February 2009

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Valentine’s Day Guide

Masters of the Craft

Two acclaimed Valley musicians hope to pick up hardware at the Grammys this month

Spidey's Web: HV Mag's Exclusive Collection of Comics Stores, Game Retailers, and More

Caught! We trapped some of our favorite retailers of comics-memorabilia for your viewing pleasure. Check them out — and let us know how they stack up

Serenity Now

Yearning for more yoga info? Put your mind at ease — we’ve got even more styles and venues right here

Knock, Knock

A New York City comedian heads to Orange County to open his own comedy club

Staying Home to Go to College

Community colleges make the grade for Valley students looking to save a little cash and prepare for their careers — without sacrificing the A-plus education

Strike a Pose

With so many yoga styles now available in the Valley, you can choose your own path to serenity. Om.

Kid's Korner

Muppets make music, kids concoct candy, and bubbles abound in the Valley this month

Learning Curve

Made in the U.S.

Where in the Hudson Valley...?

Mailbox

February

Decidedly modern dance, outsider art comes in, and howling with Howie

Comic Book Heroes!

Meet five artists extraordinaire who have been crafting your favorite characters for years

TLC at the ER

Two area hospitals revamp their emergency rooms, making visits less stressful

All Smiles

Local dentists offer underprivileged children free checkups

Snow Striders

Forget those oversized, tennis-racket shoes. Today’s snowshoers wear high-tech gear to walk — and even run — through the Valley’s white stuff

A Big Fat Zero

Hudson Valley Clean Energy builds New York’s first “zero net energy” commercial property for itself — proving they can do it for you, too

Magic on Market Street

French favorites — spiced up with the flavors of the Mediterranean — await diners at Rhinebeck’s newest brasserie

Upstate Uprising

Quad celebrations get a kick-start when Albanians recall the hero of the Schenectady Massacre
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August 2015

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

The Museum presents fossils from Binghamton University’s extensive collection.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Sing yourself into a better state of being on Sunday mornings. Start your week off from a place of inner sanctity using voice to restore balance, heal and connect in the...

Cost: $15

Where:
Unison Arts Center
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY  12561
View map »


Sponsor: One True Voice
Telephone: 914-388-0632
Contact Name: Amy McTear
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
View map »


Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
Website »

More information

Visit each of Shawangunk Wine Trail's 14 unique wineries once over the course of five months. You will set out on a self-guided tour of 14 of the Hudson Valley’s finest...

Cost: $25

Where:
(Various Locations)
, NY


Sponsor: Shawangunk Wine Trail
Telephone: 845-256-8456
Contact Name: Barbara Best
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Visit each of Shawangunk Wine Trail's 14 unique wineries once over the course of five months. You will set out on a self-guided tour of 14 of the Hudson Valley’s finest...

Cost: $25

Where:
(Various Locations)
, NY


Sponsor: Shawangunk Wine Trail
Telephone: 845-256-8456
Contact Name: Barbara Best
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective workout system. Forget this is a workout and join the dance party with...

Cost: $10, $85 for 10 classes

Where:
Spice Dance & Fitness
40 Garden St.
Lower Level
Poughkeepsie , NY  12601
View map »


Telephone: 914-844-5137
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
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

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Hailed by NPR as a “modern ambassador for the blues,” Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ takes the stage at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts...

Cost: $35-$65, $2 facility fee

Where:
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy.
Sugar Loaf, NY  10981
View map »


Sponsor: Radio Woodstock
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
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

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective workout system. Forget this is a workout and join the dance party with...

Cost: $10, $85 for 10 classes

Where:
Spice Dance & Fitness
40 Garden St.
Lower Level
Poughkeepsie , NY  12601
View map »


Telephone: 914-844-5137
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
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

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
View map »


Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
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

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

The 8th annual Art Studio Views Tour, presented by Rhinebeck Bank, offers the public with a unique opportunity to visit the private studios of Hudson Valley artists through a self-guided tour....

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Betsy Jacaruso Studio
East Market St.
Rhinebeck, NY
View map »


Sponsor: Cale Communications
Contact Name: Marybeth Cale
Website »

More information

Join Papa Cilio for a hands-on class on canning fresh tomatoes in the style of his homeland, Naples, Italy. The intimate class is held in the garden of Casa Hudson, an accoladed villa overlooking...

Cost: $60

Where:
Casa Hudson
34 First St.
Haverstraw , NY  10927
View map »


Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
View map »


Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
View map »


Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

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Show Less...
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