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After another brutal winter, the warmer weather has arrived — and with it, dozens of exciting things to see and do. Hop on a river cruise, soak up some culture at an open-air museum, host a pig roast, or hike a rail trail.
Here’s to making the most of summer in the Valley!

By Alia Akkam, Ian Dorset, Jackie Eisenberg, David Levine & Grace Turner


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). […]
Can You Guess Which Hudson Valley County Is the Best?While a number of Hudson River counties rank highly in Niche’s list of the best counties in New York, only one tops the chart.
Chow Down on the Hautest Hot Dogs in the Hudson ValleyWhether you keep it classic with ketchup and mustard or go wild with chili, bacon, and cheese sauce toppers, you can't go wrong with a local hot dog.
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.
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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! In the words of Dr. Seuss: “Sometimes you will never […]
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 […]
Tie the knot intimately: Emerson Resort & SpaCOVID-19 has future brides and grooms rethinking their wedding plans and replacing large, over-the-top weddings with smaller micro weddings and commitment ceremonies. Located just two hours from Manhattan, the Emerson is a short road trip away for couples looking to tie the knot with an intimate ceremony. With over two decades of experience delivering fairytale […]
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 […]
Create big memories for a small wedding: The Greens Restaurant at CopakeGo for BIG details with a small guest list for your micro wedding. A spectacular ceremony setting and a customized multi-course dinner can make a micro-wedding feel special and focused on what’s important — celebrating your love for each other with your closest friends and family. The Greens Restaurant at Copake Country Club and The Barn […]
Welcome summer with the extraordinary produce of the Hudson Valley: Henry’s at the FarmSummer picnics, takeout, and patio dining allow Henry’s to feature the extraordinary produce of the Hudson Valley. Henry’s is serving fabulous summer meals on the tented Buttermilk Patio, as well. Make your reservations! Although Henry’s at the Farm cannot host your special events on-site at this time, we can prepare your picnics for couples, family, […]
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 […]
Savor award-winning wines and soak in the view: Milea Estate VineyardWhether 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 the […]
Choose an Intimate 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 […]