z100, Coke All Access Lounge
The seasonal din of jingle bells will be drowned out by Z100's Jingle Ball this Friday. And you can join in on the party for FREE at the Z100 & Coca Cola All Access Lounge, a preview of sorts that's open to the public leading up to the main event, which happens that night in Madison Square Garden. Take in live performances and bump elbows with the likes of Gym Class Heroes, Karmin (featuring Amy Heidemann, left), Hot Chelle Rae, The Script and Mindless Behavior. Then peruse interactive displays from XBox 360, Kim Kardashian Fragrance, Vitamin Water and Tria Beauty. Be sure to arrive early. (Friday, noon-6 p.m., first-come, first-served, FREE, Hammerstein Ballroom, 314 W. 34th St., z100.com)
ASPCA's Third Annual Blessing of the Animals
Make your pets part of the festivities this year by having them blessed by an NYC priest or rabbi in time for the holidays. Take your four-legged, finned or feathered friends to Christ Church this Sunday for the ASPCA's Third Annual Blessing of the Animals. Stick around for a performance by the Brooklyn Youth Choir and treats for both you and your pets. (Sunday, 2-3 p.m., FREE, Christ Church United Methodist, 520 Park Ave., aspca.org)
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