Nutcracker, Short and Sweet

When: Saturday, Dec 21st 3PM – 4:30PM

Where: Paramount Hudson Valley 1008 Brown St, Peekskill, New York 10566

Don’t miss this local, family-oriented rendition of a classic holiday favorite ballet, The Nutcracker.

Under the direction of Aggie Kimple and Annie Cerone, featuring the choreography of Helen McLennan, Louisa Flaningam, Annie Cerone, and Aggie Kimple, the company features dancers from Hudson Valley, including Charlotte Nelson and Sophia Pesci sharing the role as Clara; and Debbie Wason as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The Nutcracker, Short and Sweet offers the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, favorite dances performed by a company of committed ballet students, engaging narration written by Anastasia Edson and spoken by Beth Maurer, and costumes that will delight every guest—in a setting and at a price that is perfect for audiences ages 3 and older. Only one hour long and fully narrated from the point of view of Clara , this show is sure to hold the attention of even the youngest ballet fan.

The Hudson Valley Dance Theatre, founded in 1986, is a not-for-profit corporation, registered and approved by the New York State Department of Education for its commitment to provide opportunities for participation in and enjoyment of the art of dance in our community. Its annual production of Nutcracker, Short and Sweet is produced entirely through fundraising, donations, and ticket sales. Support the arts in your community with a performance of a holiday classic the whole family will treasure.

Ticket prices: $15 for adults and $13 for children 10 and under. You can buy them HERE

Hudson Valley Harvest

HUDSON VALLEY HARVEST
September 27 – 29, 2019

Head on over for Hudson Valley Harvest and discover delicious, local food and the best of the harvest season. Join us at any one of three weekends in September as we explore the culinary treasures and local trades of the remarkable Hudson Valley region. Featuring food demonstrations from Chef Ric Orlando of New World Home cooking, Richard Erickson of Blue Mountain Bistro, and Michelle and James Walsh of Mudd Puddle Café and Yard Owl Brewery, live music each night, and local vendor expos with lots of samples! If you love fresh, local food and handmade goods, Mohonk’s Hudson Valley Harvest is the perfect place for you!

For reservations, please call (888) 447-9580.

What’s included in your stay? https://www.mohonk.com/inclusions/

For our full schedule of events and more info: https://www.mohonk.com/events/food-wine/hudson-valley-harvest/

Walk to Cure Arthritis – Hudson Valley

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: Thomas Bull Memorial Park211 State Route 416, Montgomery, New York 12549

Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. The Arthritis Foundation is committed to finding a cure for the millions of people who suffer from arthritis pain, including 300,000 children and their families.

Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that rallies communities and raises funds to conquer arthritis once and for all. Join us for the Walk to Cure Arthritis and say Yes to helping create a world where people don’t have to struggle to button their shirt, tie their shoe, pick up their child or grandchild or play with their friends. As Champions of Yes, it’s up to us to make sure that people with arthritis have life changing resources and information to manage their disease, access to the critical medications they need to live full, healthy lives and to accelerate the path to better treatments and a cure through cutting-edge research.

Join the fight and Walk to Cure Arthritis – register, fundraise, come together to support each other and walk. Another step, another victory.

For more help or information about the 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis Hudson Valley, contact Donna Mangione by email dmangione@arthritis.org or by phone 917-794-2103.

The Hudson Valley Wine Tour

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:15 AM – 6 PM

Where: Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors One Maple Avenue, White Plains, New York 10605

Join in on a fabulous excursion throughout the Hudson Valley wine country for exclusive tours, tastings, snacks, a buffet lunch, dessert, and goodie bags! The Little Wine Bus will depart from HGAR’s White Plains offices.

First stop – the historic Newburgh Brewing Company, the Hudson Valley’s newest brewery. Learn all about craft beers, take a tour and taste some samples! Then enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

Next stop – Nostrano Vineyards, the Valley’s newest winery in Marlboro. Enjoy the amazing views and taste their wines, including a new rose. Cheese, crackers and chocolates will be served.

Final stop – Palaia Winery in Highland Mills. Once a dairy farm, the 200-year old barn is a beautiful winery. A dessert table will be included with your wine tastings.

Tour of Hudson Valley Beer Dinner

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Where:
Clock Tower Grill512 Clock Tower Dr, Brewster, New York 10509

Join the Tour of Hudson Valley for 5 courses paired with 5 amazing Hudson Valley Brewery beers. Food will also be sourced from the Hudson Valley as well.
snack- Crossroads, Brick Row Red
duck confit & wild mushroom hash- poached egg- sour dough toast

Graze- Graft, Farm Floor
maple view farm greens- grilled rhubarb- hoof print cheese co. walnut and cranberry ricotta- strawberry rhubarb vin

Getting Started- Glenmere, Howlin Rusty Maibock
roasted clock tower farm pork- crispy johnny cake

The Main Event- Sloop, Juice Bomb
Q farms seared chicken- braised greens- roasted carrots- ramp pesto

Sweet- Sloop, Coco Baked
Knock off Sloops signature sundae

$65 per person

Hudson Valley Gives Day 2019

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12 AM – 11:59 PM

Where: Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie 10 Children’s Way, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

On May 15, 2019, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie will participate in the 4th annual Hudson Valley Gives Day! Please save the date.

What is Hudson Valley Gives? Hudson Valley Gives is a day of giving fueled by passion, collaboration and the power of social media. You can think of it as a type of digital telethon that benefits hundreds of much-deserving nonprofits in our area.

At the Children’s Home, we see this as an incredible opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe in and help nonprofit organizations like ours connect to the larger community.

How can you help. Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal to raise $5,000 to support Ivy’s Fund, which funds the facility service dog program at the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie! Currently the Children’s Home has three facility services dogs, Ace, Marshall and Elvis, who work 5-days a week offering comfort and unconditional, non-judgmental love to all of the children in care.

Donations can also be made on the organization’s website :https://www.hvgives.org/organizations/children-s-home

Hudson Valley Creator Fest 2019

When: Sunday, May 5th at 12 PM – 6 PM

Where: 46 Raymond Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY

The Creator Fest 2019 goes down this Sunday May 5th. Join the festivites for a fun day celebrating the arts and creators here in the Hudson Valley featuring live music, drinks, craft vendors, food and more.

8 Mile Hike With Great Views Of Water Falls: Hudson River Valley

When: Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM

Where: 400 Sams Point Rd, Cragsmoor, NY 12420

Join the hike to explore Verkeerderkill Falls, a lake, ice caves and a dwarf pitch pine forest. They will also have excellent panoramic views of the Shawangunk Mountains during the hike.
Please be prepared for all conditions.

Wear appropriate clothing and waterproof boots as the approach to the waterfalls might be wet and muddy. Bring enough water (minimum 2L) for a 8 mile hike and a packed lunch. Also a headlamp might be helpful for the ice caves.

Following the hike, we will grab food and drinks at one of the restaurants in town or you can head out.

We can set up a car pool for everyone. Please email the organizer if you can offer a ride or need a ride. plant to be at the trailhead by 10 AM, we will leave promptly.

Hudson Valley KidVenture 2019

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 27 + 28th, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM

Where: 91 Cottage Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1276, United States

KidVenture is an interactive and educational event featuring activities, live performances, demonstrations, technology exhibits, career exploration experiences, and more. See itinerary below.

SATURDAY
All Day

Exhibitors
Touch-A-Truck
Ride the Roaming Railroad
Bee Bee the Clown Performances
Two By Two Zoo
Pony Rides by Lucky Orphans
Horse Rescue, Inc.
Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson presents, Baby T-Rex
Roaming Raceway: Slot Car & RC Tracks
Food Trucks

Noon Zaritsky Magic Show
1 PM Bossy Frog Performance
2 PM Reptile Encounter Show
3 PM Aerophone Community Band
2 – 4 PM Meet Hailey Germano, Miss New York Teen USA

SUNDAY
All Day

Exhibitors
Touch-A-Truck
Ride the Roaming Railroad
Two By Two Zoo
Pony Rides by Lucky Orphans
Horse Rescue, Inc.
Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson presents, Baby T-Rex
Roaming Raceway: Slot Car & RC Tracks
Food Trucks
Meet Batman & Robin

Noon Reptile Encounter Show
1 PM Soccer Skills Clinic for Kids and Bee Bee the Clown Show
2 PM Performance from Spackapella, of Spackenkill High School
2:30 PM Running Clinic for Kids
3 PM K-9 Unit Demo

Proceeds benefit the Chamber Foundation, Inc. The Chamber Foundation, Inc., was established in 2002 to promote education and training programs for local youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the Hudson Valley region’s future of economic growth.

in Visit www.hvkidventure.org to learn more!