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

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A summer food fair in Wassaic, a dance party in Rosendale, and more top this week’s picks for things to do in the Hudson Valley.

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Pride Dance Party

Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale
June 24, 7 – 10 p.m.


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Though Pride month will soon come to a close, there is no shortage of celebration at the Rosendale Theatre. Come view a screening of this iconic queer film and dance like nobody is watching on the theater’s new dance floor. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a comedic jukebox musical featuring hits like Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and ABBA’s “Mamma Mia.” Attendees can look forward to an evening of laughter, grooving, and celebration of community.

Peekskill Film Festival

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill
June 24, 7 p.m.


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Founded in 2015, this festival aims to “promote film literacy” in the Valley. Film geeks and novice afficionados are equally welcome to view new work by up-and-coming filmmakers, including features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and student work. For students and professionals, there will be networking opportunities and workshops in hopes of connecting young people—especially those in underserved communities—to resources which allow them to enter the film industry.

The Sound of (Black) Music

Fisher Center at Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson
June 24, 8 p.m.

Dubbed “One of the most titanically entertaining musical nights of the year” by the New York Times, this concert features exclusively Black musicians as they perform a revue of American musical classics “reimagined through an Afrofuturistic lens.” This is only one event in the weekend-long Black Roots Summer, which celebrates the spirit of Black roots music. Get your tickets now to hear The Sound of (Black) Music—they start at $25.

Saratoga Jazz Festival

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 25, 11 a.m. – June 26, 11 p.m.


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What better way to enjoy jazz than to be surrounded by fellow enthusiasts? More than 20 world-class musicians will take the stage at one of the most popular jazz festivals in the Hudson Valley, with big name acts performing along with budding musicians. No matter who you come for, you’re bound to discover your next favorite jazz act.

Summer Food Fair

Tenmile Distillery, Wassaic
June 25, 12–4 p.m.

Come one and all to the first summer food fair at Tenmile Distillery! For $75, you can look forward to a pig roast by chef and French Culinary Institute alumna Eliza Glaister, grilled sausages and steak tartare by the Butcher Girls, desserts by Elizabeth Mayhew of the Dutchy, cheese and charcuterie by Rubiners Cheesemongers, vegetables from local farms, and—if that wasn’t enough—two cocktails.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Event

Sugar Loaf
June 25, 12–8 p.m.

Commemorate the advent of summer with “a magical romp” through Sugar Loaf. What’s the theme, you ask? A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Attendees will peruse the art studios, shops, restaurants, and craft beverage venues in the hamlet. Dress as your favorite character from the play, meet resident makers, taste local wine, and join in the fun of a scavenger hunt at White Rabbit Restorations. It will be a magical night you won’t want to miss.

Looking for more things to do in the Hudson Valley this week? Our day trip guides offer tempting itineraries across the region. Plus, take a peek at our monthly insider guide for June events, including plenty of family-friendly outdoor events, farm fun, and seasonal activities. Seeking a rural escape? Visit one of our many beautiful farms throughout the seasons. 

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.

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