Something new has come to the Hudson Valley. With the growth of our area, we never know what to expect and that's the most exciting part about it.

We could see an increase of new, local businesses, community events and more.

Recently, a Dutchess County, NY business made adjustments to their business hours. In Orange County, an eatery expanded to a second location.

In Ulster County, NY the community welcomed back a wellness business.

A New Business Has Arrived In Putnam County, NY

Canva, YouTube, Destination Man
Canva, YouTube, Destination Man

This new and unique business had their soft opening on August 18, 2023 and August 19, 2023. Excited customers and friends attented this event to celebrate the communitys newest addtion. 

What do I like most about this business? I was automatically drawn to it's name which reminded me of one of my favorite crystals.

A New 'Australian Style Cafe' Opens In The Hudson Valley

The community can look forward to this new Australian style cafe. They take pride in 

"focusing on healthy organic-fare, specialty coffee, and high-level customer service". 

Putnam County's new hotspot has something for everyone and healthy alterntaive options.

Citrine Cafe Is Located In Cold Spring, NY

Cold Spring is known for being a small town in Putnam County, NY. It draws in guests from out of town on the weekend with its charming shops and eateries.

Citrine Cafe is located inside the Ascend Collective retail space. Their address is 75 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY, 10516. 

On their menu, I saw a goat cheese and onion danish along with hot coffee, iced coffee and their speciality drink options.

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How Does The Communtiy Feel About Citrine Cafe Opening In Cold Spring, NY?

On social media, Citrine Cafe made an announcement via their post about their soft opening.

Citrine Cafe shared a message,

"What a wonderful opening day today! Huge thank you to all of our friends, old and new, who helped us celebrate our passion project. If you couldn’t make it today, please pop in this weekend. We’d love to serve you!"

On different social media platforms, guests shared their excitement about Citrine Cafe.

"So excited!!!"

"Congrats guys ❤️"

"Sweet!!! Congrats! 👏❤️🔥"

Be sure to sign up for their mailing list to learn more about their business and follow them on social media to see what's to come for the community at Citrine Cafe.

Where is your favorite cafe in the Hudson Valley? Tell us more below.

Sneak Peek at Highly Anticipated Hudson Valley Museum

A New Museum Will Open In The Catskills Featuring Hollywood's Biggest Stars

The Borscht Belt Museum will open in Ulster County,NY. This allows for the history of the Borscht Belt to carry on in the Hudson Valley.

While celebrities in the past visited the Borscht Belt region, there will be more involved in the community when this museum opens in 2025.

Fran Drescher And Fellow Celebrities Will Sit On A Hudson Valley Museum Board

Fran Drescher is a celebrity that almost everyone likes. Known for her role as Fran Fine in The Nanny, the world couldn't help but laugh at her jokes, statements, and relatable interactions with other members of the show.

According to Yahoo News,

Fran Drescher isn't the only celebrity who will be in the Catskills.

"The museum’s list of advisory board members includes Fran Drescher, Harvey Fierstein, Judd Hirsch, Robert Klein and Richard Lewis — a fitting cast for a place where some of the nation’s top comedians got their start."

Have You Ever Heard Of The Borscht Belt?

"For generations of Jews in the New York metropolitan area, there was no doubt about the location of those “mountains.” Less than 100 miles from the cramped, sweltering tenements of Manhattan’s Lower East Side was a lush patchwork of forests, farms and bustling rural towns that hosted a summertime population of nearly a million urban strivers hungry for the clean air, fresh food and familiar camaraderie that even a garment worker or cab driver could afford."

Spending the summer in the Catskills sounds ideal.

"From the turn of the 20th century to the 1970s, more than 1,000 hotels, bungalow colonies, summer camps and boarding houses dotted the Catskill Mountains of southern New York. At first they came by train, and later, by bus and car along The Quickway, now known as Route 17."

Some may know this area or region to be called Solomon County, Jewish Alps or The Mountains. The Borscht Belt was also another term that most people remember the most.

 How Can You Visit The Borscht Belt Museum In Ellenville, NY?

I took a day trip to the Borscht Belt Museum in Ellenville, NY. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a humorous sign stating "Come in and schmooze, free admission".

When I entered the museum, I was greeted by a volunteer. I was able to walk around and see memorabilia from the different resorts of the Borscht Belt region and community.

I was also told that this museum is a pop up for now, they will continue to change the set up as well. 2025 marks the year that the Borscht Belt Museum will officially open.

5 Must See Scenic Drives In The Hudson Valley

When was the last time that you took the scenic route or the back road? There's something so peaceful about taking in the views of the beautiful farmland and the smells of fresh grass with the windows down. 

The next time that you're out for a drive, take one of these scenic routes to capture the beauty of the area that we get to call home.