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Hudson Valley Chefs ChallengeMillbrook, N.Y. – Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 8th for the Inaugural Hudson Valley Chefs Challenge taking place Saturday, September 15, from 12-4 pm at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery. Planning partners, Dutchess Tourism Inc., Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, and the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association are organizing the event along with challenge sponsors Millbrook Vineyards and Winery and The Valley Table. The first annual chefs challenge will feature lamb as the main ingredient.

Historic Huguenot Street eventNew Paltz, N.Y. (August 8, 2018) – In one month, Historic Huguenot Street is hosting a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, in partnership with the Town of New Paltz. On Saturday, September 8, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the National Historic Landmark District will host Old New Paltz Stone House Day to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz by twelve French Huguenots in 1678.

This Old New Paltz Stone House Day will have a stronger focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history by highlighting the many cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee, and French. The Reformed Church of New Paltz will once again be a partner in this event.

Warwick Applefest (photo credit: Bruce Balistrieri)Discover everything Orange County has to offer during the Hudson Valley’s most colorful time of the year.

Orange County, N.Y. (August 1, 2018)- Thanks to its spectacular scenery, acclaimed restaurants, hotels, famous historic sites, and delicious farm fare, Orange County has become one of New York’s premiere destinations. Travel just an hour north of New York City to experience Orange County’s landscapes dressed in their vibrant autumnal best as you celebrate unique festivals and special events in quaint villages, vineyards and other spectacular settings.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Germantown, N.Y. – On Saturday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. Clermont State Historic Site will present “Luminarium Dance Company in Concert: Exploring Female Identity at Clermont”. Company founders Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman have created two new pieces of dance exclusively for Clermont, exploring the lives of women who called Clermont home and the Livingstons’ relationship to the landscape.

Gomez Mill HouseWander off the beaten path for some unforgettable Hudson Valley experiences.

Orange County, N.Y.  – Located just 60 miles north of New York City, Orange County, N.Y. is known for its scenic landscapes, historic sites and acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants. Visitors come from far and wide to see these famous Hudson Valley attractions, but those willing to veer off the beaten path can also discover local gems that may stand out less in travel guides, but that lead to treasured experiences.

Historic Huguenot Street exhibitionHistoric Huguenot Street exhibition of Dutch Fine and Decorative Arts extended through December 16

New Paltz, N.Y.Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has extended the special exhibition Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art until December 16, 2018. Featuring more than 100 17th- and 18th-century Dutch items from the Netherlands—including 22 oil paintings, a rich diversity of interior furnishings, and decorative and utilitarian objects—the exhibition is installed in a period room in the historic Jean Hasbrouck House (ca. 1721) and celebrates the Dutch culture that flourished in the 1600s and 1700s in New York State’s New Netherland Colony.

Kjirsten GustavsonSunday, August 26, at 10:00 am

Staatsburg, N.Y.  —  On Sunday, August 26 at 10am, historian Kjirsten Gustavson will present “Women on a Wheel” at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, a program that combines history, costumed interpretation, and a short bike ride through the hamlet of Staatsburg, which surrounds the Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson River.

The MoonCornwall, NY- On Friday, July 27 at 7:30pm, join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a Full Moon Hike at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall.  Enjoy the moonlit fields and forests with a guided full moon trek on a hike like no other.

The Museum’s expert staff will ensure safe night hiking habits are utilized by the group and guide you along the enchanting scenery of the fields in the evening.

Fort Montgomery State Historic SiteUnfold America’s story at historic Hudson Valley landmarks.

Orange County, N.Y. –  Summer is the perfect time to explore the many Hudson Valley sites that played prominent roles in our nation’s history. Discover how Orange County’s location between the Hudson and Delaware rivers made it so strategically important during the Revolutionary War. Travel back through time to the 1700s. George Washington spent more time at his Newburgh headquarters than anywhere else during the war. Trace his steps to the New Windsor Cantonment where his famous “farewell address” was made. Visits to the homes occupied by his generals and tours of the forts where the continental army defended our freedom tell America’s story better than any history book.

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