This Week in NYC: What’s Happening?

From Bronx stories and vegan eating to museums and churches…here’s a quick summary of how you can spend the week before Christmas in the Big Apple.

WATCH: A Bronx Tale on Broadway
Starting previews at the Longacre Theater on November 3rd and officially opening on December 1st, this new Broadway show is scored by everyone’s favorite Disney composer, Alan Menken, and written by Chazz Palminteri and Glenn Slater. Also involved in the show is a directorial hand from Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. The story of the musical follows Calogero Anello, a young working class boy whose family ends up caught in the world of organized crime.

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Riding on the tails of her win on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli opened her first restaurant, by CHLOE, in lower Manhattan. Don’t let the word “vegan” scare you off, people of all dietary preferences come to this foodie hotspot for amazing dishes like “bacon” mac and “cheese” and Chloe’s killer cupcakes and desserts. Along with an amazing bite to eat, you can grab a cocktail and enjoy the fun and bubbly setting of this incredible restaurant.

ADMIRE: The Whitney Museum of Art
Founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, The Whitney Museum of Art focuses largely on 20th and 21st century American art, making it an essential spot for modern art lovers. The museum’s permanent collection contains over 21,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, and more. Lucky for aspiring artists and art historians alike, free tours are conducted at the Whitney everyday with museum admission!

VISIT: St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Perhaps the most famous cathedral in America, St. Patricks is a Neo-Gothic Style Roman Catholic Church, residing on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The cathedral took several years to build, once halting for the ongoing Civil War, and ultimately finishing creation in 1878. St. Patrick’s is an incredibly stunning building, standing out in the sleek skyscrapers surrounding it in Midtown. The cathedral conducts daily mass and also offers weekly music, played on its massive organ.

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