The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

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 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
tiorondagardenclub.org
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.

Blue Star Memorial

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
Tea in the Garden
COLD SPRING
Noon – 4 p.m. Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
Stonecrop, which is the former 12-acre estate of Frank and Anne Cabot, will offer a Mother’s Day tea as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors, students, children/teens; free for members and children younger than 3)

TUES 14
Chamber Breakfast
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. Foundry Cafe
55 Main St. | explorecoldspringny.com
At the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting, speakers from local cultural institutions and organizations will share information about their upcoming summer programs. Cost: $5 (members free)

TUES 14
Trivia with Austin Rogers
BEACON
7 p.m. Dogwood
47 E. Main St. | 845-202-7500
facebook.com/beaconsoupkitchen
Jeopardy! champion Austin Rogers will host a night of trivia to benefit the Beacon Community Kitchen. The team limit is six members. Cost: $10 per person

Austin Rogers

WED 15
40th Anniversary Gala
BEACON
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Roundhouse
2 E. Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The Howland Cultural Center will celebrate its anniversary by honoring longtime volunteer Florence Northcutt and the Howland Public Library, which once occupied the building. Cost: $75

SAT 18
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
KENT
9 a.m. – Noon. Fahnestock Park
Canopus Beach Parking Lot
Route 301 | 845-808-1390 x43125
putnamcountyny.com/green-putnam
Putnam County residents can drop cleaners, insecticides, herbicides and other chemicals. No commercial. See the website for a list of accepted items. Registration required.

SAT 18
Pasture Walk
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. Glynwood
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-3338 x132
glynwood.org
Tour Glynwood’s fields and pastures with the farm’s vegetable and livestock managers. Learn about the animals being raised, how a farmer assesses pasture for each breed, and where they’ll be grazing, and why. Learn what vegetables are being grown, and how the crew is adapting to climate change. Free

SAT 18
Life with the Lenape
FORT MONTGOMERY
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fort Montgomery
690 Route 9W | 845-446-2134
parks.ny.gov/historic-sites
See hand-drill fire-making, flintknapping and a hide-tanning demonstration by Barry Keegan, an expert in historic Native American skills. Free

SAT 18
Community Safety Day
BEACON
Noon – 4 p.m. Beacon Fire Department
13 South Ave. | 845-831-4540
beaconvac.org
Police officers, firefighters and medical professionals will be on hand at this event organized by the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps to provide children’s eye exams, check car seat installations, fit bicycle helmets and perform blood pressure checks. Free

SUN 19
Run and Walk with the Dogs
BEACON
10 a.m. Memorial Park
facebook.com/arfanimalrescue
This fourth annual 5K run and walk is a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Foundation. Cost: $25

SUN 19
Diamonds for Deputies
COLD SPRING
Noon – 4 p.m. Jaymark Jewelers
3612 Route 9 | 845-265-9246
facebook.com/jaymarkjewelers
Meet members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and explore law enforcement vehicles, including drones. Nicola’s Italian Restaurant will provide refreshments and Eloise Pearsall will perform. Proceeds from jewelry raffles will support the sheriff’s cadets program. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

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)

WED 15
Some Days
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Karen Kaufman Orloff, author of the I Wanna Iguana series and Miles of Smiles, will read her latest children’s book, which explores the emotions a child may feel.

some days cover

SAT 18
Jr. Paleontologist
BEACON
10 a.m. Water Ecology Center
199 Dennings Ave. | 845-838-1600
bire.org
Learn about the three time periods of the dinosaurs using fossils and replicas. Suitable for children ages 6 and older. Free

TALKS & TOURS

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

 Sally Bliumis-Dunn
Sally Bliumis-Dunn

THURS 16
A Conversation with Sheriff Langley
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Bring your questions, concerns and issues to discuss with Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley Jr.

THURS 16
Susan Choi: Trust Exercise
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Choi, whose second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize, will read from her latest work, a tale of drama students and their teachers at a competitive arts high school in the early 1980s. Free

susan choi

FRI 17
Forage & Feast
POUGHKEEPSIE
5:30 p.m. Poughkeespie Farm Project
51 Vassar Farm Lane | farmproject.org
Join ethnobiologist and herbalist Hayden Stebbins for a walk through the fields and gardens to learn about the edible, medicinal or poisonous properties of common plants. Cost: $35 ($30 members)

SAT 18
All About Alpines
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
Learn about plants that grow above the timberline, then take a walk through the gardens and plant an alpine trough. Cost: $70 ($50 members)

SUN 19
Readings on Hope
BEACON
5 p.m. Oak Vino | 389 Main St.
Novelist Sophfronia Scott, novelist David Hicks and Hudson Valley Women in Business founder Lauree Ostrofsky will read stories about hope and inspiration.

STAGE & SCREEN

TUES 14
Cyber-Seniors
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This 2014 documentary focuses on a group of seniors who take their first steps into cyberspace with the help of teen mentors. Free

cyberseniors

FRI 17
Nunsense
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
brownpapertickets.com/event/4208393
The popular musical comedy, directed and choreographed by Christine Bokhour, follows a group of nuns as they mount a variety show. Also, SAT, SUN. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors)

SAT 18
Baby Shark’s Treasure Hunt
BEACON
1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4614
hvti.org
This 45-minute musical for children will be presented by members of the Hudson Valley Theatre Initiative. Cost: $10 ($15 door, children free with adult)

SAT 18
All Star Comedy Night
BEACON
7 p.m. Elks Lodge
900 Wolcott Ave. | 845-831-9476
Adam Isso, Peter Sasso and Rob Falcone will perform stand-up. Cost: $25 ($30 door, $20 members)

SAT 18
Three Short Comedies
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
As part of its ongoing Silent Film Series, the library will screen “The Scarecrow” (1921) with Buster Keaton, “Putting Pants on Philip” (1927) with Laurel & Hardy, and “The Rink” (1916) with Charlie Chaplin. Pianist Cary Brown will provide accompaniment.

Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton

VISUAL ART

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.

TUES 14
Wine, Cheese & Watercolor
PUTNAM VALLEY
7 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road | 845-528-7280
tompkinscorners.org
Bring your watercolors and meet Anne Johann, the center’s new painting instructor. Free

FRI 17
Open Studios Kick-off
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main St. | beaconopenstudios.org
Stop by the bar for the kick-off party for the annual Beacon Open Studios. Art spaces, venues and studios will be open to visitors from noon to 6 p.m. on SAT 18 and SUN 19. See the website for a list and suggested tours. Free

SAT 18
Arte Povera on the Edge
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art
Francesco Guzzetti, the museum’s scholar-in-residence, will explore the notion of a border as a cultural and visual issue and essential concept in defining Arte Povera. Free

SAT 18
Time After Time
BEACON
6 – 8 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
Scott Lerman will share his latest paintings. Continues through May 26.

MUSIC

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
Sankofa African Drum and Dance Ensemble
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
koficoncert.bpt.me
The drummers and dancers return to the Howland for another evening of traditional African folk and African-inspired contemporary music. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

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 such as “American Pie” will perform 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)

THURS 16
The Tubes
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Best known for their hit single, “She’s a Beauty,” the San Francisco band will perform classics and songs from its latest album, Genius of America. Waybill will also perform. Cost: $30 to $55

SAT 18
A Little Night Music Revue
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road | 845-528-7280
tompkinscorners.org
Accompanied by Tom McCoy on piano, Goldee Greene and Russ Cusick will perform a program that includes works by Mozart, Puccini, St. Saens, Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hammerstein and the Gershwins. Cost: $20 donation ($15 students and seniors)

SAT 18
Abbarama
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The tribute band gives the hit songs of Abba its own spin. Cost: $21 to $37

abbarama

SAT 18
Eszter Balint
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The singer-songwriter will be accompanied by Chris Cochrane on guitar. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 19
Horszowski Trio
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa will perform Piano Trio by Taillferre, Piano Trio by Ravel and Piano Quartet in C minor by Gabriel Fauré joined by violist Masumi Per Rostad. Cost: $30 ($10 students)

horszowski trio

CIVIC

SAT 11
Referendum Information Meeting
GARRISON
11 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Board members will explain the initiative that will appear on the May 21 school ballot to increase funding for the public library.

MON 13
Community Forum
GARRISON
6 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org
Residents are invited to give input on school district priorities.

MON 13
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

MON 13
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 14
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

WED 15
Capital Referendum Project Tour
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Haldane Lobby
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org
School officials will lead a tour of areas that would be upgraded or improved if voters approve a referendum on May 21. To reserve a spot, call Jessie DesMarais at 845-265-9254, x111.