Rhinebeck, New York
Sinterklaas Festival Day
Rhinebeck, New York
"...just a smile away from Whoville with a hint of It's a Wonderful Life."
—Huffington Post

Supporters

IT ABSOLUTELY TAKES A VILLAGE!

Thank you to the 2023 Sinterklaas Donors

(as of November 27, 2023)

Beyond the Beyond

$5,000 +

  • The Chawla Family
  • The Thomas Thompson Trust

Infinity and Beyond

$1,000-$4,499

  • Annonymous
  • Dutchess Partners in the Arts
  • Elena Erber Graphic Design
  • Emerson Ward Creative
  • Frost Memorial Fund
  • Heermance Farm & Foster’s Coach House Tavern Sponsored By William Gottlieb Real Estate
  • The Kaplan Fund
  • Rhinebeck Rotary
  • Rhinebeck Shephard
  • Rouse & Co.
  • Tatiana Serafin
  • Thinking Partners
  • Illiana VanMeeteren
  • The Wine Down
  • Winter Sun & Summer Moon

The Universe

$1,000 – $2,499

  • The Art of Building
  • The Beekman Arms
  • Sarah Bissonette-Adler, Production Coordination
  • Sandra & John Blair
  • ENTA Network for Teachers & Artists
  • Matthew Fass Website Design
  • Heart of the Art
  • Henry L. Kimmelman Family Foundation
  • Kopus PM
  • Dal LaMagna
  • Mirbeau Inn and Spa
  • The Omega Institute
  • Richard W. Prouse, Stage Scenery
  • Dorna Schroeter, Sustainability Educator
  • Grace Schultz,
  • Stage Management
  • Albert Shahinian Fine Art
  • Martha Tobias Special Events
  • Williams Lumber

The Super Nova

$500 – $999

  • Carolyn Blackwood
  • Breathe Barre & Pilates
  • Buns Burgers
  • Cale Communications
  • Charny & Wheeler P. C.
  • Michael DaCola
  • Michael & Cecily Frazier
  • Vicki L. Haak CFP
  • Hetta Glogg Alice Hsu
  • HOW
  • Hummingbird Jewelers
  • Jonna & Dave Kliphon
  • The Kroeg
  • LeClerc Martial Arts
  • Andrea Loukin & Michael Kaye
  • Winnifred Marion
  • Oblong Books
  • Paper Trail
  • Tricia & Foster Reed
  • Renee & Craig Snyder
  • Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market
  • Rhinebeck Mercantile
  • Ruge’s Automotive, Inc
  • Sunflower Natural Foods
  • Upstate Down
  • Vigilus Home Support
  • Willow Wood/Mari Bird

The Galaxy

$250 – $499

  • Acacia Design Corporation
  • Aroi Thai Restaurant
  • Jessica Bard Culinary Services
  • Birch Hill Wealth Advisors – Kerry Phelan, CFP
  • Hannalore Chambers
  • Cinnamon Indian Cuisine
  • Angela Basile &
  • Brian Del Pizzo Family
  • The Derman Family
  • D&L Craft Enterprises
  • Fraleigh & Rakow Insurance
  • Yoram & Felice Gelman
  • The Giffin Family
  • JSA ESG Impact
  • Deborah Ashford & Kevin Klose
  • Barbara Henszey & Mitch Markay
  • Maya Kaimal Foods
  • Sally & Michael Mazzarella
  • Rachele McKnight
  • Merriweather’s
  • Migliorelli Farm & Orchards
  • Montgomery Row
  • Dr. Roger & Cheryl Norton
  • Jay Bell & Mark Perez
  • Phyllis Palmer
  • Periwinkles at Rhinebeck
  • Susan J Ragusa
  • Rhinebeck Animal Hospital
  • Rhinebeck Motel
  • The Rogovic Family
  • Samuel’s Sweet Shop
  • Barbara & Dick Schreiber
  • Sue Sie
  • StarryBird Kids
  • Kiki Steele
  • Sunflower Natural Foods
  • Julie & Lou Turpin
  • Dave, Pisacrita & Sandra Vogt
  • Whistlewood Farm
  • Al & Aid Wilder
  • Wireless Edge
  • Zimmer Brothers, Jewelers since 1893

The Milky Way

$125 – $249

  • Aba’s Falafel
  • Adel Chefridi Jewelry
  • Claudia Cooley
  • Ana Sanjuan Consulting
  • Atelier Renee Fine Framing
  • Susan Phillips & Gregory Barker
  • The Bertozzi/Duzyj Family
  • Board Room Skate Shop
  • Frances Cooney
  • The Courtyard at Rhinebeck Darryl’s
  • Del’s Roadside
  • Dr. Tom’s Tonics Modern Apothacary
  • Lisa Rubenstein & Richard Duvall
  • Elizabeth Elliot
  • Sarah Hill & Guillermo Fesser
  • Hammertown Barn
  • Edward Haas
  • Hoolihan Lawrence Rhinebeck
  • David Hirmes
  • The Honey-Avignon Family
  • Hudson Valley Pottery
  • Iconic Hair Salon
  • The Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery
  • Stephen Jenkins
  • William Kaner
  • The Keesing-Ostfeld Family
  • Leslie Kidder
  • Sandra Keipura
  • Georgia Knisley
  • Jennifer LaBelle
  • Land of Oz Toys
  • Le Petit Bistro
  • Gretchen & Mark Lytle
  • Market Street Restaurant
  • Kathy Marryat
  • The Meilman Family
  • Sheila Moloney
  • Momiji Hibachi & Sushi
  • The Montalto Law Firm
  • Georgia Dent & Jeff Perry
  • Pizzeria Posto
  • Lisa-Sue &
  • Kurt Quackenbush
  • Rhinebeck Artist’s Shop
  • Rhinecellar Cocktail Lounge
  • Debbie & Hector Rodriguez
  • Martin & Carol Rosenblum
  • Richard DuVall & Lisa E. Rubenstein
  • Abby & James Saxon
  • The Padgen/Sgroi Family
  • Smoky Rock BBQ
  • Karen & Neville Smythe
  • Staley Real Estate LLC
  • Kristin Lengel & Andrew Stewart
  • The Sullivan Family
  • Tea Fresh
  • The Terranova Family
  • The Law Office of Karen Tobias
  • Emma Tortelot
  • The Ultan Family
  • Van Norstrand & Hoolihan CPA
  • Whistlewood Bed & Breakfast
  • Robert Wills, Architect
  • Woodstock School of Art
  • Zephyr

Star Clusters

$75 – $124

  • Elizabeth Barnett
  • Eileen Black
  • Linda Woznicki & Pat Drennan
  • Nancy Drago
  • Fritziesgroove.com
  • Samantha Hunt
  • Elaine Collandrea & Eric Kiviat
  • Dede Leiber
  • Caitlin Rider
  • Ruby Palmer Studio
  • Joe & Pat Phelan
  • Mark Perez
  • Roberta Puglisi
  • Kevin Ramsey
  • Emma Taylor
  • Samantha Uecker
  • Justin Watrel
  • Debra Wollens
  • Alan Yount

Be A Star

$20 – $74

  • Jill Lundquist & Doug Baz
  • Charles Beuhler
  • Joshua Blumert
  • Jennifer Brown
  • Karen Burke
  • Ronnie Citron-Fink
  • Dod & Dorothy Crane
  • Deborah Duke
  • Steven & Susan Gausepohl
  • David & Jane Hoffman
  • Ellen Honig
  • Laurel Kemp
  • Jane & Howard Korn
  • Melissa & John LeHane
  • Mia Lobel
  • Vicki L. Mabrey
  • Cynthia Mahoney
  • Lisa Pelosi
  • Dean Vallas & Debra Pemstein
  • Robert Pisani
  • Liza Berdnik & Jim Price
  • Lisa and Kurt Quackenbush
  • Dean Rogers
  • M Christine Shaffer
  • Rachel Simon
  • Mary Theiss
  • Gail Thornton
  • Debra Wollens

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Each year hundreds of people help create this spectacular community-wide event. How can you be part of it?

  • Be a Puppeteer! Volunteer to animate a puppet in the Parade!
  • Be sure to return to our website to get involved with this year’s Sinterklaas and learn about other upcoming events!
  • Make a donation so we can keep all the events free!
  • Buy an Illuminated Star to help us raise the funds we need!
  • Share your photographs. Email us.
  • Join our email list, stay in the know!
  • Become a Facebook fan: Rhinebeck and Kingston pages

IT TRULY DOES TAKE A VILLAGE TO PULL OFF AN EVENT LIKE THIS.

It takes a whole HOST of folks to come together in a beautiful way to make Sinterklaas happen. It includes everyone, those who donated time and money for sure and all those who sat in meetings, answered millions of questions, made extraordinary suggestions, cut a branch, served up tea, and everyone who comes to the event. Sinterklaas forms a close and sweet community as it gathers steam throughout the year. We thank all of you who form this creative community! Here are some who deserve special mention!

Buy A Star

Feed A Family

Our stars feed both the soul and the body!

Scavenger Hunt

Help the and find her colony!

Parking Spot Raffle

We all know how hard it is to park on Sinterklaas Day. Here is a chance to win your very own parking spot for December 2nd — all day and evening.

With Gratitude

This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, Inc. and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

It's A Great Show!

Sinterklaas brings over 350 musicians, actors, magicians and other magical performers to town to entertain you!