The Week Ahead

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

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COMMUNITY

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

MON 1
Blood Drive
BEACON
2 – 8 p.m. St. John’s Church
35 Willow St. | nybloodcenter.org
Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Trinity Council No. 445. Walk-ins welcome.

MON 1
Animal Response Team Info Session
POUGHKEEPSIE
6 p.m. Department of Emergency Response
392 Creek Road | 845-486-2493
dutchessny.gov/mrc
Learn how to join the Medical Reserve Corps, a team of volunteers that works with the county’s departments of Emergency Response and Health to take care of pets and livestock in crisis situations. Registration required. Free

SAT 6
Chef’s Farm Fresh Award Dinner
BEACON
3 p.m. Bannerman Island
Boats leave Beacon dock at 3 and 4 p.m.
bannermancastle.org
Join the Hudson Valley Chefs’ Consortium as members prepare a five-course farm-to-table meal. The fundraiser will honor Mark and Sue Adams of Adams Greenhouses and Fairacre Farms. Cost: $135 ($125 members)

TALKS & TOURS
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

SAT 6
Hudson Highlands Poetry Series
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Gillian Cummings, author of The Owl was a Baker’s Daughter, and Daniel Wolf, whose most recent collection is The Names of Birds, will read from their works, followed by an open mic.

Gillian Cummings

VISUAL ART

FRI 5
Il Mondo di Putti
COLD SPRING
6 – 8 p.m. Buster Levi Gallery
121 Main St. | 845-809-5145
busterlevigallery.com
This solo show, by Maria Pia Marrella, includes playful paintings focused on the traditional cherubic figures of the Renaissance. Through July 28.

SAT 6
Group Show
BEACON
4 – 7 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
See new works by Jamie Taylor, Rachel Williams and Sunwha Gil. Through July 29.

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 29
Colonial Children’s Games
FORT MONTGOMERY
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Historic Site
690 Route 9W 845-446-2134
nyparks.com/historic-sites
Ever play hoops, Jacob’s ladder or walk on stilts? See firsthand how children and adults entertained themselves in a world without television, radios or electricity.

SAT 29
International Mud Day
CORNWALL
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive
845-534-5506 x204 | hhnm.org
Bring a change of clothes and prepare to get dirty. Cost: $5 (members 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.

SUN 7
Preposterous!
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
happenstancetheater.bpt.me
Happenstance Theater will present a family-friendly clown circus. Cost: $10 ($15 door, $5 children)

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 29
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 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?” Also SUN 30. Cost: $10 to $100

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

FRI 5
The Wizard of Oz
BEACON
Bannerman Island
Boats leave Beacon dock at 7 & 8 p.m.
bannermancastle.org
This classic 1939 film was based on the L. Frank Baum story of a girl from Kansas and her dog, Toto, who end up in Oz via a tornado and follow a yellow brick road. Cost: $40

MUSIC

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
Beacon Chamber Ensemble
BEACON
2 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Ave.
facebook.com/beaconchambermusic
Cellists Ericka, Naomi, Jean, Nathaniel and Choi Fairbanks will play pieces by Fitzhagen, Werner and de Blaser. Free

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

SUN 30
Music Appreciation Sunday
COLD SPRING
10:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church
10 Academy St. | 845-265-3220
presbychurchcoldspring.org
The service will include performances by jazz, classical and contemporary musicians led by music director Tom McCoy. Free

FRI 5
shye. / Dylan Owen
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
shye.brownpapertickets.com
In this double bill, two New York musicians will share their work. The first, who performs as shye., began writing at a young age and in 2017 began recording. Owen is a rap artist known for his confessional storytelling. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

Dylan Owen

SAT 6
Neil Alexander & NAIL
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
alexandernail.bpt.me
The funky world-jazz fusion band — pianist and composer Alexander, drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker, bassist Brian Mooney and saxophonist Steven Frieder — is on tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

CIVIC

MON 1
School Board
GARRISON
6 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org
The board will discuss its capital project plans and swear in returning trustee Jill Corson Lake and newcomer Sarah Tormey.

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

TUES 2
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

TUES 2
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

FRI 7
School Board
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Haldane School
15 Craigside Dr. | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org
The board’s annual reorganization meeting will include the swearing-in of Jen Daly, who returns for her third term, and newcomer Sean McNall.