The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

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

THURS 21
Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Bring a puzzle you have completed and take home a new one.

FRI 22
Spaghetti Dinner
BEACON
5:30 p.m. Elks Club
900 Wolcott Ave. | 845-831-9746
elks.org
Dine in or take-out spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert prepared by the Elks’ Ladies Auxiliary. Cost: $10 ($8 seniors, $5 children younger than 10)

SAT 23
Maple Sugar Tours
CORNWALL
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Outdoor Discovery Center | Muser Drive
845-534-5506 | hhnm.org
Learn all about how syrup and other products are produced from the sap of maple trees and see the process in action. Take a short, guided tour or a longer one-mile hike. Continues each weekend through March 17. Cost: $10 ($8 children ages 3 to 17; members $8/$6)

SUN 24
Narcan Training
BEACON
1 p.m. Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corp
1 Arquilla Drive | 845-831-4540 opt. 5
beaconvac.org
Receive training in administering the opiate overdose antidote Narcan. RSVP requested by phone or email to narcantraining@beaconvac.org, but walk-ins also welcome. Free

VISUAL ARTS

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, children 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, residents, students, children ages 8 and older)

SAT 23
Turkish Marbling
GARRISON
10 a.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Learn from Christina Di Marco how to create images by practicing ebru, or cloud painting. The technique can be used to create works on paper as stand-alone artworks, cards, origami or covers. Cost: $85 plus $15 materials

SAT 23
Balancing Almost Anything
GARRISON
Noon. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
In this four-hour workshop, sculptor and woodworker James Murray will show participants how to use tools and various materials to create hanging mobiles. Cost: $75 plus $10 materials

SAT 23
Guided Tour: Death is Irrelevant
PEEKSKILL
2 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Stop by for an in-depth tour of selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors, students, children 8 and older; members free)

KIDS & FAMILY

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. 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 Howland Chamber Music Circle hosts the Met Chorus Artists to share the magic of opera. Cost: $10 (children free)

MON 18
Winter Wildlife Survival
FORT MONTGOMERY
1 p.m. Fort Montgomery Historic Site
690 Route 9W | 845-446-2134
How do deer, frogs and insects survive the cold weather? Go on a nature trek to look for tracks and signs. The program is for children ages 8 and older. Free

FRI 22
Teen Talent Night
KENT
5 p.m. Kent Town Hall
40 Sybils Crossing | 845-225-8585
Show off your talent: Sing, dance, juggle, anything goes. Putnam County students ages 8 to 12 will perform beginning at 5 p.m. and teens at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by phone. Free

FRI 22
Chasing Coral
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The Reel Life Film Club, a documentary series for middle school students, will present a film about scientists, divers and photographers who set out to discover why coral reefs are disappearing. A Q&A follows the screening, and pizza will be served. The screening was rescheduled from Feb. 8 due to weather. Free

FRI 22
Karaoke Night
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. Old VFW Hall | 34 Kemble Ave.
haldaneschoolfoundation.org
Get ready to belt out your favorite songs in support of the Haldane School Foundation. Admission includes one drink ticket. Cost: $20

SUN 24
Children’s Storytime
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Author and illustrator Julia Sarcone-Roach will share her latest book, There Are No Bears in This Bakery.

STAGE & SCREEN

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

THURS 21
13: The Musical
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-350-2722
beaconperformingartscenter.com
In this performance of the Broadway production, a boy from New York City tries to find his identity at a middle school in a sleepy Indiana town. Also FRI 22, SAT 23. Cost: $12 ($8 seniors, 18 and younger)

FRI 22
Good Bye Lenin!
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
This touching and funny 2003 film, part of the library’s ongoing International Film Series, tells the story of a man who tries to recreate the East Germany his mother knew before her coma. Free

SAT 23
The Magic Lantern
GARRISON
2 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-265-3638 | boscobel.org
Watch a demonstration of a magic lantern, an early projector that uses hand-painted slides. Cost: $22 ($15 children; ages 4 and younger, free; members $18/$11)

SAT 23
Laurel & Hardy
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Laugh along with three short films by the comedic duo: The Finishing Touch (1928), Liberty (1929) and Big Business (1929). Cary Brown will provide live accompaniment for the latest installment of the library’s Silent Film Series. Free

TALKS & TOURS

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)

TUES 19
Meet the Poet Laureate
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Beacon’s new poet laureate, Peter Ullian, who will serve a two-year term, will be introduced and read selections. Free

THURS 21
Pub Trivia
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Hudson House | 2 Main St. | 845-265-3040 | butterfieldlibrary.org
Butterfield librarians Anita Peltonen and Luanne Morse will challenge your intellect. Free

THURS 21
Calling All Poets
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | callingallpoets.net
Mike Jurkovic will moderate an open mic of writers reading their prose or poems and discussing the works with the audience. Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. and the first six writers will perform for 5 minutes each. Cost: $5 donation

FRI 22
A Secret History of American River People
BEACON
7 p.m. Red Barn | Long Dock Park
845-463-4660 | beaconsloopclub.org
Wes Modes will discuss his project collecting stories from people who live along rivers and are dealing with the effects of climate change, environmental issues, economic displacement and gentrification. The project traversed the Hudson River in a shanty barge last year. Free

SUN 24
Poetry Reading
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Mike Jurkovic, Heller Levinson, Mary Newell and Irene O’Garden will read from their latest collections. The event was rescheduled from Jan. 20 due to weather. Free

MUSIC

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
fredzepplin.brownpapertickets.com
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: $10 ($15 door)

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

Len Xiang

THURS 21
Music Night
GARRISON
8:30 p.m. Dolly’s Restaurant
7 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-6511
dollysrestaurant.com
This new monthly event features acoustic sets and sing-a-longs. Free

CIVIC

TUES 19
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov
Rescheduled from Feb. 12

The Current is a nonprofit supported by its readers and provided free to the community. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution of $5 per month.