A year after closing, O’Donoghue’s Tavern in Nyack is back and open for business. A hangout for more than 50 years, the much-missed eatery now sports a fresh coat of paint and a refreshed menu. Expect organic, vegetarian-friendly, and GMO-free dishes, as well as a half-dozen draft varieties of organic cider and craft beer (845-358-0180).
Combine your favorite vino with a good old-fashioned sewing circle and you’ve got Stitch and Sip: Samplers 1.0 at Olana State Historic Site in Hudson on June 3. Sandra Feck of the Embroiderers Guild of America mixes needlework with socializing as she teaches you the ins and outs of 19th-century needlework. Sip on wine, enjoy some cheese, and leave with a project you can continue enjoying at home (www.olana.org).
Having a hard time snagging a table at the oh-so-popular Le Petit Bistro in Rhinebeck? Sitting down for a meal at this quintessential French bistro will soon be much easier, thanks to an upcoming expansion. By tearing down a few walls; adding more seating; and installing a snazzy, 16-foot bar, the bistro is primed for a face-lift. But not to worry, Le Petit will continue to serve its signature dishes while adding a few new offerings to its salad menu and draft beer selection, and extending its hours. At press time, the restaurant expects the expansion to be completed by early summer (www.lepetitbistro.com).