What to Do This Weekend: November 18-20, 2016

Soup for supper on Sunday, a pickle fest in Rosedale, a father-son camping getaway, and more

So you’ve almost made it through that seemingly painful stretch of time between work holidays. But before you stuff your face, or blow your entire paycheck on ridiculously discounted (yet still expensive) shoes, check out our picks for great weekend events to help the wait go by a little quicker.



Chili, Chowder, & Soup Fest
What: What better way to welcome cold weather than with a steamy bowl of soup? Slurp up samples from over 25 local vendors as you stroll through the park’s meandering lake paths.
When: Sunday, Nov. 20; 4 pm
Where: Washington Park Lake House, Albany

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NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off
What: Night owls, get your dancing shoes on. NYC DJ Jonathan Toubin will be mixing original 1960s style soul sounds until 2 am.
When: Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 pm
Where: Half Moon, Hudson



The Drunken Pumpkin
What: Just in case you haven’t had your fill of pumpkin everything this season, Fishkill Farms has got you covered. Grab a serving (or two) of Crabtree’s Kittle House’s pumpkin gnocchi with mule foot pork lardo. Then, wash it all down with a crisp apple cider from Walden’s Angry Orchard.
When: Saturday, Nov. 19; 1 pm
Where: Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction


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Trees for Troops
What: Show your appreciation for our nation’s uniformed as Millbrook’s Girl Scout troops help cut Christmas trees and prepare them for their journeys to U.S. military bases.   
When: Saturday, Nov. 19; 9:30 am
Where: Hahn Farm, Salt Point



Festival of Trees
What: Kick off the holiday season with a weekend of Christmas cheer, including an opening night gala on Friday, cookies and cocoa with Santa on Saturday, and beautifully adorned trees available for auction through the weekend.
When: Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20
Where: Anthony’s Banquet Hall, Leeds



Festival of Toys, Union Toy Workshop
What: Who needs Santa and his elves when you can make your own toys? Kids will learn how to handcraft a wooden train set or an airplane, then can venture off to the interactive toy station for festive fun.
When: Saturday, Nov. 19; 9 am
Where: A.W. Buckbee Center, Warwick

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Holiday Open House
What: Cross a few names off your holiday shopping list this weekend with special sales, complimentary gift wrapping, and even a hot chocolate bar with dessert sampling.
When: Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20
Where: The Shops at Jones Farm, Cornwall



Green Chimneys Clearpool Father-Son Weekend
What: Two days of camping, hiking, boating, and fishing with daddy will lend for countless kiddie memories. And have no fear if you’re not the “rough and tumble” type of guy. Cabins are heated.
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 20
Where: Green Chimneys – Clearpool Campus, Carmel



Rosendale International Pickle Festival
What: From dill to Kosher, gherkins to bread and butter, every pickle of every kind is all right here. And admission is just $5!
When: Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 am
Where: Rosendale Recreation Center, Rosendale



LEGO Star Wars Days
What: Jedi, Droids, and Clone Troopers are taking over LEGOLAND Discovery Center for a weekend of Star Wars thrills, group build activities, and competitions.
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 20
Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, Yonkers

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