4th Of July Fireworks Guide

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Now that the 4th of July holiday weekend is less than a month away, are you wondering where you can see fireworks in the Hudson Valley? Patch has brought you a complete guide of displays taking place across Hudson Valley towns and beyond. We know you will travel for an extravagant display so we brought you a complete listing.

Mid Hudson Valley
June 30
Independence Day Celebration, New Paltz

 

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10 WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME BOUTIQUE HOTEL VIBES

how-get-boutique-hotel-styleThe great thing about staying in a hotel is that you don’t have to clean up after yourself. Is there anything better than coming back from a day of sightseeing to find your room spotless and welcoming? Yes, there is something better — and that is the white fluffy robe that you get to drape around yourself as you watch TV. And then there’s the room service; hello, cheeseburger on demand! So we’ve got the robe, the room service, and the fact that someone else makes your bed. Oh, and fancy ice buckets . . . On second thought, there are a million great things about staying in a chic hotel!

So when you’re not on vacation, staying in a trendy boutique hotel with luxury and relaxation at your fingertips, why not re-create the feeling at home? With a few simple decor choices, you can give your space a boutique hotel vibe. Just keep in mind, you can’t conjure up room service or cleaning maids through the power of decorating; sorry.

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Sparkling Outdoor Pool set for Inaugural Debut at Southgate Middletown in Orange County, N.Y.

southgate_middletown_clubhouse-1487775718-930Southgate Middletown, the upscale apartment community being developed by Sterling Properties in this Orange County City, will unveil its highly-anticipated outdoor pool and sundeck just in time for the official start of the summer season.

The sparking pool will complete the lifestyle experience at Southgate Middletown by providing a tremendously popular recreational amenity and a festive social gathering spot.  The outdoor pool is located adjacent to the community’s fully-equipped 3,251 square-foot clubhouse, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center with spin, cardio and weight equipment, furnished event lounge, shuffleboard table and media room with six 70” televisions.

“We’ve definitely saved the best for last when it comes to our comprehensive social and recreational amenity package,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “Our residents have been enjoying a modern, well-rounded lifestyle since the lavish clubhouse opened earlier this year.  With warm weather now upon us, the pool will make its inaugural debut and provide a finishing touch on the active, fun-filled neighborhood environment at Southgate Middletown.”

Southgate Middletown boasts condo-style one- and two-bedroom residences with high ceilings, soaring living spaces and some of the largest floor plans in the Orange County marketplace. Homes at Southgate Middletown begin from $1,625 with designer finishes including wood grain cabinetry, quartz countertops, oversized subway tile backsplash, stainless appliances and contemporary luxury flooring.  Select homes will also feature private garage parking and ceiling heights reaching over ten feet. Continue reading

MOUNT GULIAN OPENS FOR TOUR SEASON

mountgulianbackporch-2ca6e09cMount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, opened for the season on Sunday, April 23rd. Tours of the historic home, Dutch barn, and restored garden will be given every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through October 29th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m.

Admission is $8 adults; $6 seniors; and $4 children (6-18 years of age).  There is no charge for Mount Gulian members.  Membership is open to the public.

For more information, directions and event listings call 845-831-8172 or visit our website at www.mountgulian.org

Mega-Yoga Event at the Summer Solstice

get_on_your_mat_for_mental_health-1497295692-1576On June 21, Get On Your Mat For Mental Health returns to the Hudson Valley for what promises to be an inspiring and empowering event for the community. Hailed as “one of the world’s most inspiring mega-yoga events” by Well + Good, the event draws hundreds of participants.

Get On Your Mat For Mental Health kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with live performances by world music trio House of Waters and a yoga marketplace full of community partners, vendors and sponsors. Attendees can also strike their favorite yoga pose in a photo booth and join a social media awareness campaign, telling the world why they believe #MentalHealthMatters.

At 6:30 p.m., everyone will get on their mat for an hour-long class, suitable for all levels and ages, led by renowned teacher Beryl Bender Birch.

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13th Annual Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain

2017-06-07_13-52-05June 16th – 18th at Hunter Mountain

For over thirteen years, Hunter Mountain has been the backdrop for Mountain Jam. Nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, Mountain Jam is a three-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 40 bands on three stages. This year features headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, and The String Cheese Incident along with Peter Frampton, The Head and the Heart, Gary Clark, Jr, Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and so many more. Plus late night shows, activities for the kiddos, seminars, and other experiences throughout the festival. Join us on the mountain this June, and experience Mountain Jam!

Houseplants To Improve Your Home

landscape-1435851982-houseplant-says-about-you-indexDo you need more energy? Are you concerned about the quality of the air in your home? Even if you’ve never thought you had a green thumb, rethink houseplants. But just make sure your choose the right ones…

 Darcie at Such the Spot lists all of the benefits of houseplants and shares how she recently decided to invest in some, also telling us which ones are most beneficial.

It seems not everyone agrees on the top 5, but here are a few more resources we found to point you in the right direction:

Top Five Plants for Improving Air Quality from Treehugger

Three Plants that Give You Better Indoor Air Quality

Top Five Plants – from Seventh Generation

Woodstock Farm Festival

2017-05-26_11-08-49Peace, love, good food & music every Wednesday from 3:30 ’til dusk, rain or shine, from May 31-October 18, 2017.

Park in one of Woodstock’s free lots and come find us on Maple Lane between Bread Alone and Houst & Sons in the heart of Woodstock, NY. And once you’ve picked up all the locally grown fresh veggies, fruit, mushrooms, meat, eggs, baked goods, wine, beer and spirits you need for the week, make your way back to join the freewheeling fun in Mower’s field where the live music and prepared food vendors are set up.

Browse the vendors to see what’s on offer, check out the events schedule, and sign up for emails to make sure you don’t miss a thing this season!