Our weekly guide never takes a vacation…even when you do…
Historic Hudson Valley is putting on a huge Thanksgiving Weekend event called “Gateway to the Holiday Season.” Van Cortlandt Manor, Philipsburg Manor, and Washington Irving’s Sunnyside Inn will all be participating. The venues will be decorated for the holidays in authentic period fashion, and guided tours will be available to learn about the traditions of the holiday seasons. There will also be workshops and crafts such as weaving and cooking, www.hudsonvalley.org
Mamaroneck Artist’s Guild is having a Gift of Art Holiday Show and Boutique starting on Friday until January 2nd. There will be a selection of art at affordable prices, as well as other crafts like scarves and jewelry. www.mamaroneckartistsguild.org
The New Rochelle Humane Society is having their Annual Holiday Thrift Shop on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm to benefit the Humane Society. There will be a large selection of items from Christmas decorations to handbags. www.newrochellehumanesociety.org
ARTS AND MUSIC:
On Saturday night at 8 pm, Paramount Center for the Arts is presenting award winning musician Michael Feinstein and TV and Broadway actor David Hyde Peirce for a night of music, comedy, and theater. Tickets are $35 – 55. www.paramountcenter.org
The Pete Malinverni Trio will be playing at the Watercolor Café on Friday night, and the Gil Parris Band will be playing on Saturday night. Also check out Blues Jam with Blues Daddy at CJ Cullen Tavern in New Rochelle on Sunday night. www.watercolorcafe.net
This Friday marks the beginning of the Mamaroneck Fire Department’s annual Toy Drive. From now until December 13th, drop off a new unwrapped toy at the fire station. www.tmfd.org
The Rye Reading Room will be showing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on Friday afternoon at 3 pm as part of the Fun Club Movie series. www.ryelibrary.org
The Larchmont Farmer’s Market has added several new vendors, and will continue to run at the Larchmont train station on Saturday mornings through December 9th.
On Monday night, The Wine Vault in Mamaroneck will be having a Wine Blending course for $85. This advanced course will let you blend several different varieties together and then compare them to the winery’s own blend and the blends of your classmates. www.westchesterwineschool.com
PACE, the wonderful theater and dance program at Mamaroneck High School puts on an annual student choreographed dance performance called Kinesthesia. This year is the 35th anniversary of the event. Shows will be running each night from December 3rd to December 5th at 8 pm in the PACE auditorium.