From Rip Van Winkle to the Hudson Valley Art Trail - Enriching Experiences Await in the Catskills
Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County are home to some of America’s most recognizable landscapes, beloved literary characters and richest cultural enclaves - all within two hours north of New York City.
Go hiking in the Catskill Park and discover the views that made the Hudson River School artists famous, journey through history with Rip Van Winkle and drive to the “Painted Village in the Sky” for an afternoon of arts and entertainment. Read more »
Highmount, N.Y. —The snow is fantastic and there is more in the forecast for the upcoming week at Belleayre Mountain. The snowguns have been blasting around the clock and the groomers have been out every night making tons of corduroy for perfect skiing each day! If you are at home sitting around you have no idea what you are missing out on the slopes!
Get set on Feb. 15 for a jam packed evening of fun. The party will start just as the ski day winds down!
After hours film screening of Warren Miller’s Flow State at 4:30pm in the Garden Room
Pizza & wings will be available for purchase from 5:30 on (with a 40% discount on food for season pass holders). Read more »
Featuring Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Motet, The Everyone Orchestra, Conehead Buddha, Alan Evans Trio & Many More
April 4-6, 2014 At The Hudson Valley Resort In Kerhonkson, NY
Kerhonkson, N.Y. - Wicked Cool Productions announces their newest event Rock n Roll Resort v4: “The Dream Machine”, an exclusive 3-day, 2-night multi-media experience taking place April 4-6, 2014, at the newly renovated Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in Kerhonkson, New York, nestled within the heart of the Catskills.
Rock n Roll Resort is a relatively new, yet familiar experience for festival-goers of any and all ages. Hudson Valley Resort & Spa is an ideal setting - expansive, inviting and intriguing, you will feel right at home inside the grand resort. Funk bands, electronic acts, jam bands, bluegrass, and a little bit of every music genre can be found throughout the event, with music running from early afternoon until well past sunrise the next day. Dance yourself into a frenzy, then walk back to your hotel room to reenergize. You can shop for affordable merchandise from a wide-variety of unique, handmade crafts from the vendors within the event. No matter which direction the end up, you won’t find a dull moment at Rock n Roll Resort. Read more »
Saugerties, N.Y. - HITS Endurance, the event management company behind HITS Triathlon Series and HITS Running Festivals, has announced that Olympic silver medalist, New York City Marathon Champion and acclaimed author, Meb Keflezighi, has partnered with the organization as the Race Ambassador for the upcoming Kiwanis Kingston Classic, presented by HITS Endurance April 27, 2014 in Kingston, New York. Meb’s attendance at the New York event will be his first public appearance after the 2014 Boston Marathon.
“It’s an honor to include Meb in the Kiwanis Kingston Classic, presented by HITS Endurance race weekend and we are thrilled to offer our athletes the chance to meet one of the world’s most exceptional runners at the Pasta Party and on race day,” said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. “Meb is an outstanding example of what dedication, hard work and good sportsmanship can achieve; and one that every athlete, parent and coach can learn from.” Read more »
Catskill, N.Y. - Having reached 80 percent of their targeted goal, Elizabeth Jacks, Executive Director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site (TCNHS), has announced the beginning of the public phase of the Campaign For An American Treasure. The over-arching mission of the capital campaign is to bring back one of the few known architectural creations of Thomas Cole - his New Studio - which will complete the restoration of the historic site, and create a much needed year-round, handicap-accessible gallery for public exhibitions and events. The campaign goal is $1,500,000.00. Groundbreaking for the New Studio is scheduled for June of 2014. Anticipated completion of the project is June 2015. Read more »
Ski, Ride, Stay & Save in New York’s Adventure Capital this Winter
Greene County, N.Y. - In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, winter is a time of adventure, when families and friends, beginners and experts, students and seniors, gather to spend the day skiing and riding at Hunter and Windham Mountains - two of New York State’s top alpine ski resorts offering January deals during “Learn a Snowsport” month.
As part of January’s Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, Hunter Mountain is offering participants a special “Bring a Friend” deal. Simply purchase a Single-Pak ticket for $59.25 and receive a free lift ticket. For added savings, buy a Beginner Single-Pak online to get 25% off a regular ticket price, ski or snowboard rental and a 90-minute group lesson. Discounts valid Sunday through Friday during non-holiday periods. Read more »
Unique family-friendly event features horse-drawn sleigh rides, children’s activities, hot soup buffet, and hands-on ice harvesting
Kids 12 and under receive free admission
East Meredith, N.Y. - On Saturday, February 1, Hanford Mills Museum will hold the Ice Harvest Festival, which recreates a winter tradition that was essential to rural communities up until the early 20th century. Using vintage tools, children and adults are invited to walk out on the frozen mill pond to cut and maneuver blocks of ice. The ice blocks are pushed up a ramp and then loaded onto sleds, which are then hauled to a traditional ice house.
The Festival, which runs 10 am-4 pm, also features a hot soup buffet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and children’s activities. Read more »