I have a confession to make. I am a somewhat unreconstructed New Englander. The Puritans drove my progenitors out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and into the wilderness of what would become Rhode Island. There they would stay generation after generation, including my own.
For casual visitors the annual Sinterklaas celebration centered in Rhinebeck may be a brief eruption of early holiday festivities, but for Jeanne Fleming and her volunteers preparing each year’s celebration is a year-round undertaking. Having attended the last two Sinterklaas celebrations (and having a good time), I was curious about the history of the event, how it is all put together, and what we can look forward to this year. Ms. Fleming was kind enough to explain many aspects of the festival. Her enthusiasm and passion for the community of Rhinebeck shine through the Sinterklaas celebration she has tirelessly helped
Iva Lawrence’s mind is as tidy and organized as the lovely home she and her late husband, Vincent, built. About to celebrate her 97th birthday, Iva speaks with authority about her wonderful neighbors and family. Many regularly drop by to chat or to inquire about this or that—local history, local news—how to make something, or just discuss the weather. But sometimes, as with Hurricane Irene (August 2011), they are there to ensure her safety.
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The Rhinebeck Arts Festival, September 26–28 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, will be a celebration of artistic expression focusing on craft and visual art including 200 outstanding artists, live music, dance performances, hands-on demonstrations, children's activities, gourmet foods and more! Hours: Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm.
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) is a multi-specialty medical group offering Primary Care in many locations: Boiceville, Carmel, Fishkill, Highland, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Kingston, LaGrangeville, Millbrook, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck and Woodstock. Specialists within the group include: Behavioral Health, Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Geriatrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, OBGYN, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Oncology and Urgent Care. Meet our providers before your appointment by visiting our website and find the right doctor for you. Call for scheduling and information.
Beadzo offers an inspired, eclectic collection of ethnic, vintage and collectible beads, including select Tibetan, African, Asian and contemporary beads. There is also a unique selection of folk art, jewelry, masks, textiles, scarves and gifts. Class with Carol Cypher every other Thursday eve; mother-daughter Saturday workshops. Parties both in shop and at your home.
60 Broadway, Tivoli
The Atwater Gallery, located above the Rhinebeck Artist's Shop in Rhinebeck, is a beautiful light-filled exhibition space showing changing exhibits of professional, quality modern art from the Hudson Valley and beyond.
56 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
Lessons for adults & children. Professional musicians welcome. Piano for beginners through advanced. Jazz improvisation for students of all instruments & voice. Music reading, composition, theory & harmony. See also under "Wedding Services."
From a box-lunch picnic to a wedding, and everything in between, Red Devon can make your event delicious and memorable. Call 845-677-8757 to speak with Chef Gerard.
108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville
Alterations, Repairs and Design Work. Licensed Tailor and dress maker from Thailand with 17 years experience. No job too small and no job too big !! Call Pranit.
111 Weeds Mill Rd, Highland
845-475-6889 or 845-691-2021
Simplify your process! Maximize quality and efficiency. We offer fully integrated services, design, consulting, and construction for your landscape and home. Completely insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.
Over 25 years working in collaboration with homeowners and professional designers to create a unique and special something for the home or office. Custom cabinetry and so much more!
A different kind of tree service focusing on tree preservation. As a "Certified Arborist" with 30 years of experience I will show you how we can solve tree issues, reduce hazard, and beautify your landscape all in one visit. Fully insured.
Open to the public, it’s “not just for chefs!” Consider this warm, friendly, (and lovely) home for your retirement. Just 15 residents, ages 62 and up, live in this beautiful complex on 400 acres of gorgeous, well-tended land. A gracious staff is available 24/7. All meals are prepared on premises and served in a wood-paneled dining room (after all, this was the original home of Oscar of the Waldorf). Decorate your room to your taste, travel in your own car, or use our transportation. Large comfortable game and entertainment room, in-house hair dresser and barber.
71 Old Tschirky Rd, New Paltz
Now celebrating over 1000 consignors! In an inviting and cozy atmosphere, we have hand-selected, name-brand clothing and accessories for women and children. You're sure to find that hidden treasure just for you.
133 Main St, Gardiner
Lovely country setting 10 minutes north of the center of Rhinebeck. 4 comfortable A/C rooms decorated with a combination of antiques and modern amenities. Hearty breakfast served from 8 AM. Lower rates mid-week/off season. Free WiFi.
339 Stone Church Rd., Rhinebeck
Buy your holiday and house-warming gifts at this Juried Art Show and Reception
Thursday, September 4th, 6-9pm, $45 admission.
Wiltwyck Golf Club
404 Steward Lane, Kingston
Experience the Hudson River In The Heart of The Hudson Valley. ~Sightseeing ~ Lunch~ Dinner ~ Victorian Picnic Cruise ~Dock & Dine~ Just minutes from Walkway over the Hudson, Vanderbilt Mansion, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home &
Library, and Culinary Institute of America.
Departs Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie