This Months Feature Story

Heading offline and off the beaten track can lead to unusual presents

How can you do a little good with some of your holiday shopping? Make a short trek (or a long one) to a gift shop run by a Central New York cultural, historical or conservation organization.

Photographs by Michael Davis


On Saturday, Dec. 13, see the new CNY Arts children’s ballet, Dasher’s Magical Gift, at 11 a.m. at the Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Students from Dance Centre North perform in the narrated ballet that was created by local theater professionals. In the story, Dasher, Santa’s fastest reindeer, loses his ability to fly in the days just before Christmas. Tickets cost $10 to $19. Call 435-2154 or visit for information and tickets.

For the rest of November’s events, see the calendar!

For Award-winning toys, games, books, music, apps and more, click here for the 2014 NAPPA Gift guide!






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