Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free


Santacon, of course. This year’s anarchy benefits Food Bank NYC, so bring canned food. They’re hoping to double last year’s half-ton haul.


Isaac Mizrahi narrates Peter and the Wolf with the Julliard Ensemble at the Guggenheim ($30).

Whit Stillman’s going to be at a 20th Anniversary showing of Metropolitan at the 92d Street Y ($12).

Center for Book Arts holiday gift fair.

Handmade in New York Craft Fair at St. Anthony’s on Sullivan Street.

Candlelight tour of the holiday decorations at the Bartow-Pell Mansion.

And the Dreidel Will Rock at the Knitting Factory. Hannukah headbanging with Gods of Fire and the 2009 dreidel championships. Must be 21. ($10 online, $15 at the door).

Menorah Horah Burleque and klezmer punk in Brooklyn ($12 in advance, $15 at the door).

Unsilent Night NY Roll-your-own crowdsourced music event meets up at the Washington Square Arch at 7.

Stargazing in Inwood Park.


The Bike Clowns are throwing a New Orleans-style funeral procession in Williambsburg for the Bedford Avenue bike lane at 2.

The FDNY rescues Santa from the roof of the Fire Museum, followed by a photo op (Adults $5, Students $2, Kids $1).

Flushing historic house holiday tour, with trolleys ($10 adults, 12 and under free), crafts, refreshments and carolers. Another one on Staten Island is free.

Degenerate Craft Fair and cocktail reception in Williamsburg.

The Might Be Giants are playing 2 benefit concerts for the New York Hall of Science at the New York Hall of Science ($35).

Candlelight tree lighting at Carl Schurz Park, with cookies and carols.

Build an edible menorah in Central Park.

All weekend:

The original manuscript of A Christmas Carol is on display at the Morgan (w/admission).

Free skating at Wollman Rink with Clean Air NY.

NYCreates craft fair and free admission to the Brooklyn Historical Society.

The vendors at the Brooklyn Indie Market in Carroll Gardens are donating 10-15% of this weekend’s take to Brooklyn Community Housing and Services for homeless services.

Winter Blast designer’s market in Astoria.


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