1. See Dozens of Portraits by Brewster Students
When/Where: 6 p.m. Friday/Main hallway outside the Performing Arts Center at
Why go: The 44 students who have participated in —an international program that allows students in the U.S. to communicate with orphans in other countries through art—will have their work on display during an opening reception Friday evening. The final portion of the project is the delivery of the pieces, which use different mediums, to their subjects.
When/Where: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday/The Clearpool Education Center (on Clearpool Road in Carmel)
Why go: This program is part of the Clearpool Nature Series, so participants will watch a demonstration on how to make maple sugar before they sit down to a pancake breakfast. The activity will be held outdoors.
Pricing: $5 ($15 for families)
When/Where: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday/Studio at (on Main Street in the Village of Brewster)
Why go: Two artists will be exhibiting their works—which include pottery pieces by John Lavin and paintings by Lou Wabshinak—this weekend. Both sessions will include live music.
When/Where: 4 p.m. Saturday/ (Route 22 in Southeast)
Why go: Samples of a few different beverages—plus Sheep Dip whiskey—will be available between 4 and 7 p.m. If you're staying local for St. Patrick's Day, swinging by Bella Vino is a must!
5. Check Out Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
When/Where: Sunday through March 31/Throughout the Hudson Valley
Why go: This weekend is the kick-off to the largest and most popular culinary event in the Hudson Valley. During the next two weeks, participating restaurants in cities and towns throughout the area will offer prix-fixe, three-course dinners at $29.95 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included). Many will also offer three-course lunches at $20.95. To see the list of restaurants, and for more information, visit www.HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com.
Pricing: $20.95 for lunch, $29.95 for dinner