The holidays are here, and I’ve placed so many wintry events on my calendar that it’s bursting with possibilities as well as conflicts. Here’s what I’d love to do:
The now iconic Bust Holiday Craftacular. Need I say more?
December 12th & December 19th:
The New Amsterdam Market has but two Sundays left this year. On the 12th they’ll feature coffee, cocoa, and oranges, as well as the usual delicious market fare. And December 19th’s Solstice Market has been designated Bell Ringing Day. Not sure what that means, exactly, but it definitely will include plenty of regional holiday delights.
Have you ever attended one of John Wesley Harding’s Cabinets of Wonders? You really should. And on the 17th he hosts a special Christmas Cabinet of Wonders. With John Hodgman. And Gary Shteyngart. And John Roderick as Santa. What more does one need?
Maura and I welcome Melissa Wehrle and Kirsten Kapur for the next Handmade Crafternoon at the Library. I’m picturing this event as an oasis of knitting relaxation and fun amidst the whirl of parties and markets.
A Winter Solstice Telescope Party at the American Museum of Natural History. When else will I get a chance to sip hot cocoa with astronomers while they give me advice on the coming total eclipse of the moon? And with a little extra time booked into the trip, I can also stop and admire the Museum’s origami tree–this year, with folded ornaments exploring the theme of discovery.
Knitty City hosts a Winter Solstice party, with special guest Trisha Malcolm, Editorial Director of SoHo Publishing (publisher of Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple).
Although I’d like to, I can’t fit in every one of these events, because my calendar—like so many others’ this time of year—also includes parties and special dinners, a cookie swap, and visits from family and friends. But during this overbooked and busy month, I still feel excited for every activity and commitment on my calendar. What are you most looking forward to on your holiday calendar?