Wine Tasting, Live Music at Torne Valley Vineyards

48 Torne Valley believes a day at the vineyard shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. That’s why they offer tastings of their full compliment of eight wines, for just $8.  Reservations are not required.  All of our wines are sold by the glass or bottle.

Saturday, November 17th, 11 AM – 5 PM

 

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Pumpkin Harvest Festivals

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Pierson’s Farm

daily corn mazes, u pick pumpkin patch, petting zoo, games, duck races, trike track, slides on the weekends, Hayrides on the weekends and Columbus Day. Weekend Food Tent, on a beautiful 7th generation farm. OCNY West Fall Fest Sept 29/beer

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Picking Hayride
  • 4 acre corn maze
  • 3/4 acre mini maze
  • Petting zoo
  • Play area.  
  • Hot Cider and Hot Chocolate along with baked goods.  
  • Mums
  • Cornstalks straw
  • Hay bales
  • 5 evening haunted events
  • Flashlight night

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.

Holiday Lights in Bloom at The Arboretum

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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.

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Bah! Humbug!

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Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like you never have before!

Nestle in to historic the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic. Performances last about an hour.

December 9-10, 16-17
Performances at 3:30, 4:45, and 6pm

Recommended for ages 10+.

This Historic Hudson Valley event takes place at the Old Dutch Church,  just across the street from Philipsburg Manor.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking for this event is at Philipsburg Manor.

Tickets

Adults, $25
Children under 18, $20 

Members receive a $5 discount per ticket

Accessibility

Entry to the Old Dutch Church involves negotiating a long, steep ramp, uneven stone steps, narrow entryways, and narrow aisles. It is not wheelchair-accessible.

First Apartment Phase at Southgate Middletown Fully Leased; Pre-Leasing Underway for Next Section of 200 Upscale Homes

Developer Sterling Properties announced today the initial apartment phase at Southgate Middletown has reached the mark of 100% leased.

With leasing for the first phase fully executed, the developer is now launching the next section of over 200 one- and two-bedroom rental homes at the popular community in Orange County, N.Y.’s City of Middletown.  Pre-leasing for the new apartments is underway, with initial occupancy expected in December.  Interested prospects can now schedule special “Hard Hat” tours and preview the newest phase by calling 845-343-2820 to schedule an appointment.

“The first phase at Southgate Middletown was an unmitigated success as we were able to demonstrate to renters the quality, luxury, lifestyle and value offered at this community,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties.  “As we neared the end of our leasing program for phase I, we began to see increased demand for this new offering of homes which will boast the same condo-style floorplans, tremendous location and amenity-rich environment.  Judging by the initial response, we fully expect similar leasing velocity in phase two.”

Southgate Middletown has made its mark in the Hudson Valley with one- and two-bedroom residences boasting high ceilings, soaring living spaces and some of the largest layouts in the Orange County marketplace. Continue reading

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

hvrw20reservations20nowHudson Valley Restaurant Week returns October 30th to November 12th. Be sure to make reservations early to snag a table. The two-week celebration of dining is an opportunity for chefs to flaunt their best fare, for diners to check out new restaurants and visit old favorites. Over 200 participating restaurants offer special three-course lunch and dinner menus for a fraction of the normal price. No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Reservations are highly recommended.

Visit www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com for more details.

Price: $22.95 – $32.95 
Restaurants in the area offer 3-course dinner menus for $32.95 and 3-course lunches for $22.95

Sunnyside: Home of the ‘Legend’

lbtlsigimage3_0Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Sunday, October 15, 2017

At this festive event, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside celebrates its connection to 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 – will showcase numerous objects related to Irving’s famous story and other tales. Historic games and Headless Horseman art activities are great for families.

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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

pumpkinline_sliderThe tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns with more pumpkin power than ever before! Meander through an historic, 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Wander along our main street Pumpkin Promenade and stroll across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge. Around the next corner, discover an awe-inspiring jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty rising to the sky! Twirl with excitement as you witness a fully functioning, 20-foot diameter Pumpkin Carousel. Gaze in wonder at swimming aquatic creatures and a giant Sea Serpent surfacing next to the Croton River. Get mesmerized by a color-changing star show in the Pumpkin Planetarium.

Feel the earth shake as you approach Jurassic Park, where a brand-new herd of pint-sized dinosaurs mingles with an enormous T-Rex, brontosaurus, triceratops, and flying pterodactyl. Squeal with joy as the Circus Train rolls into town with a cast of colorful clowns and awesome animals. Don’t miss Sleepy Hollow Country’s most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman…yes, all made entirely of jack o’lanterns! Continue reading

PREMIUM TOWNHOMES WITH SCENIC VIEWS AND WALK-OUT BASEMENTS NOW AVAILABLE AT MAPLE FIELDS

ext-daylight_600w-1481039899-5675A limited offering of premium townhomes has been released for sale in the current housing phase at Maple Fields, Baker Residential’s fast-selling new community in the City of Middletown.

The three-bedroom residences are situated on some of the most desirable homesites the neighborhood has to offer, with private wooded views of the suburban Orange County landscape and walk-out basements leading to tranquil backyard settings that are great for entertaining. The residences are priced from the low-$300,000s.

“We’re only bringing six of these townhomes to market at this time,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Director of Sales and Marketing for Baker Residential.  “That means a few lucky homebuyers will be able to enjoy an upscale residence with enhanced elements of suburban living.  It’s a tremendous opportunity for those who act quickly.”

The new home release comes as sales at Maple Fields show no signs of slowing down.  The neighborhood offers several housing layouts that accommodate the desires of today’s young homebuyer.  Included in its home plans are two never-before-offered layouts — a two-bedroom Genesee design priced from $264,040 and a three-bedroom Croton home starting at just $277,450.

Homes at Maple Fields are offered with a long list of upscale interior appointments and finishes included in the base price.  Found throughout the residences are nine-feet first floor ceilings, oak hand rails, designer kitchens with 42” maple cabinets and GE stainless steel appliances, lavish baths with Kohler sinks, fixtures and faucets and tiled floors and showers, second floor laundry room and one-car garage.

Residents at Maple Fields have access to on-site recreational amenities, including a community clubhouse, tot lot, 1/2 basketball court and a sparkling outdoor pool.

Maple Fields’ location has drawn many first-time homebuyers and growing families priced out of northern New Jersey and New York City.  The community is within close proximity to Route 17, Route 84, the New York State Thruway and express buses and trains into Manhattan.

The Maple Fields sales office is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For additional information on the community, please call 914-461-9208 or visit http://www.maple-fields.com.

About Baker Residential

Baker Residential, a White Plains. N.Y.-based family owned and operated real estate concern which has created new home communities of great distinction and uniqueness that are home to thousands of families in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas. The company based on a commitment to quality, excellent personalized customer service and creativity in each home design.  This mindset has enabled the company to Homes themselves provide “A Difference You Can See.”