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Top 10 Events in February

Publish Date: 2020-01-28

18th Annual ModFest
When: January 30th – February 9th | Where: Vassar College

Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. Explore the arts through the Grammy Award-nominated vocal ensemble New York Polyphony, Jeff Snyder’s laptop orchestra, Tony Award-winning actress Celia Keenan-Bolger, members of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and spectacular faculty and students in stunning performances and lectures. Learn more!

First Friday – Spread the Love
When: February 7th | Where: Poughkeepsie

With efforts to make First Friday festivities year-round, they’ve partnered up with 40 Cannon to celebrate an early Valentine's Day! This event is not just for couples – welcoming sweethearts, kids, friends, family and community alike to spread love to all! Food and drink specials available, live music, art exhibitions, and discounts! Come be a part of this event and kick off your Valentine’s Day right.

Valentine’s Brunch
When: February 9th | Where: Sprout Creek Farm

Enjoy a one of a kind farm-to-table brunch buffet with your sweetie! Two seatings will ensure room for everyone. Feel free after brunch to stroll the farm to visit the animals, do a little shopping in the Market and make a special day out of it!

Dinner-Magic-Comedy-Love Illusionist Ryan Dutcher
When: February 14th | Where: Comfort Suites Fishkill

Spend Valentine's Day at a show featuring Illusionist Ryan Dutcher. Doors open at 6:30pm, buffet dinner at 7pm, show starts at 9pm and a cash bar open until 12am. Make a getaway out of it and book your stay with special pricing available.

Chef Saturdays
When: February 15th | Where: Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Each month features a different local Dutchess County chef, with February being Farmers & Chefs’ Chef John Lekic of Poughkeepsie. He’ll present a unique 3-course tasting menu, paired with complimentary Millbrook Wine, including one new release! Event runs from 12 – 4pm – space is limited and reservations are required so book yours today!

Hudson Valley Gospel Festival
When: February 21st – 23rd | Where: Poughkeepsie

Come celebrate Black History Month in the heart of the Hudson Valley at a new, weekend long festival celebrating gospel music. This unique event, hosted at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center, Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center and Changepoint Theater, will honor the cultural and spiritual impact the genre has had on the world.

Hudson Valley Holistic Market – Winter Wellness Expo
When: February 22nd | Where: Comfort Suites Fishkill

Top Hudson Valley holistic vendors, practitioners, and readers are back for the 4th Annual Winter Wellness Expo.  Free admission and free classes. Don’t miss this opportunity to kick start the New Year!

Adams Annual Lawn & Garden Show
When: February 28th – March 8th | Where: Adams Fairacre Farms Poughkeepsie

Each year, in late winter, the Adams Landscaping crews design and install an amazing backdrop of patios, ponds and walkways for hundreds of flowering spring bulbs, annuals, trees and shrubs in their greenhouses. Vendors, knowledgeable staff and garden experts from throughout the region are there to answer all your questions. The Garden Show is free to attend and includes seminars, giveaways and free raffles.

Sebastian Maniscalco: You Bother Me
When: February 28th & 29th | Where: MJN – Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center

The man New York Times calls “America’s hottest comic” has extended his 2020 tour to bring his highly relatable show right here to Poughkeepsie! Sebastian Maniscalco brings his witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behavior and decorum, bridging the gap between the Italian-American Old World he grew up in and the contemporary frenetic world we all live in today.

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