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Mt. PeterOrange County, N.Y. (January 13, 2022) – Don’t let the winter pass without taking the opportunity to glide down snowy slopes or across an icy pond or rink in Orange County, N.Y. From gentle beginner slopes to thrilling expert black-diamond runs, mountains in the county offer fun for skiers, snowboarders and tubers of all levels. Skaters can take to the ice at an indoor or outdoor rink or, when conditions permit, on a frozen pond.

Frida KahloThe World of Frida and Frida Kahlo in Context

On view February 4–May 22, 2022

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Yonkers, NY (January 14,  2022) —Hudson River Museum is proud to present two companion exhibitions—The World of Frida and Frida Kahlo in Context—that celebrate the culture, style, and persona of visionary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), who continues to inspire with her story of love, loss, and incredible bravery. The exhibitions will be presented in both English and Spanish and will be on view from February 4–May 22, 2022. …

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (December 28, 2021) – Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) announced today a grant award totaling $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual, and media arts in New York State. …

Olana Winter SolsticeHudson NY—The Olana Partnership and Olana State Historic Site will host the second annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday, December 18 from 1-5pm. This free community event will feature a variety of programs for Olana guests to participate in as the sun sets on the shortest day of the year.

Starting at 1 PM, visitors can take an abbreviated self-guided tour of the Main House until 3:30 PM or immerse themselves in a listening experience from b e i n g - s o u n d. Artists Joro-Boro and Keena.Maya use their mobile tea house stage to incorporate a variety of sound sources to open listeners to the wonders and mysteries hidden in everyday life. For 30 minutes, registered participants will put on a set of headphones and sip tea while engaging with the ambiance of sounds and senses of Olana.

thomas-cole-national-historic-siteTo Implement Master Infrastructure Plan

Catskill, NY (November 30, 2021) – As it celebrates 20 years of being open to the public, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site announced today a major grant award of $360,000 from Empire State Development. With this critical support from the State of New York, the Thomas Cole Site can now implement its Master Plan for site-wide improvements to expand further its cultural, educational, and economic impact.

A Gilded Age ChristmasStaatsburg, NY (11/10/21) – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present A Gilded Age Christmas, featuring lavish decorations in a Gilded Age mansion, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations create a stunning and festive touring experience in the Beaux-Arts country home, one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley.  

Staatsburgh will open for holiday visits on Friday, November 26, by advance reservation only at www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS …

Angry Orchard CideryChoose From 26 Wineries, Breweries, Cideries and Distilleries and Taste the ‘Spirit of the Hudson Valley’

Orange County, N.Y. (October 29, 2021) – The craft-brewing scene continues to grow in Orange County, N.Y., where the beers, ciders and spirits benefit from the region’s rich agricultural heritage.

New breweries have joined long-beloved gathering places for beer aficionados. Abundant wines, spirits and ciders are also a match for all tastes, many of them crafted with ingredients sourced locally or elsewhere in New York State.

“A sip of a micro-brewed beer or cider crafted here in Orange County is a taste of the very spirit of the Hudson Valley,” said Orange County Tourism & Film Director Amanda Dana. “The region is a draw for brewers, winemakers and distillers who invest their love of tradition and inventiveness into creating adult beverages from the finest classics to the wildly off-beat. Their taps and tasting rooms are waiting for you to visit, enjoy and pass a pleasant hour or two indulging in your favorites – old, new or both.”…

Frontier AirlinesWith Nonstop Flights to Miami, Orlando and Tampa

New Windsor, N.Y. – Oct. 25, 2021 – Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today begins service at New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) with nonstop flights to Orlando, and next Tuesday the airline begins service to Miami and Tampa. To celebrate Stewart as the newest airport on Frontier’s route map, the airline is offering introductory fares starting at $29*.

“We’re excited to launch service at New York Stewart International Airport with the only nonstop flights from the airport to Orlando International Airport, the most convenient airport for the great theme parks, along with nonstop service to Miami and Tampa beginning next week,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “New York Stewart marks Frontier’s seventh airport in New York state and we’re proud to continue growing our extensive route network with convenient airports and affordable nonstop flights to popular destinations.”

New York ForwardProject More than Doubles the Size of the Pathway atop the Washington Street Stairs just Outside the Poughkeepsie Gates

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of the $2 million East Gate Plaza outside of the Poughkeepsie entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. The expanded gathering space more than doubles the size of the pathway atop the Washington Street Stairs and provides an ideal location for community events.

"The new East Gate Plaza in Poughkeepsie will serve as a great resource for showcasing local products and enhancing the overall Walkway visitor experience," Governor Hochul said. "The remarkable scenery of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park continues to attract individuals and families from all over and the new plaza will further highlight the Hudson Valley as a tourist destination."…

Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensembleSunday, October 3, 2021

New Paltz, N.Y. – Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensemble Hudson Valley Baroque in a concert featuring music of Elizabeth Jaquet de la Guerre (1665 - 1729), Antonio Vivaldi (1768 - 1741), Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680 - 1730), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725), and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674 - 1763).  The ensemble members are Joël Evans (oboe, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), Gregory Bynum (recorder, SUNY New Paltz School of Education faculty), Susan Seligman (cello, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), and Ruthanne Schempf (harpsichord, SUNY New Paltz Music Department Faculty). The concert will take place Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.