“The Magic Flute” Talent Unlimited High School, JREC Auditorium, 317 East 67th St.
4 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at the door
A shortened version of Mozart’s opera staged by senior award-winning vocal and dance majors and directed by Jayne Skoog.
Open House with Assemblywoman Seawright1365 First Avenue
A holiday gathering at Seawright’s office.
RSVP at 212-288-4607
MESSIAH (Part One - Christmas) and Johann Christian Bach’s MAGNIFICAT Assembly Hall of Hunter College, East 69th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $12.00 general admission; $5.00 children, student or senior citizens; free for Hunter College students with I.D.
The Hunter College Choir, under the direction of Matthew Rupcich and James D. Wetzel, will present the Christmas portion of
The December concert will include Johann Christian Bach’s setting of the MAGNIFICAT, assisted by student soloists and accompanied by a Baroque-sized orchestra.
772-4448 for information and ticket reservations.
The Yorkville NutcrackerThe Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Dec. 11, 7 p.m.
For showtimes Dec. 10-13, visit www.dancespatrelle.org. $45-$85
Yorkville Holiday Exhibit & Sale
Church of the Holy Trinity - Draesel Hall, 316 East 88th St.
Friday, Dec. 11, 5-8 p.m. (opening reception); Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
A holiday showcase of select local artisans, offering New Yorkers a quality, handcrafted alternative for their holiday shopping
Americas Society, 680 Park Ave.
7 p.m. Free for members; $10 for non-members.
The launch of “Review 91,” marking the 47th year of publication of the Society’s flagship journal, will feature comments by editor Daniel Shapiro and others.
7th Annual Blessing of the Animals
Christ Church of Manhattan, 520 Park ave at 60th St.
2 p.m. Free.
Seventh Annual Blessing of the Animals - an Open Invitation to Pet Parents and their Beloved Pets.
Central Park Tour
77th Street and Central Park West.
1-3 p.m.$15, $25/2 & $12 students and seniors.
Visit some of the rarely seen parts of the “people’s park” and discover some of the secrets of the park.What is the real story behind the Dairy?.
Civic Grandeur: Preserving Public Buildings
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd St.
6:30 p.m. Free for members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.
A panel of experts discusses how we can best protect the storied past of our civic buildings, while meeting 21st century demands.
67 Street Library, 328 East 67th St.
Learn to protect yourself when shopping online, as well as what services are available and how to take advantatge of them.
Great Music at St. Bart’s — a Joyous Christmas Concert
St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Ave. at 51st St.
7:30 p.m. $40, $25; students/seniors receive $10 discount.
This beloved New York holiday tradition combines the choral forces of St. Bart’s, New York City’s largest pipe organ, and a chamber orchestra for a concert of Christmas favorites.
Cooking with Flora: Holiday Plum Pudding Workshop
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61st St.
6:30-8 p.m. $25 adults, $20 members & students
Join Flora Miller, head cook of the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1830, to prepare a plum pudding from a historic recipe. Learn period cooking techniques and the history of puddings and holiday preparations in early 19th-century America. All supplies included. Reservations required.
The Future of Faith 92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street
7:30 p.m. From $32
Join former NBC newsman and “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory and religious scholar Erica Brown as they discuss issues of faith, identity and leadership in your personal and professional life.
Community Board 8Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th St. (First-Second), Draesal Hall
Full board meeting.