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Palisades Center logoWest Nyack, N.Y.: Palisades Center is co-sponsoring Metro-North’s Get Out & Go! Show, a staycation travel showcase on Saturday, April 13th. Spend the afternoon exploring and discovering staycation hotspots from New York City, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and beyond. From a daytrip to the Bronx Zoo to a Jazz festival along the Hudson River, to tantalizing foodie adventures or the region’s top cultural treasures, there is a destination for everyone to enjoy!…

Washington's Birthday CelebrationNewburgh, NY …. February 14, 2019) When someone like General George Washington has a birthday, one day to celebrate just isn’t enough. At least that’s how we feel at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, and why we are having three days of fun and festivities in honor of him – Saturday, February 16th, Sunday, February 17th and Monday, February 18th, 12 PM until 4 PM.

Join us in singing “Happy Birthday” to the General, who will the start the festivities each day by cutting into his birthday cake. Then explore all that each day offers - music, military demonstrations, topical talks, and a take-home craft - something for everyone!…

Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) announced the release of two new brochures designed to draw attention to Dutchess County’s booming craft beverage industry and to major art and cultural venues in the Hudson Valley. Both are free and available online at DutchessTourism.com/brochures-guides-newsletters, and in print at DTI’s 18 Tourist Information Centers located throughout the county. They will also be distributed at upcoming domestic travel trade shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., and internationally at shows in Dublin, London and Berlin.

Classic Choral Society perform at annual Christmas concert. (Credit: John Maney)Share in some beautiful holiday music this Christmas season!

Orange County, N.Y. (December 10, 2018) – Need a break from holiday shopping? Relax to some beautiful seasonal music at unique venues around Orange County, N.Y.  From Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir to lighter tunes you know by heart, the sounds of the holiday season are filling the Hudson Valley with music.   

“Grab your loved ones and head to a local concert this holiday season,” advises Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “You don’t need to travel outside of Orange County to catch top-notch musical talent. Whether you’re looking for holiday entertainment or inspiration, you’ll find it right here. Come, relax, recharge, rejoice and sing-along!”…

Warm up at the Washingtons'Newburgh, NY (December 5, 2018)  -- You are invited to Warm Up at the Washingtons’ at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, on Sunday, December 9th, 12 PM until 4 PM. Historic interpreters in each seasonally decorated room will greet visitors and share what took place when the Washingtons occupied the Hasbrouck farmhouse during the last winter of the Revolutionary War. The Salmagundi Consort will perform period appropriate music by an indoor Dutch jambless fireplace, and cookies and warm cider will be served near an outdoor fire.

Excelsior PR logoRegional Gateway Will Promote Local Attractions, Food and Beverage

NEW YORK – November 14, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the Hudson Valley/Catskills Welcome Center, located at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, Orange County. The state-of-the-art Welcome Center, one of 11 being built across the state, will serve as a modern gateway to the Hudson Valley and Catskills vacation regions, supporting New York State's commitment to growing regional economies and promoting local tourism, foods and craft beverages across the state.

 Barrett Art Center“Digital Docent” Boosts Visitor Engagement

Poughkeepsie, NY (November 13, 2018) – The Barrett Art Center has added a “Digital Docent” (SEO with Artificial Intelligence) to boost visitor engagement and streamline access to its community focused programs.  

The Barrett believes art and history play key roles in establishing local identity and fostering tourism.  To address both, the Digital Docent recommends programs, classes, exhibitions and events that will stimulate engagement and foster discovery. …

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NYHistoric Huguenot Street (HHS) has been awarded a $14,000 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Planning Grant to prepare for a year of women’s history centered programming at the 10-acre National Historic Landmark District in the Village of New Paltz, NY.

HHS was notified of the award in early October. “We are extremely grateful for this grant which will support us as we take the time needed to develop and plan for a comprehensive array of programs in 2020 that celebrate the centennial of votes for women,” said Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming. “Each year, we host dozens of programs including community favorites like Cider Market, Trick-or-Treat, Haunted Huguenot Street, and A Holiday on Huguenot Street; but developing and planning new programs that are particularly relevant to today, takes time. And this grant gives us that time.”…

Walkway Over the Hudson logoAuthor to Speak on New Book ‘Las Villas of Plattekill’ at Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center 

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.— Author Ish Martinez will explore a time when “Las Villas” were the most popular vacation resorts for Latinos in the Northeast when he speaks about his new book, “Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County,” during a Walkway Lecture Series presentation scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26th at Walkway State Park’s Ulster Welcome Center. …

Apple Dave's OrchardCelebrate U-pick apple season in Orange County, N.Y.

Orange County, N.Y. – Autumn is the perfect time to take advantage of the colorful landscape and outdoor activities in Orange County, home to some of the best apples in New York State.  The orchards offer a wide variety of weekend activities perfect for family outings. Pumpkin patches, tractor and pony rides, corn and hay mazes, and even a little hard cider tasting, round out days of fun in the crisp Hudson Valley air. Sample more than 50 varieties of apples ripening on the trees from late August through October.

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