Happy New Year from Crane’s Mill!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Some fun hats to ring in the New Year

Some fun hats to ring in the New Year

Our residents are ringing in the 2018 in style. First, there’s a special New Year’s Cocktail Party in Towne Square. It’s an annual tradition, complete with passed hors d’oeuvres and a raw bar with ice sculpture.

Then, dinner is served in the Candleberry Dining Room and Heartwood Cafe, where residents are welcome to bring the wine or spirit of their choice.

Finally, the night really takes off with a performance from the Dean Tomanelli Jazz Trio. Mr. Tomanelli has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Rainbow Room, The Plaza Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria, and many other famed venues. Tonight, he brings his talents back to Hinman Hall to show our residents the range of his repertoire (and maybe take some requests, too!).

We hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and more importantly, a happy, healthy, and fun year to come.

Residents’ December Calendar Filled with Entertainment, Trips, and More

Have you seen the December Millstream calendar yet?

Mark-your-calendarThis month is filled with all sorts of activities aimed at entertaining, educating, and engaging our residents.

The month kicked off with a trip to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum to view their Gingerbread Wonderland Display, our annual horse & carriage event featuring breakfast with Santa, and the long-running tradition of the Crane’s Mill resident chorus concert and tree lighting.

Last week, residents went out to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and stayed home (in Hinmnan Hall) for performances by Women’s Song Choral, Reeds, Rhythm & All That Brass, The Belle Tones, and Vocalist Karl Marmo.

This afternoon, residents will enjoy a holiday social, and tomorrow’s white elephant party and Karickter Duet performances should be a lot of fun.

Want to see the whole calendar? Visit our Millstream page by clicking here, and you’ll see all the activities and outings for yourself.

Happy Hanukkah from Crane’s Mill

Wishing you and yours a very happy Hanukkah!

The Jewish festival of lights begins this evening. Our residents are kicking off the celebration this afternoon with a special Hanukkah program in Hinman Hall.

Want to learn more about Hanukkah? Check out this fantastic FAQ about the holiday by clicking here. It contains lots of answers to common questions about this annual eight-day celebration.

Check Out Our Residents’ Train Room – A Holiday Tradition

Each year, a group of industrious residents sets up an extraordinary train room for the holidays. Our residents and staff love to visit and marvel at the miniature world our they create.

Complete with 3 working engines, the trains follow twists and turns around a mountainside (with skiers), a lumber mill, brewery, train stations (with eager passengers), residential neighborhoods, a hotel, a downtown, and so much more!

One could spend hours picking out new and exciting to-scale scenes. We were able to snap some photos…enjoy!