The broad majestic Hudson traverses the length of the Hudson Valley, flanked on both sides by the sweeping splendor of the Catskill Mountains to the West, and the more distant Berkshires to the East.
Amidst the bucolic ease of the changing seasons lie the small historic townships of the valley. No town was ever held more dear to the hearts of those romantics who first wrote and painted of the valley than Hudson. Set out like a spoke off the great churning wheel of time that is the Hudson River, the town revels in its former glories as a center for the arts.
Today, Hudson’s beautifully preserved architecture as well as its cultural, dining, and world-class shopping scene draws visitors seeking a stylish yet relaxed getaway experience.
Here are our top 6 recommendations for events in and near Hudson in November 2014:
The Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (Hudson Valley)
From November 3rd through the 16th, The Valley Table Magazine is sponsoring another round of their highly successful restaurant weeks. Restaurants offer prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95. Many chefs focus on local products. With the participation of over 200 gourmet restaurants, there are more than enough options for curious diners.
For more information visit: www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com
The Red Hook Film Festival (Red Hook, NY)
Running from November 14th to the 15th, the Red Hook Film Festival will show a wide array of short films written and directed by local filmmakers.
For more information, go to: www.redhookfilmfestival.com
Time & Space Limited (TSL) (Hudson, NY)
On November 15th, watch an HD projection of a live opera performed by the Metropolitan Opera of New York City of Bizet’s classic: Carmen. The showing begins at 12:55 PM, and admission is $22 for adults and $15 for students.
For more information visit: www.timeandspace.org
Olana State Historic Site (Greenport, NY)
Skyscape Series: What’s in Tonight’s Sky. Giving way to the oncoming rush of winter, the Olana State Historic Site has several Autumnal themed events prepared for curious travelers. On November 15th at 7pm, local astronomers will guide participants in an exploration of the inky November sky.
Rustic Tablescapes for Thanksgiving – Using found items, join artists to create your own rustic tables to fit as your new centerpiece in a thanksgiving dining set. Scheduled for November 23rd at 1pm.
Tickets for both events are available at: www.olana.org.
Basilica (Hudson, NY)
This reclaimed 19th Century warehouse complex on the Hudson River now known as Basilica has etched itself into the story of Hudson as a thriving center for the arts, and local crafts. This November 28th and 29th, treat yourself to the second annual Basilica Large-scale Flea Market and Farm-stand. Music, local food and handmade wares will be on display and available for your enjoyment.
For details visit: www.basilicahudson.com
The Hudson Opera House (Hudson, NY)
For those inclined to try their hand at crafting art, The Hudson Opera House offers a workshop with artist Yura Adams on the technique of Chiaroscuro. The class takes place every Thursday through November until December 11th.
For more information visit: www.hudsonoperahouse.org
The fall season is host to a wide variety of treasures only found amidst the pleasant scenery of the historic and energetic Hudson Valley. For any traveler seeking out these wonders, or for any soul seeking refuge amidst wooded vales, look no further for a place to rest than the gold-peaked house on the hill, Mount Merino Manor.