July 2011

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Letters to the Editor in July 2011

Read our letters to the editor for July 2011

Fourth of July Guide 2011: Hudson Valley Fireworks Shows

Your guide to July 4 fireworks in the Hudson Valley, NY

Hudson Valley, NY, Hiking Trails and Paths with the Best Routes for Kids

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths with the best easy routes for kids

How to Make Classic Banana Nut Bread

The best, easiest, and fastest banana-nut bread recipe you’ll ever need, courtesy of The Joy of Cooking via Hudson Valley Senior Editor, Polly Sparling

The Best Hiking Trails and Paths in the Hudson Valley, New York

Take a hike on the Hudson Valley’s best hiking trails and paths

Hudson Valley, NY, Hiking Trails and Paths with the Best Waterfalls

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths with the best waterfalls

Fighting Fracking in the Hudson Valley: Actor Mark Ruffalo Leads the Movement to Stop Hydraulic Fracturing for New York’s Natural Gas

Could high-volume hydraulic fracturing be used to mine natural gas in the Valley? Some area residents — including a famous actor — are working to ensure that never happens

Hudson Valley, NY, Hiking Trails and Paths with the Best Unusual Terrain

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths with the best unusual terrain

Best Shopping Deals in Ulster County This Week: Big Summer Sale at DIG Boutique in Saugerties, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (July 28-Aug. 3): Big 50% off Summer Sale and additional 5% off online at DIG Boutique in Saugerties, N.Y.

Hiking in the Hudson Valley: Breakneck Ridge, Beacon and Cold Spring, NY (Editor’s Letter)

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

Best Shopping Deals in Dutchess County This Week: Summer Spree Sale at Montgomery Row Storefronts in Rhinebeck, NY

This week’s best shopping deal (July 7-13): Summer Spree Sale at Montgomery Row in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Events: Out & About in July 2011

The power comes in on Potown, Bethel goes from pop to doo wop, SummerScape settles in at Bard

Events: Kid’s Korner in July 2011

Enjoy the outdoors by searching for dragonflies — or cool off inside with a museum tour, a puppet show, or a magic-carpet musical

Events: Polly’s Picks in July 2011

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists the best events picks for July 2011

Contest: Win tickets to the Sullivan County International Great Beer Expo 2011

Tell us your favorite local brewpub and beer and you could win free passes to the International Great Beer Expo in Rock Hill, NY on July 23

July 4, 2011 Fireworks Show: Wappingers Falls-Based Company, Legion Fireworks, Lights Up the Sky in Poughkeepsie

See fabulous Fourth of July fireworks from Poughkeepsie’s Waryas Park or Walkway Over the Hudson, NY

Chatter

Choppers move into downtown Newburgh, and a new meaning for “camp fire”

Hudson Valley Food Trucks

From healthy eats to indulgent sweets, food trucks around the Valley serve a variety of fantastic fare

Restaurant Review in Putnam County: Valley at The Garrison, Garrison, NY

Fine fare — along with awe-inspiring river and mountain views — make Valley at The Garrison a dining destination

Hudson Valley, NY, Hiking Clubs and Groups: Hudson Valley Hikers and Catskill 3500 Club

Hudson Valley hiking clubs and groups

Hudson Valley, NY, Hiking Trails and Paths with the Best Easy Routes

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths with the best easy routes

Hudson Valley, NY, Hiking Trails and Paths with the Best Steep Routes

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths with the best steep routes to get your heart rate way, way up

Hudson Valley, NY, Hiking Trails and Paths with the Best Views

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths with the best views

Hudson Valley, NY, Hiking Trails and Paths with the Best Fire Tower Routes

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths with the best fire tower routes

Hudson Valley Hiking: The Long Path, Fort Lee, NJ and John Boyd Thacher State Park, Albany, NY

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths: The Long Path at Fort Lee, NJ and John Boyd Thacher State Park, Albany, NY

Hudson Valley Hiking: North-South Lake, Palenville, NY

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths: North-South Lake, Palenville, NY

Hudson Valley Hiking Essentials Guide: What to Bring Before You Hit the Trails

Don’t be the one to say, “I should’ve remembered...”

Hudson Valley Hiking: The Appalachian Trail, Orange County, NY

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths: The Appalachian Trail, Orange County, NY

Hudson Valley Hiking: Breakneck Ridge, Cold Spring and Beacon, NY

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths: Breakneck Ridge, Cold Spring and Beacon, NY

Hudson Valley Hiking: Bear Mountain Trail, Bear Mountain, NY

Hudson Valley hiking trails and paths: Bear Mountain Trail, Bear Mountain, NY

Hudson Valley Home: Summer 2011

An Ulster county artisan explores unique furniture options; the “fifth wall” tops interior home design trends for 2011; and a gymnasium-turned-house gets a workout

Gym at Home: 1900 Beacon Military Academy Gymnasium-Turned-House in Beacon, Dutchess County, NY

An artistic couple transforms a onetime gymnasium into a streamlined home

Landscaping and Design: Woodstock Beam Works and Stone Back Benches & Sculptures in Saugerties, Ulster County, NY

A local artisan transforms trees, stones, and scrap metal into one-of-a-kind pieces for the outdoors

Restaurant Recommendation in Dutchess County: Bull & Buddha, Poughkeepsie, NY

Eat out at Bull & Buddha in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, this month

Hudson Valley Food Trucks: Fluffalicious Cup Cakes on the Go, Albany, Albany County, NY

Fluffalicious at various locations in Albany

Hudson Valley Food Trucks: Rae Rae’s To Go, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY

Rae Rae’s To Go at Bushwick Rd., Titusville Rd. & Rte. 55, Poughkeepsie

Hudson Valley Food Trucks: Bubby’s Burrito Stand, Red Hook, Dutchess County, NY

Bubby’s Burrito Stand at Hardeman Orchards at the intersection of Rte. 199 and 9G, Red Hook

Hudson Valley Food Trucks: Ixtapa Taco Truck, Newburgh, Orange County, NY

Ixtapa Taco Truck at 423 Broadway, Newburgh

Iona Island: A History of Bear Mountain State Park’s Most Mysterious Isle in Rockland County, NY

Native American fishing spot, Dutch homestead, failed vineyard, amusement park, Navy depot, nature preserve — tiny Iona Island has seen it all

Summer Camps: Stunt Camp at Woodstock Country Day School, Woodstock, NY Teaches Kids Stunt Tricks and Special Effects

Boom! Bam! A stunt camp in Woodstock teaches kids all the tricks behind their favorite blockbuster films

Motorcycle Museum: Motorcyclepedia Opens at the Old Miron Building in Newburgh, NY

A Newburgh museum showcases hundreds of rare and vintage motorcycles

Hudson Valley Celebrity Sightings: How to Miss the Clintons, Paul Rudd, Kevin Bacon, Mary Tyler Moore, and Liam Neeson Like a Pro (Opinion Column)

More than a pleasant pastime, people-watching in the Valley is an all-out war
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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
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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

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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

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
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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 »

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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

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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