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How did Christmas become Christmas? & Organ Concert

ST__Paul's_Church_NHS (St. Paul's Church National Historic Site)

Dec 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm2:30 pm

Saint Paul’s Church

897 S Columbus
Mt Vernon NY

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How did we get the Christmas tree? The tradition of gift giving? The holiday that combines religion with movies, shopping, bright lights and the yuletide log? Learn about the origins of the Christmas tree, and the tradition of gift giving, and development of Christmas in America through a talk given by historian Maria Byrne. Afterward, hear acclaimed organist Kathryn Jones perform a Holiday recital on one of the nation’s oldest working pipe organs, accompanied by a soprano.

Greenburgh Nature Center

From dawn till dusk, explore 33-acres of hiking trails, native meadow and vernal pond, and say hello to outdoor animals including goats, bunnies and eagles. Play on a large nature-inspired playground with lots of equipment for all ages.

Inside the historic manor house (open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–4 pm), find two floors of live animals from…

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Legoland Discovery Center

This Lego extravaganza located in a nice outdoor mall features two rides, LEGO car racing, LEGO models of NYC landmarks, Star War lands, a NINAJO climbing area, a 4D cinema, karaoke and more.

* Much smaller than theme parks, but still lots of opportunities building and playing.

* Be prepared to exit through the gift…

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White Plains Juneteenth Parade & Festival

Celebrate African-American culture and the end of slavery with a parade featuring bands, dancers, drummers, music 11 am followed by a festival to follow with entertainment, vendors and food.

Presented by the City of White Plains IBM BNNY.

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Hommocks Park Ice Rink

Mamaroneck’s popular enclosed public skating facility offers public skating sessions throughout the week October through June.

Although the spectator area is (sort of) heated, dress warmly on the ice. Snow pants and gloves are a good idea, and so are layers for when you get moving. No outside food is permitted; a concession stand…

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