A compilation of events taking place in the Hudson Valley throughout the month of October.
The graceful, dramatic art-song of mid-Hudson native Sarah Perrotta has always struck me as a variant of Prog rock. This is true both of her imminent new release — the gorgeous, career-defining Blue to Gold — and of her earliest work with the art-pop duo Outloud Dreamer.
You had the weekend all planned out, taking advantage of the crisp fall weather to enjoy cavorting outdoors among the brilliant leaf colors — but it’s raining. Don’t despair. The Hudson Valley, known for the beauties of its landscape, has indoor delights to offer as well. Many of them are related to history, art, and the printed word.
As galleries and museums reopen even as mask-wearing mandates remain in effect and some venues require proof of vaccination, the public, freed from the constraints and isolation of the screen, can once again enjoy the pleasure of viewing artworks in situ.
Sometimes the most magnificent places are just around the corner. At least for me, a New Paltz person, that’s true for the Millbrook Ridge Trail.
I do my best to utilize the local produce from farmers’ markets as much as possible. The groceries in the Hudson Valley are stocked with a wonderful selection of meats processed by our local butchers. One of the fall dishes I like to prepare is called Mechado, a beef ’n’potato stew fortified with veggies galore.