The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 1
Illuminated Festival
NEWBURGH
Noon – 10 p.m. Lower Broadway
newburghilluminatedfestival.com
This annual festival will include three stages with musical performers, as well as art, dance, poetry, theater, multicultural food, performance artists and activities for children. Free

SAT 1
Summer Gala
COLD SPRING
5 – 9 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-809-5750 | hvshakespeare.org
Longtime Cold Spring real-estate agent Robert McCaffrey will be honored at this annual dinner and garden party to raise funds for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Guests who dress in fairytale-inspired costumes could win tickets to Into the Woods. Cost: $350

SUN 2
Units of Love Blood Drive
BEACON
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lewis Tompkins Firehouse
13 South Ave. | bit.ly/BHAUnitsofLove
Organized by the Beacon Hebrew Alliance. Volunteers are needed for set-up and clean-up. Email ellen@beaconhebrewalliance.org.

SAT 8
City-Wide Yard Sale
BEACON
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Beacon Recreation Center and city residents will host tag sales. To participate, complete the registration form at bit.ly/beacon-yard-sale by WED 6. The cost to include your sale in a list promoted by the city and to receive a yard sign is $10, or 8-foot tables will be available for $15 at the Rec Center.

SAT 8
Shuckin’ Roast
PHILIPSTOWN
4 – 7 p.m. Glynwood
362 Glynwood Road | coldspringlions.org
The annual fundraiser for the Cold Spring Lions Club will feature a raw bar with Mystic Oysters and barbecued Hudson Valley chicken and pork. Cost: $60

SUN 9
Strawberry Festival
BEACON
Noon – 5 p.m. Riverfront Park
beaconsloopclub.org
This annual event will feature two music stages, strawberry shortcake and other treats, educational displays and children’s activities, and dozens of food and craft vendors. Bring your entry for the Best Homemade Strawberry Jam Contest.

SUN 9
Flag Day Ceremony
BEACON
2 p.m. Elks Lodge | 900 Wolcott Ave.
Elected officials, first responders and veterans will celebrate and honor the U.S. flag and what it symbolizes.

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 1
National Trails Day Hike
BEACON
9 a.m. Scenic Hudson River Center
Long Dock Park
The Beacon Greenway Trail Committee and the City of Beacon will host this 4-mile hike along the Fishkill Creek Greenway and Heritage Trail. Shuttle service will be provided to return walkers to Long Dock Park. Free

SAT 1
Linda Dahl
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
As part of the ongoing Writers Reading at the Library series, Linda Dahl will discuss the art of fiction (“the truth that didn’t happen”) and read from her Erica trilogy. Free

SAT 1
Hudson River Rising
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Marci Reaven of the New-York Historical Society will discuss an exhibit she curated there, Hudson Rising, that examines through art and artifacts how the river “has been an incubator for our ideas about the environment and our relationships to the natural world.” Cost: $10 (members free)

THURS 6
Women’s Business Conference
MAHOPAC
8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Putnam County Golf Club
187 Hill St. | 845-225-6030
onwconference.com
Mary Molina, the president of Lola Snacks, will be the keynote speaker to kick off the second annual Our New World conference, which is sponsored by Putnam County Score and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center. It will include workshops and presentations on topics such as selling, marketing, legal tools and networking. Cost: $60

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SAT 8
Hike and Learn
BEACON
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mount Beacon Lot
788 Wolcott Ave.
During a 4-mile, 3-hour hike to the Mount Beacon fire tower, participants will learn what can be done to protect and conserve the Hudson River. It is hosted by Riverkeeper’s Young Advocates Council and OutdoorFest. Email jbenson@riverkeeper.org for information. Free

SAT 8
The Story of Jane
BEACON
6 p.m. Binnacle Books | 321 Main St.
845-838-6191 | binnaclebooks.com
Laura Kaplan, a founding member of the Emma Goldman Women’s Health Center in Chicago, will read from and discuss her book The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. Free

SUN 9
Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Robin McPhillips, whose biography of Sturges (1802-1874) was published in April, will share the story of the merchant, banker, railroad incorporator, art patron and collector, insurance director, civic leader, Tweed Ring buster, evangelical Christian, philanthropist and friend and associate of presidents. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 1
CannonBall Games
GARRISON
Noon – 3 p.m. Garrison School Field
1100 Route 9D
The fourth annual single-pitch softball game, held in memory of Garrison resident James Cannon, will raise money for a scholarship. Its organizers promise “food, beverage and people we haven’t seen in years.”

SAT 1
First Burst Community Day
GARRISON
1 – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The community is invited to celebrate summer with a 25-foot climbing wall, bouncy house, races and games, juggling, live music, garden activities, arts and crafts, kite-flying and ice cream. The rain date is SUN 2. Free

FRI 7
Artisans of Beacon
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
As part of the ongoing Reel Life Film Club, Michael Gersh will screen his documentary about six artisans who live and work in Beacon. Free

FRI 7
The Importance of Being Earnest
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane Auditorium
15 Craigside Drive
bit.ly/haldane-earnest
The middle school students of Haldane Drama will present Oscar Wilde’s comedy. Also, SAT 8. Cost: $12 ($5 students, free for seniors)

ANIMALS & NATURE

SAT 1
Open House
CARMEL
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Putnam Humane Society | 68 Old Route 6
845-225-7777 | puthumane.org
Meet dogs and cats available for adoption and enjoy music, raffles and a dog-training demonstration. Free

SUN 2
Birds of Prey Day
BREWSTER
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Green Chimneys
400 Doansburg Road | 845-279-2995
bit.ly/birds-of-prey-day
This annual event, now in its 27th year, will include more than 100 raptors handled by falconers from across New York and Connecticut (as well as Lauren McGough, a Mongolian eagle hunter from Oklahoma who was featured last fall on 60 Minutes). Cost: $15 ($5 children ages 3-11, seniors)

VISUAL ART

SAT 1
Open Studios
PEEKSKILL
Noon – 5 p.m. Multiple locations
peekskillartsalliance.org
Stop by the gazebo on North Division Street to pick up a catalog listing all the openings or visit the website. Also, SUN 2. Free

SAT 1
Hello Neighbor
GARRISON
3 – 11 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
There will be food and an I Spy program from 3 to 5 p.m. for children ages 5 and older at the opening of this multimedia exhibit. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., curious cocktails and fascinating finds will be shared. At 9 p.m., the Night Peepers program will begin with electronic music artist Kidaudra, projections and lighting. Cost: $20 ($5 for ages 5 to 17)

SAT 1
Leaves of Grass, Clay and Bronze
PHILIPSTOWN
3 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art
In the second installment of a four-part series of lectures, Reconsidering Arte Povera, Emily Braun, an art history professor at Hunter College, will explore parallels between Guiseppe Penone’s art and writings by Walt Whitman, specifically Leaves of Grass (1855). Free

FRI 7
Dmitri Kasterine
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 44 Main St.
kasterine.com
The pop-up exhibit showcases portraits of artists, writers and performers by Dmitri Kasterine, including director Stanley Kubrick, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and writer James Baldwin (below). Also SAT 8, SUN 9.

FRI 7
Posenenske Sessions
BEACON
6 p.m. Dia:Beacon | 3 Beekman St.
845-440-0100 | diaart.org
Labor scholar Stephanie Luce will discuss the exhibit Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress in the second lecture in a four-part series. Reservation required. Free

FRI 7
Martee Lévi
COLD SPRING
6 – 8:30 p.m. Buster Levi Gallery
121 Main St. | 845-809-5145
busterlevigallery.com

SAT 8
Giovanni Anselmo: 1965 to the Present
PHILIPSTOWN
3 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art
Anne Rorimer will provide an overview of Anselmo’s work and career. Free

MUSIC

SAT 1
Rock Out 4 Mental Health
BEACON
Noon – 4 p.m. Riverfront Park
rockout4mentalhealth.com
This fundraiser, organized by I Am Beacon, will feature performances by The Costellos, Noetic, Tony E., Dilson Hernandez, Russ St. George, Jerry Kitrow and Charge the Mound. Free

SAT 1
The Kennedys
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
The husband-and-wife duo Maura and Pete Kennedy will perform songs from their latest release, Safe Until Tomorrow. Cost: $20 ($15 seniors and students)

SAT 1
Expansions Crossroad Music Project
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
Goldee and the Wolves — with Goldee Greene, Chris Shawn, Bill Imperial, Rafael Figueroa and Olu Akiwuimi — will be joined by Evolution, which includes Rachel Evans, Debra Kaye and Scott Beall. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SUN 2
Vent Nouveau
BEACON
3 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Avenue | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
Sponsored by the Howland Chamber Music Circle, this pop-up concert will feature an ensemble of wind musicians supported by student performers from Beacon High School. Free

FRI 7
Spirit Jam
BEACON
7:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 914-406-3767
howlandculturalcenter.org
Chris Toland and Alison Jolicoeur will lead a collaborative music experience organized by the Beacon of Light Wellness Center. Cost: $20

SAT 8
New Muse4tet / We Free Acoustic
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Gwen Laster will lead this interactive performance with slides about music by Afro-Atlantic composers. Free

SAT 8
Tim Haufe with Strings / Whiskey Girls
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
haufe.bpt.me
The bands return for an encore performance. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SUN 9
CompCord Ensemble
BEACON
5 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
comcord.bpt.me
Brad Hubbard on baritone sax, Franz Hackl on trumpet, Gene Pritsker on guitar, Mark Egan on bass and Rafael Figueroa on percussion will be joined by writer Roger Aplon. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SUN 9
Blue Oyster Cult
PEEKSKILL
7 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The band will perform its classics such as “Burning for You” and “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper.” The Blue Confusion will open. Cost: $35 to $70

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 1
A Dancer’s Bookshelf: Words in Motion
POUGHKEEPSIE
2 & 6:30 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-831-1870 | balletartsstudio.com
Ballet Arts Studio in Beacon will present its annual spring student concert and performance. Cost: $15 ($12 seniors and children ages 12 and younger)

SAT 1
Dinner & Conversation with Edgar Allan Poe
BEACON
4:30 p.m. Mount Gulian | 145 Sterling St.
845-831-8172 | mountgulian.org
Robert Gleason will portray the writer during a dinner in the site’s 18th-century barn. Cost: $150

SAT 1
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 2, FRI 7, SAT 8, SUN 9. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors)

THURS 6
Myth
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The ongoing film-night series will screen a feature comedy/drama by Brian DiLorenzo that details the exploits of a shady movie director (Nicholas Tucci) and his protege (Justin Andrew Davis) as they embark on a chaotic project. Some scenes were shot in Cold Spring. Free

SUN 9
Much Ado About Nothing
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-265-9575 | hvshakespeare.org
Deception leads to truth in this preview of the romantic comedy that kicks off the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival season. Tickets are 25 percent off on this performance for residents of Putnam and Dutchess counties. Cost: $10 to $100

CIVIC

MON 3
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 3
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 4
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

TUES 4
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane Music Room
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 4
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

THURS 6
Philipstown Town Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Town Hall | 238 Main St.
845-265-5200 | philipstown.com