The 15th Annual Putnam County Wine and Food Fest AUGUST 8th & 9th 11am - 6pm SAT - 11am - 5pm SUN Beaver Creek Farm 683 Route 311 Patterson...

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Ages 1 to 5 hunt @ 1pm and ages 6 to 10 start @ 1:30pm.

Children should bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs. Prizes and candy are hidden in the plastic eggs and are limited to 10 eggs/ child. The children hunt for the eggs in the woods in the following groups:1-3 yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-8yrs, and 9-10 years old.


Bring your camera to take a picture of your child with the Easter Bunny from Molloy's Pharmacy. Prize donations are from Roosevelt Theatres, Build-A-Bear and Stewart's Ice Cream Shops

The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all Hyde Park residents and Hyde Park School students. In case of rain, the egg hunt is held on Sun, 3/24.
Hackett Hill Park
E. Market St.
Hyde Park, NY

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt in the park. All ages are welcome; just bring your own basket. Let Baird do all the work for your egg hunt this year. Just show up with your family or friends and enjoy all the fun of finding eggs in a beautiful state park. Face painting will be available. Complimentary fruit punch for kids will be provided by the Eagle’s Nest on the Green. A five dollar children’s menu will be ...available. There is a five dollar vehicle fee. The rain date for this event is March 30th. Join in on the fun this Saturday!

James Baird State Park is located off the Taconic Parkway and has its own exit off the parkway at 280 Clubhouse Rd., Pleasant Valley. Once off the exit take the left to the clubhouse for the event!

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Housed in a handsome 1836 stone building that served as the former Vassar Brewery, this two-level bar and restaurant has played a significant part in the resurgence of downtown Poughkeepsie (35 Main St., Poughkeepsie; 845-471-7026;

Looking for something to do this weekend?...
There are St. Patrick's Day festivities from Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17. On the 16th, the doors open at 6 a.m. for a full Irish breakfast; there will be traditional Irish music, step dancers and bagpipes throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday.

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There are only two things to worry about. Either you go to heaven or hell. If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about. But if you go to hell, you'll be so damn busy shaking hands with old friends you won't have time to worry! So lets all sit down & have a drink ... at Mahoney's.

Has anyone tried the new restaurant 52 Main in Millerton? We've heard great things and can't wait to visit!

The Pawling Farmer's Market | Saturdays 9am-12pm starts July 7th! Their motto is so true - "worth getting up for!"

The Walkway over the Hudson extends its hours so you can enjoy the sunset!

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Sunset on the Walkway - park is open until 9 p.m. tomorrow night (Friday) and every Friday night so you will have enough time to see the sunset, which is a little around 8 p.m. Its beautiful at night so come out and enjoy the Walkway. Fred Schaeffer

A great opportunity to be part of History. June 9th on Walkway Over the Hudson. Register to be one of the 3,000 folks to Hokey Pokey on the Walkway, and break the old Guinness World Record of Dancers!

Welcome to Dutchess County Tourism, the heart of the New York Hudson Valley

We're on Day 4! Where's your favorite place to do something that's NOT outdoors?

Thanks for your fantastic advice. Day 3: Where's your favorite place to enjoy the outdoors? It can be anything: nature trail, public park, etc. Let us know!

We got such a great response from our first "food" question that now we'd like to know where is your favorite place to shop? It can be ANY kind of store - just let us know where and why this place is your go-to.

Alright Dutchess residents, we'll be uploading a question a day for the rest of the week and we need your help. Our first question: what's your favorite eatery in Dutchess and what makes it one of your preferred choices?

We've heard that the Towne Crier Café in Pawling will be closing in February and relocating to a yet unannounced location. Possibly Poughkeepsie. Sad to lose such a great music venue in the Pawling area. Anyone hear anything else?

Courtesy of the Poughkeepsie Journal - Here is a tree farm directory for Dutchess County. Where do you buy your tree?

Tree Lighting Ceremonies:
Fri, Dec 2nd, 6:30PM
Parade starts at Bardavon, 35 Market St., down Main & Clover Sts. Amerscott Highland Pipers, school music groups, color guard, Scouts, Hudson Valley Philharmonic brass ensembles, Arm of the Sea Theatre puppets, IABAS Brazilian Band, Thunder Road Cruisers and floats. Santa appears on a City of Poughkeepsie fire engine. Fireworks finale, Waryas Park, Main St.


Sat, Dec 3rd, 5:00PM
Entertainment by East Fishkill Chorus and a visit from Santa Claus. Light refreshments before tree lighting ceremony. East Fishkill Town Hall, 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction.

Sat, Dec 3rd, 4:15PM
Arlington Brass Ensemble plays seasonal favorite. The Girl Scouts are on hand to help light the tree. Enjoy cookies and cider from the LaGrange Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. See Santa arrive on a firetruck! Town Hall, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrange.

Sat, Dec 3rd, 5:00PM
Santa Claus arrives on a fire truck with gifts for the kids. Live entertainment, and tree lighting assistance by Soccer and Little League kids. 5pm. Schlathaus Park, cor. of Myers Corners & All Angels Hill Rds.

Sat, Dec 3rd, 5:30PM
See nearly 150,000 lights on display. Come early to sing Christmas Carols as they prepare to flip the switch at 6:30pm. Fife and drums and carols accompany the grand lighting ceremony. Tymor Park, 249 Duncan Rd. Lagrangeville.

Sat, Dec 3rd, 6:00PM
Parade of lighted floats. Lighting of the tree follows. Photos with Santa and refreshments at the firehouse. Sponsored by the Lions Club. 6pm parade. Town Hall, 26 Town Hall Rd./Rt. 82, Stanfordville.

Sun, Dec 4th, 3:00PM
Kids enjoy crafts and storytelling before the Christmas tree is lit. Santa arrives with his reindeer! Van Wyck Hall, 1095 Main St., Fishkill

Sun, Dec 4th, 4:45PM
Route 9, Hyde Park. Join the candlelight procession from the Methodist Church to Town Hall, where Santa Claus arrives and the Christmas tree is lit. Enjoy music, carols and refreshments inside.

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This blog post by Tammy Benkwitt has made me hungry...what about you?

Recently, I was treated to lunch at a posh eatery in the Village of Fishkill. Sapore Steakhouse is one of those expensive and intimidating places one dares not visit unless it's on an extra-special occasion. The good news is that the lunch menu offers many of the same meal choices as the dinner m...