The Beat Category - Hudson Valley Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:46:56 GMT Climate-Themed Lecture and Art Exhibit at Rockefeller State Park Preserve Pleasantville, N.Y. (2/5/16) - The Art Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve will host a special lecture by one of the artists featured in the gallery's climate-themed exhibit, "Climatic Visions." On Sunday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m., Melissa Fleming will present "The Art and Science of Climate Change." She will introduce the basic science of climate change and how artists from around the globe are reacting to its diverse impacts. The presentation will explore how art can enlighten the public and produce positive action solving these critical issues. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT MANITOGA to present Peter Bynum's Ecstatic Light May 13 to November 14, 2016 Garrison, N.Y. - The Russel Wright Design Center is pleased to announce Ecstatic Light- the illuminated paintings of 2016 resident artist Peter Bynum. A site-specific installation of Bynum's works will be on display in Russel Wright's House and Studio, marking Manitoga's first presentation of a contemporary artist within the interiors. The installation will be on view during seasonal public tours and special programs, including artist-led tours. A Member Opening Celebration will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5-7pm. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Talk of Love & Marriage in the Air at Staatsburgh State Historic Site This Valentine’s Day Weekend Staatsburg, N.Y. (1/27/15) - Are you looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift? Consider treating your beloved to gourmet tea, scones and tea sandwiches in the former dining room of a Gilded Age tycoon overlooking the Hudson River, while learning about love and marriage as they transpired in the Gilded Age. Staatsburgh State Historic Site still has openings in its Valentine's Day weekend tea programs, a highly-acclaimed program. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT FDR Presidential Library and Museum presents an afternoon of Presidents Day Weekend Events Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing with Sue Reich, author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC followed by Documents On Display: Presidential Autographs, Saturday, February 13, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home Hyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host an afternoon of Presidents Day Weekend events on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home with an illustrated presentation and book signing with Sue Reich author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC. Reich will sign copies of her book after the talk. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Research Room of the FDR Presidential Library, visitors can view a selection of presidential autographs from the Roosevelt Library archives -- many of which are from FDR's personal collection -- on display only once a year. These events are free and open to the general public. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Don’t Miss the Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration Newburgh, NY, (Jan. 27, 2016) - You are cordially invited to our George Washington Birthday Celebration at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, February 13th, Sunday, February 14th and Monday, February 15th, from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Unique Holiday gifts can be found in Orange County, N.Y. Visitors to top Hudson Valley destinations can also pick up last minute stocking stuffers ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (December 7, 2015) - Visitors to Orange County, N.Y. don't have to worry about getting behind on their holiday shopping. Many top destinations in this Hudson Valley county feature specialty gifts shops with a little something for everyone. Shoppers here can also support some very worthy causes while picking up last minute stocking stuffers. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT It’s the Perfect Time to Visit Hard Cideries in Orange County, N.Y. Orange County, N.Y. (November 5, 2015) - With the grand opening of Angry Orchard in Walden, N.Y. on Friday, and plenty of events on tap, hard cideries are the place to be this holiday season. It's the perfect time to visit a tasting room and plan pairings for the upcoming Thanksgiving meal. "Orange County's long history of beautiful apple orchards make it a prime spot for the exciting craft cider culture that has taken off in recent years," said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. "We're excited to welcome Angry Orchard to the Orange County craft cider scene, and now visitors can taste this delicious beverage at five different cideries around the county." Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Scare Parks and Haunted Farms Attract Thrill Seekers from Afar Orange County, NY is the destination for spine-chilling fun this Halloween season Orange County, N.Y. - Orange County, N.Y. is home to some of the scariest Halloween attractions in America. Historically, tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston and Connecticut make the trip to these Hudson Valley haunts to be horrified. This year, old favorites are promising a more extreme experience than ever, and a new scare park is making its inaugural debut. "Some of the most frightening Halloween attractions in the nation are right here in Orange County, NY," said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. "Our scare parks and haunted farms are not for the faint of heart, but blood-curdling excitement is just what thrill seekers are longing for this time of the year." Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT Hudson River Valley Ramble Kick-offs This Weekend September Celebration Features Over 200 Events Albany, NY -The Hudson River Valley Ramble kicks-off this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with more than 200 exciting outdoor adventures across New York's Hudson Valley. The Ramble showcases the region's incredible scenery, history, natural resources, and recreational opportunities and features walking tours, hikes, paddles, bike tours and many other diverse experiences with something for everyone. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT New York State Hosts Path Through History Weekend Father's Day Weekend, June 20-21: Events Showcase Rich New York Culture and Heritage  Albany, N.Y. - Empire State Development (ESD) announces Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21. The weekend will feature nearly 300 events at historic venues across the state. This year the Path Through History Weekend coincides with Father's Day, encouraging New Yorkers to experience historical reenactments and events, while enjoying a memorable Father's Day with friends and family. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT