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Crandell TheatreChatham, N.Y. -- The Crandell Theatre board of directors in Chatham, New York, announced today that it has raised $2 million of its $3 million Capital Campaign to renovate the theater and establish an endowment to sustain the theater well into the future. One million dollars has been raised towards the renovation cost of $2 million, and an initial pledge of $1 million has been received for the endowment. The theater renovation will include upgrading the audio system, expansion of the lobby and concession area, additional modernized restrooms, replacement of seats, and creation of functional staff workspace and storage.

HHNM Maple Sugar ToursMaple Sugar Tours at HHNM begin this weekend

Cornwall, NY -  Maple Sugaring Season is once again upon us in the Hudson Valley and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is ready with their Maple Sugar Tours! Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action.

Maple Sugar Tours will take place at the Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center location, 120 Muser Drive, off of Angola Road in Cornwall. They’ll  kick off on Saturday Sunday, February 21 and 22 and will continue on February 27 and 28; March 6, 7, 13 and 14 where two types of tours are offered hourly from 11am-3pm.

National Purple Heart Hall of HonorOpt for a change of scenery this winter with fun, family-friendly indoor attractions

Orange County, N.Y. (February 18, 2021) – The winter landscapes found throughout the scenic Hudson Valley are unparalleled, but if a day on the slopes or trek through the snow isn’t quite your style, don’t fret! Orange County, N.Y. is chock full of hidden gems that offer plenty of fun for all ages with indoor attractions. From museums to shops, there’s plenty of excitement to be had in Orange County this winter season.

“The history of our region is so rich, and it’s easy to take for granted the world-class shopping, historic sites, and acclaimed craft beverage scenes we have right in our own backyards,” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “This winter, I encourage you to discover all there is to do here in Orange County. Many of our local indoor venues offer safe, socially-distant attractions to pique your interest. You’ll be surprised how much there is to choose from!”…

NYS - Making Progress HappenNew Land Will Protect Ecosystem, Combat Climate Change and Boost Tourism in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the protection of more than 260 acres of open space in the Mid-Hudson Valley, adding new trails and public access to three State Parks, as well as conserving valuable ecological corridors. The acquisitions represent an investment of $1.14 million in State funding from the Environmental Protection Fund and Hudson Highlands Conservation Act.

 "The Mid-Hudson Valley boasts some of our most breathtaking natural resources and landscapes, and we're committed to protecting these open spaces for generations to come," Governor Cuomo said. "We've experienced record attendance at our state parks during this pandemic and these expansions will not only make these jewels shine even brighter, but will build on our work to address climate change and create a cleaner, greener and stronger New York for all."…

Sue GardnerNewburgh, NY (February 6, 2021) – Historical archivist/librarian, Sue Gardner, has been named the 2021 Martha Washington Woman of History. This award is given annually by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. The honor was inspired by Martha Washington, an outstanding woman in history who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War.

Border Cantos  Sonic BorderRichard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, a Collaboration Between Two Artists with Works that Explore the Mexican-American Border

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Yonkers, NY -- Hudson River Museum is proud to announce the exhibition Border Cantos | Sonic Border, a unique and moving collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach (born in Los Angeles, 1949) and sculptor and composer Guillermo Galindo (born in Mexico City, 1960) that addresses the complexities of the humanitarian situation at the wall between the US and Mexico. Misrach and Galindo began collaborating in 2011, and have worked together over the years to create works that not only report on but transform the artifacts of migration: water bottles, articles of clothing, a soccer ball, used shotgun shells, ladders, and even sections of the Border Wall itself, which Galindo then fashions into instruments to be performed as unique sound-generating devices.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will present a lecture entitled, Slavery and the Jay Family: A Seven-Generation Story on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 PM.

Founding Father John Jay was descended from three generations of enslavers. Jay himself is something of an enigma: he argued for abolition in the new state of New York as early as 1777 but did not abolish slavery in his own household for another four decades. His descendants include three generations who were abolitionists and civil rights activists.

AIR Dutchess logoLaunched by Dutchess Tourism, Inc. on National Plan for Vacation Day

Poughkeepsie, NY—Dynamic drone footage captures a vast expanse of the verdant, natural beauty of the Hudson Valley, its storied history and array of culinary delights in a series of 12 videos scheduled to be released on a monthly basis beginning today. The videos are airing on social media channels including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and invite travelers of all ages, near and far, to plan future trips to visit this intriguing region.

Orange County TourismGrab your loved one, or best friends, for a night on the town this Valentine’s Day Season

Orange County, N.Y. (January 20, 2021) – Valentine’s Day is the most romantic holiday of the year, and the heart of the Hudson Valley beats for those looking to celebrate the occasion. Whether you prefer to wine and dine or shop til you drop, Orange County, N.Y. offers a variety of Valentine’s Day and week-inspired events for couples, singles, and friends. Across the county, discover events that highlight the best of the region’s sights, sounds, and tastes to celebrate a night to remember.

Dutchess TourismPoughkeepsie, NY – Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) announced the release of a new brochure designed to get people riding and exploring the recently completed Empire State Trail and encourage further exploration of Dutchess County’s extensive bike routes and trails.

The Dutchess County Bike Tour Guide brochure features a collection of six bike tours, two of which are a part of the larger 750-mile Empire State Trail: Rhinecliff, Rhinebeck & Annandale-on-Hudson; and WRS Dutchess Rail Trail & Walkway Over the Hudson. The Empire State Trail aims to promote outdoor recreation and connect New York’s diverse communities, spanning from New York City through the Hudson River Valley, west to Buffalo along the Erie Canal, and north to the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks.