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Here’s How to Spend the Perfect Saturday in Hastings-on-Hudson

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An influx of urbanites has bolstered its offerings, including a bustling farmers’ market, restaurants, galleries, and shops.

By Samantha Garbarini & Anthony Tornatore

In 2013, The New York Times dubbed Hastings-on-Hudson “Hipsturbia,” a suburb in transformation because of priced-out Brooklynites who were relocating to the Rivertown. As of 2022, we’d be hesitant to call Hastings the most hipster village in Westchester, but the influx of urbanites has bolstered its offerings, including a bustling farmers’ market, restaurants, galleries, and shops.

10 a.m. – Start Your Saturday in Hastings at Antoinette’s Patisserie

Like any former Brooklynite, Hastings residents love a strong cup of locally roasted coffee. On a Saturday morning, you’ll likely find them at Antoinette’s Patisserie (417 Warburton Ave.; 914.478.7200), a cute but chic café that pairs Hastings-based GiacoBean coffees with flaky croissants.

 

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11 a.m. – Head to the Hastings Farmers Market

The Hastings Farmers’ Market (131 Southside Ave.) assembles a destination-worthy assortment of vendors. Stock up on Hudson River Apiaries honey, artful chocolates, Hudson Valley-produced cheeses, buttery La Petite Occasion small-batch caramels, Mangalista by Møsefund charcuterie, bread, and even whiskey.

 

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12 p.m. – Go to Saint George Bistro for Brunch

Get to Saint George (155 Southside Ave.; 914.478.1671) on the later side for brunch. The menu is dedicated to French classics, including a thick cut croque monsieur with jambon and bubbly Gruyère; simple, well-executed omelets; and a made fresh to order Bloody Mary.

1 p.m. – Stretch Your Legs at One of Hastings’ Many Parks

Hike trails past stone walls, stately trees, and ponds at Hillside Woods (Edgewood Ave). Stroll a section of the Old Croton Aqueduct, stopping to admire the 100-foot stone arch at Rowley’s Bridge. Or lounge on the grass — that counts as stretching, right? — at MacEachron Waterfront Park (100 River St) for the town’s best views of the Hudson River.

 

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3 p.m. – Shop til you Drop on Main Street

Continue down Warburton until you reach Main Street, where you’ll find Suburban Renewal (1 Main St.; 914.478.9421), a two-level antique shop with plenty of hidden gems, like vintage teapots and Midcentury Modern furniture. Across the street is Chelsea Dry Goods (2 Main St.; 914.372.1277), a general store that stocks a little bit of everything, from stylish home goods and printed tees to kids’ toys and sassy birthday cards. Pop into the airy exhibit space at artists-run Upstream Gallery (8 Main St.; 914.674.8548). Established in 1991, the gallery’s rotating shows are curated and/or created by its cooperative of painters, sculptors, photographers, and printmakers.

 

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5 p.m. – Happy Hour & Dinner Time

Happy hour runs until 6 p.m. at Boro6 Wine Bar (549 Warburton Ave.; 914.231.9200) with select bottles of wine and cocktails deeply discounted, meaning you’ll have cash leftover for cheese and charcuterie. Or splurge on the lobster, shrimp, clams, and oysters at Bread & Brine (19 Main St.; 914.479.5243). Come hungry because you are bound to leave full.

 

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7 p.m. – Grab a Treat at Penny Lick Ice Cream Company

Pick up a sweet treat on Warburton Avenue. At Penny Lick Ice Cream Company (580 Warburton Ave.; 914.525.1580), all of owner Ellen Sledge’s small-batch scoops are made with Hudson Valley dairy, including the intense Ethiopian macchiato. However, if you are in the mood for something simple with a twist, may we recommend the FIKA (vanilla coffee ice cream with a cinnamon bun swirl).

9 p.m. – Rest at the Tarrytown House Estate on The Hudson

Located a few miles north of Hastings, this 4-star hotel embodies elegance reminiscent of America’s Gilded Age. Overlooking the Hudson River, the Tarrytown House Estate (49 E Sunnyside Ln; 914.591.8200) is a haven for recreation and relaxation. Hit the tennis court, shoot some hoops, or take a dip in the pool. When you are done with that, enjoy a fantastic meal at Goosefeather, one of 2020s top 20 restaurants in the USA by Esquire Magazine.


Related: What Does the Future Hold for the Waterfront in Hastings?

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