Embrace Irish Cuisine and Culture at 6 Seasonal Events
A fairytale dinner in Millbrook, a St. Patrick’s Day race in Wallkill, and more from this week’s picks for things to do around the Hudson Valley.
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Locations throughout the Hudson Valley
It’s back! For a full two weeks this March, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns to honor the best of food and drink in the Hudson Valley. Whether you visit a participating restaurant for a three-course lunch ($22.95) or dinner ($32.95), you’ll walk away with a happy heart and a full stomach. P.S. Keep an eye out for seasonal specials and restaurants offering their regular menu as part of the discounted Restaurant Week package.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Beacon
March 16, 4-5:30 p.m.
Delve into the history of music in the region at this late afternoon concert on Saturday. Presented by the Howland Chamber Music Circle, the event focuses on the melodies of early American and French composers and features performances by saxophonist and Dutchess Community College Music Department chair Christopher Brellochs and pianist Cynthia Peterson. Admission is free and includes a meet-and-greet session with the artists.
Charlotte’s Restaurant, Millbrook
March 16, 6-11 p.m.
For a one-of-a-kind pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration, look no further than this fairytale dinner event at Charlotte’s. In honor of the Irish fest, the eatery invites famed local storyteller Jonathan Kruk to enchant diners with the wild, wondrous tales of the Emerald Isle. To pair with the story session, Charlotte’s breaks out Irish classics like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and soda bread as part of its prix fixe offerings.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, Putnam Valley
March 16, 7:30-10 p.m.
As the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day continues, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center invites locals to celebrate the spirit of the holiday with traditional poetry, songs, and spoken word performances. Regardless of whether you go for the Irish drums or the soda bread (yes, there will be snacks on-hand), you’ll love the opportunity to immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of Ireland.
Lobby at the Ritz, Newburgh
March 16, 8 p.m.
Get ready to laugh it up in Newburgh at this Irish-inspired comedy night. Throughout the evening, brother and sister duo John ‘Sean’ and Lisa McKenna regale the audience with stories of their adventures in Ireland and their Boston Irish childhood. As far as libations go, local brews from Newburgh Brewing Company will be available throughout the evening. Tickets run $15 online or $20 at the door.
Wallkill Fire Department, Wallkill
March 17, 8 a.m.
May the luck o’ the Irish be with all who enter Wallkill’s Shamrock Scramble on Sunday morning. Open to walkers, runners, and children, the race offers three different start times for each group and doles out cash prizes to the top competitors to cross the finish line. Show up in your race clothes or your greenest garb and get ready to leap faster than a leprechaun.