East 79th Street Neighborhood Association meetingTemple Shaaray Tefila, 250 East 79th St. (Second Avenue entrance)6 p.m. Discussion of 19th Precinct Police Report on neighborhood safety, including bike, vehicle and pedestrian incidents. Reports and updates from elected officials and their representatives. Bernard-Henri Lévy 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Kaufmann Concert Hall
7:30 p.m. From $38
The French philosopher in conversation with Thane Rosenbaum
Great Music at St. Bart’s — Adoration of the MagiSt. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Ave. at 51st Street
7:30 p.m.$25, $15 for students & seniors.
Singer Jeff Morrissey and St. Bart’s Music Director William Trafka present their popular Christmas program inspired by the elegant Nativity paintings found in the South Chapel of St. Bartholomew’s.
Revel in the Season: Byzantine Holiday Pop Up ConcertMetropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street
6–6:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission
Antiphonal works performed by master cantors of the Eastern Orthodox community, with musicians alternating parts in multiple languages, weaving an evocative sonic tapestry from an exotic past.
New York City Youth Poet Laureate Competition92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Kaufmann Concert Hall
4 p.m. Free
Showcasing the top teen poets in the city and the announcement of the 2015-16 NYC Youth Poet Laureate. Special appearance and reading by National Book Award winner Jaqueline Woodson.
The Larch EnsembleMetropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street, Great Hall Balcony
5-8 p.m. Free with Museum admission
Ralph Farris, violin and viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; and Stephen Gosling, piano, play works by Schumann, Piazzolla, Bach and holiday favorites.
Angelica Women’s Chamber ChoirChurch of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave. at East 66th St.
3 p.m. Suggested donation: $20; seniors & students, $10. Tickets at the door.
“In the Moon of Wintertime.” The Hastings-based women’s chamber choir, founded in 1996, has developed a rich repertory of music ranging from early anonymous music to contemporary compositions.
Holiday ConcertGuggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue
Dec. 20 & 21, 7 p.m. Floor seating, $40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process; Ramp standing, $10, $8 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process.
George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble playing holiday music in the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda.
Project Shaw — The Shewing-Up of Blanco PosnetLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
7 p.m. $30; VIP, $50; members & seniors $25; students, $20; children, $10.
The Shewing-Up Of Blanco Posnet, written in 1909, is Shaw’s rollicking tale of the Old American Wild West.
Make Music New York Pilgrimage Start West side of Fifth Avenue, at 64th Street
Prelude, James Holt. To join, let us know your voice part, then download our iPhone application, Susync, which we’ll use to synchronize performers. On the day of the performance, simply show up with your phone and a pair of earbuds.
Book Discussion Group67th Street Library, 328 East 67th St.
Carson McCullers’ “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter”
Anonymous 4: The Final ConcertMetropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street
6:30 & 8:30 p.m. Call 212-570-3949 for ticket availability.
The all-female a cappella ensemble sings its signature mix of ancient, traditional, and modern music in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, in front of the Met’s glorious Christmas Tree. These are the group’s final performances.
Northern Forts TourMeet at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
11 a.m. $15; $10, members
Highlights include McGowan’s Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter’s Battery and the Harlem Meer.
Israeli Folk Dancing92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Mack Gym
8:15 p.m. From $14.00
Open Session: Dancing for everyone! Open dancing with instruction of more advanced repertoire. Taught by Ruth Goodman.