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Alz Across New York is a program series presented in collaboration with all seven New York State Chapters of the Alzheimer's Association. These virtual programs include free, virtual social engagement activities for those living with dementia and their care partners. Pre-screening and pre-registration are required. Click the hyperlinks in the program names below for online registration or call the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900.

Sinterklaas: An old Dutch Tradition in the Hudson Valley: 1-2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. The tradition of Sinterklaas comes from the Netherlands, brought by Dutch settlers who arrived in Rhinebeck more than 300 years ago. Sinterklaas, the patron of children and sailors, finds a welcoming community in the Mid-Hudson Valley as we learn about the re-created story through the lens of modern-day America.

Come in from the Cold with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Join us for a virtual visit to Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Steinhardt Conservatory. Your guides will take you on a special journey to explore plants that grow in the desert and tropical environments. Enjoy a lively conversation about:

  • What is it like in the desert and rainforest? Perhaps you visited one of those places and can share your experience.
  • Show us one of your houseplants! I bet it might have come from either a desert or tropical area.
  • Many houseplants can be propagated! You can make more plants to share with friends.