This Week in Chelsea: December 23-29, 2019

Through Monday, December 23: “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” | Monday, Dec. 23 marks day 23 of The Flatiron Partnership’s annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” which offered  hot beverage giveaways, a prize wheel featuring gifts from local businesses, tote bags with discounts for holiday shopping, free winter wellness workout classes, a social media contest, activities, and holiday walking tours. See the below flyer for details–and to access the schedule of events for today, click here.

L to R: Must-see singers Billy Stritch, Klea Blackhurst, and Jim Caruso make the season bright, with their annual Christmas-themed run at Birdland Jazx Club. | Photo by Bill Westmoreland

Dec. 21-25, “A Swinging Birdland Christmas” at Birdland Jazz Club | The wonderfully charismatic and terribly talented trio of Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch stretch their holiday tradition into its tenth year, with 2019’s run of  A Swinging Birdland Christmas. In the much-loved manner of beloved seasonal specials of days gone by, Blackhurst, Caruso, and Stritch perform swinging arrangements of Christmas Waltz, Kay Thompson’s Holiday Season, Sleigh Ride, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Snow, and It Happened In Sun Valley, among other favorites. The trio will be joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums (Stritch mans the piano, as only he can). This will be a limited engagement of five performances, Dec. 21 – 25. All shows are at 5:30pm, except Mon., Dec, 23, at 7pm. For tickets and more info, click here. In conjunction with the run, the trio is proud to be releasing a new CD, Christmas at Birdland, released on Club44 Records (and featuring guest vocalist Donny Osmond!!). To order, click here.

Heat or Hot Water Off in Your Building? Here’s What to Do | There are enforceable standards to protect you from winter’s bitter cold—as Chelsea’s 10th Precinct of the NYPD reminded us, in a public safety-minded message sent via Twitter. We’re passing it along. Follow the 10th Precinct on Facebook, via #NYPD10PCT and on Twitter, via @NYPD10Pct. For more info, click here. The 10th Precinct tweeted: “If the heat or hot water is turned off in your building, please call 311. See the attached photo regarding the heating rules.”

Image via the 10th Precinct

Through Feb. 11, 2020: “Light 4 Nights” Exhibit at Hudson Guild Gallery. See the below flyer for details. Click here to be taken to the Hudson Guild website.


—Listings compiled by Scott Stiffler


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