What to Do in the Hudson Valley This Week

A coffee and tea festival, and more from this week's top picks for things to do in and around the Valley.




A Cup of the Valley Coffee & Tea Festival

Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park

April 22; 11 a.m. -5 p.m.

Do you need a cup of coffee to function in the morning or are you someone who sips on tea throughout the day? Either way, you can sip to your heart’s content at the coffee and tea festival this weekend. With tasty treats from local vendors available to pair with your brew of choice, this fest is one you won’t want to miss.

15th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Bronxville

April 20-22; 6 p.m. -5 p.m.

This free poetry festival takes place at Sarah Lawrence over the course of the weekend. Wordsmiths, students, and poetry lovers will enjoy the medley of words submitted by undergraduate and graduate students. Established poets from across the nation will also share their work during the event.

Newburgh Community Cleanup


April 21; 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

In honor of Earth Day weekend, head over to Newburgh to give back to the community and support this green initiative. Locals can meet at 8 a.m. to register for the cleanup, which is organized by Safe Harbors of the Hudson. After the event wraps at noon, volunteers are invited to keep the fun going at the post-cleanup barbecue.

Earth Day Festival

Stanley Deming Park, Warwick

April 21-22; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This family friendly Earth Day celebration kicks off on Saturday with a “Too Good to Toss” donation event, followed by a “Shop for Free” afternoon. On Sunday, artists will lead the “Treecycle” crafting session to turn trash into a whimsical forest. There will also be an opportunity to shop for upcycled goods from local makers and learn practical ways to lead a more environmentally positive life.

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

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