SOMERS, N.Y. – Lots of holiday events, musical and otherwise, will help get you into a festive mood this weekend in the Somers area.
Friday, Dec. 7
Front Street Cellar Wine Tasting: 5 to 8 p.m. The tasting takes place at 3 Front St. in Croton Falls.
HCS Hanukkah Dinner: 6:15 p.m. The Hebrew Congregation of Somers (HCS) will hold its annual Hanukkah dinner, featuring a “latkepalooza,” where tasters vote for the best latke. It’s at the synagogue at Cypress Lane and Mervin Drive in the Shenorock section of Somers.
Benefit for Max: 7 p.m. to midnight. A musical fundraiser will honor the late Max Romeo, victim of an October auto accident. Organized by Somers resident Richard Norbutt, performers will include Six Stories Told, Deuces Child, The Lost Highway Ramblers and others. Tickets are $20. It’s at Sciortino’s Restaurant, 988 Route 22 in Brewster. Click here for more information.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Christmas Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handmade ornaments and gift items, fresh-baked goods, boutique items, fresh floral arrangements, candy and gifts from the kitchen are some of the things on sale at the Church of the Good Shepherd’s annual Christmas Bazaar. The church is on Granite Springs Road in Granite Springs.
Love, Loss & What I Wore: 2 p.m. (rescheduled from Saturday, Nov. 3) This is a live theatrical production by M&M, a local group committed to bringing live theater to intimate settings throughout the Hudson Valley. The play is based on Ilene Beckerman’s book, “Love, Loss & What I Wore,” comprising monologues about issues in the life of the average woman. It’s at the Somers Library, 82 Primrose Street, Somers. There is no charge. You can register ahead by calling (914) 232-5717.
Christmas on the Farm: 5 to 7 p.m. All decked out for the holidays, Muscoot’s main farmhouse will come alive with the aroma of baking cookies, the sounds of carols and a few seasonal stories to lift your spirits as well. It’s at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
Menorah Lighting: 6 p.m. The second annual Menorah Lighting on the lawn of Somers’ Elephant Hotel will take place as daylight fades. Traditional Hanukkah treats such as latkes, jelly donuts and chocolate coins will be served. The Elephant Hotel is at the intersection of Routes 100 and 202, opposite Bailey Park, in Somers.
Lovell Street Gig: 10 p.m. Tramps Like Us recreates the sound, spirit and energy of The Boss himself. The Lovell Street Grill & Ale House is at 152 Route 202, Lincolndale. For further information, call (914) 556-6400.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Second Annual Cheer Invitational: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (postponed from Nov. 9) Fifteen to 20 teams from Westchester and Putnam Counties will compete and exhibit their cheerleading skills. Girls range in age from first-graders to eighth-graders. It’s at Somers High School, 120 Primrose Street, Lincolndale.
Norm Hathaway: 2 to 4 p.m. (with intermission) The Norm Hathaway 19-piece Big Band will treat you to songs of the Winter Wonderland, with vocals by Nicole Pasternak. Water, soda, coffee and snacks will be on sale. Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. It’s sponsored by the Somers Lions Club to benefit Purdys’ Friends of Karen. Click here to purchase tickets. It’s in the Somers Middle School auditorium, 250 Route 202, Somers.
Christmas on the Farm: 3 to 5 p.m. All decked out for the holidays, Muscoot’s main farmhouse will come alive with the aroma of baking cookies, the sounds of carols and a few seasonal stories to lift your spirits as well. Stay for an old-fashioned shadow puppet show at 4 p.m. It’s at Muscoot Farm, Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
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