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Popular Events in the Hudson Valley | Spring 2019

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[Updated 1/3/20]

Spring has finally Sprung! And that means that my FB Events Page is FULL of Popular Events taking place this Spring in the Hudson Valley.

With the warmer weather upon us, not only do some animals awake from their winter slumber, but many locations in the Hudson Valley open for the Season.

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 events. Take a look at what I’ve found!

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Your calendar will be filled with these Popular Springtime Hudson Valley Events.

Popular Events Happening this March

Celebration of Spring

March 21st
Trailside Museum, Cross River

Let’s celebrate the coming of spring! Together we will explore the science of spring and learn about the changing seasons through storytelling and crafts.

Map Adventures

March 21st
Trailside Museum, Cross River

Could you find your way by just using a map and compass? Our map adventure program will teach you the skills needed to traverse the park. For adults and children ages 6 and up with a parent/guardian.

Pancake Brunch

March 21st
Teatown Lake Reservation

Bring your appetite for our tastiest annual tradition—the Pancake Brunch. Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup, hot coffee, sausages and more. Then visit Warren’s Sugar House to watch a demonstration about how our ‘liquid gold’ is produced. For everyone.

Popular Events Happening this April

Check this list often and see if you find something new to do in the Hudson Valley this weekend

HIKING THE ESTATES OF IRVINGTON WITH ACCESS TO THE OCTAGON HOUSE PROPERTY
April 6th
The Keeper’s House, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive five-mile guided hike, tour, & exploration through the historic mansions, estates, and landmarks along portions of the Old Croton Aqueduct, New York City’s first water supply system built between 1837 and 1842. Rare access on to the private grounds of properties like the Armour–Stiner “Octagon” House to see the modern-day dollhouse from up close. This experience does not go inside the Octagon House.
Tickets Required


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HUDSON VALLEY FARM & FLEA
April 6th: 10am-5pm

Motorcyclepdia Museum
250 Lake St, Newburgh, NY

Makers. Music. Vintage. Farmers $5 entrance fee Saturday, April 6th from 10 am – 5 pm. Bring the family and friends. Children under 12 free! Explore the best of what our Hudson Valley makers, farmers, vintage collectors and innovators have to offer! Added to this unique mix are our Riverside Theatre Arts Academy performers and local theatre kids. Enjoy the talents of up and coming musicians, as they sing and perform.

Colored Eggs at a vendors booth at the Hudson Valley Farm and Flea in Newburgh, NY
Hudson Valley Farm & Flea Event

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FIRST WORLD WAR COMMEMORATION
April 6th: 11am-5pm
Museum Village, Monroe, NY

There will be a broad range of displays, demonstrations, and lectures on the First World War. Phonograph demonstrations and music from the era with Joel Schlemowitz, creator of the documentary film “78 rpm”

3RD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT & BONNET PARADE
April 6th: 2pm – 4:30pm
L Vern Allen Park, Washingtonville, NY

Get ready for the biggest Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Parade yet!

Easter Bunny sitting in a horse drawn carriage during a Parade
Photo Courtesy of Pixabay.com
DANCE OFF THE GRID
April 6th: 8pm – 11pm
Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

Join us an evening of multiple performances showcasing the diversity of today’s dance landscape, followed by a Q&A with the artists about what inspires their work.
Tickets Required.

BEEKMAN FIRE COMPANY BREAKFAST W/ THE EASTER BUNNY
April 7th: 8am-1pm
Beekman Fire Company Auxiliary

316 Beekman Poughquag Rd, Poughquag, NY

Come visit Peter Cottontail and have a yummy breakfast that supports the Beekman Fire Company!
$10.00 -Adults
$7.00 – Seniors, Fire/Police, EMS and Military
$5.00- Children
Children under 3 – Free

SENSORY FRIENDLY BUNNY EVENT
April 7th: 9:30 am-10:30om
Galleria at White Plains

100 Main Street, White Plains, NY

People within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with the Easter Bunny during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on Eventbrite – ONE TICKET per group/family, please.
Advance Tickets Required.

Little Girl collecting colored eggs in the Spring with her basket.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com
PIZZAZZLES EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA
April 7th: 12pm-3pm
Jefferson Valley Mall

650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, NY

Hop on over to the JV Mall and join PizZaZzles for a super awesome afternoon filled with tons of family fun, just leave your baskets at home because yup…we are giving you all one!
Advance tickets required.

COMMUNITY EGG HUNT & PANCAKE BREAKFAST
April 13th: 8am – 11am
Pawling Fire Department

25 South Street, Pawling, NY

Our Community Egg Hunt in Pawling will happen in a variety of ways this year at the same time as the Firehouse Pancake Breakfast. The Breakfast is from 8am-11am.

– Laid Back Egg Hunt (9am-11am)
– Traditional Egg Hunt (10am SHARP)
– Adult Egg Hunt (21+) (11am SHARP)

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
April 13th: 9:30am & 11:30am
Galleria at White Plains

100 Main Street, White Plains, NY

Join us for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Activities include a Slime Station, Arts & Crafts, A DJ, Glitter Tattoos, a Pancake Breakfast from Burger King & a special appearance from our fluffy friend the Easter Bunny!

Painted Easter Eggs in a wicker basket on grass.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com
EGG HUNTS FOR ALL
April 13th: 10am-3pm
Union Vale Parks & Recreation
8 Tymor Park Rd, Lagrangeville, NY

APRIL 13th, 2019!
Bring your kids, camera, and Easter basket to this fun family event that is sure to please everyone. The Easter Bunny always makes an annual appearance and delivers thousands of Easter eggs to Tymor Park to help usher in the spring season.

SHEEP-TO-SHAWL
April 13th: 10am-5pm
April 14th: 10am-5pm
Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Sheep standing outdoors looking towards the camera in the Spring.
Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com

Celebrate spring! From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques.
Tickets Required.

OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT TRAIL HIKE WITH ACCESS INSIDE ABANDONED WEIR
April 13th: 11am-3:pm
Croton-Harmon Train Station

Join New York Adventure Club for a five-mile guided hike, tour, & exploration through the historic remnants of the Old Croton Aqueduct, New York City’s first water supply system built between 1837 and 1842.
Tickets Required

SPRING EGG HUNT
April 13th: 12pm-12:30pm
Broadway Field, Hawthorne, NY

Hop on over to Broadway Field for our Annual Eggciting Easter
gg Hunt. This event allows preschoolers through 2nd graders
to search for plastic eggs, candy and other surprises. Bring an
Easter basket or bucket. The Easter Bunny will also be
making a visit. Parents please be advised that this event is for
children. FREE Event

SPRINGFEST
April 13th: 12pm – 6pm
Yorktown Firehouse Carnival Grounds

Shake off those winter blues with a celebration of Spring!! Enjoy foods from all over the Hudson Valley, wine and craft beer, entertainment and activities for all ages, live music, live dance & instruction, silent auction, cultural activities, art, and fire pits.

SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA!
April 13th: 12pm – 2pm
Poughkeepsie Plaza

2600 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

Join us, Saturday, April 13th from 12-2pm for our Annual Spring Extravaganza! *There will be no egg hunt this year, however, we will have plenty of free activities for the little ones! Enjoy an indoor exhibit by Two By Two Zoo to include a kangaroo, goats, rabbits, a bearded dragon, baby chicks, and ducks and more!

Spring sunshine and flowers. Spring time is the best time to do outdoor events.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com
EGG HUNT
April 13th: 1pm – 4pm
Town of Cortlandt Youth Center

3 Memorial Drive, Croton

Be ready for pictures with the Bunny! For more information please call, 914-734-1050.

SPRING EGG HUNT
April 13th: 1pm – 3pm
Beekman Recreation and Parks, Hopewell Junction, NY

It’s more than collecting eggs! Visit with the Bunny, take a run through Morphy, the toddler inflatable obstacle course, visit with the animals in the Petting Zoo, get your face painted, make a craft and play some games led by the Teen Leadership Council.
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2ND ANNUAL SPRING EGG HUNT
April 13th: 1pm-4pm
Village of Fishkill, Fishkill, NY

This 2nd Annual Spring Egg Hunt at the Sarah Taylor Park.

ANNUAL EGG HUNT AND SENSORY TRAIL WALK
April 13th: 1pm – 4pm
Hyde Park Recreation, Hyde Park, NY

Bring your basket and get ready to meet the Easter Bunny!

TALES OF THE TITANIC
April 13th: 1pm – 2:30pm
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburgh, NY

Mark the 107th anniversary of the sinking by visiting the home of Titanic ticket holders, Ogden and Ruth Mills. Hear tales of the tragedy in a setting remarkably similar to first class on the Titanic. Reservations required. Cost: $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion.

MAKE AN EASTER BONNET WITH ANGEL THE ALPACA
April 13th: 2pm – 4pm
Lilymoore Farm, Pleasant Valley, NY
Visiting the Alpacas at Lilymoore Farm is on top of the list of Popular things to do in the Hudson Valley this Spring

Make an Easter bonnet with Angel the alpaca. This is for kids ages 2 – 12 years old. Angel has her Easter bonnet ready to decorate. You need one too. We provide the bonnet and everything that you need to decorate it. You provide the creativity. Angel will be hanging around to see your hat and you and she can pose for a picture together when you are done.
Tickets Required.

FAMILY OPEN HOUSE
April 14th: 12pm
Edward Hopper House
82 N Broadway, Nyack, NY

Weekends at the Edward Hopper House offer ongoing family art workshops related to the artwork on display in the main gallery. Our goal is to offer families access to high quality art, and deeper insights into the exhibitions and local history presented at the Edward Hopper House.
Fee: $10 per family (Free for Household members)

THE NY REPTILE EXPO
April 14th: 9am – 4pm
Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
A reptile on a branch. Many more reptiles can be seen at the Reptile Expo at the County Center in White Plains.
Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com

The Northeast’s largest reptile expo. More than 150 reptile breeders will have thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians and arachnids on display and sale for discount prices. Vendors will also be selling a huge selection of cages, racks and frozen rodents, feeder bugs and many other reptile related items. Admission: Adults: $10, Kids 7-12: $5, Kids under 7: free

2019 GREAT GREEN EGGSTRAVAGANZA
April 14th: 11am-3pm
Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale, NY

Celebrate the emergence of spring with us! Enjoy a day of egg-themed activities, including our environmentally-friendly egg hunt. Make seasonal crafts, meet some of our animals on the great lawn and join a naturalist to discover signs of spring throughout our property. Event held rain or shine. Fee: Early registration (before April 14) $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Day of event registration $8 for members, $15 for non-members.

EARTH DAY: MASON JAR TERRARIUMS
April 16th: 11am & 2pm
April 18th: 11am & 2pm
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY

At this workshop we’ll learn about living things and how they are connected as we create our own little ecosystem in a jar. Complete with living moss and activated charcoal, these terrariums are the real deal!
$10 materials fee per child plus Museum admission.

Plants in a terrarium bowl set on a table.
Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com
SCHOOL BREAK PROGRAM: IT’S A GILDED LIFE!
April 16th: 10am – 12pm
April 18th: 10am – 12pm
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburgh, NY

On Tuesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 18, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer a program for children ages 8 to 12 who are home on their spring break from school. Children and their families will step back in time 100 years as they learn what it was like to be a high-society guest at Staatsburgh, a 79-room mansion on the Hudson River. The 90-minute program will start at 10:00am on April 16 and on April 18. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (845) 889-8851. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 / Person, $12 / Families of 3 and more

COLONIAL HISTORY DAY
April 17th: 12pm – 3pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers, NY

Swing by the Manor and Van der Donck Park to be transported back to the 1700’s during our 4th annual Colonial History Day! Featuring historical craftsmen, including a blacksmith and Cavalry rider on horseback, historical music and crafts, colonial virtual reality programs and much more; all outdoor activities are free to attend!

SPRING TEA & EASTER EGG HUNT
April 17th: 12pm-2pm
Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, NY
Twice a year, Mount Gulian in Beacon hosts a Children’s Tea that includes delicious sandwiches, tea, dessert and the opportunity to make a craft. This is a popular Hudson Valley Spring Event and usually sells out!

Mount Gulian Historic Site welcomes youngsters and adults to its annual Children’s Spring Tea on Wednesday April 17th, from noon to 2 p.m. One of Mount Gulian’s most popular events, the Spring Tea combines genteel fun, good manners and education about a bygone era, in an authentic setting where social teas were once standard fare. The cost is $17 for children and $25 for adults. Prepaid reservations are due by Friday April 12th.


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GOLDS GYM LAGRANGE ANNUAL EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE
April 18th: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Gold’s Gym, Poughkeepsie/Lagrange

258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Scramble on Thursday, April 18th at 5:30pm. This is a Parent Supervised Free Event! Egg Scramble Begins Promptly at 6pm. All Ages Welcome.

WALKWAY AT NIGHT
April 19th: 7:45pm – 9:45pm
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY

Have you ever dreamt about spending a moonlit evening on the Walkway while enjoying the scenic vistas of the Hudson River? Here’s your chance! Enjoy breathtaking twilight views, see the night sky with telescopes provided by the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association (weather permitting), and more! Donations appreciated!

EASTER BUNNY FESTIVAL
April 20th: 11am – 2pm
White Plains City Center, White Plains

Join us for a day of FREE fun! Visit with the Easter Bunny and receive Easter Eggs!! Dancing and Games with Sparkle Girls and the Easter Bunny! Face Painting! Contests and Prizes!

Painted Easter Eggs in a nest.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com
PIZZA, PJ’S AND MINIONS
April 26th: 6pm-8pm
Reformed Church of Port Ewen

160 Salem Street, Port Ewen

Come on out in your favorite PJ’s, have pizza and party with the Minions!! This event will include, pizza, refreshments, snacks, coloring/art projects, meet and greets with Stuart & Kevin, and a dance party.
Tickets Required

HUDSON VALLEY KIDVENTURE 2019
April 27th: 11am – 4pm
April 28th: 11am – 4pm
Dutchess Community College

91 Cottage Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

KidVenture is an interactive and educational event featuring activities, live performances, demonstrations, technology exhibits, career exploration experiences, and more.
Tickets Required

STORMVILLE AIRPORT FLEA MARKET
April 27th: 8am – 4pm
April 28th: 8am – 4pm
Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market

428 Route 216, Stormville, NY

The legendary Hudson Valley tradition is returning April 27th and 28th from 8am to 4pm, for its 49th year, with “Springtime in the Country”! The Stormville Flea Market & Antique Show features more than 600 vendors from more than 8 states.

2ND ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
April 27th: 10am – 5pm
City of Peekskill Riverfront Green, Peekskill, NY

The Rotary Club of Peekskill’s Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives attendees free admission and the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of spring with: Children’s Activities, Food Vendors, Cherry Blossom Tree Guided Tours, Raffle, Silent Auction

Cherry blossom trees among a pond in a park setting.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com
HUDSON VALLEY MAC AND CHEESE FEST IV
April 27th: 1pm-5pm
Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery

100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville, NY

Attendees this year will be able to sample Mac & Cheese creations from some of the finest restaurants and Chefs in the Hudson Valley. Entry with all tickets will include a free self guided tour of the winery and lots of Mac and Cheese samples as your taste buds will decide who will be crowned Kings of the Mac and Cheese! This is a family event kids 12 and under are FREE and we are expecting this event to be sold out before it begins.

ANNUAL BEACON BARKS
April 27th: 11am-3pm
Main Street, Beacon

Street festival, music, food, lots of vendors, dog parade, dog costume contest, dog musical chair contest. All to bring awareness to shelter dogs. Proceeds to benefit Safe Haven Animal Shelter & Wildlife Center building an educational and rehabilitation center for both pets and wildlife in the Town of Beekman. RAIN DATE APRIL 28TH

COFFEE AND TEA FESTIVAL
April 28th: 10am – 4pm
Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Dr, Poughkeepsie, NY

Sample great coffee from local roasters, coffee shops and cafes! Tea drinkers will find delicious teas provided by local  purveyors, tea shops and specialty markets!! Sample a large variety of  coffees and teas, enjoy coffee and tea themed desserts, treats, and eats!! Bring home your favorites all from local vendors.

BRADLEY FARM BRUNCH W/ CHEF CHRISTINA RAMIREZ
April 28th: 10am – 4pm
Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Dr, Poughkeepsie, NY

Starting the season off right with Chef Christina Ramirez, she WOWed us with her brunch last year, and we are thrilled to welcome her back!
Your choice/ each ($18 inc tax). Buy your tickets early!



Popular Events Happening this May


FIRST FRIDAY PK: CINCO DE MAYO
May 3rd: 5pm – 8:30pm
Academy Street, Poughkeepsie

Join us on Friday, May 3rd, from 5-8:30pm, as First Friday Poughkeepsie partners with ABC Latino and La Super Latina FM for a Cinco de Mayo themed event located at Academy Street and Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Mexican attire to celebrate culture!

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO!
May 4th: 12pm – 5pm
May 5th: 12pm – 5pm
Applewood Winery

82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick, NY

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us! Sat 5/4 and Sun 5/5 from 12-5! We will be serving up some Cinco De Mayo inspired food and specialty cocktails!
One of our favorite food truck’s, Empanada Sonata will be here serving up specialty empanadas all weekend!
Live music both days from 1-5 and best of all FREE ADMISSION!

8TH ANNUAL RIVERKEEPER SWEEP: WARYAS
May 4th: 10am – 5pm
Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY

Join Dutchess Outreach and Riverkeeper for a shoreline cleanup of the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie’s Waryas Park on Saturday, May 4, 2019, for the 8th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River.

ORIGINAL FLEA – AN OUTDOOR MARKET
May 4th: 9am – 6pm
Newburgh Vintage Emporium
5006 Route 9W, Newburgh, NY

Legend has it, the FIRST outdoor flea market in the U.S. was held in Newburgh in 1752. Join us for ‘Original Flea’ our first OUTDOOR market of the season on Saturday, May 4th 2019.

OPENING DAY OF GUIDED TOUR SEASON
May 4th: 10am – 5pm
Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY

Explore local history in pre-colonial and colonial America by taking an informative and engaging 60-minute guided tour of Historic Huguenot Street. You will learn about the region’s indigenous peoples, archaeological discoveries and material culture, the early European settlers and the founding of New Paltz, the institution of slavery in New York, women’s history, and so much more.

MOTHER’S DAY ARTISAN MARKET
May 4th: 10am – 4pm
Eastchester Public Library
11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY

Join the Northeast Etsy Artists Collective for our Mother’s Day Artisan Market. Discover and shop for unique, high-quality handcrafted gifts for Mom from our local artisans. While you’re here, you can pick up something for yourself, too! And for the kids, we will have arts & crafts and the Child ID program, courtesy of NY Life Insurance.

K104.7 8TH ANNUAL CUPCAKE FESTIVAL
May 4th: 12pm – 5pm
Stormville Airport
428 Route 216, Stormville, NY

The Best Cupcakes in the Hudson Valley | Shop Local Vendors | Enjoy Fun Family Activities! Slide down the inflatable slide, or jump in the jumpy castles provided by Party Time Rentals! -PLUS- Enjoy over 20,000 cupcakes from local bakeries and bakers all over the Hudson Valley! Free Admission & Free Parking.

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CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
May 5th: 2pm – 5pm
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY

It’s Cinco de Mayo at Warwick Valley Winery and we’re ready to celebrate! Come on out and party with your favorite band, The Connected!

MOUNT GULIAN HISTORIC SITE OPENING DAY
May 5th: 1pm – 4pm
Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street, Beacon, NY

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, opens for the season on Sunday, May 5th. Tours of the historic home, 18th century Dutch barn, and restored garden will be given every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through October 27th. Tours will be given every hour on the hour, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m.

CINCO DE MAYO AT WARWICK VALLEY WINERY
May 5th: 2pm – 5pm
Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery
114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY

It’s Cinco de Mayo at Warwick Valley Winery and we’re ready to celebrate! Come on out and party with your favorite band, The Connected!

BENMARL WINERY AND HV SEAFOOD PICNIC
May 11th: 12pm – 6pm
Benmarl Winery
156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, NY

Benmarl Winery in collaboration with Hudson Valley Seafood and Chef John Vargo are Announcing a very special Pre-Mother’s Day Seafood Picnic at the Winery!

MOTHER’S DAY POP UP SHOP
May 11th: 4pm – 9pm
The Green Growler
4 Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Local vendors will be offering up pottery, upcycled fabric accessories, skin care products, jewelry and more! Grab something fabulous and local for your mom while enjoying a craft beer!

FAMILY OPEN HOUSE @ EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE
May 12th: 12pm
Edward Hopper House
82 N Broadway, Nyack, NY

Weekends at the Edward Hopper House offer ongoing family art workshops related to the artwork on display in the main gallery. Our goal is to offer families access to high quality art, and deeper insights into the exhibitions and local history presented at the Edward Hopper House.

SPECTACULAR CREPUSCULAR TWILIGHT STORY WALK
May 17th: 6:30pm-8pm
Old Field Preserve
Lewisboro, NY

Join us, the Town of Lewisboro and Lewisboro Library for an evening walk through Old Field Preserve as we learn all about the animals that come out to explore during the twilight hours! We will be reading “The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits” by Douglas Florian. A flashlight, and a sturdy pair of shoes are highly recommended for this outdoor adventure!

PINE BUSH UFO FAIR
May 18th: 10am-4pm
Main Street, Pine Bush, NY

Enjoy all-day family-friendly festivities when Main Street closes down and the Pine Bush UFO Fair begins! Join the eclectic cast of characters as they take over Main Street in the hamlet of Pine Bush. Watch- or take part in an Alien Beauty Contest, the ALIEN STROLL down Main Street, or our hilarious interactive GAME SHOW hosted by aliens!!!

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com
GARDINER CUPCAKE FESTIVAL
May 18th: 12pm-5pm
699 State Route 208, Gardiner, NY

Save the Date May 18th 2019 Gardiner Cupcake Festival at Wrights Farm

SHAWAGUNK WINE TRAIL SEASON OPENER
May 18th & May 19th: 10am-5pm
Orange & Ulster Counties

As your hosts, all 15 member wineries of the Shawangunk Wine Trail will be serving a variety of scrumptious food “bites” to be paired with their flight of tastings. From classic comfort foods to savory and tasty sweet treats. See member list and food bites listed below. Tickets required.

LAB FEST NY
May 18th: 2pm 6pm
May 19th: 12pm – 4pm
Garner Arts Center
55 W Railroad Ave, Garnerville, NY

A weekend of collaborative art making & beer brewing
on 14 acres of Pre-Civil War grounds.
Featuring: 40 craft breweries, fabulous food trucks, acrobats,
roaming performers, wandering musicians & interactive installations
around each corner, creek and alleyway. Tickets required.

BIRDS & BAGELS
May 25th: 7:30am – 9:30am
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY

Can you identify this Woodpecker? Join Ben Dickson of Wild Birds Unlimited on Saturday, May 25th for a small group walk around Rockefeller State Park Preserve to spot Downy Woodpeckers (did you guess right?), as well as Goldfinches, and Eastern Phoebes. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the main parking picnic tables (at the rear end of the lot!) for free coffee and bagels before the walk begins at 8 a.m. The event will be canceled in case of rain. The event is open to the first 15 people and requires an additional rsvp the week before the event. Please bring your own pair of binoculars! Ages 12+

SUGAR LOAF SPRING FESTIVAL
May 25th – May 27th
Sugar Loaf, NY

Food, crafts, face painting, artisans and more will be showing their talents, demonstrating their arts and enjoying Memorial Day weekend with the public all weekend long!

WOODSTOCK – NEW PALTZ ART & CRAFTS FAIR SPRING SHOW
May 25th: 10am – 5:30pm
May 26th: 10am – 5:30pm
May 27th: 10am – 4:00pm
249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, NY

This is a family-friendly event, with a complimentary supervised children’s art & crafts tent dedicated to inspiring our youngest makers — who will also enjoy face-painting, interactive musical performances, a magic show and more. And don’t forget, children under 12 are FREE, as are veterans on Monday, May 27th.
Adults – $10.00 | Children under 12 are Free | Weekend Pass (valid all 3 days) $13

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COUNTRY LIVING FAIR RHINEBECK
May 31st: 10am
June 1st: 10am
June 2nd: 10am
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY

The lifestyle of Country Living magazine come to life with the best shopping from more than 200 curated vendors from 25+ states, cooking and crafting how-tos and much more. Tickets required for admission.

MOVIES ON BANNERMAN ISLAND: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
May 31st: 7pm
Bannerman Island
Cruise departs from Beacon, NY

Join us for the first film screening of 2019 on Bannerman Island, as we present Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! This event includes a cruise to and from the Island departing from Beacon, New York, a mini-tour of the Island when you arrive, entry to the Bannerman family residence and the film screening. Candy, popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. Get your tickets early, as it often sells out.


Popular Hudson Valley Spring Events in June


CRAFT MARKET WALK
June 1st: 11am – 5pm
Gardiner Library
Gardiner, NY

Peruse through a one mile Craft Market Walk stretching from the Gardiner Library, to the Farmer’s Market Grounds, across the Gardiner Rail Trail and onto the Yard Owl Craft Brewery!

HUDSON VALLEY CIDER FESTIVAL 2019
June 1st: 2pm – 6pm
Barton Orchards
63 Appletree Lane, Poughquag

The Hudson Valley Cider Festival returns for year 5 at Barton Orchards in Poughquag! Sample the best that the Hudson Valley, New York, Country, and World has to offer in Hard Ciders. The event will also have food trucks, vendors, games, live music, 5K and more. The event will also feature a special beer selection to cleanse the palate between delicious ciders!

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DINNER & CONVERSATION WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE
June 1st: 4:30pm – 9pm
Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling St, Beacon, NY

A finely skilled actor from the American Historical Theatre will portray the American author Edgar Allan Poe who will mingle with guests and share reminiscences about his days writing literary classics such as The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven.

NEWBURGH ILLUMINATED FESTIVAL
June 1st: 12pm-10pm
Broadway & Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY

Join us at the Newburgh Illuminated Festival, for an incredible day celebrating the city of Newburgh through art, music, food, poetry, dance, and more!

NANUET STREET FAIR
June 2nd: 10am – 5pm
Main Street, Nanuet

Every year our Street Fair sells out with over 200 vendors! Last year we attracted roughly 18,000 people and there is something for everyone! Enjoy our opening offer of coffee and danish and free raffles for money to be used for any vendor at the fair. We have kid rides, great food, and live entertainment all day long.

32ND ANNUAL TARRYTOWN STREET FAIR
June 2nd: 10am – 5pm
Tarrytown, NY

Food – Vendors – Dance Performances
Fun For the Whole Family
Rain or Shine!

BIRDS OF PREY DAY
June 2nd: 10am – 4:30pm
Green Chimneys
400 Doansburg Rd, Brewster, NY

Celebrating 27 years of Green Chimneys’ famous annual tradition dedicated to children, the environment and magnificent birds of prey.
– Over 100 raptors
– Free-flying demos
– Top wildlife experts
– Live animal presentations

WINE WITH YOUR CANINE @ BENMARL WINERY
June 2nd: 12pm – 6pm
Benmarl Winery & Vineyard
156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, NY

Join us for our annual Dog Event at Benmarl Winery on June 2nd from 12-6pm. Bring your dog! This is a free event and a charitable event as well. We donate our courtyard to some of the top dog boutiques and rescue organizations in the area. We will also be doing tastings and a portion of the proceeds will be going to Lost pets of the Hudson valley. If you participate in our charitable wine tasting you will be given a raffle ticket to win 4 bottles of wine and a special souvenir wine glass.

THE FLAVORS OF HAVERSTRAW FOOD CRAWL
June 2nd: 1pm – 5pm
Haverstraw Riverwide Arts
151 Broadway, Haverstraw, NY

The 6th Flavors of Haverstraw Food Crawl is 6/2- 1-5pm.
$3-$6 per plate from over 15 participating restaurants. MEET, EAT, WALK. Savor and celebrate the diverse cuisine of Downtown Haverstraw, NY. RAIN OR SHINE.

FREE MONTHLY GUIDED TOUR OF CHUANG YEN MONASTERY
June 2nd: 9am – 11am
2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY

For people who are interested in finding our more about Chuang Yen Monastery and Buddhism in general, please join us for this monthly free guided tour.

BURGER & BEER BLAST
June 6th: 6pm – 10pm
Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway Rd, Valhalla, NY

Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival is back! Join us for Burger & Beer Blast on Thursday, June 6th from 6pm-10pm at Kensico Dam Plaza. Westchester Parks Foundation is once again the benefitting charity of both Burger & Beer Blast and Grand Tasting Village. We are selling tickets at $70 each, that’s $15 off the price and all proceeds benefit Westchester Parks Foundation. Get yours before they sell out!

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL WITH WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE
June 7th: 6pm – 9pm
Cross County Shopping Center
8000 Mall Wak, Yonkers, NY

Join us at Cross County Shopping Center on Friday, June 7th from 6pm to 9pm to experience and enjoy remarkable food from Westchester and NYC food trucks. There will be 15+ food trucks, mall food vendors, beer & wine and live music from a local band.

VILLAGE OF GOSHEN ART WALK
June 7th: 6pm-9pm
Webster Park
Goshen, NY

Area creatives join together to exhibit their works for sale in open air. This is a fun filled evening featuring music, dancing, and activities!

ITALIAN FEAST SACRED HEART-SAINT FRANCIS
June 7th, June 8th, June 9th: 6pm
Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh, NY

This is the 107th year of this Parish Feast, honoring Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Saint Anthony. Hours are Friday, June 7th, 6-10PM, Saturday, June 8th, Noon to 10PM, Sunday, June 9th, 1-6PM.

2019 BREWSTER MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 8th: 12pm – 7pm
Wells Park
98 Oak Street, Brewster, NY

The 3rd Annual Brewster Music Festival is set to rock out on June 8, 2019 at Wells Park at 98 Oak Street in Brewster. Admission is FREE. Bring chairs and blankets to claim your space on the beautiful “great lawn” in the park.

GREENWOOD LAKE STREET FAIR
June 8th: 11am – 5pm
Greenwood Lake, NY

Join us for a fun filled day of games, food and shopping on Windermere Avenue in Greenwood Lake, NY.

SUMMER OF CIDER
June 8th: 12pm – 5pm
Applewood Winery
82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick, NY

Sat 6/8 and Sun 6/9 from 12-5! A kickoff celebration of Hudson Valley Cider Week with 8-10 different ciders on tap! Cider flights, cider cocktails, and small batch specials. Jeremy Langdale Band will be here live Saturday and Dan Brother Duo Sunday! Bring your growler! Best of all FREE admission!

FESTIVAL AT THE FALLS
June 8th: 12pm – 6pm
Mesier Park
2 Spring St, Wappingers Falls, NY

Vendors, and our businesses, will be scattered outside along East Main, Mill Street, Market Street, Mesier Park and Zion Park. Free

FAMILY OPEN HOUSE
June 9th: 12pm
Edward Hopper House
82 N Broadway, Nyack, NY

Weekends at the Edward Hopper House offer ongoing family art workshops related to the artwork on display in the main gallery. Our goal is to offer families access to high quality art, and deeper insights into the exhibitions and local history presented at the Edward Hopper House.

POUGHKEEPSIE GREEK FESTIVAL 2019
June 13th – June 16th: 11am
54 Park Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY

Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church presents the annual Poughkeepsie Greek Festival. For 4 days, the outside of the Hellenic Center is filled with the exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the Poughkeepsie Greek Festival. Come enjoy traditional Greek delicacies and our famous pastries. Sit and enjoy the Greek music and dancing under the tent.

STRAWBERRY JAMMIN’
June 15th: 10am – 4pm
Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction

Celebrate all things strawberry at Fishkill Farm’s annual Strawberry Jammin’ Festival–a berry good time for all ages!
That’s right, we’ve planted yet another acre of strawberries making it our biggest year for strawberries ever!

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A CELEBRATION OF STRAWBERRIES
June 15th: 11am – 5pm
Applewood Winery
82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick, NY

Celebrate Strawberries with us all weekend!
We will have strawberry themed drinks, ciders, and treats!
Live music from 2-5 with Ray Longchamp on Saturday and TJ Santiago Sunday! Free Admission!

TOWN OF MONROE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
June 15th: 11am – 7pm
61 Orange & Rockland Road, Monroe, NY

Town of Monroe food truck festival
Craft beer garden, live music , over a dozen food trucks
It is being held at the same location as our fall event off Route 208 in Monroe

HUDSON VALLEY WINE & CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
June 15th & June 16th: 11am
Ulster County Fairgrounds
249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz

The Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival has changed dates and location this Spring! WE ARE GOING BIG THIS YEAR! The April date has been moved to June 15th & 16th (Father’s Day Weekend) and will be held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, N.Y. More space for vendors, live musical entertainment all weekend, and much more! Tickets required.

WARWICK FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
June 20th: 4pm-9pm
St. Stephens Place
Warwick, NY

Our festival takes place each summer in the beautiful town of Warwick, NY. We feature a wide variety of food-truck fare, desserts and sweets, locally crafted brews and live music each evening. It’s fun for the whole family!


  • Plan ahead, but not too far in advance, as the weather can change quickly
  • Rely on local weather sites, like Hudson Valley Weather.com for accurate weather forecasts
  • Buy tickets in advance, as many of these popular events sell out quickly.
  • Come back to this post, as I continue to add events as I find them online.
  • Don’t forget that sites like Groupon also have great things listed all the time! (affiliate link)


Until the Next Adventure…

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Jackie is the HV blogger behind Hudson Valley Exposed, featuring the hottest things to do, places to see and weekend getaways. Get information from a local who is seeing it all! She lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region with her hubby, kids, and doggies.

2 Comments

  • David Johnson
    May 6, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    I thought the Woodstock event with face painting, interactive musical performances, and a magic show sounds really fun. Personally, I would like to learn more about Hudson Valley and the events and local places to eat available all year long. I’ll have to look more into what the Hudson Valley has to offer.

    Reply
    • Jackie
      May 6, 2019 at 3:56 PM

      Thanks for the comment.
      I don’t include places to eat because there are at least two other websites that do a great job providing helpful information.
      My favorite is: Hudsonvalleyeats.com
      Check them out if you’re interested in finding local places to eat.
      I can definitely work on a post about things happening all year long and not just during specific season. I will keep it in mind!

      Reply

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