What to Do This Weekend: July 29-31, 2016

From ballet to baseball, a handful of the best outings our region has to offer over the next three days

Whether you want to peruse arts and crafts, dance on a sea-faring ship, or rejoice in our very own Christmas in July, the Hudson Valley has you covered with these awesome events from around the region this coming weekend. Ho ho ho, indeed. 


Bounty of the Hudson Wine and Food Festival, Applewood Winery, Warwick
Did you know that the Hudson Valley is home to some of the country’s best and most unique wineries? Sample them all for yourself at the 21st annual Bounty of the Hudson Wine and Food Festival on July 30 and 31. Tastings from each winery will be served up alongside fresh, local food ranging from BBQ to pies to biscuits, all while live music plays and arts and crafts vendors present their finest local goods. The festival lasts from 12-5 pm, and one day tickets are $28 in advance, $38 at the door, and $10 for designated drivers.

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New York City Ballet Presents Jewels, Saratoga Performing Arts Center Amphitheatre, Saratoga Springs
The world-renowned NYC Ballet returns to its second home in Saratoga Springs this Saturday, July 30 for a presentation of Jewels, a remarkable, three-part performance featuring the music of Faure, Stravinsky, and Tschaikovsky. The show begins at 8 pm and runs approximately two hours in. Plus, a special pre-show talk is available for an additional $5 fee.


DJ Dance Cruise, Hudson River Cruises, Kingston
All aboard the Rip Van Winkle, Hudson Valley’s favorite Hudson River cruise ship, this Friday evening for a one-of-a-kind DJ dance cruise with a ’60s theme that’s sure to keep you on your feet all night. Or just enjoy majestic riverside views beneath the stars and a full snack and drink bar. The cruise runs from 7:30-10 pm, and tickets are just $15.


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Hudson Valley Renegades vs. Staten Island Yankees, Dutchess Stadium, Wappingers Falls
Take me out to the ball game, as they say, particularly if it’s at Dutchess Stadium we would add. Watch the rivalry between the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Staten Island Yankees come to a head this Saturday, July 30 at 7:05 pm in what is sure to be a great game. Plus, classic stadium food and drinks and kids activities will be available, followed by a fireworks show.


Troy Night Out, Downtown Troy
This month’s Troy Night Out is pushing the most wonderful time of the year back a few months by hosting its very own Christmas in July, complete with an elf for photo taking, holiday tunes, and of course a spectacular tree. Downtown Troy will be transformed into a winter wonderland where visitors can enjoy unique vendors, delicious themed food, music, art, and holiday discounts from many local shops. Don’t miss it this Friday, July 29, from 5-9 p,.


We miss anything? Feel free to share in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter with the hashtag #WhattoDoHV. 

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