Top 10 Events For This Weekend: December 23 & 24

Take a breather from all the Holiday preparations. Brooklyn Mamas has provided you with a round-up of events that are happening around town December 23 and 24.

ABT’s The Nutcracker
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker is now being performed by the American Ballet Theatre at BAM. Principal Dancers Veronika Part and Marcelo Gomes lead the cast of American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker with  choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky.
When: Through December 31, 2011 @ 7 pm.
Where: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, New York
Tickets: Starting at $25.
How to Buy: By Phone @ 718.636.4100;  Online or or in person BAM Box Office (Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York)

The Great Coney Island Spectacularium!
The Spectacularium exhibition is an immersive 360-degree sound and light spectacular along with 19th century waxworks, real relics form the previous Coney Island attractions and more.

When: December 24th from 12 am – 5 pm.
Where: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Click here for directions.

Admission: 99 Cents

Brooklyn Bowl
Why not take an hour of the day and go bowling as a family or with friends. Brooklyn Bowl, one of New York’s most popular bowling alleys is having a Family Bowl from 12 – 8 pm and from 12-2pm, Bowling and shoes are FREE.
When: December 24, 2011, Christmas Eve from 12 – 8 pm. From 12-2 pm, Bowling and Shoes are FREE
Where: 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718 – 963-3369

Zoomin’ Zoetropes
If you ride the Q train from Brooklyn to Manhattan you undoubtedly have seen the lights and shapes as you emerge onto the Manhattan bridge. This is Bill Brand’s Arts for Transit installation, Masstransiscope.
When: December 24, 2011 at 1:30pm
Where: Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York
Phone: 718- 694 – 1792

The Firefly Star

Three Kings Day, El Dia de los Reyes is a bilingual production presented by the Shadow Box Theatre. The Firefly Star – El Dia de los Ryes, stars, Raton Perez, the heroic little mouse, Senorita Margarita, the ladybug, and the Three Kings who, like Santa Claus, bring gifts to all the children. Your children will be singing and dancing with cast performers as they help the show’s heroes save the day. Children will also  learn about  Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa in a group sing along.
When: December 23, 2011 –  morning performance time schedule varies 10, 10:30, and 11:30 AM; Call 212-724-0677 for specific showtimes.
Running Time: 50 minutes
Ages: 3 to 7
Where: P.S. 3/The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
How to buy: 212- 724 -0677 to pay by phone and visit for other payment methods.

Moxie Spot Storytime
When: December 23, 2011 at 12 pm
Where: The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue
Phone: 718- 923-9710

Free Family Movie Night
The Moxie Spot starts off with short followed by  A Year Without a Santa Claus

When: December 23, 2011 short starts off at 6:15 followed by the movie feature presentation at 6:45ish
Where: The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue
Phone: 718- 923-9710

Art Works
When: December 23, 2011 at 11:30
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue
Ages: 5 and up

Lights of Our Lives
Gleaming lights shimmer in many homes during the winter. Children explore the symbol of light in the stories and traditions of Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukah, Diwali and more. Children will also create a light-inspired craft.
When: December 24, 2011 at 1:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue
Ages: 6 and up


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