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Pop Culture in Hudson Valley

BuzzFeed Named This Hudson Valley Town One of the Best in America

Can you guess which Ulster County village took home the title?

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Splash and Slide Your Way Through These Hudson Valley Water Parks

Nothing screams summer like a thrilling swirl down a serpentine slide or a casual ride along a lazy river.

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Savor Every Single Bite of This Creamy Vanilla Cloud Cheesecake

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day – or any day – with this sweet, easy recipe.

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An Insider's Guide to August Events in the Hudson Valley

Local tourism directors share their top picks for things to do throughout the month.

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5 Gorgeous Homes for $400,000 or Less in Woodstock

These five Ulster County homes are solid buys for weekenders and locals alike.

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What to Eat and Where to Go for a Perfect Day in Red Hook

This Dutchess County town has charming shops, scenic landscapes, and the best alternative restaurants in the Hudson Valley.

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6 Ways to Create a Modern Feature Wall

No matter the style or mood you're tying to set, there's a color out there for your home.

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Images of America: Hudson River Lighthouses

To help river traffic navigate safely, there were once dozens of lighthouses up and down the length of the river.

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The Beacon Daily Dishes Up the Homemade Breakfast Fare You Didn’t Know You Needed

The foodie family behind Mill House Brewing gives new life to the old Stock Up building with house-made English muffins and addictive egg sammies.

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Enjoy the Finer Things in Life at These Classical Summer Concerts

Get lost in the instrumental melodies of iconic composers at cultural hotspots across the Hudson Valley.

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Glimpse Into the History of Food in the Hudson Valley

A new exhibit at the Culinary Institute of America shines the light on the ingredients and recipes that shaped food in New York State as we know it.

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Bring the Camera on These Hudson Valley Road Trips

Our Hudson Valley Instagram community weighs in on the best scenic drives in upstate New York.

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This Military Couple Planned the Ultimate Hudson Valley Wedding

After saying “I do” inside the breathtaking Cadet Chapel at West Point, the pair invited friends and family to a winter wonderland reception at Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville.

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Get Jazzy at 7 Soulful Shows in the Hudson Valley

With hopping melodies and foot-tapping tunes, these upcoming concerts spice up the local music scene this summer.

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The Old Beacon Correctional Facility Is Getting a Major Facelift

Empire State Development launches a new plan with Urban Green Food to transform the former prison into a lifestyle campus — and create hundreds of jobs along the way.

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Kingston Standard Brewing Co. Crafts Local Beer With a Small-Town Feel

The Hudson Valley brewery prioritizes small-batch drinks that complement its easy community aesthetic.

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY


Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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