Cost: $ 13-33

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What: Winter Fun Village

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When: Friday-Sunday, December 17-19

< p> Where: Governors Island, New York, 11231

More: A huge winter fun village will open on Governors Island on December 17. This year, for the first time in its history, the island will be open to the public in winter. Sparkling festive decorations, a 5,000-square-foot ice rink, sledding and ice skating, hot cocktails around the campfire and much more await you here. In addition, many thematic events are planned. Every Friday, visitors will be admitted free of charge.

Cost: $ 0-11

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What: Air Installation

When: Friday-Sunday, December 17-19

Where: SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Read more: Kenzo Digital's incredible dynamic art installation, Air, is redefining the world. In an environment where everything is reflected in mirrors, with every step you will receive new visual sensations of incredible complexity and scale. Installing Air makes the world unfamiliar, and the process of finding balance creates incredible feelings. After sunset, the magic of this place takes on a new form: the space turns into a unique combination of light and sound. This is a must see!

Cost: $ 33

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What: New Year Christmas tree for Russian-speaking children

When: Saturday-Sunday, December 18-19

Where: Plainview 101 -32 Dupont St Plainview, NY 11803

Read more: All Russian-speaking children in New York are invited to celebrate the New Year. Little guests are waiting for the Snow Maiden, Santa Claus, many gifts and entertainment. Each child will receive a gift. Adults will not be left without a presentation – sponsors of the event will also provide them with surprises.

Cost: From $ 20

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What: Breakfast with Santa

Christmas tree for Russian speakers and Christmas concert: how to spend a weekend in New York (December 17-19)

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< p> When: Saturday, December 18, from 11:00

Where: 1472 Dekalb Ave 1472 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237

Read more: This event invites the whole family to celebrate Christmas in a warm and friendly environment. While you decorate the Christmas tree and enjoy delicious treats, Santa will tell many interesting and instructive stories about his adventures.

Participants will be able to enjoy a hot breakfast, as well as meet and take pictures with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Ginny and other Christmas heroes.

Cost: Free

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What: Havdala ceremony for Russian speakers

When: Saturday, December 18, from 5:00 pm

Where: Forest Park Forest Park Queens, NY 11421

< b> More details: Russian-speaking families are invited to the Hawdala ceremony. Everyone will gather under the stars to mark the end of Shabbat and celebrate the new week. Guests can enjoy homemade food, singing, shows, fire-fried snacks and the opportunity to meet with the founding director and fellow Eden Village staff.

Cost: Free

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What: Christmas Concert

When: Sunday, December 19, from 17:00

Where: Ukrainian Institute of America 2 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075

More: The Heaven and Earth Rejoice concert was created by the Grammy-nominated Ensemble Cherubim choir, acclaimed director Marika Kuzma, singer Vira Slivotsky and world renowned filmmaker Jonathan Lynn. In this concert, they combined favorite songs and Christmas stories from the USA, UK and Ukraine.

Cost: $ 30

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Dear Readers! Please note that due to the coronavirus epidemic, some events may be canceled or postponed to other dates. Therefore, before visiting, we recommend that you check the information on the organizer's websites.

But we have collected a lot of interesting events for you online:

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In addition, interesting look for events for every day of the week in our calendar. Come in, find out, share with your friends. Before visiting, check the organizer's websites for details and locations of events, as they may change.

Keep us updated on what is happening in your city. Send information about events for the Russian-speaking diaspora to