“…just a smile away from Whoville with a hint of It’s a Wonderful Life.”
—Huffington Post

Sinterklaas Celebration Space: Crowns & Branches Plus Puppet Workshops

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 and free of charge; donations are welcome. Children & adults welcome. Lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All individuals must wear a mask while attending the workshops. PAID FOR IN PART BY DUTCHESS COUNTY!



Opens on October 13, 2021


All workshops will be held in the gym at the former Bulkeley Middle School, 6 Mulberry Street in the Village of Rhinebeck.



Please check here to confirm before you head on over!

On the following days from 11:00am – 4:00pm
• Saturday & Sunday, October 16 – 17
• Saturday & Sunday, October 23 – 24
• Friday–Sunday November 26–28
• Saturday & Sunday, November 13–14
• Saturday & Sunday, November 20–21
• Friday–Sunday November 26–28

Quiet Time

for children with neurodiversities and other special needs!
Saturday, November 20 and Saturday, November 27: 9:30-10:45am

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.


Join Sinterklaas puppeteers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles for workday sessions to restore, remake, and create puppets for the Starlight Parade! Help us make this year’s honored animals, the Mouse and the Frog! Bring color back to the Turtle! Give luster to the Peace Dove!


For everyone’s safety, this year’s work sessions will be held at Processional Arts’ barn workshop, an open, semi-outdoor space (bundle up!), and will be open by appointment to small groups of vaccinated adults and masked/vaccinated kids (age 8 and up) interested in helping out.


On the following days from Noon – 4:00pm

• Saturday & Sunday, November 13–14
• Saturday & Sunday, November 20–21
• Friday–Sunday November 26–28
• Thursday–Sunday, November 11–14
• Thursday–Sunday, November 21
• Friday–Sunday, November 26–28

Spots are limited and registration is required! To register, email processionalarts@gmail.com and we will be in touch.