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What To Do In The Hudson Valley This Weekend Aug 11 – Aug 13

By inside + out | August 10, 2023

Comedy, Second Saturdays 📽️ a Film Festival + more! Upstate NY has events for all ages this weekend 🌞 Take your pick below…

🌌 Phoenicia, Thurs Aug 10th – Sun Aug 13th. Constellation Workshop: Restoring Relationship.
A 3-day workshop by Menla Retreat to explore + experience the concept of “health” using systemic constellations. Info HERE.

🎞️ Rosendale, Fri Aug 11th, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Dying to Know Film Festival.
A single-theme showcase of award-winning independent and feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and a storytelling performance, by Rosendale Theatre. Info HERE.

🌍 Hudson, Fri Aug 11th – Sat Aug 12th. Hudson Sankofa Black Arts and Cultural Festival.
A weekend of music, dancing and a colorful parade to support BIPOC heritage and perspective at Hudson Hall. Info HERE.

🍸 Stone Ridge, Sat Aug 12th, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Catskills Cocktail Club Pop-Up.
Starlite Motel hosts a Summer Fete featuring Chef Melina Hammer of Catbird Cottage and the Catskill Cocktail Club. Info HERE.

🎭 Kingston, Fri Aug 11th, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tell Me How You Breathe.
The Bloom Ensemble use performances to open difficult conversations, and then facilitate community discussion to unpack the emotional vulnerability and cultural taboos of each show. It’s a BYO picnic blankets or lawn chairs at Kingston Point Park. Info HERE.

💃 Gardiner, Fri Aug 11th, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Wine O’ Clock Comedy.
Enjoy laughs + wine at Bruynswick Winery + a team of NYC-based comics that perform all over the country. Info HERE.

🎬 Hudson, Fri Aug 11th – Sun Aug 13th. Hudson Film Festival.
Hudson’s Annual Film Festival showcase underrepresented local and global films, filmmakers, artisans and talent. It will be hosted by Hudson Hall, Basilica Hudson + Time & Space Limited. Info HERE.

🛍️ Beacon, Sat Aug 12th, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Beacon Second Saturdays.
A lively day into night celebration of Beacon’s galleries, restaurants + more. Info HERE.

🪁 New Paltz, Sat Aug 12th, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Holi Festival of Colors.
Hourly color throws, Indian dance workshops, Holi Folk songs, crafts + vendors. Info HERE.

🦚 Saugerties, Sat Aug 12th, 2:00 PM. Fourth Annual Caribbean Carnival.
Seasoned Gives presents an authentic Caribbean harvest celebration with food, music and cultural events for a day of Carnival fun! Info HERE.

🪩 Catskill, Sat Aug 12th, 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM. Sparkle Motion with DJ Taraka + DJ Scruples.
Italo-disco + Norwegian Space + 80s Euro New Wave dance music! Info HERE.

🚗 Saugerties, Sun Aug 13th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 66th Annual Saugerties Antique Auto Show.
Enjoy live music, vendors, dash plaques, goodie bags + more at Cantine Memorial Field. Info HERE.

🪁 Beacon, Sun Aug 13th, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.
Hudson Valley Brewery honors Paul Reubens with showing of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Info HERE.

🏕️ Olivebridge, Sun Aug 13th – Sat Aug 19th. Southern Week 2023.
A week long music camp at the nature preserve of The Ashokan Center. Info HERE.

🌽 Hudson Valley Area, Check out the Hudson Valley Farmer’s Markets near YOU!
From year-round to seasonal markets, here’s your insider’s go-to Hudson Valley Farmer’s Markets. Info HERE.


👉 Know of more cool events happening in the Hudson Valley/Catskills area?
Leave them in the comments below.

Have a wonderful weekend from Inside+Out Upstate NY!


  • Free improvisational street dance and jam session performance with LayeRhythm to wind up their 3-week residency at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. 44 West Bridge Street, doors open 7pm, show starts at 7:30. First Come, First Served till all 84 seats are full.

    August 10, 2023

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