The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 30
Tattoo Fest
POUGHKEEPSIE
2 – 11 p.m. Mid-Hudson Civic Center
14 Civic Center Plaza
hudsonvalleytattoofest.com
More than 200 artists will show their work and take appointments. There will also be live music, food and a “puppy burlesque” show with adoptable dogs. Also, SUN 31. Cost: $24

SUN 31
Castle to River Run
GARRISON
7:30 a.m. Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Drive | 845-424-4618
bit.ly/castle-river
This annual race, rescheduled from November, features views of the Highlands. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the 50k race ($65 fee) at 8 a.m., the half-marathon ($45) at 9 a.m., the 5K ($25) at 9:30 a.m. and the youth 1-mile (free) at 11:30 a.m.

SUN 31
Soup4Greens
BEACON
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. VFW Hall
413 Main St. | beaconfarmersmarket.org
Purchase bowls of soup donated by restaurants and individuals to benefit Greens4Greens, a food program organized by Common Ground Farm and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County’s Green Teens.

MON 1
Pet Portrait Auction
BEACON
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beacon Bagel
466 Main St. | 845-440-6958
beaconartadventures.com/pet-portraits-2019
Bid through April 11 on children’s portraits of dogs and cats waiting for adoption at Mid-Hudson Animal Aid, the Animal Rescue Foundation and other shelters. Below is Tyke, who says by way of introduction that he is “a friendly little dude with good manners and a sturdy constitution. I am quite agile and will dance on my hind legs for a treat.”

WED 3
New York Harbor and Tributary Study Public Meeting
POUGHKEEPSIE
5 p.m. Hudson Valley Community Center
110 Grand Ave. | bit.ly/hudson-trib-study
Get an update from the Army Corp of Engineers and share your thoughts on the options being considered for the Hudson River to manage sea-level rise and increased flooding. Or email comments to nynjharbor.tribstudy@usace.army.mil.

WED 3
Welcome to Cold Spring
COLD SPRING
6:30 – 8 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
New to the village? Stop by the library for an introduction and to meet friends.

FRI 5
Coffee with a Cop
PHILIPSTOWN
11:30 a.m. – 1 pm. The Pantry
3091 Route 9 | 845-225-4300
putnamsheriff.com
Join Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Tolve for coffee and conversation.

SAT 6
White Elephant Sale
GARRISON
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. St. Philip’s Parish House
1101 Route 9D | 845-424- 4209
stphilipshighlands.org
Shop for toys, clothing, books and gently used household items at this annual fundraiser for the St. Philip’s Nursery School. Early birds can pay $5 for entry at 8:30 a.m.

SAT 6
Putnam Highlands Audubon Society Annual Dinner
COLD SPRING
5 – 9 p.m. Old VFW Hall
34 Kemble Ave.
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
Eric Lind, the former director of Constitution Marsh Audubon Center, will be honored for his decades of conservation work, and birders Ian Kingsley, Charlie Roberto and Kyle Bardwell will discuss their citizen scientist work. Cost: $60

SAT 6
Spring Thaw
BEAR MOUNTAIN
6 – 10 p.m. Bear Mountain Inn
3020 Seven Lakes Drive | gcef.net
The annual Garrison Children’s Education Fund event will include dancing, dinner, drinks and a silent auction. Cost: $115

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 30
Student Chess Tournament
COLD SPRING
9:45 a.m. Haldane Elementary
15 Craigside Drive | bit.ly/haldane-chess
Trophies will be awarded to the top five players in each section, which includes unrated rookies (grades K-4, four rounds, no clocks), reserves (K-12 rated up to 700) and championship (players 700+). Scholarships are available. Register online. Cost: $35 ($45 door)

SAT 30
Lily Red’s Journey Through Tale Town
GARRISON
3 & 4 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
brownpapertickets.com/event/4189693
The Depot’s Young Players (Wyatt Rose Chadwick, Allegra Clementson, Carla Coleman, Nomie Karetny, Diem Lee, Gabriel Marzollo, Caelan Mcdermott, Emily McPherson, Dean Moyer, Ora Nobel, Suvi O’Shea, Natalie Taylor, Sophia Taylor and Emily Wynn) will present this play written by Kalista Sale Parrish. Cost: $3

FRI 5
Brooklyn Castle
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
This 2012 documentary follows five members of the chess team at an inner-city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. It is part of the Reel Life Film Club for students in grades 6 to 8. Free

SAT 6
Easter Egg Hunt
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. McConville Park
4 High St. | 845-265-3191
The Loretto Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold its annual community event for children ages 8 and younger. Bring your own basket.

SAT 6
Lambing and Kidding
COLD SPRING
Noon. Glynwood
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-3338
glynwood.org
Meet baby animals while learning about how to care for sheep and goats. Free

SUN 7
The Babysitter from Another Planet
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Author and illustrator Stephen Savage will read from his latest book. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 30
Ajuma
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
The spoken-word and visual artist Katori Walker will present this one-person show based on seminal moments in generations of her family that involved escape, abuse, love and legacy. A question and answer session will follow. Cost: $20 ($15 members)

FRI 5
Ariane One-Act Play Festival
GARRISON
8 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
In this ninth annual event to honor Ariane Orenstein, an Aery Theatre member who died of cancer in 2011 at age 51, actors will perform six one-act plays written by local playwrights. For mature audiences. Also SAT 6, SUN 7. Cost: $22 ($17 students, seniors)

SUN 7
Comedy All Stars
FISHKILL
5 – 8 p.m. Ramada Inn
524 Route 9 | 845-838-0096
facebook.com/pitchforkids
The eighth biannual comedy show, which features Joey Gay, Dan McRitchie, Adam Izzo and Gene Trifolo, benefits the Hudson Valley Renegades’ Pitch for Kids program. Phone to reserve tickets, or email zolz@hvrenegades.com. Cost: $24

VISUAL ART

SAT 30
Forces of Nature
NELSONVILLE
6 – 9 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road
createcommunityspace.com
Samantha Palmeri, a painter and former director of Beacon Open Studios, curated and is part of this show with Jean Brennan and Greg Slick.

FRI 5
Another Point of View
COLD SPRING
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Buster Levi Gallery
121 Main St. | 845-809-5145
busterlevigallery.com
Brian Nice, a photographer who suffered a brain injury in 2009 that changed his vision, presents some of his latest work.

SAT 6
Members Show
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
howlandculturalcenter.org
The work of more than 40 artists will be included in this annual exhibit curated by Jan Dolan and Jean Noack.

SAT 6
Catherine Welshman, George Mansfield and Margot Kingon
BEACON
5 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
The group show, which features new work by each artist, will continue through April 28.

SUN 7
Pysanky Egg Masterclass
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Jennifer Santa Maria will explain the historical significance of the traditional Ukrainian craft of pysanky before leading students as they design and create their own by layering beeswax and dyes over an eggshell. Bring an empty egg carton. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Cost: $40 ($35 members)

TALKS & TOURS

SUN 31
Land Use and Forest Regeneration in Putnam County
PUTNAM VALLEY
11 a.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
Hiker and historian Ed Illiano will recount the story of Putnam through the lens of land use and forest regeneration. Free

SUN 31
How to Identify Birds
PHILIPSTOWN
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Pete Salmonsohn of the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will lead an interactive program on bird identification for adults and children ages 8 and older. Free

THURS 4
Israel Putnam: Hero of the Revolution
FORT MONTGOMERY
7 p.m. Fort Montgomery
690 Route 9W | 845-446-2134
parks.ny.gov
Robert Ernest Hubbard is the author of a new biography of Gen. Israel Putnam (1718–1790), who played key roles in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. (It was Putnam who reportedly gave the command “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” at the Battle of Bunker Hill.) Reservation by phone required. Cost: $5 donation ($3 members)

FRI 5
Erin Somers: Stay Up with Hugo Best
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Somers, who lives in Beacon, will read from her debut novel about a writer’s assistant who, after losing her job on a comedy show, spends a weekend with the much older comedian she worked with.

SAT 6
Writing the Voice of the Body
BEACON
10 a.m. Beahive
291 Main St. | beahivebzzz.com
Led by poet Edwin Torres, this is first of four two-hour creative writing workshops that feature performance, movement and sensory exercises. Cost: $35 ($100 for series)

SAT 6
Community Eco-Action Day
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
eco_action_day.eventbrite.com
Speakers organized by the Philipstown Garden Club will discuss how to reduce your carbon footprint, including through home-energy efficiency, net-zero construction and transportation. Register online. Free

MUSIC

SAT 30
Jim Kweskin and Samoa Wilson
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280
brownpapertickets.com/event/4034168
The duo plays “a mixture of jazz, swing folk, blues and old-timey music with a contemporary style.” Back in the day, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band opened for Janis Joplin; Peter, Paul, & Mary; Linda Ronstadt and The Doors. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors)

SAT 30
Thumbscrew
NEWBURGH
8 p.m. Atlas Studios
11 Spring St. | 845-391-8855
atlasnewburgh.com
Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara will play original jazz and their interpretation of the standards. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 31
Alexi Kenney and Renana Gutman
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
The violinist and pianist will perform, as part of the Howland Chamber Music Circle series, a program that includes Sonata for Violin and Keyboard BWV 1016 by Bach, Airs du Rossignol et Marche Chinois by Stravinsky, Sonata No. 10, Op. 96 by Beethoven, L’Eraclito Amoroso by Strozzi, and Sonata No. 3 by George Enescu. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

SUN 31
Celtic Woman
WEST POINT
5 p.m. Eisenhower Hall Theatre
655 Pitcher Road | 845-938-4159
ikehall.com
The four members of Celtic Woman — vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Megan Walsh and violinist Tara McNeill — celebrate the music and cultural heritage of Ireland. The group is accompanied by an orchestra and a band of drums and pipes, along with dancers. Cost: $45

SAT 6
Collective Brass Quintet
BEACON
7 p.m. St. Joachim’s Church
51 Leonard St. | 845-838-0915
collectivebrass.com
The group, formed in 2016, will perform selections from its latest release, Thy Sweet Name.

SAT 6
Pluck and Rail
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
George Gierer (guitar, banjo, lead vocals), Andrew Sussman (cello, mandolin, vocals), Zach Swanson (bass) and Nicholas Lieto (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion) will play acoustic originals. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 6
Eric Gales
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, three of whom (including Eric) learned to play guitar upside-down and left-handed. Gales recorded two albums for Elektra Records (the first at age 16) before he and his brothers teamed up for a third called Left Hand Brand. Chris Raabe will join him. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

SUN 7
Women’s Work: Sisterhood of Harmony
BEACON
2 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
howlandculturalcenter.org
Women singers, songwriters and bands — including Lydia Adams Davis; the B2s; the Beacon High School Singers with Susan Wright; Judy Kass; Marji Zintz; Noga & Phoebe; Goldee Greene; Colleen Kattau; Amy Laber; and the Trouble Sisters, among others — will perform at this benefit for the Sloop Woody Guthrie. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SUN 7
Richard Shindell
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Shindell, a singer and songwriter who divides his time between the Hudson Valley and Buenes Aires, released his first album, Sparrow’s Point, in 1992, and his most recent, Careless, in 2016. He will be joined by Chihoe Hahn, who lives in Cornwall. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

CIVIC

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

TUES 2
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com
The Legislature is expected to vote on a resolution that asks the state to repeal the recently enacted Reproductive Health Act.

TUES 2
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane Music Room
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 2
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

TUES 2
Swearing-In Ceremony
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 258 Main St.
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov
Following the March 19 election, three newcomers to the Village Board — the mayor and two trustees — will be sworn in.

WED 3
Code Update Committee
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Cold Spring Firehouse
152 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov
At this public hearing, residents will be invited to provide input on the Procedures category, including: Conservation and Façade Easements; Demolition of Structures; Conservation Subdivisions; Subdivision Regulations; and Waterfront Consistency Review Law.

THURS 4
Town Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Town Hall | 238 Main St.
845-265-5200 | philipstown.com