With the onset of December comes the full-face rush towards the holidays that even your perpetually sarcastic and snarky bloggers are powerless to resist. So let’s jump right in to the noggy pool and see what’s going on around town, shall we?
Today is the first annual NYC Bloggers Do the Holidays Roundup organized by Manhattan User’s Guide, wherein 13 of the city’s bloghounds across different fields give you a rundown of holiday happenings, deals, outings, history and music. (But not 14 blogs? It’s fine, whatever, we’re not hurt, we’ll just sit quietly in the corner and keep knitting these dryer-lint mittens.)
Our buddies over at Brooklyn Based and The Skint were included, and their tips are solid as ever for the enterprising budget-conscious holiday reveler.
BB rounds up an off-beat collection of holiday outings, including a collection of Sesame Street Christmas moments showing at BAMcinemaTek and the best neighborhoods for gawking at holiday lights, as well as other craft fairs and a philosophy lecture aiming to prove the existence of Santa.
The Skint gives you its 30 Days of Skintmas (a new holiday we can all get behind), with a month’s worth of cheap or free things to do. Some of our favorites include: donating lightly worn shoes to get 30 percent off a new pair at the Adidas holiday shoe-swap event (plus cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and giveaways!); drinking a fancy foreign beer at Rolf’s for under a tenner; viewing the original hand-edited manuscript for Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” They also tell you where to get your 2010 NYC firefighter calendar signed for free, if you’re in to that sort of thing, which according to every woman we’ve ever talked to, lots of people are.
Here’s the rest of the list:
Give and Get NYC ‘Tis The Season to Volunteer
the improvised life unwrapping the holidays
Manhattan User’s Guide The Gift Guide
Mommy Poppins Offbeat and Multicultural Family Holiday Events
NY Barfly It’s the Holidays, Time to Drink
offManhattan Ten Holiday Getaways Near NYC
Patell & Waterman’s History of New York A little history with your holidays
The Strong Buzz Holiday Eats Old and New
WFMU’s Beware of the Blog Happy Freakin’ Holidays Playlist
Walking Off the Big Apple The Thin Man Walk: A New York Holiday Adventure with Nick and Nora Charles