New year, new adventures! Kick start 2020 with weekend getaways to visit the farms, craft beverage trails, bed & breakfasts and other local gems just a day’s drive or train ride from NYC. Check out these great events taking place in January and start this new year (and new decade!) off right.
January 4th – 5th: Meditation Retreat in Sullivan Catskills (Glen Spey, NY)
The New Year represents a new beginning. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the year gone by and come to conclusions about how best to spend the coming year. On this beginner-friendly retreat, you will discover Buddha’s timeless wisdom and practical methods for bringing about sustainable change and authentic happiness. In particular, how the tool of meditation allows us to transform at a deep level. Enjoy a few days in the gorgeous Sullivan Catskills and visit some of the amazing farms, breweries, farm-to-table restaurants and more before or after the retreat!
January 5th: Maker’s Market Winter Series (Claverack, NY)
Spend a winter weekend in the Hudson Valley! Olde York Farm Distillery is having a series of indoor Maker’s Markets taking place 12pm-5pm with local vendors and Mei’s Handmade Dumplings. Drinks at the bar and food from Mei’s Dumplings will be available until 7pm. Check it out on January 5th and stay for the weekend at the cozy and elegant Croff House B&B!
January 17th: Wassail at Redbyrd Orchard (Trumansburg, NY)
Join for an evening of rousing fun and revelry! Stomp through the orchard and then share in music and food and libation. Bring a dish to pass and stay for dinner! There will be a few flashlight-led winter orchard tours, lots of hot New York Apple cider, and fiddle music to knock your socks off…so dress warm! Stay for the weekend and check out the rest of the craft beverages, farms and food Ithaca and Tompkins County has to offer!
January 17th – January 19th: Bed & Brew Package with Brewery Ommegang-Innovation at Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)
This 2-night Bed & Brew Package includes lodging at The Inn at Cooperstown in Central New York, craft beer night on Friday evening, a private VIP tour of Ommegang, gourmet beer & food paring dinner in the brewery’s beautiful new café on Saturday evening, an exclusive, commemorative, custom growler signed by the brew master and filled with of your choice of on-tap Ommegang beer, and much more. Taste the exclusive innovation goodness and be part of this very special, weekend package with Ommegang!
January 30th: Cabin Fever Cure: Bubbles + Bracelets Workshop (Albany, NY)
Beat the winter blues and design a pop-of color bracelet in Nine Pin’s new Rose Room with living garden wall! How’s that from some cabin fever combat!? Your ticket includes your choice of locally produced hard cider by Nine Pin Ciderworks at the tasting bar, designing one of a kind fabric bracelets using from a rainbow of color choices, and a private tasting of Nine Pin’s Earl Grey and CiderMonster limited edition ciders. Appetizers will also be served.
ANYTIME!: Escape the winter blues and explore the delicious wines of Central New Jersey this January! Unionville Vineyards has been named one of America’s top wineries by Food & Wine Magazine and offer a beautiful tasting room on site. Form there, check out Terhune Orchards & Winery, Old York Cellars, Hopewell Valley Vineyards and more! Central NJ is just one hour from NYC — perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway!