Will I get out of my lower Manhattan neighborhood this weekend? Maybe only virtually. But perhaps there’s something here that will be useful to you …

A treasure trove of holiday advice, from 25 Brooklyn gifts for under $25 to borough-specific volunteering opportunities. [Brokelyn]

Meet the Garabedian family, Pelham Parkway’s most decked-out decorators, with updates to follow. [BoogieDowner]

A vintage tea party on the V train to LIC (and more “nostalgia train” dates!). [Gothamist]

Harlem School of the Arts holiday shows today and tomorrow. [Harlem Bespoke]

Santa is expected to show up for Breakfast with the Beasts tomorrow at the Staten Island Zoo. We’re still bummed we missed SI’s singing nun spectacular. Next year!

Nostalgia train photo at top by Zodak via Gothamist.