The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 18
Master Gardener Plant Sale
BREWSTER
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CCE Putnam
1 Geneva Road | 845-278-6738
putnam.cce.cornell.edu
You’ll find organic heirloom and hybrid vegetables suited for Putnam gardens, annuals, herbs, perennial garden packs to attract pollinators, and native plants and shrubs. Get advice from Cornell’s master gardeners and bring a sample of soil for a free pH test.

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
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.

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, flint-knapping and a hide-tanning demonstration by Barry Keegan, an expert in historic Native American skills. Free

SAT 18
Clearwater 50th Anniversary
BEACON
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Riverfront
2 Red Flynn Drive | clearwater.org
On the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Sloop Clearwater, take a sail from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., there will be free music, crafts and children’s activities. Cost for sail: $50 ($35 members, $15 ages 12 and younger)

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

WED 22
Community Conversation
BEACON
6 p.m. Elks Lodge
900 Wolcott Ave. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org/communityconversations
Anyone who lives or works in the city is invited to share ideas, concerns and hopes for the future of Beacon at a forum organized by the Howland Public Library. Repeats FRI 24, at 10 a.m. at the Howland Cultural Center.

THURS 23
Scouting for Food
COLD SPRING / NELSONVILLE
6 – 7 p.m.
If you live west of Peekskill Road, expect a Boy Scout from Troop 437 at your door collecting canned goods and nonperishable items for the Philipstown Food Pantry.

KIDS & FAMILY

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

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
The Very Scary Berry
BEACON
6:30 p.m. University Settlement
724 Wolcott Ave. | 917-648-4454
compassarts.org
Written by Imagination Playhouse students in grades 3 to 5, this play is about a girl who eats a poisonous strawberry and her friends who go on a journey to find the ingredients for the antidote. Free

THURS 23
Mary Poppins Returns
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Enjoy a screening of the latest update on Mary Poppins. Free

TALKS & TOURS

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.

SUN 19
Girl in Black and White
BEACON
7 p.m. Binnacle Books
321 Main St. | 845-838-6191
binnaclebooks.com
Jessie Morgan-Owens, the dean of studies at Bard Early College in New Orleans, will read from her biography of Mary Mildred Williams, a light-skinned black girl born into slavery whom abolitionists made a symbol of their movement. The author also will discuss and answer questions about the book with moderator Sam Anderson. Free

TUES 21
Farming for a Resilient Future
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Farms around the world face complex production problems related to natural resource depletion, climate change and increasing food demand. Kathleen Finlay and Lynda Prim of Glynwood will discuss efforts in the Hudson Valley to farm in a regenerative way. Free

THURS 23
The Story of Captain Dixie
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
David Rocco, author of The Indestructible Man: The True Story of World War II Hero “Captain Dixie,” will share the story of Dixie Keifer, who died in 1945 when his Navy transport plane crashed on Mount Beacon. Free

THURS 23
Afro-Futurism Book Club
BEACON
7 p.m. Binnacle Books | 321 Main St.
845-838-6191 | binnaclebooks.com
The Newburgh LGBTQ Center will launch this club that, over its first five sessions, will explore Kindred by Octavia Butler. Reservations required. Cost: $10 donation

FRI 24
Jeffrey Yang and Anna Moschovakis
BEACON
7 p.m. Binnacle Books | 321 Main St. |
845-838-6191 | binnaclebooks.com
Yang’s most recent poetry collection is Hey, Marfa; Moschovakis is the author of the novel Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love. Both will read from their work. Free

Jeffrey Yang

VISUAL ART

SAT 18
Open Studios
BEACON
Noon – 6 p.m. Various locations
beaconopenstudios.org
Art spaces, venues and studios will be open to visitors. See the website for a list and suggested tours. Also SUN 19. An after-party will be held on SAT 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Beekman Arts Club, 171 Beekman Road, in Hopewell Junction, and a closing party on SUN 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bank Square Coffeehouse, 129 Main St. Free

SAT 18
Dorothea Rockburne
BEACON
2 p.m. Dia:Beacon | 3 Beekman St.
845-440-0100 | diaart.org
Evangelia Antonakos, a math and computer science professor at Bronx Community College, will discuss the artist’s work. Cost: Free with museum admission

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
Orphans of Painting II
BEACON
4 – 7 p.m. Ethan Cohen KuBe
211 Fishkill Ave. | 845-765-8270
ecfa.com
Curated by Raúl Zamudio and Ethan Cohen, this is a continuation of a show that opened in 2017 at the gallery. It will feature works by 41 artists who identify as painters but who expand into other registers to create “hybridized art forms.”

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. Through May 26.

SAT 25
Eco Print Workshop
BEACON
Noon – 3 p.m. New York Textile Lab
146 Main St. | newyorktextilelab.com
Using regionally sourced flowers and leaves, participants can experiment with “eco printing” on silk textiles using steaming and hammering to extract pigment. Registration required. Cost: $68

SAT 25
International Artists Residency
BEACON
3 – 6 p.m. Scenic Hudson River Center
8 Long Dock Park | beaconarts.org
At this reception, meet the artists who have been working since May 12 in the Red Barn and view works they have created.

SUN 26
Dan Botkin
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Botkin, who is one of 34 artists who contributed to an exhibit to mark the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birth that ends on MON 27, will discuss his series of 12 paintings, For Everything There is a Season, that was inspired by Seeger’s song, “Turn Turn Turn” and Ecclesiastes 3:1-18. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 18
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, SUN 19, FRI 24, SAT 25, SUN 26. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors)

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. Free

FRI 24
The Edukators
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 2004 drama from Germany and Austria that explores how radical best friends, united in their passion to change the world, are challenged by the world. Rated R. Free

SAT 25
The Artichoke
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
artichoke.brownpapertickets.com
Hosted by Drew Prochaska, this episode of the ongoing storytelling series will feature performers who have told their tales on The Moth, Story Collider and Comedy Central Presents. Charming Disaster will provide music. Some material may not be suitable for children. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

HEALTH & FITNESS

SAT 18
Community Safety Day
BEACON
Noon – 4 p.m. 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

MON 20
Hepatitis C Testing
BREWSTER
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Putnam County Department of Health
1 Geneva Road | 845-808-1390
putnamcountyny.gov
Receive results in 20 minutes. No appointment needed. Free

TUES 21
Community Blood Drive
GARRISON
3 – 7:30 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | bit.ly/gufs-drive
Appointment recommended.

THURS 23
Single-Payer Health Care
MAHOPAC
6:30 p.m. Mahopac Library | 668 Route 6
845-628-2009 | mahopaclibrary.org
The League of Women Voters of Putnam County will host a forum on proposals to extend health care coverage to everyone in New York State. The panelists are state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, who chairs the Senate’s Health Committee; Peter Arno, director of the Health Policy Research Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; and Katie Robbins, director of Campaign for New York Health. Free

MUSIC

SAT 18
Jazz Vespers
COLD SPRING
5:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
10 Academy St. | 845-265-3220
presbychurchcoldspring.org
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Nat King Cole with vocalist Marty Elkins and bandleader Tom McCoy, who will perform hits such as “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Route 66,” “Sweet Lorraine” and “Unforgettable.” A wine-and-cheese reception will follow. Free

Nat King Cole

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

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)

SAT 18
Le Vent du Nord
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The progressive francophone folk band from Quebec plays traditional and original music. Cost: $30 ($35 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)

THURS 23
Francesca Beghe
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
After an extended break (10 years) from performing, the singer-songwriter best known for “Trust in Me” returns to the stage. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

THURS 23
Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
bit.ly/old-soul-chapel
The band features O’Reilly on electrified resonator guitar and vocals, Chris Lynch on violin and keys, Ben Berry on upright bass, and Matt Goff on drums and percussion. Cost: $25

SAT 25
Decora
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St. |
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The musician and performance poet brings together folk and hip-hop. Christine Dominguez will open. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SUN 26
Schroeder Umansky Duo
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
Violinist Amy Schroeder and cellist Felix Umansky will be joined by pianist Yalin Chi for a program that includes Dvorak’s Trio in F Minor, Op. 65 and Chausson Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3. Donations are welcome. Free

SUN 26
Breakneck Ridge Revue
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The band, which includes Andrew Revkin, David A. Ross, Patrick Stanfield Jones, Todd Giudice and Mark Murphy, will be joined by the Trouble Sisters. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

CIVIC

SAT 18
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 20
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 20
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 258 Main St.
845-265-250 | nelsonvilleny.gov

TUES 21
School Budget Vote and Trustee Election
BEACON
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org
District residents in Fishkill and Wappinger vote at Glenham Elementary, 20 Chase Drive, in Fishkill.

TUES 21
School Budget Vote and Trustee Election
COLD SPRING
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Haldane School
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 21
School Budget Vote and Trustee Election
GARRISON
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org