Upcoming Holiday Events

December 1

Senior Citizens 24th Annual Holiday Brunch
At 11 a.m. at the Patriot Hills Gold Club, located at 19 Clubhouse Lane in Stony Point, the Town of Stony Point and the Police Benevolent Association will sponsor their 24th annual Stony Point Senior Citizens Holiday Brunch. Info: 845-786-2242.

December 2

Chanukah Unity Concert
At 7:30 p.m. at Rockland Community College, located at 145 College Road in Suffern, a Chanukah Unity Concert featuring international Jewish superstar LIPA will be held. Admission: $18, $25, $36 & $72. Tickets available at www.jewishtickets.com. Info: Dov Oliver at doliver@sunyrockland.edu or 845-574-4422.

December 5

Suffern Christmas Parade
Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Orange and Lafayette Avenues in Suffern, the Village of Suffern a Christmas parade will be held, led by the Suffern High School Marching Band. The Fire Departments will participate in this festive arrival of Santa to the Village. The parade will proceed up Lafayette Avenue to the Gazebo where the Christmas tree will be lit. Suffern High School Select Choir members and the Salvation Army will provide caroling and music at the Gazebo. Info: 845-357-7943 or gailc@suffernvillage.com.

December 6

NCOC Holiday Lights Event

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Park Gazebo in the heart of Nyack (Main and Cedar), the Nyack Chamber of Commerce Holiday Lights event will take and will include live caroling, free refreshments, the tree lighting, a holiday story reading and visit from Santa. Info: http://nyackchamber.org/holidaylights2013/

December 7

Christmas Fair
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish House, located at 220 Brick Church Rd. in Spring Valley, the Brick Church of West New Hempstead will be holding their annual Christmas Fair. There will be vendors, bake table, white elephant, basket raffle and afghan raffle. Lunch will be available featuring homemade soup, sandwiches hot dogs and desserts. Info: Eileen at 845-354-6131.

New Hempstead Presbyterian Church Holiday Boutique

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will hold a holiday boutique at 484 New Hempstead Road in New City (corner of New Hempstead and Route 45). Crafts, baked goods, a raffle, white elephant sale and more.  All vendors welcome; $25 table. Info: 845 354-2372 or newhempstead@yahoo.com.

The Christmas Carol Trio
At 2 p.m. at New City Library, located at 220 North Main Street, an enchanting program of 17th and 18th century carols from England, Ireland, France, Germany and the American Colonies (sung in English, French and German), with narratives explaining the origins of the holiday’s traditions and décor will be held. The troupe appears as an acoustic trio featuring vocals, guitar and mandolin. Info: 845-634-4997 or www.newcitylibrary.org.

HSRC Saint Nicholas Day
The Historical Society of Rockland County will open the doors to the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House for a memorable program of wonder and fun! Children of all ages are welcome to celebrate Saint Nicholas Day, as has been the tradition at the HSRC since 1961. Each child receives a special treat in his/her shoe from Saint Nicholas and everyone can visit with Saint Nicholas and his horse.  Also being held December 8. Refreshments will be served.  Fee:  $5 per person.  Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are required via www.RocklandHistory.org. Info: 845-634-9629 or email info@rocklandhistory.org.

December 8

Dominican College Christmas Concert
At 3 p.m. in the Hennessy Center of Dominican College, located at 470 Western Highway in Orangeburg, the Dominican College Christmas Concert featuring the Reverend Alphonse Stephenson and the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea will be held. Tickets for the concert are priced at $30 for General Admission; $25 for Seniors/ DC Employees and $15 for Students with School ID. Concert tickets include a post-performance dessert reception. We are also pleased to once again host our Holiday Buffet at 1 p.m. in Granito Center, at a cost of $20 per person. To purchase tickets please email specialevents@dc.edu or call Mary Lichtman, Director of Special Events at 845-848-7406.

December 11

UHR Tree Lighting
At 7:30 p.m., the United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) will hold its annual Tree of Life Celebration on Level One of the Palisades Center near Banana Republic. The Trees will be illuminated during a special ceremony, complete with complimentary refreshments and wonderful entertainment by the Dominican College Chorale. Snow date is December 12. Info: MJ Bray at 845-634-4974 or email mbray@hospiceofrockland.org.


December 14

Ramapo Christmas Spectacular
Starting at 10:45 a.m., at the Historic Lafayette Theater in Suffern the Town of Ramapo’s 11th Annual Christmas Show will take place. The Christmas Spectacular will feature caroling, holiday organ music, the Cherry Lane School Bell Choir, the Suffern High School Select Choir, a guest appearance by Santa Claus and a showing of the Holiday Movie Classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Info: Phil Tisi at 845-357-5100, ext. 201, or the Lafayette Theater at 845-547-2121.

Ring in the Holidays with the Rockland County Choral Society
At 3 p.m. at Living Christ Church, located at 151 S. Broadway, S. Nyack, the Rockland County Choral Society returns to Nyack to perform seasonal selections lead by long-time conductor Philip Hagemann. Songs include the spiritual Rise Up, Shepherd, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemenwhich was used in the play Nicholas Nickleby, plus a clever arrangement that combines The First Noel and Pachelbel’s Canon, among others. $20 general/$15 students and seniors. Info and to RSVP: 845-418-6225 or email info@rocklandchoral.org.

December 15

Rockland County Catholic Choir
At 3 p.m. at the Don Bosco Marion Shrine, 174 Filors Lane in Stony Point, the Rockland County Catholic Choir will present an afternoon of Christmas songs. Artistic Director/Pianist George Bryant and Conductor Vincent Green will lead us through a blend of holiday music. Free will offering for the Marion Shrine. Info: 845-268-7021.

Hudson Valley Veterans Christmas Party
At 1 p.m., a group of Hudson Valley Veterans, known as The Bob Hope Division, will conduct their 5th annual Christmas party at the Veteran’s Nursing Home, located at 2090 Albany Road, (Route 9) in Montrose. A wrapping party for the Christmas presents will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday December 14, 2013 at the Kearsing Edwards American Legion Post, 20 Station Road in Pomona. Info: 845 429-2916.

Renaissance Christmas

At 2 p.m. at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, located at 10 W. Ramapo Rd. in Garnerville, attend a “Renaissance Christmas.” Lutenist Eric Hansen and soprano and flutist Dee Hansen will perform Renaissance settings of beloved Christmas carols, with sounds you won’t hear anywhere else. Info: 845-786-3800.