Peachy the Magazine December 2013 - Page 45

HOLIDAYS PHOTO BRICKCHURCH.ORG The annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting at Brick Church is a wondrous holiday experience. The celebration is enhanced by the community Carol Sing. A plus: the event draws far fewer tourists than the traditional tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. The Brick Presbyterian Church 62 E 92nd Street Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza An alternative to Broadway shows and the Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular are the lesser-known off Broadway productions. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Julie Taymor, is magical. Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn If you love to cook and you enjoy the large selection of imported items at Eataly, make a trip to Kalustyan’s. Your taste buds will come alive as you peruse its wide array of spices and food. Kalustyan’s Spices and Sweets 123 Lexington Avenue For holiday gifts, shop at Creel and Gow on the Upper East Side. Then scoot around the corner to Mecox Gardens or Roberta Freymann, every decorator’s go-to source for table-top accessories. Creel and Gow 131 E 70th Street Mecox Gardens 962 Lexington Avenue Roberta Freymann 958 Lexington Avenue OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2013 45