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Hudson River

As a New Yorker of 8 years I’ve noticed that the longer folks stay in the city, the more they try to leave whenever possible. Whether it’s for mental health reasons, a curiosity to explore beyond the Big Apple, or the occasional upstate farm wedding, weekend excursions upstate seem to eventually become a priority for […]

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Jackie was sprawled on a patch of grass with her nose glued to hay, along with her brother, Moby. When I approached, she curiously walked towards me and stuck her head out the fence, her golden eyes shining even on a slightly overcast day. When I started to pet her forehead, she sniffed and gently […]

Kadampa Meditation Center NY - Temple & Grounds

I had broken up with my boyfriend and lost my job within a two week span, so when I realized I had a meditation retreat rapidly approaching, I was more than a little concerned about being alone in nature with my thoughts. But as our train whisked us past the factories and grit of the […]

Metro-North_Hudson_Line

Looking for an easy day trip out of the city and into New York State’s past? The Hudson Valley is the perfect place to escape, with easy access to key sites through Metro-North and years of well-preserved history and scenic vistas. History lovers get ready, from national landmarks to the homes of presidents, painters, and […]

Summer is ripe for roaming sculpture-dappled fields, watching the warm sun reflect off a glass house, and picnicking under a massive three-legged Buddha.

The Putnam County Wine & Food Festival is back for its 7th annual run at the Iron & Wine Restaurant and Westview Golf Driving Range in Patterson, NY. Spanning two days from Saturday August 12th to Sunday August 13th, the event offers music, brews, local farmers, and art all with the beautiful backdrop of the Hudson […]

Summer in the city is officially upon us. If you are craving an escape from the urban jungle, Storm King Art Center, the Hudson Valley’s open-air museum, may be just what you are looking for. Storm King is the perfect combination of art and nature. The historic sculpture park features over 100 modern installations spaciously […]

Cascade Mountain Winery View

If you’re ready to get out of the city and soak in the lush landscapes of the Hudson Valley while sipping on the best local wines, eating fresh farm-to-table foods, and listening to bands, we have the perfect event for you. Billed as “a very locally sourced food, wine & music festival”, the inaugural three-day Summertide festival (July […]