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    See a funky lighting ceremony in McCarren Park on Sunday

    Fri Dec 11

    Looking for something more offbeat than the usual Christmas tree illuminations ? Then head to Greenpoint's McCarren Park this Sunday at 6pm when the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition lights up artist Jason Krugman's Living Objects , which consists of three surreal sculptures of humanoid figures. From the preview image, it looks like something that will genuinely instill cheer in viewers of all ages. Don't forget to bundle up!

    Keep the kids busy over break at a holiday mini-camp

    Fri Dec 11

    Stressing about what to do with the kids over winter break? A holiday mini-camp may be the answer (especially if you have to work!) Whatever your kid's into—art, theater or sports—there are programs for most interests. Although they're admittedly pricey, many of the camps offer pay-per-day options, so you can pick the dates that work for your schedule and budget. Be sure to register soon, as many camps fill up quickly.

    Friday's pick of the day: Caroling at the Morgan

    Fri Dec 11

    Get your holiday groove on at the Morgan tonight at a free concert, during which carolers will serenade you and your brood with classic and contemporary holiday tunes. (We assume there'll even be a nod to Hanukkah, since it starts at sundown!) The singing ensemble hails from Mannes College's New School for Music and will be performing indoors for two solid hours—plenty of time to swing by, warm up and croon a ditty or two along with your kiddos.

    What to do this weekend: Dec 12-13 event picks

    Fri Dec 11

    With Hanukkah beginning tonight and Christmas less than two weeks away, there are all kinds of holiday happenings around the city. Bonus: Many of them are free or super cheap. Kick off the Festival of Lights this weekend at the 14th St Y's celebration or the JCC's Open House , both free, or browse our roundup of all Hanukkah events . If it's Christmas fun you're looking for, head to the Village to make cheerful noise on Saturday at the Unsilent Night Parade , where locals tote boom boxes from Washington Square to Tomkins Square Park to create a "sound sculpture." If you're looking for something quieter, catch The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday or bring your brood to Riverside Church for an afternoon of crafts, eats and more at Saturday's indoor winter festival . Our favorite holiday pick this weekend has to be the FDNY's annual Santa Rescue on Sunday, where members of New York's Bravest will rescue Saint Nick from the roof of the Fire...

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