We welcomed the first week of March not with any signs of spring, but instead three snow storms? But that should not stop us from enjoying the snow-free weekend!
March in the Hudson Valley... there are two major things we will be celebrating: St. Patrick's Day, and it is sugar maple season.
Hudson Valley St.Patrick's Day Parades
St. Patrick's Day is more than one week away, but there are already many parades scheduled for this weekend.
Saturday March 7th:
The Dutchess County Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at Wappinger Falls will begin at 1pm. This yearly tradition began in 1995 and has expanded to over 3,000 participants and approximately 10,000 attendees. For more information: http://www.dcsppc.org/
Sunday March 8th:
The Northern Westchester and Putnam Counties Saint Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Route 6 in Mahopac. It is the third largest parade in New York State. The parade will begin at 2pm. http://www.saintpatricksdayparade.net/
Celebrate New York Maple Sugaring Season
We are all proud of our New York Maple Syrups. Adults and children are welcome to go to the following festivities to learn more about the maple sugaring process, and of course for a little tasting:
Maple Sugar Tours are available all weekend at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall.
On Sunday March 8, there is a maple sugaring party from 11am-3pm at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale. Further North in Carmel, there is another maple sugar event at the Fahnestock State Park.
International Women's Day
Sunday, March 8th is also International Women's Day. You can join the Women’s Leadership Allianceat the Walkway Over The Hudson in Poughkeepsie on March 7, 2015, from 9AM - 11:30AM to celebrate the event.
Catharine Bond Hill, President of Vassar College, will be a keynote speaker at the event, as will Minister Luader Smith, founder of House of Hope. There will be live entertainment and nonprofit tables throughout the event. For more information visit: www.wlahv.org
Tony Award-Nominated Play “Next Fall” will be playing at the Irvington Town Hall on March 7 & 8. The play is about two gay men in a five-year long committed relationship in which one is devoutly religious, and the other is an atheist.
The Tarrytown Music Hall will feature George Thorogood and his band The Destroyers on March 6, a comedy show with Rob Bartlett and Tony Powell on March 7, and Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody show on March 8th.
For more comedy, the Sklar Brothers will be having a show at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck on Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 and 9:30pm.
Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band will perform on Sunday, March 8th from 5:30PM to 8PM at 12 Grapes Restaurant, Music and Wine Bar in Peekskill, NY. The band consists of 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, drums and the bandleader Greg Westhoff.
And don't forget, daylight savings time starts on Sunday, March 8th. And the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week starts this Monday, March 9 and runs till March 22!