The Week Ahead

COMMUNITY

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 David Gelber will speak at this community forum about the potential impact of the proposed Green New Deal. Free

SAT 20
Easter Egg Hunt
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St. | csfarmmarket.org
The Cold Spring Farmers’ Market will host an egg hunt on the church lawn. Younger children will go first.

SAT 20
Easter Egg Hunt
BEACON
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Memorial Park
59 Robert Cahill Dr.
Activities will include an egg hunt for children ages 1 to 12, a visit from the Easter Bunny, bike and basket raffles, a petting zoo and the annual presentation of the Mayor’s Egg.

THURS 25
Leadership Breakfast
BREWSTER
7:30 a.m. Tilly’s Table
100 Route 312 | 845-228-8595
pcbusinesscouncil.org
Carolyn Grossman Meagher of the NYC Department of City Planning, Meghan Taylor of Empire State Development and Ariana Caplan of the Office of the Mayor of New York City will speak about business opportunities coming out of New York City and the Mid-Hudson region at this breakfast organized by the Putnam County Business Council. Cost: $25

THURS 25
Chamber Awards Dinner
BEACON
6 p.m. Dutchess Manor
263 Route 9D | 845-265-3200
explorecoldspringny.com
The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will honor Kim Conner and Nick Groombridge, Cockburn Farm, Philipstown Communities That Care Coalition and Philipstown Community Congress and also present the annual People’s Choice Awards for new and “silver” businesses. Voting is open until SUN 21 at surveymonkey.com/r/2BYFGGD. Cost: $65

FRI 26
Arbor Day Celebration
BEACON
4 p.m. Main Street
The city and its tree committee will plant a tree near the Yankee Clipper Diner.

FRI 26
Arbor Day Celebration
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. 161 Main St.
The village’s Tree Advisory Board, with assistance from local Scouts, will plant a small flowering tree.

SAT 27
Alpine Plant Sale
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stonecrop
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
The 13th annual rock garden plant sale will include offerings from Stonecrop and other vendors. Cost: $5 (free for members and children under 3)

SAT 27
Shredder Day
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – Noon. The Nest
44 Chestnut St.
The Cold Spring Lions Club sponsors this annual event at which Philipstown residents and businesses can bring unlimited quantities of paper for shredding. No boxes, paper clips, binders or plastic bags are allowed. Free (donations welcome)

SAT 27
Invasive Species Removal Event
NELSONVILLE
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nelsonville Preserve
Check-in at the Nelsonville trailhead on North Pearl Street and join local Girl Scouts as they help preserve forest health. Learn about what plants to look for and removal techniques. Gloves, shovels and trash bags, as well as lunch, will be provided.

SAT 27
Beacon Barks
BEACON
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Polhill Park
facebook.com/beaconbarks
Join the parade with your dog. A street festival will have food, vendors, live music, dog performers, pet adoptions and face painting.

SAT 27
Urban Farming Fair
NEWBURGH
Noon – 4 p.m. Broadway and Grand
newburghurbanfarmandfood.org
The fourth annual fair will include fresh food, local vendors, crafts, farm fun and demonstrations of techniques for yards and neighborhoods. Sponsored by the Newburgh Urban Farm and Food Initiative. Free

SAT 27
Taste of the Valley
COLD SPRING
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Glynwood Farm
362 Glynwood Road
haldaneschoolfoundation.org
This annual fundraiser for the Haldane School Foundation will include food and drink from local restaurants, as well as a silent auction. Cost: $85

EARTH DAY

SAT 20
Making Seed Balls
GARRISON
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)

SAT 27
Hike-a-Thon and Earth Day Celebration
CORNWALL
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 x204
hhnm.org
Choose from easy, moderate or rigorous trails and raise money for the nature museum’s programs. Earth Day festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with interactive games and performances, live music, raffles and a community art project. Parking is $5. Free ($10 donation for hike)

SAT 27
Earth Day Celebration
BEAR MOUNTAIN
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Trailside Zoo
3006 Seven Lakes Drive | 845-786-2701
trailsidezoo.org
Make treats for the bears and enjoy other crafts and activities. The first 100 visitors will receive a native plant seedling. Parking is $10. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

FRI 26
Ree-Play Sale
BEACON
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. University Settlement
724 Wolcott Ave. | weeplayproject.org
This enormous annual tag sale includes gently used children’s clothing, baby gear, books, games, bikes and maternity clothes, among other items, with proceeds benefiting children’s programming and Beacon’s parks and playgrounds. Also SAT 27, SUN 28.

FRI 26
Family Bingo
COLD SPRING
6:30 – 8 p.m. North Highlands Firehouse
504 Fishkill Road | nhfd21.org
Win prizes. Refreshments for sale, as well as raffle tickets. Sponsored by North Highland Ladies Auxiliary. Doors open 6 p.m. Free

FRI 26
Mary Poppins
GARRISON
7:30 pm. Philipstown Recreation
107 Glenclyffe Drive | 845-424-4618
philipstownrecreation.com
The Foot-in-Mouth Players will present the classic musical. Also, SAT 27, SUN 28. Call for tickets. Cost: $10 ($5 children/seniors)

SUN 28
Tots Park Spring Cleanup
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – 3 pm. Tots Park
4 High St. | bit.ly/tot-park-cleanup
Help tidy the park for the season by spreading mulch, tilling sand and clearing out broken toys. Bring tools and gloves with labels. RSVP online. Snack and drink donations appreciated.

STAGE & SCREEN

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
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 from 1929 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)

MON 22
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
POUGHKEEPSIE
6 p.m. Poughkeepsie Day School
260 Boardman Road | 845-462-7600, x110
eventbrite.com/e/wasted-the-story-of-food-waste-tickets
Learn from this 2017 documentary how chefs turn scraps into meals and how people can waste less food. A panel discussion will follow with Gary Feinland of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Atticus Lanigan of Zero to Go and Carrie Jones Ross of FeedHV. Free

FRI 26
Big Night
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
As part of its ongoing International Film Series, the library will screen this 1996 comedy and drama about two brothers who run an Italian restaurant in New Jersey in the 1950s. Rated R for language. Free

FRI 26
Living the Change
BEACON
7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
50 Liberty St. | moviesthatmatterbeacon.org
This 2018 documentary explores solutions to what can feel like overwhelming global environmental, economic and social crises through the stories of people who are living in a more sustainable way. It will be shown as part of the ongoing Movies That Matter series. Free

FRI 26
Beauty and the Beast
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road
845-838-6900, x3001
beaconplayers.com
The Beacon Players will present this classic musical about a prince trapped in a spell who must learn to love and be loved to transform himself. Also SAT 27, SUN 28. Cost: $12 ($5 students and seniors)

VISUAL ART

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.

THURS 25
Practical Advice for Visual Artists
BEACON
7 p.m. Beahive Beacon
291 Main St. | beahivebzzz.com
Artist Theresa Gooby and gallery owner Karlyn Benson will discuss how to show and promote art. RSVP to blankprojectart@gmail.com. Free

SAT 27
IPhoneography Workshop
BEACON
10 a.m. RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main St. | 845-838-2880
Mary Ann Glass will explain how to use apps to correct, enhance and transform photos. iPhones/iPads/Androids and all experience levels welcome. Registration required. Cost: $50 ($35 returnees)

SAT 27
Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Spring Market
BEACON
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
howlandculturalcenter.org
Find handmade gifts from local artisans. Free

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 20
Birding for Beginners
BEAR MOUNTAIN
9 a.m. Bear Mountain Inn
55 Hessian Dr. | trailsidezoo.org
Meet at the Bear Mountain Inn for a presentation and 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. Dacquino will also speak on SUN 28 at the Tompkins Corners Cultural Center in Putnam Valley. Free

MON 22
Not Quite Zero Waste
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
This program is for residents considering ways to make their homes and lifestyles more sustainable by adopting habits that decrease refuse, power and clutter. Free

MON 22
New York Election Laws
MAHOPAC
6:30 p.m. Mahopac Public Library
668 Route 6 | 845-216-7058
facebook.com/groups/PutnamCountyLWV
The League of Women Voters of Putnam County will host this discussion with Board of Elections commissioners Cathy Croft and Anthony Scannapieco about recent changes to state election laws. Free

TUES 23
Food Operators Expo
MAHOPAC
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Putnam County Golf Course
187 Hill St. | 845-808-1390
foodopsexpo.eventbrite.com
The Putnam County Health Department will host this 13th annual gathering of chefs, restaurant owners and managers and other food industry professionals. Workshops will address topics such as social media, employee training and dining trends. Register online. Free

WED 24
FDR and the Post Office
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Historian and author Tony Musso will discuss President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s interest in the U.S. Post Office that developed when he was a child as a way to learn about geography and history.

WED 24
Decrypting the Ancient Documents
BEACON
7 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Avenue | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
Will Tatum, the Dutchess County historian, will share an overview of the early court records known as the Ancient Documents, including the controversies they reveal over care for the poor, taverns and assault. Free

THURS 25
Exploring Race and Racism Through a Buddhist Lens
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Garrison Institute
14 Mary’s Way | 845-424-4800
garrisoninstitute.org/janwillis
Jan Willis, a retired professor of religion at Wesleyan, will speak on the opening night of the 2019 Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship Convocation. The event is open to the public but online registration is required. Free

FRI 26
Heller Levinson: Un-
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
In his fifth book, Levinson will continue exploring his Hinge Theory of poetry.

SAT 27
Walking History Tour
COLD SPRING
9:30 a.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Take a tour of the site where the Butterfields’ summer estate, Cragside, once stood. Free

SAT 27
What’s Actually Wrong with Sports Doping?
GARRISON
4 p.m. The Hastings Center
21 Malcolm Gordon Road | 845-424-4040
thehastingscenter.org
Thomas Murray, the president emeritus of the Hastings Center and the author of Good Sport: Why Our Games Matter and How Doping Undermines Them, will discuss the ethics of doping in sports, why athletes use performance enhancers, the tactics for curbing their use, and concerns about the legitimacy and fairness of anti-doping efforts. RSVP required to events@thehastingscenter.org. Free

SAT 27
Do Not Forget Me
COLD SPRING
5 – 6:30 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
The museum will open for the season with this preview for members of its latest exhibit, which is dedicated to notable women of Putnam County.

SUN 28
Local Storytellers
HIGHLAND FALLS
4 p.m. Highland Falls Library
298 Main St. | 845-446-3113
highlandfallslibrary.org
Novelist and author Allison Pataki and filmmaker Beatrice Copeland, both of Garrison, and novelist Owen Pataki, of New York City, will discuss their work. Free

SUN 28
A Taste of Change
GARRISON
1 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
Food historian Peter Rose will discuss recipes and scrapbooks from the late-1600s to present day and what they have to say about historic family customs and celebrations. Hosted by Boscobel and the Putnam History Museum. Cost: $25 ($15 members)

HEALTH & FITNESS

TUES 23
Regenerative Medicine
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Dr. Wasik Ashraf of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh will discuss advancements in regenerative medicine, including bone marrow aspirate, bone grafting, lipogems, stem cells and percutaneous procedures for tendinitis and bursitis. Free

TUES 23
What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Somesh Kaushik, who has a naturopathic clinic in Cross River, will discuss the mind-body approach of what is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system. Free

THURS 25
Introduction to Medicare
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Dan Calabrese, an independent insurance agent based in LaGrangeville, will talk about what Medicare covers, including Part A, Part B and Part D. Free

MUSIC

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)

FRI 26
Flux Capacitor
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
As part of the Peekskill Brewery Takeover series, three brothers from Philadelphia will perform rock, improvisation and electronica. Cost: $15

FRI 26
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
The folk performers will cover multiple genres and styles with three-part harmonies. The Whispering Tree will open. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 27
Box of Rain
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The Peekskill Brewery Takeover series will continue with this Grateful Dead tribute band performing songs released by the group from 1968 to 1974. Cost: $15

SAT 27
Brothers of the Road Band
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
This tribute band will cover the songs of the Allman Brothers and Dickey Betts with the Harris Brothers Horns and Josi Davis as guests. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 28
Journey Through American Music
BREWSTER
3 p.m. Brewster High School
50 Foggintown Road
putnamsymphonyorchestra.weebly.com
The Putnam Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert will include jazz, swing, classical and patriotic music by Dvorak, Copeland, Moss, Sweeney and Sousa, among others. Cost: $10 ($25 families, $6 seniors/students)

SUN 28
Ying Quartet
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
As part of the ongoing Howland Chamber Music Circle series, Robin Scott and Janet Ying (violins), Phillip Ying (viola) and David Ying (cello) will be joined by Zuill Bailey on cello for a program including Cello Concerto by Schumann, String Quartet in C Major, Op.163, D.956 by Schubert and Bach’s Cello Suite No.1, in G Major, BWV 1007. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

CIVIC

TUES 23
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 23
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

TUES 23
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane Music Room
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 23
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 pm. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

THURS 25
Library Trustee Election and Budget Vote
BEACON
Noon – 8 p.m. Howland Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
All registered voters in the Beacon City School District are eligible to vote. Absentee ballots are available at the library.

THURS 25
School District Priorities Forums
GARRISON
2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org