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2022 Festival of Trees & Light

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Presented by the Everson Members’ Council.

December 3–17, 2022

Experience the magic of the season at the Everson!

The Everson is proud to present the 2022 Festival of Trees & Light, a beloved Central New York holiday tradition.  Now in its 36th year, this year’s Festival will offer more performances and activities than ever! A wide variety of trees, wreaths, and other seasonal items will available for purchase, and the Museum Gift Shop will have plenty of sections for your holiday gift-giving. Plan on making the Festival of Trees & Light part your your own family’s holiday season. A full schedule of events can be found below!

 

Many thanks to our Sponsors!

 


Festival Fees:

  • Children (12 and under) $5
  • Adults $10
  • Children under 3 free

Week 1: Dec. 3-4


Saturday, December 3


Gift Making Workshop for Kids, Danial Family Education Center
11:00am-2:00pm

Looking to give a special gift to your loved ones? During this drop-in workshop, all ages are invited to come create a gift for their friends or family using various art materials from clay to paint!


The Music School of CNY Guitar Ensemble, Sculpture Court
10:00am



Lana Goldman Fine School of Music

10:00-11:15am, Hosmer Auditorium

Lana received her degree in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from the Moscow State Conservatory (P.I. Tchaikovsky) and was given highest honors qualifying her as an Education Specialist. Watch as her talented students put their skills on display for this special holiday performance.


Company B from Baker High School in Baldwinsville
11:00am
Sculpture Court


Santa in Residence
11:00am-3:00pm, The Beadel Gallery

Come and snap fun family photos with Santa in our Santa's workshop themed photo booth in our quaint Beadel Gallery. Come by even when Santa isn't there to enjoy the photo booth on your own!


Guzmán's Dance Studio
12:00-1:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Guzmán Dance Studio has been committed to offering quality dance classes to Fayetteville, Manlius, Syracuse and the surrounding areas since 1999. Get into the spirit of the season with performances by their talented students.


Bright Forever
12:30-2:00pm, Sculpture Court

Megan Hook is a singer/songwriter releasing music under her band name "The Bright Forever."  Megan sings, writes the songs, plays guitar, piano, and adds other bells and whistles.


CMC Dance Company
2:00pm-4:30pm, Hosmer Auditorium

The CMC Dance Company is located on Route 31 in Cicero, New York . From the day our Owner and Director Marjorie Taylor founded the studio in 1997 to today, we have instilled the “love” of dance in hundreds of youths and adults.


Sunday, December 4


Ceramic Menorah and Dreidel Making
12:00 - 3:00pm, Danial Family Education Center

In Yiddish the word is dreidel, in Hebrew it is sivivon and in English it is top, the center piece of the spinning game that is played during the festival of Chanukah! Anyone is welcome to participate and make their own dreidel out of clay.

The Chanukah menorah or “chanukiah" is a nine-branch candelabra that Jews use to celebrate the festival of Chanukah. Join us for this drop-in workshop where you can create a unique menorah out of clay that will be decorated with colorful glazes and baked in a kiln! Families who don’t celebrate Chanukah are welcome to create their very own candle holders.

In Judaism, “hiddur mitzvah” means that the beautification of a ritual object will enhance the celebration itself. Come enhance your Chanukah celebration by making a one-of-a-kind menorah, candle holder, or dreidel at the Everson, taught by Nancy Modlin Katz .


Tawn Marie Dance Studio
12:30-3:30pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Tawn Maries Dance Centre provides award winning dance training in ballet, jazz, tap and children's dance styles to the Liverpool, NY area. Come enjoy the show!


Bright Forever
12:30-2:00pm, Sculpture Court

Megan Hook is a singer/songwriter releasing music under her band name "The Bright Forever."  Megan sings, writes the songs, plays guitar, piano, and adds other bells and whistles.


Drop in Winter Art-Making for Kids
2:00-4:00pm, Danial Family Education Center

All ages are welcome to drop in anytime to enjoy winter themed art-making activities taught by local educators and high school students from the Everson Teen Arts Council!


Sudha Raj Dance School
4:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium




Week 2: Dec. 7-11


Wednesday, December 7


Lincoln Middle School Choir
10:30am, Sculpture Court


Quarantine Quartet
12:00pm, Sculpture Court



Thursday, December 8


Elden Elementary School Choir
10:30am, Hosmer Auditorium


A Capella Jam
5:30-8:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Where are all of our aca-nerds at?! This Pitch Perfect meets the Everson event will leave you feeling energized and filled with the type of joy that only ensemble music performances can create. We will be joined by an incredible roster of a capella groups from Syracuse University (Main Squeeze, The Mandarins, Groovestand, Orange Appeal), Barbershop Harmony Society, Harmonic Collective, Spirit of Syracuse, Christian Brothers Academy, and more!


Friday, December 9


Onondaga Central High School Choir
11:00am, Sculpture Court


Saturday, December 10


Porcupine Quill Demonstrations (all ages)
10:00am-Noon, Danial Family Education Center

Quillwork is an ancient art form exclusive to North America. Michael Galban has been practicing this art for over 25 years. His work has focused on the Eastern Woodland traditions from the colonial era. The demonstration and informal discussion will focus on that tradition.

Michael (Mono Lake Paiute/Washoe) is the Historic Site Manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site, the curator of the Seneca Art & Culture Center, an internationally-acclaimed artist, and a renowned scholar who has helped tribal communities revive traditional crafts. Michael will be demonstrating traditional porcupine quill embroidery that kids, families, and guests can enjoy!


Cornhusk Doll Making Workshop (all ages)
Led by Everson Artist in Residence, Natasha Smoke Santiago
10:00am-Noon, Danial Family Education Center

Everson Artist-in-Resident Natasha Smoke Santiago teaches kids how to create their own Cornhusk Dolls! A member of the Turtle Clan of the Haudenosaunee, Smoke Santiago creates paintings, cloth work, beadwork, and pottery that is heavily influenced by her heritage, history, and teachings.


Carol Rothwell Piano Studio
10:00-11:00am, Hosmer Auditorium

Enjoy performances by the students of Carol Rothwell Studio. Carol Rothwell provides private music lessons in voice, piano, clarinet, flute, and saxophone at her home studio in Manlius, NY and at Fabius Pompey school.


The Music School of CNY Guitar Ensemble
10:30am, Sculpture Court
www.musicschoolofcny.com


Santa in Residence
11:00am-3:00pm, The Beadel Gallery

Come and snap fun family photos with Santa in our Santa's workshop themed photo booth in our quaint Beadel gallery. Come by even when Santa isn't there to enjoy the photo booth on your own!


The Fayetteville-Manlius HS Brass Quintet and Quartet
11:30am, Sculpture Court


GEM DUO 
1:00-2:00pm, Sculpture Court


The Ballet and Dance Center
1:30-3:30pm, Hosmer Auditorium

The Ballet and Dance Center offers lessons in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Zumba, and Pilates in a state of the art dance facility featuring Harlequin brand sprung dance floors, studio quality sound systems, and a fantastic location on Erie Blvd. East. Come see what they are all about!


Quarantine Quartet
2:30-3:30pm, Sculpture Court


Jhankar Rhythms Dance Ensemble
4:00-5:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium


 


Sunday, December 11


Ceramic Menorah and Dreidel Making
12:00 - 3:00pm, Danial Family Education Center

In Yiddish the word is dreidel, in Hebrew it is sivivon and in English it is top, the center piece of the spinning game that is played during the festival of Chanukah! Anyone is welcome to participate and make their own dreidel out of clay.

The Chanukah menorah or “chanukiah" is a nine-branch candelabra that Jews use to celebrate the festival of Chanukah. Join us for this drop-in workshop where you can create a unique menorah out of clay that will be decorated with colorful glazes and baked in a kiln! Families who don’t celebrate Chanukah are welcome to create their very own candle holders.

In Judaism, “hiddur mitzvah” means that the beautification of a ritual object will enhance the celebration itself. Come enhance your Chanukah celebration by making a one-of-a-kind menorah, candle holder, or dreidel at the Everson, taught by Nancy Modlin Katz .


Harmony Katz Vocal Ensemble
12:00pm, Sculpture Court


Syracuse University Opera Workshop Performance of Hansel and Gretel

1:00-3:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium


Barney and Peter Duet
2:00-3:30pm, Sculpture Court


Drop in Winter Art-Making for Kids
2:00-4:00pm, Danial Family Education Center

All ages are welcome to drop in anytime to enjoy winter themed art-making activities taught by local educators and high school students from the Everson Teen Arts Council!


Tom Dooley Singers
3:00pm, Sculpture Court


Syracuse Pops Chorus
4:00-4:45pm, Hosmer Auditorium
syracusepopschorus.org

Week 3: Dec. 14-17


Wednesday, December 14


Explore all that the Festival of Trees & Light has to offer! Shop the Festival's seasonal decor and capture memories with pictures in our Santa's Workshop-themed photo booth.


Durgee Junior High School Orchestra
10:30am, Hosmer Auditorium


Manlius Pebble Hill String Orchestra
11:15am, Sculpture Court


Sentinel Vocal Ensemble 
12:00pm, Sculpture Court


Syracuse ITC Instrumental Ensembles
1:00pm, Sculpture Court


Thursday, December 15


Camillus Middle School and West Genesee High School Bands
10:00-11:00am, Hosmer Auditorium


Chittenango High School String Orchestra
11:30am, Hosmer Auditorium


Auburn Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra
11:30am, Sculpture Court


Porter Elementary School Choir
12:30pm, Sculpture Court


Fayetteville-Manlius High School Chamber Ensembles
3:15pm, Sculpture Court


Holiday Night Out at the Museum
6
:00-8:00pm 

Join us for holiday themed programs perfect for a night-out! Drop your kiddos off with our incredible instructors for winter themed art-making activities and then come explore the museum and all it has to offer. Experience live music, wine tastings, interactive art installations, art-making activities, and more!


Celebrate Winter Solstice: Come Greet the Sun with Your Community
With Daddy Doyenne

Join Daddy Doyenne, local community activist, spiritual worker, and owner of The Kinky Kafe, as they lead participants in preparing their own Solstice petition candle. The celebration of Winter Solstice in pagan tradition is a celebration of the sun. Guests will prepare a candle as a petition to invite the sun into the next year. The sun represents light, love, abundance, and blessings. Guests will be led in a blessing of their candle, then will take their candles home, to be lit next to a window on December 21st.

I LOVE ME with Tina Dillman

I LOVE ME is an interactive performance by multidisciplinary artist Tina Dillman, which explores the notion of self-care through game-like exercises, where participants will choose their own path of adventure, while engaging and exploring the museum from a different perspective. While it is the season of giving this work will expand your awareness on the importance of self-care.

This work is inspired by the artist’s life and her realization that even art can burn you out. In recognizing that the notion of taking care of oneself is not something that we are taught nor have ever been encouraged to undertake, she would like to share ideas of ways that we can better show up for ourselves, so that we are able to show up for others. And, there is no better gift than love.

Sour Ales & Beer Tasting with Buried Acorn Brewery

Based in Syracuse, New York, Buried Acorn Brewing is here to provide you with your favorite barrel-aged mixed-fermentation sour ales, farmhouse-style beers, and even some varieties made for all the hop lovers out there.

 



Friday, December 16


Woodland Elementary Second Grade Singers
10:30am, Hosmer Auditorium


Jamesville DeWitt High School -In Achord
11:00am, Sculpture Court


Liverpool High School String Orchestras
11:15am, Hosmer Auditorium


East Syracuse Minoa High School Choir
11:45am, Sculpture Court


Salt City New Horizons Orchestra
4:00pm, Sculpture Court


Amanda Dunlap Voice Studio Performances
4:15pm, Hosmer Auditorium


Saturday, December 17


The Music School of CNY Guitar Ensemble
10:30am, Sculpture Court


A Kwanzaa Karamu: A Community Celebration
11:00am – 2:00pm, Danial Family Education Center

Vanessa Johnson, griot (storyteller) and artist invites families to celebrate Kwanzaa. During this interactive experience, children will create Sankofa birds from Ghana, ornaments, and listen to animal stories from across the African continent.

12:30pm: Kwanzaa candle-lighting ceremony of 7 principles
1:30pm: Kwanzaa candle lighting ceremony of 7 principles


Jeannine Abbott Strings Studio
11:30am, Sculpture Court


Santa in Residence
11:00am-3:00pm, The Beadel Gallery

Come and snap fun family photos with Santa in our Santa's workshop themed photo booth in our quaint Beadel gallery. Come by even when Santa isn't there to enjoy the photo booth on your own!


Bones East Trombone Ensemble
11:00am-Noon, Hosmer Auditorium

Bones East will perform a family friendly holiday concert featuring popular Christmas music to include Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days of Christmas and Silent Night with soloist Dave De Ginerro.


The Brig Juice Brass Ensemble
12:15-1:15pm, Hosmer Auditorium


Anjani Dance Academy
2:00-3:45pm, Hosmer Auditorium

Be blown away by performances from Anjani Dance Academy, the region's premier Indian Dance Ensemble, based in Syracuse, New York. Instructor, Seema Sureshkaumar, is a member of the International Dance Council and offers training in Indian Classical Dance Kathak, Bollywood Dance, Rajasthani Folk Dance, Bhangra and Yoga Dance.


Bright Forever
12:30-2:00pm, Sculpture Court

Megan Hook is a singer/songwriter releasing music under her band name "The Bright Forever."  Megan sings, writes the songs, plays guitar, piano, and adds other bells and whistles.


SpeakDance CNY
4:00-5:00pm, Hosmer Auditorium