Learn Something New at 6 Hudson Valley Events This Weekend

Dog trivia night in Kingston, Record Store Day in Poughkeepsie, and more from this week’s picks for things to do around the Hudson Valley.


Dog Trivia Night

Capital Tavern, Kingston
April 12, 7-9:30 p.m.

Show some love for your furry friends at Capital Tavern’s Friday trivia shindig. Held in honor of Animals for Adoption, the event costs $35 and includes free appetizers, a cash bar, and prizes throughout the evening. Sounds like a paw-some way to spend the night, no?

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An Evening With Dar Williams

Studley Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz​
April 12, 8-10 p.m.

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For one very special night, acclaimed singer-songwriter (and Hudson Valleyite) Dar Williams takes the stage at SUNY New Paltz. Best known for her folk-pop sound, Williams has released 10 albums and four books to date. If you’ve never caught the soulful songstress in her element before, you won’t want to miss her croon works from her most recent album, Emerald, along with – fingers crossed – classics like “When I Was a Boy” and “It’s Alright.”


“Shanks Legacy” Grand Opening

Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives, Orangeburg​
April 13

Do you love reading up on American history? If so, you’re going to want to plan a visit to the Orangetown Historical Museum for the opening of “Shanks Legacy” on Saturday. The exhibit tells the story of a secret camp that processed a whopping 1.3 million troops before they ventured to Europe and North America during WWII and explores the camp’s impact on Orangeburg’s development. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the other historic exhibits on display (for free, although donations are accepted).


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Record Store Day

Darkside Records, Poughkeepsie
April 13, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Get ready to throw on your top vinyl in honor of Record Store Day. To celebrate on Saturday, Poughkeepsie’s Darkside Records hosts a jampacked schedule of to-dos from open to close. Come in the morning for free java from The Poughkeepsie Grind, then stick around for prizes from 92.7 and 96.9 WRRV. As for music, live performances from Y La Bamba, Valence, and a number of Hudson Valley bands keep the good times (and tunes) going.



Opening Day at Museum Village

Museum Village, Monroe
April 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Museum Village is back in action! On Saturday, the Monroe destination reopens its doors for explorations, tours, and journeys back in time. Bring the kids for chats with costumed interpreters and a springtime scavenger hunt that weaves education and entertainment. After Saturday, Museum Village will be open Saturdays and Sundays only until summer, when it kicks off its regular operating schedule.


National Gardening Day

Children’s Museum of Science + Technology, Troy
April 14, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate National Gardening Day with the little ones at Troy’s Children’s Museum of Science + Technology. The kids will love learning how to plant their own garden and choose the right seeds during the afternoon workshop, which also includes a free art activity about gardening. Throughout the day, assorted science, engineering, and animal programs provide further entertainment for young learners.

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