Halloween in the Hudson Valley

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Happy Halloween Hudson Valley Residents! The cool weather, fall foliage, and unique events that are offered make this region is an especially fun place to celebrate the holiday. Whether you are looking for low-key events, family friendly activities, or a fun night out dancing in costume, there is something offered for everyone. Here is a sampling of some of the many  Halloween happenings that are going on today. Enjoy!



Low-Key & Family Fun Activities:

Night of 100 Pumpkins hosted by The Bakery in New Paltz, NY

Halloween Parade in New Paltz, NY

Kids in Costume get a FREE small cone today from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers, NY 

Brick or Treat at Legoland in Yonkers, NY

Halloween Parade in Sleepy Hollow, NY

Events that will Make You Shiver:

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Events

Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities at the Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown, NY

Headless Horseman Hayrides in Ulster Park, NY

Night Life:

Halloween Party at Murphy’s in New Paltz, NY

Halloween Celebration at Oasis in New Paltz, NY

The Halloween Covers Show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY

Halloween Party at Elements in White Plains, NY

Annual Halloween Extravaganza at Rory Dolan’s in Yonkers, NY

In honor of the holiday, here’s the video for my favorite Halloween song:


Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Attention Hudson Valley Residents: It’s time to indulge in old and new favorite restaurants in the area once again!

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will be from November 4-November 17 this Fall.

You can access a list of participating restaurants here: http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com/restaurants_2013.php.

For those of you who are new to the area or have not yet participated, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week offers pre-fixe lunches and dinners at some of the best restaurants in the area. This is a wonderful time to visit a restaurant you have been wanting to try…the meals include appetizers, a main course, and dessert at great prices ($20.95 for lunch, $29.95 for dinner). You can see some of the Restaurant Week menus on the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week website or by visiting the sites of the participating restaurants.  I am trying to decide which restaurant(s) to visit this time…maybe Red Hat on the River? I have been wanting to go there for some time…Or an old favorite like Half Moon or Chutney Masala? (Can you tell I really enjoy restaurants right on the Hudson River?) With so many fabulous places in the area, it can be difficult to choose. I hope you all can get out to try at least one place!

Let me know if you have any recommendations!

Also, for those Open Table users, here is a list of the participating restaurants that use Open Table for reservations for Restaurant Week: http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=8&ref=7420&pid=417 .



My Antique Shop Find

Hi everyone, it’s been awhile since I posted on here. Sorry about that! I am hoping to get back into posting soon. I wanted to share a link to another blog I have started,               Cumin & Going, a cooking related blog. In my most recent post, I share a recipe from a vintage cookbook I found at Antiques Barn in New Paltz, NY. The link is below. I hope you enjoy!

My Vintage Find: All About Home Baking