These Are the 8 Best Things to Do in the Valley This April

Daughtry hits the Valley. Plus, TAP New York craft beer fest heads to Hunter Mountain and the antiques market season debuts at Stormville.


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‘It’s Not Over’ for Daughtry 

After releasing four albums selling eight million copies, Daughtry arrives in the Hudson Valley to perform alternative rock songs a decade in the making. Chris Daughtry, the frontman for the band, rose to stardom on American Idol . Their band’s hits include “It’s Not Over,” “What About Now,” and “Home.” Apr 7, 8 p.m., $34.75+. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, 518.465.4663; www.palacealbany.org

 

Seeking the Afterlife in Nyack

‚ÄčMedium Cindy Kaza entertains at Levity Live | Photo courtesy of Cindy Kaza

Bringing her psychic talents to the Hudson Valley is Evidential Medium Cindy Kaza. Her brand of mediumship brings in extremely specific information that can include names, personality traits, physical ailments, favorite pastimes, and phrases often used by loved ones in spirit that will diminish skepticism among the audience. Apr 5, 8 p.m., $30. Nyack Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, 845.353.5400; www.nyack.levitylive.com

 

Springtime for the Earth

The 6th annual Kingston Earth Fair & Expo sustainability fair ushers in a variety of sustainable “green” initiatives along with resources for the community. Honoring nature in a setting of more than 12 gardens and 24 animal exhibits, it will include live music, various entertainment, demonstrations, delicious food, literature readings, vendors, kids crafts and activities, a clothing/toy/book exchange swap, and more. Apr 21, 10 a.m.3 p.m., Forsyth Nature Center, 157 Lucas Ave, Kingston, 845.339.3053; www.forsythnaturecenter.org

 

Antiques and Collectibles in Stormville 

With more than 600 vendors from several states, The Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market celebrates “Springtime in the Country” offering up treasures in the realm of antiques, collectibles, arts & crafts, furniture, pottery, jewelry, clothes, farm stands, and various merchandise any bargain hunter would love to explore. Gourmet food concessions, demonstrations, and family fun round out this shopping weekend. Apr 28–29, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., free admission/parking. Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville, 845.221.6561; www.stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

 

Wine & Bites Weekend 

Hit the Wine Trail: Visit 13 wineries with a weekend pass.

The Shawangunk Wine Trail welcomes spring with this new event where you can savor the region’s finest wines paired with a variety of delectable food bites at such locations as Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, Robibero Winery in New Paltz, and Applewood Winery in Warwick. Each of the 13 member wineries has selected cheese, meat, salad, pasta, or dessert to present with their wines. Receive a souvenir wine glass at the starting winery of your choice and continue on a self-guided tour of all 13 wineries at your own pace.  Apr 21–22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $43.20 weekend pass or $27 Sun only. Shawangunk Wine Trail, 845.256.8456; www.shawangunkwinetrail.com

 

Singing Bulldozers & Dump Trucks

Based on the beloved children’s book, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site is a family musical for those who love getting dirty with big construction vehicles. Bedtime is approaching but Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer won’t get out of the bath, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy. Will Excavator and Bulldozer ever get some sleep before tomorrow’s day of work? Apr 7, 2 p.m., $28. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St, Tarrytown, 914.631.3390; www.tarrytownmusichall.org

 

A Rainy Day Woman

Coming to Bethel this month: Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan. A multi-platinum singer and songwriter in her own right, Osborne brings a soulful interpretation to several of Dylan's albums spanning the '60s and '70s.  Some of her evocative renditions of Dylan's poetic songs will include "Rainy Day Women," "Tangled Up In Blue," "Dark Eyes," and "Tryin' To Get To Heaven." Apr 15, 8 p.m., $44+.  Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922; www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events

 

Atticus and Scout in Middletown

Set in a 1932 small town in Alabama, To Kill A Mockingbird stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer who strives to raise his children in an atmosphere free of racism and hatred. The drama centers around Atticus' defense of a black man accused of raping a white woman. This 1962 classic — based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel — won three Academy Awards, and its tale still holds up today. Apr 7, 1:30 p.m., $6. Middletown Paramount Theatre, 17 South St, Middletown, 845.346.4195; www.middletownparamount.com

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