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Choose the Perfect Valentine's Day Special for You and Your Sweetheart!

Thurs. - Sun., February 1-18

“Cookin’ with Gus” at Clove Creek Dinner Theater; Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent Bernie tells her she's been offered her own daily network TV show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it. Gussie has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it, Walter with hypnotism, Bernie by threats; and wacky neighbor Gypsy Carmen casts spells. Just when she thinks she's cured, the taping becomes a comic nightmare, ending in an all-out food fight, almost ending the show and her marriage. 18 Westage Business Center Dr., Suite 7, Fishkill, 12524, 845-202-7778.   BUY TICKETS NOW

Combine dinner and a Clove Creek show here with a stay at the Bykenhulle House B&B.  Whether you're celebrating the weekend before, the evening of, or the weekend after, they have you covered. One package for $399 includes a suite stay with Jacuzzi and a dozen roses in room upon arrival OR on table at Clove Creek. Stay in s non-suite for $379. See packages & book thru website or call Maria at 845-242-3260 using code VDAY2018. 21 Bykenhulle Rd., Hopewell Junction, 12533

Wednesday, February 7

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Dinner Theater at The Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn. Bootlegger Dutch Schultz has opened a new speakeasy, the Abba Dabba Club, to give girlfriend LuLu a place to sing but flapper Rose isn’t having it. You’ll dine, dance and gulp the best hooch anywhere until tempers flare, bullets rain and the law shows up. One body will fall, but it doesn’t look like the Charleston did it.

$50+ tax & tip. Door open 6:30 pm, 7 -10 pm show, with 3-course gourmet meal, professional show and cash bar. 845-876-7077 ext. 356 for reservations. 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck.

Wednesday, February 7 & 14

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Making Masterpieces Program: Valentine's Day No-Sew Pillows. Make something special for a loved one! Children and parents work together to make and decorate a heart-shaped pillow with real fabric and stuffing. Each month features new projects!$5 materials fee/child plus admission. 2:30 pm. 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, 12601. (845) 471-0589.

Saturday, February 10

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center’s presents Valentine’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting in the Victorian Grand Parlor.  Enjoy delicious pairings of local wines with various cheeses and chocolate while listening to love songs. Catch the beautiful artwork on display and for sale by artist Maria Angeles Hegglin. 2 - 4 pm. $15.  9 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie.

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Valentine's Wine & Dessert Pairing. This Valentine’s Day have your cake and wine too! Savor a fine selection of wines paired with a selection of gourmet desserts prepared by Taste Budd’s Chocolate Desserts of Red Hook. Let them lead you through a delightful and informative Valentine’s Day Tasting event. Each guest receives a single portion tasting of each of 5 desserts to be paired with Millbrook wines. 36 Wing Rd., Millbrook. $45.


Second Saturday Beacon is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month. Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. It's kid friendly and a great way to take the pulse of Beacon. (NYTimes, Conde Nast Traveler, UrbanRetreatis, NBC New York Weekend Getaway)      

Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11           

Love, Wine at Crown Maple. This New York State wine event offers pairings of local & regional wines, a unique, delicious menu, and everything else a visit to the Crown Maple Sugarhouse offer!s Check out the decadent Valentines desserts by Cordoso Cookies. Crown Maple Estate, 47 McCourt Road, Dover Plains 12522. 845-877-0640.         

Sunday, February 11           

Vintage Valentines Indoor Flea Market at Darkside Records. Flea Market 12-6pm, live music 6-9pm. Looking for a great Valentine’s gift? Love supporting local craft-makers and artists? Just like vintage clothes? We got you. It's a pre-valentine's indoor shopping event with wares from vintage clothing shops, local and hand-made jewelry, crafts and art- and of course, some free live music by from Stunads, Timber Beast, Nick Catania MusicThe Dante DeFelice and Freedom Class! to enjoy with someone you love! 611 Dutchess Tpke., Poughkeepsie. (845) 452-8010.
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Wednesday, February 14

Valentine's a la Carte Day Dinner at Charlotte's in Millbrook. Housed in a 19th century church, Charlotte's offers a variety of settings including romantic fire-side dining. Enjoy scrumptious dishes such as seafood crepes, chicken & sausage gumbo, pan seared jumbo dry scallops, double cut brined, smoked & grilled pork chop, homemade ricotta & sundried tomato gnocchi Bolognese , pan roasted Long Island duck breast, grilled ribeye with green peppercorn sauce, osso busso, and roasted rack of lamb. Charlotte’s is open for dinner from 5pm - 9pm. 845-677-5888. 4258 US-44, Millbrook, 12545.

Valentine's Day Dinner Dance at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Four hours of top-shelf open bar. Tropical poached shrimp tower, field and baby greens with a citrus vinaigrette. Tableside choice of: Rib-Eye Steak & truffle butter; French breast of chicken; Pan seared Norwegian salmon, or roasted cauliflower & manchego cheese risotto. Chocolate dessert sampler. All couples receive one-dozen, long-stemmed, boxed roses, $135/couple; dinner dance only, +18% tip & NYS tax. Pre-paid reservations only. Complete your night with a deluxe guest room, includes full American hotel breakfast; room & dinner package/$209. 40 Civic Center Plz., Poughkeepsie, 12601 845-485-5300.
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Sweetheart Dinner Dance at Shadows on the Hudson: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening on the Hudson River. You and your significant other will feast on magnificent dishes specially prepared by the executive chef ($59). Make your reservations before it’s fill up by calling 845-486-9500. 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie, 12601 
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The Vault: if you’ve never been here, you’re in for a treat! Combine tapas dishes such as corn & parmesan fritters, beef sliders, brulee figs, Buttermilk fried calamari, crisp pork belly, oysters oven roasted or on the half shell, and edamame. If your sweetheart is hungry, try the smoked crispy duck breast, grilled salmon, chef’s steak, roasted half chicken or pan roasted pork loin. This cool, hip Beacon restaurant features a backdrop of exposed brick and soft lighting. 446 Main St., Beacon. 845-202-7735.

Valentine's Winter Ball at the Villa Borghese. Since 1971 Villa Borghese and the Porco family have been synonymous with fine catering. You can taste their dedication to delectable cuisine and unparalleled service at the Winter Ball. Appetizer is Tuscan grilled shrimp. Entrees include filet mignon and roasted bronzino. Music by Digital DJs and complimentary photos by Micci Deboni’s Photography. 845-297-8207. 70 Widmer Rd., Wappingers Falls, 12590.
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