6 Terrific Things to Do in the Hudson Valley in November

A meeting of banjo bigwigs, industrial designer Russel Wright gets a retrospective, and new plays merit their own festival in Tivoli

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A new art center in Hopewell Junction, a holiday market in Albany, and Hudson Valley Restaurant Week kick off the festivities.


The Barns Art Center’s Tasting Menu Hopewell Junction

Combining global perspectives with regional profundity, this exhibit in the newly opened Barns Art Center features 30 international artists who examine food as meaning, metaphor, and material.


Shaker Holiday Market — Albany

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Inside the Shaker Heritage Society’s 1848 meeting house, you’ll find both holiday spirit and artisanal crafts galore. Items include locally made pottery, jewelry, textiles, food, and more.


Hudson Valley Restaurant Week — Around the Valley

Don’t miss the opportunity to sample diverse cuisines and visit restaurants you’ve been meaning to check out. This Valley Table two-week event offers prix-fixe lunch at $25.95 and dinner for $35.95.


First Thursday Gallery Hop — Yonkers

Get your art fix with a free self-guided tour of four downtown Yonkers galleries. While you’re there, visit local shops and grab a (discounted) bite to eat at participating restaurants.

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Local Turkey Trots — Around the Valley

Go for a run (or a trot) before digging into a Thanksgiving feast—these fun events, which kick off in New Paltz and Valhalla, vary in distance and intensity.
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NOV 25–DEC 26

The Wonderland of Lights at Dutchess County Fairgrounds — Rhinebeck

This dazzling, perfect-for-families holiday display is coming to Dutchess for the first time. Bonus: You experience the lights and cheer from the comfort of your own car.

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