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wanda fischer wamc radio Wanda Fischer on 40 Years as Host of The Hudson River SamplerSince 1982, Wanda Fischer has hosted The Hudson River Sampler, a radio broadcast of folk music on Saturday nights.
Young people drinking on a rooftop bar 7 Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in the Hudson ValleyRooftop bars are ideal destinations for summer evenings in the Valley. Enjoy local beer, wine, or a cocktail at these sky-high hangout spots.
hudson valley things to do Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This WeekA celebration of beer in Warwick, Comic Con in Poughkeepsie, and more top this week’s picks for things to do in the Hudson Valley.
Joe Gaynor at Angry Orchard Angry Orchard Cidermaker Joe Gaynor Keeps It Local in WaldenAfter stepping into the head cidermaker role in 2021, Joe Gaynor is excited to innovate with cider in the Hudson Valley.
horizon stage new musician at bethel woods center The Horizon Stage at Bethel Woods Spotlights Emerging ArtistsThe Horizon Stage at the Bethel Woods Center is where you'll discover your new favorite artist in the Hudson Valley.
healthy breakfast 5 Healthy Breakfast Options to Start Your Day in the Hudson ValleyWe asked local dietician Diane May for a few super-powered breakfasts she would use to start her day.
Going to the New York Renaissance Faire? Here’s What to ExpectThe Renaissance Faire is back in the Hudson Valley, bringing Elizabethan England, creative costumes, and exciting entertainment with it.
Hudson Valley trivia 10 Hudson Valley Trivia Tidbits Every Local Should KnowFrom a historic tavern in Rockland County to a famed abolitionist in Ulster County, there are so many remarkable things to know about the Valley.
Caribbean Carnival Saugerties Seasoned Gives Brings a Caribbean Carnival to SaugertiesHead to Saugerties for this Caribbean Carnival, organized by community members Tamika and Martin Dunkley through Seasoned Gives.
Fall Trees These Are the Best Trees to Plant Before Fall in the Hudson ValleyUrsula Schaad, manager of The Phantom Gardener in Rhinebeck, shares her top trees to plant for stunning Hudson Valley landscapes.
the catskill project passive house Introducing The Catskill Project, a Passive House CommunityThe Catskill Project homes are built to have a small carbon footprint while ensuring a comfortable, modern escape for its residents.
Golden-Chiffon-Cake Bake This Lighter-Than-Air Golden Chiffon Cake for DessertLearn how to make "Renee Fleming" golden chiffon cake, a lemon-flavored sweet treat that is guaranteed to delight anyone who tastes it.
Parties, Weddings & Celebrations August 2022 Parties, Weddings & CelebrationsIt’s time to schedule those special events, from weddings and anniversaries to graduations, birthdays, and other important milestones. When you do, let Hudson Valley event planners help make your celebrations beyond-your-dreams easy, worry free, and ensuring that you look and feel your absolute best.
Adobe Stock | Photo by White bear studio 12 Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Season in the Hudson ValleyThese organizational strategies will keep you and your kids on track for a productive school year in the Hudson Valley.
Put your best smile forward: Dr. Michael KoumasWeddings are unarguably one of the most memorable life events. It’s also a time you want to look your best in person, as well as in photos. I believe that a healthy mouth is the cornerstone to a healthy body and a healthy life. I work with each of my patients to determine what services […]
Have a smile you’ll be proud of forever: Windsor Dental CenterThe pictures you take on your wedding day will be remembered and cherished forever. Why not make sure that your smile looks as spectacular as you do? Smile makeovers are Windsor Dental Center’s specialty and right now, you can receive a free digital smile design if you are newly engaged or are newlyweds ($175 value). You’ll be […]
Choose a venue that keeps you front and center: Villa BorgheseWhen choosing a venue, remember that the guests of honor should be the center of it all. When it comes to elegance, beauty, and service in the Hudson Valley, Villa Borghese has the expertise to make the most of its exquisite location, staff talents, and ambiance. Accommodating guest lists from 50 to 500, the experienced, […]
The Roundhouse Choose a flexible space for every taste: The RoundhouseChoose the waterfall room, our sunny indoor atrium, our creek-side outdoor space or the lush Roundhouse lawn. Indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hour options allow for flexible and creative use of the space. Our industrial past — original wood beams, exposed brick walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows — is met with sleek, modern steel railings, […]
Pamela's Traveling Feast Enjoy your own special day: Pamela’s Traveling FeastPlanning your wedding day should be just as much fun, exciting, and full of joyful anticipation as the special day itself. If you’re planning a small, intimate, yet elegant boutique wedding, Pamela’s Traveling Feast can take care of the details, so you can relax and plan your day with ease. Whether you choose to have […]
Mirbeau Who do locals choose for party help? Mirbeau Inn & Spa RhinebeckMirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck invites you to host your next event on property and delight in our philosophy of balancing life with wellness and indulgence. Located right in the heart of Rhinebeck, host your next bridal shower, baby shower, intimate wedding, birthday party, or any other special occasion at the chic Parisian Hotel. Enjoy […]
Milea Estate Vineyard Savor award-winning wines and soak in the view: Milea Estate VineyardMilea Estate Vineyard is excited to be putting the finishing touches on our brand new 80-person capacity Vintner’s Clubhouse, an event center due to open in August 2022. Located next to our iconic Farmhouse, the Clubhouse boasts panoramic Hudson Valley views. Host your wedding, corporate affair, bridal shower, or other private event with us. Contact Milea Estate […]
Gracie's Luncheonette 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 […]
Look special, feel special: Dental Design StudioFeel and look your best on your special day. Beautiful smiles aren’t just about veneers and Hollywood smiles…sometimes simple things, like whitening, re-contouring, bonding, etc., can make a world of difference. A truly experienced practitioner can provide many options to help you improve your smile! Remember that your smile is one of the first things […]
City Winery Hudson Valley Indulge your senses: City Winery Hudson ValleyUncork your next event at City Winery. Book early for special incentives, bar package upgrades, complimentary dessert trays, bonus booking credits, and more! Celebrations at City Winery can be completely customized. Indulge your senses with innovative cuisine, locally produced wine, and a stunning winery aesthetic. City Winery offers everything you need to make your next private event […]
Cafe Mio Celebrate with cuisine crafted with love: Café MioWhen it’s time for a special celebration, you can’t go wrong with cuisine that’s responsibly grown and also tempts the tastebuds. Located in the heart of Gardiner, Café Mio specializes in fresh, locally sourced cuisine crafted with love by owner and esteemed chef, Michael Bernardo. We offer the freshest local fare from the heart of […]
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, […]
school supplies Shop Local for Back-to-School Season in the Hudson ValleyTake a pass on department stores and visit the Hudson Valley’s well-stocked shops for pencils, notebooks, and other back-to-school supplies.
a living room full of color 6 Expert Tips to Infuse Color Into Your Hudson Valley HomeAmping up the color doesn't have to mean turning your Hudson Valley home into a funhouse. These looks are as vibrant and fresh as they are simple.
CBD Hudson Valley 8 CBD and Hemp Goodies to Shop in the Hudson ValleyThe wellness trend pops up across the Hudson Valley in the form of snacks, soothing massage oils, and handcrafted honey infused with CBD.
Wedding invitations How to Include Your Email on Wedding Invitation RSVP CardsPlanning a Hudson Valley wedding? Take the eco-chic approach and ask guests to RSVP via email on your invitation cards.
summer living Summer LivingSummer is a perfect time to enjoy gathering and relaxing with family and friends outside. If it’s time to enhance your outdoor space, Hudson Valley’s home professionals are ready to help bring your vision to life.
Hudson Valley Photographer Ryan Rusiecki Photographer Ryan Rusiecki Makes a Muse of the Hudson ValleyRyan Rusiecki is a photographer—bred in Westchester, educated at Bard, living in Kingston—who captures the Hudson Valley in landscape photos.
kitchen misconceptions 5 Common Kitchen Misconceptions in the Hudson ValleyHome Cooking New York instructor and author Jennifer Clair sets the record straight when it comes to kitchen dos and don'ts.
Farm2ChefsTable Farm2ChefsTable Celebrates Farm-to-Table in the Hudson ValleyLed by owner and Chef Nicholas Leiss, Farm2ChefsTable educates and inspires through its website and farm-to-table dinner series.
bourbon iced tea Make This Boozy Strawberry Mint Tea for Hudson Valley SummersBulleit bourbon blends with fresh, local produce like strawberries, mint leaves, and lemon for the perfect spiked iced tea cocktail.
Dutchess County Fair An Insider’s Guide to August Events in the Hudson ValleyHudson River tourism directors share their top picks for places to go, sights to see, and things to do throughout the month of August.
fantasy theme engagement This Hudson Valley Castle Engagement Shoot Will Blow You AwayA love for fantasy led this couple to plan their fairytale, medieval-themed engagement shoot at Breitenbach Castle in Altamont.
Late bloomers Great Late Bloomers to Keep Your Garden Colorful All SummerTom Francello, a commercial designer for Augustine Nursery in Kingston, shares his favorite Hudson Valley plants for warm-weather months.
williams windows The Right Windows For Your HomeWhether you’re remodeling your house or building a new one, choosing the right windows can take your space from meh to marvelous.
9 Questions With Gabriella Uhl, Star of Netflix’s 13: the MusicalThe Hudson Valley has a new starlet, and her name is Gabriella Uhl. We sat down with her as she prepares for the release of 13: the Musical.
Kitchen remodeling tips 8 Biggest Kitchen Remodeling Disasters (and How to Avoid Them)We asked kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer, co-author of The Kitchen Bible, for her list of situations to avoid at all costs.
climate change How Climate Change Affects the Hudson ValleyThe Hudson Valley and its river are home to remarkable animals, plants, ecosystems, and people—but climate change poses a major threat.
Vegan diet nutrients How to Start a Vegan Diet Without Missing Vital NutrientsWhen embarking on a fully plant-based journey, ensure you're getting everything your body needs with these tips from a nutrition expert.
he Van Valkenburgh House The Van Valkenburgh House Pairs Contemporary With CountryLocated in Columbia County, The Van Valkenburgh House hides contemporary touches inside a marvelously traditional aesthetic.
Zucchini-Pasta Live Green With This Zucchini Pasta and Mushrooms RecipePasta night gets a healthy twist with the help of spiralized zucchini, roasted butternut squash, and shiitake mushrooms.
movie theaters in the Hudson Valley 12 Independent Movie Theaters for Flicks in the Hudson ValleyThe independent movie theater scene in the Valley offers an alternative to big-box chains with must-see showings at affordable prices.
living in millerton Millerton Delights With a Community Vibe and Rural CharmA refreshing balance of bustling village and rural charm in Dutchess County, Millerton tempts with a top selection of shops and eateries.
connected by design Maryline Damour Is the Mind Behind Kingston Design ConnectionMaryline Damour has a discerning eye for creating dramatic interiors. But introducing designers to opportunities—and to each other— may be her boldest talent.
shop like a chef Where to Shop Like a Chef in the Hudson ValleyWant to give your pantry an upgrade and support local at the same time? Here's how to shop right, according to a Culinary Institute of America pro.
Lynn’s Life Goes Against the Grain With Gluten-Free TreatsWhen Lynn Feder traced her decades of serious health issues to gluten and dairy—but couldn’t imagine life without good bread (and crackers)—she was inspired to create her own.
fermentory Bovina Farm & Fermentory Offers Dining in a Catskills FarmhouseJake Sackett and Elizabeth Starks own a picturesque Catskills farmhouse in the woods of Delaware County, but here’s the catch: it’s open to the public.
Hudson valley readings and books 5 Hudson Valley Books for Your Summer Reading ListAdd these recent releases by Hudson Valley-based authors to your summer reading list for your next beach trip or lazy afternoon.
glamping in the Hudson Valley 8 Hudson Valley Glamping Destinations for Outdoor GetawaysIf camping under the stars sounds appealing, but you can’t do without the little luxuries— then glamping is definitely for you.
This Healthy Grilled Panzanella Salad Recipe Tastes Like SummerWith creamy mozzarella, grilled bread, and a garlicky red wine vinaigrette, this recipe is all about seasonal flavor in the Valley.
beacon new york What to Do in Beacon: How to Spend a Saturday on the RiverfrontIf you're going to treat yourself to a weekend getaway in the Hudson Valley, head to Dutchess County's riverfront city of Beacon.
Ceiling fan to stay cool 7 Tips to Stay Cool This Summer Without Cranking the ACA Hudson Valley expert reveals how to stop tinkering with the thermostat and start saving money when the temperatures rise.
The Trevor Zoo Is an Educational Menagerie in MillbrookMillbrook has a wild secret: One of its high schools has its own zoo. Join us on a visit as we meet its wide variety of inhabitants.
Rabble Rise Doughnuts Celebrates a Love of Baking in New PaltzRachel Wyman, a self-described “challenger of the status dough,” brings unique and hugely popular donuts to New Paltz.
Simard & Co Is a Cheese Lover’s Paradise in NyackThe owners of the Nyack food boutique and bistro share their story and their top picks for all things cheese in the Hudson Valley.
3 Stranger Things Stars With Hudson Valley RootsCan't get enough of "Stranger Things?" Fun fact: Three of the show's frontrunners have close ties to the Hudson Valley region.
Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold’s Journey From West Point Commander to TraitorAfter taking command of West Point in 1780, Benedict Arnold embarked on a slippery slope to become a Revolutionary War traitor.
taco salad Recipe: Healthy Taco Salad With Creamy Cilantro Lime DressingThis salad has it all: warm spiced meat, cool romaine lettuce, a slew of crunchy toppings, and a creamy dressing.
Millerton homes 2 Millerton Homes at High and Low Price Points on the MarketWould you go for the multimillion-dollar beauty with a tennis court or the charming abode that's right near Main Street?
sleeve house The Sleeve House Is a Modern Masterpiece in Columbia CountyAt The Sleeve House, the opus of architect Adam Dayem, a modern structure lays itself bare against a pastoral Hudson Valley landscape.
gym work out exercise How Many Times a Week Should You Really Work Out?"How often should I exercise?" We asked a Hudson Valley exercise expert just how many times per week you should actually be hitting the gym.
hudson valley breweries 13 Hudson Valley Breweries With Outdoor Seating for Sunny DaysWant to savor a brew and soak up the sunshine at the same time? Head to these breweries with beer gardens and patios to do just that.
inglenook marketplace Inglenook Market Delights With Thoughtful Home Goods in BeaconIf you’re a homebody — and who isn’t these days? —Beacon’s Inglenook Market is the place for you, whether you’re looking for uniquely scented candles, locally made tableware, or the perfect gift for a pal.
Cafe Euphoria Cafe Euphoria Is a Welcoming Space for All in TroyThe Rensselaer County hotspot is a hybrid concept, offering a restaurant, art gallery, thrift store, and coworking space for patrons.
Reggie Bar Is a Cocktail Spot and Art Gallery in Tuxedo ParkTuxedo Park resident Brad Ewing introduces a much-needed bar that doubles as an art gallery in Orange County.
Nest Owner Anna Bern Curates Decor and Design in the CatskillsDesign guru Anna Bern finds inspiration everywhere life takes her—from her home in the Catskills to around the globe.
Vietnamese salad This Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad Is an Easy Summer DinnerBrimming with crunchy cucumbers, yellow squash, peanuts, chiles, and a slew of basil and mint, this salad is light and refreshing.
august happenings 12 Exciting August Events in the Hudson ValleyThe return of beloved county fairs, a music festival at Bard, a blueberry celebration in Ellenville, and more make our top picks.
Waterfalls Explore These 27 Breathtaking Waterfalls in the Hudson ValleyParks, towns, and hidden trails to waterfalls where you can see life-changing cascades on the east and west sides of the Hudson River.
Red Currant Use Red Currants in This Delightful English Summer PuddingA traditional recipe from overseas, this refreshing pudding features red currants and highlights summer flavors.
cocktail architect The Cocktail Architect Shakes up Mixology in the Hudson ValleyReady to shake up your at-home cocktail bar? The Cocktail Architect brings international flavor to cocktails via their kits and classes.
Hudson Valley Summer Flowers 6 Summer Flowers That Give You the Most Bang for Your BuckLooking to revitalize your Hudson Valley garden? A gardening expert shares his picks for summer flowers to make your yard cheery and bright.
Wine Spectator Awards 16 Hudson Valley Restaurants Earn Wine Spectator AwardsWine Spectator recognizes the top restaurants for wine across the world, with many Hudson Valley establishments among this year's winners.
art omi Art Omi Day Trip: Where to Eat and Explore Around GhentPlanning a visit to Art Omi in Ghent? Look to these sites, shops, and restaurants to keep your Hudson Valley day trip rollin'.
wedding lipstick Bright and Bold Wedding Lipstick Colors for a Hudson Valley CeremonyInfuse some color into your wedding-day look with these on-trend lipstick hues that will add a fun pop to your elegant ensemble.
hudson valley restaurant week Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Just Announced Its Fall DatesWe're counting down to the return of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week with a special pricing program at some of the top restaurants in the region.
DIY project in the Hudson Valley Easily Upcycle Hudson Valley Antiques With These 7 DIY TipsAdd personal touches to your Hudson Valley home by extending the life of old furniture, antique items, and unconventional room decor.
Hudson Valley ice cream Where to Go for Ice Cream in the Hudson ValleyThere's nothing better than sitting in the sunshine with silky soft serve or artisanal scoops from the region's top creameries.
Mango Pineapple Martini Make This Mango Pineapple Martini With Fruit-Infused VodkaThirsty, anyone? Allan's Mediterranean Bar and Grill serves up this fruity drink with pineapple and mango, perfect for summer sips.
jazz bar These Hudson Valley Jazz Bars Offer a Swingin’ Good TimeIf you're in the market for a good old-fashioned jazz night, the Hudson Valley is the place to be, with live music all around the area.
Butterfly-Garden 10 Plants to Help You Grow Your Hudson Valley Butterfly GardenBring the beautiful flying insects to your Hudson Valley yard with these plant recommendations from a local gardening expert.
Rosendale NY trestle bridge What to Do in Rosendale: A 24-Hour Guide to the Creekside TownThe one-of-a-kind Ulster County destination is a one-stop shop for independent theater, quirky shops, and farm-to-table fare.
area attractions hudson valley Area Attractions Summer 2022Summer is the perfect time to explore exciting Hudson Valley destinations! Enjoy visiting long-time favs and have fun exploring new must-visit sites. Be inspired by what you find right in your neighborhood!
health catskill yoga These Wellness Events Around the Hudson Valley Are Perfect for SummerLooking for ways to get moving and have fun this summer? Check out these wellness events and activities throughout the Hudson Valley.
Use It or Lose It: Tooth Loss Leads to Bone Loss"Tooth loss equals bone loss. And in the end, it’s the bone loss that can lead to higher treatment costs. There may be no easier way to state this fact."
Herbs drying on a wood plank A Step-by-Step Guide to Drying Your Favorite Herbs in the Hudson ValleyExtend the life of fresh mint, basil, thyme, and more from home gardens in the Hudson Valley with these tips for drying herbs.
Restoring a Historic Stop on the Hudson Valley’s D&H CanalAn 18th century stone building most recently occupied by the popular Depuy Canal House restaurant in High Falls will soon be the new home of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Museum.
rose reposado sangria Mix This Refreshing Recipe for Rosé Reposado SangriaPerfect for summer gatherings, this unique sangria combines refreshing rosé with dark, oaky reposado tequila.
July Picks Tourism An Insider’s Guide to July Events in the Hudson ValleyHudson River tourism directors share their top picks for places to go, sights to see, and things to do throughout the month of July.
Drive-in movie theaters in the Hudson Valley Catch an Outdoor Flick at the Hudson Valley’s Drive-In Movie TheatersGrab a burger, some soda pop, and enjoy plein-air blockbusters and indies at one of the region's scenic drive-in movie theaters.
Wedding Planning Checklist The Wedding Planning Checklist Every Bride (and Groom) NeedsFrom 12 months before to the day of, here's everything you need to do to prepare for your big day in the Hudson Valley.
Best of Hudson Valley winners Our Best of Hudson Valley Winners in 2022 Are HereDrumroll, please! We proudly present our latest and greatest winners just in time for you to include a few (or a lot!) in your summer plans. Restaurants, bars, galleries, concert venues, shops, and so much more!