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Celebrate Your Grad in Dutchess

Publish Date: 2019-05-22

Graduation weekend is fast approaching here in Dutchess County, as Marist, Vassar and Bard prepare to send the class of 2019 on to bigger and better things. Graduation calls for celebration, and if you're looking for ways to commemorate this milestone, we’ve got you covered.

Need the perfect gift for your grad?

Check out The New Deal Gift Shop at the FDR Library & Museum in Hyde Park. Here you’ll discover posters and mugs with inspirational quotes from Franklin D. Roosevelt and as well as Eleanor Roosevelt; not to mention endless books on their life experiences, which are enough to provide inspiration for any student getting ready to navigate adulthood.

Add some sophistication to your graduate’s life with a timeless piece of artwork from Hudson Beach Glass in Beacon. This beautiful gallery sells stunning handmade drinkware, serving pieces, and even glass business card holders or docking stations.

Affectionately known as “EB”, Elizabeth Boutique in Poughkeepsie was designed with the Hudson Valley woman in mind.  You’ll find stylish pieces of clothing, jewelry and accessories to enhance her maturing style.

If your student is planning to move in on their own following graduation, look no further than Punch! This Millbrook boutique has it all, from kitchen & dining to bedroom & bath: all the fun, gorgeous and practical things one needs for their first apartment!

You can never go wrong with Journey On Gifts and Antiques. Check out this adorable shop in Fishkill for unique gifts, many of which are locally-made and one of a kind!

Take time to celebrate your graduate’s accomplishments at one of these fantastic restaurants:

River Station Restaurant - Poughkeepsie

Dinner with a view: River Station sets the stage for a fantastic celebratory meal. 

Hyde Park Brewing Company - Hyde Park

A super fun spot to reminisce on your grad’s past four years.

Trattoria Locanda - Fishkill

A lovely Italian restaurant with an intimate setting, perfect for catching up on the past semester.

Savona’s Trattoria - Red Hook

This Italian restaurant is close to Bard College, and is a Dutchess County favorite!

The Amsterdam - Rhinebeck

This hip Rhinebeck restaurant has wonderful outdoor seating - highly recommended if the weather is nice.





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