The Week Ahead

Edited by Pamela Doan ([email protected])

For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

COMMUNITY

SAT 3
All About Bulbs
Cold Spring
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
Learn how to naturalize bulbs in a landscape and pot paperwhites to bloom for the holidays. Cost: $60 ($40 members)

SAT 3
Volunteer Landscape Work Day and Bonfire
Garrison
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Manitoga
584 Route 9D | 845-424-3812
visitmanitoga.org

SAT 3
I Spy Halloween Scavenger Haunt
Cornwall
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive
845-534-5506 x204 | hhnm.org
Search for animal artifacts along the Halloween Trail to help the Kenridge Witch gather ingredients for her potion. Also SUN 4. Cost: $10 ($6 members), $8 ($4) for children 3 and older
 
SAT 3
Pet Rabies Clinic
Patterson
2 – 4 p.m. Brook Farm Clinic
2371 Route 22 | 845-808-1390 x43160
putnamcountyny.com
Cats, dogs and ferrets welcome in carriers or leashed. Bring proof of Putnam County residency and prior rabies vaccination certificate. Free
 
SAT 3
The Get Down
Cold Spring
7 – 10 p.m. Chalet on the Hudson
3250 Route 9D
haldaneschoolfoundation.org
This fundraiser for the Haldane School Foundation will feature dancing to hip and funky music and a silent auction of items and services. Cost: $110

SUN 4
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Move your clock back one hour.

SUN 4
Mid Hudson Animal Aid Auction
Wappingers Falls
3 – 7 p.m. Wappingers Elks
1195 Route 376
brownpapertickets.com/event/3608985
The 23rd annual goods and services auction to benefit the Mid Hudson Animal Aid cat sanctuary. A silent auction begins at 3 p.m. and a live auction at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $25

MON 5
Restaurant Week
Hudson Valley
valleytable.com/hvrw
Enjoy three-course lunches for $22.95 and dinners for $32.95 at seven Highlands restaurants (Cafe Amarcord, The Pandorica and The Roundhouse in Beacon; Cathyrn’s Tuscan Grill, the Hudson House River Inn and Riverview in Cold Spring and Valley Restaurant in Garrison) and hundreds of others in the region. Through Nov. 11

THURS 8
Active-Shooter Defense Course
Carmel
6 – 9 p.m. Bureau of Emergency Services
112 Old Route 6 | 845-808-4335
putnamsheriff.com
Learn skills to survive a crisis situation involving an armed attacker. Registration required. Repeats each month on the second Thursday. Free

THURS 8
Cultural Competency and Knowledge Building
Beacon
6:30 p.m. Binnacle Books
321 Main St. | 845-838-6191
In this two-hour workshop, members of the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center will address issues of inclusivity in personal or professional life. Cost: $10 to $20 (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

FRI 9
Veterans’ Day Ceremony
Garrison
9 a.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

SAT 10
Urgent Knead: For Goodness Bake
Beacon
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
145 Main St. | 845-518-4194
facebook.com/forgoodnessbakebeacon
Bakers are donating goods to sell to raise money to help a family stay together. Now in its sixth year, For Goodness Bake has raised nearly $15,000 for local causes.

SUN 11
Mount Beacon Eight Ceremony
Fishkill
12:30 p.m. Veterans Park
A memorial ceremony on Veterans’ Day to remember the eight service members who have died in crashes on Mount Beacon.

MUSIC

SAT 3
Dark Desert Eagles
Peekskill
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
This Eagles tribute band will cover classics such as “Take It Easy” and “Desperado.” Cost: $36 to $57

SAT 3
Honey Drop Sessions
Beacon
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
honeydropsessions.brownpapertickets.com
A night of sweetness and song with Lara Herscovitch, Amy Soucy and Lindsey Wilson. Cost: $10 ($15 at door)

SUN 4
Catalyst Quartet
Newburgh
3 p.m. St. George’s Church
105 Grand St. | 845-561-5355
newburghchambermusic.org
In Hemispheres: South America, the ensemble will perform works by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Diego Vega (Colombia-America), Astor Piazzolla (Argentina) and Alberto Ginastera (Argentina). Cost: $25 (students $5)

SUN 4
Tribute to Gladys Knight and The Temptations
Peekskill
7 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Get down with the Motown tribute band Shadows of the 1960s, featuring Tanesha Gary as Knight. Cost: $37 to $71.50

THURS 8
Women’s Drum Corp
Beacon
7:30 p.m. Beacon Music Factory
333 Fishkill Ave. | 845-765-0472
beaconmusicfactory.com
The first of four weekly practices to perform at the Beacon holiday tree lighting on Dec. 8. Cost: $100

FRI 9
The High Lonesome Sound: Kentucky Mountain Music
Putnam Valley
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corner Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
This compilation of films by musician and documentarian John Cohen offers a portrait of rural life in the early 1960s. Afterward, Cohen, Eli Smith and Wyndham Blair will perform. Cost: $20 donation

SAT 10
Daisy Jopling Band
Peekskill
7:30 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The Daisy Jopling Band will celebrate Brian Delma Taylor, a composer and instrumentalist from Peekskill who died in 2017, with music arranged, produced and inspired by him. Cost: $25 to $50

SAT 10
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Poughkeepsie
8 p.m. Bardavon
35 Market St. | 845-473-2072
bardavon.org
The band will perform its classics as well as songs from Rocket, its first album in 12 years. Cost: $32 to $42
 
SUN 11
Modigliani Quartet
Beacon
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
As part of the ongoing Howland Chamber Music Circle series, Amaury Coeytaux (violin), Loic Rio (violin), Laurent Marfaing (viola) and Francois Kieffer (cello) will perform works by Haydn, Ravel and Brahms. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

SUN 11
Trio Kisosen
Cold Spring
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
Matheus Sardinha Garcia Souza (violin), An-Lin Bardin (cello) and Naomi Niskala (piano) will perform works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Dvorak. Cost: Free (donations welcome)

SUN 11
Boz Scraggs
Peekskill
7 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The singer, songwriter and guitarist and former member of the Steve Miller Band will perform as part of his Out of the Blues tour. Cost: $73 to $240
 
VISUAL ARTS

SAT 3
Eric Lind: The Marsh
Garrison
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing
845-424-3960
The outgoing director of the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center shares photos he has taken at the marsh and of its creatures, both above and below the water. Also SUN 4.

SUN 4
Hudson Valley Artist Mentors (Opening)
Beacon
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Curated by Mary Mugele Sealfo, the show includes work by Garin Baker, Clayton Buchanan, Susan Hope Fogel, Cynthia Harris-Pagano, Andrew Lattimore, John Philip Osborne, Joseph Sundwall, George Van Hook, Lois Woolley, Honigan Zhang and Lisa Zukowski. Through Nov. 25

MON 5
Watercolor Art Show (Opening)
Garrison
2 – 4 p.m. St. Francis Convent at Graymoor
41 Old Highland Turnpike
845-424-3625 | graymoor.org
The exhibit features work by students in Sister Marjorie Moon’s classes. She also will be painting during the opening. Through Nov. 18

MON 5
Artists in the Marketplace (Panel)
Peekskill
6:30 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Bridget Donahue, Marc Straus and Miguel Abreu will discuss how to approach galleries with your artwork. Cost: $25 ($15 members)

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 10
Autumn in the Hudson Valley
Beacon
5 – 7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Works by 16 members of the Beacon Photography Group


 
SAT 10
Joan Phares and Kirsten Lyon: Potpourri
Beacon
6 – 9 p.m. bau Gallery
506 Main St. | 845-440-7584
baugallery.com
Phares, in mixed media, and Lyon, in ceramics, “create their own version of potpourri,” according to the gallery. Jerika Broussard’s She is Magic and Medicine also will be on view.

SAT 10
Stanley Lindwasser: The 2018 Collection
Beacon
6 – 8 p.m. Oak Vino
389 Main St. | 845-765-2400
oakvino.com
This exhibit of conceptual paintings by the Beacon artist is an exploration of the emotion and relational experience of color found in layers of rock or clouds. Through January

SAT 10
Abstract Paintings by David Kendrick
Beacon
6 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
“For me, painting is a daring adventure into the unknown, a quest for truth assisted by the actions of the paint brush,” says the artist. Through Nov. 26

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 3
The U.S. Supreme Court as a Political Institution
Garrison
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Will Hellerstein, a professor emeritus at Brooklyn Law School and former director of the Legal Aid Society, will discuss his experience arguing cases before the Supreme Court. Free
 
SAT 10
Virginia Sole-Smith: The Eating Instinct
Cold Spring
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
The Cold Spring author’s book explores how we learn about food and eating.

SUN 11
Chris Hughes: Rethinking Inequality
Garrison
12:30 p.m. Highlands Country Club
955 Route 9D | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, will discuss his book, Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn, at a benefit for the Desmond-Fish Library. Cost: Pay what you wish

SUN 11
Get Lit Beacon Literary Salon
Beacon
5 p.m. Oak Vino
389 Main St. | 845-765-2400
getlitbeacon.com
Sign up at the door to read five minutes of original work. Repeats on second Sunday. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 3
Introduction to Babysitting
Cold Spring
10 a.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Aspiring babysitters ages 10 and older can learn how to care for younger children. Registration required. Free
 
SAT 3
Halloween Party
Beacon
6 p.m. Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps
1 Arquilla Dr. | 845-831-4540
Facebook.com/BeaconVAC
Children should bring sleeping bags, pillows and blankets to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. There will also be a parade, costume contest and pumpkin decorating. Free

SUN 4
Attitude of Gratitude
Cold Spring
1 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Robin Hutchinson will read from a book she wrote and illustrated about giving thanks every day. Free
 
FRI 9
Man on Wire (2008)
Cold Spring
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The Reel Life Film Club for middle-school students will host Philippe Petit, the subject of this documentary about his 1974 walk across a wire between the World Trade Center towers. Free

SAT 10
The Mitten
Beacon
11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
A musical based on the popular children’s book by Jan Brett about animals seeking shelter inside a mitten. Recommended for children ages 3 to 7. Cost $10 (children free)

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 3
Beauty and Tragedy
Newburgh
6 p.m. Atlas Studios
11 Spring St. | 845-391-8855
newburghbeautyandtragedy.com
A new documentary by photographer Dmitri Kasterine of Garrison about the residents of downtown Newburgh. Free

SAT 3
James and the Giant Peach
Garrison
7 pm. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing
845-424-3900 | brownpapertickets.com/event/3634193
The Youth Players present Roald Dahl’s tale of a boy who travels across the ocean on a piece of fruit. Also: SUN 4, FRI 9, SAT 10, SUN 11. Cost: $12

SAT 3
Our Town
Wappingers Falls
8 p.m. County Players Theater
2681 Main St. | 845-298-1491
countyplayers.org
The players present Thornton Wilder’s 1938 drama that explores community bonds. This performance with American Sign Language. Also FRI 9, SAT 10, SUN 11. Cost: $20 ($15 for seniors and children age 12 and younger)
 
TUES 6
The Importance of Being Earnest (Auditions)
Garrison
7:15 – 10 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing
845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
Rehearsals begin in January and the play will be performed in March. Also SAT 10. Email a headshot, resume and preferred date to [email protected].

THURS 8
American Experience: The Great War
Garrison
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the library will screen a documentary made for PBS by Stephen Ives, a Garrison resident, on the end of World War I.

THURS 8
The Letters: Voices from the Great War
Brewster
7 p.m. Brewster High School
50 Foggintown Road | 845-279-5051 x 722 | bit.ly/letters-putnam
An original play performed by Brewster High School students based on letters and diaries of Putnam County residents who served during World War I. Produced with the Southeast Museum. Also FRI 9, SAT 10. Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at door

SUN 11
Art Thieves Conservatory
Garrison
7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing
845-424-3900 | brownpapertickets.com/event/3741711
Led by Bill Coelius, the Teen Players will share an immersive theatrical experience with improv, singing, dancing, monologues, YouTube videos and smeared clown makeup. The eighth-graders this year will be stealing and performing their own version of James and the Giant Peach. Cost: $10

HEALTH & FITNESS

THURS 8
Philipstown Community Blood Drive
Cold Spring
2 – 8 p.m. Loretto Parish Hall
24 Fair St. | 800-688-0900
Drink and eat well before donating and bring a donor card or photo ID.

CIVIC

MON 5
City Council Meeting
Beacon
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | cityofbeacon.org

MON 5
School Board
Beacon
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | beaconk12.org

TUES 6
Election Day
6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
To find your polling place, see voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.

TUES 6
School Board
Cold Spring
7 p.m. Haldane Music Room
15 Craigside Drive | haldaneschool.org

TUES 6
Board of Trustees
Cold Spring
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | coldspringny.gov

WED 7
School Board
Garrison
7 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | gufs.org

WED 7
Putnam County Legislature
Carmel
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | putnamcountyny.com

THURS 8
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Beacon
7 p.m. Beahive
291 Main St. | facebook.com/cclny18

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