Charlie Cornacchio

Charlie Cornacchio

News Anchor

Paula Young hosts “Public House” – intimate conversations with people making a difference in the Hudson Valley.

Produced by Roger Connor, Patrick Cardinale, Christian Romero and Rachael Eyler

Paula’s Public House


Paula’s Public House

Paula’s Public House in Poughkeepsie opened in October 2016 on the site of the well-known Mulligan’s Irish House in the Red Oaks Mill section of town.  It’s proprietor, Paula Young, has completely re-imagined the old, dark Irish pub into a bright, homey, comfortable pub and bar with a “food is love”-conceived menu.

Paula’s Public House is also the setting for “Public House”, a series of intimate conversations with people making a difference in the Hudson Valley. This segment was recorded in the restaurant’s new patio garden. Paula’s guest is Hudson Valley resident Ken Snodgrass, Executive Director of Locust Grove.

"Public House" Welcomes Locust Grove's Ken Snodgrass

The garden at Locust Grove

Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie New York, the 200-acre Locust Grove Estate includes an Italianate villa designed in 1851 for artist and inventor Samuel Morse by architect A. J. Davis.

"Public House" Welcomes Locust Grove's Ken Snodgrass

The historic Morse/Young Estate at Locust Grove

Begining in 1895 new owners William and Martha Young redecorated the mansion with their vast collection of art and antiques, and added new gardens.  Mr. and Mrs. Young’s daughter, Annette, lived at Locust Grove until 1975, preserving the estate essentially as her parents had used it.  Today Locust Grove, with miles of carriage roads, landscaped grounds, historic gardens and Hudson River views, is an independent not-for-profit museum and nature preserve established by Annette Innis Young.

Locust Grove has two public events coming up this week:

On Sunday, July 9th, Locust Grove will host its annual Antique Car Show. Locust Grove’s grounds will bustle with more than 300 show vehicles, antique, classic and modern! Try to spot the oldest car (some are a century old), the flashiest hot-rods, and stay to see who wins the grand prize! $8/person, kids under 6 are free. 9am – 3pm, arrive by 2pm for the most cars. Come early for breakfast, or stay for lunch!

On Thursday, July 13th, Locust Grove will host another of its very popular Sunset Sensations – wine and food event. Enjoy a magnificent Hudson River Sunset while sipping fine wines paired with culinary creations! Hors d’oeuvres feature heirloom vegetables from the Estate kitchen gardens. Visitors are also treated to cooking demonstrations by featured chef Michael Polasek of Simply Gourmet Events, expert wine pairing presentations, and a tour of the gardens, our inspiration for the series. Tickets $27/person in advance, and $29 day-of (if available). 5:30 – 7:30pm.






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