out and about this season

The Grand Central Holiday Fair has returned to the beaux-arts Vanderbilt Hall, and will run through December 24 (except for Thanksgiving day).

A truly curated shopping experience, the Grand Central Holiday Fair showcases 36 artisan vendors offering one-of-a-kind products across a variety of categories.

This year’s fair will feature unique local artisans and small businesses with a focus on quality craftsmanship and products made in New York and the United States. Vendors will sell a diverse mix of giftable items, including men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, original artwork, jewelry, holiday keepsakes and distinctive home décor, self-care products, and endless varieties of handcrafted goods.


From December 9 through 23, Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown will host Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol. This one-hour play recreates the famous performance tour by Charles Dickens in 1867 with his classic tale, bringing the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from the original script, actor Michael Muldoon plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale, in the parlor of the beautifully decorated Lyndhurst Mansion, of meeting the different spirits and characters.

Visit lyndhurst.org for more information and to view other events.


The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden returns from November 19, 2022 through January 16, 2023. Watch model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

Plus, take in NYC’s largest outdoor holiday color and light experience at NYBG Glow, returning for its third year with even more illuminated displays.

Explore all the NYBG programs at nybg.org


Acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller Mandy Patinkin will be appearing at the Tarrytown Music Hall on February 11, 2023 in, perhaps, his most electrifying role. This passionate and powerful evening of song, Being Alive, is a collection of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes. From Irving Berlin and Cole Porter to Stephen Sondheim and Harry Chapin, Mandy will take you on a dazzling and unforgettable musical journey.

Tickets and info at tarrytownmusichall.org


Set to light up the stage at the Emelin Theatre on December 30, Dar Williams has often been compared with Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris and Suzanne Vega, Dar rose out of the vibrant mid-90s Boston music scene and was inspired by the eclectic influences of alt-rockers, Berklee jazz musicians, slam poets, and other folk artists.

She is is acclaimed for her intimate, introspective songs, lyrical wit and wisdom, and incredible three-octave vocal range.

For tickets and more info, go to emelin.org

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