The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

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: $30

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: $40 ($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

WED 26
Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party
COLD SPRING
8:30 p.m. Old VFW Hall | 34 Kemble Ave.
philipstowndemocrats.org
Join members of the Philipstown Democrats and the Putnam Young Dems for light refreshments and conversation. Also THURS 27.

THURS 27
Free HIV Testing
BREWSTER
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Department of Health
1 Geneva Road | 845-808-1390
putnamcountyny.gov
Putnam County residents can receive results in 20 minutes. No appointment required.

SAT 29
Hops on the Hudson
COLD SPRING
Noon – 6 p.m. Mayor’s Park
105 Fair St. | hopsonthehudson.com
Enjoy liquid delights from 45 breweries, as well as performers, games, and food trucks. No one under age 21 admitted. Cost: $18 to $84

SAT 29
Independence Day Festival and Fireworks
BEACON
5 – 10 p.m. Memorial Park
Enjoy food, live music and fun events followed by fireworks sponsored by Beacon Natural Market, Key Food and The Roundhouse in this annual celebration.

TALKS & TOURS

SUN 23
Nature Photography
CORNWALL
10 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
120 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506
hhnm.org
Photographer Stephen Sussmann will lead a guided walk while sharing his favorite shots and explaining how to capture them. Cost: $8 ($6 children; $5/$3 members)

TUES 25
Driving Rights for Seniors
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. Philipstown Friendship Center
1756 Route 9D | putnamcountyny.gov
Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy will discuss driving qualifications for seniors.

TUES 25
Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Mary Beth Pfeiffer, a journalist who has written about Lyme disease since 2012, discusses her book about how our warming world has fostered its spread. Free

TUES 25
Resume Writing and Online Job Search
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Learn how to submit a resume electronically and use the internet to search for work. Free

WED 26
Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 800-272-3900
beaconlibrary.org
A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) will explain why early detection is important.

WED 26
Postcard Panel
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Historical Society
17 South Ave. | 845-831-1514
beaconhistorical.org
Diane Lapis of the Beacon Historical Society will moderate a discussion with postcard collectors who will share their funniest, strangest and most interesting cards. Free

THURS 27
From Acid to Art
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Institute | 199 Main St.
845-838-1600 | bire.org
This panel discussion centers on an exhibit of artwork created by John Sabraw using paint created from iron oxide extracted while remediating polluted streams. Free

SAT 29
Hudson Valley Press Fair
NEWBURGH
7 p.m. Atlas Studios
11 Spring St. | 845-391-8855
facebook.com/atlasnewburgh
Editors and publishers from small presses in the Hudson Valley will discuss their projects and introduce their writers and poets for readings as part of the ongoing Spring Street Reading series. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 22
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 SUN 23. Cost: $25 ($20 students and seniors)

SUN 23
Adult Stories with John Blesso
BEACON
6 p.m. Oak Vino | 389 Main St.
oakvino.com
This storytelling series features true, first-person accounts of an offbeat, edgy or emotionally-challenging nature shared from memory. Free

THURS 27
Cyrano
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-9575
hvshakespeare.org
Longtime Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival company member Jason O’Connell leads a five-person cast in this opening preview of an adaptation he wrote with Brenda Withers of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play. Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655) was a French thinker, wordsmith and swordsman. In this fictionalization of his life, HVSF notes, “he’s a thorny romantic with an outsized reputation and a barely-contained love for his childhood sweetheart, Roxane. Can she sniff out the truth in this sophisticated suitor’s heart before it’s too late?” The Friday show will be preceded by a discussion at 6:15 p.m. with director Meredith McDonough. Also FRI 28, SAT 29, SUN 30. Cost: $10 to $100

FRI 28
Before Night Falls
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This 2000 biopic is based on the 1992 autobiography of Cuban novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas. Free

FRI 28
How to Survive a Plague
PUTNAM VALLEY
7 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising for gay rights, producer Joy Tomchin will host a screening of this 2012 documentary about the activists who fought the early AIDS epidemic. Cost: $10 donation

FRI 28
The Celebration
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
The 1998 black comedy from Denmark, screened as part of the library’s International Film Series, centers on a family gathering to celebrate a father’s 60th birthday. Free

FRI 28
A-Y Dancers
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
The Beacon-based repertory company will perform contemporary dance. Cost: $10 to $100

SAT 29
Mary Poppins Returns
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Walkway Over the Hudson
Upper Landing Park | walkway.org
Bring chairs and blankets to watch the 2018 reboot of Mary Poppins on a big screen as part of the summer Movies Under the Walkway series. Music by Crash and Byrne begins at 7 p.m. and the film at sunset. Food trucks and refreshments will be available. Free

SAT 29
Raising Arizona
COLD SPRING
8:45 p.m. Dockside Park
coldspringfilm.org
The Cold Spring Film Society’s ninth annual free summer movies series begins with this 1987 comedy by the Coen brothers starring Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter as a couple who will do anything to be a family. The screening begins at dusk and popcorn will be available. Bring blankets, chairs and bug spray. Free

VISUAL ART

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)

SAT 22
Soft Temple
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Mother Gallery
1154 North Ave. | 845-236-6039
mothergallery.art
This group show will include drawings, paintings and sculptures by Ryan Browning, Brock Enright, Giovanni Forlino, Daniel Giordano, Chason Matthams, Steven Mayer, Jenny Morgan, Larysa Myers and Elisa Soliven. It continues through Aug. 4.

Artwork by Chason Matthams

SAT 22
Arte Povera
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art
The museum’s outdoor Cinema in Piazza series kicks off with short documentaries in which artists, critics and historians provide an overview of the movement. Cost: $7 ($5 students)

MUSIC

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 her 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

THURS 27
Rumours
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Relive the magical moments of Fleetwood Mac with this cover band from Atlanta. Cost: $25 to $35

SAT 29
Tail Winds Music Festival
WAPPINGERS FALLS
11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Hudson Valley Regional Airport
263 New Hackensack Road
tailwindsmusicfest.com
Eight bands, including the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, will perform in this daylong event with food trucks and craft-beer vendors. Cost: $65 to $125

SAT 29
Benny Havens Band
WEST POINT
7:30 p.m. Trophy Point
westpointband.com
The band, led by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Gaynor, a former contestant on The Voice, will perform everything from rock to hip-hop and R&B. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 22
StoryWalk Opening
CORNWALL
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
120 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506
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.

MON 24
Rocket Show
COLD SPRING
Noon. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Learn about how and why rockets fly while watching model rockets soar hundreds of feet into the sky. Free

WED 26
Spoon Man
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Jim Cruise, who has been playing with utensils for more than 30 years, will lead an interactive comedy program for children. Free

THURS 27
Muppets from Space
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Gonzo discovers his family is from outer space and the gang makes a trip in this 1999 movie. Free

SUN 30
Storytime with Allison Pataki
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
The Garrison resident will read from her children’s book, Nelly Takes New York: A Little Girl’s Adventures in the Big Apple.

CIVIC

MON 24
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

TUES 25
Ward 4 Democratic Primary
BEACON
6 a.m. – 9 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
50 Liberty St. | dutchesselections.com
Dan Aymar-Blair and Kelly Ellenwood face off for the party’s line on the November ballot.

TUES 25
Green Party Primary
BEACON
6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Various locations
dutchesselections.com
The primary for registered Green voters includes mayoral candidate Terry Hockler and a line for write-ins. The ballot also has space to write in a candidate for the Green line for District 18 of the Dutchess County Legislature (except in Ward 4 and part of Ward 3) and the council member of each ward.

TUES 25
Independence Party Primary
BEACON
6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Various locations
dutchesselections.com
This primary for registered Independence voters in Wards 1, 2 and 3 will determine, through write-in, the party candidate for the District 18 seat on the Dutchess County Legislature.

TUES 25
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov