October 31 is fast approaching, which means it’s time to unleash your inner ghoul and fall into the Halloween spirit. While Halloween gives people the chance to embrace their otherwise vicarious fantasies, this magical holiday can be stressful as it requires a considerable amount of creative brainpower and imagination. From procuring a costume to decorating the house, Halloween preparation and planning can be scarier than the ghosts and goblins that come out to play! Not to fear— we have your first Halloween ‘treat.’ We’ve rounded up some of the most spooktacular Halloween festivities in the Hudson Valley, so you don’t have to– giving you more time to channel your inner artisan.
Coming to New York from October 11th through the 15th, the 2017 Woodstock Film Festival promises to be the best one yet! Having established itself as one of the absolute finest independent film festivals in the US, it is known for premiering outstanding films by both well-established and new filmmakers. The event also includes exciting A-list parties, concerts, and expert panels. Filmmakers, industry members, film lovers, and the media all rave about this popular event, but with over 120 screenings to choose from, it could be a bit overwhelming. So here are a few of our picks based on what we know so far.
Fall in New York brings with it an incredible number of fun things to do, see, and experience. Enjoying colors of the trees in Central Park, visiting a favorite coffee shop for a Pumpkin Spice beverage… anything and everything you like to do in fall is here in New York City. Take a look at some of our favorite autumn activities.
There’s no place quite like New York, but every once and awhile, even loyal urbanites could use an escape from the metropolitan chaos indigenous to the big city. Perhaps the best trip a New Yorker can take is one that reminds them that trees are in fact, not mythological structures and actually do exist. Luckily, only a few hours North of the five boroughs, the Hudson Valley offers nature-deprived New Yorkers a scenic getaway featuring rolling hills, scenic views and outdoor adventures—specifically hiking. While you might be thinking that dodging potholes amidst the face-paced and unrelenting hustle in Manhattan is adventuresome enough, it’s time to take your skills to the hills. Get your dose of mother-nature at one of these five hiking destinations in the Hudson Valley.
Summer is over and It’s officially fall. The weather is crisp yet comfortable, colorful foliage begins to peak, and the holidays are on the horizon. Along with the beauty that the seasonal change yields, trees not far from the city will be producing one of autumn’s most fawned-over bounties– apples! Apple picking is upon us and will continue into mid-November, so get ‘em while they’re ripe! Here are the ten best apple picking destinations near ‘the Big Apple.’
With perfect weather heading our way, there is nothing better than spending time in the sun and taking advantage of the local in outdoor activities. For any of you outdoorsy people, Nyack is the place for you! East of Nyack is the Hudson River, north of Nyack is Hook Mountain, and there are so many trails and roads for hikers and cyclists all year round. Here are the top 8 outdoor activities you can enjoy while in Nyack.