The Falcon: A Jazz Haven in a Hudson Valley Hamlet

One recent development should add some incentive for out-of-towners: last fall Mr. Falco moved the Falcon from his backyard to larger accommodations on Route 9W, the town’s main drag. The handsomely renovated room, in what was once a 19th-century button factory, more than doubled his seating capacity, while easing tensions with his neighbors.

Since opening the day after Thanksgiving, the Falcon has settled into a steadier rhythm than ever before, with shows every Friday and Saturday. A liquor license came through in late January, and the kitchen began turning out light dinner fare. In theory, a visit to the club could form the cultural centerpiece of a restorative Hudson Valley weekend.

I set out to test that theory along with my wife, Ashley Lederer, who has grown warily accustomed to my idea of a weekend getaway. (I review pop and…

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