The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

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

SAT 9
Valentine Pet Pictures
Mahopac
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mahopac Feed Barn
161 Route 6 | puthumane.org
Have your pet photographed in Valentine’s Day attire to benefit the Putnam Humane Society. Cost: $20 donation

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). Free

SUN 10
Peace Project 2019
BEACON
Noon – 2 p.m. A Little Beacon Space
291 Main St.  | alittlebeaconblog.com
Fold origami cranes to be strung together for display at local businesses to promote peace, equality and love.

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 ice cream and one of more than 70 brands of soda pop. 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

TUES 12
Haldane Basketball Benefit
COLD SPRING
3:15 p.m. Haldane Gym
15 Craigside Drive | haldane.eventscff.org
Three boys’ games, scheduled for Jan. 19 but postponed due to weather, will be played in succession as part of a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The modified team will play Garrison at 3:15 p.m., the junior varsity will take on Blind Brook at 4:45 p.m. and the varsity will host Blind Brook at 6:30 p.m.

THURS 14
Harlem Wizards
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road
harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets
The basketball show team, created in Ohio in 1962 by a promoter named Howie Davis, will perform dribbling, passing and shooting tricks and aerodynamic dunking feats as they take on the Beacon Heartbreakers, a team made up of district faculty and staff. The proceeds will benefit Rombout Middle School and the Beacon High School Class of 2019. Reserved and courtside seats are available online only. Cost: $12 ($15 door), students $10 ($12 door), children under 3 admitted free

FRI 15
Zero to Go Dance Party
BEACON
8 – 11 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St. | 845-202-2651
zerotogo.org
Help raise funds to purchase a new vehicle for the nonprofit. Cost: $17

SAT 16
MLK Jr. Day Breakfast and Parade
BEACON
8 a.m. Springfield Baptist Church
8 Mattie Cooper Square | 845-831-4093
Following a free community breakfast at 8 a.m. and a ceremony at 9:30 a.m., the annual singing parade and civil rights march will begin outside the church. The event was re-scheduled from Jan. 21 due to weather.

SUN 17
Korean Lotus Lantern-Making Class
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Make and take home your own lantern while learning about Korean culture and history. Registration required. Cost: $5
 
VISUAL ARTS

SAT 9
Community Valentine Event
BEACON
Noon – 4 p.m. Colorant
146 Main St. | newyorktextilelab.com
Join Textile Lab at Colorant to create five Valentine’s Day cards using thickened cochineal dye, handmade paper and textile scraps. Cost: $25

SAT 16
Winter Weekend
NEW WINDSOR
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road | 845-534-3115
stormking.org
Explore the outdoor art installations in a winter landscape. Also SUN 17. Cost: $18 ($15 seniors, $8 students, ages 4 and younger and members free)

SAT 16
Ocarina
GARRISON
2 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
The ocarina is an ancient type of vessel flute that was typically fashioned from clay. Renee Ivanoff will instruct participants on how to trap air to shape a flute and create sound. Registration required. Open to adults and children ages 10 and older. Cost: $50 plus $5 materials

SAT 16
Where is the Madness You Promised Me
PEEKSKILL
5 – 7 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
This exhibition will feature dystopian landscapes from the collection of Marc and Livia Straus that reflect anxiety over the future. The opening reception is free with museum admission. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors, students, children ages 8 and older)

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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. A group show called Tendencies 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

SAT 9
In The Garden of Forking Paths
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Mother Gallery
18 W. Main St. | 845-236-6039
mothergallery.art
In paintings and sculpture, Brigida Caramagna, Colin Hunt and Karsten Krejcarek explore non-linear time, amorphous reality and permeable dimensions.

SAT 9
Richard Bruce: New Paradigms
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St. | 845-440-0068
hudsonbeachglass.com
“My paintings have been heavily influenced by the Abstract Expressionist painters,” says Bruce, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts who uses acrylic on wood. While his work still has abstract elements, “my paintings now are much more informed by the area in which I live and the ethereal beauty of the Hudson Valley.”

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 9
Black Beauty
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Topfield Equestrian Center
115 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-3409
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

SAT 9
The Lego Movie
GARRISON
7 p.m. Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Drive | 845-424-4618
philipstownrecreation.com
In this hit 2014 animated film, an ordinary Lego construction worker must stop a tyrant from controlling the universe. Rated PG. Open to Philipstown middle-school students. Free

SUN 10
Salamander Migration
CORNWALL
10 a.m. Wildlife Education Center
25 Boulevard | 845-534-7781
hhnm.org
On rainy nights in late winter, salamanders emerge from hibernation. Meet some and learn how to volunteer as a citizen scientist with the state Department of Environmental Conservation to help them safely cross roads.

MON 11
Re-Pete! Pete Seeger’s Music and Legacy
BEACON
6:15 p.m. Beacon Music Factory
333 Fishkill Ave. | 845-765-0472
beaconmusicfactory.com
In this 12-week program, children ages 7 and older can learn about Pete’s songs and his commitment to activism. Cost: $150

THURS 14
The Love Bug
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Watch as a family or drop the kids (ages 5 and older) for a screening of the 1968 Disney classic featuring Herbie. Based on a 1963 book, Car, Boy, Girl by Gordon Buford, it stars Dean Jones, Michele Lee and Buddy Hackett.

SAT 16
Winter on the Farm
WAPPINGERS FALLS
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stony Kill Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | 845-831-3800
stonykill.org
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon, along with, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., horse-drawn sleigh rides, barn tours, maple-tapping demonstrations, snowshoeing and crafts. The snow date is Feb. 23. Cost: $10 ($5 children)

SAT 16
Pizza & Paint Party
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Middle and high school students are invited to create a masterpiece with guidance from Tania Dirks. Free

SUN 17
Operation Opera
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
As part of its Classics for Kids series, the Met Chorus Artists will share the magic of opera. Cost $10 (children free)
 
MUSIC

SAT 9
Jazz Vespers with René Bailey
COLD SPRING
5:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
10 Academy St. | 845-265-3220
presbychurchcoldspring.org
This program, rescheduled from January, will honor the legacy and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with vocalist Bailey and other jazz musicians. A reception will follow. Free

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)

SAT 9
Brian Charette Trio
BEACON
9 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/quinnsbeacon
The organist and pianist, who has played with Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper and others, will perform modern jazz with Jay Azzolina on guitar and Jordan Young on drums. Cost: $10 donation

SAT 9
The Rabbbits Album Release Party
BEACON
10 p.m. Draught Industries | 394 Main St.
845-440-8682 | therabbbits.com
The Beacon group, led by pop artist Ron English and Joe Johnson, will celebrate the release of its album, Revolution, which is the second part after Delusionville in 2017 of a rock opera that its creators describe as a “post-factual Animal Farm meets Aesop’s Fables on LSD.”

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)

WED 13
Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Pikelny, a founding member of Punch Brothers, was awarded the inaugural Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010 and named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s banjo player of the year in 2014 and 2017. He will perform with multi-instrumentalist Stuart Duncan. Cost: $27.50 ($32.50 door)


 
FRI 15
Spyro Gyra
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Formed in Buffalo in 1974, the band’s music is a mix of jazz, R&B, funk and pop. (Its name comes from Spirogyra, a genus of green algae which a band member had learned about in college.) The group has since sold more than 10 million copies of its albums and been nominated for four Grammys. Cost: $55 ($60 door)

SAT 16
Threading Strands
NEWBURGH
7:30 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College
Aquinas Hall | 845-913-7157
newburghsymphony.org
The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform a strings-only concert that includes Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry,” Pärt’s “Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten” and Vaughan-Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis.” Cost: $35 to $50 ($25 seniors)

SAT 16
Fred Zepplin Band
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Headed by Fred Zepplin on ukulele, this Hudson Valley band covers not only Led Zeppelin but America, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, ELP, Deep Purple, Bowie, Kansas, Three Dog Night and Santana. Cost: $15

SUN 17
Beacon Musicthon
BEACON
4 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
In a celebration of the Salon Stage series, which began in 2013, Boom Kat, Carla Springer, Jerry Kitzrow, The Costellos, Russell St. George, Open Book, Len Xiang, Vickie Raabin and Abigail Lilly will perform. Free
 
STAGE & SCREEN

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

SAT 16
The Vagina Monologues
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
Eve Ensler’s play, first performed in 1996 and based on her interviews with more than 200 women, celebrates female sexuality and strength. The proceeds will benefit the Grace Smith House in Poughkeepsie, which battles domestic violence. Call to reserve tickets. Cost: $12 cash

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 9
West Point Foundry and the Creation of American Technical Expertise
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Steven Walton, a professor of history at Michigan Technological University who has led numerous studies on the West Point Foundry, will tell the stories of its engineers, whose skills and techniques contributed to U.S. industry. Cost: $10 (members free)

TUES 12
Bullet Journals 101
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Learn how to organize, plan and prioritize with this innovative method. Free

SAT 16
Community Conversation: Immigration
COLD SPRING
1 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
In this program, sponsored by Humanities New York, the museum’s new executive director, Sarah Johnson, will lead a guided reading and discussion of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s remarks at the signing of the Immigration Bill on Liberty Island in 1965. RSVP requested by email (info@putnamhistorymuseum.org) or phone. Cost: $10 (members free)
 
CIVIC

MON 11
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall  | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 11
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m.  Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 12
School Budget Meeting
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

TUES 12
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

WED 13
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
6:30 p.m. Village Hall
258 Main St. | 845-265-2500
nelsonvilleny.gov

WED 13
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

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