Excitement Stirring Over 3rd Annual Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration at Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa

Ellenville, NY – This Mother’s Day, wisk mom off to the 3rd Annual Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration, hosted by Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa in Ellenville, NY.

Whether its handcrafted items, personalized gifts, keepsakes or home décor, you’ll find a vast and diverse selection of gifts from an exciting array of local artists and craftspeople; selling their works from 11AM – 4PM.  Plus, with a special Mother’s Day Package of just $99 per person, per night it’s easy to extend the celebration and pamper Mom with a full weekend devoted just to her!

This year’s musical spotlight, provided by Big Mountain Entertainment, will be focused on seven incredible bands, providing a cohesive blend of country and rock.  According to the resort’s Marketing Coordinator, Wendy Lupinski-Beck, “Each year the lineup gets bigger and more impressive and this year is no exception.”

Included in this year’s line-up:

Zerena Lupo; a country/pop singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player from Westchester County, this 13-year old young lady will delight with her original style and unique compositions.  Her story-telling melodies, delivered with a smooth, heartfelt tone will remind you of Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Celine Dion, and Brad Paisley. Having performed at NY City’s Symphony Space and The Apollo Theater, as well as opened for Bernie Williams at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, this artist was awarded both Best Original Song and Original Song Performance for the 14 and under category at The Hard Rock Café, Boston – 2012.  This recording artist’s performance is one to watch!!

Emma Brooke Ferony; a 17 year old pop country artist from West Milford, New Jersey. She grew up listening to the extremely odd combination of Dolly Parton and Britney Spears. Emma takes regular country songs and makes them her own by spicing them up with a few R&B style riffs. Don’t miss this performance!

Ciara Martinez; a singer/songwriter from Orange County. Inspired by the talents of both Christina Aguilera and Taylor Swift, Ciara sings from the heart and writes what she knows. She always has fun on stage and is sure to give you a performance that will lighten your mood and brighten your day.  

Moe & Tom; singer songwriters Audrey Weatherstone and Shayne O’Neill are a musical duo of acoustic instruments and sweet melodies in vocal harmony. Residing in Warwick, New York, the girls continue to write and produce their original folk based music. 

Blue Soul; a band of four kids from Jersey inspired by music that outdates their years, meshes together blues, rock, funk, and soul music into both riveting live performances and captivating studio recordings.  Consisting of James Hatem (guitar/lead vocals), Jamie Engels (keyboards, drums, vocals), and Jeremy Berkin (drums, percussion, vocals) Blue Soul is a group of talented, young musicians with a chemistry that cannot be learned in school. This band’s addictive energy and stage presence capture their audiences, enchanting them with soulful lyrics, energetic jam sessions, and clever improvisations

Ammo Without A Gun; an Orange County based band offers a raw and heartfelt sound.  Consisting of lead singer/ acoustic guitar player Jeremy Torres, bassist Andy Mendez, drummer Jesse Dunitz and guitarist Anthony Lorino, this group churns out a cohesive blend of rock, blues, Latin and reggae.  Ammo without A Gun’s music, like life, is filled with different sounds and emotions; which can be heard on their two already released CD’s “Ammo Without A Gun” and “No Restraint”.  Capturing a sound that is very much their own, this band’s high-energy performance makes it impossible not to love them.

Better Late Than Never; formed in March 2011, Better Late Than Never is an alternative rock band from the Newburgh/New Winsor area of Orange County.  Consisting of vocalist/drummer Sal Fratto, vocalist/guitarist Dorian Miele and bass player Angel Salcedo, this trio of 7th & 8th graders has exploded onto the music scene with an exciting blend of pop-punk and classic rock.  Routinely found performing at charitable events like Relay for Life, this group of young men provides an electrifying performance that shouldn’t be missed!

Entrance to the festival is absolutely FREE so bring a blanket, kick back and make a day of it!

In addition to this amazing musical line-up, Illusionist David Garrity will provide festival goers with an up close and personal performance of “Magic&Beyond”.  Utilizing visual magic and illusions combined with music, pantomime, situation comedy and audience participation, “Magic&Beyond” is guaranteed to entertain spectators of all ages (performance time 11:30-12:00PM in the Main Lobby).

Spoil Mom even more by taking a break from the festivities and enjoying a special Mother’s Day Lunch Buffet in Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa’s Gaia Hall, featuring picturesque views of the resort’s 9-hole championship golf course, tranquil lake and illustrious Shawangunk Mountains.  This buffet style lunch ($29.95 per adult & $9 for children 12 & younger) will offer assorted dinner rolls, crisp salads and fresh pasta as well as meat, poultry & seafood selections, all prepared by the resort’s classically trained Executive Chef.  Complete your meal with exquisite deserts and seasonal fruits.  For reservations call 845-210-1600 or email reservations@honorshaven.com.

Members of the EarthMind Wellness Center at Honor’s Haven will also be on hand engaging guests with a full schedule of wellness activities, including Healing Tai Chi, Balloon Bop (a joyful and fun game for kids) and Healing Touch (an interactive class that assists family members in creating stronger connections.) 

Shutter bugs – don’t forget to bring your camera!  Enter your best photo of the day’s festivities in the Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration Photo Content for your chance to win a weekend stay for two!

For more information on Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa or the 3rd Annual Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration visit www.honorshaven.com , email info@honorshaven.com or call 845-210-1600.

Individuals interested in participating in any of the wellness activities mentioned should call Anita Ahn at 845-210-3143.