The teens and tweens of Roulette present "Heavenrunner," a new work of space film footage and live music written by a 16-year-old member of the ensemble. 8 pm.
Iranian comedian Mehran Khaghani hosts a weekly comedy show, with celebrity and comedian guests joining him on stage. 9 pm.
The Sheepshead Bay chapter of Business Network International meets to network and discuss business opportunities. 7–8:30 am.
Twice-weekly therapeutic yoga. All levels welcome. 7:15–8 am.
Fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers, grass-fed meat, fish, free-range eggs, and grass-fed dairy products. 8 am–6 pm.
Zip through tunnels, see familiar skyscrapers; and visit subway stops by viewing model trains. The layout Lionel Metro-North, New York Central and subway trains along with a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal is a great way to spend the holidays. 8 am to 8 pm.
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum will ride Hallyu (the Korean Wave) with a new exhibit that brings modern-day South Korea to New York City. 10 am to 5 pm.
The most valuable doll house ever and the finest miniature in the world will be on display this holiday season. Come and visit the house that contains over 30,000 miniatures including beds, pianos, and even champaign buckets - The house was designed and built by miniaturist Elaine Diehl and took over 2 years to create. 10 am –9 pm.
A beautiful, huge crystal nautilus shell with 30 grand luminescent fish, takes riders on an aquatic journey. 10 am to 10 pm.
The exhibit features the works of transit workers and delivers a perspective on recent major events, including the attacks of 9-11; Northeast Blackout, the Blizzard of 2010, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy with images, artifacts, oral histories and multimedia experiences. 10 am to 4 pm.
Through the power of theatre children learn how they can face up to bullies, find courage in friendship, work together and prevent discrimination with colorful fish puppets and the enchanted landscape deep beneath the sea. The musical is suitable for children in pre-K to second grade. Presented by the ShadowBox Theatre. Reservations required. 10:30 am.
Pitch the tents, the Big Apple Circus is returning for the 38th season. The GrandTour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage, audiences will be awed by the world-class entertainers as they perform breathtaking acts. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on their own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each performance. Various times between 11 am and 6:30 pm.
The annual event returns with more trains and more tracks with an additional 3,000 square feet of exhibition space. Displays include: Grand Central Terminal, Radio City Music Hall, the historic Hudson River Valley houses, Brooklyn Bridge, and Rockefeller Center. 11 am – 5 pm.
Pierogi’s newest exhibition showcases the work of 10 artists, including Meredith Allen, Lana Abu-Shamat, Nadja Bournonville, David Kramer, Sean Mellyn, and more. 11 am–6 pm.
Get creative with a variety of materials and make a Jewish themed project. Noon to 5 pm.
Abstract painter Liz Holly’s watercolor works are exhibited in "Here. There. Everywhere." With a blend of calligraphy and watercolor paints, Holly’s work reaches to represent the landscapes of everywhere from Pennsylvania to Brooklyn. Noon–9 pm.
Clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. 3 pm and 6 pm.
In recognition of World AIDS Day 2015, nonprofit Bridging Access to Care (BAC) has partnered with Raymour & Flanigan to host “Saving Our Homes, Saving Our Lives”, a charity awards benefit to help low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Rosie Perez and POZ magazine will be among the recipients. 6:30–9:30 pm.
Please come and visit and learn all about the fascinating programs awaiting your middle schooler (grades 6 through 8). The Genesis Program is co-educational for the academically talented. 6:30 pm.
An open house and introduction to Xaverian’s Genesis Program, a co-ed program for academically gifted students grade six to eight. Application packets available at the open house. 6:30 pm.
Join the Owl’s Head Park Horticulture Group for hot cocoa, seasonal songs from the chorus from the Guild for Exceptional Children and more. 7 pm to 8 pm.
Each night this month, the Open Source Gallery hosts an artist who cooks a free meal for 15-20 people and provides some kind of artistic element, like an exhibit, performance, or decoration. 7–9 pm.
Actor and comedian Harry Shearer and singer Judith Owen host a festive throw-back holiday show, with special performances from Alan Cumming, Mario Cantone, Paul Shaffer, Fred Willard, Bela Fleck, Olympia Dukakis, and many other celebrity guests. Proceeds support the Elton John AIDS Foundation. 7:30 pm.
A showcase of work by transgender, working class, and other marginalized queer artists. Original work will be raffled off to benefit the Queer Detainee Empowerment Program. 7:30–11 pm.
This ferocious, fresh version of Shakespeare’s monumental play "Henry IV" combines the classic tale about family, succession, and duty - and a woman’s prison, with the characters are played by women. 7:30 pm.