The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 6
Chef’s Farm Fresh Award Dinner
BEACON
3 p.m. Bannerman Island
Boats leave Beacon dock at 3 & 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)

MON 8
Hudson Valley Women in Business
BEACON
6 p.m. Oak Vino | 389 Main St.
hudsonvalleywomeninbusiness.com
Marva Allen, the founder of Wordeee.com, will lead a discussion about building a small business.

TUES 9
Sewing 101
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This is the first of a series of workshops with Lucille Merry and Polly Townsend. This week, they will instruct participants on how to make a lined tote. Bring a sewing machine, or contact the library. Cost: $5

TUES 9
1980s Playshop
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Relive the 1980s through trivia, games, food and music. Free

THURS 11
Community Forum: Library Site Planning
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The library is working with Pirie Associates Architects to install solar panels and develop a master plan that includes sustainability. Share your thoughts.

FRI 12
Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival
RHINEBECK
6550 Springbook Ave.
dcrcoc.org/balloonfestschedule
Take to the sky in a hot air balloon, helicopter or tethered balloon during this annual weekend festival that includes music, entertainment, carnival games and food and drink. Also SAT 13, SUN 14. Cost: $10 (weekend $25)

Photo by Ross Corsair

SAT 13
Invasives Strike Force
PEEKSKILL
9:30 a.m. Granite Mountain Preserve
497 Peekskill Hollow Road
201-512-9348 | bit.ly/invasives-strike
Join the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference as it removes plants along the trails. No experience necessary. Bring leather work gloves, plenty of water and a lunch to eat on the trails. Tools provided. Meeting place and details provided at registration.

SAT 13
Postcard, Book and Ephemera Show and Sale
BEACON
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Memorial Hall
413 Main St. | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
Browse through thousands of postcards that depict scenes from Beacon, Philipstown and beyond. Cost: $3

SAT 13
Toy Pizza Con 2019
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. St. Mary’s Hall
1 Chestnut St. | linktr.ee/toypizza
Browse vintage action figures, Japanese imports, toys and comics. Pizza provided while it lasts. Free

SAT 13
Food and Farm Day
COLD SPRING
Noon – 4 p.m. Glynwood
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-3338
glynwood.org
Enjoy local food, take a tour of the farm, meet the animals, and learn about Hudson Valley farming. Tall County will provide live music. Registration required. Free

SAT 13
Putnam History Museum Lawn Party
COLD SPRING
5 – 7 p.m. Carr-White Home
20 Luzmira Lane | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
This “summer fete for suffragettes” will celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Enjoy canapes and cocktails; summer whites suggested. Cost: $90

SUN 14
Civil War Monument Unveiling
CARMEL
11 a.m. Veteran Memorial Park
201 Gypsy Trail Road
The memorial will honor the nearly 1,600 Putnam County residents who served from 1861 to 1865. A color guard and re-enactors will be part of the ceremony.

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 6
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.

WED 10
Walking History Tour
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Learn about the site where the Butterfield estate, Cragside, once stood. On SAT 13, at 10 a.m., a tour that ends at the waterfront will cover the history of the village. Free

SAT 13
Viewspots to the Hudson
GARRISON
10 a.m. Manitoga | 584 Route 9D
845-424-3812 | visitmanitoga.org
Take a 90-minute, 1.5-mile, moderate hike through Manitoga’s woodland trails, featuring four osio (“beautiful view” in native Algonquin) created by Russel Wright to frame the river. Cost: $5

SAT 13
The Great Depression in Putnam County
PUTNAM VALLEY
10 a.m. Putnam Valley Library
30 Oscawana Lake Road
845-528-3242 | putnamvalleylibrary.org
Sarah Johnson, the former director of the Putnam History Museum, will speak on how residents fared in 1930 and the programs that relieved their hardships. Cost: $5

HEALTH & FITNESS

SAT 13
Infant CPR Class
GARRISON
11 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This 90-minute class will cover the basics. Email beautifulmamas123@gmail.com to register. Cost: $10

SUN 14
Introduction to Herbs
BEACON
6 p.m. Wyld Womyn | 378C Main St.
845-440-8300 | wyldwomynbeacon.com
Learn about the differences between flower essences, tinctures, decoctions and infusions and understand how to make tea and prepare herbs at home. Cost: $20 to $35

VISUAL ART

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.

SAT 13
Art, Family and Heritage
PEEKSKILL
5 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Entang Wiharso will join Christine Wiharso and MOCA co-founder Livia Straus in a conversation exploring multiculturalism in family life and its effect on artistic practice. Cost: Free with admission ($5 to $10)

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 13
Expressive Outcomes
BEACON
5 – 7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
The library will host a reception for an exhibit of artwork by participants in this Anderson Center for Autism program.

SAT 13
Buff Monster / Jay222 / Mus Musculous
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery

SAT 13
BeaconArts Member Show
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St. | 845-440-0068
hudsonbeachglass.com
Curated by Karlyn Benson and Theresa Gooby, the exhibit will include works by 69 artists in diverse mediums.

Photo by Randy Calderone

SAT 13
Plant Spirit Medicine / Aeromantic
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. bau Gallery | 506 Main St.
845-440-7584 | baugallery.org
Elizabeth Arnold’s mixed media will explore our similarities with the world of plants, while Samantha Beste’s collages use maps and atlas pages to depict climate change.

KIDS & FAMILY

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)

MON 8
Robotics Camp
GARRISON
10 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This is the first session of a daily camp by Imagination = Innovations that will instruct students ages 6 to 10 in brick-coding software with Lego Robotics and OzoBots and engineering with LittleBits circuits. Registration required. Cost: $150 or pay-what-you-wish

THURS 11
Our Big Universe
BEACON
2 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Come meet amazing animals and find out what makes each one special. Free

THURS 11
Aliens: Escape from Earth
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This ScienceTellers interactive show uses experiments to illustrate what happens when a group of children help aliens who fell to Earth return home. Free

THURS 11
Youth Open Mic
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Children and teenagers ages 18 and younger are invited to perform. Hosted by Miss Vickie. Free

SAT 13
Free Community Day
CORNWALL
Noon – 4 p.m. Hudson Highlands
Nature Museum | 25 Boulevard
845-534-7781 | hhnm.org
Hike, meet the animals, and listen to storytellers.

STAGE & SCREEN

THURS 11
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The Funk Brothers were a group of Detroit-based session musicians who performed on most Motown recordings from 1959 to 1972. Their role is described in Paul Justman’s 2002 documentary, which will be screened as part of an ongoing film series. Free

FRI 12
Moonlight and Magnolias
WAPPINGERS FALLS
8 p.m. County Players | 2681 W. Main St.
845-298-1491 | countyplayers.org
In this farce by Ron Hutchinson, the year is 1939 and David O. Selznick is making Gone with the Wind. With a cast but no script, he locks himself, director Victor Fleming and script doctor Ben Hecht in a room with peanuts, bananas and a typewriter to re-enact the saga of Scarlett and Rhett. Also SAT 13. Cost: $20 ($15 seniors, children)

FRI 12
Cinema in Piazza
PHILIPSTOWN
8 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art
This outdoor film festival was organized in collaboration with the Cold Spring Film Society. The Friday film is The Wonders (Le Meraviglie), a semi-sweet, semi-autobiographical story about growing up in the 1990s on a ramshackle farm as the daughter of back-to-the-earth political activists. On SAT 13, The Vice of Hope (Il vizio della speranza), a drama about the crime-ridden community of Castel Volturno, near Naples, and a young woman’s crisis of conscience, will be screened. On SUN 14, in the satirical Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all’italiana), a bored and near-impoverished man longs to marry his gorgeous teenage cousin but must kill his wife first. Cost: $7 ($5 student; $18/$12 weekend pass)

SAT 13
Julius Caesar
BEACON
Bannerman Island
Boats leave dock at 4 & 5 p.m.
bannermancastle.org
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will bring Shakespeare’s tale of betrayal to life as the friends of a charismatic war hero plot against him. Cost: $65

SAT 13
The Artichoke
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
artichoke.bpt.me
Hosted by Drew Prochaska, this series features performers from The Moth and other popular series. The first three installments sold out. Cost: $17.50 ($20 door)

SAT 13
The Big Sleep
COLD SPRING
8:30 p.m. Dockside Park
coldspringfilm.org
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in this 1946 Philip Marlowe mystery that will be screened as part of the Cold Spring Film Society’s summer series. Bring blankets, chairs and bug spray. Free

MUSIC

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)

FRI 12
The Dark Horses
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
This Orange County band will pay tribute to George Harrison. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

FRI 12
Earnhardt
BEACON
9 p.m. Dogwood | 47 E. Main St.
845-202-7500 | dogwoodbeacon.com
The alt-rock Brooklyn band will play selections from its self-titled debut. Free

SAT 13
Beacon Jazz Lab
BEACON
5 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Ave. | beacon-episcopal.org
Enjoy a mix of blues, bossas, ballads and swing music. Dancers welcome. Free

SAT 13
Doansburg Chamber Ensemble
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-228-4167
The ensemble will open its season with performances by its string trio (violinist David Steinberg, violist Sean Brekke and cellist Kate Dillingham) with flutist Christine Smith. Cost: $10 ($9 students, seniors)

SUN 14
Koehler & Kelly
COLD SPRING
1 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The duo will combine traditional fiddling with jazz piano. Free

SUN 14
Seeds of Man
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier Cafe | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
This tribute to the music of Woody Guthrie will benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

CIVIC

MON 8
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

TUES 9
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 10
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

THURS 11
Philipstown Town Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Town Hall | 238 Main St.
845-265-5200 | philipstown.com

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