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12504, Music Festival, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Bard Music Festival, History of the Festival, history of music, vocal recital, piano recital, Concerts, preconcert talks, orchestral concerts, chamber, choral music performances Bard Music Festival at Fisher Center

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  The Bard Music Festival is located at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 in Dutchess County.

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    History of the Festival "The Bard Music Festival was founded in 1990 to promote new ways of understanding and presenting the history of music to a contemporary audience. Each year, a single composer is chosen as the main subject. The biography of the composer, the influences and consequences of that composer's achievement, and all aspects of the musical culture surrounding the time and place of the composer's life are explored. Perhaps the most important dimensions of the festival are the ways in which it links music to the worlds of literature, painting, theater, philosophy, and politics and brings two kinds of audience together: those with a long history of interest in concert life and first-time listeners, who find the festival an ideal place to learn about and enjoy the riches of our musical past.

"The festival also seeks to bridge the worlds of performance and scholarship in new and exciting ways. As a result of this collaboration, each concert is curated and the concert format varies, so that different genres and instrumental groupings appear in a single program, breaking the mold of the standard vocal recital, piano recital, or quartet concert. Concerts are complemented by informative preconcert talks, panel discussions by renowned musicians and scholars, and special events. In addition, each season Princeton University Press publishes a book of essays, translations, and correspondence relating to the festival’s central figure.

"The Bard Music Festival weekends include orchestral concerts by the American Symphony Orchestra, chamber and choral music performances, panel discussions, and lectures by noted scholars."

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Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Hudson River Towns,  Roosevelt Home and Museum, chamber, jazz music, theater, dance, opera, weekend in beautiful Dutchess County, Bard Music Festival, Theater Program, Dance Program Fisher Center at Bard College

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  The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 in Dutchess County.

From Fisher Center "The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, situated on the east bank of the Hudson River in the beautiful Hudson Valley, about 90 miles north of New York City and 220 miles southwest of Boston. It is surrounded by several beautiful Hudson Valley estates, including Montgomery Place, Clermont, Olana, Mills Mansion, the Vanderbilt Estate, and the Roosevelt Home and Museum, all of which are open to the public. Other nearby attractions include the Culinary Institute of America, Cary Arboretum, Innisfree Garden, country auctions, wineries, pick-your-own vegetable and fruit farms, nature sanctuaries, and historic river ports. Special events during Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival include daily tours of the Hudson River houses and riverboat excursions.

"The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts offers an architecturally bold and dynamic environment for innovative artistic presentation in the Hudson Valley. Designed by Frank Gehry, the Fisher Center provides audiences with a world-class complex that inspires risk-taking performances and provocative programs in orchestral, chamber, and jazz music and theater, dance, and opera by American and international artists. The Center is also home to Bard College's Theater Program and Dance Program."

Spend a few days or weekend in beautiful Dutchess County. Enjoy hiking in Dutchess, or visiting the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a true living museum of antique aviation located in Rhinebeck, New York. If you love antiques, be sure to go antiquing in Rhinebeck, or see historic sites in Hyde Park where you can visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and home of FDR, one of several National Historic Sites in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

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site Andrew Jackson Downing Hudson River Valley Catskill Mountains  hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Janet Livingston Montgomery Revolutionary War Federal-style architect Alexander Jackson Davis  Andrew Downing horticultural Montgomery Place "Historic Site"

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  "The lover of the expressive in nature, or the beautiful in art, will find here innumerable subjects for study. The natural scenery in many portions approaches the character of grandeur, and the foreground of rich woods and lawns, stretching out on all sides of the mountain, completes a home landscape of dignified and elegant seclusion, rarely surpassed in any country" by Andrew Jackson Downing

Montgomery Place, a serene reflection of nearly 200 years of continuous family stewardship, is best known as an architectural landmark designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and a landscape influenced by the great Andrew Jackson Downing. But the totality of the estate - house furnishings, gardens, woodlands, orchards, and hamlet make it a unique American treasure.

A National Historic Landmark, Montgomery Place is an extraordinary 434-acre Hudson River estate with magnificent views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. It is located on historic River Road in the hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, just north of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.

Montgomery Place was established by Janet Livingston Montgomery, widow of Revolutionary War hero General Richard Montgomery. She built the Federal-style house in 1804-05 and established a prosperous commercial nursery on the property. During the first half of the 19th century, her descendants created one of the most beautiful estates in the nation. The era's preeminent designers, architect Alexander Jackson Davis and landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing, assisted them in their endeavor. In 1850, Downing wrote that Montgomery Place is "...nowhere surpassed in America in point of location, natural beauty, or landscape gardening charms." In the 1930s, the generation living there created a 20th-century horticultural showcase, one that continues to flourish today.

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12508, Beacon NY, FAA certified pilots, hot air balloon rides in the Hudson Valley, NY for over 36 years with a perfect safety record, heart of the Hudson valley, family outdoor adventure, Metro North train station in Beacon, Dutchess County Blue Sky Balloons

845-831-6917 
  Blue Sky Balloons is located at 99 Teller Ave, Beacon NY 12508, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Blue Sky Balloons operates FAA certified balloons by FAA certified pilots and has been providing hot air balloon rides in the Hudson Valley, NY for over 36 years with a perfect safety record.

We fly from the heart of the Hudson valley and are near New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. We offer gift certificates, private rides, and accommodate group bookings. More than half our flights are gifts or celebrations such as anniversaries, birthdays, or other special occasions such as engagement flights.

A great family outdoor adventure. Try man's oldest form of aviation. Flights are scheduled in the mornings just after sunrise and in the evenings just prior to sunset, We are located only a short drive from NYC and we can meet you at the Metro North train station in Beacon. Scheduling is done on a first come, first served basis, with October being our busiest month.

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  Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries is located at 3 Beekman Street in Beacon, NY 12508.

In May 2003, Dia opened Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, a museum to house its renowned but rarely seen permanent collection comprised of major works of art from the 1960s to the present. Located on the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon occupies a nearly 300,000-square-foot historic printing factory.

The Beacon museum’s expansive galleries have been specifically designed for the display of the artworks to which Dia is committed, many of which, because of their character or scale, could not be easily accommodated by more conventional museums.

Works installed at the museum range from the1978 Shadows (a single work comprising multiple canvases) by Andy Warhol; to three of Richard Serra's monumental sculptures in the Torqued Ellipses; "monuments" for V. Tatlin, a series of fluorescent light works by Dan Flavin; several mixed-media installations by Joseph Beuys and Agnes Martin’s 1999 paintings Innocent Love, among others. Each artist’s work is displayed in a dedicated gallery or galleries: in many cases these presentations were created in collaboration with the artists themselves.

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Built in 1929 by Nabisco (National Biscuit Company), the historic steel, concrete, and glass factory building, designed by Nabisco’s staff architect Louis N. Wirshing, Jr., is a model of early-twentieth-century industrial architecture. Press blue button for visitor information and more about Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries.

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Long Dock Park, Beacon Point Park, launching boats, arts, activities, popular attractions, perfect place to fish, Things To Do at Long Dock Park, Biking Trails, Boat Launch, Fishing, Kayaking & Canoeing, Winter Activities, Cross county skiing Long Dock Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

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  Long Dock Park / Beacon Point Park
Beacon, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "A critical 19th-century transportation link between New England and points west, Long Dock once contained a rail ferry terminal, warehouses and other buildings. More recently, it was home to an oil terminal, salt-storage facility and junkyard. All traces of its commercial and industrial past have been removed to create an exciting riverfront destination boasting a kayak pavilion and beach for launching boats, rehabilitated wetlands and meadows that attract wildlife, and the restored, historic Red Barn, now Scenic Hudson's River Center for arts and environmental-education activities. One of the most popular attractions in the park, at Long Dock's tip, is Beacon Point, a shoreline installation by renowned artist George Trakas. The work projects out over the river (at high tide, water actually flows through it), making this a perfect place to fish, sunbathe and admire magnificent vistas of Newburgh Bay and the Hudson Highlands."

Things To Do at Long Dock Park
Biking Trails | Bike Paths
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Walking
Kayaking tours and rentals available
Picnicking
Food nearby

    Winter Activities at Long Dock Park / Beacon Point Park
    Cross Country Skiing (ungroomed trails)
    Snowshoeing (ungroomed trails)

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After a day of birding, boating, hiking, or fishing at Beacon Point Park, pack a picnic from the healthy produce at one of the Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or select one of several outstanding restaurants in Dutchess County.

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  Madam Brett Park
Beacon, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

From Scenic Hudson: "Madam Brett Park hugs Fishkill Creek, which played a prominent role in Beacon's development. Along it stood a gristmill owned by the park's namesake — Catheryna Rombout Brett (1687-1764), the first European settler in the present-day city. The mill was an important gathering place for farmers and Native Americans inhabiting both shores of the Hudson River hereabouts. In the 1800s, the creek powered a profusion of hat factories (including the Tioronda Hat Works, located in the brick building adjacent to the park), which earned Beacon the nickname "New York's Hat-Making Capital.

"Today the park provides a perfect place to explore the ecology of a vital Hudson River tributary and the tidal wetland at its mouth. Fishkill Marsh supports an extraordinary variety of wildlife. It furnishes a home for amphibians and aquatic mammals, including muskrats; serves as a hunting ground for ospreys, bald eagles and other raptors; and is a stopover for migratory birds. A boardwalk and observation platforms afford up-close discoveries of these and other creatures. A waterfall at the park's eastern end is especially impressive — and raucous — in spring or after heavy rains."

Things To Do at Madam Brett Park
Biking
Bird Watching
Fishing
Food nearby
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Nature Study
Picnicking
Scenic Waterfall

    Winter Activities at Madam Brett Park
    Cross Country Skiing
    Snowshoeing

Special Attractions
Visit the waterfall at the park's eastern end in spring or after heavy rains.

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Spend the day or afternoon visiting Madam Brett Park. When it's time to eat, select from one of many excellent restaurants in Dutchess County.

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  Mount Beacon Park
Beacon, Dutchess County
Hudson River Valley, New York State

Mount Beacon Park was created on land preserved by Scenic Hudson in the City of Beacon and Town of Fishkill. Totaling 234 acres, the parcels were purchased in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Mount Beacon towers above Beacon and Fishkill at the northern gateway to the Hudson Highlands.

From Scenic Hudson: Beacon, Dutchess County (234 acres) "The trail up Mount Beacon is steep, but occassional switchbacks make the aerobic workout manageable. The hike actually begins on a staircase following the course of the Beacon Incline Railway, in the early 20th century the world's steepest funicular and one of the Hudson Valley's prime tourist attractions. Observation platforms atop the stairs preview the treat awaiting those who reach the summit — sublime vistas stretching from the Hudson Highlands to the Catskill Mountains. After a rest, you can explore the ruins of the incline railway's powerhouse or follow a short trail leading to a monument commemorating a signal fire built atop the mountain during the Revolutionary War. It was one of many beacons, spanning from the Highlands into New Jersey, intended to warn of British troop movements. (This one gave the mountain and city their names.) The adventurous can hike to Scenic Hudson's adjacent Fishkill Ridge, whose rugged trails afford long-range glimpses of the Highlands and even Manhattan's skyline. And a mile from the summit is the newly restored Mount Beacon fire tower, where on a clear day you can see from the Big Apple to Albany. Mount Beacon Park is maintained in cooperation with the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society."

Things To Do at Mount Beacon Park
Birding | Bird Watching
Hiking Trail to Mount Beacon's summit. (One + miles up - for hikers with good endurance.)
Nature Study
Picnicking
Portable Toilets
Scenic Views

    Point of Interest
    Mount Beacon Park is a Revolutionary War reference.
Special Attraction at Mount Beacon Park
The Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society is working to return the ride that was destroyed in a 1983 fire.

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After a day of hiking, walking, or studying the wildlife, pack a picnic from the produce at a Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or dine at one of the many excellent restaurants in Dutchess County New York.

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About Applefest, Hudson Valley, Village of Warwick, Top 100 Events, one-day event, Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment, festival, Festival proceeds benefit these and other local non-profit organizations, Things To Do and See at the Festival Applefest Festival

845-987-8300 
 

About Applefest
Located in the Hudson Valley
Village of Warwick, New York

Admission is FREE

Applefest began in 1989 as a simple harvest celebration to support the Warwick Valley Community Center. Named one of the “Top 100 Events” in the country, over 30,000 visitors now attend the one-day event, traveling from neighboring states to experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment. The festival is produced by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Warwick Valley Community Center. Festival proceeds benefit these and other local non-profit organizations.

Things To Do and See at the Festival

  • Over 200 craft vendors
  • Dozens of food vendors
  • 50 local non-profit exhibitors
  • Music & entertainment on several stages all day
  • Children’s Carnival
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Walk to Village shops, restaurants & businesses
  • Apple Pie Baking Contest (slices for sale)
  • Applefest Visitor's Guide
    An updated Applefest Visitors’ Guide will be posted on the website before Applefest next fall, and will also be available for free at the festival.

    This 32-page booklet contains schedules of Applefest events, transportation information, directories for craft/food vendors, wineries, u-pick apples, a user-friendly map of the festival area, ads for local businesses and more.

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    Things To Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Campsites, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Camping, Hiking Trails, Walking Trails, Hunting, Ice Fishing, Nature Trails, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Winter activities, boating, swimming, beautiful beach Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Dutchess County

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      Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park is a wonderful park for outdoor enthusiasts. This 14,086-acre park, covering land in Putnam and Dutchess counties, boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic campground, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, and birding. On the hot days of summer, go swimming at the park's beautiful beach.

    The park is also home to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center which provides high quality environmental programming. In the winter, you can enjoy the Fahnestock Winter Park that includes 15 kilometers of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and an area for sledding.

    The large beach at Canopus Lake is the jewel of Clarence Fahnestock Memorial Park. Its sandy shore and nearby picnic area are enjoyed by thousands of bathers. In addition to swimming, campers and day trippers can fish in or tour Canopus Lake by row boats which are available for rental by the hour or the day. Fishing by boat is permitted at Stillwater and Canopus Lakes. Fishing at both lakes and four ponds is excellent in all seasons for anglers seeking bass, pickerel, perch or brook and rainbow trout.

    The scenic campground, formed along the park’s natural rock ridges, provides alcoves of privacy and tranquility for campers. Each of the 80 campsites has a picnic table and fire ring. Additionally there is an area for RV camping. The campground’s nature center houses environmental displays and a variety of touch boxes. On weekends, park staff organizes hikes and craft activities. Movies are shown on Saturday evenings for the enjoyment of all campers.

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    Music & Environmental Festival, Top 4 Music Festivals in the US, Folk Festival, good music, About Clearwater, Clean Water Act, the Hudson River Park Act, removal of PCB’s from the Hudson, America’s Environmental Flagship, Clearwater Environmental Clearwater's Hudson River Festival

     
     

    Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
    A Music & Environmental Festival

    Clearwater Environmental Organization

    • "One of the Top 4 Music Festivals in the U.S."
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    • "Clearwater is everything a Folk Festival should be; good music, good people and good fun.You'll find your community is bigger when you leave than when you came.",
      Ani DiFranco

    • "Playing Clearwater was one of the most fulfilling experiences I've had in music. I feel lucky to have been invited.",
      Josh Ritter

    About Clearwater
    "Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit, member- supported corporation whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River. In 1966, folk music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, announced plans to “build a boat to save the river”. At the time, the Hudson was rank with raw sewage, toxic chemicals and oil pollution; fish had disappeared over many miles of its length. Seeger believed a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries would bring people to the river, where they could experience its beauty and be moved to preserve it. Inspired by that vision, the 106-feet-long tall ship Clearwater was built and launched in 1969. The sloop was among the first vessels in the U.S. to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship, virtually creating the template by which such programs are conducted around the world today.

    "Since the launch of the Clearwater, more than 430,000 young people and hundreds of thousands of adults have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem—fish, invertebrates, water chemistry and ecological principals—aboard the sloop. Clearwater’s environmental education programs now serve more than 15,000 students annually, and the organization also educates over 200 teachers each year through SUNY New Paltz, Pace University and other institutions. Clearwater’s members have helped advocate for the Clean Water Act, the Hudson River Park Act and removal of PCB’s from the Hudson.

    "The Clearwater has become America’s Environmental Flagship, and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 for its role in the environmental movement. Each summer, Clearwater re-connects Hudson Valley residents with their cultural heritage and traditions by bringing them down to the river for the Great Hudson River Revival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival. The organization and its local sloop clubs also sponsor smaller local riverfront festivals throughout the year. Clearwater’s unique approach to public outreach has made the Clearwater a symbol of grassroots action through hands-on learning, music and celebration."

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    rare species, views of the Hudson Highlands, wilderness, spot turkey vultures, bald eagles and falcons, Things To Do at Fishkill Ridge, Bird Watching, Challenging hiking trails, experienced hikers, Picnicking, Scenic views, birding, hiking, nature study Fishkill Ridge "Scenic Hudson Valley"

     
      Fishkill Ridge
    Dutchess County
    Hudson River Valley, New York State

    At the northern gateway to the fabled Hudson Highlands, this rugged 1900-acre park is home to eagles, falcons and numerous rare species. Magnificent views of the Hudson Highlands — and even Manhattan's skyline — provide ample compensation for the rigors of hiking through this rugged terrain.

    From Scenic Hudson: "Fishkill Ridge isn't suitable for a casual stroll, but if you feel like heading out into some true wilderness, it doesn't get any better than this. On the preserve's well-marked trails you can walk beside a stream to an impressive waterfall, scramble up rocks and step onto outcroppings affording some of the most breathtaking long-range vistas in the Hudson Highlands. For most of your trek you'll be so cocooned in nature that civilization and its stresses will fade from memory (though shops and restaurants in downtown Beacon await your return). Fishkill Ridge also is a great destination for exploring the Hudson Valley's geological past — the rounded boulders and bare summits encountered on your hike were sculpted by glaciers that passed through the region 12,000 years ago — and extraordinary birdlife, especially its large raptors. There's a good chance you'll spot turkey vultures, bald eagles and falcons engaged in aerial reconnaissance throughout your overland excursion."

    Things To Do at Fishkill Ridge
    Bird Watching for Eagles, Falcons, and rare species
    Hiking trails - Challenging trails for experienced hikers
    Picnicking at Fishkill Ridge
    Scenic views from the highest peaks east of the Hudson River.

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    Check Trail information - Trails are strenuous.

    After a day of birding, hiking, nature study, and breathtaking views, enjoy a picnic from the healthy produce at one of the Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or select one of many excellent restaurants in Beacon Poughkeepsie or Rhinebeck in Dutchess County.

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    Regal Cinemas Fishkill 10

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    12524, Beach, Water Park, Fishkill, NY , Rides, Slides, HIT Entertainment, children’s entertainment, Bob the Builder, amusement, attraction SplashDown Beach Waterpark

    845-897-9600 
      SplashDown Beach, "America's Biggest Little Water Park", is located at 16 Old Route 9 West, Fishkill, NY 12524, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley.

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    The word is Fishkill, NY—Mega Funworks Inc., dba SplashDown Beach Waterpark and HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading providers of high quality children’s entertainment, have entered into an agreement to develop the first permanent Bob the Builder™ amusement attraction in North America. Splash Works™,

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    12538, home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, FDR, National Historic Site, Visit the Home of FDR, Presidential Library & Museum, Top Cottage retreat, things to do, visiting, family events, kids section, Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hudson River Valley FDR, Franklin D. Roosevelt "Historic Site"

    800-337-8474 
      The home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a National Historic Site, is located at 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY 12538, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.

    "All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River. " FDR
    The above quote captures FDR's connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved and the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here.

      The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site includes:

    • FDR's Springwood, the lifelong home of America's only 4-term President

    • Presidential Library and Museum

    • Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage

    • Summer Programs for children and their families

    • Guided tour of FDR's home

    • Self-guided tour of the Museum, grounds, gardens, and trails of this 300-acre site.

    Self-guided tour of the Museum, grounds, gardens, and trails of this 300-acre site. Start your visit at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center and watch the introductory film. Arrange for self guided tours of the Presidential Library and Museum, and Ranger-led tours of the historic home. Visit FDR’s Top Cottage retreat, the place he built in 1938 to, "escape the mob" at Springwood. He also brought close friends and political allies here to discuss the state of the world or to simply relax. Designed by FDR to emulate the Dutch colonial architecture found throughout the Hudson River Valley, the structure was planned with accessibility in mind to accommodate his wheelchair and give him greater independence.

    Press blue button for schedule of events, fees & reservations, things to do, things to know before visiting, family events, kids section, and more about this National Historic Site.

    The word is At least one day is recommended to experience Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Historic Site. Visit Springwood, Top Cottage retreat, and Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage along with the grounds, the library, family events and more.

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    12538, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Presidential Library, Museum, History of the FDR Library, Museum, presidential library, President Roosevelt's, Roosevelt, Presidential Libraries Act, President Roosevelt, FDR, Eleanor, Franklin Delano Roosevelt FDR, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

    800-337-8474 
      The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is located at 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY 12538; on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, four miles north of Poughkeepsie, New York, midway between New York City and Albany. The Library is easily reached by car, train or plane.

      History of the FDR Library and Museum
      The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is America's first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941.

      Prior to Roosevelt's Presidency, the final disposition of Presidential papers was left to chance. Although a valued part of the nation's heritage, the papers of chief executives were private property which they took with them upon leaving office . . .

      In erecting his library, Roosevelt created an institution to preserve intact all his papers . . .

      "Fireside Chat" from the Library, December 24, 1943. Roosevelt's actions served as a precedent. When Congress passed the Presidential Libraries Act in 1955, it regularized the procedures initiated by President Roosevelt for privately built and federally maintained libraries to preserve the papers of future Presidents . . .

      . . . He visited the library often during the war to sort and classify his records and memorabilia; and from his study in the library he delivered several of his famous radio speeches or "fireside chats".

    In early planning for the Library the President expressed the hope that Mrs. Roosevelt's papers would eventually find a place here . . . At the time of her death in 1962 Eleanor Roosevelt's papers totaled a staggering three million pages. In 1972, the wings FDR envisioned were added to the original building. Mrs. Roosevelt's papers were stored in the South Wing, and a gallery devoted to Eleanor and her life and accomplishments was created in the museum portion of the new addition.

    The Library reflects the vision that its founder displayed when he spoke at the dedication of the library on June 30, 1941. To maintain archival facilities and records, he stated: ". . . a Nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. It must believe in the future. It must, above all, believe in the capacity of its own people so to learn from the past that they can gain in judgment in creating their own future." by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Press blue button for information for Students, Teachers, Museum Visitors, and much more about the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

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    845-229-2000 
     
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    12538, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Eleanor Roosevelt, fun things to do with your children this summer, Family Programs, Family walks, walks for children, Children, things to do, things to know, family events, dedicated to a first lady Val-Kill Cottage "Historic Site"

    800-337-8474 
      Val-Kill at Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site is located at Hyde Park NY 12538, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley.

    “The greatest thing I have learned is how good it is to come home again,” Eleanor Roosevelt

    This simple statement expresses her love for the modest house she called Val-Kill. The only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady, Val-Kill welcomes visitors in the style of Mrs. Roosevelt. Come and be part of the entire Roosevelt Experience at Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill.

    Eleanor Roosevelt chose Val-Kill for her retreat, her office, her home, and her "laboratory" for social change during the prominent and influential period of her life from 1924 until her death in 1962. During that time she formulated and carried out her social and political beliefs. This is the place most closely associated with one of the most prominent women of 20th-century America.

    Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill (ERVK) works to preserve ER's home as a living memorial, a center for exchange of significant ideas, and a catalyst for change and the betterment of the human condition. They offer programs such as the Girls Leadership Workshop, held every summer.

    Enjoy fun things to do with your children this summer. Join a park ranger for free Summer Family Programs. Press blue button for a schedule and description of Family walks and hikes on the grounds of the FDR estate. "Play like Franklin Roosevelt did in the olden days of the 19th century. Learn to use a Jacob’s ladder, a jump rope, or the hoop and stick." Previous scheduled walks for children included:

      Springwood Stroll: A Historic Site Grounds Walk
      ER’s Woodland Walk: Nature Study at Val-Kill
      FDR’s Boyhood Fun
    Note: Children ages 4 and up, and for big kids of all ages.

    Press blue button for schedule of events, fees & reservations, things to do, things to know before visiting, family events, kids section, and more about this National Historic Site.

    The word is At least one day is recommended to experience Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Historic Site. Visit Springwood, Top Cottage retreat, and Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage along with the grounds, the library, family events and more.

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    12538, National Historic Site, Hudson River Valley, Vanderbilt Mansion, lifestyles of the rich and famous, kids and teachers, planning a visit to the Vanderbilt Mansion, stunning Hudson River, Catskill Mountain views, Vanderbilt Mansion Vanderbilt Mansion "Historic Site"

    845-229-7770 
      Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is located at 119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park NY 12538, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. "Vanderbilt Mansion NHS, in terms of architecture, interiors, mechanical systems, road systems and landscape, is a remarkably complete example of a gilded-age country place, illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes that occurred as America industrialized in the years after the Civil War. Vanderbilt Mansion was the first home in the Town of Hyde Park to have electricity.

    "The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site was established as a monument to an era rather than a tribute to any one person or family. The estate illustrates a way of life modeled on the English country house and is only unusual today because so few examples survive in the 21st century. More than a place to discuss the lifestyles of the rich and famous, the park offers a window into the philosophy of the American country house, the lives of its domestic staff, and its relationship to the surrounding community.

    Formal Gardens
    "The Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association was formed in 1984 with a mission to restore the Formal Gardens as closely as possible to their appearance in the 1930s." Visitors may walk the grounds, hike carriage trails, or picnic at the overlook." The above information is sourced from the National Park Service.

    Press blue button for directions, kids and teachers' section, history and culture, and planning a visit to the Vanderbilt Mansion.

    The word is Tour the house and stroll the 200 + acres of park land that boast centuries old tree plantings, stunning Hudson River and Catskill Mountain views and Italian Gardens. At least one full day is recommended to experience the Vanderbilt Mansion and Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Historic Sites.

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    12546, Millerton, NY, deer hunting, turkey hunting, Rudd Pond Area, Things To Do at Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area, Beach, Biking, Boating, Boat Launch, Boat rentals, Campsites, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area

    518-789-3059 
      Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area is located at 59 Rudd Pond Road, Millerton, NY 12546 in Dutchess County in the Northern Hudson Valley. The park is located along 16 miles of the Taconic Mountain Range. Two developed areas, Copake Falls and Rudd Pond, offer an extensive trail system with terrain that varies from easy to challenging, offering spectacular views.

    Rudd Pond has 15 tent sites and 26 tent platform sites, each providing campers with grand views of the ridge, pond, and nearby countryside. Enjoy boating on the scenic 64 acre pond. Visitors who possess regional boating permits are also welcome to launch their own rowboats, canoes, or kayaks. A variety of fish, including bass, sunfish and pickerel, inhabit the pond and fishing is permitted with a New York State Freshwater Fishing License. In the winter months, visitors can ice skate and fish on the pond, conditions permitting.

    In season both deer hunting and turkey hunting are permitted in designated areas. A New York State hunting license is required. Please be aware that Taconic State Park property encompasses land in both Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

    Press blue button for more about camping, boating, hunting, and required licenses at Rudd Pond Area in Taconic State Park.

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    12601, Bardavon, Hudson River Valley, performing arts,  youth, theatre, local orphanage, children, teens, school day performance series, arts-in-education residency program, Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston, Children's Events Bardavon - Children's Programs

    845-473-2072 
      Bardavon is located at 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. Since its construction, the Bardavon has existed not only as a superb performing arts venue, but also as a cultural and educational mentor and advocate for the community's youth. On the day after its opening performance on February 1, 1869, the theatre was pressed into service to host a bazaar for the benefit of the local orphanage. By laying temporary flooring over the tops of seats in the orchestra section, the hall was transformed into an indoor fairground.

    Today, out of an overall audience of 120,000, the Bardavon serves some 40,000 children and teens annually with two special school day performance series and a broad-based arts-in-education residency program both at the Bardavon, Poughkeepsie and Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston.

    Press blue button for Children's Events and more about Bardavon in the Hudson River Valley.

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    12601, Opera House, theater, dance, music, opera, Hudson Valley, Philharmonic, concerts, live performances, performing arts, cinema, movie, Hudson Valley region, restaurant walking distance of Bardavon, restaurant, Dutchess County, Hudson River Valley Bardavon Opera House

    845-473-2072 
      Bardavon 1869 Opera House is located at 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. The Bardavon 1869 Opera House is a leading performance venue that presents touring artists of the highest quality in theater, dance, music, opera, and other performance genres. The Bardavon also strives to foster the development and presentation of new works. Each season the Bardavon's diverse offerings include Mainstage shows, Hudson Valley Philharmonic concerts, educational Daytime Performances, School Residencies as well as Community Service events. This variety ensures that the Bardavon is accessible to all who seek entertaining and inspiring live performances.

    Since its construction in 1869 as the Collingwood Opera House, the Bardavon has taken a piece of each era in its long lifetime with it into the future. They have defined the Bardavon's distinctive position in the history of a community, a nation, an art form. Transformed from a 19th Century performance hall and gathering place into a movie palace in 1923, the theatre was retrieved from demolition in 1976 to become the leading performing arts and cinema venue of the Hudson Valley region that it is today. The stage has seen the great performers from all these eras: Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, John Philip Sousa, the Barrymores, Martha Graham, Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Tommy Dorsey and more recently Dizzy Gillespie, Ballet Hispanico, Patti Smith, Pinchas Zukerman, Greg Allman, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte and many, many more.

    Press blue button for Bardavon calendar, tickets, information, and more about the Bardavon.

    For your dining pleasure, select a restaurant within walking distance of Bardavon, or a restaurant that is just a short drive from the theatre.

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    Poughkeepsie Clinton House State Historic Site

    845-471-1630 
      Clinton House State Historic Site is located at 549 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602 in Dutchess County. The Clinton House is an 18th century Georgian stone building, named for George Clinton, who served as the first Governor of New York and fourth Vice-President of the United States.

    The vernacular stone house now known as Clinton House State Historic Site was built in 1765. The house was actively utilized from 1777 - 1783 when Poughkeepsie was the capital of New York State and several branches of state government convened in town. After a fire in 1783, General George Washington's New Windsor Cantonment ordered carpenters to rebuild this important structure. In addition to repairs, the house was enlarged and the present stairway was constructed at this time. Clinton House State Historic Site has foundations which are two feet thick. The walls are constructed of rough fieldstone, while the gabled ends are made of wood. It is named in tribute to George Clinton, first governor of New York State, who resided in Poughkeepsie for twenty-one years. Today, with the support of the Dutchess County Historical Society, the site houses archives and a library for local historical research.

    Things To Do at Clinton House State Historic Site
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    12538, Hyde Park NY, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Hudson River Railroad, railroading, running models trains, railroad enthusiasts, Iron Horse, station, AMTRAK trains, Empire Corridor Service Hyde Park Station - Museum

     
      The Hyde Park Station, 34 River Road (Riverside Park), Hyde Park NY 12538, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. A station was built at this location around 1851, when the Hudson River Railroad was constructed from New York City to Albany. That structure was torn down and replaced by the current station in 1914. The last regularly-scheduled New York Central passenger train stopped there in 1958. Subsequently the outer two tracks of the four-track "Water Level Route" were removed, and the entrances to the tunnel passage serving the southbound platform were boarded over.

    A great deal of repair work, both interior and exterior had to be done by the society . . . The interior work included rebuilding the ticket booth, refurbishing benches, waiting room, and baggage room. Wiring, plumbing and heating systems had to be rebuilt.

    Inside the Station you will find displays depicting the area's railroading past, running models trains, and knowledgeable railroad enthusiasts who can answer your questions about the great "Iron Horse".

    Location
    We are located at the foot of the hill which is formed by West Market Street and River Road that follows the south wall of the Vanderbilt’s Estate. Even though the station is inactive, a very active Hudson Division still exists. AMTRAK trains that pass the station are unique to the Empire Corridor Service. Press blue button for more about the Hyde Park Station.

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    12601, Historic Site, Poughkeepsie NY, Dutchess County, Samuel Morse, artist, founder of the National Academy of Design, inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, Hudson River School of Art, Museum Pavilion, hike three miles of trails, Trail Maps, History Locust Grove - Samuel Morse Historic Site

    845-454-4500 
      Locust Grove, the Samuel Morse Historic Site, is located at 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Locust Grove was the nineteenth-century country estate of Samuel Morse, the artist, founder of the National Academy of Design, and the inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code.

    In honor of the site’s history and connection to the visual arts and the Hudson River School of Art, Locust Grove opened its doors in 2006 to contemporary artists whose work reflects this style of artwork. Juried by a panel of art professionals, selected artists are offered a solo show at the estate’s elegant Museum Pavilion. Locust Grove encourages artists to develop new works of art for this exhibition opportunity. Contact Ursula Morgan at 845.454.4500, ext. 17 or at u.morgan@lgny.org.

    "The historic site's stately trees, rolling hills, and picturesque views from the house and gardens situated on the highest bluff above the river all combine to create the natural landscape garden that Morse found so appealing . . . Near the house, Victorian style gardens and urns are set within the larger context of this landscape garden. Both the Morse and Young families loved flowers and the Main Perennial Garden preserves the unique style of these enthusiastic "students" of horticulture and plant collectors. It is truly a one-of-a-kind garden in the Hudson Valley."

    About the Trails
    Walk or hike three miles of trails comprised of carriage roads and footpaths, all clearly marked with trail maps available tol visitors.

    Garden Volunteer Program
    Volunteers are vital to the horticulture program at Locust Grove. Most garden volunteers come on a regularly scheduled day for two to three hours to help the professional horticulture staff with all variety of garden related projects.

    Press blue button for Trail Maps, History, Gardens and Grounds, and Visiting information at Locust Grove.

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    Overlook Drive-In

    845-452-3445 
     
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    845-297-1161 
     
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    12601State Historic Park, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, nationwide railway network, new state park, Hudson River, history, maps, activities, Poughkeepsie NY Dutchess County, Highland NY Ulster County Walkway Over The Hudson State Historic Park

    845-454-9649 
      "On October 3, 2009 Governor David A. Paterson opened the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park as a legacy project of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. The park provides access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river's surface and is 6,678 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.

    "The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was built in the late 19th century to link New York and New England to an extensive, nationwide railway network. For decades, it was a major rail corridor for both freight and passengers.

    "After a fire in 1974, the bridge was abandoned and sat for decades as an oprhaned relic. This brand new park was made possible due to the unwavering commitment of the community, who, through a non-profit organization called Walkway Over the Hudson, forged a public private partnership involving the State of New York, the federal government, neighboring municipalities, private corporations and other not for profit groups. The amazing result of this wonderful partnership is a brand new state park, now open for all to enjoy."

      The park offers interpretive signs and a Talkway Over the Walkway cell phone tour.
      The park closes as sunset. Please visit sunrisesunset.com to plan your trip.
      There are two entrances to the park, one on either side of the Hudson River
    Press blue button for hours of operation, directions, history, maps, amenities and activities and more about the Walway Over The Hudson - Entrances to Walkway Over the Hudson are located in Poughkeepsie NY 12601 in Dutchess County, and in Highland NY, Ulster County.
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    845-758-3311 
     
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    Things To Do, National Historic Landmark District, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Catskill Mountains, Attractions, Birding, Walking Trails, Nature Study, Picnicking, Scenic Views, hiking, picnic, local farms Hudson Valley, restaurants in Dutchess New York Poets' Walk Park "Scenic Hudson Valley"

     
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    From Scenic Hudson: "The rolling fields and quiet woodlands have inspired generations of writers and artists. This 120-acre park is nestled in the region's famous National Historic Landmark District and offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and Catskill Mountains. A visit to this property by Washington Irving is said to have inspired his classic story "Rip Van Winkle".

    "The park itself is buffered on all sides by 780-acres of private lands under Scenic Hudson conservation easements that insure the landscape's protection from development.

    "Red Hook, Dutchess County (120 acres)—In 1849 members of the Astor and Delano families, who lived on adjacent estates, commissioned German-born landscape architect Hans Jacob Ehlers to make improvements on these grounds. The classic wooded vistas, sunlit fields and thick forest were the main focus of Ehlers' vision for the property. He fashioned a series of "outdoor rooms," using stands of foliage and stone walls to break up the landscape, which includes rolling meadows, forests, and a ravine. Ehlers also created a shaded, streamside path, dubbed Poets' Walk in honor of Washington Irving and other literary figures who reputedly strolled here. (Legend has it that Irving came up with the idea for "Rip Van Winkle" here while gazing at the distant but very prominent Catskill Mountains, site of his protagonist's decades-long sleep.) Today, the park features two miles of trails through woods and rolling meadows with rustic cedar pavilions, footbridges, and benches. The park is buffered on all sides by 780 acres of private lands under conservation easements that ensure the landscape's protection from development."

    Attractions at Poets' Walk
    Two miles of trails through woods and open fields, magnificent setting for landscape artists, and rustic cedar pavilions.

    Things To Do at Poets' Walk
    Birding | Bird Watching
    Hiking / Walking Trails
    Nature Study
    Picnicking
    Scenic Views

      Winter Activities at Poets' Walk
      Cross Country Skiing
      Snowshoeing

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    After a day of hiking, walking, or studying the wildlife, pack a picnic from the produce at Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or dine at one of the many excellent restaurants in Dutchess New York.

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    restaurants in Rhinebeck, winter activities, sledding, cross-country skiing, Shawangunk Ridge, Catskill and Taconic mountains, Stissing Mountain, bird-watching, park, Things To Do, Birding, Cross-County Skiing, Hiking, Picnicking Burger Hill "Scenic Hudson Valley"

     
      Burger Hill Park
    Rhinebeck, Dutchess County
    Hudson River Valley, New York State

    Burger Hill's seventy-six-acres of open meadows and rural, scenic beauty are perfect for bird-watching. The park is protected by a Scenic Hudson conservation easement and is owned by Winnakee Land Trust.

    From Scenic Hudson: "A half-mile trail leads uphill through open meadows abounding with birds to a 550-foot hilltop affording panoramic vistas stretching from the Berkshires to the Catskills. In winter Burger Hill is one of the region's prime sledding destinations. Scenic Hudson originally protected the parkland, now owned by the Winnakee Land Trust."

    Things To Do at Burger Hill Park
    Bird Watching
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    When its time to eat, after a wonderful day of birding, hiking, or relaxing in the this beautiful park, pack a picnic from the healthy produce at one of the Farmers Markets in Dutchess County. Or select one of many excellent restaurants in Rhinebeck.

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    12572, CENTER for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck NY, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Rhinebeck Performing Arts, local theater companies, CENTERstage Productions, Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theater Company, Kids on Stage, Up In One Productions Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

    845-876-3080 
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    Click to enlarge photo of CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is located at 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck NY 12572, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck (known familiarly as The CENTER) is a non-profit arts organization which offers performances and classes throughout the year. Performing and teaching artists are of local, national and international talent.

    The CENTER serves as a regular performance venue for local theater companies including CENTERstage Productions (Death of a Salesman, Cabaret, Into The Woods) the Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theater Company (The Mikado, A Little Night Music, The Pirates of Penzance), Kids on Stage (Cinderella, The Emperor's New Clothes), Rhinebeck Theater Society (HONK!, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged, Oliver!), and Up In One Productions (Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Company).

    The CENTER also hosts appearances by artists such as Jeff Boyer, Brian Bradley, Elaine Colandrea, Alpin Hong, Kitty Jones, Jeff McBride, The Puppet People, Solas an Lae, Tanglewood Marionettes, Pitchfork Militia, Barbara Rankin, and David Temple, to name a few.

    Press blue button for calendar of events and to learn more about the CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.

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    12572, County Fair, Rhinebeck NY, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley, fairgrounds, county fair in New York State, farm animals, agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays Dutchess County Fair

    845-876-4000 
      Dutchess County Fair is located on Route 9, Rhinebeck NY 12572, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. For six days each August, the bucolic fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host to nearly half a million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 160 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays.

    The fairgrounds become an entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, thrill a minute excitement is experienced, and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. The tradition of excellence that has been the Dutchess County Fair for over 160 years offers something for everyone and creates memorable moments that are cherished for a lifetime.

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    12572, Rhinebeck NY, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Spad XIII, Aeronca C3, Fleet biplane , Cole Palen's, biplane rides, Museum Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

    845-752-3200 
      Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is located at 9 Norton Road, Rhinebeck NY 12572, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. A great deal has changed here at Old Rhinebeck since a Spad XIII, Aeronca C3 and a Fleet biplane touched down on a thousand feet of dirt and gravel nearly 51 years ago. But Cole Palen's dream and vision lives through it's dedicated staff, volunteers and membership.

    On Saturday June 12th, the Aerodrome will begin its 51st Season. The 2010 season will run through October 17th, with air-shows every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. The gates open and biplane rides begin at 10:00am, the air show starts at 2pm and ends at 4pm, and the Museum is open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm. Press blue button for more about the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

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    Rhinebeck, Antiques Fair, Dutchess Valley County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck NY, Antiques Fair, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Dutchess County, Hudson River Valley Rhinebeck Antiques Fair

    845-876-1989 
      The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair is located on Route 9 at the Dutchess Valley County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck NY in Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. This very popular Antiques Fair has been running for over 30 years and offers a summer show and a fall show. The show is held entirely indoors on the Dutchess County Fairgrounds; free parking, extensive food court, and on-site delivery service available.

    Press blue button or call 845-876-2515 for exact dates.

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    12572, Sheep & Wool Festival, Dutchess City Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck NY, activities and attractions, kids and adults, many activities, Activities for Children, Magic, Petting Zoo, Kiddie Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Child Bouncy Slide Sheep and Wool Festival

     
      The NYS Sheep & Wool Festival is located at The Dutchess City Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck NY 12572, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. The New York Sheep and Wool Festival offer activities and attractions for kids and adults. In addition to viewing the different breeds of animals, families can participate in many activities.

    Activities for Children (previous festivals) included:
      Sheep Dog Trials
      A sheepdog trial course tests a dogs ability to do the various jobs a sheepdog will see on the farm. Sheep may need to be gathered from the pasture, or moved about the farm or sorted and penned.

      Magic, Music & Ventriloquism
      Fantastic magic, great sounding music and just an awesome display of ventriloquism.

      Mad Science
      Mad Science is the worlds leading science enrichment provider, delivering unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational.

      Dutchess County Sheriff K-9 Demonstration
      Experience first hand how the K-9 unit of the Dutchess County Sheriff Department apprehends criminals by using the canine senses of smell. Your child my even be called to help the officers during their demonstration.

      Leaping Lama Contest
      Come see these 6 foot lamas challenge each other and defy gravity! Who will leap the highest? Who will take home the first place ribbon? You can not miss this example of sportsmanship.

      Two by Two Petting Zoo
      Kiddie Rides
      Pumpkin Patch
      Make a Scarecrow
      Farm Market and Pumpkin Painting
      Hula Hoop Sheep Toss
      Animal Alley
      Child Bouncy Slide
      Putt-putt Golf
      Hay Maze and Scavenger Hunt

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    Transportation by Train

      Take the Amtrak to Rhinecliff, followed by an approximate 5 minute taxi ride.

      Take the MTA Metro North to Poughkeepsie, followed by an approximate 45 minute taxi ride.

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    Upstate Films

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    12572, Historic Site, Rhinebeck NY, Dutchess County, mid-Hudson Valley, 18th-century, confidante of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,  Miss Suckley traveled extensively with FDR during his presidency, library in Hyde Park, Hudson Valley of New York Wilderstein Historic Site

    845-876-4818 
      Wilderstein Historic Site is located at 330 Morton Road, Rhinebeck NY 12572, Dutchess County in the mid-Hudson Valley. The history of Wilderstein begins in 1852 with Thomas Holy Suckley's purchase of the river front site, then a sheep meadow of the adjacent late 18th-century estate, Wildercliff . . .

    Thomas Suckley and his wife Catherine Murray Bowne wanted a building site endowed with striking natural features in the best traditions of the picturesque aesthetic. The landscape setting for Wilderstein fulfilled this criteria by virtue of its varied terrain and the scenic views it afforded of the river and distant mountains - the vistas framed by tall cedars and evergreens.

    Suckley named the property "Wilderstein" (wild man's stone) in reference to a nearby Indian petroglyph, an allusive reminder of a cultural heritage that preceded European settlements in the region.

    The original Italianate villa designed by John Warren Ritch was remodeled and enlarged in 1888 by Thomas's son Robert Bowne Suckley and his wife, Elizabeth Philips Montgomery. Poughkeepsie architect Arnout Cannon was hired to transform the two story villa into an elaborate Queen Anne style country house . . .

    The fashionably appointed interiors were designed by the New York City decorator, Joseph Burr Tiffany. With the ground floor rooms executed in contrasting historic revival and aesthetic movement styles, the interiors at Wilderstein offer a splendid microcosm of the decorative arts during this period of American design.

    The self-conscious opulence of the newly remodeled Wilderstein was complimented by the Picturesque Landscape design of Calvert Vaux who laid out the grounds at Wilderstein according to the principles of American Romantic Landscape style . . .

    The last resident of Wilderstein was Margaret (Daisy) Suckley. A cousin and confidante of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Miss Suckley traveled extensively with FDR during his presidency, gave him his famous black Scottish terrier Fala and helped to establish his library in Hyde Park. Miss Suckley was with FDR when he was fatally stricken at Warm Springs, Georgia in 1945. She died at Wilderstein in 1991, in her 100th year. The letters they exchanged during their friendship, discovered in a black battered suitcase at Wilderstein, provide one of the best resources for understanding the private side of Roosevelt’s life during his presidency. Press blue button for more about Wilderstein Historic Site in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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    12580, State Park, marina, camping sites, hiking trails, Ogden Mills, Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park, camping, boat launch ramp, activities and attractions, Things To Do, Biking, Boat Launches, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking Mills Norrie State Park (Margaret Lewis Norrie)

    845-889-4646 
      Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park is located at Staatsburg NY 12580, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. A serene wooded area with glimpses of the river provides an ideal location. The park's marina as well as its camping sites are extremely popular, as are the numerous hiking trails.

    Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park adjoins Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park and together, comprise more than 1,000-acres. Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park offers a full menu of exhilarating recreational opportunities and activities for visitors of all ages.

    A serene wooded area with glimpses of the river provides an ideal location for camping. A marina consisting of slip space and a boat launch ramp is a popular area within the park. Press blue button for directions, and more about the activities and attractions available at Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park.

    Things To Do
    Biking
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    Golf Grills
    Hiking
    Marina (Marina Pump Out Stations)
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    Showers (Accessible)
    Tent/Trailer Sites

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      Cross-country Skiing
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    12580, Staatsburg NY, Mills Memorial State Park, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Dinsmore Public Golf Course, best hiking in the hudson valley, walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, views of the Hudson River, History Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park

    845-889-4646 
      Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park is located at Old Post Road, Staatsburg NY 12580 in Dutchess County. The Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills State Park adjoins Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park and together, comprise more than one thousand acres.

    Mills Memorial State Park is the home of Staatsburgh State Historic Site and the Dinsmore Public Golf Course. The Mills Park also offers some of the best hiking in the hudson valley with many trails that weave through the grounds of both Mills and Norrie State Parks, ideal for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Visitors can see exquisite views of the Hudson River that runs directly along the parks' western boundaries.

    A Bit of History
    Staatsburgh State was the elegant country home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills. Sitting atop a grassy hill overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, their house is a fine example of a great estate built by America's financial and industrial leaders during the Gilded Age (1876 - 1917). Also known as the American Renaissance, this period in American history was marked by America's rapid economic growth and emergence as a world power.

      Darius Ogden Mills, father of Ogden Mills, established the family fortune by investing in banks, railroads and mines. Ogden Mills, like his father, was a noted financier and philanthropist. In 1882 he married Ruth Livingston, whose family had been prominent landowners in the Hudson Valley since the 17th century. In the 1890s Mr. & Mrs. Mills commissioned the prestigious New York City architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White to remodel and enlarge their home. Work began in 1895 and when completed in 1896, the house had been transformed from a 25-room Greek Revival style home into a Beaux-Arts mansion of 65 rooms and 14 bathrooms. Although the interior was lavishly decorated, mostly in the styles of 17th and 18th-century France, many architectural features of the earlier Livingston home such as the trims, moldings and many of the fireplaces had been preserved. This melding of grandeur and heritage is characteristic of the American Renaissance period.

      Owning five homes, the Mills family resided in their Staatsburg home primarily in the fall and entertained as many as 80 guests at a time. The home and surrounding property was passed to their son, Ogden Livingston Mills in 1929. After his death in 1937 his sister Gladys Mills Phipps inherited the property and in 1938 donated the house and 192-acres of the estate to the State of New York as a memorial to her parents. Today the elegant mansion, restored to its turn-of-the-century appearance, is open for tours, and the house and grounds offer special events throughout the year.

    Press blue button for more about activities and attractions at Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park, including the Dinsmore Golf Course and Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

    Things To Do at Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park
    Biking
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    Historic Site
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    12580, Historic Site, Staatsburg NY, Ogden Mills, great estate, History, mansion, tours, activities, Things To Do at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Biking, Group Tours, Hiking, Historic House, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing Staatsburgh "State Historic Site"

    845-889-8851 
      Staatsburgh State Historic Site is located at Old Post Road, Staatsburg NY 12580 in Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Staatsburgh is the elegant country home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills. Sitting atop a grassy hill overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, their house is a fine example of a great estate built by America's financial and industrial leaders during the Gilded Age (1876 - 1917). Also known as the American Renaissance, this period in American history was marked by America's rapid economic growth and emergence as a world power. Darius Ogden Mills, father of Ogden Mills, established the family fortune by investing in banks, railroads and mines. Ogden Mills, like his father, was a noted financier and philanthropist. In 1882 he married Ruth Livingston, whose family had been prominent landowners in the Hudson Valley since the 17th century. In 1890, Ruth Livingston Mills inherited her childhood home and property which had once belonged to her great-grandfather, Morgan Lewis, the third governor of New York State.

    A Bit of History
    In the 1890s Mr. & Mrs. Mills commissioned the prestigious New York City architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White to remodel and enlarge their home. Work began in 1895 and when completed in 1896, the house had been transformed from a 25-room Greek Revival style home into a Beaux-Arts mansion of 65 rooms and 14 bathrooms. Although the interior was lavishly decorated, mostly in the styles of 17th and 18th-century France, many architectural features of the earlier Livingston home such as the trims, moldings and many of the fireplaces had been preserved. This melding of grandeur and heritage is characteristic of the American Renaissance period. Owning five homes, the Mills family resided in their Staatsburg home primarily in the fall and entertained as many as 80 guests at a time. The home and surrounding property was passed to their son, Ogden Livingston Mills in 1929. After his death in 1937 his sister Gladys Mills Phipps inherited the property and in 1938 donated the house and 192 acres of the estate to the State of New York as a memorial to her parents.

    Today the elegant mansion, restored to its turn-of-the-century appearance, is open for tours and the house and grounds offer special events throughout the year.

    Press blue button for directions, fees and rates, hours of operation, activities, and more about Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

    Things To Do at Staatsburgh State Historic Site
    Biking
    Educational Services (Accessible)
    Gift Shop
    Group Tours
    Guided Tours
    Hiking
    Historic House
    Interpretive Signs (Accessible)
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      Winter Activities
      Cross-country Skiing

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