The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Hudson Valley Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:30:01 GMT 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/ Manitoga Announces Palmas Performance By 2014 Resident Artist Melissa McGill http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/27/Manitoga-Announces-Palmas-Performance-By-2014-Resident-Artist-Melissa-McGill/7953/ Garrison, N.Y. - "Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center is thrilled to present Melissa McGill's Palmas - a site-specific sound installation and live music and dance performance. Her work masterfully continues Russel Wright's legacy of creative experimentation and celebration of place at Manitoga," states Executive Director, Allison Cross. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/27/Manitoga-Announces-Palmas-Performance-By-2014-Resident-Artist-Melissa-McGill/7953/ Hats Off To Summer! At Washington’s Headquarters August 23rd And 24th http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Hats-Off-To-Summer-At-Washington-s-Headquarters-August-23rd-And-24th/7942/ Newburgh, N.Y. - Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site invites you to tip your hat in tribute to the last glorious days of summer during Hats Off To Summer! on Saturday, August 23rd , 11 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, 1-5 PM. Children and those young at heart are invited to make tricorns and mobcaps and wear their creations throughout the day. The historic Hasbrouck farmhouse, no stranger to such headgear since General and Mrs. Washington headquartered there during the last days of the Revolutionary War, will be open for guided tours. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Hats-Off-To-Summer-At-Washington-s-Headquarters-August-23rd-And-24th/7942/ 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Set for September http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/15th-Annual-Hudson-River-Valley-Ramble-Set-for-September/7934/ September 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com Albany, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2014) - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage announced today that the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble will feature more than 200 exciting events throughout the Hudson River Valley region. The Ramble will be held during each weekend in September, and features the events of more than 150 partner organizations. The Hudson River Valley Ramble offers a variety of walks, hikes, paddles, biking tours and other events and is designed to showcase the scenic, natural, historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area . Ramble events are led by naturalists, ecologists, historians, geologists and trained volunteers from participating organizations. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/15th-Annual-Hudson-River-Valley-Ramble-Set-for-September/7934/ Beyond the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Beyond-the-Tent-at-the-Hudson-Valley-Shakespeare-Festival/7926/ Cold Spring, N.Y.  - There is plenty happening under the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer, and starting August 8, there will be even more HVSF to enjoy when HVSF2 (formerly known as In Process) gets under way at The Depot Theater in Garrison.  Now in its fifth season, this exciting series explores new plays in a lab setting with HVSF company members in readings of contemporary work. All tickets for HVSF2 are $25 and may be purchased at http://philipstowndepottheatre.org. The Philipstown Depot Theatre is located at the Garrison Train Station, 4 miles from the Bear Mountain Bridge off Route 9D, Garrison's Landing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Beyond-the-Tent-at-the-Hudson-Valley-Shakespeare-Festival/7926/ Wassaic Project Announces 2014 Summer Festival Film Selections, Inaugural Screenwriting Fellow http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Wassaic-Project-Announces-2014-Summer-Festival-Film-Selections-Inaugural-Screenwriting-Fellow/7921/ Narrative Feature Section includes: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, FORT TILDEN, ZERO MOTIVATION & surprise Midnight Movie; Short Film Program features new partnership with SHORT OF THE WEEK.  Inaugural Screening Residency Fellow Desiree Akhavan to be honored at the 7th Annual Festival, August 1-3 Wassaic, N.Y. - The Wassaic Project, an artist-run multidisciplinary arts organization in its seventh year, is proud to announce its 2014 film festival selections, which highlights the best contemporary emerging filmmakers in international and American independent cinema.  New to the festival this year is a first of its kind partnership with Short of the Week as well as a surprise Midnight Movie. Located in the Maxon Mills, Luther Barn and sprawling fields of the hamlet of Wassaic, New York, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival - a FREE multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, film, dance, food, and community will take place from August 1-3, 2014. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Wassaic-Project-Announces-2014-Summer-Festival-Film-Selections-Inaugural-Screenwriting-Fellow/7921/ Hudson Valley Summer Fun at Famous Places http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Hudson-Valley-Summer-Fun-at-Famous-Places/7911/ Top attractions and events in Orange County, NY Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Get away to internationally known destinations when you visit Orange County's 816-square miles of scenic Hudson Valley landscape, just one hour from Manhattan. Bordered by two of the country's most beautiful rivers, this historic area has major tourism sites that deliver maximum fun with great summer events. On a hot summer day, refresh yourself in the coolness of the underground cellars of Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery as you tour this landmark before enjoying a tasting at the wine bar. Brotherhood celebrates its 175th anniversary this year with its Shawangunk Wine Trail partners at "Bounty of the Hudson" on July 26th and 27th. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Hudson-Valley-Summer-Fun-at-Famous-Places/7911/ Performances Begin July 10th for The Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Performances-Begin-July-10th-for-The-Powerhouse-Theater-Apprentice-Company/7898/ Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - The Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company performance season kicks off on Thursday, July 10 and will run through Monday, July 21. The ambitious season will include productions of Figures, a devised performance created for and performed in the Vassar campus's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through the use of the live composing sign language called "soundpainting." A workshop performance of resident Ugandan playwright Margaret Namulyanga's Privileged Life of Cats will also perform at the Art Center, followed by panel discussions on LGBTQ community both locally in Hudson Valley, and in central Uganda. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Performances-Begin-July-10th-for-The-Powerhouse-Theater-Apprentice-Company/7898/ Reconstruction of Thomas Cole’s New Studio Begins with Ground-breaking on July 3 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Reconstruction-of-Thomas-Cole-s-New-Studio-Begins-with-Ground-breaking-on-July-3/7889/ Catskill, N.Y. - The earth moved at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Thursday, July 3rd, as New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey joined Thomas Cole Executive Director Elizabeth Jacks and 100 other friends and dignitaries, to break ground on the reconstruction site for Cole's "New Studio." "This is a day that many people have been thinking about and dreaming about for a long time," said Ms. Jacks. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/9/Reconstruction-of-Thomas-Cole-s-New-Studio-Begins-with-Ground-breaking-on-July-3/7889/