Sinterklaas Rhinebeck New York 2017 Program  

WELCOME! This is the celebration where CHILDREN are transformed into KINGS and QUEENS and honored as the bringers of the light at the darkest time of year. The tradition of Sinterklaas comes all the way from the Netherlands, brought by Dutch settlers who arrived in Hudson Valley over 300 years ago. Sinterklaas, the patron of children and sailors, finds a welcoming community in the Mid-Hudson Valley as we re-create the story through the lens of modern-day America. Our revived tradition is non-denominational and all inclusive — everyone is invited to participate! The young, the old, the in-between — absolutely everyone and anyone who wants to be part of a community of hope for a joyous and peaceful world are all welcome. Join the Parade and our community CELEBRATION OF HOPE for a joyous and peaceful world. ALL WELCOME