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Our mission is to help stimulate the local economy by promoting and introducing the faces behind independently owned businesses and organizations. As a community, we support each other by shopping locally and by experiencing all that this area has to offer. VISITvortex is a celebration of each season and a visual display of the Catskills and Hudson Valley’s treasures in print, online, and through video. 



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  • Enjoy amazing videos from throughout the Hudson Valley shot and produced by VISITvortex.
Hudson Valley Towns

Hudson Valley Towns

  • Explore our Hudson Valley and Catskill towns through fun videos and photo slideshows.
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  • Preview some of our local hikes, swimming holes, or even learn to rock climb the Gunks!
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  • The incredibly beautiful Nancy Ostrovsky in action. If you've been following our feed she did the #mural at Emmanuels in #StoneRidgeNY She is such an #inspiration @hudsonvalleyartists #performanceartist #visitvortexmore
  • View from the fire tower at #FerncliffForest near #RhinebeckNY shot by @briannax241 posted to #visitvortex #HudsonValley #hike #hudsonvalleyhikesmore
  • Crunch Time and losing our minds! Just a few days till we go to press with the spring magazine. Feels like running a marathon when it gets this close to the end. Can't wait to share it with you all. #SPRINGiscoming #HudsonValley #visitvortex #workinprogressmore
  • No matter what you would like to buy or sell, George Cole Auctions & Realty can help you get a fair price. Give us a call and see why our 30+ years in the business will put money in your pocket... 845.758.9114more
  • Friday 3-7.. Vendors.. Gluten Free Dessert KItchen ( spinach / ricotta muffins) Chicken Pot Pies, soup & more.. The Cheese Plate.. Select local cheeses Perry's Pickles ..not just pickles! Cereghino Winemakers.. Vly Farm.. (Pork/ Lamb) Movable Beast.. (beef) Twisted Jeanne's Ka stania Olive Oil Inner Goddess Naturals.. The Farm Down The Road.. Champagne Tea Kombucha.. Antiques...more
  • Such a great place to stay in #Woodstock! @hoteldylan @loveisallyouneed #woodstockNY #wheretostayhudsonvalley #UpstateNY #Catskillsmore
  • The views from our Newburgh Garden Show are amazing! Feels like spring!more
  • An exquisite mural in #UptownKingston #HudsonValley Not sure of the artist but would like to know. #visitvortexmore
  • The Burning of Kingston is seeking volunteers for the reenactment happening October 16, 17 and 18. His Majesty, George III is seeking recruits for the Queen's 16th Light Dragoons, to attack and "burn" the City of Kingston. Contact Don Beale at or Hank Yost at Thank you for the great shot @mrcirce posted to #visitvortex #KingstonNY #HudsonValleymore
  • Flirty. Feisty. And soon to be your favorites. Discover the Cobb Hill Spring Footwear Collection!
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  • Word February 7, 2014 By Jackie Batterman Leave a Comment “A person knowing the power of the word becomes very careful of his conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of his words to know that they do ‘not return void.’ Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself.” –…more
  • Some of our favorite wedding favors for your guests!more
  • Who knows where this mural graces the walls? How bout by what local artist? #whereinthevalley #HudsonValleymore
  • On February 28th, the Women’s Studio Workshop will once again transform the Rosendale Community Center with a vast and colorful landscape of hand-crafted pottery. Not only will Fiesta guests enjoy live entertainment, raffle drawings, and the satisfaction of supporting local arts, but they’ll also put their new wares to use with a complementary serving of delicious, piping hot chili. More than 20 Hudson Valley restaurants and chefs donate 50+ gallons of chili, satisfying meat-lovers, vegans, and vegetarians alike. Guests can also buy a paper bowl, and bottomless bellies can purchase additional servings. Over 800 handmade bowls, mugs, and tumblers are created throughout the year by staff, interns, resident artists, students, and volunteers. Because so many hands contribute to this process, each vessel is one-of-a-kind, and widely varied in shape, size, color, decoration, and, of course, price-point. Guests always have a blast looking for the perfect piece(s)! Where: Rosendale Community Center 1055 New York Rte 32, Rosendale, NY 12472 When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 $5 early admission: 2-4pm Free admission: 4-7pm Featuring live music by Dog on Fleas, 4-7pmmore
  • Register for our lecture series designed especially for the RN taking place in August 2013!
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  • Like collecting Dolls? Check out Tonner Dolls in #Kingston They moved to a new location.
  • Award-winning Style des Reves (Style of Dreams) in the Mid-Hudson Valley brings years of fashion-industry experience to custom dressmaking. Designer Barbara Kerner specializes in bridalwear and carefully crafts each piece to express the bride’s unique nature and that of her wedding celebration. Or,…more
  • We love #WoodstockMeats!! Finest fresh cut, high quality antibiotic/hormone free meats! #Woodstock #hudsonvalley #shoplocalmore
  • #upstate #HudsonValley #MtBeacon 📷: Melissa Tylermore
  • Ulster Ballet Company to Host Metropolitan and Regional Dance Companies at its 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF DANCE On Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 32nd Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1983, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. Each year, its stunning, original programs captivate dance enthusiasts of all ages. There are very few dance productions in the Hudson Valley where one can experience phenomenal, first-rate dancing of so many different genres, all in one night! The Festival of Dance is an electrifying, explosive, and dynamic coming together of dance companies and dance styles from around the metropolitan area and around the region, who will be presenting works in keeping with an international theme. Highlighted will be performances by returning favorites: Silver Screen Ballroom, formerly Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys; Syncopated City Dance Company, and the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Also performing in this grand tour of dance will be newcomers: ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art, the Dance Conservatory Performance Project, and Vanessa Van Wormer Dance, with Chamber Ballet Brockport. From the metropolitan area comes Silver Screen Ballroom, partner dancing at its best, in the style of movie greats, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Syncopated City Dance Company, a dynamic New York City Company, takes its inspiration from the jazz era of the 1920s to the 1950s. From the Albany region comes, the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company presenting provocative contemporary modern dance. New to Festival this year is ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art, an ensemble of performance artists from New York City, who uses the dancers’ bodies to tell stories of contemporary society. In addition, the Ulster Ballet Company is excited to host former soloists who are performing with new companies at this year’s Festival. Justin Valentine and Nikita Boris will be representing the Dance Conservatory Performance Project, under the direction of Valentina Kozlova. Koslova is an innovator in the international ballet world and trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School. And Maleda Funk, will be dancing with Vanessa Van Wormer Dance with Chamber Ballet Brockport, a western New York company noted for its collaborations among dance, music, and the visual arts. Tickets for Ulster Ballet Company’s Festival of Dance are $22 for adults; and $18 for senior citizens, and UPAC/Bardavon members. For groups of ten or more, and children 12 and under, tickets are $15. To purchase tickets, call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088; visit Ticketmaster at, or call 800-745-3000. The Ulster Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that has been bringing area residents innovative and creative dance entertainment since 1977. For further information, visit or call 845-246-4316. PHOTO CREDIT: Roger McKnightmore
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  • The Solanaceous plant family has so much more to offer beyond tomatoes! Browse our eggplant, pepper, tomatillo, and ground cherry varieties that satisfy the growing plans of any home gardener or market farmer. Be sure to start them ahead of your tomato seeds; they take a bit of extra time and warmth.




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