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NOVEMBER 2012 holiday events 11/17

Snowflake Workshop Westchester Community College Center for Digital Arts

Snowflakes have always symbolized winter and the holidays, but since no two of the geomet- ric ice crystals are the same and, collectively, they blanket the world in a quiet atmosphere of white, they can also be considered to symbolize individuality, peace and purity. In this creative, enjoyable workshop, instructor Aurelio Castano will teach participants how to make a beauti-

ful, beaded six-point snowflake using Swarovski crystals. Your handmade work of art can be worn as a necklace or turned into a holiday ornament. Castano, who holds a B.S. in Arts from Empire State College, is currently a beading instructor at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts. For more info, visit:


Holiday Musicales Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

There is always something to look for- ward to at Caramoor and the holidays are no exception. Each of nine programs include a live concert and sing-along of the Holiday Musicale, and will be per- formed in Caramoor’s majestic music room. Beautifully decorated for the season, the cozy atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for featured performers, Brenton Ryan and

Maureen Zoltek (11/29). Together, the pair is sure to create an evening that will inspire families to make the Holiday Musicale an annual tradition. For more info, visit:

11/30, 12/2 Saint-Saens' "Christmas Oratorio,”

Handel's Messiah New Choral Society

With its familiar and uplifting choruses and solos, Part I of Handel’s Messiah has become the traditional season-opener for the New Choral Society. Complemented by the moving Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio and conducted by founder and Artistic Director Dr. John T. King, this annual event is a festive way to ring in the holidays. Now in its 19th year, the New

Choral Society is a professional-level, community chorus. Simply put, the combination of talented performers, acoustics that are second to none, and the spirit of the holiday make this an event that will rival many. Don’t miss this very special event, right here in Westchester. For more info, visit: NCS_Holiday.

Debra Holiber, Cake Plate Stands (photo credit:Loren Maron)


Holiday Boutique ArtsWestchester

Janet Orlando

Featuring the work of 15 artists from around Westchester, this boutique will highlight the jewelry and knitwear of such talented creators as Roz and Beth Tanner, Eduardo Accostupa, Dabanga Sossantos, Deborah Haley and Paula Marcowitz. A variety of unusual gift items will provide shop- pers with plenty of options for holiday gift lists. The boutique will be held in the Arts Exchange gallery, where

ArtsWestchester’s current exhibition, Celebrities: We Remember Them Well, is on display. Additionally, children can participate in a crafts workshop while parents shop during the county-wide Free Arts Day event on December 2 (See page A6-7 for details on Free Arts Day). For more info, visit: ArtsWestchester_Holiday.

11/30 Westchester All Stars Christmas For

Wounded Veterans Irvington Town Hall Theater

Musicians from the recently released CD, Westchester All Stars Christmas For Wounded Veterans, will gather under one roof to perform their original holiday songs, written for the album's charity project. With songs that range from blues and rock to R&B and soul, the album features such talented performers as Veneese Thomas, Chuck St. Troy, and former Yankee and acclaimed jazz guitarist Bernie Williams. Thirteen talented musicians are already scheduled to appear at this event. Like the CD, 100% of the profits from the live show will be given to veteran-supportive charities. This is a perfect way to support talented artists as well as the many servicemen and women who have served our country. For more info, visit:


Annual Holiday Sale Clay Art Center

For more than 50 years, the Center has been the largest and most active ceramics facility in Westchester County. Featuring the work of more than 52 talented artists, the Clay Art Center’s annual exhibition and sale is a won- derful place to start your holiday shopping. During their annual sale, the organization dis- plays a beautiful collection of quality pieces that are as unique as the artists who have created them. For more info, visit:

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