The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 27
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 SUN 28. Free

SAT 27
Annual Cookout
BEACON
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. South Avenue Park
“Everyone come out for a day of love, unity, community, family, food, music, games, basketball and dancing!”

SAT 27
Rabies Pet Vaccination
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
#SolidarityCages
COLD SPRING
2 p.m. St. Mary’s Lawn
Chestnut at Main
This hour-long protest is being organized as a nonpartisan event “to urge our government not to separate families or hold asylum-seekers in inhumane conditions,” according to organizers.

SUN 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)

THURS 1
Night Sky Watch
GARRISON
7 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Jack Chastain of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will give a short introduction before visitors can peer through telescopes on the library lawn. The rain date is Aug. 22. Free

SAT 3
Bird Festival
BEAR MOUNTAIN
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Trailside Zoo
3006 Seven Lakes Drive
845-786-2701 | trailsidezoo.org
Celebrate the birds of New York State with a visit to see a bald eagle, owls and hawks. At 1 p.m. Brian Robinson of Robinson Wildlife will present a raptor show. Parking is $10, and entrance to the zoo is $1 per person.

SAT 3
Sun & Earth Festival
WAPPINGERS FALLS
3 – 8 p.m. Common Ground Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | 845-231-4424
commongroundfarm.org
Celebrate sustainable agriculture and environmentalism with yoga, kids’ activities, food trucks, cooking demos, music and a dance party. Free

SUN 4
Club/Draw Picnic
BEACON
2 – 9 p.m. University Settlement Camp
724 Wolcott Ave.
facebook.com/clubdrawbeacon
This fifth annual fundraiser by the club for Beacon’s Parks & Recreation Department will feature burgers and hot dogs from Barb’s Butchery, comedy improv, chess, hoops, lawn games and, of course, drawing. Musicians scheduled to appear include Caldera, Common Tongue, Kidaudra, Stephen Clair, Matt Harle, Shana Falana, Dirt Bikes and Liz Kelly.

VISUAL ART

FRI 2
Drawing Night
COLD SPRING
6 – 8 p.m. Split Rock Books
97 Main St. | 845-265-2080
splitrockbks.com
Cartoonist Summer Pierre will lead an informal art session. Free

FRI 2
Mark Darnobid and Keely Sheehan
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
This opening reception will be followed by a closing party on Aug. 10.

SAT 3
Timeless Art: The American Quilt
BEACON
2:30 – 6 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Curators Carole Peterson and Carol Weber and 13 other artists from the First Dutchess and the Northern Star quilters guilds will present antique, traditional and contemporary works. Demonstrations will be presented on Saturday and Sundays throughout the show, which continues through Aug. 25.

KIDS & FAMILY

MON 29
Rebel Revolt Escape
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
In this Universe of Stories teen event, students in grades 6 and up are invited to solve puzzles and play games to defeat the killer robots and prevent the completion of the United World Government’s W.A.R. Facility. Free

THURS 1
Mad Science Space Spectacular
COLD SPRING
2 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Students in grades 3 and up can learn about what it’s like to go into space in this interactive demonstration. Free

THURS 1
Science Comics: Polar Bears
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Graphic novelist Jason Viola will discuss science, polar bears and comics. The Science Comics series, with 19 volumes so far, pairs cartoonists with topics such as dinosaurs, robots and rockets. Free

SAT 3
Star Wars Party
BEACON
Noon – 2 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
With music from the films as background, test your knowledge of Star Wars trivia, work on a jigsaw puzzle of R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8 and play Star Wars-themed Mad Libs. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 27
Arsenic & Old Lace
BEACON
6 & 7 p.m. Boats leave dock for Bannerman Island
bannermancastle.org
The classic play starred Boris Karloff on Broadway. Expect plot twists. Also SUN 28. Sarah Karloff, who was scheduled to speak before the Saturday performance about what the play meant to her father, is unable to attend because of an injury, but Emmy Award winner Bill Diamond, creator of the Monster TV Network, will provide an introduction. Cost: $65

SAT 27
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 (grades 8 and up), 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 SUN 28. Cost: $12

SAT 27
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 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 pieces. Cost: $25 ($20 children, seniors, veterans)

WED 31
Artifishal
BEACON
7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
50 Liberty St.
moviesthatmatterbeacon.org
The 2019 documentary, screened as part of the ongoing Movies That Matter series, explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. Free

THURS 1
Matilda The Musical
GARRISON
7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
The Depot Theatre’s younger actors (grades 4-7) will present their interpretation of the story of an extraordinary girl with imagination and smarts who takes a stand. The cast will be Phoebe Bokhour, Polina Buslovich, Melanie Delabie, Kira Drury, Georgia Fawkes, Robert Freimark, Ethan Hall, Maggie Hall, Eva Hohenberger, Gigi Horton, Nitian Hu, Zorah Kapoor, Sofia Kelly, Catherine Leiter, James Llewellyn, Elsa Minkin, Corinna Mueller, Lily Parker, Gemma Sabin, Lila Sawyer, Tyler Schacht, Reagan Stickle, Isabella Tavares, Emmett Timmer and Jasmine Wallis. Also FRI 2, SAT 3, SUN 4. Cost: $12

THURS 1
Into the Woods
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-265-9575 | hvshakespeare.org
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents its first musical, the Broadway hit and Tony Award winner that weaves together fractured fairy-tale favorites. This preview and another on FRI 2 are followed by opening night on SAT 3. Director Jenn Thompson will discuss the show at 6:15 p.m. before the Friday performance. Cost: $10 to $100

FRI 2
Blinky and Me
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
Director Tomasz Magierski will present his 2011 documentary about Australian animator Yoram Gross, who escaped Nazi-occupied Poland and later created the beloved children’s series Blinky Bill. Free

MUSIC

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, 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
The Fred Zepplin Band
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
fredzepplinband.brownpapertickets.com
The band, with Alan Paul on bass, Andreas Humpert on guitar, Bill Pascall on drums, Eric Nies on keys and Zepplin on ukulele, cover classic rock songs, including by Led Zeppelin. Cost: $10 ($15 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

FRI 2
Sound/Peace Concert
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandculturalcenter.org
The immersive sonic experience “accompanied by the changing light of the setting sun” was created by musicians Katie Down, Mark Trecka, Thom Uliasz and Craig Chin to seek harmony in dissonant times. Bring your own pillow or mat. Cost: $10

FRI 2
Dark Desert Eagles
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
This Eagles tribute band features Pat Badger of Extreme. Cost: $30 to $47.50

FRI 2
MaMuse
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker create uplifting folk music and will play a variety of acoustic instruments with Walter Strauss on guitar. Cost: $20 ($25 at door)

SAT 3
Doansburg Chamber Ensemble
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-228-4167
doansburg.org
The ensemble — Christine Smith on flute, John Frisch on oboe, Susan LaFever on French horn, David Miller on bassoon and Alexander Negruta on clarinet — will perform Quintet Op. 56 No. 1 by Danzi, Pavanne by Gould, Trois Pieces Breves by Ibert and Roaring Fork Quintet by Ewazen, along with works by Grainger, Joplin and Sousa. Cost: $10 ($9 students, seniors)

TALKS & TOURS

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)

TUES 30
Cut the Cord
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Learn how to access streaming services and which smart devices are best for your needs, budget and home.

FRI 2
Introduction to Plant ID
BEACON
5 p.m. One Nature Garden Center
321 Main St. | 845-202-3468
onenaturellc.com
Learn the basics of how to identify a plant and the guides that can be helpful. Free

CIVIC

MON 29
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

THURS 1
Philipstown Town Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Town Hall | 238 Main St.
845-265-5200 | philipstown.com

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