Dear EscapeMakers — Dutchess County offers 800 square miles of breathtaking vistas; fascinating historic and cultural sites; family-friendly activities; artisanal food and wine offerings; and colorful fairs and festivals. Beacon Open Studios Weekend, May 13 – 14, Beacon, NY More than 70 Beacon-based artists display their creations for self-guided tours of their private studios. This free citywide event kicks off Friday, May 12th, at Oak Vino Wine Bar on Main Street, with an opening party