6 of the Coolest Things to Do in the Hudson Valley This June

A few of our favorite reasons to get out of the house this month.

Photo courtesy of Palace Theatre

Amongst the Dead

Any unfinished business you want to work out with the deceased? Then get ready for Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience. TV’s Long Island Medium brings all the knuckle-cracking and empathetic nodding to the stage as part of this special performance.

June 26, Palace Theatre, Albany, 518.465.4663, www.palacealbany.org

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Peace and Harmony

Ars Choralis serves as a nonprofit “dedicated to celebrating the human spirit.” Its choral performances span time periods and styles, and this concert will focus on the works of Bach, Charpentier, Gorczyki, and Mondonville.

June 22-23, Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, 646.965.2365, www.maverickconcerts.org


Photo by LACE Photo Media

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Art in the Open

The Gardiner Craft Market Walk returns for its third year. This mile-long bazaar features local artisans, farmers, and craftspeople presenting their best wares from the Gardiner Library all the way to Yard Owl Craft Brewery. Proceeds from the event go toward the creation of a SUNY Ulster scholarship fund for local arts students.

June 1, Gardiner Library, www.visitgardinerny.com/event


Photo by Diego Pernía​

On the Road Again

Atlanta’s own Zac Brown Band bring their huge stage show to Bethel Woods, with big-rocking anthems, beards, and a decade-and-a-half of hits. Whether you prefer his hits “Chicken Fried” or “Knee Deep,” Brown knows how to rock a crowd.

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June 21, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, 866.781.2922, www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events


Photo by Jeff Forman

Deep Muddy Sound

The Dominick Faracci quintet brings its Ladies of the Blues show to Hudson Hall with vocalist Shenel Johns. This retrospective brings some of the hottest contemporary jazz musicians in conversation with the music of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone for a retrospective that aims to demonstrate the vitality of this music in the modern age.

June 1, Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson, 518.822.1438, www.hudsonhall.org


Photo by Carl Grauer

Secular Saints

Mortals, Saints & Myths is a uniquely contemporary examination of iconography in all of its forms. At its center is a series by Carl Grauer, portraying LGBTQ+ icons as saints in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Other artists on display include John T. Unger and Hudson-based artistic team Kahn & Selesnick.

June 12–July 28, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, 518.828.1915, www.carriehaddadgallery.com

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