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Hudson Valley Restaurant WeekSullivan Catskills Visitors Association SCVAFishkill, NY – September 28 – Get a sneak peek at the select group of Sullivan Catskills restaurants participating in Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week at Valley Table magazine’s Kick-Off Press Party. This celebration of the food of the Catskills and nearby regions will feature samples from many of the local restaurants who will be participating in the area’s largest and most successful dining event. In addition, all guests will receive same-day general admission to The Big Sip.

Orange County TourismVisitors spent $1.1 billion in Orange County in 2022, New Report Says

Orange County, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2023) – Tourism’s vital and dynamic impact on Orange County soared in 2022, with visitor spending reaching $1.1 billion, up 22% from 2021 and exceeding pre-pandemic spending by 6%, according to a new report.

The study, “Economic Impact of Visitors In New York 2022: Hudson Valley Focus,” was produced by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company. Data showed that visitors to New York State spent nearly $79 billion, which represented an increase of $27 billion from 2021 and surpassed pre-pandemic 2019 level for the first time.

bear mountain cruiseCruise up the Hudson River on New York's #1 Floating Oktoberfest-Themed 8-Hour Weekend Excursion Featuring Food, Drink Specials, and Live Music 

New York, NY (September 21, 2023) – Circle Line, home of New York City's most iconic sightseeing cruises, is thrilled to announce the return of its annual Bear Mountain Cruise, featuring Oktoberfest-themed food, drinks, and music. Encounter the beauty of fall on the captivating eight-hour, fifty-mile journey up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain State Park. On weekends from September 30 to November 12, guests can embark on an unforgettable adventure with an itinerary filled with fun seasonal activities showcasing the ultimate New York fall and Oktoberfest experience. …

We Are NYFirst-Ever Japan-led Sake Brewery to Open on U.S. East Coast in Hyde Park 

Partnership with The Culinary Institute of America to Develop Curriculum, Certification Programs and Public Classes

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced premium sake maker Dassai, celebrated the opening of their $80 million, 55,000 square foot, state-of-the-art brewery and tasting room in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, and the launch of their new U.S. brand, Dassai Blue. Over the past thirty years, Dassai has experienced exponential growth in Japan, the U.S. and globally. Opening their New York brewery is their latest expansion into the global sake market.

i spy HalloweenCornwall, N.Y. – Step into the enchanting world of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum this October, where nature comes alive in a tapestry of experiences for all ages. Nestled in the heart of Cornwall and surrounded by the picturesque Hudson Highlands, the museum beckons adventurers, wildlife enthusiasts, and curious minds alike to explore its offerings. From invigorating hikes on scenic trails to encounters with live native animals at the Wildlife Education Center, there's something for everyone to discover!…

Westchester PhilharmonicMainstage concerts at the Purchase PAC begin Oct 15 and feature Jaime Laredo, Kazem Abdullah, Joshua Roman, Danail Rachev, and Ran Dank

Newly expanded chamber series presented in White Plains and Rye Brook

White Plains, NY — Westchester’s only major professional orchestra opens its mainstage season at the Purchase Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 15th, at 3:00 pm, with conductor Danail Rachev and pianist Ran Dank, in a program featuring works of Schumann, Rossini, Mendelssohn, and George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Young at HeartHudson, NY – The Olana Partnership is bringing back its popular painting classes for older adults to Olana State Historic Site this Fall with two expert teaching artists – Wennie Huang and Shawn Dell Joyce. Dell Joyce will offer in-person “Sketch Your Landscape” classes and Huang will offer a virtual series titled “A Brush with the Past.” During each program, participants will be immersed in and inspired by Frederic Church’s 250-acre artist-designed landscape and paintings, and the views from Olana.

Camerata Trajectina_W-Kerngroep_Green Room Creatives-Sophie van Boven-wendyNew Paltz, NY (September 15, 2023) – Camerata Trajectina, the “Musical Treasury of the Netherlands,” has announced their upcoming tour to the United States. From October 7 – 11, 2023, audiences will have three chances to see the group as they tour the Hudson Valley and New York City, making stops at three of the region’s most well-known and respected educational institutions.

Sugar Loaf Fall FestOrange County, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2023) – Orange County, N.Y., dazzles in its fall colors and farms and downtowns come alive with family-fun festivals and vibrant scenery to greet the crisp air and celebrate the bountiful harvests. Fall festivals abound, where visitors in cozy sweaters, light jackets and reddened cheeks delight in hay rides, pumpkin picking, live music, delicious foods and much more.

Olana PartnershipEvent Offered Free for Columbia and Greene County Residents

Hudson, NY - The Olana Partnership will host its second “Lessons from the Land” event at Olana State Historic Site this Friday, September 15 at 5:00 PM in collaboration with Antonia Pérez, co-founder of Herban Cura. The event is part of a series that explores how humanity shapes the landscape and how the land shapes us. This program is offered to all Columbia and Greene County residents for free as part of a Humanities NY Vision/Action grant award.

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