• Update: HV Art & Wine fest this Saturday

17 May

TARRYTOWN — Twelve wineries, 18 artists and a lineup of experts in the fields of food, wine and art are headlining the inaugural “Hudson Valley Art & Wine: A Grand Celebration,” which is scheduled for 1 p.m. this Saturday at the historic Lyndhurst estate here.

The festival, originally scheduled as a two-day event, was put together by Hudson Valley Wine magazine to pair up artists with wineries as their inspiration to create original works of art during the past year. The results will be unveiled here at the event. Guests will be able to sample local wines, foods prepared by a lineup of artisans and chefs from the region, and view the artworks. Live music and seminars also will be offered. Proceeds from the event will go toward the ongoing activities at Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic Site located at 635 South Broadway. It will be held rain or shine.

Lyndhurst is a Gothic Revival mansion built in 1838. It once was the country estate of Jay Gould, the legendary financier and railroad tycoon, as well as New York Mayor William Paulding and entrepreneur George Merritt. It is situated on 67 acres overlooking the Hudson River, and was given to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1961.

Weather and planning difficulties forced the elimination of a planned Friday evening opening gala, but the Saturday schedule will go on as planned. Go here for tickets and other information.

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Frenkel, a chef, mixologist and author of the best-seller “Naturally Thin,” began her cocktails line with the Skinny Girl Margarita.

The new cocktails include Watermelon Kiss with vodka, which is made to even out skin tone; and Sweet Enchantment, a combination of vodka, kumquats, vitamins and minerals, meant to help control the result of overactive oil glands; Dollhouse Love, made using pore-unclogging walnut husk, pomegranate, and green tea extracts with Grey Goose vodka, cucumber, lemon, and fresh black pepper.

The cocktails have a suggested retail price of $22.

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