The Week Ahead

Edited by Pamela Doan ([email protected])
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

SAT 8
Breakfast with Santa
GARRISON
9 & 10:30 a.m. Garrison Firehouse
1616 Route 9 | 845-424-4406
The Garrison Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary is hosting this annual event with two seatings. Call to reserve space. Free (donations welcome)

SAT 8
Breakfast with Santa
BEACON
11 a.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Reservations are recommended for this breakfast buffet, photos with Santa and crafts. Cost: $15 ($10 children 12 and younger)

SAT 8
City of Beacon + BeaconArts Tree Lighting
BEACON
4 p.m. Polhill Park
Main and Route 9D | beaconarts.org
Following the seventh night of lighting the bicycle menorah at 4:30 p.m., Gina Samardge and Compass Arts will lead caroling at 4:45 p.m. and Santa Claus is expected at 5 p.m. for the tree lighting and to spend about an hour greeting children.

SAT 8
BHA + BeaconArts Bicycle Menorah Lighting
BEACON
4:30 p.m. Polhill Park
Main St. and Route 9D | beaconarts.org
During each night of Hanukkah, a wheel on the menorah will be illuminated to honor a part of the Beacon community. Today clergy will be recognized, followed by artists and musicians on SUN 9 at 5:30 p.m.

SAT 8
Tree Lighting
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Gazebo
Join the community at the foot of Main Street for music, refreshments and a visit from Santa.

SUN 9
Community Hanukkah Party
BEACON
11 a.m. Beacon Hebrew Alliance
331 Verplanck Ave. | 845-831-2012
beaconhebrewalliance.org
Enjoy singing, food and games, including candy dreidl-making, followed by a dance party. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to the food pantry.

SUN 9
Living Nativity
NELSONVILLE
6:30 p.m. Church on the Hill
245 Main St. | 845-265-2022
jesusonthehill.org

TUES 11
Easy Holiday Entertaining Workshop
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-228-4167
chefstefny.com/lessons
Chef Stef will explain how to make some small-bite foods and holiday punches. Register by noon on MON 10. Cost: $45

SAT 15
Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
BEACON
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tompkins Hose Co.
13 South Ave. | lewistompkinshose.com

HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES

SAT 8
The Colonial Nutcracker
PEEKSKILL
2 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Set in Yorktown, this version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet includes narration. Cost: $28.50

SAT 8
The Nutcracker
POUGHKEEPSIE
2 & 7:30 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The New Paltz Ballet Theatre and dancers from the New York City Ballet present the classic holiday story of a magical journey. Also SUN 9. Cost: $27 to $32

SUN 9
Selections from Handel’s Messiah
GARRISON
10:30 a.m. St. Philip’s Church
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3571
stphilipshighlands.org
The choir will perform selections from Part 1 during the morning service.

FRI 14
Jonathan Kruk: A Christmas Carol
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural
Center | 729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
The storyteller shares the classic story with music. Free (donations welcome)

FRI 14
Carol of the King
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The show features 20 Irish dancers and musicians in an original Christmas story. Cost: $42 to $63

SAT 15
Hudson Valley Philharmonic
POUGHKEEPSIE
2 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The philharmonic will perform Handel’s Messiah. Cost: $20 to $50

SAT 15
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
NEWBURGH
4 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College
Aquinas Hall | 845-913-7157
newburghsymphony.org
The orchestra will perform “Ave Maria” and other seasonal classics. Cost: $25 to $50

SAT 15
Jessica Lynn
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The singer will perform holiday classics with a country twist. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Cost: $25 and $30

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

SAT 8
Holiday Boutique
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Browse crafts from 75 artists and artisans, along with used books and baked goods. Also, SUN 9.

SAT 8
Holiday Bazaar
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Manitou School
1656 Route 9D | 845-809-5695
manitouschool.org
The sale will include pottery, baked goods, jewelry, handmade gifts, home goods and rocks and minerals.

SAT 8
Work:Shop Winter Market
BEACON
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wickham Studio
578 Main St. | 917-797-9247
workshopwintermarket.com
Twenty artisans will be selling handmade items including ceramics, knitwear, accessories, food, jewelry and home goods. Also SUN 9.

SAT 8
Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Small Gifts Show
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
A reception opens this annual show, which includes handmade gifts, art, food and jewelry. Daily through Dec. 23.

SAT 15
Winter Market
NEWBURGH
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Atlas Studios
11 Spring St. | 845-391-8855
atlasnewburgh.com
Buy holiday gifts from local makers and designers. Also SUN 16.

COMMUNITY

SAT 8
Army-Navy Football Party
COLD SPRING
2:30 p.m. Whistling Willies
184 Main St. | 845-265-2012
whistlingwillies.com
Proceeds will benefit the VFW and American Legion posts. Admission includes one beer and a buffet. Raffles and prizes. Cost: $10

MON 10
Hudson Valley Women in Business Fourth Anniversary
BEACON
6 p.m. Oak Vino | 389 Main St.
hudsonvalleywomeninbusiness.com
The networking group will meet for drinks, appetizers and door prizes to benefit Raising HOPE and collect personal-care items for women served by Hudson River Housing. Cost: $45 ($50 door)

THURS 13
Cold Spring Chamber Holiday Mixer
COLD SPRING
5 – 7 p.m. Hudson House
2 Main St. | 845-265-3200
explorecoldspringny.com
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the annual party and annual meeting, which includes the election of board members. Auction items will be on display.

THURS 13
BeaconArts Holiday Party
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St. | beaconarts.org
Toast another great year for the arts in Beacon. Members receive a free drink.

FRI 14
More Good Gala
BEACON
8 – 11 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St. | 845-765-0115
drinkmoregood.com
The gala, with music by Nelly Bombs, will benefit Generosity.org, which provides access to clean water in impoverished nations. Cost: $40

MUSIC

SAT 8
Tim Haufe with Strings Featuring Whiskey Girls
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
“Neo-folk-pop-jazz chamber music.” Cost: $10

SAT 8
Nate Wood’s fOUR
BEACON
8 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/quinnsbeacon
A solo performance features Wood on drums, keyboards, bass and vocals. Free (donations welcome)

SUN 9
Merry Christmas Darling
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Singer Michelle Berting Brett leads a theatrical show featuring The Carpenters’ music and story. Cost: $29 to $49

SUN 9
19th Annual Sloan Wainwright & Friends Holiday Whiz-Bang Shin-Dig
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Brooks Williams joins singer-songwriter Sloan and the Sloan Flakes for a celebration of the season. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

THURS 13
The Weepies
PEEKSKILL
7:30 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, who make up the acoustic indie band, have quietly sold 1.5 million records and have 54 million streams on Spotify but rarely tour. Matt the Electrician will open. Cost: $30 to $55

FRI 14
Nicholas Tamagna: Between Past and Future
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. Magazzino | 2700 Route 9
845-666-7202 | magazzino.art
The program includes Italian music from the 20th century to the present. Cost: $15

SUN 16
Cafe Sizzle with Goldee Greene & Friends
BEACON
5 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
Enjoy music, singalongs and mulled cider with host Lev Levin, pianist Tom McCoy and vocalist Russ Cusick. Cost: $15 ($12 seniors/students; $10 children ages 7-12; under 7 free)

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 8
Cedric van Eenoo
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-809-5750
garrisonartcenter.org
A reception opens a solo exhibit of van Eenoo’s monochromatic canvases that speak to the essence of painting. Also on view is smallWORKS 2 1/2, with works by 70 artists. Through Jan. 6

SAT 8
Small Works Show
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery | 137 Main St.
845-204-3844 | catalystgallery.com
A reception kicks off the sixth annual show with 130 pieces from 60 artists including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, prints and mixed media. Through Jan. 6

SAT 8
Gift Wrapped
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery
This show has a mix of 2D, 3D, wall-hanging and standing pieces, all priced at $200 or less. Through Jan. 4

SAT 8
Natural Selection
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. bau Gallery | 506 Main St.
845-440-7584 | baugallery.com
Eight artists explore the metaphorical process of evolution and change. Also, Jean Brennan screens a new video.

SAT 8
Stanley Lindwasser
BEACON
6 – 8 p.m. Oak Vino
389 Main St. | oakvino.com
The conceptual artist will speak about his work.

SUN 9
Jazz & Canvas
NELSONVILLE
4:30 – 6 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road | 845-202-3494
createcommunityspace.com
Frederick Johnson will paint with accompaniment from the Daniel Kelly Quartet.

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 8
Twilight Tours
GARRISON
3:30 – 7 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
The mansion will be candlelit and decorated for a 19th-century Christmas, with music by the Greater Newburgh Symphony Quintet and guitarist Dan Stevens. Also SUN 9. Cost: $26 ($16 children, ages 5 and younger free)

SUN 16
Holiday House Tours
BEACON
3 – 6 p.m. Mount Gulian
145 Sterling St. | 845-831-8172
mountgulian.org
Each room will be decorated in a period style, with 18th-century harpsichord music performed by The Ministers of Apollo. Cost: $10 ($8 senior, $6 child, members free)

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 8
Kids’ Make-and-Take Holiday Craft
BEACON
1 – 3 p.m. Beacon Historical Society
17 South Ave. | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
Children ages 4 to 10 are invited to make a craft and watch the decoration of the historical society’s dollhouse for the holidays. Free

SUN 9
Grinch Party
COLD SPRING
1 – 3 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
This annual holiday party includes crafts, games and a visit from the Grinch. Registration required. Free

SUN 9
No Strings Marionettes
BEACON
1 & 4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
At 1 p.m., the puppet troupe will present A Dragon’s Tale and, at 4 p.m., The Snow Maiden. Presented with the Howland Public Library. Cost: $10 adults, children free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 8
The White Ribbon (2009)
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Increasingly brutal pranks directed at the upper class strike a small German village. The screening is part of the monthly Cinema Club. Cost: $12 ($8 members)

SAT 8
Romeo and Juliet
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane High School
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org
Haldane Drama presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and love lost. Cost: $12 ($5 students, seniors free)

SAT 8
A Chorus Line
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconplayers.com
The Beacon Players perform the 1975 Broadway hit. Also SUN 9. Parental guidance suggested. Cost: $12 ($5 students, seniors)

SAT 8
Doubt: A Parable
GARRISON
3 & 8 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
brownpapertickets.com/event/3626372
In this play by John Patrick Shanley, set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964, a nun suspects a priest of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student. See Page 9. Also SUN 9, SAT 15, SUN 16. Cost: $25 ($20 students, seniors)

THURS 13
America / The Lost City Diaries
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
As part of its film night series, the Crier will screen two films by Mark Gamma and Keaton Weiss: America, a short that chronicles the daily life of a homeless man as he remembers the affluent life he led prior to the market crash of 2008, and The Lost City Diaries, a documentary about the history of Newburgh as told by its lifelong residents and historians. Gamma will answer questions. Free

FRI 14
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
As part of its International Film Series, the library will screen this film from Italy. In flashbacks, it tells the story of a baby boy, discovered in an ocean liner’s boiler room, who becomes a musical prodigy. Free

CIVIC

MON 10
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

MON 10
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 11
Dutchess BOCES Capital Project Vote
BEACON
Noon – 8 p.m. School District Office
11 Education Drive | beaconk12.org

TUES 11
Fire Commissioner Election
GARRISON
5 – 9 p.m. Garrison Fire House
1616 Route 9 | 845-424-4406
garrisonfd.org

TUES 11
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

WED 12
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
6:30 p.m. Village Hall
258 Main St. | 845-265-2500
nelsonvilleny.gov

WED 12
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

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