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Boscobel House and Gardens

Historic House Museum containing one of the finest collections of decorative arts from the Federal period. Tour the Neoclassical mansion and access to 68 acres of grounds, featuring lush gardens and a woodland trail.

Chapel Restoration 

A national historic landmark, built in 1833 in the Greek Revival style, the chapel, which has no religious affiliation, hosts a renowned Sunday Music Series and Sunset Reading Series.

 

Cold Spring Film Society

Free summer film series offers community screenings on the Cold Spring waterfront with additional screenings and film enrichment programs offered at different community venues throughout the year.

Constitution Island

Constitution Island is part of the U.S. Military Academy Reservation at West Point and has historic ties to the Revolutionary War and the Warner Famiy. The island is open to the general public seasonally, May to October.

Depot Docs

A curated series of exceptional documentaries, Depot Docs brings groundbreaking films, and the people who make them, to the Hudson Valley.

Garden Conservancy

Based in Garrison, NY, The Garden Conservancy is a national organization dedicated to saving and sharing outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.

Garrison Art Center

Community art center offering classes and galleries and a popular summer program for ages pre-K-grade 12.

Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute is committed to harnessing the power of contemplative wisdom and practices — from many traditions, and in many contemporary contexts — to build a more compassionate and resilient future for all.

Hastings Center

Founded in 1969 by philosopher Daniel Callahan and psychoanalyst Willard Gaylin, The Hastings Center is the oldest independent, nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to addressing fundamental ethical and social issues in health care, science, and technology.

Highlands Current Calendar

Daily Listing of Philipstown and Beacon Events

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 

HVSF is a critically acclaimed professional, non-profit theater company featuring lucid, engaging, and highly inventive productions staged under an iconic, open-air Theater Tent overlooking the Hudson River at historic Boscobel House and Gardens.

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation is a museum located in Cold Spring, New York, devoted to Italian Postwar and Contemporary Art. Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, was co-founded by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. Admission is free to the public. No reservation required.

Manitoga: The Russell Wright Design Center

Manitoga is the House, Studio and 75-acre woodland garden of American industrial designer Russel Wright (1904-1976). Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and one of the few 20th century modern homes with original landscape open to the public seasonally.

Philipstown Depot Theatre

Community-based performing arts center that connects families and individuals in the Hudson River Valley with the best in high-caliber affordable theater, music and films.

Putnam History Museum

Local history museum and archive with a dedicated mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and present the history of Putnam County, Philipstown, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands.

Great Outdoors
Recreation & Clubs

Garrison Fish and Game Club

The Garrison

Highlands Country Club

Philipstown Recreation Department

Recreational facilities and programs for all ages offered at the Claudio Marzollo Community Center, Old VFW Hall, Philipstown Park, Depot Theatre, and Continental Village Clubhouse.

Farmers Markets, Community Gardens, & CSAs

Cold Spring Farmers Market

Glynwood CSA and Farm Store

Glynwood is an agricultural nonprofit with a mission to ensure the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives.  As part of this mission, Glynwood maintains a 160-member year-round CSA (full & half shares available), as well as a small on-site farm store featuring Glynwood's certified organic produce & Animal Welfare Approved meat, and curated products by other excellent regional producers.

San Damiano Farm at Graymoor

Longhaul Farm

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Chronogram

Hudson Valley News, Events, and Lifestyle

Highlands Current

Weekly free newspaper featuring News and Events in Cold Spring, Garrison, Nelsonville and North Highlands

The Journal News

Daily subscription newspaper covering Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam News

Putnam County News and Recorder

Weekly subscription newspaper covering Philipstown, Cold Spring, Garrison and Putnam Valley in New York’s Hudson Highlands

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NaturalizeNY

Program to help serve New Yorkers who face economic obstacles to becoming naturalized citizens.

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Adventures Around Putnam Blog

Family-friendly, outdoors-oriented, low or no cost things to do in and around Putnam County

 

A Guide to Hudson Valley Towns: Beacon, Cold Spring, and Garrison

(Chronogram, May 1, 2018)

 

Living in Garrison, NY: A Bucolic Hamlet on the Hudson

(New York Times, Jan. 24, 2018) 

 

The 12 Best Places to Live in the Hudson Valley: Cold Spring

(Hudson Valley Magazine, March 2017)