Think of the Monty Python double feature and all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet at 92Y Tribeca as the Jewish version of milk and cookies and Miracle on 34th Street.
Things to do for December 24, 2008
The Weekender: Holiday Edition
Goodfellas, bearded barmen and lots of ice.
The weekend is under the tree early, with a nice big bow.
Nothing says Christmas like a landslide of velour jumpsuits, random violence and oversized sunglasses. Lincoln Center is trotting out six glorious days of Scorsese, from Goodfellas and Casino to Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. You talkin' to me?
Clinton Street Baking Co. Holiday Brunch
If you happen to be sticking around this holiday season, brunch bigtimers Clinton Street Baking Co. are staying open and adding a few festive items (think potato pancakes with sour cream and apple sauce). It's their little savory gift to you.
There isn't much that hasn't been seen from the likes of Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. So you may want check out the sketchbook drawings and rare works from these pop art stars while they're still… fresh.
If there's one thing the hirsute barkeeps from Death & Co, Clover Club, PDT and Little Branch take as seriously as their homemade bitters, it's their homemade beards. "Beard length," "touchability" and "beard etiquette" are some of the categories up for grabs in this beard-off. Unfortunately, Hemingway-ness isn't.
This three-story, dark-wood spa at the Peninsula Hotel takes you from relaxation (massages) to heat (sauna/steam) to cold. As in ice, shaved, dispensed from an ice fountain and applied to your body. Trust us, it's good for you.