Hops on the Hudson is proud to announce our second craft beer festival in 2019

COLD SPRING, NEW YORK — Hops on the Hudson is proud to announce our second craft beer festival in 2019, The Harvest Beer & Cider Fest, featuring 50 plus Hudson Valley, New York City, and Capital Region Rock-Star breweries and cideries. Meet the brewers/owners and or sales managers from the breweries. The Harvest Beer & Cider Fest will be held at Mayor’s Park, Cold Spring, NY on Saturday, October 26th. VIP tickets allow access to the taps, from 12n to 5p, while General Admission tickets grant access 1:30p to 5p. Food trucks, live music, graffiti tables, Corn hole, The Change Game, Hatchet Throwing and Artisans/vendors will continue until 5:30. The event is for 21 years of age and older. All of our brewers, cider makers, artisans, food trucks, vendors and games are all businesses of New York. It’s all about NY!!

With an emphasis on New York Autumnal beers and a seasonal selection of indulgent libations, we invite you to spend a day with our Brewers and Cider masters, while listening to music by Kathleen Galgano of Long Island, Ian Flanigan of Saugerties and Mike Antonelli and his jazz quartet, of Walden, New York. An artfully and hand-curated list of 50+ purveyors of New York craft breweries and cideries will be sure to have you tilting your glass for the last drop. 12,000 square foot of tent space provides great coverage from the elements. Come throw hatchets, show love to local not-for-profits, doodle on our Graffiti tables, and shop some of the featured New York Artisans while taking in the breath-taking views of Storm King Mountain and the Hudson Valley on a crisp fall foliage day.

Hops on the Hudson offers a great FREE Raffle during the event to all of its guests. All VIPs receive 2 free tickets and all general admission receive one. Here are some of the prizes: $150.00 gift card for a private party with Hudson Valley Hatchet of Newburgh, gift cards from local Cold Spring restaurants and boutiques, Magazzino Italian Art book, farm to table dinner gift cards and much more.

Finally, we truly try to make our VIPs feel like VIPs. Here is what VIPs receive: noon to 5 pm sampling, Hops on the Hudson Sampling glass, FREE Hatchet Throwing till 1:30, one $5.00 food voucher for our food trucks, gift from Hops on the Hudson, 2 FREE raffle tickets, special selection of beer from some of our brewers, and a chance to meet our amazing Rock-stars, the brewers themselves.

Tickets are on sale at www.HopsontheHudson.com. September special ticket prices are available while supplies last.

For more information or to inquire about our event please email us at HopsontheHudson@gmail.com. This is a Rain or Shine Thank you from The Hops on the Hudson Team, Cold Spring, NY

Enjoy the country living with, animals, nature, music & food at Tilly Foster Farm

Tilly Foster Farm is alive and well! The Tilly Foster Farm Community Gardens, now in its second decade of operation, continues to produce award-winning organically grown flowers, vegetables and herbs.

Part of the revitalization of the farm has been the return of small farm animals – some are quite exotic, like our unique chicken breeds, Kunekune pigs, miniature horses and much more.  Visitors are invited to take part in self-guided tours of the farm seven days a week.

If you just want to be one with nature in a serene and picturesque setting, hike the nature trails at Tilly —kiosks with maps are located next to the farm parking lot.

Boscobel House  & Gardens for family fun and more!

Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of wealthy Loyalists. By the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, it was demolished. Preservationists saved as many architectural fragments as possible and reassembled them fifteen miles north, where the Neoclassical mansion was restored back to—and even beyond—its original grandeur. Boscobel was saved as a beautiful piece of art.

Now an esteemed Historic House Museum containing one of the finest collections of decorative arts from the Federal period, Boscobel offers tours of our Neoclassical mansion and access to 68 acres of our grounds, featuring lush gardens and a woodland trail. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Boscobel directly overlooks Constitution Marsh toward the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, showcasing dramatic views of the Hudson River.

Open Wednesday through Monday from mid-April to December, Boscobel hosts lively events, innovative exhibitions, talks by the world’s top design experts, and engaging programs and activities for families. Children are always welcome.

Source (Boscobel.org)

Hidden gems of Putnam County. The Chang Yen Monastery

Just 50 miles north of New York City, a Buddhist Monastery can be found on a remote hillside of Putnam County. With the name Chaung Yen translating to “Majestically Adorned,” this somewhat out-of-place monastery is a sanctuary of peace and meditation a short drive from New York City.

Chuang Yen monastery houses the largest Buddha Vairocana statue in the Western hemisphere. The statue—appropriately found in the Great Buddha Hall—measures 37-feet in height and is surrounded by 10,000 smaller Buddhas all sitting in a lotus terrace semi-circle.

The monastery also features temple buildings across 125 acres of land, designed in the traditional architectural style of China’s Tang Dynasty. Originally designed by architect Edward A Valeri, the monastery opened the doors of its first building—Kuan Yin Hall—in 1981, adding subsequent buildings over time.

For the opening of the Great Buddha Hall, the present Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, attended the opening ceremony. Today, the monastery is a lovely respite from the bustling city, and an oasis of serenity and beautiful gardens.

Source (Atlasobscura.com)

Stand on top of the Hudson Valley in Putnam County while hiking the adventurous Breakneck Ridge

Breakneck Ridge is a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, New York, straddling the boundary between Dutchess and Putnam counties. Its distinctive rocky cliffs are visible for a long distance when approached from the south, and together with Storm King Mountain on the opposite bank of the river forms Wey-Gat, or Wind Gate, the picturesque northern gateway to the Hudson Highlands.

Former quarries on south side of ridge.

It has several summits, the highest, some distance inland, reaching approximately 1,260 feet (384 m) above sea level. The southern face of the peak is remarkable for its striking cliffs, the result of quarrying in past years. Lying within Hudson Highlands State Park, it offers many stunning views of the river and region and is quite popular with hikers, to the point that a rail flag stop has been established on the Metro North line which runs right by the base of the ridge along NY 9D.

Until the early 20th century, the mountain was also known as St. Anthony’s Face or Turk’s Face, after a facelike stone formation on the southern cliffs that was destroyed by quarrymen in 1846.
Source (Wikipedia.org)