6 Happenings for Moving and Grooving in the Hudson Valley

An evening stroll on the Walkway, an Earth Day celebration in Woodstock, and more from this week’s picks for things to do around the Hudson Valley.


Walkway at Night

Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland / Poughkeepsie
April 19, 7:45-9:45 p.m.

Make the most of spring evenings in the Hudson Valley with a moonlit jaunt across the Walkway Over the Hudson on Friday. As part of the family-friendly occasion, walkers can peek through telescopes, provided by the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association, to score an up-close view of the moon, the stars, and maybe even a constellation or two.

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Woodstock Earth Day Celebration

April 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Show the planet a little love at Woodstock’s town-wide Earth Day fest. Beginning at 10 a.m., Woodstock Village Green hosts an educational event to inform visitors about composting, recycling, eco-gardening, and more. Local businesses and groups, including Repair Café, Woodstock Tree Committee, and Fox Farm Apiary, will be onsite to discuss eco-minded topics with locals. P.S. If you happen to get hungry during the daytime to-do, keep an eye out for treats from Woodstock restaurants or venture into one of the eateries on Tinker Street for a scrumptious lunch.



it’s the King of the Mac Presented by Cabot Cheese !Join us for this Free event and enter the Mac eating competition. We recommend eaters showing up at 12:15 pm to pre-sign up. Can you eat a big bowl of mac & cheese and how quick? Well if you can do it the fastest you could walk away with the Mac crown and $100 gift certificate! Mix in Mac of Middletown Will be the official Mac of this event and they will be giving out free samples of their award-winning mac & cheeses. King of the Mac is Presented by Cabot Cheese + Mix &Mac of Middletown +Arizona Ice Tea +K104 K104 will be on location as the official master of ceremonies will be no other than Scotty Mac!Check out the wheel of prizes! The event will last from 1 PM to 3 PM So Bring the family to this free event. We will also be giving away a few of our desired pairs of our Mac & Cheese fest tickets for April 27 Please email us at macandcheeseinfo@yahoo.com With any questions. You must be 16 years or older to compete. This event will take place in front of the all new Gold’s gym of Middletown! Are You ready to attack the Mac?

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King of the Mac

The Galleria at Crystal Run, Middletown
April 20, 1 p.m.

As the countdown to the Hudson Valley Mac and Cheese Fest continues (it’s on April 27, in case you’re wondering), K104 and Cabot Cheese host a pre-cheese party at The Galleria at Crystal Run to see who can eat the most of everyone’s favorite comfort dish. If you’d like to participate in the eating contest, shop up at 12:15 p.m. to register, then get ready to down a big bowl of the good stuff as you attempt to win the $100 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of it. If the competition isn’t for you, go get yourself a smaller sample of Mix n Mac’s top noodles while you’re there.


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Ice Skate With the Easter Bunny

Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie
April 20, 2-4 p.m.

After you bring the kids to all the egg hunts happening in the Hudson Valley this weekend, treat them to an extra-special ice skate session with the Easter Bunny. During this one-day appearance, the hippity-hoppity rabbit will hit the ice at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center to skate with little ones. P.S. Free hot chocolate will be available for sweet sipping throughout the afternoon as well.



Zulu Time Grand Opening Party

Zulu Time, West Point
April 20, 4-11 p.m.

Celebrate the return of outdoor dining season at West Point’s gorgeous rooftop bar when it reopens for the season this weekend. On Saturday, Zulu Time brings the party with tastings, raffles, and live music throughout the night. Add to that picture-perfect views and crisp spring weather and you have yourself the hottest happy hour event in the Hudson Valley.



Mountain Brauhaus, Round Top
April 20, 8 p.m.

If you’re in the mood for revelry this weekend, you’ll find just that at Bauernball. A Mountain Brauhaus tradition, the festive dance features live music, authentic German cuisine, and plentiful beer and wine. As for the dance, the medieval ceremony features ribbons with hanging candies to tempt passersby. Throughout the evening, dancers must try to sneak a treat without getting caught by the “sheriff” assigned to watch the precious confections.

Related: The Kids Will Love These Hudson Valley Easter Egg Hunts

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