The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 29
64th Annual Putnam Christmas Bird Count
PHILIPSTOWN
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
As part of the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a tradition created by ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1900, the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will conduct a census in Philipstown. Beginner birders welcome. The data helps assess the health of bird populations and guide conservation efforts. A group will gather at 6:30 p.m. to compile the results. Contact Charlie Roberto at 845-270-2979 or chasrob@optonline.net to participate.

TUES 1
First Day Hike
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Little Stony Point
3011 Route 9D | littlestonypoint.org
Two hikes will be offered by the Little Stony Point Citizens Association and Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Parks: an easy one around Little Stony Point and a moderate one to the Northgate (Cornish Estate). Meet at the park office and tour the newly completed Volunteer Center before you head out.

THURS 3
Philipstown Senior Club
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. Chestnut Ridge
(Community Room)
62 Chestnut St. | 845-809-5924

THURS 3
Community Blood Drive
BEACON
2 – 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus
31 Willow St. | 800-933-2566
nybloodcenter.org

THURS 3
Yarn Salon
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
This monthly meet-up is for knitters of any level.

SPORTS

SUN 30
Army vs. Connecticut College (Women’s Basketball)
WEST POINT
1 p.m. Christl Arena | 845-938-2526
goarmywestpoint.com
The Black Knights (4-6) will host the Camels (8-2). Cost: $12

WED 2
Army vs. Bucknell (Men’s Basketball)
WEST POINT
1 p.m. Christl Arena | 845-938-2526
goarmywestpoint.com Cost: $12

THURS 3
Haldane vs. Bronxville (Girls’ Basketball)
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Haldane
15 Craigside Dr. | haldaneschool.org

FRI 4
Beacon vs. Poughkeepsie (Boys’ Basketball)
BEACON
4:30 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Dr. | beaconk12.org

SAT 5
Army vs. Lafayette (Men’s Basketball)
WEST POINT
1 p.m. Christl Arena | 845-938-2526
goarmywestpoint.com Cost: $12

SUN 6
Army vs. Loyola Maryland (Women’s Basketball)
WEST POINT
1 p.m. Christl Arena | 845-938-2526
goarmywestpoint.com Cost: $12

KIDS & FAMILY

MON 31
New Year’s at Noon
POUGHKEEPSIE
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mid
Hudson Children’s Museum
75 North Water St. | 845-471-0589
mhcm.org
The museum will host a New Year’s countdown at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, along with activities, refreshments, a DJ and a bagpipe band. Cost: $14 ($10 members)

MUSIC

SUN 30
Newburgh Chorale
BEACON
4 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Ave. | newburghchorale.org
Directed by Michael Saunders, the chorale will perform holiday music from the British Isles during its program “Make We Joy Now in This Fest.” Cost: $10 donation

MON 31
New Year’s Eve Bash
BEACON
8 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The Slam Allen Band and Willa and Company ring in the New Year. Cost: $55 (champagne) or $125 (dinner)

MON 31
Almost Queen
PEEKSKILL
9:30 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The tribute group performs in costume for the full experience. Cost: $37 to $68

TUES 1
Mdou Moctar
BEACON
8 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/quinnsbeacon
The West African guitarist performs his original “desert blues” music. Cost: $15

SAT 5
La Familia
BEACON
8 – 11 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
The “swinging blues band” will lead a dance party that also includes waltz and freestyle. Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20

SAT 5
The Reveries
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Denning’s Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut St. | 845-476-8413
denningspointdistillery.com
The five-piece band from Fishkill plays jams. Cost: $10 donation

SUN 6
Newburgh Chamber Music: Ceres Quartet
NEWBURGH
3 p.m. St. George’s Church
105 Grand St. | 845-534-2864
newburghchambermusic.org
The program will include Beethoven’s Opus 130, Béla Bartók’s Sixth Quartet and Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 76, No. 5. Cost: $25 ($5 students)

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 5
Monochrome Photography Show
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
A reception will open this show, which is curated by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh and features work by 18 artists. It continues through Jan. 27.

SAT 5
Kakizome: Japanese First Writing of the Year
POUGHKEEPSIE
2 – 4 p.m. Arts Mid-Hudson
9 Vassar St. | 845-454-3222
artsmidhudson.org
Volunteers will guide participants in writing kanji, a New Year tradition in which people use calligraphy to craft poems that express hopes and aspirations for the year. According to Arts Mid-Hudson, “the poems were burned, to seal the fate of the hope, a practice reminiscent of blowing out candles on a birthday cake after making a wish.” Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 29
Cirque de la Lune
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
This repeat performance (the first was in June) is an original musical by Hayden Wayne with Kelly Ellenwood, Rhiannon and Rowan Parsaca, Leah Siegel and Michael Bonanno. Cost: $10

SAT 29
Searching for Bobby Fischer
NEWBURGH
11:30 a.m. Downing Film Center
19 Front St. | 845-561-3686
downingfilmcenter.com
In this 1993 film, starring Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen and Ben Kingsley and nominated for an Oscar for cinematography, a chess prodigy hopes to become a champion who is better liked than the elusive Bobby Fischer. Rated PG. Cost: $9 ($8 students, $7 seniors, children, $6 members)

TALKS AND TOURS

SAT 5
Extraordinary Wildlife Images
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Ed McGowan will share photographs from a four-year project focused on animals drawn to deer carcasses placed in Harriman State Park.

SAT 5
New Year Reflections
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art
The museum and Ascend present an afternoon of yoga, art and self-reflection with yogi, teacher and author Elena Brower. Brower will share methods from her book/journal, Practice You, for charting a personal course in the New Year founded on physical, mental and emotional alignment. Cost: $60

CIVIC

THURS 3
Town Board
PHILIPSTOWN
7:30 p.m. Town Hall
238 Main St. | 845-265-5200
philipstown.com

THURS 3
Zoning Board of Appeals
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

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