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The Castle Fun CenterDiscover family-fun at farm-to-table eateries, amusement parks, the drive-in, and more!

Orange County, N.Y. (May 6, 2021) – Family-friendly fun is in bloom all across Orange County, N.Y. this spring! With outdoor recreation options that include scenic hiking, biking, and walking trails, family fun centers, and historic sites, there’s no limit to the adventures that await. For the foodies, don’t miss the county’s acclaimed farm-to-table (and farm-to-spirit) locations -- with many offering outdoor dining options! Plus, the areas’ world-class shopping destinations and boutique shops offering one-of-a-kind items cannot be missed. The hardest question you’ll have to answer is, “What should I do first?”

Heritage Trail - Orange CountyOrange County Parks and Tourism Team up to Promote this Popular Trail

Orange County, N.Y. (May 3, 2021) – Warmer weather beckons us to explore the great outdoors, and there’s no better place to take in the scenic views of the beautiful Hudson Valley than the Heritage Trail. Built on the former main line of the Erie Railroad, this 18.4-mile linear trail runs from Harriman to Middletown, winding through a bird and wildlife sanctuary, historic landmarks, murmuring streams, rolling meadows, and charming communities with one-of-a-kind shops, eateries, and more.

The Heritage Trail was the first multi-use asphalt trail developed as part of the Orange County Parks system. It offers scenic vistas as well as perfect spots for walking, biking, and rollerblading. Approximately 500,000 visitors utilize the trail each year.

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewOpportunity through the Reimagine the Canals initiative will encourage tourism and support local economy

Glamping Sites May Be Reserved Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced reservations are now being accepted for a unique glamping experience on the Champlain Canal that will attract visitors to the State's historic upper Hudson Valley and boost the local economy that is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Reimagine the Canals initiative, Camp Rockaway, a New York State based outdoor excursion company, will manage the site at Lock C-5 on the Champlain Canal in Schuylerville between Memorial Day weekend and September 8, with possible extension through early October. The glamping site will offer vacationing New Yorkers an opportunity to experience the vast history and bucolic landscapes of one of New York's oldest canalside communities by enjoying luxury camping on the banks of the Canal.

Riverfront Art GalleryYonkers, N.Y. – Yonkers Riverfront Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of A Higher Power, a new art gallery exhibit featuring Elvira Clayton. The gallery exhibit will be on view now through Saturday, June 19. We will host an in-person opening reception at the Yonkers Riverfront Art Gallery, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY, on Saturday, April 24, 1:00-4:30 P.M. Elvira's Live Artist Talk, hosted by art gallery Curator Haifa Bint-Kadi will take place at the Yonkers Riverfront Art Gallery on Friday, May 14, 1:00 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited seating. Closing reception will be on Saturday, June 19, 1:00-4:30 P.M.

Opus 40The Hudson Valley’s world-famous, historical sculpture park and museum continues its legacy of offering outdoor escape to locals and visitors alike

Saugerties, N.Y. -- Opus 40, Inc., and its executive director Caroline Crumpacker have announced the launch of a new season, marked by all-new events and the return of the National Historic Register site’s most popular engagements. Located in the Ulster County Town of Saugerties, NY, in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Opus 40 is a world-famous sculpture park and museum created by pioneering artist, quarryman and Bard College professor Harvey Fite in 1978, now regarded as an international tourist destination known for its 6.5-acre sculpture, quarryman’s museum and educational, cultural, arts, nature and historical programming.

The Opus WestchesterSpirited Sophistication Meets City Seduction at Westchester, New York’s Newest Urban Retreat 

White Plains, NY (April 15, 2021)  – The Opus, Westchester, an Autograph Collection hotel, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is set to open its doors April 2021 in White Plains, New York, just 35 minutes from the heart of New York City.  Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, hotels in the Autograph Collection offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. At The Opus, inspired interiors by New York-based Celano Design Studio will bring a luxe residential flair, capturing the calm of an inviting sanctuary retreat with a city soul and rich urban experience infused throughout the property.

Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week by hosting the Brochure Exchange Tailgate on National Travel Rally Day, May 4. This networking opportunity will begin at 9 a.m. and tourism-related businesses located in Dutchess County are invited to bring at least 300 of their brochures to share in order to cross-promote to visitors. The event will take place at Dutchess Stadium, the home of the Hudson Valley Renegades and a Dutchess County Park.

Students Playing IlluminanceBeacon, N.Y. (April 14, 2021)Members of the press are invited to join Bannerman Castle Trust (BCT) Executive Director, Neil Caplan for the first public tour of Bannerman’s Island for the 2021 season. Space is limited to the first 22 people to register, so please reserve your ticket early by calling Neil at 845-831-6346 as soon as possible.

Press tour attendees will board the BCT’s Tour Boat, the Estuary Steward, at the Beacon, New York Dock across from the Metro-North Beacon Train Station at 11:00am and return around 1:00pm.  The “socially distant” tour will include a light picnic lunch and refreshments.  Visitors will be given a short tour of Bannerman’s Island and Castle by experienced tour guides – followed by a question and answer period and a little time to explore and take some photos on your own.

Irvington Shakespeare CompanyIrvington, NY — Irvington theatergoers will have a chance to take in a live performance for the first time in over a year with the inaugural production from the Irvington Shakespeare Company: a reimagined, 90-minute Twelfth Night, staged outdoors at the O'Hara Nature Center this August. The brand new company joins four other Arts Partners who regularly collaborate with or present their shows at Irvington Theater. Irvington Shakespeare Company…

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Friday, April 9 & Thursday, April 15, 7:30 PM 

Staatsburg, N.Y.— For over a century, the sinking of the RMS Titanic has captured the imagination of the public – but how much do you actually know about the disaster?

On the anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden voyage, Staatsburgh State Historic Site is calling all history buffs and buffs-in-the-making to test their knowledge during an evening of live Titanic-themed exploration. Based on their popular online “pub-trivia”-style events hosted virtually by Staatsburgh staff, contestants can play along individually or in single-household teams from the safety and comfort of home. Covering three rounds of questions, “Staatsburgh Quiz Night: Titanic-sized Edition” will focus on the story and legacy of the Titanic – including its Hudson Valley connections, countless film adaptations, and the fascinating parallels between Staatsburgh and “The Ship of Dreams.” There is a special prize for nightly winners donated by the Friends of Hyde Park and the Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh.