MUSIC: LIVE AT GLENMERE BREWING CO.

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Local bands and singer/songwriters perform every weekend at Glenmere Brewing Co. to enhance craft beer tastings. Guests are encouraged to make their visit a complete entertainment experience; customers are allowed to bring in outside food and delivery service is available from surrounding Florida, NY restaurants. Afternoon musical entertainment* is Saturday from 2-6 pm and Sunday from 1-4 pm. *hours are subject to change.

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The 9 Best Things to Do in the Hudson Valley This January

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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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Kids in the Kitchen with Cooper

2018-01-03_13-08-19SAT, JAN 6, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM AT FOUNDRY 42+ IN PORT JERVIS

Come and cook with Cooper Boone at Foundry 42+! Drop your child off for a cooking class on select dates in January, February & March.

Class includes use of apron and chef’s hat. Class is limited to 12 students.

Ages 6-12. Cost per class: $30.

Dates: Jan. 6, Jan. 14, Feb. 17, March 4, March 18.

No refunds issued. Classes will be rescheduled if weather cancels.

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50 Christmas Cocktails to Get You Through Holiday Drama

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Have one glass (or six) of these cocktails and punch bowls—who’s counting during the holidays, anyway?

via Alyse Whitney at Bon Appetit

All you need are two steps to survive Christmas: Take a deep breath and make a cocktail, stat. Cozy mulled wine, spiked egg nog, and dangerously-strong bourbon punch will help you get juuuust drunk enough to survive everything from fake-smiling through bad gifts to your post-feast food coma.

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Check Out These Impressive Landmarks Built Out of Gingerbread

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‘Tis the season for recreating our homes and favorite buildings out of dough. Even though no one has put baked panel to icing and build the Gilmore Girls home in Stars Hollow out of crispy gingerbread or frosty fondant (yet), these landmarks both real and fictional have us whispering, “I smell snow.”

ApartmentTherapy.com has put together an amazing array of gingerbread houses that imitate architecture artistry. I can’t take my eyes away!

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Wreath Fineries at the Wineries

December 9-10

2017-12-05_13-38-00Self-guided wine tasting tour along the Shawangunk Wine Trail.

Advance tickets only; tickets will not be sold at the door. All 15 member wineries will be decorated and awaiting your visit.

Jump into the holiday spirit and do your holiday shopping with Wreath Fineries at the Wineries, the Shawangunk Wine Trail’s memorable holiday event!

You pick the weekend or Sunday date. You pick a winery for your starting point. The event begins when you check-in at your starting winery where you’ll receive a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, and a Shawangunk Wine Trail ornament. Then you’ll travel along the Wine Trail, receiving a wine tasting and a beautiful ornament to decorate your wreath from each winery you visit.

Please Note: We offer weekend and Sunday tickets only. There are no Saturday only tickets available. You may attend the event only on the specific weekend or Sunday that you have chosen. The Shawagunk Wine Trail recommends you use the entire weekend to enjoy the trail. Thank you! TICKETS

Important Information:

You must bring your Eventbrite receipt email and a valid photo id to check-in at your starting winery, receive your tasting glass and wreath, and begin your tour. Please note that each winery may be visited once. The number of people allowed at each winery to start the event is limited. Purchase tickets early to be assured of getting your preferred starting winery. Groups of attendees should purchase tickets all in one order to assure that everyone gets the same starting winery.

Angry Orchard’s Black Friday with the Black Dirt Bandits

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Fri, November 24, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

It’s that time of year again for The Black Dirt Bandits to come rock it out at Angry Orchard! These Hudson Valley natives are known for their country rock swag and their eccentric personalities, and they’ll be here from 7-10pm in our brand new Cider Garden bar at The Stone Barn! Also invited is Fireball Whisky to come and serve up some ice cold samples! Chef Shawn Hubbell from Amuzae Catering will be here with his signature food offerings, and we’ll also be celebrating the one year anniversary of our bourbon barrel-aged Wooden Sleeper with 10% off bottles of that style in the Cider Garden. Be kind to your bartenders, as all tips collected today will go straight to the Wallkill Hook, Ladder and Hose Co.! Don’t miss out on the fireplace, free Fireball, and some Wooden Sleeper to warm your bones! This event is 21 and up and requires a ticket for entry.

Bourbon & Rye Whiskey Flight Nigh

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Presented by the Owners of Orange County Distillery on

Fri, December 15, 2017

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Presentation and Q&A With the Owners

4 Samples Each of our Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskies and Single Barrel Rye Whiskies

Locally Sourced Small Plate Fare, Including Smoked Meats from Quaker Creek, Various Cheeses From 5 Spoke Creamery & Edgwick Farm and Bourbon/Rye Fudge

$30/person

Orange County Distillery at Brown Barn Farms

286 Maple Avenue

New Hampton, NY 10958

THANKSGIVING DECORATING, TABLESCAPE AND CENTERPIECE TIPS AND IDEAS

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via Food & Wine –  We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.

FRESH LINENS

Send all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big day.

MISMATCH YOUR TABLEWARE

Not everyone has enough matching glasses, silverware and plates for 20 plus people, so don’t hesitate to mix-and-match what you have. Keeping it all in the same color family will give your table an eclectic, but coordinated look.

USE CANDLES

Use a lot of them. Everywhere. No, you’re not trying to seduce your house guests, but the warm glow of (UNSCENTED!) candles is much more welcoming than overhead lights. Candlesticks are festive, but short pillar candles or votives won’t block the person dining across from you.

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