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Wolf Conservation Center | 7 Buck Run, South Salem
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Learn About Wolves at Wolf Conservation Center

Saturday, November 23rd

 3 – 4:30 pm

$14 – Adults / $11 – Children (under 12)

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves.


More dates:

Sunday, November 24th  2 – 3:30 pm Friday, November 29th  2 – 3:30 pm Saturday, November 30th 11 am – 12:30 pm

NOTE: The confirmation email may go to your spam/junk folder. Please check your email before contacting us. If you receive the confirmation email, your name will be on a list. There are no tickets.



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SOUTH SALEM - Wolves of North America @ Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)
Bronx Zoo | 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Website: | Phone: (718) 220-5100 | Cost: $22.95 - 29.95

Holiday Lights at The Bronx Zoo is Back!

Preview Days: November 21, 22, 23, 24, 2019

November 29–December 31* 2019 & January 3 – 5, 2020

Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 9 pm

Friday – Saturday: 5 – 10 pm

$29.95**/ 28.95/ 22.95/ free ages & under


Visit website for details; this offer may/ may have expire(d)


Discover the holiday season at the Bronx Zoo. Holiday Lights is back at the Bronx Zoo bigger, better, and greener than ever thanks to LED technology. Animal lanterns, animated sculptures, and colorful designs will light your way throughout the park.

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Enjoy the whimsical music the holiday season is known for from our costumed carolers throughout the Zoo, 5 – 9 pm.


Watch as master sculptors transform blocks of ice into fantastic holiday creations at Dancing Crane Plaza, 5 – 9 pm.


All aboard for a seasonal treat as we ride through Astor Court, Sun – Thurs: 5 – 9 pm; Fri – Sat: 5 – 10 pm.

$2 for Members, $3 for Non-Members


Get your fill of hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows, and gifts throughout the Zoo to bring home and enjoy.


Spot some of your favorite characters throughout the zoo and take a photo.


Embark on an illuminated safari throughout the zoo and take in the musical light show (every 20 minutes) at Astor Court.


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Group Ticket Information

20% discount on Holiday Lights tickets for groups with a minimum of 10. Contact the Group Sales Department by phone at 800-433-4149 or email at wcsgroupsales@wcs.org for more information.

Tickets are valid for entry to the zoo only after 3 pm. 

All animal exhibits and some other areas of the park will be closed after 4 pm.

To enter the park after 3 pm, you must specifically have tickets for Holiday Lights.

Holiday Lights is not free on Wednesdays.

All purchases give you instant park access. Just show your phone or print at home.

*Excluding December 24 & 25

** The four Preview Days, November 21-24, will be free for Zoo Members! And Members will receive a discount throughout the program. BECOME A MEMBER

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BRONX - Holiday Lights 2019 @ The Bronx Zoo
New Creations Gift Shop | 1042 Main Street, Fishkill
Website: | Phone: (845) 765-8578 | Cost: $32.90+ tax

Cupcakes, Pajamas & Pottery!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 pm

For ages 3 – 6 with caregiver

$32.90+ tax

Calling all little fans of “Frozen” to participate in this special event of royalty worthy feast of cupcakes and painting pottery. Wear your PJ and come to paint a very wintery hot cocoa mug, while chatting with our beautiful princess Elsa, who happens to be very artistic. She shared a secret, that she is going to do some face/hand painting during the evening!


BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call us soon to ensure your spot. Spaces limited.

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BRIARCLIFF MANOR - Pajama Cupcake Party with Elsa (Ages 3-6 with caregiver) @ A Maze in Pottery
Van Cortlandt Manor | 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson
Website: https://hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze/ | Phone: 914-631-8200 | Cost: $17-29

The Great Blaze at Van Cortland Manor

Remaining 2019 Dates:

October 3rd – 31st; November 1st – 3rd; 8th – 10th; 15th – 17th; 22nd – 23rd; 29th – 30th

Times range generally from 6:30 – 9 on weekdays and until 10 pm on weekends. Some days have earlier and/or later time slots

Adults: $23 – 29; Children 3 – 17: $17 – 22; Members + Children 2 & under: FREE


Group Ticket Info

Children 2 & under do not need a ticket

$2/ticket surcharge for onsite and phone purchase

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

The area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event!

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans!

Tour the brand-new Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, see who let the (pumpkin) dogs out, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a star show like you’ve never seen. You’ll certainly hold a torch for the 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty and get personal with Instagrammable signs of the zodiac.

Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed! More than 1,000 volunteers help scoop, carve, and light the pumpkins and every single jack o’lantern is hand-carved on site by our team of professional artists.

All proceeds from Blaze and our other Halloween events support the programs of Historic Hudson Valley, a non-profit education organization.

Parking is available 30 minutes before your ticketed time slot.

This event is wheelchair accessible, however it is a walk-through experience along uneven, unpaved, soft-surface terrain.

Event takes place rain or shine.


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Pine Ridge Dude Ranch | 30 Cherrytown Road, Kerhonkson
Website: | Phone: (866) 600-0859 | Cost:

Saturday, November 23, 2019

6:30 – 9 pm

Come visit Santa! Finish (or start!) your holiday shopping!


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KERHONKSON - Cookies with Santa Event @ Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Bear Mountain Ice Rink | 3020 Seven Lakes Drive , Tomkins Cove
Website: https://www.bearmountainicerink.com | Phone: (845) 786-2701 x 266 | Cost: $5+

Public Skating at Bear Mountain

November 2 – March 1, 2019

Weather permitting.

Check website for closures.

Hours & Fees

Monday & Tuesday: 10 – 11:30 am & 12 – 1:30 pm

Friday: 8 – 9:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday*
10 – 11:30 am
12 – 1:30 pm
2 – 3:30 pm
4 – 5:30 pm
6 – 7:30 pm
8 – 9:30 pm (*No 8 pm on Sundays )

Please check the HOLIDAY page for additional times during School Breaks and School Holidays

Admission $5

Non-skater & seniors $2

Ages 4 & under FREE

Skate rental $5

Figure skates only

Toddler size 8 to Adult size 12

Skate sharpening $5

Parking $10 on weekends and holidays

* Anyone entering the building must pay the admission fee *

Rink is OUTDOORS and UNCOVERED so dress appropriately

Lockers and refreshments are available


Private ice rink rental


(845) 786-2701 x 266


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BEAR MOUNTAIN/ TOMKINS COVE - Ice Skating (Weather Permitting) @ Bear Mountain Ice Rink
Newburgh Mall | 1401 Route 300, Newburgh
Website: | Phone: (845) 564-1400 | Cost: FREE

Sensory-friendly Santa Photo Session

Sunday, November 24, 2019

9 – 11 am

Visits with Santa are free.

Photo packages are available for purchase.

Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families, are invited to experience the time-honored tradition of photos with Santa, during dedicated session (before mall hours).


Santa Cares is held in partnership with Autism Speaks.

Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa Claus during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite – ONE TICKET per group/family, please.

Visits with Santa are free. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event, pricing varies by location.

Santa Cares is held in partnership with Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. www.autismspeaks.org

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NEWBURGH - FREE! Santa Cares @ Newburgh Mall
Humane Society of Walden NY | 2489 Albany Post Rd., Walden
Website: | Phone: (845) 778-5115 | Cost: FREE

Walk a Dog from the Humane Society

Sundays, 9:30 am – 12 pm

Whether you amble, ramble, or scramble…we have a walk for you…and the dogs to go with it. All paces welcome – meandering to marathon! Our shelter dogs LOVE strolling in the woods of Winding Hills Park. Meet us at the Humane Society of Walden (HSW) at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. HSW will transport some of the dogs in our van (we can hold 3 dogs only) or you can use your car. We return to HSW by noon.

Canine benefits from our Sunday morning walks:

– much-needed break from the shelter environment
– dogs are engaged during outings in the park; barking, spinning, and jumping behaviors fade away.
– dogs return to the shelter happy, tired, and ready to relax.
– provides an opportunity to reinforce basic commands in a new environment
– provides the dogs an opportunity to socialize with strangers, make a good impression, and maybe even find a forever home
– exposure to other dogs in the park and can practice and show off their good manners.
– excellent source of exercise and the best gift you can give to these pups – short of adopting one


The complete list of walking rules will be further discussed upon your arrival at HSW. Here are some highlights:

New Volunteers: For your first walk with HSW you will be paired with a Senior Dog Walker Volunteer and their dog. After the walk there is a 15-20 minute dog orientation.
Pay attention: You are responsible for the dog’s safety. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Strangers: Don’t allow strangers to approach and pet your dog. Politely tell them the dog is in training and if they would like to meet them please visit HSW.
Dog Interaction: Our dogs are great and love to be pet, but please keep your face away from theirs and do not give hugs. This helps ensure both you and the dog stay comfortable.
10-foot rule: There’s plenty of room so keep all dogs 10 feet from one another. For the safety of everyone no socialization between our dogs or other dogs in the park.
Harness and leash: Periodically check your leash and harness to make sure they are secure.
No smoking: Please no smoking around the dogs.
No cell phone use: To help prevent a potential distraction cell phone use is prohibited while you are holding the leash. The HSW guide can take photos of you and your walking buddy if you’d like.
Doggie bags: We’ll supply you bags and treats. Please remember to pick up after your walking buddy or alert a “guide”.
• Close-toed shoes: Must be worn for the dog walk.
Required age: Walkers must be at least 21 years old to hold the leash.

This program is separate from volunteering at the shelter. If you’d like to volunteer at the facility or off site adoption events you must complete an orientation. Many times after the dog walk an orientation will be offered to those who are interested.

Be sure to check for rain dates or cancellations due to holidays. Please e-mail vc@waldenhumane.org if you’re interested and with any questions.

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Winding Hills Park

2 Old Rte 17K

Montgomery, NY 12549

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WALDEN/ MONTGOMERY - FREE ~ A Walk in the Park Dog Walk with Humane Society of Walden
Wave Hill | W 249th St and Independence Avenue, Bronx
Website: https://www.wavehill.org | Phone: (718) 549-3200 | Cost: FREE

Make Creative Art with Nature at Wave Hill

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24, 2019

10 am – 1 pm

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon*.

Join us every weekend in the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center in Wave Hill House, Saturday and Sunday mornings for a naturally creative Family Art Project.

Listen to stories of farmers and activists Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez to learn more about the United Farm Workers Union. Then, look to the creative ways some of today’s farmers are cultivating and harvesting the land. Use this as inspiration to create a dream farm maze to meander through.

A Wings over Wave Hill Weekend event.

* Admission: $10 Adults/ $6 Students and Seniors 65+/ $4 Children 6+ / Free to Members and children under 6

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BRONX - FREE! Family Art Project: Sí Se Puede @ Wave Hill
Rosendale Recreation Center | 1055 Route 32 South, Rosendale
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Rosendale Pickle Festival

Sunday, November 24, 2019

10 am – 5 pm

$5 per person/ Kids free*

Tickets are available at the door on the day-of

* Children under 15 Free when accompanied by a parent or guardian


The festival is held in large tents out on the grassy field of our rec center. DRESS WARM!!  The tents have walls but are not heated.

4,000 – 5,000 people visit the Pickle Festival every year
We host about 100 vendors.
There’s about 20-25 pickle vendors, in addition to craft, grocery and hot food vendors.

The Rec Center parking lot fills up fast. We are still working on providing shuttle buses. Drive up and look for alternate parking signs.

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ROSENDALE - The 22nd Annual Rosendale International Pickle Festival @ Rosendale Recreation Center
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