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Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, N.Y. – Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War encampment on Saturday, July 1, with the 5th New York Regiment. Reenactors will set up camp on the DuBois Fort lawn (81 Huguenot Street) on the evening on Friday, June 30, and spend the night, performing a number of demonstrations throughout the day on Saturday, beginning at 9 am.  The original 5th New York Regiment included many soldiers from Orange and Ulster counties.

Original US FlagNewburgh, N.Y. – Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Sunday, July 2nd, and wish us a Happy 167th Birthday! Independence Day not only represents the birth of our country, but it is also when Washington’s Headquarters was opened as the first publicly owned historic site in the nation in 1850. To celebrate, make a whirligig to use in your July 4th celebrations! In the 18th Century it was a child’s toy that still excites children and adults alike. It’s a free take-home craft for all ages.

Orange County Tourism logoIndependence Day happenings span two weekends and include the New York Air Show.

Orange County, N.Y. (June 13, 2017) Visitors to Orange County, N.Y. will have to look up to take in all July has to offer. From festivals with fireworks to the New York Air Show, the sky’s the limit when it comes to summer fun in the Hudson Valley! And this year, July 4th events span the weekend before and after the official holiday making for twice the enjoyment.

Historic Huguenot StreetOn Display Through June 27, 2017

New Paltz, N.Y. – Historic Huguenot Street has curated a new exhibit entitled John Hasbrouck, “A Most Estimable Citizen,” now on display at the DuBois Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) through June 27, 2017.

John Hasbrouck was born to an enslaved woman in New Paltz in 1806 and, later, as a freeman, was able to purchase land in the town. He is commonly believed to be the first African American eligible to vote in New Paltz. The exhibit features original records; two account books in John’s own hand, listing work he did for white farmers and how he was compensated; as well as personal notes, letters, and receipts. The exhibit is accompanied by a full-length, biographical essay written by Josephine Bloodgood, Director of Curatorial and Preservation Affairs.

After YorktownNewburgh, N.Y. – To many the Siege of Yorktown in October of 1781 is seen as the end of the War for American Independence. Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site’s presentation, “After Yorktown: The Path to Newburgh,” on Saturday, June 17th at 2:00 PM and listen to why this is far from the truth.  Hear about the events that occurred after Yorktown that paved the way for General Washington’s stay at the Hasbrouck House in Newburgh from 1782 to 1783.

Kris Perry RevolutionLocated on the waterfront of the historic city of Hudson, the multi-disciplinary arts center dives into its summer season

Hudson, NY - Basilica’s summer program will continue on Friday June 9 with the return of the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening series. The series will form part of Basilica’s long-standing film program, which is now in its sixth year and continues to present an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art.

Wassaic Project Summer BenefitWassaic, N.Y. - Come and support the Wassaic Project at their annual Summer Benefit, happening Saturday, June 10 from 5-8pm at Maxon Mills. Tickets to the event include food catered by Trough Catering, specialty cocktails and local booze, and an Art Darts raffle with 50 amazing art prizes to be won.

On view during the event is their Summer Exhibition, Vagabond Time Killers,  which will be shown inside their 7-floor gallery space in Maxon Mills. Over 50 artists will be exhibiting their work on these floors. The name of the exhibition is inspired by a vintage photograph, dated June 21, 1901, and taken in Wassaic.

Washington's HQ June 2017 eventNewburgh, N.Y., May 31, 2017 -- Come visit Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, on June 3rd to see re-enactors from the 4th Connecticut Regiment perform musket drills, military demonstrations, and answer questions about the life of a soldier in the Continental Army. The site itself will be open from 11am – 5pm with admission entitling you to a tour of the historic Hasbrouck House, which served as Headquarters for General Washington during the last 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War.

Walkway ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash press confSpecial Ability Fun Run/Walk Through Downtown Poughkeepsie Kicks Off Walkway Marathon Weekend

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.—This year’s Walkway Marathon Race Series will again feature the ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash on Saturday, June 10, which celebrates individuals in our community with special needs. The one-mile fun run/walk is open to everyone and takes place in downtown Poughkeepsie, organizers announced at a press conference this week.

Walkway Marathon Race Series partners, Walkway Over the Hudson and Dutchess County Government, were joined by representatives from several participating organizations in presenting information concerning the ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash, a popular element of the Walkway Marathon Race Series. Additional Walkway Marathon events include 5K, Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon races the following day on Sunday, June 11.

Cornwall River FestStay in town when the tents come down!

Orange County, N.Y. (May 2017) – From spring through fall, the Hudson Valley is filled with fantastic festivals, each with its own personality and many with special background stories. A festival’s name may hold a clue, but a getaway to the place where the festival happens lets you experience what inspired the festival in the first place. An overnight stay before or after the festivities allows time to gain insight through local lodging, cuisine, and special attractions. Have a fun, relaxing getaway and get the whole picture. Orange County is a convenient drive from the New York metropolitan area, so plan to stay a while for your best festival experiences yet! Here are a few upcoming “getaway-worthy” festivals:…