The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 20
Putnam Kennel Club Dog Show
CARMEL
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Veterans Park
225 Gipsy Trail Road
putkennelclub.com
Watch breeds compete and perform. Cost: $5 per car

SAT 20
Community BBQ
COLD SPRING
6:15 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut Dr. | 845-265-2539
stmaryscoldspring.org
The Episcopal church will hold a Mass at 5 p.m. followed by a public barbecue to welcome Father Steve Schunk, its new priest-in-charge.

TUES 23
Special Needs Picnic
PLEASANT VALLEY
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cady Field
1554 Main St. | thinkdifferently.net
Westchester Circus Arts will create an interactive midway with jugglers, stilt walkers and carnival games for Dutchess County children of all ages and abilities. Registration required. Free

TUES 23
Complete Streets
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The Philipstown Comprehensive Plan Update Committee will host this forum with a Dutchess County transportation planner to discuss how to add biking, walking and accessibility options.

FRI 26
Putnam County 4-H Fair
CARMEL
Noon – 6 p.m. Veterans Park
225 Gipsy Trail Road
putnam.cce.cornell.edu/putnam-county-fair
The annual fair, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, includes livestock, crafts, games, a pig roast, a plant sale, music and theater, magic shows, and re-enactments. Also SAT 27, SUN 28. Free

SAT 27
Never Say No 5K
BEACON
8 a.m. Long Dock Park | runsignup.com/Race/NY/Beacon/NeverSayNo
This third annual one-mile family run and 5K race will support the Ryan McElroy Children’s Cancer Foundation. The course loops into Madam Brett Park. Cost: $15 (fun run); $25 (5K)

SAT 27
Pet Rabies Vaccination Clinic
PHILIPSTOWN
10 a.m. – Noon. Hubbard Lodge
2880 Route 9 | 845-808-1390 ext. 43160
putnamcountyny.com/health
Bring dogs, cats and ferrets with proof of prior rabies vaccination and Putnam County residency. Free

SAT 27
Butterfly Festival
WAPPINGERS FALLS
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stony Kill Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | 845-831-3800
stonykill.org
Learn about butterflies in the Verplanck perennial garden and visit the butterfly tent for a one-on-one experience. Free

SAT 28
Ice Cream Social
GARRISON
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
Sample modern and 19th-century flavors. Violinist Gwen Laster and her quartet will perform. The rain date is Aug. 4. Cost: $22 ($13 children; members $18/$12; ages 5 and younger free)

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 20
YOU Picasso
COLD SPRING
10:30 a.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to create building projects during this hour of architectural adventures.

WED 24
Magic Show
GARRISON
3 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The illusionist Scott Jameson returns. Free

THURS 25
Portable Planetarium
BEACON
2 & 3 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Children are invited to step inside an inflatable planetarium to find constellations and learn about Greek mythology and Native American folklore. Free

THURS 25
Scooby Doo Moon Monster Madness
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
The gang blasts off into space to solve an alien mystery in this 2015 animated film. Rated PG. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 20
Big Night
GARRISON
1 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Bring an Italian appetizer or dessert to share at this screening of the 1996 foodie film hosted by the library’s Edible Book Club. Free

SAT 20
Summer Playwrights Festival
GARRISON
4:30 and 7 p.m.
Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
Fifteen young playwrights (ages 8 to 12) — Nadine Alayon, Dylan Ambrose, Dahlia Beck, Alexandra Cairns, Emerson Campbell-O’Donnell, Ruby Dyson-Dias, Rita Edwards, Scotia Hartford, Helen Hutchison, Jane Hutchison, Cadhla Maguire, Ember Mahoney, Sydney Merriman, Keira Shanahan and Eamon Wall — will direct and act in their original works. Cost: $8

SAT 20
Tranquility Base
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. bau Gallery | 506 Main St.
845-440-7584 | baugallery.org
Hosted by Matt Clifton and Larry Sansone, this evening of poetry will include readings by Eva Deitch, Tania Steele, Glenn Werner and Phoebe Zinman. There will also be a display of memorabilia to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

SAT 20
Heathers The Musical
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Ave. | 845-350-2722
beaconperformingartscenter.com
A dark story of a high school clique gone wrong will be performed by two casts of teens. Suitable for ages 14 and older. Cost: $12 ($5 students, seniors)

TUES 23
Julius Caesar
GARRISON
2 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-265-9575 | hvshakespeare.org
A war hero is celebrated by the Roman people but mistrusted by some of his closest friends in this family performance by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s touring company. The tickets have all been distributed, but the festival notes it has never had to turn anyone away and suggests calling the box office for availability. Cost: Free

THURS 25
Arsenic & Old Lace
BEACON
6 & 7 p.m. Boats leave dock
bannermancastle.org
The classic play starred Boris Karloff on Broadway. Expect plot twists. Also FRI 26, SAT 27, SUN 28. Following the FRI 26 and SAT 27 performances, Sarah Karloff will speak on what the play meant to her father. Cost: $65 ($70 with lecture)

THURS 25
Matilda The Musical
GARRISON
7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
In the Roald Dahl favorite, presented by the Depot Theatre’s teen players, an extraordinary girl with imagination and smarts takes a stand. With Amelia Alayon, Samuel Bates, Alexandra Cairns, Alex Danilov, Violeta Edwards, Maya Gelber, Kristjan Holmbo, Helen Hutchison, Elaine Llewellyn, Lorelei McCarthy, Percy Parker, Eloise Pearsall, Oliver Petkus, Laurel Sassano and Ivan Siciliano. Also FRI 26, SAT 27, SUN 28. Cost: $12

FRI 26
Peekskill Film Festival
PEEKSKILL
peekskillfilmfestival.org
More than 50 films will be shown over three days during the fourth annual weekend festival, which also includes panel discussions and parties. See website for schedule and locations. Also SAT 27, SUN 28. Cost: $15 per block of films

SAT 27
Thelma and Louise
COLD SPRING
8:30 p.m. Dockside Park
coldspringfilm.org
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon star as two friends fleeing for freedom in this 1991 film, which won an Academy Award for best screenplay and is presented as part of the Cold Spring Film Society’s summer series. Bring blankets, chairs and bug spray. Free

SUN 28
Summer Showcase of Modern Dance
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Dancing Dialogue
26 Main St. | 646-327-4332
facebook.com/putnamcountydanceproject
Local and regional dancers will perform early and contemporary modern dance pieces. Cost: $25 ($20 children, seniors, veterans)

MUSIC

SAT 20
Last Minute Soulmates
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Russell St. George (vocals/guitar), Carla Springer (vocals), Glenn Sacchi (vocals/drums), Francisco Mena (guitar) and Seth Masten (bass) will play rock with folk-style storytelling. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SAT 20
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
WAPPINGERS FALLS
7 p.m. Bowdoin Park | 85 Sheafe Road
dutchessny.gov/concert
Dutchess County and Dutchess Tourism are sponsoring this summer concert; the band, which was founded in 1976 on the Jersey Shore and is known for its collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, will perform hits such as “The Fever” and “Fade Away.” Registration required. Free

SAT 20
Peter Yarrow
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
In a benefit to preserve the 130-year-old historic building that houses the cultural center, Yarrow, best known as the Peter of Peter, Paul and Mary, will perform. Cost: $35

SAT 20
Tiny Rhino
BEACON
9 p.m. Dogwood | 47 E. Main St.
845-202-7500 | dogwoodbeacon.com
Steve Giordano, Mighty George Schaefer and Mark Westin play rock ’n’ roll blues.

SUN 21
Ambient Soundscapes
BEACON
2 – 4 p.m. bau Gallery | 506 Main St.
845-440-7584 | baugallery.org
Browse the exhibits while Craig Chin of Errant Space performs.

SUN 21
Sax and Taps
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration | 45 Market St.
845-265-5537 | chapelrestoration.org
Erica von Kleist will perform on saxophone accompanied by tap dancer DeWitt Fleming Jr. Cost: Free (donations suggested)

SUN 21
The Quebe Sisters
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe will perform their progressive western swing in three-part harmony. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SAT 27
Broadway in Your Backyard
NEWBURGH
7 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College
Aquinas Hall | 845-913-7157
newburghsymphony.org
This Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra performance will include four soloists singing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Cost: $25 to $50

SAT 27
David Amram Quintet
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
Kevin Twigg (drums), Rene Hart (bass) and Adam Amram and Elliot Peper (percussionists) will join Amram for an evening of jazz, classical, blues and world music. Cost: $20 donation ($15 students and seniors)

SAT 27
Darius Jones Shades of Black
NEWBURGH
8 p.m. Atlas Studios
11 Spring St. | 845-391-8855
dariusjones.brownpapertickets.com
The jazz saxophonist and composer will be joined by Sam Newsome (soprano sax), Cooper-Moore (organ) and Michael Wimberly (drums). Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SAT 27
Jon-Erik Kellso Quartet
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
Kellso (trumpet) will be joined by Scott Robinson (winds), Joe Cohn (guitar) and Pat O’Leary (bass) for an evening of jazz. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SAT 27
True Dreams / M Roosevelt
BEACON
9 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/quinnsbeacon
True Dreams is a feminist punk guitar and drums duo from Brooklyn; M. Roosevelt is a feminist post-rock guitar bass and drums quadro from Beacon. “If you don’t come to this awesome show, it will be your fault when music dies,” says Quinn’s. Free

SUN 28
Neal Francis
COLD SPRING
5 – 7 p.m. Bandstand
Cold Spring waterfront
As part of the ongoing summer music series sponsored by the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Francis will perform New Orleans-style rhythms and Chicago-style blues. Free

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 20
Sarah Copeland
COLD SPRING
11 – 3 p.m. Pink Olive
80 Main St. | 845-666-7177
poeverydayissaturday.eventbrite.com
The former food director at Real Simple will sign her latest cookbook, Every Day is Saturday: Recipes + Strategies for Easy Cooking, Every Day of the Week.

SAT 20
Spring Street Reading Series
NEWBURGH
7 p.m. Atlas Studios
11 Spring St. | 845-391-8855
The theme will be “unusual and unpredictable bonds between women” with fiction writers Idra Novey and Laura Catherine Brown. Free

SUN 21
Taste of Summer Walk
PHILIPSTOWN
11 a.m. Glynwood Center
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-3338
glynwood.org
Come see the farm at the peak of the season and learn about Glynwood’s work and how it is addressing climate change. Free

WED 24
Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley
BEACON
7 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Ave. | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
Tony Musso will discuss historic sites included in the third volume of his book series in this program sponsored by the Beacon Historical Society. Free

THURS 25
The History of Leopard Print
GARRISON
6:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Jo Weldon, the author of Fierce, will trace the leopard print’s path through modern fashion and celebrate some of its fiercest wearers.

FRI 26
Invasive Species Workshop
BEACON
5 p.m. One Nature | 321 Main St.
845-202-3468 | onenaturellc.com
Learn how to manage common invasive species. Free

SAT 27
It’s Not Your Shame
GARRISON
10:30 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Susan Peehl will lead a reading and discussion for women who have experienced violence.

SUN 28
Memoir Writing Workshop
BEACON
2 – 5 p.m. Private residence
donnaminkowitz.com
Donna Minkowitz, who has taught memoir writing for 20 years, and who has written two of her own, will lead this three-hour seminar. To register, email minkowitz46@gmail.com. Cost: $75 ($60 local)

CIVIC

MON 22
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

MON 22
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 258 Main St.
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov

TUES 23
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 24
Philipstown Town Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Town Hall | 238 Main St.
845-265-5200 | philipstown.com
The board is scheduled to discuss a proposed settlement that would allow a cell-phone tower to be built off Route 9.

WED 24
Putnam County Hearing
CARMEL
3:30 & 6:30 p.m. County Office Building
40 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com
County Executive MaryEllen Odell will hold a public hearing before she decides whether to sign a law that would allow legislators and county employees to mark documents as “confidential.”