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May 4: The Marist College 32nd Silver Needle Runway Fashion Show More than 2,100 people have attended this annual spring event that celebrates bold new fashion creations by up-and-coming student designers. A presentation of awards will follow from such distinguished companies such as Kate Spade and Cutty Sark. $27-$50. Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, 845.454.5800; www.midhudsonciviccenter.org

May 4–6: Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst This annual event features 300 vendors showcasing jewelry, handbags, wood furniture, hand-woven fashions, pottery, blown glass, and more. Craft demonstrations, children’s activities, delicious food, and a puppet theatre complete the weekend. Weekend Pass $12, seniors $11, children 6±16 yrs. $4, under 6 yrs. free. Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, 914.631.4481; www.lyndhurst.org 

May 4–6: Rhinebeck Car Show One of the biggest antique car shows in the Northeast, this event has classics, antiques, hot rods, customs, and race cars. Events include vendors, a swap meet on Friday, a car corral, and prizes awarded. $12 adults, $10 seniors, children 12 and under free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck, 845.876.4000; www.rhinebeckcarshow.com 

May 19: The Pine Bush UFO Fair & Parade Notable speakers in the UFO world present tales and evidence of the area’s (touted as the UFO capital of the Northeast) paranormal mysteries. Highlights include a UFO parade with costumed characters, live music, kids activities, food and craft vendors, and pop-up street performances. Town of Crawford, Main Street, Pine Bush, 845.744.2029; www.pinebushufofair.com

May 20: The History of Ellenville Henry “Bucky” Green, Town of Wawarsing Historian, talks about the Delaware & Hudson Canal giving rise to tanneries, glassworks, a production pottery, and a knife manufacturer. He will have his book, Images of America, available for sale. Light refreshments are included. $3.  Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St, Grahamsville, 845.985.7700; www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org

May 26–27: Annual East Durham Irish Festival In its 41st year, this year’s musical festival features more than 22 bands, including Ninemile House, McLean Avenue Band, and Jimmy Gallagher. A beer garden, Irish plays, a children’s amusement park and petting zoo, and traditional foods will be on hand. $20 adults, $15 seniors/vets, children under 14 free. MJQ Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, 2267 Route 145, East Durham, 518.634.2286; www.mjqirishcentre.com


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The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Craft Fair, one of the biggest craft festivals in the Hudson Valley, showcases artists and craftspeople and features an extensive assortment of demonstrations, live entertainment, wine tasting and craft beers, locally produced handcrafted foods, and a children’s tent. May 26–28, $9 adults, $8 seniors, children under 12 free. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, 845.389.3712; www.quailhollow.com

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