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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 with live and taped performances from 7 P.M. - 9 P.M., at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The tree, traditionally a Norway Spruce, is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire, and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star. Tens of thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony broadcast live across the globe. The tree will be displayed in the plaza for all to enjoy through Friday, January 7. 2011.

Kodak Holiday Pop-Up Shop

As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. Visit the Kodak Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Rockefeller Center this holiday season where Kodak will showcase the new PYNK Smart Print System, an easy to use system where photos can be printed to fit PYNK enabled collage frames. During your visit, make sure you get a Kodak photographer to take your picture in front of the 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!

More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery—join today at www.kodakgallery.com. Choose from the widest selection of KODAK Digital Cameras, All-in-One Inkjet Printers, Pocket Video Cameras and more at http://store.kodak.com. 2010 KODAK and PYNK are trademarks of Kodak.

Sky Skate Combination Ticket

The Sky Skate Combination ticket offers you two magical winter traditions — The Rockefeller Center Skating Rink and Top of the Rock Observation Deck — for one low price.

Tickets are available at the Top of the Rock Box Office. Offer includes skate rental fee and admission to Top of the Rock.

TOP OF THE ROCK OBSERVATION DECK

50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues | Open daily from 8am to midnight For tickets call 212-698-2000

THE RINK AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER

For hours call 212-332-7654 or visit www.therinkatrockcenter.com

Winter Starlight Music Series at Top of the Rock

Music Series Includes Special Valentine's Day Performance

Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center (www.topoftherocknyc.com) will host live music throughout the month of February as part of the Winter Starlight Music Series. The Music Series will take place on Wednesday evenings, February 2nd - February 23rd, from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 5th and 6th Avenues on the 67th floor observation deck. Visitors can enjoy live music while taking in the breathtaking, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine, champagne and other refreshments will be available for purchase from Rock Center Café during all performances.

The Winter Music Series will also include an additional, extended performance on Valentine's Day Monday, February 14th from 6:00PM - 9:00PM. Top of the Rock invites you and your loved one to spend the evening overlooking New York's most romantic views while listening to the vocals of Peter Bradley Adams.

New York-based jazz artists will perform throughout the month, including solo singer Susan D. and jazz ensembles Triborough Trio, The Beledo Trio, and The Mark Berman Trio.

Top of the Rock is open daily from 8:00AM to midnight, with the sky shuttle making a final run at 11:00PM. Tickets are $22.00 for adults, $20.00 for seniors and $15.00 for children six to 12 years old. Guests must be over 21 years of age to purchase alcohol. Identification is required.

WHAT: Winter Starlight Music Series at Top of the Rock DATE: Wednesday, February 2: Susan D. Wednesday, February 9: Triborough Trio Monday, February 14 (Valentine's Day): Peter Bradley Adams [Extended performance from 6:00PM-9:00PM] Wednesday, February 16: The Beledo Trio Wednesday, February 23: The Mark Berman Trio

TIME: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

WHERE: Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, 67th Floor, Manhattan.

Wellness Days 2011

Start the new year off right! Visit the 30 Rockefeller Plaza Concourse on Tuesday, January 25th and Wednesday, January 26th from 10am - 5pm for demonstrations, samples and tips from participating retailers on how to stay healthy in the new year.

Valentine's Day at the Top

As an extension of the Starlight Music Series, Top of the Rock Observation Deck will hold a special extended performance on the 67th floor observation deck on Monday, February 14th from 6-9 PM. We invite you and your loved one to spend the evening overlooking New York's most romantic views while listening to the vocals of Peter Bradley Adams.

Wine, champagne and other refreshments will be available for purchase from Rock Center Café during all performances.

Richard Phillips to speak at ArtTalks

The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is pleased to announce that artist Richard Phillips will be giving the second ArtTalk of 2011, to be held at Christie’s on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. ArtTalks, the AFA’s lecture series, features notable figures in the art world. Following Phillips’s lecture, audience members are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session and wine reception. In-kind support for ArtTalks is provided by Christie’s.

Tickets are $15 or $10 for AFA members and students with valid ID. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, please call 212.988.7700 ext. 210 or e-mail arttalks@afaweb.org or click here to purchase tickets online.

About Richard Phillips:
“Ironic, critical and conflicting, Richard Phillips lulls us into a false sense of security, before pouncing with some rather challenging subjects.” —Wallpaper (2009)

Richard Phillips has a striking signature style that derives from his distinctive use of popular images—often from advertising, fashion spreads, and erotic media—that he translates into drawings and then luscious, oversized realist paintings executed through a traditional process. With fashion, media, and film collaborations, Phillips’s imagery has achieved a level of pop recognition outside of the art world.

Phillips has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, with solo shows at Gagosian Gallery, New York; White Cube, London; Max Hetzler in Berlin; Kunsthalle Zürich; Le Consortium in Dijon; and Kunstverein Hamburg. Adolf Dietrich, Richard Phillips / Painting and Misappropriation will be at the Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau in Ittingen, Switzerland, in May 2011; and Most Wanted, a solo show featuring paintings of celebrities over luxury-label backdrops, will open on January 27 at White Cube Gallery in London. Phillips lives and works in New York.

About the American Federation of Arts: The AFA is a nonprofit institution that organizes art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishes exhibition catalogues, and develops various educational programs. The AFA’s mission is to enrich the public’s experience of art and understanding of culture by organizing and traveling a diverse offering of exhibitions embracing all aspects of art history. Over the years, millions of visitors in museums around the world have viewed more than 3,000 AFA exhibitions. For more information about the AFA’s exhibitions, publications, ArtTalks, and online resources, visit www.afaweb.org.

Madagascar Live at Radio City Music Hall

Save $10! Great seats start at $29! MADAGASCAR is LIVE & ONSTAGE and coming to Radio City Music Hall! Based on the blockbuster DreamWorks film, MADAGASCAR LIVE follows Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo from their home at New York's Central Park Zoo on an unexpected adventure to Africa. Now these native New Yorkers have to figure out how to survive the wild and discover the true meaning of the phrase "it's a jungle out there." Brought vividly to life by imaginative sets and costumes, a brand-new stage spectacular the entire family will love, MADAGASCAR LIVE, is filled with action-packed adventure, original songs that will have you dancing in the aisles, and of course, everyone's favorite hilarious, plotting penguins!

Use code: MADRC

LEGAL: Offer valid on non-peak weekday shows only. Must use code to take advantage of the offer. Offer subject to availability and not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. A $4.50 facility surcharge is included in the price of each ticket. Ticketmaster purchases subject to separate fees. Offer expires on April 14, 2011.

HSBC Bank presents Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Center

HSBC -- “the world's local bank" and official banking partner of Wimbledon -- is once again bringing the famed tennis tournament to NYC. “HSBC Bank presents Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Center” is a celebration of tennis in the heart of Midtown, with complimentary activities open to the public. At the kick-off event on Monday, June 20 from 12 - 1:30pm, former world #1 ranked players Monica Seles and Jim Courier will play with select fans on Manhattan’s only grass court. Emmy-winning sports broadcaster Brett Haber will call the shots.

House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year with Tyler Florence

The much-anticipated House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year, returns to Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Monday, July 18. Tyler Florence, star chef, Food Network host, best-selling author, and House Beautiful contributing editor is bringing his unique Northern California esthetic to this fully-functioning, 1,000 square foot state-of-the-art Kitchen of the Year. The Kitchen will be the perfect union of tradition, functionality and warm, welcoming design – hallmarks of Florence’s style incorporating heritage and quality craftsmanship. Creating his personal vision for the kitchen as “the new American living room,” Florence will pull together all his passions: family, cooking, entertaining, comfort, design and heritage.

Presented in tandem with “Tastes of Summer,” the outdoor food festival featuring Rockefeller Center’s premier restaurants, House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year is a must-see destination for everyone from culinary enthusiasts and design devotees, to visitors looking for new and unique entertaining ideas.

For the first time, there will also be a fully-functioning outdoor kitchen on 1,500 square feet of stone patio, which actually makes this year’s Kitchen of the Year two kitchens.

Open daily from Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22. Tyler Florence fans will have a chance to meet the renowned chef at free events throughout the week. In addition, visitors will enjoy daily cooking demonstrations, tastings, kitchen tours, design presentations and more.

Monday, July 18, 2:00–4:00 pm: Grand Opening

Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 am–5:00 pm: Kitchen of the Year Open to the Public
10:00 am: Honestly Sweet® Coffee Tasting with Truvia® Natural Sweetener featuring Folger’s Gourmet Selections® K-Cup® Portion Packs
10:45 am: Honestly Sweet® Mocktails with Mixologist Anthony Caporale for Truvia® Natural Sweetener
11:30 am: Kitchen of the Year Cooking Demonstration
12:30 pm: Delicious Recipes from The American Club Resort and Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa prepared by the Chefs from Kohler
1:15 pm: Healthy Done Delicious with Arnold Sandwich Thins
2:00 pm: Honestly Sweet® Mocktails with Mixologist Anthony Caporale for Truvia® Natural Sweetener
2:45 pm: KitchenAid Cooking Demonstration:Bobbie Lloyd, President & Chief Baking Officer of Magnolia Bakery
3:30 pm: KitchenAid Cooking Demonstration: Jawn Chasteen, Executive Chef de Cuisine of The Sea Grill
4:15 pm: Cooking with Tyler Florence

Wednesday, July 20, 10:00 am–5:00 pm: Kitchen of the Year Open to the Public
10:00 am: Honestly Sweet® Coffee Tasting with Truvia® Natural Sweetener featuring Folger’s Gourmet Selections® K-Cup® Portion Packs
10:45 pm: Healthy Done Delicious with Arnold Sandwich Thins
11:30 am: Cooking with Tyler Florence
12:30 pm: Honestly Sweet® Cooking with Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot for Truvia® Natural Sweetener
1:15 pm: Delicious Recipes from The American Club Resort and Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa prepared by the Chefs from Kohler
2:00 pm: Delicious Recipes Made Easy with Chobani® Executive Chef, Jason Duckworth
2:45 pm: Honestly Sweet® Cooking with Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot for Truvia® Natural Sweetener
3:30 pm: Belgard Hardscapes Cooking Demonstration: Laurent Tourondel, Executive Chef of Brasserie Ruhlmann (Outdoor Kitchen)

Thursday, July 21, 10:30 am–5:00 pm: Kitchen of the Year Open to the Public
10:30 am: Honestly Sweet® Coffee Tasting with Truvia® Natural Sweetener featuring Folger’s Gourmet Selections® K-Cup® Portion Packs
10:45 pm: Delicious Recipes Made Easy with Chobani® Executive Chef, Jason Duckworth
11:30 am: Cooking with Tyler Florence
12:30 pm: Delicious Recipes from The American Club Resort and Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa prepared by the Chefs from Kohler
1:15 pm: Pompeian Makes Everyday Better Cooking Demonstration
2:00 pm: Delicious Recipes Made Easy with Chobani® Executive Chef, Jason Duckworth
2:45 pm: KitchenAid Cooking Demonstration: Jake Klein, Executive Chef of Morrell Wine Bar & Café
3:30 pm: Belgard Hardscapes Cooking Demonstration: Brett Reichler, B.R. Guest Corporate Executive Chef of Bill’s Bar & Burger (Outdoor Kitchen)

Friday, July 22, 10:00 am–5:00 pm: Kitchen of the Year Open to the Public
10:00 am: Honestly Sweet® Coffee Tasting with Truvia® Natural Sweetener featuring Folger’s Gourmet Selections® K-Cup® Portion Packs
10:45 pm: KitchenAid Cooking Demonstration: Scott Kroener, Executive Chef of Del Frisco’s Grille
11:30 am: Cooking with Tyler Florence
12:30 pm: Entertain Colorfully with kate spade new york
1:15 pm: Pompeian Makes Everyday Better Cooking Demonstration
2:00 pm: Sherwin-Williams presents Coordinating Color Throughout your Home
2:45 pm: KitchenAid Cooking Demonstration with Silvestre Mora, Executive Chef of AJ Maxwell’s Steakhouse
3:30 pm: KitchenAid Cooking Demonstration: Antonio Prontelli, Executive Chef of Rock Center Café

Bar 30

“BAR 30” BY HOUSE BEAUTIFUL TO RETURN TO ROCKEFELLER CENTER

AJ Maxwell’s Steakhouse to Operate Summer Lounge with Outdoor Deck

Rockefeller Center and House Beautiful magazine announce the return of Bar 30 by House Beautiful, a summer bar and lounge in the heart of Rockefeller Plaza that will open Monday, July 25. The 2,000 square-foot lounge, which was House Beautiful’s “Kitchen of the Year by Tyler Florence” the week of July 18, will be transformed from the ultimate kitchen into the perfect space for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy summer evenings in the city, with sleek, contemporary, California-modern design and beautifully landscaped outdoor decks. Bar 30 will open July 25th and will remain open through August 8th, from 11am – 11pm daily.

The intimate seasonal venue (which seats approximately 50) offers a menu from AJ Maxwell’s featuring summer drinks and bites, including exclusive menu items like the Bar 30 Salad and the Bar 30-tini.

2011 Farmers Market at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center will once again be the midtown home of its famous New York City Greenmarket. The Rockefeller Center Farmers Market, sponsored by Ocean Spray, will be open Wednesday-Friday July 27th – September 2nd, at Rockefeller Center Plaza, 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. Each week, the Plaza will be brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and baked goods, all from regional farmers. The weekly market is free and open to the public.

Greenmarket is a Program of the Council on the Environment of NYC. The Rockefeller Center market location is sponsored by Ocean Spray.

Fashion's Night Out

Rockefeller Center will host an exciting evening of live music and world-class shopping to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at Rockefeller Center, from 6:00PM to 11:00PM between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan.

This event is FREE and open to all ages.

The evening will feature musical performances by New York-based WHITE RABBITS, BEAR HANDS, LISSY TRULLIE and DJ KEIICHIRO. Visitors can take advantage of the various deals at participating retailers throughout Rockefeller Center as part of Fashion’s Night Out.

Live fashion presentations from: Faconnable, Tous, Cole Haan, Anne Fontaine, Swarovski, Allen Edmonds, Coach, Nine West, Andrew's Ties, Aerosoles, Banana Republic, Met Store, Galerie Saint Gil, Anne Taylor and Aldo.

In-store events and discounts available at: Ann Taylor, Cole Haan, AJ Maxwell's Steakhouse, Movado, Crabtree & Evelyn, Metropolitan Museaum of Art Store, Banana Republic, Pants And...!, Nine West, Terre D'Oc, Pylones, Brasserie Rhulmann, Anne Fontaine, Swarovski, J. Crew, Aerosoles, The Sports Club/LA, Michael Kors, Magnolia Bakery, Bill's Bar and Burger, Papyrus, & Central Parking Systems.

For more information about Fashion’s Night Out visit fashionsnightout.com Fashion’s Night Out is an initiative supported by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, the City of New York, and Vogue.

The Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center

The Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center is OPEN through April 15, 2012!

The 2011 Big Apple Cranberry Bog

Ocean Spray’s “Big Apple Bog” returns to Rockefeller Center, where growers share their stories with New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. Visitors to Rockefeller Center will experience a 1,500 square foot free-standing cranberry bog containing more than 2,000 pounds of glimmering cranberries. The bog is on display for two days only!

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Ocean Spray will debut an open-air, pop-up restaurant inside a cranberry bog at New York City’s Rockefeller Center®. This year, Ocean Spray is celebrating not only the taste, health and heritage of the cranberry, but also how to prepare and pair fall’s favorite fruit. The grower-owned cooperative is inviting celebrity chef Ming Tsai to host this one-time-only public culinary experience, the “Cranberry Mix & MINGle.” Thirty lucky guests will enjoy perfectly paired, cranberry-infused drinks and appetizers amidst a 1,500-square-foot bog filled with 2,000 lbs. of floating cranberries.

To celebrate the beauty of the cranberry harvest, third- and fourth-generation Ocean Spray cranberry growers will also be available to educate consumers and diners about the harvest process, share personal family farming stories, and bring to life the taste, health and heritage of the cranberry.

2011 Rockefeller Tree Arrival

The 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be welcomed at Rockefeller Center on Friday, November 11th, 2011, when a giant crane will hoist it into position in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Once the tree is in place, scaffolding will be erected around it and it will be decorated with more than 30,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights strung over five miles of wire.

2011 Swarovski Star Unveiling

Swarovski, the leading designer of fashion jewelry, will unveil the crystal star that will crown the 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The star’s 12 rays are outfitted with 720 LED bulbs on 3,000 feet of wire to create a dazzling, twinkling effect through customized light sequencing programmed by a complex computer system.

2011 Rockefeller Center New York Christmas Tree Lighting

The 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 with live and taped performances from 7 P.M. – 9 P.M., at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The tree, traditionally a Norway Spruce, is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire, and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star. Tens of thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions watch the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony broadcast live across the globe.

2011 Merry Tuba Christmas

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating its 38th Anniversary (1974-2011. Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2010 concerts will be presented in over 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Phillips was inspired to create TUBACHRISTMAS as an annual event honoring his teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell (born Christmas Day, 1902). Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages, from specific geographic areas, gather to pay respect - through William J. Bell - to all the great artists/teachers who represent their heritage.