Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley

That’s Entertainment!

  |   November 1, 2017  |  Comment

The site of the famous 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, Bethel Woods now has an arts center with a museum, Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and a Conservatory for arts education programming. This fall, the Event Gallery’s lineup includes performances by John Sebastian, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Los Lonely Boys, and more.

Another great place to hear live music is The Falcon in Marlboro. This all-ages venue is perched over Marlboro Falls and has featured the likes of Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau. The Falcon is also home to the Avalon Archives, Ned Moran’s collection of rock ‘n’ roll ephemera including posters, handbills, and photographs dating back to the early ‘60s.

For intimate concert experiences, Daryl’s House in Pawling offer national acts in small rooms. Recent shows included NRBQ and Marc Cohn.    

Dance fans love Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli. Bring the kids to “10 Hairy Legs: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” a one-act performance on October 28. Ballet enthusiasts will enjoy BalletNext, Michele Wiles’s company, which puts an innovative spin on the classic dance form.

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is staging holiday favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life” December 1 to 17 and “A Christmas Carol” is hits the stage on December 22 to 24 to really get you into the holiday spirit.

If you’d rather be outside, The Walkway over The Hudson is a great choice for a pleasing stroll, with awe-inspiring vistas 212 feet above the Hudson River. Enjoy gorgeous views of peak foliage or a nice sunset stroll. Be sure to visit some of the trails and parks, historic districts, shops, restaurants, and cafes at either the Highland or Poughkeepsie end of the “Great Connector.”

Pictured above: American Ballet Theatre’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

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