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7 things to do this weekend in NYC, Dec. 11-14

What’s Nu: The State of Brooklyn’s Jewish Delis
Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
$10, brooklynhistory.org

While the day of the Jewish deli on every Brooklyn corner has come and gone, there are still a few out there that continue to dish out the corned beef with that old school charm. Check out this convo between deli historian Ted Merwin and a few deli folk from Junior’s, Mile End, and Jay and Lloyd’s Kosher Deli. Don’t you wish you’d majored in deli history in college?

Pop² Brooklyn Holiday Pop-Up Market
Dec. 12-13, 4 p.m.
200 Livingston St.
Free, downtownbrooklyn.com

Over 25 Brooklyn-based vendors will participate in the two-day pop-up market with food trucks, beer, art installations, DJs and more. Shamanic Stylist, Mynlyn, Sole Rebel Art, Jwhite, Mitch Mallows and Brooklyn Oenology are a few confirmed vendors, while Mexicue, Mamu Thai Noodle and Red Hook Lobster Pound are a few confirmed food trucks. Eat, drink, shop, repeat.

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The Ugly Sweater Party 3
Dec. 13, 10 p.m.
China Chalet, 47 Broadway
Free, chinachaletrestaurant.com

It’s ugly sweater season so don’t be shy, everyone’s sporting them. Don your ugliest piece of wool, cotton, whatever and get down to the hot spot for magic holiday treats, drinking games, giveaways and prizes, drunk food and smooth jams spun by DJ Black Irish.

Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
Dec. 13-14, 10 a.m.
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave.
Free, handmadecavalcade.com

Buy some unique gifts from local small businesses this holiday season like clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, soaps and more. Take your chances at some big prizes in a raffle and show up early — the first 100 people through the door each day will receive a goodie bag.

‘Tears become ... streams become ...’
Through Dec. 21, Sunday 7 p.m.,Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat. 8 p.m.​
Armory on Park, 643 Park Ave.
$45-$90,armoryonpark.org

In a feat of engineering and imagination, the Armory slowly floods over an hour as pianist Helene Grimaud plays pieces from Debussy, Liszt and more. As the hall becomes a shallow pool, creating the effect of standing on the brink of a parallel world, lighting and smoke add to the disorienting effect. The installation is also open to visitors outside of showtimes .

WME’s Gimme Books Holiday Pop-Up Bookstore
Dec. 13-14, 1 p.m.
2 Rivington St.
Free,wmeentertainment.com

WME are taking their curated global traveling bookstore and parking it right here in NYC for the weekend. With a collection of hand-picked books from their own literary agents, you’re guaranteed to find that gift for your special someone… or yourself! Plus Amy Sedaris, Emma Straub, Meg Wolitzer and more authors will participate in live in-store events.

SFNYC Book Club: ‘The 3-Day Reset’
Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
National Gourmet Institute
48 W. 21st St. #2
Free w/RSVP,slowfoodnyc.org

Join author Pooja Mottl for a chat, tasting and book signing as you learn how to reset your system in only 72 hours with Mottl’s method to change your cravings from delicious junk food to delicious wholesome food.

 
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