The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 16
Penny Social Benefit
BEACON
1 – 5 p.m. VFW Building
413 Main St. | 845-831-5161
arfbeacon.org
There will be raffles, door prizes and gift baskets, vintage goods and pet supplies to raise funds for the Animal Rescue Foundation. Calling begins at 3 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be available.

SAT 16
Beacon Sloop Club Woody Dinner
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Chalet on the Hudson
3250 Route 9D | beaconsloopclub.org
The Judith Tulloch Band will perform at this fundraiser for the Woody’s sailing program. Cost: $60

SUN 17
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
COLD SPRING
1 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-265-2539
stmaryscoldspring.org
The meal will include traditional Irish fare from the Riverview and Irish soda bread from Homestyle Bakery. Cost: $20 donation ($10 children)

TUES 19
Pillowcases for the Homeless
GARRISON
5:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
Individuals or parent/child teams are invited to join Polly and Lucille to make a pillowcase for the homeless and one to take home. Register by phone.

SAT 23
Free Pet Rabies Vaccination Clinic
MAHOPAC
2 – 5 p.m. South Putnam Animal Hospital
230B Baldwin Place Road
845-808-1390 x43160
putnamcountyny.com
Open to dogs, cats and ferrets. Bring photo ID to prove Putnam County residency, along with evidence of prior vaccination.

SUN 24
Maple Syrup Day
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Little Stony Point
3011 Route 9D | littlestonypoint.org
This annual event will feature a pancake breakfast and demonstration of how maple syrup is made, as well as live music by members of the Breakneck Ridge Revue.

SAT 16
Restaurant Week
HUDSON VALLEY
valleytable.com/hvrw
Seven restaurants in the Highlands have signed on to participate in the annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week organized by The Valley Table. The event, which runs daily through SUN 24, features nearly 200 restaurants offering three-course, prix-fixe lunches for $22.95 and dinners for $32.95. Local restaurants include Baja 328, Melzingah Tap House, The Pandorica and The Roundhouse in Beacon and Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, the Hudson House River Inn and Riverview in Cold Spring.

KIDS & FAMILY

THURS 21
Screenagers
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Haldane Auditorium
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org
A 2017 study calculated that the average teen spends about 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. This 2016 documentary about growing up in the digital age delves into the impact of tech and how families can empower young people to stay in control. Child care will be provided. Free

FRI 22
Story Time with Mayor Merandy
COLD SPRING
3:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Cold Spring Mayor Dave Merandy will read one of his favorite children’s books, The Rainbow Goblin, followed by a craft and refreshments. For grades kindergarten and older.

SAT 23
Middle School Mayhem
BEACON
Noon – 3 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Join D. R. Whitehead for the launch of Taylor’s Party Dilemma, the first in her Middle School Mayhem series of children’s books.

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 16
The Hound of the Baskervilles
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The classic 1929 Sherlock Holmes film, shown as part of the library’s Silent Film Series, was thought lost until copies were recently discovered in Russia and Germany. Cary Brown accompanies on piano. Free

SAT 16
Cabaret
COLD SPRING
2 & 7 p.m. Haldane School
15 Craigside Drive
haldanedrama.ticketspice.com/cabaret
Alternating casts will perform this groundbreaking musical, which opened on Broadway in 1966 and startled audiences with its invitation to peer inside a seedy nightclub in 1930s Berlin. Also SUN 17. Cost: $15 ($8 students, seniors free)

SAT 16
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 17. Cost: $25 ($20 seniors/students)

FRI 22
You Are the Apple of My Eye
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
This romantic coming-of-age story, released in 2011 and shown as part of the library’s International Film Series, follows a group of Taiwanese teens who are in love with the same girl. Free

SAT 23
A Night of Improv Comedy!
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 347-564-7456
improv.brownpapertickets.com
An evening of improvisational comedy featuring Rhino Comedy and the Superlatives (Brian Bagot, Jillian Kermani, Carrie Loveland, Elisabeth Preisinger, Jeff O’Leary, Tim Trewhella and Michael Short). Cost: $10 ($15 door)

VISUAL ART

SAT 16
Winter Weekend
NEW WINDSOR
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road | 845-534-3115
stormking.org/winterweekends
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
Meet the Artist: Marianne Engberg
BEACON
2:30 – 5 p.m. Buster Levi Gallery
121 Main St. | busterlevigallery.com
Engberg’s photograph, “Butterfly” (2005) is part of the Works on Paper show at the gallery. It was the starting point for a series illustrating an edition of the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

SAT 16
Kurt Steger and Leslie Bender
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Steger’s show, Environmental Works, features sculptures made with locally sourced wood and rocks. Bender’s show, Tumbling to the Light, includes paintings based on surreal narratives of personal experiences.

Artwork by Leslie Bender

SAT 16
Desert Queen
BEACON
5 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
This show of new paintings by Rebecca Pry, an illustrator based in Warwick, were inspired by trips she took last year to New Mexico and Morocco. Pry will talk about her work at 2 p.m. on SUN 17. The exhibit continues through WED 20.

SUN 17
Figurative Sculpture in Social Critique
PEEKSKILL
3:30 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Panelists will discuss the use of the body as medium and message in sculptural practice before exploring the Straus Family Collection and the process and challenges of curating a private collection into a museum exhibition. The panel is free with admission. See site to reserve a seat. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors, student, children eight and older, younger children and members free)

TUES 19
Folded Paper Crafts
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Beth Vardy will demonstrate how to make paper assemblages, dioramas, dolls and other crafts in this new, monthly workshop for people in their 20s and 30s. Free

SAT 23
Working OverTime
BEACON
5 – 8 p.m. No. 3 Reading Room
469 Main St. | photobookworks.com
Clarence Morgan and David Rich, longtime colleagues, explore in their works on paper the meanings of “overtime.” The artists will talk about their work at 2 p.m. on SUN 24.

TALKS & TOURS

TUES 19
Bullet Journals 101
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Anna Mondello will explain how to create a journal to help you organize, plan and prioritize. Free

WED 20
What Ever Happened to My White Picket Fence?
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Janet Johnson Schiff, a special-education teacher for 25 years, will read from and discuss her memoir, which details the brain tumor that caused OCD behavior that wreaked havoc on her career.

WED 20
Fermentation Workshop
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books | 97 Main St.
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
Learn the basics of fermentation and leave with your own jar of sauerkraut. Cost: $20

WED 20
First Day of Spring Moon Walk
CORNWALL
7 p.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 x204
hhnm.org
The last full moon of winter intersects with the first day of spring. Frogs might be singing and the earth is softening. Dress appropriately and bring a headlamp or flashlight if possible. Registration required. Cost: $8 ($6 children, members $6/$4)

THURS 21
300 Years of Hudson Valley Communities
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive | 845-463-4660
beaconsloopclub.org
Architectural historian James Kelly will explore the development of the great-estate communities along the Hudson River. Free

FRI 22
Mappy Hour
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
bit.ly/phm-mappy
Richard Saunders from Hudson Rogue will discuss the history of the area as participants view early maps from the museum’s collection. Reservations recommended. Cost: $25

SAT 23
Embodied Equity Project
BEACON
1 p.m. Beahive | 291 Main St.
embodiedequityproject.com
This four-hour experimental workshop will bring white people together for anti-racism exercises and “accountable community practices” to help them become “more useful and active in the growing multiracial coalition to end racism.” Cost: $40 to $100

SAT 23
Diary of the Chapel’s Architect
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Chapel Restoration | 45 Market St.
845-265-5537 | chapelrestoration.org
In 1832, an 18-year-old English immigrant named Thomas Kelah Wharton designed what is now the Chapel Restoration. Steve Walton, a professor of history at Michigan Tech, and Michael Armstrong, a former board president of Chapel Restoration, edited Wharton’s journals for a book published earlier this year by SUNY Press. They will speak at the Chapel as part of the Sunset Reading Series.

MUSIC

SAT 16
Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley
BEACON
4 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Ave. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
This pop-up concert, sponsored by the Howland Chamber Music Circle, will feature saxophonist Christopher Brellochs and pianist Cynthia Peterson performing an 1879 composition by English immigrant Caryl Florio and piano pieces by American composers Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Ulysses J. Alsdorf. Free

SAT 16
Jazz Vespers
COLD SPRING
5:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
10 Academy St. | 845-265-3220
presbychurchcoldspring.org
In a program to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the vernal equinox, vocalist Marty Elkins will be joined by Dale DeMarco on flute, clarinet and sax; Lew Scott on bass; Paul Beretta on drums; and Tom McCoy on piano. Free

SAT 16
Celebration of Irish Culture
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
The program will include songs, poetry and spoken-word pieces by Bill Molloy, Tim Pitt, Pallas Athene, Michael Scott, Neil Hickey, Kate and Jan Hoekstra, Linda Thornton, Joe Mahon and Dave Hull. Cost: $15 donation

SAT 16
Matt Mitchell
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
mattmitchell.bpt.me
The composer and pianist will perform a rare solo show. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SAT 16
Tim Kuhl
BEACON
8 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/quinnsbeacon
The composer and drummer will create soundscapes influenced by music, film and art.

SAT 16
The Prezence
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
This Led Zeppelin tribute band — Chris O’Loughlin (vocals), Frank Perri (guitar), Ted Chmura (bass, keyboards) and Salvatore Michael DeMeo (drums) — has been performing together for a decade. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 17
Flash Company
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Formed in 2015, this Hudson Valley band will perform both traditional and modern Celtic music for St. Patrick’s Day. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

FRI 22
Sloan Wainwright and Cosy Sheridan
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Wainwright, a member of the family of performers that includes Loudon Wainwright (her brother) and Rufus (her nephew), will sing pop, folk, jazz and blues with guitarist Steve Murphy. Folk singer Sheridan’s latest album is My Fence and My Neighbor. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SAT 23
Eric Starr Trio
NELSONVILLE
5:30 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road | haldanearts.org
This fundraiser for the Haldane Arts Alliance features Starr on drums, Daniel Kelly on piano, Lindsey Horner on bass and vocalists Lisa Sabin and Christine Bokhour. Cost: $15 ($25 family)

SAT 23
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
NEWBURGH
7:30 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College
Aquinas Hall | 845-913-7157
newburghsymphony.org
Pianists Alan Murray, Frank Siegel and Seth Grosshandler join the orchestra for The One and the Many, a program of Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel. Cost: $25

SAT 23
Dean Friedman
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Central Market Dramatic Hall
900 Main St.
eventbrite.com/dean-friedman
Friedman will be performing, on guitar and keyboards, songs from his four-decade career, including radio hits and fan favorites from his eight albums. Cost: $19.50 to $27.50

SUN 24
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Bruce Molsky, a Grammy-nominated fiddler and Berklee Visiting Scholar, performs with guitarist Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot, a master of the clawhammer banjo. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

CIVIC

MON 18
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 18
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 258 Main St.
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov

TUES 19
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane School (Music Room)n
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

WED 20
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

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