It’s past Christmas now but you can enjoy the artsy side of the New York holiday until January 3rd and you can thank Lincoln Center/ 

WHAT: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
WHERE: David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
WHEN: Thru Jan. 3

There is never a bad performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.  Never. The classic returns this year to Lincoln Center, with New York City Ballet with principal Sterling Hyltin reprising her role as the famed, Sugarplum Fairy.

Tradition sways heavy in the city. The dancers (a little bird told us) bring each other bubble cake which they munch between performances. The aroma is like pumpkin spice.  


It’s almost 2015, if hanging out in clubs seems boring, try being on a boat and start 2015 with Spirit Cruises!

It’s a tasty buffet and live DJ music. The New Year's Day Lunch Cruise, priced from $49.90 per adult, includes a lunch buffet. Boarding for the cruise will take place Jan. 1 at 11:30 a.m. for a sailing from noon to 2 p.m. 

The New Year's Day Dinner Cruise, priced from $89.90 per adult, will feature a dinner buffet. Boarding for the cruise will take place Jan. 1 at 6:30 p.m. for a sailing from 7 to 10 p.m. 

Both cruises will depart from Chelsea Piers. To book, call 866.483.3866 or book your cruise online.


Broadway and Motown is a great mix.  Check out Motown’s original supergroups, The Temptations and The Four Tops; they perform together live on Broadway at the legendary Palace Theatre. 

It’s the Broadway event of the holiday season. The groups will perform together for seven nights only, from Dec. 29 thru Jan. 4.  Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, btw W. 46th & W. 47th sts.

NEW YEARS’ EVE eating!

Do you crave sanctuary for 2015?  I do, so we are going to Sanctuary T Restaurant to celebrate the new year. 

Why?  Easy!  They offer yummy cuisine, artisanal tea blends and signature cocktails. 

This New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy a special four-course menu, priced at $55 per person, while watching the Times Square Ball Drop from the restaurant’s large projection screen and savoring a complimentary glass of champagne with dinner. 

To make a reservation, call 212.941.7832. 337B West Broadway, at Grand St.,