I am not sure if this makes me predictable or not but every year around this time I start thinking about what I want to do in the New Year that would be new for me. This often leads me on the path of looking for classes to take.

The best way to decide if you like something is to dip your toe in it. Take an introduction class to something or maybe event just attend an event that teaches you something you are interested in learning.

Cocktail Class and More Being Offered in the Hudson Valley in 2024

Orange County Distillery via Facebook
Orange County Distillery via Facebook
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I will admit that my list of things I want to do in 2024 probably contains more things I want to do again than things I haven't done but hey you should always have a little room for something new.

I am hoping that 2024 gets me back to the gym, back on a horse, and back in my garden. But with 365 days available in the new year I think I have room to add a thing or two, how about you?

Where You Can Learn Pottery in the Hudson Valley?

I went hunting to find a few things that interest me and maybe one of them will interest you. Imagine starting 2024 knowing you are going to try something new. It amazes me how many things there are to do in the Hudson Valley.

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You can hike, bike, and boat. You can also Sip N do just about anything. I was getting a bit overwhelmed by all the choices so I picked three. Remember you can always sign up a friend to go with you. It could make the perfect friendship holiday gift.

Sip n' Spin: Learn to Make Pottery in Kingston, New York

Kingston Ceramics Studio via Facebook
Kingston Ceramics Studio via Facebook
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Every Friday night the Kingston Ceramics Studio holds a Sip N' Spin starting at 6:30 PM. The two-hour instruction includes materials and tools. You can reserve space online or call (845) 331-2078. They are located at 77 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York.

Learn to Make Cocktails at a Hudson Valley Distillery

Orange County Distillery via Facebook
Orange County Distillery via Facebook
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Cocktail classes are back at the Orange County Distillery in 2024. At the moment they have two classes available in January. You can select either Saturday the 13th or the 20th. The class is from 11 AM to 12:30 PM and tickets are $35 each. It is suggested you order early because these classes do sell out.

Classic Italian Dessert Class Offered in New Paltz, New York

Watergrasshill Bed and Breakfast via Facebook
Watergrasshill Bed and Breakfast via Facebook
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Why not make 2024 the year you learn to make classic Italian desserts? Watergrasshill Bed & Breakfast at 105 Phillies Bridge Road in New Paltz, New York is offering a class with Chef Melissa Walnock, a classically trained pastry chef from the CIA Apple Pie Bakery Café on Thursday, January 25th at 6 PM.
The class will walk students step-by-step through how to make tiramisu, biscotti, and bignès. Each student will go home with a box full of treats that they created in class and a packet full of recipes. This event is B.Y.O.B so guests over the age of 21 are permitted to bring beer or wine. Reserve now by calling (845) 419-2661.
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Places to Go for Cocktails in the Hudson Valley

Cold Weather Cocktails of the Hudson Valley

This is just a sample of some of the hearty cocktails served up at some of your favorite Hudson Valley bars and restaurant this time of year. As we discover more we will add them to the list.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

Small Town with Big Shopping in the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Small Towns Great for Shopping and Food

Seasonal shopping in the Hudson Valley can be so much fun. There are small towns up and down the Hudson River that offer unique shops and delicious dining. Cold Spring, Rhinebeck, and more. Head out for a day of shopping then pair it with an edible treat and refreshing drink throughout your travels. Here are some suggestions.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

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