Sunset Sensations Wine and Food

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Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 PM

Come to Locust Grove and enjoy a magnificent Hudson River Sunset while sipping fine wines paired with culinary creations! Hors d’oeuvres are inspired by heirloom vegetables from the Estate kitchen gardens. Visitors are also treated to cooking demonstrations by our featured chef – Ed Kowalski from Lola’s Cafe – and expert wine pairing presentations.

Between courses, Leslie Farhangi of Three Meadow’s Spirits will share the story of Peony Vodka and guests will enjoy a tasting of Peony’s special Spring cocktail “Drink Your Flowers” – which contains Violet Elixir in homage to the Hudson Valley’s celebrated floral history!

Tickets $27/person in advance, and $29 day-of (if available).

845-454-4500 for tickets

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12 Ways to Ease into Spring Wellness

unspecified-15-682x1024by Stefani Ellenbecker –  Spring is upon is in a big way, and naturally, with the change of seasons, we are all looking to spruce up our body, mind, home and heart. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes but more about the little ways we can implement wellness into our everyday lifestyle that really makes the long-lasting difference. I asked several W&D contributors how they plan to get into a wellness groove this April and they shared a few simple ways they are clearing out their head space, exercising more, eating healthier and getting outdoors to grab some fresh air. We hope this post motivates you and gives a few pointers on how to improve your health this spring. We would love to hear in the comments below what your wellness plans are as the weather warms up!

Bridget Borden, Studio 125 Manager: “I’m trying to incorporate wellness into my daily routine – I drink a mix of hot water, apple cider vinegar and lemon in the morning, matcha green tea throughout the day and hot water with Reishi in the evenings.  Also, I love my barre classes and am full into any challenges they offer.”

Colleen Eversman of  2ndTruth: “I’ve been going to The Firm and spinning at least twice a week + going to yoga in-between. I’ve also been trying to eat less bread and dairy (I did the Whole 30 and discovered that bread and dairy make me super bloated). Drinking at least my body weight in ounces of water – it turns out, staying well hydrated helps my skin not freak out. And, being outside with Ellie (my pup) to run her for at least 30 mins a day. It’s great for her health and surprisingly restoring for me to be outside.”  FULL ARTICLE

Light It Up Blue 2018

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Saturday, April 21st at 4 PM in Middletown

HUDSON VALLEY LIGHT IT UP BLUE 2018 CELEBRATION! 

This year, all proceeds will benefit AMOC, the Autism Move-A- Thon of Orange County.

Formed in 2004, AMOC strives to support families who cope with Autism and related disorders. These families face their struggle often in isolation and at great personal hardship. AMOC aims to raise public awareness of Autism through seminars and media campaigns in Orange County. AMOC works to provide information and networks to help empower families and the community, so that we can better address the unique and troubling challenges of this health problem. AMOC also aims to raise understanding and tolerance in Orange County. We advocate for those people, often voiceless, who might act or look different, who should be respected, and loved for whom they (or we) are.

Raffles, Door Prizes & 50/50:
Over 100 Prizes were given away last year!

There is NO charge to attend.
Donations will be accepted at the Door and throughout the night.

Donations also accepted online:
www.hvlightitupblue.com

Pasta Station will be donated by The Fountains of Wallkill.
Dessert Bar will be donated by You’re the Boss!
Grill Menu Available after 6:30PM
Cash Bar

Live Entertainment:
DJ Chewy & MC Ray Ayal

Trivia Night at Clemson’s

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Thursday, April 5th at 7 pm

Quizzes cover everything from books, movies, TV, media awards, social media, sports, history, geography, science, celebrities in trouble to wordplay and bad television.

Each quiz has two audio rounds: a “Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of sound bites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself. Two winning teams get a gift certificate to Clemson Bros Brewery. Plus, we have Five Bonus Questions to win a glass of freshly brewed Clemson Bros Craft Beer.

TAP® New York!

header_2014_2TAP® New York started out 20 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and has grown into the largest craft beer and food event in New York State.

Craft brewing is alive and growing bigger than ever in New York State. The popularity of craft brewing has led to fuller bodied, flavorful brews featuring rich colors, bold flavors, and imaginative ingredients. People ask for it, and the brewers are answering. Many new craft breweries are opening every year, and we’re both happy and proud to welcome them aboard.

TAP® New York has grown over tenfold through the years to now encompass the entire base areas at Hunter Mountain, plus added tent space. Over 180 breweries were invited for 2017, offering everything from IPAs and lagers to weissbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales… pretty much any variety you know of, and probably a few that you don’t. Check out our List of Invited Breweries to see who was invited and who attended in 2017.

TAP® New York is also about food. Each year we offer plenty to eat. Food is INCLUDED with your ticket!

TAP® is also a beer competition. Brewers from across the state enter their finest suds to compete for plaques and trophies. Each year, highly qualified judges choose the best craft brewery in New York State and also the best brewery in the Hudson Valley. The panel of judges also decides on the best individual beers in the state by category.

NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 WILL BE ADMITTED. VALID ID MUST BE CARRIED AT ALL TIMES AND PRODUCED UPON REQUEST.

5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Spots in the Hudson Valley

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Yes, it’s true—Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, but just because the holiday arrives midweek doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice romance. We’ve rounded up five restaurants in the Hudson Valley serving gourmet prix fixe feasts on February 14. A word to the wise: reserve your tables in advance. BYO sonnets.

Heritage Food & Drink (Wappingers Falls)

The rustic atmosphere of Heritage Food and Drink gives a feeling of both comfort and class perfect for a dreamy date night. After extensive renovation, the bar and restaurant in Wappingers Falls opened its doors in August 2017 in the former location of Greenbaum and Gilhooley’s. Heritage will host its first Valentine’s Day dinner with an optional, three-course prix fixe menu. Guests will choose from four appetizers, three entrees, and two desserts. The options include a fried blue point oysters appetizer, basil crusted lamb loin main course, and Heritage “black forest” cake for dessert. The dinner comes with a glass of sparkling rose. $59 per person  FULL ARTICLE

THE BEST GIFTS AND IDEAS FOR A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY

The right gift for your beloved is a choice that should come from the heart—but that doesn’t mean a little research can’t help. The following picks are the result of more than 100 hours of research performed by some two dozen testers tasked with finding the best items to help you plan your next romantic occasion (even if you secretly hoard all of the chocolate for yourself).

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CHOCOLATE BOX

RECCHIUTI CONFECTIONS BLACK BOX

The Black Box offers just the right balance of understated and seductive, and the chocolates inside are sure to excite the most jaded palate.

FULL ARTICLE @ wirecutter.com

President’s Week Fireworks

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Celebrate winter break with a spectacular fireworks display! Enjoy dinner at SEASONS before taking in the show from the best viewing point – the patio of the Base Lodge.

Billy Joel Tribute Band, Cold Spring Harbor, will play two sets in SEASONS, starting at 4pm.

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue

Windham Mountain Resort
19 Resort Drive
Windham , NY United States
Phone:
518-734-4300

WESTTOWN BREW WORKS “ON ICE”

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Location
Westtown Brew Works

3rd Annual Westtown Brew Works “On Ice” Live music all day, Food Trucks and Great Local Beverages!!

30′ Ice Bar! $5 Admission per person Advance admission available for purchase in our tasting room starting Saturday, 12/30. Online Admission available by emailing: rich@westtownbrewworks.com You will receive a reservation number within 24 hours of your email.Maximum 6 Admissions per email (just indicate the number of people you are purchasing for)

845-381-3496, https://www.westtownbrewworks.com/