New York’s Inaugural Upstate Art Weekend

More than a dozen institutions unite to celebrate art outside of NYC later this month

To celebrate the creative destinations that dot the Catskills and the Hudson Valley—from Newburgh to Woodstock and even the quaint town of Hudson itself—Stoneleaf Retreat founder Helen Toomer has plotted the first-ever UPSTATE ART WEEKEND. Running 29-30 August, the exciting event series finds roughly 20 institutions banding together to highlight art outside of NYC—with much of the programming free to attend. For residents and visitors alike, the Hudson Valley has …

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Green Dream

Sweet presents that forgo the cliche red and pink for minty hues

Whether you believe Valentine’s Day is a sham or a delightful excuse to shower a loved one with adoration, we at COOL HUNTING avoid the roses, teddy bears, red and pink color schemes on 14 February. Instead, to celebrate the somewhat contentious holiday this year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green things—from matcha chocolate to emerald-encrusted jewelry, green-hued vinyl, lime-lensed sunglasses and beyond. …

Art + Design Institutions Perfect For Day Trips From NYC

From sprawling outdoor sculptures parks to galleries and museums worth a visit

With such a concentration of artists, studios, galleries and museums in NYC, nobody should be surprised that world-class art institutions exist in the surrounding cities, towns and hamlets. Drive in any direction and within two hours there’s a stop worthy of the art curious. Depending on the direction, you’re likely to end up at the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, New York, the Princeton University …