Don’t Look Behind You!!


Weekend Daytimes / Oct 2016 
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York

Sunnyside celebrates Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A daytime visit here is the perfect prelude to an evening at Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, or Irving’s ‘Legend.’ Irving’s fascinating home – a colorful blend of architectural styles – showcases numerous objects related to his famous story.
A daytime visit here is the perfect prelude to an evening at Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, or Irving’s ‘Legend.’ Irving’s fascinating home – a colorful blend of architectural styles – will showcase numerous objects related to Irving’s famous story. Visitors can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and experience one of Irving’s spooky tales on a walk through the woods.

Congratulations from #HudsonValleyAgriBusiness

460sinpatchThe Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) has announced the participants in its first year’s Farm and Food Business Accelerator (FFBA) Program. Nine farmers and food entrepreneurs were selected from a wide field of applicants to join the FFBA program beginning in October

FFBA is an intensive training program designed to help farmers and food entrepreneurs scale their business, build sales, and access financial sources. The curriculum includes online training activities, expert instruction, one-on-one mentoring sessions, group interaction and industry networking events. The FFBA program will conclude in spring 2017 with an opportunity for participants to meet New York City and Hudson Valley-based funders that are seeking to invest in ventures that support the local food system. Nathan Forster, the founder of Groundwork Companies, is leading the program, as FFBA Project Manager.

Click here for the FULL FARM LIST

One Opportunity Remains to Enjoy Upscale Suburban Living in Time for New Year at Maple Fields in Orange County, NY


Maple Fields, the collection of three-bedroom townhomes in Orange County’s Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Homebuyers hoping to celebrate 2017 with a new, suburban lifestyle are showing tremendous interest in a three-bedroom Wallkill townhome now being offered with a quick move in date at Maple Fields, the collection of 196 residences being developed by Baker Residential in the Orange County, N.Y. City of Middletown.

The 2,329 square-foot home provides occupancy dates just weeks after closing, meaning buyers who act now can be enjoying many of the upcoming Holidays in their brand new residence.  One of the most popular designs at Maple Fields, the Wallkill home is perfect for a growing family with an open layout boasting kitchen with breakfast area, living room, dining room, master suite with lavish master bath and walk-in closets in every bedroom.  There’s also an outdoor deck or patio and two-car garage. The home is priced from $305,108.

“The popularity of our “Quick Move In” homes has left just one remaining in our available inventory,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Baker Residential’s Director of Sales and Marketing.  “While we expect additional fast delivery homes to be released for sale shortly, the Wallkill is the only residence that will provide an occupancy date before the New Year.”

Prospects interested in purchasing the Wallkill “Quick Delivery” home or any of the other popular three-bedroom townhome designs at Maple Fields can learn more about the buying process when Baker Residential hosts a special Homebuyer Seminar in the Sales Office on Saturday, October 22nd from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  For additional information on the event or to attend, please call 914-461-9208 or visit Continue reading

Boo! Halloween Is Not Just for Kids


You don’t need to be 7 years old to love everything about Halloween. And this time of year, there’s no need to travel very far from home to find a Halloween-themed activity that will match your scare-threshold. From corn mazes and cemetery walks to haunted houses and scream parks, there’s sure to be an attraction or event near you that will fits your definition of what’s spooky, ghoulish or just plain fun.

So put on your costume, say a few spells, grab a flashlight, check the back seat for zombies and hit the road for one of these Halloween happenings:

In New York’s Hudson Valley – the setting for Washington Irving’s headless horseman – Sleepy Hollow offers haunted hayrides, parades, daytime and nighttime cemetery tours, and Horseman’s Hollow, a haunted walking trail inhabited by vampires, witches, ghouls, ghosts and other creatures.

Nearby Croton-on-Hudson hosts the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze, a walk-through experience with more than 7,000 illuminated pumpkins creating elaborate, spooky displays. (Prices and dates vary)


Ein Prosit! Ein Prosit! @huntermtn


  • October 15-16, 2016


FREE Oktoberfest, 4 weekends long, features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Experience live entertainment and great food surrounded by lush fall foliage. Modern celebration of the harvest features numerous vendors, free crafts for the kids, and much more. Free Admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages. Hours for all four weekends are 11am to 6:15pm, rain or shine.  

@FilmColumbia 2016

2016-10-07_10-33-49James Ivory Tribute and Kickoff Celebration for the 2016 FilmColumbia Festival

Saturday, October 22nd

Screening of Howards End at the Crandell Theatre 2:00 pm

Cocktail party and silent auction at 5:00 pm

Hosts: Julianna Margulies, Parker Posey, Richard Dreyfuss, Ruth Reichl, Patrick Milling Smith, Charles Randolph, Rupert Wyatt, Brian Swardstrom, Lauren Ambrose, Samantha Mathis, Scott Cohen, Anastasia Traina, Peter Riegert, Karen Allen, Courtney Hunt, and Gaby Hoffman invite you to view a newly restored print of the James Ivory and Ismail Merchant ‘s classic motion picture, Howard’s End, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, and Anthony Hopkins.

Afterwards, join Mr. Ivory and the hosts for cocktails and a silent auction graciously hosted by Jack Shear.

Food and cocktails courtesy of Fish & Game. Wine courtesy of Hudson Wine Merchants


Screening & Cocktail Party- $150.00


Apples, Apples Everywhere


Hudson Valley magazine offers this excellent compilation of for your 2016 Apple Guide.

They’re here!  Everywhere you look, trees are bursting with tantalizing red, green, and gold treasures. After all, our region is legendary for apple production—and for creating varieties that the whole country craves. In fact, the state harvest is the second largest in the country, according to the New York Apple Association, a trade and marketing group representing the state’s producers. And with annual bushels last year numbering some 32 million, that’s a lot of fruit.

Our bountiful belt contributes roughly a quarter of the entire harvest, and Ulster County ranks second in number of apple farms overall for the Empire State. With such abundance on our doorstep, the time is ripe to pick a peck, devour a doughnut, or sip a cider.


Save the Date: Italian Fest Edition


The Ulster County Italian American Foundation is presenting the 9th Annual Italian Festival on the Kingston Waterfront Sunday October 9th 11am-7pm.

At this free admission Festival, there will be a large variety of Italian foods, beverages, products, music and family fun! The Foundation is a new 501c(3) not for profit organization, established in July 2015, whose mission is to promote, preserve and celebrate the Italian heritage and culture in Ulster County and beyond.

At the Opening Ceremony the Italian American Foundation will recognize the Italian Signora and Signore of the Year given to recipients based on their community service and selfless volunteering to assist those in need throughout the Ulster County Region. Also, the reigning Miss Italy NY will be present to meet and greet festival goers.

The proceeds from the Italian American Festival will be used to establish the UCIAF Scholarship Fund for graduating Italian American High School seniors in Ulster County who exemplify the values and vision of the Foundation in their community.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the upcoming Italian American Festival, please download and return this form.