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Art Crawls, Candy Cane Runs, Wine Tasting and Pancakes with Santa

A roundup of upcoming events in the Peekskill and Cortlandt area.

Candy Cane Runs in Yorktown and Cortlandt
When/Where: Lake Mohegan Fire Department Candy Cane run on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9; and Yorktown Height Fire Company Candy Cane Run on Sunday, Dec. 9
Why Go: It's that wonderful time of the year again, and Santa will be making his way around town with the Yorktown Heights Fire Department volunteer firefighters and Lake Mohegan Fire Department firefighters. Santa will hand out candy canes, and spread some good old holiday cheer.
Click here for route and times if you live in the Lake Mohegan Fire Department District.
Click here for route and times if you live in the Yorktown Heights Fire Department District.

Christmas Carnival at United Methodist Church
Where/When: United Methodist Church, 1040 Main St, Peekskill, NY Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.
Why go: Bring in the Christmas Season and help raise  money for the "Nothing But Nets" ministry that aims to provide mosquito nets for families at risk in Africa.  There will be food, crafts and goods for sale!  Bring a friend and receive a gift
Pricing: Free

SANTA VISITS HILLTOP FARMS OF CROTON-ON-HUDSON
Where/When: Hilltop Farms, 2028 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson, on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.
Why go: anta is eager to hear what all the boys and girls want for Christmas this year so stop by between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and candy canes too. Don't forget to bring your camera!
Pricing: Free

Peekskill Project V: Holiday Art Crawl
Where/When: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St.,Peekskill, Saturday, Dec. 8 at  5 p.m.
Why go: Starting at The Peekskill Coffee House (101 S. Division St.), we will have a guided tour of fourteen illuminated artworks installed in storefront windows throughout downtown.  The tour will include two "art happenings": art projections occurring on the streets.  Window installations remain on view through December 31st. For more information on the location of downtown artist installations, please see the Winter Windows ArtCrawl Map.
Pricing: Free.

Peekskill Project V: Pop-Up Gallery Reception
Where/When: 906 Main St, Peekskill, NY | on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
Why go: There will be light refreshments and music from Tiki Daddy , a blend of "Hawaiian swing and cross-over Americana", at the Peekskill Project Pop Up Gallery Event in downtown Peekskill. Open to the public.  Shop for unique holiday gifts, created by visual artists from Peekskill Project and the Greater Hudson Valley Region.  Artist Eva Mantell will be on hand to recycle cider and coffee cups, transforming them into sculptures Treat yourself to time in the hot seat and get an electric-chair cut from artist Nelson Loskamp
Pricing: Free


Gazebo Menorah Lighting

Where/When:First Hebrew Congregation, 1821 Main St. in Peekskill at 6 p.m.
Why go: Meet at the Peekskill Gazebo for a Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Bring family and friends to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah as First Hebrew Congregation lights the first candle on the menorah in the gazebo in downtown Peekskill.  Take home travel-size menorahs, candles and chocolate “gelt” coins while supplies last.  Celebration and singing begins December 8, 6 p.m., at the corner of South Division Street and Park Street in PeekskillHoliday Party at The Club at Briarcliff Manor.
Pricing: Free

Hendrick Hudson Lions Club Pancake Breakfast/Photo with Santa
Where/When: Hendrick Hudson High School, 2166 Albany Post Rd. in  Montrose, Sunday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m.
Why go: The Hendrick Hudson Lions Club will be hosting their fourth annual Pancake Breakfast/Photo with Santa on Sunday December 9th from 9-11:30AM in the cafeteria at Hendrick Hudson High School.  The cost is $7 per person which includes a breakfast of pancakes, sausage patty, fresh fruit, coffee, hot cocoa, juice, and milk.  All attendees also receive a free candy cane and small bag of candy. And of course Santa will be there!  Please bring your camera if you would like your photo with Santa.  All money raised helps the club support our community in a number of ways.
Please contact Steve Purcigliotti at 914-646-5981 or sxp6476@gmail.com for more information.
Pricing: $7

PEF Wine Tasting & Pottery Sale Fundraiser
Where/When: The Hat Factory, 1000 N Division St. in Peekskill, Sunday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 p/m.
Why go: The Peekskill Education Foundation is sponsoring a Wine Tasting on Sunday, December 9th to raise funds for its mission of enhancing educational and cultural programs in the Peekskill City School District. The event is being hosted by the Peekskill Hat Factory on North Division Street at the Peekskill Clay Studios. Dylan's Wine Cellar will be providing the wine and wisdom and will donate a portion of their sales to the PEF.
In addition to the Wine Tasting there is a Holiday Pottery Sale on both Saturday December 8th and Sunday the 9th. A portion of Pottery sales will also be donated to the PEF.
Pricing: $25, Tickets can be bought at the door or here.

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