Calendar of events

Sunday, December 15

Breakfast with Santa

8:00 AM
Breakfast includes Plain and Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee, Juice and Milk. Cost is $8 – Adults, Seniors - $6, Children over 5 - $5 and Children under 5 eat free.

Candlelight Tours of Hill Hold Museum

12:00 PM
Join the Friends of Hill Hold to celebrate a Classic Christmas with the annual candlelight tours of Hill Hold – the 1769 Historic Homestead of Thomas Bull. Every room in the charming stone house will be beautifully decorated for the holiday including the parlor with the traditional tree surrounded by an amazing collection of antique toys and the dining room set for a festive holiday meal. There will also be an open hearth cooking demonstration in the kitchen. Children can make a craft and visit with Santa (He can only join us on Saturdays) by the cozy fireplace in the basement kitchen and everyone can enjoy some yuletide treats. Download the flyer: 2019 Christmas Candlelight tour. For

Yoga Nidra

12:00 PM
The Gardiner Library hosts a Yoga Nidra class with Wendy Blair on Sunday December 15 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. These Community Rest Circles occur monthly on the third Sunday and ask for a suggested donation of $10 for the library. Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation that uses a combination of intention-setting, guided body scan, breath work and imagery as gateways to reducing mental, emotional and physical tensions. Practiced consistently over time, YN provides a way to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase a sense of calm and emotional wellbeing. There will be a brief check-in to start, followed by intention-setting for the experience (that will be woven into the meditation), a 30-45 minute guided mediation, and will conclude with a short period for feedback.

Holiday Open House

1:00 PM
In each room of Morrison Hall, located on the College’s Middletown campus, visitors will be treated to holiday scenes from their favorite children’s stories, including: “Twas the Night Before Christmas” (foyer), “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland” (dining room), “Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone” (library), “Peter Pan” (Music Room) and “Ten Tiny Gingerbread Men” (salon). Holiday performances by the SUNY Orange Madrigal Singers and the Chamber Ensemble will augment the Open House. The Madrigal Singers will showcase their talents at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 while the Chamber Ensemble will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. The Holiday Open House is jointly sponsored by the College, the SUNY Orange Foundation and the Garden Lovers. For more information, call Sharon Hood, of the SUNY Orange Foundation, at (845) 341-4175.

Children's Christmas Party with Santa

2:00 PM
Santa will be making an appearance at the Maybrook VFW, 209 Main Street on Sunday, December 15th at 2pm. There will be games and treats and Santa usually gives out a gift to all the kids 8 years and younger. So bring the little ones and have some Holiday Fun.

Christmastown: A Holiday Noir

2:00 PM
This witty comedy follows hard-boile private eye Nick Holiday as he searches for the truth about Santa Claus.

Elf Jr., the Musical

2:00 PM
Don't forget to catch the Marlboro Middle School Drama Club's production of "Elf The Musical Jr." on December 13 at 7 PM, December 14 at 2 PM or 7 PM, or December 15 at 2 PM. Directed by Amy Schaffer and Deana Solomon, this musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on his quest to find his true identity. Tickets will be sold at the door and cost $10 for adults and $5 for students.

The Nutcracker

2:00 PM
Top Talent in Local Holiday Production! This Holiday Fairytale is a family tradition that will enchant children and adults alike! Our full length production will be presented in 2 acts complete with state of the arts backdrops and movie stye snacks during intermission!

Cozy Cocoa Cookie Party

2:30 PM
Friend's Cozy Cocoa Cookie Party At The Marlboro Library For families with children 4-7 years of age Families! Join us on Sunday, December 15, 2:30 pm at the Marlboro Library for a dose of holiday cheer! Come wearing your coziest pajamas and decorate a cookie with friends. Write a letter to Santa, sing-a-long to some favorite carols, sample some cocoa from our hot cocoa bar and listen to a fun, holiday story. Admission is free,...

Kairos: A Consort of Singers

3:00 PM
Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents its annual service of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Monastery, 615 Route 9W, West Park.

Middletown Concert Chorale

3:00 PM
The Middletown Concert Chorale in its 23rd year, under the direction of Danielle Cornacchio and accompanied by Boyd Herforth announces its 2019 Winter Concert Series “Celebrate In Song”. Featuring Camille Saint-Saens “Christmas Oratorio” along with a variety of other choral selections. Some interesting and festive a cappella pieces will be performed during the second portion of the concert. Between the two acts there will be a cabaret portion for your enjoyment! A reception and light fare to follow

Gardiner Library presents Slow Jam

3:30 PM
The Gardiner Library will once again offer Slow Jam on Sunday December 15 from 3:30 to 5:15 PM. All musicians and acoustic instruments are welcome.

The Joy of Christmas Carol Bell Choir

4:30 PM
Praise Band, Piano-Organ Duet, Carol Sing-Along. All are welcome! Light Refreshment to Follow Sunday, December 15th at 4:30 p.m. Milton Marlboro United Methodist Church, 112 Church Street, Milton. Call 860.899.6204 for questions.

Hudson Valley Humanists December celebration, HumanLight

7:00 PM
The December 2019 monthly meeting of the Hudson Valley Humanists will be held at the New Paltz Community Center on Sunday, December 15th. It will start at 6 pm in the community center is at 3 Veterans Way, New Paltz, off Route 32 north of the village and Stewart’s.

Monday, December 16

December 2019 Newburgh IDA Board Meeting

5:30 PM
The IDA Board will conduct board business. Meeting is open to the public.

Tuesday, December 17

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

6:45 PM
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel presents A Festival of Lessons and Carols. Come spend an evening in reflection as we prayerfully await the birth of Christ.

Wednesday, December 18

Orange County Veterans Resource Fair

2:00 AM
On Wednesday, December 18, Senator Jen Metzger will sponsor a resource fair for active duty service members, veterans, and their families at HONOR Shelter in Middletown.

ANIMALIA - A group exhibition

9:00 AM
For information regarding, ANIMALIA or the Ann Street Gallery contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146, vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org, or visit www.annstreetgallery.org. Virginia Walsh curated the exhibition - it will be on view through Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Christmastown: A Holiday Noir

7:30 PM
This witty comedy follows hard-boile private eye Nick Holiday as he searches for the truth about Santa Claus.

Thursday, December 19

ANIMALIA - A group exhibition

9:00 AM
For information regarding, ANIMALIA or the Ann Street Gallery contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146, vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org, or visit www.annstreetgallery.org. Virginia Walsh curated the exhibition - it will be on view through Saturday, January 11, 2020.