The Week Ahead

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 10
Putnam County Wine & Food Fest
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mayor’s Park
61 Fair St. | 800-557-4185 x3
putnamcountywinefest.com
The two-day festival, in its ninth year and its first in Cold Spring, will include wine tastings, a beer garden, cider, spirits and vineyards from the Hudson Valley and around New York. There will also be food, music, arts and crafts vendors, and cooking demos. The Current will have a booth, so say hello. Also SUN 11. Rain or shine. Use code PTFP2019 to have 45 percent of ticket cost donated to the Philipstown Food Pantry. Cost: $20 ($30 gate; $10 designated driver)

SAT 10
Great Hudson River Fish Count
COLD SPRING
2 – 3:30 p.m. Little Stony Point
dec.ny.gov/lands/97891.html
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct its eighth annual inventory of aquatic life up and down the Hudson River. Volunteers are welcome. See website for other locations.

SAT 10
Farm Dinner
Philipstown
6:30 p.m. Glynwood | 362 Glynwood Road
845-265-3338 | glynwood.org
The team from Juanita’s Kitchen in Nelsonville will take over the monthly dinner series at the peak of the season. Share a meal and meet the farmers. Cost: Pay what you can
 
SUN 11
Garden Conservancy Open Day
Philipstown
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
Tea and cake will be available for purchase from noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors, students, children, members free)

SUN 11
Corn Festival
BEACON
Noon – 5 p.m. Riverfront Park
2 Red Flynn Drive | 845-463-4660
beaconsloopclub.org
At this annual harvest event hosted by the Beacon Sloop Club, enjoy your fill of corn, live music, craft and food vendors and, until 4 p.m., a school bus converted into a mobile gym for children ages 18 months to 9 years. The sloop Woody Guthrie will also provide free public sails. New this year: a contest for corn muffins made from scratch. Drop off entries at the Contest Tent before 2 p.m. The festival takes place rain or shine. Free

THURS 15
Burger & Beer Bash
WAPPINGERS FALLS
6 – 10 p.m. Dutchess Stadium
1500 Route 9D | hvmag.com/burgerbash
Hudson Valley Magazine’s annual burger competition features 20 restaurants and vendors. Tickets include unlimited beer and burgers. Ages 21 and older. Cost: $55 ($60 door)

FRI 16
Book and Media Sale
GARRISON
6 – 8:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
At this annual fundraiser organized by the Friends of the Library, browse a selection of 18 tons of donated books, CDs and records priced from 25 cents to $2 (rare and signed books are priced separately). This preview is open to members of the Friends, but you can join at the door for $25. Shop early for the best selection or wait for reduced prices during the second weekend. Runs daily through Aug. 25.

SAT 17
Butterfly Weekend
CORNWALL
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
120 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 x204
hhnm.org
Learn about butterflies and tag-and-release monarchs as part of the citizen-science project from Monarch Watch. Cost: $10 ($7 children; $8/$5 members)

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 10
Beacon Xtreme
BEACON
8:30 a.m. Memorial Park
beaconxtreme.com
This travel fastpitch girls’ softball squad will hold tryouts at 8:30 a.m. for players 12 and younger (12U), at 10:30 a.m. for 14U, and at 1 p.m. for 16U and 18U. Register online. Also SUN 11.

MON 12
Community Mural Project
BEACON
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Memorial Park
198 Robert Cahill Drive
weeplayproject.org
Register online for a half-hour slot to help paint a mural with Joe Pimentel on the sides of the park’s restroom building. Also TUES 13, WED 15, THURS 15, FRI 16. Ages 7 and older. Free

TUES 13
Star Lab
COLD SPRING
9 & 10 a.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Climb inside an inflatable planetarium to learn about the constellations and Greek and Native American folklore. Free

THURS 15
Animal Embassy
COLD SPRING
10:30 a.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Find out what animals do while we’re sleeping and meet some of them, including a spectacled owl, a Mojave ball python and an Indian peahen. Free

THURS 15
Instrument Petting Zoo
COLD SPRING
Noon. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Discover (and touch) string instruments and see a demonstration. Free

THURS 15
Jedi Academy
BEACON
2 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Learn the ways of mind tricks, light saber lessons and how to defeat the Dark Side. Free
 
VISUAL ART

SAT 10
Juried Exhibition
PEEKSKILL
4 – 6 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 Main St. | 914-799-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
This reception will open the first juried exhibition at the museum with works from 22 artists, many of whom will be present. Cost: $10 ($5 seniors, students, veterans, children; members free)

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SAT 10
Zac Skinner and Susan Walsh
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Skinner’s paintings and sculptures in Anthropocene Drifter depict a nomad’s life after ecosystem destruction. Walsh’s exhibit, Vibrant Traces, features works on paper marking time with changes in nature.

SAT 17
Riverside Crafts Fair
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Garrison’s Landing
garrisonartcenter.org
The Garrison Art Center’s 50th annual crafts fair will feature more than 60 artists and artisans selling furniture, photography, jewelry, gourmet food, glass items, textiles, fine art, ceramics, wooden utensils and tableware. Parking is free at the Metro-North station or at the Garrison School, where a shuttle will run to and from the site. Also SUN 18. Cost: $8 (children free)

SAT 17
Two From Brooklyn
BEACON
4 – 8 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
See works by fabric artist MC Kirton and photographer Collette Fournier.

SAT 17
1,000 Cranes
BEACON
5 – 7 p.m. Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St. | 845-440-0068
hudsonbeachglass.com
This origami installation consists of hanging paper cranes made by inmates at Fishkill Correctional Facility who are members of Rehabilitation Through the Arts.
 
MUSIC

SAT 10
Shannon Early
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Chill Wine Bar | 173 Main St.
hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org
Early will perform with Tom Deptris and Lou Pappas as part of the Hudson Valley Jazz Fest. Now in its 10th year, the festival will also have performances at other nearby locales, including Newburgh (the Robert Kopec Project at the Wherehouse at 9 p.m. on SAT 10). See the website for details and schedule for SUN 11.

SAT 10
Joe Louis Walker
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Walker, who is member of the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and whose 2015 album, Everybody Wants a Piece, was nominated for a Grammy, has recorded with B.B. King, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis and Ike Turner. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SUN 11
Bernstein Bard Quartet
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Inn and Spa at Beacon
151 Main St. | 845-205-2900
innspabeacon.com
Take a free lesson at 6:30 p.m. and get ready to dance at 7 p.m. as part of the Dancing Under the Stars series. Cost: $20

SUN 11
Back to the Garden 1969
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Hear the hits of the Woodstock era performed by seasoned musicians — one of whom attended the festival. Cost: $30 ($35 door)

FRI 16
US!
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Singer-songwriters Amy Soucy, Judy Kass and Glen Roethel join forces in this new trio. Free

SAT 17
Manticore
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
The four-piece tribute band explores the legacy of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 18
Akiko Kobayashi and Eric Siepkes
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
Kobayashi, a violinist, will be accompanied on piano by Siepkes in a program that includes pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky. Donations welcome. Free

SUN 18
Songwriters’ Showcase
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Jacob and David Bernz, Andy Stack and Steve Kirkman will perform. Free

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 10
Quarry to Quarry
GARRISON
10 a.m. Manitoga | 584 Route 9D
845-424-3812 | visitmanitoga.org
Take a guided, 1.5-mile moderate hike from the Quarry Pool at Dragon Rock to the wilderness of Lost Pond Quarry. Email tours@visitmanitoga.org to register. Cost: $5

SAT 10
The Space Race: 1957-1975
PUTNAM VALLEY
10 a.m. Putnam Valley Library
30 Oscawana Lake Road | 845-528-3242
putnamvalleylibrary.org
The Putnam Valley Historical Society will present a lecture by local historian and space enthusiast Kevin Woyce about the dramatic events that led to the first moon walk. Cost: $5 donation

SAT 10
Cork and Knife
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Utensil | 143 Main St.
845-202-7181 | nerdswithknives.com
Beacon residents Emily and Matt Clifton, founders of the blog Nerds with Knives, will be signing books and talking about their boozy recipes such as Ultra-Crispy Fish with Vodka and Beer Batter.

SUN 11
Canning and Preserving
Philipstown
1 – 4 p.m. Glynwood
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-3338
glynwood.org
Michaela Hayes, a farmer and the founder of Crock & Jar, a food preservation company, will lead a hands-on process of using a hot-water bath to can sweet preserves and savory tomatoes. Cost: Pay what you can

SUN 11
Get Lit Beacon
BEACON
5 p.m. Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main St. | getlitbeacon.com
This month’s guest in the group’s reading series will be poet Catherine Arra, whose latest collection is Writing in the Ether.

TUES 13
By the Time I Got to Woodstock
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Sharon Watts, a resident of Beacon and self-described “reluctant hippie chick,” will read from her newly released, illustrated memoir of the Woodstock era.

WED 14
Intro to Permaculture
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books | 97 Main St.
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
The Permaculture Arts Collective will cover the basics of designing ecologically sound, sustainable and regenerative environments. Cost: $20

THURS 15
The Burning of Peekskill
FORT MONTGOMERY
7 p.m. Fort Montgomery Historic Site
690 Route 9W | 845-446-2134
parks.ny.gov
On March 23, 1777, the British set out to destroy the American post at Peekskill. Michael Sheehan will present an illustrated lecture about this little-known raid.

SAT 17
Farm with your Farmer
Philipstown
9 a.m. – Noon. Glynwood
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-333
glynwood.org
Learn about small-scale farming by hand, onions, and storing and drying crops while assisting with the harvest.
 
STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 10
Brave Tailor Maid
BEACON
3 & 8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988 | hvti.org
The Hudson Valley Theatre Initiative will present this musical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “The Brave Little Tailor,” in which the heroine conquers giants, befriends a unicorn and adjusts to change. Also SUN 11. Cost: $18 ($25 door)

SAT 10
Rosemary’s Baby
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. Dockside Park | coldspringfilm.org
In director Roman Polanski’s 1968 film, which will be screened by the Cold Spring Film Society as part of its summer movie series, Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes move into a building with an ominous reputation, and Farrow’s character becomes pregnant. Is she paranoid or is the devil in the details? Bring bug spray and blankets. Free

SUN 11
Storyhorse Documentary Theater
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-265-9575
hvshakespeare.org
The project, led by Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson, tells stories inspired by transcribed conversations with members of local communities, historical documents and other sources on the social, political, environmental and medical issues we face. It will be presented as part of the HVSF2 series. Cost: $20

MON 12
Young Frankenstein Auditions
GARRISON
6 – 9:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
Director Nancy Swann is looking for actors from their early 20s through 60s+ for November performances of the musical comedy based on the 1974 Mel Brooks film. Sign up by emailing nancyswann@aol.com or call 914-522-5837. Include your full name, cell number, email address and role. See website for details. Also TUES 13.

WED 14
Bewilderness
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-265-9575
hvshakespeare.org
Before he wrote Walden, Henry David Thoreau penned an epic flop. In this new work, Zachary Fine offers a celebration of the “catastrophic failures we all must face on the road to our biggest creative revelations.” It will be presented as part of the HVSF2 series. Cost: $20

SAT 17
Songs for a New Season
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
stonesthrowtheatre.org
Members of the newly formed Stones Throw Theatre Co. will perform songs from Next To Normal, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Urinetown, Once and Godspell. Cost: $25 ($30 door)
 
CIVIC

SUN 11
Drinks for Democracy
BEACON
3 – 5 p.m. Dogwood | 47 E. Main St.
beacondemocrats.org
Meet the Democratic candidates for city and county offices and kick off the election season. Hosted by Beacon Democrats. Cost: $20 donation

MON 12
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 12
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 13
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

THURS 15
Philipstown Planning Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Old VFW Hall
34 Kemble Ave. | philipstown.com
NOTE: The board was scheduled to hold a public hearing on a request by the owner of the Garrison Gulf on Route 9D to build a canopy over the pumps and also sell used cars, but it has been postponed to the Sept. 19 meeting.

One Response to "The Week Ahead"

  1. Katherine Moreau   August 10, 2019 at 7:44 am

    I’m not sure how I ended up on your list, but I am very glad that I did! This is a thorough and thoughtful list of fun, interesting activities. I will definitely look forward to receiving updates. Thank you!

    Reply

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