The exhibit feature ancient, rarely seen fossils, and life-like models, including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur (Yutyrannus huali) and a small four-winged dromeosaur (Anchiornis huxleyi) with a 22-inch wingspan and vivid, patterned plumage. Visitors will encounter a tiny dinosaur whose sleeping posture precisely echoes that of a living bird, an extinct-dinosaur nest containing remains of the adult that guarded the hatchlings, and the fossil cast of a relative of Triceratops that had simple feathers on its body. 10 am to 4 pm.
More than 150 New York City landmarks are recreated in miniature out of bark, nuts, leaves and other plant parts. Large scale model trains zip around such familiar sites as the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. A recent addition of 3,000-square-feet of exhibition has made room for new trains, bridges and tracks. See website for extended hour). Closed on Thanksgiving. Reservations strongly recommended. 10 am to 5:30 pm.
Lace up those skates and get sliding across the ice. 10 am to 6:30 pm.
Presented by the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, this holiday show celebrates the holiday season with song, dance and puppetry. See what happens when Baby Bear invites Santa to star in Mama and Papa’s annual show. Interactive participation too! Reservations are strongly advised. Closed on Nov. 24 and Dec. 24 through 25. Special times for Nov. 25, Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30. 10:30 am, noon, and 2:30 pm.
The cast of the largest dinosaur that ever walked the earth is now on exhibit. The 122-foot long dino is residing on the fourth floor. This giant herbivor belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, and weighed about 70 tons. 11 am to 5 pm.
An exhibit of Viktor Koen’s digital photos of bizarre myths and chimerical creatures. An anthology of short fiction accompanies the pieces. 11 am–6 pm.
Artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with musician and personality Iggy Pop as model and subject. Come see the results! 11 am–6 pm.
The shop, built to mimic a boxing ring, will offer products from Opening Ceremony’s new CLUB USA capsule collection. The collection draws inspiration from 1980s and 1990s sportswear, featuring block logos, composition book prints, and summer colors. 11 am–6 pm.
The iconic feminist artist’s first retrospective, highlighting her technical virtuosity and examination of some of our deepest cultural impulses, compulsions, and fantasies. 11 am–6 pm.
An exhibit of 21 artists who have rendered famous buildings and scenes in and around the Fulton Street Mall, including Gage & Tollner, the Dime Savings Back, and Junior’s. Noon–5 pm.
Get creative with a variety of Jewish themed crafts to choose from! 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
The student choral group performs holiday classics, including “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “Baby, Its Cold Outside,” and “O Holy Night.” 6 pm.
The author of "Another Brooklyn" discusses her first novel for adults in 20 years. 7 pm.
Each night in December, a volunteer cooks a meal for 15–20 people, and provides an artistic element for the night. Everyone is welcome. 7–9 pm.
Crooner Martin McQuade sings Sinatra tunes, include many Christmas chestnuts. 7–10 pm.
Dublin Guitar Quartet makes its debut at BAM. 7:30 pm.
BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group present a cheeky yet reverent homage to "The Nutcracker." Set in the swinging ’70s, an evil Rat Queen promises to restore the Princess Pirlipat’s beauty if a young man can crack the “hard nut” with his teeth. 7:30 pm.
An exhilarating New York City tradition, BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group once again present the holiday classic The Hard Nut—a cheeky yet reverent homage to The Nutcracker. For this updated classic fairytale, Morris sets the action in the swinging 70s, complete with go-go boots, G.I. Joe soldiers, a dancing Barbie doll, and inspired gender-bending casting. The Hard Nut takes its title from the story-within-a-story from Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, wherein an evil Rat Queen promises to restore the Princess Pirlipat’s beauty if a young man can crack the “hard nut” with his teeth. 7:30 pm.
Performed in a chocolate factory, LoftOpera’s version of the Shakespeare staple utilizes immersive video elements to explore the magic, horror, and complicated psychologies found in the dark tale. With a 33-piece orchestra. 8 pm.
LoftOpera uses immersive video elements to explore the magic and horror of Shakespeare’s tragedy, inside the soon-to-open Mast Chocolate Factory. 8 pm.
A free comedy show featuring free latkes! With Ryan Schutt, Maria Wojciechowski, Josh Johnson, and many more. 8 pm.
A sexy take on the classical ballet, featuring opera, circus, vaudeville, burlesque and naughty fun. 8 pm.
A night of comedy hosted by Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins. With comdians Mona Chalabi, Alexis Coe, James Hamblin, Hadiyah Robinson, and Charla Lauriston. 8 pm.
In each show, three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a panel of real scientists. This show’s topic? Therapy. 8 pm.
The comedy collective welcomes Sasheer Zamata, Grant Lyon, Adam Burke, and more. Hosted by Mike Lebovitz. 9 pm.
The Chicago-style comedy collective presents an intimate night of comedy with NYC’s funniest. This week features Sasheer Zamata ("SNL"), Grant Lyon (“Comics Unleashed”), Petey DeAbreu (“Petey’s World”), Adam Burke (NPR), and Jeff Steinbrunner. 9 pm.
Comedian Kevin Maher and guests host a video variety show celebrating weird and wonderful holiday specials. 9:30 pm.
The Rockettes are kicking up their heals for another fabulous season of ho, ho, ho. This holiday tradition begins when the curtain rises, the music swells, and the dancers kick their way onto the stage. Enjoyable for every age. various times.
To represent the abundant birdlife and environment of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Hilary Lorenz has arranged the richly colored and textured prints along the hallway in groups of aquatic birds including Canada geese, mallard ducks, wood ducks, mergansers, seagulls, and more. 8 am–11 pm.
5th Annual Holiday Train Show is an iconic holiday image of a model train, whirring by as it circles the base of a brightly-lit tree, evoking feelings of warmth and wonder in children and adults alike. To the delight of all, Lionel trains will journey along a 34’ long, two-level, “O”gauge model train layout, departing from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole. This year’s exhibit showcases Lionel’s Grand Central Express, Metro-North, Pennsylvania Flyer, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets against a backdrop designed for the Museum’s 40th anniversary. 8 am to 8 pm.