Photo of Bill Brooks by Lauren Thomas

Frozendale this Saturday

Rosendale’s annual Frozendale celebration returns to Main Street this Saturday, December 12. It officially runs from 12 noon to 6 p.m., but some downtown businesses will get on the festive bandwagon much earlier,…


Open Houses at Vanderbilt Mansion, FDR Library & Val-Kill

’Tis the season to visit mansions bedecked with holiday greenery, sparkly lights and shiny baubles, and Hyde Park’s historic sites are no exception. This Sunday, December 6, the Vanderbilt Mansion hosts its annual…


Saugerties hosts Holiday in the Village with famous toy giveaway

The Holiday in the Village celebration returns to Saugerties this Sunday, December 6 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. It’s a kid-focused event with many downtown shops offering children’s activities and specials. The historic…

(Photo by Walter Hill)

Winter Walk in Hudson to feature free books, music and fireworks

Billed as “Hudson’s liveliest, largest and most colorful event of the year,” the annual celebration Winter Walk, organized by the Hudson Opera House, returns this Saturday, December 5 from 5 to 8 p.m….


Holiday on Huguenot Street in New Paltz

In years past, the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, Historic Huguenot Street and the New Paltz Reformed Church have all organized their own pre-holiday festivities, sometimes on the same date and competing for…


Celebration of Lights parade, film & fireworks in Poughkeepsie

No matter what astronomical, meteorological, spiritual, historical, mythological or cultural phenomenon you personally consider the “reason for the season,” there’s no denying that all the holidays that revolve around the Winter Solstice celebrate…


Basilica Farm & Flea in Hudson

When native Canadian Melissa Auf der Maur first heard about “Black Friday” holiday shopping in this country, it seemed obvious to her, she says, that there ought to be an alternative for people…

Rosendale’s annual International Pickle Festival will be held at the Rosendale Recreation Center at 1055 Route 32 on Sunday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A brine time: International Pickle Festival in Rosendale

If it’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving, it must be time for pickles. And not just your garden-variety cucumber dill and sweet pickles, but deep-fried pickles, chocolate-covered pickles, pickled jalapenos and pickle ice cream….

All throughout Red Hook’s compact, walkable downtown, chocolate-tastings, cooking demos and other special events will be taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 7.  (photo by Valberg Lárusson)

Sacred cacao: Red Hook & the Chocolate Festival this Saturday

Seems like every town these days needs to have a signature specialty food festival. Saugerties has its garlic, Rosendale its pickles, Margaretville its cauliflower, Monroe its cheese. While tantalizing treats can be prepared…

(Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Take your pick at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Showcase

The seventh annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Showcase (and Tonewood Festival) returns to Woodstock’s Bearsville Theater with three days of high communing with the wood and wires of fine acoustic guitars – flattops, archtops, manouche, resonators,…

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