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May 2018

MKV message:  Be a part of our National Travel & Tourism Week Rally Day Activities at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum on Tuesday, May 8th. The day begins at 8:30 am with our Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction, presented at a breakfast buffet catered by Simply Gourmet and with coffee roasted at the Bank Square Coffeehouse. See the commendable list of finalists! Who’ll take home the sought-after Hospitality Award of Distinction? We appreciate all of our sponsors and give a special thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Central Hudson.

Then, go to the free Brochure Exchange from 10am - 12pm. Join 100 area tourism businesses to network and exchange rack cards; bring 500 brochures to share for cross-promotion to visitors. Working together helps ensure a terrific visitor experience. Be on hand to congratulate the 2018 honorees! RSVP for both events by May 1. Breakfast & Awards Ceremony $40/person. Get your tickets online for the festive breakfast, or call 845-463-5432. See you there!


Welcome Two Newly Opened Inns: Brinckerhoff and Troutbeck

We’re thrilled to tell you about two new accommodations! The Brinckerhoff Inn Bed and Breakfast is a striking historic home with nine guest rooms. Built in 1718 by the Brinckerhoff family and passed down for 297 years, it was sold in 2014 and renovated, adding suites with large luxurious bath tubs and sitting areas. Influential guests include George Washington and Major General the Marquis de Lafayette. Swim in the indoor pool; breakfast is included here. 1577 Rte. 52, Fishkill  

Troutbeck, a Design Hotel, has renovated and reopened as an upstate country house; residential in feel, elegant, and relaxed. Upscale in execution and detailing, it offers 36 attractive guestrooms and suites, with meeting spaces for up to 300 guests. The outdoor pool has a bar and grill service. Guest can enjoy a match on US Open-surface Tennis Courts. An enchanting private 45-acre estate and country retreat since 1765, we’re delighted to see Troutbeck revitalized again. 515 Leedsville Rd., Amenia


Sponsor a Dutchess Dragon Boat Race Team

Want to gain tremendous visibility for your business this summer? Be a sponsor of the 5th annual Dutchess Dragon Boat Race on Saturday, July 21st. Why not try something new and join a team as a dragon boat paddler? All skill levels and ages welcome. We guarantee an awesome day of adrenaline-charged dragon boat races, fine food truck dining, live music, and family fun on the banks of the mighty Hudson River. We welcome back Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County as the host. Awaken the Dragon at the HRRA Boathouse, Poughkeepsie.


Run for Heroes and 40th Dutchess County Classic

Save the date of Sat., June 9th for the Run for Heroes 10K, 5K, and Kids’ 1 mile races at Gold’s Gym in Poughkeepsie; it benefits veterans programs. Sun., Sept. 16th brings the 40th Dutchess County Classic with a half marathon, 5K and kids’ 1-mile, at the Lagrange Town Hall to benefit United Way of Dutchess-Orange Counties. Both are presented by The Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “We look forward to showcasing the 40th Anniversary of the Dutchess County Classic in September, and the Run for Heroes race this spring. We’re pleased the race, which honors local fire, EMS, police, and military, highlights the award-winning Dutchess Rail Trail and aligns with our Year of the Veteran celebrations.”

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