The Week Ahead

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

PETE SEEGER

FRI 3
Open Mic
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Sign-up begins at 5 p.m. to honor Pete’s life and music on what would have been his 100th birthday.

SAT 4
“Oh, My Gosh!”
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
brownpapertickets.com/event/4220280
This group show will feature works by 34 artists interpreting their experiences with Pete, along with a series of 12 paintings by Dan Botkin inspired by “Turn, Turn, Turn.” It continues through May 27.

SAT 4
Celebrating Pete Seeger’s Centennial
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
howlandculturalcenter.org
The tribute will include performances of Seeger’s songs by David and Jacob Bernz, Betty and the Baby Boomers, the B2s, Carolyn Doctorow, Lydia Adams Davis with Annalyse and Ryan, Pat Lamanna, Sharleen Leahey, Ken Miller, The Rix, R.J.Storm and Old School, and Spook Handy. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SUN 5
Pete Seeger Festival
PUTNAM VALLEY
2 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road | 845-528-7280
tompkinscorners.org
The fourth annual event will bring together friends of Pete who performed and worked with him, including Rich Bala, David and Jacob Bernz, Lydia Adams Davis, Karen Hinderstein, Patrick Stanfield Jones, Pat Lamanna, Rick Nestler and Rik Palieri, Melissa Ortquist, Laurie Siegel and Karen Brooks (the Trouble Sisters), Andy Revkin, Sarah Underhill, Susan Wright with Carla Springer, Rick Aparicio and Steve Kirkman. Donations will be collected for local organizations that Seeger created. Free

SUN 5
Turn, Turn, Turn!
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Bardavon
35 Market St. | 845-473-2072
bardavon.org
The Vanaver Caravan dance troupe will be joined by Maria Muldaur, Happy Traum, Tom Chapin and Seeger’s daughter, Tinya. Cost: $35 to $45

COMMUNITY

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 feature 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

SUN 28
Putnam Heart Walk
BREWSTER
9 a.m. Brewster High School
50 Foggintown Road | 203-984-9128
bit.ly/putnam-heart-walk
The American Heart Association will honor former Putnam County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra during its annual fundraiser for her work last year passing a county law that raised the age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.

THURS 2
Blood Drive
COLD SPRING
2 – 8 p.m. Loretto Parish Hall
24 Fair St. | 800-688-0900
Donors should drink fluids and eat well before their appointment. New donors and walk-ins welcome.

THURS 2
Bingo Night
BEACON
7 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St. | jvfptso.com
Proceeds will help improve the playground at JV Forrestal Elementary. Admission includes one game card. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

FRI 3
Desmond-Fish Associates Dinner
PEEKSKILL
7 p.m. The Factoria
5 John Walsh Boulevard | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org/dinner
This annual fundraiser for the Garrison library will honor novelist and Peekskill native T.C. Boyle, who is best known for his novel World’s End, set in the Highlands. Leonora Burton and her late husband, Tony, will be recognized for community service. Cost: $275

SAT 4
Riverkeeper Sweep
HUDSON VALLEY
riverkeeper.org/sweep
The annual cleanup, organized by Riverkeeper, has over the past seven years removed 228 tons of debris from along the Hudson and planted 2,228 trees and native grasses while removing tons of invasive species. Check online for a list of morning meeting sites, which include Dockside Park, Little Stony Point, Garrison’s Landing and Arden Point in Philipstown and Denning’s Point and Riverfront Park in Beacon. The Hudson Valley Brewery and 2 Way Brewing Co. in Beacon will host meetups after the sweep.

SAT 4
I Love My Park Day
HUDSON VALLEY
ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day
Volunteer at Cornish Estate, Little Stony Point, Fahnestock, Bear Mountain, Walkway Over the Hudson and other state parks. Register online.

SAT 4
Farm Fest and Plant Sale
POUGHKEEPSIE
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Farm Project
51 Vassar Farm Lane
farmproject.org/farm-fest
The sale will include vegetable starts, herbs and flowers, and there will be gardening activities, storytelling, farm tours, wildflower walks, food, live music and a craft market. Free

SAT 4
Cupcake Festival
STORMVILLE
Noon – 5 p.m. Stormville Airport
428 Route 216 | k104online.com
Sponsored by K104.7 and held last year in Beacon, the festival will bring together bakers and bakeries to showcase their confectionaries. Free

SUN 5
Pet Rabies Clinic
BEACON
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Memorial Park
The Animal Rescue Foundation will offer rabies and distemper vaccinations for dogs and cats. Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. Rain or shine. Cost: $10

SUN 5
Spring Benefit
GARRISON
4 – 7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
The theater’s annual benefit will celebrate 20 years of its youth program and honor pediatrician Dr. Peter Gergely. Cost: $50

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 27
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 SUN 28.

SAT 27
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 SUN 28. Call for tickets. Cost: $10 ($5 children/seniors)

SUN 28
Tots Park 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.

WED 1
Free Tutoring
BEACON
7 p.m. Christ Church United Methodist
60 Union St. | 631-987-7463
beaconmethodist.org
Tutors, including many who are current or former teachers, will provide academic assistance for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents must remain on church property. Call with child’s name, grade, subject of need and day. Also THURS 2.

FRI 3
Children’s Book Party
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. Drug World | 55 Chestnut St.
Raven Howell will share and sign her new children’s book, Greetings: A Poetic Romp Through the Seasons, with music from Emily Ellison.

SAT 4
Starlab
GARRISON
9:30 & 11 a.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
Gaze into the night sky inside an inflatable planetarium during a 45-minute program in which Lisa DiMarzo will combine stars, constellations and stories. Cost: $12 ($8 members)

SUN 5
Fishing Day
COLD SPRING
8 a.m. Fishkill Road Reservoir
The Nelsonville Fish and Fur Club will host its 30th annual event to introduce children to fishing. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 27
Beauty and the Beast
BEACON
1 & 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 SUN 28. Cost: $12 ($5 students and seniors)

SUN 28
Adult Stories
BEACON
6 p.m. Oak Vino | 389 Main St.
brownpapertickets.com/event/4195259
John Blesso hosts this monthly storytelling series featuring offbeat, ugly or emotionally challenging true tales told without notes. This gathering includes stories from Blesso, Angela Helland, Joni Russell, Jolee Falcone, Micaela Blei and Richard Cardillo. Cost: $6

FRI 3
The Drowsy Chaperone
WAPPINGERS FALLS
8 p.m. County Players Theater
2681 W. Main St. | 845-298-1491
countyplayers.org
To close their 61st season, the County Players present this comedy in which a Jazz Age musical comes to life. It won five Tony Awards during its Broadway run. Also SAT 4, SUN 5. Cost: $25 ($20 seniors/children)

VISUAL ART

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

FRI 3
Pat Hickman
COLD SPRING
6 – 8:30 p.m. Buster Levi Gallery
121 Main St. | 845-809-5145
busterlevigallery.com
The fiber artist uses textiles to express conceptual ideas. Continues through June 2.

SUN 5
Award-Winning Bird Photos
GARRISON
2 – 5 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The library is partnering with the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary to display photographs of birds chosen from the more-than 8,000 entries in the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards. Continues through May 20.

Great Gray Owl, by Steve Mattheis

TALKS & TOURS

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

SAT 27
Lighthouses of the North River
FISHKILL
1 p.m. Trinity Church
1200 Main St. | 845-896-8755
fishkillhistoricalsociety.org
In a talk sponsored by the Fishkill Historical Society, Scott Craven of North River History will present a slideshow of historical lighthouses on the Hudson River. 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 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. A newly revised exhibition on the bicentennial of the West Point Foundry continues. The exhibitions will open to the public on SUN 28. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors/students, members free)

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)

MON 29
Flash Writing
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Michael Turton and Anita Peltonen will dispel the myth that a complete story cannot be written in 75 words, and explain how to do it.

FRI 3
Murder and MAYhem
BEACON
6 – 9:30 p.m. Beacon Historical Society
17 South Ave. | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
Learn about Beacon’s history as told by a Victorian gossiper in this hour-long walking tour of sites with a murderous past. Tours begin every 30 minutes. Also SAT 4, SUN 5. For ages 12 and older. Cost: $20 ($15 members, seniors, teens)

SAT 4
The World of Exteriors
GARRISON
10:30 a.m. Munder-Skiles
888-842-2442 | gardenconservancy.org
John Danzer, a garden furniture designer and founder of Munder-Skiles, will lead guests through his Garrison showroom and the design studio at his nearby home. Reservations required by calling the Garden Conservancy, which is organizing the event. Cost: $40 ($30 members)

SAT 4
Genealogical Research Using Local Collections
BEACON
10:30 a.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Discover how to use the resources and archives at regional libraries, including the Howland, and the Beacon Historical Society. Free

SAT 4
Women’s Health Conference
BEACON
1 – 5 p.m. Masjid Ur-Rashid
352 Main St. | 845-831-7903
masjidbeacon.com
Dr. Sadia Sahabi will lead this pre-Ramadan conference, which will include blood pressure screenings and dinner. The proceeds will benefit the mosque’s building fund. Cost: $30 ($45 door)

SAT 4
Sex and the Suffrage Movement
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Susan Goodier, a history professor at SUNY Oneonta who specializes in the suffrage movement in New York State, will ask, “What does sex have to do with voting?” Cost: $10 (members free)

SAT 4
Civic Pioneers
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Gretchen Dykstra will read from her book, Civic Pioneers: Local Stories from a Changing America, 1895-1915, which focuses on lesser-known people who shaped the Progressive era. Free

MUSIC

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
Polyphonic Vocal Masterpieces
BREWSTER
3 p.m. First United Methodist Church
83 Main St. | 845-520-7574
putnamchorale.org
The Putnam Chorale will perform harmonious vocals written by “history’s first rock star,” Josquin Des Prez, whose work was preserved on the first sheet music in Renaissance Venice. Cost: $20 ($15 students/seniors, children under 12 free)

FRI 3
Hayley Jane and the Primates
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The band, which will perform as part of the Peekskill Brewery Takeover series, combines Americana, roots and rock ’n’ roll. The Boston-based band, which formed in 2007, plans to go on an indefinite hiatus after the summer. Cost: $15

SAT 4
Michelle Alvarado
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
The pianist will perform Eric Starr’s Twelve Pieces for Solo Piano. A Q&A with the performer and the Cold Spring composer will follow the concert. Cost: $20 ($15 students)

SAT 4
The Mighty Hudson
POUGHKEEPSIE
8 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The Hudson Valley Philharmonic will perform compositions inspired by the river, including by Bernstein, Mendelssohn and Britten, accompanied by visuals from Jon Bowermaster. Cost: $20 to $57

SUN 5
Nightingales in Berlin
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
David Rothenberg and Rinde Eckert will perform to mark the release of their CD, Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

CIVIC

SUN 28
Community Conversation
BEACON
6 p.m. Tabernacle Church
1568 Route 9D | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org
Matt Landahl, superintendent of the Beacon City School District, will meet with residents to discuss concerns and answer questions. A meeting is also scheduled for 7 p.m. on THURS 2 at the Beacon Recreation Center, 23 W. Center St.

MON 29
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

THURS 2
Philipstown Town Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Town Hall
238 Main St. | 845-265-5200
philipstown.com

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