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.

Albany County

The 24th Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale - February 18 - 19, 2017: Head to the New York State Museum 4th Floor Terrace Gallery for the 24th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale for a wide array of vendors displaying and selling, you guessed it, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils and much more. This event is co-sponsored by the Capital District Mineral Club and the New York Academy of Mineralogy. All proceeds benefit the Museum's mineral acquisition fund. Click here to learn more.

2017 MAAC Basketball Championships - March 2 - 6, 2017: The 2017 MAAC Basketball Championships are back in town March 2-6, 2017. The MAAC Championship games will be held at the Times Union Center during the first weekend in March and we are helping fans celebrate with the second annual Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest and MAAC College Fair on March 3.  Visit albany.org/maac for more information!

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Columbia County

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

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Dutchess County

“Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck: March 31-April 9. Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents this inventive black comedy.  The events of Shakespeare's Hamlet unfold in the background as two of the play’s minor characters wander thru with misadventures and musings on their fate. Fri. & Sat., 8pm and Sun., 3pm. 845-876-3080. More>

The Roosevelt Circle: A Closer Perspective: April 5, 12, 19 & 26. Wilderstein hosts a series of four seminars on The Roosevelts led by area historians Linda Bouchey and Albert Vinck. Titles include: The Roosevelts Entertain the King & Queen; Frances Perkins – The New Deal’s First Lady (Parts 1 & 2); and Missy LeHand – FDR’s Other Closest Companion. Rhinebeck. 845-876-4818. More>

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Greene County

Sunday Salons: "A Painters Paradise": Thomas Cole and His Transformative Experience in Florence 1831-2: April 9: Join independent scholar John McGuigan as he explores the critical twelve months Cole lived and worked in Florence, the place Cole's biographer called "next to home itself, the happiest place in which he ever lived," and where he produced some of the finest paintings of his career.    more>

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>

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Orange County

Maple Sugaring Tours at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum (Sat-Sun) March 25-26: Discover maple sugaring techniques on a Sugar Bush Tour, a one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the Sugar Shack (terrain and weather conditions dependent) at 11am, 1pm, & 2pm; or take the Maple Lane Tour at 12pm & 3pm, perfect for young children and a short walk from the farmhouse to the new Sugar Shack. Admission. Call 845-534-5506 x204 for more information.  more>

Hudson Valley Farm and Flea: Sat, Mar 25: Regional event spotlights Hudson Valley’s finest makers, artisans, designers, and vintage collectors. Added to this unique mix are children’s films curated by Spark Media, locally crafted food and Riverside Theatre Arts performers all in one expansive, unique location, the Motorcyclepedia Museum. Make reservations (by 3/23) to have a Farm-to-Table Breakfast when you arrive. 845-569-9065. Tickets at the door $5. Children under 10 free. 10am-5pm.  more>

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Putnam County

‘Death Takes a Cruise’ Murder Mystery Dinner: Friday Nights in JanuaryStep 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>

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Rensselaer County

Festival of Manliness, Brown’s Revolution Hall, Troy:  January 22, 3:00 p.m.: Our ever popular Festival of Manliness returns! This wild game, beer-paired supper is held in Revolution Hall on Sunday, January 22 at 3 pm and benefits Pints for Prostates. Amazing hand crafted pints of Brown’s beer and six delicious courses. Catch the AFC and NFC championships on the big screen. After dinner, settle in with hand rolled cigars from Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe. 21+ event. Tickets are limited ($80/person, $70/Club Brown’s member), purchase now online or in our taprooms. more>

32nd Annual Winter Festival, Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton: January 28: Bring your family out to this FREE festival to enjoy food, games, exhibitors, and fun in the snow. Remember that snow or no snow, it’s a go! Activities will include horse drawn carriage rides, Polar Plunge, kid games indoors and outdoors, crafts, live animal presenters including birds of prey and reptiles, snowshoeing and so much more! more>

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Rockland County

14th Annual International Jewish Film Festival: March 5 - April 5:  JCC Rockland hosts its Annual International Jewish Film Festival featuring films including "Atomic Falafel," "Fire Birds," "The Frisco Kid" and more. Tickets on sale now. Call 845-362-4400 or visit more>

Nyack's SpringFest Street Fair: April 9Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its annual SpringFest Street Fair featuring over 300 vendors offering fine crafts, jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, antiques, quality handmade crafts, unique gifts, live entertainment and street performers — plus fair food. Free admission. Rain or shine. more>

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Ulster County

34th Annual Festival of DanceMarch 25:  An exciting celebration of dance, with performances featuring various styles of dance, top-notch dance companies, showcasing choreographers and dancers. Produced by the Ulster Ballet Company. Adults $25, seniors and members $22, children 12 and under $18. 8 p.m. UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston. Box office: 845-339-6088; ticketmaster.com. More information: more>

Kiwanis Kingston Classic: April 23: A 10K and a 2.1 mile walk/run both being along the scenic Rondout Creek. Early registration for the 10k is $20 until April 1 and $25 thereafter and $15 for the 2.1 mile walk/run. Youth under 12 years old $10 for either race. 91 West Strand St., Kingston; info@kiwaniskingstonclassic.com More information:  more>

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Westchester County

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>

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