Frozendale! - BlueStone Press
February 16, 2019


A community-generated festival


Participating shops showcase the best of local food, art, music and crafts, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in this townwide event, this year sponsored by the Elders Drum Project and the Rosendale Theatre.

The day begins at the Rosendale Library, 264 Main St., with its wonderful Library Holiday Booktique, running 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy holiday stories for children read by Ann Van Damm, “Miss Annie,” 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Gifts, library canvas bags and great used books will be for sale.

The Redwing Blackbird Theatre, at 413 Main St., will feature continual performances of their interactive diorama, “The Animals in Winter,” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and there is a free screening of “The Wizard of Oz” at the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., starting at 11 a.m., made possible by a grant from Ulster Savings Bank.

Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy the roaming Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club, a variety of musicians, Santa Claus, and shops offering special treats. The winter gift sale at RosenSpace, 402 Main St., will offer an assortment of craft vendors.

At 3 p.m. at the library, the “Jazz Lovers,” “Pet Lovers” and “Mexican Food” gift baskets will be raffled off, with tickets at $1 each and six for $5. Join the parade from TransnDancenDrum, from 415 Main St. to the library, at 4 p.m. for the “Lighting of the Library,” with holiday carols and cookies, donated by the Woodcrest bakers of Rifton.

This amazing day culminates when the Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club parades the community back to the Big Cheese, 402 Main St., at 5 p.m. for their annual Mac and Cheese Bake-Off.

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