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The Bardavon offers affordable, world-class arts education programs, music, dance, theater, Live in HD broadcasts, and classic films for the diverse audiences of the Hudson Valley. We present renowned and emerging performers in productions that inspire, entertain, and educate people of all ages, ethnicities and incomes. We also stage free outdoor arts events in local communities. These and all of our activities boost community pride, urban revitalization and cultural tourism, strengthening the quality of life for all.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming. Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.
Through the in-depth study and exhibition of the social, political, and cultural events of the 1960s, as well as the preservation of the historic site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods educates individuals about the issues and lessons of the decade while inspiring a new generation to contribute positively to the world around them.
The Bethel Woods campus celebrates the natural beauty, cherished traditions and bountiful products of Sullivan County. Over 2,000 trees have been planted on the rolling grounds where trails and clusters of buildings open up to vistas of the surrounding landscape. The architecture expresses the familiar forms of the region’s barns and rural structures. Strong cedar posts and timber construction, copper roofs, stone from local quarries and native plantings convey a sense of belonging to the countryside and make visitors feel welcome and neighbors feel at home.
The not-for-profit organization relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to develop and sustain programs that improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.
County Players was born in 1958. During our lifetime, we have presented over 200 productions and have served thousands of theatre-goers who continue to reward our efforts with their loyal attendance. In 1977, we acquired the old Academy Theatre in the Village of Wappingers Falls, and through countless hours of volunteer efforts, we have turned a crumbling relic into a living theatre – The County Players Falls Theatre. We paid off our mortgage, continue to make improvements to our building, and still manage to keep our prices at an affordable level. Our promise for the future is to continue on the path of fiscal responsibility, theatrical improvement, and entertainment!
The Dutchess County Fairgrounds is a premier destination for Hudson Valley fair and festival goers. The multitude of activities scheduled at the Fairgrounds are as varied as the weather. National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have recently listed the Hudson Valley and Rhinebeck as “Top Places to Visit” in the world. Join us to experience the “Tradition of Excellence”. Annual events include: The Dutchess County Fair, Hudson Valley Autism Walk & Expo, Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet, Northeast Outdoor Show, Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck, Country Living Fair, Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show, Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, AMCA National Antique Motorcycle Meet & Antique Machinery Show, Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, and the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival.
Our affordable and spacious accommodations are perfect for intimate retreats, family getaways, weddings and corporate meetings. Dogs are welcome! Enjoy the spa, fitness & wellness classes, fine dining at the Woodnotes Grille, and visit the world's largest kaleidoscope!
Hardeman Orchards carries on the tradition of the family farm. It is located in Red Hook, New York, in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. This region is known world-wide for its prime orchard sites and agricultural heritage. Hardeman Orchards encompasses a working farm that includes wedding venues, an event barn, and a farmhouse rental.
The Farm: Hardeman Farm has been family owned and operated since 1985. The lands include abundant apple orchards, lush fields, cultivated peaches, plums, corn, pumpkins, vegetables, and hay. There is a seasonal farm market with fresh apple cider donuts, cider, local meats, ice cream, eggs, honey, fruits, vegetables, and more. We do pick your own apples and pumpkins with a free hay ride!
Barn Events: Join us for a fun filled evening of live music and dancing in our dutch colonial barn! We host public barn concerts that include music, good food, and spirits for the community to come together and enjoy. Our barn is also available to rent for events: weddings, bridal parties, graduation parties, baby showers, birthday parties, work parties, you name it!
Helsinki Hudson is comprised of Club Helsinki, a nationally recognized music venue, and the adjacent, award-winning Restaurant at Helsinki. In addition to serving up world-class music as well as elevated soul food, our versatile venue is available for hire as a unique site for private parties and events.
The Rosendale Theatre Collective is dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale Theatre and enhancing the cultural life and economic vitality of Rosendale and Ulster County through film, the performing arts, and educational programming. The Rosendale Theater Collective (RTC) provides a dynamic forum for presenting and producing world-class films and performance, arts, and education programs. With an emphasis on supporting local and regional artists, RTC works together with other arts organizations to sustain diverse cultural activities and exchanges for a wide audience, enhancing the economic and business development in our community through film, theatre, music, dance, kids programming, visual arts and education.
In 2005, Falcon Music & Art Productions, Inc. purchased a 19th century button factory in the center of the hamlet of Marlboro. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, New York, is perched over the Marlboro Falls, once used to power the factory. Through the years, the main floor of the building had been a roller-skating rink, community center and a cabinet factory. It has become the “Village Vanguard of the Hudson Valley” and on a regular rotation with New York City's most respected venues; a rural Mecca for the finest in multiple genres; to include jazz, blues, rock, world music and contemporary chamber music. The 3,500 square foot main floor provides the acoustically correct, live performance venue with a 24’ X 16’ stage. Gallery space on the main floor presents & promotes the work of visual artists and photographers from the Hudson Valley to New York City. Exhibitions feature a different artist every two months. The Falcon takes no fee from art sales, but encourages visitors to buy original pieces from the artists. The barroom was created entirely with recycled materials. The bar itself had a past life as a shuffleboard. The Falcon's deck seats diners over the dramatic gorge that is Marlboro Falls. At the lower level, a patio area and a rock-walled pathway and lookout attract those seeking a complete experience - fine food, world-class music and an unforgettable natural setting.
At The Village Music School, we offer small group online music lessons to beginners in piano, guitar, drums, and violin across the continental United States. After the pandemic has passed and schools and other after-care centers reopen their After School programs, we will once again offer these lessons in-person at those schools and centers. All of our teachers are vetted, professionally educated musicians who have passed a background check. With our methods, beginning musicians learn to play a simple tune, such as “Are You Sleeping Brother John” or “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in their first lesson. Our focus is on success and fun while learning. Why not Contact Us today and enroll yourself or your child in a class today?