The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 23
Eagle Walk
GARRISON
9:30 a.m. Audubon Center
127 Warren Landing Road
845-265-2601 x15
constitutionmarsh.audubon.org
The education team will lead a short hike to observe bald eagles over the Hudson River. Free

SAT 23
Maple Sugar Tours
CORNWALL
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Outdoor Discovery Center
100 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

MON 25
Coffee with a Cop
BEACON
9 – 11 a.m. Bank Square | 129 Main St.
The Beacon Police Benevolent Association invites the community to ask questions of its officers or chat.

THURS 28
Art Class for Seniors
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. Philipstown Friendship Center
1756 Route 9D | 845-808-1705
putnamcountyny.com
Seniors are invited to join artist Maggie Ryan for classes that include painting, water color and sketching. Free

SAT 2
Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
BEACON
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Howland Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
A communal event to update Wikipedia on subjects related to art and feminism is part of an international effort. Free

SAT 2
Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
WAPPINGERS FALLS
1 p.m. W. Main at Delavergne
914-469-6661 | dcsppc.org
The 24th annual parade, which includes thousands of participants, draws marching bands, elected officials and community groups.

KIDS & FAMILY

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.

WED 27
Battle of the Books Info Session
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Students in grades 5 through 8 can learn about what it takes to compete in the regional reading event, including the books that will be read and the schedule.

THURS 28
How to Talk with Your Kids About Sexuality
BEACON
7 p.m. Wyld Womyn
378C Main St. | 845-440-8300
wyldwomynbeacon.com
Elizabeth Greenblatt, a sexuality and community health educator, will lead the discussion. Cost: $25

SAT 2
Infant CPR Class
GARRISON
11 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Babies and siblings are welcome at this 90-minute, non-accrediting class. Email beautifulmamas123@gmail.com to register. Cost: $10

VISUAL ARTS

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)

SUN 24
Hudson Valley Free Day
BEACON
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman St. | 845-440-0100
diaart.org
Residents of the Hudson Valley, including Dutchess and Putnam counties, receive free admission with identification that shows address.

Photo by Peter Dutton

FRI 1
Drawing Night with Summer Pierre
COLD SPRING
6 – 8 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Drink wine, draw and hang out with the illustrator and Current contributor during Cold Spring’s First Friday. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 23
13: The Musical
BEACON
2 & 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. Cost: $12 ($8 seniors, 18 and younger)

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

THURS 28
Mildly Offensive Musical Comedy Night
BEACON
7 p.m. Dogwood | 47 E. Main St.
845-202-7500 | dogwoodbeacon.com
Julia Green, an artist who sings, will be joined by someone named Derek on ukulele. They claim to write insensitive, dark and possibly funny songs. Free

FRI 1
The Importance of Being Earnest
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
Carin Jean White directs the farcical Oscar Wilde play. Also SAT 2, SUN 3. Continues weekends through March 17. Cost: $25 ($20 seniors/students)

SAT 2
Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre Gala
POUGHKEEPSIE
8 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The 37th annual gala features students performing jazz, ballet and modern dance works choreographed with faculty. Also SUN 3. Cost: $11 ($9 students)

SUN 3
The Illusionists
WEST POINT
3 p.m. Eisenhower Hall Theatre
Pitcher Road | 845-938-4159
ikehall.com
This traveling Broadway show features five magicians performing dazzling tricks. Cost: $45

TALKS & TOURS

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

WED 27
Writer’s Circle
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Garrison Institute
14 Mary’s Way | 845-424-4800
garrisoninstitute.org
The collaborative, monthly workshop lets writers share their work with time for reflection, meditation and writing together. Free

FRI 1
Dragonfly Story Hour
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Share a true story without notes in under 4 minutes. Drew Prochaska, a storyteller from Beacon, is the featured guest. Free

SUN 3
Answers to Questions About Climate Change
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The C-Change Conversations Primer is designed to explore scientific research that will help explain climate change. Free

MUSIC

WED 27
Roger’s Folly Dance
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St.
howlandculturalcenter.org
The dance party features swing, blues, and waltz. Come at 7 p.m. for a lesson and dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12

FRI 1
Téada
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
This traditional band from Ireland has performed together since 2001. Its most recent album is Ainneoin na stoirme / In Spite of the Storm on the Gael Linn label. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

SAT 2
Beacon Rising Women’s Choir and Key of Q
BEACON
1 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Gina Samardge, who leads the women’s choir, says its repertoire is a fusion of resistance and triumph. It will be accompanied by Key of Q, a 30-member group of LGBTQ and allied singers. The concert will raise funds for Article 20 Network, a nonprofit that defends the right to freedom of assembly. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 2
Blame It on the Bossa Nova: A Brazilian Cabaret!
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | howlandculturalcenter.org
The Judith Tulloch Band will perform bossa nova songs, a mixture of samba and jazz popularized in Brazil in the 1950s and 1960s. The phrase means “new trend” or “new wave.” Cost: $10 ($15 door)

CIVIC

MON 25
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 25
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

MON 25
Fire District
GARRISON
7 p.m. Firehouse
1616 Route 9 | 845-424-4406

TUES 26
Haldane School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane (Music Room)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 26
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

TUES 26
Independence Day Committee
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov
Volunteers, participants and vendors are encouraged to attend this first organizational meeting for the 2019 event.

WED 27
Dutchess State of the County Address
HYDE PARK
5:30 p.m. Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive | 845-486-2000
dutchessny.gov/rsvp