Sunspots: What’s happening in around our community during December

New York Islanders vs St. Louis Blues

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015

Time: 7:30pm

Address: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

For Tickets/Information: 1-844-33-ISLES or 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217r www.barclayscenter.com/ny-islanders

The New York Islanders will play against the St. Louis Blues.

For all the schedule information please refer to the website at www.barclayscenter.com/ny-islanders

Sistas The Musical

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015-January 3, 2016

Time: Saturday/Sunday performances at 4:30pm

Address: St Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street, NY, NY

For Tickets/Information: 212-977-5925

This new off Broadway musical, Sistas, centers on a family preparing to bury the matriarch of the family. These women discuss their family history and the history of African-American women through popular music that spans from the era of Billie Holiday’s music through Beyoncé. After the matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean their grandma’s attic and find some treasures which restore the love and memories that have been packed away. Some musical hits that you will hear include; “Oh Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” Gloria Gaynor’s ever-famous, “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” and “ A Woman’s Worth.”

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: 90s for Kids

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Time: 11am

Address: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY

For Tickets/Information: therockandrollplayhouse.com/brooklynbowl    Tickets are $10 per person

The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a non-profit organization that presents musical education to children that they might not receive in school. Every weekend there will be a children’s music workshop this fall at the Brooklyn Bowl.  These workshops are designed to teach children about music while allowing the children to have fun at the same time. Workshops are 60 minutes long and are specifically designed for children 7 and under, but all members of the family are welcome at this family show. Tickets are $10 per person. Kids will get to explore the MTV decade and do the Macarena, time for the parents to break out their hammer pants.

Rock The Yacht Cruise!

Date: Saturdays, December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015

Time: Boarding at 8:30pm, Cruising 9pm-12am

Address: Departs from Pier 15 at the South Street Seaport

For Tickets/Information: 1-888-467-6256

Time for a night out? Rock The Yacht is just the thing for you.  This three hour party cruise tours the Hudson with a backdrop of Lady Liberty, the Freedom Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge and more.  Laser lights and light appetizers will pump you up on the dance floor as you dance the night away to smash hits and those classic hits. Great for a birthday get together, bachelor/ette or just a Girls (or Boys)Night Out!

Oy Chanukah!

Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Time: 3pm

Address: On Stage at Kingsborough Goldstein Performing Arts Center, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY

For Tickets/Information: 718-368-5596

It’s time to light the menorah and celebrate Chanukah. Celebrate the joy of Chanukah with Tony nominee, Eleanor Reissa. You don’t have to understand Yiddish to enjoy this festive toe-tapping show.

Classic Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise

Date: Sundays, December 6, 13, and 20th, 2015

Time: Board at 12 noon

Address: Board from Pier 40 at Hudson River Park 353 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 10014

For Tickets/Information: 1-888-467-6256

This two hour cruise will allow patrons to have a wonderful brunch buffet menu along with a dessert station which also has coffee or tea available.  There will also be a jazz band on board to get you into your dancing mode. This is great to do this time of the year.

Largest Menorah Lighting

Date: Sunday, December 6th to Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Time: 6pm each night except Friday which is at 3:30pm and Saturday which is at 7pm.

Address: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

For Tickets/Information:

At the World’s Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes and gifts for the children. Time to celebrate  Chanukah.

Christian Comedy Show Christmas Edition!

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Time: 7pm

Address: 1568 Second Avenue (between 81st and 82nd Streets, New York, New York

For Tickets/Information:  www.thechristiancomedyshownyc.eventbrite.com

This is the World Famous Comic Strip Live! The Christian Comedy Show Christmas Edition! Featured in this spectacular event will be: Ross Bennett, Justin Fennel, Teresa Roberts Logan, Donna East, Sassi, Jeanette Eng!

Join them for some good clean fun to kick off the holiday season!

New Year’s Eve with Jimmy Buffett and Huey Lewis

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 25th at 10am)

Time: 9pm

Address: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

For Tickets/Information:  www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band and special guest Huey Lewis and The News will be ringing in the New Year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Jimmy Buffett known best for his chart topping hits like “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and “Come Monday” will be playing his first ever New Year’s Eve show in New York City.

Huey Lewis and The News will be joining as a special guest. They are known for  hits such as; “I Want A New Drug,”  “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “If This Is It,” “Stuck With You,” “ Hip To Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love,” “Working For A Living,” “The Power Of Love,” and the theme from Back to the Future, “Bacvk In Time.”