February 2012

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Wardrobe Malfunction: Dressing for Winter in Upstate New York Means Freezing in the Name of Fashion

Cold-weather comfort takes a back seat to style for one Valley resident

Tracking Animal Footprints in Winter with Wild Earth, New Paltz, NY

Check the ground after a snowfall to discover which critters call your backyard home

Hudson Valley Farmers Markets Open in Winter

Forget hibernation: The Hudson Valley’s farmers markets offer produce all winter long

Winter Sports: Columbia Land Conservancy’s Snowshoe Hikes, Upstate NY

Columbia Land Conservancy’s Spur of the Moment Snowshoe Treks mix fun and fitness

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Stay safe while staying warm this winter season

How to Raise Chickens and Roosters in the Hudson Valley, NY

Raising chickens is becoming a popular practice in the Valley. Here’s the story behind one family’s backyard barnyard

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 14 isn’t just for lovers. Check out these one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list

9 Immunizations and Shots Every Adult Should Consider

Calling the shots: Adults need immunizations too; here’s the scoop

The Ultimate Hudson Valley Health Guide 2012

Hudson Valley’s ultimate health guide

Different Types of Massage Therapy 101

Not just a luxury, massages come in handy when the body aches. Learn about six different types

Surgery to Help Migraine Sufferers

A new treatment helps migraine sufferers relieve their headaches

New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery, Warwick, NY

A parathyroid surgery center draws patients from around the world to Orange County

Urgent Care Centers in the Hudson Valley, NY

An increasing number of urgent care centers have opened in the Valley; they provide quality care, shorter wait times — and are more affordable than the E.R.

Upgrades for All Sport Health and Fitness Gym, Fishkill, NY

Fishkill’s All Sport Health & Fitness updates its facilities and its offerings. Edamame, anyone?

New Cancer Radiation Treatment: TomoTherapy

Cutting-edge cancer care comes to the Valley

New Drug Xiaflex Helps Cure Dupuytren’s Hand Disease

A convenient (and less painful) treatment gives a helping hand to Dupuytren’s disease patients

Letters to the Editor in February 2012

Read our letters to the editor for February 2012

Best Shopping Deals in Ulster County This Week: Goodbye Winter Sale at Next Boutique in Kingston, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (Feb. 23-29): 75% off and $3 jewelry Goodbye Winter Sale at Next Boutique in Kingston, NY

Events: Kid’s Korner in February 2012

Favorite TV shows — for little and big kids — come to local stages, animals dig in for winter, and an illusionist makes magic before your eyes

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Students zip up, and suggestions for playing Cupid PLUS: Where in the Hudson Valley Contest and On the Town

Where in the Hudson Valley Contest: Artist Nestor Madalengoitia’s Painting of the Hudson River Waterfront

Picture perfect: do you know where this lively mural is located?

Boitson’s Bistro Restaurant, Kingston, NY: American Food in Upstate, NY

American dining at Boitson’s Bistro Restaurant in Ulster County, NY

Best Shopping Deals in Ulster County This Week: Semi-Annual Sale at Xclusive Boutique in Woodstock, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (Feb. 16-22): 80%-90% off Semi-Annual Sale at Xclusive Boutique in Woodstock, NY

Events: Out & About in February 2012

Singer/songwriters headline shows in Albany and Suffern; while artists tell stories in Hudson

Best Shopping Deals in Dutchess County This Week: Valentine’s Day Sale at Cesaré + Lili Boutique in Rhinebeck, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (Feb. 9-15): 10% off Valentine’s Day Sale at Cesaré + Lili in Rhinebeck, NY

Events: Polly’s Picks in February 2012

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for February 2012

Best Dining Deals in Ulster County This Week: Valentine’s Day Wine and Liquor Sale at Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery in Gardiner, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (Feb. 2-8): 10% off $50 and free T-shirt for $100 purchase at Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery in Gardiner, NY

DA|BA Restaurant, Hudson, NY: Scandinavian Food in Upstate, NY (Restaurant Recommendation)

Scandinavian dining at DA|BA Restaurant in Columbia County, NY

Black History Month in the Hudson Valley: A History of Sojourner Truth, Slave-Turned-Activist in Ulster County, Upstate NY

Seeking Truth: Few remember that Sojourner Truth, former slave turned abolitionist and women’s rights activist, started her journey in Ulster County

Hudson Valley Parents Guide 2012

Got kids? here’s the lowdown on disciplining your toddler, dealing with teenage cyber-bullies — and keeping all ages busy at the Valley’s many kid-friendly attractions

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Health and Your Kids in 2012 (Editor’s Letter)

A word from Hudson Valley Editor in Chief, Olivia J. Abel

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY, Offers Educational Programs for Kids

Exploration zone: Kids learn while they play at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

Catherine’s Restaurant, Goshen, NY: American Food in Orange County (Restaurant Review)

Heaping platefuls of hearty American cooking keep them coming to Catherine’s in Goshen

Hudson Valley Restaurants, Food, and Dining News in February 2012

Notable food and dining news from around the region

Two Hudson Valley Sites Added to 2012 World Monuments Watch List

A plea for protection: Hudson Valley sites Manitoga and Orange County Government Center added to list of World Monuments Watch in 2012

Zipcar Services at Upstate NY’s Marist College, Vassar College, and Bard College

A national car-sharing service drives onto Valley college campuses

Oriole 9 Restaurant, Woodstock, NY: European Food in Upstate, NY (Restaurant Recommendation)

European dining at Oriole 9 Restaurant in Ulster County, NY
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December 2014

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
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Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

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This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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A dozen holiday trees and thousands of twinkling lights await you on the guided tours of Samuel Morse’s Italiante mansion; each of its 25 rooms is decorated around the theme of...

Cost: $11, $6 children

Where:
Locust Grove
2683 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12401
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Telephone: 845-454-4500
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The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
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Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

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The Shawangunk Wine Trail celebrates the holidays — and local vintages — with Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. All 14 member wineries deck their halls; pick up a handmade...

Where:
, NY


Telephone: 845-256-8456
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Works by a trio of local painters — Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Dan Rupe, and Mark Beard (aka Bruce Sargeant), are on view. The first two specialize in landscapes, both traditional...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-1915
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Dick Polich is the founder of the noted Tallix foundries in Beacon and Pomona, which produced the national Korean War Veterans Memorial and other monuments. This show explores his...

Where:
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Dr.
New Paltz, NY
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Telephone: 845-257-3844
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WBT Children’s Theatre features Another Night Before Christmas, a family-friendly musical that tells how two siblings attempt to rescue the Ice Queen — with the help of...

Cost: $17

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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Telephone: 914-592-2222
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A Gift of Art, put on by the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, offers myriad handmade items — like jewelry, ceramics, and wearable art — which make unique gifts. 

Where:
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
126 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont, NY
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Telephone: 914-834-1117
Website »

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Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
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Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

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More than a dozen architecturally significant homes and landmarks — all adorned with seasonal finery — make up the Candlelight Tour of Homes in Newburgh. The self-guided jaunt, which...

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Where:
189 Montgomery St.
Newburgh, NY  12550
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Telephone: 845-561-2585
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Jewelry designers Manya and Roumen will be showing their award-winning collection at Open Concept Gallery in Cold Spring.

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Concept Gallery
125 Main St,
Cold Spring, NY  10516
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With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
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Telephone: 845-889-8851
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A Locust Grove Menagerie invites youngsters to search for depictions of eagles, owls, horses, and other critters throughout the furnishings in the house. After the hunt, they’ll enjoy cider,...

Cost: $11, $8 children

Where:
Locust Grove
2683 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12401
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Telephone: 845-454-4500
Website »

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Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
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Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

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Wilderstein Holiday House Tours offer weary shoppers a break from the season’s hustle and bustle. A group of florists and designers transform the Suckley family’s Victorian mansion into...

Cost: $10, $9 seniors & students, under 12 free

Where:
Wilderstein Historic Site
330 Morton Rd.
Rhinebeck , NY
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Telephone: 845-876-4818
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More than 30 local artists display their creations at the Tivoli Artists Gallery Holiday Show. Bring your gift list: This year’s lineup features oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, mixed...

Where:
Tivoli Artists Gallery
60 Broadway
Tivoli, NY
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Telephone: 845-757-2667
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Celtic fiddler Brian Vegh entertains visitors with music of the season.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & youth 5-16

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
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Telephone: 914-963-4550
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Get into the holiday spirit with Sheila Hamilton and Liam Wood who will play an afternoon flute and classical guitar concert at Unison Arts Center on Sunday, December 14th at 2pm. Tickets are $20...

Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance; $15 for members. Door: $25/$20

Where:
Unison Arts Center
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY  12561
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Sponsor: Unison Arts Center
Telephone: 845-255-1559
Contact Name: Christine Crawfis
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Cost: $30

Where:
Bardavon 1869 Opera House
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY  12603
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Sponsor: New Paltz Ballet Theatre
Telephone: 845-255-0044
Contact Name: Kristine Bihun
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ESYO’s Youth Jazz Ensemble is directed by Paul Evoskevich; ESYO’s Repertory Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Matthew Cremisio.                                 ...

Cost: Adults: $10; Students & Seniors: $5.

Where:
Massry Center for the Arts, College of St. Rose
1002 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY  12208
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Holy Cross Monastery hosts a Service of Lessons and Carols. Interspersed with readings from the Old and New Testament, the service is filled with seasonal motets, hymns, and carols performed by...

Where:
Holy Cross Monastery
1516 Rte. 9W
West Park, NY
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Telephone: 845-256-9114
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Continue your holiday celebrations at the Holiday Open House at Phillipsburg Manor. Your ticket from the Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim production includes admittance to the 18th-century house and...

Cost: $14, $12 seniors, $8 children 3-17

Where:
Philipsburg Manor
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Telephone: 914-366-6900
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Mount Gulian, the Dutch Colonial homestead of the Verplanck family, hosts an evening of Festive Candlelight Tours. Each room in the house is decorated for the holidays in a different...

Where:
Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling St.
Beacon , NY  12508
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Telephone: 845-831-8172
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Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-435-0392
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  Sunday Sounds is a weekly show of Blues, Rock N Roll, jazz and R&B entertainment. Every Sunday 6pm - 9pm A portion of each weeks show will be giving to local charities to assist with...

Cost: $5

Where:
Virgo's
469 Fishkill Avenue
Beacon, NY  12508
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Sponsor: Virgo's
Telephone: 845-831-1543
Contact Name: Mike
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Adapted for stage from Frank Capra’s beloved holiday film, this Up In One Production tells the tale of a depressed man whose guardian angel teaches him the impact of his life on his loved...

Cost: $24, $22 children

Where:
Center for Performing Arts
661 Rte. 308
Rhinebeck, NY  12572
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Sponsor: Up In One Productions
Telephone: 845-876-3080
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In the tradition of British pantomime, Columbia County’s PantoLoons offer an off-the-wall spoof of the Arabian Nights folktales. Expect an evening full of parody, broad humor, silly...

Cost: $20, $10 students

Where:
Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Pl.
Ghent, NY
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Telephone: 518-392-6264
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Compositions from Italy, France, Spain, even Nigeria make up the program of Christmas Around the World, the annual choral concert by Albany Pro Musica. And yes, they’ll be plenty of...

Cost: $25-$35, $10 students

Where:
Carondelet Hospitality Center
385 Watervliet-Shaker Rd.
Latham, NY
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Telephone: 518-346-6204
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For the 17th year, dancers from New Paltz Ballet Theatre join their (more accomplished) counterparts from New York City Ballet for performances of The Nutcracker. Notes: Show times are Sat. 2...

Cost: $30, $27 seniors & students

Where:
Bardavon Opera House
35 Market St.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
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Telephone: 845-473-2072
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An infant abandoned on a Brooklyn doorstep brings a special magic to those who find her in It Happened One Christmas Eve, a heartwarming musical featuring favorite carols of the season. 

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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Telephone: 914-592-2222
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This comedy is based on the 1948 biography of a pair of New Jersey efficiency experts and their brood of 12 children (hence the title). Dad Frank constantly tries to make their lives more...

Cost: $18

Where:
The Beacon Theatre
445 Main St.
Beacon, NY  12508
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Telephone: 845-226-8099
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In Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol, actor Michael Muldoon relates this classic holiday tale using an adaption of Dickens’s own words. Meet Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all those...

Cost: $35

Where:
Lyndhurst
35 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
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Telephone: 914-631-4481
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THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

Jewelry designers Manya and Roumen will be showing their award-winning collection at Open Concept Gallery in Cold Spring.

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Concept Gallery
125 Main St,
Cold Spring, NY  10516
View map »

More information

A Gift of Art, put on by the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, offers myriad handmade items — like jewelry, ceramics, and wearable art — which make unique gifts. 

Where:
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
126 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-834-1117
Website »

More information

 The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) announced that it is launching Art Worlds, a pilot after school art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY. This exciting new...

Cost: 0 (FREE)

Where:
MLKMPC , EELEF, SVHS
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, NY  10977
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Sponsor: RoCA & Wells Fargo Bank
Telephone: 845-821-5657
Contact Name: Julian Palmer
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

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THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

A Gift of Art, put on by the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, offers myriad handmade items — like jewelry, ceramics, and wearable art — which make unique gifts. 

Where:
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
126 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-834-1117
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

 The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) announced that it is launching Art Worlds, a pilot after school art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY. This exciting new...

Cost: 0 (FREE)

Where:
MLKMPC , EELEF, SVHS
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, NY  10977
View map »


Sponsor: RoCA & Wells Fargo Bank
Telephone: 845-821-5657
Contact Name: Julian Palmer
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

Join acclaimed musician and composer Steve Rust  for bi-weekly workshops starting on Feb. 25. Soundpainting is a multi-disciplinary live composing sign language for musicians and performing...

Cost: $25 per session

Where:
Trillium Gallery
228 Main St.
Saugerties, NY  12477
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Sponsor: Trillium Gallery
Telephone: 845-706-6309
Contact Name: Steve Rust
Website »

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THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

This original musical, written by songwriters Andy Street (Sesame Street, Madeline, Strawberry Shortcake) and Jonathan Kydd, attempts to “save the magic of Christmas.” A limited number...

Cost: $29-$39, $10 photo with Santa

Where:
Emelin Theater
153 Library Ln.
Mamaroneck, NY
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Sponsor: WM Concerts
Telephone: 914-698-3045
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

A Gift of Art, put on by the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, offers myriad handmade items — like jewelry, ceramics, and wearable art — which make unique gifts. 

Where:
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
126 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-834-1117
Website »

More information

Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

 The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) announced that it is launching Art Worlds, a pilot after school art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY. This exciting new...

Cost: 0 (FREE)

Where:
MLKMPC , EELEF, SVHS
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, NY  10977
View map »


Sponsor: RoCA & Wells Fargo Bank
Telephone: 845-821-5657
Contact Name: Julian Palmer
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Get into the holiday spirit at this HealthAlliance Foundation meet and greet.  Complimentary refreshments and raffles will be available in the morning at the Mary’s Avenue Campus, and in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
HealthAlliance Hospitals
105 Marys Avenue
396 Broadway
Kingston, NY  12401
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Sponsor: HealthAlliance Foundation
Telephone: 845-334-2760
Contact Name: Cheryl McKeever
Website »

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The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
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Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

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A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

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This original musical, written by songwriters Andy Street (Sesame Street, Madeline, Strawberry Shortcake) and Jonathan Kydd, attempts to “save the magic of Christmas.” A limited number...

Cost: $29-$39, $10 photo with Santa

Where:
Emelin Theater
153 Library Ln.
Mamaroneck, NY
View map »


Sponsor: WM Concerts
Telephone: 914-698-3045
Website »

More information

Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Jewelry designers Manya and Roumen will be showing their award-winning collection at Open Concept Gallery in Cold Spring.

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Concept Gallery
125 Main St,
Cold Spring, NY  10516
View map »

More information

Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

A Gift of Art, put on by the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, offers myriad handmade items — like jewelry, ceramics, and wearable art — which make unique gifts. 

Where:
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
126 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-834-1117
Website »

More information

This traditional holiday classic is performed by the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center’s resident professional dance ensemble, the Artisan Dance Company, under the direction of...

Cost: $30-$45, $75 VIP; $2 facility fee per ticket

Where:
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 King's Hwy.
Sugar Loaf, NY  10981
View map »


Website »

More information

 The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) announced that it is launching Art Worlds, a pilot after school art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY. This exciting new...

Cost: 0 (FREE)

Where:
MLKMPC , EELEF, SVHS
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, NY  10977
View map »


Sponsor: RoCA & Wells Fargo Bank
Telephone: 845-821-5657
Contact Name: Julian Palmer
Website »

More information

Local chefs Ed Kowalski (Crave Restaurant, on the 11th) and Laura Pensiero (Gigi Hudson Valley, on the 18th) prepare holiday foods paired with wine for guests to enjoy before their Samuel...

Cost: $32

Where:
Locust Grove
2683 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie , NY  12401
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Telephone: 845-454-4500
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

Produced by CBS 6 ESYO’s Youth Orchestra is conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo Times: Dec 18-20 : 7:00 pm             Dec 21: 3:00 pm Tickets will be available through Proctors Box...

Cost: TBA

Where:
Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY  12305
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An infant abandoned on a Brooklyn doorstep brings a special magic to those who find her in It Happened One Christmas Eve, a heartwarming musical featuring favorite carols of the season. 

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

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THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

This original musical, written by songwriters Andy Street (Sesame Street, Madeline, Strawberry Shortcake) and Jonathan Kydd, attempts to “save the magic of Christmas.” A limited number...

Cost: $29-$39, $10 photo with Santa

Where:
Emelin Theater
153 Library Ln.
Mamaroneck, NY
View map »


Sponsor: WM Concerts
Telephone: 914-698-3045
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

A Gift of Art, put on by the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, offers myriad handmade items — like jewelry, ceramics, and wearable art — which make unique gifts. 

Where:
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
126 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-834-1117
Website »

More information

Jewelry designers Manya and Roumen will be showing their award-winning collection at Open Concept Gallery in Cold Spring.

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Concept Gallery
125 Main St,
Cold Spring, NY  10516
View map »

More information

More than 30 local artists display their creations at the Tivoli Artists Gallery Holiday Show. Bring your gift list: This year’s lineup features oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, mixed...

Where:
Tivoli Artists Gallery
60 Broadway
Tivoli, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-757-2667
Website »

More information

This traditional holiday classic is performed by the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center’s resident professional dance ensemble, the Artisan Dance Company, under the direction of...

Cost: $30-$45, $75 VIP; $2 facility fee per ticket

Where:
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 King's Hwy.
Sugar Loaf, NY  10981
View map »


Website »

More information

The Palace screens classic holiday movies throughout the month. Tonight, catch It’s A Wonderful Life. Schedule: 3 & 7 p.m.

Cost: $5, $3 children

Where:
Palace Theatre
19 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-465-3334
Website »

More information

Santas unite! Put on your best red suit and join the Santas of the Valley for late-night shopping, dining specials, a food drive, and even naughty Christmas caroling. (Map available here.)...

Cost: $10 (costume), $25 (no costume)

Where:
Uptown Kingston
Kingston, NY


Telephone: 917-300-8882
Website »

More information

 The Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) announced that it is launching Art Worlds, a pilot after school art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY. This exciting new...

Cost: 0 (FREE)

Where:
MLKMPC , EELEF, SVHS
Spring Valley
Spring Valley, NY  10977
View map »


Sponsor: RoCA & Wells Fargo Bank
Telephone: 845-821-5657
Contact Name: Julian Palmer
Website »

More information

Embrace the beauty of the coming winter at Boscobel’s Sparkle 2014. The riverside garden and grounds of the Federal style house museum are decorated with light displays and populated with...

Cost: $15, $10 children under 12 (grounds), $25/$20 (grounds and house tour)

Where:
Boscobel House & Gardens
Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY  10524
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

Produced by CBS 6 ESYO’s Youth Orchestra is conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo Times: Dec 18-20 : 7:00 pm             Dec 21: 3:00 pm Tickets will be available through Proctors Box...

Cost: TBA

Where:
Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY  12305
View map »

More information

Adapted for stage from Frank Capra’s beloved holiday film, this Up In One Production tells the tale of a depressed man whose guardian angel teaches him the impact of his life on his loved...

Cost: $24, $22 children

Where:
Center for Performing Arts
661 Rte. 308
Rhinebeck, NY  12572
View map »


Sponsor: Up In One Productions
Telephone: 845-876-3080
Website »

More information

In Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol, actor Michael Muldoon relates this classic holiday tale using an adaption of Dickens’s own words. Meet Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all those...

Cost: $35

Where:
Lyndhurst
35 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-631-4481
Website »

More information

An infant abandoned on a Brooklyn doorstep brings a special magic to those who find her in It Happened One Christmas Eve, a heartwarming musical featuring favorite carols of the season. 

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

THANN Sanctuary's First Anniversary Package When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary...

Cost: $345

Where:
THANN Sanctuary at Castle Hotel & Spa
400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
Website »

More information

This juried biennial show presents natural history illustration; works are chosen based on their scientific accuracy as well as aesthetic achievement. Tues.-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12201
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

A dozen holiday trees and thousands of twinkling lights await you on the guided tours of Samuel Morse’s Italiante mansion; each of its 25 rooms is decorated around the theme of...

Cost: $11, $6 children

Where:
Locust Grove
2683 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12401
View map »


Telephone: 845-454-4500
Website »

More information

The annual Salon 2014 & Handmade Holidays event features artwork created in various media, which is available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. New this year: books, CDs, and films by...

Where:
Greene County Council of the Arts Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

A dozen artists utilizing a wide variety of techniques display their images in a show entitled simply “Photography.”  Notes: Opening reception Dec. 20, 6-8...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

This original musical, written by songwriters Andy Street (Sesame Street, Madeline, Strawberry Shortcake) and Jonathan Kydd, attempts to “save the magic of Christmas.” A limited number...

Cost: $29-$39, $10 photo with Santa

Where:
Emelin Theater
153 Library Ln.
Mamaroneck, NY
View map »


Sponsor: WM Concerts
Telephone: 914-698-3045
Website »

More information

A Gift of Art, put on by the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, offers myriad handmade items — like jewelry, ceramics, and wearable art — which make unique gifts. 

Where:
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
126 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-834-1117
Website »

More information

Born Michael Meyer in 1884, this commercial photographer grew up in Arkansas, and renamed himself “Disfarmer” as a way of rejecting his small-town roots. This show includes...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Jewelry designers Manya and Roumen will be showing their award-winning collection at Open Concept Gallery in Cold Spring.

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Concept Gallery
125 Main St,
Cold Spring, NY  10516
View map »

More information

Close to 100 works by more than 14 contemporary Russian artists, dating from the 1950s through the present day, are on display.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase campus
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

With lavish decorations filling the opulent rooms of the 19th-century Mills Mansion, the Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s A Gilded Age Christmas gives visitors a taste of...

Where:
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Old Post Rd.
Staatsburg, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-889-8851
Website »

More information

More than 30 local artists display their creations at the Tivoli Artists Gallery Holiday Show. Bring your gift list: This year’s lineup features oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, mixed...

Where:
Tivoli Artists Gallery
60 Broadway
Tivoli, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-757-2667
Website »

More information

Wilderstein Holiday House Tours offer weary shoppers a break from the season’s hustle and bustle. A group of florists and designers transform the Suckley family’s Victorian mansion into...

Cost: $10, $9 seniors & students, under 12 free

Where:
Wilderstein Historic Site
330 Morton Rd.
Rhinebeck , NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-876-4818
Website »

More information

Warm up those vocal chords: Audience members are invited to sing along when the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and friends — more than 150 musicians and singers in all — perform...

Cost: $32-$55

Where:
Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC)
601 Broadway
Kingston, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-339-6088
Website »

More information

This traditional holiday classic is performed by the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center’s resident professional dance ensemble, the Artisan Dance Company, under the direction of...

Cost: $30-$45, $75 VIP; $2 facility fee per ticket

Where:
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 King's Hwy.
Sugar Loaf, NY  10981
View map »


Website »

More information

Costumed docents accompany participants at the Christmas With the Ellisons event as they take a candlelight tour through this family’s 1754 mansion, which is decorated...

Where:
Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site
289 Forge Hill Rd.
Vails Gate, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-561-5498
Website »

More information

Santas unite! Put on your best red suit and join the Santas of the Valley for late-night shopping, dining specials, a food drive, and even naughty Christmas caroling. (Map available here.)...

Cost: $10 (costume), $25 (no costume)

Where:
Uptown Kingston
Kingston, NY


Telephone: 917-300-8882
Website »

More information

Continue your holiday celebrations at the Holiday Open House at Phillipsburg Manor. Your ticket from the Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim production includes admittance to the 18th-century house and...

Cost: $14, $12 seniors, $8 children 3-17

Where:
Philipsburg Manor
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-366-6900
Website »

More information

Embrace the beauty of the coming winter at Boscobel’s Sparkle 2014. The riverside garden and grounds of the Federal style house museum are decorated with light displays and populated with...

Cost: $15, $10 children under 12 (grounds), $25/$20 (grounds and house tour)

Where:
Boscobel House & Gardens
Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY  10524
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Cruise around Washington Park marveling at 125-plus light displays during Capital Holiday Lights in the Park. Stop by the Lake House for crafts, refreshments, and a visit with Santa and his...

Cost: $15 per car

Where:
Washington Park
Madison Ave.
New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-435-0392
Website »

More information

Produced by CBS 6 ESYO’s Youth Orchestra is conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo Times: Dec 18-20 : 7:00 pm             Dec 21: 3:00 pm Tickets will be available through Proctors Box...

Cost: TBA

Where:
Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY  12305
View map »

More information

Celtic favorites Cherish the Ladies play — and dance to — traditional Irish yuletide music.

Cost: $30-$45

Where:
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main St.
Tarrytown, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-631-3390
Website »

More information

To counter the enforced good cheer and existential bleakness of the holiday season, Unison Arts Center is happy, albeit guardedly so, to once again present the tragicomic duo of Mikhail Horowitz...

Cost: Tickets are $21 advance ($18 members) and $26/$22 door.

Where:
Unison Arts Center
68 Mt. Rest Road
New Paltz, NY  12561
View map »


Sponsor: Unison Arts Center
Telephone: 845-255-1559
Contact Name: Christine Crawfis
Website »

More information

Adapted for stage from Frank Capra’s beloved holiday film, this Up In One Production tells the tale of a depressed man whose guardian angel teaches him the impact of his life on his loved...

Cost: $24, $22 children

Where:
Center for Performing Arts
661 Rte. 308
Rhinebeck, NY  12572
View map »


Sponsor: Up In One Productions
Telephone: 845-876-3080
Website »

More information

Celebrate the holidays at this annual concert by the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, the Valley-based alt-rock/Americana foursome.

Cost: $27.50-$32.50

Where:
Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main St.
Beacon, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-855-1300
Website »

More information

In Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol, actor Michael Muldoon relates this classic holiday tale using an adaption of Dickens’s own words. Meet Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all those...

Cost: $35

Where:
Lyndhurst
35 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-631-4481
Website »

More information

Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto is just one of the highlights of The Winter’s Tale, an intimate performance of classical works appropriate to the season. Notes: Show...

Cost: $19-$59

Where:
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy, NY


Telephone: 518-694-3300
Website »

More information

An infant abandoned on a Brooklyn doorstep brings a special magic to those who find her in It Happened One Christmas Eve, a heartwarming musical featuring favorite carols of the season. 

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
One Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

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