FAMILY-FRIENDLY ST. NICHOLAS DAY PROGRAM TO BE PRESENTED AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ROCKLAND COUNTY

unnamed (1)The Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC) will open the doors to the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House on December 6-7, 2014, for the family-friendly St. Nicholas Day Program. Children of all ages are welcome to celebrate St. Nicholas Day, as has been the tradition at the HSRC since 1961. This event, inspired by Rockland County’s early Dutch colonial heritage, is a highlight of the holiday season and a Rockland County tradition. Adults who visited with St. Nicholas when they were children now bring their own families.

Each child receives a special treat from St. Nicholas in his or her shoe, and everyone can visit with St. Nicholas and his horse. Certified nut-free ginger cookies, warm cider, and other refreshments will be served.

St. Nicholas Day programs begin promptly at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m.; 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. each day on December 6 and 7 and last about 45 minutes. Admission to the program is $5 per person (children and adults). Space is limited, and pre-paid reservations are required. Tickets will go on sale on November 13, 2014. Further information and a link to online ticket sales will be available at www.RocklandHistory.org.

The $5 ticket price includes admission to the HSRC’s 39th Annual Holiday Exhibitions, “Pretty Paper” inside the Jacob Blauvelt House and “The Joy of Toys” at the History Center. The Historical Society or Rockland County is located at 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY 10956. For more information, call the HSRC at 845-634-9629 or email info@rocklandhistory.org.