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Maple Sugar Season Events

Maple Sugaring Events Hudson Valley

Maple sugar season is right around the corner! Fresh, locally produced maple syrup is one of New York’s most delicious and important crops. We’ve rounded up some events where you and your family can learn first hand about how it’s made and most importantly, how it TASTES. The New York State Maple Weekends for 2017… Read more »

Diverse Dance Showcase: Ulster Ballet Company’s 34th Annual Festival of Dance

Festival of Dance

KINGSTON, NY — On Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 34th Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1984, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles… Read more »

Review: Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” at the CIA

A Christmas Carol by Half Moon Theatre

Attending a classic stage performance is one of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions. This past weekend we were invited to see Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” which is being performed on weekends through December 18th at the Culinary Institute of America. In short, we loved it! My husband and I originally planned to bring… Read more »

“Christmas Lemonade” – Performing Arts Program Director Releases Children’s Book

Christmas Lemonade

*Links in this post may be affiliate links. You can read our disclosure policy here. Several years ago, the Kingston-based King’s Kids performing arts program had to overcome an obstacle surrounding their annual Christmas show. The result was a valuable experience and life lesson for everyone involved. Ralphine Childs, the Program Director for King’s Kids… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Just in time for Small Business Saturday, we’ve pulled together a ton of ideas made up of Hudson Valley made products, mom-and-pop shops and fun local experiences. We hope this makes it easier for you to #ShopLocal this holiday season. The guide covers a wide variety of options so browse around, discover some new businesses… Read more »

Experience Gifts {Holiday Gift Guide 2016}

Experience Gifts

Hoping to cut down on the STUFF influx this year? You’re not alone. Below you’ll find a list of kids activities and family fun experiences to leave under the tree through gift certificates, tickets, etc. Many of these businesses are offering limited-time holiday sales including Billy Beez, Zoom Flume, New York Renaissance Faire and Sesame… Read more »

3 Essential Tools to Simplify #MomLife

3 Essential Tools to Simplify #MomLife

by Roxanne Ferber of The Whatever Mom I want to thank Sarah for allowing me to write this guest post! I enjoy having so many wonderful opportunities for entertainment and adventure right here in the Hudson Valley. Before my family and I head out for a day of fun I always check the weekly roundup… Read more »

Cooking With Your Kids

Cooking With Your Kids

By Eve Fox from The Garden of Eating As a little girl, I loved sitting on the kitchen counter while my mom cooked. While I kicked my feet against the cabinets, she taught me how to peel an onion efficiently and how to crack an egg and use my index fingers to get all the… Read more »