rhinebeckwintergroovejan13-14musicweekend-56c40ee2Join the party and groove all weekend in Rhinebeck!

January 13 & 14 various hot spots will have live free music, no cover, no drink minimum. Come out and hang with us and enjoy the hot winter music vibe in the village. Get a room now, so you can really chillax.
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The 9 Best Things to Do in the Hudson Valley This January

yogapalooza-bari-koral-2Stretch and Dance to Yogapalooza

Albany will be dancing and stretching with children’s favorite yoga expert in Yogapalooza with Bari Koral. An interactive concert packed with yoga poses, songs, dance, and play, it’s based on the TV show created and hosted by Koral, who’s appeared at the White House and all over the country.  Koral gets children involved in yoga in a fun, entertaining way with activities such as taking a trip to the moon, yoga with a gingerbread man, pop like popcorn, hang upside-down like bats, and lots more as they rock out to award-winning songs. Adults are free, accompanied by a child, and beginners are welcome. Jan 20, 3 p.m., $15. The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza, 270 State St, Albany, 518.473.1845; www.theegg.org

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Holiday Lights in Bloom at The Arboretum


Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays to Dec. 23rd from 5-8pm, Daily Dec. 26th thru Dec. 31st from 5-8pm. CLOSED Christmas Eve 12/24 & Christmas Day-12/25.  Wander through the beautiful Holiday Lights in Bloom display throughout the Arboretum. The Arboretum will be in “full bloom” with beautiful, garden themed light displays in the the forms of flowers, animals and insects. Stroll many paths of lit trees, gardens filled with an assortment of flowers and the 9/11 Memorial Garden adorned with patriotic decorations. Other features in this year’s “Lights in Bloom” will include a pond created in lights. Volunteers from the Friends of the Arboretum will be on hand selling hand made crafts while supplies last until Dec 17th. The Orange County Arboretum is located in Thomas Bull Memorial Park St. Route 416, Montgomery. (Use Hamptonburgh for GPS directions.) Take the Grove St. entrance into the park. Admission is free.


Prost! Oktoberfest Events

bberbros-01bebd5dvia HVMag – It’s time to bust out your lederhosen and welcome Oktoberfest, a traditional German fall festival that’s perhaps better known to most Americans as the biggest beer fest of the year. The celebration dates back to the early 19th century, intended to celebrate the marriage of  Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen in 1810. Though the original Oktoberfest lasted less than a week (October 12–17​), today the festival is more readily celebrated between mid-September and early October in the U.S. to accommodate weather concerns.

Whether this is your first Oktoberfest or you’re a seasoned sauerkraut-fiend, join us in raising a brew-filled Bavarian bierstein mug to these Oktoberfest events in our region. Cheers — or as the Germans say, “Prost!”

The Tallman Grill, Sparkill

September 29 – October 29, Weekends only

If food is your thing, make no mistake that The Tallman Grill has you covered for some the best in authentic German dining. Every weekend through October, you can find everything from soft pretzels to spaetzel, and practically every kind of wurst in between. Fuel your dancing feet with one of 14 hearty German beers on tap, and grove to live music every Saturday night.

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19th Annual Orange Open


Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Monday, September 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Middletown, NY

From the website: 

Join the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and HONOR as we host the 19th Annual Orange Open Golf Tournament at the beautiful West Hills Country Club in Middletown, NY. Your participation in this event will not only be enjoyable but will also benefit HONOR  an organization that helps citizens in Orange County who need it the most. Compete in the Corporate Challenge for the Rowley Cup, or enjoy a relaxing day on the course. The tournament is open to all skill levels as there will be three games determined by skill, played on the course throughout the day. There will be lunch, dinner, and a cocktail party with awards.

HONOR (Helping Others Needing Our Resources) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Middletown, NY.  They provide services such as adult and family shelters, a youth shelter, permanent housing and support services to individuals with HIV/AIDS, transitional housing for homeless, single women as well as addiction and case management services.  The goal for all these services is to help people become independent and self-sufficient by providing the help, counseling and services they need to get themselves there.

By committing to a sponsorship at the 2017 Orange Open, a portion of your donation will go directly to HONOR to support their cause and help their mission.  Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes, but as always, consult with your tax professional.  Once your Eventbrite transaction is complete, you will receive an email from HONOR stating the above, and as always, please keep this written acknowledgement of your donation for your tax records.

We are looking forward to working with you to help advance HONOR’s reach.  If you would like to learn more about HONOR, please visit honorhelpingothers.org.  We thank you in advance for your commitment to ourselves and HONOR.

Stone Wave Yoga

stonewave-2565e4b7Created by Liz Glover Wilson, Artist and Yoga Instructor and Keith Buesing, Landscape Designer and Topiary Artist – Stone Wave Yoga and Wellness Retreat Center opened in June 2017 and offers a space for everyone.

Stone Wave facility is located just 1.7 miles from the Hamlet of Gardiner and 4 miles from Mohonk Preserve’s visitor center. They offer two yoga studios, an art studio (www.sunflowerartstudios.community), a changing room, shower facilities, a full kitchen and fresh mountain air.

Classes and events will be offered for all levels and various types of yoga, families, kids and private groups.

Facilities are also available for retreats, private sessions, and special events.

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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