The Beat Category - Hudson Valley Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:34:15 GMT Far-fetched and Fantastical Fun Celebrate fairies, ghosts, UFOs, and swashbuckling family adventures in Orange County, NY. Orange County, N.Y. - Pay special attention to your surroundings during your next Orange County, NY excursion. Amid the astounding Hudson Valley views, you just might glimpse a ghostly orb or flying saucer, or catch the spray of fairy dust. Come all ye curiosity seekers, night sky watchers, swashbuckling pirates, enchanting fairies, believers and non-believers! Just one-hour north of New York City, an out-of-this-world adventure awaits. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT Orange County Summer Calendar is Filled with Festivals Orange County, NY is the destination for outdoor family fun! Orange County, N.Y. - Orange County, NY is sure to be a destination of choice for day trippers and weekenders looking for fun outdoor festivals this summer. From live music and craft vendors to road races and even an airshow, each event offers a unique opportunity to experience all this scenic Hudson Valley county has to offer. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT Staatsburgh State Historic Site Season Opens Highlighting Gilded Age Opulence, Tales of the Titanic, Tea Talks and More Staaatsburg, N.Y. (3/25/16) - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as the Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Friday, April 15. Drop-in tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., last tour at 4 p.m. Often called a time capsule of the Gilded Age, the 79-room mansion retains its original furnishings and opulent décor. Admission for the standard tour is $8; $6 for seniors and students; children age 12 and younger are free. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT ‘Think Differently Dash’ Planned for Walkway Marathon Weekend Race Specifically for Disabled in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, June 11th Poughkeepsie, N.Y.- This year's Walkway Marathon Race Series will feature the Think Differently Dash on Saturday, June 11, providing people with developmental and physical disabilities a one-mile race of their own through downtown Poughkeepsie, organizers announced at a press conference this week. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces Significant Renovations of Historic Hudson Opera House are Now Underway Renovation of Oldest Surviving Theater in New York State will Create 145 Construction Jobs View Photos of the Historic Theater Here and Here (March 22, 2016) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced significant renovations of the historic Hudson Opera House in Columbia County, the oldest surviving theater in New York State, are now underway. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT Mild Weather Draws Visitors to Outdoor Destinations Parks, Wineries and historic sites offer plenty to do in Orange County, NY this spring Orange County, N.Y. - As the weather becomes warmer and the leaves return to the trees, it's the perfect time to spend a day or weekend in Orange County, NY. There are outdoor destinations to meet the tastes of everyone from history buffs to wine connoisseurs, art lovers to nature enthusiasts. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT Bunny Hop into the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Cornwall, N.Y. - On March, 26 at 9:30 a.m. or 11a.m., get a jump on spring at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall with Hippity Hoppity Bunnies! Join Environmental Educators to learn answers to questions such as, why do cottontail rabbits have so many babies, and where do they nest? Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT All Things Irish in Orange County, New York Themed St. Patrick's Day events make March the perfect time for a Hudson Valley getaway Orange County, N.Y. (February 24, 2016) - They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and visitors to Orange County this March will surely agree. Celebrations are kicking off early in the month and run for a full two weeks, providing plenty of opportunities to join in the fun! Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT Popular Maple Sugaring Tours at Nature Museum are a Sweet Deal Cornwall, N.Y. -   On Saturday, February 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting A Sugaring Off Celebration to celebrate the opening of the museum's Maple Sugaring season and to kick off a month of Maple Sugar Tours. The Maple Sugar Tours take place at the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. On opening day, visitors can experience expanded Maple Festivities along with their Maple Sugar Tours guided by Museum Educators. Festivities include a tree tapping demonstration and taste test, special crafts and games, Native American story telling around a camp fire and more! Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT Historic Tallman Pool Site Gets New Lease on Life Joint Efforts of Local Development Firm Procida Funding, Palisades Park Commission, and NYS Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart Result in Reopening of Tallman Beach & Pool Club in May 2016 Palisades, NY (January 26, 2016) - The much-loved Tallman Pool, which has been shuttered due to state budget cuts since 2008, has gotten a new lease on life. Piermont resident Billy Procida, principal of Procida Funding & Advisors, was just awarded a 20-year lease to re-open the historic site. Re-envisioned as the Tallman Beach & Pool Club, the site's renewal will culminate in a reopening this coming Memorial Day weekend. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT