Winter Carnival Celebrates the Season Feb. 8

Philipstown Recreation Department, Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT), and Friends of Philipstown Recreation invite residents and visitors to join them from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, for the 1st Annual Philipstown Winter Carnival – a community celebration of the winter season.

The Philipstown Winter Carnival will be held Feb. 8. (Photo by Joel Conybear)

The Philipstown Winter Carnival will be held Feb. 8. (Photo by Joel Conybear)

The Philipstown Winter Carnival is a two-site event, with free family-friendly activities at the Philipstown Recreation Center (107 Glenclyffe Drive) and Winter Hill (20 Nazareth Way), both in Garrison. Parking is available at both sites and a free shuttle bus will provide transportation between locations. Food from B&L Deli and beverages will be available for purchase at both sites.

Planned activities include ice skating, snowman building, ice sculpture demonstration, snow golf, sledding, snowshoe demonstration and lessons, and a scavenger hunt. The carnival will close with ceremonies at the Philipstown Recreation Center, including a raffle drawing, music and evening bonfire.

Winter Carnival attendees will receive a snowflake button that entitles them to 10 percent off purchases and meals at participating local stores and restaurants during Winter Carnival week (Feb. 8-16). The carnival raffle features prizes donated by sponsoring businesses including Archipelago at Home, B&L Deli, Boscobel, The Country Goose, Gallery 66 NY, Mountain Tops, Paramount Theater, Whistling Willie’s, Women’s Resource Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Wilson Sporting Goods Co.  Proceeds will benefit work of HHLT and Friends of Philipstown Recreation. Visit:

HHLT is a community-based, accredited non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the natural resources, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands. Contact HHLT at 845-424-3358 or visit

The Friends of Philipstown Recreation (FOR) is a not-for-profit corporation set up by the Town of Philipstown to assist the Philipstown Recreation Commission in the development of recreation facilities for people of Philipstown. Visit


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