Get Outdoors and Explore at These 7 Hudson Valley To-Dos

A film festival in Hunter, a vintage flea market in Cohoes, and more from this week’s picks for things to do around the Hudson Valley.


Hunter Mountain Film Festival

Hunter and Tannersville​
May 16-18

For the first time ever, Hunter Mountain kicks off a film festival to recognize the thriving film scene in the greater Hudson Valley and across the nation. Alongside the Doctorow Center for the Arts and The Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center, Hunter Mountain hosts panels with guests like Heidi Eklund, the owner of Hudson Valley Casting; Hunter Emery, a star on Orange Is the New Black; and Anthoula Katsimatides, an actress on FBI and producer on the documentary Olympia. After the cocktail hour kickoff on Thursday, the festival continues throughout the weekend with movie screenings, motorcycle rides, and an award ceremony and gala on Saturday night.

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Wines & Bites

Shawangunk Wine Trail
May 18-19

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Get ready to sip, sample, and savor your way across the Hudson Valley with the Shawangunk Wine Trail’s Wines & Bites weekend. Whether you go for the full weekend or the Sunday-only ticket, you’ll begin at one of the participating wineries to receive a souvenir glass, which you’ll then use to taste-test wines throughout the day. Once you sample the vino and munch on small bites, you can move along to the remaining wineries on the list at your own pace. A number of starting locations are already sold out, so make sure you get a move on tickets if you want to hit a specific vineyard first. Designated driver passes are available as well.


Vintage Flea Market

Younglove Ave, Cohoes​
May 18, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hey vintage lovers, this one’s for you! If you get a thrill from scouting for old-school treasures, decorations, and home décor, you’ll be all about this Cohoes festival. Browse the goods from multiple vendors, who stock everything from retro clothes and records to antique homegoods and industrial knickknacks. Admission is free, and the market takes place rain or shine.


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Summer Kickoff Party

Crossroads Brewing Company Catskill Taproom, Catskill
May 18, 1-11 p.m.

Jump headfirst into summer at Crossroad Brewing’s celebratory fest on Saturday. Over the course of the afternoon, the Catskill brewery hosts a cornhole competition, live music, and summertime fun on the patio. Sip on a homebrewed beer, then pair it with a savory bratwurst or hot dog from Best of the Wurst. P.S. If you want to participate in the cornhole tournament, you can register in advance here.


Westchester Magazine Event: Healthcare Heroes Awards

Mulino’s at Lake Isle, Eastchester​
May 16, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Celebrate with our sister publication as it honors Westchester’s remarkable healthcare heroes on Thursday. During the afternoon event, Westchester Magazine celebrates the individuals who go the extra mile and make a positive difference on the region’s healthcare industry. For more information or to purchase tickets, see here.


Clearwater’s Anniversary Dockside Celebration

Beacon Ferry Dock, Beacon
May 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, head to Beacon’s Ferry Dock to help honor the Sloop Clearwater’s 50th anniversary. Musicians Lydia Adams Davis and Stephen Smith will be onsite for live performances, while children’s activities and cake will keep the festive fun going.



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Beautyform: Beauty & Wellness Expo

The Gallery at Atlas, Newburgh
May 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For one day only, The Gallery at Atlas opens its doors for Beautyform, an interactive beauty, fitness, and wellness expo in Newburgh. In advance of the event, attendees can sign up for yoga and wellbeing classes, then attend panels on best lifestyle practices and speak with leading wellness gurus about living a natural, healthy life. In addition to the workshops and panels, some of which are hosted by Lululemon and Kiehl’s, a number of food, fashion, and beauty vendors will be onsite for shopping and education opportunities too.

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