Click through to see who’s been out and about in the Hudson Valley in our parties and events gallery.
The Rockland Economic Development Corporation held its annual Economic Development Awards Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern on Nov. 20. Nearly 300 people lauded the 2015 honorees, who were recognized for their contributions to Rockland’s economic vitality. From left: Vice chair and REDC board of directors secretary James Tully, award recipient Alan Yassky, and Rockland County Executive Ed Day.
More than 2,500 shoppers attended the third annual Hudson Valley Hullabaloo at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center in Kingston on Nov. 21-22. Regional artists, designers, and artisanal food purveyors peddled their wares; many reported record-breaking sales. Emily Woerthman (left) and Anja Rothe of Hudson Standard show off their small-batch cocktail bitters and syrups.
Photograph by Richard A. Smith Photography
3. New York’s Metropolitan Club hosted the Olana Partnership’s 2015 Frederic E. Church Award Gala on Nov. 17. On hand were (from left) board of trustees chair David Redden, event co-chair Douglas Durst, honorees Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky and Jim Hamilton, NYS Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey, Partnership President Sean Sawyer, and event co-chair John Stern.
Photograph by Owen Hoffmann/www.patrickmcmullan.com
A Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration took place on Nov. 1 at the Mystic Cafe in Poughkeepsie. Hosted by Hudson River Housing’s Middle Main Initiative, the festivities included art displays, workshops, and traditional Mexican singing and dancing.
The Red Hook Chocolate Festival on Nov. 7 celebrated everyone’s favorite indulgence. Valleyites feasted on treats while enjoying cooking demos, live music, and vendor offerings. From left: Alexandria Jamieson, Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim McGrath, Willy Wonka (aka Austin Carrothers), and Susan Rohrmeier.
Photograph by Lucas Kelly
The annual Farm-to-Fork Feast was held at the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort in Highland on Nov. 12. The four-course dinner, auction, and raffle benefited the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein (right) and his wife, Christine Hein, were in attendance.
Photograph by Vivian Photography