Ah, the lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are 3 things to do this weekend, December 1-3, that will get you out of the house and soaking up some local arts and culture.
A cherished tradition, the Hudson Winter Walk will take place this Saturday, December 2 from 5 to 8pm on Warren Street in the city of Hudson. All the shops, aptly decorated for the holidays, will be open, and carolers and other performers will animate the mile-long street. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make an appearance in their horse-drawn wagon. Santa’s elves will distribute a free, gift-wrapped book to every child. Also, new this year a scavenger hunt Where’s George the Gingerbread Man? will take place through the shops and galleries of Warren Street’s Below 3rd District.
Cross Contemporary Art Gallery in Saugerties is hosting HYGGE, a group show featuring small works by over fifty artists affiliated with the gallery. Participants include Gregory Amenoff, Heather Hutchison, Mark Thomas Kanter, Shira Toren Portia Munson, Jan Harrison, and others. Amenoff was featured in Joe Fig’s 2009 book Inside the Painter’s Studio. HYGGE, which opens this Saturday, December 2 at 5pm, includes over one hundred works, and will remain on view through December 31. HYGGE means in Danish coziness and conviviality conducive to a feeling of well-being.
Lyndhurst Mansion, the former Jay Gould estate in Tarrytown, is hosting a Holiday House Tour and Shopping Boutique this weekend, December 1–3, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Over fifty vendors will offer a variety of unique gifts in the Carriage House. Due to its lavishly decorated interiors, the mansion was listed as one of USA Today’s Top Holiday House Tours. Built in 1838 in the Gothic Revival style, Lyndhurst was purchased by the railroad magnate Jay Gould in 1880.