Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Honor New York City


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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Honor New York City

New York, baby. While there are many ways to enjoy our city and do our part for the economy, one method is to shop in its stores or purchase pieces designed by local artists and enjoy all of New York’s fun entertainment. Here are a few perfect gifts to gift while showing love to NYC.

Psst…check out Christmas Tree and Holiday Tree Lightings 2023


Baby Rattles Made With Certified Organic Cotton

This set of NYC-themed baby toys of an MTA MetroCard, hot dog, taxi cab, and always, a favorite NYC pretzel- are some of what makes New York, well New York. Made with a GOTS-certified organic cotton exterior, eco-friendly dyes, and polyester fill-this gift is perfect for a new baby regardless of where they live. $20 each 


Ultimate Family Gift Pick!

Give the gift of holiday joy with tickets to the Christmas Spectacular! See the iconic Rockettes as they perform in NYC’s favorite holiday tradition at Radio City Music Hall.  For tickets,


Junebug Ink

This newly launched stationary company is based in Queens, New York, and celebrates modern life while celebrating and uplifting African-American culture. This unique boutique greeting line shares beautifully crafted cards that are not only special to give but are gorgeously chic.

Minted I love New York – Created by illustrator Jordan Sondler

This vibrant New York City map will give any room some ‘pop’ with its interpretation of the busy city we know and adore. Perfect to gift yourself (the best kind of presents, right?) or gift to a lover of the arts. Illustrated by New York-based illustrator Jordan Sandler. $30 up.


Mr. Boddington’s Studio: NYC ABCs

Mr. Boddington’s Studio is a beloved stationery store based in Brooklyn, New York. This unique book for the youngest of readers (ages 3-5) explores the Abc’s through an NYC lens and makes for the perfect stocking stuffer gift. $11.





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The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center offers year-round, community-based dance and music programming in a fully inclusive and nurturing environment, located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The School’s diverse and professional faculty provides progressive and non-competitive instruction with all of our classes accompanied by live music. Though we are a non-recital school, there are opportunities for students to perform and for parents to see their dancers in action.</span></p>

New Settlement Community Center

<p>Offering a host of healthy, fun and exciting programs for children ages 6 months and up, including ballet and hi-hop dance with Alvin Ailey, group and private swimm classes, mixed martial arts, youth technology, piano, violin and guitar lessons, and more.</p>

Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens

<p dir="ltr">With more than 35 years of experience, Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens provides young movers ages 3-18 with exceptional training. BDC delivers the finest all-around dance experience for students by offering a wide variety of styles and levels, performance opportunities, and the highest caliber dance instruction that only New York City and BDC Children & Teens can provide.</p> <p dir="ltr">This studio is so much more than a training course for young dancers; it is a diverse, family-friendly community for budding creatives. It has an exemplary faculty who follow the vision to not only develop a dancer’s love and ability in dance, but to do so in a nurturing and supportive way.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-16583089-7fff-d8a9-61c2-8f689f7348b2"></span></p>