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Christmas Is Almost Over – Now What? What to Do in Gloversville During the Holiday Break

It is Christmas Eve which means after tomorrow’s holiday, most of the family and guests will be leaving. It was a great holiday, a time with family filled with great feasts, great presents, and great traditions, but now what to do during your week off until New Year’s?

“I Spy Local.” Take a trip to Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., and try to find all the locally made products from Fulton and Montgomery Counties. From salad dressing to coffee, from sweets to milk, and from breads to dog treats and cutting boards, there is a wide variety of items to purchase that are created by businesses nearby. Hint: Wander into the Micropolis Art Gallery inside the market and you will find all the artwork and displays were made locally by talented artists. While at the market, stay for lunch and a hot chocolate or latte.

Watch a Free Movie at The Glove Theatre. Watch “Gremlins” at 2 and at 7 p.m. on Dec. 27 at 42 N. Main St. Rated PG, the movie involves “miniature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell,” according to the theater.

Explore the Rail Trail. Get some outdoor time in and some fresh air by trekking through Gloversville on the FJ&G Rail Trail. If there is snow (we hope!), pull out the cross-country skis or snowshoes. No snow? Grab your hiking shoes or bicycle. This blog, "Gateway to the Adirondacks," describes the trail as well as gives a history of when the path was a railroad. Click here for a map of the trail.

Check Out the Gloversville Public Library. Located at 85 E. Fulton St., the library has over 30,000 materials ranging from books to DVDs, games to magazines, and museum passes. The Local History Room will reopen on Dec. 26th and people interested in Gloversville’s past can explore it here. Other services can be found by clicking here. Several classes and workshops will be held during the week of school break. They include:

·       "Club Baby" will be held on Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. for children ages 24 months and under.

·     “Polar Express Story Time” will be held on Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. and all are invited for the annual tradition of reading holiday stories – wear pajamas.

·    “Winter Warm-Up” is for kids and teens ages 10 and up and will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 27. In addition to fun activities, lunch will be provided.

·    “Craft and Cookies Card Making Workshop” will be held on Dec. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 18 and above who will enjoy cookies while designing delightful cards. Pre-register by Dec. 27.

Grab a bite to eat. Have breakfast at the Gloversville Palace Diner, located at 62 S. Main St., this eatery has been in existence for 100 years. For over 50 of them, the Sena family has been at the helm of the diner created from a railroad train. Hungry for hot dogs? Check out New York Lunch at 33 Bleecker St. Known for its hot dogs, the restaurant has been in existence since 1934. Classic sandwiches, wraps, burgers, golden friend favorites, soups and more are also on the menu. Other lunch and/or dinner eateries include Eva’s Soul Food, The Brass Monkey (52 Cayadutta St.), Harold’s Restaurant and Lounge (176 W. Fulton St.). Be sure to call ahead for hours.

Walk Through History. There are nine stops along the main corridor in the Gloversville Historic Walk. Learn some new historic trivia about Gloversville. Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt, F.D.R., and Harpo Marx once walked the streets of Gloversville? Come walk the same routes that MGM Studio head Samuel Goldwyn once strolled and see the same architecture that notables John Phillip Sousa, Boxing Hall of Famer “Gentleman” Jim Corbett, and Evelyn Nesbit once viewed. Click here for a brochure on the walk that includes descriptions of each stop.

Those ages 18 and above can finish the week with celebrating the arrival of 2024 at The Glove Theatre with the New Year’s Ball & Dance Party.” The night includes pop up performances, trivia, a dance contest and more.


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