Hudson in May, Our Recommendations

Olana State Historic Site, Frederick Church's estate, overlooking the Hudson River

With the lush garden green coming in full splendor, the full spread of the Hudson Valley becomes open to enjoyment. In Hudson, restaurants will be brimming with produce from local farms, bright flowers will grow in patches beneath the trees and the sounds of busier sidewalks and leaves rustling fill the air. As a person looking for things to in Hudson, only your energy level will keep you from being fully occupied from dawn till dusk.

Besides world-class antiquing, shopping and dining, here are some suggested activities in Hudson in May 2015. We hope you enjoy them and encourage you to explore further into what Hudson has to offer:

Elizabeth Murray “Morning Is Breaking” at Omi Arts Center

Omi Arts Center (Ghent, NY)

In a town like Hudson with so many great things to see and do, a place like Omi seems to fade in the background as it never would in almost any other town. This year, the amazing Omi center will be showing the works of Elizabeth Murray. No matter what your tastes are, walking through the strange and beautiful landscape at Omi is an experience not to be missed (about 15 minute drive from Hudson).

Time & Space Limited (TSL) (Hudson, NY)

The year is starting off with a typical ebullience at TSL. Their usual crop of excellent movies will be showing daily, and their popcorn will continue to be excellent. Learn about the world of Cambodian rock and roll, or enjoy classic Charlie Chaplin and Marx Brothers movies in the heart of Hudson.

Spotty Dog Books & Ale (Hudson, NY)

Dana Sipos and Matt Heckler – Sipos “crafts folk, roots and Canadiana-nuanced songs that map heart and country, and the spaces between. She inhabited the far north before going nomad. She beguiles and charms, weaving fragments of stories, myths and dreams that she has collected and spun, salted and sealed into song.” – “Virtuosic fiddler and banjoist Matt Heckler (formerly of Deep Chatham) will bring his bombastic Appalachian re-interpretations to once again test the fortitude of the Spotty floorboards!” Wednesday, May 6th at 8 pm.

Olana State Historic Site (Greenport, NY)

Olana State Historic Site comes into its own this time of year. There may be no better place to stroll the woods in our area. The flower garden will be bursting with color, the wide sloped fields of grass will be swaying in the wind, and the secluded benches for quiet moments with nature will be dappled in sunlight. For an extra treat, Olana and the neighboring Thomas Cole house is currently hosting River Crossings, an exhibition showing the works of 28 renown contemporary artists along with works by the two great Hudson River School painters. Olana is just across the road from the Manor.

The Hudson Opera House  (Hudson, NY)

As the full splendor of the Opera House slowly comes back to adorn Warren street, Hudsonites have the pleasure now of classical music concerts within its walls. This May 23rd, grammy nominated classical musicians will be joined in a string trio to play works by Bach and Beethoven.

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruise   (Hudson, NY)

Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse/ Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

The hiking trails, long enjoyable walks, and everything else to do in the Hudson can tire anyone out. We hope you enjoy your stay in our corner of the world, and for those in need of a place to rest, we look forward to your stay with us, at the grand house on the hill, Mount Merino Manor.



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