This holiday season is unlike any other in recent memory. But we are stronger than we think. We possess a greater capacity to be kinder than we previously thought possible. We have the ability to be fountains of love and joy for others irrespective of our circumstances (or maybe even as a result of them). I encourage everyone to hit the “Pause” button whenever you can during this Holiday Season. Take time out of the hectic weeks ahead to enjoy whatever activities we can with our family and bubble-buddies. I hope you enjoy this edition of suggestions of things to do this weekend. As usual, please be sure to check the websites or call ahead to ensure you are familiar with the prevailing Covid-19 protocols and to avoid disappointment.
Friday, December 11
Crab Tree’s Kittle House – The cold weather is definitely a challenge for everyone trying to stay safe during these times. If outdoor dining is still on your agenda, bundle up and treat yourself and your significant other for drinks and an early dinner in Chappaqua.
Saturday, December 12
Pop-Up Holiday Ice Skating Rink – Go to Cross County Center and enjoy some outdoor holiday fun. The skating rink has been enlarged this year, and obviously social distance rules are applied. The hours on Saturday are 12 to 8pm.
Holiday on The Hill– Enjoy this holiday display hosted by the Friends of Lasdon Park & Arboretum in Katonah, featuring model trains and scheduled Santa visits. Tickets are available only online only. Visit the website to view all the Covid-19 protocols in place.
Sunday, December 13
Catskill Christmas Express– Trying to avoid spreading out on your couch and watching “The Polar Express” for the 27th time? (Who can ever really get tired of that 16 year-old “new classic”!?). Well, why not hop aboard the Catskill Mountain Christmas trip? The owners have wisely postponed its Polar Express-themed performance trip until 2021, but it is still running its open air cars for a lovely 60-minute trip in Kingston. Frigid, family fun!
DIGITAL DIAMONDS: VIRTUAL EVENTS TO SUPPORT
A Christmas Carol – One advantage of having virtual events is that we’re not constrained by our geography in what we can enjoy online. Is this just another predictable replay of “A Christmas Carol”? No – because the solo actor presenting this show since 1993 is Gerald Dickens, Charles Dickens’ great great grandson, skillfully portraying over 30 characters in a little over an hour!
Unison’s 30th Annual Craft Art and Design Fair – This event has gone online this year, so that you can browse and shop from the comfort of your home. This is a great way to support participating local artists and vendors whom you might not otherwise have known about.
5th Annual Roots n’ Ruckus Festival – Music lovers seeking familiar and fresh songs will not want to miss this live-stream of folk and roots artists brought together by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, the wonderfully creative Brooklyn folk/roots music mainstay. The 5-day festival, masterfully labeled in this Pandemic Era as “The ‘Stay the Folk Home’ Edition”, started on Dec. 9th and is a fund-raiser for the Jalopy. Bias Alert: My husband was born in this booming borough, and has a massive Brooklyn bias (which makes him oddly blurt out to random strangers: “You know, some historians contend that 11% of all Americans can trace their roots through Brooklyn!”).
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