The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 2
Tu B’ish V’at Service
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. St. Mary’s (Parish Hall)
1 Chestnut St. | 845-265-8011
philipstownreformsynagogue.org
The Philipstown Reform Synagogue will celebrate “the New Year of the Trees,” a festive seder at which fruits and nuts are eaten, along with wine, to recognize the beauty and bounty of God’s world. All are welcome to attend the service, which will be led by Rabbi Helaine Ettinger. RSVP by emailing cathye95@aol.com.

SAT 2
First Responders Recognition Dinner
BEACON
6 p.m. Elks Lodge
900 Wolcott Ave. | 914-474-1891
facebook.com/groups/beaconelks1493
This 10th annual dinner will recognize Dale Plumer from the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Steve VanBuren from the Beacon Fire Department (Tompkins Hose Co.), Brian Lawrence from the Beacon Police Department and John Miller from the Dutchess Junction Fire Department, along with Doug Zukowski, Steve Buchman, Brian Marron, Mike Zingone, Kayleigh Maupin, Andrew Molitoris, Mark Matthews, Dennis Cable, Mark Mathews Jr. and Robert Dross. Tickets are available at the lodge after 2 p.m. and usually sell out. Cost: $25

SUN 3
Sunday Swap
BEACON
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Compass Arts
395 Main St. | 917-648-4454
compassarts.org
Donate or shop for secondhand clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and small housewares.

THURS 7
Art Class for Seniors
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. Philipstown Friendship Center
1756 Route 9D | 845-808-1705
Continues weekly through February. Free

THURS 7
Dancing for Seniors
COLD SPRING
12:30 p.m. Philipstown Friendship Center
1756 Route 9D | 845-808-1705
Continues weekly with instructor Rich Barnett through February. Free

THURS 7
Chamber of Commerce Mixer
COLD SPRING
5:30 p.m. Fred Astaire Dance Studio
3182 Route 9 | explorecoldspringny.com

SAT 9
Eagle Fest
GARRISON
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
teatown.org/events/eaglefest
Naturalists from the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society and Constitution Marsh Audubon Center will help visitors spot eagles on the river. Free

Photo by Larry Fitzpatrick

SAT 9
Gardening in the Age of Climate Change
GARRISON
1 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Horticulturist Kim Eierman will explain how to adapt to climate change’s effects and create habitat for pollinators and wildlife. Sponsored by the Philipstown Garden Club and Putnam Highlands Audubon Society. Free

SAT 9
Drawdown Dinner
NELSONVILLE
7 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road | 845-264-9565
drawdowndinner.bpt.me
Drawdown, a book edited by Paul Hawken, offers 100 solutions to reduce the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. This potluck will feature stories, songs and other performances based on one of the solutions. Bring a dish to share that is vegan or less than .25 pounds of CO2 emissions per serving (see foodemissions.com/foodemissions/Calculator.aspx). The organizers say there will also be a “time-limited seating available at a Table of Despair, should you wish to spend time considering a world where we continue on our current trajectory.” Free

SUN 10
Floats for Felines
BEACON
1 – 4 p.m. Beacon Bath and Bubble
458 Main St. | 845-440-6782
During this fundraiser for Mid-Hudson Animal Aid, make a float with soda pop and ice cream. Litter and cat food donations will also be accepted.

SUN 10
Spirit of the Hudson Gala
GARRISON
3 p.m. The Garrison | 2015 Route 9
845-265-8080 | clearwater.org
Adam Green, founder and executive director of Rocking the Boat, and John Mylod, the retired executive director of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, will be honored at this fourth annual benefit for environmental advocacy and education on the Hudson River. Long Steel Nail will provide music. Cost: $250

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 2
African-American Artists of the Hudson Valley
BEACON
2 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
howlandculturalcenter.org
It’s the 25th year of this annual Howland exhibit, which includes sculpture, paintings and photography.

SUN 3
Bodily Fluids and Functions in Western Art
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
In an hour-long presentation, part of the museum’s Art History with a Twist series, art historian Marcy B. Freedman will discuss bodily fluids such as blood and breast milk and their depiction in art. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors, $15 members)

MON 4
Instawhat?!
PEEKSKILL
7 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Curator and gallery director Ken Tan will share practical tips for artists working to develop their online brand personas and build a digital presence through a website and social media. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors, $15 members)

Ken Tan

THURS 7
Great Gatsby Winter Costume Ball
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St. | beaconopenstudios.org
This fundraiser will raise money for Beacon Open Studios, the free city-wide event that is scheduled for May 17-19. Cost: $25

SAT 9
Napkin Basket Weaving
GARRISON
10 a.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Kimberly Carver will take participants step-by-step during this Cabin Fever Workshop from the flat weave through the final rim row to create a basket that is the ideal size for paper table napkins. Registration required. Cost: $50 plus $20 materials

SAT 9
Indigo/Shibori Dye
GARRISON
2 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Shibori is cloth that is given shape (stitched and gathered; pleated and bound; folded and clamped; or wrapped around a pole) and dyed. Katrin Reifeiss will demonstrate in this three-hour Cabin Fever Workshop. Participants need to bring their own materials to dye. Registration required. Cost: $50 plus $5 materials

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 9
Zachary Skinner: Troubled Waters
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. BAU Gallery
506 Main St. | 845-440-7584
baugallery.com
Skinner uses photography and painting to explore climate change. “In my work I attempt to represent human encounters with a damaged post-industrial landscape,” he says. Works by Carla Goldberg and Melissa Schlobhom will be on display in the main gallery.

SAT 9
Group Show: Cycles
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery | 137 Main St.
845-204-3844 | catalystgallery.com
This show, organized by the Blood Art Archive, will feature works that explore the complexities of menstruation. It continues through Feb. 18. A women-only space called a Red Tent will be held on SUN 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. ($10).

SAT 9
[In]Action Figures 7
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 2
Groundhog Day Talk and Walk
CORNWALL
10 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 x204
hhnm.org
Children ages 4 and older will learn about groundhogs and the history behind Groundhog Day, then take a walk and try to find their shadows. Cost: $8 ($6 children; $5/$3 for members

SAT 2
Love Your Library Day Party
GARRISON
1 – 3 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This annual event will include crafts, treats and a scavenger hunt. Free

SUN 3
Youth Open Mic
BEACON
2:30 p.m. Towne Crier| 379 Main St.
845-401-4062 | townecrier.com
Miss Vickie will host this open mic for students ages 18 and younger. There is a two-song limit. Registration by phone is required. Free

TUES 5
Kindergarten Registration
GARRISON
9:15 – 11 a.m. & 1 – 3 p.m.
Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 x221 | gufs.org
Children who will be 5 years old by Dec. 31 can be registered for the 2019-20 school year. Also WED 6. See the website for a list of documents to bring, which include an original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency.

FRI 8
Chasing Coral
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This 2017 documentary, which examines how these important ocean ecosystems are vanishing fast, is part of the Reel Life Film Club for middle-school students. It will be followed by pizza and a discussion. Free

SAT 9
Black Beauty
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Topfield Equestrian Center
115 Stonecrop Lane
bit.ly/topfield-beauty
Meet the center’s own black beauty, Onyx, and enjoy a screening of a 1994 film adaptation of Anna Sewell’s 1877 book. Rated G. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $10 donation

MUSIC

SAT 2
Kofi & Sankofa
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
koficoncert.brownpapertickets.com
The drummers and dancers return to the Howland for another evening of traditional African folk and African-inspired contemporary music. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SAT 2
Bert Rechtschaffer Jazz Trio
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Chill Wine Bar
173 Main St. | 845-765-0885
chillwinebarbeacon.com
Trained as a dentist, but schooled in jazz, the Garrison resident will lead his trio during its regular gig at the wine bar. Asked what dentistry and jazz piano have in common, Rechtschaffer once said: “They both take a certain amount of dexterity.” Free

WED 6
Roger’s Folly Dance
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
This new weekly dance party will feature swing, blues and waltz music. Come at 7 p.m. for a dance lesson. Cost: $12

THURS 7
Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration
NEWBURGH
7:30 p.m. Downing Film Center
19 Front St. | 845-561-3686
downingfilmcenter.com
This two-hour documentary of two concerts staged in November in Los Angeles in tribute Joni Mitchell on her 75th birthday includes performances by Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor and Rufus Wainwright. The promoters say it will only be shown in theaters for one night. Cost: $10 ($9 seniors, students, military; $8 members)

SAT 9
Chaotica II
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
Ben Neill, Carl Van Brunt, Amarildo Costa and Mimi Goese will create an immersive experience of music and animation. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SUN 10
Doo Wop Brunch
BEACON
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Elks Lodge
900 Wolcott Ave. | 914-474-1735
facebook.com/groups/beaconelks1493
Times Square will perform at this benefit for Elks charities. Cost: $25 ($20 members)

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 2
Open Auditions for Nunsense
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing
philipstowndepottheatre.org
Jenn Lee, Christine Bokhour and Todd Hulet will hold auditions for this musical comedy, which begins rehearsals on Feb. 21, with performances in May. The cast includes five nuns in key roles and an ensemble of six nuns, and all performers must sing and dance. Email a headshot, resume and preferred audition times to toddhuletproductions@gmail.com.

SAT 2
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
GARRISON
7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-4618
philipstowndepottheatre.org
This reading of the Moisés Kaufman play about the scandals and trials that the writer Wilde endured is part of the Dialogues with Drama series. Cost: $20 donation

SAT 2
Exit Laughing
WAPPINGERS FALLS
8 p.m. County Players Theater
2681 W. Main St. | 845-298-1491
countyplayers.org
When their bridge partner dies, three Southern ladies find adventure and a new way of looking at life. The show continues on weekends until Feb. 16. Cost: $20 ($15 seniors, children)

THURS 7
Slate Yourself
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
This comedy shares the “found footage” that inspires an indie filmmaker and actor as they realize what it takes to make it. A discussion with director and actor Justin Van Voorhis will follow. Free

FRI 8
Far from the Tree
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-4618
philipstowndepottheatre.org
Based on Andrew Solomon’s book, this 2017 documentary looks at the views of people with Down syndrome, autism, dwarfism and the family of an 18-year-old imprisoned for life for the murder an 8-year-old boy. A discussion with the author and director Rachel Dretzin will follow the screening. Cost: $20

SAT 9
Dance Theatre of Harlem
WEST POINT
7 p.m. Eisenhower Hall Theatre
845-938-4159 | ikehall.com
The theater was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook to offer children — especially those in Harlem — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Its 17-member professional company tours the world. Cost: $45

TALKS AND TOURS

THURS 7
Helen Zuman: Mating in Captivity
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
helenzuman.org
Zuman will read from and discuss her memoir about the five years she spent living at Zendik Farm, which some have characterized as a cult.

FRI 8
Roger Lipsey: Gurdjieff Reconsidered
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books | 97 Main St.
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
Lipsey will discuss his book on the Fourth Way teachings of the provocative Greek-Armenian spiritual leader who taught that most people live in a “waking sleep” until they are able to awake their consciousness.

CIVIC

SAT 2
Town Hall with Sandy Galef
GARRISON
10 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 914-941-1111
nyassembly.gov/mem/Sandy-Galef
Galef, whose district in the New York State Assembly includes Philipstown, will lead a discussion of issues being considered in Albany and the 2019-20 state budget.

MON 4
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

TUES 5
Garrison and Haldane School Boards
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane School (Room 211)
15 Craigside Drive
haldaneschool.org | gufs.org

TUES 5
Putnam Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

TUES 5
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

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

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