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Things to Do in Dutchess County this April
March 27, 2024

Check out our list of fun things to do in Dutchess County this April. Events include earth day celebrations, craft fairs, marathons, live entertainment, and more!


Four Brothers Drive In is Back Open!, AMENIA
Four Brothers Drive In is open! Swing by the drive in and catch a movie and a late night snack.


Del’s Bingo Night, Kinderhook
Get ready for an udderly delightful night of sweetness and surprises at Del’s Farm Fresh Ice Cream Bingo Bash! 6 pm.


Earth Matters: Etuaptmumk: Two-Eyed Seeing in the Hudson Valley, Virtual Event
Join representatives of The Institute of American Indian Studies as they explore a new way to view the Hudson Valley. 6 pm.


Headshot Happy Hour, Clinton
This gathering promises to be an evening filled with networking opportunities, professional headshots, and great conversations.
5 pm – 7 pm.


First Friday Film Club at The Moviehouse, Millerton
Filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute hosts this new monthly feature at The Moviehouse. 12 pm.


Spring Craft & Sip, Poughkeepsie
Make four different pieces with a Spring Bee vibe! These can be used as shelf sitters for your bookcase, shelf, mantle, and more. 11 am -1 pm.

Wilderstein Volunteer Orientation, Rhinebeck
Attend the annual orientation program for new and returning volunteers. Find out about serving as a tour guide, working in the gift shop, helping maintain the landscape, and more. 10 am.

Stand Up Comedy Magic Show with Illusionist Ryan Dutcher, Rhinebeck
Experience Ryan Dutcher’s unique blend of stand-up comedy and captivating illusions in an adults-only setting. Your ticket includes a complimentary drink. 8 pm 21+.

An Evening of Choreography, Pine Plains
Diana Byer, Founder and for over 40 years the Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet, presents an extraordinary performance of dance. 7 pm.

Bonnet Bonanza at Lilymoore Alpaca Farm, Pleasant Valley
Kick off the 2024 season with a lot of fun! There are multiple dates and times for the Bonnet Bonanza. Other dates – April 7, 13, 14. 10:30 am – 11:30 am.

Fisher Center – Beethoven’s 6th & The Rite of Spring, Annandale-on-Hudson
Egon Wellesz’s 1911 The Dawn of Spring combines the Viennese musical tradition with French expressionism, while Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, begun the same year, sent audience members into a riot with what Paris newspapers promised would be “the most astonishing polyrhythm ever to come from the mind of a musician.” Virtual event too.


Sunday Brunch, AMENIA
Sunday Brunch at Troutbeck! Every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, enjoy a playful and satiating meal that hits all the high notes: sweet and savory; fruit-forward or egg-centric; boozy, low- or no-ABV.


Monday Pasta Nights, AMENIA
Did you know that Chef Vinny Gilberti and team make all of their pastas from scratch, in house? Well they do! Starting April 8 at Troutbeck, dive into the comforting pleasure of pasta, sourced with the best of what’s available in the region, every Monday night. 5:30 pm – 9 pm.

Solar Eclipse Lunch + Viewing, AMENIA
Join Troutbeck for an anticipatory lunch ahead of the extremely rare solar eclipse. Solar eclipse will be visible in the region from 3:16 pm to 3:29 pm.


Food Inc 2: Back for Seconds, MILLERTON
Drop by The Moviehouse and catch Food Inc 2: Back for Seconds in theaters
ONLY ON APRIL 9, 6:30 pm.


Fred Stein’s Black and White Photography Exhibition, Millerton
Fred Stein’s journey through history landed him in 1930s Paris, a seminal time for photography. April 11 12pm- May 5 5pm


Dizzy Parker, Pleasant Valley
Rockin’ the valley with a pleasant new set of pop and rock nostalgia! 6 pm -10 pm.


Vernal Pool Walk, Millbrook
Journey with DLC to these ephemeral ponds that explode with life as winter fades! 10 am – 12 pm.

Dog Vibes Grooming Spa Sign Reveal Party, Pleasant Valley
Dog Vibes Grooming Spa will be having a Sign Reveal Party with music, food, and furbabies. 11 am – 2 pm.

Learn How to Make All Natural Soap at Clover Brooke Farm, Hyde Park
This soap-making class will teach you a skill that’s fun and functional. Participants will learn the cold process technique of soap making. 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

WIlderstein Spring Tea, Rhinebeck
Head over to Wilderstein for a memorable afternoon with fine tea and an assortment of sweet and savory delectables. 1 pm.

Join the Stissing Center for a performance by Alla Boara! Alla Boara’s dynamic songs move audiences of all ethnic heritages to treasure their musical roots and consider historical songs’ contemporary cultural relevance. 7 pm.

Coffee and Cannoli’s, PINE PLAINS
A FREE event! Discover the background behind Alla Boara’s work, discover the stories, the instruments, and get a sneak peek into their concert at the Stissing Center! 12 pm.

The Photography of Fred Stein: Opening Reception, Millerton
Peter Stein, the son of Fred Stein, manages his father’s archive and is the producer and co-director of the documentary film “Out of Exile” – The Photography of Fred Stein. This film will precede the exhibition’s opening reception on April 13th. 1:30-3PM


Sarah Langan, A BETTER WORLD in conversation with Hilarie Burton Morgan, Rhinebeck

Bring your Sunday morning coffee and join Hilarie Burton Morgan as she talks with Sarah Langan about Langan’s cunning, new, outside-the-box satirical thriller – A BETTER WORLD. 11 am.

The Dressing Room Diaries with Hilarie Burton Morgan, Rhinebeck
Experience an unforgettable afternoon up close and personal with actress and New York Times best selling author, Hilarie Burton Morgan. 1 pm.

Millbrook Marathon, Millbrook
Run in the Eastern Dutchess Road Runners Club’s fourth annual Millbrook Marathon, or just cheer them on. 7:30 am.


Reptilian Reverie: Turtles and Snakes of the Northeast, Pawling
From tiptoeing turtles to slithering snakes, the reptiles that live in our area are fascinating and full of mystery! 6:30 pm -8 pm.


SPARC Park Playground Build, Stanfordville
The Playground in Stanfordville, SPARC Park, is being rebuilt by their community over an 8 day period.


Open to Love Dinner, Red Hook
Immersive yourself in a creative experience enjoying a three course meal paired with wine and cider all sourced locally from the Hudson Valley. 6 pm -8 pm.


Point of View farm in Stanfordville is open to the public as part of the Dutchess County spring sheep and wool farm tour. Stop by and take part in the fun! 10 am – 4 pm.

Brew U festival, Hyde Park
Brew U is an exciting beer festival that combines samplings from top breweries with incredible food from the CIA.  2 pm – 5 pm.

Brookmeade Spring Fling Craft Fair Fundraiser, Rhinebeck
Browse and shop at the many booths featuring unique items from talented vendors. 10 am – 4 pm.

Dutchess County Earth Day Fair, Poughkeepsie
Commemorate the Earth in Dutchess County’s big celebration! 10:30 am – 1 pm.

Michael Korda, MUSE OF FIRE, book launch!, WHERE
This event will be held at the shop. Michael will speak first and afterwards sign.


Monarchs is a coming-out, coming-of-age story that sheds light on the links between our inherited shame and our greatest fears, and proudly reclaims Peter Pan as the queer icon she’s always been to those of us who knew to look. 3 pm.

Earth Day Celebration, POUGHKEEPSIE
Join the farm to celebrate with 100% locally sourced Plan Bee wild ales with a slice of pizza made by Vagabond Fire Pizza sourcing local ingredients for their delicious pies. 12 pm – 6 pm.

Branchwater Farms Rye Whiskey Release Party, Milan
Branchwater Farms Rye Whiskey Release Party and rye celebration with other local businesses. 12-3PM


Friends Fridays at The Millbrook Inn, Millbrook
This Spring Only! The Millbrook Inn have devoted one Friday a month to friends!


Help a Horse Day at Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Dover Plains
Learn about Lucky Orphans while supporting local vendors and making memories. 1 pm – 4 pm.

Early Spring Flower Viewing Weekend, Millbrook
Immerse yourself in the thousands upon thousands of heirloom daffodils, all planted for Marion Beck before her death in 1959. 10 am – 5 pm.

“Ode” To Spring: Wine Dinner With Milea Estate, STAATSBURG
Join the Milea Estate for an unforgettable wine dinner! Enjoy a 5 course meal and their highly-anticipated bubbly which is meant to compete with the best French champagne. 7 pm.

Nature’s Impact Ceramic Vase Workshop, POUGHKEEPSIE
Join the farm for a special pottery workshop led by Nature’s Impact. Learn how to mold, shape, and paint your own unique vase for summer flowers! 1 pm.


“Vintage Tweets: Suffrage Era Postcards”, AMENIA
The Amenia Historical Society is honored to welcome Carol Crossed, president and founder of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, for a commemoration of women’s suffrage, particularly poignant in this election year. 2 pm.