There’s Fun in the Hudson Valley Indoors too!
COME VISIT THE INDOORS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY THIS WINTER!
Locust Grove Estate’s historic buildings, modern exhibit galleries, elegant gardens and miles of hiking trails are open year-round, with tours by appointment during the winter months.
The legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt lives on in historic Hyde Park. The FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Home of FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill and the Vanderbilt Mansion are open for tours, museum shop visits, research, and enjoyment of the beautiful grounds.
Over 150 bald eagles winter along the Hudson River and Boscobel Mansion, one of America’s finest examples of Federal architecture, is an official viewing site for “Teatown’s Hudson River Eaglefest 2013” (February 9). Expect amazing vistas plus eagle experts with scopes, a heated tent and hot cocoa!
Twelve small to medium size wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail follow the 300-year-old winemaking traditions established by early French Huguenot settlers. Follow the map to sample the fruits of their work!
Putnam History Museum has exhibits and educational programs all year, and at Washington’s Headquarters, you can pay tribute to Martha Washington’s BIG influence: “The General’s Lady” (March 23) highlights her roles during The Revolution.
Calling All Poets lures poets to first-Friday readings at Howland Cultural Center, where “SOME GIRLS (of Beacon),” an exhibition of 31 artists, celebrates National Women’s History Month in March. Make it a BIG Beacon weekend! DIA:Beacon has exhibits (1960’s to present), new commissions and public and education programs.
Bardavon 1869 Opera House presents Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) 41st Annual String Competition (March 9-10); HVP III Cliburn Gold (March 16); Young People’s Concert with HVP (March 19), plus Eddie Izzard (February 16); The Capitol Steps (February 23); Annie Hall (March 8); George Thorogood and The Destroyers (March 19) and more!
The Edward Hopper House Art Center displays early Hopper work and memorabilia, along with the work of emerging and established artists. Currently featured: The Annual Members Exhibition (through February 10) and “Favorites from the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust” (through April).
“SKYLINE ADRIFT: Cuban Art and Architecture” by two Havana architects and two Cuban artists is at Omi International Arts Center (through March 31).
Hungry? The 15th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta (February 23) sells handmade bowls and tumblers to fill with BIG steaming portions of chili made by talented local chefs.
Mohonk Mountain House, a seven-story Victorian castle bordered by pristine forests, is a National Historic Landmark with lots of Old World Charm.
Palaia Vineyards, near Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, has wine tastings in a 200-year old barn and live music. Take a guided tour of West Point Military Academy or attend a BIG event at Eisenhower Hall Theater: A Chorus Line (March 3) or New Shanghai Circus (March 23).
Hudson, The Antiques Center of the Hudson Valley, has an historic shopping district and the American Museum of Firefighting! Exhibitions, self-guided tours and artifacts show how firefighting has changed, from ancient times forward.
15th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta – Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale
African American Heritage Trails
American Museum of Firefighting – Hudson
The Antiques Center of the Hudson Valley
Bardavon 1869 Opera House – Poughkeepsie
Boscobel – A Christmas Carol - Garrison
Edward Hopper House Art Center - Nyack
Historic Hyde Park
Howland Cultural Center – Beacon
Hudson: The Antiques Center of the Hudson Valley
Locust Grove Estate - Poughkeepsie
Mohonk Mountain House
Omi International Arts Center
Putnam History Museum – Cold Spring
Shawangunk Wine Trail – Wreath Fineries at Eleven Wineries – New Paltz
Washington’s Headquarters – Newburgh
West Point – Military Academy and Eisenhower Hall Theater
Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets
For more Winter Travel Ideas, visit Hudson Valley region.