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Countdown to Success: Women Making Big Strides in Local Business

A word from Hudson Valley Executive Editor, Olivia J. Abel

Letters to the Editor in December 2014

Read our letters to the editor for December 2014, including our Where in the Hudson Valley “Ring Leader” contest answer
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3 Perfect Dutch Cookies for the Holidays

The Valley has the Dutch to thank for many traditions, like holiday celebrations (and desserts)

Events: Kids' Play Dates in December 2014

The holidays are here! Celebrate with storytelling, arts and crafts, and some fun performances

Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in December 2014

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for December 2014

4 Traditional Holiday Desserts (And Where You Can Buy Them Locally)

These traditional treats from Europe and South America can be found in local bakeries

How to Bake Traditional Dutch Chocolate, Hazelnut and Ginger Cluster Cookies

Author Peter G. Rose shares her favorite holiday cookie recipes in her new cookbook

How to Bake Traditional Dutch Spiced Cookies

Author Peter G. Rose shares her favorite holiday cookie recipes in her new cookbook

How to Bake Traditional Dutch Almond-Paste Cookies

Author Peter G. Rose shares her favorite holiday cookie recipes in her new cookbook

The Top 10 Places to Go Skiing This Season

Whether you’re a first-time skier or practically a pro, you can find the perfect slope close to home

Maureen Halahan

President/CEO, Orange County Partnership, Goshen

Laura Pensiero

Chef/Owner, Gigi Hudson Valley, Dietician/Author

Jennifer Maher

Chairwoman, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

Deborah Brenner

Author and CEO, Women of the Vine

Kelley Drahushuk

Owner, The Spotty Dog Books and Ale

Lauren Walling

Deputy Director, Women’s Studio Workshop

Alexandra Putman

Cofounder/President/CEO, Integrated Enterprise Solutions

Linda Miele-Cavallaro

Administrator, Thompson House Residential and Rehabilitative Care

Petra Klein

VP, FALA Technologies and Solar Energy Consortium

Countdown to Success: Women Making Big Strides in Local Business

A word from Hudson Valley Executive Editor, Olivia J. Abel

Michelle Plummer

Executive VP/COO/CFO, The Bank of Greene County

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

More than a dozen food-related gifts any epicurean would love this season

16 Moments That Shaped Hudson Valley History

A handful of historical highlights that had a major impact not only on our region, but — often — on the entire nation

Restaurant Review: El Solar Cafe

Latin-Mediterranean fusion fare lights up a block on Newburgh’s main drag

Event Photos and Party Pictures: On the Town (December 2014)

See who’s been out and about in the Hudson Valley in our parties and events photo gallery

Hudson Valley Rumors and News in December 2014

Over the past few months, we’ve heard about two new Valley ventures in the works (and no, neither is a casino). This month’s rumors involve Legoland and Catskill Game Farm

Reading Room Book Reviews: New Books by Hudson Valley Authors in December 2014

New and noteworthy books of local interest

Restaurant Spotlight: Tomas Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy authentic Mediterranean and European tapas at this Dutchess County restaurant

Christmas Calamities: What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong

One unlucky family marks the holidays with an annual household disaster

Letters to the Editor in December 2014

Read our letters to the editor for December 2014, including our Where in the Hudson Valley “Ring Leader” contest answer

Where in the Hudson Valley Contest: “It’s a Bird”

It’s a bird... or maybe a plane? (Sorry, wrong on both counts.) Do you recognize this flowing facade?
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Hudson Valley Events

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
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
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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

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
View map »


Telephone: 845-454-4500
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

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

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
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
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Telephone: 845-876-4818
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
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Website »

More information

Broadway’s Christine Ebersole, Santino Fontana, and Laura Osnes join the Westchester Philharmonic for its annual Winter Pops concert. This year’s program...

Cost: $30-$97

Where:
Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Westchester , NY
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Telephone: 914-682-3707, ext. 15
Website »

More information

Acclaimed songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman offers a holiday program based on his latest release, On a Winter’s Night. 

Cost: $30-$55

Where:
Bardavon Opera House
35 Market St.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
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Telephone: 845-473-2072
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
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Telephone: 914-366-6900
Website »

More information

  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
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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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
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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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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

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

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

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

 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

The Palace screens classic holiday movies throughout the month. Tonight, catch White Christmas.

Cost: $5, $3 children

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


Telephone: 518-465-3334
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

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

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

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

 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

Based on the 2003 movie, Elf The Broadway Musical tells the comic tale of a human who grows up believing that he is one of Santa’s elves. Call or visit Web site for exact schedule and ticket...

Where:
Proctors
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
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

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

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

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

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

Based on the 2003 movie, Elf The Broadway Musical tells the comic tale of a human who grows up believing that he is one of Santa’s elves. Call or visit Web site for exact schedule and ticket...

Where:
Proctors
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

Based on the 2003 movie, Elf The Broadway Musical tells the comic tale of a human who grows up believing that he is one of Santa’s elves. Call or visit Web site for exact schedule and ticket...

Where:
Proctors
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
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

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
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Telephone: 518-828-1915
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Spend quality time away from home in our Catskill Mountain winter wonderland! Take advantage of our half price 4-Room Style lodge rates for families. Enjoy the winter scenery on a cross-country...

Cost: contact reservations@frostvalley.org for prices

Where:
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY  12725
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Telephone: 845-985-2291 ext 450
Contact Name: Reservations Department
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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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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
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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
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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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 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
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Moms and dads, take a break! On the last Friday of each month, Art Adventure hosts Parents Night Out: drop off your little one for a fun-filled evening of crafts, games, pizza, and juice....

Cost: $35

Where:
Art Adventure
60 Dutch Hill Rd., Ste. 8
Orangeburg, NY  10962
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Sponsor: Art Adventure
Telephone: 845-680-6780
Contact Name: Alysson or Eric
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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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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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Based on the 2003 movie, Elf The Broadway Musical tells the comic tale of a human who grows up believing that he is one of Santa’s elves. Call or visit Web site for exact schedule and ticket...

Where:
Proctors
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY
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Telephone: 518-346-6204
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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
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Sponsor: Castle Hotel & Spa
Telephone: 914-524-6392
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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
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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 »

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

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

Spend quality time away from home in our Catskill Mountain winter wonderland! Take advantage of our half price 4-Room Style lodge rates for families. Enjoy the winter scenery on a cross-country...

Cost: contact reservations@frostvalley.org for prices

Where:
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Road
Claryville, NY  12725
View map »


Telephone: 845-985-2291 ext 450
Contact Name: Reservations Department
Website »

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Pinkies up! This Children’s Holiday Tea allows both adults and kids to celebrate the season in traditional Victorian fashion — fine china, finger sandwiches, and all. 

Cost: $18, $15 children, reservations required

Where:
Mount Gulian Historic site
145 Sterling St.
Beacon , NY  12508
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Telephone: 845-831-8172
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
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
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

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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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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This alternative rocker/rapper is best known for combining lyrics with Orthodox Jewish themes with reggae and hip-hop beats.

Cost: $29-$49

Where:
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy.
Sugar Loaf, NY  10981
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Telephone: 845-610-5900
Website »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
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

Based on the 2003 movie, Elf The Broadway Musical tells the comic tale of a human who grows up believing that he is one of Santa’s elves. Call or visit Web site for exact schedule and ticket...

Where:
Proctors
432 State St.
Schenectady, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

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