Big Apple Circus: The Grand TourDamrosch Park (at Lincoln Center)
1 p.m. From $25, children under 3 (on lap) free with paid adult
A circus extravaganza set in the 1920s and featuring acts from the four corners of the globe.
ice skatingLasker Rink, north end of Central Park, closest entrance at 110th St and Lenox Ave.
Thanksgiving: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults, $7.50; youths, $4; seniors, $2.25; skate rentals, $6.50.
While away the day on ice skates.
The Imbible: Christmas Carol CocktailsThe Elektra Theatre, 669 Eighth Ave.
10:30-11:30 p.m. $75.
The team that brought you the Off-Broadway smash-hit “The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking” takes on Dickens in their latest installment of music, comedy, and cocktails.
nt Live Screening: “Hamlet”Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
2 p.m. $24; members, $20; senior/student, $22; 30 & under, $16.00.
Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Heart of a DogLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
5:30 p.m.$14; $12, seniors/students; $10, members.
Official Selection: New York Film Festival,Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival.
Discovery Walks for Families: North WoodsCentral Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street.
10 a.m. Free.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and through the North Woods.
Original Sin in Modern American ThinkingNew York Society for Ethical Culture, Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor, 2 W 64th St.
11 a.m. Free.
Zephyr Teachout; Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader presides.
Take the a Train: Billy Strayhorn’s 100th BirthdayLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
7 p.m. $25; $20, seniors; $30, day of show.
Saxophonists and clarinetists, Juilliard graduates Peter and Will Anderson and their quintet perform the music of Billy Strayhorn on his 100th birthday.
Operation: Tap LiveLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
8 p.m. Seniors, $25, $15, students, children.
An evening of tap dancing, live music, and film with performances from Ayodele Casel, Jason Janas, Michael Minery, Anthony Morigerato.
Veterans and the Cold War: Between Pacifism and Anti-CommunismFayerweather Hall 411, West 118th Street and Amsterdam Ave.
1-3 p.m. Free.
Presentation by Angel Alcade, PhD student at the European University Institute, and European Institute visiting scholar.
La Escuelita Spanish Language Children’s Book FairLa Escuelita, 302 West 91st St.
6-8 p.m. Free.
La Escuelita, a Spanish dual-language preschool on the Upper West Side, will hold its annual book fair December 1 and 2.
Paris Changes EverythingNew York Society for Ethical Culture, Room 508, 2 West 64th St.
Wisdom and World Affairs, Moderator: Ken Gans.
Great Books Discussion Group- The Persian WarsNew York Society for Ethical Culture, Elliott Library, Room 507, 2 West 64th St.
7-9 p.m. Free.
Larry Schiff, Tamara Bedic and Carol Kennedy, co-organizers and event hosts ; “The Persian Wars” by Herodotus.
An Evening with Joy Williams and Don DeLilloPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
7:30 p.m. $30; Members, $27; 30 and under, $15.
Joy Williams, author of the new collection, “The Visiting Privilege,” and Don DeLillo team up to present a selection of their fiction. Performed by James Naughton and others.