There is so much to do in the Hudson Valley. Views, Art, Culture, Outdoors, Recreation, Entertainment, History, Dining, Shopping and more. Each month we’ll give you new ideas for how you can explore and take advantage of all the Hudson Valley has to offer.
18th Annual History Fair - May 7: Historic Cherry Hill, Albany 5180434-4791 Focus on suffrage and anti-suffrage. www.historiccherryhill.org
69th Annual Tulip Festival - May 13-May 14: Over 100,000 tulips help celebrate Albany’s Dutch heritage with live music, craft vendors, great food, the scrubbing of the streets, crowning of the Tulip Queen, and the annual Mother of the Year award. Washington Park, Albany 434-2032 www.albanyevents.org
26th Annual Bicycle Auction: April 22: One of the most popular and well respected bicycle auctions in the world. You will find hundreds of bicycles, posters, photographs, ephemera, catalogs, parts, toys, and much more. Copake Auction House, 266 County Route 7A, Copake - 518-329-1142
Hudson Valley KidVenture Fair in Poughkeepsie - May 20-21: The Chamber Foundation will host the inaugural Hudson Valley KidVenture 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Changepoint Church theater and along Market Street in Poughkeepsie. This weekend family fun event will help children of all ages explore and discover the Hudson Valley. Featuring kid-friendly vendors, hands-on activities, demonstrations, live performances, and much more, KidVenture promises to be a weekend not to miss!
Barn Star Antiques in Rhinebeck - May 27-28: The Rhinebeck shows have been running for over 36 years and are recognized as one of the Hudson Valley's most coveted art and antiques attractions with casual and serious collectors attending from across the country. Over 125 exhibitors in American and Continental antiques, fine and folk art, precious and costume jewelry, architectural design, garden decorations, Oriental rugs and textiles, art glass and pottery, decorative arts, mid century modern, prints and maps, toys, dolls, holiday ornaments, travel and food posters, industrial arts and so much more will be displayed in attractive, idea inspiring settings for a full day of fun and collecting adventure.
Sat., 10 am - 5 pm & Sun., 11 am - 4 pm ~~Unlimited re-entry all weekend
RVW Wine, Brew & Beverage Festival: May 13: Wine, Breweries, and Craft Beverage festival held on the banks of the Hudson River. A large selection of vendors including a variety of cheeses, baked goods, chocolate and artisans. Entertainment throughout the day. more>
East Durham Irish Festival: May 27 & 28: East Durham Irish Festival is returning for it's 40th year with the announcement of the exciting 2017 artist line up with 25 of the very best in Irish Rock and Traditional bands. more>
Brigade of the American Revolution Encampment (Sat-Sun) April 29-30: Learn about life during the Revolutionary War on 2 days at 2 special locations! On Saturday, April 29, from 10-4, see Revolutionary War historians dressed in period clothing perform military drills and take a tour of the 1754 Ellison house that served as Knox's Headquarters. Firing demonstrations take place at 2:00 PM. On Sunday April 30, from 10-4, visit the encampment of the Brigade of the American Revolution from 10-4 at the Historic Huts across from the New Windsor Cantonment. Military drill and firing demonstrations at 2:00 PM. more>
Pine Bush UFO Fair & Parade (Sat) May 20: Be there when Pine Bush celebrates its unique history of unusual sightings in the night sky with all-day family-friendly fun. Live music, fun games and attractions, a huge assortment of food and crafts vendors, UFO novelties, live characters, street characters, lectures on UFO history and the famous Alien and UFO-themed parade. Evening speaker tent for serious UFO enthusiasts. 9AM-3PM. more>
‘Death Takes a Cruise’ Murder Mystery Dinner: Friday Nights in January: Step aboard the riverboat and prepare yourself for an evening of mysteries at the Putnam County Golf Course! Tickets include a three-course meal, a non-alcoholic beverage and the show. more>
Celebration of Winter at TOEC: January 21st: Join the Taconic Outdoor Education Center by fending off cabin fever and getting outside to celebrate the winter! There will be snow tubing, ice skating (bring your own skates!), a warming fire and much more! more>
Celebrate Pinkster, Crailo State Historic Site, April 22, 11 am to 4 pm: Celebrate Pinkster with presentations and demonstrations by The Children of Dahomey, an educational and performance group specializing in historical experiences of enslaved Africans and African-Americans in colonial New York , an instrument making workshop, open hearth cooking and other family friendly activities. more>
The Collar City Craft Festival, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. April 28 & 29:The Collar City Craft Fest will be a juried, indoor showcase of original works, and will feature the Northeast’s top artists and craftspeople. All proceeds of this event benefit the Arts Center of the Capital Region. This two-day indoor show is located at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. Show hours: April 28: Noon - 9 PM and April 29: 10 AM to 5 PM. more>
Mother's Day Tea: May 12 - 13: Enjoy Victorian tea with mom or that special someone at the beautifully decorated Bricktown Inn B&B. May 12, 4 pm; May 13, 12:30 & 3:30 pm. $27 per person; reservations required. more>
Garner Arts Festival: May 20 - 21: Explore open artist studios of painters, sculptors, woodworkers, jewelers and photographers. Workshops are available in 3d printing, batik, watercolor painting, printmaking and more. A kid’s corner provides music, theatre and dance. Food trucks, craft vendors, Creekside dining gardens, and a coffee bar. Visitors can visit our on-site craft brewery, Industrial Arts Brewing Company. Adults: $8; seniors/students/military: $6; children under 14 free. more>
Bad Seed Comedy Night: May 6: Come laugh, drink amazing cider and help raise money for better books for kids in our local area. The Bad Seed Hard Cider Company is donating their amazing space and comedians from New York City are donating their time and talent to put on a great show to help raise money for our local organization, Book Buddies. Bad Seed Cider Co., 43 Baileys Gap Road, Highland. (845) 236-0956. More information: more>
Kiss The Sky-The Jimi Hendrix RE-Experience: May 13: 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the landmark debut album 'Are You Experienced' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience as well as its follow up Axis: Bold As Love. Join the No. 1 Hendrix act in the world as they perform cuts from both of these albums. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 679-4406. More information: more>
Teatown Hudson River Eaglefest: Feb 11, 2017: Live Eagle shows & bird walks, Live music, heated tents, food trucks, children’s activities and so much more. Tickets $10-$17 dollars include a screening of “The Eagle Huntress” @ 1 pm & 3:30 pm @ Pace University. Bus tours are available for additional cost of $26.00 and space is limited so reserve your space today! more>
Westchester Broadway Theatre: Thru Jan 29, 2017: Saturday Night Fever, The Bikinis Feb 2-Mar 19, Mamma Mia Mar 23-June 25 buy your tickets on line and stop and have lunch and or dinner and see a show. Many special events at the theatre so check out our website. more>