Here’s what to do in New York this weekend

Rockefeller center christmas tree lighting
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit during last year’s ceremony.
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HOLIDAY

Rosemary’s Second Annual Rooftop Tree Lighting & Caroling Party

Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Rosemary’s
18 Greenwich Ave.
Free, 212-647-1818
www.rosemarysnyc.com
Santa’s going to be a little confused this year when he gets to Rosemary’s and finds the Christmas tree on the roof, but hey, at least he won’t have to risk getting stuck in the chimney like he sometimes does. Join Rosemary’s for its rooftop tree lighting and caroling party. Sing your heart out while chomping on complimentary homemade cookies, zabaglione and house-pressed apple cider.

Judith Owen and Harry Shearer’s Holiday Sing-Along

Saturday, 9 p.m.
BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Ave, Ft. Greene
Free, 718-636-4100
www.bam.org
Spend your Saturday with principal Skinner, Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns … well, not exactly. But Harry Shearer, the man who voices all of those Simpsons characters, and his wife Judith Owen will be hanging out for their annual holiday sing-along with special guests Teddy Thompson, Alice Ripley, and more. Christmas songs range from “Winter Wonderland” to “F&*k Christmas,” so even a Scrooge can enjoy.

LIC Flea and Food Holiday Market

Saturday-Dec. 8, Dec 14-15, 21-22,
Corner of 46th Ave. and Fifth St.
5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City
Free, 718-866-8089
www.licflea.com
When December rolls around with its holiday cheer and freezing temperatures, the idea of traveling to the flea market is easily trumped by staying inside and cyber shopping. But not anymore! For three consecutive weekends the LIC Flea and Food Holiday Market moves indoors so you can peruse your favorite vendors’ tables from the usual outdoor market and more. The best in food, fashion and crafts plus live music, ping pong, autograph signings and photos with Santa await.

The 12th Annual JBF Greens Holiday Party

Sunday, 6 p.m.
The James Beard House
167 West 12th St.
$90, 212-627-2308
www.jamesbeard.org
Join the James Beard crew in celebrating this holiday season by trying food from some of NYC’s top chefs. On the roster: A.J. Black of Il Tesoro, Bryce Shuman of Betony and more, plus select wines from the Seeker, cocktails by Junior Merino and Stella Artois Beer. Reserve your tickets in advance.

FOOD + DRINK

The Brooklyn Cookie Takedown

Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m.
The Bell House
149 Seventh St., Gowanus
$15, 718-643-6510
www.thebellhouseny.com
You know who’s cool? The Cookie Monster. He loves cookies and eats as many as he wants — he’s a monster. Your ticket allows you to be cool like him, tasting every single cookie submitted into the contest. No matter what kind of cookie, you can eat it, and wash it down with a huge beer at the bar. Cookie chefs compete to be cookie king.

Chocolate and Spice Home Fermentation Fest

Sunday, 1 p.m.
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East Seventh St.
$20, 212-982-3006
www.jimmysno43.com
Let the fermentation festivities begin! Fuhmentaboudit!, Divine Chocolate and Jimmy’s No. 43 present this fermentation competition where contestants are challenged to make beer, wine, mead, cider, kombucha and more, all using chocolate and/or holiday spices. Your ticket gets you a taste of all entries, a vote and a free glass of Chris Cuzme’s “Divine Cocoa for Coconut” Cream Ale from 508 Gastrobrewery.

LECTURE

Selected Shorts: Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach

Dec. 11th, 7:30 p.m.
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
$28 (30 and under with ID: $15), 212-864-5400
www.symphonyspace.org
Chef David Chang and writer Peter Meehan present shorts from their quarterly journal of food and writing, Lucky Peach. David Cross (“Arrested Development”), Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha”), Mario Batali (dude in the orange Crocs) and more will be reading, commenting and hanging out. So an actress, a never-nude and a chef walk into a bar…



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