However you are spending Christmas Day, we hope you have a happy and safe holiday. Please take the time to think of others: If you get new clothes, make room in your closet and consider donating your gently worn ones to charities Donate food to City Harvest or the Food Bank. Here are more giving opportunities via the City of New York.

Government offices are closed today, as are public schools (which have recess through January 1) and post offices. Alternate side parking rules are suspended, too.

Photograph of a crowd at Rockefeller Center by digiart2001 on Flickr