Performing nine shows throughout the year, including Othello and 1984, the Central New York Playhouse offers something for everyone.
Taking on one of the most ambitious theatrical schedules around, The Central New York Playhouse has staged a production once a month since opening their doors. Now boasting over 50 theatrical productions in their short history, the theater brings Broadway and Off Broadway hits to CNY audiences. They have garnered over 130 Syracuse Area Live Theater nominations—and 13 wins!—and 3 runner-up nominations for Best Local Theater in the Syracuse NewTimes Best of Syracuse series.
Nov. 10 – 18, 2017
Early Bird Pricing (Ends Nov. 5):
Fri. and Sat. Showings, $17 Per Ticket; Thurs. and Sun. Showings, $15 Per Ticket
British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughing-stock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation’s eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to out talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president’s legacy.
1940’s Radio Hour
Dec. 1 – 16, 2017
Early Bird Pricing (Ends Nov. 26):
Fri. and Sat. Showings, $25 Per Ticket; Thurs. and Sun. Showings, $22 Per Ticket
Fri. and Sat. Showings, $28 Per Ticket; Thurs. and Sun. Showings, $25 Per Ticket
A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.
How to Get to The Central New York Playhouse:
January 13 (Friday) 8:00 pm - December 16 (Saturday) 10:30 pm
The Central New York Playhouse
ShoppingTown Mall, # B201, 3649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13214
The Central New York Playhousersvp@cnyplayhouse.org ShoppingTown Mall, # B201, 3649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13214
Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor.
Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor.
The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns with more pumpkins than ever before! Meander an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape, discovering breathtaking displays—all made of jack o’ lanterns at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze!
Wander along Pumpkin Promenade and stroll across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge. Discover awe-inspiring jack o’lanterns resembling the Statue of Liberty rising toward the sky! Witness a fully functioning, 20-foot diameter Pumpkin Carousel and gaze in wonder at swimming aquatic creatures and a giant Sea Serpent surfacing next to the Croton River. Don’t forget to explore the color-changing star show in the Pumpkin Planetarium.
Approaching Jurassic Park, feel the earth shake and experience a brand-new herd of pint-sized dinosaurs mingling with an enormous T-Rex, brontosaurus, triceratops, and more. Catch the Circus Train rolling into town with a cast of colorful clowns and awesome animals. Don’t miss Sleepy Hollow Country’s most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman…yes, all made entirely of jack o’lanterns!
Brand new gourd-filled Jack-in-the-boxes spring to life while a giant spider web spins a great #pumpkinblaze photo op.
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is on-view for select dates during the week and on weekends. This year’s event dates are Sept 29-30, Oct 1, Oct 5-9, Oct 12-31, Nov 2-5, Nov 9-12, Nov 24-25.
Adults, $20; Children 3-17, $16 (Fridays + Saturdays: $25, $20); FREE for Children under 3
How to Get to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze:
Make a Trip of It:
Looking for a getaway opportunity? Experience historic architecture, beautiful museums, an afternoon of theater and more with New York By Rail‘s “Visit Westchester” itinerary—great for a weekend away.
September 29 (Friday) 6:30 pm - November 25 (Saturday) 11:50 pm
Van Cortland Manor
525 S Riverside Ave.
A true New York City institution, the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is the sparkling, breath-taking way to get you in the Christmas spirit!
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular kicks off this November, as one of the best things to do this holiday season in New York City. Since 1933, the tap dancers, flying Santa and of course, the 36-strong world famous dance troupe, the Rockettes have put on one of the city’s most classic Christmas spectacles. Expect a series of stunning dance vignettes that includes a living rendition of The Nativity featuring real camels, sheep, and donkeys! See the Rockettes version of The Nutcracker, complete with life-sized teddy bears dancing with Clara. And don’t forget the great man himself, Santa Claus, drawn on a sleigh by a team of reindeer to conduct the glorious kickline of “12 days of Christmas” where the Rockettes are decked with holly and gold costumes.
Tickets for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular are on sale now! With multiple showtimes from day-to-day, admission prices vary, so be sure to take a look at the Rockettes calendar to find the best seat for you, your friends or family.
How to Get to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular:
Where to Stay in NYC:
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November 10 (Friday) - January 1 (Monday)
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave., New York, NY 10020
The onboard theatrical event is based on the children's book, The Train to Christmas Town, which follows the story of a young girl named Janice and her adventures with an
The onboard theatrical event is based on the children’s book, The Train to Christmas Town, which follows the story of a young girl named Janice and her adventures with an engaging cast of storybook characters on her trip to Christmas Town.
Saratoga & North Creek Railway introduces The Train to Christmas Town departing from Stony Creek, NY for 2017! The on-board theatrical event is based on the children’s book, The Train to Christmas Town, an engaging cast on a trip to Christmas Town. Now partnered with The Stony Creek Ranch Resort, fun winter activities, food, beverages and lodging with exclusive packages are all available to train passengers.
The enchanting story comes to life when the train departs Stony Creek Ranch for a one-hour roundtrip journey to “Christmas Town” during which Santa’s elves will serve delicious hot chocolate and cookies. Sing along with original holiday music onboard from the Grammy-nominated band “Trout Fishing in America” and listen to The Train to Christmas Town read aloud on the train. Each girl and boy on board will receive a visit from Santa himself with a special holiday gift.
The Stony Creek Ranch Resort, embedded in the beautiful snow-covered Adirondacks near Lake George, is the region’s premiere Christmas dude ranch. Each room and cabin has its own Christmas tree and is decorated in the holiday spirit. Guests can board hay wagon rides around the property and meet Blitzen, the on-site reindeer. They can also visit the petting zoo to hug bunnies, miniature goats and mini-pigs. Adults and kids will love the Christmas lights, arts and crafts activities, the assorted booths and delicious food in Jingle Bell Junction. Every resort guest is guaranteed a seat on the Train to Christmas Town, plus much, much more.
About The Train to Christmas Town Book
The Train to Christmas Town was written by the lifelong educator, Peggy Ellis, and illustrated by graphic artist, Jeffrey Ley, best known for designing the 1980’s arcade game Q*bert. The children’s book follows the story of a young girl named Janice and her adventures on her trip to Christmas Town.
How to Take the Train to Christmas Town:
November 17 (Friday) - December 28 (Thursday)
Stony Creek Ranch Resort
465 Warrensburg Rd., Stony Creek, NY 12878
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The "anti-Black Friday big-sister godess," Basilica Farm and Flea showcases Hudson Valley artisans at the gorgeous Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY.
The “anti-Black Friday big-sister godess,” Basilica Farm and Flea showcases Hudson Valley artisans at the gorgeous Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY.
The fifth annual Basilica Farm and Flea Holiday Market will showcase the variety of talent the Hudson Valley region has to offer, with 90% of vendors coming from the local area.
With 100+ vendors filling over 9,000 square feet, Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market is the largest market of its kind in the region. Visitors can shop handmade and vintage goods, purchase locally-made added value food products and eat farm-fresh food.
BUY LOCAL. BUY VINTAGE. BUY HANDMADE. NO BAR CODES. NO PLASTIC WRAP.
History of Basilica Farm and Flea:
Born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as the antithesis of big box Black Friday, Basilica Farm & Flea is part timeless flea and farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair, showcasing the wealth and splendor of the Hudson Valley’s artisanal talents. Basilica Farm & Flea is inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson Valley.
Each market features a diverse group of regional vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods. The markets embody love of vintage and recycled, locally-sourced agriculture and the beautifully handmade. With over 10,000 square feet of raw space, Basilica Farm & Flea is the only market of this scale in the region, an integral part of Basilica Hudson’s arts and cultural programs.
Two markets are presented each year: Spring Market in May and Holiday Market during Thanksgiving weekend, in addition to a Mini Farm & Flea on the Sunday of the annual Basilica SoundScape weekend each September.
Cost and Hours:
General Admission: Full Weekend: $5; FREE for under 12
Friday, November 24 – 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 25 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 26 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
How to Get to Basilica Farm and Flea:
Where to Stay in Hudson:
Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Hudson area has to offer. Book a room at Wm. Farmer and Sons—just up the street from Basilica Hudson—and spend the weekend experiencing rich history, cultural hotspots and amazing views with the New York By Rail two-day itinerary, City of Hudson and Beyond. Read about the itinerary and other great places to visit here.
24 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 26 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
110 S. Front St.
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albany’s Washington Park.
The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albany’s Washington Park. Presented by Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the people of the City of Albany and Albany PAL, this year’s show depicts holiday scenes of yesteryear and many new & exciting lighting displays.
At the end of your drive through the Lights, the Washington Park Lake House comes alive. Join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments. Santa will be there through Dec. 23 to hear the holiday wishes of the little ones.
Horse-drawn carriage rides are offered Wed. through Sun. evenings at the Madison Ave. entrance to Washington Park by Saratoga Horse and Carriage. For more information or reservations contact 518-573-3198.
Trolley Rides are also available from your starting location most nights via Advantage Transportation. For more information or reservations contact 518-433-0100.
Hours and Cost:
Sun. – Thurs.: 6 – 9 p.m.
Fri. and Sat.: 6 – 10 p.m.
Admission Prices: $20.00 Per Car; $25.00 for 10-18 Passenger Vehicle; $50.00 for Vehicles Containing 19-28 Passengers; $100.00 for School Buses; $125.00 for Commercial Coaches
How to Get to Capital Holiday Lights in the Park:
Where to Stay in Albany:
Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Albany area has to offer. Book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Albany Medical Center and spend the weekend tasting and experiencing Capital Craft Beverages and Music.
November 24 (Friday) 6:00 pm - January 2 (Tuesday) 9:00 pm
Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12203
The popular Dutch-themed parade, the Sinterklaas Send-off Celebration and Festival celebrates children, art and winter.
Mirroring the original Dutch legend in which Sinterklaas Send-off Celebration leaves Spain by boat for Holland, this Hudson Valley re-creation provides a day of fun-filled activities in Kingston ending with a parade to escort Sinterklaas to his boat for the week-long ride across the Hudson River to Rhinebeck.
Before the send-off, enjoy a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway, with stars and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river to his destination there. After his send-off, there will be a Sinterklaas Soiree and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants
Don’t miss the arrival of Sinterklaas in “Holland” (Village of Rhinebeck) at the Sinterklaas Festival Day a week later on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
What is Sinterklaas?
Every year brings new events and characters to the Sinterklaas Send-off Celebration, dazzling the community, honoring children and bringing light to the darkest time of the year.
The Sinterklaas Festivities draw on the Hudson Valley’s Dutch heritage, but with some modern day twists. Children are the focus — becoming kings and queens for the day, turning the switches of the original story into royal scepters. Children make scepters and crowns for themselves at the Crowns and Branches workshops. “But it can’t be about the wanting and having, either,” says creator Jeanne Flemming, “They each have to tie wishes into their branch — one for the community, one for the family, one for the world. They understand their responsibility to be a good king or queen.”
How to Get to the Sinterklaas Send-off Celebration and Festival:
(Saturday) 11:00 am
Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401