Selected Events (11/29) + Holiday Windows in NYCity 2014

Today’s “TOP 3″/ Selected NYCity Events – SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 2014
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Walk Off the Turkey – Health & Fitness

Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family Annual Thanksgiving Concert – Folk Music

A Tribute to Loretta Lynn – Country Music

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WALK OFF THE TURKEY (WOTT)
Bring your friends and relatives and join the other Shore walkers for our annual post-thanksgiving walk from Battery to the Little Red Lighthouse. This is the perfect way to socialize, enjoy the Hudson shoreline in the fall and walk off those pesky holiday calories at the same time. About 12 miles and 5 hours later we’ll be at the GW Bridge AND the Little Red Lighthouse. Bring lunch and water, plan to join others for a mid‐day snack at the end of the walk.
MEET: 10 AM at the front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
#1 train to South Ferry.
Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members,
212-330-7686 / shorewalkers.org

Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family Annual Thanksgiving Concert
”Arlo Guthrie returns to Carnegie Hall with the Guthrie family for an evening of folk songs, storytelling, and waxing philosophical, the first since the death of Pete Seeger, who first brought Guthrie to this hallowed stage for the annual holiday show more than forty years ago.” (NewYorker)
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave. (@ 57th St.)
8:00pm / $12.50-$70
212-247-7800 / 
carnegiehall.org

A Tribute to Loretta Lynn
“Loretta Lynn is a queen of country, with records dating back to 1960 and certifiable classics of the form including “You Ain’t Woman Enough” and especially her 1970 album “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” She is also, like many country stars, not immune to excess and schlock, so count her as a fun subject for a tribute.

The occasion here is arranged by Lenny Kaye, a longtime New York rock stalwart best-known as the guitarist for Patti Smith, and Tammy Faye Starlite, a striking talent who mixes down-home humor with wryness and spunk. Backed by the rockabilly band The Lonesome Prairie Dogs, the duo promises a tribute to the 82-year-old Ms. Lynn that tilts toward “reverence, deference…and maybe a touch of glittery camp.” (WSJ)
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place
At 7:30 p.m./ $15
212-539-8500 / joespub.com

editor’s note: a 2nd hard drive failure in 7 months (what’s going on here Apple!) requires a reduction in daily event info on this site until the hardware issues have been resolved. while we use borrowed equipment and until further notice, the daily “Fab 5” is now the “Top 3”. we look forward to restoring full service next week.

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity (pop. 8.4 million) had 54 million visitors last year and quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
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Holiday Windows in New York City 2014

Do me a favor, arrange your day so that you check out these windows after dark. They are so much more impressive at night.

Barneys holiday windows
This year, the Madison Avenue shop incorporates video, light installations and more forward-thinking concepts into its holiday displays. The theme is “A New York Holiday,” and elements include an interactive scene with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a “floating city” created with 3-D mapping and light projections.
Barneys New York 660 Madison Ave, at 61st St.
Thu Dec 4 – Wed Dec 31

Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows
Bergdorf Goodman was inspired by ice this year: The shop’s holiday windows all present variations on the theme “Holidays on Ice,” with displays devoted to Halloween (with a masquerade party), Valentine’s Day and even Arbor Day. (Ice-skating trees? One can hope.)
Bergdorf Goodman 754 Fifth Ave, at 58th St.
Until Wed Jan 7

Bloomingdale’s holiday windows
This year’s holiday windows at Bloomie’s puts the famous brown shopping bags into different shopping scenes around the world—everywhere from China and France to Great Britain and Italy (and, of course, Bloomingdale’s right here in New York City).
Bloomingdale’s 1000 Third Ave, at 59th St,
Thu Dec 4 – Wed Dec 31

Henri Bendel holiday windows
Henri Bendel has partnered with the estate of Al Hirschfeld to create window displays inspired by the celebrated cartoonist’s work. In one window, you’ll see 3-D depictions of celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Liza Minnelli and Woody Allen; in the store itself, Bendel’s giant tree becomes a playhouse for a model of Charlie Chaplin.
Henri Bendel 712 Fifth Ave, at 56th St.
Wed Dec 3 – Wed Dec 31

Lord & Taylor holiday windows
Children from NYC schools and Women in Need shelters were asked to create drawings based on the theme “What Is Christmas Made Of?” Those works, 125 of which are featured here, inspired the scenes in this year’s display.
Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth Ave, between 38th and 39th Sts.
Thu Dec 4 – Thu Jan 1

Macy’s holiday windows
Boasting a “Dream…and Believe” theme, Macy’s 2013 holiday windows depict a young boy’s journey through a magical dreamland. The six windows on the Broadway side of the store—Dream, Giving & Sharing, Joy, Beauty, Magic and Believe—use technology and LED lights to tell the story. Visiting families can also view the classic “Yes, Virginia…” windows on the 34th street side of the store.
Macy’s Herald Square 151 W 34th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves.
Wed Dec 10 – Wed Dec 31

Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows
This year, Saks debuted a new Snowflake Spectacular, a 3-D light show that plays out across the department store’s exterior each evening. The dazzling display is just one element of the shop’s holiday celebration: Window displays tell the story of the Saks Yeti, and also include an interactive window where visitors can display their own Yeti name (visit saks.com/snow for more details).
Saks Fifth Avenue 611 Fifth Ave, at 49th St.
Thu Dec 4 – Wed Dec 31

Tiffany & Co. holiday windows
Behind the windows into which Holly Golightly once gazed so admiringly, Tiffany’s conjures an image of a yuppie wintertime fantasia: the Upper East Side on Christmas Eve. The miniature brownstone scenes are replete with tiny chandeliers and garlands, and those well-known baby-blue boxes are strewn beneath the trees.
Tiffany & Co. 727 Fifth Ave, between 56th and 57th Sts.
Thu Dec 4 – Wed Dec 31

This comprehensive description and much more useful holiday info, including a holiday windows slide show, can be found at TONY magazine’s Christmas in NewYork Guide.

For more holiday windows photos, try the slideshows at the NYT and Refinery 29.

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