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The Nyack Village Theatre will host four evenings of original sketch comedy on love gone wrong when the Antics Roadshow returns to perform a newly scripted Valentine’s Extravaganza from Feb. 8 through 16.
The Valentine’s Extravaganza marks the troupe’s fifth performance at the 49-seat black box theater since its production company — Ship of Fools — took up office space and established itself...Read more »
Jenny Rosenstrach, a Westchester County mom of two, published a cookbook/memoir in June. “Dinner: A Love Story,” originally a blog about the dinner she prepared nightly for her family, chronicles the meals that she made during the past 14 years. She’ll lead the first meeting in a new monthly series -- Cookbook Club -- at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills at 6 p.m....Read more »
The Voracious Reader, an independent children’s bookshop in Larchmont, will overflow with adoring fans when Dame Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, visit for a book signing of “The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart” tonight.
“We sold out in less than 24 hours after I put it up on Facebook,” said Francine Lucidon, the shop’s owner. She anticipates a crowd of up to 500...Read more »
Foodies favoring locally sourced products from the Hudson Valley will gather for talk, entertainment and tastings during a Locavore Weekend event through Sunday at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz.
The Victorian castle retreat overlooking the Shawangunk Ridge will feature demonstrations by the venue’s executive chef Jim Palmeri and “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 10 runner-up Justin Antiorio,...Read more »
Paul Bocuse, the apotheosized French chef who soon turns 87, remains the best-known culinarian on the planet -- or at least among those without giddy television shows. On Friday, Feb. 15, he will attain yet another honor: a stylish new restaurant bearing his name officially will debut at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and Bocuse will be on hand for a grand celebratory banquet that...Read more »
Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2, and there are quite a few family-friendly ways to celebrate the holiday in the Hudson Valley. Kids can hear groundhog tales, learn the history of the holiday, make groundhog crafts, and, of course, witness the main event: A live groundhog emerging to look for his shadow. Find the details here.
Friday and Saturday: “Gregory’s Shadow” story time in West Nyack
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Dutchess County’s Madava Farms, home to Crown Maple Syrup, the liquid gold drizzled on President Obama’s butternut squash puree at the Inaugural brunch, will open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends starting Feb. 2.
Owned by former West Point Cadet Robb Turner and his wife, Lydia, Madava Farms is a startup that produced its first syrup in 2011. Now the Turners are working to make...Read more »
In a campaign to promote the dining scene in downtown Yonkers, the city is hosting its second annual Downtown BID International Restaurant Week from Sunday, Feb. 3, through Feb. 10.
From the Caribbean to Mexican to Pakistani cuisines, diners will have the chance to sample a variety of dishes at about 10 city restaurants, which will offer 20 percent discounts at lunch and 25 percent discounts...Read more »
Tickets went on sale this morning at 10 for the 68th annual International Music Festival at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah.
The festival takes place each summer, and 2013's schedule features a July Fourth fireworks display and notable performances by Suzanne Vega (Aug. 2) and Croton-on-Hudson's Audra McDonald (Aug. 3). Other highlights are a concert by pianist Yefim...Read more »
Want to give your kids a live theater experience this weekend? Hudson Valley families can see familiar stories and favorite characters brought to life by onstage talents in local performances.
“We're Going on a Bear Hunt” in Mamaroneck
They’re not scared! Follow a family’s fun and foolish foray over, under and through assorted outdoorsy obstacles in search of a big bear, and see what...Read more »