The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 13
Earth Day Celebration and Cleanup
BEACON
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | beaconearthday.com
Sign up at the website to help clean up any of six sites, then enjoy a barbecue at the Beacon Recreation Center at 23 W. Center St. from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and a performance from Arm of the Sea Theater at 2 p.m. Free

SUN 14
Wildlife Through the Hidden Lens
COLD SPRING
1 p.m. Old VFW Hall
34 Kemble Ave. | 845-424-3358
bit.ly/hhlt-wildlife
For the annual Hudson Highlands Land Trust community forum, Ed McGowan, director of the Trailside Museums & Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park; Scott LaPoint, a scientist with Black Rock Forest; and Brent Boscarino of the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management will explain how they use cameras and other technology to understand the natural world. Registration required at website. Cost: $10 donation

SAT 20
Green New Deal and the Climate Crisis
BEACON
10:30 a.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Science journalist Andy Revkin will speak at this community forum about the potential impact of the Green New Deal. Free

SAT 20
Making Seed Balls
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
In this Earth Day project, participants will use recycled paper, soil and a mix of seeds to create a ball that can be dropped on a woodland trail or taken home. Cost: Free with admission ($6 to $18)

KIDS & FAMILY

MON 15
Spring Break Fun
COLD SPRING
9:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
The two-hour program will include a tour of the historic home and a craft. For ages 5 and older. Also WED 17. Cost: $12 ($8 members)

TUES 16
Lego Adventures with Star Wars
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Star Wars and Lego fans ages 5 to 10 will create a galaxy and take home a robot. Registration required. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 13
Highlands Poetry Reading
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Twelve poets will share their work to open a new monthly series. Free

SAT 13
Kathy Curto & Irene O’Garden
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The poets will read from their latest collections. Free

SAT 13
An Evening with Paul Schrader
PEEKSKILL
5:30 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
artindustrymedia.com
The screenwriter and director will discuss the film business in an appearance sponsored by MOCA, the Peekskill Film Festival and the two-day Art Industry Media Festival, which continues on SUN 14. See website for schedule. Cost: $25 ($20 members, $30 door)

WED 17
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
BEACON
11:30 a.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconplayers.com
The cast of the upcoming Beacon High School performance will provide a sneak peek of the musical. Free

THURS 18
A Gathering of Laureates
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Come to hear Beacon’s poet laureate, Peter Ullian, and his predecessors, Larry Sansone and Tony Pena. The Dutchess County poet laureate, Raphael Kosek, will also read. Free

SAT 20
Pissi Myles Drag!
BEACON
6 p.m. Denning’s Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut St. | 845-476-8413
denningspointdistillery.com
The entertainer will perform her signature act. Free

SAT 20
Asphalt (1929)
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Gustav Frohlich and Betty Amann star in the proto-noir feature that will be shown as part of the library’s ongoing Silent Film Series. Cary Brown will provide live accompaniment. Free

SUN 21
The Bible According to Broadway
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
hvti.org
The Hudson Valley Theatre Initiative will perform songs from Godspell, Two by Town, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, among other shows. Cost: $10 ($15 door, $5 children)

VISUAL ART

SAT 13
Tableware for the 21st Century
PEEKSKILL
Noon – 2 p.m. Peekskill Clay Studios
1000 N. Division St. | 914-939-2529
peekskillclaystudios.com
During this opening reception, artists Brooke Evans, Jane Herold, Sarah Heitmeyer, Connor McGinn and Lindsay Rogers will participate in a panel. Free

SUN 14
Leslie Bender
GARRISON
3:30 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-809-5750
garrisonartcenter.org
The artist will discuss her colorful paintings in Tumbling to the Light.

SAT 20
Kurt Steger
GARRISON
3 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-809-5750
garrisonartcenter.org
The artist will discuss his sculptures in Environmental Works.

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 13
Both Sides of the Creek
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Oak Vino
389 Main St. | 845-765-2400
oakvino.com
The exhibition will feature works by Allison Frost and Sarah Beinstein that showcase the beauty of the valley and its history.

SAT 13
Wet
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. BAU Gallery
506 Main St. | 845-440-7584
baugallery.com
Faith Adams, Carla Goldberg, Russell Ritell and Melissa Schlobohm will display ceramics, drawings, sculpture and prints of sea creatures found in the depths of the ocean. In the Beacon Room, Eva Drizhal will mount a solo show, Enigma.

SAT 13
Bots, Bubbles & Luna
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery

SAT 13
Bruce Pileggi
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St. | 845-440-0068
hudsonbeachglass.com
Pileggi’s abstract and representational paintings explore the relationship between shape, line and color.

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 13
Opening of the Fields
WAPPINGERS FALLS
1 p.m. Common Ground Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | 845-231-4424
commongroundfarm.org
Take a contemplative walk through the early spring fields guided by the farm’s director, Sarah Simon, and local faith and community leaders. Free

SAT 13
Remarkable Life of Clinton J. Peterson
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Jeffrey Sammons, a professor of history at NYU and author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War, will speak about Major Peterson, an African-American whose parents as he grew up were in and out of the Putnam County poorhouse and whose later account of his experiences in World War I was serialized as “My Year in France.” Cost: $10 (members free)

SAT 13
Ways of Looking at a Woman
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Caroline Hagood will read from her book-length essay that uses personal experience, film and literary history to explore what it means to be a woman, mother and writer. Free

MON 15
Woody Guthrie and ‘Old Man Trump’
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive | 845-463-4660
beaconsloopclub.org
Will Kaufman, who has written three books about Guthrie, will perform a musical and spoken-word documentary on the battles Guthrie had with his landlord, Fred Trump. Free

TUES 16
Advance Healthcare Planning
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Alison Anthoine, an end-of-life doula, will discuss living wills, aka advance directives. Free

TUES 16
Microsoft Office 2010 for Beginners
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The series will cover Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Also, THURS 18, TUES 23. Free

WED 17
Herbalism at Home
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Phoebe Violet and Colin Wright of the Permaculture Arts Collective will demonstrate how to make medicine from local plants. Cost: $20

SAT 20
Birding for Beginners
BEAR MOUNTAIN
9 a.m. Bear Mountain Inn
Hessian Drive | trailsidezoo.org
Meet at the Bear Mountain Inn for a presentation and take a walk. Suitable for ages 10 and older. Email courtney.larson@parks.ny.gov to register. Parking is $10. Free

SAT 20
Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Vincent Dacquino will read from his book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley, which tells the story of the Revolutionary-era teen who rode more than 40 miles through Putnam County to warn the colonists about impending British raids. Free

MUSIC

SAT 13
Classic Country
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Jennifer Dreaper will perform country hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s accompanied by Eric Garrison and Patrick Stanfield Jones. Free

SAT 13
Aaron Jonah Lewis and Jake Sanders
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road | 845-528-7280
brownpapertickets.com/event/4190878
Lewis, a fiddler and banjo player, tours as a solo performer and with the Corn Potato String Band and Lovestruck Balladeers. Sanders is a guitarist, bandleader and arranger who plays jazz and American traditional music. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 13
9 Horses
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
9horses.brownpapertickets.com
This chamber jazz ensemble features Joe Brent on acoustic and electric mandolin, 2018 Grammy nominee Sara Caswell on violin and Andrew Ryan on bass. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SUN 14
Michael Musgrave
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
The scholar will present a lecture about Robert Schumann and short performances of the composer’s piano music. Free

FRI 19
The Big Takeover
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
This seven-piece band, fronted by Nee Nee Rushie, plays music rooted in Jamaican reggae, ska and rocksteady. The Brighton Beat will open. The concert is part of the Peekskill Brewery Takeover Concert Series. Cost: $15

FRI 19
The Strawbs
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
The Strawbs (a shortened version of their original name, The Strawberry Hill Boys) is on a 50th anniversary tour. The group began as a bluegrass band and progressed through folk, progressive and glam rock. Its song “Part of the Union” hit No. 2 on the British charts in 1973. Cost: $40 ($45 door)

SAT 20
Mighty Girl
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
mightygirl.brownpapertickets.com
Lena Fahringer (vocals, guitar), Bill Fahringer (drums), Mark McNutt (guitar) and Ed Sikora (bass) will return to the Howland for an encore. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

CIVIC

SAT 13
Referendum Informational Meeting
GARRISON
11 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Learn more about a request to raise the library tax. Also THURS 18, SAT 27.

MON 15
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

MON 15
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
258 Main St. | 845-265-2500
nelsonvilleny.gov

TUES 16
Trustee Election and Budget Public Hearing
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org

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