The Christmas season is winding down and it’s time to start looking forward to the new year! Unwind from the stress of the holiday season as you make your way to Hudson. We’ve compiled a list of some great Hudson Valley events in January 2013!
34th Annual New Year’s Day Auction
Head to 266 County Route 7A on New Year’s Day in Copake, New York. You’ll find 18th and 19th century furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives and more. It’s the premier Americana Auction of the year!
New Moon Walk
Test your night vision and sharpen your senses with a New Moon’s Walk. What better way to celebrate the New Year than experiencing the evening landscape without the aid of moonlight! The event takes place at 5 p.m. at the Round Ball Mountain Conservation Area. They recommend dressing in layers. Also, don’t forget your flashlight.
“Compass Points” Photographer Exhibit
Visit Jeff Levin’s exhibit to enjoy local beauty or exotic faces and places. The 30+ works are a culmination of his recent arrival on the art scene. The exhibit is on display at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, located at 1 North Front Street in Hudson.
Martin Sexton is a singer-songwriter and a longtime favorite of Club Helsinki audiences. He will perform a blend of folk, soul, jazz, gospel and pop. It starts at 9 o’clock. Get your tickets early.
Moonrise Snowshoe Hike
Hike Mud Creek’s trails as the nearly full moon rises. Moon gaze while listening to the sounds of nocturnal critters. There will be hot cocoa and tea provided afterwards and a limited number of snowshoes will be available. The hike will leave from Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center in Ghent, New York.
CCCA Gallery Exhibition
The first show of 2014, Nature Morte et Vivant, will kick off on January 18. The works will express still life, florals/plants and botanicals in all media. There will be an opening reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia County Council on the Arts Gallery, located at 209 Warren Street in Hudson.
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret
Club Helsinki Hudson will play host to the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. The winter cabaret will feature a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. This is an adult show so be sure to leave the kiddos behind. They’ll include a new lineup and acts like trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy and oddball novelty turns.
January 24, 25 26, 31
My Cousin Rachel
The Ghent Playhouse at 6 Town Hall Place presents My Cousin Rachel. It’s a mystery that will unwind with all the twists and turns, intrigue, suspense and romance of the classic Daphne du Maurier novel.
With all of these Hudson Valley events, be sure to plan your trip in advance. We at Mount Merino Manor would love to help with reservations or more great recommendations. Our luxury bed and breakfast is located in a private country setting. The Inn is home to seven spacious guest rooms and suites with beautiful views, candlelit fireplaces, and spa-jetted showers. View our accommodations here.
Photo courtesy of: Club Helsinki Hudson