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


Food festivals in Warwick and Haverstraw, a pop-up beer garden in Albany, and more from this week’s picks for Hudson Valley events.

Taste of Warwick

Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Warwick
September 14, 6-9 p.m.

Visit one of the Hudson Valley’s top beverage destinations, Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, and taste your way through Warwick’s delicious food purveyors. Restaurants, food trucks, and other local businesses showcase their specialties at this community event.


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Fauci Screening with the Director

The Moviehouse, Millerton
September 15, 6 p.m.

Hudson Valley filmmaker John Hoffman has won six Emmy awards for his documentary work. His latest film, Fauci, tackles perhaps the most recognizable authority on public health since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoffman’s doc on Dr. Anthony Fauci features interviews with George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Bono, former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, and many other public figures. The Moviehouse hosts Hoffman for a Q+A screening of his film, along with a cocktail hour meet-and-greet.


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Blues & BBQ Festival

Patterson Fire Dept, Patterson
September 18 & 19 

Looking for things to do in the Hudson Valley this weekend? One of the few summery events remaining before autumn takes over, the Patterson Blues and BBQ Festival is a great way to spend the weekend. Finger-lickin’ barbecue fuels two full days of live music. Sample fall-off-the-bone smoked ribs, Oktoberfest-themed bratwurst, and so much more. Each day features five separate acts to take the stage.


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Pop-Up Beer Garden

The Opalka Gallery, Albany
September 17, 6-9 p.m.

What’s better than a pint in a beer garden on a Friday night? The Opalka Gallery’s popular pop-up beer garden series returns this September. The second weekend in the series features Rare Form Brewing Company from Troy and Albany’s own Nine Pin Cider Works. Enjoy local specialties from Mudaddy Flats Quesadillary food truck, and listen to live music from Machine Revival and Dust Bowl Faeries. Get the weekend started in a big way with one of the coolest things to do in the Hudson Valley in September.


Pearl St, Albany
September 18, 1 p.m.

Ready to jam out to more outdoor music? Downtown Troy BID hosts this free festival every year along Pearl St. Bounce between two main stages and catch a slew of modern acts. All the yogis out there can join Yogapalooza, a mass session. Of course, there are also plenty opportunities to sample some of the Capital Region’s finest cuisine from dozens of street vendors.


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Hudson River Skywalk Arts Festival

Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Catskill
September 19

When it comes to things to do in the Hudson Valley, it’s hard to beat the Hudson River Skywalk Arts Festival. Take a stroll on the historic pedestrian bridge connecting the homes of legendary Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, then stop by the park at the bridge entrance for shopping, art lessons, and music. It’s all surrounded by the scenic backdrop of the Great Northern Catskills.

Food Crawl

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Flavors of Haverstraw Food Crawl & Beer Garden

Main St & Broadway, Haverstraw
September 19, 1-5 p.m.

Experience the diverse cuisine of downtown Haverstraw with this classic late-summer food crawl. More than a dozen local restaurants supply fan-favorites and exotic specials. Plus, plenty of Hudson Valley brews are available at the NY Craft Beverage Garden. Dine your way down Main St for $3-$6 plates.

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 September fun, including plenty of family-friendly outdoor events. Seeking a rural escape? Visit one of our many beautiful farms throughout the seasons. Plus, cross autumnal experiences off your Hudson Valley bucket list with our guide to fall 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.

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