Snowy path at Stonykill farm in Dutchess County

Upcoming Hudson Valley Events You will Love (2023)

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 an affiliate link or two. I make a small commission 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.

Hudson Valley Events during Warmer Weather

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 Hudson Valley events are abundant and are perfect for the entire family.

Hudson Valley Events during Cooler Weather

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!
The Hudson Valley Planner

PRO TIP:
By using a planner, like this one that I created, you can jot down all the events you want to attend & keep track of a year’s worth of outings.

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Hudson Valley Events taking place in Jan 2023


First Day Hike

January 1st
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Rockefeller State Park Preserve offers two glorious first day hikes. The 9 a.m. stroll along the Hudson River also crosses the beautiful landscapes of Rockwood Hall. Larry Trachtenberg of the Saw Mill River Audubon Society guides the walk, pointing out bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, and other wildlife along the way. Be sure to register in advance.

First Day Hike

January 1st: 12 noon
Old Croton Aqueduct

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.  Meet near the restrooms at the rear of the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY. 10567 (free parking).

First Day Hike

January 1st: 1pm
Walkway over the Hudson

Meet at either the Poughkeepsie (61 Parker Avenue) or Highland (87 Haviland Road) entrances at 1 p.m. for the group walk to the Center Overlook (by the flagpole). This event is complimentary to attend and open to all. No RSVP is required.

The Great Holiday Train Show

January 1st – 8th
New Castle Historical Society, Chappaqua

Discover the historic 19th-century summer residence of Horace Greeley, festively decorated for the holidays with running train displays in each of the period rooms.

Happy “Mew” Year Party

January 2nd
Putnam Valley Library

Happy “Mew” Year!!! Celebrate the New Year with us with cat stories, crafts, cat (and mouse?) games and treats. Registration required.

The Prison and the Village

January 6th: 10am
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

If you were walking along the OCA trail in Ossining in the 1840s, you would see an expanding prison facility on the River when you got to the place that is now Edward Street. The Old Croton Aqueduct was constructed in the 1830s in reaction to New York’s expanding population and its need for clean water. Register here.

Chasing Icebergs: Art & a Disappearing Landscape

January 6th through March 26th
Olana State Historic Site

The exhibition, shown primarily in the Sharp Family Gallery at Olana, highlights Frederic Church’s iceberg sketches from his 1859 intrepid voyage to the Arctic. Risking his life, Church chartered a ship to the treacherous waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador—an area known as Iceberg Alley—on a mission that made him the first American artist to explore the region for the purpose of painting icebergs, a landmark event in the history of art.

Fishkill’s Sports Card Show

January 7th: 9am
5 Elm Street, Fishkill

Free Admission, Wax, Slabs, Supplies, Vintage, Funko Pops, Comics and More.

First Saturday at Lincoln Depot Museum

January 7th: 2pm
Lincoln Depot Museum, Peekskill

Take a look at the unique “Facility on the Hill” Camp Smith. What is it? When was it built? What goes on there? And how has it grown and changed since it started? Admission: $10

Full Moon Hike: Wolf Moon

January 7th: 4:30pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Experience the Preserve after dark! Join us for a 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace; some hiking experience is recommended. Leashed dogs are welcome. Meet in the Visitor’s Center courtyard. Please bring water, a flashlight or headlamp, and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes.

It’s a Souper Weekend

January 7th & 8th
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Millbrook

Warm up this weekend with a delicious bowl of Soup and your favorite Millbrook Wine! We have a great Jalapeno Chicken Corn Chowder prepared by Station Grille of Poughquag this weekend. Stop by for a wine tasting and stay for lunch!

LuMagica at Stone Ridge Orchard

January 7th & 8th
Stone Ridge Orchard

Visit the orchard for a magical, one-of-a-kind, walkthrough light experience! Stone Ridge Orchard is delighted to present a dazzling display of light sculptures in partnership with LUMAGICA, renowned for their world-class light installations featured throughout Europe. Tickets will be available weekends thru 2/12. Duration: 1/2 Mile | 30-50 minutes (depending on walking pace)

Weir Tour

January 8th, 22nd: 10am
Meetig place: Joseph Caputo Center, Ossining

Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). (Parking lots nearby) After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.

Paint & Sip at Georgie O’s

January 8th
Georgie O’s, Hyde Park

Join us in creating this 11×14 snowman painting. No experience necessary. pre sketched canvas and step by step instruction. Tickets are $30 and include a drink of choice from the bar and snacks. Limited seats available. Not sold at the door. If you are redeeming an Art Party Gift Certificate please contact Toni at ArtPartyToni@gmail.com or call /text 845-559-7666 to confirm seats.

Native Wildflower Seed Sowing Workshop

January 8th
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Join us for this hands-on workshop with botanist, Patty Butter, and conservation steward, Devyani Mishra, and learn how to grow wildflowers from seed. We will discuss the ecological benefits of native wildflower gardens and cover techniques for seed sowing and growing your own plants. Please bring two clear plastic containers with lids (like the ones that salad greens are sold in) to upcycle for this project. Seeds and soil will be provided.

Fire of Love Screening with Director Q&A

January 10th: 6pm
Upstate Films/Orpheum Theatre, Saugerties

Watch the film and Director Sara Dosa will participate in a Q&A following the screening, moderated by Pamela Yates. Free

Seeing Stars: Astrophotography

January 11th: 5pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Explore the cosmos through astrophotography with Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club. Vinny will showcase his work and describe the tools and techniques he uses to collect stunning photographs of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, eclipses, and more. There will be plenty of time for questions, so come prepared! No pets please. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people.

Sunset Hike at Rockwood Hall

January 12th: 3:30pm
Rockwood Hall, Pleasantville

Come join us for a 3-mile hike and witness the spectacular view of the sun setting over the Hudson and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes. This hike is at Rockwood Hall, DO NOT go to the main entrance. The parking lot is on Kendal Way off route 117, just after the intersection of Phelps and Regeneron. If the lot is full, you may park in the Phelps garage (free).

Cool Kids Club: Always with Me

January 14th: 10am
Vincent’s Eat-Paint-Love Studio, Beacon

Registration for each class closes at 8pm the night before, so don’t wait to sign up! This class is best suitable for children of all ages! Parents/Grandparents are also welcome to register and join in on the fun too! All paintings can be modified to suit any child’s abilities. Please dress your child in painting ready attire. While they do wear aprons, accidents do happen in the art studio and we don’t want to be worried about ruining any special clothing!

Winter Survival

January 14th: 1pm
Trailside Nature Museum, Cross River

Ever wonder how animals survive in the winter? Join us for a short lesson, story and craft. Appropriate for younger ages

Kids Ultimate Pizza Crawl

January 14th
Creative Arts workshop, Nyack

Who knew there was SO much to learn about pizza and it’s magnificent journey from Naples, Italy to New York! We will explore the entire lineage along with hand crushing San Marzano Tomatoes and visiting pizzerias to learn about the styles and variations that have risen over the years. Kids will taste varieties of pizzas, sauces, and cheeses and learn all about dough secrets, sauce traditions, and cheesy truths. Fun and educational!

Animal Tracking & Signs of Nature

January 14th: 1:30pm
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville

Join wilderness educator, Stephen Sciame of Blue Campfire Experiences LLC, for a ~2 mile walk along Nature’s Way and surrounding areas and learn how to read the signs of nature to interpret animal movement and behavior. This includes not only their tracks, but also their droppings, feathers, nests and burrows, rub marks on trees from deer antlers, and things you can’t see- like their sounds!

It’s a Souper Weekend at the Winery

January 14th & 15th
Millbrook Vineards & Winery

Warm up this weekend with a delicious bowl of Soup and your favorite Millbrook Wine! We have a great Butternut Squash Soup prepared by Crew of Poughkeepsie this weekend. Stop by for a wine tasting and stay for lunch!

Winter Watercolor Workshop

January 15th: 1pm
Live Inspired Art-Dance-Fitness, Poughkeepsie

In this workshop participants will learn how to create a beuatiful scene all their own! We ask that if you have watercolor paints to please bring them, or paint can be provided for an additional fee.

Barn Buddies Horse Riding Day

January 16th: 9am
JL Performance Horses, Poughquag

No school and your kids can spend the day with the horses and ponies at JL Performance Horses – having fun learning about horse care, safe horse handling skills and horseback riding! Welcoming kids with and without prior experience. Pm to save your child’s spot.

Open Farm Tour

January 16th: 10am
368 Birch Road, Wallkill

Open farm tours today. Come check out Dream Keeper Farm Project and find out what we are all about! Meet Nocturne, Angel, Taki, Annie, Nacho pig and their new friends. Get a chance to hang out with Co-Dreamers Jenna and Regina and pick their brains about all the innovative ideas they have for the farm. Pony rides will also be available upon request for a fee. Admission to the farm is FREE!

Puppeteering Workshop

January 16th: 2:30pm
Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum, Poughkeepsie

Join us for this creative and fun workshop with puppeteer, puppet builder and arts educator, Brad Shur, the founder and lead artist of Paper Heart Puppets. Learn to make a paper mouth puppet using simple materials – we provide the materials for this program. Under Brad’s tutelage, create your own fabulous mouth puppet to keep, treasure and play with. COST (plus Museum admission): $5 MHDM Member/$10 non-members

Paint & Sip at the Blue Collar Brewery

January 18th
Blue Collar Brewery, Poughkeepsie

Join us in Creating this winter barn painting. No prior painting experience necessary. Art Party will walk you through, with a pre sketched canvas and step by step instruction. Tickets are $35 and include a drink. Seating is limited, and not sold at the door.

Ladies Night Paint & Sip

January 18th: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Le Chambord at Curry Estate, Hopewell Junction

Learn how to paint the rock star, Stevie Nicks, with artist, Ron Williams! No experience necessary, we will walk you step-by-step to create your masterpiece! $40 includes canvas, easel, paint, paintbrushes, and instruction from artist to bring home your Stevie Nicks painting!

Sip & Paint

January 19th: 6:30pm
Maganini Winery, Wallkill

Come Paint 2 wine 🍷 glasses & a shot glass at Maganini Winery. 6:15 check in. Cost $50. Cash Bar & Cheese Platter for 2 Available for purchase $17. RSVP 845-728-5440 Andrea (Call/Text)

Crochet Clinic

Thursdays: January 19th – February 23rd
Middletown Recreation Campus, Media Room in Gymnasium

Join the beginner’s crochet clinic. The clinic includes classes that ate designed to teach participants the 4 basic crochet stitches. Yarn and needle will be provided. Ages: 9+. Adults welcome. Click here for registration and prices

Winter Watercolor Workshop

January 20th: 11am
Live Inspired Art – Dance – Fitness

Bring the magic of Winter to life in this Winter Watercolor Workshop series. In this workshop participants will learn how to create a beuatiful scene all their own! We ask that if you have watercolor paints to please bring them, or paint can be provided for an additional fee.

Sip and Paint

January 20th: 7pm
35 Chestnut St, Greenwood Lake

Ladies Group Painting Class with Patty Kaminski. Reservations Only. Snacks provided, 1 drink ticket. All painting supplies provided. Please RSVP to Kim Cross. Call the Lodge 845-477-2067.

Dinner at the Farm

January 20th: 6pm
Soons Orchards & Orchard Hill Cider Mill

A fun, delicious farm-to-table dining experience. They like to feature what’s the freshest, so often our menus can change last minute.

Family Tapping Experience

January 21st
Trailside Nature Museum, Cross River

Bring your family or a small group of friends to the Reservation for a one-on-one tapping experience. Each 30 minute time slot costs $20 for a family. Sign up on Eventbrite.

Rockwood Hall at Rockefeller Preserve

January 21st
Meeting Place: Phleps Memorial Hospital

We will begin near the ruins of Rockwood Hall, built in 1849 and purchased by Wm. Rockefeller, John D. Senior’s younger brother, in 1886, before John D. began acquiring and building what later became Kykuit.

Family Free Night

January 21st: 5pm
Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum, Poughkeepsie

MHDM is open late and admission is FREE from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the THIRD Saturday of every month. Please note:  this event is intended for families with children ages 0 – 12.  Parent supervision is required at all times.

Meet the Museum

January 21st
Mountain Lake Park, Warwick

A free family event for the community. Learn about new programs coming this year to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

Winter Weekend

January 21st& 22nd
Storm King Art Center

Experience art and nature in the winter season, warm up in the Museum Building pop-up cafe, and visit the Museum Store for cold-weather gear. Purchase tickets here.

Hibernation

January 22nd: 12pm
Trailside Nature Museum, Cross River

Join us for a program all about how animals hibernate in the winter!

Glass Etching Workshop

January 22nd: 1pm
Live Inspired Art – Dance – Fitness

Participants will be able to create two glass etches all their own! Choose from multiple stencils, custom stencils (initials), and various wine glass offerings. All supplies will be provided for you. Grab a friend or significant other and enjoy! Glasses at 2 for $25

My First Brain Quest

January 26th: 10:30am
Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum

Join us for a reading and STEM activity with Togetherish Mom, Linsey Gatto! We’ll explore My First Brain Quest “Science Around Us” where children are introduced to science and STEM concepts as they appear in their everyday lives. Ages: 3-6yrs. Free with museum admission

Board Game Night

January 26th: 4pm
Angry Orchard, Walden

Join us the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month for Board Game Night featuring classic games, cider, and food right from our in-house kitchen! At 4pm, we’ll bust out the all of the best-loved board games including Battleship, Operation, Jenga, Guess Who? and Connect 4, along with some new favorites. You can also bring your own! Our draft bar will be open with cider available for purchase until 7:45pm and our kitchen will be doing last call at 7:30pm. In addition, we will have Angry Hour from 4-6pm where you will receive $1 off your draft purchase! There is no charge for this event.

Family Tapping Experience

January 28th
Trailside Nature Museum, Cross River

Bring your family or a small group of friends to the Reservation for a one-on-one tapping experience. Each 30 minute time slot costs $20 for a family. Sign up on Eventbrite.

From Naples to Nyack: Pizza Journey

January 28th: 4:30pm
Creative Arts Workshop, Nyack

What is better than pizza?
Eating lots of it, paired with crafted beers and Italian wines along with old and new friends.
Dessert is included!
This will be an unforgettable and tasty journey from Naples to Nyack in one evening!
Your evening will include a cheese and tomato blind tasting, 3 slices of pizza, traditional Southern Italian dessert and wine or beer tastes along the way. You will leave with a deep dish knowledge of the amazing street food.

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Hudson Valley Events taking place in Feb 2023


Chasing Icebergs: Art & a Disappearing Landscape

Feb Through March 26th
Olana State Historic Site

The exhibition, shown primarily in the Sharp Family Gallery at Olana, highlights Frederic Church’s iceberg sketches from his 1859 intrepid voyage to the Arctic. Risking his life, Church chartered a ship to the treacherous waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador—an area known as Iceberg Alley—on a mission that made him the first American artist to explore the region for the purpose of painting icebergs, a landmark event in the history of art.

Sip & Paint

February 3rd: 7pm
Vincent’s Eat-Paint-Love Studio
, Beacon
This painting class is taught by a professional & FUN artist, who will walk you through the painting process step by step. Absolutely no experience is necessary to have a good time and create something beautiful! Registration for each class closes at 8pm the night before, so don’t wait to sign up! First Drink is Free.

Hot Chocolate Weekend

February 3rd, 4th and 5th
Trevor Zoo, Millbrook

Join us for one of our fan favorite events! February 3rd, 4th, & 5th we’ll be celebrating National Hot Chocolate Day all weekend long! Come to the Trevor Zoo and get FREE HOT CHOCOLATE. Purchase a Trevor Zoo coffee mug, beverage traveler or stainless water bottle and get free entrance to the zoo! We’ll be open every day from 9 AM till 5 PM. Make a reservation to come to the zoo at www.trevorzoo.org

National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

February 4th: 8am
Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn, Lagrangeville

Join them for breakfast featuring their favorite ingredient.

Winter Tree ID

February 4th: 1pm
Trailside Nature Museum, Cross River

Learn how to identify the trees that make up our forest. Together we will practice the basics of winter tree identification, and learn the patterns of the common species we walk by everyday.

Benmarl’s Annual Valentine’s Wine and Cheese Pairing

February 4th & 5th
Benmarl Winery, Marlboro

Love is in the air at Benmarl Winery! Join us for our Annual Valentine’s Day Wine and Cheese pairing, as we celebrate our love for local delights. One ticket includes a seated wine tasting (Four different wines) and curated cheese board featuring our favorite Hudson Valley cheeses, locally sourced jams, house-made Chocolates, and other accouterments. Tasting timeslots are on the Hour, so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Your Reservation is good for 1 hour 30 minutes at your table. Maximum amount of people per table is 4 people. This event is for 21+ only.

Fun 4 All: Love in the Sand

February 10th: 5pm
Vincent’s Eat-Paint-Love Studio, Beacon

Bring your friends and family in for some quality creative time! Come on in and paint with us! Each person will create a masterpiece on an 11×14 canvas! Please dress in painting ready attire. While they do wear aprons, accidents do happen in the art studio and we don’t want to be worried about ruining any special clothing! We are taking the necessary precautions to keep you and our staff safe. We provide a safe, yet comfortable painting environment. Payment for all classes is paid in full deposit.

Benmarl’s Annual Valentine’s Wine and Cheese Pairing

February 10th & 14th
Benmarl Winery, Marlboro

Love is in the air at Benmarl Winery! Join us for our Annual Valentine’s Day Wine and Cheese pairing, as we celebrate our love for local delights. One ticket includes a seated wine tasting (Four different wines) and curated cheese board featuring our favorite Hudson Valley cheeses, locally sourced jams, house-made Chocolates, and other accouterments. Tasting timeslots are on the Hour, so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Your Reservation is good for 1 hour 30 minutes at your table. Maximum amount of people per table is 4 people. This event is for 21+ only.

Wine your Valentine

February 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th
Shadows on the Hudson

Treat that special someone to a romantic dinner at Shadows on the Hudson! Our culinary team is preparing an amazing 3-Course Prix Fixe menu for only $74.95 per person featuring Burgundy Braised Beef Short Ribs, 12oz Prime Rib, Seared Sea Scallops and much more. Make your Reservations Online or by calling 845-486-9500

Wine with your Valentine

February 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 18th and 19th
Robibero Winery, New Paltz

5-Course Chocolate and Wine Pairing with Hudson Valley Chocolates. Valentine’s Day Chocolate local wine and chocolate pairing. Each guest gets 5-Wines paired with a different wine made at Robibero’s. Each seating has 90-mins to enjoy their tastings, afterwards, guests can enjoy the rest of their day on our property like our cozy firepit.

Fun 4 All: Talk to Me

February 11th: 12pm
Vincent’s Eat-Paint-Love Studio
, Beacon
Bring your friends and family in for some quality creative time! Come on in and paint with us! Each person will create a masterpiece on an 11×14 canvas! Please dress in painting ready attire. While they do wear aprons, accidents do happen in the art studio and we don’t want to be worried about ruining any special clothing! We are taking the necessary precautions to keep you and our staff safe. We provide a safe, yet comfortable painting environment. Payment for all classes is paid in full deposit.

Sip & Paint

February 12th: 4pm
Vincent’s Eat-Paint-Love Studio, Beacon

Looking to have a fun and relaxing night out!? Grab a friend and come paint with us! Sip your favorite drink, socialize with your favorite people and enjoy the unique experience of painting! This painting class is taught by a professional & FUN artist, who will walk you through the painting process step by step. Absolutely no experience is necessary to have a good time and create something beautiful! Your FIRST DRINK is FREE

Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner

February 14th: 6pm
Blue Arrow Farm, Pine Island

Grab your spyglass and your deerstalker hat, and prepare yourself for a classic murder mystery show! Pit your wits against the world famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes as he unlocks the secrets of a case most maddening! Space is limited. See the Ticketspice page for full details and to get your tickets now!

Benmarl’s Annual Valentine’s Wine and Cheese Pairing

February 17th – 20th
Benmarl Winery, Marlboro

Love is in the air at Benmarl Winery! Join us for our Annual Valentine’s Day Wine and Cheese pairing, as we celebrate our love for local delights. One ticket includes a seated wine tasting (Four different wines) and curated cheese board featuring our favorite Hudson Valley cheeses, locally sourced jams, house-made Chocolates, and other accouterments. Tasting timeslots are on the Hour, so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Your Reservation is good for 1 hour 30 minutes at your table. Maximum amount of people per table is 4 people. This event is for 21+ only.

Love Songs Coffee House

February 17th: 7pm
The Beacon Players

Join us for a great evening of desserts, coffee and music from our members including a Sneak Peek” from the entire cast of “Les Misérables” Although a free event donations are happily accepted!

Dinner at the Farm

February 17th: 6pm
Soons Orchards & Orchard Hill Cider Mill

A fun, delicious farm-to-table dining experience. They like to feature what’s the freshest, so often our menus can change last minute.

Maple Munchies

February 18th: 12 noon
Muscoot Farm

Syrup isn’t just for pancakes! Learn about all the ways to use maple syrup in the kitchen while cooking up a maple-themed culinary treat! This cooking class will be offered in Muscoot’s Activity Building for $15 per person, ages 6+. Treats may range from sweet to savory, so bring your appetite with you!

Puppeteering Workshop

February 18th: 2:30pm
Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum, Poughkeepsie

Join us for this creative and fun workshop with puppeteer, puppet builder and arts educator, Brad Shur, the founder and lead artist of Paper Heart Puppets. Learn to make a paper mouth puppet using simple materials – we provide the materials for this program. Under Brad’s tutelage, create your own fabulous mouth puppet to keep, treasure and play with. COST (plus Museum admission): $5 MHDM Member/$10 non-members

Winter Weekend

February 18th & 19th
Storm King Art Center

Experience art and nature in the winter season, warm up in the Museum Building pop-up cafe, and visit the Museum Store for cold-weather gear. Purchase tickets here.

Hot Chocolate Fest

February 18 & 19th
The Ashokan Center, Olivebridge

Enjoy a hot beverage in a lovely winter setting featuring live music, cozy campfires, jugglers (Sat), ice sculpting (Sun), and lots of open space for sledding and self-guided winter hikes at the Ashokan Center’s 6th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival! Plus, enjoy blacksmithing a fire poker, plant hanger, or heart shaped trivet in Ashokan’s historic forge.

Brunch with Rescued Donkeys

February 19th: 10:30am
Hemlock ill Farm: 211 Youngblood Road, Montgomery

We invite you to the farm to enjoy a beautiful spread of home made baked goods, a host of other delicious indulgences as well as seasonal drinks, coffee and tea. Behind the beautiful table, you’ll find the friendly Donkey faces peeking out through the fence boards vying for your attention. Tickets can be found here.

Uncorked Comedy Night

February 24th: 6pm
Robibero Winery, New Paltz
Enjoy your Friday with laughs, pasta, and drinks. Each ticket includes 1 drink (Glass of Wine, Cocktail, Beer, or Non-Alc), one pasta dinner, and one admission to the show. Get tickets and more info here.


Hudson Valley Events taking place in Mar 2023


Maple Munchies

March 4th: 12 noon
Muscoot Farm

Syrup isn’t just for pancakes! Learn about all the ways to use maple syrup in the kitchen while cooking up a maple-themed culinary treat! This cooking class will be offered in Muscoot’s Activity Building for $15 per person, ages 6+. Treats may range from sweet to savory, so bring your appetite with you!

Strawberry, Chocolate and Wine Pairing Weekend

March 4th: 12pm
Baldwin Vineyards

Sample six wines paired with three delicious strawberry & chocolate desserts. Includes samples of 6 wines,three delicious Strawberry & Chocolate desserts, and an engraved Baldwin Winery souvenir wine glass. Live Music Featuring Gayle Donnelly.

Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade

March 12th: 2pm
Goshen

This year we return to the Village of Goshen and are proud to have Thomas J. McCarthy as our 2023 Grand Marshal. There will be a 1:00 pm – Parade line up for marchers and a 2:00 pm – Parade step off.

Maple Munchies

March 18th: 12 noon
Muscoot Farm

Syrup isn’t just for pancakes! Learn about all the ways to use maple syrup in the kitchen while cooking up a maple-themed culinary treat! This cooking class will be offered in Muscoot’s Activity Building for $15 per person, ages 6+. Treats may range from sweet to savory, so bring your appetite with you!

Winter Weekend

March 18th & 19th
Storm King Art Center

Experience art and nature in the winter season, warm up in the Museum Building pop-up cafe, and visit the Museum Store for cold-weather gear. Purchase tickets here.

Newburgh Toy & Collector Show

March 19th: 9am
Hudson Valley Hotel, Newburgh

Join us for another gathering of toys and collectibles from all form of pop culture from the 80’s, 90’s and today! Show is from 9am to 5pm at the Hudson Valley Hotel located at 90 Route 17k in Newburgh. $5 admission for adults, children 12 & under are free! Don’t forget about our hourly raffle prizes!

Respect Concert

March 19th: 3pm
Ike Hall, West Point

Join us March 19th as we present the ultimate tribute concert honoring the multiple Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. tickets here

Dinner at the Farm

March 24th: 6pm
Soons Orchards & Orchard Hill Cider Mill

A fun, delicious farm-to-table dining experience. They like to feature what’s the freshest, so often our menus can change last minute.

Easter Egg Hunt & Pony Ride

March 25th
Ridge Runner Ranch, New Paltz

Each year we fill hundreds of eggs filled with mini toys, slime, candy and other small prizes like stamps, bracelets and temporary tattoos and place them in our 100×75 sand filled indoor arena for an egg hunt. It is rain or shine as it is inside however please note it is not temperature controlled.
Included in this event is a pony ride; weather permitting the pony rides are outside in our driveway circle- if it rains, pony rides are in the indoor arena as well. Tickets are $35 per child; non-refundable payment is taken to register. sign up through our website: www.RidgeRunnerRanchNY.com

Chasing Icebergs: Art & a Disappearing Landscape

Through March 26th
Olana State Historic Site

The exhibition, shown primarily in the Sharp Family Gallery at Olana, highlights Frederic Church’s iceberg sketches from his 1859 intrepid voyage to the Arctic. Risking his life, Church chartered a ship to the treacherous waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador—an area known as Iceberg Alley—on a mission that made him the first American artist to explore the region for the purpose of painting icebergs, a landmark event in the history of art.

Hudson Valley Tattoo Convention

March 31st – April 2nd
MJN Convention Center, Poughkeepsie

A Family Friendly Weekend of Tattooing, Contests and Entertainment. Featuring over 200 of the best Tattoo artists from around the globe including many shops from the Hudson Valley region of New York.


Hudson Valley Events taking place in Apr 2023


Hudson Valley Tattoo Convention

March 31st – April 2nd
MJN Convention Center, Poughkeepsie

A Family Friendly Weekend of Tattooing, Contests and Entertainment. Featuring over 200 of the best Tattoo artists from around the globe including many shops from the Hudson Valley region of New York.

Hudson Valley Mac & Cheese Fest

April 23rd & 24th
Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville

It all takes place at America;s Oldest Winery. Tour the grounds with wonderful eating and shopping experiences with local vendors.


Hudson Valley Events taking place in May 2023


Madagascar: The Musical

May 7th: 3pm
Eisenhower Hall, West Point
This smash hit musical features all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Beacon Barks

May 20th
Main Street, Beacon

Dog Parade and Street Festival. Local Vendors, Food + Drinks, Costume Contest, Raffles + Prizes and Adoptable Dogs

Yonkers Arts Weekend

May 20th
Yonkers, NY

The one-day festival is filled with exciting new programs, workshops, exhibitions and much more. The festival will include The Art Collectors Expo at YAW, which is dedicated to promoting affordable art, honoring artisans and emerging artists, encouraging collectors at all price points, and creating an inclusive and accessible market for both.

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