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Cider Week NY Goes Statewide w/ Events in/around Columbia County

Cider Weeks in New York have become known for bringing people together and creating connections to celebrate and promote New York cider in an exciting way. As New York state thoughtfully re-opens after the Covid-19 pandemic, Cider Week New York 2021 will, for the first time ever, host events across the entire state.

The new expanded format will include two Cider Week festivals with the first held in the spring from May 15th through the 31st and the second held in the fall from October 2nd through the 17th. This year’s Cider Week New York will feature 37 of NY’s finest cider producers across the state, with 3 Columbia County locations – Harvest Spirits in Valatie, Little Apple Cidery in Hillsdale, and Hudson Wine Merchants in Hudson.

Cider Week New York 2021 will include a hybrid mix of both virtual and in-person events including special flights, virtual tastings, local events, panels, and dinners where individuals can be kept safe and appropriately socially distanced.

DATES: May 15 – May 31, 2021

LOCATIONS: Hudson Valley and beyond
Visit ciderweeknewyork.com/locations for info.


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NY’s Annual Holiday Toy, Coat, School Supply Drive

This year has been difficult for more families than any time in recent memory. The holiday donation drive will benefit families in need across the state and runs through December 16th. Donations of new unwrapped toys, coats and school supplies are being sought to assist community-based organizations during the holiday giving season. Drop-off locations are set up around the State and COVID-19 protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of those dropping off donations.

Following is the list of NY State drop-off locations. If your town or community doesn’t have a state drop-off, then check with your town’s site for local donation options.

The drop-off locations are as follows:

  • Alfred E. Smith Building, 80 South Swan St., Albany
  • Empire State Plaza Main Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Agency Buildings 1,2,3,4 – Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Swan Street Building, Core 2 and Core 3, Empire State Plaza, Albany
  • Harriman Campus Buildings 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 12 Harriman Campus, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany
  • Ten Eyck Building, 40 North Pearl St., Albany
  • 50 Wolf Road, Albany
  • 625 Broadway, Albany
  • Hampton Plaza, 38-40 State St., Albany
  • 44 Holland Ave., Albany
  • 328 State St., Schenectady
  • Senator John J. Hughes State Office Building, 333 E. Washington St., Syracuse
  • Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown
  • Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee St., Utica
  • Eleanor Roosevelt State Office Building, 4 Burnett Blvd., Poughkeepsie
  • Henderson-Smith State Office Building, 107 Broadway, Hornell
  • Binghamton State Office Building, 44 Hawley St., Binghamton
  • NYS State Police, 1155 Scottsville Rd. Rochester
  • Homer Folks Facility, 28 Hill Street Oneonta
  • Senator Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building, 65 Court St., Buffalo
  • Perry B. Duryea State Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge
  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th St., New York City
  • Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn

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