The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

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
Cold Spring Farmers’ Market
GARRISON
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | csfarmmarket.org
The market moves outdoors for the season. Tall County will perform at 10 a.m.

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
Tots Park Cleanup
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 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. The event was rescheduled from April 28 due to rain.

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. 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

WED 8
Garden Walk
COLD SPRING
5:30 p.m. Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
Take a guided tour with a staff horticulturist and explore the wonders of the Woodland Garden in spring. Cost: $10 (members free)

FRI 10
Tree Pit Gardening Workshop
COLD SPRING
9:30 a.m. Firehouse
152 Main St. | coldspringny.gov
Hosted by the Tree Advisory Board and the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, this workshop will include a planting demonstration at Village Hall.

SAT 11
Audubon Birdathon
PHILIPSTOWN
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org/birdathon2019
The birdathon is an annual fundraising “competition” to benefit the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society. Over 24 hours, four teams — the Beakin’ Beginners, Garrison Gumshoes, Putnam Valley Bogtrotters and Wappingers Creakers — will seek out as many bird species as possible from Long Island to the Catskills. See the website to donate, or to participate, email Perry Pitt at perrypitt@yahoo.com.

SAT 11
Record and CD Fest
BEACON
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. VFW Hall | 413 Main St.
Browse analog and digital music, as well as paraphernalia, memorabilia and stereo equipment offered by 25 vendors from four states.

SAT 11
Blue Star Marker Ceremony
BEACON
11 a.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-464 -2111
For Armed Forces Day, the Tioronda Garden Club will dedicate a Blue Star marker — the first in Dutchess County — to honor everyone who has served.

SUN 12
Mother’s Day Bird Walk
GARRISON
9 a.m. Constitution Marsh
127 Warren Landing Road | 845-265-2601
constitutionmarsh.audubon.org
Join a guided hike to look for nesting birds. Bring water and sun protection and dress for hiking. RSVP to cmacs@audubon.org. Free

SUN 12
Tours for Moms
BEACON
1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. Mount Gulian
145 Sterling St. | 845-831-8172
mountgulian.org
Tours of the house, barn and grounds. Cost: Free for mothers. Otherwise, $8 ($6 seniors, $4 children, ages 6 and younger free)

KIDS & FAMILY

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
Kids’ 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

WED 8
Crafternoon
COLD SPRING
3:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Bring a T-shirt to make a bag for your mom, or bring two and make one for yourself. For students in grades 3 to 5. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 4
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, SUN 5, FRI 10, SAT 11, SUN 12. Cost: $25 ($20 seniors/children)

SAT 4
Willy Wonka Kids
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Ave.
beaconperformingartscenter.com
A group of children win a tour of the Wonka Chocolate Factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Also SUN 5. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors/students)

THURS 9
Short Films
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Jon Bowermaster will screen three new films — Growing with the Grain, Undamming the Hudson River and Source to Sea — and Ron and Mars English will share their short, Beacon Bigfoot. Free

From Beacon Bigfoot

FRI 10
Friday Night Jokers
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Jimmy Shubert, Joe Starr and John Iavarone will perform stand-up. Cost: $25

VISUAL ART

SAT 4
Celebrating Marnie Hillsley
COLD SPRING
3 – 6 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road
createcommunityspace.com
The late artists’ painted assemblages and other works will be on display through June 2.

SAT 4
Time in Wavering Water Lies
BEACON
6 – 8 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
Susan Keiser’s photographs will be on view until May 15.

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.

SAT 11
Riverside Art Auction
GARRISON
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Observe plein air painters at various sites until 1 p.m., browse the paintings and enjoy refreshments at 3 p.m. and bid in a live auction beginning at 5 p.m.

SAT 11
Member’s Group Show
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. BAU Gallery
506 Main St. | 845-440-7584
baugallery.com
The exhibit will include works by Carla Goldberg, Russell Ritell, Joan Phares, Pamela Zaremba, Melissa Schlobohm, Eileen Sackman, Jebah Baum, Elizabeth Arnold, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Andrew Rust Barger, Samantha Beste and Faith Adams. Nitin Mukul will mount a solo show, Ghosts in the Machine, in the Beacon Room. Both will continue through June 3.

By Eileen Sackman

SAT 11
Tools, Totems, Traps
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Mother Gallery
1154 North Ave. | 845-236-6039
mothergallery.art
This group show will open the gallery’s new space.

HEALTH & FITNESS

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)

TUES 7
Live Well, Die Well
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Alison Anthoine and Kimberly Paul will discuss how people talk about, plan for and experience the end of life. Free

WED 8
Making Every Moment Count
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Sophia Sciacca of Hudson Valley Hospice will discuss hospice care and how to plan for the end of life. Free

TALKS & TOURS

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
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
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 hourlong walking tour of sites with a murderous past. Tours begin every 30 minutes. Also SUN 5. For ages 12 and older. Cost: $20 ($15 members, seniors, teens)

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

TUES 7
Second Gathering of Laureates
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Three poet laureates — Peter Ullian of Beacon, Robert Milby of Orange County and Bettina “Gold” Wilkerman, formerly of Dutchess County, will read selections of their work.

THURS 9
Public Financing for Candidates
CROTON-ON-HUDSON
7 p.m. Croton Free Library
171 Cleveland Drive | 914-941-1111
nyassembly.gov/mem/Sandy-Galef
Sandy Galef, who represents Philipstown in the state Assembly, will lead a panel discussion. Free

THURS 9
Saving America’s Last Great Revolutionary War Site
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Sloop Club
2 Red Flynn Drive | 845-463-4660
beaconsloopclub.org
Lance Ashworth, a West Point graduate and former Army captain, will discuss the Fishkill Supply Depot, a key strategic center during the Revolution, its historical significance and efforts to preserve and study the site. Free

SAT 11
Hudson Highlands Poetry Reading
GARRISON
1 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
T.R. Hummer and Sean Singer will read and discuss their work. Free

MUSIC

SAT 4
’60s Sing-a-Long
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St.
The fifth annual community sing-a-long will feature favorites from the Beatles, Supremes, Monkees and Jackson 5. Bring a shaker and share a snack or drink. Free

SAT 4
Michelle Alvarado
COLD SPRING
7 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)

SAT 11
West Point Band Concerto
WEST POINT
2 p.m. Eisenhower Hall Theatre
655 Ruger Road | 845-938-4159
ikehall.com
The concert band will perform toe-tapping marches and Americana favorites. Free

SAT 11
Singing the Stories of the West
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road | 845-528-7280
tompkinscorners.org
Ernie Sites will sing about his cowboy life. He will be joined by poet Mark Munzert. Cost: $20 ($15 seniors/students)

SAT 11
Redemption
NEWBURGH
7:30 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College
Aquinas Hall | 845-913-7157
newburghsymphony.org
The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform monumental works by Shostakovich and Wagner. Cost: $25 to $50

SAT 11
Don McLean
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The singer-songwriter known for hits like “American Pie” will performs his classics and new material. Cost: $50 to $77.50

SAT 11
Tito Puente Jr.
NEWBURGH
8 p.m. Ritz Theater
107 Broadway
brownpapertickets.com/event/3913865
Puente will bring his Latin jazz ensemble to the city in a benefit for Safe Harbors of the Hudson. The dance party also will feature Aquila y Plata and the Dojo Dance Company. Cost: $35 to $100

SUN 12
Uncommon Ground
NEWBURGH
3 p.m. St. George’s Church
105 Grand St. | 845-534-2864
newburghchambermusic.org
The Newburgh Chamber Music — with violinist Rachel Handman, bassist Phil Helm, guitarist Mike Kobetitsch and Wayne Fugate on the mandolin — draws from many genres and styles from classical to bluegrass. Cost: $25 ($5 students)

CIVIC

MON 6
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

TUES 7
School Voter Registration
BEACON
1 – 5 p.m. District Office
10 Education Drive | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 7
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

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

WED 8
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

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