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Halloween Party at Megan’s

A post-parade party! Happy to be invited to a party where we caught up with old friends — and made new ones, too. Happy Halloween! Related posts: Our Little Monkey Heads to the Halloween Parade Nyack Halloween Parade Halloween at […]

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Nyack Halloween Parade

The 2016 Nyack Halloween Parade did not disappoint. A rendition of Nighthawks. A tribute to Gene Wilder, complete with Oompa Loompas. And all the usual creative costumes of everyone, even the spectators. Jessica, Sadie and Henry! The Colonel! Nighthawks: Henry, […]

garden, outings

Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt

Bluefield Farm, where SCF’s friend Joy grows acres of beautiful flowers, had an open-house day. We wouldn’t have missed it for the world! A look around: Big barn — — with an upstairs game room: Yes. Goats. And chickens. Hunna […]

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The Schuyler House

A Hamilton-obsessed girl can not take a trip to Saratoga and skip seeing the Schuyler House. So we made it happen. Here, Philip Schuyler ran his gentleman’s farm.  We weren’t allowed to take photos inside, but here are Suzy and […]

outings, travel

Saratoga Apple

Some of the best apple cider donuts you’ll ever taste in your life are made on an apple orchard in Schuylerville, N.Y., about 10 miles outside of Saratoga Springs. If you are in the area, it’s a must-do. As can […]

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Farewell, Megan!

lohudfood said farewell to Megan with an appropriate send-off at Dunne’s Pub in White Plains. (Here’s Megan’s farewell column: lohudfood says farewell to Megan.) Somehow Brum, who was next to Carucha, did not make it into this photo?! It’s been […]

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Bowling with lohud!

A few friends from our staff took to the lanes Wednesday night, at the (newish) Bowlmor in White Plains. It was a lot of fun! Even though I didn’t do so well! Related posts: Barrel-Aged Negroni for Cocktail Hour Full […]

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What a Painting!

With the weather being so stinking hot, Ed and I have taken to walking inside the building instead of outside. One of the discoveries we’ve made along its hallways is this super-cool painting. We think it’s original to the IBM […]

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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Another hot day, and this one raining. So instead of the pool, we head to an attraction: the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Jellyfish! Sharks! Stingrays! And some very cool frogs, too. First step, the seal show! Then, off to pet […]

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Boscobel, Yesterday and Today

Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, Boscobel’s summer 2016 exhibit, pitted modern 21rst-century Hudson Valley furniture designers against the classic 19th century Federalist architecture — all within the same space. The home was moved from its original location in Cortlandt […]

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Nice Walk at Hook Mountain

I usually do my walks on the rail trail, but the river was calling me today. Beautiful day. Cat’s point. I just love where we live. Related posts: To Hook Mountain, for a Walk with Cousins A Heart on the […]

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A Visit to Industrial Arts Brewing Company

An exciting new brewery is coming to Rockland County: Industrial Arts Brewing Company. Jeff O’Neil, former brewer for Peekskill Brewery, is the owner and brewmaster, and he’s getting ready to do some very, very creative things. He’s moving into a […]

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Volunteer New York Breakfast

An inspiring way to start your day: to hear stories from people who volunteer and make change in our community. The annual Volunteer Spirits Awards Breakfast, held at the Marriott in Tarrytown. Karen, Mary and Traci: Gary and me: Breakfast! […]

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Maple Sugaring at the Hudson Highlands Museum

After some coffee and a bit of relaxing on Saturday morning, we decided upon a serendipitous trip to the Hudson Highlands Museum to see their opening day for maple sugaring! Here is their super-cool playground, which has all natural structures: The […]

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A Heart on the Running Trail

Out for a walk on the rail-trail and I looked down: Looks like a heart to me. Happy Valentine’s Day, a little late. Related posts: Annual Selfie: On the Rail Trail to Piermont Update on the Garden: Coreopsis, Columbine, Bleeding […]

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Picasso at the MoMA

With a free day on my hands — a bonus vacation day thrown in at the last minute — I made sure to go to the Picasso Sculpture show I’d been promising myself for months I would see. What a […]

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A Visit to Indian Point

To get to know some of the places we cover a little better, it was arranged that editors take a tour of Indian Point. It made for an early morning commute that took me across one of the most beautiful spans […]

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Food Writer-Theater Geek Mashup

I’m young, scrappy and hungry. Related posts: Pre-Theater at Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen Questlove’s Food Salon Food Photgraphy Workshop at Half Moon Beautiful Food Photos and Flowers

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New Year’s Day in NYC

We had such a fun time going to Rockefeller Center last New Year’s Day that we decided to repeat the experience. Burgers at Bill’s, then a trip to the tree — and we even threw in St. Patrick’s Cathedral this […]

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Tradition! Fiddler on Broadway

A couple of big Broadway fans head to a classic, Fiddler on the Roof, starring one of my favorite stage actors, Danny Burstein. Les dorkages: Related posts: 8 North Broadway: A Saturday Night Out! Farm Dinner at 8 North Broadway […]

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A Trip to See The Nutcracker

Sam has been practicing the Nutcracker ballet all semester, so we thought it would be fun to take her to see a children’s version in the city. An hour long version by the New York Theatre Ballet at the Florence […]

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Messiah Sing

The annual Messiah sing at Grace Church. And Brandon being silly onstage: Related posts: Messiah Sing and Advent Party! Blessing of the Animals Nuptials: Brandon and Doug The Annual Advent Party

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Hamilton for the Second Time

What a lucky girl am I. Because of a story for Arrive magazine, I got to see Hamilton again. The experience was completely different from the first one. The first time, I tried not to read too much about the […]

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Coffee at Jane Cafe in Pearl River

The lohud coffee chat is picking up steam, if you’ll pardon the pun. We had a nice turnout this November Friday at Jane Cafe in Pearl River. And the coffee was very good! Related posts: Matt’s 40th Birthday Party at […]

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Questlove’s Food Salon

I’d always pictured a salon as being in a room with lots of couches, velvet curtains and a hookah. Gertrude Stein, Paris, Picasso. That kind of stuff. Questlove’s Food Salon was not that. It was a cocktail party with delicious […]

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Halloween Parade

Another fabulous and fun Nyack Halloween Parade! The pope, Cruella deVille, and lots of spooky ghouls and goblins of all kinds!    Related posts: Our Little Monkey Heads to the Halloween Parade Nyack Fire Department Parade, Celebrating 150 Years Halloween […]