Travel Back in Time at These Hudson Valley Events

An enchanting storyteller, a revolutionary tea party, and more from this week’s top picks for things to do in and around the Valley.


Revolutionary Stories with Jonathan Kruk

Cousins Ale Works, 1582 Rte 9, Wappingers Falls
August 10, 8 p.m.

Swing by Dutchess County’s Americana-inspired brewery for an enchanting evening with master storyteller Jonathan Kruk. Grab a brew and prepare to fall down the rabbit hole of history as the talented tale weaver spins stories about the nation’s revolutionary past.

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Blueberry Festival

Canal St & Liberty Square, Ellenville
August 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate the best of blueberry season in Ellenville on Saturday when the town comes together for this finger-licking fest. The party starts early with a blueberry pancake breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. Throughout the day, attendees can visit the booths of over 175 vendors and bring the kids to the bouncy house and children’s area. Aspiring bakers can show their stuff in the homemade blueberry muffin contest. Win or lose, everyone will feel like a champion blueberry eater by the time 4 p.m rolls around.


Early American Tea Party

Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives, Pearl River
August 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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The little ones will love this charming event, which takes place at the Orangetown Historical Museum. Take the trip there on Saturday to do some early American and colonial crafting like hat making and weaving. Iced tea, lemonade, and cookies will be available for hungry kids (and any accompanying dolls) too.


Bad to the Bone Cruise for a Cause

Moroney’s, 833 Union Ave, New Windsor
August 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get ready to ride this Sunday when Angry Orchard and Moroney’s Harley-Davidson partner to benefit the Humane Society of Walden. Non-riders can go directly to Angry Orchard in Walden to say hello to the adorable adoptable dogs and jam out to a performance by the Black Dirt Bandits. Riders, on the other hand, should meet at Moroney’s at 10 a.m. to register for the ride at 11 a.m. Attendees can snack on comfort food from Mama’s and Mike and wood-fired pizza from Amuzae during the day as well.


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Burger & Beer Bash

Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Rte 9D, Wappingers Falls
August 9, 6-10 p.m.

This Thursday, join us at Dutchess Stadium for our sixth annual Burger & Beer Bash. The epic foodie festival brings together the best of summer: juicy burgers, cold beer, live music, and competition. Challenge your friends to sample each and every one of the burgers crafted by our talented local restaurants, and don’t forget to wash it all down with a refreshing beer. On the sweeter side of things, keep an eye out for the home-baked cookies, freshly made churros, cow-to-cone ice cream, and more. See you there!

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