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A Love Story

Historic Hudson Valley Presents “Irving’s Legend” at The Old Dut

Every year, when the wind begins to blow and the leaves start to rustle, we hear strains of a ghost story called The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  It’s a scary short tale written in 1820 by Washington Irving whose home, Sunnyside, is transformed annually by Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) into an adventurous dwelling. HHV is the keeper of […]

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Remembering Rocky

rockerfeller fundraiser

  I had quite forgotten how spectacular the view is at Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Tarrytown. This week, it was glorious as Friends of ArtsWestchester shared a visit. (These are our special members whom we take to stellar arts places.) Henry Moore was at Kykuit to welcome us. Not in person of course, but […]

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This week’s post is by guest blogger Rocío De La Roca, Communications Associate at ArtsWestchester.   To fans all around the world, Steve Pollak is “the Dude of Life,” lyricist and singer behind numerous hit songs by the jam-band Phish. Since his songwriting days for Phish, the “dude,” who toured with the Vermont band in the […]

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Pumpkin Art

“The world didn’t know it needed pumpkin art,” Waddell Stillman confided in me at the opening of The Art of the Pumpkin, an exhibition in which 25 artists interpreted the orange fellow. Stillman is the President and CEO of Historic Hudson Valley (HHV).  He and his HHV cohorts dreamed up the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze some years […]

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The Secret Is Out

At last the secret is out.  Some call it a Carla Bruni lyric.  We call it a new refrain for Westchester. At a recent press conference, County Executive Robert Astorino let the cat out of the bag.  He revealed what some know intuitively, others just hint at, but most are unaware of – “Westchester is […]

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Treasure Trove of History

Whatever happened to Ichabod Crane, the poor soul?  I often wonder about his mysterious disappearance so I paid a visit to my colleagues, Waddell Stillman and Peter Pockriss, at Historic Hudson Valley (HHV).  They have moved their offices to a brand new brick Georgian style building in Sleepy Hollow country, right across the street from […]

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