Hudson Valley Creator Fest 2019

When: Sunday, May 5th at 12 PM – 6 PM

Where: 46 Raymond Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY

The Creator Fest 2019 goes down this Sunday May 5th. Join the festivites for a fun day celebrating the arts and creators here in the Hudson Valley featuring live music, drinks, craft vendors, food and more.


8 Mile Hike With Great Views Of Water Falls: Hudson River Valley

When: Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM

Where: 400 Sams Point Rd, Cragsmoor, NY 12420

Join the hike to explore Verkeerderkill Falls, a lake, ice caves and a dwarf pitch pine forest. They will also have excellent panoramic views of the Shawangunk Mountains during the hike.
Please be prepared for all conditions.

Wear appropriate clothing and waterproof boots as the approach to the waterfalls might be wet and muddy. Bring enough water (minimum 2L) for a 8 mile hike and a packed lunch. Also a headlamp might be helpful for the ice caves.

Following the hike, we will grab food and drinks at one of the restaurants in town or you can head out.

We can set up a car pool for everyone. Please email the organizer if you can offer a ride or need a ride. plant to be at the trailhead by 10 AM, we will leave promptly.

Hudson Valley KidVenture 2019

When: Saturday and Sunday, April 27 + 28th, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM

Where: 91 Cottage Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1276, United States

KidVenture is an interactive and educational event featuring activities, live performances, demonstrations, technology exhibits, career exploration experiences, and more. See itinerary below.

All Day

Ride the Roaming Railroad
Bee Bee the Clown Performances
Two By Two Zoo
Pony Rides by Lucky Orphans
Horse Rescue, Inc.
Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson presents, Baby T-Rex
Roaming Raceway: Slot Car & RC Tracks
Food Trucks

Noon Zaritsky Magic Show
1 PM Bossy Frog Performance
2 PM Reptile Encounter Show
3 PM Aerophone Community Band
2 – 4 PM Meet Hailey Germano, Miss New York Teen USA

All Day

Ride the Roaming Railroad
Two By Two Zoo
Pony Rides by Lucky Orphans
Horse Rescue, Inc.
Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson presents, Baby T-Rex
Roaming Raceway: Slot Car & RC Tracks
Food Trucks
Meet Batman & Robin

Noon Reptile Encounter Show
1 PM Soccer Skills Clinic for Kids and Bee Bee the Clown Show
2 PM Performance from Spackapella, of Spackenkill High School
2:30 PM Running Clinic for Kids
3 PM K-9 Unit Demo

Proceeds benefit the Chamber Foundation, Inc. The Chamber Foundation, Inc., was established in 2002 to promote education and training programs for local youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the Hudson Valley region’s future of economic growth.

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Monday Night Poetry with Kathleen Ossip

When: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Where: Hudson Valley Writers Center 300 Riverside Dr, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591

Long-time HVWC teacher returns to the Center to teach her popular Monday Night Poetry Class.

Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Do-Over, a New York Times Editors’ Choice; The Cold War, which was one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2011; The Search Engine, which was selected by Derek Walcott for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize; and Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Best American Magazine Writing, the Washington Post, Paris Review, Poetry, The Believer, A Public Space, and Poetry Review (London). She teaches at The New School in New York, and she is the editor of the poetry review website SCOUT. She has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Teen Improv Empowerment Class

When: Saturday, March 30th at 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Where: Hudson Valley Improv 1688 State Route 213, Ulster Park, New York 12487

Have a budding comedian in the house? Bring your Teen.

This multi-week course will teach your kid acting technique, warm ups, team work, listening techniques, problem solving and more. SO what are you waiting for? Seriously.

All Levels welcome! Teens 13-17.
This is where your teen begins!
Saturdays 12-130
March 30 & April 6, 13.27

History of Dutch Chocolate: A Wine and Chocolate Tasting

When: Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Where: Hudson River Maritime Museum –50 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, New York 12401

“History of Dutch Chocolate in the Hudson Valley: A Wine and Chocolate Tasting”

Friday, March 22, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Museum East Gallery

Tickets are $10 for HRMM members, $20 for non-members.

Join an educational evening featuring a wine tasting by Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits, as well as chocolate fountain, and homemade chocolate truffles. Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits will show you how to pair wines with chocolates, focusing on the best ports and dessert wines for your favorite sweets. There will be a special raffle for a case of wine, donated by Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits available only to guests of this special event.

The museum’s Director of Education Sarah Wassberg Johnson will lead a conversation detailing the heritage of Dutch chocolate in the Hudson Valley and our own unique relationship to this delicious food’s history.

Sarah Wassberg Johnson has been the Director of Education at the Hudson River Maritime Museum since 2012. She has an MA in Public History from the University at Albany and a BA in History from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Wassberg Johnson is also the editor and co-author of Hudson River Lighthouses.

Hudson Valley Craft Brew Festival

When: Saturday March 2nd 4 PM – 8 PM

Where: Orange County Fair – New York100 Carpenter Ave, Middletown, Orange County, New York 10940

The Hudson Valley Craft Brew Festival make’s it return, this time to the Orange County Fairgrounds arena in Middletown. Join the fun for a craft beer celebration as they serve up craft beer samples galore.

Keep the good times rolling all afternoon with Live Music, Games, and delicious food for purchase!

3rd Annual Hudson Valley Textile Project Summit

When: Wed, March 20, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Where: The College Terrace, Dining Room – SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 12561

The 3rd Annual Summit will be a gathering of farmers, makers, designers, manufacturers, and others interested in strengthening the Hudson Valley sustainable farm to fabric supply chain. Featured keynote speaker (and book signing) Stephany Wilkes, author Raw Material.

Summit Registration Fee ($30/person) covers facility rental, meals, and parking charges. There is a limit of 75 people in the space and registration wlll close after that is reached.

Please consider joining the Hudson Valley Textile Project, Inc. (a NYS non-profit corporation) – Maker/Farmer level $75/year (includes Summit Registration Fee) or Commercial level $175/year (includes two Summit Registrations).