Exploring the Hudson Valley.

BY ALLYSON GRENNILLE agrennille@njherald.com

When it comes to day-tripping, the Hudson River Valley is a
traveler’s dream. The banks of the Hudson are dotted with small, charming destination towns, each with its own unique character and attractions. What’s more, the valley is a worthy destination year-round: fall apple picking, winter hiking, spring antiquing and summer county fairs truly offer something for everyone.


Hudson River Valley

Whether you’re a budget-conscious parent looking for a family-friendly outing or a couple in search of a romantic weekend, the Hudson Valley offers plenty of opportunities to get away.

It’s also easy to get there. Take a straight shot up the scenic and beautiful New York State Thruway and pick an exit; it’s hard to go wrong.

If you’re in need of guidance, here’s an overview of three great river towns, offering a sampling of the area’s food, arts and family culture.

For more information, see the Historic Hudson River Towns website, www.hudsonriver.com, which offers town-by-town information and travel tips, or Hudson Valley Tourism online at www.travelhudsonvalley.org.

Click here for the entire article.



Speakers in the humanities. Sunday March 6th, 2pm | Millbrook, NY

Art in Food and Food in Art

Weekend Speaker Event here in the Hudson Valley.

A lusciously illustrated slide-talk on food and drink seen in the 17th century Dutch Masters and their relevance to the American kitchen today. It explores the foodways brought to America by the Dutch more than three centuries ago, and how these foods were changed and adapted under new circumstances. Using slides of some 40 paintings by Jan Steen, Adriaen von Ostade, Jan Davidsz. De Heem, Pieter Claesz, Harmen van Steenwijck and many others, the lecture will demonstrate how these art works give an insight into 17th century food practices and shed new light on the colonial diet.

Ms. Peter G. Rose – Author, Columnist, Lecturer, Food Historian  

P M Rose Food Historian resized 600

Ms. Rose has lectured on a variety of topics related to Dutch-American culinary history at, among others: The Smithsonian Institute, the National Gallery of Art, the Culinary Institute of America, New York University, and the New York Historical Society, as well as many other historical societies and libraries in New York State.

millbrook firefighters
Sunday, March 6, 2011 2:00 pm  
Millbrook Free Library
(845) 677-3611
3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook, NY 12545
Email: mfldirector@optimum.net
WEBSITE www.millbrooklibrary.org


This Speakers in the Humanities event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Speakers in the Humanities program has linked distinguished scholars with diverse audiences since its launch in 1983, bringing the best in humanities scholarship to thousands of people at hundreds of cultural organizations in virtually every corner of New York State. This program is just one of the ways the New York Council for the Humanities helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation.

For more information vist, www.nyhumnaities.org.


Hilltop House welcomes “Back in the Kitchen” to the neighborhood

“Back in the Kitchen” has just opened on Amenia’s Main St. here in the Hudson Valley.  They are open for breakfast and lunch.  My recent guest, Tara, visited and had their chicken pot pie for lunch!

describe the image

She gave it an entusiastic thumbs up! We are excited to have Back in the Kitchen as a new eatery in the neighborhood to send our guests.

They are located at 3312 Route 343 in Amenia.  Phone no. 845-789-1444.  Much success from Hilltop House Bed and Breakfast!