December 2013

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Walkway Over the Hudson State Park Builds Elevator, Launches Mobile Web Tour, and Connects Dutchess County Rail Trail

The Walkway continues to wow

Year in Review 2013: Top News Stories and Events in the Hudson Valley in 2013

The good, the bad, and the truly bizarre: As 2013 draws to a close, we recall some of the people and events that sparked headlines in the Valley this year

Restaurant Review: Duo Bistro in Kingston, New American Food and Dining in Ulster County

Paired up: Two self-taught chefs cook up comfort food with international flair in Kingston

Holiday Light Display Gains Dutchess County Family National Attention, World Record for Most Lights on a Residential Property

A Lagrangeville family amps up the season with a massive holiday display

Win Tickets to K104's Not So Silent Night 2013

Share your most memorable holiday story to enter the drawing for TWO free passes to K104’s Not So Silent Night 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Check out these nifty holiday gift items, all of which are available locally or online. You’re sure to find just the right gifts for all of your friends, family members — and even your dog

A History of Ice Yachting in the Hudson Valley

Nice ice, baby: Ice yachting took hold in the Hudson Valley more than 200 years ago

Stacie Laskin, Global Recycling Incorporated, Newburgh

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Stacie Laskin

Hudson Valley Magazine Names Its Top 10 Women in Business in 2013 (Editor’s Letter)

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

Women's Enterprise Development Center Opens at Marist College's Hancock Center

The WEDC's new Poughkeepsie satellite offers a 60+ Hour Business Training Program and more

WPDH 101.5FM Radio Deejay Mark Cooper ("Coop") Passes Away

Longtime DJ Mark Cooper dies

Where in the Hudson Valley Contest: “All Aboard” Abstract Railroad Sculpture

A piece of modern art by artist Michael Ciccone recalls early train travel

Women in Business 2013

From a Web site wizard to a produce purveyor, meet 10 local women who found career success by following their passions

Events: Kids' Play Dates in December 2013

Don’t be a Scrooge! Get into the holiday spirit with crafts, a train ride, and special shows

Cosimo’s Restaurant Group Celebrates 20 Years and Burger Bash Win in 2013

A local chain’s recent accomplishments include a “best burger” award and discounts for families

Letters to the Editor in December 2013

Read our letters to the editor for December 2013, including our Where in the Hudson Valley “Packing a Punch” contest answer

An Albany Neighborhood Comes Together for One Last Hurrah with Exiting Friends (The Final Word Opinion Column)

Leaving Albany: Ode to a city neighborhood

Event Photos and Party Pictures: On the Town (December 2013)

See who’s been out on the town in the Hudson Valley in our December 2013 gallery of party pictures and event photos

Local News Stories in the Hudson Valley in December 2013

A new book uncovers the life of ’40s model/photographer/journalist (and Poughkeepsie native) Lee Miller; and an over-the-top holiday display lights things up in Lagrangeville. PLUS: Where in the Hudson Valley contest and On the Town party pictures

Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in December 2013

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for December 2013

Dessert Recipes from Historic Sites' Cookbooks

Serving up history: Archives from local historic sites reveal a treasure trove of recipes

Cocoanut Cake (Recipe)

Adapted from the 1852 cookbook of M.A. Hasbrouck from Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz

Small Seed Cakes (Recipe)

Adapted from the 18th-century cookbook of Anna de Peyster from the Rockefeller/Van Cortlandt archives in Sleepy Hollow

Marlboro Pudding (Recipe)

Adapted from the 1805 cookbook of Elizabeth Anne Breese, mother of Samuel Finley Breese Morse, from the Locust Grove estate in Poughkeepsie

Edward Diana Retires as County Executive for Orange County

After 12 years at the helm of Orange County, the local politician retires due to health issues

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Banned in Several Hudson Valley Towns — For Now

No fracking way: Drilling gets the thumbs-down

New York Yankees Play Exhibition Game at West Point on March 30, 2013

Put me in, coach: The Bronx Bombers and Army Black Knights revive an 86-year-old tradition

Joann Nichols Murder Mystery Solved After 28 Years

An ice-cold case solved: The remains of a 55-year-old school teacher are finally found

IBM Announces Global Workforce Reduction, Lays Off 697 Dutchess County Employees

More layoffs are headed to IBM’s Dutchess County facilities

Towne Crier Cafe Relocates to Beacon

The iconic live music venue says goodbye to Pawling and hello to Beacon

Craft Brewing in the Hudson Valley Booms

The craft brewing industry goes into overdrive

Giant Head Found Floating in the Hudson River; Recovered by Marist Crew Team

Heads up: A seven-foot-tall Styrofoam head sculpture has locals doing a double take

Jimmy Fallon, Saugerties Native, Promoted to the Tonight Show

Funny man: Jimmy Fallon takes over as host of the Tonight Show in February 2014

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library Renovation

Roosevelt Library gets a face-lift

Marist College, ESPN, and WGNY Launch New Sports Program The Classroom

Sports radio, college-style

The Bocuse Restaurant Opens in Hyde Park

The Culinary Institute of America reinvents the French dining scene with the opening of its latest eatery

Retail Group of America Opens 22 New European Stores in Local Malls

Year in Review 2013: Shopping spree: European fashion brands invade our malls

Faith Ann Takes, Empire Education Corporation, Guilderland

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Faith Ann Takes

Connie Snyder, CRSR Design Inc., Kingston

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Connie Snyder

Lisa Marie Cathie, Ulster Savings Bank, Highland

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Lisa Marie Cathie

Kimberley Williams, Williams Lumber, Rhinebeck

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Kimberley Williams

Andrea Giraldo, Giraldo Farms and A&G Trading Corp, Pearl River

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Andrea Giraldo

Donna Williams, Field Goods, Athens

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Donna Williams

Stephanie Wyant, Dash Ink Marketing, Red Hook

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Stephanie Wyant

March Gallagher, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, Newburgh

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: March Gallagher

Ellie Nieves, Guardian Life Insurance, Hopewell Junction

Meet one of our top women in business in 2013: Ellie Nieves

Q&A with Author Becky E. Conekin on Book “Lee Miller: A Life in Fashion”

Flash back: A new book chronicles the career of Poughkeepsie-born model and iconic photographer Lee Miller

Addicted 2 Sneakers Expo a Hit with Fanatics Looking to Buy, Sell, or Trade Collectible Sneakers

OMG, shoes! West Nyack gets a kick out of footwear
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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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