Saturday, Feb. 10: Go jump in the lake! The mid-Hudson chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has put out its annual call for brave souls to take an icy dip at the reservoir at Berean Park in Highland.
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New comics for all ages are delivered to the store every Wednesday. Megabrain also offers a walk-in gaming experience that ranges from traditional board games such as Scrabble, Clue, Risk and chess to fantasy RPG gaming like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder and the Red Dragon Inn. Customers will be able to sign up for scheduled Magic the Gathering, Pokémon and Yugi-Oh tournaments, or just walk in during normal business hours and pay for gaming time by the hour.
Saturday, Dec. 23: This pioneering work of public sound art debuted in Greenwich Village in 1992, and is today a tradition that has been celebrated in more than 100 cities across five continents.
Friday, Dec. 15: Bring a menorah from home and join with others in the experience of lighting hundreds of candles.
Heads up and eyes open! ‘Tis the season to gaze in wonder at the holiday light shows mounted in neighborhoods and commercial venues far and wide.
Saturday, Dec. 2: Sinterklaas will ride into Rhinebeck on his white horse, and the festivities go on all day long, with live dance, theater and music happening all over the village. The Children’s Starlight Parade, featuring two-story-tall animated puppets carried by hundreds of volunteers, unfolds at twilight.
Saturday, Dec. 2: Thousands of visitors are expected in Hudson’s historic center for Winter Walk, happening from 5 to 8 p.m., and there’s plenty to do to keep them all busy. Santa Claus arrives in his horsedrawn sleigh. He will listen to children’s holiday wishes and distribute a free gift-wrapped book to every child. As the grandfather clock strikes eight o’clock, fireworks light up the winter sky from Promenade Hill.
Friday, Dec. 1: The 24th annual Celebration of Lights is conducted in conjunction with the Bardavon, which will be showing the Rob Reiner’s classic 1987 film at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2: The festivities include a Holiday Restaurant Crawl, a cozy bonfire with s’mores, live bands, carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus, ice-carving and a tree-lighting on the Village Green at 4:30.
Sunday, Dec. 3: The Chamber of Commerce combines forces with the citizenry and more than 30 local businesses to bring joy to one and all. Children between the ages of 1 to 12 will be eligible to enter for a chance to win a coveted bike and more than 250 other prizes.