Thomas Cole’s studio at Cedar Grove
10 Hudson Valley Attractions were recently highlighted in Hudson Valley Magazine. Two of them, Olana and Cedar Grove (the home of Thomas Cole), made the list.
We thought it would be a great idea to add more from our corner of the Hudson Valley.
For history buffs a visit to Lindenwald is a must see. The 1841 home of Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States is a step back in time. Thanks to a recent renovation the site, which continues to be a working farm, is a member of the National Park Service. Guided tours provide a look into antebellum America and
“a microcosm for us to discover the transformations taking place in America during the 1840’s and 1850’s”.
The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Fireman’s Firefighting Museum offers 300 years of the history of firefighting in New York. Explore, disc
over, learn and play in the over 50,000 square feet of the museum. Fun for all ages!
Club Helsinki, one of Hudson’s most popular entertainment venues, offers a wide range of live musical performances. Whether you’re looking for hot, new up and coming artists or legendary bands there’s something for everyone. Make a night of it and enjoy dinner during the performance.
To quote from Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel “June is bustin’ out all over”, all over Hudson and Columbia County. Need proof? Check out the Columbia County Tourism departments list of events for the month. From dance, to live theater and from book readings to car shows there’s something for everyone. Of course one of Hudson’s biggest annual events is the Hudson Flag Day Parade produced each year by the Hudson Elks. This year the event takes place on June 9 and will once again feature great food, family fun and – of course – fireworks! Many of the events are free or very low cost.
Don’t forget that June is bustin’ out all over dads too! Father’s Day is June 17 this year and if you can’t think of something to get “the man who has everything” we have just the solution: a weekend at The Croff House and a 60-minute in-house massage. (While you’re at it why not treat mom too?) He can start his weekend off listening to Funky Knuckles at Club Helsinki on Friday, enjoy everything strawberry at nearby Kinderhook’s “Strawberry Fest 2018” and wrap up Saturday back at Club Helsinki with the bawdy humor of Hedda Lettuce, self-described as “the world’s first and premiere eco-friendly drag queen.” It’ll be a weekend he won’t soon forget!
The Pavilion Theater at PS21
June is bustin’ out all over right up until the end of the month as PS21 opens its new state-of-the-art open air performance space on June 30. According to PS21’s website:
The new 300-seat open-air pavilion theater replaces the tent that served as the main venue for twelve years. It is an elegant, flexible design and includes state- of-the-art sound and lighting. The black box theater portion of the venue, a 40’x60’ performance space enclosed in the winter and seating up to 99, opened in April. The pavilion portion of the theater, open in warmer months, is created when the black box transforms into a stage and the east wall slides open.
Headlining the opening are TAKE Dance, Parsons Dance, and Vanaver Dance, accordionist Guy Klucevsek, and physical comedian Hillary Chaplain. To find out more about these outstanding acts click here.
Summer’s heating up and June is bustin’ out all over Hudson and Columbia County. Come find out why our area of the Hudson Valley has become such an amazing destination and make sure to include a stay at The Croff House in your plans.