Hudson Valley Lifestyle

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From style to sustainability, Chronogram’s Lifestyles section follows how those in the Hudson Valley live their lives.

 

Five Fine Events in the Hudson Valley

In this week’s roundup of Hudson Valley happenings, the seasonal theme continues, augmented by a solemn-but-triumphant commemorative event at Bard College.

Tags: General Arts & Culture

Phil Kline’s ‘Unsilent Night’ Debuts at Art Omi this Christmas

The Sonorous Holiday Classic Returns to the Hudson Valley Saturday, December 21st
The music of composer Phil Kline, a veteran of New York’s downtown scene, is set to transform the Art Omi Sculpture & Architecture Park into a winter wonderland on Saturday, December 21. A luminous soundscape played by the audience; Unsilent Night is a free, participatory, outdoors event that has been celebrated worldwide every December since 1992.

Tags: Holiday Events

4 Reasons to Think About Estate Planning, Even if You’re Not a Millionaire

Why you should consider estate planning at any age or income level, from kids to your pets to your email account.

Tags: Money & Investing

Gifts From Hinterland: New York-Made Gift Baskets from Women Artisans in the Hudson Valley

Designer and hospitality industry veteran Jennifer Salvemini has curated locally sourced gift baskets for the holiday season, bringing together handcrafted artisanal goods from women makers in the Hudson Valley.

Tags: Shopping

Effortless, Sexy, Cool: River Mint Finery Opens in Kingston’s Stockade District

Kat Hammill and Cindy Joffe have been running their chic, minimalist women’s apparel and accessories boutique together since 2015 while living a cool 1,000 miles away from each other, in Rhinebeck and Atlanta, respectively. Their Kingston location is now open.

Tags: Kingston

Gear Up: A Gift Guide for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Six Hudson Valley outfitters—Mountain Tops Outfitters, Potter Brothers, TRT Bicycles, Rock and Snow, Esopus Creel Fly Fishing, and Old Souls—share their holiday season gift picks for the outdoor enthusiasts on your list.

Tags: Shopping

Winter Wonderland 2019: Hudson Valley Holiday Event Round-up

A round-up of the region’s best holiday happenings, including Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night, Sinterklaas, Winterwalk on Warren Street, Polar Express Train Ride, Poughkeepsie Celebration of Lights, and Made in Kingston.

Tags: Holiday Events

Fluff Alpaca: Spinning a Cozy Business Plan

Love should be like alpaca fur: waterproof, hypoallergenic, warm, silky and durable. At Fluff Alpaca on Warrern Street in Hudson, you'll find alpaca treats for you and those you love that are beautifully designed and practical — yet so lush and cozy they'll spoil you silly

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Gentleman Farmer: A Mood and a Lifestyle

Sustainable Men's Grooming Products for Today's Renaissance Man
Berkshires-based menscare brand Gentleman Farmer offers a full line of products that are vegan and cruelty-free and contain no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing agents, mineral oil or other petrochemicals, synthetic fragrance or propylene glycol.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Lux-ury: Artisan's Garden Offers Vintage-Inspired Handmade Couture in Woodstock

According to designer Lisette Lux, "haute couture is dead," but that didn't stop her from finding a modern version of hand-crafting high end garments for her new Woodstock boutique Artisan's Garden, where you can find handmade 1940s-inspired bridalwear, dressed, jackets, and

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Vassar's "House of a Thousand Treasures" is a Welcoming Hearthstone for Your Next Event

The Vassar Alumnae House, on the college's campus in Poughkeepsie, is a Tudor-style mansion rich with period details like leaded glass windows and wood paneling. When not hosting events for alumni/ae, the decadent space is available for rental for events small and large from bar/bat mitzvahs to weddings.

Tags: Entertaining

Hempire State Growers Hudson Valley Pioneer a Cooperative Model

Hempire State Growers Hudson Valley, a new co-op of hemp farmers, allows members to pool their resources and see larger profits.

Tags: Art of Business

In the Crosshairs: Hudson Valley Hunters

As the popularity of hunting declines and the deer population soars, we look at a cross-section of local hunters who are sticking by the sport.

Tags: Outdoors

Five Fall Festivities in the Hudson Valley

On the ticket in the coming weeks: modern dance, locally made artisan gifts, surreal puppetry, fine jazz, and one of the area’s longest-running food festivals.

Tags: General Arts & Culture

Vince Rua's Christopher's Custom Delivers Elevated, Accessible Fashion

Kingston resident and former CPA Vince Rua has been in business since 2010 selling formal wear, suits, sport coats, shirts, and top coats. He was voted by Esquire magazine as one of the top 100 men's stores in America and is the exclusive designer of the blazers worn by the NCAA’s Final Four coaches. So it's clear that Rua understands what men want.

Tags: Beauty & Fashion

Thrills, Fun, and Fright Nights 2019: Haunted Houses and Halloween Attractions in the Hudson Valley

Whether you’re looking for something to scare you so much you can’t sleep, or something a bit more sedate for the whole family, this list of Hudson Valley Halloween destinations and attractions—from haunted houses and hayrides to harvest festivals and sing-a-longs—has you covered.

Tags: Holiday Events

Where Old Records Go to Live: Original Vinyl Records Celebrates One Year

Original Vinyl Records in Warwick is celebrating its first anniversary. In its first year, record collectors from all over the Hudson Valley flocked to Jim Eigo's shop to sift through Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Pop albums.

Tags: Shopping

Calling All Ghosthunters! Where to Find a Paranormal Adventure in the Hudson Valley This Fall

Supposedly Haunted Houses for Believers and Skeptics Alike
How haunted is the Hudson Valley? Well, if you’re looking for a place where the veil between the worlds seems especially porous, look no further. Four (recorded, anyway) centuries of love, life, death and drama have left us with a rich abundance of restless spooks.

Tags: Holiday Events

Modern Maker Magic on the Waterfront: Field + Supply

The weekend of October 11-13 brings the return of the phenomenon that is Field + Supply to the Hutton Brickyards on the Kingston waterfront. Celebrating its sixth year in 2019, the curated makers’ fair brings together 180 creatives and their wares for an elegant and exuberant take on the timeless appeal of the bazaar.

Tags: Shopping

The Mycelium Revolution: Fungus-Powered, Eco-Friendly Design

Ecovative Design uses mycelium from fungus to create everything from custom compostable packaging to plant-based meat.

Tags: Art of Business

Hudson Valley Waterfalls to Check Out on Your Next Hike

Pair peak leaf season with any of these six waterfall hikes for a beautiful fall afternoon. waterfalls to hike to, place to hike near me, waterfalls near me

Tags: Outdoors

The Road Ahead: Central Hudson on Reaching NYS' Ambitious Energy Targets

Under Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State is poised to lead the way to a greener future with some of the most ambitious emissions reduction goals in the nation. Central Hudson, the utility company serving the Mid-Hudson Valley, is on board with the plan.

Tags: Sustainability

Healing on the Farm

Building a Safe Haven on TevaLand Sanctuary Farm
TevaLand Sanctuary Farm, nestled on 16 acres in Hillburn, NY off the historic Stag Hill, offers a one-hour Precious Moments With Nature Experience by reservation which includes time with their animals, as well as reiki healing and a gong bath in an open-air tent situated among the trees, as a stream flows gently beneath you.

Tags: Outdoors

People Over Portfolios: Understanding Mountain Pass Planning's Flat Fee Approach

As a financial advisor and founder of Hopewell Junction-based Mountain Pass Planning, James DeVico offers transparency. He makes sure every client knows exactly what they’re paying and why. He takes it a step further using a “holistic approach” to financial planning and employs a flat fee for financial planning and asset management—an uncommon approach in his industry.

Tags: Money & Investing

4 Hudson Valley Towns Just A Train Ride Away

Grab a window seat (perfect for maximum leaf peepage) and an off-peak ticket and take yourself a day (or weekend) trip to any of these Hudson Valley towns just a train ride away. While enroute, download the free Hudson River Train Tour App for more information about the sights and stories of the valley.

Tags: Poughkeepsie

Support The Center at Mariandale at Their Second Annual TreeHugger’s Ball

Are you a tree hugger and proud? Join the Center at Mariandale on Sunday, September 22 for their second annual TreeHuggers Ball—a fundraising event to help ensure the Center at Mariandale Center can provide inclusive and accessible retreats, services, and programs for years to come.

Tags: Entertaining

Wild Earth's Fall Events for Mindful Nature-Lovers of All Ages

Founded in 2004, Wild Earth continues to provide programs that send children and adults “into the woods and off the trails” to engage with the environment, learn wilderness skills, connect with friends and mentors, and develop their creative side. We’ve rounded up a few of their exciting fall programs for kids and adults designed to keep attendees connected to themselves, their peers, and the earth with empowering outdoor experiences that foster gratitude, respect, and stewardship.

Tags: Outdoors

A Guide to Hudson Valley Rail Trails

These four day-trip itineraries take you through town and country, showcasing the Hudson Valley’s natural and cultural splendors.

Tags: Outdoors

Where to Go for LGBTQ Night Out in the Hudson Valley

There are hundreds of ways to celebrate being queer every day of the year. Luckily the Hudson Valley hosts a vast community of likeminded and proud people who can’t wait to celebrate with you. Whenever you’d like to paint the town rainbow, they’ll be there for you.

Tags: Entertaining

Take a Swing at These Great Hudson Valley Mini-Golf Locations

Whether it’s date night or an excuse to get the kids out of the house, mini-golf is always an easy way to spark some friendly competition while enjoying the summer weather. These mini-golf locations present a wide range of aesthetics from classic moat and plastic castle-adorned, family friendly to boozy, bougie, or crunchy with a playful twist.

Tags: Outdoors

5 Reasons Weddings in the Hudson Valley Are More Fun

For city-dwellers, New York City might be home – but it’s not necessarily where they want to get married. Instead, many couples are ditching their beloved city and taking the Metro North so they can tie the knot in beautiful Hudson Valley.

Tags: Weddings

Style, Curation, and Reinvention at Hudson's Red Mannequin

Judy Hartford's boutique Red Mannequin in Hudson offers a personable, welcoming space for interesting, thought-fully curated fashions.

Tags: Shopping

6 Superior Sunset and Stargazing Spots in the Hudson Valley

While the Hudson Valley offers endless locations to hike your heart out during the day, sometimes you don’t have the time or energy to plan such a trip. Sometimes it’s nicer to wait for the heat to dissipate, and take a short stroll for a sunset and the stars.Here is our pick of the Hudson Valley’s best spots to stop by and watch the daylight die (in no particular order).

Tags: Outdoors

Wedding Crashers Heads North to Basilica Hudson to Help You Plan Your Hudson Valley Wedding

After 10 years of throwing their celebrated event in Brooklyn, Wedding Crashers, produced by Brooklyn Based, are throwing their first-ever Hudson Valley Wedding Crashers Fair at Basilica Hudson (a much-sought after wedding venue itself) on September 8 from 1-6pm.

Tags: Weddings

7 Historic Sites and Abandoned Ruins to Explore in the Hudson Valley

Abandoned homes, rusted-out industrial facilities, crumbling caverns, and neglected towns wither all around us, but there is something about their rotting wood, moss-covered stones, and drooping façades that strike our imaginations aflame.This list of historic sites and abandoned ruins represents a small sample of the aging gems you can explore in the Hudson Valley—and they portray a rich and tumultuous history.

Tags: Outdoors

Only a Day Away

Fostering Hope and Healing at Tomorrow, Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary in Hudson
Michael Bucci, founder of Tomorrow, Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary in Hudson has accomplished his goal of transforming the farm he bought decades ago into a sanctuary for rescued animals, with a current occupancy of 20 horses, more than 40 goats, 15 cats, and a few dogs and chickens that also works with children and adults with disabilities. Now, he's looking for the next generation of compassionate animal-lovers to carry on his work.

Tags: Outdoors

Lucky Bug Clothing Company's Cute, Comfortable & Eco-Friendly Operation

Lucky Bug Clothing Company is a true family operation crafting sustainable and adorable baby clothes from organic fabric.

Tags: Art of Business

What We Talk About When We Talk About Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse—the process of adapting an existing structure for a purpose other than what it was originally built—has gained traction over the past two decades, especially in the Hudson Valley where there's ample opportunity to give mills, factories, churches, even homes a new lease on life.

Tags: Sustainability

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Collective Expeditions Art Exhibition @ Murroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Ulster

Collective Expeditions Art Exhibition

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Drawing and Painting with Stephen Lewis @ YMCA, Kingston

Drawing and Painting with Stephen Lewis

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