The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 9
Parade of Green
BEACON
Noon. | facebook.com/paradeofgreen
Fred Antalek, a lifelong Beacon resident, business owner and former city councilman will be the grand marshal for this annual parade down Main Street, now in its fourth year.

SAT 9
Outlaw Pinewood Derby
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St.
This fundraiser for the Philipstown Cub Scouts will be open to adults. Derby cars must meet safety and physical requirements; a kit will be provided. Email quinn@quinnchandler.com. Cost: $20

SUN 10
Hudson Valley Renegades Job Fair
WAPPINGERS FALLS
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dutchess Stadium
1500 Route 9D | hvrenegades.com
The minor-league baseball team will be accepting applications for concessions, stadium operations, ushers, merchandise sales, parking and other positions for its 26th season, which begins June 16. The team is also still accepting applications for internships by college students in its graphics and food & beverage departments. Email intern@hvrenegades.com.

KIDS & FAMILY

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

SAT 2
School Invitational Theme Exhibition
GARRISON
3 – 5 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
This annual show highlights artwork created by students from 30 schools in Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties (including Garrison, Haldane Elementary, Manitou School, and Beacon schools). This year’s theme is “Hello Dali! Greetings from the World of Surrealism.” Works by high school students who teamed with mentors will also be shown. Through March 10.

THURS 7
Creative Writing for Teens
BEACON
3:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Julie Chibbaro, who has written several young adult novels, will use writing exercises, reading aloud, journaling and music to help teens build characters and worlds. Registration required. Free

SAT 9
Middle School Night
GARRISON
5 – 9:30 p.m.
Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Drive | 845-424-4618
philipstownrecreation.com.
Register for one of three 90-minute sessions, at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m., for escape room, laser tag or karaoke. Cost: $5

SUN 10
Simone Dinnerstein
BEACON
Noon. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
The pianist will perform a concert for children called Tic Toc Choc. Cost: $10 (children free)

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 2
Still, Still Moving
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
howlandculturalcenter.org
More than 30 artists will be represented in this show curated by Eleni Smolen to celebrate Women’s History Month. It will remain on view until March 31.

SAT 9
Life Casting Masterclass
PEEKSKILL
1 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Each participant will leave this three-hour workshop led by Kelly McGrath with a cast wax replica of his or her hand. Cost: $85 ($70 members/students)

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 9
Over Here
BEACON
Noon – 4 p.m. Beacon Historical Society
17 South Ave. | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
For the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, this traveling exhibition of 12 panels chronicles the stories of men, women and children in Dutchess County, and particularly in Beacon. It was created by the Dutchess Historical Society from more than 300 plate-glass negatives. It will remain on view on Thursdays and Saturdays until March 23.

SAT 9
Berrilyn Art
BEACON
2 – 5 p.m. Beahive | 291 Main St.
Sheryl Jackson Bennett will present her first solo show of her miniatures. She uses acrylic and water paints for works inspired by the Hudson Valley and her native Beacon.

SAT 9
Contemporary Landscape Art
BEACON
4 – 7 p.m. Bannerman Island Gallery
150 Main St. | 845-831-6346
bannermancastle.org
The exhibit includes paintings of the Hudson River Valley by Daniela Cooney, Tarryl Gabel, Laura Garramone, Judith Hraniottis and Susan Miiller. Through May 26.

Artwork by Susan Miiller

SAT 9
The Mystery of Nancy Drew
BEACON
5 – 7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
For their fifth annual show at the library, artists from the women’s collective CoMFY will share artwork inspired by the Nancy Drew book series for young adults.

SAT 9
Veracity, Grace and Seduction
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. bau Gallery | 506 Main St.
845-440-7584 | baugallery.com
The main exhibit will feature works by Eileen Sackman, Joan Phares and Pamela Zaremba, while Carol Flaitz will present a show called Fractured in the Beacon Room. Through April 7.

SAT 9
Reality Sandwich
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St. | 845-440-0068
hudsonbeachglass.com
Curated by Carl Van Brunt, gallery director of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, this show will include paintings, mixed media, photographs and sculpture by Colin Barclay, Donald Bruschi, Richard Butler, Beth Humphrey, Stephen Niccolls, Thomas Sarrantonio, Robert Toyokazu Troxell and j.d. weiss.

SAT 9
Glow Show / Cat Atomic / Fluke
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery

SAT 9
On the 1s and 2s
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
The show features black-and-white photos by JP Pacquing of “DJs spinning records and cool kids dancing.”

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 2
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 SUN 3, FRI 8, SAT 9, SUN 10. 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)

SAT 2
Yankee Tavern
WAPPINGERS FALLS
8 p.m. County Players Theater
2681 W. Main St. | 845-298-1491
countyplayers.org
A reading of Steven Dietz’s play about conspiracy theories and how one person’s truth is another’s fiction. Also SUN 3. Cost: $10

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

THURS 7
Lost and Gone Forever
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
This 2009 film by Keaton Weiss chronicles a tumultuous week in the life of a lonely waitress in upstate New York during the summer before the 2008 recession. Free

SAT 9
First Look
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Spackenkill High School
12 Spackenkill Road
beaconplayers.com
An evening of sneak peeks of upcoming performances by the Beacon Players, Beacon Performing Arts Center, Westside Theatrix and other student troupes. Free

SAT 9
Newburgh: Beauty and Tragedy
BEACON
7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
50 Liberty St.
moviesthatmatterbeacon.org
This documentary by Dmitri Kasterine reveals the lives of residents of downtown Newburgh. Kasterine, who started photographing people he met in the city 22 years ago, will join a discussion following the film. Free

TALKS & TOURS

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

TUES 5
Instagram: How to Form a Pod
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Join artist Anna West as she explains how to form a pod on Instagram to promote yourself and others. Participants will learn how to use the app, repost and get notifications. Free

FRI 8
Irene O’Garden: Risking the Rapids
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
In her memoir, O’Garden recounts her coming of age in a dysfunctional Catholic family with six siblings paralleled by a journey into the wilderness.

FRI 8
Sex 2.0 for Parents
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Old VFW Hall
34 Kemble Ave. | gufspta.org
Sexuality educator Rachel Lotus will lead a discussion on how to talk to children about their bodies, boundaries, gender, consent and identity. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SAT 9
Seed-Sowing Workshop
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stonecrop
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
Learn the basics of seed propagation and techniques to grow annuals from seed. Part 2 will be April 13. Cost: $80 ($60 members)

SAT 9
Lauren Willig: The English Wife
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books | 97 Main St.
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
This reception marks the paperback release of Willig’s novel, which is set in the Gilded Age on the banks of the Hudson when a husband is murdered and a wife goes missing. Free

SUN 10
Beginner Winter Tree ID
BEAR MOUNTAIN
10 a.m. Bear Mountain State Park
trailsidezoo.org
Meet in front of the Bear Mountain Inn for a two-hour ramble to learn how to distinguish trees without their leaves. Parking is $10. Free

MUSIC

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 the 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)

SAT 2
Stephane Wrembel
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Wrembel’s new album, The Django Experiment IV, is a tribute to gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Garrison native Sara Labriola will open. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

FRI 8
C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Chenier, who has performed with Paul Simon, Joe Sample & Ray Parker Jr., The Gin Blossoms, John Mayall and his Grammy-winning father, Clifton “The King of Zydeco” Chenier. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

SAT 9
Mike Shaw Benefit
BEACON
5 – 11:30 p.m. St. Rocco’s Society
15 S. Chestnut St. | bit.ly/shaw-benefit
The concert of hardcore bands (All Out War, Death Threat, Regulate, Ekulu, Soul Blind and Age of Apocalypse) will raise money for musician Mike Shaw, who was seriously injured in a car crash and is unable to work. Cost: $20

SAT 9
Fat Boi’s Brass Band
BEACON
7 p.m. Denning’s Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut St.
This seven-piece, New Orleans-style street band brings Mardi Gras wherever it goes. Cost: $10 donation

SAT 9
Reclaim the Night
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
The concert, which honors Women’s History Month, will include performances by Mioi Takeda, Lynn Bechtold, Debra Kaye and Kelly Ellenwood of music by female composers. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 9
Tom Chapin
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Join the singer and songwriter for his annual birthday celebration. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SUN 10
Meredith Baker
WEST POINT
2:30 p.m. Cadet Chapel
westpoint.edu
The director of musical activities at the Chapel of the Holy Trinity will perform organ works by Bach, Franck and others. Free

SUN 10
Newburgh Chamber Music: American String Quartet
NEWBURGH
3 p.m. St. George’s Church
105 Grand St. | 845-534-2864
newburghchambermusic.org
The principal violist of the New York Philharmonic, Cynthia Phelps, will join the quartet in a program that includes compositions by Mozart, Brahms and Bartók. Cost: $25 ($5 students)

SUN 10
Songwriters’ Showcase
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Hear Americana, folk, R&B and rock from Carla Springer, Steve Kirkman and Amy Laber. Free

CIVIC

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

TUES 5
Haldane School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane Music Room
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 5
Putnam County 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

WED 6
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

THURS 7
Putnam State of the County
MAHOPAC
7 p.m. Putnam County Golf Course
187 Hill St.
putnamcountyny.com/sotc2019
A marketplace of Putnam County groups will be open at 5:30 p.m. before County Executive MaryEllen Odell presents details of current revenues and spending. She has declared 2019 to be the “year of the health provider.”

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

SAT 9
Fair and Affordable Housing Expo
WHITE PLAINS
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave.
nystrong.com/nationals

SAT 9
School Budget Meeting
GARRISON
10 a.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

SAT 9
Voter Registration
NELSONVILLE
Noon – 5 p.m. Village Hall
258 Main St. | 845-265-2500
nelsonvilleny.gov

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