It's beautiful views for far as the eye can see on these properties with parcels abutting protected conservation areas. You'll have plenty of room to roam among the peaceful, wild acres of hills, forests and rivers surrounding your private land. Or spend a cozy afternoon taking it all in from the comfort of your sunroom, deck, converted barn or poolside cabana.
One of the perks of working for RI is being invited to events where we can mingle and meet our neighbors. From hard-working board members, staff and elected officials to talented artists and guests of honor, the people who attend these events are friendly, thoughtful and a pleasure to get to know. Here are just some of the memorable gatherings we covered in 2014.
Who can blame anyone for being stunned by the beauty of watermelon radishes? But don’t consider them too pretty to eat. They’re crisp and mellow, with a hint of ‘"earth," says Alana Chernila. With their bright pink centers, they’re the diva of her December Salad bowl. (But you can also enjoy them simply sprinkled with crunchy salt.)
Don’t let other guests get all the glory at this year’s holiday feast – offer to bring dessert and use our four-county guide to find a crowd-pleasing confection that looks as good as it tastes. We’ve selected a handful of dessert in every shpae and size, and even supplied the pricing and ordering information. Have a sweet time.
Have kids at home for a few weeks, or grandkids coming to viist? Fear not. The Rural Intelligence region offers plenty of activities to keep them busy — and your sanity intact. Check out our event lineup for kids, with listings including caroling to the horses, a Sleeping Beauty marionette show, a holiday film fest and more.
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For even more information about upcoming events, check out our Dining, Music & Dance, Visual Arts, Shopping, Books, Theater, Movies, Kids, and Save the Date sections. Please submit your own event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 18, Hillsdale Crossroads Food Shop Opening Reception for FreshStart Brands’ “New Beginnings” Collection, plus jewelry and photography available for holiday shopping, and live music from Christine Dellea. 5-8 p.m.
December 20, Hudson Hudson Opera House Kwanzaa Festival & Umoja Community Celebration, with crafts for kids, candle-lighting ceremony, West African drummer Mangue Sylla, light “Karamu” supper and giving of Zawadi (gifts for children). 3-5 p.m.
December 20, Poughkeepsie HUNG With Care Big Gay Hudson Valley showcases six of NYC’s hottest burlesque performers in a cabaret at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, followed by an after-party at Mill House Brewing Co. Doors & festive drinks at 7 p.m. After-party at 10:30 p.m.
December 20 & 21, Annandale-on-Hudson Bard College’s Fisher Center Nut/Cracked—The Bang Group’s witty response to The Nutcracker—will showcase choreography by David Parker and the music of Tchaikovsky.
December 21, Poughkeepsie Bardavon Jim Brickman will bring together the sounds of the season with “On A Winter’s Night,” a one-of-a-kind concert event filled with lush instrumentals and soaring vocals. 3 p.m.
December 26—30, Pittsfield Arrowhead Special candlelit evening tours of Herman Melville’s former home, followed by a chocolate buffet. E-mail email@example.com for reservations. $25/person for a two-hour tour beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.
December 27, Stockbridge Norman Rockwell Museum Victorian Holiday: Fashion in the Dickensian Era. Fashion historian Lynda Meyer will discuss fashions of the times and Rockwell’s holiday paintings. Hot cider and sweet treats will be served. 5:30 p.m.
December 27, Great Barrington Mahaiwe A Holiday Celebration with John Pizzarelli and Jane Monheit: two of the most gifted of the younger generation of interpreters of the Great American Songbook perform together. 8 p.m.
December 31, Great Barrington Mahaiwe Berkshire Bach Society presents “Bach at New Years: A Blast of Brass,” an exciting program of well-known works by Haydn, Mozart and Bach. 6 p.m.
January 3, Hudson Helsinki Hudson Home Bass 2: A Little Help for Our Friends cabaret concert to benefit Columbia County Habitat and featuring Tommy Stinson (The Replacements), Rhett Miller (The Old 97’s), Elvis Perkins, Jesse Malin and more. 8 p.m.
For even more information about upcoming events, check out our:
Dining Intelligence (Listings of Food and Drink Events & Restaurant Features)
Music & Dance Listings
Visual Arts Listings
Local Shopping Listings
Local Movies Listings
Kids Calendar Listings
Save the Date Listings
Please submit your own event to firstname.lastname@example.org