May 2011

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Poughkeepsie Fashion: Marist College’s Silver Needle Fashion Show and Awards Brings Style to Dutchess County

HV goes behind the scenes on the making of Poughkeepsie’s hottest fashion pageant

Marist College Silver Needle Fashion Show: Poughkeepsie fashion show event brings style to Dutchess County

Stay up-to-date with the Marist College fashion department’s events and projects

Things to Do in the Hudson Valley this Summer (Editor’s Letter)

A word from Hudson Valley Editor in Chief, Olivia J. Abel

Artisan Bath Soaps: Bars of Beauty

Artisans throughout the Hudson Valley are making soaps that smell nice, look pretty, and — best of all — nourish your skin.

Summer Fashion 2011: That ’70s Style

Break out those bell-bottoms: From laid-back bohemian to sophisticated vintage, the hottest fashion trends this summer harken back to what they were wearing some 40 years ago

Hudson Valley Golf Guide 2011: Golfing in New York’s Hudson Valley

Whether you’re a scratch handicapper or a weekend duffer, our annual guide to the links has the info you need to enjoy the game even more. Learn how to correct your slice, check out the latest gear, and take a tour of Westchester County’s “Dream 18.” And don’t miss our guide to daily fee courses throughout the region.

Best Dining Deals in Orange County This Week: Fig Café in Warwick

This week’s best dining deal (May 26-June 1): Get free coffee and dessert at Fig Café in Warwick, N.Y.

Ulster County Restaurant Review: Henry’s Farm to Table at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa in Milton

The brand-new restaurant at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa offers locally sourced ingredients and a beautiful riverside location

Best Shopping Deals in Dutchess County This Week: Elizabeth Boutique and 96.1 KISSFM in Poughkeepsie

This week’s best shopping deal (May 19-25): Get $9.61 off your purchase of $50 or more at Elizabeth Boutique in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Mailbox & Letters in May 2011

Read our letters to the editor for May 2011

Best Home and Garden Shopping Deals in Ulster County This Week: Woodstock Chimes in Woodstock

This week’s best shopping deal (May 12-18): Get up to 80% off at Woodstock Chimes’ Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale in Woodstock, N.Y.

Best Food and Shopping Deals in Dutchess County for Mother’s Day This Week: Bad Ass Coffee in Wappingers Falls

This week’s best shopping deal (May 5-11): Get 20% off at Bad Ass Coffee in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

Polly's Picks in May 2011

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists the best events picks for May 2011

Out & About in May 2011

Catching Phish at Bethel Woods, talkin’ baseball at New Paltz, and dancing in a downpour

Summer Fun in the Hudson Valley 2011

Kid’s Korner in May 2011

This month, the circus rolls into town, a fairy tale comes to life onstage, and other whimsical activities take place as the May flowers bloom

Antique Road Show: A History of Poughkeepsie’s Old Steam Cars

Poughkeepsie produced some of the country’s most exotic automobiles in the early 20th century. Who knew?

Baking Cupcakes: Little Gourmet Desserts that Dominate

Despite rumors about the decline of the nationwide cupcake craze, these tiny treats still reign supreme in the Valley

Albany Tulip Festival 2011: Albany Events with Flower Power

See what’s blooming in Albany

Chatter

Marist’s Silver Needle Fashion Show turns 25; Greene County kids learn economics the old-fashioned way; and see what’s blooming in Albany PLUS: Where in the Hudson Valley and On the Town

Ulster County Restaurant Recommendation: Cucina in Woodstock

Eat out at Cucina in Woodstock this month

Event and Party Photos: On the Town (May 2011)

See who’s been out on the town this month

Greene County Hosts New York’s First Lemonade Day

Greene County youth learn about entrepreneurship

Facebook for Baby Boomers (Opinion Column)

The over-40 crowd navigates through the maze of 2lst-century technology
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Twenty-two artists open their studio doors to the public at eighteen locations in Gardiner during Sixth Annual Gardiner Open Studio Tour. This self-guided tour is a juried event that boasts a...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
(Various artist studios)
Gardiner, NY  12525


Sponsor: DM Weil Gallery (GOST Artist HQ)
Telephone: 845-255-3336
Contact Name: DM Weil
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Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
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Telephone: 845-265-3638
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This indoor farmers market offers vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, jams, breads and baked goods (gluten-free, too!), eggs, mushrooms, and specialty items from local growers and producers.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy
15 Mt. Ebo Road South
Brewster, NY  12563
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Sponsor: Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy
Telephone: 845-878-9078
Contact Name: Clark Cameron-Gonzalez
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Last year for the first time, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art issued an open call for regional artists to submit their works for a new exhibition called WORD. Fittingly, the only...

Cost: $5, $4 seniors & educators, $2 students & children

Where:
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main St.
Peekskill, NY
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Telephone: 914-788-0100
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The "I'm Tired" Project, featuring UK-based artists Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans, aims to highlight the significance of micro-aggressions, stereotypes, and other forms of...

Cost: $5

Where:
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main St.
Peekskill, NY  10566
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Sponsor: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
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Since 2002, the Shirt Factory and its sister buildings — all of which lived former lives as industrial edifices but are now a hub for the arts — have been drawing a variety of artists,...

Where:
Wired Gallery
11 Mohonk Rd.
High Falls, NY
View map »


Telephone: 682-564-5613
Website »

More information

Winter is finally over, and a quartet of contemporary artists — Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, and Dai Ban — welcome the new season with a springtime show at...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. Celebrating the 2016 expansion of the Panama Canal, the Oh, Panama! exhibit features works by Jonas Lie, who painted the...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. In Thomas Doyle: If The Creek Don’t Rise, the artist explores the idea of heightened anxiety in our culture...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Husdon River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY  10701
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Sponsor: Hudson River Museum
Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

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Presented by Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, this free, family-friendly festival celebrates the musical and humanitarian legacy — and what would have been the birthday — of the late...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Rd.
Putnam Valley, NY  10579
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Sponsor: Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
Telephone: 845-528-7280
Contact Name: Judy Allen
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If your little ones love Daniel Tiger on PBS, you’ll want to catch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood tour, which makes a stop in Poughkeepsie. Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes...

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
14 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
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Sponsor: WM Concerts
Telephone: 845-454-5800
Contact Name: Susan
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Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-0135
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Two up-and-coming choreographers present their works in separate programs collectively entitled May Day Dances at Bard’s Fisher Center. Faye Driscoll is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer;...

Cost: $25 single performance, $40 for both

Where:
Bard College
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 845-758-7900
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The tale of Romeo and Juliet is played out on the streets of New York City with music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Schedule: Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
661 Rte. 308
Rhinebeck, NY
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Telephone: 845-876-3080
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The characters from Sesame Street are ready to boogie! Kids can dance along with Elmo as he does the robot, the Cookie Monster teaches the audience some of his best moves, and Ernie shares the fun...

Cost: $21-$63

Where:
Palace Theatre
19 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-465-3334
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A professional production of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of knight-errant Don Quixote and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, as they strive to restore chivalry to a...

Cost: $59-$91

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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Telephone: 914-592-2222
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Visitors have the opportunity to tour Poughkeepsie Day School’s 35-acre campus, including the historic Kenyon House, science labs, art and dance studios, James Earl Jones Theater, gym, and...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Poughkeepsie Day School
Elizabeth C. Gilkeson Building
260 Boardman Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12603
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Telephone: 845-462-7600, ext. 201
Contact Name: Tammy Reilly
Website »

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Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Since 2002, the Shirt Factory and its sister buildings — all of which lived former lives as industrial edifices but are now a hub for the arts — have been drawing a variety of artists,...

Where:
Wired Gallery
11 Mohonk Rd.
High Falls, NY
View map »


Telephone: 682-564-5613
Website »

More information

Winter is finally over, and a quartet of contemporary artists — Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, and Dai Ban — welcome the new season with a springtime show at...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

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Since 2002, the Shirt Factory and its sister buildings — all of which lived former lives as industrial edifices but are now a hub for the arts — have been drawing a variety of artists,...

Where:
Wired Gallery
11 Mohonk Rd.
High Falls, NY
View map »


Telephone: 682-564-5613
Website »

More information

Winter is finally over, and a quartet of contemporary artists — Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, and Dai Ban — welcome the new season with a springtime show at...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Darkside Records and Gallery presents its bi-weekly DJ Night, a free event that features a local deejay spinning a variety of music. All are invited to attend, shop, and enjoy the party....

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Darkside Records and Gallery
611 Dutchess Tpke.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12603
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Sponsor: Darkside Records and Gallery
Telephone: 845-452-8010
Contact Name: John Bryan
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Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Winter is finally over, and a quartet of contemporary artists — Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, and Dai Ban — welcome the new season with a springtime show at...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Since 2002, the Shirt Factory and its sister buildings — all of which lived former lives as industrial edifices but are now a hub for the arts — have been drawing a variety of artists,...

Where:
Wired Gallery
11 Mohonk Rd.
High Falls, NY
View map »


Telephone: 682-564-5613
Website »

More information

The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. In Thomas Doyle: If The Creek Don’t Rise, the artist explores the idea of heightened anxiety in our culture...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Husdon River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY  10701
View map »


Sponsor: Hudson River Museum
Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. Celebrating the 2016 expansion of the Panama Canal, the Oh, Panama! exhibit features works by Jonas Lie, who painted the...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Enjoy $4.95 wings and drink specials, and free trivia.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Walsh’s Town Tavern
1118 Rte. 311
Patterson, NY  12563
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Telephone: 845-319-6442
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Al proceeds from the Vassar Haiti Project’s Art and Soul Reception and Fundraiser benefits the staffing, supply, and operation of a medical center in rural northwest Haiti that serves...

Cost: $65

Where:
Vassar College Alumnae House
161 Collegeview Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12603
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Telephone: 845-797-2123
Contact Name: Lila Meade
Website »

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Learn to dance the East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop — no partner necessary. Beginner lessons from 7:30-8 p.m., social dancing (with deejay) from 8-10 p.m. Notes: Parking available close to...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Vassar College
Aula at Ely Hall
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie , NY  12604
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Website »

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Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Since 2002, the Shirt Factory and its sister buildings — all of which lived former lives as industrial edifices but are now a hub for the arts — have been drawing a variety of artists,...

Where:
Wired Gallery
11 Mohonk Rd.
High Falls, NY
View map »


Telephone: 682-564-5613
Website »

More information

Winter is finally over, and a quartet of contemporary artists — Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, and Dai Ban — welcome the new season with a springtime show at...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. In Thomas Doyle: If The Creek Don’t Rise, the artist explores the idea of heightened anxiety in our culture...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Husdon River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY  10701
View map »


Sponsor: Hudson River Museum
Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

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Assisted living facility Braemar at Wallkill hosts an open house event to showcase its medical care, amenities, programs, and 130 fully furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Braemar at Wallkill
21 Riverside Dr.
Middletown, NY  10941
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Telephone: 845-695-5600
Contact Name: Marlene Vance
Website »

More information

The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. Celebrating the 2016 expansion of the Panama Canal, the Oh, Panama! exhibit features works by Jonas Lie, who painted the...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Pianist Louis Landon — a Steinway artist who has collaborated with the likes of Bonnie Raitt; James Taylor; Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Crosby, Stills & Nash — performs favorites by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenwood Lake Public Library
79 Waterstone Rd.
Greenwood Lake, NY  10925
View map »


Telephone: 845-477-8377
Contact Name: Chris Wheeling
Website »

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Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

Since 2002, the Shirt Factory and its sister buildings — all of which lived former lives as industrial edifices but are now a hub for the arts — have been drawing a variety of artists,...

Where:
Wired Gallery
11 Mohonk Rd.
High Falls, NY
View map »


Telephone: 682-564-5613
Website »

More information

Winter is finally over, and a quartet of contemporary artists — Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, and Dai Ban — welcome the new season with a springtime show at...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Last year for the first time, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art issued an open call for regional artists to submit their works for a new exhibition called WORD. Fittingly, the only...

Cost: $5, $4 seniors & educators, $2 students & children

Where:
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main St.
Peekskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-788-0100
Website »

More information

Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6110
Website »

More information

The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. Celebrating the 2016 expansion of the Panama Canal, the Oh, Panama! exhibit features works by Jonas Lie, who painted the...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. In Thomas Doyle: If The Creek Don’t Rise, the artist explores the idea of heightened anxiety in our culture...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Husdon River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY  10701
View map »


Sponsor: Hudson River Museum
Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-251-6100
Website »

More information

Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

There’s a whole lot more than movies on tap at the Greenville Drive-In this year. Kicking off the 2016 season is a festive opening party and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the venue’s new...

Cost: $50

Where:
Greenville Drive-In
10700 Rte. 32
Greenville, NY  12083
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Telephone: 917-755-2452
Website »

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Guests dress to impress at Westchester’s premier LGBT food and wine event, which features tastings, cocktails, and seasonal wines from guest chefs and vendors. Enjoy live music from DJ Catch...

Cost: $75-$125

Where:
Ritz-Carlton Westchester
3 Renaissance Sq.
White Plains, NY  10601
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Sponsor: Björn & Company
Telephone: 646-524-6342
Contact Name: Björn VW
Website »

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Warrior Productions presents a weekend of short theatrical productions featuring original works written by Hudson Valley writers. This year’s selection spotlights eight plays that focus on...

Cost: $10

Where:
Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
661 Rte. 308
Rhinebeck, NY  12572
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Telephone: 845-876-3080
Website »

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Located in a charming 1870s schoolhouse, the annual Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market returns for its eighth season and provides shoppers with everything needed to enjoy seasonal meals....

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Palisades Community Center
675 Oak Tree Rd.
Palisades, NY  10964
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Sponsor: Palisades Community Center
Contact Name: Carol Baxter
Website »

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Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen contemporary artisans are on display, drawing...

Cost: $17, $14 seniors, $8 ages 6-14, under 6 free

Where:
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Rte. 9D
Garrison, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-265-3638
Website »

More information

The inaugural Hudson Valley Comic Con combines sci-fi, fantasy, comics, pop culture, anime, and video games all in one expo. All children ages 12 and under receive a free comic book. Door prizes...

Cost: $20, $10 children, 5 and under free

Where:
Gold’s Gym
258 Titusville Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY  12603
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Sponsor: DCAC Entertainment
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Winter is finally over, and a quartet of contemporary artists — Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, and Dai Ban — welcome the new season with a springtime show at...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
22 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-1915
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During this program, meet (and even pet) a variety of animals, including a chinchilla, ferret, bearded dragon, and African pygmy hedgehog. Notes: For children ages 2-11; all children seven and...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenwood Lake Public Library
79 Waterstone Rd.
Greenwood Lake, NY  10925
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Telephone: 845-477-8377
Contact Name: Chris Wheeling
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Since 2002, the Shirt Factory and its sister buildings — all of which lived former lives as industrial edifices but are now a hub for the arts — have been drawing a variety of artists,...

Where:
Wired Gallery
11 Mohonk Rd.
High Falls, NY
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Telephone: 682-564-5613
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Last year for the first time, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art issued an open call for regional artists to submit their works for a new exhibition called WORD. Fittingly, the only...

Cost: $5, $4 seniors & educators, $2 students & children

Where:
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main St.
Peekskill, NY
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Telephone: 914-788-0100
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Explore the visual world with artist Keith Gunderson and his students. Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Opening reception and special demonstration on May 14 from 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Betsy Jacaruso Studio and Gallery
43 E. Market St.
Rhinebeck, NY  12572
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Telephone: 845-516-4435
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Still-lifes, portraits, and landscape photographs created in the 1930s by West Coast artists Ansel Adams, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

Cost: $5, $3 seniors & students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
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Telephone: 914-251-6100
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The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. In Thomas Doyle: If The Creek Don’t Rise, the artist explores the idea of heightened anxiety in our culture...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Husdon River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY  10701
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Sponsor: Hudson River Museum
Telephone: 914-963-4550
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The Hudson River Museum honors rivers and waterways in its newest exhibit. Celebrating the 2016 expansion of the Panama Canal, the Oh, Panama! exhibit features works by Jonas Lie, who painted the...

Cost: $6, $4 seniors, $3 children 3-18

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
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Telephone: 914-963-4550
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Built around the camera’s unique ability to capture movement, this exhibit includes works by name-brand artists (such as Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol) culled from the museum’s...

Cost: $5, $3 seniors and students

Where:
Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY
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Telephone: 914-251-6110
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The wildly popular Met Live in HD series continues with their first ever staging of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. The final installment in the Tudor trilogy, this opera centers around an...

Cost: $27, $25 members, $20 under 12

Where:
Bardavon Opera House
35 Market St.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Telephone: 845-473-2072
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Sewing circles were all the rage back in the 19th-century. This event, the first of a series, provides instruction and supplies to create embroidered art projects. Following the session, wine and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-0135
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People of every age and ability can take part in fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world, including circles, contras, and squares. Guests enjoy yummy a dessert potluck during...

Cost: $8, free children 12 and under

Where:
Old Songs Community Arts Center
37 South Main St.
Voorheesville, NY  12186
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Sponsor: Old Songs Inc.
Telephone: 518-765-2815
Contact Name: Andy Spence
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Warrior Productions presents a weekend of short theatrical productions featuring original works written by Hudson Valley writers. This year’s selection spotlights eight plays that focus on...

Cost: $10

Where:
Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
661 Rte. 308
Rhinebeck, NY  12572
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Telephone: 845-876-3080
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