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

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Virtual movie screenings from Beacon, takeout beer dinners in Rhinebeck and East Fishkill, and more from this week’s picks for Hudson Valley events.

Virtual Screenings of Minari

Online, Story Screen Beacon
All week 

Craving new entertainment? Many of the Hudson Valley’s independent movie theaters offer virtual sceenings of documentaries, concerts, and films. This week, Story Screen in Beacon partners with A24 to stream the new film, Minari. Starring Steven Yeun of AMC’s The Walking Dead and BurningMinari is an uplifting tale of resilience. The film follows a Korean family that moves out to the Ozarks of Arkansas in search of their own American dream. Tickets are available for purchase all week.

The Underground Railroad in the Capital Region

Online, Hudson Area Library
February 25, 6 p.m.

Tune into this virtual seminar on the significance of the Hudson Valley for the Underground Railroad. Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, co-founders of the Underground Railroad Education Center, share their seminal research on the abolitionist movement in upstate New York. Their virtual talk is titled “People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice – The Underground Railroad Revisited,” and highlights the brave individuals that made a difference in this region.

Bridge Street Theatre Residency Performances

Online, Bridge Street Theatre
February 25, 7 p.m.

Another Hudson Valley venue putting on a virtual performance this week is the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. All winter long, choreographers have been curating performances in Greene County, taking advantage of the empty space. This week, check out the work of choreographer Adriana Pierce and American Ballet Theatre dancers Remy Young and Sierra Armstrong called #QueertheBallet. They have been developing a non-traditional pas de deux on pointe, and the streamed performance offers a look at their work and creative process. The performance will be available on YouTube until Sunday night.

Local Takeout Beer Dinners

Sloop Brewing Co., East Fishkill & Terrapin, Rhinebeck
February 26 – 28

Friday night is date night at Sloop Brewing Co., and this week’s theme is tacos. The to-go for-two meal includes adobo chicken and char siu pork belly tacos, sides of house bacon and “Juice Bombed” black beans, avocado-tomatillo salsa, Mexican candy, and more paired with Green Islands NEIPA, a tropical explosion of pineapple core and dry hops. Terrapin finishes out its winter beer dinner season with one last hurrah. The German beer garden theme includes venison schnitzel, bratwurst and onions, and a fresh baked pretzel with three styles of local beer. Terrapin’s takeout special is available all weekend.

 

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Berry Pickers’ History: A Snowshoe Outing

Sam’s Point, Minnewaska State Park Preserve
February 28, 12:30 p.m.

Take advantage of the Hudson Valley’s fresh coat of snow and explore Sam’s Point via snowshoe. Did you know the Shawangunk Ridge was once home to a thriving berry-picking industry? Discover this fascinating cultural history on a short guided snowshoe hike to the remains of berry-picker’s cabins. Snowshoes can be rented from the Sam’s Point Visitor Center for $5 per person. In any season these cabins are a fascinating sight, but there is something particularly special about late-winter months.

Girl Scout Cookie Wine Pairing

City Winery, Montgomery
February 28, 1 p.m.

Samoas and Sauvignon Blancs? Do-si-dos and merlots? At City Winery, the worlds of Girl Scout cookies and vino collide this weekend. Sit down with the Hudson Valley winery’s beverage manager and enjoy a guided wine tasting of the Montgomery location’s signature wines, with sweet treats that match each flavor profile.

Looking for more Hudson Valley happenings this week? Our day trip guides offer tempting itineraries across the region. For those looking to support local, check out our shopping day trips guide. Plus, take a peek at our monthly insider guide for February fun, including plenty of family-friendly winter activities. Seeking a rural escape? Visit one of our many beautiful farms throughout the seasons. Plus, cross experiences off your Hudson Valley bucket list with our ultimate guide to local activities.

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!

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