The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Hudson Valley Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:14:07 GMT Colavita and Fine Cooking Announce Farm to Fork Fondo http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/14/Colavita-and-Fine-Cooking-Announce-Farm-to-Fork-Fondo/8020/ Edison, N.J. - Colavita USA and Fine Cooking Magazine are pleased to announce the inaugural Colavita | Fine Cooking - Farm to Fork Fondo. The mass-participation cycling ride will be held June 28, 2015, at Cedar Lakes Estate in Orange County, New York, with 500 participants expected. The culinary-focused and community-driven athletic event will highlight the agriculture in the region with catered meals and mid-ride aid stations made from Colavita Italian specialty products, Fine Cooking Magazine recipes, and locally-sourced ingredients. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/14/Colavita-and-Fine-Cooking-Announce-Farm-to-Fork-Fondo/8020/ Fabulous winter fun and great memories await visitors in Orange County, N.Y. http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/14/Fabulous-winter-fun-and-great-memories-await-visitors-in-Orange-County-N-Y-/8019/ Orange County, N.Y. - Kick off 2015 by getting outside and taking in the fresh air! Orange County's winter landscape is filled with frosty, frolicking fun that will keep everyone energized and invigorated this season. Conditions permitting, the area is filled with hundreds of miles of hiking trails for every level of expertise, snow tubing, snow boarding, and fantastic skiing venues. Orange County is only a 70-minute ride from Manhattan, two and a half hours from Philadelphia, and three and a half hours from Boston. So grab your warm jacket, scarf, gloves, and boots and see why a day or weekend in Orange County creates wonderful winter memories. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/14/Fabulous-winter-fun-and-great-memories-await-visitors-in-Orange-County-N-Y-/8019/ Sledding Party at Historic Mansion http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/14/Sledding-Party-at-Historic-Mansion/8018/ Germantown, N.Y. - Clermont State Historic Site is hosting its annual sledding party from 12-3 pm on Sunday, January 25th, with a "No Snow Date" of Sunday, February 8th. This is the one day each year when the historic grounds are opened to sledding. Guests can warm up with hot chocolate and homemade treats by the fire. A great day for families! Free admission, safety sleds only (no metal runners). For more information about this program or to volunteer, please contact Clermont State Historic Site at (518) 537-4240. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/14/Sledding-Party-at-Historic-Mansion/8018/ Holiday events in Orange County put a smile on Santa’s face! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/4/Holiday-events-in-Orange-County-put-a-smile-on-Santa-s-face-/8007/ Orange County, N.Y. - Like a child's Christmas stocking, Orange County is filled with holiday events and activities to make everyone feel festive, joyful, and ready to celebrate the merry season. With fresh glittering snow blanketing the charming countryside, Orange County is only a seventy minute ride from Manhattan, two and a half hours from Philadelphia, three and a half hours from Boston, and one of Santa's most favorite stops. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/4/Holiday-events-in-Orange-County-put-a-smile-on-Santa-s-face-/8007/ A Gilded Age Christmas at Staatsburgh State Historic Site http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/A-Gilded-Age-Christmas-at-Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site/7999/ Staatsburg, N.Y. - The halls are being decked! Staatsburgh State Historic Site is preparing for its festive Gilded Age Christmas, featuring sumptuous decorations throughout the mansion and special children's programs from late November through New Year's Eve. The site opens for the holiday season on Friday, November 28, and offers public hours Thursday through Sunday, from Noon to 4pm (closed Christmas Day) through December 31.  Special evening hours are from 6pm to 8pm on Friday December 12, and additional days for visiting the mansion include Noon to 4pm on Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/A-Gilded-Age-Christmas-at-Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site/7999/ Fresh Cut and Fragrant http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Fresh-Cut-and-Fragrant/7992/ Christmas trees and B&Bs - a great holiday experience in Orange County Orange County, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2014) -  Fields of perfect Christmas trees are waiting to be cut for the holidays in the Hudson Valley's Orange County. Nine tree farms provide a real old-fashioned experience, with thousands of acres of fragrant trees ready to be cut, gift shops filled to the brim with wreaths and decorations, and a cup of hot chocolate or cider to boost holiday spirits! Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Fresh-Cut-and-Fragrant/7992/ Ghoulish Halloween Fun http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/27/Ghoulish-Halloween-Fun/7989/ The Hudson Valley haunts offer spooky entertainment in Orange County, NY   Orange County, N.Y. - Halloween thrill seekers looking for real shock value will find plenty of places to be scared to death in Orange County.  Whether it's "flashlight" corn maze fun at one of the county's local farms, or the shrieking madness of a scare park, Orange County has a wonderful variety of eerie entertainment to make your visit memorable and your nights sleepless. Tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston, and Connecticut make the trip annually to be horrified. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/27/Ghoulish-Halloween-Fun/7989/ Kites Will Fly at Washington’s Headquarters during the Hudson River Ramble September 20th http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Kites-Will-Fly-at-Washington-s-Headquarters-during-the-Hudson-River-Ramble-September-20th/7975/ Newburgh, N.Y. - Soaring, swirling, kites of all kinds will bob and weave as they dance in the wind at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site during Kites Over the Hudson, on Saturday, September 20th, 2 PM to 4 PM. Free kites will be given to the first 150 children 15 and under during this Hudson River Ramble event. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories, and refreshments will be served to all who attend. And there will be a Kite Hospital, staffed by members of Chapter 1782 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, to repair most kite catastrophes! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Kites-Will-Fly-at-Washington-s-Headquarters-during-the-Hudson-River-Ramble-September-20th/7975/ Sinterklaas Celebration Returns to Kingston for the 4th Year! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Sinterklaas-Celebration-Returns-to-Kingston-for-the-4th-Year-/7961/ Save The Dates! November 21th Through the 29th! Kingston, N.Y. - On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the famed Sinterklaas Celebration that has drawn thousands to Rhinebeck once again goes bi-coastal. For the fourth year, Kingston will celebrate a little bit of its Dutch heritage and reprise its starring role as Spain in the story of Sinterklaas' arrival in the Hudson Valley. A festive procession of giant puppets, stars, fish, flags, this year's honored animal (the Hummingbird) and the great Hudson River itself will travel down Broadway to bring the beloved holiday story to life. Come to the historic Rondout District in Kingston to discover this enchanting blend of tradition and modern day merriment. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Sinterklaas-Celebration-Returns-to-Kingston-for-the-4th-Year-/7961/ Harvest Happenings in the Hudson Valley Reap a Heap of Fun in Orange County, NY http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Harvest-Happenings-in-the-Hudson-Valley-Reap-a-Heap-of-Fun-in-Orange-County-NY/7956/ Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Fall is tiptoeing into the Hudson Valley. The apples and corn grow sweeter by the day and plump pumpkins are brightening the fields. It's the season when villages throughout the countryside celebrate harvest festivals. The New York Renaissance Faire still pulses with weekend merriment and the mountains surrounding the Bear Mountain Oktoberfest begin to echo happy sounds of German bands and polkas. Paddlers and hikers catch the first touches of fall color to the landscape. It's time to pick your fall fun from the Orange County events calendar at www.OrangeTourism.org. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Harvest-Happenings-in-the-Hudson-Valley-Reap-a-Heap-of-Fun-in-Orange-County-NY/7956/