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Top 10 Events in January

Date Published: December 17, 2021

From comedy nights to live music to embarking on the first hike of 2022, here are our Top 10 Events in January! 

1. First Day Hikes

January 1 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Walkway Over The Hudson 

Join Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park staff and members of the Walkway community for the annual First Day Hike on New Year’s Day.  Leashed pets and the whole family are welcome on this easy 1-to-3-mile hike. The Walkway Over the Hudson is 1.28 miles from gate-to-gate.  Both entrances will be open. Hikers will meet at the center overlook (by the flagpole) at 2 p.m. For more information, click here

2. Mediterranean Boot Camp 5-Day at The Culinary Institute of America 

Monday, January 10 through Friday, January 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Culinary Institute of America 

With its emphasis on healthful ingredients and vivid flavors, Mediterranean cooking has become a favorite among Americans. In The Culinary of Institute Boot Camp, you'll utilize the unique pantries and flavor profiles of Provence, Southern Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and North Africa, and discover the four ingredients that unify the dishes from these diverse regions. You'll also get an introduction to the specific cooking methods and equipment commonly used in the region. From pissaladière, patatas a la Riojana, and pane Sardo to tapas and tagine of lamb, you'll prepare and savor the best of the Mediterranean table-and bring your newfound skills to your own kitchen. For more information, click here

3. Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show

Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15 at 8:00 p.m. at Daryl’s House, Pawling 

"Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show" is the international touring tribute show to the "world's greatest rock & roll band.". This highly rated show is entering its 20th year in production with over 4,000 performances listed to their credit. Their client list includes the nation’s top casinos, performing arts centers, music halls, and corporate clients. Performing up to 150 shows a year, this production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming of its kind. For more information, click here.

4. Bardavon Presents Met Live HD: CINDERELLA (MASSENET)

Saturday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Bardavon, Poughkeepsie

Continuing a treasured holiday tradition, the Met presents a new installment in its series of abridged opera adaptations for family audiences. Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90 minutes, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. For more information, click here.

5. Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet Live

Saturday, January 15  at 8:00 p.m. at The Stissing Center, Pine Plains 

Visit The Stissing Center and watch Latin Grammy winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet bring the beauty and passion of the tango repertoire into the world of chamber music. With impeccable musicianship, a sophisticated stage presence, and a repertoire that moves seamlessly from the genre’s roots in the traditional orquesta típica to the jazz-inflected tango nuevo, New York’s celebrated Pedro Giraudo Tango Ensemble exemplifies the emotional vitality of the elegant, subtle, and intensely passionate Argentine music and dance called tango. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available in designated areas at this event. For more information, click here.

6. Dinosaur World Live 

Friday, January 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center, Poughkeepsie

Dinosaur World Live offers the perfect treat, with an entertaining and educational live show that will delight the whole family. Using stunning puppetry to bring remarkably life-like dinosaurs to the stage, Dinosaur World Live presents a host of impressive pre-historic creatures including every child’s favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, along with a Giraffatitan, Microraptor, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. The show introduces Miranda, daughter of paleontologists, who grew up surrounded by dinosaurs on a far-away island off the coast of South America. She has brought her pre-historic pals to our shores and would love you to meet them. Warning: some of these dinosaurs aren’t as docile as they seem! For more information, click here.

7. Wassaic Project’s Third Friday/ Open Studio

Friday, January 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Maxon Mills, Wassaic 

This is the first of three Third Fridays sessions in support of the Wassaic Project’s 2021–2022 Winter Exhibition, What Comes After. Visit Maxon Mills and take a guided tour of the show! There will be wine and light snacks available. The other sessions are on February 18th and March 18th. On display for their winter exhibit is " What Comes After" which presents ten artists throughout the seven floors of Maxon Mills who are, in one way or another, reflecting on life in the aftermath. For more details, click here.

8. Journeyman Distillery Dinner

Friday, January 28 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Shadows on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie 

Savor an elegant evening at Shadows on the Hudson featuring a 4-course meal and hand-selected spirits from Journeyman Distillery. Their Executive Chef will pair each course with the Journeyman Old Country Goodness Mimosa, Journeyman Field Gin 50:50 Martini, Journeyman Last Feather Rye Barrel Aged Manhattan, and Journeyman Pit-Spitter Cherry Whiskey. For more information, click here


9. 2022 Hudson Valley Motorcycle Expo 

Saturday, January 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at  MJN Convention Center, Poughkeepsie 

Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts! Join the 2022 Hudson Valley Motorcycle Expo at the MJN Convention Center and meet up with fellow riders. This awesome expo will showcase rockin’ live music bands, a variety of vendors, a custom bike show, swap meet, and more! For more information, click here


10. Comedy Night with Fred Rubino 

Saturday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. at Le Chambord at Curry Estate, Hopewell Junction 

Take part in a night of laughter at Le Chambord at Curry Estate! Performing in their ballroom is stand-up comic Fred Rubino from Brooklyn, New York. He performs all over the East Coast from comedy clubs to casinos to resorts. He has been called the voice of Italian Americans and has made appearances on The Sid and Bernie Show on 77WABC. Drinks and select snacks are available during the show. There is a $20 food/beverage minimum in addition to ticket prices. Make a reservation in the dining room or bar beforehand to waive the minimum! For more information, click here

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