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Event Summary

On Thursday, October 17, 2013 Hudson Valley Magazine hosted its annual Best of Hudson Valley® Party, a celebration of the region’s finest businesses, services, and eateries as voted by readers and editors. More than 1,500 guests gathered at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel for three hours of noshing, mingling, drinking, and dancing.


  • The Vendors

    Four rooms with more than 70 businesses offered tapas, cocktails, party favors – and even tattoos. The party wrapped up with a Chinese raffle of items donated by Best of Hudson Valley® winner

  • The Entertainment

    Live entertainment – including local favorites Hal Prince Music and Music Speaks Volumes – kept guests’ toes tapping while they sampled everything from bacon-topped cupcakes to strawberry-jalapeno margaritas.

  • The Charity

    A portion of proceeds support our official 2013 Best of Hudson Valley® Party charity, the Center for Discovery, based in Road Harris. The not-for-profit organization provides educational, health, and residential services to those with severe disabilities.

  • The Location

    The exquisite Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, situated on historic Market Street, opened its doors to more than 1,500 partygoers.