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Holiday makers’ market; scenic fall hikes; a Victorian Christmas; Jim Messina in the house; and more

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Nancy’s Picks: This week’s three best bets

1. City Winery Hudson Valley Hosts Holiday Makers Market Event

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Kick off the holiday season at MADE, the Hudson Valley’s premier maker market at City Winery Hudson Valley. Experience the region’s fine artisan creations that will wow everyone on your list while enjoying cocktails, live music, winery tours, local food, bonfires, and rub elbows with the Edible Hudson Valley community. The makers featured at MADE are part of the carefully curated Doorstep Market Hudson Valley, promising to deliver the area’s finest talent. November 14, 11 am – 5 pm, doors open at 10 am. Tickets start at $12.
23 Factory Street, Montgomery

2. Women Take to the Trails at Teatown Lake Reservation

(Photo: Lawrence Lazare)

Grab your girlfriends and take a guided hike on the trails of Teatown Lake Reservation. Experience fall through native plants, wildlife, and local biodiversity while bonding with other like-minded female hikers. This is a weekly fall event and the 11/17 hike is the last one of the season. Meet up at the trail map kiosk behind the Teatown Visitor’s Center. November 17, 10 – 11:30 am,. $5 for non-members. Pre-registration required.
1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY

3. Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall

Take advantage of the late fall Hudson River sunset at a guided tour of Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Enjoy a three-mile hike with unique views of the river and Mario Cuomo Bridge as the sun sets over the Palisades. The park preserve embraces the natural, historic, and cultural values of the Rockefeller family. Leashed dogs are welcome. Meet at Rockwood Hall. November 18, 3:30 – 5 pm. Tickets are $3.
Pleasantville, NY

Events + Culture Calendar

Your day-by-day guide for what to do Friday, Nov. 12 – Thursday, Nov. 18

Tickets for The Octagon House: Victorian Christmas Tour in Irvington from ShowClix

Friday, November 12

  • Victorian Christmas Tour (Irvington): Celebrate the season as it were on Christmas Day in 1872 at the Armour-Stiner Octagon House. Tour this National Landmark private home in all its festive glory. Admission $29 for adults, $26 for youth 7-17. Reservations required.

Saturday, November 13

  • Jim Messina at the Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck): Check out the iconic American singer-songwriter formerly of Buffalo, Springfield, Poco, and Loggins & Messina as he plays guitar, sings, and tells stories of his legendary collaborations. 8 pm. Tickets $58 and up.

Monday, November 15

  • Evolution/Revolution Exhibit at Boscobel House and Gardens (Garrison): Celebrate Boscobel’s 60th anniversary as a museum by visiting the Evolution/Revolution exhibit which traces the evolution of the house from before to after, 9 am – 5 pm, Admission $12/Adult, $10/Senior, $6/Children

Tuesday, November 16

  • Addams Family Young @Part, Random Farms Kids’ Theater (Tarrytown): Experience all the wacky Addams Family adventures adapted for middle school performers. 6 pm. Tickets $20-30.
    Tarrytown Music Hall

Born and raised in Westchester, Nancy Sorbella’s lifestyle stories have been featured in several local and regional publications where she has also been a style and community columnist. She is the resident wordsmith for the Arthritis Foundation of NY and the Community Engagement Director by day, spending her free time exploring and experiencing the Hudson Valley. Follow Nancy for more of her adventures on Instagram @DetoursColumnist, Twitter @jsorbella, or on Facebook at Nancy Niskin Sorbella.

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