Quick Local Getaways
within 500 miles!
Hudson River
Arts Festival

September 15th

The Hudson River Arts Festival
runs 2pm-10pm; fireworks begin around 9:30pm.

Take Metro-North or come by car!

Secure, convenient and free parking surrounds the festival site at
Metro-North Parking lots;
Main Street and Rinaldi Avenue.


Dear EscapeMakers,

Suzanne Vega & her band and David Bromberg & the Angel Band headline the 12th annual Hudson River Arts Festival!

Located in Poughkeepsie, New York , the annual free fall festival takes place on the Poughkeepsie riverfront in Waryas Park, where Main Street meets the Hudson River. During the day, Barrett Art Center hosts the 5th Annual Paint Out, with regional artists painting the landscape. Instructors provide easels, paint, brushes and assistance to festival-goers to try painting from live models. Fine paintings and artwork are also for sale.

In addition, the Dutchess County Arts Council presents the
10th “One River: Many Streams”
traditional folk arts festival! Plus, see the 8th Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association’s Bluegrass Festival — all this fun, one place!

Perfect for couples, friends, families and all music-lovers! Enjoy a cruise on the Sloop Clearwater and the Estuary Steward Ferry Boat, delectable ethnic foods, kids’ activities, crafters demonstrations and art displays! Following David Bromberg, Legion Fireworks kicks off a gigantic fireworks display!

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August 2007
Quick Local Getaways within 500 miles!
In This Issue:
Catskills, NY
Dutchess County Fair
   Getaway Special: Tarrytown House

Packages: Catskills, NY

Dear EscapeMakers,

Escape to Greene County in the Great Northern Catskills of New York ­ less driving and more time for your favorite passion!

Great Greene Getaway Packages start at just $90!

Choose from family and golf packages, girlfriends’ getaways, geocaching for adventure seekers, wine tastings and even a horseback riding tutorial!

Go to and click on "Greene County Hotel Packages" link for details and other fun things to see and do!

Events: Dutchess County Fair

It’s time again for family fun activities, displays & entertainment!

The Dutchess County Fair
opens Tuesday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 26th at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9 in Rhinebeck!

For one week the fairgrounds is home to thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays. Enjoy 100 commercial exhibits, arts & crafts and the county’s bounty at the farm market.

Admission is $12, children under 11 admitted free; parking is free. See for package with shuttle from train stations. See – online discounted ticket sales, or call (845) 876-4001.

Getaway Special: Tarrytown House

Experience the perfect weekend getaway at the charming Tarrytown House, located just 25 miles from Midtown Manhattan in New York’s exclusive Westchester County!

EscapeMaker Special available during weekends through September 23, 2007. Rate also includes breakfast for two!

Rates from just $139!
(Special subject to availability, additional person
charges will apply.)

• Our mascot "Mr. Furley" got honorable mention for most "Tail Wagging Tale" in the Brooklyn Industries Top Dog Contest! will be launching a YouTube Travel Video Contest in the Fall! The winner will receive a Free Weekend Getaway! Get those cameras rolling on your next getaway and stay tuned for more details!

ny by rail, amtrak The 2007-2008 New York by Rail has hit the stands with over 175,000 copies circulating in Amtrak stations and trains!

In partnership with the publication, EscapeMaker is hosting a FREE PDF download with links to all resources!
to download.

Have Fun & Happy Trails! 172 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
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