April Events to Bookmark in the Hudson Valley

A solar eclipse viewing party in Poughkeepsie, mac and cheese fest in Washingtonville, and more make the month special.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party — Poughkeepsie

April 8, 2–5 p.m.

Experience the next big solar eclipse at the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum outdoor pavilion. Sun-safe glasses will be provided to ticket holders to witness the celestial event, as well as food and an array of kid-friendly STEAM activities. mhdm.org

Sunset Sensations — Poughkeepsie

April 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

The Locust Grove Estate—the historic home of Samuel F. B. Morse—reopens for the season with a party: Dishes prepared by chef Billy Turner of Sugar and Spice Catering will be paired with three fine wines. Plus, take a guided tour of the estate’s heirloom kitchen gardens. lgny.org

Hudson Valley Mac & Cheese Fest — Washingtonville

April 13, 1–5 p.m.

Indulge in an afternoon of mac ‘n’ cheese tastings on the grounds of Brotherhood Winery. Over a dozen eateries will be showcasing their versions of the classic comfort dish. Enjoy it all with wine from Brotherhood, or local craft beers and ciders. famousfoodevents.com

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SpringFest Street Fair — Nyack

April 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Nyack’s ultra-popular street fair season kicks off with SpringFest. Main Street and Broadway will come alive with music, outdoor dining, and hundreds of craft vendors selling handmade jewelry, art, antiques, and more. Admission and parking throughout the village will be free. nyackchamber.org

Nyack street fair
Photo by Nina Skow

An Evening with David Sedaris — Peekskill

April 18, 8 p.m.

Well-known comedic writer David Sedaris will take the stage at the Paramount for a night of humor and storytelling. Readers will recognize his wit from his New York Times bestsellers like Barrel Fever, Calypso, and A Carnival of Snackery. paramounthudsonvalley.com

David Sedaris
Photo by Anne Fishbein

Sound Bath — Verplanck

April 19, 6 p.m.

Join Rosemary Boyle Lasher, a practitioner of energy medicine, for a sound healing session at art gallery KinoSaito. Participants are invited to relax in a chair or bean bag while koshi chimes and a crystal harp are played. Snacks and drinks are provided; tickets must be purchased before the session. kinosaito.org

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo — Albany

April 19–21

The famous Montreal-based entertainment company Cirque du Soleil will stop at the MVP Arena in downtown Albany to perform five shows. Their program “Corteo,” packed with music and impressive acrobatic feats, follows the story of a clown who envisions his burial ceremony taking place at a carnival. mvparena.com

Sleeping Beauty — Rhinebeck

April 20, 11 a.m.

As part of their recurring family series, The CENTER for Performing Arts welcomes Tanglewood Marionettes to perform a rendition of “Sleeping Beauty.” Hand-crafted marionette dolls of Princess Aurora, the prince, and the wicked witch will be manipulated by a master puppeteer to tell the classic fairy tale. centerforperformingarts.org

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Strawberry Fields: Ultimate Beatles Brunch — Montgomery

April 20, 12 p.m.

The Beatles tribute band Strawberry Fields brings an authentic concert experience—complete with visuals, costume changes, and vintage instruments—to City Winery. Tickets include an unlimited breakfast buffet. citywinery.com/hudsonvalley

Lyndhurst in Bloom — Tarrytown

April 20–21

Step into spring at Lyndhurst Mansion’s weekend-long flower show. Botanical designs will be displayed throughout the house, which visitors can explore at their own pace. Additional activities include landscape tours, special lectures, a pop-up café from Geordanes in Irvington, and a market with over 30 garden and gift vendors. lyndhurst.org

Floral arch around a white chair
Photo by Liflander Photography

Earth Night — Troy

April 26

On the last Friday of every month, the businesses and restaurants of Downtown Troy stay open late for the Troy Night Out. Music and art pop-ups line the streets for entertainment between shopping stops. For April, the theme is Earth Night; more details available online. downtowntroyny.org

HudsON Valley Tango Festival — Kingston

April 26–28

Calling all dance enthusiasts: a full weekend of Argentine tango workshops will be taking over the Senate Garage. Classes for all skill levels will be offered during the day, as well as performances, music analyses, raffles, and more. Advance registration is required. dojodancecompany.com

The Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase — Germantown

April 27, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

This popular annual festival returns once again to the grounds of the Clermont State Historic Site. Clermont’s rolling hills will host live music, craft vendors, yarn displays, sheep shearing demonstrations, and more. The family-friendly event will also have crafts, storytelling, and offer kids the chance to meet a sheep. friendsofclermont.org

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The Hudson Valley’s Ultimate Tequila & Mezcal Experience — Fishkill

April 27, 12 p.m.

Join Boutique Wines, Spirits & Ciders for an agave tasting event at 18 North Grille. Over 40 types of tequila, mezcal, and more will be available for sipping along with small bites from the restaurant. Tickets are required for the event. boutiquewsc.com

Capital Wine Festival — Albany

April 27, 1–9 p.m.

Sample wines, spirits, specialty food products, and more at this festival at the Albany Capital Center. Tickets are on sale for two separate sessions: 1–4 p.m. and 6–9 p.m. Bottles from regional makers such as Le Moné and Freefall Sangria will be available to purchase. empirestatewineevents.com

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