Weekend Events. Turn on the radio now, I’m on it.

Not neuralgia but nostalgia.  I just called WPAT radio 930 AM at 3 am to ask about a party they were announcing. They put me on the air talking about the BC Doo-Wop concert and requesting a song they will play any minute.  I requested the song “Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport”. A few callers commented on the song.  The radios host Bob O’Brien has gone through a lot in a few weeks. There were shootings around him, a few tried to use his credit card, and I believe his house and office had storm damage and he got ill from the water.  It is one of the warmest down home shows you will hear and with oldie music and they have records back to 1890. It has many insider stories on it with a conference call of callers at times. Hours vary daily from 1 to 4 am but they may change. Monday 1-4am, Tuesday 3-4am, Wednesday 1- 2am, Thursday 2-4am, Friday possibly 8pm. I may be on TV on Red Eye and a few other shows with another issue.

Saturday: St. Nicholas Day at New York’s Oldest House, the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum 12–4 p.m. St. Nicholas as he arrives at with his horse (toting traditional Dutch holiday treats), followed by a theatrical reading of the Dutch-American Christmas tale, The Baker’s Dozen. Don’t miss a chance to meet St. Nicholas’s 19th century American counterpart, Santa Claus, first popularized by the writings of native New Yorker Washington Irving and the artwork of New York immigrant Thomas Nast. Colonial balladeer Linda Russell will sing. Try holiday crafts such as pomander balls and natural bird feeders. Decorate your own Dutch shoe, or ‘klompen’ to fill with treats. Make your own DIY snow globe or tree ornament to take home. Enjoy an outdoor fire pit with hot apple cider, holiday food, and traditional Dutch cookies. Decorate the outdoor Christmas tree with ornaments, solar powered lights, and holiday cheer. The day’s celebration will culminate with a festive tree lighting ceremony at dusk.

Sunday: Holiday Lighting in Central Park at 4:30-5:30 p.m. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), 110 Street and 5th to 6th Avenue.  Watch Okamoto Studio live carve an ice sculpture, sing with the Original Dickens Carolers, take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera), and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. Event culminates with the lighting of the Dana Center and a flotilla of 13 trees on the Harlem Meer. 212-860-1370.


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