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Wine & Wow! Nov 17-18, Dec 1-2, Dec 8-9

Wreath Fineries at the Wineries Visit all our member wineries, enjoy wine tastings at each, receive a souvenir wine glass, grapevine wreath, and ornaments. Stock up for your holiday table. Wine makes a great gift!

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Applewood Winery, Warwick NY • Baldwin Vineyards, Pine Bush NY Benmarl Winery, Marlboro NY • Brimstone Hill Vineyard, Pine Bush NY Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery, Washingtonville NY Clearview Vineyard, Warwick NY • Demarest Hill Winery & Distillery, Warwick NY Glorie Farm Winery, Marlboro NY • Palaia Winery, Highland Mills NY Robibero Winery, New Paltz NY • Stoutridge Vineyard, Marlboro NY Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, Warwick NY • Whitecliff Vineyard, Gardiner NY


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There’s a chill in the air in our Sullivan Catskills now. Come cozy up with our country pleasures.

Enjoy a roaring fireplace and sip on a locally hand-crafted beverage at a B&B or vacation rental. Winter’s perfect for ice-fishing, ice-skating or downhill skiing at Villa Roma or Holiday Mountain. Try your luck at Resorts World Catskills. Or find a healthier life at YO1 Catskills.

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ACCOMMODATIONS Photo by @bones.photography

R&R A ND B&BS By Briana Bonfiglio

Woodstock Way, Woodstock

With any adventure, the first thing is always to establish a home base—a place to rest and refresh before you head off on your next expedition, whether that be a hike, a day on the slopes, or an antique hunt. Discover the coziest hotels and resorts in the region, with prime access to the area’s attractions. There’s plenty of lodging in Greene County, but none as storied as the Glen Falls House in Round Top. True Catskills vintage, the resort has been operating continuously for 137 years. The current owners took over in 2017, restoring the facilities with a modern touch while retaining its traditional, 19th-century farmhouse charm. Visitors can expect nearly 50 acres of woods laced with hiking trails and landmark waterfalls, a tavern, and a restaurant with a wood stove for warming up after venturing out. Plus it’s only 30 minutes from Hunter Mountain. Make your way to the town of Hunter itself and you’ll find Scribner’s Catskill Lodge at the foot of the mountain. During a major remodel in 2016, the resort’s 38 rooms, full-service restaurant, pool, and common spaces were redesigned with dark maple floors, vintage rugs, fireplaces, and custom furniture. Prospect, the on-site restaurant, serves up quintessential American cuisine that incorporates locally sourced products and vegetables grown on the premises. Woodstock Way is the hotel to stay at 8

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when you visit the titular hippie town. Located right off Tinker Street on Waterfall Way, it’s in walking distance to the village’s many galleries, shops, restaurants, hiking trails, and swimming holes. The cabins and suites were built from locally sourced woods and other reclaimed materials and decorated with rich rugs and white accents, creating a modern lodge feel. The Tannery, the ground floor lobby and cafe, sports a hip, contemporary vibe. It’s named after the neighboring brook, which you can hear as you lounge on the leather sectional. Further south in Ulster County, Saint Hubert’s Lodge is a quaint, romantic B&B in Marlboro. More than just a bed and a bite of breakfast, the lodge offers 165 acres to explore. The grounds offer plenty of seclusion, whether you stay in one of the three lodge suites or a cabin. Fall is a great time to book your stay here—there’s a private apple orchard on-site for all guests to enjoy. In Mount Tremper, The Pines is a chic roadhouse that opened its doors in spring 2017. It may not look like much from the outside, but inside are five freshly refinished hotel rooms: two private suites with their own bathrooms and three small bedrooms that share a washroom. Downstairs, the bar and restaurant are in full swing with a casual Latin-inspired menu, live music, and outdoor seating. The Central House has been a staple of Germantown for over a century. Since 1876, the space has gone from brothel to speakeasy to coach house to restaurant. And in 2011, it reopened as a lodging destination. The historic hotel offers six bedrooms, each with private bath, internet access, and flat-screen TV. Outside the rooms,


ALL INCLUSIVE • FAMILY RESORT • HUDSON VALLEY

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Come Back in Time

Boutique Hotel • Waterfront Dining Great Food • Cocktails • Hospitality Serving Dinner Wed - Sun 435 Main Street Rosendale, New York (845) 658-7800 • www.the1850house.com

The best value under the sun.

guests enjoy the building’s veranda, a fireplace in the second-floor common room, and continental breakfast. You’ll feel at ease and in touch with your creativity at Hotel Tivoli. Owned by two painters, this boutique hotel is brimming with artistic energy. The interior is adorned with colorful art pieces, far-out furniture, and creative lighting fixtures against delicate, white and cream-colored walls. Hotel Tivoli’s downstairs restaurant, The Corner, serves up farm-to-table fare. Located on the corner of Montgomery and Broadway, you’ll be right in the center of this hip Dutchess County village. Troutbeck is a country house estate in Amenia with no shortage of places to explore. Enjoy a stay in one of the 17 guest rooms in the central Manor House or the adjacent four-bedroom Century Lodge (with the option of breakfast in bed, how luxurious!). The Manor House is the epicenter of this idyllic property, with its art gallery, bar, dining room, ballroom, library, and living room. The grounds boast three trout fishing holes, a pool and grill, a movement studio, garden, stone walls and bridges, and acres of nature to get lost in. And finally, in Hudson, Rivertown Lodge’s relaxed, simple presence brings vacation vibes to Warren Street. Though the black-and-white front of the building has an understated Hollywood marquee vibe to it; inside, Rivertown’s 27 spacious suites have a cozy feel. Flooded with light from the factory windows, the rooms’ shelves are lined with books, records, vintage radios, and textiles that make you feel right at home. The hotel’s communal kitchen and living room area, with its wood stove, make perfect habitats for cold weather lounging. While the warm weather lasts, head to the backyard, for a meal at the picnic tables or a round of ping pong.

POUGHKEEPSIE

THE INN AT KETTLEBORO

845-454-1010

536 Haight Ave

1-800-DAYS-INN | www.daysinn.com

Historic and modern bed and breakfast accommodations near New Paltz in the Hudson River Valley. • 321 STATE ROUTE 208, NEW PALTZ (914) 213-2487 kettleboro.com

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25 Orrs Mills Road Salisbury Mills, NY 12577

www.CaldwellHouse.com www.Facebook.com/CaldwellHouseBandB

(845) 496-2954

The Lower Hudson Valley’s only combined Select Registry and Diamond Collection Inn Centrally located by West Point, Storm King Art Center, Brotherhood Winery, Woodbury Common Outlets. Just 60 minutes from NYC. Easily accessible by train. WWW.THECALDWELLHOUSE.COM

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Jingle Bell Bed & Breakfast

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A 1790’s saltbox house featured in Colonial Homes Magazine. Beautifully decorated separate guest cottage with beamed cathedral ceilings & skylights, full kitchen and private bath. On 5 serene acres with dramatic landscaped pool.

(845) 255-8458 www.jinglebellbandb.com

Step back in time at The Brinckerhoff Inn Bed and Breakfast Enjoy a one of a kind experience and create memories that will last a life time. With beautifully appointed luxury accommodation’s and en-suites. BOOK YOUR STAY TODAY!

www.brinckerhoffinn.com 1577 Route 52 Fishkill, NY • 845-765-2535

FAMILY OWNED FOR 30+ YEARS

Saint Hubert’s Lodge

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GROUP DISCOUNT RATES 100+ TV Channels • Free Wi-Fi • Fitness Area Guest Laundry • Continental Breakfast Handicap Accessible

(845) 255-8865 • abviofnewpaltz.com

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Trailhead Village

T h e P e rf ec t S ki o r V a c a t i o n G etaway Four beautiful townhouses located on a private, dead-end road nestled at the edge of the forest. Enjoy the starlit quiet, away from the roads and the busy towns. But just under 4 miles to Hunter Mountain ski resort. One mile to Main St. Tannersville. Many rental options available.

Call about VACATION RENTALS 607-434-8834 info@catskillconcepts.com

At Trailhead you will enjoy the private, heated indoor pool club, (9 members). You and your family can enjoy a relaxing swim after a day on the slopes or a pre warm-up swim! Seasonal memberships available.

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PLAY ALL DAY ON OUR MOUNTAINTOP For 149 years, our Victorian castle has provided guests with renewal of body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful, natural setting. Choose your path on over 85 miles of hiking trails and enjoy farm-to-table cuisine. Rejuvenate at The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House, ranked the #1 resort spa in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

Book a day spa visit, romantic dinner, or overnight getaway. 844.599.9618 | mohonk.com | New Paltz, NY

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FOOD & DRINK

CHOWING DOWN By Briana Bonfiglio

Char 1788, Gardiner

The region’s food and drink scene is always evolving. Here are some of the latest and greatest in cafes, restaurants, and bars serving up innovative cuisine across the Valley.

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302 Warren Street in Hudson had a glamorous transformation over the past year and will open as The Maker, an 11-room hotel, by summer 2019. For now, you can enjoy the lounge—a high-ceilinged opus of a room that F. Scott Fitzgerald would be quite at home in, filled with private nooks and ever-changing design vignettes. The menu features globetrotting wines and beers, snacks (duck egg, caviar), dips (carrot hummus, pistachio pate), and plates large and small, from roasted cauliflower and steak tartare to shrimp with fennel and kimchi cocktail sauce. The Farmers & Chefs brand has been around for a while with their highly visible, fire-enginered food trucks. Earlier this year, John Lekic, the culinary mastermind behind the food trucks (and Le Express French bistro), took over the former


HEATHER RIDGE FARM & BEES KNEES CAFE Fiercely local food, served right on the farm. Lunch and brunch every weekend, and monthly Supper Club five-course dinners, catering. • 989 BROOME CENTER ROAD PRESTON HOLLOW (518) 239-6234 heather-ridge-farm.com

UNION GROVE DISTILLERY Union Grove Distillery is a Craft Distillery. They produce Vodka distilled from NY apples and wheat and also a Maple Spirit and a Rye Whiskey. Free Tours and tastings. Craft Cocktails and local beer and wine. Family Friendly. • 43311 STATE HIGHWAY 28 ARKVILLE (845) 586-6300 uniongrovedistillery.com

Homegrown Seasonal Produce Homemade Baked Goods & Cafe

HELSINKI HUDSON

Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri: 8am-6pm Sat-Sun: 8am-5pm

A Hudson hot spot, boasting an open ballroom with bar on the second floor and access to the main dining room, large outdoor courtyard, and nightclub. • 405 COLUMBIA STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-4800 helsinkihudson.com

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Binnekill Tavern, Margaretville

location of Andy’s Place in Poughkeepsie and began renovations. Now, its first brick-and-mortar restaurant offers farm-to-table fare including their signature omelets and salads, lobster spaghetti, Portuguese octopus, and several vegan entrees. Chef Bryan Calvert’s Binnekill Tavern just opened in September in the village of Margaretville. It joins an influx of new businesses opening up in the Delaware County village after the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. This is just the well-regarded chef’s latest venture—he’s known for reviving Brooklyn’s food scene with James restaurant in Prospect Park. Needless to say, there’s much anticipation behind this one. In September, Midtown Kingston welcomed Lis Bar. Lis (pronounced “lease”) is Polish for “fox,” named after Foxhall Avenue, where the area’s newest restaurant and bar can be spotted by its cursive neon sign, which is contrasted by the black-painted building. In addition to a choice cocktail list, Lis serves Polish small plates, including pierogies, gołąbki (cabbage), kielbasa, and some more obscure dishes you haven’t heard of. The space has been lovingly restored and elevated with mix-and-match vintage furniture and light fixtures. The vegan trend is holding fast, with thousands of converts giving up animal products every year. Wildflower Cafe, Red Hook’s new vegan burger bar, caters to this growing population. Serving up best in show meat-imitation burgers and hotdogs, along with “milk”shakes, onion rings, and fries, this cafe has all the fast-food staples with none of the 16

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Wildflower Cafe, Red Hook

questionable ethics. In 2017, trailblazing distillery Tuthilltown Spirits and Distillery in Gardiner, was bought by international liquor dynasty William Grant & Sons. Under this new management, the established craft beverage makers have opened Char 1788 in the historic mill building. In addition to your craft whiskey tasting, you can now chow down on American farm-to-table cuisine, including appetizers like the rabbit confit and entrees like the Grilled Sirloin, a bourbon-glazed steak served with creamy bone marrow spinach and oxtail marmalade.


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1857 BARBER’S FARM DISTILLERY Barber’s Farm Distillery grows potatoes and uses water from our spring to create exceptional spirits in the 161-year family tradition of excellence. This summer 1857 Potato Gin, a complex small batch spirit will be released to join our highly successful Vodka. 3617 NY-30 MIDDLEBURGH (518) 898-8540 1857spirits.com

LA DELIZIOSA NY-style Italian pastries, cookies, biscotti. Home of the original Cannoli Chip. Wedding and specialty cakes and more. Located close to the Walkway! • 10 MT. CARMEL PLACE, POUGHKEEPSIE (845) 471-3636 ladeliziosany.com

CASANA T HOUSE Specializing in artisanal tea/sustainable coffee, gourmet pastries, breakfast/lunch. Visit us in an ‘East meets West’ setting where culture & indulgence collide. Open Fri-Tues 9~4. • 2633 STATE ROUTE 23, HILLSDALE (518) 325-6105 casanatea.com

PEEKAMOOSE Upscale American fare made with locally sourced ingredients and served in a restored Catskills farmhouse. • 8373 ROUTE 28, BIG INDIAN (845) 254-6500 peekamooserestaurant.com

HUDSON ALE WORKS

WHITECLIFF VINEYARD A huge selection of fine wines and an amazing view. Voted “Best Winery in the Valley” by Hudson Valley Magazine readers!• 331 MCKINSTRY ROAD GARDINER (845) 255-4613 whitecliffwine.com

A locally owned craft brewery in Highland, NY. Food, wine, and cider provided by local vendors. Close to the Walkway Over the Hudson and Hudson Valley Rail Trail. • 17 MILTON AVE, HIGHLAND, NY 12528 (845) 384-2531 www.hudsonaleworks.com FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 8

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Arrowood Farms, Accord

TH AT’S THE SPIRIT By Briana Bonfiglio

Craft beverage businesses are booming around here. Breweries, cideries, wineries, and meaderies—we’ve got ‘em all. And while you won’t be able to sip outside in the colder seasons, you’d be remiss not to check out these industry leaders.

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On a 25-acre farm in Poughkeepsie, Plan Bee Brewery concocts a variety of complex and critically acclaimed sour ales made exclusively with New York ingredients. The beers get their fresh flavors from wild yeast cultivated from beehives on the farm. While Plan Bee has been selling since 2013, their charming tasting room just opened onsite this summer. For colder months, try the Royal Jelly, a wild ale aged in bourbon barrels, or the Tiny Acorn, a roasted squash beer with coriander, lemongrass, and wild carrot seed. Hetta Glogg is the drink to bring over to your relatives this holiday season. Made in Rhinebeck, it’s an update on the traditional Nordic glogg, a red wine infused with fruits and spices that’s


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Catskill Distilling Co., Bethel

Photo by Lucia Civile of Lace Photo Media

Gardiner Liquid Mercantile, Gardiner Plan Bee Brewery, Poughkeepsie

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known served at Yuletide gatherings (Hetta has a 21.9-percent alcohol content, so it’s a real ice breakerdeep). Hetta is Swedish for “heat”—the beverage is typically served hot. You can pick up a bottle at over 30 locations in the region, or visit the tasting room in Kingston on weekends. Gardiner Liquid Mercantile works with local farms to make delicious, fruit-based spirits in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Head to their cozy tasting room on Main Street in Gardiner and try their signature apple brandy. They also serve up scrumptious cocktails like A Clockwork Apple, an apple/pear sour topped with foam and cinnamon, as well as a full food menu. Another big farm-to-pint brewer, Arrowood Farm Brewery grows six varieties of certifiedorganic hops on its Accord farm property. You can either visit the farm to taste their range of IPAs, stouts, ciders, ales, porters, lagers, and whatever else they have brewing this season, or pop into their new Outpost in New Paltz. For winter, check out the Nitro Pig, a smooth, hearty stout with a deep, coffee-like taste. Lastly, should you find yourself in Sullivan County, stop by Catskill Distilling Co. in Bethel for some quality spirits. Tour the distillery, do a tasting, and have a bite at the Dancing Cat Saloon onsite. Located just down the road from the historic site of the Woodstock Festival, the distillery is famous for its Peace Vodka. With affordable prices and excellent, distinctive flavor profiles, it’s worth taking a bottle home.


WARWICK GIN

WARWICK VALLEY WINERY & DISTILLERY 114 Little York Road òWarwick, NY òwvwinery.com

www.stoutridge.com Stoutridge Distillery Marlboro, NY

Warwick Rustic Gin is Distilled and Bottled in the Hudson Valley using the finest hand selected botanicals.

Hudson Valley Grain Aged in Hudson Valley Oak

845·419·2964

TUTHILLTOWN.COM LOCATED IN GARDINER, NY

ENJOY IN SMALL BATCHES. DRINK RESPONSIBLY. HUDSON WHISKEY, 46% ALC/VOL ©2018 DISTRIBUTED BY WILLIAM GRANT & SONS, INC. NEW YORK, NY.

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SHOPPING

BROWSE ‘N’ BUY By Briana Bonfiglio

The Hudson Valley is full of mom-and-pop shops selling everything under the sun. So bring your wallet, browse, and buy a little something that puts a big smile on your face.

Green Mountain Minerals, Beacon

Woodstock Art Exchange, Woodstock

J. Hengen Design, Sugar Loaf

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You can spend an entire day exploring Sugar Loaf Arts and Crafts Village, a walkable hamlet of artisans in the Orange County town of Chester. Since the ’70s, makers have banded together here to create and display their wares, which range from jewelry to candles, paper goods, herbs, magic supplies, and stained glass. On a smaller scale, Handmade & More in New Paltz also offers a wide variety of gift items. Whether you’re looking for women’s clothing, children’s toys, cards, jewelry, or home decor, this shop has you covered. After over 40 years in business, they have bonafide gift-buying expertise and can help you pick the right present—plus, they’ll even put a bow on it, literally. Your one-stop shop for all things rhythm and blues, Blue-Byrd’s Haberdashery and Music has been kicking it since 1992. The old-school joint in Kingston sells blues music on CD and DVD and a wide range of hats from straw Panama hats to Italian wool boleros. All sorts of odds and ends are waiting for a new home at The Coop Arts & Antiques in Peekskill. The impressive space, with its tall tin ceilings, makes a romantic setting for your treasure hunt as you sort through jewelry, clothes, games, kitchen ware, books, and more. Located in the gallery district of Beacon, Green Mountain Minerals showcases natural works of art. These are not your average rocks—the specimens sourced and sold by Green Mountain are rare, exquisite, and highly valuable mineral formations, coveted by collectors as objects d’art. Pop in to peep some beautiful mineral formations and get a quick lesson on mineralogy. Children get a free crystal. Woodstock Art Exchange is a fine art gallery and glassblowing studio in the heart of Woodstock, which specializes in painting and handmade glassware. With new exhibitions every month, there is always something to see. If something grabs you, snap it up before it’s gone. Last stop: Rhinebeck Antique Emporium. Need to furnish a new house or take home a trinket from your trip? This 7,500-square foot gallery is a multi-dealer antique paradise featuring furniture, collectibles, costume jewelry, silver, porcelain, paintings, oriental rugs, tapestries, and more. Staff is available daily for appraisals and tours of the facility.


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ART

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The hotbed of American art since the time of Thomas Cole and Frederick Church, the Hudson Valley has managed to nurture a thriving art scene—from Dia:Beacon to the slew of Main Street galleries exhibiting local artists. Organize a day trip and see some art while you get to know a local town—when the cold sets in, you’ll be grateful for these cozy indoor culture havens. In 2003, Dia:Beacon opened in an old Nabisco box factory on the Hudson River banks. It helped transform the city of Beacon and is now a must-see attraction in the area. The industrial building houses contemporary titans, like Richard Serra and Louise Bourgeois, as well as a small bookshop and cafe. The current display includes large-scale works by Dorothea Rockburne, Blinky Palermo, and Dan Flavin. 26

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The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was originally founded as the Vassar College Art Gallery in the 19th century. Its regal, intricate exterior invites you into the spacious, 36,000-square foot gallery, with its permanent collection of over 21,000 pieces. This fall, check out “Past Time: Geology in European and American Art,” featuring watercolors, drawings, and oil sketches of the natural world, up through December 9. Another college gallery, on a much smaller but no less impressive scale, is the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. With over 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, it’s one of the largest museums in the SUNY system. There is always a diversity of work on display across its six galleries. Through December 9, “The Trans List” showcases renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ portraits of transgender celebrities and activists. Burnette Gallery is a newcomer to the Woodstock art scene. The quaint, house-turnedexhibition space opened in July with a mission to

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Form and Emptiness, Jayoung Yoon, the artist’s hair, wax. From the exhibit “Fire in the Belly” at Burnette Gallery, Woodstock.

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showcase contemporary artists, both local and global. Rotating curators will select the works. Don’t miss the latest exhibition “Fire in the Belly,” which explores the female experience and features 26 local artists. Newburgh is seeing a cultural resurgence, and The Holland Tunnel Gallery is the most recent contribution to this new breath of artistic life. Established in 1997 in Williamsburg, the gallery group opened its fourth location in May in an 1860s brick warehouse in downtown Newburgh. Since opening, the venue has hosted exhibitions, performances, concerts, and movie screenings. On the second Saturday of every month, Beacon sings the glory of its thriving arts scene. Second Saturday is a festive celebration of the city’s artistic minds, during which galleries and shops stay open until 9pm and special pop-up events take over the town, ranging from art receptions to culinary tastings to musical performances.


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Photographer Nick Zungoli creates beautiful art for homes, offices and healthcare spaces. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11am-5pm. • 1357 KINGS HIGHWAY, SUGAR LOAF (845) 469-9382 exposures.com

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A multidisciplinary arts center housed in a spectacular solar-powered 1880s factory on Hudson’s waterfront, presenting cultural and community programming. Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market (Nov 23 – 25), part timeless flea and farmer’s market, part craft and design fair, showcases the splendor of Hudson Valley farmers, collectors and artisans. • 110 SOUTH FRONT STREET HUDSON (518) 822-1050 basilicahudson.org FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 8

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HISTORY

PATH TO THE PAST

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburg

With the colder weather forcing us indoors, fall and winter make a perfect time to tour the region’s historic manors. Not only will you learn about the rich past of this land, but the lavish decor will put you right in the holiday spirit. Time travel back to the Gilded Age at Mills Mansion in Staatsburg. Like many of the other estates in the area, it was built during the nation’s rapid economic growth of the late 19th century. Attend educational programs and seasonal events there—or simply tour the house and soak in the beauty of it all. Head to Hudson and visit Olana, the home of Frederic Church. Set on a hillside with sweeping vistas of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains beyond, it’s no wonder why the Hudson River School painter chose this site for his estate. You won’t want to blink during the whole tour—the home is overflowing with fine Victorian intricacies of architecture and decor. Across the river in Catskill, you can tour the home of Church’s mentor, Thomas Cole. The eponymous historic site teaches about the prominent, 19-century painter’s life and legacy. Cole launched the Hudson River School of painting, a great feat for American art. Vanderbilt Mansion is one of the oldest, most 30

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popular Hudson River estates. The national historic site in Hyde Park boasts over 200 acres of preserved land with the 54-room mansion as the crown jewel. Every year the majestic house and grounds are decorated spectacularly for the holidays. For a fun double-header, check out his-and-hers historic homes. Learn all about President Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt when you visit the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and nearby Val-Kill. While the latter is significantly more modest, both homes offer insight into this couple’s impactful lives of service. In nearby Rhinebeck, tour Wilderstein, the 1888 home of FDR’s cousin Daisy Suckley. The Queen-Anne-style country house is charming on its own, but wait until celebrated florists and designers give it a holiday treatment this winter. You have through October to visit Mount Gulian, a quaint, stone Colonial in Fishkill with an 18th-century Dutch barn and garden. The site offers educational information about the Native Americans of the region, Dutch settlers and colonial life, and the Revolutionary and Civil wars. First settled in the 1680s, the Bevier House in Marbletown is chock full of historical artifacts. The house museum and library hold the largest collection of Civil War artifacts on public display in Ulster County and the most extensive collection of farm and homestead equipment in the Hudson Valley.


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OUTDOORS

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Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz

There are plenty of opportunities to stay active during the colder months— and have fun while you’re at it. From the childlike glee of snow tubing to the intense thrill of skiing, there are winter activities for every level of daringness.

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Like sledding, snow tubing gives you a fun ride with little to no exertion. Just push off and hold on tight as the snowy hill becomes your winter waterslide. This low-key workout a great activity for kids (and adults!) of all ages. Most familyfriendly ski resorts offer snow tubing and provide all the equipment you need, plus a lift so you don’t have to walk up the hill. To get in on the fun, head to Hunter Mountain in Tannersville, Mount Peter Ski Area in Warwick, Sawkill Family Ski Center in Kingston, or Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury. Snowshoeing: It’s your winter hike, and you can take it at your own pace. Buy or rent snowshoes at local outfitters like Rock & Snow in New Paltz, Kenco Outfitters in Kingston, Hunter Mountain Outfitters in Tannersville, and Steiner’s Sports in Hudson. Then, scout out a public trail that has the level of difficulty and scenery that suits you, like Mohonk Preserve,


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HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM Historical exhibits, lighthouse tours, group tours, field trips, visiting vessels, public festivals, lectures, museum store, docking, sailing school, woodworking and boatbuilding classes. 2018 exhibit: “The Hudson River and Its Canals: Building the Empire State.” 50 RONDOUT LANDING KINGSTON (845) 338-0071 hrmm.org

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GREAT FREEDOM ADVENTURES Discover the Hudson Valley by bicycle! Tours include scenic routes, lodging, meals, bikes, winetasting, river cruises, mansions, art, historic sites, and fun! Also, single- or multi-day corporate events. TOURS THROUGHOUT THE HUDSON VALLEY (877) 545-1864 greatfreedomadventures.com

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Minnewaska State Park, and Saratoga Spa State Park, and snow shoe away. Whether you’re going for a romantic evening with a lover or a fun day with family and friends, ice skating is always a good option. Even when not outdoors, ice skating rinks are kept cold enough that you should always bring your hats, scarves, and mittens. Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie offers public skating and skate rentals at its McCann Ice Arena, as well as skating lessons for kids, teens, and adults. Kiwanis Ice Arena in Saugerties also rents out skates and has allotted public skating times. For the outdoor ice skating experience, head to Mohonk Mountain House or Bear Mountain Ice Rink. Beautiful views included. And finally, the big one: skiing. The Catskills offer some of the best skiing in the Tristate Area, with over a dozen ski areas and resorts to choose from. If you’re already a pro, great! Head to Hunter Mountain for the toughest double black diamond trails. If you’re still learning, most resorts offer group and private lessons, such as Windham Mountain Resort in Windham, Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount, and Catamount Ski & Snowboarding Area in Hillsdale.


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ENTERTAINMENT

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PEA K PER FOR M A NCES By Briana Bonfiglio

As the geographic and cultural corridor between Albany and New York, the Hudson Valley plays host to a multitude of touring acts in every arena from contemporary dance to theater to classical music and rock ‘n’ roll. If you’re looking for live entertainment, here are some places you can find it. Lumberyard’s inaugural fall/winter season has begun. The new 7,000-square-foot performance space opened in September. Expect groundbreaking dance and performance art works at this Catskill venue, with a sprinkling of live music. Upcoming acts: Andrew Schneider on November 3 and 4, Maya Beiser and Wendy Whelan on December 7 and 8, and Zvidance on January 26 and 27. For 12 years, PS21 has hosted dance, music, and theater shows in its open-air saddlespan tent. Now, with the organization’s new 99-seat black box theater in Chatham, you can enjoy PS21 all year round. Be sure to check it out during its very first winter season. Hudson Hall offers a diverse program of cultural events in the historic Hudson City Hall building. The majestic building was restored over a decade and now is fully operational. On October 27, New York Polyphony will perform, and on December 7, alt rock darlings The National will

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headline “Rally in the Valley,” a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Denizen Theatre at Water Street Market in New Paltz will hold its first performances this fall. The 60-seat professional black box theater in the quaint walking plaza will focus on live theater and actor-driven work. Catch their first show “Cal in Camo” through November 4. Head to The Falcon in Marlboro for a true rock ‘n’ roll experience. The two-story, 3,500-squarefoot space holds a music venue, art gallery, taproom, beer garden, and the Avalon Archives Music of Roots, Rock & Roll. In addition to big name acts, enjoy the regular roster of programing like singer-songwriter night, spoken word evenings, and the Jazz Sessions series. Daryl Hall, of Hall & Oates fame, founded Daryl’s House in Pawling nearly 10 years ago. The intimate bar, restaurant, and music venue has a stacked lineup on the horizon, including a Grateful Dead tribute band on October 31 and They Might Be Giants on December 30. Enjoy food and live music at Town Crier Cafe, centrally located on Main Street in Beacon. There’s free open mic night every Wednesday and live performances almost every Thursday through Sunday. The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie is housed in a traditional opera house building, but the programing has a much broader purview, including everything from music acts to book readings to comedy. Upcoming acts include Randy Rainbow on October 19, Blue October on November 11, and the New Paltz Ballet Theater performing “The Nutcracker” December 6-9.


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WA RWICK By Briana Bonfiglio

Hugging the New York-New Jersey stateline and tucked between miles of rolling hills and farmland is the quaint town of Warwick. It encompasses the hamlets of Greenwood Lake, Florida, and the Village of Warwick. The western portion of the town is famously known as the black dirt region, whose rich agricultural soil is the lifeblood of the land and the foundation for its culture. As you take a pastoral journey through Warwick, here are some key places to stop and visit. Don’t miss your chance to get up-close-andpersonal with big, fluffy alpacas at Shalimar Alpacas. When you visit this family-owned farm, you will learn how these soft, cuddly creatures are bred and sheared for their valuable fiber. Alpaca fleece is softer and warmer than sheep’s wool, as well as being hypo-allergenic and almost completely waterproof. Watch how the fiber farmers take the raw fleece and transform it into yarn and wearable items, which you can purchase in their shop. With the agricultural abundance of the black dirt region, Warwick’s craft beverage industry thrives. Among the wealth of beer, wine, and spirit makers is Warwick Valley Winery and Black Dirt Distillery. Warwick Valley Winery is a great fall destination—they offer apple picking in the fall, live music through October, and tastings of their extensive wine, cider, and spirit collection. Speaking of spirits, you can also try Black Dirt Distillery’s flavorful concoctions at the Warwick Winery tasting room. Mount Peter Ski Area is your winter wonderland in Warwick. Once upon a time in 1936, Macy’s (yes, the department store) founded Mount Peter to sell its ski fashion. Now it’s the oldest-operating ski area in New York State, and its slopes offer a variety of snowboarding, skiing, and tubing trails. Whether you’re advanced in snow sports or want more family-friendly fun, this is your spot for winter sports. Is all this adventure wearing you out? 38

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Conscious Fork will give you a boost. Head there for healthy, plant-based breakfast and lunch options, or, simply, a cleansing juice or smoothie. Dedicated to making the best quality bites, Conscious Fork makes all their food in house with farm-fresh ingredients. The vegan menu includes breakfast bowls, salad bowls, and a wide array of veggie sandwiches. For a solid supper, head to Yesterday’s. This traditional Irish pub and sports bar offers a range of dinner entrees, from their award-winning burgers to king crab legs to roasted honey almond duck. They also have 18 beers on draft and a laid-back atmosphere where you can unwind after a long day. When you’ve closed your tab and it’s time to hit the hay, Chateau Hathorn has a host of guest suites in an elegant 19th-century building. But the 225-acre estate offers more than just beds—it also has a restaurant and wine cellar and serves as a wedding venue with breathtaking mountain views. With onsite accommodations, the Chateau is perfect for private events.


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FA LL & WINTER EV ENTS By Briana Bonfiglio

SINTERKLAAS!

On Saturday, November 24, Sinterklaas! festivities kick off in Kingston with the sendoff parade, as bishop Nicholas Sinterklaas, the patron saint of children, prepares to make his annual voyage to Rhinebeck. On December 1, Sinterklaas will arrive with his entourage of kings and queens, animals, and celestial bodies in Rhinebeck. This Hudson Valley take on a Dutch tradition fuses old customs with new interpretations for an inclusive, family-centric celebration culminating in the Children’s Starlight Parade.

HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK

Valley Table magazine’s twice-yearly Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns on October 29 and runs through November 11. Over 250 restaurants will participate in this showcase of culinary creativity and skill, from the likes of Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill in Cold Spring to the Village Tea Room in New Paltz. Eateries of all kinds will offer three-course prix-fixe menus (dinner for $32.95 and lunch for $22.95) alongside their full menus during these two weeks. Butterfield, Stone Ridge

Performances of “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol” are tried-and-true gateways to the heart, sprinkling Yuletide magic among audiences everywhere. In the Hudson Valley, you can see “The Nutcracker” performed by The New Paltz Ballet Theatre at Bardavon on December 6 and 7 and “A Christmas Carol” performed by Ulster Ballet Company at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on November 30 through December 2.

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“THE NUTCRACKER” AND “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”


Some regions seem to hibernate through winter, not so in the Hudson Valley, where artistic and community programming goes strong even through the coldest months. Here are some event highlights to mark on your calendar.

WINE TOUR: HOLIDAY EDITION

You have three weekends to indulge in Wreath Fineries at the Wineries, a seasonal, selfguided tour of the Shawangunk Wine Trail. Start at any of the 13 member wineries, where you’ll receive a tasting glass, a wreath, and an ornament. Then, each winery you visit will give you another ornament to add to your wreath and a special wine tasting. It’s the perfect way to “wine” down from the stress of the season and get some boozy holiday shopping out of the way. The festivities are happening on November 1718, December 1-2, or December 8-9.

GABRIEL IGLESIAS AT UPAC

Get ready to laugh your stockings off when you see Gabriel Iglesias at UPAC on November 25. The famous actor and comedian’s stand-up is typically imbued with jokes about Mexican-American culture, obesity, and race. He’s known for his stand-up specials “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy” and “Hot & Fluffy,” voice acting in several animated films like Planes, Coco, and The Nut Job, and an appearance in the film Magic Mike.

“WINTER WONDERETTES” AT SHADOWLAND STAGES

And finally, what would this season be without the music? You’ll hear ’60s versions of holiday favorites like “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “Run, Rudolph, Run” when you see “Winter Wonderettes” at Shadowland Stages. They’ll perform a special holiday musical with a sweet story about what happens when Santa goes missing. Catch the show at the Ellenville theater from November 30 through December 16.

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DAYS INN 536 HAIGHT AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE (845) 454-1010 DAYSINN.COM

JINGLE BELL BED & BREAKFAST 302 SWARTEKILL ROAD, HIGHLAND (845) 255-8458 JINGLEBELLBANDB.COM Jingle Bell’s new guest quarters are located in the entire upstairs of a converted barn. Lovely antiques, beamed cathedral ceilings, fully equipped kitchen and private bath. Landscaped pool in the summer.

MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE 1000 MOUNTAIN REST ROAD, NEW PALTZ (844) 599-9618 MOHONK.COM Our Victorian castle resort offers Old World charm with modern amenities. Overnight getaways, delicious meals, countless activities, and award-winning Spa.

PINE RIDGE DUDE RANCH 30 CHERRYTOWN ROAD, KERHONKSON (866) 600-0859 PINERIDGEDUDERANCH.COM

ROCKING HORSE RANCH 600 ROUTE 44, HIGHLAND (845) 691-2927 ROCKINGHORSERANCH.COM 42

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20 S. FRONT STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-1635 WMFARMERANDSONS.COM A boutique hotel and restaurant in the heart of historic Hudson. Featuring authentic farm to table cuisine and craft cocktails.

ACTIVITIES BELLEAYRE MOUNTAIN SKI CENTER 181 GALLI CURCI ROAD, HIGHMOUNT BELLEAYRE.COM

CATAMOUNT SKI AREA ROUTE 23, HILLSDALE (518) 325-3200 CATAMOUNTSKI.COM

MOUNT PETER 51 OLD MT PETER RD, WARWICK (845) 986-4940

NEW YORK ZIPLINE ADVENTURES HUNTER MOUNTAIN SKI BOWL, ROUTE 23A HUNTER (518) 263-4388 ZIPLINENEWYORK.COM Just 2 hours north of NYC, New York Zipline at Hunter Mountain is the premier zipline destination in the east!

PLATTEKILL MOUNTAIN 469 PLATTEKILL ROAD, ROXBURY (607) 326-3500 PLATTEKILL.COM

THUNDER RIDGE SKI AREA 137 BIRCH HILL ROAD, PATTERSON THUNDERRIDGESKI.COM

ANTIQUES ANTIQUE CENTER AT RHINEBECK ANTIQUE EMPORIUM 5229 ALBANY POST ROAD, RHINEBECK (845) 876-8168 RHINEBECKANTIQUEEMPORIUM.COM 10,000 sq. ft. 40 + dealer antique mall & auction gallery nestled between Rhinebeck and Hyde Park. Where collectors find the unique and the beautiful.


DIRECTORY ARTS

TUTHILLTOWN SPIRITS DISTILLERY

BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS 200 HURD ROAD, BETHEL (866) 781-2922 BETHELWOODSCENTER.ORG A museum and cultural destination at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, with performances, festivals, and educational programming for all ages.

DIA: BEACON

14 GRISTMILL LANE, GARDINER (845) 419-2964 TUTHILLTOWN.COM Tuthilltown Spirits is New York’s first distillery since Prohibition, and the home of the award-winning Hudson Whiskey range.

EDUCATION SUNY NEW PALTZ

3 BEEKMAN STREET, BEACON (845) 440-0100 DIAART.ORG

1 HAWK DRIVE, NEW PALTZ (845) 257-7869 NEWPALTZ.EDU

DORSKY MUSEUM SUNY NEW PALTZ, NEW PALTZ (845) 257-3844 NEWPALTZ.EDU/MUSEUM A center for the arts and culture of the Hudson Valley, The Dorsky presents a national and international art throughout six galleries.

STUDIO4LIFE 925 SOUTH STREET, PEEKSKILL (914) 393-2382 STUDIO4LIFE.CENTER Studio4Life offers lots of activity right in downtown Peekskill on the First floor. Mission is to make the arts available, accessible while offering something for everyone. Dance Night, Reiki Circle, Drum and Bass and more.

CRAFT BEVERAGES

FARMS SHALIMAR ALPACAS 164 EAST RIDGE ROAD, WARWICK (845) 258-0851 SHALIMARALPACAS.COM “Finesse up to your skin” is not just our tag line. We breed ultra-fine alpacas to process their wool and compete with cashmere but warmer. Visit our farm!

THE SHOPS AT JONES FARM 190 ANGOLA ROAD, CORNWALL (845) 534-4445 JONESFARMINC.COM “Baked & Grown, Just Like Home!” Homegrown seasonal produce, bakery, café, observation beehive, gift shop, art gallery, and frame shop.

FOOD & DRINK

ANGRY ORCHARD 2241 ALBANY POST ROAD, WALDEN (845) 713-5180 ANGRYORCHARD.COM Visit Angry Orchard Hard Cider in Walden for tours, tree house, live music, cider samples, and drafts!

BLACK DIRT DISTILLERY 114 LITTLE YORK RD, WARWICK (845) 258-6020 BLACKDIRTDISTILLERY.COM

STOUTRIDGE DISTILLERY 10 ANN KALEY LANE, MARLBORO (845) 236-7620 STOUTRIDGE.COM Award-winning spirits and wines crafted entirely on site from Hudson Valley grains, grapes, cherries, and plums.

TACONIC DISTILLERY 179 BOWEN ROAD, STANFORDVILLE (845) 393-4583 TACONICDISTILLERY.COM Purveyor of distilled spirits.

HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM STORE 327 ROUTE 21C, GHENT (518) 672-7500 EXT. 2 HVFSTORE.ORG

HISTORIC SITES HISTORIC HUGUENOT STREET 81 HUGUENOT STREET, NEW PALTZ (845) 255-1660 HUGUENOTSTREET.ORG A National Historic Landmark District and museum dedicated to preserving the stories of the Huguenot Street families and inhabitants who helped make America.

LOCUST GROVE ESTATE 2683 SOUTH RD, POUGHKEEPSIE (845) 454-4500 LGNY.ORG 200-acre estate overlooking the Hudson River; 40-room Italianate mansion open for guided tours, gardens, hiking trails, art galleries. FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 8

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PEGASUS FOOTWEAR

STAATSBURGH STATE HISTORIC SITE

27 N. CHESTNUT STREET, NEW PALTZ (845) 256-0788 PEGASUSSHOES.COM Pegasus Footwear in New Paltz, Rhinebeck, and Woodstock—the best selection of comfort footwear for the whole family! Voted Best Shoe Store in the Hudson Valley.

5720 STATE ROUTE 9G, HUDSON (518) 828-0135 OLANA.ORG Hudson River School artist Frederic Church (18261900) designed Olana, his home, studio, and farm, which showcases panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. 75 MILLS MANSION DRIVE, ROAD #1, STAATSBURG (845) 889-8851 FACEBOOK.COM/STAATSBURGHSHS 79-room Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson River featuring original furnishings, offering house tours, program, and stunning grounds.

WARWICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

2 COLONIAL AVENUE, WARWICK (845) 986-3236 WHSNY.ORG Take a walk through history with the Warwick Historical Society’s Self-Guided Digital Walking Tours of Warwick’s oldest neighborhood.

NIGHTLIFE DARYL’S HOUSE

130 ROUTE 22, PAWLING (845) 289-0185 DARYLSHOUSECLUB.COM

HELSINKI HUDSON

405 COLUMBIA STREET, HUDSON (518) 828-4800 HELSINKIHUDSON.COM A Hudson hot spot boasting a live music venue, restaurant, and courtyard garden serving elevated soul food. Ballroom available for private affairs.

SHOPPING

THE SHOPS AT JONES FARM 190 ANGOLA ROAD, CORNWALL (845) 534-4445 JONESFARMINC.COM “Baked & Grown, Just Like Home!” Homegrown seasonal produce, bakery, café, observation beehive, gift shop, art gallery, and frame shop.

TRANSPORTATION NEW YORK STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW WINDSOR (845) 838-8200 SWFNY.COM

VISITOR INFORMATION PUTNAM COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU, INC. 40 GLENEIDA AVE, CARMEL (845) 808-1015 VISITPUTNAM.ORG Putnam County Visitors Bureau, Inc. is a not-for-profit that promotes distinct shopping areas, unique dining options, outdoor attractions, and local events.

ADAMS FAIRACRE FARMS

ROCKLAND COUNTY TOURISM

HANDMADE AND MORE

SULLIVAN COUNTY VISITORS ASSOCIATION

POUGHKEEPSIE, KINGSTON, NEWBURGH, WAPPINGER (845) 454-4330 ADAMSFARMS.COM Located in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Newburgh, and Wappinger, Adams features the finest and freshest foods–plus plants, gardening supplies, and more. 6 NORTH FRONT ST, NEW PALTZ (845) 255-6277 HANDMADEANDMORE.COM Since 1974, a unique mix of gifts and clothing with a focus on American made and handcrafted. We are a great place to shop for any occasion, from jewelry for Mom or that special baby gift.

HUMMINGBIRD JEWELERS

23 A EAST MARKET STREET, RHINEBECK (845) 876-4585 HUMMINGBIRDJEWELERS.COM The premier showcase for fine designer jewelry from around the world. On premises workshop offering custom design, repairs, restoration and repurposing. 44

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50 SANATORIUM ROAD, BLDG A, 8TH FLOOR, POMONA (845) 364-2170 EXPLOREROCKLANDNY.COM Just 30 miles north of New York City, Rockland County is known for its quaint villages, spectacular Hudson River views and outdoor recreation.

100 SULLIVAN AVE., SUITE 2, FERNDALE (800) 882-CATS SULLIVANCATSKILLS.COM

WINERIES SHAWANGUNK WINE TRAIL PO BOX 526, MARLBORO (845) 256-8456 SHAWANGUNKWINETRAIL.COM Nestled between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson River lies the Shawangunk Wine Trail, a group of 13 diverse wineries.


Europe has never been closer. Fly nonstop to Ireland, Norway, and the UK. New York Stewart International Airport proudly features nonstop international service from Norwegian including nonstop and one-stop connecting flights from Allegiant, American, Delta and JetBlue. Located in the Hudson Valley, Stewart is minutes off the NYS Thruway, features ample, easy access parking located opposite the terminal and has the amenities of a large airport without all the fuss. And getting to Stewart from midtown Manhattan is simple too! Jump on the Stewart Airport Express nonstop bus service departing from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and be there in just 90 minutes. Travel just doesn’t get any easier than flying out of Stewart.

Convenient. Easy. Hassle-Free.


LOCALLY GROWN...

NATIONALLY RANKED Your Public University WELCOME TO OUR CAMPUS… visit the SAMUEL DORSKY MUSEUM OF ART , attend a PLANETARIUM SHOW, see a THEATRE production or check our WEBSITE for more events.

www.newpaltz.edu/events

Explore the Hudson Valley Fall/Winter 2018  
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