The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

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
9:30 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
Free Tours for Dads
BEACON
1 – 3 p.m. Mount Gulian | 145 Sterling St.
845-831-8172 | mountgulian.org
Tours of the house, which overlooks the Hudson River, as well as the Dutch barn and restored garden, will be given at 1 and 2:15 p.m. A copy of The Aeneid owned by Thomas Jefferson will be on display. Cost: Free for dads, members and children ages 6 and younger. Otherwise, $8 ($6 seniors; $4 children)

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 the 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. Also MON 17, FRI 21, SAT 22, SUN 23. Cost: $8 to $17

MON 17
Community Power Info Session
COLD SPRING
7:30 – 9 p.m. Firehouse | 154 Main St.
hudsonvalleycommunitypower.com
This open house is designed to answer residents’ questions about the recently adopted Community Choice Aggregation program.

TUES 18
The Plastic Bag Ban
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. River Architects
178 Main St. | coldspringnychamber.com
This Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce mixer will include a discussion on the impact on businesses and the community of New York State’s newly enacted plastic-bag ban, which takes effect in March 2020. Cost: $20 ($25 door, $15 members)

FRI 21
Alzheimer’s Art Therapy
COLD SPRING
1 p.m. Friendship Center
1756 Route 9D | alz.org/hudsonvalley
The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter is offering this weekly art therapy program led by Lisa Papantoniou for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and their caregivers. Supplies such as paper, clay, drawing and collage material will be provided. It continues weekly through July 26, except for July 5.

FRI 21
Ramp Jam
BEACON
4 – 8 p.m. Memorial Park
facebook.com/ridebeacon
Celebrate the completion of the Phase One skateboard ramps with live music, art, food, a junior riders’ session for ages 12 and younger and a best-trick session.

FRI 21
Oddities & Curiosities Night Market
BEACON
6 p.m. – Midnight. | 724 Wolcott Ave
University Settlement Camp
moonserpentandbone.com
This festival, organized by Moon, Serpent & Bone to mark the summer solstice, will include dancers, music, psychics and other unusual fare. Ages 18 and older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cost: $3

SAT 22
Hope for Youth Foundation 5K Race/3K Walk
GARRISON
8 a.m. Graymoor | 1350 Route 9 | hfyf.org
Run or walk to raise funds for programs that assist children in need. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. with the walkers close behind. Each participant receives a T-shirt, bagel and banana. The event is sponsored by Super Race Systems, Graymoor, the Gorevic family and Nancy and Jim Witt. Cost: $20 ($30 door)

SAT 22
Hudson Valley Taco Fest
BEACON
1 – 5:30 p.m. Riverfront Park
123 Red Flynn Drive | hvtacofest.com
Sample tacos made with traditional and unusual ingredients and wash them down with craft beer, margaritas and sangria while enjoying live music at this third annual gathering. Cost: $20

SAT 22
Ascend Festival
COLD SPRING
2:30 – 9 p.m. Dockside Park
34 West St. | ascendfestival.com
Yoga, music, food and wellness will be on hand at this festival to celebrate the summer solstice. Cost: $35 ($40 gate, $10 children)

SAT 22
Community Conversation
BEACON
3 – 5 p.m. University Settlement Camp
724 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 this forum organized by the Howland Public Library.

SAT 22
Annual Barn Dance
GARRISON
7:30 – 11 p.m. Saunders Farm
Old Albany Post at South Highlands
Bring a dish and beverages to share and dress for fun and dancing. Park in the field across the road. Bug spray and nightlights are a good idea. Free

TALKS & TOURS

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)

MON 17
Book vs. Movie
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Watch film clips and read passages from the book on which they were based and debate which is better. Wine and snacks provided. Free

THURS 20
Saving Putnam’s Lakes, Streams and Drinking Water
MAHOPAC
6:30 p.m. Mahopac Public Library
668 Route 6 | 845-628-2009
facebook.com/groups/putnamcountylwv
The League of Women Voters of Putnam County will host a panel and Q&A to discuss strategies to protect Putnam County’s water from threats such as leaking storage tanks, contamination from road salt, surface and septic runoff, and algae blooms. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

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
On Father’s Day, 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

TUES 18
Auditions for Brave Tailor Maid
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | hvti.org
Register online to audition for Mud Brud Mayhem’s musical, which will be performed by the Hudson Valley Theatre Initiative in August. The producers are looking for singers, musicians and dancers, with callbacks scheduled for June 19.

FRI 21
Glass Ceiling Breakers
GARRISON
8 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
This festival will feature one-act plays by seven women playwrights. Also SAT 22, SUN 23. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors)

VISUAL ART

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.

FRI 21
Posenenske Sessions
BEACON
6 p.m. Dia:Beacon | 3 Beekman St.
845-440-0100 | diaart.org
In the final lecture of the series, Steve Seidel, the director of Harvard’s Arts in Education program, will discuss Charlotte Posenenske’s work in terms of play spaces in contemporary society. Free with museum admission. Cost: $15 ($12 students and seniors, free for members, Beacon residents and children ages 12 and younger)

SAT 22
Paint Out
GARRISON
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org/events/paint-out
Artists are invited to bring easels and drawing tablets to capture the natural beauty of Boscobel. Free with admission. Artists can register online for the Paint Out and also to make art at the site on the second Tuesday of each month. Cost: $12 ($10 seniors, free for members)

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 15
Bugtastic
BEACON
10 a.m. Denning’s Point Park
199 Dennings Ave. | 845-838-1600
clarkson.edu/event/wow-kids-bugtastic
Explore and identify field insects around the grounds of the Water Ecology Center with Beacon Institute educator Maggie Pasquarella. For children ages 5 and older. Register online. Free

SAT 15
Cub Scout Open House BBQ
COLD SPRING
1 – 3 p.m. Mayor’s Park
cubscoutpack137.org
Elementary-school students from kindergarten to the fourth grade are invited to learn more about Scouting and how to join Philipstown Pack 137.

FRI 21
Dancer’s Storytime
COLD SPRING
Noon. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Katie Bissinger from Ballet Arts Studio in Beacon will read dance-themed books and students will perform. Free

FRI 21
Ice Cream Social, Magic Show and Balloon Animals
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Methodist Church
216 Main St. | 845-265-3365
opendoorscommunity.org
Celebrate the beginning of summer at this community gathering. Free

FRI 21
Summer Kick-Off Party
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Middle-school students are invited to play games and sign up for the summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, which includes prizes. Free

SAT 22
StoryWalk Opening
CORNWALL
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Angola Road | 845-534-5506 x2104
hhnm.org
Read My Busy Green Garden, by Terry Pierce, with illustrations by Carol Schwartz, while strolling the meadow trail. At noon and 2 p.m., nature educators will lead guided walks to meet an animal from the book. Grasshopper Grove also will be open. Cost: $3 (members and children ages 2 and younger free)

SUN 23
Storytime with Evan Turk
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books | 97 Main St.
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
The author and illustrator will read his latest children’s book, You are Home: An Ode to National Parks.

MUSIC

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
Justin Keller
BEACON
1:35 p.m. Forrestal Heights
Wolcott Avenue
beaconarts.org/beaconfreeloop
As part of the Beacon Free Loop’s ongoing series of “tiny concerts,” the saxophonist will perform in the Forrestal Heights bus shelter.

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)

FRI 21
Rainbow Girls / Oshima Brothers
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
bit.ly/rainbow-girls
As part of the chapel’s ongoing Restoration Roadhouse series, Rainbow Girls will perform eclectic folk from their latest release, American Dream, and the Oshima Brothers, natives of rural Maine, from their eponymous 2016 album. Mediterranean food from Pappi’s and beer by Industrial Arts will be available for purchase. Cost: $25

SAT 22
Gus Wieland
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
The guitarist, who has played with Chubby Checker and the Turtles, will perform songs from his latest album, A Minstrel, A Poet, A Fool. Cost: $15 ($10 students and seniors)

SAT 22
Ticonderoga
NEWBURGH
8 p.m. Atlas Studios | 11 Spring St.
845-391-8855 | atlasnewburgh.com
As part of the ongoing Jazz at Atlas series, Joe McPhee on saxophones, Jamie Saft on electric piano, Joe Morris on upright bass and Charles Downs on drums will play what they promise to be daring jazz. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SAT 22
Tani Tabbal Trio
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
Tabbal began playing drums professionally as a teenager, performing with Oscar Brown Jr., Phil Cohran, and Sun Ra and his Arkestra. His group will perform music from its new album, Opposite Edge. Cost $15 ($20 door)

SUN 23
The Dream Choir
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
10 Academy St.
meetup.com/The-Dream-Choir-of-Hudson-Valley
Cat Guthrie will lead this community choir in a program of upbeat songs from the 1960s and ’70s. Cost: $5 donation

SUN 23
Coralie Gallet and José Garcia-León
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
The soprano and pianist will perform a program featuring music from France and Spain, including works by Albéñiz, Boulanger, Debussy, deFalla and Ravel. Donations are welcome. Free

SUN 23
Great Peacock
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Bandstand
The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off its annual summer music series at the waterfront with a performance by this Nashville band that describes its music as “rock ‘n’ roll, sometimes country.” Its sophomore release is Gran Pavo Real. See greatpeacock.com. Free

CIVIC

MON 17
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 17
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

MON 17
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. | 258 Main St.
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov

TUES 18
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane Music Room
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org