Special Events

Apr 1: Murder Mystery Dinner It’s “Murder by Wine” as Dan Crunkle, of Sour Grapes Vineyard, is about to announce a merger to his dinner guests. Before the meal is served, someone will poison Dan’s sweet deal — and you’re either a suspect or a witness to murder. Enjoy dinner, the theatrical show, and an open wine bar. 7 p.m., $75. • Brotherhood Winery, 100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville, 845.496.3661; www.brotherhood-winery.com  

Apr 7 – 9: 2017 Troy Spring Country Folk Art Craft Show The show features handcrafted items such as paintings, prints, handcrafted furniture, garden art, iron work, and textiles in a variety of themes/motifs. Fri. 5–9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. • Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, 518.629.4822; www.hvcc.edu 

Apr 5: Vassar Swing Dance Each Wednesday during the academic year the community is invited to enjoy the beautiful space to learn the Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Foxtrot, freestyle and more. If you are shy, come by and enjoy the DJ music. No partner needed and no experience necessary. Beginners lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m., dance from 8 to 10 p.m., Students’ Building (2nd Floor ACDC). Apr 19: Around the World: East & Southeast Asia This series brings together students from different regions in the world for good food and conversation. Students from the area featured share their life experiences. 3:30–5 p.m., College Center 23-multi-purpose room. Apr 29: 4th Annual Spanish Spelling Bee Students from the Poughkeepsie School District from grades 4–8 will compete in the annual Spanish Spelling Bee. Starts at 9 a.m., Taylor Hall 102 auditorium. • Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, 845.437.7000; www.vassar.edu  

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Apr 16: Gardiner Library Slow Jam If you’re new at playing an acoustic instrument and would like to practice with some friendly, local musicians to play folk, bluegrass, western and more, come to the slow jam. Participants play at a slower pace so everyone will have a chance to learn the songs. All musicians and acoustic instruments welcome. 3:30–5 p.m. • Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Tnpk, Gardiner, 845.255.1255; www.gardinerlibrary.org

Apr 23: Antique Tractor Pull and Opening Day at the Farmers Museum What little boy or girl doesn’t love tractors? Watch as local farmers compete to pull the “Dream Crusher” down the track with their favorite tractors to gain the farthest pull. Concessions are available on the grounds, and the museum’s extensive exhibits such as the blacksmith shop, sawmill, and poultry barn are open for tours and viewing.  9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Orange County Farmers Museum, 850 Route 17K, Montgomery, 845.454.2959; www.ocfarmersmuseum.org

Apr 26: Farmers+Flea Market Check out the last date of this large indoor winter market,  showcasing local growers, food vendors, entertainment, artists, local community causes and information about the Poughkeepsie area. Also accepting canned goods for charity. 3–7 p.m. Free. • Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, 845.454.5800; www.midhudsonciviccenter.org

Apr 29 – 30: Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market This popular annual event is celebrating its 47th year in business. It features more than 600 vendors selling furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, new merchandise and more. A great children’s area has crafts and bounce houses. Food concessions available and admission/parking is free. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. • Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville, 845.221.6561; www.stormvilleairportfleamarket.com 

Our Pick

The Nyack SpringFest Street Fair lining both Main Street and Broadway in the heart of Nyack features live entertainment, street performers, and great food from a variety of cultures. There will be more than 300 vendors offering fine crafts, jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, antiques, quality handmade crafts, unique gifts, and much more. Sponsored by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. Apr. 9, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., North Broadway and Main St, Nyack, 845.353.2221; www.nyackchamber.org

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