Here's What to Do in the Hudson Valley This Week

A star party in Ancram, morning yoga in Newburgh, and more from this week’s picks for Hudson Valley events.




Star Party

Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram
January 24, 5 p.m.

Love the fact that you can actually see the stars in the Hudson Valley? Take the next step and learn a little about the nighttime sparklers with this workshop by the Mid Hudson Astronomical Society. The group has an open call for locals to meet on Friday for telescope viewing to learn how to identify constellations in the night sky.



Art After Hours

Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn, Poughkeepsie
January 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Happy hour gets a serious upgrade during The Art Effect’s Art After Hours event. Held in the recently renovated Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn, the show spotlights senior projects from local students. Attendees can take in the incredible local art while sampling bites and drinks from craft breweries and food vendors as well.


Winter White Party

Stagecoach Inn, Goshen
January 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Don your finest winter whites for a seasonal shindig at Stagecoach Inn on Friday. The festive to-do begins with a cocktail reception, then transitions to a three-course, communal dinner that embraces the flavors of the season. After starting with a winter vegetable soup, diners can choose between burrata ravioli, creamy risotto, or scallops in curried parsnip puree. For dessert, white chocolate almond brownies with a glass of milk end the meal.



Capital Roots 23rd Annual Garden Bowl

Uncle Sam Lanes, Troy
January 25, 2-5 p.m.

Bowl for a cause during Troy’s annual Garden Bowl extravaganza this Saturday. Hosted by Capital Roots, the winter happening invites locals to perfect their spares and strikes while learning more about the program’s efforts to improve access to fresh food and urban greening initiatives.


Bliss Body Yoga

Union Church Fellowship Hall Yoga Studio, Newburgh
January 26, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Get your yogi on this Sunday morning at Bliss Body Yoga’s weekly a.m. session in Newburgh. Certified yoga therapist Linda Freeman leads the $15 “Feel Better in Your Body” class, which aims to promote feelings of lightness and movement. After the class wraps, stick around Newburgh for brunch or lunch at one of these scrumptious eateries.



Museum Mates: Thomas Cole & The Hudson River School

Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston
January 26, 1-3 p.m.

Designed for budding artists between the ages of 5 and 12, Hudson River Maritime Museum’s first Museum Mates program of the year is all about Hudson River School founder Thomas Cole. Little creatives can learn the basics of painting before getting to work to craft their own masterpieces. Participation is $5/person.

Looking for more Hudson Valley happenings this week? Check out our complete January calendar of events for a wingfest in Poughkeepsie and a Woodstock songwriter at BSP Kingston. Otherwise, take a peek at our monthly insider guide for psychological theater in Ghent and maple syrup fun in Tannersville. You won’t want to miss any of it!

Want even more? Check out our Hudson Valley event calendar guide.

Related: Your Complete Guide to Arts & Events in the Hudson Valley

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