Albany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce it has awarded the New Baltimore Conservancy a $1,759 Greenway Conservancy Small Grant for interpretive signage for the new riverside park in New Baltimore. The Greenway board awarded a total of $80,000 for projects throughout the Hudson Valley region at a recent meeting held in Staatsburg, N.Y.
The New Baltimore Conservancy will use the grant funds to design, construct and install interpretive signage in the Town’s new riverside park. This 79+ acre park flanks the Hudson River and provides pedestrian and paddler access. The signage will educate visitors about regional history through interpretive QR codes, smart phone applications, illustrations, and text describing what life was like in the 1800s. Read more »
One-of-a-kind gifts on two consecutive weekends - December 7-8 and 14-15
White Plains, N.Y. - To ring in the holiday season, ArtsWestchester will host its 4th Annual Holiday Boutique this December. Far from ordinary, two things distinguish this boutique from others in the county; in addition to offering one-of-a-kind, hand-made items that can’t be found anywhere else, shopping at the boutique allows visitors to support local artists and crafters who work in Westchester.
Over 25 artists and crafters will offer unique items at every price level including knitwear, hats, jewelry, glass, paintings and photography, in addition to artisanal lotions and soaps. Read more »
New, user-friendly design provides a wealth of information about the arts
White Plains, N.Y. - After a full year of development, ArtsWestchester is proud to announce the launch of its new website, http://www.artswestchester.org/, accessible on all mobile devices beginning January 13, 2014. Designed to be even more user-friendly than its previous version, the new site is easier to navigate, offers more information about the arts in Westchester County and resizes itself on various mobile platforms.
“Thanks to the support of Westchester County government, the new site exceeds the promise of its tagline ‘The Comprehensive Guide to the Arts in Westchester,’” says ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam. Read more »
Stir Up Visions of Sugar Plums in Orange County, New York
Orange County, N.Y. - What better than a toy catalog “wish list” at Christmas time? A family holiday fun list! Orange County is brimming with jolly events for kids and the young-at-heart. Come spark the anticipation factor that’s so magical at the holidays by celebrating events all December long. Gaze upon brilliant light shows, dine with Santa, see the ghosts of Christmas Past, and chop down your own Christmas tree for starters. The merry list on the http://www.orangetourism.org/ events calendar is fuller than Santa’s pack. According to the elves, frequent visits to fun holiday events are guaranteed to stir up visions of sugar plums and save you a place on Santa’s “nice” list this year. Read more »
Nominate an individual or organization; applications must be received (not postmarked) by Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 5pm.
White Plains, N.Y. - ArtsWestchester is looking for “a few good men,” women and organizations - artists or arts patrons who should be recognized for their contributions to the arts. To find them, the organization is encouraging the submissions of nominations for its 2014 Arts Awards. ArtsWestchester will honor recipients in several categories (each outlined below) at a festive luncheon in April, 2014.
The Arts Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment and leadership enrich Westchester, its communities, and its citizens. Past awardees have included Broadway performer Craig Schulman, illustrator Jerry Pinkney, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Awardees must live, work, or have some connection with Westchester County. Read more »
What Ends later In Rhinebeck/But Soon Begins in Kingston?
Crosses the Hudson in the Middle/And Solves This Holiday Riddle?
Rhinebeck, N.Y. - On November 30th the famed Sinterklaas Celebration that has drawn thousands to Rhinebeck is going Bi-coastal for the third year where Kingston experiences a little bit of its Dutch heritage. In the story, Kingston will play the role of Spain as a procession of giant puppets, stars, fish, flags, and the great Hudson River itself will travel down Broadway participating in the story of Sinterklaas’ arrival in the Hudson Valley.
The kick-off event will take place at The Old Dutch Church at the corner of Wall and Main Streets in Uptown Kingston on Thursday November 21 at 6pm for the Wreaths, Sweets & Dutch Treats, cocktail reception and silent auction. Fabulous food with a Dutch theme, beer, wine and signature cocktails will be served while attendees will have the opportunity to bid on decorated wreaths, trees, and gift baskets getting a jump start on the holiday season. Read more »
Pictures with Santa and his Sleigh Available November 29!
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Santa Claus is coming to Walkway Over the Hudson on Friday, November 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Families (and pets) can take advantage of photo opportunities with Santa and his sleigh on the Walkway West approach in the Town of Lloyd throughout the day. Photos taken with Santa will be available online at walkway.org, or visitors may take their own photos.
The Walkway West Pavilion and merchandise booth featuring Walkway apparel and souvenirs will also be open to holiday shoppers during Santa’s visit. Read more »