Frequently Asked QuestionsHere, we answer some of your most common questions.
What is the Best of Hudson Valley®? The Best of Hudson Valley® is a celebration of the region's finest emporiums and their spectacular culinary and creative talents as voted by the readers and editors of Hudson Valley Magazine.
What is the Best of Hudson Valley® Party? The Best of Hudson Valley® Party showcases more than 75+ winners in categories including: best new restaurant, steak, seafood, wine list, romantic dining, salon/spa, car dealer, radio station and many more. So, it will be a party like no other where the food, drink and entertainment will be "The Best."
How does Hudson Valley Magazine choose Best of Hudson Valley® Winners? Generally, each of the categories (new spa, sushi, etc.) has two winners. Readers' Choice winners are picked democratically - whichever takes the most votes from our online ballot wins. The editors pick winners based on months of research. During this process we pay for all meals and services, and we do our research anonymously.
Don't your advertisers automatically win? Absolutely not. Best of Hudson Valley® results are entirely based on your ballots and our research; there is no connection between advertisers and winners. Period. Although some winners may later choose to advertise, or happen to be advertisers, advertising is in no way a requirement. Sure, we could make a few folks happy by "selling" winners, but in the long run we'd lose a lot more than we'd gain - like our credibility.
Where is the Party held? At the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie, NY.
How big is the Party? We have more than 100+ displays and expect over 1,200 guests.
When is the Party? Thursday, October 10th 2019 at 6PM. Things wrap up at 9:00PM.
What about bad weather, is there a rain date? Everything is held inside. The event is held rain or shine.
How much does it cost? General Admission passes are $50.
How can I purchase passes? They can be purchased online, click here.
Do I need to bring money? Everything is included in the ticket price. Vendors are not selling anything. This is a party! We do, however, have a Chinese Raffle that benefits a local charity. Many Best of Hudson Valley® winners donate items that will be raffled off throughout the evening.
I purchased my passes. How do I get them? All guests must present a print out of their ticket receipt/confirmation in order to be granted admission to the 2019 Best of Hudson Valley® Party. All party guests must enter the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel through the Front Lobby and check in at the Guest Registration Table.
Can I bring my child?No child under 21 will be admitted, as alcohol will be served.
What about parking? The 2019 Best of Hudson Valley® Party will be held at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel at 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York. Parking for all Best of Hudson Valley® Party attendees will be complimentary in the hotel parking garage.
What should I wear? Cocktail attire is encouraged.
From Stewart Airport: Newburgh, New York: I-84 East to Exit 10, Left on Rt. 9W North over Mid-Hudson Bridge, up hill to third light, Left onto Market Street, Hotel is on Left.
From JFK/LaGuardia Airport: Rt. 678 Whitestone Bridge North to Hutchinson River Parkway North, to Rt. 684 North to I-84 West to Exit 13 - Rt. 9 North - 15 Miles to Main Street Exit (immediately after Mid-Hudson Bridge Exit) Right onto Main Street. Left onto Market Street, Hotel is on Left.
From New York City: George Washington Bridge to Palisades Parkway North to NYS Thruway to Exit 18, New Paltz. Right on Rt. 299 East, then Right on 9W South to Mid-Hudson Bridge, up hill to third light. Left onto Market Street, Hotel is on Left.
From Albany, New York: New York Thruway (I-87) South to Exit 18, New Paltz. Right on Rt. 299 East, then Right on 9W South to Mid-Hudson Bridge, up hill to third light. Left onto Market Street, Hotel is on Left.
From Boston, Massachusetts: I-90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike) to I-84 West to Exit 13, Rt. 9 North - 15 Miles to Main Street Exit (immediately after Mid-Hudson Bridge Exit), Right onto Main Street,. Left onto Market Street, Hotel is on Left.>
From Newark Airport: New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 16 North (Meadowlands), Route 3 West, Garden State Parkway North to I-87 (New York State Thruway) North to Exit 17 (Newburgh). Take I-84 East to Exit 10, Left on Rt. 9W North, over Mid-Hudson Bridge, up hill to third light. Left onto Market Street, Hotel is on Left.
From New Jersey: Garden State Parkway to Palisades Parkway to Rt. 9W North - over Mid-Hudson Bridge, up hill to third light. Left onto Market Street, Hotel is on Left.
Amtrak stops at the Poughkeepsie station. Just two blocks from the hotel
Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line has a stop right in Poughkeepsie.
Parking is available at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in the Mid-Hudson Civic Center Parking Garage. Parking is also available across the street from the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel at a municipal lot.