What’s Happening ~ Week of Dec. 14, 2017

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

  • Santa & friends will be riding around Stony Point this weekend escorted by Wayne Hose Fire Co. Look and listen for the sirens and Christmas carols. Santa Claus will show up Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the south side of Farley Bridge and Sunday, December 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the north side of Farley Bridge.
  • Pics with Santa will be held weekends through Christmas at Haverstraw Rail Station on Route 9W and Main Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Ned Kelly’s Christmas Cabaret is in its 29th year and will be performed at Peter Kelly’s X20 Xavier’s on the Hudson in Yonkers. He’ll be joined by songstress Kimberly Hawkey. A singalong is included. Contact Xavier’s on the Hudson or Elvanelle Music at 518-396-9865.
  • Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Anna Polinsky, piano; Deborah Pae, cello; Cantor Sally Neff; and Steven Iger, pianist, will play classical music at the Reform Temple of Rockland in Upper Nyack Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. Contact ArtsRock at www.artsrock.org.
  • The great Glen Miller Band was excellent as usual at the Westchester Broadway Theatre on Monday, December 11. Brand new vocalist Maria Schafer was great as was band leader, Nick Hilscher. The band performs 48 weeks of each year. Christmas Voyager, rated Four Stars by the Rockland County Times, continues at Westchester Broadway Theatre through December 23. Call 914-592-2222 or visit broadwaytheatre.com.
  • Damn the Torpedoes Band will be doing a Tom Petty tribute at Empire City Casino, Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m. Visit empirecitycasino.com for more info.
  • “Beauty and the Grease” to be held at Old Tappan Bar and Grill, Friday December 29 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 16 at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Bergenfield, New Jersey. Reservations at 201-297-7444 . Call 201-384-9464 for more info.
  • Penguin Repertory Theatre in Stony Point reports a banner 2017 year and thanks its patrons and supporters. More than 10,000 people attended 109 performances created by 36 actors, 26 designers, 8 directors and choreographers and 11 playwrights, says Joe Brancato and Andrew Horn. This was all made possible by support from 51 corporations, foundations and businesses, 134 individual contributors and four government agencies. For info on how to support Penguin Rep in 2018, visit www.penguinrep.org.
  • Michelle Kelly joins the Westchester Philharmonic’s Annual Winter Pops, Sunday December 17 at 3 p.m., directed by Ted Sperling with a special appearance by Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof violin soloist, Kelly-Hall Tompkins. Contact 914-682-3707, ext. 15.
  • Comedian Pablo Francisco at Levity Live in Nyack, December 29-31. Visit www.nyack.levitylive.com/calendar for more information.