Special Events

Apr. 9: The Nyack Street Fair Returning just in time for spring, this annual event attracts the bargain hunter looking for unique gifts among the 300+ vendors that line both Main Street and Broadway. Live entertainment, street performers, and great food make for a fun event as attendees peruse offerings such as fine crafts, jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, antiques, handmade crafts, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Nyack Chamber of Commerce, N. Broadway and Main St, 845.353.2221; www.nyackchamber.org

Apr. 14: 19th Annual Spring Garden Day: “Trowel to Table” Presented by the Ulster County Master Gardeners with a keynote address by Fredda Merzon, metal sculptor and gardener. Choose from 16 classes in ornamental or edible gardening, design, garden science, pruning trees/shrubs, gardening in a changing climate, maintaining fruit trees, and more. 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $45 in advance; $50 at the door.  SUNY Ulster Community College, 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, 845.340.3990x-335; www.ulster.cce.cornell.edu

Apr. 22: Honey and the Bee If you’ve ever been curious about the art of making honey, this event will surely BEE interesting. Attendees will learn all about beekeeping, how honey is made, and the health benefits of adding honey to your diet. Refreshments will be served. 2 p.m., $3.  Time and The Valleys Museum, 332 Main St, Grahamsville, 845.985.7700; www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org

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Apr. 22: A Cup of the Valley Coffee & Tea Festival Delicious hot beverages accompanied by sumptuous gourmet pairings will descend upon the Culinary Institute this month. Savor the flavors and immerse yourself in the world of imported coffees, various herbal teas, and tasty gourmet treats from local providers. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $17 advance, $20 adults, $15 student.  Culinary Institute of America, The Marriott Pavilion, 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, 845.489.6465; www.ciachef.edu

Apr. 28: Citron Melon Jam In the 19th century, citron melons were a springtime staple in the Hudson Valley. As part of “Harvesting History” participants will make citron melon jam to take home and learn crafts made from seeds along with other garden-based activities as part of a spring celebration. Register in advance. 1 p.m., $10 adults, children under 12 free.  Clermont State Historic Site/Clermont Cottage, 87 Clermont Ave, Germantown, 518.537.6622; www.friendsofclermont.org

Save the Date

Hudson Valley Comic Con
April 21-22

This is the third year that fans will gather for the Hudson Valley’s very own Comic Con. Expect vendors of all sorts, artists, authors, and of course cosplayers of every stripe. 

Gold’s Gym and Exhibition Center
258 Titusville Rd, Poughkeepsie; www.hvcomiccon.com

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