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.

Columbia County

Hudson Jazz Festival - February 16-18: Hudson Hall presents this inaugural event curated by notable Hudson-based jazz pianist Armen Donelian, the festival highlights talent with a melodious reach that spans the globe. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson  more>

Comedy Night - February 17: Don't miss this laughter filled February evening... bring your friends and your Valentine! Hudson Valley Distillers, 1727 Route 9, Clermont  more>

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Dutchess County

March 13-15: Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett. In an intimate concert and candid conversation, Buffett aims to redefine success and privilege by sharing the story of growing up in Omaha; how it set the course for him to follow his passion for music, & how that was transformed through philanthropy. The multimedia show has Buffett on piano & Michael Kott on cello;  includes projected childhood photos & clips of his film work (“Dances With Wolves”), TV (ads) and philanthropy. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. More>

Sun., March 4: Eleanor Roosevelt's life, Across a Barrier of Fear. The one-woman play follows Eleanor from lonely childhood to the world stage, tracing her growing awareness of the world as she sees beyond the aristocratic society into which she was born and launches her into a lifetime of public service. See how Eleanor learned to articulate her values and vision, how she kept moving forward in spite of disappointments, and how she built up her courage while facing daily "a barrier of fear." FDR Library & Musuem, Wallace Center, Hyde Park. More>  

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Greene County

President's Week Fireworks.February 18, 2018. Celebrate winter break with Billy Joel Tribute Band, Cold Spring Harbor, and a spectacular fireworks display on Windham Mountain! Enjoy dinner at SEASONS before taking in the show from the best viewing point – the patio of the Base Lodge.The Cold Spring Harbor Band has performed at the 2014 NFL Super Bowl Pre-Game Party at the Meadowlands and the 2015 NY METS World Series VIP Pre-Game Party at Citifield. They have shared the stage with John Legend, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes and Dave Mason. More>

TAP New York at Hunter Mountain. April 28 & 29, 2018. Held annually at the end of April and praised as the state's largest craft beer festival as well as the largest single-state craft beer event in the nation, TAP New York features hundreds of beers from over 120 breweries throughout New York State. Prizes are awarded for the Best Craft Brewery in New York State (Greene County's own Crossroads Brewing Co. was awarded a bronze medal in 2015!) as well as Best Craft Brewery in the Hudson Valley. There's more than beer - spend your visit sampling amazing food pairings that only make the beer taste better. More>

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Rockland County

Ice Skating at Bear Mountain: Ice skate outdoors at the Bear Mountain ice rink. Admission: $5; $2 non-skaters & seniors; free for children 4 & under. Skate rental: $5 per pair. Visit website for session hours.  More > 

World Fishing & Outdoor Expo: March 1-4: This show is all things outdoor: freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing and hunting. Book trips, compare and buy boats, see the latest hunting and fishing gear. $13 adults, $3 ages 5-11, children under 5 free. More> 

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Ulster County

The Beach Boys at UPAC: March 18: Often called America’s first rock band, with over 80 songs charting worldwide, 36 of them US Top 40 hits. The band is listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Tickets: $128, $68, $48. 3 p.m. UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston. Box office: 845-339-6088 or ticketmaster.comMore>

35th Annual Festival of Dance: March 24: AAn 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: 845-339-6088or  More>

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Westchester County

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