The Week Ahead

Edited by Pamela Doan (calendar@highlandscurrent.org)
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

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

SUN 16
Breakfast with Santa
COLD SPRING
8 – 11 a.m. Cold Spring Firehouse
154 Main St. | 845-265-3611
Meet Santa and enjoy a buffet breakfast, with proceeds benefiting the Cold Spring Fire Co. Ages 12 and older. Cost: $8 (seniors $6, children, $5, children ages 3 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)

SUN 16
Holiday Caroling
COLD SPRING
1 – 3 p.m. The Gift Hut | 86 Main St.
Kat and Stephen Selman perform holiday classics.

TUES 18
Holiday Cookie Decorating
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020 `
desmondfishlibrary.org
Children are invited to decorate (and eat) cookies. Registration requested. Free

THURS 20
Carols and Wine
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Oak Vino
389 Main St. | oakvino.com
Sing-a-long with the neighborhood at this annual gathering.

SAT 22
Beary Merry Holiday Party
BEAR MOUNTAIN
10:30 a.m. Trailside Zoo
3006 Seven Lakes Drive
trailsidezoo.org
Meet at the bear den to make treats for the bears and watch them explore their decorated enclosure. Cost: $1 per person

SAT 22
Cold Spring Aglow
COLD SPRING
5 – 7 p.m. Main Street
The sidewalks of Cold Spring will be lined with 1,300 candle-lit paper lanterns.

SUN 23
North Highlands Santa Run
PHILIPSTOWN
Noon – 3 p.m.
Santa’s sleigh makes stops to visit with children along two routes. Click for times and routes.

HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES

SAT 15
Hudson Valley Philharmonic
POUGHKEEPSIE
2 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The philharmonic will perform selections from 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
Jazz Nativity Service
COLD SPRING
5:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
10 Academy St. | 845-265-3220
presbychurchcoldspring.org
A reception follows the performance, which features Marty Elkins and Tom McCoy, the church’s music director. Free

SAT 15
Holiday Sing
BEACON
6 p.m. Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive | 845-463-4660
beaconsloopclub.org
Bring a dessert or finger-food item to share, and donations of nonperishable food items for the St. Andrew’s/St. Luke’s Food Pantry are encouraged. Free

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

SUN 16
Storm King School Singers
GARRISON
3 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Gabriela Mikova Johnson leads her students in a performance of holiday classics. Free

FRI 21
Winter Tidings
BEACON
5:30 p.m. Rombout Middle School
84 Matteawan Road
balletartsstudio.com
The Dutchess Dance Company, featuring students from the Ballet Arts Studio, will perform jazz, modern, tap and ballet. Free

SAT 22
A Christmas Carol
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Hudson House | 2 Main St.
845-265-9355 | hudsonhouseinn.com
A dinner-theater production with Theatre on the Road and Victorian carolers. Cost: $75

SAT 22
Brasiles Ensemble
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-228-4167
stmaryscoldspring.org
The vocal chamber group will perform selections from their debut CD, A Christmas Feast, and other holiday songs. John Drew accompanies on organ. Cost: $20 donation

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

SAT 15
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 SUN 23.

SAT 15
Fifth Annual Reservoir Maker’s Mart
BEACON
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 1154 Route 9D
Browse art, gifts, jewelry, wreaths, home decor, knitwear, baby and apothecary items from 20 designers. There will be a yoga session at 10:15 a.m. ($10 donation), a reel of holiday movies for the kids from 11:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a Meet the Makers cocktail mixer with Drink More Good from 5 to 8 p.m.

SAT 15
Holiday Fair and Market
HOPEWELL JUNCTION
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road | 845-897-4377
fishkillfarms.com
See Santa on a tractor, make ornaments and browse an artisan market. Free

COMMUNITY

SAT 15
Community Choice Aggregation Info
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | renewablehighlands.com

SAT 22
Retro Recipe Exchange
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Bring 20 copies of your favorite recipe to share. Free

MUSIC

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)

SUN 16
Andy Stack
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
A performance by the soulful singer and guitarist from Buffalo Stack. Registration requested. Free

SUN 16
Sixth Anniversary Party
BEACON
7 p.m. Dogwood | 47 E. Main Street
dogwoodbar.com
The bar celebrates with music by Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks with Dimitri Archip, Jonathan Frith, Jack Grace, Jill Hartmann, Pig Iron and Jordan Shapiro. Free

FRI 21
Open Mic
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Sign up begins at 7:30 p.m. for this monthly event, which is hosted every third Friday by Thom Joyce. Cost: $3 to $5 donation

FRI 21
The Costellos
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The Costellos perform rock, pop, surf and country in their holiday show with guests Open Book. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 22
The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-401-4062 | townecrier.com
Formed in Sleepy Hollow nearly 20 years ago, the band will perform its annual Christmas show. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 15
Keith Gunderson
BEACON
4 – 6 p.m. Inn and Spa
151 Main St. | innspabeacon.com
An exhibit of Gunderson’s paintings, which will remain on display through May, opens with a reception.

SUN 16
Open Studios
NELSONVILLE
3 – 7 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road | facebook.com/createcommunity
Work by Christine Marcucci Ashburn, Elizabeth Arnold, Orly Cogan, Susan English, Jorge Ruiz and Cassandra Saulter will be on view.

WED 19
Sketchbook Studio
BEACON
3:30 – 5 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Middle and high school students are invited to work independently on sketchbooks, art journals and other drawing projects.

FRI 21
Art & Zine Club
BEACON
3:30 – 5 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Meet up with other creative teens to draw and make self-published art books and magazines.

KIDS & FAMILY

TUES 18
The Polar Express (2004)
GARRISON
5 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Enjoy pizza, cookies and hot chocolate and a screening of this classic holiday film, which tells the story of a boy who boards a train on Christmas Eve headed to the North Pole and Santa’s home. Registration requested. Free

THURS 20
Youth Open Mic
BEACON
6 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main St. | 845-401-4062
townecrier.com
Miss Vickie will host for singers ages 18 and younger. There is a two-song limit, and registration is required. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 15
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. Also SUN 16. Cost: $25 ($20 students, seniors)

MON 17
Allelujah!
NEWBURGH
1:15 & 7 p.m. Downing Film Center
19 Front St. | 845-561-3686
downingfilmcenter.com
This new play by Alan Bennett was filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during a limited run. It focuses on the characters and choir at The Beth, a cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines. Cost: $12 ($10 members)

CIVIC

MON 17
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org
The council will hold public hearings on proposals to create municipal ID cards and lift a ban on pinball machines.

MON 17
Garrison Fire District
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison Firehouse
1616 Route 9 | 845-424-4406
garrisonfd.org

MON 17
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
258 Main St. | villageofnelsonville.org

TUES 18
School Board
COLD SPRING
Haldane School (Music Room)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

THURS 20
Climate Smart Communities
PHILIPSTOWN
7:30 p.m. Town Hall | 238 Main St.
climatesmartphilipstown.org