You’ll Be Happy at the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market

Stormville Flea Market Don't Worry Be Happy

From the moment we announced our move to the  Hudson Valley friends exclaimed “You must go to the Stormville Flea Market!”  Well we finally made it this past weekend and what a spectacle it is.

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Our excited anticipation was frustrated on the way there, 3 miles out from our destination, the old Stormville Airport, traffic slowed to a crawl. Next time we’ll bring a thermos of coffee and some breakfast to enjoy while we wait in line.

Stormville Flea Market Slow Approach

As we got closer, brightly adorned traffic handlers pointed us to the second of the two massive parking lots.

Stormville Flea Market Almost There

Once we parked we started to scope out what seemed like endless aisles of merchandise, food, drink, all sorts of things new and old.

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The people watching is great too, from locals, to tourists, hipsters and artists. Don’t mess with his guy.

Stormville Flea Market Hammer Time Don't Mess With Me

Sited at the old Stormville Airport which was opened in the early Forties, the market is steeped in history. The airport closed in the nineties,  but you can still feel the spirit of aircraft and pilots of old. Read more about Stormville Airport History Here.

The market began here in the Seventies with just  a few vendors on the front lawn. Over almost five decades it has grown to be one of  New York’s largest and most popular outdoor flea markets with over 600 vendors taking over many acres.

Stormville Flea Market people walking shopping

The aisles are more less arranged between new merchandise and antiques. There are just all sorts of goodies.

Stormville Flea Market Egyptian Icons

Stormville Flea Market Tiny Action Figures

It is clear that the experienced shoppers, Stormville veterans, know to bring their carts,

Stormville Flea Market Gotta Have the Right Cart

Stormville Flea Market Carts

Because you just might need one of these.Stormville Flea Market Old TVOr some of these.

Stormville Flea Market Hummels

Stormville Flea Market Five Buck Table

At every turn there was another aisle, we spent a couple of hours shopping.

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Of course there is food and drinks a plenty.

Stormville Flea Market Drinks a Plenty

Stormville Flea Market Lots to Eat

Stormville Flea Market Fried Dough

Fun for the kids.

Stormville Flea Market Fun For KIds Stormville Flea Market Lots to EatAnd more and more stuff.

Stormville Flea Market Hand Crafted Flowers

Stormville Flea Market Kids Trikes

Stormville Flea Market Ducks

And endless people.

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Stormville Flea Market people walking shopping 3
Stormville Flea Market Spooky Statues

Lots of curiosities and curios

Stormville Flea Market Time Has Come Today

Stormville Flea Market Oscar Meyer Weiner Toy

Stormville Flea Market Kids Trikes

Stormville Flea Market Hands in Cage

Stormville Flea Market God Bless America

This is quite an event! Stormville Airport Flea Market and Antique Show

428 Route 216
Stormville, NY 12582


By the way, sorry no pets allowed.`

Stormville Flea Market Sorry No Pets Allowed




From Barn to Table and More You’ll Love

After the Barn The Store

You’ve herard of  “farm to table” here we have “Barn to Table & Home. ” It all started with a  challenge to create a media room out of barn wood, fast forward 10 years and we have “After the Barn” today,  a charming shop we love on historic Lower Main Street in Beacon.

Here you can find hand crafted furniture made of reclaimed barn wood and antique and crafted home decor items of a delightful variety.

This American flag, that now graces our friends’ home in Mendham, NJ is a perfect example.

After the Barn FlagRobert Staab and Sue Voglio, owners of the shop have a real eye for precious old objects and the art they hold. They have amassed an abundant collection of  old time country curiosities, trinkets and decorative pieces for every taste.

After the Barn Insulators

We are looking forward to purchasing one of their tables for our home in Garrison in the spring.

After the Barn The Store FrontMeanwhile we expect to be doing some holiday shopping here.

After the Barn

508 Main St., Beacon, NY (845) 202-7146

Historic Lower Main Street Beacon


Beacon Pantry a Touch of Paris in Beacon NY

Beacon Pantry Beacon NY Entrance

In all our years of travel something we always enjoyed was finding that perfect little cafe for a quiet coffee and perhaps some breakfast to start the day. We’ve been intrigued by the well designed store front of this shop, Beacon Pantry, and stopped by yesterday. Turned out to be the kind of place we love. Continue reading Beacon Pantry a Touch of Paris in Beacon NY


A Visit to Highland Falls Farmer’s Market and Sculpture Walk

highlan Falls Farmers Market Sign

Across the river near West Point is the historic town of Highland Falls. It has seen its better days despite being so close to the Military Academy, but there are some high points worth exploring.

We liked the farmer’s market which is held every Sunday from 9:00-2:00 through October. We also explored the “The Highland Falls ArtWalk: Leadership and Wisdom” which is on display through Nov. 20. A link to the NY Times Article and a video on this show is below . Continue reading A Visit to Highland Falls Farmer’s Market and Sculpture Walk


An Exciting Bourbon Cocktail with Drink More Good

Drink More Good Cocktail Casia Kreem Burbon LemonFinally got to stop by Jason Schuler’s great store in Beacon, Drink More Good, and picked up a bagful of goodies including his luscious Cassia Kream Syrup that I used to make this brilliantly simple cocktail.

In case you have been under a rock for the last few years and have not heard of Jason’s “make the world a better place” locally produced deliciously wholesome, “redefining”, soda syrups, that Martha Stewart and a whole lot of other people are raving about, let me clue you in…. Continue reading An Exciting Bourbon Cocktail with Drink More Good


Artisan Wine Shop, Beacon
Another Great Wine Store

Artisan Wine Shop Beacon Wine Browsing

I am one very lucky guy

to have many great wine stores so nearby. I have been anxious to check out Artisan Wine Shop in Beacon. Wanting to see what they have to offer but reluctant because some small wine shops are just too specialized for me. I was so happy to find a store that is very approachable, offering many interesting selections, which are well presented, and at reasonable price points.

Being CIA graduates, that’s Culinary Institute of America, not the other CIA, owners, Mei Ying and Tim Buzinski bring a unique angle to their provisioning of fine libations, which is how well they go with food. Which is to my mind essential.

That’s my friend Jonathan, a wine geek like me, he found a lot he liked too.

Continue reading Artisan Wine Shop, Beacon
Another Great Wine Store


Chatham Brewing Tap Takeover

Cold Spring General Store Taps Chatham Brewingat Cold Spring General Store

I am speaking with a little tongue in cheek, because a Tap Takeover¹ is generally when a particular brewer takes over all or many of a bar or pub’s² taps to showcase many of their beers. But, as Chris Cunningham, General Manager of Chatham Brewing who was serving this night, said “this is the easiest Take Takeover I’ve ever done.”

The  occasion was Cold Spring General Store’s first anniversary party,  the shop is small yet very smartly stocked, two taps were just right to get a worthy sampling of Chatham Brewery’s work, they make over sixteen beers. Continue reading Chatham Brewing Tap Takeover


Do You Remember the General Store

Cold Spring General Store Owners Deanna and Craig Muraszewski

I do, when I was a kid,

we had a great general store where I lived. Once an essential part of the social fabric of the thousands of small towns that made up America, they began to disappear with the advent of the automobile and highways. A lot has changed since then.

Today we are entering another era in America, an age of greater sensibility and integrity about what we consume, it’s a perfect time for a new version of the general store. One that harkens back to small town values yet takes advantage of all that current technology can bring to contemporary retail, from the pervasiveness of social media, to the powerful distribution logistics networks we have today.

Enter Deanna and Craig Muraszewski and their modern day version of the general store, simply named, Cold Spring General Store. It has been a year now since they opened, and their shop has been a great success. Continue reading Do You Remember the General Store