5 Weeks of Celebration!
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Saturday, December 1, Rhinebeck, New York
• 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Recited by Carl Welden
• Caroling by The Center Singers
• Holiday Family Photo Booth
• Our Town Crier Dan Landa
• eLeMeNTs of Improv
• Bel Snickle
• The Pocket Lady
• Fire Jugglers
• Raya Brass Band
• Caprice Rouge
• Pokingbrook Morris Dancers
• Bond Street Stilt Band
• Roger the Jester
• Our own Grumpuses!
• The Chinelos
• Renaissance Bagpipe Duet
• The Hungry March Band
• Tree Trail
Fun food all over town.
Our local restaurateurs have gone out their way to provide warm and tasty snacks, drinks and meals for everyone for Sinterklaas Day. You are sure to find something just right for you.
Find Lunch at the Third Lutheran Church, noon-4:30pm
PLUS: important FUND RAISER: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Whale Watch at the Church of the Messiah. Great place for families!
10:30am BEAR BEAUTY CONTEST at Samuel's
Dress your favorite bear up in anything you wish and bring it to SAMUEL'S to meet other bears and maybe win a prize. All children and adults are invited to submit entries! Many categories! Many honors!
THE BEEKMAN ARMS
All day long, hosting jesters, puppets & stories all day long all fit for our Kings and Queens!
Visit the ILLUMINATED BOOK Created by Nadine Robbins, Grace Gunning, and Molly Ahearn with help from James Gurney, Richard Prouse, and Andy Neal.
OPENING: WORDS BEFORE ALL ELSE
by Victorio "Roland" Mousaa, Native American Blessing, Drumming and Song. Hear the Iroquois Story of the Horse.
followed immediately by
STORYTELLING by famed storyteller Jonathan Kruk. Hear the legend of St. Nicholas and Dutch New York, Hanukkah Stories, and the story of a boy who wanted a horse.
followed immediately by
A special performance of ST. GEORGE and the DRAGON
Beekman Arms Puppet Theater
1:30pm Tom Hanford Puppets: Wassail, Wassail! Songs and Stories of the Season
2:00pm Leela Puppet Theater A Boisterous Rhjasthani Marrionette Circus
2:30pm Ivy Vine Players, Grian MacGregor
3:00pm Roger the Jester, Mad Cap Fun!
3:30pm The Animals in Winter, Redwing Blackbird Theater of Rosendale
4:00pm Leela Puppet Theater
CROWNS AND BRANCHES WORKSHOP at the Fire House
All Children are encouraged to make a Crown to wear and decorate a Branch to carry in the Parade.
Be SURE to visit the Wish Lady before you leave!
Parents: purchase your STARS to participate in the Children's Star Celebration following the Parade.
Be sure to grab a flag for the Parade.
ADULTS be sure to place your wishes in the Peace Dove!
HOLIDAY FAMILY PHOTO BOOTH
in front of CVS on E. Market St. Get your photo taken. Wear your Crown or carry your Hobby Horse or just come as your are. Props available!!
BINDLESTIFF Family CirKus
Afternoon flights of fancy with the BINDLESTIFF Family CirKus at UPSTATE FILMS. Perfect for ages 3 and up
• Watson Kawecki in "Looking UP" International physical comedian and circus clown.
Shows at 12:00, 1:15, 2:15, 3:45
• One-ring SINTERCIRKUS starring Ringmistress Philomena and Mr. Pennygaff.
Shows at 12:15, 1:30, 2:30, 4:00
All Around Town: The CHINELOS
see them at the Montgomery Row Walkway, Gaby's Cafe, the Courtyard & Around Town. Traditional dancers in spectacular costumes from the state of Morelos, Mexico.
All Afternoon: Button Down Balloons
at Iconic Hair (next to Foster's Lot)
1:00-4:00pm: The Courtyard
Honey Tastings, Traditional Tree, Carolers, Chestnut Roasting and Sinterklaas surprises!!!
(for adults!) The Third Lutheran Church on Livingston St. Walk North on Center St. from the Town Hall or East on Livingston from Gigi Trattoria.
Noon-4:30pm Grab lunch in the Church Hall
1:30pm Szelerosa: Gypsy & Street Music from Old Europe
2:00pm Mamalama with their overflowing magic chest of exotic instruments
2:30pm The Royal Pipers
3:00pm eLeMeNTs of Improv
3:30pm Rhinebeck Choral Club
at Cordes Hall in the Dutch Reformed Church
1:00pm Roger the Jester
1:30pm Jonathan Kruk, famed storyteller
2:00pm Hans Christen Andersen's The Snow Queen by the Storycrafters. Come with Gerda on her journey of rescue and discovery from summer gardens to wintry tundra, and meet an amazing and magical cast of characters as you accompany her on her adventure.
3:00pm Steve Charney and Harry, His Dummy (Who's calling me a Dummy!@#?)
3:30pm The Snow Queen by the Storycrafters
5:00pm Living Nativity
Church of the Messiah
1:00pm Capella Festiva Treble
INTO THE LIGHT:A HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm
Three 1/2-hour long Shows presented by The Vanaver Caravan & The Arm of the Sea Theater
A Holiday story of a Young Girl's Journey throughout the World searching for the Light. Features Giant Puppets and music and dances from Holland, Sweden, Israel, Mexico, Ireland and more!
MAGIC, MUSIC & DANCE in Town Hall
for Adults & Children
Hosted by the unforgetable Mrs. Beekman our own Cindy Kubick
12:30pm Grumpus MAGIC by Andy Weintraub
1:00pm Dog On Fleas: intelligent, gutsy music for kids and adults
2:00pm St. George & the Dragon
2:30pm D'Amby Dance
3:00pm Mid-Hudson Mexican Folkloric Group
3:30pm The Hungry March Band
4:00pm Solas An Lae: An Irish Sugar Plum and More!
MUSIC at Dutch Reform Church Sanctuary
(across from The Beekman Arms)
1:30pm Mexico Beyond Mariachi
2:00pm Woodstock Renaissance
2:30pm Szelroza: Gypsy & Street Music from Old Europe
3:00pm Capella Festiva Treble
3:30pm Mexico Beyond Mariachi
Reindeer Paper Puppet Workshop
designed by Jenny Lee Fowler
at Wing and Clover, 22 East Market Street, 2nd floor
at Oblong Books, in Montgomery Row
The story of one tugboat's journey on the the Hudson River to bring the giant Christmas Tree back to Rockefeller Center!
All Afternoon Outside
on East Market Street
A Peace House admist the excitement of the day! Step in for a quiet moment. Made and designed by Stan Stroh.
WIRE WALKING AND FEATS OF COMEDY!
in Foster's Parking Lot. Check on-site for times.
Home Spun Merry Go Round
in Foster's Parking Lot
TIGHTROPE WALKER EXTRAORDINAIRE!
on East Market Street. Check on-site for times.
The Pocket Lady
The symbol of Sinterklaas's Generosity You'll find her with her "Pocket Lady Pal" just about anywhere around town. Go inside her beautiful cape and see what secret surprise she has in store just for you!
...and into the night
Children's STARlight PARADE & COMMUNITY CIRCLE
Bring your Crowns & Branches, STARS & Flags!
HAVDALAH Candle Lighting
In the Dapson-Chestney Parking Lot. Walk two blocks west from the traffic light. Led by the Northern Dutchess Hebrew School, J.A.N.D. and Temple Emanuel.
CHILDREN'S STARLIGHT PARADE
Parade begins on West Market St. and proceeds through the Village & continues to the Municipal Lot for the Community Circle. See the map below for the route.
GRAND FINALE CIRCLE and Children's STAR CEREMONY
in the Municipal Parking Lot immediately following the Parade. ALL are requested to walk along at the end of the Parade to be a part of the Children's Star Celebration featuring Fire Juggling, The Blessing of the Horse, On the Lam Band, The Peace Dove.
for Families HOE DOWN
with John Kirk & Trish Miller
at Town Hall
Wassail with Raya Brass Band
follow this rollicking group as they process from pub to pub playing for grog at Liberty, Grand Cru, & the Cruclub. For Adults
by Irving Berlin
at the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center (runs 11/30 - 12/16). centerforperformingarts.org
at Momiji's Sushi and Steakhouse in the Courtyard Featuring the fabulous Dixieland sound of the ON THE LAM BAND from NYC,the wildly enthusiastic, world-famous THE HUNGRY MARCH BAND from Brooklyn. For Adults.
An amazing line-up. A spectacular schedule. All for you. Please consider making a donation.We need your support! Thank you.