Single and ready to mingle

Check out these hot places in the Hudson Valley

Author: Nicole Manikas
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009

Looking for something to do, but tired of the fact that most venues cater to the younger 20-something set? Spots in the Hudson Valley cater to the older, more sophisticated crowd. It’s time to get out and socialize with others!


Dance the night away   

Hudson Valley Community Dances ( offers a warm, inviting atmosphere where dancers gather to enjoy the styles of swing, contra, English county, and Cajun dances, all while enjoying live music! Lessons and workshops are held at various locations in the Hudson Valley, such as at the Arlington Reformed Church, the White Eagle hall, and the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club. 

You don’t need to be an experienced dancer to come out and take part in the fun! Dances are taught in a workshop setting, and newcomers are always welcome! Part of the experience is being able to intermingle with experienced dancers, who can help teach the joys of dance. For many of the dances, local and regional musicians play the traditional music of the particular dance you are taking part in.

Hudson Valley Community Dances is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit group, whose main goal is to provide a means for singles and couples alike to socialize in a unique setting. There is a small admission fee to attend a class, and walk-in’s are welcome. Check out their website to see their daily schedule of dances and locations. Come out and try something new, you’ll never know who you’ll meet!


Mahoney’s has it all

Located at the Poughkeepsie Train Station, Mahoney’s Irish Pub and Restaurant( owners, Bob Dooley and Emmett Woods, have managed to create a stunning Irish Tavern atmosphere, right in the heart of Poughkeepsie! With a wide menu offering everything from traditional Irish fare to burgers to steaks, there is sure to be something for everyone! Open daily from 11am-4am, the pub offers a variety of events occurring weekly for all different age groups and interests. Live Irish music is featured every Sunday night from 4pm-7pm, while STUMP! Trivia is offered every Monday at 9pm. Tuesday features Pub Games with P.J. the D.J starting at 10pm, and for the karaoke lover, Mad Mike hosts the Karaoke Jam every Wednesday night starting at 9pm. Thursday night is Ladies Night at Mahoney’s and $3 dollar drink specials are offered for all ladies, while D.J. Mad Mike hosts every Friday and Saturday nights from 2am-4am! This is the perfect hotspot to meet other local singles and enjoy a cold beverage! Call (845) 471-3027 for more details.

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