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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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Hudson Valley Events

  • Bridge Music - 9th Season

    2018.04.01

    ​BRIDGE MUSIC returns of its 9th season Bridge Music, Joseph Bertolozzi's musical homage to our area's iconic Mid Hudson Bridge...

  • "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,...

  • Bejeweled

    2018.09.19

    Bejeweled: A Group Abstract Exhibit Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present 'Bejeweled', a group abstract exhibit featuring new...

  • Canary Syndrome

    2018.09.27

      Inspired by the historic adage “a canary in the coalmine” and the idea that artists, like canaries, are hypersensitive to the forces...

  • Dorothea Rockburne

    2018.05.06

    In May 2018, Dia Art Foundation will present a long-term installation of Dorothea Rockburne’s large-scale works from the late 1960s and...

  • Mary Corse

    2018.05.06

    Dia Art Foundation has acquired four works by Mary Corse (b. 1945, Berkeley). To celebrate this new acquisition, Dia will present a long-term...

  • 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...

  • ANDREW ZUCKERMAN: A MESSAGE FROM THE EXTERIOR

    2018.10.11

    Visiting Artist Andrew Zuckerman is an award winning photographer, filmmaker, and curator. Much of his work is concerned with the intersection of...

  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: Roost Studio’s Holiday Gala & Art Show

    2018.10.04

      Roost Studio’s is hosting their annual Holiday Gala & Art Show and YOU are invited to display your unique petite work (size...

  • 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...

  • Art Opening & Reception

    2018.09.01

    Art Show Opening & Reception Windham Fine Arts presents two new shows. Copper, Clay & Steel in the North Gallery featuring Adam Colangelo with...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Children's America

    2018.10.13

    Artists’ Reception:  Saturday, Oct. 13,   1:00-4:00pm Rockland Center for the Arts will present an exhibition of  A...

  • Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message

    2018.10.07

    Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message exhibit will focus on empowering people to become part of the change we need to see in the world....

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 1st yr Anniversary costume party @ MANILA GRILL

    2018.09.29

  • Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2018

    2018.09.01

    Opening Reception, September 1st.An Opening Reception Program of Music & Performance Art from 2-6 pm in the fields and music on the stage from...

  • Art Exhibit-Kim Rhodes-Thomas

    2018.10.10

    The Library is pleased to host an exhibit by town resident Kim Rhodes-Thomas.  Her exhibit will be up from October 1st through the...


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