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Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This Week


Baseball games in Pomona, an octagon house tour in Irvington, and more from this week’s picks for Hudson Valley events.

All-American Baseball Challenge

Palisades Credit Union Park, Pomona
Throughout August

Hudson Valley baseball might not be happening this season, but locals can still catch a ball game thanks to Palisades Credit Union Park’s All-American Baseball Challenge. Taking place throughout the month, the program features 32 games with local and regional teams like the Rockland Boulders and New York Brave. All games take place Thursdays through Sundays, and limited tickets are available for purchase online.

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Tomorrow, Saturday, August 1st is our re-opening! ⠀ ⠀ We are pleased to announce that the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. ⠀ ⠀ Timed tickets are required for the Museum. Please plan your visit in advance since we will be open initially for a limited number of hours on the weekend.⠀ ⠀ We are currently restricting occupancy in the Museum to up to eight people per time slot. ​⠀ ⠀ See the link in our bio for ticketing and additional information including including safety protocol…or go to bit.ly/VisitEHH ⠀ ⠀ We are grateful to be re-opening and to welcome you to the Museum! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #edwardhopperhouse #museum #nyack #reopening #edwardhopper #childhoodhome #artistshome #arthistory #nyackny #rocklandhistory

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Edward Hopper House Reopening

Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center, Nyack

After closing due to COVID-19, Nyack’s Edward Hopper House is officially back open to the public. Masks must be worn inside the museum, in the garden, and on museum property, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Stop by to see the exhibitions currently on view, like “Object Lessons,” a six-artist collective featuring objects that resonate emotions and memories from childhood. 

Senior Drive-Through Picnic

Wappingers Falls, Poughkeepsie
August 4, 6

To replace its summer senior picnic program, Dutchess County Government offers a series of drive-through picnics for seniors ages 60 and up. Reservations are limited, so anyone who’d like a free lunch should call the Office for the Aging in advance. Pickup is at Wappingers Junior High School in Wappingers Falls on Tuesday and Bowdoin Park in Poughkeepsie on Thursday.

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We are carefully offering a few guided tours at limited capacity in August. 😷Advance reservation only. Please join us as we take a closer look at this magnificent house, once referred to as "The Taj Mahal of The Hudson Valley"🕌 . . Friday, August 7th Saturday, August 8th Friday, August 14th Saturday, August 15th . . For tour times and tickets please visit our website, www.armourstiner.com — link in bio . . . #octagonhouse #armourstinerhouse #hudsonvalley #tajmahal #hudsonriver #newyork #iloveny #victorian #housetours #housesofinstagram #architecture #josephpelllombardi #irvingtonny #westchester #mywestchester #tellthewholestory #savingplaces #historichomes #restoration #doorsandwindows #oldhouse #oldhouselove #thisoldhouse #archi #oldhouses #architecturephotography #antique

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Armour-Stiner Octagon House Tours

The Armour-Stiner Octagon House, Irvington
August 7-8

The Hudson Valley’s one-of-a-kind octagon house opens for limited guided tours this weekend by appointment. Plan a visit to learn more about the 1872 home of tea importer Joseph Stiner and peek inside rooms that maintain their ornamentation and décor. P.S. Wait until you see the Egyptian Revival Room, the only remaining one in America that still boasts its original decorations and furniture.

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Tour

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
August 8, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the lighthouses of the Hudson Valley, now is your chance to check one off your list. This Saturday, the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society leads tours to visit the eight-room lighthouse along the Hudson. Masks are required for all tours, which leave from Henry Hudson Park on the hour from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and from Athens Riverfront Park on the hour from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tickets run $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12, and picnic tables are available for anyone who would like to bring lunch.

Black Lives Matter Festival Submissions

Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Newburgh
August 8, 12-4 p.m.

In preparation for its upcoming Black Renaissance Festival, Newburgh’s Safe Harbors of the Hudson asks for artist submissions in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Spoken word, song, dance, or visual art pieces crafted by black makers must be submitted by August 8, with open auditions that same day from 12-4 p.m.

Looking for more Hudson Valley happenings this week? Our U-pick berry farm guide is a must for family fun, while our drive-in movie theater guide has the top places to catch an al fresco flick. Plus, take a peek at our monthly insider guide for Hudson River cruises, music along the waterfront, and winery weekends. If you’re craving a jaunt outdoors, our sculpture park, swimming, and waterfall guides are must-reads. For foodies, our recipe index has everything from beautiful breakfasts and lunches to divine desserts straight from Hudson Valley chefs. You won’t want to miss any of it!

Looking for the latest information about the coronavirus in the Hudson Valley? Stay informed about COVID-19 and its local impact here.

Want even more? Check out our Hudson Valley event calendar guide.

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