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Henry’s at the Farm – Reopening!Henry's at the Farm, tucked away in the Hudson Valley's orchard and wine country - at Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa - is thrilled to reopen as an outdoor dining venue at the tented Buttermilk Inn Patio, with options for takeout and picnic dining, as well.
Have You Seen the Frodo Baggins-Style Hobbit House in Pawling?One Hudson Valley man’s love of Lord of the Rings led him to construct Hobbit Hollow, an earth-sheltered passive house in Dutchess County.
10 Incredible Adventure Centers to Explore in the Hudson ValleyBring the family to these exploration destinations for laser tag, off-roading, rock climbing, horseback riding, and so much more.
Where to Find Gourmet Donuts in the Hudson ValleyThese Hudson Valley hotspots serve confections that go way beyond the region's cinnamony standard.
Hudson Valley Gyms Face an Uncertain Future in the Wake of COVID-19Local fitness center owners voice their concerns about reopening protocol and the survival of their businesses after months of closure.
Women Lead the Kitchen at Newburgh’s Liberty Street BistroThe female chefs at Michael Kelly’s Liberty Street Bistro and Newburgh Flour Shop are changing the culinary game in the Hudson Valley.
Spirits Lab Distills Small-Batch Spirits in the Heart of NewburghHeadquartered inside ADS Warehouse on Ann Street, the distillery channels more than 40 years of experience into its craft bourbon, gin, rye, and vodka.
This Hudson Valley Museum Uses Cutting-Edge Social Distancing TechMagazzino Italian Art invites visitors to Cold Spring to safely experience its exhibits with the help of #flattenthecurve tech and COVID-19 safety measures.
Coronavirus in the Hudson Valley: What You Need to KnowThe latest COVID-19 updates in the Hudson Valley and upstate New York.
Little Things MagnifiedThe Great Northern Catskills are here, offering not-so-little adventures for your daily enjoyment.
Saugerties Is Getting Its Very Own Hudson Valley Film StudioHeaded in part by Mary Stuart Masterson, Upriver Studios is a women-owned facility that looks to draw the attention of New York City production houses to Ulster County.
This Little Catskill Wedding Is Big on Hudson Valley RomancePhotos by Little But Fierce Photography The Hudson Valley couple rented a home in Greene County for their bitty ceremony, then invited their closest family and friends to revel over one fun-filled weekend. Prediction: Little weddings are the next big thing. We’re not just talking during the months following the COVID-19 pandemic, either (although they […]
Saddle up at the Hudson Valley’s Horseback Riding Farms and StablesTake a trail ride or horse riding lesson at any of these Hudson Valley stables
Escape to the Mediterranean – Sort of – at This Waterfront Villa in NyackPerched on a private hillside along the Hudson River, the estate tempts with a secluded beach, double-sided fireplace, and views for days.
Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This WeekShakespearean theater in Rhinebeck, a fair food fest in Altamont, and more from this week’s picks for Hudson Valley events.
Where to Pick Your Own Berries in the Hudson ValleyLocal berry farms are the sweetest spots for U-pick blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries during the summer season.
Summer Getaways 2020As we emerge from sheltering at home, summer still has arrived on time. While many summer camps and the usual summer vacations to far away destinations may have been put on pause, the Hudson Valley is making sure that getaways don’t have to be put on hold. There are plenty of exciting adventures to explore just a short distance away.
Get the Refresh You Deserve at a Reopened Hudson Valley SpaSit back and relax with a much-needed massage or a full weekend of masks and treatments – all with COVID-19 social distancing protocol in place.
The Hudson Valley Food Industry Lends a Hand During the COVID-19 CrisisLocal chefs, distilleries, food banks, and outreach organizations band together to provide meals and support to those in need.
Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks Around the Hudson ValleyCelebrate Independence Day with sparklers, snacks, and stellar Hudson Valley views.
This Electric Surfboard Makes You Feel Like You’re FlyingThe future of water sports is right here in the Hudson Valley.
Let the Sales Begin: Hudson Valley Real Estate Outlook This SummerRealtors predict a healthy summer, as real estate offices re-open and home tours recommence.
Eat Like a Mermaid With This Gluten-Free Smoothie BowlThe colorful morning recipe comes from Chakra Bowls, a smoothie bowl café in Poughkeepsie.
Meet the NYPD’s Official Beekeeper From MiddletownPhotos by Toshi Tasaki Middletown’s Darren Mays wears many hats: police officer, dad of three — and official beekeeper for the NYPD. Yes, even in the concrete jungle, honeybees have a stronghold. Urban rooftop beekeeping grew popular in 2010, when New York City lifted a ban on the practice. An unexpected side effect: Occasional swarms […]
Guest Post: Staying Connected During the PandemicA 90-year-old reader reflects on her family’s past in Poughkeepsie as she looks to a brighter future.
Kingston’s Concept Bread Café Is Just as Wonderful as It SoundsLed by a former software engineer, Kingston Bread + Bar brings all-day artisanal baked goods and craft brews to the Stockade District.
Upstate Jamboree Will Make Your Backyard Wedding Pure FunPlanning a wedding? This engaged couple turned their skills into a wedding event business.
2020 Summer Sip & Savor GuideAs Hudson Valley restaurants slowly begin taking careful steps to reopen, take advantage of the summer months to sip and savor at some of the Valley's favorite dining destinations.
Crème Brûlée French Toast Is the Most Indulgent Way to Start Your DayLive large with this extra-special, gluten-free recipe from Mad Batters Pastries in Marlboro.
What COVID-19 Phase 4 Reopening Means for the Hudson ValleyStay tuned to this page for everything you need to know about New York’s four-part reopening plan in our region.
Your Next Vacation: No Flight NeededAt Mohonk Mountain House, everything you need for an unforgettable getaway is at your fingertips, the only thing you need to focus on is relaxing and exploring the mountaintop.
Where in the Valley: Majestic MonumentAt what historic site is this monument located and what was the event?
Who Is Rip Van Winkle? Origins of Washington Irving’s Legendary CharacterOn the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving’s tale, Catskill’s most famous resident still has a presence in the Hudson Valley.
Broadway’s Premier Backdrop Studio Is Nested in NewburghSculptures and scenery by Joseph B. Forbes’ Scenic Art Studios have brightened much of the Great White Way — and will again.
21 Under-the-Radar Outdoor Gems to Find in the Hudson Valley21 places to take a hike or scenic stroll — without the crowds.
Classic Italian Fare Gets a Mouthwatering DIY Twist at Il BarilottoWhen Chef Ralph Bello's search for bottarga came up empty, he decided to craft his own in Fishkill.
This Buttermilk Fried Chicken Makes Messy Fingers Worth ItThe secretly gluten-free recipe from Black-Eyed Suzie's Upstate in Saugerties relies on corn flour for its perfectly crispy coating.
Hudson’s Historic Second Empire Home Is a True Upstate BeautyPhotos by Deborah DeGraffenreid Photography Designed by architect G.B. Croff, the recently renovated Willard Place abode welcomes with gas fireplaces, heated floors, and its very own wine cellar. Address: 4 Willard Pl, Hudson Description: A short way away from Hudson’s charming Warren Street, this Second Empire abode is eye-catching from the start. The 6,446-square-foot property […]
Choose the wow factor!: The Abbey Inn & SpaHost your event in an enchanted retreat. Set at the gateway to the Hudson Highlands in Peekskill, The Abbey Inn & Spa is nestled on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River. The boutique hotel welcomes visitors with distinctive guest rooms and suites, stunning meeting and event settings, serene gardens, a tranquil spa and fitness center, […]
Can Hudson Valley Baseball Teams Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic?With practice recommencing for the MLB on July 6, here's where local teams stand with games for the season.
Poughkeepsie’s Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital Is Turning Into a Gargantuan Live-Work-Play CommunityBuilt in 1871, the Hudson River State Hospital grounds prepare for a second life as Hudson Heritage.
Everything to Eat and Drink Before Summer Ends in the Hudson ValleyCan you eat your way through this food-centric bucket list before autumn arrives?
An Insider’s Guide to July Events in the Hudson ValleyLocal tourism directors share their top picks for things to do throughout the month.
Hudson Valley Bookstore Owners Offer the Best for Your Summer Reading ListWe asked local bookstore owners to share their favorite books from summers past and present.
A Kingston Mural Pays Tribute to the Local Black Lives Matter MovementHudson Valley artists Jalani Lion, Dina Kravstov, and Mat Schulze partnered with O+ to craft a moving memorial on Broadway.
This Over-the-Top Catskills Hotel Is the Most Enchanting Fairytale EscapePhotos by Nils Schlebusch unless otherwise noted Trust us when we say that The Roxbury at Stratton Falls is a whimsical, wonderful retreat unlike anything you’ve seen before. There’s a fairytale happening just outside Greene County. Location? The Roxbury at Stratton Falls in Delaware County. Plot: Well, it’s a little bit of everything, to be […]
Lunch Nightly Is the Coolest Butchery-Deli-Dive Bar in KingstonAn artsy vibe, farm-to-table sandwiches, and whole-animal butchery set the scene at the unconventional Midtown restaurant.
Embrace Countryside Elegance at This 1860s Manor House in GhentPhotos by Deborah DeGraffenreid Photography With a 200-year-old barn, a spring-fed lake, and 56 sprawling acres, the Columbia County retreat is paradise in the Hudson Valley. Address: 654 Country Rd 9, Ghent Description: In the quiet countryside of Columbia County, “Paradise Found” brings new meaning to idyllic living in the Hudson Valley. The property dates back […]
Spoons Is the Sweetest Sister-Owned Ice Cream Shop in PoughkeepsieThe Eastdale Village storefront serves up seriously creamy scoops with a sprinkle of hospitality in the Hudson Valley.
Explore 25 Under-the-Radar Places to Go and Things to Do in the Hudson ValleyHidden gems to keep you exploring all summer long.
Here’s Where to Go Swimming in the Hudson ValleyCool off at our public pools and beaches.
This Virtual Hudson Valley Airbnb Experience Is the G.O.A.T.Frederick Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary delivers smiles across the globe with the help of a few four-legged friends in Ulster County.
Get Your Smoothie on at Cold Spring’s Sweet Harvest CaféHudson Valley health nut Tara Flagler masterminds the ideal blend of delicious and healthy at her Putnam County smoothie and snack shop.
A Hudson Valley Disinfection Service Will Sterilize Your Home From COVID-19A company reinvents itself to meet demand for virus-free homes.
Do You Recognize This Incredible Nyack Estate From the Movies?Dubbed Glenholme, the picturesque Rockland County property was once a temporary home for Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon.
You Can Now Walk Across the Governor Mario M. Cuomo BridgeThe southern Hudson Valley bridge connecting Rockland and Westchester Counties opens for cycling and walking on the westbound span.
Munch on These 7 Marvelous Hudson Valley MuffinsWhether it’s Monday morning or National Muffin Day, the sweet and fluffy pastries make every day better.
A Massive New Winery Comes to This Historic Orange County PropertyCity Winery’s expansion plan for Montgomery Mills includes a winemaking facility, hotel, restaurant, and more.
These Are the Best Dentists in the Hudson Valley in 2020179 of the Hudson Valley’s most respected dental health professionals – as chosen by their peers.
The Coronavirus Hits Hudson Valley Art Galleries HardTwo of three galleries profiled are closing their doors.
10 Cool Hudson Valley Treats That Aren’t Ice CreamNot a fan of the dairy stuff? Try these ices, wine sorbets, and non-dairy ice creams instead.
A Hudson Valley Author on the Soul-Stirring Power of GastrophilanthropyHudson-based journalist and writer Stephen Henderson has traversed – and cooked – across the globe in an effort to help those in need.
How One Couple Made a Backyard Wedding Work During the COVID-19 CrisisThe Hyde Park pair postponed their ceremony at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls and tied the knot from the comfort of home.
2 Beloved Hudson Valley Resorts Are Ready to ReopenMohonk Mountain House in New Paltz and Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Kerhonkson welcome guests for overnight stays, with social distancing procedures in place.
10 Hudson Valley Summer Camps That Are Quarantine-ApprovedA camper at Phillies Bridge Farm Project / Photo by Jazmine Langlitz With summer camps allowed to begin on June 29, local camp directors look forward to providing warm weather fun for children – and a respite for their families. With the online school semester coming to a close, students across the Hudson Valley are […]
Pasta All’Amatriciana Is Garklicky, Gourmet, and Guaranteed to PleaseAdobe Stock / Alessio Orrù Pancetta, garlic, and a very special secret Hudson Valley ingredient make this noodle dish a true showstopper for lunch or dinner. The situation is all too common. As the dinner hour draws nearer and nearer, you head to the kitchen for a quick consult with your pantry. Pasta sounds good, […]
Pick Your Perfect Blooms From These Hudson Valley Flower FarmsBrittany Hollow Farm / Photo by Debby Mosher From dahlias to zinnias, the colorful blooms at local flower farms are a surefire way to brighten someone’s day. The outdoors have never been more appealing than right now, with social distancing keeping many indoors despite sunny days and blue skies. Thankfully, the Hudson Valley’s multi-acre flower […]
Here’s Where to Dine Outdoors or Order Takeout This Father’s DayMake dad’s day with a memorable meal at one of these Hudson Valley eateries.
Parties, Weddings & CelebrationsThe celebrating continues despite the unforeseen postponement of many special events, from weddings to graduations to the celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries, and other important milestones. Better days are ahead and when they arrive, don’t sweat the small stuff in making your plans. Let Hudson Valley event planners help make your celebration easy, worry free, and beyond-your-dreams delicious.
This Historic Italianate Villa in Newburgh Will Steal Your HeartPhotos by Ann Stratton Dating back to 1839, Niven House is a masterpiece with exquisite architecture and Hudson River views. Address: 201 Montgomery St, Newburgh Description: Midway between Liberty Street and the Hudson River, this Italianate villa echoes back nearly two centuries in Newburgh. The property was first constructed in 1839 by reputable architect and […]
Soul Fire Farm Wants to Decompose Structural RacismThe BIPOC farm in Grafton calls for unity in an effort to dismantle racism and pave the way for meaningful action in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Eat Outdoors at These Hudson Valley Restaurants During Phase 2 (and Beyond)Situated by land or by sea, these restaurants let you chow down outside.
Welcome summer with the extraordinary produce of the Hudson Valley: Henry’s at the FarmAlthough Henry’s at the Farm cannot host your special dinners and events at this time, we can recommend the fine produce available up and down the verdant Marlborough corridor! All along Route 9W our neighboring farms are preparing pick-up locations for their fruit, vegetable, and beverage boxes. Looking to brighter days ahead, we are offering […]
Choose a caterer who can see your vision: Cosimo’s TrattoriaIt’s important to work with a caterer who understands and appreciates your vision. Cosimo’s Restaurant Group is the Hudson Valley’s premier destination for excellence in service and catering. For more than two decades, Cosimo’s Restaurant Group has been a local favorite for hosting celebrations of all kinds at your place or theirs. Cosimo’s takes the […]
Cure your kids’ cabin fever: Emerson Resort & SpaAt this point, instead of planning a major event, you’re probably pulling your hair out searching for activities to occupy the kids while school is closed. The Shops at Emerson, located in the Emerson Resort & Spa, have created a selection of Cabin Fever Kits to keep little ones busy.  Featuring art, science, and interactive […]
Remain calm and carry on: Gracie’s LuncheonetteGracie’s Luncheonette’s best event advice: Don’t stress, and plan ahead of time! We will stay with you throughout the entire process to make sure that you have everything you need and are always available to answer your questions. At Gracie’s, we try to make it as easy as possible for our clients by offering a […]
Stay safe while having fun!: Johnston Transportation LLCTake your event to the next level, with professional, affordable transportation service by Johnston Transportation, LLC. Imagine traveling to and from your event in style — door-to-door, worry free — complete with sound system, comfortable seating, and a professional, courteous driver. Whatever the event — whether for your wedding day, bachelor or bachelorette party, prom, […]
Bring local flare to seasonal dishes: Lola’s Café & Gourmet Catering In the Hudson Valley, every food has its season. Using local, fresh ingredients makes meals taste even better. At Lola’s Catering, a full-service, boutique-style catering company, menus are custom designed with the highest quality local ingredients to give any party a local flare. The expansive catering menu is perfect for any occasion, whether small or […]
Savor award-winning wines and soak in the view: Milea Estate Vineyard  Whether you’re enjoying a tasting of our award-winning wines while reveling in the exquisite landscape of the Hudson River region or serving our extraordinary vine-to-glass accessible wines at your own event, you can’t go wrong with Milea Estate Vineyard. Stay on the lookout for events taking place at our winery where you can join […]
Keep it simple!: RoostEntertaining guests can be very stressful. Keep it simple! Now is not the time to experiment with that new dish you’ve never made before! Prepare dishes you do well and allow time with guests. Foods prepared ahead of time that can be served at room temperature or just warmed up help keep it simple. Subsidize your […]
Create a Micro Wedding by the Waterfall: The RoundhouseThese smaller-scale affairs were trending well before COVID-19 happened and we can see why! A micro wedding is typically shorter in duration with a more relaxed format accommodating 20 to 50 guests or so, offering a more intimate experience and the flexibility to do more with less. Spend more time with your partner, enjoy your […]
Set your event in elegance and luxury: Diamond Mills Hotel & TavernDiamond Mills is a luxury boutique hotel, contemporary American tavern, and special event space located in the historic Village of Saugerties. With over 7,000 square feet of versatile event space, the Grand Ballroom at Diamond Mills is unrivaled by anything in the Hudson Valley. Overlooking the picturesque Esopus Falls, the elegant event space and world-class […]
What Families Can Do to Adjust to the Hudson Valley’s New NormalPhotos by Astor Services for Children & Families Astor Services for Children & Families CEO Yvette Bairan shares how families can make the most of the challenging time. The Hudson Valley is on the path to reopening. Yet for families living in self-isolation in the region, life during the COVID-19 crisis isn’t any easier. With […]
Eat Your Way Through These Essential Summer FoodsThe warm weather months aren't complete without each and every one of these tasty dishes.
3 Cocktails to Drink on Father’s DayWhip up one of these sophisticated — and easy — cocktails for Dad’s big day
Black-Rights Activist Elouise Maxey on Peace and Protest: ‘We Are Done Dying’Photo by Susan Stava The President of the Northern Dutchess NAACP – and the woman who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – comments on the need for change and social justice. The deaths of George Floyd and other black men at the hands of police must stop. “We are done dying!” I am […]
Reopening Phase 2: What Hudson Valley Hair Salons Are Doing to Prevent COVID-19Headspace Salon in Saugerties / Photo by Jasmin Attala Local salon owners reveal their plans to ensure proper hygiene while giving picture-perfect cuts, trims, and blowouts. Reopening Phase 2 is on the way, Hudson Valley. After Phase 1 commenced in the Capital Region on May 20 and in the Hudson Valley Region on May 26, […]
These Hudson Valley Restaurants Are Offering Curbside Pickup, Delivery, and TakeoutSavor your favorite dishes at home and support small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Cuomo’s mandate that all restaurants and bars in New York State must close on-premise operations and can only offer delivery or takeout rippled through the Hudson Valley as soon as it went into effect on March 16. Since then, local […]
Your Summer Cookouts Need This Tasty Apricot Brussels Sprout SaladIt's refreshing, flavorful, and easy to make.
An Inside Look at Poughkeepsie’s Peaceful Protest for Social JusticeThe "We Can't Breathe" march stepped off from Harriet Tubman Park and made its way across the Mid-Hudson Bridge to raise awareness in the Hudson Valley.
Education for all ages and stagesWhen a pandemic suddenly forced schools to immediately and unexpectedly shift to online classes for the remainder of the school year, Hudson Valley Schools met this major challenge head on to make sure their students didn’t lose ground.
What COVID-19 Means for Hudson Valley Fairs & FestivalsAdobe Stock / leszekglasner Find out which of the region’s spring and summer events are canceled, postponed, or rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Spring and summer are looking quite a bit different in the Hudson Valley right now. In a normal year, buzz about craft fairs and outdoor concerts would already be rippling across […]
Where to Celebrate Pride Month in the Hudson ValleyShow your LGBTQ support and have a blast at these local events.
The Hudson Valley Retirement Community With Zero COVID-19 CasesHere’s how Woodland Pond has weathered the coronavirus pandemic with healthy residents, and a stronger sense of community.
A Conversation With a Hudson Valley Police Chief About Peaceful ProtestingNew Paltz Police Chief Robert Lucchesi on fostering conversation and the peaceful protest in town on Saturday.
Where to Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Hudson ValleyWant the dollars you spend to have a meaningful impact during the protests? Shop from these local makers and storefronts in the region.
Scenes From the Peaceful Protest in BeaconThe June 1 march in Dutchess County called to attention the death of George Floyd and the demand for an end to police brutality in the Hudson Valley.
15 Organizations and Protests to Support Racial Justice in the Hudson ValleyThe Black Lives Matter movement spreads from Minnesota to the Hudson Valley to demand an end to racial inequality.