Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: December 27-29

Erica Brosnan
December 26, 2019 - 4:09 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — It’s the final weekend of 2019 and before you make your New Year’s resolutions, you should check out some fun things to do this weekend in the Tri-State area.

From a movie under the stars to a Sunday full of football, here’s our picks.

Movies Under the Stars

Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and a screening of “Abominable” at the Chelsea Recreation Center this weekend.

When: Friday, Dec. 27 (6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Where: Chelsea Recreation Center (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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Jr. Zookeeper Day

Has your child ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper? This weekend, the Staten Island Zoo is inviting children of all ages to find out and join zookeepers in caring for the animals.

When: Friday, Dec. 27 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Where: Staten Island Zoo (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Price: $40 to $50

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New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Head to Madison Square Garden this Friday for a day full of hockey and fun when the New York Rangers take on the Carolina Hurricanes!

When: Friday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.

Where: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Phish Live In Concert

Phish is taking over Madison Square Garden once again for four days of rock n’ roll – all leading up to their New Year’s Eve show on Dec. 31. Get your tickets now for the most memorable way to end 2019.

When: Saturday, Dec. 28 through Tuesday, Dec. 31

Where: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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“Avengers Night” on Long Island

Enjoy “Avengers: Endgame” on the big screen again at the Cradle of Aviation on Long Island. Come dressed as your favorite superhero, meet local artists and enter for your chance to win tickets to next year’s Cradle-Con!

When: Saturday, Dec. 28 (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, N.Y.)

Price: $12 to $15

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Bret Michaels Live

Rock star Bret Michaels gained his fame as the front man of the glam rock band Poison but now is bringing his solo act to Long Island. Get tickets to see him now before he goes on tour with his band, Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

When: Saturday, Dec, 28 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Paramount (Huntington, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are back this weekend with their unique blend of athleticism, theater and comedy at the Nassau Coliseum. Get tickets now for a basketball event you’re not going to want to miss.

When: Sunday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Holiday Nostalgia Train Rides

Looking for a cheap way to entertain the family? The New York City Transit Museum is placing vintage 1930s R1-9 train cars in regular service every Sunday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Don’t miss your chance to travel through time – for just the cost of a MetroCard swipe!

When: Sunday, Dec. 29 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Where: 145th Street on the Downtown D Line (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $2.75

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The Eat Everything Bagel Tour

Take your taste buds on a tour through the Lower East Side this weekend and sample every type of bagel from a variety of cultures and so much more. Join an expert guide a take a two-and-a-half-hour tasting stroll through the streets, starting with a soft, warm everything bagel.

When: Sunday, Dec. 29 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Where: Lower East Side (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $30

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New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Head down to East Rutherford this weekend for a Sunday full of tailgating a football when the Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

When: Sunday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.

Where: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)

Price: Varies

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