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Introduction to Dutchess County Neighborhoods


Located halfway between New York City and Albany, and between the Hudson River and the Connecticut border, Dutchess County offers a unique mix of amenities. There is urban appeal in its two major cities, Poughkeepsie and Beacon, with their excellent restaurants, museums, arts and minor-league sports. And nature lovers can enjoy the mountainous terrain of the Taconics and Hudson Highlands, and the county’s abundant lakes, rivers and streams. The county also boasts dozens of historic homes, including the Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Sites, along with the Mills Mansion, Montgomery Place and Wilderstein, all situated on the banks of the Hudson and offering stunning views of the landscape. Education is also a big part of the county’s appeal, with several top-notch public and private high schools and colleges, including Bard, Vassar, Marist colleges and the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America. Best of all, Dutchess is an easy commute to the City, with access provided by I-84, Route 9, Amtrak, Metro-North, several bus lines and nearby Stewart International Airport, just across the river.

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Dutchess County Map


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Hudson Valley Events

  • Therapeutic Chair Yoga

    2018.04.02

    This class adapts classic yoga postures for students who are limited in movement because of age, illness, disability, or injury.  We use...

  • Affordable Art & Pottery Bazaar

    2018.12.09

    Have you wanted to attend the Affordable Art Fair in New York but didn’t care to travel to the city?  Now Rockland Center for the Arts...

  • "Elemental Forces" Exhibit

    2018.06.09

    Identifying renewable energy sources is an important issue facing humanity going forward. It is a task requiring the collaboration of scientists,...

  • Landscapes: Capturing the View

    2018.11.07

    Landscapes: Capturing the View Nature has always been our closest ally. During this special time of year, the waning light of summer and early...

  • 2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max: Early Paintings

    2018.07.17

    The art of Peter Max helped define the psychedelic 1960s, with its colorful imagery of gurus, sages, runners, flyers, Zen boats, snow-capped...

  • Handmade Holiday Pop-Up

    2018.11.23

    Featuring a curated selection of the best handmade gifts and special finds from the region. 30+ makers. 5 weeks, 32 days of retail, 2 outposts on...

  • ERNIE SHAW: FORM OF SHADOWS

    2018.11.16

    Local resident Ernest Shaw will be exhibiting recent photography in his show, THE FORM OF SHADOWS. This exhibit is primarily focused on...

  • A New Work by Abstract Luminary Peter Bradley

    2018.11.03

    Emerge Gallery is honored to be exhibiting a new work by color field abstract artist Peter Bradley — widely noted for curating the first...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections...

  • Death is Irrelevant

    2018.10.13

    Death is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1968–2018 October 13, 2018 - August 2, 2019   “Death is a...

  • ANGELA FRALEIGH: SHADOWS SEARCHING FOR LIGHT

    2018.11.16

    Angela’s Fraleigh’s site-specific installation, Shadows Searching for Light, is inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 - December 22, 2018 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores...

  • Holiday Tea Musicale

    2018.12.10

    The magic of the season is tangible throughout the Rosen House! Take part in Caramoor’s great tradition of holiday music with charismatic...

  • Hudson Valley Dance Theatre's Nutcracker, Short & Sweet

    2018.12.08

    Hudson Valley Dance Theatre's Nutcracker, Short and Sweet On Saturday, December 8 and Saturday, December 15, don’t miss this local,...

  • Dance Workshop Series

    2018.09.29

    Workshop Series Offering a monthly class in different genres of dance.  Open to all dancers Workshop series offered only at New York Academy of...

  • Warm Water Yoga Class

    2018.04.02

    A safe & effective way to increase range of motion, mobility & balance, & to reduce pain. Warm Water Yoga is a great introduction...

  • Music & Movement

    2018.11.07

    New class led by dancer and artist Michelledana Shafran.  Children will learn to move and move to learn at the same time. When a wide range of...

  • WARM UP

    2018.12.01

    WARM UP with CelebrateWomxn845 ☕ Join us for our winter pop-up exhibit at ASK! This month-long show will feature work by 7 of our...

  • Tivoli Artist Gallery Holiday Show

    2018.11.16

    TIVOLI ARTISTS GALLERY 60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 (845) 757-2667 | tivoliartistsgallery.com Contact: Peggy Farrington (845) 464-1429 |...

  • Actors' Workshops at Tompkins Corners

    2018.09.24

    Tompkins Corners Cultural Center offers Actors' Workshops on Monday evenings at 7:30, beginning on Monday, September 24th. Judy Allen,...


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