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Bear Mountain Bridge Turns 90

Bear Mountain Bridge Turns 90
Bear Mountain Bridge Turns 90

The first crossing to be built over the Hudson River was the Bear Mountain Bridge, which opened to traffic on November 27, 1924. You can enjoy this architectural beauty by driving up through Peekskill along Route 9, past the Toll House that is now a tourism information center and the gateway to hiking up Anthony's Nose, and then over the bridge to Bear Mountain State Park. The river scenery is beautiful in every season! Read more about the bridge's history at http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/11/27/bear-mountain-bridge-secret-history/19394987/

An American Christmas in the Hudson Valley

An American Christmas in the Hudson Valley
An American Christmas in the Hudson Valley

Christmas as we know it, with sleighs being flown over rooftops by jolly old elves, rampant gift-giving and homes bedecked with living trees and evergreens, is a thoroughly American invention.  But are you aware that the American Christmas celebration has its roots right here in the Hudson Valley? Much like the country itself, America's Christmas holiday is an amalgam of various ethnic traditions, in particular those of the Dutch, English and Germans who settled on these very riverbanks.

Sing Sing Museum

Sing Sing Museum
Sing Sing Museum

The creation of a Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum on the banks of the Hudson in Ossining has long been talked about.  The concept is being revived among those who care about Sing Sing’s unique position in the history of the American penal system.  Others are interested in development of the museum because of its tremendous national and international potential as a significant tourist attraction for New York’s Hudson Valley. Find out how you can support this important project by donating

To view a presentation about Sing Sing and the proposed museum, go to http://bit.ly/1tnsfKg.

To view a recent  interview by Journal News columnist Phil Reisman of Ossining mayor Bill Hanauer and HHRT Executive Director Jerry Faiella, go to http://lohud.us/1sZRqRR.

Replica Ship Half Moon

Replica Ship Half Moon
Replica Ship Half Moon
Replica Ship Half Moon Designated as a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Site 
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is pleased to announce that the Replica Ship Half Moon joins nearly one hundred historic sites a

Unique as a Snowflake at Teatown

Unique as a Snowflake at Teatown

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Historic Hudson River Towns Event
Patterns in nature are as diverse as snowflakes, where no two are alike. After looking at box turtles shells, butterfly wings, and snakeskins, create your own pattern to take home. Members Free, Non-members $7. All Welcome. Programs require pre-registration. To register, call 914-762-2912 x 110.
Location:

Teatown Lake Reservation 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining

Contact:

www.teatown.org

Admission:

Members Free, Non-members $7

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