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Join us on June 9 for our members’ reception at Bellefield in Hyde Park.



Hudson River Heritage (HRH) has been the host of spectacular celebrations. Some of these events were held at historic houses along the Hudson River.

Highlights of past celebrations include:

September 14, 2018

Hudson River Heritage Members’ Reception:

Wine and cheese were served on the front veranda at Rokeby to honor members and hear Pieter Estersohn speak about his upcoming book, Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family. This event kicked-off the HRH Country Seats Tour, “Land of the Livingstons”.

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September 18, 2016

Hudson River Heritage and SUNY Press Reception:

This event was held at Staats Hall, Pieter Estersohn’s historic Greek Revival home in Red Hook. It was a combined celebration where we honored our members and hosted a book-signing for David Byars for the launch of his book, Our Time at Foxhollow Farm: A Hudson Valley Family Remembered, published by SUNY Press.

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February 10, 2013

From Bean to Bon Bon:

HRH and Paris-trained chocolatier Oliver Kita hosted a chocolate and wine tasting event at the Beekman Arms inn to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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July 24, 2010

An Evening of Cole Porter:

HRH hosted a lovely gathering at bucolic Edgewater, in Barrytown, with music provided by Blue Gardenia Quartet. Edgewater, a Classic Revival house with elaborate grounds, was built around 1824. It was the home of the late Richard Jenrette, a devoted supporter of Hudson River Heritage. Before him the property was owned by the writer Gore Vidal.

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July 18, 2009

 Celebration of 35 Years of Hudson River Heritage:

An evening at Rokeby, in Barrytown, was the scene of this event. Rokeby, steeped in Hudson Valley history, was built in 1811 and went through an extensive and expansive renovation in the 1850s by noted architect Stanford White. It was the home of the ten orphaned Chanler children (famously known as the “Astor Orphans”) and has remained in the same family since it was built.

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October 18, 2008

An Evening at The Locusts:

To kick off the 2008 Country Seats Tour HRH hosted a lavish evening at The Locusts, the country home of hotelier André Balazs. The Locusts was built in 1941 for Helen Huntington Hull (the first Mrs. Vincent Astor) on the former site of her great-grandfather William B. Dinsmore’s house, also named The Locusts. An ardent supporter of the arts, Helen was known for hosting performances of classical music during her time while living at her Neo-Baroque villa. 

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June 29, 2002

Hudson River Heritage Summer Gala:

Cocktails and Hudson Valley Fare were served at  Top Cottage, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s newly restored beloved retreat in Hyde Park. 

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