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

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 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).




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

2018 Winter Farm Tour at Edgwick Farm

https3a2f2fcdn-evbuc-com2fimages2f390502312f1627104839962f12foriginalEdgwick Farm opens its doors every winter to provide a unique educational experience to it’s farmer’s market customers as well as to families new to the farm to see where their food comes from. Meet our hard working dairy goats and cuddle their newborn babies early in the tour season. Later in the tour season, play with the growing baby goats in the exercise yard. After touring the farm, meet the cheesemakers, observe the cheesemaking through a viewing window and taste the milk and cheese these wonderful animals help produce.

Sat, March 17, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT


President’s Week Fireworks


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.


February 17
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Windham Mountain Resort
19 Resort Drive
Windham , NY United States


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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/


2d7436b1c1293c8a2722b99810332275Now that we’ve officially crossed the half-way mark of January, I thought it was only fitting to take a second and check in on each other. How are you doing? How is the new year going so far? I finally took the plunge and tossed out our Christmas tree last weekend. Even though it sure was hard to say goodbye to that bone-dry mini fir, I convinced my husband to leave up a few strands of lights around our apartment. That way, we can enjoy the spirit of the holidays for just a tad-bit longer. Plus, those warm white bulbs always illuminate such a cozy vibe, don’t you think?

Anyway, enough of my off-tangent rant. Time to get back on track.

How are your new year’s resolutions coming? I know I mentioned some simple resolutions to revitalize your body, mind and soul here that are totally doable any time of the year, but then I got to thinking: What about the people that are looking to grow and evolve but aren’t really keen on resolutions in the first place? And that’s why I’m here today.

Instead of creating one, two, three (four, five, six) giant self-care goals to achieve throughout the next 365 days, why not take the year one month at a time? That way, you can tackle smaller challenges with each 30/31 days that pass and revel in just as much (if not more!) self-improvement success by the time December rolls around. Enticing, right?

Now of course, everyone is unique so your idea of self-care might differ with what I’ve listed below, but I’m hoping it will at least help you get started on your journey!

January: Infuse your mind with inspiration.

With the cheerful holiday decor all packed up and the outdoor temperatures consistently dropping, it doesn’t take much for January to seem a bit dreary. But don’t let the cold frigid weather get you down. Instead, take time to infuse your mind with inspiration. Plan a trip. Add adventures to your bucket list. And if you don’t have a bucket list, create one. The excitement of having something to look forward to will be the heat needed on even the coldest of days. FULL ARTICLE AT WIT & DELIGHT



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.

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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