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.
American Music Festival - May 31-June 4: American Music Festival: This is music you more than hear. This is music you feel! A weekend of innovative new works by living American composers, artistic happenings, and special events across Troy, including performances by the Albany Symphony and Dogs of Desire. Tickets and Festival Pass Available.
EMPAC, Troy 518-465-4755 www.albanysymphony.com
Capital Pride Parade and Festival - June 8-11: Don’t miss one of the biggest celebrations in the Capital Region! Join tens of thousands from around the region and beyond as Revel & Rally in Albany’s Washington Park. Last year, we celebrated with 30,000 attendees. It was one of our biggest Capital PRIDE’s ever! With tons of great vendors, all types of food and drink, and fun-filled family zone, the 2017 Capital PRIDE Festival & Rally will be a great family-friendly celebration of the LGBTQ community and our allies! There’s always lots to do and see at the Largest PRIDE in Upstate New York! 2017 Capital PRIDE Parade steps off at noon in Washington Park, at the intersection of Robin and State Streets. From there we will march down State Street, over Lark Street, up Madison Avenue and back into the park at the intersection of Willett Street. The Capital PRIDE Festival & Rally will begin immediately following the parade & march so plan to stay with us for the entire afternoon. There will be fabulous entertainment on the festival stage and activities for the entire family!
Washington Park, (518) 462-6138 capitalpridecenter.org
Muster Celebration: May 20: A celebration of the 125th anniversary of the FASNY Firemen's Home featuring antique fire trucks, demonstrations, vendors, games and a parade through Hudson. FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson More>
Hudson Berkshire Wine and Food Festival: May 27-28: Featuring beverage trail members plus other regional wineries, distilleries, cideries and craft breweries. There will be delicious foods for sale and sampling including gourmet cheeses and creameries, baked goods, grass fed meat producers and more! Special guest appearances, book signings, and seminars will take place throughout the weekend. Columbia County Fairgrounds, 182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham More>
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
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>
Bronck Family at Home in Pieter's World - Brewing: June 4: To hop or not to hop. Exploration of the art and craft of home brewing. more>
Sugar Loaf Spring Festival (Sat-Sun-Mon) May 27-28-29: Celebrate the beauty of spring in the Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village with live music, food, artists, crafters, craft beer, specialty vendors and more. Held rain or shine. 10 AM - 6PM. more>
Children's Earth and Water Festival (Sat) June 3: Bring a blanket and spend the day at this unique, family friendly festival. Live music and performances all day, green expo, children’s activities, food vendors, farmers market, live animals and games. Don’t miss a special performance by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, as they wow the audience with larger-than-life puppetry and original music in their new touring show, DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil. Free parking, free admission. 11AM-5PM. more>
Grand Opening of Tilly Foster Farm and Tilly's Table - June 3: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tilly Foster Farm Grand Opening of Tilly Foster Farm and Tilly’s Table, the county’s first farm-to-table, event-based restaurant. The gates to the newly renovated Tilly Foster Farm will open to the public for the first time on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 10am – 5pm. Tilly’s Table will host the restaurant’s first public seating at 5pm with a prix fixe menu; subsequent seating options will be available at 7pm and 9pm on this date. Reservations are required. Diners may call 845-808-1840 to reserve.
MAYfest Music Art Yoga- May 26 - 28: Surprise Lake. Catskill Chill Music Festival and SkyBaby Yga & Pilates Studio announce their music & programing lineup for MAYfest; a Music, Arts, and Yoga festival. 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>
Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival: June 3: Featuring over 50 local and domestic breweries- attendees can sample many unique and popular craft beers. Enjoy live music all day. 12 pm - 5 pm. more>
Nanuet Street Fair: June 4: The 4th Annual Nanuet Street Fair will feature over 200 vendors, food, a beer garden, family entertainment and music all day long. 10 am - 5 pm. more>
Hudson Valley Tango Festival: May 26-28: A three-day weekend, full of workshops led by six of the most wonderful and skilled tango maestros and performers,live music and authentic milongas. View schedule and register online. Various venues in Kingston. 845-475-6006. More information: more>
Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair: May 27-29: The fairs, now celebrating their 36th anniversary year, feature high quality juried creations of over 200 artists and craftspeople from across America. Features include furniture, architectural crafts, demonstrations, handcrafted specialty foods, healthcare products and live performances by the Hudson Valley’s best musical talent. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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>