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    Ice-carving competition at the Bronx Zoo this weekend

    Fri Dec 25

    On Sunday, December 27, hit the Bronx Zoo for its first-ever ice-carving competition, featuring 15 professional carvers tackling 660 pounds of ice...each! From 11am to 3pm, the pros will chip away, creating various animals. At 4pm, the winner will be crowned by the judging panel, which includes Susie Fogelson from The Next Food Network Star . The works will stay on display at the zoo for a week following the event. Photo courtesy of Julie Larsen Maher WCS.

    Friday's pick of the day: Family Celebration at the Jewish Museum

    Fri Dec 25

    Guess what, Jewish parents? You don't have to go out for Chinese food and a movie tomorrow! Instead, treat your kids to a wonderful day of culture at the Upper East Side's Jewish Museum . The institution's Christmas day Family Celebration features drop-in art workshops from 11:30am--3pm, concerts by Metropolitan Klezmer at 12:30 and 2pm, a chance to take a very offbeat and funny family portrait, and guided family tours. The event, which is free with museum admission, wraps up at 4pm. Click here for other December 25 options.

    Merry Christmas! Here's a homegrown holiday tune

    Fri Dec 25

    Heard Rudolf a time or three too many? Meet Cowboy Greg, an Astoria local and enthusiastic uncle of seven who contends that bovines are the new reindeer. Enjoy!

    What to do this holiday weekend: Dec 24-27 event picks

    Thu Dec 24

    So...are you ready for tomorrow? That's the $69,000 question, isn't it? Don't worry, life will return to normal within 24 hours or so, but you'll still have to figure out how to amuse the brood over break. We've got a bunch of suggestions this holiday weekend, most of them free or cheap. Start your Christmas off right with a host of complimentary celebrations around town, including caroling in Washington Square Park and Stuyvesant Square Park , or a holiday pageant on the Upper East Side. Those of you who celebrate Christmas will probably be pretty busy on December 25, but for families who finished opening their Hanukkah presents last week, there is a trio of festive Jewish gatherings that make a great alternative to a movie and Chinese. On Saturday, catch free flicks for kids of all ages at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab , hit the JCC's complimentary open house or hear stories in Bryant Park. On Sunday, take a retro ride on an MTA nostalgia...

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