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Accommodations We’ve got it all, from charming B&Bs to boutique hotels.

Nightlife The Hudson Valley bustles after dark with dancing and carousing.

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Shopping The cities, towns and villages of the region are a retail utopia.

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THE HUDSON VALLEY IS HOME TO DOZENS OF WORLD-RENOWNED, AWARD-WINNING HOTELS, SPAS, AND BED AND BREAKFASTS WAITING TO BE BOOKED AND ENJOYED. Visit Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa in Milton, where luxury and relaxation combine on 75 sprawling acres of waterfalls, streams, and lush, green lawns, for a massage package, a romantic night in, and an organic, locally sourced meal and cocktail. For a fun-filled, adventure-driven stay, try Hotel Dylan in Woodstock, where the central lawn features a ping-pong table, hammock, and two fire pits, and the rooms all feature the owners’ quirky, eclectic designs. Take a day to discover the nearby nature trails and swimming holes Hudson Valley natives know and love. More rustic visitors should hike up to Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville, a six-room lodge and two architecturally unique private cottages, both of which boast a rustic feel replete with modern luxuries and decor. The on-site restaurant and bar is filled with dark woods and smooth leathers to create a warm, cozy atmosphere. If you’re bringing the kids, try The Thompson House, the family resort of the Catskills, with 70 clean, comfortable rooms, including larger suites for bigger families. The room rates include a full breakfast and sit-down dinner, so it won’t hurt the budget. If you consider yourself a history buff, try one of several Hyde Park hotels, like the Journey Inn Bed and Breakfast or the Roosevelt Inn. Both are only minutes away from local landmarks, like FDR’s Home and Library, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America. For a more intimate experience, the Hudson Valley has a number of smaller, independent bed and breakfasts that provide a quiet escape from the chaos of the work week. In Highland, the Jingle Bell Bed and Breakfast converted a wood and stone barn into a private guest cottage, overlooking the original 1790’s salt box house. The cottage has beamed cathedral ceilings with skylights that bathe the room in natural light, and the furniture and decor are almost entirely antique. The lodgings include a fully equipped kitchen and private bath, but the true star is the gorgeously landscaped pool at the foot of a natural rock outcropping. Whether you’re family oriented or on a lover’s retreat, the Hudson Valley has something to offer with its incredible landscapes, scenic views, sophisticated dining, and of course, the mighty, historic Hudson River. 6

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With a well-deserved four stars, the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mt. Tremper features an award-winning spa with fitness center, the cozy Catamount restaurants, a shopping center, pet-friendly rooms, and the country’s largest kaleidoscope. Emersonresort.net

A formerly rundown motel in rural Delaware County, The Roxbury has been transformed into a pop culture fantasia—each room has its own elaborate, dramatic theme, for an immersive, unforgettable, fun-filled stay. Theroxburymotel.com

The Garrison’s four intimate, elegant rooms pair nicely with two restaurants, a full bar, a salon and fitness center, a par-72 championship golf course, and panoramic Hudson Valley views. Thegarrison.com

A B&B in the heart of the historic artist’s colony (and site of hippie pilgrimage), The Woodstock Inn overlooks the charming Millstream and is a short stroll to all that Woodstock has to offer. Woodstock-inn-ny.com

An elegant Colonial hotel and restaurant built on the Athens riverfront in 1883, The Stewart House is the epitome of sophistication. It’s been recently renovated, following flood damage from Hurricane Irene. Stewarthouse.com

What do you get when a painter and a composer transform their home in a renovated chapel into a B&B in Kingston’s Rondout district? Church Des Artistes—a bohemian getaway for discerning urbanites. Churchdesartistes.com

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Buttermilk Falls

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Jingle Bell B&B

Buttermilk Falls‚ an extraordinary 75-acre Hudson River estate offers a remarkable selection of lodgings, dining, and spa. 220 North Road, Milton. (845) 795-1310 Buttermilkfallsinn.com Thirty minutes from Manhattan, the hotel boasts sweeping views of the Hudson, an award-winning restaurant, and luxurious spa treatments. 400 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown. (914) 631-1980 Castlehotelandspa.com

Days Inn

Hotel conveniently located across from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum. Complimentary hot breakfast, parking, & wireless high speed connection. 4142 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. (845) 229-0088

Deer Mountain Inn

Arts & Crafts-style accommodations and refined rustic dining blend city sensibilities with Catskill charm. 790 Co. Road 25, Tannersville. (518) 589-6268 Deermountaininn.com

Emerson Resort & Spa

Two hotels the Lodge and the newly renovated Inn, spa, fitness center, Catamount Restaurant, Woodnotes Grille, shopping and the world’s largest kaleidoscope. 5340 Route 28, Mt. Tremper. (845) 688-2828 Emersonresort.com 12

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A boutique hotel located on Rt. 28, the gateway to the Catskills in Woodstock. Artfully designed by the Novogratz’s with true bohemian sophistication. 320 Maverick Road, Woodstock. (845) 684-5422 Thehoteldylan.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. 302 Swartekill Road, Highland. (845) 255-8458

Journey Inn B&B

Directly across from the Vanderbilt Mansion and just north of the CIA and FDR’s Presidential Home & Library. We offer seven uniquely decorated rooms and suites. 1 Sherwood Place, Hyde Park. (845) 229-8972 Journeyinn.com

Mountain Meadows

A Hudson Valley Bed & Breakfast panoramic view. Ideal for nature lovers, hikers, bikers, climbers. Full breakfast, pool, hot tub, private baths, A/C, pet friendly and smoke free. 542 Albany Post Road, New Paltz. (845) 255-6144 Mountainmeadowsbnb.com

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Roundhouse at Beacon Falls

Industrial-chic boutique hotel overlooks Beacon Falls. Upscale, minimalist rooms and gourmet restaurant. Proximity to Metro-North and downtown. 2 East Main Street, Beacon. (845) 765-8369 Roundhousebeacon.com

The Roxbury

Renowned for its “decadently over-thetop” themed rooms, the Roxbury offers contemporary Catskill lodging with a flourish. Spa and breakfast available. 2258 County Highway 41, Roxbury. (607) 326-7200 Theroxburymotel.com

Saugerties Lighthouse B&B

Restored 1869 red-brick lighthouse offers overnight bed & breakfast accommodations. Rustic simplicity at a relaxing riverside location. Tours available. 168 Lighthouse Drive, Saugerties. (845) 247-0656 Saugertieslighthouse.com

The Stewart House

Airy boutique hotel with river views. Building completed 1883 and part of Shakespeare-onthe-Hudson estates. Restaurant open Thursday through Saturday. 2 North Water Street, Athens. (518) 947-1587 Stewarthouse.com

Storm King Lodge B&B

Charming 1801 Barn and Guest Cottage.

Six lovely guest rooms with private baths. Swimming pool, all comforts. Panoramic mountain views. 100 Pleasant Hill Road, Mountainville. (845) 534-9421 Stormkinglodge.com

The Thompson House

For over five generations, families and groups have visited us for traditional hospitality in this picturesque Northern Catskill Mountain resort. Thompsonhouse.com 19 Route 296, Windham. (518) 734-4510

Three Hudson AirBnBs

Hudson AirBnB Apartments: Two studio apartments each sleep 2. One duplex apartment sleeps 4. AIRBNB: 5629203, 5845580, 5858466. 238 Warren Street, Hudson. (646) 469-0803

Wm. Farmer and Sons

An intimate 10-room hotel in the heart of historic Hudson. Known for our eclectic charm and comfort, our 1830’s Inn now features a restaurant, barroom and coffee shop. Authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft cocktails served up daily. 20 S. Front Street, Hudson. (518) 828-1635 Wmfarmerandsons.com

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ACCESS TO LOCAL, FRESH INGREDIENTS AND CULINARY ARTISTRY HAVE TRANSFORMED THE HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT SCENE IN RECENT YEARS. Many of our restaurants change menus seasonally so the freshest ingredients are always served using our trademark fine-dining finesse. While New York City is undoubtedly the state’s culinary centerpiece, but we’re going to tell you a secret: Those world-famous New York City chefs aren’t only sourcing their ingredients from the Hudson Valley, they’re also packing up and moving here, bringing their succulent mastery with them. Celebrity chefs like Zak Pelaccio, the formerly of Fatty Crab in Manhattan and Fatty ‘Cue in Brooklyn, traded in his city streets for scenic country roads when he opened Fish & Game in Hudson in 2013. Other country-bound city-dwellers include Mark Firth, formerly of Diner, currently of Prairie Whale in Great Barrington, and John McCarthy, who left WD-50 on the Lower East Side to open the Korean-influenced Crimson Sparrow, also in Hudson. Culinary excellence is a pivotal part of the Hudson Valley lifestyle, especially with the Culinary Institute of America of Hyde Park in our backyard. The exquisite, gourmet Tuscan cuisine of Il Cenácolo in Newburgh is the closest you can get to Northern Italy from New York without a plane ticket. Indulge in the New American Crave Restaurant & Lounge in Poughkeepsie, whose seasonal menu is hand-picked to ensure quality, creative ingredients by chef-owner Edward Kowalski, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. Our “foodie” scene is rich with highly trained restaurateurs and locally sourced ingredients, but the most exquisite gems are the unforgettable landscapes. The towering Catskills spill down into the mighty Hudson River, leaving plenty of room for restaurants on the shore and surrounding hills with panoramic views of the unbeatable scenery. From Shadows on the Hudson under the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie to Frank Guido’s Port of Call in Catskill, which offer patio seating right on the water, the Hudson River is the perfect backdrop for a locally sourced burger and brew or a black-tie, high-class culinary rendezvous. Our local food scene continues to grow as a world-class dining destination, with our bountiful crops, five-star chefs, and strong emphasis on artisanal farm-to-table cuisine. 16

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Bocuse Restaurant One of three restaurants at the CIA, the Bocuse serves updated classical French in a chic modern dining room designed by Adam Tihany. Hyde Park. Bocuserestaurant.com

Brasserie 292 With copper tin ceilings, classic red booths, and an extensive wine and cocktail list, this Poughkeepsie brasserie combines old school furnishing with modern French cuisine. Brasserie292.com

The Huguenot By partnering with Karl Family Farms of Modena, the New Paltz eatery offers revolutionary “Farmer-Chef-Food” with seasonal menus to guarantee the freshest, highest-quality fare. Thehuguenot.com

Boitson’s A see-and-be-seen spot in Uptown Kingston complete with raw bar, bespoke cocktail list, killer cauliflower wings, and back deck with views of the Catskills. Boitsons.com

Millhouse Brewing Company The craft beer artisans offer an impressive variety of brews sold throughout the Hudson Valley, plus a hearty all-day menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Millhousebrewing.com

Terrapin Historic meets eclectic at this bar-bistro hybrid, featuring an organic kids’ menu, creative flavor combinations, and vegetarian, vegan, and wheatfree options made to order. Terrapinrestaurant.com S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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The Pandorica A Doctor Who themed restaurant in the heart of Beacon with an eclectic menu of intergalactic comfort foods.

165 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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FOOD + DRINK KITCHENETTE: TOM SMITH; PRAIRIE WHALE: PETER BARRETT

Clockwise from top left: Gigi Trattoria & Easy Entertaining Catering, Elephant, Kitchenette, Prairie Whale, Maybelle’s.

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Regional Italian fare made with seasonal local ingredients in a stylishly rustic setting. 46 Main Street, New Paltz. (845) 255-1426 Atavolany.com New American style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal menus and patio dining near Vassar College. 1 Collegeview Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 485-8411 Bckitchenbar.com Elegant dining; reservation required. Guests are offered the multi-taste Grazing, Rooting, Pecking menu featuring the best offerings from the field and market. 630 Bedford Road Pocantico Hills. (914) 366-9600 Bluehillfarm.com/dine/stone-barns

Clancy Cafe and Creamery

Clancy Cafe uses the finest ingredients in their homemade ice cream and food, all served with a gracious welcome. Clancyscafeandcreamery.com

Edgy small plates are paired with Spanish wines in a casual storefront space. 310 Wall Street Kingston. (845) 339-9310 Elephantwinebar.com Hip eatery serving farm-to-table New American fare off a fixed-price tasting menu in a smart space. 13 South 3rd Street, Hudson. (518) 822-1500 Fishandgamehudson.com

Mediterranean fare prepared with seasonal ingredients from New York’s Hudson Valley. Open daily. 6422 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck. Restaurant: (845) 876-1007; Catering: (845) 758-8060 Gigihudsonvalley.com

Maybelle’s

Comfort Food. Refined. Constantly changing menu evolves with seasons. Now serving beer and wine. 355 Main Street, Catskill. (518) 719-1800 Maybellesny.com

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Mercato

Upscale Italian cuisine and extensive wine list offered at this eatery set in a porched house. 61 East Market Street, Red Hook. (845) 758-5879 Mercatoredhook.com

Mill House Brewing Company

Elevated gastropub fare made with locally sourced ingredients and paired with housebrewed ales and lagers of world-class quality. 289 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 485-BREW Millhousebrewing.com

Miron Liquor & Wine

Purveyors of fine wine and spirits since 1960. Wide selection of everyday and exotic items, and unbeatable prices! 15 Boices Lane, Kingston. (845) 336-5155

Peekamoose

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River Station Restaurant

7 days a week, 11:30am-1pm. Located between the bridges overlooking the Hudson. Spectacular views of the Hudson Valley. 1 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 452-9207

Sushi Makio

Master Sushi Chef Makio Idesako brings expertly crafted edible art to the table. 1088 Morton Blvd, Kingston. (845) 853-8078 Sushimakio.com

Terrapin

Former church turned New American restaurant offering artfully crafted farm-totable fare. 6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-3330 Terrapinrestaurant.com


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NIGHTLIFE Spiegeltent at Bard SummerScape

Alive After Dark BY PETER AARON TO MANY, THE HUDSON VALLEY MAY BE MORE SYNONYMOUS WITH DAYTIME DIVERSIONS LIKE SKIING, HIKING, AND APPLE PICKING THAN NIGHTLIFE. But the truth is our region has offered multiple forms of after-dark attractions since the nights when its original indigenous inhabitants danced around campfires beneath its clear, starry skies. In the 17th and 18th centuries, European settlers tippled from tankards in the taverns and inns whose original stone structures still dot our landscape. The first waves of tourists from New York came north during the 1800s in search of the stunning vistas depicted by the Hudson River School painters to dine, drink, and stay in mountaintop Victorian hotels. During Prohibition local authorities turned a blind eye to the numerous roadhouses and speakeasies that flourished around the area, and of course the 1940s and 1950s were the peak years of the iconic Borscht Belt resorts that presented big bands, comedians, and extravagant supper club revues to martini-sipping weekenders. All of this helped to create the permissive 1960s climate that led to the lively outdoor music festivals we enjoy every summer. The Hudson Valley’s long tradition of evening entertainment is as diverse as the performers who headline its thriving live music venues and as fine as the top-shelf libations that flow freely from their bottles and taps. No, it’s not the velvet-roped, techno-thumping clubscape of Brooklyn or the family-themed restaurant scene of Midtown Manhattan. We’re guessing you have your eye on our beautiful area because you’re looking to leave all that behind for a bit. But we also know that doesn’t mean you want to sit beneath our tall trees and listen to our crickets for your entire stay. So if you’re seeking a fun night out after admiring our gorgeous scenery all day, the Hudson Valley will surprise you with its hidden wealth of unique nightspots. Ready to sample some artisanal beers in a cozy atmosphere? Try Grand Cru Beer & Cheese in Rhinebeck, Draught Industries in Beacon, or Bacchus in New Paltz. In the mood for a night of world-class live music? Hit the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, the Dancing Cat Saloon in Bethel, or the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. A quiet table for two and some glasses of awardwinning wine? Visit (p.m.) wine bar in Hudson, the Shelter in Rhinebeck, or Oak Vino Wine Bar in Beacon. The beat may be slower in the Hudson Valley, but the nights are never boring. 26

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THE HOP: CHRISTINE ASHBURN; JAR’D: KELLY MERCHANT

The Hop just moved down Main Street in Beacon, expanding its bar, farm-to-table restaurant, and craft beer store. Thehopbeacon.com

The Falcon is an acclaimed music venue and eatery in Marlboro that attracts local and global talent like Brad Mehldau. Liveatthefalcon.com

Jar’d Wine Pub A funky micro-bar at the Water Street Market in New Paltz, Jar’d serves wine, beer, and tapas. Jardwinepub.com

With a reputation for booking adventurous underground music, The Half Moon in Hudson is a wood-lined neighborhood hangout. Thehalfmoonhudson.com

Stockade Tavern One of the region’s hippest hangs, the Stockade Tavern in Uptown Kingston specializes in cocktails as high art. Stockadetavern.com

THE FALCON: JIM RICE; JAR’D: KELLY MERCHANT

Owned by rock legend Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates), Daryl’s House restaurant and live music club opened last year in Pawling. Darylshouseclub.com

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NIGHTLIFE Bacchus

Casual storefront saloon with American east, plenty of beers, live music and adjacent ppol hall. 4 S. Chestnut Street, New Paltz. (845) 255-8636 Bacchusnewpaltz.com

Bearsville Theater

Intimate music venue with rustic, streamside setting and two on-site restaurants, including Bear Cafe. 291 Tinker St. Woodstock. (845) 679-4406 Bearsvilletheater.com

BSP Lounge

Evocative spot in an early 1900s building featuring live music concerts, dance classes and more. 323 Wall St. Kingston, NY 12401 845-481-5158 Bspkingston.com

The Chance

Concert and theater performance space built in 1912. Past performances include Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and countless other rock artists. 6 Crannell Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 471-1966 Thechancetheater.com

The Dancing Cat Saloon

Fine food, spirits, and live music in rustic Catskills venue. 2037 Route 17B, Bethel. (845) 583-3141 Dancingcatsaloon.com

Daryl’s House

Top-notch food and amazing musicians in the spirit of “Live From Daryl’s House” TV show. 130 Route 22 Pawling. (845) 289-0185 Darylshouseclub.com

Draught

Industrial venue boasting 20 rotating taps and knowledgeable, personable service. 394 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 765-8080 Draughindustries.com

The Falcon

No-cover live jazz in an intimate, rustic venue that also offers American fare and art exhibitions. 1348 Rte 9W Marlboro, NY 12542 845-236-7970 Liveatthefalcon.com

Grand Cru Beer and Cheese

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cheeses and smoked meats from NY State producers. 6384 Mill Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-6992 Grandcrurhinebeck.com

The Hop

Stylish craft beer store that serves a short menu of eclectic small plates and sandwiches. 554 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 440-8676 Thehopbeacon.com

Jar’d Wine Pub

Cozy, intimate, and energetic with an outside lounge, outdoor DJ dance parties and live music. Serving eclectic hard-to-find wines, craft beer and tapas. 10 Main Street, Suite 305, New Paltz. (845) 255-8466 Jardwinepub.com

Oak Vino Wine Bar

Seasonal wine lists paired with fresh tapas in a modern-industrial setting. Complimentary wifi. 389 Main St. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 765-2400 Oakvino.com

Quinn’s

Repurposed luncheonette featuring curated roster of live music, full bar, and classic Japanese cuisine. 330 Main St. Beacon, NY 12508 845-202-7447 quinnsbeacon.com

Red Dot Restaurant and Bar

Globe-spanning fare and Sunday brunch in snug digs. Inviting garden hosting a late-night scene. 321 Warren St. Hudson. (518) 828-3657 Reddotrestaurant.com

The Shelter

Craft cocktail bar and tapas lounge offering live performances every Friday and Saturday. 47 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-1500 Shelterwinebar.com

Stockade Tavern

Specializing in craft cocktails since 2009. Warm, convivial tavern atmosphere. 313 Fair Street, Kingston. (845) 514-2649 Stockadetavern.com

Towne Crier Cafe

Longtime eatery featuring bistro dishes, weekend brunch and live music from national touring acts and local talent. 379 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 855-1300 Townecrier.com


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Hello, Good Buy! BY JANA MARTIN YOU CAN SHOP THE HUDSON VALLEY IN ONE BIG LOOP, BUT YOU MAY NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. East of the Hudson River Just 50 miles north of Manhattan is the old industrial town of Peekskill, home of Bruised Apple Books and Music: ga-thousands of antique and vintage books, postcards, ephemera, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl fill a time-warp atmosphere (tin ceiling, fusty armchairs). Keep heading north to tony Rhinebeck: tea-house and clapboard appeal, and a very walkable main drag. Shop Hummingbird Jewelers for luxe-artisanal adornments for men and women— black diamonds, fossilized dinosaur bones, artfully treated 22k gold, like upscale wabi-sabi. Up your kitchen game in bluecashew, where everything is good-looking and useful, from linens to chef’s tools, with great electrics and gadgets A (Alessi) to Z (Zojirushi). Spruce Design + Decor is a renovated firehouse chock-full of iconic 20th-century furnishings and décor. Detour to the nearby village of Red Hook for Basic French: homespun French linens, Breton sailor shirts, droll stationery—French stuff. Onto Hudson: stalwart brick industrial buildings, upper Hudson River-scented air (smells good), celebrities in disguise, and a certain get-over-it sophistication. But it’s also a mecca for zeitgeist fashion, sans Soho snark: Kasuri has 1,800 square feet of bravura designers for men and women, like Yohji Yamamoto and Vivienne Westwood. De Marchin is a bastion of chic men’s and women’s apparel, accessories (intensely dapper summer fedoras) and jewelry. And Warren Street’s long been a high/low bounty of antiques and vintage shops: keep walking and you’ll hit Biedermeier to Bauhaus, Shaker to Disney to rare Uzbekistani kilims. West of the Hudson From Hudson, cross the Rip Van Winkle bridge into the gritty old town of Catskill, where plans are afoot for a craft, crash, and cook artisanal tourism complex. Meanwhile, Lovely sells authentically local work: brightly mod ceramics, jewelry, funky oilcloth bags, and Beekman 1802 goat milk soaps and lotions. Head south to Saugerties, where Dig offers trend-ishly casual styles (like Splendid, Freepeople, Wooden Ships, babe-alicious footwear) and Lucky Chocolates crafts delectable organic, fair trade chocolates. But this is the Catskills, so head down to Woodstock to get lumbersexy at Woodstock General Supply: its selection of well-made outdoor gear and woodsy clothing includes toasty wool, Bellroy leather wallets, Fjallraven parkas, Ilse Jacobsen rainboots, and incidentally fab beard pomade. Also on Tinker Street: Little House, a cutely modern revise of Americana new and old, and the Golden Notebook—a truly indie bookshop with stellar titles, rare-ish zines (like artzine Esopus) a good range of Moleskines and spooky Hudson Valley reads. Swing over to West Hurley for real Catskillian craft culture: Crafts People showcases some 500 regional artists working in clay, glass, wood, cast iron, jewelry, and more. Then, snake south to New Paltz, home of Rhino Records: serious indie cred and incredibly rare vinyl. Finish with a tour of Water Street Market’s boutiques and eateries—art, gifts, antiques, and homemade donuts. From here, Nueva York is a mere 90 minutes away, but it will seem like another universe. S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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The Mystery Spot’s like being in the head of a kitsch-obsessed genius: tons of great vintage clothing, fiestaware, 1950s stuff, cowboy and farmhouse stuff in downtown Phoenicia. Mysteryspotvintage.com

Old Souls in Cold Spring has outdoor gear that hearkens to the classic woodsman’s sensibility but with a well-trimmed beard. Fly fishing gear and great caps, too. Oldsouls.com

Joan Osofsky’s discerning eclecticism has guided the region’s temple to comfortable chic for 30 years. Hammertown in Rhinebeck and Pine Plains is the place for antiques, furniture, and vintage fabrics and rugs. Hammertown.com

Hudson Beach Glass is a must: handcast functional and sculptural glass by local artists, the best wedding presents imaginable, and part of Beacon’s identity for decades. Hudsonbeachglass.com

High Falls’ Nectar could only happen in the Catskills: a giant, ever-changing collection of global gifts and home décor with amazing prices and a sweetly eco sensibility. Shopnectar.com

Brightening up Poughkeepsie is Sierra Lily— a gift-giver’s paradise: soy and beeswax candles and scents, arm candy, and super-affordable BFF-y trinkets. (845) 297-1684

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Tivoli Mercantile, Handmade and More

Blackbird Attic

Geoffery Good Jewlery

bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy

Handmade and More

A consignment boutique that specializes in a mix of well-curated modern, vintage and designer clothing, as well as antique and re-purposed furniture. 442 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 418-4840 Blackbirdattic.com Specialty kitchen store featuring unique, quality goods including professional cutlery, cook and bakeware, tools, gadgets, and more! 6423 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-1117 Bluecashewkitchen.com

Bruised Apple Books & Music

Buying, selling, and trading used books, records, and movies since 1993. Over 50,000 titles and 200 subject headings. 923 Central Avenue, Peekskill. (914) 734-7000 Bruisedapplebooks.com

Crafts People

A gallery representing over 500 contemporary craftspeople: jewelry, pottery, blown glass, turned wood, etc. 6,000 square feet of retail space. 262 Spillway Road, West Hurley. (845) 331-3859 Craftspeople.us

de Marchin

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Meticulously crafted jewelry with an auteur’s aesthetic. Specializing in custom bridal and couture pieces. Featured in Vogue, W, New York Times. 238 Warren Street, Hudson. (212) 625-1656 Geoffreygood.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. Open M-Sa:10-7, Su:10-6. 6 North Front St, New Paltz. (845) 255-6277 Handmadeandmore.com

Hummingbird Jewlers

Featuring over 75 American and Europeaon jewelers. Master Goldsmith Bruce Anderson offers restoration, repair, and unique creations since 1982. 23 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-4585 Hummingbirdjewelers.com

Hundred Mile

A showroom dedicated to good design. Featuring over 40 brands worldwide including furniture, home accessories, designed objects, and more. 6378-6380 Mill Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 516-4512 100mileny.com

Hunt Country Furniture & Hunt Country Furniture Factory Store For over 85 years we’ve handcrafted heirloomquality furniture using traditional techniques. Stop by and see the art of the American


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Blackbird Attic, Land of Oz

craftsman. Wed-Mon 10-5; Sun 12-5, Closed Tues. 16 Dog Tail Corners Rd, Wingdale; 2549 Route 22, Dover Plains. (845) 832-6522

Kasuri

Cutting-edge selection of finely curated Japanese, Euoropean, and American brands. Directional fashion housed in exquisitely renovated space. 1 Warren Street, Hudson. (518) 291-9901 Kasuri.com

Land of Oz Toys

Land of Oz carries hand selected educational and fun toys for children of all ages. We offer unique, high quality domestic and European toys and games. 41 East Market Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-1918. Landofoztoys.com

Nectar

Nectar is brimming with unusual items from every continent, as well as nearby: housewares and tabletop items, art, tea, furniture, Fair Trade gifts & more! 1412 Route 213, High Falls. (845) 687-2870 Shopnectar.com

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nettle & hive

A parent and child boutique carrying pre & post-natal goods, children’s apparel and toys, baby gear, and eco-conscious home goods. A hub for families and community. 67 Main Street, Nyack. (845) 535-3088 Nettleandhive.com

Pegasus Footwear

Pegasus Footwear In New Paltz, Rhinebeck, and Woodstock—the best selection of comfort footwear for the whole family! 27 N Chestnut Street, New Paltz. (845) 256-0788 Pegasusshoes.com

Poughkeepsie Plaza

Personal service, knowledgable salespersons, easy access, one level, enclosed. Marshalls, Jo Ann Fabrics & Crafts, Modells, TGIF and specialty shops. Mon–Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am6pm, Sun 12-5pm. See websites for events and store information. 2600 South Road, Poughkeepsie. (845) 471-4265


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Rhino Records

Upstate pop-culture temple for 25 years running! Well-curated LPs, CDs, DVDs, and books. In New Paltz and now uptown Kingston. Put muscles in your ears! 3 Church Street, New Paltz; 6 North Front Street, Kingston. (845) 255-0230 Facebook.com/RhinoRecords

Sierra Lily

Unique and beautiful jewelry, gifts, and personal accessories. Pandora-Alex and Ani-Brighton-Vera Bradley-Crabtree & Evelyn and so much more! 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie. (845) 297-1684

Spruce

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The Story Tree Custom, hand-drawn family trees and pet portraits by artist Tammy Liu-Haller. A unique and meaningful gift! 139 County Route 401, Greenville. (518) 929-3181 Story-tree.com

Tivoli Mercantile Tivoli Mercantile is a lifestyle shop that sells an eclectic mix of home goods, books, clothing, jewelry and toys. Something for everyone! 5 E Market Street, Red Hook. (845) 758-3230

Water Street Market Quaint, open-air shopping village with over 20 award-winning shops, offering antiques, arts, fashions, food, and unique gifts. 10 Main Street, New Paltz. (845) 255-1403 Waterstreetmarket.com


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ANTIQUES Stair Galleries

Trolling for Treasures BY BRIAN PJ CRONIN LET’S FACE IT: YOUR APARTMENT IS BORING. The bookcase that your college roommate built for you isn’t holding up too well. The Magritte poster you’ve had for the past 10 years is yellowing. And everybody else that you know has that Ikea lamp, too. It’s time to freshen up your domestic style by turning back the clock. It’s time to embrace the simple joy that a few well chosen, well worn conversational pieces can bring to a home. It’s time to go antiquing. Perhaps you are literally laughing out loud right now at the very concept of going antiquing. This is understandable. Most people’s first exposure to antiquing was being dragged around filthy, musty old barns with their parents on vacation when all they wanted to be doing was sitting back in the car and playing with their Game Boys. Perhaps you don’t like dust, or haggling, or flowery old vases. But antiquing doesn’t have to involve any of those things, especially in the Hudson Valley. A treasure trove of antique stores and vintage shops, the Valley is the perfect place to hunt for that special something that will finally tie the living room together or hang in that awkward empty spot in the kitchen. As one of the most historic area of the country, it’s overflowing with amazing artifacts that were made right here in the Valley and probably never left. But as a long-standing home to many of America’s foremost artists, it’s also a great place to find funky knick-knacks and esoteric collections assembled long ago by both the choosy and the eccentric. Best of all, many of the Valley’s antique stores are well organized, well lit, well ventilated and a joy to while away a Sunday morning in. But no matter how much time you spend digging through the issues of Look and the racks of vintage aprons, there’s one thing in every store you should never overlook: The people who run them. More often than not, you’ll find them to be helpful, friendly, passionate about what they do and eager to help you find what you’re looking for—even if you’re not quite sure what that is yet. So even if you’re skeptical, go ahead and pull the car over at that roadside stand on your way to brunch or apple picking. Poke around a bit. Strike up a conversation. Ask what things are, where they came from, and what the owners of each store love to collect for themselves. Even if you leave empty-handed, it’s time well spent. Or, you may find yourself you coming home with a stack of old Disney World coasters and a few volumes of Time Life Books’ “Foods of the World” cookbook series from the 1970s. Guess what? You’re into antiquing now. 40

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It’s easy to find what you’re looking for at the impeccably organized multi-vendor Rhinebeck Antique Emporium, be it vintage postcards, Depression glass, or Mid-Century Modern furnishings. Rhinebeckantiqueemporium.com

No car? No problem! The Cold Spring Antiques Center is located within walking distance of Cold Spring’s Metro-North train station. Just don’t buy anything too heavy to haul home. (845) 265-5050

East Market Street Antiques in Red Hook specializes in collections of 18th- to 20th-century industrial arts so if you’re looking for half a dozen vintage car horns, cornhuskers, or queen bee boxes; this is the spot for you. Eastmarketstreetantiques.com

Throw a rock in Hudson and you’ll hit at least three antique stores. The cream of the crop is the high-end Stair Galleries, which holds monthly auctions. Stairgalleries.com

All this antiquing is bound to work up an appetite, so multi-task at Outdated, an antique store in Uptown Kingston that doubles as a vegetarian cafe and bakery. Eat lunch, then buy the table. (845) 331-0030 facebook.com/outdatedcafe

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Minutes from Kaaterskill Falls, Tannersville Antique & Artisan Center features vintage Catskills signs as well as contemporary photography celebrating the local landscape. Tannersvilleantiques.com

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Antique Center at Rhinebeck Antique Emporium 7,000 sq. ft. antique mall & auction gallery nestled between Rhinebeck and Hyde Park. Where collectors find the unique and the beautiful. Mon-Sun 10-5. 5229 Albany Post Road, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-8168 Rhinebeckantiqueemporium.com

The Barn at Sundial Farm Filled to the rafters with housewares, light fixtures, mirrors, glassware, ceramics, linens, jewelry, and more! Thurs-Sun 105. 1311 Kitchawan Road Ossining. (917) 579-8373 Thebarnsale.us

Cold Spring Antiques Center Multi-dealer antique center occupying a 19th-century bank building in the center of Cold Spring. 77 Main Street, Cold Spring. (845) 265-5050

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Annex Antiques

25+ dealers in new location. Daily 11-5, Sat 104. Furniture, glassware, jewelry, fine art, toys, postcards, coins, books, kitchenalia, Merino wool, unique gifts. 7578 N. Broadway, Red Hook. (845) 758-284

Antique Barn at Water Street Market Offering an extensive collection of jewelry, antique glass, pottery, clothing, furniture, and treasures created between the late 1800s and 1970s. 10 Main Street, Suite 501 New Paltz. (845) 255-1403 Waterstreetmarket.com 42

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Two women with great taste invite you to explore the vintage and antique treasures in their rural garage. 162 Orange Avenue, Suffern. (914) 391-6430 Facebook.com/thegarageantiquessuffernny

Green

Modern originals, ecofurnishings, art, green suites. Everything recycled and sustainable. 92 Partition Street, Saugerties. (845) 247-3812

House of Tuki

A modern and vintage furnishings shop with a curated collection of curiosities. Art, antiques, apparel, accessories. 390 Main Street, Catskill. (518) 400-0412 Houseoftuki.com


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ANTIQUE & ARTISAN CENTER One-of-a-kind gifts for Unique People Shop over 35 selected area artisans and antique dealers in 2 renovated 19th century buildings.

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Hudson Antique Dealers

The Hudson Antiques Dealers Association (HADA) represents over 60 businesses in the City of Hudson, New York. HudsonAntiques.net

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Old’s Cool

A delightful melange of vintage and antique items, including furniture, housewares, clothing, and toys. 2846 State Rte 17K Middletown. Facebook.com/oldscoolshops

5,000 square feet, 25 dealers, antique furniture, vintage collectibles, fine art, home accessories, jewelry—since 1979. 3301 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook. (845) 677-9311 Millbrookantiquesmall.com

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Sutter Antiques

Diverse collection of modern housewares, including seating, lighting, and decor. 618 Warren Street, Hudson. (518) 828-4214 Nevenmoderne.com

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One of the leading regional auction houses in America. Focusing on fine and decorative arts from the 17th to 20th Centuries. 549 Warren St. Hudson. (518) 751-1000 Stairgalleries.com Listed by Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 sources for interior designers. 556 Warren Street, Hudson. (518) 822-0729 Sutterantiques.com


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BY PLANE, TRAIN, OR AUTOMOBILE, THE HUDSON VALLEY IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY. JUST AN HOUR NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY, YOU CAN CATCH A RIDE ANYWHERE FROM GRAND CENTRAL TO THE PACIFIC COAST USING A RANGE OF EASY, AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION. Stewart Airport The Newburgh airport is conveniently located right here in the Valley. Its small size provides shorter wait times, less traffic, and a wide range of destinations. Panynj.gov/airports/stewart.html Albany International Airport Located near the heart of the Capital, a newly renovated terminal, garage, air traffic control tower, and cargo facility guarantee safe and comfortable flying. Albanyairport.com Zip Car There are Zip Car rental stations throughout the region, perfect for renting on the go. Enjoy the Valley on your own time, with hourly and daily rates available. New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, and Annandale-on-Hudson. Zipcar.com 46

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Metro-North Railroad Metro-North’s Hudson line connects Grand Central Terminal with 20+ stations in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties terminating in Poughkeepsie. Stations further north are served by Amtrak. Mta.info Enterprise Rent-A-Car Whether you come alone or with an army, Enterprise offers individual cars, trucks, and entire fleets, as well as exotic vehicles, motorcycles, and car-sharing services. Locations throughout the Hudson Valley. Enterprise.com Adirondack Trailways Save your cash with public transportation. Statewide stations offer safe, affordable travel in the comfort of wood floors, leather seats, and complimentary WiFi. Locations throughout the Hudson Valley. Trailwaysny.com Peoples Bicycle If you’re taking Metro-North, stop at Beacon, hop on a bike, and pedal through the Valley the local way. Hourly, daily, and weekly rates available. Peoplesbicycle.com


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WELLNESS

Wellness Overflow BY ANNE PYBURN

Omega Institute

FACT: JUST BREATHING THE AIR AROUND HERE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, WHETHER IT’S THE NEGATIVE IONS, THE FRIENDLY ANCESTRAL SPIRITS, THE OVERALL MOJO, OR ALL OF THE ABOVE. Scattered around the realm you’ll find organic spas whose hosts and hostesses find their own bliss by maximizing yours. Feel like a fresh look? Savor Spa is at your disposal, a tuckedaway hotspot that’s won best-of awards from New York and InStyle magazines. A facial with some Catskills-made Om Aroma products, a massage, and an eco-wax, and you’ll be a whole new being. Or go to the Lush Eco-Salon in New Paltz., where tthey’ve got everything for your hair, skin, bod, and nails—no formaldehyde, no ammonia, no attitude, just an artistically inspired beauty experience. It’s hard to imagine what could feel better than forgetting about gravity for a while. No need to book a speculative ticket on a Martian mission. You can get yours right here in New Paltz at Mountain Float, in a tank of healing Epsom-salted warm water. Floating and sensory deprivation are the fast track to a long list of mindbody benefits; you can de-stress, detox, lick the jet lag, or compose symphonies. They offer specials for firefighters, police and veterans, and they also give a great massage. And then there are our soul spas. Peace Village Retreat in Haines Falls welcomes dabblers, seekers and adepts to custom-calibrated workshops led by top-flight facilitators at its 300 acre spot in the mountains. Weekend trainings are designed to help integrate mindful spiritual practice into family, professional, and social life. And no discussion of Hudson Valley-based life enhancement could possibly be complete without mention of Omega Institute. Omega strives to build the bridges connecting ancient wisdom and modern living, peer-reviewed research and herbal lore, art and spirit and daily living. TThat’s just a taste of the healthy buffet served year-round; there’s plenty more. Whether you’re pumped about Pilates, curious about Crossfit, in need of holistic dental treatment, or looking for a life coach, you’ll find the best of the best right here, rockin’ the HV vibe. 48

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Peace Village Retreat

Birchwood Center for Yoga & Massage Discover yoga classes for every body, healing massage, and a warm community of dedicated yogis. Expert support for all levels of practice. 85 S. Broadway, Nyack. (845) 358-6409 Birchwoodcenter.com

Bodhi Holistic Spa and Yoga

Promoting wellness within and without through yoga, massage & bodywork, facials, waxing, infared sauna, acupuncture, and more. 543 Warren Street, Hudson. (518) 828-2233 Bodhiholisticspa.com

Chuang Yen Monastery

Buddhist temple and gardens. Home of largest indoor Buddha statue in US. Tours, meditation, weekend dining. 2020 Route 301, Carmel. (845) 225-1819 Baus.org

Cold Spring Apothecary

Functional, indulgent small-batch health and beauty products manufactured with only –the highest quality ingredients. Hair care, skin care, home goods, and more. 75 Main Street, Cold Spring. (845) 232-1272 Coldspringapothecary.com

Lush Eco Salon and Spa

Hair Sculpting—Ammonia-Free Haircolor Full Body Waxing—Manicures & Pedicures Fume-Free Nail Enhancements Individualized Skincare—Therapeutic Massage. 2 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz. (845) 204-8319 Lushecosalon.com

Mountain Float Spa

Float cabins offer sensory relief through weightlessness and undisturbed peace. Sessions promote calm and rejuvenation. 215 Main Street, New Paltz. (845) 256-9800 Mountainfloatspa.com

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies Non-profit educational retreat center providing hope and healing for individuals and society through educational experiences that awaken the best in the human spirit. 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck. (845) 266-4444 Eomega.org

Peace Village Learning & Retreat Center An oasis for all; choose a weekend retreat, an hour workshop, a learn to meditate session, or the silence of Peace Village. Call to arrange a tour, and walk the labyrinth or trails. 54 O’Hara Road, Haines Falls. (518) 589-5000 Peacevillage.org

Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation A center for all aspects of yoga, including asanas, meditation, and community. Visit us online for a schedule of classes, workshops, and events. 403 Warren Street, Hudson. (518) 828-1034 Sadhanayogahudson.com

Skinchanted Spa

Instantly feel lighter and pampered in a tranquil and unique environment. Specializing in facials, oncology facials, waxing, and body treatments. 1016 Brown Street, #303, Peekskill. (914) 930-1421 Skinchantedspa.com S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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Natural Selection BY JOHN PREUSS

WITHIN TWO HOURS OF NEW YORK CITY LIE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF PROTECTED LANDSCAPE, FROM SMALL URBAN SPACES LIKE PETE AND TOSHI SEEGER RIVERFRONT PARK IN BEACON TO THE MASSIVE EXPANSES OF BEAR MOUNTAIN AND THE CATSKILL FOREST PRESERVE. HERE’S A SHORT LIST OF PARKS TO EXPLORE ON YOUR NEXT OUTDOOR JAUNT. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, along with Mohonk Preserve and Sam’s Point Preserve, is part of the Shawangunk Mountains in Southern Ulster County, just outside New Paltz. Minnewaska is 2,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by rugged terrain, including worldclass rock climbing. Wander across stream crossings, peer over cliffs and ledges, trample through hardwood forests and view waterfalls and clear lakes as you make your way across 35 miles of footpaths and carriage roads to hike and bike. Nysparks.com/parks/127/details.aspx Mohonk Preserve protects more than 7,000 50

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acres of mountain ridges, forests, fields, streams, and ponds in Gardiner. Traipse along one of several carriage roads or trails and access extra routes along the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. Hikers of all levels will find a pathway they can handle at the Mohonk Preserve. The easiest loop is the 15-minute Shawngunk Sensory Trail. Mohonkpreserve.org Walkway Over the Hudson Stroll, cycle, or run 200 feet above the Hudson River on the former Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge (built in 1888), which was transformed into the 1.28-mile long Walkway in 2009. More than three million people have visited the linear park since it opened to enjoy its unparalleled views of the Hudson River. Walkway.org Dutchess Rail Trail This 13-mile linear park stretches from the Walkway Over the Hudson through Poughkeepsie and Wappingers Falls to the restored Hopewell Junction train depot. Winding through a green landscape of dense tree cover and a mixture of new bridges and converted railroad trestles and tunnels, the rail trail—like its Ulster County counterpart, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail—is a secret thoroughfare for nonmotorized locomotion. Dutchessrailtrail.com


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Opposite: Minnewaska State Park Preserve; Above: Poet’s Walk

Sterling Forest State Park comprises 20,000 acres of nearly pristine natural refuge along the New York-New Jersey border in the Ramapo Mountains. Established in 1998, it is among the largest additions to the New York State park system in 50 years. This unbroken deep-forest habitat is important for the survival of many resident and migratory species, including black bear, a variety of hawks and songbirds, and many rare invertebrates and plants. There are over 80 miles of hiking trails, including 8 miles of the Appalachian Trail and 8.9 mile s of the Highlands Trail in the Park. Hikes range from easy to strenuous with many beautiful views. Palisadesparksconservancy.org If you’re a writer or artist, you may get more work than play done when you visit Poet’s Walk. Created in the 1940s, the landscape is made up of several outdoor “rooms,” all of which are intended to evoke a different emotion. If you’re feeling blue, head to the elation “room”; if you need inspiration for your horror novel, visit the foreboding “room”; and so on. Washington Irving came up with the idea for “Rip Van Winkle” while roaming around Poet’s Walk, so don’t ignore the muses. The Catskill Mountains are within view and guests can spend their time at the Overlook Pavilion or on the meadow trail.

Ramble along the byway that leads through the woods, around a ravine and over the stone bridge. There are two miles of trails, all of which are either gravel or hard packed dirt. Settle into the benches at the Summer House to catch your breath or take in the vista. Don’t forget to pack your binoculars since the woods and fields are chock full of wildlife. Poet’s Walk is on a rotational mowing regime that’s intended to increase the diversity of birds, butterflies, bees and beetles. Scenichudson.org/parks/poetswalk Shaupeneak Ridge’s 790 acres of coarse turf, and wildflower grasslands are part of the Marlboro Mountains in Ulster County. There are nine miles of trails of differing difficulties and lengths for hiking and animal spotting. If you’re hiking with the family, make your way around water lily-adorned Louisa Pond. The adjacent wetland is full of birds and dragonflies. Beaver, deer, coyotes, and turkeys wander around the grounds of Shaupeneak Ridge and visitors can enjoy panoramas of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. There’s also a waterfall, pond, forest and interesting rock formations to observe. The farmland at the base of the ridge is protected so that the scenery will remain unspoiled. Scenichudson.org/parks/shaupeneakridge S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park

Thirteen-mile rail trail that stretches from the former Hopewell Junction train depot to the Walkway Over the Hudson. Dutchessrailtrail.com A 14K acre park offering hiking, a beautiful beach on Canopus Lake, picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, hunting, and more. 1498 Route 301, Carmel. (845) 225-7207 Nysparks.com

Harriman/Bear Mountain

Expansive park featuring 31 lakes, two beaches, two campgrounds, and over 200 miles of trails. Bear Mountain. (845) 786-2701 Nysparks.com

Kenneth Wilson Campground

Picturesque campground just five miles from Woodstock offering boating, fishing, and hiking. 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt Tremper. (845) 256-3099 Dec.ny.gov

Lake Taghkanic State Park

Tent and trailer campsites as well as cabin and cottage camping facilities. Two beaches, boat launch sites, boat rentals, playgrounds, sports fields, and more. 1528 Route 82, Ancarm. (518) 851-3631 Nysparks.com

Mills Norrie State Park

Comprising more than 1,000 acres, this park offers hiking, camping, and access to the Norrie Marina. 9 Old Post Road, Staatsburg. (845) 889-4646 Parks.ny.gov

Minnewaska State Park

Featuring numerous waterfalls, three lakes, and rugged terrain of the Shawangunk Ridge. Hiking, biking, swimming, rock climbing, bouldering, and boating. 5281 Route 44/55, Kerhonkson. (845) 255-0752 Nysparks.com

Mohonk Preserve

World-class climbing and hiking along majestic Shawangunk Ridge. Horseback riding, cycling, and running also welcome! Visitor center open daily 9-5. 3197 Route 44/55, Gardiner. (845) 255-0919 Mohonkpreserve.org

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Spring-fall camping, hiking, and fishing at a historic area with two lakes and mountain trails. Haines Falls. (518) 589-5058 Dec.ny.gov

Beachfront park adjacent to Beacon train station with picnicing, boat launch, and expansive views. 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon. CityofBeacon.org

Sam’s Point

Southernmost promontory of the Shawangunks offering expansive views. Other attractions include ice caves, Lake Maratanza, and VerKeerderkill Falls. Sam’s Point Foot Trail, Ellenville. (845) 647-7989 Nynjtc.org

Scenic Hudson

A system of nearly 40 parks and preserves along the Hudson River for hiking, biking, strolling, and enjoying nature. Locations throughout the Hudson Valley. (845) 473-4440 Scenichudson.org

Sterling Forest State Park

Comprises 21,935 acres of nearly pristine natural refuge. Enjoy a combined 83 miles of hiking and biking trails through remarkable woodland. Tuxedo Park. (845) 351-5907 Nynjtc.org

Walkill Valley Rail Trail

Twenty-two miles of linear park from Wallkill to Kingston. Includes Rosendale Trestle, soaring 150 feet over Rondout Creek with views of Joppenburgh Mountain. Wvrta.org

Walkway Over the Hudson

A linear walkway spanning the Hudson River. At 1.28 miles long and 212 feet tall, it is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 454-9649 Walkway.org


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THE HUDSON VALLEY IS RICH WITH HISTORY, HAVING PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION . From our national landmarks to our independent museums, every town has a story

to tell. Some of the more notable historic centers include the lifelong home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, site of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, where guided and self-guided tours lead you through 300 acres of grounds, gardens, and trails rife with presidential history. Appropriately close to her husband’s residence, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Cottage is the only national historic site dedicated to a first lady. The 90-minute tour includes an introductory film preceding a showing of the permanent exhibit, “Eleanor Roosevelt and Val-Kill: Emergence of a Political Leader.” The Hudson Valley is home to other presidential histories as well, including Washington’s Headquarters, which doubles as the nation’s first publicly owned historic site. Guided tours are available of the home where General Washington denied the possibility that he reign as king following the war and circulated a letter that strongly influenced the writing of the Constitution. From the political to the architectural, Hudson Valley history involves a vast array of subjects. The Fred J. Johnston Museum in Kingston is the 1812 home and showroom of the 20th-century antiquarian and preservationist. The Federal-style house is artfully furnished with the late figure’s personal antique collection, including furniture, glassware, pottery, needlework, and artwork. The legendary, ornate Rockefeller estate, Kykuit, is located on a hilltop in Sleepy Hollow, having been meticulously preserved for more than a century. Several tour options are available, from the “Classic Tour” that covers the basics to the “Grand Tour” that exhaustively covers the details. To take a closer look at our central body of water, the Hudson Valley’s namesake, check out the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston. Discover the grand steamboats, tug boats, and ice boats on a group tour, or attend one of the events hosted by their Follow the River Lecture and Film Series. For a kid-friendly experience, try the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie. Exhibits focus on nature, science, literature, art, music, and the surrounding community, with a new immersive play space, an aptly-named Imagination Playground, and an exact replica of an Ice Age Mastodon found only three miles away from the museum. 56

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Vanderbilt Mansion The national Gilded Age historic site features an hour-long walking tour of the country house, trails, and Italian gardens, and a cell phone tour of the surrounding area. Nps.gov/hofr; Nps.gov/vama

West Point The US Army college, considered by General Washington to be the most strategic position in Colonial America, offers guided bus tours of the scenic fortifications rich with military history. Usma.edu

Historic Huguenot Street 17th-century settlers founded Huguenot Street to preserve their history. The 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a visitor center, historic homes, and the settlers’ burial ground. Huguenotstreet.org

Boscobel The epitome of Federal American architecture in its construction and furnishings, Boscobel hosts special events, art exhibitions, and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Boscobel.org

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery The 200-acre site offers a self-guided walking tour. The grounds were designed by Howard Daniels, and house the remains of some of Poughkeepsie’s most notable citizens. Poughkeepsieruralcemetery.com

Gomez Mill House The public museum, established in 1714, is the oldest Sephardic Jewish home in the country, with guided and group tours available on the building and region. Gomez.org

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HISTORIC SITES Boscobel

Boscobel contains one of the nation’s leading collections of Federal Period furnishings, offering guided tours, events, and programs throughout the year. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. (845) 265-3638 Boscobel.org

Clermont Historic Site

Learn about the estate and its former owners, the influential Livingston Family, while enjoying the property’s four gardens and breathtaking views. 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown. (518) 537-4240 Nysparks.com

Gomez Mill House

Oldest standing Jewish dwelling in North America; oldest historic house on the National Register of Historic Places in Orange County. 11 Mill House Road, Marlboro. (845) 236-3126 Gomez.org

Historic Huguenot Street

A National Historic Landmark District and museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Huguenot families who helped make America. 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. (845) 255-1660 Huguenotstreet.org

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

The Olana Partnership/Olana State Historic Site Hudson River School artist Frederic Church (1826-1900) designed Olana, his home, studio, and farm which showcases panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson. (518) 828-0135 Olana.org

Senate House State Historic Site Opened during the Revolutionary War and site of the first New York State senate. Excellent example of 18th-century Dutch life typical of the period. 296 Fair Street, Kingston. (914) 3382786 senatehousekingston.org

Vanderbilt Mansion A remarkably complete example of the GildedAge country place, illustrating the cultural changes that occurred as America became industrialized. 119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park. (845) 229-7770 Nps.gov/vama

Washington’s Headquarters The nation’s first publicly owned historic site and where General George Washington made a number of critical decisions affecting the country’s history. 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh. (845) 562-1195 nysparks.com

FDR’s picturesque Springwood estate is the site of the first US Presidental Library. Visit our museum to learn about the only president elected to four terms. 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. (845) 229-9115 Nps.gov/hofr

West Point Museum

Locust Grove Estate

West Point Tours, Inc.

Montgomery Place

Take an exciting guided tour of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Tours leave from the Visitors Center Daily. P.O. Box 268, Highland Falls. (845) 446-4724 Westpointtours.com

200-acre estate overlooking the Hudson River; 40-room Italianate mansion open for guided tours, gardens, hiking trails, art galleries. 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. (845) 454-4500 Lgny.org Tour the Alexander Jackson Davis-designed mansion and surrouding gardens, woodlands, and waterfalls. Annandale-on-Hudson. (845) 758-5461 Hudsonvalley.org/historicsites/montgomery-place

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America’s largest and most comprehensive Military Museum. Admission is free. 2110 New South Post Road, West Point. (845) 938-3590 Usma.edu/museum/

Wilderstein Historic Site Nineteenth-century Queen Anne-style country house on the Hudson River open to the public May-October Thursday-Sunday. 330 Morton Road, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-4818 Wilderstein.org


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Get Grounded BY KELLY SEIZ Hawthorne Valley Farm

THE WEST COAST MAY HAVE NAPA VALLEY, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE FINEST IN PRODUCE HERE ON THE EAST COAST, THE HUDSON VALLEY HAILS AS FARM-FRESH ROYALTY. From our internationally renowned orchards to our world-famous farms, Hudson Valley produce is perfected by the seasonal climates and nutrient-rich soil. In the spring, Hudson Valley vegetables reign: asparagus, chards, fiddleheads, green onions, assorted herbs, lettuce, peas, radishes, scallions, and spinach all grow in abundance. In Pine Island, Rogowski Farm grows over 200 varieties of vegetables, small fruits, and unusual herbs. In addition to fruits, veggies, and herbs, Sol Flower Farm offers over 100 varieties of organically grown flowers. As the snow melts away, we start tapping our maple trees for the sweetest, thickest maple syrup your pancakes could ask for. Crown Maple in Dover Plains bottles the best certified-organic maple syrup around, with the fullest in flavor and pure, sugary goodness. The summer heat brings berries, broccoli, corn, kale, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and other fruits and veggies out from their spring buds. Migliorelli Farm in Tivoli grows, picks, and distributes a vast array of vegetables and fruits, no matter the season. In addition to produce, some of our farms offer Hudson Valley honey. Remsburger Honey and Maple in Pleasant Valley offers traditional jars, but also freshly sliced portions of honeycomb straight from the hive. In the fall, the Valley boasts the best apples and pumpkins on the East Coast. The fall fun goes beyond being able to pick your own—autumn brings hayrides, corn mazes, and scarecrows as the temperature drops and our iconic red, orange, and yellow leaves emerge. Dykeman Farm in Pawling was voted one of the seven best pumpkin picking destination in the Tri-State area by CBS in 2013. In addition to their pumpkins, they offer quality gourds, squash, and Indian/sweet corn, picked fresh daily. Pluck an apple from a branch at Apple Hill Farm in New Paltz, pick your way through a pumpkin patch at Hurd’s Family Farm in Modena, and scour one of Kelder’s Farm’s berry bushes in Kerhonkson for the best of the bunch. Our famous farms supply our regional farmer’s markets, where you can pick from an agricultural arsenal of the best produce the Hudson Valley has to offer. Grab a basket, tote, or bag and purchase your produce still dusted with dirt, guaranteed all-natural. 62

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Apple Bin Farm Market

Small farm market homegrown fruits, breakfast and lunch items, baked goods, local and gluten free products. Open April-December 31st. 810 Broadway, Ulster Park. (845) 339-7229 Theapplebinfarmmarket.com

Crown Maple & Madava Farms

We invite you to spend an afternoon at Madava Farms, the home of Crown Maple. Open weekends from 11am to 5pm. 47 McCourt Road, Dover Plains. (845) 877-0640 Crownmaple.com

Dressel Farm

Farm market, u-pick, and ice cream parlor. Summer strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, sweet corn, and vegetables. 271 Route 208, New Paltz. (845) 255-0693 Dresselfarms.com

Fishkill Farms

Pick-your-own organic and eco-certified apples! Other pick-your-own produce available seasonally. Farm store and back porch with stunning views open for picnicking. 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction. (845) 897-4377 Fishkillfarms.com

Greig Farm

Pick fruit at this local farm market that also has baked goods, a nursery, festivals, musical events, and animal feeding. Also home to Hudson Valley Farmers Market, Saturday 10-3pm, year round. 223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. (845) 758-1234 Greigfarm.com

Hahn Farm

All natural beef, pork chicken, lamb. Seasonal vegetables and fruit. Fall pumpkin festival and activities. See website for hours. 1697 Salt Point Turnpike, Salt Point. (845) 266-3680 Hahnfarm.com

Hawthorne Valley Farm

400-acre Biodynamic farm includes a full-line natural foods store, CSA, summer camps, seasonal festivals and more. 327 County Route 21C, Ghent. (518) 672-7500 Hawthornevalleyfarm.org

Hurd’s Famiy Farm

Spring and summer field trips for kids and families. Plant a flower seed to take home, bouncy pillow, duck races, gem mining, picnic

pavilion, and more! 2187 Route 32, Modena. (845) 883-7825 Hurdsfamilyfarm.com

Joe the Grower

Made-to-order donuts at Honeycombs’ Cafe, fresh flower bouquets, and free vintage hayrides in the fall! 1127 Route 216, Poughquag. (845) 724-5503 Joethegrower.com

Jones Farm

“Baked and grown just like home.” Homegrown fruits and veggies in season, bakery, gourmet foods, and observation beehive. Pick your own pumpkins. 190 Angola Road, Cornwall. (845) 534-4445 Jonesfarminc.com

Kelder’s Farm

Offering pick-your-own berries, corn maze, petting zoo, educational tours, mini-golf, and birthday party packages. Home of the world’s third-largest garden gnome! 5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson. (845) 626-7137 Kelderfarm.com

Lawrence Farms Orchards

Family-owned pick-your-own and farm market. See our “Little Village,” reminiscent of a quaint New England farm town, and explore our hay bale maze. 39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh. (845) 562-4268 Lawrencefarmsorchards.com

Pennings’ Orchard

U-pick apple orchard, pumpkins, and old fashioned hoedowns! Panoramic views. 169 State Route 94, Warwick. (845) 986-7080 Penningsorchard.com

The Southlands Foundation

Non-profit educational facility focusing on horseback riding for riders of all levels.Situated on 200 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Rhinebeck. 5771 Route 9, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-4862 Southlands.org

Stone Ridge Orchard

Pick your own ecologically grown apples from this historic New Yorka apple orchard. Come for summer veggies and berries! 3012 Route 213, Stone Ridge. (845) 687-2587 Stoneridgeorchard.us

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State of the Arts BY ANNE PYBURN CRAIG

THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS ARTS EPIDEMIC THAT’S BEEN RAGING IN THE REGION FOR CENTURIES HAS INFECTED MOST EVERY CORNER AND SHOWS NO SIGNS OF LETTING UP. You’ll trip over it everywhere. Banks, cafes, and supermarkets hang local painters and photographers. Pub crawling in New Paltz or Uptown Kingston will run you head on into music and poetry. Our small towns fill to bursting with bold face names at festival times. Our heavy-hitting major arts players are a big part of the reason. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Sullivan County, on the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, is a treasure trove for anyone curious about the 60s—and the national and international names that perform there are just one piece of a multifaceted menu of exhibits, lectures, films and fiestas of all sorts. Vassar College brings it on with Powerhouse Theatre, a summertime series presenting over 20 new works a year by the emerging and established alike. Maverick Concerts in Woodstock is celebrating their 100th season this summer, lending an air of even wilder exuberance to their open-air chamber music series. Bard’s Fisher Center and its Spiegeltent will be exploding with Summerscape: world-class opera, jazz, cabaret, dance, theater, and film. Flanking the river on either side, the Bardavon 1869 Opera House and the Ulster Performing Arts Center regularly feature shining stars of all genres on their marquees. Downriver, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will be breathing life into the works of the Bard all summer long, in the open air on the glorious grounds of Boscobel. Caramoor in Katonah, with its Spanish Courtyard and Venetian Theater, showcases classical, jazz, opera and roots music. Our artsfolk are unpredictable, indefatigable and generous-spirited, doing black tie and blue jeans with equal grace and force, bringing in the heavy hitters and nurturing the up-and-coming with equal aplomb. Take Kaatsbaan, for example. Pro dance companies and choreographers from Manhattan and beyond come and spend a couple of weeks working and creating and gracing the intimate theater with its Metropolitan Opera-sized stage. The 2015 season will feature sixteen professional companies; you can attend a formal performance or stop by and catch an open 64

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rehearsal for free. And meanwhile, teens from everywhere are there studying Extreme Ballet. Smaller venues, from the many college theatres to intimate spaces like the Falcon in Marlboro, the Towne Crier in Beacon, the Chance in Poughkeepsie, BSP in Kingston, and the Rosendale Café are constantly raising the bar for excellence and eclecticism. TangentArts in Tivoli, the Shadowland in Ellenville, the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck—the problem isn’t finding something great to do with your evening, it’s choosing just one. (All the more reason to visit often and stay awhile.) We have fabulous, quirky places to spend the day immersed in art: Opus 40 in Saugerties, where you can hear music in a giant stonework sculpture, and Innisfree, acknowledged as one of the planet’s top ten gardens. We have hard-to-classify marvels like Omi International Art Center in Ghent, where artists from over 100 nations have converged to learn, work, play and turn you on. There are 500 acres of world-class cutting edge sculpture to explore at Storm King Arts Center. If you happen to catch a rainy day, while away the hours at the Dia:Beacon, with nearly 300,000 square feet of contemporary art, or take in the over 5,000 works at the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz. Both are constantly getting up to something innovative and fresh; your chances of finding an opening or a lecture on any given weekend are excellent. You can gaze upon the antiquities and Old Masters of Vassar’s Lehman Loeb collections, or check out the contemporary works at Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies/Hessel Museum. Besides the mondo museums, our towns and byways are dotted with midsize and smaller galleries: the Barret Art Center in Poughkeepsie, the Carrie Haddad in Hudson, RiverWinds in Beacon, and the Center for Photography in Woodstock being but four of the better-known on a long list. The Hudson River School isn’t just a chapter in an art history text. It’s alive and well, growing and thriving, and we never forget to pay homage where homage is due. This summer, two of our finest art destinations—Olana, the Persian-themed Hudson estate of Frederic Church, and the Thomas Cole Estate in Hudson—are collaborating on “River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home,” in which the paintings of 30 contemporary luminaries (Maya Lin and Chuck Close among them) will be displayed alongside selectively curated works by Cole and Church themselves in a dialogue spanning riverbanks and ages that could only happen here. S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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Woodstock Artists Association and Museum

Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson is a 17,000 square foot industrial factory transformed into a nonprofit multidisciplinary arts center located in Hudson. 110 S. Front Street, Hudson. (518) 822-1050 Basilicahudson.org

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

A not-for-profit cultural center at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival that inspires, educates, and empowers through the arts and humanities. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. (866) 781-2922 BethelWoodsCenter.org

Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum at Bard Presenting rotating temporary exhibitions of contemporary art in the 9,500 square-foot CCS Gallery. Hessel Museum complements curated CCS exhibitions. 33 Garden Road, Annandaleon-Hudson. (845) 758-7598 Bard.edu/ccs

Dia:Beacon

Huge, naturally-lit museum in a former factory with modern works from notable artists. This June introducing Robert Irwin’s “Excursus: Homage to the Square3.” 3 Beekman Street, Beacon. (845) 440-0100 Diaart.org

Dorsky Museum

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Exposures Gallery

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 to 5. Since 1979 photographer Nick Zungoli has been capturing the beauty of the Hudson Valley and Worldwide Travel Images. Exhibits, Photo Workshops, Commissions, Stock. 1357 Kings Higway, Sugar Loaf (845) 469-9382 Exposures.com

Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center

Collections comprise over 19,000 works from throughout history. This June opens “Punctuating Space: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager.” 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 437-5237 Fllac.vassar.edu

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art HVCCA presents “Love and Lust.” Our programs enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationship to social issues. 1701 Main Street, Peekskill. (914) 788-0100 Hvcca.org

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present four productions running in repertory under their theater tent at Boscobel House and Gardens from June 9-September 1. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. (845) 265-9575 Hvshakesepare.org

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center The Hudson Valley’s cultural park for dance situated on 153 acres provides creative residencies for dance artists and public


The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie atatVassar College in Poughkeepsie Free / Open daily daily exceptexcept MondayMonday Freeadmission admission / Open fllac.vassar.edu / 845-437-5632 fllac.vassar.edu / 845-437-5632

On view through 6/29, Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artifi cialat explores artists’ responses to light, with Late Night the Lehman Loeb offers works from the 16th through the early 20th centuries.

extended gallery hours and a lively atmosphere

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb offers extended gallery every Thursday evening. Also, enjoy the serene hours and a lively atmosphere every Thursday evening. by with and enjoy intimate Sculpture GardenSculpture with works Also, the serene and intimate Garden works by 20th-century artists. 20th-century artists.

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Piermont Flywheel Gallery

223 Ash St. / Piermont NY Thurs. & Sun. 1-6pm, Fri. & Sat.1-9pm (845) 365-6411 www.piermontflywheel.com View exhibit at: www.catherineminnery.artspan.com

FINE ART OIL PAINTINGS PASTELS SCULPTURES PHOTOGRAPHY ORIGINAL LINOCUT PRINTS MIXED MEDIA UNIQUE HANDMADE JEWELRY VINTAGE DECORATED CREPE DESIGNS FROM THE EARLY 1900’S

FINE ART• OIL PAINTINGS • PASTELS SCULPTURES • PHOTOGRAPHY ORIGINAL LINOCUT PRINTS • MIXED MEDIA VINTAGE DECORATED CREPE DESIGNS FROM THE EARLY 1900’S AND MUCH MORE Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat 12-6. Sun 12-5 or by appt. Open late every second Saturday of the month.

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Basilica Hudson

performances. 120 Broadway, Tivoli. (845) 757-5106 Kaatsbaan.org

Maverick Concerts

Oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America, celebrating its 100th season. Outdoor woodland venue. Opening weekend June 27-28. 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. (845) 679-8217 Maverickconcerts.org

Omi International Arts Center

Omi International Arts Center is a worldclass arts center with international residency programs and a 120+ acre sculpture park. Free and open to the public. 1405 County Route 20, Ghent. (518) 392-4747 Omiartscenter.org

Piermont Flywheel Gallery

A fine art, artist-run cooperative gallery located on the Hudson River three miles south of Nyack in Piermont NY. Thursday and Sunday, 1-6pm; Friday and Saturday, 1-9pm. 220 Ash Street, Piermont. (845) 365-6411 Piermotflywheel.com

Storm King Art Center

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Thomas Cole House

Former home and studio of painter Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of painting, the nation’s first art movement. 218 Spring Street, Catskill. (518) 943-7465 Thomascole.org

Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater is dedicated to the development of new works for theater /film, and the training of young artists. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 437-5599 Powerhouse.vassar.edu

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum Since 1919, the WAAM has been committed to exhibiting and collecting the finest work in all media by area artists. 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock. (845) 679-2940 Woodstockart.org

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Regional center for the arts hosting exhibitions, performance, classes, workshops, symposia, summer residences, and artist housing. See site for events! 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock. (845) 679-2079 Woodstockguild.org


the Hudson Valley’s cultural park for DANCE Professional performance Spring & Summer seasons

Residencies Extreme Ballet ® Academy of Dance

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6/7 @ 12PM-3PM Hudson Valley Pride Parade

7/11 10AM-4PM Stone House Day

Annual parade down Main Street in New Paltz with food, vendors, and family activities at Hasbrouk Park to follow. Main Street, New Paltz Lgbtqcenter.org

6/20 11AM-MIDNIGHT Newburgh Illuminated Festival

All day music, food, art, and heritage festival celebrating 150 years of Newburgh. 845-629-8676 | Broadway and Liberty Street, Newburgh. Newburghilluminatedfestival.com

6/20 – 6/21 ALL DAY Clearwater Festival

Seven stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling, and family-oriented programming. Handcrafters’ Village, Green Living Expo, Artisanal Food & Farm Market. Inspired by river cleanup and education. 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. Clearwaterfestival.org

6/26-6/28 35th Annual Old Songs Festival: Music with Roots A family-friendly festival of folk and traditional music and dance, with concert performances, dances and interactive workshops. 518 -765-2815 | Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Oldsongs.org

6/27-6/28 6AM-6PM Farm to Fork Fondo

All proceeds from this bicycle fondo go to Orange County farms and farm organizations. Bicycle through rural Orange County to support its farms and farm organizations! Food, lodging, and post-ride BBQ on-site at the stunning Cedar Lakes Estate. nizations. Hosted by Cedar Lakes Estate. 1 Team USA Way, Port Jervis. Farmforkfondo-oc.com

Tour Colonial-era stone houses, 230-330 years old, costumed guides militia, crafts, games, music, antiques, cafeteria. Tickets online or call. 845-331-412111 | Main Street, Hurley. StoneHouseDay.org

7/18-7/19 12PM-7PM Rosendale Street Festival

Food, vendors, and six stages featuring 74 bands over the course of this two-day festival. Free admission; Main Street, Rosendale. Rosendalestreetfestival.ning.com

7/28-8/2 ALL DAY Ulster County Fair

Food, midway, agricultural exhibits, events, and entertainment. A county tradition since 1869. 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz. Ulstercountyfair.com

AUGUST 8/8 ALL DAY The Olana Summer Party: Icebergs in August Come play on the beautiful Olana property, enjoy drinks, food and games.518-828-0135 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson Olana.org

8/14-8/16 Saugerties Artists Studio Tour

Open studios tour featuring 40 artists working in a wide variety of media and styles. Free, selfguided tour. 845-246-7493 | Locations around Saugerties Saugertiesarttour.com

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Stone House Day, Chronogram Block Party

trucks, dunking booth for charity, maker fair, DIY art tent, photobooth, and much more. Wall Street, Kingston Chronogramblockparty.com

8/14-8/22 Kingston Festival of the Arts

An annual celebration of arts and culture in multiple indoor and outdoor venues throughout Kingston. 845-331-0080 | Kingston. Kingston-ny.gov

8/25-8/30 Dutchess County Fair

Second-largest county fair in the state! “Thrilla-minute” excitement for the whole family. 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck Dutchessfair.com

ONGOING Bard SummerScape

The 26th annual Bard Music Festival will focus on Mexican composer Carlos Chávez. Enjoy opera, theater, dance, and Spiegeltent cabaret. 60 Manor Avenue, Annandale-on-Hudson. Fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Craft Fair Three hundred independently juried artists and craftspeople from all over the US gather in this national tradition of excellence Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz. Quailhollow.com

Powerhouse Theater

SEPTEMBER

Theater students apprentice with the greats as they hone their productions for Broadway. June 26-August 2.See site for schedule. Powerhouse. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. vassar.edu

No pets/smoking please. 845-246-3090 | Cantine Field, Saugerties HVGF.com

Rinaldi Flea Markets

9/26-9/27 10AM-5PM Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

OCTOBER 10/4 ALL DAY Warwick Applefest

The festival will host over 240 craft and food vendors, a variety of free live stage performances, carnival rides, farmers market, and an apple pie contest. 845-987-8300 Downtown Warwick Warwickapplefest.com

Flea market that runs every Sunday from April through October. Antiques, collectables, records, tools, fresh food, and much more! 631-891-7112 | 900 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. Rinaldifleamarkets.com

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Go to our website to see a list of exciting events in our vital community. 845-255-0243 257 Main Street, New Paltz Newpaltzchamber.org S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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Walkway Over the Hudson

STAY AND PLAY FOR AN IDEAL DAY IN THE HUDSON VALLEY! FROM THE BORDERING MOUNTAINS TO THE MIGHTY HUDSON RIVER, WE HAVE A NATURAL PLAYGROUND WITH PLENTY OF BUSINESSES SPECIALIZING IN MAXIMIZING FUN. Get your gear and climb the Catskills or Shawangunks with Alpine Endeavors in New Paltz, or scale the massive indoor climbing set-up at The Cliffs at Valhalla. When you’re back on the ground, trade in your ropes for a saddle and reins at Southlands Foundation in Rhinebeck or Juckas Stables in Bullville for a trail ride or overnight horseback campout. For the more laidback adventurers, hop aboard one of Hudson River Cruises’ ships and yachts in Newburgh to check out the Hudson River shoreline, or pick up a polo and slacks to play 18 holes at Highlands Country Club in Garrison with breathtaking panoramic Valley views. Have the whole family? Bring them to Zena Recreation in Woodstock to splash in their two swimming pools or set up a game on the tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts. Got your glove? They’ve got a baseball field too. Turn off your phones, computers, and tablets and tune into nature at Wild Earth in New Paltz, where they offer nature-based programs for all ages (including adults)! If you’re looking for something different, hop over to Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Poughkeepsie and jump around their five trampoline courts—nail a slam dunk in mid-air in their special bouncy basketball room. For an all-inclusive stay, Rocking Horse Ranch boasts an indoor water park, all-inclusive dining, a variety of performances (magic, music, circus, and more), horseback riding, tractor rides, a private lake, outdoor water sports, and even a spa—all on the ranch! Any animal lovers out there? Shalimar Alpacas in Warwick lets you get up close and personal with their herd of alpacas. They also offer weaving lessons using fiber from the herd. If the art of weaving appeals to you, how about the art of pottery? Hudson Valley Pottery and Ceramics School in Rhinebeck offers classes, private lessons, and workshops for all levels of ceramicists. Spin a wheel, work some clay, and fire it up on-site! No matter where you decide to spend your day, the Hudson Valley has more than enough to keep you and your family entertained—cherished memories guaranteed. 72

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Fiberflame Studios This walk-in mixed-media art studio invites the artistic, creative, and curious to start a project, any project, with zero structure and absolute freedom. Two locations: Rhinebeck and Woodstock. Fiberflamestudio.com

Storm King Adventure Tours What better way to experience the Hudson River than paddling it? “SKAT” kayak tours include historic Bannerman’s Island (including hardhat tours), Moodna Marsh, and more. Stormkingadventuretours.com

Hudson Valley Renegades Catch a ball, buy a hot dog, and kick back with the local minor league baseball team. The postgame fireworks at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill are always a home run! Facebook.com/HVRenegades

Town Tinker Tube Rental Here’s the ideal summer escapade for adrenaline junkies. The whitewater rapids on the Esopus Creek guarantee a wet, wild ride via tube or kayak. Towntinker.com

Catskill Mountain Railroad These unique sightseeing trains provide a comfortable seat and unbeatable views of both historic Kingston and the Esopus Creek in Mount Tremper (the Esopus line features a topless railcar). Catskillmtrailroad.com

Splashdown Beach It’s not called “America’s biggest little water park” for nothing! Splashdown has pipes, plunges, wave pools, and lazy rivers perfect for the whole family. Splashdownbeach.com S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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The Southlands Foundation

Alpine Endeavors

Alpine Endeavors offer professional instruction and guiding to all abilities for rock climbing and hiking in the Shawangunk and Catskills, and beyond. 44 Main Street, New Paltz. (877) 486-5769 AlpineEndeavors.com

Catskill Mountain Railroad

Experience fun and relaxing round-trip train excursions in 2 locations: Kingston and Mt. Tremper. The Catskill Mountain Railroad is fun for the whole family. Mt. Tremper Station: 5408 Route 28, Mt. Tremper. Kingston Station: 149 Aaron Court, Kingston. (845) 688-7400

Fiberflame Studio

A walk-in art studio offering daily walk-in projects, workshops, parties; our gift shop features handmade, local & fair trade treasures. 1776 Route 212, Woodstock; 18b East Market Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 679-6132; (845) 516-5123 Fiberflamestudio.com

Highlands Country Club

The Highlands Country Club offers an incomparable event setting and membership privileges that includes a 9-hole golf course, outdoor pool and tennis courts. 955 Route 9D, Garrison. (845) 424-3254 Highlandscountryclub.net

Hudson River Cruises

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and specialty cruises running May-October. 1 East Strand Street, Kingston. (845) 340-4700 Hudsonrivercruises.com

Hudson River Valley Tours

Hudson River Valley tours provides customized itinerary planning with a step-on guide for groups visiting the Historic, Scenic Hudson River Valley. PO Box 474, Rosendale. (845) 658-3101 Hrvtours.com

Hudson Valley Pottery Moring Studio

A fully equipped clay studio hosting birthday and private parties, internships, 6 week long classes, family & kids class, and private lessons. 18 Garden Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-3190 Hudsonvalleypottery.com

Juckas Stables

Celebating 49 years of HORSEBACK RIDING! Beautiful trails, quality horses, lessons, experienced wranglers, parties, gift certificates. Call for reservations. 1204 NY-302, Bullville. (845) 361-1429

PaddleHead Boards

A standup paddleboard, kayak, and bicycle rental company, located on the Hudson River. We provide eco-friendly, healthy, and fun activities for the whole family. 13 North Water Street, Athens. (518) 755-4052 Paddleheadboards.com


Rocking Horse Ranch

All-inclusive family resort featuring horseback riding, indoor water park, spa, live entertainment, and much more! 600 Route 44, Highland. (845) 691-2927 Rockinghorseranch.com

Shalimar Alpacas

Small alpaca farm and fiber store. A perfect day trip. We sell Alpaca clothing: gloves, scarves, sweaters, and more. 164 East Ridge Road, Warwick. (845) 986-3031

Skydive the Ranch

Make your First Skydive from 13,500 feet. Open 7 days a week. April-October. Call for reservations, NOW!!!!! 55 Sandhill Road, Gardiner. (845) 255-4033 Skydivetheranch.com

The Southlands Foundation

Non-profit educational facility focusing on horseback riding for riders of all levels. Situated on 200 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Rhinebeck. 5771 Route 9, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-4862 Southlands.org

Storm King Adventure Tours

We provide guided kayaking and hiking tours in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. All equipment and instruction is included. 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson. (845) 534-7800 Stormkingadventuretours.com

Town Tinker Tube Rental

Experience the thrill of whitewater inner tubing down Esopus Creek. Memorial Day—Sept. 30 (After Labor Day by reservation. 9am–4pm. P.O. Box 404/10 Bridge Street, Phoenicia. (845) 688-5553 Towntinker.com

Wild Earth

Wild Earth provides children, adults and families opportunities to play, explore and learn in nature. 29 South Chestnut Street Suite 201, New Paltz. (845) 256-9830 Wildearth.org

Zena Recreation Park

Private pool and tennis club. Open open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Swim and tennis lessons and competitive swim team. 714 Zena Highwoods Road, Woodstock. (845) 679-8098 Zenarec.com

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Scholastic Symphony BY ANNE PYBURN CRAIG

PICTURE AN INFINITE JAM SESSION. ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER, HOT JAZZ, WORLD BEAT, BLUEGRASS, TECHNO, ALL SEGUEING SEAMLESSLY FROM MOVEMENT TO MOVEMENT, A SOUNDTRACK ADDING SHIFTING KALEIDOSCOPIC LAYERS OF HARMONY AND RHYTHM TO THE DANCES OF EVERYDAY LIFE. Got that? Then you begin to glimpse the richness and variety, the depth of our educational landscape. The story starts back in the early 1860s with characters like John and Margaret Bard and Matt Vassar. Their namesakes rock on, not only providing five-star educations but serving as cutting-edge cultural magnets—and those are but two of the 18 independent colleges the Valley has to offer. Then there’s SUNY. From Purchase to Columbia-Greene, the Valley is home to campuses where you can get some of the best value for your educational buck that you’ll find on planet Earth, whether you’re looking for a master’s or a continuing ed class, whether you want to study fine arts, physics, sustainable building, or all of the above. SUNY’s got it going on: high tech facilities, inspired instruction, and offerings tailored to adults with lives. And like the privates, the SUNY campuses do a lot for the local culture: symposia and conferences, galleries and galas, performing arts and poetry. When it comes to educating the young, we’ve got great school districts—and beyond that, a stellar array of private schools of every sort. Just about the only common factors are excellence and mad love for teaching the young; beyond that, it’s impossible to generalize. We’ve got the New York Military Academy neighboring with Storm King, venerable and rigorous and dramatically different. We’ve got the modern Catholic intellectualism of Canterbury, the Friendly persuasion of Oakwood, the freethinking splendors of Sudbury. We’ve got Waldorf schools and Montessori schools, sweet eclectic places like Woodstock Day, Poughkeepsie Day and High Meadow School, and programs like Wild Earth, Wayfinders, and the Paul Green Rock Academy. If you start checking it out, beware; you’ll wish you were a kid again. But you don’t have to go back in time to find learning opportunities that will blow your mind in great big beautiful ways, whether you’re visiting, summering, or thinking of living here. Take one example: the Culinary Institute of America. You can enroll and start a whole new life in the world of food with a degree from a planetary center of excellence; many have. (And happily for us all, many have stuck around to open restaurants.) But there’s no need for a huge commitment. You can dabble at a wide variety of levels. The CIA offers Boot Camps in cooking, baking and wine. There are a dozen options, ranging from two to five day experiences—everything from Basics, Healthy Eating, and Grilling and BBQ on up to in-depth explorations of various world cuisines and fine wines. Then they’ve got Saturday Kitchens (cooking and baking of all sorts for all skill levels) and two-hour 76

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High Meadow School

Sampling sessions. That’s just, so to speak, a taste. Maybe you’re passionate about where the food comes from in the first place. In that case, check out the Hawthorne Valley Association, a multifaceted gem in Columbia County where agriculture, arts and education meet in a gorgeous profusion of internships, programs, celebrations and doings of all sorts. Their 400-acre biodynamic farm covers a lot of bases—dairy, veggies, lactofermentation—on a playing field they like to call Agriculture 3.0, and they would love nothing more than to share what they know with you. Love teaching? The Sunbridge Institute has a slew of summer programs on Waldorf education topics like storytelling, puppetry, and rediscovering your playful side, taught Waldorf-style with heaping helpings of arts, fun and warmth. Want to immerse yourself in myth, magic and the Great Mystery? The Center for Symbolic Studies has in-depth Joseph Campbell seminars, explorations of traditional shamanic pathways, teachings on mask-making and how to swing from a flying trapeze. Ever wonder about enneagrams? The Enneagram Institute has its world headquarters in Stone Ridge. And you just never know what the folks at Unison Arts and Learning are going to do next; they’ll help you flow into tai chi, tack down your tango, or learn to photograph nudes, to name but three possibilities. Then there are the venerable art academies of Woodstock, where you can take on jewelry-making, photography, or any fine or performing art that sparks you at a range of levels of engagement, from two-hour quickies to summer-long intensives. There are music lessons in everything from Celtic harp and mandolin to electric bass or studio production. There are writers’ workshops, herb walks, conflict resolution trainings, beekeeping lessons, martial arts academies, Latin dance nights where an hour of salsa instruction precedes an entire ecstatic evening of trying it out. The Big Fat Hudson Valley Learning Jam: You’re invited. Sit down, pick up the beat, join on in. S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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LEARNING TOM SMITH

SUNY New Paltz

Bard College

Marist

At the forefront of higher education for over 150 years. Providing undergraduate, graduate, and early college programs. 30 Campus Road, Annandale-On-Hudson. (845) 758-6822 Bard.edu

Founded in 1929, noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning process. Located on 210-acre campus on the Hudson. 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie. (845) 575-3000 Marist.edu

Canterbury School

Mount Saint Mary College

Canterbury’s Open House will run on October 10, 2015. We welcome all families! To RSVP, please call (860) 210-3832. 101 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT. (860) 210-3832. Cbury.org

Columbia-Greene Community College

Private, liberal arts 4-year college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Ranked among best regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. (845) 561-0800 Msmc.edu

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School

Columbia-Greene Community College offers 41 dynamic academic programs on a beautiful rolling campus near the Hudson River. 4400 Route 23 Hudson. (518) 828-4181 Mycommunitycollege.com

Bringing “age appropriate” content to Waldorf students helps nourish healthy growth and cultivates students’ intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacities. Nursery through Grade 8. 16 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz. (845) 255-0033 Mountainlaurel.org

Dutchess Community College

Sunbridge Institute

Offering more than 60 academic programs leading to associate degrees or certificates. Hilltop campus overlooking Poughkeepsie. 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie. (845) 431-8000 Sunydutchess.edu 78

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Offering Waldorf elementary and early childhood education programs leading to certification and Master’s Degree option. 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge. (845) 425-0055 Sunbridge.edu


Above: Columbia-Greene Community College Left: Culinary Institute of America

SUNY New Paltz

Ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges. Creative, diverse, and supportive learning environment. 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. (845) 257-7869 Newpaltz.edu

SUNY Ulster

Public two-year college offering nearly 60 undergraduate programs. Start Here. Go Far. 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. (845) 687-5000 Sunyulster.edu

Vassar College

A highly selective, residential, liberal arts college located in the heart of the Hudson Valley in New York State. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 437-7000 Vassar.edu

Westchester Community College

Two-year institution offering over 60 associate and certificate programs. Faculty granted more SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence than all other community colleges system-wide. 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla. (914) 606-6600 Sunywcc.edu S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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CRAFT BEVERAGES

In Good Spirits BY KELLY SEIZ THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO END THE DAY THAN WITH THE FINEST WINE, PUREST SPIRITS, AND MOST DELECTABLE BREWS. HERE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY, WE TAKE PRIDE IN THE QUALITY AND SELECTION OF PROFESSIONALLY BREWED, DISTILLED, AND AGED CRAFT BEVERAGES, ALL WITH AN ARTISAN’S TOUCH. It all starts with our world-class soil, which allows the production of our exceptional fruits and grains. Those crops provide the excellence that we embody with all of our artisanal craft beverages. Head over to Millbrook Vineyards and Winery in Dutchess County, hailed by the New York Times as “The Hudson Valley’s flagship winery,” for a tour and tasting of their Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc. Check out Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner, winner of the prestigious New York State Wine and Grape Foundation’s Grower of the Year Award, well known for their Gamay Noir. In recent years, a new generation of innovators has supplied both a boon to the agricultural industry and an appealing new spin for visitors and residents alike: small batch, craft distilleries are transforming apples, corn, and other lush valley region crops into top quality liquors. Whether they’re seeking new pleasures to delight the refined palate or simply a unique weekend expedition, enthusiasts are finding the pursuit of the perfect spirit at local distilleries a rewarding experience. Orange County Distillery in Goshen produces extraordinary rye and beets for their renowned whiskey and vodka. Dutch’s Spirits in Pine Plains, known for its Sugar Wash Moonshine, is planning to open its farm-to-table restaurant, The Bunkhouse, this summer, to augment its tasting room experience. Hillrock Distillery in Ancram, offers the world’s first solera-aged bourbon, with a nose of dried fruit, vanilla, caramel, oak, and spice, with a hint of floral accent. In Kingston, Keegan Ales is famous for their ever-popular Mother’s Milk, a dark stout with luscious hints of oatmeal and chocolate. The Gilded Otter in New Paltz offers a two-level restaurant seating area set around their massive brew tanks, so you can watch the brews your enjoying being made right in front of you. The Newburgh Brewing Company has transformed an abandoned factory in the city’s historic district into one of the region’s coolest drinking halls, serving upscale bar snacks and their ever-changing menu of “sessionable” (generally low in alcohol) beers. From the well-honed classics to the singular and creative, the Hudson Valley is home to dozens of brewers and distillers that provide the best in boozy beverages. 80

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Chatham Brewing Company Officially crowned “Best Craft Brewery in the Hudson Valley” at TAP NY in April, Chatham offers every imbiber’s fantasy, from light, citrus ales to rich, heavy IPAs. Chathambrewing.com

Tuthilltown Spirits The first New York whiskey distillery opened since Prohibition, they offer award-winning spirits and a creekfront restaurant to eat and drink the best of the best. Tuthilltown.com

Harvest Spirits From Peach Applejack to Black Raspberry Core Vodka, Harvest offers a variety of spirits with a creative array of flavors. Tasting room in Valatie open daily 12-5pm. Harvestspirits.com

Blue Collar Brewing This brewpub in a repurposed Poughkeepsie factory rotates through five drafts paired with craft American cuisine. Thebluecollarbrewery.com

Shawangunk Wine Trail With 14 wineries from New Paltz to Warwick, you can take a self-guided or chauffeured tour to sample the best of Hudson Valley wines. Shawangunkwinetrail.com

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery Warwick makes a wide variety of ciders, wine, and distilled spirits at its bucolic location in the Black Dirt Region of Orange County. Café open on weekends. Wvwinery.com S P R I N G / S U M M ER 2 0 1 5

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Adair Vineyard

Open for tours and tastings May-October on Saturday and Sunday from 11-6. 52 Alhusen Road, New Paltz. (845) 255-1377 Adairwine.com

Black Dirst Distillery

Tastes and sample of Black Dirt Bourbon and Black Dirt Apple Jack may be found at Warwick Valley Winery’s tasting room at 114 Little York Road in Warwick. 114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY 10990 845-258-6020 Blackdirtdistillery.com

Brotherhood Winery

America’s oldest winery. Visit us online for tasting hours and rates or to learn about our hosting venues. 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville. (845) 496-3661 Brotherhood-winery.com

Catskill Distilling Company

See a micro distillery in action during our distillery tours. Taste our crafts spirits at the elegant art deco bar from the 1939 World’s Fair. Daily noon-6. 2037 Route 17B, Bethel. (845) 583-8569 Catskilldistillingcompany.com

Chatham Brewing

Have a pint of fresh-brewed beer while savoring local fare from our food truck. Cans, growlers and specialty bottles to go. 59 Main Street, Chatham. (518) 697-0202 Chathambrewing.com

Coppersea Distilling Company

Single farm sourced spirits from New York’s Hudson Valley! See site for vendors and product details. 1592 Route 9W West Park. (845) 444-1044 Coppersea.com

Dutch’s Spirits

Bringing you Sugar Wash Moonshine, Peach Brandy, and a wide selection of bitters. Shop and find vendors online. 98 Ryan Road, Pine Plains. (518) 398-1022 Dutchsspirits.com

El Paso Winery

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11am–6pm, Wednesday–Sunday. 742 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park. (845) 331-8642

Harvest Spirits

Since 2008, distilled at Golden Harvest Farms, a 200-acre apple farm, with market & bakery. 3074 Route 9, Valatie. (518) 253-5917 Harvestspirits.com

Mill House Brewing Company

Bringing you a flight of brews crafted inhouse at our restaurant location. Upscale bar with a rural-industrial atmosphere. Home of award-winning Velvet Panda Nitro-Stout. 289 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 485-BREW Millhousebrewing.com

Millbrook Vineyard

Open daily noon-5 for tours and tastings. Home of award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Tocai Friulano, and Riesling. 26 Wing Road, Millbrook. (845) 677-8383 Millbrookwine.com

Neversink Spirits

Grand opening in spring 2015! Offering clear apple brandy made from New York State apples. Visit online for purchasing details. 33 New Broad Street, Port Chester. (914) 352-1953 Neversinkspirits.com

Shawanagunk Wine Trail

Home to 14 wineries nestled between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson River, just 60 miles from NYC. Visit us online for maps and resources. (845) 256-8456 Shawangunkwinetrail.com

Tuthilltown Spirits

Producing award-winning spirits since 2003. Visit our restaurant, come for a tour, or stop by our shop! 14 Grist Mill Lane, Gardiner. (845) 255-1527 Tuthilltown.com

Whitecliff Vineyard

Visit our 25 acre vineyard to sample hand crafted Hudson Valley wines with a beautiful view of the Shawangunk Ridge! Open daily 11:30am-5:30pm. 331 McKinstry Rd., Gardiner. (845) 255-4613 Whitecliffwine.com


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Westchester County

EXPLORE WESTCHESTER COUNTY FOR OUTDOOR EXCITEMENT AND MORE! Looking for an escape filled with outdoor fun? Look no further than New York’s Westchester County. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley bordering New York City, Westchester is an ideal outdoor destination offering beautiful parks and scenic trails perfect for hiking and biking. An extraordinary trail system meanders throughout the county and offers eye-catching scenery with picnic spots, restaurants, historic sites and nature preserves along the way. Relax after an exhilarating day with authentic farm to table dining and recharge in diverse accommodations that exude charm and luxury. From quick day trips to extended long weekends, Westchester is an easily accessible destination – by train, plane or car – with lots to offer. For more of the latest events and happenings in Westchester, log onto www.visitwestchesterny.com, like us on Facebook facebook.com/westchestercountytourism, follow us on Twitter @westchestertour or call 1-800-833-9282. 84

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