Welcome to a new year! It's the first weekend of 2018 and even though Old Man Winter has certainly been making his presence known, there still some fun things to do throughout the Hudson Valley this weekend. Here are a few ideas with links to find even more.

Saturday, January 6: Sunset Hike and/or Snowshoe Hike up Mount Beacon, hosted by the MidHudson Adirondack Mountain Club. Hiking poles and microspikes are strongly recommended. The group will meet one hour prior to sunset in the Route 9D parking area. Find more events going on in Dutchess County this weekend.

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Saturday, January 6; 1-3:30: Free movie screenings every Saturday at E.B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. The first Saturday of the month a teen movie will be shown (rated up to PG-13) and the other Saturdays will be family movies (rated up to PG). They are recent releases or films relevant to an upcoming holiday. Bring a friend and some snacks and settle in for a fun afternoon. Find more events going on in Sullivan County this weekend.

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Saturday, January 6; 5-8 pm: First Saturday Arts in Kingston. There will be open galleries, live music, studio tours, and more. Find more events going on in Ulster County this weekend.

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Saturday, January 6; Times vary:  Ice Skating at Bear Mountain. Public skating sessions are offered all winter long. Check the schedule for specific times. Plus, the rink is uncovered and outdoors, so make sure you dress appropriately. Find out more events going on this weekend in Orange County. 

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