Karen Croke, The Journal News

Karen Croke

The Journal News

Hudson Valley, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • The Journal News
Past:
  • Poughkeepsie Journal
  • USA TODAY
  • North Jersey News
  • IthacaJournal
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • ABC10

Recent articles by Karen:

Halloween: 2022 Hudson Valley events are selling out; find info, ticket links, more

It's time to buy your tickets for these popular Halloween attractions! Scared by the Sound, Harry Potter, The Blaze, and more sell out quickly. → Read More

Mount Vernon, Middletown Bed Bath & Beyond locations closing

As part of a restructuring announced earlier in 2022, Bed Bath & Beyond announced the closing of an additional 150 stores around the country. → Read More

Halloween arrives in Westchester and Rockland, but fall festivals are happening, too

September is the start of the Halloween season in the Hudson Valley, but it's also prime time for fall festivals; find out what's happening. → Read More

Home over the holiday weekend? Things you can do in the Hudson Valley

If you're not heading out of town for the long holiday weekend, the Hudson Valley is full of things to do. → Read More

29 farms, orchards to pick your own Hudson Valley apples

Despite some extremely adverse weather in 2022, The New York Apple Association is expecting a robust season for New York-grown apples. → Read More

It's beginning to feel a lot like ... December? Tickets for Halloween 'Blaze,' 'Nutcracker' on sale now

The best way to escape August's heatwave is to plan ahead for fall, and even winter by buying tickets now for some seasonal events. → Read More

Yankee great Lou Gehrig's New Rochelle home back on the market

The famed New York Yankee bought the Residence Park home in 1927 as a Christmas gift for his mother. → Read More

Love 'The Gilded Age'? This Rye mansion has a connection

Located on Manursing Island, the 1978 home was built on the site of a fountain once located on a lavish waterfront estate. → Read More

What to do this weekend: Music fest, Nyack street fair, more

Looking for something to do this weekend? Take your pick from Shakespeare under a tent to a Michael Buble tribute show; details → Read More

Westchester opens county pools, beaches free to residents

Beginning Tuesday, July 5, beach and pool fees will be waived at county facilities for residents Monday through Thursday only, through Sept. 1. → Read More

Home for the holiday weekend? Here's what you can do

AAA predicts 48 million people will be traveling over the long holiday weekend. Want to avoid the congestion? Check out what to do close to home. → Read More

4th of July 2022: Where to watch firework displays in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam

Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. → Read More

Bring on the dogs: Merchants hope Westminster Kennel Club Show boosts Tarrytown's economy

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show returns to Tarrytown. An infusion of visitors will help boost businesses in nearby villages. → Read More

New arts space to open in October on Rockefeller estate; what's planned

The David Rockefeller Center will feature a gallery, varied arts and educational programming, including performances and exhibits. → Read More

Westminster dog show returns to Tarrytown; tickets on sale for June 18-22 event

Traditionally held at NYC's Madison Square Garden, due to the pandemic the show was held without spectators at Lyndhurst in 2021. → Read More

Pride Month 2022: Celebrations in Westchester, Rockland this weekend, beyond

To commemorate LGBTQ Pride Month this June, there will be parties, concerts, parades and rallies across the area. → Read More

Summer 2022 concert series: Find jazz to rock to kids tunes shows in the Hudson Valley

Live performances for the summer of 2022 include Caramoor's Summer Music Fest, free concerts in Yonkers, Central Park, more. → Read More

Many cultures, heritages represented at summer festivals in Rockland, Westchester, Putnam

From Juneteenth celebrations to festivals honoring Indian, Muslim, Irish heritages and more, find a list of summer celebrations. → Read More

Summer guide: Catch up on the latest developments planned for the Hudson Valley

From the redevelopment on Nanuet's Route 59 to plans for repurposing big box stores into affordable, development in the Hudson Valley has increased. → Read More

'FBI' is back in town: CBS series filming in Yonkers, Tarrytown this week

CBS crime drama "FBI" was back in Westchester this week, and there are hints that HBO's 'Gilded Age' has also returned to film season 2. → Read More