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December 2017

Eighteenth Annual 5 by 7 Show – Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Byrdcliffe’s 5 by 7 Show is one of Woodstock’s premier events, showing artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Works are hung in our Kleinert/James Center for the Arts and exhibited anonymously, a playful way to give equal voice to all—so, please only sign the back of your work! All 5 by 7’s are sold for only $100 each. The opening reception (to which all of this year’s contributing artists receive complimentary admission) is a true Woodstock happening; we had…

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Honors Recital

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday, December 1, 3:00 p.m., Quimby Theater The concert will feature faculty-selected solo and chamber performances by students in its applied lesson program chosen based on outstanding performances at the convocation series.

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Clinton Street Studio- Grand opening!

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clinton Street Studio, 4 South Clinton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
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Clinton Street Studios is proud to announce their grand opening event "Burgeonings" A group art show of 13 local contemporary artists curated by John Breiner. The event will spotlight the new gallery and art studio spaces opening to the public December 1st in Poughkeepsie NY. The three former unused store fronts have now been turned into a fully operational Art gallery as well as four private art studios to work in and we'd love to show them off to you!…

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Celebration of Lights Parade & Fireworks

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, 12601 United States
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Free

The City of Poughkeepsie, in conjunction with the Bardavon, and many others will present the 24th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks on Friday, December 1 at 6:30pm. Each year thousands of people attend this event, voted by Dutchess County Tourism as the “Best Event” of the holiday season. Following the parade at 8PM the Bardavon will be screening: The Princess Bride Sponsored by Health Quest and Rhinebeck Bank.

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Babes in Toyland

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road
Woodstock, 12498 United States
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Woodstock Playhouse Woodstock, NY Babes In Toyland A charming Holiday Classic, set in the worlds of Mother Goose Land and Toyland to delight your entire family. This quirky classic holiday tale, complete with small town carnival setting, will come to life with beloved emerging professional actors and actresses from the Playhouse Summer Stock season, some new faces, and familiar local faces of rising talent from the New York Conservatory for the Arts. December 1 - December 10 Fri/Sat 7:30PM -…

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A Christmas Carol

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 2, 2017

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Friday, repeating until December 3, 2017

Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), 601 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$18 - $25

Ulster Ballet Company is proud to announce its 23rd season of this spectacular production, which has become a holiday tradition amongst Hudson Valley audiences. Featuring a cast of 60+ dancers, actors and stage professionals from the Hudson Valley. “A Christmas Carol” presents this heartwarming and emotional tale of redemption through the use of voice-over narration, mime and dance. Spectacular lighting and special effects, colorful costumes, and stunning set designs make this production touch the hearts and capture the attention of…

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The Princess Bride

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, 12601 United States
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$6

The Princess Bride (1987) A delightfully postmodern fairy tale, The Princess Bride is a deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance, and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh. Mini concerts on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ take place 30 minutes before each film and are made possible by the New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS). This presentation is sponsored by Marshall & Sterling.

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Entertaining in the Country with Joan Osofsky & Abby Adams

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front Street
Millbrook, NY 12545 United States
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Free

Join us as we visit with authors Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams who share their new book: Entertaining in the Country | Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration

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Welcome Yule: Singing the Spirit of the Season

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Award-winning chorus Ars Choralis celebrates the turning of the seasons and December holidays in a concert inspired by Native American wisdom. Its 22nd annual holiday Welcome Yule concert - Singing the Spirit of the Season - will be presented Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 104 Wurts Street in Kingston and on Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm at Overlook Methodist Church, 233 Tinker Street, Woodstock. A diverse musical offering includes songs of Ojibway, Cherokee and…

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Species and Spirit: Contemporary Visions Closing Party

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Green Kill, 229 Green Kill Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$8

Please join us at Green Kill on Saturday evening  on Saturday, December 2nd at 8 p.m. for a combination reading and closing party for the exhibition Species and Spirit: Contemporary Visions. The artists Rick Pantell, Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber, who will also be performing, will attend the event. The event will also feature well known author and journalist Will Nixon, as well as poets Marina Mari and Guy Reed. The reading is organized by Bruce Weber, who will…

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Kingston Clay Day

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day 3 of the month, repeating until May 5, 2018

Kingston Ceramics Studio, 77 Cornell Street, Studio 305
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
$25

Come play with clay! All ages and experience levels welcome, children must be accompanied. Reservations are recommended. 2 to 4 pm.$25 Email [email protected]

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Needle Felting Workshop at Historic Glebe House

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glebe House, 35 Main St.
Pougkeepsie, NY United States
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$6

Learn how to make a needle felted ornament. $6 for the kit which includes a needle, foam block, and wool for felting.

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Come for Holiday Shopping and support Artists for Soup!

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front Street
Millbrook, NY 12545 United States
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Free

Join us for an afternoon of holiday shopping as Merritt Bookstore hosts Artists for Soup in a collective response to support the work of Nicaraguan women as they work to increase food security and nutritional health in their communities.

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Concert: Sounds of the Season by Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12590 United States
$5 - $25

RHINEBECK, NY – Ring in the holiday season with the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra as they perform a family friendly holiday pops concert on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. The concert will collaborate with the Mendelssohn Club men’s chorus and feature students from the Anderson Center for Autism. “Music speaks to the joys and celebrations of our life. And "how great our joy" to be singing during the Christmas season with the…

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Parent and child Hanukkah Paint N’ Sip

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
scotchtown ave elementay school, 118 scotchtown ave
Goshen, Ny 10924
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$10

Create a Hanukkah painting scene together with your child. A joined project on one canvas to display for the holidays. Unique opportunity. Great and fun project to do with your child (ages 3-16) Glass of Wine for the parents and kiddie cocktails for the kids included. Lead by Paint a Peace Studio. Reservation a must - space is limited $10 per person. .$12 per person if you reserve after November 30th. If you have two children they are welcome to…

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String Ensemble Concert

December 4 @ 7:30 pm

Monday, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Quimby Theater, SUNY Ulster The College String Ensemble performs a concert under the direction of Anastasia Solberg.

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Community Band/Jazz Ensemble Concert

December 6 @ 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., College Lounge, SUNY Ulster Members of the SUNY Ulster Community Band under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. join members of the SUNY Ulster Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Chris Earley in this invigorating annual concert.

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A Holiday Evening at the Historic Glebe House

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

635 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY Join us for a glimpse into an 1800's holiday season hot cider, sweet treats, and other surprises!

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Choral Concert & Guitar Ensemble Concert

December 7 @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Quimby Theater, SUNY Ulster Enjoy a tapestry of many moods, musical genres, and themes performed by the College Chorus and Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Janet Gehres and accompanied by Edward Leavitt, and SUNY Ulster’s Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Greg Dinger.

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Opening Reception for “Primar(il)y Red: An Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Color Red”

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emerge Gallery & Art Space, 228 Main St
Saugerties, 12477 United States

Emerge Gallery is pleased to present “Primar(il)y Red: An Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Color Red” from December 8, 2017 until January 8, 2018. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017, from 5-8 PM as part of Saugerties’ First Friday. All are welcome. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase on line at www.emergegalleryny.com. The color induces feelings such as love, warmth, and passion, as well as energy, war and power and the…

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Lincoln Center at the Movies – The Nutcracker

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St.
Port Ewen, NY 12466 United States
Free

The Town of Esopus Library is happy to show the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance screening of New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® recorded at the David H. Koch Theater on December 14, 2011. There will be FREE refreshments to enjoy during the viewing.

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Holiday Shopping Weekend in Cold Spring

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old VFW Hall, 34 Kimble Avenue
Cold Spring, NY 10519 United States
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On December 9, 2017, make Cold Spring on the Hudson your weekend destination. That Saturday, HVArtMarket brings over 30 artists, artisans, small-batch makers and merchants to the Old VFW Hall, in the charming village of Cold Spring for one day only. While there, shop with us and be sure you check out the many unique and charming shops, visit the galleries and top it all off by dining and drinking at the many cafe’s, bars, and restaurants.

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Work:shop Winter Market

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wickham Solid Wood Studio, 578 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508 United States
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Twenty artisans and a café, featuring hand-crafted small goods in wool, glass, clay, paper, linen, silk, wood, metal and beeswax.

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“Primar(il)y Red: An Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Color Red”

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Emerge Gallery & Art Space, 228 Main St
Saugerties, 12477 United States

Emerge Gallery is pleased to present “Primar(il)y Red: An Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Color Red” from December 8, 2017 until January 8, 2018. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017, from 5-8 PM as part of Saugerties’ First Friday. All are welcome. Artwork in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase on line at www.emergegalleryny.com. The color induces feelings such as love, warmth, and passion, as well as energy, war and power and the…

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The Nutcracker

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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2pm & 7:30PM
Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, 12601 United States
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$27 - $32

The New Paltz Ballet Theatre returns for an 18th season to present this classic holiday event featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. Peter and Lisa Naumann, co-directors of the NPBT, have brought many fine regional artists together to create this beautiful production. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Come along with Marie as she dreams of a fierce battle between giant mice and toy soldiers followed by a magical journey…

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Catskill Cabaradio

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street
Pine Hill, NY 12465 United States
Free

Catskill Cabaradio happens the second Saturday in March, June, September and December. The December show is the 9th: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Four times a year The Pine Hill Community Center produces Catskill Cabaradio. This is a veritable Who’s Who of well know area residents. It is broadcast to local and international audiences with its free variety show. In addition to the live studio version, which draws a large community audience, the show is streamed on line to the…

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BeaconArts RETROSPECTIVE:15

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 10, 2018

FREE

Opening Reception ~ 6p – 9p Second Saturday, November 11, 2017 On view to the public through March 2018. Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries/Clarkson University Gallery at 199 Main Street BeaconArts celebrates 15 years since its founding in November of 2002. Curated by Kalene Rivers Screenings every Second Saturday through March.

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The Nutcracker

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, 12601 United States
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$27 - $32

The New Paltz Ballet Theatre returns for an 18th season to present this classic holiday event featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. Peter and Lisa Naumann, co-directors of the NPBT, have brought many fine regional artists together to create this beautiful production. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Come along with Marie as she dreams of a fierce battle between giant mice and toy soldiers followed by a magical journey…

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Your Turn with Sean Anderson from MoMA

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States
Free for members or with Museum admission

Join Sean Anderson, associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley for an engaging conversation about their collaborative practice. Arrive early to see Schweder and Shelley conclude their three-day performance of residing on the structure, before they descend to participate in a lively dialogue with Anderson and the audience. Registration is required as seating is limited! Free for members or with Museum admission Registration required at www.shop.aldrichart.org

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A Benjamin Britten Christmas Concert

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

The Newburgh Symphonic Chorale will present Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols accompanied by harp and St. Nicolas, a cantata with Chamber Orchestra featuring tenor Brother Josép Martinez-Cubero on Sunday, December 10, at 4pm at St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Free Will Offering. Handicapped accessible with parking across the street.

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