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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Blaze! Where 10,000 pumpkins light up the night and spook you out! We had the chance to catch it this year — first time since 2010! — and Sam just adored it. (Truth be told, so did we.) Van […]

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Sunset on the TZ

There’s nothing like a Hudson Valley sunset in the fall. Here we are mid-October and we’re already setting some records. A view from the TZ Bridge: Don’t worry, I was stuck in traffic. Related posts: Gorgeous Sunset A Beautiful March […]

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Stone Barns Sheep

One morning, I drove Irene to work. On my way out, this was my view. I texted Irene a couple of hours later: whenever you feel frustrated at work, just remember how lucky you are to work in such a […]

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Visiting Bear Mountain

We were astonished to find such a treasure not even 20 minutes away. The restored carousel, the meandering trails (with really cool signage!); the views! Bear Mountain Inn and the Bear Mountain State Park are once again on our radar. […]

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Left Coast Lifter on the Tappan Zee Bridge

One afternoon commute I had a particularly close-up look at the big crane moving the girders around on the bridge construction. Related posts: A Foggy Commute Across the Tappan Zee Bridge Breakfast at Mimi’s Plate in Tappan A Few Nyack […]

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Picking Out a Pumpkin

A fall ritual: heading out to pick out a pumpkin. This time, we went to Van Houten Farms in Pearl River. The afternoon light was so pretty, I couldn’t help snapping a bunch of photos. Here they are. Related posts: Mae […]

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Purple Rose of Cairo in Piermont

The farm’s friend Kris, along with Laura Straus of Piermont Straus gallery, recreated a 1930s Piermont to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the filming of The Purple Rose of Cairo in the village. She hung historic photos from the 30s […]

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Outdoor Movie Night Downtown: Cartoons!

This takes outdoor movies to a whole new level. Kris and the Rivertown Film Society put together a showing of classic cartoons, broadcast onto the side of the telephone building downtown. The whole village gathered!  The set-up:  Chatting before the […]

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A Visit to Mass MoCA in North Adams

Our final stop on our whirlwind sightseeing trip to the Berkshires: Mass MoCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s in an incredible restoration of old factory buildings in the center of downtown North Adams. Art is everywhere, even the parking […]

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Celebrating Kris’s Opening: Festoonology

Kris had opened her latest exhibition at Piermont Strauss gallery in Piermont: Festoonology. It is a collection of her nature-inspired ideas, shaped into objects to explore. Holding the magnifying glass up to the flowers opened our eyes to see something […]

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The Last Concert of the Season

I can’t believe the season is over. Here’s celebrating a wonderful summer of picnics and Bambi, dancing and ice cream. Related posts: Last Concert of the Season Concert in the Park The First Concert in the Park! Concert in the […]

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Movie in the Park: The Princess Bride

Another fun Nyack event: summer movies in the park. Tonight, The Princess Bride. And free popcorn, too! Look at that gorgeous Tappan Zee Bridge, too. Related posts: Summer Concerts at Memorial Park The First Concert in the Park! The First […]

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Dinner and a Movie, Downtown-Style

Outdoor movies aren’t just for Sour Cherry Farm Paradisio! This evening we head downtown for upscale bar food at 8 North Broadway and a showing of “Maciste all’Inferno,” a 1925 Italian silent film, scored live by SexMob, Steven Bernstein’s jazz […]

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Hamilton!

So lucky to have tickets to see the best musical to come to Broadway in years. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius, and this show is all that it’s hyped up to be. Go! Related posts: Silence! The Musical Bloody Bloody […]

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Food Photgraphy Workshop at Half Moon

My friend Carrie, the visuals editor at lohud and The Journal news, arranged for a fabulous event: food photography lessons by our talented journalists. We sold all 30 tickets and even had a wait-list! Here’s a recap I wrote for […]

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A Visit to the Hudson River Museum

We’d never been to the Hudson River Museum! And with a weather forecast of nasty, nasty, nasty and Greg needing some time to finish some work at home, it was the perfect opportunity. Sam and I sat for a show […]

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Another Great Day at Amagansett Beach

The kids dug big holes, built sandcastles and generally kept busy playing and swimming. That meant for us? Reading. Dozing. Snoozing. Reading. I read nearly the entire fiction issue of the New Yorker — including both Jonathans — and Sarah […]

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Morning with Mae Mae

Jane was felled by a fever, so we had a sleepover with Mae. Samantha slept in the studio with her, and the girls had some fun hanging out in the morning with me. Didier for breakfast!   And a quick […]

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Classic Car Show in Nyack

Good times down at the Classic Car Show in Nyack. Beautiful weather, super-cool cars, and a family dinner at Brick House afterwards. The Family Truckster, complete with Aunt Edna!   A whiny child:   Cool cars:   I would totally […]

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SCF Goes to the Whitney: Big Day of Fun

For our annual BDoF with the sister outpost, Greg, Sarah and I headed to the Whitney, then out for drinks and dinner with Boo and Christy. What a cool new building… just look at those terraces! The inaugural exhibit: Les […]

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A Sprinkle for Sally

My friend Sally is having her second baby, so instead of a shower, some friends got together to throw her a sprinkle! Some very cool women here! Caroline, Sarah, Sally and Katie. Missing from the photo is my  new friend […]

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Brutalism, Yeah Yeah!

While in Orange County, we popped by to see the controversial Orange County Government Center, a building designed by Yale School of Architecture dean Paul Rudolph and built in 1967. Like the old Whitney, designed by Marcel Bruer, it is […]

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SCF Goes to The Golf

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship came to Westchester Country Club this year, and the paper was lucky enough to get a few tickets. Greg and I took advantage of a hot Friday afternoon to walk the course, follow a few […]

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Garner Arts Festival

This is the first Garner Arts Festival since Hurricane Irene ravaged the space in 2011. Glad to see that it’s back. We took a lot more kid-centric view of it this time — and couldn’t spend nearly as much time […]