DECEMBER 2008
Events in Orange County, NY  
Mon-Fri Executive Suite Gallery. 9AM-5PM. Orange County Government Center, Goshen. 845-615-3860.
Nov 1-Dec 31 Holiday Entertainment. Carolers will be strolling the courtyards singing holiday favorites. 12Noon-4PM. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Central Valley. 845-928-4000. www.premiumoutlets.com
Weekends in Dec Strolling Santa And Mrs. Claus. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be strolling on select weekends handing out goodies to children of all ages. 12Noon-3PM. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Central Valley. 845-928-4000.
www.premiumoutlets.com
Thru Dec 31
Tues-Sun
Photography Exhibit: The Stereoview Age. The stereoscope was popular from the 1860s to the 1940s. An amazing collection of photos taken with the stereoscope are on display through Dec 31. Museum hours: Tues-Sat 10AM-4PM. Sun 12-4PM. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh. 845-569-4997. www.karpeles.com
Daily year round Twin Oaks Family Flea Market. Home Of The 7 Day Flea Market. Specialty auctions, over 55,000 square feet of great vendors. Daily 9AM-8PM. Middletown. 845-344-1780.
Every Sun
Year-round
Sunday Brunch. Unlimited and wonderful assortment of beverages, shrimp, salads, seasonal fruits, hot breakfast and lunch entrees, omelets made to order, carving station, freshly baked pies and pastries. 11AM-2:30PM. Overlook Lodge, Bear Mountain State Park. 845-786-2731.
Every Wed Acoustic Open Mic. No cover charge. 8PM-1AM. Corner Stage, Middletown. 845-342-4804.
Every
Wed-Sun
Interpretive Programs at Fort Montgomery. Learn about the history of the fort, soldiers, and citizens that lived, worked, fought, and died here. Guided tours 11AM-2PM. Musket demonstrations 12-3PM. Artillery demonstration 1PM. Music demonstration 3:30PM. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. 845-786-2701. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Thru Jan 4 '09
Thur-Sun
8th Annual Small Works Juried Art Exhibition. Many varieties of art media. Gallery hours: Thur-Sun 11AM-6PM. Bertoni Gallery, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-0993. www.bertonigallery.com
Every Thurs Open Mike Hosted by Mike Baglione and Terry Michie. Every Thursday night, mostly unplugged. Signup starts at 6:30PM. Music at 8PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Every Thurs, Fri, Sat Blues Jam With Mike Quick Trio. All musicians are welcome to sit and play. No cover charge. 9PM-1AM. Corner Stage, Middletown. 845-342-4804.
Every first Thurs Reel Eclectic Art And Foreign Film Series. Every first Thursday of the month at 7:00PM. Thrall Library, Middletown. 845-341-5479.
www.thrall.org
Every 1st Thurs
of the Month
Hudson River Poets. Monthly meeting. All are welcome to bring original work or the works of a favorite poet to share. 7-8:30PM. Newburgh Library Lobby, Newburgh. 845-563-3601 www.newburghlibrary.org
Dec 6-7
Sat-Sun
Open House On The Farm. Stop in and celebrate the holiday season with a cup of hot cider. View the gingerbread houses on display from the Gingerbread contest. Rogowski Farm, Pine Island. 845-258-4574.
www.rogowskifarm.com
Dec 6-7, 13-14, 20-21
Sat-Sun
Wreath Fineries At The Wineries. Receive a SWT souvenir etched wine tasting glass and a handmade grapevine wreath at the first winery visited. You will be assigned a starting winery by the SWT. Then travel along the Wine Trail, decorating your wreath with an ornament from each winery. Taste holiday foods and wines. 10AM-6PM. 845-255-2494. www.shawangunkwinetrail.com
Dec 6
Sat
Gillinder Glass Special Guest Artists. Watch with amazement as talented glass blowers make beautiful and decorative glass objects right before your eyes. Vases, bowls, hanging vases and more, each one a work of art. 10AM-3PM. Last tour at 2:30PM. Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis. 845-856-5375.
www.gillinderglassstore.com
Dec 6
Sat
Wreath And Holiday Decorating Workshop. More info to follow. Boat House at Orange County Park, Montgomery. 845-615-3824.
Dec 6
Sat
Holiday Fireworks 2008. Music, tree lighting, Santa, and public skate sessions. 6-10PM. Fireworks 8PM. Skating 4:30PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM. Merry-Go-Round 4PM-10PM. Bear Mountain State Park. 845-786-2701. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Dec 6
Sat
Poetry On The Loose. Lynn Hoines will read her original work. Following the feature, others are welcome to read original work. 4PM. Baby Grand Bookstore, Warwick. 845-294-8085.
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Dec 6
Sat
Christmas with Amy Grant and Vince Gill. Audiences everywhere are delighted with this wonderful holiday performance. 8PM. Eisenhower Hall at West Point. 845-938-4159. www.ikehall.com
Dec 7
Sun
Grand Montgomery Chamber Music and Theater Series. Special concert: St. Petersburg, Russian Men's Ensemble. This extraordinary group of musicians are touring the United States again, and will have an accordianist with them. 3PM. Montgomery Senior Center, Montgomery. 845-457-9867. E-mail: hwrd.garrett@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Dec 7
Sun
A Rita Coolidge Christmas. Performing with a local youth chorus. 3PM. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-2287. www.lyciancentre.com
Dec 7
Sun
Chester Historical Society Xmas Tree Lighting. 5PM. 1915 Erie Railroad Station, Chester. 845-469-7645. www.chesterhistoricalsociety.com
Dec 11
Thur
A Christmas Carol. A holiday tradition returns. Charles Dickens' classic story continues to enchant audiences with its simple message of selfless giving. Spectacular scenery, costumes, and special effects. 7:30PM. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-2287. www.lyciancentre.com
Dec 13
Sat
Mooseltoe, A New Musical. Mooseltoe and his friends come to life in this colorful, magical and whimsical musical tale. Great for young children. 10AM and 12PM. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-2287. www.lyciancentre.com
Dec 13
Sat
Nature Program: A Beary Merry Holiday. Neither snow, nor rain will keep our black bears from unwrapping their gift boxes full of delicious holiday treats. Discover how the rest of the animals prepare for winter. 11AM. Trailside Museum and Zoo, Bear Mountain. 845-786-2701. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Dec 13
Sat
A Viennese Christmas. With the Sigmund Romberg Orchestra and soloists. Includes superb arrangement ranging from classical works to popular carols. 4PM. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-2287. www.lyciancentre.com
Dec 14
Sun
Candlelight Tour of Newburgh Historic Homes. This annual tour highlights the best of Newburgh's rich architectural history. 1-5PM. Captain David Crawford House, Newburgh. 845-561-2585. www.newburghhistoricalsociety.com
Dec 13-14, 20-21 Sat-Sun Candelight Tours. Candlelight tours will delight young and old this holiday season. The house will be dressed in old-fashioned finery, and toys of the period will be on display. Sat. 3PM-7PM. Sun. 12PM-4PM. Hill-Hold Museum, Campbell Hall. 845-291-2404.
Dec 14, 20
Sun, Sat
Classical Choral Society Winter Concert. Program will include The Newborn Babe, Seven Joys of Christmas, a Sequence of Carols, Opus 25b, Christmas Oratorio, Opus 12. Sun Dec 14 at 4PM Blooming Grove United Church of Christ. Sat Dec 20 at 7PM First Presbyterian Church, Goshen. 845-928-6462. www.classicchoralsociety.org
Dec 17
Wedn
Hudson Valley Science Cafe: Pharmacogenomics and the Future of Drug Discovery. Presentation by Ronald Snyder, Ph.D., Schering Plough Research Institute, Lafayette. 7PM. Diana's, New Windsor. 845-731-3616. www.cafescientifique.org
Dec 20
Sat
Living History: “Christmas With The Ellisons”. Enjoy the holiday with candlelight tours, costumed interpreters and period music. 5:30PM-8:30PM. Knox Headquarters, New Windsor. 845-561-5498.
www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Dec 26-30
Fri-Tues
Open House At Knox's Headquarters. Costumed interpreters will conduct tours on the hour at 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM and 2PM. The Ellison House will be decorated in 18th C. style for the Holidays. Knox Headquarters, New Windsor. 845-561-5498.
www.palisadesparksconservancy.org