April 2012

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Earth Day Statistics and Fun Facts

Stats and facts: Earth Day by the numbers

Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, NY

Quaintly sophisticated: “Top Town” Rhinebeck, NY, is one of our best places to live in the Hudson Valley in 2012

Athens, Greene County, NY

Catskills pride: “Top Town” Athens, NY, is one of our best places to live in the Hudson Valley in 2012

Carmel, Putnam County, NY

Dual persona: “Top Town” Carmel, NY, is one of our best places to live in the Hudson Valley in 2012

Beacon, Dutchess County, NY

Urbanite oasis: “Top Town” Beacon, NY, is one of our best places to live in the Hudson Valley in 2012

Bellefield Garden’s 100th Anniversary: Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library, Hyde Park, NY

A secret garden: Bellefield Garden celebrates 100 years

Landscaping and Gardening with Edible Plants and Fruits

Turn your backyard garden into a virtual farm market: Use plants that produce edible fruit

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Hosts Earth Day Benefit Concert at Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY

Making music: celebrate Earth Day with a song

Levon Helm

Recent news about Woodstock, NY musician and resident, Levon Helm

Allan's Falafel's Traditional Israeli Falafel (Recipe)

Our bonus falafel recipe, courtesy of Allan’s Falafel in Chester, NY

Hudson Valley Home: Spring 2012

Our spring 2012 edition of Hudson Valley Home features edible landscape gardening, a Catskills stone house renovation, and decorating tips from nine interior designers

Autism Walk and Expo of the Hudson Valley 2012 (Photos)

Photographs from Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley event at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY on April 29, 2012

Smile For Life 2012 (Photos)

Photographs from Arlington Dental’s Smile for Life event on April 28, 2012

Zimmer Brothers Jewelers: A Sparkling Evening, Too Benefit for Hospice (Photos)

A Sparkling Evening, Too benefit for Hospice, Inc. Thursday, April 26, 2012 Zimmer Brothers Jewelers on Raymond Avenue in the Arlington section of Poughkeepsie showcased its spectacular collections of jewelry as it hosted “A Sparkling Evening, Too” fund raiser to benefit Hospice, Inc. Jewelry provided by Zimmer Brothers, fashion gowns provided by Jeanne Biever at Mary H. Abdoo and You of Poughkeepsie, hair and makeup by Collage Hair and Coulour in Poughkeepsie, catering provided by Lola’s Café and Catering in Poughkeepsie.

Goshen, Orange County, NY

Government seat: “Top Town” Goshen, NY, is one of our best places to live in the Hudson Valley in 2012

Best Travel Deal in the Hudson Valley This Week: Free Admission Week at National Parks 2012

This week’s best travel and recreation deal (Apr. 26-May 2): Free admission at national parks in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY

Best Shopping Deals in Dutchess County This Week: Sidewalk Sale and Dutchess County SPCA Benefit at Simplicity Boutique in Poughkeepsie, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (Apr. 19-25): 50% off sidewalk sale at Simplicity Boutique in Poughkeepsie, NY to benefit the Dutchess County SPCA

Events: Kid’s Korner in April 2012

The Valley is blooming with spring activities. Take the kids on a treasure hunt, visit the theater, or sing along at story time

Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in April 2012

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for April 2012

Events: Out & About in April 2012

Get scared silly at the Ike, Bacons’ cookin’ in Sugar Loaf, and the Wichita Lineman’s last stop

Best Shopping Deals in Ulster County This Week: Spring Sale at Next Boutique in Kingston, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (Apr. 12-18): 25% off spring clothing sale at Next Boutique in Kingston, NY

Chatter

A little-known garden turns 100, and commemorating Earth Day PLUS: Where in the Hudson Valley, and On the Town

The Commissary Restaurant, Tappan, NY: New American Food in Rockland County (Restaurant Review)

New American dining at the Commissary Restaurant, Tappan, NY in Rockland County

New Restaurants and Hudson Valley Food and Dining News in April 2012

Notable food and dining news from around the region in April 2012

Best Shopping Deals in Dutchess County This Week: Go-Green BOGO Sale at Surviving Sisters Boutique in Hyde Park, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (Apr. 5-11): “Green” and recycled clothing sale at Surviving Sisters Boutique in Hyde Park, NY

Agriturismo Restaurant, Pine Plains, NY: American and Italian Food in Dutchess County (Mini Restaurant Review)

American and Italian dining at Agriturismo Restaurant in Pine Plains, NY

Hudson Valley Whaling Industry: A History of Claverack Landing (Hudson), NY

A whale of a tale: In the late 18th century, whaling transformed a tiny farming village of 150 people into the thriving city of Hudson

Event Photos and Party Pictures: On the Town (April 2012)

See who’s been out on the town in the Hudson Valley in our April 2012 gallery of party pictures and event photos

New Hudson Valley Top Towns List; Best Interior Design Tips; Gardening Trends 2012 (Editor’s Letter)

A word from Hudson Valley Editor in Chief, Olivia J. Abel

Local Writer Randy Ross Gets Elephant Tattoo to Feel Young (Opinion Column)

Sight unseen: The march of time prompts one man to take his self-esteem to the tattoo parlor

Letters to the Editor in April 2012

Read our letters to the editor for April 2012

7 Top Towns: Best Places to Live in the Hudson Valley in 2012

From artsy cities to cute country towns — these seven Valley communities all have one thing in common: They’re great places to call home

Hudson Valley Architect Alexander Gorlin Renovates Stone Farmhouse in Catskill, Upstate NY

A noted architect mixes modernism and Catskill vernacular architecture to update and expand a simple stone farmhouse

Falafel Restaurants and Cafés in Upstate NY

Falafel fest: The Middle Eastern staple takes center stage

The ’76 House and Tavern, Tappan, NY: American Food in Rockland County

American dining at the ’76 House Restaurant in Tappan, NY

Il Portico Ristorante, Tappan, NY: Northern Italian Food in Rockland County

Northern Italian dining at Il Portico Ristorante in Tappan, NY

Le Chambord Country Inn and Restaurant in Hopewell Junction, NY Recreates Last Meal Served on RMS Titanic

Dinner on deck: A local restaurateur recreates the last meal served on the Titanic

Saugerties, Ulster County, NY

Growth potential: “Top Town” Saugerties, NY, is one of our best places to live in the Hudson Valley in 2012

Chatham, Columbia County, NY

Country charm: “Top Town” Chatham, NY, is one of our best places to live in the Hudson Valley in 2012

Earth Wise Radio Show Airs in Millbrook, NY and Beyond

Earth on air: a new Millbrook-based radio show spreads the environmental word
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HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
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This indoor farmers market offers vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, jams, breads and baked goods (gluten-free, too!), eggs, mushrooms, and specialty items from local growers and producers.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy
15 Mt. Ebo Road South
Brewster, NY  12563
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Sponsor: Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy
Telephone: 845-878-9078
Contact Name: Clark Cameron-Gonzalez
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Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
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Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

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Last year for the first time, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art issued an open call for regional artists to submit their works for a new exhibition called WORD. Fittingly, the only...

Cost: $5, $4 seniors & educators, $2 students & children

Where:
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main St.
Peekskill, NY
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Telephone: 914-788-0100
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Explore the visual world with artist Keith Gunderson and his students. Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Opening reception and special demonstration on May 14 from 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Betsy Jacaruso Studio and Gallery
43 E. Market St.
Rhinebeck, NY  12572
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Telephone: 845-516-4435
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Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
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Telephone: 914-251-6110
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Annual Bob Dylan Tribute Festival Live music from 12 to 5 p.m., tickets $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Come enjoy live performances all day. Rain or shine, please no outside food or...

Cost: $10/pp in advance, $15/pp ad the door

Where:
114 Little York Road
Warwick, NY  10990

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Enjoy live performances (rain or shine!) in honor of the legendary rocker at this annual event. Food and drink for sale, and wine and cider tastings available. Notes: No outside coolers,...

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Where:
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
114 Little York Rd.
Warwick, NY  10990
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Website »

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Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
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Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

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Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-0135
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This two-day, three-night, family-friendly festival is dedicated to music, art, and yoga programs. Guests planning to spend the weekend can rent cabins or camp on-site. The Vendor Village offers...

Where:
Surprise Lake Camp
382 Lake Surprise Rd.
Cold Spring, NY  10516
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Sponsor: Melia & Dave Marzollo
Telephone: 845-265-4444
Contact Name: Dave Marzollo
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Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. Created by the team that brings you The Great Jack O’Lantern...

Cost: $20 for adults; $16 for children 3-17 ($25, $20 Saturdays); free for under 3

Where:
Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S. Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY  10520
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Sponsor: Historic Hudson Valley
Telephone: 914-366-6900
Website »

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Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Enjoy live performances (rain or shine!) in honor of the legendary rocker at this annual event. Food and drink for sale, and wine and cider tastings available. Notes: No outside coolers,...

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Where:
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
114 Little York Rd.
Warwick, NY  10990
View map »


Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Show More...
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Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Enjoy $4.95 wings and drink specials, and free trivia.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Walsh’s Town Tavern
1118 Rte. 311
Patterson, NY  12563
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Telephone: 845-319-6442
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. Created by the team that brings you The Great Jack O’Lantern...

Cost: $20 for adults; $16 for children 3-17 ($25, $20 Saturdays); free for under 3

Where:
Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S. Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY  10520
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Hudson Valley
Telephone: 914-366-6900
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Last year for the first time, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art issued an open call for regional artists to submit their works for a new exhibition called WORD. Fittingly, the only...

Cost: $5, $4 seniors & educators, $2 students & children

Where:
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main St.
Peekskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-788-0100
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. Created by the team that brings you The Great Jack O’Lantern...

Cost: $20 for adults; $16 for children 3-17 ($25, $20 Saturdays); free for under 3

Where:
Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S. Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY  10520
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Hudson Valley
Telephone: 914-366-6900
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

This country driving tour showcases private homes and sites with formal gardens, perennial flowering landscapes, pastoral fields and vistas, and herb and flowering vegetable gardens throughout...

Cost: $40 (at the door), $30 (in advance)

Where:
(Various locations)
Rte. 6
Carmel, NY  10512
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Sponsor: Partners with PARC
Telephone: 845-278-7272, ext. 2287
Contact Name: Rand Otten
Website »

More information

Last year for the first time, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art issued an open call for regional artists to submit their works for a new exhibition called WORD. Fittingly, the only...

Cost: $5, $4 seniors & educators, $2 students & children

Where:
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main St.
Peekskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-788-0100
Website »

More information

This free family-friendly event boasts live music and entertainment, including a special performance by the award-winning touring group Arm-of-the-Sea Theater; games; crafts; face-painting, a...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Thomas Bull Memorial Park
94 Grove St.
Montgomery, NY  12549
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Sponsor: Orange County Water Authority
Telephone: 845-615-3868
Contact Name: Eenika Cruz
Website »

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Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Kick off Hudson Valley Cider Week with this celebration of regional craft cider. Sample more than 50 ciders and more than 20 artisanal cheeses. This event is co-presented with Glynwood, a regional...

Cost: $10-$35, children under 10 free

Where:
Basilica Hudson
110 S Front St.
Hudson, NY  12534
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Sponsor: Basilica Hudson, Glynwood
Website »

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Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. Created by the team that brings you The Great Jack O’Lantern...

Cost: $20 for adults; $16 for children 3-17 ($25, $20 Saturdays); free for under 3

Where:
Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S. Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY  10520
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Hudson Valley
Telephone: 914-366-6900
Website »

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