This group provides crucial support for Historic Hudson Valley’s preservation, education, and curatorial programs.
As the owners of Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown Heights and Ümami Café in Croton-on-Hudson, Craig Purdy and executive chef Jonathan Pratt can clearly “stand the heat,” both in and out of the kitchen. It’s fitting, then, that they would partner with Historic Hudson Valley during The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze®, arguably the hottest Halloween ticket in the tri-state area.
Long before they teamed up, Jonathan and Craig shared an early connection to Peter Pratt’s Inn, an 18th-century home steeped in history. Located in the oldest section of Yorktown, the Inn occupies the battle site where the British Tories defeated George Washington’s Northern Continental Command Post in 1781. Nearly 150 years later, it became known as the Croton Heights Inn, catering to local residents and luminaries including the Vanderbilts, the Gettys, and Duncan Hines.
Peter and Janet Pratt bought the property in 1965 and later enlisted their son Jonathan as head chef of Peter Pratt’s Inn. It was here that Craig Purdy got his first restaurant job more than 31 years ago, as a dishwasher. Amid the suds and hot water, his culinary interests began to percolate, and in 2002, Craig returned to Peter Pratt’s as co-proprietor. The fusion of Jonathan’s and Craig’s culinary tastes sparked the creation of Ümami Café, which has become a local favorite during The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze®. Plans are also underway to open a New French Brasserie in Croton, by the name of Tagine.
Historic Hudson Valley is thrilled to count this restaurant group as our newest Corporate Partner. The hospitality they extend to our friends, supporters, and the local community helps to make the Blaze burn even brighter.
By joining, companies align themselves with a prominent network of corporations that share a commitment to the historical, cultural, environmental, and economic vitality of the Hudson Valley.
Depending on the level of membership, a valuable package of business development benefits includes:
- Recognition in print materials and on the Historic Hudson Valley website
- Special event sponsorship
- Networking opportunities with Historic Hudson Valley constituents
- Recreational and educational offerings for staff and clients
- Entertaining privileges at Historic Hudson Valley properties
Historic Hudson Valley extends special thanks to the following Corporate Partners for their generous support:
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Castle Hotel & Spa
Corporate Consulting Services, Ltd.
Diversified Insurance Industries, Inc.
Divney Tung Schwalbe, LLP
First Niagara Bank Foundation
Kingdon Capital Management, LLC
Party Line Tent Rentals
Peter Pratt’s Inn / Tagine / Ümami Café
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center
Wells Fargo Foundation
White Plains Bus Company, Inc.
To participate in the Corporate Partners program, contact:
Peter S. Pockriss
Director of Development