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The March Events to Bookmark in the Hudson Valley

Which of the March events on this list will you attend? Adobe Stock | Friends Stock

A fishing expo in Suffern, a maple fest in Olivebridge, and a Regina Spektor performance in Port Chester are among our top picks.

For more events, visit calendar.hvmag.com.

World Fishing & Outdoor Expo — Suffern

March 2–5

Taking over the Rockland Community College Fieldhouse, this expo showcases some of the best local and national outdoor companies—from apparel to guide services and more. Details on seminar presenters TBA. suffern.sportshows.com

Found & Fixed at Gallery 40 — Poughkeepsie

Opens March 4, 5–7 p.m.

Poughkeepsie newcomer Found & Fixed, an upcycled furniture business, breathes life into old pieces that would otherwise go to a landfill. This month a sampling of their work is on view at Gallery 40. (You can even buy or commission a piece for yourself.) gallery40pok.com

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe — Annandale-on-Hudson

March 4, 7 p.m. and March 5, 3 p.m.

Come to the Fisher Center at Bard College for a performance of the opera “Iolanthe,” a fairytale fantasy. All vocalists are from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program. fishercenter.bard.edu

Gabriela Martinez — Beacon

March 5, 4 p.m.

Venezuela-born pianist Gabriela Martinez (described in reviews as an artist who performs poetically and with panache) brings her instrumental program “Resonances” to the stage at Howland Cultural Center as part of the 2023 Piano Festival. howlandmusic.org

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“All Things Equal” — Sugar Loaf

March 5, 6 p.m.

This play by Tony-award-winning writer and composer Rupert Holmes celebrates the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Over the course of 90 minutes, Holmes explores RBG’s greatest accomplishments—with a touch of humor. sugarloafpacny.com

Gibney Company — Purchase

March 11, 8 p.m.

As part of SUNY Purchase’s 2022–23 Dance Series, the Gibney Company—a group of world-class contemporary dancers—take stage at the college’s performing arts center to present arrangements by three renowned choreographers. artscenter.org

Tracy Morgan — West Nyack

March 9–12

The beloved SNL alum—and one of the most respected comedians in the game—performs his typical gregarious schtick in “No Disrespect” at Levity Live. improv.com

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox — Troy

March 15, 7:15 p.m.

Covering hits from the 20th and 21st centuries with a vintage twist, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will bring vocalists, instrumentalists, and dancers to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall for a performance of their “Life in the Past Lane” tour. troymusichall.org

Regina Spektor — Port Chester

March 16, 8 p.m.

A singer-songwriter who burst onto the scene in the 2000s, Regina Spektor plays piano- and vocal-forward indie tracks. Head to The Capitol Theatre to see her perform songs from across her discography; you might even hear hits like “Us” or “Fidelity.” thecapitoltheatre.com


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March 18, 3 p.m.

A one-woman show by sound artist Bora Yoon, “SPKR SPRKL” (pronounced “speaker sparkle”) follows the journey of a carbon atom and the many forms of life it takes. The performance will take place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Experimental and Performing Arts Center. empac.rpi.edu

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Hoedown in Po-Town — Poughkeepsie

March 18, 7 p.m.

Join Revel 32 for a night of country music—featuring The Stephen Alexander Band and Hillbilly Parade—plus line dancing, mechanical bull riding, light bites, and a cash bar. revel32.com

The Moth Mainstage — Tarrytown

March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Based in NYC, The Moth is an organization that presents a variety of live storytelling events. This program will feature ad-lib stories by a group of emerging writers, performers, and artists to explore the diversity and commonality of the human experience. themoth.org

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Ashokan’s Annual Maple Fest — Olivebridge

March 18–19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Bring the family to The Ashokan Center for this yearly festival. Guests can join guided hikes to the onsite sugar shack, watch blacksmith demonstrations, and enjoy live music. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. ashokancenter.org

Shilelagh Law — Pearl River

March 19, 2 p.m.

If the town of Pearl River is known for one thing—it’s St. Patrick’s Day. At the public Blue Hill Golf Course, catch NYC-based Irish band Shilelagh Law, closing out the holiday weekend with plenty of classic songs, jigs, and merriment. More info on Shilelagh Law’s Facebook.

The Evolution of Trade in Ulster County: The Jean Hasbrouck Family of New Paltz — High Falls

March 31, 7 p.m.

Former SUNY New Paltz business professors Sally Schultz and Joan Hollister have spent significant parts of their careers researching the evolution of Ulster County’s economy and will discuss some of their findings at the D&H Canal Historical Society. This lecture is free for members, and $5 for the public. canalmuseum.org

World Water Day

March 22

Clear your calendar on March 22 for World Water Day—the perfect opportunity to learn more about our majestic Hudson River and the various opportunities to help keep it clean and healthy. Although the river is currently not in great shape, things are looking up: The New York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act was presented to Congress last year. If passed, the legislation will protect and restore regional watersheds, including the Hudson, and authorize a $20 million annual investment for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to improve habitat and climate resiliency in the entire tri-state area.

World Water Day

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If you want to help, check out organizations like Riverkeeper, which focuses on holding corporate polluters accountable and ensuring citizens have access to clean drinking water; Scenic Hudson, which protects parklands and adjacent waterways; and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, which specializes in eco-education. Some volunteer opportunities include testing water quality and organizing a clean-up effort with Riverkeeper; joining a Scenic Hudson-run monitoring of eel populations; or training to be a Clearwater representative to educate the public at Hudson Valley events. To learn more, visit riverkeeper.org, scenichudson.org, and clearwater.org. — Jahaira Cruz

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