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November 28, 2015 - garden totes

November 28, 2015

Want a present that gives a tiny more?

By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong

Trying to equivocate a crowds and pretentious commercialism of standard holiday shopping? Looking for anniversary home décor done tighten to home? Want a present that gives a tiny more?

Take advantage of a many options in a Hudson Highlands for anticipating particular holiday equipment and concurrently ancillary estimable causes. Patronize anniversary qualification fairs, art shows, bake sales, markets and boutiques sponsored by non-profit organizations or revisit a permanent stores that assistance support some of these institutions year-round. A sampling follows.


Pottery Show and Sale, Garrison Art Center, Garrison’s Landing, Garrison (at a Garrison Metro-North station), Selling distant some-more than pottery, a uncover non-stop final weekend and continues by Sunday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wares embody a different operation of pottery and identical items, from coffee mugs, bowls and plates to musical art; wooden craftwork, sculpture, cards and prints, attire and accessories, jewelry, and other examples of area residents’ talents.

Pottery and other goods fill the Garrison Art Center for the holiday sale. Photo by L.S. Armstrong

Pottery and other goods fill the Garrison Art Center for the holiday sale. Photo by L.S. Armstrong

Holiday Boutique, Desmond-Fish Library, during a library, Routes 403 and 9D, Garrison, 845-424-3020: Offering domestic equipment from scarcely 80 Hudson Valley artisans, this year’s boutique runs from a “grand opening” on Saturday, Nov. 28, by Sunday, Dec. 13. Goods embody Shaker boxes, quilts, weave products and hand-made sweaters, pottery, jewelry, photos, cards, bath and toiletry products, dolls, cookies and candy, “and much, most more,” according to a library, that describes a boutique as “a possibility to support internal artisans, squeeze beautifully crafted gifts and minister to a library’s village programming.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 28 and Fridays Dec. 4 and Dec. 11; 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13; 2 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.

 A shopper surveyed the possibilities at the Desmond-Fish Library boutique during the sale a few years ago. Photo by Alison Rooney

A shopper surveyed the possibilities at the Desmond-Fish Library boutique during the sale a few years ago. Photo by Alison Rooney

Annual Wreath Sale, Garrison Union Free School, during a school, 1100 Route 9D, Garrison, 845-424-3689: This annual fundraiser for a eighth-grade category began on Wednesday and continues on Monday, Nov. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. The 24-inch Maine balsam wreaths come plain, with a crawl or with a bow, pinecones and berries. Garrison School has an sequence form on a website during

Craft Fair, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Street (Route 9D) during Main Street (Route 301), Cold Spring, Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annually, a satisfactory helps support a activities and overdo of a ancestral parish. Typical equipment embody large, pre-made “themed” present baskets (such as one for chocolate lovers), ornaments and decorations, knitted, crocheted and sewn items, quilts, paintings, gently-used toys, wreaths, jewelry, accessories and cookies and other baked goods.

Thrift Shop, St. Christopher’s Inn, 21 Franciscan Way, Graymoor, Garrison, 845-424-3635, A plan of St. Christopher’s Inn, a Thrift Shop bonds donated domicile items, including furniture, glassware, and linens; clothing; collectibles, both new equipment and antiques and art. Proceeds advantage St. Christopher’s Inn, a protected residential trickery that provides alcohol- and drug-abuse diagnosis and medical care, a method of a Franciscan Friars of a Atonement. The emporium also provides vocational practice for Inn residents, who assistance correct furniture, work as sales assistants and investigate a value of donated goods. Hours are Wednesday by Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cold Spring Farmers’ Market, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Chestnut Street (Route 9D) during Main Street (Route 301), Cold Spring, The indoor marketplace operates 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Saturdays, yet not Dec. 26. Vendors change a bit week to week; a Farmers’ Market website provides details. Typical products embody vegetables and fruit; bread, pastries, and other baked goods; honey, jams and jellies; olive oil, sauces, dressings and pickles; wine, beer, cider and identical beverages; teas; fish; cheese and other dairy products; nap creations; beef, pork, lamb, duck and eggs; plants, wreaths, and flowers.

Dried flowers for sale at the Cold Spring Farmers' Market; photo by L.S. Armstrong

Dried flowers for sale at the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market; photo by L.S. Armstrong

Boscobel Gift Shop, in a Carriage House on a Boscobel grounds, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison (just south of Cold Spring), 845-265-3638: The Museum Gift Shop sells stationery, garden accessories, jewelry, apparel, glassware and other home décor items, toys, and books traffic with such subjects as American history, U.S. and English novel and a Hudson Valley. A yearly sale continues by Sunday, Nov. 29. The emporium is open to a public, but museum admission, by Dec. 31, Wednesdays by Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It is sealed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day.

Putnam History Museum, 63 Chestnut St., Cold Spring, NY, 106515, 845-265-4010, The museum is open Wednesday by Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A tiny present emporium offers internal history-related prints, books, maps, letters, toys, totes, shirts, pottery and other keepsakes.

Beacon and Fishkill

Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon: Saturday, Dec. 12 (Second Saturday), 10 a.m. to-5 p.m.: An Etsy-related event, a satisfactory includes jewelry, toys, candy, wooden and other workman goods, mosaic creations, cards, knitted items, tot clothing, and more. Check a Howland Cultural Center’s Facebook page for some-more information.

Hudson Valley Winter Book Fair, First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty St., Beacon,; Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The eventuality facilities authors, book signings and readings, used books, baked goods, and a present jacket service. Sales of many equipment will advantage a First Presbyterian Church; sales of books by their authors will advantage those authors.

 A deer reposes at the Garrison Art Gallery show and sale. Photo by L.S. Armstrong

A deer reposes at the Garrison Art Gallery show and sale. Photo by L.S. Armstrong

Craft Boutique, Van Wyck Homestead Museum, Route 9 during Snook Road, Fishkill,; Saturday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Sponsored by a Fishkill Historical Society, a eventuality occurs during a Revolutionary War site. Sale equipment embody silk scarves, candles, vintage-style handbags, stoneware pottery, ceramics, quilts, jewelry, stained glass, soap, and wooden goods, done by juried crafts artisans. The chronological multitude adds that homemade soups and chili will be accessible for “lunch by a glow in the circa-1732 kitchen” and that “we’ll have copiousness of decadent candy available.”

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