The 5th annual Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival is Saturday, July 21st and your business can be front and center! It’s going to be boatloads of fun, an amazing day of adrenaline-charged dragon boat races, delicious food, music, and games, all at the HRRA Boathouse on the Hudson Riverfront. It’s an enjoyable competition for all skill levels; no prior experience is required. You’ll gain tremendous visibility as a civic leader & event sponsor! Or, form a team to patriciate in this signature summer event! It’s a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County. Awaken the Dragon!
Dutchess Tourism Wins New Marketing Awards
We are delighted that Dutchess Tourism has won two Gold Awards for our marketing efforts:
Hermes Creative Awards: Gold Award for Dutchess County Live Video: The Culinary Institute of America. These Awards recognize creative excellence in traditional and emerging media. This international contest is for creative pros who conceive, write and design marketing materials, communication programs, and new technologies.
Service Industry Advertising Awards: Gold Winner for Dutchess Tourism Virtual Reality Video. These are the only awards to recognize achievements in the service industry, with a national panel honoring the best ads, print communications, websites, TV, radio & electronic communications, and social media.
Summer Concert Series Debuts
Fox Oldies WGNY 98.9FM and Dutchess Tourism team up to host a summer concert series at the Bowdoin Park Bandshell in Wappingers Falls. It opens on Sat., July 21, with great music by The Platters, plus The Dubs and the Quotations. Then The Drifters plus Jay Siegel’s Tokens and The Super Girls Group take the stage on Sat., Aug. 11. The Coasters plus Larry Chance and the Earls and Jimmy Gallagher with backup Acapella by Classic Sounds wrap up a great summer series Sat., Sept. 8. Show times for July & August are 6 - 9 pm. The September concert begins at 5 pm. Send your guests to groove to these popular Rhythm & Blues vocal groups! $35; under 12 FREE. Get tickets online now!
Welcome Four New Restaurants to Poughkeepsie!
The Dutchess dining scene is always expanding, from French to Moroccan this month! Explore these new Poughkeepsie places yourself, and you’ll be able to give a first-hand report to your guests.
Soon to open their doors are Nova, new American cuisine where Spanky’s once served Cajun; Casablanca, American Moroccan cuisine in the former Delafield’s/Caesar’s space; French American bistro Le Express owner John Lekic is extensively renovating and reimagining Andy’s Place; and Lolita’s, has fired up its new wood-burning pizza oven and casual yet authentic Italian food….and pizza! That has replaced Crave, next to the owner Chef Ed Kowalski’s other eatery, Lola’s Café, also in New Paltz.