Free Tasting with Pitchfork Cider

2017-01-11_12-22-16January 28th from 1 – 5 pm

The Pitchfork Cider team will be at Tuthilltown offering free tastings of their fabulous hard cider!

Pitchfork hard cider is made the same way hard cider has been made for centuries. Each small, handcrafted batch is made with just two ingredients: fresh-pressed apple cider from a farm in New York’s Hudson Valley and yeast. The apple cider is fermented, bottled and aged. That’s it. No artificial colors, flavors, additives or preservatives. Pitchfork Hard Cider is not only unfiltered, it is naturally gluten free and meant to be served cold


What’s That?

planetarium-026Find Out What Goes Bump in the Night on January 16th!

Do you ever lay awake in bed, listening to the nighttime sounds and wonder “What’s That?” Discover the answers for yourself in a special program with the Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Albany Pine Bush! Learn what animals make those spooky sounds at night and learn the names and stories behind the stars who twinkle down on you at night. This is a special program hosted at the Albany Visitor Center in partnership with the Albany Pine Bush. For more information about the Albany Pine Bush, visit Show is geared towards ages 5-7

37th Annual New Year’s Day Auction


January 1, 2017 at 10 AM (EST) @ Copake Auction

This is the premiere Americana Auction of the year featuring the UNRESERVED lifetime collection of Richard Kyllo and Linda Cunningham Shaker Collection. (plus selected additions)

Preview dates/times:

Tues. Dec. 27 through Sat. Dec. 31: 11-5 PM
Sunday Jan. 1: 9-9:45 AM (*Storm Date 1/7)

*Please note NEW terms go into effect for this sale:

Terms: Cash – Visa – MasterCard – Discover – 17% Buyer’s Premium (22% B.P. for Live Auctioneers, Invaluable and Auctionzip) – First time buyers must establish credit prior to auction to pay with check


christmas lightsAfter spending over 60 hours researching Christmas lights, interviewing experts, and testing 20 strands of lights side by side, we’ve found that GE’s Energy Smart Colorite LED Miniature Lights (available in multicolor strands of 50 bulbs or 100 bulbs and in warm white strands of 50 bulbs or 100 bulbs) are the best all-around indoor Christmas lights. This is the third year we’ve named these GE lights as our pick, and we can’t find any lights that match their color quality and their ready availability at Home Depot.

Full article at Sweet Home >>>

Don’t Look Behind You!!


Weekend Daytimes / Oct 2016 
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York

Sunnyside celebrates Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A daytime visit here is the perfect prelude to an evening at Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, or Irving’s ‘Legend.’ Irving’s fascinating home – a colorful blend of architectural styles – showcases numerous objects related to his famous story.
A daytime visit here is the perfect prelude to an evening at Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, or Irving’s ‘Legend.’ Irving’s fascinating home – a colorful blend of architectural styles – will showcase numerous objects related to Irving’s famous story. Visitors can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and experience one of Irving’s spooky tales on a walk through the woods.

Boo! Halloween Is Not Just for Kids


You don’t need to be 7 years old to love everything about Halloween. And this time of year, there’s no need to travel very far from home to find a Halloween-themed activity that will match your scare-threshold. From corn mazes and cemetery walks to haunted houses and scream parks, there’s sure to be an attraction or event near you that will fits your definition of what’s spooky, ghoulish or just plain fun.

So put on your costume, say a few spells, grab a flashlight, check the back seat for zombies and hit the road for one of these Halloween happenings:

In New York’s Hudson Valley – the setting for Washington Irving’s headless horseman – Sleepy Hollow offers haunted hayrides, parades, daytime and nighttime cemetery tours, and Horseman’s Hollow, a haunted walking trail inhabited by vampires, witches, ghouls, ghosts and other creatures.

Nearby Croton-on-Hudson hosts the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze, a walk-through experience with more than 7,000 illuminated pumpkins creating elaborate, spooky displays. (Prices and dates vary)