11/28-29: NYC Lighted Boat Parade

Plus “Nutcracker in the Lower” returns, last call for Vermeer’s Milkmaid and more

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Friday, Nov 27, 2009  |  Updated 11:45 AM EDT
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11/28-29: NYC Lighted Boat Parade

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Boats light up NYC on Saturday night.

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GLOW: NYC’s tour vessels are getting decked out in holiday finery in time for Saturday night’s First Annual New York Harbor Lighted Boat Parade, set to close the year-long Hudson River Quadricentennial Celebration. The route begins on the West Side of Manhattan at approximately West 23rd street at 6:30PM, see the full route for details.

‘MAID’ OF HONOR: Hey, art procrastinators: It’s the final weekend to catch Vermeer’s Milkmaid at the Metropolitan Museum. After this, seeing the 17th-century masterpiece is going to involve a ticket to Amsterdam, where she’ll resume her spot at the Rijksmuseum. More information here.

CRACKED: Hip-hop beats electrify Tchaikovsky’s score and dance pros pointe alongside neighborhood toddlers at the Urban Ballet Theater’s “Nutcracker in the Lower”, back for its ninth (!) year at the Abrons Arts Center. Kicks off Saturday, runs through 12/5.

ROCK THIS WAY: In the spirit of the fabled Punk-Rock-Heavy Metal Karaoke at Arlene Grocery, the Bell House invites you to rock out backed by a live band at Rock Star Karaoke. (Check out the song list over here: rockstarkaraokenyc.com/songlist.html.) A request: We can never get enough of Heart’s “Alone”. Saturday, 8:30PM.

WATER’S EDGE: And another last call for great art: The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs wraps this weekend at the Museum of the City of New York. Photographers like Berenice Abbott and Diane Cook capture the changes of waterfront New York over the last near-century. A compelling reminder that NYC is, at heart, a port town. More information here.

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