Cold Spring to buzz with activity

Plans for June 17? If not, you may want to head to Cold Spring.

We were in the village on a recent day meeting Pink Olive founder Grace Kang and heard about all that’s going on that day – both in the shop and in town.

We’ll have a story on Kang and her charming boutique in our July issue. Yes, it’s our annual food-and-drink issue, with the theme encompassing hospitality and home entertaining. Kang’s shop not only offers its own warm welcome but is also filled with cards, gifts and artful objects ideal for entertaining, for hostess gifts and more.

During the chat, Kang told us about settling into the Cold Spring retail community since opening her fifth location – four are within New York City – earlier this year.

She’s looking forward to “The Spring Sip & Shop,” when more than 15 Main Street shops and restaurants will share “a fun-filled day of sipping, dining, shopping local and the latest developments on the exciting Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Project.” The special events will run from 2 to 6 p.m.

Kevin Burke, who runs Burkelman with husband David Kimelman – we featured their home design and accessories destination in town last July – gave us a few more details. Burkelman is partnering with Scenic Hudson for the event, with a representative from the environmental organization sharing details of the fjord trail, a project that will create walking paths connecting Cold Spring and Beacon. Scenic Hudson will offer the information in Burkelman, as well as in Cold Spring Apothecary and Old Souls.

And back to Pink Olive, Kang also shared that participants can get a jump on the fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day when Pink Olive holds a Secret Garden Party to unveil its lovely “magical patch of fresh air.” We got a sneak peek, and it is a delight, a space Kang plans to use for future special events.

The Pink Olive secret-garden debut will include “sips & sweets,” giveaways and raffles. But hurry – space is limited, so RSVP through POCSGardenParty.Eventbrite.com to secure a VIP ticket.

Pink Olive is at 80 Main St., with Burkelman at 101 Main St.

For more, visit pinkolive.com or shopburkelman.com.

– Mary Shustack

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