Upcoming Hudson Valley Events
You will Love (2022)

Looking for Hudson Valley Events that are fun for the whole family? You’ve come to the right place!

I have done you the favor of combing through Facebook and have had my browser full of open tabs in order to provide you all with a comprehensive list of popular Hudson Valley Events taking place this year.

In addition to my Facebook Events Group (See Link Below to Join), which is FULL of Popular Hudson Valley Events that will be sure to fill every weekend of your personal calendar, this article will also be updated regularly.

This article contains affiliate links. I make a small commissions for purchases made through links at no extra cost to you. Read my disclosure for more info.


Why are Hudson Valley Events So Special?


From Westchester County to Rockland County to Orange County, all the way up to Greene County and Albany, Hudson Valley Events bring together community and local businesses in the best way possible.

When the warmer weather arrives, not only do some animals awake from their winter slumber, but many locations in the Hudson Valley open for the Season. Outdoor events are abundant and are perfect for the entire family.

During the cooler months, Hudson Valley events include chances to get out, pick fruit and celebrate fall harvests. The Hudson Valley region is full of orchards and farms, so there are plenty to choose from.

Hudson Valley Events & Attractions are the best around and you should take full advantage of them. Since most Hudson Valley Events were cancelled last year, this year brings a heightened buzz and excitement.


Things to know before attending one or more
Hudson Valley Events

  • These upcoming Hudson Valley events are subject to change or cancellation. Make sure to confirm the information before making your plans.
  • Holiday weekends (including Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, Columbus Day weekend) are popular times for Hudson Valley Events.
    • Make reservations or buy tickets early because they usually sell out fast
  • Many local artists and local businesses participate in fairs and farmers markets, so this is the perfect time to support local!


PRO TIP:
EVENT TITLES are linked directly to the organizer’s websites for your convenience. (where applicable)



Hudson Valley Events taking place this January 2022


First Day Hike

January 1st: 9am
Rockefeller State Park Preserve: Rockwood Hall, Pleasantville, NY

Start off your New Year with an invigorating 1.5 mile walk along the Hudson River across the beautiful landscapes of Rockwood Hall. The hike is guided by Larry Trachtenberg of the Saw Mill River Audubon Society, so we will keep an eye out for winter birds including both Bald Eagles and Red-tailed Hawks often seen in this park.

First Day Hike

January 1st: 9:30 – 11:30am
Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Begin 2022 with a First Day Hike at Minnewaska! Join us for a two-mile snowshoe in the Peter’s Kill Area. From the parking area, we will walk on the Red Loop, Bullwheel, and High Peter’s Kill Footpaths to reach two scenic vistas that offer completely different views.

First Day Hike

January 1st: 10 – 11am
Olana State Historic Site

Celebrate the New Year with expansive views and a New York State Parks tradition! Learn more about Olana State Historic Site and its artist-designed landscape on this special First Day Hike Walking Tour. Limited capacity.

First Day Hike

January 1st: 10am
Sterling Forest State Park

Join us for a mild 4-Mile hike around scenic Sterling Lake. Along the way hikers will enjoy historic remaining structures of the iron industry, some predating the revolutionary war.

First Day Hike

January 1st: 10:30am
Franklin D Roosevelt State Park

Ramble through FDR State Park with your guide Walt and Jane Daniels, for a fun and fact filled First Day Hike. Easy 2-mile hike, no pre-registration, no leashed pets. Dress in warm layers with hats and gloves.

First Day Hike

January 1st: 12 noon
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

Greet the New Year with an easy 2-mile total loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Free, small group, open-air 2 hour hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.

First Day Hike

January 1st: 1 – 3pm
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

Kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a First Day Hike on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Pick up a self-guided landscape tour from our Holiday Shop in the Glass Porch of the Main House between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

First Day Hike

January 1st: 2pm
Walkway over the Hudson

There is nothing nicer than viewing the great view of the icy Hudson River from 210 feet high! Start your 1.28 mile walk on East or West side and meet in the middle for picture taking!

Downtown White Plains Restaurant Month

January 3rd – 31st
Throughout White Plains

The White Plains BID’s second annual winter outlook series kicks off with Restaurant Month, a month dedicated to our downtown restaurants featuring diverse menu options for lunch and/or dinner. All menus are available for takeout and dine-in, unless otherwise indicated.
Lunch: $20.95, Dinner: $30.95 and Second Tier Dinner: $40.95
Check website for participating restaurants


[RELATED: The Ultimate Guide to Hudson Valley Ice Skating:
Where to go and What to wear to make it the best winter outing yet! ]


First Thursday Gallery Hop

January 6th: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Downtown Yonkers

Stop by Urban Studio Unbound/Warburton Galerie this Thursday, January 6th for a sneak peak of our “Winter Mashup” – curated by Roddy Wildeman (Warburton Galerie) & Ray Wilcox (Yonkers Arts). Also, checkout Blue Door for their New Years Pop Up Exhibition featuring sculptures and pots by ceramicist, Diane Falcone and paintings by artist, Matthew Turov and Riverfront Art Gallery‘s new show ‘The In-Between Spaces’ – works from artists who are exploring and innovating in the most dynamic ways, new techniques and practices with everything from fiber arts to assemblage and even climbing silk cocoons.

Lark Hall Winter Market

January 9th
Lark Hall, Albany

This performing arts venue in Albany is hosting a winter market. With more than 20 vendors, this is sure to be a lot of fun and a great way to support local businesses.

All About Ice

January 15th: 1p – 2:30pm
Muscoot Farm, Katonah

Learn what role ice played at Muscoot Farm and take a walk out to our ice pond for a demonstration. Pre-registration is required;10 families per tour; $20 per family of four.

Suffern Restaurant Week

January 16th – 20 and 23rd – 27th
Throughout Suffern

Enjoy a 3-4 course dinner menu for only $28.99! Valid on lunch and dinner, but not take-out. Check the website for tips and participating restaurants. Reservations are required.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Painting Event

January 17th: 10am – 10:45am
Vincent’s Eat-Paint-Love Studio
331 Main Street, Beacon

Each child will create their own masterpiece to take home! Our talented, fun and friendly artist will walk your child through step by step to create their painting! Each of our kid’s classes also comes with a free snack & juice!

Full Moon Hike: “Wolf Moon”

January 17th: 4:30pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Every month we give hikers an opportunity to experience the Preserve after dark in our “Full Moon Hike” series. Join us for this very popular and special event!

Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall

January 20th: 4pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Come join us for a 3-mile sunset hike at Rockwood Hall for what we hope will be a spectacular view over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Please dress according to weather conditions and bring water. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Paint and Sip at Yonkers Brewing Company

January 20th: 7:30pm
Yonkers Brewing Company, Yonkers

Enjoy a few while having fun creating a one of a kind painting you take home. Have some delicious food, too! Guided instruction on painting and the price of $35 includes everything you need to paint.

Hike with Mike: 13 Bridges, Eagle Hill and then some!

January 22nd: 9am
Visitor Center Courtyard, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Join our Historian, Mike Miernik, for a three-hour, approximately six-mile hike focusing on the Thirteen Bridges Trail and Eagle Hill. We will move at a brisk pace, so dress in layers to avoid overheating. Leashed dogs are welcome. Make sure to bring water, as the breath you see exiting your mouth and nose is water leaving your body.

Attracting Backyard Birds

January 22nd: 2pm – 3pm
Lasdon Park, Katonah

Backyard birds are looking for food, water and shelter in winter. Come and learn about the many ways you can attract birds to your backyard this winter. Types of feeders and favorite bird seed will be discussed, the best areas to place feeders, ways to provide needed water and shelter.

Owl Prowl

January 22nd: 7pm – 9pm
Wildlife Ed Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson

Join Environmental Educator Carl Heitmuller for the evening to learn about what species of owls that are native to our region and their incredible adaptations. Meet a live owl from the Nature Museum’s collection, and then bundle up and venture outdoors (around 30 minutes) as we try our hand at calling in one of these nocturnal raptors. Please dress warmly and bring a camping chair if possible. Admission: $15

Night Light Snowshoe

January 22nd: 7:30pm
Victor Constant Ski Area, West Point

Join MWR for a nighttime snowshoeing adventure to the top of Victor Constant Ski Area, where you’ll enjoy a bonfire and s’mores beneath the stars! This event will take place from 7:30pm to 10pm.
Registration cost is $25 and covers snowshoes, trekking poles, and refreshments. Early registration (1+ week in advance) gets you a $5 discount! Open to the general public. Registration link: http://go.usa.gov/xAMg4

Sound Healing

January 23rd: 4pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

The event will take place in the Art Gallery at the Visitor’s Center. Masks are required. Join Kendra Valentine of Blackbird Healing for a therapeutic and restorative sound healing experience. Envelop yourself in the sounds of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and a variety of soothing instruments as you allow your mind to drift from an active state to a relaxed and meditative state. Price: $5

Cocktail Crafting: Foundation Drinks

January 25th: 7pm – 8:30pm
Jazz Forum Arts, Tarrytown

One part mixology, one part storytelling, the first class in our series will teach you everything you need to know about foundation cocktails. You’ll learn about the journey behind some of your favorite recipes while getting hands-on experience making four impeccable drinks: Bourbon Old-Fashioned, a Classic Martini, Rum Punch, and Margarita.The 90-minute workshop costs $85 pp

Valentine’s Door Hanger Paint & Sip

January 28th: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Uptiquing Paint & Ceramics Studio, Pine Bush

Come create this Valentine’s wood round door hanger at Uptiquing!
This class will be a guided step by step instructed class.
The class includes everything you will need to create your masterpiece!

Stargazing: Winter Constellations

January 29th: 6pm – 7pm
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall

Join Environmental Educators Tori & Taylor to observe the winter hexagon– aka the winter circle– a collection of the Northern Hemisphere’s brightest stars. Make sure to dress warmly. Bring a blanket, flashlight and a lawn chair. Refreshments will be provided (warm beverages and cookies). Age requirement: Children must be age 8 or older to participate. Not-yet-Members- $12

Co-Existing with Coyotes

January 30th: 1pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

The presentation will take place in the Art Gallery at the Visitor’s Center. Masks are required. Please join us for guest speaker Dana Goin’s talk about coyotes, their history and ecology, and what we can do to best coexist with them. The highly adaptable eastern coyote has become exceptionally adept at living adjacent to humans, even thriving in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and NYC.

Canvas Paint & Sip

January 30th: 2pm – 4pm
Uptiquing Paint & Ceramics Studio, Pine Bush

Come create a canvas masterpiece
This class will be a guided step by step instructed class.
The class includes everything you will need to create your masterpiece! Price: $32


In addition to these Hudson Valley events taking place all over the region, do you know that many farmers markets also open for their season.


The Ultimate Guide to Hudson Valley Farmers Markets

Make sure to reference my article all about Hudson Valley Farmers Markets. It’s the Ultimate List of all the Hudson Valley Farmers Markets that you can visit any time of the year.


Hudson Valley Events taking place this February 2022


Newburgh Sports Card and Collectibles Show

February 5th: 9am – 2pm
American Legion Post 1420
1171 Union Ave, Newburgh

Free Admission. Sports Cards and Sports Memoribilia

HV Wingfest 15

February 5th: 5pm – 8:30pm
MJN Center (Mid-Hudson Civic Ctr)

Coming at you full throttle, we are packing 15 years worth of experience in hosting the biggest wing event in the Hudson Valley! Tickets WILL sell out; buy today!!

Canvas Paint and Sip at Uptiquing

February 5th: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
61c Main Street, Pine Bush

Come paint a canvas and enjoy a nice night out. Price $32

Night Light Snowshoe

February 5th: 7:30pm
Victor Constant Ski Area, West Point

Join MWR for a nighttime snowshoeing adventure to the top of Victor Constant Ski Area, where you’ll enjoy a bonfire and s’mores beneath the stars! This event will take place from 7:30pm to 10pm.
Registration cost is $25 and covers snowshoes, trekking poles, and refreshments. Early registration (1+ week in advance) gets you a $5 discount! Open to the general public. Registration link: http://go.usa.gov/xAMg4

Sports Memorabilia and Card Collector Expo

February 6th: 10am – 4pm
Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie

Sports Memorabilia & Card Collector Expo presented by BG Entertainment. For more information on the show call Billy at (845)863-5242.

Brunch & Show with Psychic Medium Francine Tesler

February 6th: 12pm
Revel 32, Poughkeepsie

Join us for an interactive show with psychic medium – medical intuitive Francine Tesler that includes a brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas and cash bar!

Annual Valentine’s Day Weekend Dessert & Wine Pairing

February 11th: 3pm
Nostrano Vineyard, Milton

Join us for our annual Valentine’s Day Wine Dessert Pairing! One ticket includes a seated wine flight (four different wines, 4 oz pours) and curated trio of decadent desserts. Tasting time slots are on the hour and your Reservation is good for 2 hours at your table. Maximum amount of people per table is 4.

Opening Day at the Drive In

February 11th
Jericho Drive-In and Twist Ice Cream, Glenmont

Opening Day has arrived at the drive-in!

Hike with Mike: Pocantico Lake

February 12th: 9am – 1pm
Visitors Center Courtyard, Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Join Historian, Mike Miernik, for a six-mile hike to Pocantico Lake and back. Learn about Pocantico Lake and how it influences the amount of water in the Pocantico River and Swan Lake areas of the Preserve. The hike will take three to four hours, depending on conditions. We will move at a brisk and steady pace, so dress in layers to avoid overheating and make sure to bring water. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3

The Iron Giant Movie

February 12th: 2pm
Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale

Enjoy the afternoon at the movies watching “The Iron Giant”

Valentine’s Murder Mystery

February 12th: 7pm
Revel 32, Poughkeepsie

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this fantastic night of intrigue and suspense! Bring your special someone, your amazing friends, or fly solo and mingle at this fun Murder Mystery cocktail party. Enjoy delicious curated selections from our gourmet charcuterie table, decadent desserts, and our specialty cocktails including boozy coffees, while you play detective in this interactive Murder Mystery event, ‘Til Death Do Us Part.’Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $59 per person

Night Light Snowshoe

February 19th: 7:30pm
Victor Constant Ski Area, West Point

Join MWR for a nighttime snowshoeing adventure to the top of Victor Constant Ski Area, where you’ll enjoy a bonfire and s’mores beneath the stars! This event will take place from 7:30pm to 10pm.
Registration cost is $25 and covers snowshoes, trekking poles, and refreshments. Early registration (1+ week in advance) gets you a $5 discount! Open to the general public. Registration link: http://go.usa.gov/xAMg4

Maple Sugar Tours

February 19th & 20th
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

earn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action! Registration will open on Tuesday, January 18 for HHNM Members and on Monday, January 24 for Not-Yet-Members. Visit hhnm.org/maple-sugar-tours for more information!

Maple Sugar Tours

February 26th & 27th
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

earn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action! Registration will open on Tuesday, January 18 for HHNM Members and on Monday, January 24 for Not-Yet-Members. Visit hhnm.org/maple-sugar-tours for more information!


Hudson Valley Events taking place this March 2022


Night Light Snowshoe

March 5th: 7:30pm
Victor Constant Ski Area, West Point

Join MWR for a nighttime snowshoeing adventure to the top of Victor Constant Ski Area, where you’ll enjoy a bonfire and s’mores beneath the stars! This event will take place from 7:30pm to 10pm.
Registration cost is $25 and covers snowshoes, trekking poles, and refreshments. Early registration (1+ week in advance) gets you a $5 discount! Open to the general public. Registration link: http://go.usa.gov/xAMg4

Maple Sugar Tours

March 5th & 6th
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

earn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action! Registration will open on Tuesday, January 18 for HHNM Members and on Monday, January 24 for Not-Yet-Members. Visit hhnm.org/maple-sugar-tours for more information!

Maple Sugar Tours

March 12th & 13th
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

earn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers and modern-day farmers, and see an evaporator in action! Registration will open on Tuesday, January 18 for HHNM Members and on Monday, January 24 for Not-Yet-Members. Visit hhnm.org/maple-sugar-tours for more information!

FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE

YouTube is the place where I turn my posts into videos.
Come check it out!

Until the Next Adventure…

Signature for Jackie at Hudson Valley Explored


Jackie from Hudson Valley Explored

Jacqueline Ramirez

Jackie is one of the top bloggers in the Hudson Valley. She has been featured (along with some of her photos) in several local and national publications. Read Jackie’s crazy story, “From a Naive NYC Girl to Popular Hudson Valley Blogger & Author“. Feel free to send Jackie a message here.