Events Calendar

May 26 / 10:00 am
Saugerties
Ulster

Opening Day, Saturday, May 26, 10am-2pm. Enjoy various activities including a ribbon cutting, live music, chef demo, kids art corner, face painting, and gardeners' Q&A.

June 2 /
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Gardiner
Ulster

Peruse through a one mile Craft Market Walk stretching from the Gardiner Library, to the Farmer's Market Grounds, across the Gardiner Rail Trail and onto the Yard Owl Craft Brewery. Enjoy handmade jewelry, vintage furniture, all-natural skincare, herbal remedies, farmhouse pottery, up-cycled clothing, small batch spirits, craft beer, local wine and food, all-day music, raffles and activities all along the way. This free event is family and pet-friendly. For more information, visit visitgardinerny.com/event.

June 5 /
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuckahoe
Westchester

Celebrate the regions of Italy with world-renowned wine expert, Kevin Zraly, during this walk-around tasting featuring the red and white wines of Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmont, Trentino-Alto Adige, Sicily, and Sardinia while enjoying fine Italian delicacies. $95 per person, $100 at the door. Tickets are available at westchestermagazine.com/winefood. 

June 6 /
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
White Plains
Westchester

Grab your friends and join us at Savor Westchester – the delicious new dining experience featuring exclusive eateries at The Westchester. Sample fresh and flavorful cuisine, sip delicious cocktails and cheer on your favorite bartender during the all-new Bartender Shake-Off. $30 per person. Tickets are available at westchestermagazine.com/winefood. 

June 7 /
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Valhalla
Westchester

Burgers, beer, music, wine, spirits, food trucks and the best grilling this side of the Hudson River all come together at Westchester’s ultimate block party! Top local chefs present their unique take on the all-American burger as they compete for the Best Burger Award. $75 per person, $80 at the door. Tickets are available at westchestermagazine.com/winefood. 

June 8 /
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
White Plains
Westchester

An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers is a six-course feast with the area’s top chefs and the world’s top wines. $150 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets and see the full menu, visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood. 

June 9 / 12:00 pm
Orange County
Orange

Hop on a beer bus & embark on a tour of the best breweries in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy flights of beer harvested from the historic black dirt region—known for its exceptionally lush soil and tasty brews. See the breweries in action. Tour the malt farm. Sip local beers. For more information and to buy tickets, visit dirtbrewhop.com.

June 9 / 12:30 pm
Valhalla
Westchester

The signature event of the Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting Village features tastings from 50+ local restaurants and more than 200 wines & spirits. Chef demonstrations and a variety of food trucks create a gastronomic delight for food and wine lovers. Tickets are $85, $90 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood. 

June 10 /
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
White Plains
Westchester

Spend the morning with your little ones as they learn the basics of cooking. This hands-on event encourages creativity as kids learn basic cooking techniques from working chefs. Your little culinary artists will also practice cupcake decorating, pizza making and many other fun activities. Characters from Nickelodeon’s most popular kids shows will be on-hand for meet & greets, so be sure to have your phones ready for pictures. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $25 per child. Tickets are available at westchestermagazine.com/winefood. 

June 10 /
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Beacon
Dutchess

Strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothies, chocolate strawberries & more. Two solar-powered music stages. Environmental displays. Kids activities. Free. The music line-up at the Main Stage includes: Breakneck Ridge Revue, E’lissa Jones & Mark McNutt, Jim Connor, McKernan & Smith, Patrick Jones, Judith Tulloch Band, and The Trouble Sisters. On the Children’s Stage: Bindlestick Bill, Funkinships, G Rockwell & The Still River Ramblers, Jonathan Kruk – storyteller, Lydia Adams Davis, Susan Wright & Friends, The Brass Street Boys, and The Vanaver Caravan.

June 23 / 5:00 pm
New Windsor
Orange

Annual Summer Solstice Celebration featuring a cocktail reception and a gourmet farm-to-table dinner in the Art Center’s picturesque landscape. The festive affair treats guests to private tours of the ground and special viewings of the 2018 exhibitions, Indicators: Artists on Climate Change and Outlooks: Elaine Cameron-Weir. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit stormkingsummersolstice.org.

June 30 /
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Poughquag
Dutchess

Hudson Valley breweries, distilleries, and vendors serve up creative creations and “3-B” combinations. $55 general admission, $100 pre-sale VIP experience. Tickets online only.
 

July 1 /
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Stone Ridge
Ulster

Five-course wine dinner with sommelier, winemaker, designer, author and wine educator André Hueston Mack. Dinner will begin promptly at 6pm. $105/pp, tax and gratuity not included. To reserve your spot, please RSVP by June 22nd, 2018 to [email protected] or call 845.687.0887.

July 4 /
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Katonah
Westchester

The celebratory, family-friendly Independence Day Fair honors America's founding and has Declaration of Independence readings, petting zoo, stilt walker, log cutting, 18th Century Equestrian Demonstration, pony rides, crafts, face painting, historic house tours, hayrides, live music, discovery centers, fishing, pet adoption, student art show, food and more.

July 4 /
2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Germantown
Columbia

18th century crafts, Re-enactors, music and entertainment. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until you're able to enjoy a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River! $15 per vehicle.

July 13 / 6:30 pm
New Hampton
Orange

Interactive four-course meal inside the Soons Orchards farm store. The evening begins at the Orchard Hill Cider Mill Tasting Room next door with appetizers and samples of their hard cider or a cocktail. Chef Shawn Hubbell demonstrates each course, answering questions and sharing tips and tricks to improve your cooking skills. $60 per person.

July 14 /
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kinderhook
Columbia

Open-air meal in the fields of Katchkie Farm that raises money for The Sylvia Center, whose mission it is to inspire young people and their families to establish independent healthy eating habits, so that they may lead healthy and productive lives. For more information and to buy tickets, visit sylviacenter.org/farm-to-table-dinner-2018.

From The Editor
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