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Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration, Kingston, New York
Sinterklaas Festival Day, Rhinebeck, New York

Sinterklaas Celebration Space: Crowns & Branches Plus Puppet Workshop

Open to the community

Each year we begin the preparations for Sinterklaas Festival Day with fun activities for all. Crowns & Branches as well as the Puppet Workshop are open to the community. Children & adults welcome. Lots of fun. Please remember that children must be accompanied by an adult.



Opens on November 10, 2018
Thanks to the generosity of the Rhinebeck Methodist Church this season Sinterklaas will once again offer a place for the community to come together to make Crowns & Branches for the parade.
Work with artists-in-residence to create GIANT PUPPETS for the Parade! Led by Master Puppeteers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles.


Crowns & Branches happens in the Sinterklaas Celebration Space

The Celebration Space
Rhinebeck Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
83 E Market St
Village of Rhinebeck

Consider Volunteering?

If you are interested and willing to help run the Celebration Space please contact Joanna Hess (845-505-6397) or sign up online.


Please check here to confirm before you head on over!

Saturday, November 10: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, November 11: Noon-5:00pm
Monday, November 12: 11:00am-5:00pm (Veteran’s Day observed)

Saturday, November 17: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, November 18: Noon-5:00pm

Friday, November 23: 11:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, November 24: 11:00am-5:00pm (Join us for Sinterklaas KINGSTON in the afternoon)
Sunday, November 25: Noon-5:00pm

Friday, November 30: CLOSED / MOVING DAY

Stars & Flags

Crowns & Branches another location for purchasing Sinterklaas Stars and flags. Or purchase online.