Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Yale Holiday Season

(Yale photos)

The holiday season arrives during Thanksgiving week like a comforting snowfall. It extends several days into the New Year until there's nothing else to celebrate, no more reason to revel, reflect or get dressed up. 

Decisions, decisions.  There's much to do--people to see, events to attend, rituals to partake in, and parties at which to be seen.   It's a pleasant chore to decide which invitations to accept and which ones to reply to during a special time of the year. 

Yale alumni in Westchester and Yale students who retreat back to their hometowns after exams have choices, if they wish to support Yale events, support alumni endeavors, and hope by happenstance they run into classmates in the area. 

A sampler of Yale-oriented holiday events follows. Enjoy. Refer back to the listings for more events during the season.

Holiday Event
Place, Date, Time

All-Ivy Dinner
White Plains, Metropolis Club, Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 pm
The Columbia Westchester Club hosts its annual holiday dinner for Ivy League alumni in Westchester. 

Click ALL-IVY for more details.

Caramoor Holiday Season
Katonah, Saturday, Nov. 30 through Thursday, Dec. 19
Caramoor, home for many Yale and YWAA musical events through the years, announces its holiday concerts: Holiday Musicale and Holiday Tea Musicale, featuring concerts Nov. 30-Dec. 19.  

Click CARAMOOR for calendar, artists, and details. 

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: A Christmas Carol
Cold Spring, Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 7 pm
YWAA has annually hosted alumni and friends for Shakespeare evenings and lectures at HVSF. For the holidays, HVSF will present Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at St. Mary's in the Highlands in Cold Spring.   

Click HVSF for details and tickets.

Jay Heritage Center:  Colonial Musicale
Rye, Sunday, Dec. 8, 6 pm
Grant Herreid, Artistic Director of the Yale Baroque Opera Projectat the Yale School of Music, will present a Colonial Musicale, featuring the music of Handel and Francis Hopkinson and American, French, English, and Spanish dance music from colonial times. 

Suzanne Clary ’83 is president of the board of trustees at the Jay Heritage Center.   

Click CONCERT for details and tickets. Click JAY to learn more about the Center. 

Purchase College: Nutcracker
Purchase, Dec. 13, 14, 15
The Purchase College Dance Company will present Nutcracker, featuring internationally known choreographers and members of the Purchase Conservatory of Dance. 

Click NUTCRACKER for details and tickets.

New Choral Society:  Messiah, Part I
Scarsdale, Friday, Dec. 6 (8 pm) and Sunday, Dec. 8 (3 pm)
John T. King ’85 MMus, the artistic director and conductor of the New Choral Society, will lead the group in a performance of Handel’s Messiah, Part I and selections from Parts II and III  at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale.  The volunteer, all-auditioned chorus features 48 singers from Westchester and celebrates its 20th season.

Click NEW CHORAL for details and tickets.

Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, Dec. 8, 12-5 pm
The museum will feature a Family Portrait Day.  Family members can sign up for a portrait session from portrait artists, specializing in line drawings, tintypes, and acrylic paintings. Kids can get involved in sculpting, making collages and sketching. Guests can take a tour of the museum.

Click KATONAH ART for details and reservations for portraits.

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