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Press Release
June 29, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Offers Discount Rail Packages to Hudson Valley Music and Theater Festivals
Train, Shuttle and Discounts to the Caramoor, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and More

From the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, to jazz and rock at the Caramoor, Metro-North’s special Hudson Valley performance getaways offer the perfect escape for theater and music lovers. Celebrated Hudson Valley cultural happenings are within easy reach from Metro-North stations, and the railroad has partnered with select festival partners to give customers special discounted excursion packages. Take a safe, comfortable and convenient ride on Metro-North, and spend a night with Shakespeare under the stars, take in stunning gardens views while listening to jazz masters, or get up at dance to world class rock.

Don’t miss out on these great Hudson Valley getaway deals. 

Jazz Festival at Caramoor Center: Saturday, July 14: gates open at 11 a.m., music starts at noon.

The experience:

Caramoor is dedicated to curating musical experiences that explore everything from classic masterpieces to musical innovations. Hear the powerful sound of a symphony in the Venetian Theater or enjoy a banjo's twang or brassy trumpet on the lawn with burgers and beer from a gourmet food truck. Caramoor is made for you to explore.

Now in its 4th year in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Caramoor's Jazz Festival returns with exceptional talent and music throughout our stunning gardens and historical venues. Join us for a full day of jazz, interactive activities for the kids, and expanded food + drink options! Featuring Benny Green Trio, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, the music of Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone, and more. Upgrade on site for headliner.

*Check with the Box Office upon arrival to see if you may upgrade your ticket from a Day Only ticket to an All Day & Evening ticket to see each festival's headliners.

For more information, visit: https://www.caramoor.org/events/jazz-festival-2018/

The deal:

  • Package price from Grand Central Terminal/Harlem-125th Street: Adults, $45; seniors persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $40.50; children 12-18, $33, children 5-11, $14; children under 5, $12.
  • Package price from other stations: check online for price from your boarding station.

Getting there:

Take the Harlem  Line to Katonah Station where you can board the free shuttle to Caramoor starting at 10:30 a.m. and looping throughout the day.

Pleasantville Music Festival: Saturday, July 14: gates open at 11 a.m., music starts at noon.

The Experience:   

9 hours of music. 18 bands. 3 stages. Thousands of friends, families and lovers of live, world-class rock, setting out their chairs, blankets and tents, for a day of great music, dancing, food, dancing and fun.  The festival presents world-class headliners, breakout stars and local artists you need to know.

For more information about artists performing at the festival, please visit:  http://www.pleasantvillemusicfestival.com/

Getting there:

Take the Harlem Line to Pleasantville Station. When you get off the train, head toward the south end of the train (that's the rear of the train if coming from NYC) and head up the stairs to the Bedford Road overpass. Turn right onto Bedford Road and walk to the traffic light (Memorial Plaza on your right, and Marble Ave. on your left. Cross left onto Marble Ave. and walk about a 1/4 mile south to Parkway Field.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival:  Through September 3

The experience:

Powerful personalities take the stage this season under Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's open air Theater Tent on the Hudson. Share an unforgettable evening of outdoor theater as Richard II, The Taming of the Shrew, The Heart of Robin Hood, and more run in rotating repertory all summer long at historic Boscobel House and Gardens. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. and the grounds open for picnicking at 5:30 p.m.    

The deal:

  • Save 15% with your Metro-North ticket!
  • Save 15% on adult tickets every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with code 18RIDEMETRO.

For more information and show tickets visit www.hvshakespeare.org/

(*Subject to availability. May not be used for prime seating or combined with other offers. Regular train fare applies.)

Getting there:

Take the Hudson Line to Cold Spring Station. Cold Spring Trolley, taxis and ride sharing services can assist with 1.5 mile trip from the station.

Metro-North has plenty of other summer and year-round getaway deals to the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and beyond, to learn more please visit:  http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/outbound.htm

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts:  Through August 7

The experience:

Caramoor is dedicated to fostering outstanding music, captivating educational programs, spectacular gardens and grounds, and valuable memories with friends and family. Explore the center’s lush 90 acres, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a range of dining options from gourmet picnics to burgers and local beers, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater.

The deal:

Visit www.caramoor.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Metro-North riders receive a free Caramoor drink cup granting $1 off wine and beer pours this summer. Show your Metro-North train ticket at Caramoor’s merchandise tent to redeem.

Getting there:

Take the Harlem line to Katonah Station where you can board the free shuttle to Caramoor running for every Thursday - Sunday performance.

Jazz in the ValleySunday, August 19, all day, gates open at 11 a.m.

The experience:

Celebrate the legacy and future of jazz at the 17th annual Jazz in the Valley festival on the waterfront in Poughkeepsie. Swing to the sounds of world renowned musicians against a backdrop of breathtaking views of the Hudson River. The music begins at noon, featuring performances by jazz greats and new jazz voices. Past performers include Ahmad Jamal, Delfeayo Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut and many more!

For more information on the festival, visit jazzinthevalleyny.org

The deal:

  • Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $66; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare $59.50; children 12-18/students w/ID, $51; children 5-11, $2; children under 5, free.
  • Package price from other stations: check here for price from your boarding station.

Getting there:

Take the Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Station. From there it's a short walk to Waryas Park.
Check here for an ITINERARY.

Metro-North has plenty of other summer and year-round getaway deals to the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and beyond, to learn more please visit: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/outbound.htm