Did you know you can eat for free or receive major discounts in the Hudson Valley during the month of your birthday?

Hudson Valley EATS has teamed up with a host of local restaurants to help residents of any age celebrate their birthday with family and friends.

"Celebrate your birthday ALL MONTH LONG! Grab GIFT CERTIFICATES from restaurants in the Hudson Valley who want to buy you dinner for your birthday," Hudson Valley Eats writes on its website. "Choose one, two or choose them all!"

It works by heading to the Hudson Valley Eats Birthday Club website to find Hudson Valley restaurants that want to buy you a meal for your birthday.

You then find the participating restaurant you want to dine at and fill out a small form for an emailed gift certificate. You're not limited to just one restaurant. You can fill out forms for every participating restaurant and celebrate your birthday all month long.

Participating restaurants during the month of May include Historic Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, The Dutch Ale House in Saugerties, Trattoria Marabella in Ellenville, Jason Patricks on 44 in Poughkeepsie and Dvine Pie in Piermont.

The website recommends checking back throughout your entire birthday month because new restaurants are added on a regular basis. Some restaurants may have some restrictions so it's also recommended you read all the details on your gift certificate.