Monday, December 7, 2009


By Polly Guerin
December 7, 2009

Gather snowflakes while you may, for singing fills the winter night. Listen to the melodious song Christmas will be here before too long. And have you heard the angels singing? Raising their voices all around the star lit town most events are Free and oh what glee to hear such joyous ringing of percussion, brass and bells!!! Here’s the scoop!!!
Calling all Angels!!! Let voices rise up with cheer at the 5th Annual Carol Sing with seasonal choral music for harp and strings by Houkom, Paulus & Willan at (MAPC) the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, December 16th at 7 pm, 921 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street. FREE Admission! Audience carols, poetry and readings with the Saint Andrew Chorale & Orchestra, children’s Choirs. Andrew Henderson & Mary Huff, conductors, John 7 Joyce Evans, readers. Then on December 20th THE PIPES OF CHARISTMAS features Music of the Season performed on pipes, and organ and brass. For more info: Tel: 212.288.8920;
Scandinavia lights up the holidays with the Annual Holiday Concert with (SCO) the Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra at ASF) American Scandinavian Foundation’s Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. (38th Street). Led by its founder Per Tengstrand and Magnus Martensson, SCO will perform classical works along with traditional Scandinavian Christmas music in a special concert that celebrates the magic of the holidays in Scandinavia. Sunday, December 13, at 4pm $25 ($15 ASF members). There’s a Swedish Children’s Christmas Workshop on December 12th at 1 pm. Children will experience how Swedes prepare for Christmas in a customary julpysseldag (Christmas craft day). They will created their own decorations and learn the secrets of making traditional holiday items like woven hearts, yarn tomtar and paper angels. Cost $6 ($4 ASF members, ages 5 to 10. FREE is the Saturday morning storytelling with Hans Christian Anderson storytellers, Dec. 12 and Jan. 9, 11am, ages 5+. Stories and songs from Sweden by Therese Folkes-Plaire. Last chance to see the film THE LAST FARM Wed., Dec.9th, 6:30pm & Sat.,Dec, 12 3pm. Tickets $9 ($6 ASF members).
FASHION’S NIGHT OUT, Italian Style is the place to be from Dec. 10th to Dec. 22 on New York’s Madison Avenue where MADE IN ITALY features a Free shopping spree with incentives. 30 Italian luxury purveyors who have banded together with special events, charity tie-ins, discounts, and gifts-with-purchase in the holiday spirit offering incentives to encourage shopping. By invitation: Made in Italy kicks off with a VIP party Dec. 10th at the Morgan Library & Museum on Madison at 36th Street with free sparkling wine at Giorgio Armani on Madison between 65th and 66th streets, an unveiling of Fretter’s limited edition collection with Town & Country editor in chief Pamela Fiori, on Madison between 65th and 68th streets, and a cocktail party at Bric’s, on Madison between 54th and 55th Streets to support the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia Cancer and AIDS research. All this and more sponsored by The Italian Trade Commission and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District. For a VIP invite contact:
TARGET-TO-GO Comes to New York for the Holidays at Gansevoort and Washington Streets at the entrance to the High Line. Don’t get fooled it’s not a store or even a pop-up shop. It’s a fa├žade with a list of different products to choose from. Shoppers will request products by number at the ordering window and then go to another window to pick up your purchase, which will be wrapped and ready to place under the Christmas tree. Target To-Go runs from Dec. 11th to 13th, from 10am to 8pm. WHEW!!! New York may still not have a Target, but Target-To-Go is worth the visit.
Well, Ta Ta, my darlings. I’m off to hear the angels singing and do a little holiday shopping myself. Fan mail welcome: A visit to my blogs will give you greater insight into the world of pomp and circumstance. If fashion is your passion go to For beauty advice from a sage of the ages go to HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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