February 2013

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Where to Buy Chocolate Candies and Treats for Valentine’s Day

For the love of chocolate: Sweet treats abound for Valentine’s Day

Best Hills and Places to Go Snow Tubing in the Hudson Valley

Snow tubing: The rising star of the slopes

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer Lifelong Care, Activities, and Amenities

Peace of mind

Valentine's Day Guide

Hudson Valley's Valentine's Day Guide for 2013: where to buy chocolates and wine, make your own jewelry, and more

Marist College Graduates Launch Indira Jewelry Line Featuring Both Exotic and Local Designers

Two Marist grads launch their own jewelry line

Carve Your (He)Art Show by The Goonies Actress Kerri Lee Green at P. Ross: Where Art Meets Fashion Boutique in Nyack

A Rockland County artist and boutique owner team up to offer one-of-a-kind Valentines

Design Your Own Jewelry at “Jeweler’s Bench” Silversmithing Classes at I Dream of Beading in Poughkeepsie

Get your bling on with these jewelry-making classes

Lucas Candies in Haverstraw Uses Classic Chocolate Recipe, Still Going Strong

Lucas Candies proudly uses the same 117-year recipe for its chocolate goodies

Big Air Bag at Windham Mountain a Big Hit for Skiers and Snowboarders

Try aerial freestyle tricks on the slopes with Windham Mountain’s Big Air Bag

New Restaurants and Hudson Valley Food and Dining News for February 2013

News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene for February 2013

Ca’Mea Restaurant Review in Hudson: Northern Italian Food and Dining in Columbia County

Tuscan temptation: Traditional Northern Italian fare — and a lively atmosphere — are the hallmarks of Ca’Mea in Hudson

The English Language: Writer Randy Ross Ponders the Complexities of the Way we Speak (The Final Word Opinion Column)

So to speak: The vicissitudes of the English language

Café Le Perche Restaurant and Bakery, Hudson: French Food in Columbia County (Mini Restaurant Review)

French dining at Café Le Perche Restaurant and Bakery in Hudson, NY

Choosing the Best School, Senior Housing — and Chocolate (Editor’s Letter)

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

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

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

Letters to the Editor in February 2013

Read our letters to the editor for February 2013, including our Where in the Valley “Bronze Bravery” contest answer

Local News Stories in the Hudson Valley in February 2013

Snow shenanigans, make-your-own jewelry, and heart-y art PLUS: Where in the Hudson Valley and On the Town

Events: Kid’s Korner in February 2013

Baby, it’s cold outside! Escape the chill by spending a day at the theater

Events: Out & About in February 2013

Dance fever — Celtic style, Met Opera antes up, and spring comes early to the Capital Region

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

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

The Best High Schools in the Hudson Valley in 2013

Private school? Public school? Magnet school? With so many options available, it’s hard to decide which is the best fit for your teenager. Here, we profile five institutions — and offer the vital stats on many others — to help make this decision easier

Senior Living and Retirement: Best, Most Affordable Places for Senior Housing in the Hudson Valley in 2013

Senior living: the next chapter. Here in the Valley, there are a number of unique housing options for retirement-age residents

Middletown Enlarged City School District Wins Federal “Race to the Top Award” in 2012

Last December, Middletown became the only school district in New York State — indeed the only one in the Northeast, and one of only 16 nationwide — to win a federal “Race to the Top” district award

The Albany Academies, Albany

History in the making: The Albany Academies celebrate 200 years of educating students in the Capital Region and beyond

New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on-Hudson

A structured environment with a focus on academics and leadership-building

Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh

One of the oldest public schools in New York State with a diverse student body

Woodstock Day School, Saugerties

A progressive school where students thrive with independent, individualized study

Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling

Independent boys’ school in Pawling, Dutchess County, offers traditional education with close-knit family feel

55-Plus Communities: Senior Housing in Luxury Developments

Low-maintenance luxury

Affordable Senior Housing Offers High Quality Living at a Low Price

High quality, lower price

Co-Housing Communities For Seniors

Cooperative convenience

Culinary Institute of America Professor and Chef Phil Crispo Wins Food Network Cooking Competition Chopped

Slice and dice: A CIA prof shows his chops on Chopped

Ice Age in the Hudson Valley: A Geographical History

Ice capades: Journeys into the Hudson Valley’s past — the way, way past, that is
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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
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
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Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

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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
Website »

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Winter is finally over, and a quartet of contemporary artists — Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, and Dai Ban — welcome the new season with a springtime show at...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-1915
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
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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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
Website »

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Over the course of a tense parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed elementary school teacher try to come to grips with a 5th grader’s tragic suicide. John...

Cost: $20, $10 age 21 and under

Where:
Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy
44 West Bridge St.
Catskill, NY  12414
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Sponsor: Bridge Street Theatre
Telephone: 518-943-3818
Contact Name: John Sowle
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Meet local artist Alison Winfield-Burns during this wine and cheese reception and exhibit opening. Winfield-Burns’ portraits act as cultural freeze-frames of people, places, and foods....

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Gallery at Lifebridge Sanctuary
333 Mountain Rd.
Rosendale, NY  12472
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Sponsor: Gallery at Lifebridge Sanctuary
Telephone: 845-658-3439
Contact Name: Kevin Kraft
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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
Website »

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Darkside Records and Gallery hosts its open mic series every third Sunday of the month, featuring performers of all kinds — singers, musicians, poets, dancers, fire-breathers, comedians,...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Darkside Records and Gallery
611 Dutchess Tpke.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
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Sponsor: Darkside Records and Gallery
Telephone: 845-452-8010
Contact Name: John Bryan
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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

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

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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

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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
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

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

Learn to dance the East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop — no partner necessary. Beginner lessons from 7:30-8 p.m., social dancing (with deejay) from 8-10 p.m. Notes: Parking available close to...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Vassar College
Aula at Ely Hall
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie , NY  12604
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Website »

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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
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 845-516-4435
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

Join more than 500 tourgoers and view the private sanctuaries of Troy’s city dwellers during this fundraiser to benefit Troy’s Prospect Park. This self-guided walking tour features...

Cost: $10

Where:
Various locations
Historic Sage College, Washington Park, and more
Troy, NY  12180
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Sponsor: Friends of Prospect Park
Telephone: 703-984-9765
Contact Name: Jane
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
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 845-516-4435
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

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Melia & Dave Marzollo
Telephone: 845-265-4444
Contact Name: Dave Marzollo
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 845-516-4435
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 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

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

Pennings Farm brings together more than 50 breweries and cideries for its fifth annual festival. Enjoy craft beer and cider tastings, live music, homebrew demonstrations, and local food vendors set...

Cost: $60 in advance, $70 at door; $20 designated drivers

Where:
Pennings Farm
161 Rte. 94 South
Warwick, NY  10990
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Sponsor: Pennings Farm
Telephone: 845-986-1059
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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Melia & Dave Marzollo
Telephone: 845-265-4444
Contact Name: Dave Marzollo
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 »

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