The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 8
City-Wide Yard Sale
BEACON
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Beacon Recreation Center and residents will host tag sales. A list of more than 60 sales is available at cityofbeacon.org or can be picked up at the Rec Center on the morning of the sale.

SAT 8
Shuckin’ Roast
COLD SPRING
4 – 7 p.m. Glynwood
362 Glynwood Road | coldspringlions.org
The annual fundraiser for the Cold Spring Lions Club will center on 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 organized by the Beacon Sloop Club 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. Free

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.

TUES 11
Relatives as Parents
BEACON
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Beacon Recreation Center
23 W. Center St. | 845-677-8223
ccedutchess.org
Organized by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, RAPP is a free support group for people who have taken on the role as primary caregiver for a child. A meeting is held monthly in Beacon.

FRI 14
Putnam County Day
CARMEL
10 a.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | putnamcountyny.com
County Executive MaryEllen Odell will host this celebration of the 207th anniversary of the founding of Putnam County by presenting local history awards, honoring local historians (including Mark Forlow of Philipstown and Cold Spring) and commemorating the homecoming after World War I (below).

SAT 15
Putnam Highlands Audubon Bird Walk
COLD SPRING
9:30 a.m. Glynwood Farm
362 Glynwood Road
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
Expect to see busy parents of bluebirds, bobolinks and grasshopper sparrows and get a tour of the purple martin colony established by Malachy Cleary. Register at website; limited to 25 people. Free

SAT 15
Repair Cafe
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
Community volunteers will attempt to fix damaged household items to keep them out of landfills. Shop at the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market while you wait. Free

SAT 15
Strawberry Jammin’
HOPEWELL JUNCTION
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road | 845-897-4377
fishkillfarms.com
Pick your own strawberries and enjoy berry-themed foods, live reggae, wagon rides and crafts for kids. Cost: $5 (ages 12 and younger free)

SUN 16
Hudson Valley Renegades
WAPPINGERS FALLS
4:05 p.m. Dutchess Stadium
1500 Route 9D | 845-838-0094
hvrenegades.com
The minor league Renegades host Lowell Spinners in the Father’s Day home opener to their 26th season. The first 1,000 fans ages 12 and younger will receive a fidget spinner. Over the spring, the Dutch’s aging seats were replaced and its food and beverage prices have been reduced by an average of 44 cents, according to the team, which is the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Cost: $8 to $17

TALKS & TOURS

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 re-issued history, 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

SUN 9
How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexuality
BEACON
10 a.m. Wyld Womyn
378C Main St. | 845-440-8300
wyldwomynbeacon.com
Elizabeth Greenblatt will lead a discussion on how to understand your own values, goals for communication and resources. Cost: $25

TUES 11
Cider in the Hudson Valley
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Glynwood Farm
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-3338
glynwood.org
For its Conversation series, Chronogram has organized a panel of farm leaders and cider makers to discuss the impact of the industry. Food and tastings are included. Cost: $10

TUES 11
Bad Art Playshop
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
In this “summer camp for adults,” participants will create bad art out of unusual material in pursuit of the coveted Bad Art Trophy. Free

WED 12
Shrubs and Vines Garden Walk
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Stonecrop
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
Take a guided tour of the shrubs and vines throughout the 60-acre gardens. Cost: $10 (members free)

SAT 15
History App Launch
NEWBURGH
2 p.m. The Heritage Center | 123 Grand St.
urbanarchive.nyc/ua-newburgh
Urban Archive, a nonprofit that collects historic photos that are mapped for a free phone app, has expanded beyond New York City, and its first partner is Newburgh. Introduced in 2016, the iOS app allows users to view archival photos of their current location. It now includes 150 images of historic Newburgh, including structures lost to urban renewal.

SAT 15
Women’s Work in World War II
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
John Cilio, the author of Women’s Work in WWII, will discuss the women who broke down barriers of gender discrimination by joining the workplace during the war and pressed for equality after it ended. Cost: $10 (members free)

PRIDE MONTH

SAT 8
Pride Picnic, Parade and Festival
POUGHKEEPSIE
Noon – 5 p.m. | Waryas Park
bit.ly/pride-festival
This celebration will include live music and a “drag queen story hour.” On SUN 9, a festival with music, entertainment and 25 vendors begins at noon and the parade down Main Street at 1 p.m. See website for a listing of events. Free

WED 12
Beacon Rainbow Coalition
BEACON
4 p.m. Wyld Womyn | 378C Main St.
845-440-8300 | wyldwomynbeacon.com
The coalition is a group of LGBTQ+ teenagers (ages 13-18) and their allies. Make connections, express yourself and learn how to take action.

SAT 15
Pride Month Bird Walk
GARRISON
9 a.m. Constitution Marsh
127 Warren Landing Road
845-265-2601 x15
constitutionmarsh.audubon.org
Celebrate with this bird-watching hike for people who identify as LGBTQ+, their allies and families. Bring water and sun protection. RSVP required to cmacs@audubon.org. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 8
Ladybug Release
CORNWALL
10 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 x204
hhnm.org
Learn about these native beetles that feast on aphids as they’re released into the fields and gardens. Cost: $8 ($6 children, $5/$3 members)

SAT 8
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. Cost: $12 ($5 students, free for seniors)

SUN 9
The Great Indoors
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Ruth Chan, who illustrated the new children’s book, will share her work and read the book aloud.

SUN 9
Art Thieves
GARRISON
7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
brownpapertickets.com/event/4264886
Led by Bill Coelius, the eighth-grade actors who make up the Art Thieves Conservatory will perform their own “stolen” version of Nunsense with improv, singing, dancing, monologues, YouTube videos and smeared clown make-up. Cost: $10

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 8
Nunsense
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
brownpapertickets.com/event/4208393
It’s the last weekend for this popular musical comedy, directed and choreographed by Christine Bokhour, which follows a group of nuns as they mount a variety show. Also SUN 9. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors)

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. Also WED 12, SAT 15, SUN 16. Cost: $10 to $100

TUES 11
Cymbeline
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-265-9575 | hvshakespeare.org
A princess takes matters into her own hands to escape a wicked stepmother and others who are plotting against her true love and happiness in this preview of the summer show. Also THURS 13, FRI 14. Cost: $10 to $100

THURS 13
Letters from the 845
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | haldaneschool.org
Hosted by poet Jeffrey McDaniel, 12 students from Eric Richter’s creative writing class at Haldane High School will read from their work. Free

SAT 15
An Afternoon of Poetry
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Kathleen Ossip, Kristin Prevallet and Marjorie Tesser will share their poems.

SAT 15
Paula Poundstone
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The comedian known for her memoir The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Happiness and appearances on NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, brings her latest one-person show to the Hudson Valley. Cost: $32 to $62.50

SUN 16
Star Wars on the Big Screen
POUGHKEEPSIE
11 a.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The theater will present three episodes of the series in succession: A New Hope (1977) at 11 a.m., The Empire Strikes Back (1980) at 2 p.m. and The Return of the Jedi (1983) at 5 p.m. Cost: $10 per film

VISUAL ART

SAT 8
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. Also SUN 9. Free

SAT 15
Recasting the Past
PHILIPSTOWN
3 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art
Eric Battle, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will use its recent exhibit, Arte Povera: Homage to Amalfi ’68, as a point of departure and case study to “delve into the spaces between past events and the objects they leave behind.” Tickets can be reserved online. Free

SAT 15
Principia: Origins and Destinies
NEWBURGH
5 – 8 p.m. Atlas Studios | 11 Spring St.
845-391-8855 | atlasnewburgh.com
This exhibit of Evan D’Arpino’s photography will include four series centered on science, the human condition and the processes of life. Through July 13.

MUSIC

SAT 8
Music Festival
BREWSTER
Noon – 7 p.m. Wells Park
98 Oak St. | 845-363-8330
brewstermusicfestival.com
Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy performances by Riiza, Blue Alien Mystic, Special Sauce, Fishkill George & TFM, and The Libertine Project. Free

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
Jazz Ensemble
WEST POINT
7:30 p.m. Trophy Point
westpointband.com
The program will celebrate the centennial of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. 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)

SAT 8
Sawyer Fredericks
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The folk-and-blues songwriter practiced his craft at farmers markets and open mics before winning the eighth season of The Voice in 2015 at age 16. Cost: $30 ($35 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

THURS 13
Helen Avakian’s Guitar Party
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
International Fingerstyle Guitar Champions Helen Avakian and Mark Sganga will perform with saxophonist Christopher Brellochs and guitarist Dan Stevens in this benefit for the MusicLink Scholarship at Dutchess Community College. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 15
Clearwater Festival
CROTON-ON-HUDSON
Croton Point Park
clearwaterfestival.org
Founded by Pete Seeger to benefit Clearwater’s environmental work, the annual two-day Great Hudson River Revival will be headlined by Mavis Staples, Ani DiFranco and The Wailers but also include multiple stages with many other musicians, along with dance and storytelling. The Clearwater will offer sails for $25 to $50 per person. Camping is also available. Also SUN 16. Cost: $65 to $90 daily; $100 to $155 weekend

SAT 15
March Along, Sing Our Song
WEST POINT
7:30 p.m. Trophy Point | westpointband.com
The West Point Concert Band will celebrate the 244th anniversary of the U.S. Army with a concert that begins with a streamer ceremony and ends with a cake cutting. Free

SAT 15
Ikue Mori
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
mori.bpt.me
The musician, who moved to the U.S. from her native Tokyo in 1977, uses a laptop, drum machine and other technology to create experimental music. A founder of the band DNA, which created “radical rhythms and dissonant sounds,” her latest album is Chordis et Machina. She will be joined by Mark Trecka. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

CIVIC

MON 10
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza |
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

TUES 11
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

WED 12
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

WED 12
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7 p.m. Village Hall | 258 Main St.
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov
The board will select one of its four trustees to fill the remainder of the term of Mayor Chris Caccamise, who resigned.