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Travel Resources

Amtrak Empire Service between Albany, Hudson or Rhinecliff, NY and Penn Station, NYC.

Amtrak Lake Shore Limited between Pittsfield and South Station, Boston.

Bard Bus and Shuttle  On select summer weekends, Bard offers round-trip bus service from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center directly to the Fisher Center, exclusively for performance ticket holders: $30 round-trip. Reservations are required. Box dinners can be ordered in advance for $10. Bard also offers shuttle service from and to the Poughkeepsie Metro-North train station for select performances: $10 each way.

Mega-bus between Albany and Ridgewood, N.J. and Penn Station, NYC.

Metro-North Railroad between Wassaic, Dover Plains, or Poughkeepsie, NY and Harlem (125th Street)  or Grand Central Station, NYC.

Peter Pan Bus Lines  Boston/Albany route serving Albany, Great Barrington, *Lee, Lenox, *Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Williamstown, and Boston South Station and Boston Logan Airport  (*greater frequency, better fares). NYC/Williamstown route serving Williamstown, Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, MA, or Canaan, CT and Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC.

Roosevelt Ride Free Shuttle  Free round-trip shuttle service daily (summer through October) from the Poughkeepsie train station to Hyde Park, Val-Kil, the Vanderbilt Mansion, Top Cottage, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum so Metro-North train passengers can tour historic sites without a car. For reservations and tour info, call the Wallace Visitor Center: 845-229-5320.

Weather Underground
The radar is especially useful for tracking snow, sleet and thunderstorms.

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Millerton Falls for Art Again: Paintings, Parties & More

Rural Intelligence Road TripsYou don’t have to be an art aficionado to participate in the treasure hunt this weekend in Millerton, which is designed to encourage you to take a serious look at the paintings, photographs and sculpture that more than sixty artists will be exhibiting at nearly three dozen local businesses. “You have to hunt for clues and match descriptions with various locations,” says Jan Gilmor of Gilmor Glass, who heads the Millerton Business Group, which is organizing the second Fall for Art happening. “You can pick up and drop off the forms at any of the participating businesses from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday,” she says. There will be three prize packages filled with goods from local businesses such as Shandell’s, Harney Tea, and Little Gates & Co. Wine Merchants.

Rural Intelligence Road TripsOn Saturday night from 5 - 8 p.m., most of the participating businesses will serve hors d’oeuvre and beverages, transforming the town into a giant cocktail party, which was what it felt like at Spring for Art last May.  Since then, two new businesses have opened in town—the Oakhurst Diner and Lady Audrey’s Gallery—and they will both be showing art. “And the 14th Colony Artists gallery in the old David Gavin Salon is going strong and there will be lots to see there,” says Gilmor. Although her husband’s hand-blown glass is certainly art, the Gilmors will also be showing paintings by Pilar Proffitt, an architect who lives in nearby Lakeville.

Fall for Art in Millerton
Saturday October 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Celebration parties, 5 - 8 p.m.
Sunday October 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.




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