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SantaCon Crawl, Breakfast with Santa in Peekskill

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

Once Upon A Time Preschool/Daycare Welcomes Santa and the Silver Knight

When/Where: Once Upon A Time Preschool/Daycare, 47 Peekskill Hollow Rd. in Putnam Valley, Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
Why Go: Have your picture taken with Santa and Silver Knight, the  Llama, of the famous Hudson Valley Llamas.
Free: Pricing

Fundraiser/ Open House at Fat Joe’s Deli for Direct Grace Organization

When/Where: Fat Joe's Deli, 8 John Walsh Blvd. in Peekskill, Friday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m to 8 p.m.
Why Go: Fat Joe's Deli is hosting a open house/fundraiser/ on for Direct Grace,  a music recording company dedicated to raising funds to help abused and exploited children across the globe. There will be reiki healing, tarot card reading, music, henna tattooing, wine tasting, food tasting and more.
Pricing: Varies


When/Where: Peekskill Middle School, 212 Ringgold St. in  Peekskill, Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.
Why Go: Peekskill's SEPTO is hosting a Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser this Saturday at the Peekskill Middle School from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be games and music. Every child who attends gets a gift from Santa. The event is $8 for adults, $6 for children. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Scott Camera will also be available for photos with Santa at an additional cost. If your child attends Peekskill schools, can click on the flyer attached here and fill out a ticket order to send with them to school. Otherwise, call 914-233-7789 to purchase tickets.
Pricing: $8 adults, $6 children

EMBARK @ Energy Movement Center Holiday Open House Showcase

Where/When: Energy Movement Center, 925 South St. in  Peekskill,Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Why Go: A fun showcase events of EMBARK member companies and Teaching Artists' students for the whole family. Includes dance, drumming, drama and music. Register for Winter session!  There will be treats to follow!  
Pricing: Free

Santacon Pub & Eat Crawl in Peekskill

When/Where: Downtown Peekskill, Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.
Why Go: Join the second annual Pub & Eat crawl and find out why downtown has become a leading foodie/refreshment destination in the Hudson Valley.  Why Santacon? Because crawlers dressed as Santa (or other holiday inspired costumes) receive special discounts along the way. Come join the Santacon tradition in downtown Peekskill and see what all the fun is about. The tour starts at 6pm at Division Street Grill (26 N. Division St).  For information on all of the tour stops, please see the Santacon Pub & Eat Crawl Tour Schedule.
Pricing: Varies

Peekskill Trolley POLAR EXPRESS Tour
Where/When: 201 S Division St. in  Peekskill, Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Why/Go: Take a magical ride aboard Stella the Trolley. Hear the classic story of the Polar Express, sing along to holiday classics and receive candy from Santa's helper. The adventrue will conclude with hot chocolate and holiday cookies at the BeanRunner Cafe. Reservations required - call 914-739-5408 or email peekskilltrolleycompany@gmail.com
Pricing: $15 adults, $10 children

EMBARK @ Energy Movement Center Holiday House Party
Where/When: Energy Movement Center, 925 South St. in  Peekskill, at 7 p.m.
Why Go: As part of BID's Santacon Pub & Eats Crawl, EMBARK@EMC will open its doors for Musicians, Writers and All Pub Crawl participants to come in and hear or share some holiday themed poetry and songs, dance to some holiday favorites and enjoy some mulled wine and treats. HVCCA will have a window installation inside the  window.
Pricing: Free

Peekskill Project V: The Virtual Valley
Where/When: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St. in Peekskill, Dec. 16 at Noon
Why/Go: Hudson River artists address the landscape by patchworking images through a lens of political and environmental consciousness. Artists include: Justin Allen, Erik Benson, Mia Brownell, Ian Davis, Purdy Eaton, Cara Enteles,  Lisa Lebofsky,  Julie Anne Mann, Robin Michals, Armando Marino, Jean Pierre Roy, Nancy Shaver, Arlene Shechet, Brooke Singer and Willie Wayne Smith
Pricing: $5

Events from around the area:

Kol Rinah Chorale's Chanukah Concert

Where/When: Rosenthal Jewish Community Center of Northern Westchester on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Why go: Enjoy a Chanukah-themed concert featuring music from around the world, conducted by Ben Gruder and accompanied by Connie Prener. Refreshments will be served.

Pricing: $17

NEXT Charity Concert

Where/When: Captain Lawrence Brewery (444 Saw Mill River Rd. Elmsford) on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

Why go: Check out a set mixing rock, reggae and surf by Deadbeat Darlings at this month's NEXT Charity Concert in Elmsford while enjoying some of the Westchester brewery's beer. Proceeds from this month's concert will benefit the Pleasantville High School Edible Garden. Doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

Pricing: $10

It's a Wonderful Life Screening

Where/When: Jacob Burns Film Center on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 12 p.m.

Why go: JBFC is continuing its “Movies for Kids (and their Families)” series with a screening of the 1946 holiday classic this weekend. Read a recent Patch interview with the actress who portrays Ruth Dakin Bailey in the film here.

Pricing: $11 adult nonmembers, $6 adult members, $6.50 children

Furniture Donation Drop-Off Saturday Morning in White Plains

When/Where: Saturday Dec. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the grounds of Westchester County Airport

Why Go: Are you getting ready to move? Have you been hanging on to some furniture you don't need-or don't like? The furniture donation drop-off is this Saturday. Furniture Sharehouse collects clean, basic, average-sized furniture in good condition, to re-distribute it free, by appointment to clients of their 40 Westchester County based member agencies.

Contact: There is NO phone at the warehouse, but so they can plan, please shoot them an email at office@furnituresharehouse.org to let them know you are coming.

Frank Cimino December 14, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Good to see all these Christmas events throughout the area. Ummm, am I allowed to call them Christmas events?

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