Hudson Valley Bartender Challenge in New Paltz

Used to be, not long ago, if you asked for a fancy cocktail in the Hudson Valley, you were screwdrivered. “Five, ten years ago you couldn’t get a cocktail only two hours north…

Photo by Lauren Thomas

Takin’ it to the street

Six stages rocking for two full days at the Rosendale Street Festival It’s no secret: The Rosendale Street Festival is literally the hottest gig of the year. In the past few seasons, showtime…

Dinah Fried’s version of the tea party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Dinah Fried brings Fictitious Dishes to Rhinebeck

Bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy in Rhinebeck will host an author talk and book-signing with Hudson Valley-based author Dinah Fried for her first tabletop book, Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals. Meet…

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival this weekend

It’s time again for one of the finest bluegrass festivals in the nation (USA Today ranked it second in the country): Grey Fox, up in Oak Hill in Greene County, is four days…

(Photo by Valentina Storti)

Boice Brothers Dairy aims to break ice cream record

Who knew that there were so many world records having to do with ice cream? There’s one for the most scoops of ice cream balanced on a cone (71, a record set on…

(Photo by Will Dendis)

Hudson River Day in Kingston

The Hudson River Maritime Museum’s annual Hudson River Day will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Museum’s waterfront docks at the Kingston Home Port and…

(Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns to New Paltz

The third annual Hudson Valley Chalk Festival returns to New Paltz Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20. More than 21 professional artists who specialize in creating street chalk art will travel from…

The Hudson Valley Chalk Festival takes place in New Paltz from 9:30 a.m. until dusk on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18 through 20. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Kids’ Almanac (July 17-24)

“Did you know that ocean waves arrive every eight seconds, on average, and generally match the speed of cars in moderate traffic?” – Bob Berman, astronomer   Chess at Kingston & New Paltz…

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The Dude abides in Rhinebeck

Ah, the Dude. Who ever would have thought that Jeff Lebowski, as played by Jeff Bridges, would be a cult movie hero – bathrobe, bowling passion, White Russians and all? But screening parties…

Cornelius Eady (photo by Chip Cooper)

Sarah Micklem, Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic in Kingston

Kingston’s Spoken Word will host a mix of talent and entertainment this weekend when poet/playwright Cornelius Eady takes the stage with his literary band Rough Magic and his wife, fantasy novelist Sarah Micklem….

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