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“Small Works Fine Art Exhibition”  
OPEN CALL to Artists to showcase their talent on a smaller scale. Artists 18 and over of all levels are welcome. Artwork must be no larger than 8”x10”, all 2D and 3D (8”x10”x8”) mediums accepted. Frames are optional. Click here to download prospectus.
We can’t wait to see your creativity shine on a smaller scale!

Opening Reception:  Saturday, December 9, noon-6pm

Additional gallery hours:  Sunday, December 10 through Sunday, December 17, noon-6pm; closed Monday, 12/11

“Small Crafts Showcase and Sale”  
This year we have reimagined our craft showcase and sale to be presented in conjunction with Small Works Fine Art Exhibition.  
Small Crafts will feature a dozen or so invited artisans from throughout the region; some new and some annual favorites. Our sale will include scarves, jewelry, glass, cards, small sculptures, clocks, ornaments, books, chocolate and more.

Free admission / PAC members receive a 10% discount on all purchases over $15

Opening Reception:  Saturday, December 9, noon-6pm
Additional shopping hours:  Sunday, December 10 through Sunday, December 17, noon-6pm; closed Monday, 12/11

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Arts on the Lake / 845-228-2685

640 Route 52, Kent Lakes, NY 10512



Holiday Train Show Installation: This year AOTL is dramatically expanding their setup of model trains for the Holidays. Come bring your inner child (and your real ones) to enjoy the fascinating setup and wonderful settings.

Admission: Free, small donation requested
November 26 – January 14, Weekends 1-4pm

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All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914: Out of the violence of World War I, a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. An a cappella chorale, All Is Calm is a remarkable true story in the words and songs of those who lived it. Musical direction by Joy Giuseffi and Ellen Lang. Stage direction by Mario Riccobon. Produced by Stacy Dumont and Jean Mazzilli.

Admission: $24

Friday – Saturday, December 8 – 9, 7:30pm

Sunday, December 10, 2pm

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Boscobel / 845-265-3638

1609 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 


Twilight Tours: Experience Boscobel House and Gardens lit by candlelight, decorated for 19th-century holidays, and resonating with live music — Twilight Tours offer an especially beautiful seasonal experience.
Enjoy a cup of mulled cider, hot chocolate and cookies in the Carriage House or as you stroll among twinkling lights in their Apple Orchard, Formal Garden, and Winter Garden full of festive lights and fabulous floral design.
Discover Boscobel at its holiday best!

Admission*:  Adult $30 / Senior $25 / Child (ages 4-18) $18 / Child (under age 4) FREE / Members 20% discount

*Editor’s note: This is correct pricing. We apologize for an error in the printed calendar.

Fridays + Saturdays
November 24 -December 16
Self-Guided Times: 4:00, 4:20, 4:40, 5:00, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20

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Putnam Arts Council / 845-803-8622

“Picturesque Putnam 60 & 60 Exhibition”

The Putnam Arts Council and the Southeast Museum each commemorate their 60th anniversary this year. In celebration of this significant milestone, we are pleased to partner to showcase the beauty and heritage of Putnam County in collaboration with Putnam County Tourism. Both organizations took this opportunity to not only involve artists but also engage historical institutions in the pursuit of showcasing the enduring allure of Putnam County, both in its contemporary vibrancy and its cherished past.

The artworks in this exhibit all feature outdoor Putnam County scenes. 

Artwork will be exhibited in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Putnam Arts Council in Mahopac and at the Southeast Museum in the Village of Brewster.

Important Dates & Locations

Southeast Museum

67 Main Street, Brewster, NY

Opening Reception & Ribbon Cutting: Saturday, November 4, 10am-2pm

Additional Gallery Hours: Saturdays, November 11 + 18, 10am-2pm, and Tuesday – Friday 10am-2pm

Closing Event and Historian Talk: Saturday, November 18, 1-2pm

Putnam Arts Council

521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday, November 5, 2-5pm

Additional Gallery Hours: Sundays, November 12 + 19, 2-5pm, and Tuesday – Friday 1-4pm

Closing Event and Artist Talk: Sunday, November 19, 4-5pm

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Tompkins Corner Cultural Center / 845-528-7280

729 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley, NY 10579


The Down Hill Strugglers:
An old-time string band. John Cohen, who became their mentor and bandmate and co-founded Tompkins Corners in 2015, said of the Strugglers, “They have built their repertoire from some of the best music of the past and they keep it alive and lively. They have found resonance with the intensity of rural music, while delighting in the nuances that preserve the individual uniqueness of the genre. This is music that will keep your mind dancing.”

Admission: $20
Saturday, November 18, 7:30pm

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The Chapel Restoration / 845-265-5537

45 Market Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516


Sunday Music Series: The Elm Chamber Ensemble performs piano quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann. The ensemble members include: Joel Pitchon, violin; Anthony Berner, violin/viola; Volcy Pelletier, cello; and Yu-mei Wei, piano.

Admission: Free, donations welcome

Sunday, November 19, 4pm

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Brewster Theater Company / 845-206-9013

The theater at Drew United Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Ave, Carmel, NY 10512 


Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas: An enchanting and thought-provoking play which explores the power of love, identity, and the unexpected twists that life can bring. This groundbreaking production puts a new spin on this beautiful story. Directed by Judy Brewster. Produced by Stacy Dumont and C.J. Umbrino

Admission: $24

Fridays – Saturdays, November 3 – 4, 10 – 11, 7:30pm

Sundays, November 5 + 12, 2pm

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“Hudson River Potters Holiday Show and Sale”

December 2-3, 2023

The Putnam Arts Council is pleased to welcome the Hudson River Potters to a Holiday Pottery Show and Sale in our gallery on December 2 and 3.  Find unique one-of-kind handmade pottery – both functional and decorative – to please everyone on your holiday gift list.  Potters will be onsite to share information on their pieces, process, and inspiration.

Saturday and Sunday

December 2-3, 11am-4:30pm

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Arts on the Lake / 845-228-2685

640 Route 52, Kent Lakes, NY 10512


This is Robert Capa! An exhibition of over 50 photographs captured by famed war photographer Robert Capa (1913 – 1954). The exhibit comes to AOTL from the Capa Space, Quaker Church Rd, Yorktown, NY.

This exhibit brings to our walls the images of this world famous photographer known especially for his wartime photojournalism. Over the course of twenty years, his camera and adventurous spirit brought home the grim realities of five different wars. Capa’s photographs are recognized across the globe for their critical role in shaping public remembrance of these events.  In between his wartime exploits, Capa’s frankness and likability forged friendships across the spectrum of war, art, literature, and celebrity.

Opening ReceptionSaturday, November 4, 1-5pm

@ 2pm Photographer (and founding member of AOTL) Bob Rogers will speak about Capa and his legacy. The Capa Space Board Member Rebecca Swan will speak on how The Capa Space came to be located in Yorktown, NY. 

 Admission: Entry is free although a donation is requested.*Exhibit continues weekends*
November 4 – 26, Saturdays & Sundays 1-5pm 

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George & Ruth: Songs and Letters of the Spanish Civil War: A dramatic performance which tells the true story of George and Ruth Watt, newlyweds separated by war. Told in their words, adapted from letters they wrote to each other while George served as a volunteer in the Lincoln Battalion in Spain.

Admission: $5 Students / $12 Members / $15 General / $25 Theater Supporters

Saturday, November 11, 7:30pm

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Putnam Arts Council / 845-803-8622

Annual Juried Fine Art Show  **Opening Reception & Awards Presentation**

October 7, 2023 2-5pm 
Show continues thru October 22

PAC invites you to our annual show of original fine art created by artists throughout the region.  This is a juried show, awards will be presented at the Opening Reception Saturday, Oct. 7th.

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation:  Saturday, October 7, 2-5pm
Additional Gallery Hours: Sundays, October 8, 15 and 22, 2-5pm, and weekdays Tuesday to Friday, 1-5PM

Closing Event:  Artist Talk: Sunday, October 22, 4-5pm

Juror of Selections & Awards: Kathy Feighery has been practicing art, specifically painting, for 30 years. She has participated in numerous shows in the United States and Italy as well as art fairs in NY and Miami. Her work is included in various corporate and private collections. She has adjudicated many art competitions, including NYFA grant awards, over the course of her career.

Jeanne Demotses Excellence in Arts Awards:  Best in Show $150, Second Place ($100) and Third Place ($75) + 5 Honorable Mentions.

Sponsored by: The Tompkins Bank. BANKING | INSURANCE | WEALTH

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Butterfield Memorial Library / 845-265-3040

 10 Morris Ave, Cold Spring, NY 10516


Get Rooted with Author Robyn Moreno: Robyn talks about her new book “Get Rooted” about the healing medicines and wisdom we get from our grandmothers. At the end of Hispanic Heritage month this talk will also teach patrons about the medicine of “Curandersimo”

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 7, 5pm 

Poetry Reading with Author Sandra Proto: Sandra will read poetry, talk about subjects such as self-love, friendship, death, and social consciousness. Sandra will read from her poetry book “Wrapped Up in Life with Omniscient Eyes”

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 28, 5pm

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Arts on the Lake / 845-228-2685

 640 Route 52, Kent Lakes, NY  10512


Putnam Fall for Dance: An exciting weekend of Modern Dance and New Choreography, at AOTL on the Boyd Family Concert Lawn. The Saturday outdoor matinee performances feature modern dance companies: Dances by Isadora /NYC, Erick Hawkins, as well as Putnam County Dance Project.

Admission: $25, fundraiser after show is additional

Saturday, October 7, 3pm. Rain date October 8, 3pm

Monday outdoor matinee open stage of new choreographic works or works in progress. This showcase is like open mic for music… many surprises in variety and style of dance. If you are a dance/choreographer and want to show something new or in progress, this a great opportunity to show and get feedback.

Admission: $10

Monday, October 9, 3pm

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The Schoolhouse Theater / 914-473-7111

3 Owens Rd, Croton Falls, NY 10560


Play: 3 Hole Punch

Premiere of three one act plays by James Sheldon.

See website for details, times & tickets.

Admission: $40 ($5 senior discount)

October 13 – October 29, 3pm + 8pm performances

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Arts on the Lake at PAC / 845-228-2685

The Belle Levine Art Center @ PAC


Preview: Pay Dirt – New Scenes

In a preview of this new play commissioned by the Putnam Theatre Alliance (Arts on the Lake, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, and the Depot Theatre) the presentation at PAC will include key scenes, key characters and a plan for how the production will be realized and tour the three theaters in March 2024.

It is expected to last about an hour, but the gallery will remain open and the audience will be invited to share refreshments with the producers and the diverse cast of actors.

Location: Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, NY

Admission: $5 + donations accepted

Saturday, October 14, 5pm

This event welcomes donations – visit https://artsonthelake.org/event_list.php for more information and to reserve your spot.
Questions? Email: theatre@artsonthelake.org

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The Chapel Restoration / 845-265-5537

45 Market Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516


Sunday Music Series: Joseph Lin (former first violinist, Juilliard String Quartet) performs solo violin music of Bach: Partita in E major, BWV 1006; Partita in B minor, BWV 1002; and Sonata in C major, BWV 1005.

Admission: Free, donations welcome

Sunday, October 15, 4pm

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Friends of the Great Swamp / 845-350-2669

P.O. Box 373, Pawling, NY  12564 


FrOGS Annual Fall Celebration and Art Show:

A juried art exhibit with prizes and wide variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations, presentations related to the Great Swamp Wetlands, plants and animals; for the whole family. Deadline to enter artwork is midnight October 2nd.

Location: Christ Church on Quaker Hill, Pawling, NY

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 21, 11am-5pm

Sunday, October 22, Noon-4pm

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