Walkway Lecture Series with Thomas Ilich, P.E.-Courage to Dream

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Saturday, June 16th in Poughkeepsie

Fun and informative evening with Mr. Tom Ilich. He will be presenting a lecture on the history of building the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, now known as the Walkway Over the Hudson. The lecture will cover the courage needed to overcome the challenges of creating the Bridge in the 1800’s, the design process underwent to get to the final design and the criticism and upgrades surrounding the entirety of it. As part of the lecture, he will also be presenting his documentary “Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge – Past, Present & Future”.

The film includes interviews with key players in transforming the abandoned railroad bridge into the scenic Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park that has become a world class tourist destination. Mr. Ilich’s lecture will provide an overview of the technical challenges of any major river crossing, design types and structural principles. He will also speak to the political challenges involved in building the bridge in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

We will also be celebrating Path Through History Weekend—a showcase of New York State’s rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. You don’t have to be a historian to appreciate New York State’s rich heritage. New York’s new Path Through History helps you discover, experience and appreciate the state’s amazing past. A wealth of memorable experiences awaits you – from living history museums, to forts and military landmarks, to the homes of presidents, great writers and artists. With an unparalleled network of museums, historic sites and cultural institutions, Path Through History takes you across the state to discover events of the past and learn how they reverberate today.

Complimentary for Walkway members. For non-members – donation suggested, or take this opportunity to become a member.

Seating is limited, please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/2Jrsrpt

Location: Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse (handicap accessible on the lower level – N. Water Street entrance)

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Steak & Whiskey for Father’s Day Weekend @ The Switch Inn

33893762_2184902191550004_6179308098889449472_nJune 15th – 17th at the Switch Inn in Middletown 

Your dad loves steak, whiskey and The Switch Inn!
Enjoy our special Father’s Day Menu ALL WEEKEND!

EACH ENTREE (you do not have to be a father) is served with a glass of our featured whiskey, Montauk Hard Label, neat or on the rocks 🥃

Menu choices include:

Peppercorn Bourbon Rib Eye
King Cut Delmonico Rib Eye encrusted with cracked black peppercorns and a mustard bourbon glaze. Served with au gratin potatoes and asparagus $29.95

Crabmeat Stuffed Salmon Filet with a fresh chive & lemon butter sauce. Served with roasted red potatoes and asparagus $26.95

Chicken Braciole –
Scaloppini of chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, chard and mozzarella cheese, slow simmered and served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes $22.95

Enjoy our special on Friday night with live music by Rene Avila, Saturday night while singing along with Marc and Party Time Entertainment for our wildly exciting KARAOKE or on Sunday Funday ~ nice & easy ☀️

All entrees are made to order fresh and delicious with the very best ingredients by our very own Nate 👨‍🍳

 

THE MODERN ETIQUETTE GUIDE TO HOSTESS GIFTS

hostess-gifts-guide-2015Not all hostess gifts come equal… While you may bring a good bottle of wine or a designer scented candle to a dinner party, you’ll want to splurge a little more if you’re staying with someone for a few days to a week.

If you have no idea how much you should be spending on a hostess gift, a good guide to follow is to estimate how much they’re spending on your dinner/stay/etc. If you’re ravaging their fridge and wine cellar every day for a week, it might warrant a bigger present than if you were simply crashing their couch, and drinking their tap water for two days.

Keep your budget in mind while shopping too. While you might want to splurge on a nice gift for a friend who’s hosting you over the Holidays, there’s no reason to open a credit line for it. Make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re spending, and that goes for all gifts. CONTINUE READING AT SAVVY HOME

How To Arrange Spring Florals Like A Dutch Painting

a-colorful-spring-floral-arrangement-inspired-by-dutch-paintings-floral-tutorial-on-coco-kelleyDo you remember the potluck dinner parties our parents’ and grandparents’ used to throw? Mom or Grandma would get a bundle of grocery store flowers (mums or carnations, anyone?!?) and plop them in a big pitcher or some random family heirloom vase. A giant stack of plates would get posted on the end of the banquet and that was that.

Well, we thought it’d be fun to take a little inspiration from classic Dutch paintings and make a non-traditional, traditional floral arrangement to go with our modern take on the family buffet. Everything old is new!

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Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair Memorial Day Weekend

32482892_10156581355074883_2845377844614266880_nThe Hudson Valley’s premier art and crafts show brings makers, artists and art & craft-lovers together every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. Since 1982, Quail Hollow Events has supported the handmade and offered visitors one-on-one interactions with many of the country’s finest artists and craftspeople. Fair-goers will experience an extensive assortment of art and craft demonstrations and live entertainment by laudable regionally-based musicians, while savoring the Hudson Valley’s best wines, craft beer and locally produced handcrafted foods.

This is a family-friendly event, with a complimentary supervised children’s art & crafts tent dedicated to inspiring our youngest makers — who will also enjoy face-painting, interactive musical performances, a magic show and more. And don’t forget, children 12 and under are FREE!

May 26 (Saturday): 10 am – 5:30 pm
May 27 (Sunday) : 10 am – 5:30 pm
May 28 (Monday) : 10 am – 4:00 pm

Adults $9.00 | Seniors $8.00 | Children 12 & under FREE | Weekend Pass (valid all 3 days) $12 | Veterans with ID are FREE Monday

FREE PARKING

Discount tickets, entertainment schedule, sneak-peak media galleries and more information available at www.quailhollow.com.

The Keys to Making a Gallery Wall Look Timeless (Not Trendy)

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Gallery walls have been going strong for a while now in home design. That’s probably because they’re the perfect solution for filling up blank wall space—until, well, they’re not. If we are being honest, gallery walls are actually pretty difficult to pull off. Sure, it’s your home and ultimately anything goes. But haven’t we all seen a gallery wall or two that’s awkward, either in terms of the spacing or placement of pieces, frame selection, or heck, even the amount (and style) of items? A gallery wall should really always be a work in progress—something that continues to grow until it reaches the state of being potentially wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor salon style for maximum impact. A small cluster of random artwork on a wall feels too try-hard, right? But I guess you’ve got to start somewhere and acquire works that mean something to you over time. So as you go about that process, let’s take a look at some fully “mature” salon walls that get it right and figure out why. That way, you’ll have some guidance and inspo for your own project. Keep Reading on ApartmentTherapy.com >>>

2nd Annual Bubble Parade

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Saturday, May 19 at 1 PM – 4 PM in Warwick

Join us as we celebrate happiness with bubbles! Bring bubbles, friends, smiles, music and spread the joy to all those around us! Meet at Lewis Park. We will parade down South Street blowing bubbles to Stanley Deming Park where we can all play and blow more bubbles! Big bubbles will be at the park! Invite your family, friends and neighbors! It was such a blast last year I hope to see everyone again!

High Leasing Velocity Recorded at Southgate Middletown in Orange County, N.Y.

SouthgateMiddletown 33Sterling Properties, developer of Southgate Middletown, is reporting strong leasing velocity in the second phase of luxury apartments at the Orange County, N.Y. rental community.

More than 60 homes have been reserved in the current housing section since its public opening.  The impressive rental pace has been driven in part by a significant number of former single-family homeowners who have opted for the many joys of a maintenance-free Hudson Valley lifestyle at Southgate Middletown, according to Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties;

The community, which is ideally situated a quick commute into New York City and its immediate suburbs, offers a wealth of on-site amenities and large and open apartment layouts that provide plenty of space for a comfortable and inviting living environment.

“Word has been spreading quickly about Southgate Middletown and its care-free living,” says Mr. Hollenbeck.  “Our brand new homes, resort-inspired amenities, and incredibly attractive monthly rents have unquestionable caught the attention of empty-nesters looking for affordable luxury a quick trip from family and friends.  It’s a main reason we’ve seen a considerable uptick in rental activity in the past few months.”

Of particular interest to the many residents looking to downsize from large single-family homes are Southgate Middletown’s selection of two-bedroom apartments.  Ranging from 986 to 1,302 square-feet of luxury living space, the two-bedroom layouts offer the exact kind of space, comfort and convenience they seek in a professionally-managed community environment. The homes are priced from $1,850 and are being offered with a limited-time spring incentive that provides two months free rent on a 26-month lease.

In addition to the two-bedroom apartments, Southgate Middletown also offers a selection of one-bedroom floorplans, priced from $1,575. Continue reading

5 Go-To Spring Decorating Tips

via Tamara Anka at CitrineLiving.com

open-kithen-shelves-blue-and-white-accessories-dishes-bowls-apothecary-jarsSTYLING TIP # 1: ADD YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

You may or may not know I am a die-hard fan of classic blue and white. I’ve grown my collection over the years from a few pieces sprinkled around here and there, to large groupings on counters, shelves, tables, you name it. You’ll find it incorporated everywhere throughout our home, from season to season. So naturally, color is a big one for me. Even though I’ve been using this as my main color for quite a while now, it plays a major role each season – especially how I’ll play other colors off it.

 

blue-and-white-chinoiserie-vase-white-light-blue-hydrangeasSTYLING TIP # 2: BRING IN FRESH AND FAUX FLOWERS

Many of you know I love faux flowers and use them all the time. I’m not always able to find affordable fresh blooms where I live, so I have built up quite the collection of gorgeous faux stems for my regular rotation. When I am able to find beautiful fresh blooms locally, or cut them from the garden, you can bet I have them. Nothing brings in the beauty of the warmer months like gorgeous fresh flowers!

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