Free coffee and donuts till 12/18 in Whitehead lobby 8 pm. Extended Library hours: Friday till 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 9pm. Friday: Tree Lighting Celebration 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Join Community Board 17 for the lighting of the holiday tree in celebration of the season. Paerdegat Park, Brooklyn
Saturday: Holiday tree lighting featuring a toy drive and steel pan orchestra performance featuring Metro Steelpan Orchestra and other live entertainment. 270 Lenox R. at Nostrand Avenue, 5 pm. Floating Kabarette featuring aerial and acrobatic feats, a late-night dance party at Galapagos Art Space at 16 Main St. at Water Street galapagosartspace.com 10:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 21 and 28 10:30 pm $25 ($20 in advance). Unsilent Night at Washington Square Park 6:45pm. A mass musical mobile, with composer Phil Kline’s annual electronic tribute to the joy of caroling. Tote your boombox to the Washington Square Park arch, where you will be issued a cassette or CD (apps available) A single musical movement in literal movement, Unsilent Night is a spectacle of tintinnabulation to delight participants and bystanders alike. It all ends with a few magically meditative minutes in Tompkins Square Park.
Sunday: McCarren Rink at the park. In Manhattan, the Winter Village at Bryant Park is a beautiful setting, especially at night when the lights make it a winter wonderland. The skating is free, and you can rent. Holiday concert with the Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus and Brooklyn Community Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform at Kingsbororough Community College 2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street Brooklyn 2 pm free. American Fine Craft Show Saturday and Sunday at the Brooklyn Museum with everything from ceramics, glass and fine art to fashion, jewelry. Tickets to the craft show include admission to the Brooklyn Museum americanartmarketing.com. Portraits of NY Chinatown till April 13, 2014 at the Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre St. (Centre/Grand) Manhattan, mocanyc.org.