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Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) and Poughkeepsie Galleria are seeking proposals from artists for a commissioned mural project at the Poughkeepsie Galleria. The mural will enhance what will become the newly expanded Dutchess Tourism Information Center located inside the Galleria near the Food Court. The two organizations are working in partnership with Arts Mid-Hudson to solicit submissions, collect and judge the proposals.

STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANYHudson Valley solidifies reputation as America’s newest epicenter of dance with the opening of the Petronio Residency Center in Round Top, NY

Hudson, N.Y. – Stephen Petronio Company announces its arrival in the Hudson Valley with a program of signature, show-stopping works at Hudson Hall. For their Hudson debut, the Company perform three dances by choreographer Stephen Petronio including his newest work, Hardness 10, which marked his third collaboration with composer Nico Muhly and first with fashion designer Patricia Field ARTFASHION; an excerpt from Underland (2003), inspired by the dark, sensual music of Australian legend, Nick Cave; and Bud Suite (2006), which muses on the melodic pop-tunes of Rufus Wainwright.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedFormer 1860s Factory Transformed Into 55-Room Hotel, Adding 12 Jobs

Hotel Photos Available Here

May 21, 2018 – Empire State Development and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced the grand opening of The Wick, a new hotel in Hudson, Columbia County. The $10 million project transformed a former manufacturing plant into a boutique hotel with 48 rooms and seven suites, a restaurant and bar, and enclosed rooftop patio overlooking the Catskill Mountains.

FDR portrait - colorHyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has added new custom, energy efficient, visitor-activated LED lighting to help illuminate FDR's collection of over 400 ship models on display in the Museum's Behind the Scenes area. Since the Library's major renovation in 2013, one of the chief comments from visitors has been that the low level lighting in the Behind the Scenes area made it difficult to see this popular collection of FDR artifacts.

Washington's Headquarters - Selections from CollectionNewburgh, N.Y. – Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon all those who are serving, or have served, our country; living and deceased. Appropriately, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will feature the presentation, “From Badge of Military Merit to Purple Heart,” on Saturday, May 26th, at 2:00 PM.

The Badge of Military Merit, created by General Washington at Headquarters Newburgh, was the first award to honor enlisted personnel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Covered: Celebrating Muslim WomenYonkers, N.Y.  – The hijab, burqa and other coverings are some of the most recognizable symbols of Islam, and are often depicted as forms of female oppression. Yusef Abdul Jaleel uses illustrations to combat negative stereotypes associated with Islamic clothing and modesty in his new show “Covered: Celebrating Muslim Women” opening June 7 at the Riverfront Art Gallery at the Yonkers Public Library.

Farm to Fork FondoThe Hudson Valley offers outdoor competitions for athletes of all calibers

Orange County, N.Y. – Whether you’re looking to hike it, bike it, or run it, Orange County, N.Y. has a race for you! With its winding roads and rugged terrain, the Hudson Valley offers challenging courses with a stunning scenic backdrop. Warm weather beckons athletes and offers a variety of picturesque trails and country roads to conquer throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

ColorfestWarm weather offers endless outdoor summer fun in Orange County, N.Y.

Orange County, N.Y. (May 15, 2018) – Mark your calendars for some unforgettably fun weekends coming up in Orange County, N.Y. An array of outdoor festivals highlights the surrounding Hudson Valley scenery while providing visitors with a sampling of the region’s finest food, drinks and crafts.

Winners of the 2018 Dutchess Tourism Awards of DistinctionPoughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) celebrated National Travel Rally Day with the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction, Tuesday, May 8th in front of a sold-out crowd at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum. Three finalists in each of seven categories were highlighted at a special, locally-sourced breakfast catered by Simply Gourmet that included premier products from Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Hudson Valley Fresh, Bank Square Coffeehouse, and Taconic Distillery, among other outstanding providers. Central Hudson was the event’s Platinum Sponsor.

Rockland County TourismRockland County, N.Y. – What’s spring and summer without weekends full of fun events? Even better, Rockland County, which is just 30 miles outside of Manhattan, hosts a variety of events that are perfect destinations for one-day getaways to the lower Hudson Valley. Save the date—or buy tickets now—for these annual celebrations of music, art, food, outdoors, and more.