Join WLIW21 at Winter’s Eve, New York City’s largest holiday festival on Monday, December 2, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.! Festivities kick off with a tree lighting in Dante Park at W. 63rd Street and continue with free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings, and so much more along Broadway from Columbus Circle to W. 70th Street.
WLIW21’s family activities have a new location this year. Visit us at Kids’ Central at Raymour & Flanagan (1961 Broadway, corner of W. 66th Street) to meet one of your favorite PBS characters and enjoy fun for the whole family.
ALL ARTS Performances
Reserve your seats at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center (130 W. 66th Street) as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of ALL ARTS, the broadcast channel, streaming app, and website dedicated to arts and culture 24/7 and created by WNET, parent company of New York’s PBS station WLIW21. Our Winter’s Eve performances cover a range of genres and give you the access to the best of the arts. The celebration also includes special surprises and giveaways.
SCHEDULE: 6 – 9 p.m.
6PM: Heather Christian
Obie Award-winning composer, playwright and performer and 2019 Sundance Time Warner Fellow Heather Christian will perform selections from her recent music theater work, “Animal Wisdom” and her upcoming series of quasi-liturgical, music-forward podcasts, records, films, and live performances, “A Practical Breviary”. Guests also will enjoy a sneak preview of selections from Heather’s new work, “Oratorio for Living Things,” which premieres in the spring.
7PM: Raga Maqam
Get a sneak peak into the evolution of Raga Maqam, an ensemble bringing new to life the shared musical roots of Iraq and India, with this concert featuring songs in development for the debut of the 14-person ensemble in fall 2020. Iraqi-American composer, santur, and trumpet player Amir ElSaffar will be joined by Zafer Tawil (percussion, oud), George Ziadeh (oud), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Jay Gandhi (bansuri).
8PM: Shanelle Gabriel
Shanelle Gabriel brings her fusion of soulful singing and spoken word to the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. Be the first to enjoy a remix of one Shanelle’s favorite Christmas carols during this lively performance.