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What To Do In The Hudson Valley This Weekend May 12 – May 14

By inside + out | May 11, 2023

An EPIC Mother’s Day Weekend with Brews, Shopping, Brunch, & more! The Hudson Valley has events for all ages this weekend 💐 Take your pick below…

🎶 Beacon, Fri May 12th, 7:00 PM. Howland Cultural Center Presents, Key of Q.
The LGBTQ+ and Allied A Cappella Singers of the Hudson Valley will be performing their Spring Concert of “Pure Imagination.” Info HERE.

🧘🏼‍♂️ Mount Tremper, Fri May 12th, 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM. Slide Guitar Concert at Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center.
Ramanan Venkatraman will play a meditative series of unaccompanied ragas on the Hansa Veena, the instrument based on the slack key lap slide guitar. Info HERE.

🫖 East Durham, Fri May 12th, 3:00 – 10:00 PM + Sat 13th, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM + Sun 14th,  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Mad May Market at The Blackthorne Resort.
Explore the largest, creator-and-curator-driven market on the East Coast; a Steampunk/Fairy/Halloween Festival! Come dressed in your finest (or your very worst; see if we care!) – and leave behind the illusion of the boring, everyday world. Time for a bit of Circus Magic, a flurry of Faerie Dust, packed with artists, artisans, and creators, and our Carnival awaits you with games of chance and skill. There’ll be feasting and dancing and glasses of the good stuff for sale from our hosts at the Blackthorne Resort. Tickets HERE.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Olivebridge, Fri May 12th – Sun May 14th. Scottish String Fling.
A weekend of Scottish music for intermediate and advanced string players hosted by World-class Scottish traditional musicians and teachers at the Ashokan Center. Info HERE.

🏴‍☠️ New Paltz, Sat May 13th – Sun May 14th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. HV Pirate Festival.
Join in for outdoor food, fun, and entertainment at Ulster County Fairgrounds! Info HERE.

🌼 Hudson, Sat May 13th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Dandelion Festival.
Enjoy a dandelion harvest and learn more about this overlooked plant. Includes a gardener talk, face painting, flower crown making, children’s story time, Emma’s wood fired pizza truck and more at Churchtown Dairy. Info HERE.

🛠️ Rhinebeck, Sat May 13th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Rhinebeck Repair Cafe.
Come get your beloved but broken items fixed–for FREE!–by volunteer repair coaches who are also your neighbors at Pavilion at Brookmeade Community. Info HERE.

🍺 Catskill, Sat May 13th, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 16th Annual Wine, Brew, and Beverage Festival.
Enjoy wine, craft beers, distilled beverages, cheeses and shop for craft goods and food, with live music entertainment at Catskill Point. Info HERE.

🛍️ Beacon, Sat May 13th, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Second Saturday.
A LIVELY day into night celebration of Beacon’s galleries, restaurants, and more on the Second Saturday each month! Info HERE.

🌽 Gardiner, Sat May 13th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Farmer’s Market. 
Weekly market featuring wares from area farmers, growers, bakers, makers, and crafters at Tuthilltown Distillery! Info HERE.

🐕 Saugerties, Sat May 13th, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Saugerties Animal Shelter Blue Jeans Ball.
Benefit to support Saugerties Animal Shelter with dinner, drinks and live music at Fortune Valley Manor! Info HERE.

🥞 Woodstock, Sun May 14th, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Mother’s Day Brunch.
Bring mom for brunch at Colony Woodstock and see Headliners, Marji Zintz & Elly Wininger! Info HERE.

🎨 Saugerties, Sun May 14th, 12:30 PM. Mothers Day Paint and Sip at the Partition.
A local artist will take you step-by-step through the painting process. No need to be an artist for Mother’s Day event or with your BFFs. 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!

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