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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade To Return 'Live' This Year
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is returning to the streets of New York City for its 95th celebration after being curtailed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Macy's made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 8, saying the parade will be delight crowds once again on Thursday, Nov. 25 beginning at 9 a.m.
This year's parade will feature the signature mix of giant character helium balloons, fantastic floats, marching bands, performance groups, celebrities, clowns, and the one-and-only Santa Claus, Macy's said.
“We are thrilled to welcome back in its full form the Macy’s Thanksgiving D…
Dutchess Town Hall Budget Forum Coming To Poughkeepsie Galleria
DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess County residents will have a chance to ask questions about the 2018 budget and other issues important to them during a town hall forum with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Thursday, Nov. 16.
The event, which begins with a question and answers session from 10:30 to 11 a.m., at the Poughkeepsie Galleria, Center Court, will also include members from other government departments including members of the Legislature, the County Clerk's Office, traffic and safety, STOP-DWI, and many others.
At 11 a.m., Molinaro will offer an overview of his proposed bu…
Eat Your Way Through Dutchess With Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- At the risk of sounding like your spouse, consider this your reminder to make your Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HRVS) reservations.
The two-week long event, a celebration of the bounty of the Hudson Valley, starts Monday, Oct. 30 and goes until Sunday, Nov. 12 and spots fill up fast.
More than 200 restaurants throughout Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan participate, allowing chefs to flaunt their best fare. Special three-course menus are $22.95 for lunch and $32.95 for dinner and often focus on seasonal ingredients.
New this y…
Common Ground Farm Celebrating 16th Year With Harvest Gala
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Common Ground Farm, in Wappingers Falls, has been community farming for 16 years.
The non-profit is hosting its first ever Harvest Gala on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Roundhouse at 2 East Main St. in Beacon.
The organization, which supplies food to many Hudson Valley restaurants, food pantries, soup kitchens, farmers markets, and churches is dedicated to food access, food justice and educating people about the importance of healthy food.
Common Ground has a farm to school initiative with the Beacon City School District and also hosts a 7-week su…
Joan Lunden Discussing Breast Cancer Battle In Hudson Valley
Joan Lunden's tale of survival will be heard firsthand in Armonk.
Lunden will be speaking at Congregation B'nai Yisrael in Armonk to talk about her new book, "Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival," on Friday, June 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In June 2014, Lunden, who anchored "Good Morning America" for 17 years, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which required chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Lunden responded to her diagnosis with a mission to educate and inspire others about prevention, treatment, and survival.
Lunden started a video blog and a jo…
Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival Supports Putnam Nonprofit
PATTERSON, N.Y. – A fest set in Putnam County's Patterson this weekend will give wine and chocolate lovers the chance to sip, sample, and shop -- and help others at the same time.
The gustatory gala is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2, at the Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front St.
Proceeds from the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival will go to support Partners with PARC, a Brewster-based nonprofit dedicated to “securing the financial future of people with disabilities.”
Last fall, a similar event drew 3,000 attendees and raised about $85,000 for t…