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Top 10 Events in March

Publish Date: 2021-02-25

Our monthly list of Top 10 Events has been altered to ensure everyone can experience Dutchess’ exciting happenings – both virtual and in-person (while maintaining social distancing to keep everyone safe)!

1. History of Gospel Music in the Hudson Valley: Famous Visitors and Their Impact

Although this event has passed, you can register for April's virtual lecture here

The Hudson Valley Gospel Festival committee is pleased to announce the second of the monthly presentations about the history of gospel music in the Hudson Valley! This virtual presentation will be led by Professor Ciesta Little-Quinn of the Department of Black Studies at SUNY New Paltz who will discuss the gospel luminaries, such as Mahalia Jackson, who performed in the Hudson Valley and left lasting impressions. For more information, click here.

2. Women’s Suffrage: From Seneca Falls to the White House

Wednesday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. via Facebook Premiere, view anytime here.

Kick-off Women’s History month with Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library! Two of the National Park Service's leading experts on the Women's Rights Movement join in a conversation with FDR Presidential Library Director Paul Sparrow to discuss the struggle for Women's Suffrage. From the convention at Seneca Falls to the passage of the 19th Amendment, the fight for equality laid the foundation for the work of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Watch the Facebook Premier here.

3. The Revel 32° Experience Friday Series

Every Friday at Revel 32°

Escape reality with the first of Revel 32°’s Friday Experiences, “Revel in the Magic”. Be entertained and learn a little bit of the art of magic by magician & Illusionist Ryan Dutcher.

The night includes light bites, a cash bar with local brews, and the opportunity to meet Ryan! Join them every Friday for more unique experiences like Irish Step Dancing, Wine Tasting With 1915 Wine Cellar, and Mixology 101. For tickets and more information, click here.

4. Queen CIty 15 Fine Art Gallery Art Exhibit: NUDE  

Friday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Queen City 15 Gallery, exhibit on display until Saturday, March 27

Step into the Queen City of Dutchess County and indulge in our local art scene. Visit the second annual juried NUDE exhibition hosted by Queen City 15 Gallery, featuring the work of 40 artists from around the country! The exhibit invites viewers to contemplate “nude” as a concept and state of being by showcasing art that uses a range of visual languages and is conveyed through two- and three-dimensional media. Register for the opening reception here. For more contemporary art, view our Art Trail brochure here

5. Virtual Beer Dinner 

Sunday, March 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Get a taste of the Dutchess culinary experience at home! Join the Virtual Beer Dinner hosted by Chef Brandon Walker, owner of local gem Essie’s Restaurant and Brew Master Chris Basso from Newburgh Brewing Company! Pick up your meal and enjoy a delicious five-course meal paired with five craft beers while virtually receiving insight from Chef Walker and Chris Basso. For tickets and more information click here.    


6. Bardavon Presents “Live from Ireland

Saturday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. via View Stream

Join the Bardavon Presents on View Stream and catch the epic virtual experience, We Banjo 3 (WB3) Live From Ireland​! All four WB3 band members will be together and performing on stage from the stunning Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin for the first time since the pandemic shut down. The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet continually push musical boundaries while maintaining an unwavering devotion to the essential audience experience. For more information, click here.

7. Hudson Valley Philharmonic 48th Annual String Competition

Sunday, March 14 at 3:00 p.m. via Bardavon Presents Youtube Channel 

Watch the Hudson Valley Philharmonic 48th Annual Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition virtually.  This string competition gives the public a rare opportunity to hear and see some of the best young violinists, cellists, and violists in the world before their careers have even begun. The competition has always attracted some of the finest conservatory string players in the world, and many participants have gone on to illustrious classical music careers! You can also enjoy the ten semi-finalists who have been selected in advance from last year’s remarkable group of entrants on Bardavon Present’s Youtube Channel. For more information, click here


8. Sap Happy Maple Weekend 

Friday, March 26 - Monday, March 29 at Bowdoin Park 

Bring the family out to Dutchess and celebrate the tasty, educational, fun for all ages Maple Weekend at Bodoin Park! Events will include Pancakes in the Park Drive-through for Senior Citizens, "A Story Walk with If You Give a Pig a Pancake" by Laura Numeroff, Hands-on Maple Education Classes, and an exclusive Bowdoin Maple Syrup Menu at Farmers & Chefs Restaurant. Throughout the weekend Bowdoin Maple Syrup will be available for purchase for $10 a bottle. For more information, click here


9. The Hillbilly Parade  at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Saturday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. live-streamed

In a town somewhere outside of a town just east of a town there lived a band that you’ll want to hear - The Hillbilly Parade! The Hillbilly Parade is a dance-pop country party band. With their witty stage humor, ridiculous props, and down-home costumes, they will have you boot-scootin' boogying, laughing, and singing along to all of the most popular country hits - old and new! Hillbilly Parade will be performed at The CENTER and will be live-streamed to home audiences. For tickets and more information, click here

10. On the Record with Mrs. Livingston McVitty 

Saturday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. online

Listen to the first-person narrative about life as a Livingston in Clermont State Historic Site. Honoria Livingston McVitty, the eldest daughter of Alice and JH Livingston, resided at Clermont until her death in 2000. Recently rediscovered interviews shine a light on an integral part she played in preserving her family’s legacy. Join Clermont staff as they listen to Honoria’s story—in her own words. This is a free Facebook Live event, registration is required. For more Clermont State Historic Site virtual events click here

Photo Credit: Clermont State Historic Site 





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