Escape Brooklyn This Spring With A Great Giveaway

  |  March 25, 2015

Church Des Artistes

The other night we were over at our friends Peter and Julie’s place for dinner here in the Rondout section of Kingston. They run a Bed & Breakfast called Church Des Artistes that is gaining in popularity for those that are looking for a respite from the City or who are coming in from away and want to explore the Mid-Hudson and the Catskill region. Julie is a fine artist and Peter is an accomplished musician and composer so visitors get much more than they expected!

We were pleased to meet Erin and Denny who are the creatives behind Escape Brooklyn, a curated travel guide offering daytrips, weekends and beyond from New York City. They live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn but often spend their weekends traveling up and down the Hudson River and are frequenters of Kingston. Erin and Denny came up with a “getaway giveaway” that you might be interested in checking out.

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Erin and Denny of Escape Brooklyn

Sponsored by Kingston Wine Company and Milne’s At Home Antiques, you could be the winner of a decadent Kingston weekend experience, including a two night stay at Church des Artistes, $100 gift card from Milne’s At Home Antiques and Gallery, two bottles complimentary wine at Kingston Wine Co., breakfast for two at Grounded, and dinner for two at the Armadillo.

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Selections at Kingston Wine Co. via Escape Brooklyn

All you need to do for a chance to win is to show how you “escape” the hustle and bustle of New York City by tagging your favorite weekend travel photos #EscapeBrooklyn on Instagram. Click here for more details and some fantastic photos. Win or not, you might want to get a taste of Kingston some weekend this spring!


Milne’s At Home Antiques via Escape Brooklyn

About Gregg Swanzey

Gregg Swanzey, a longtime advocate for the Hudson River and the Mid-Hudson Region, first moved to the Rondout neighborhood in Kingston with his family in 1986 fresh off several years as Captain of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Since then, he has crossed the Atlantic three times, served as Executive Director for a gubernatorially appointed Commission in Massachusetts, and traveled to far-flung places such as St. Petersburg, Russia; Reykjavik, Iceland; and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. After four years in City Hall as Director of Economic Development and Strategic Partnerships for the City of Kingston, he has recently come aboard as Executive Director for the Winnakee Land Trust based in Rhinebeck in Northern Dutchess County. On any given day you might see him out jogging on one of several rail trails that converge in Kingston, kayaking the Hudson over to Rhinecliff, biking Uptown to the Farmer’s Market, climbing to the top of Burger Hill in Winnakee's Drayton Grant Park, or hanging out at home in a classic 1920's Dutch Colonial overlooking the Hudson with his wife, Emma. His two daughters live and work in New York City but are regularly up the River for the weekend.

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