The Week Ahead

Edited by Pamela Doan ([email protected])
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SAT 24
Book and Media Sale
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
At this annual fundraiser organized by the Friends of the Library, browse a selection of tons of donated books, CDs and DVDs. Everything is half price on SAT 24 and fill a bag or box for $5 from 1 to 5 p.m. on SUN 25. (Rare and signed books are excluded.)

SAT 24
Dutchess County Fair
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fairgrounds
6636 Route 9 |
The annual fair, hosted by the Dutchess County Agricultural Society and held nearly every year since 1842, is the second largest in the state, covering 147 acres. It features live music, carnival rides, performing pets, 12 barns of livestock, shows and activities for children, horse rings, horticulture, a museum of antiques, an arts & crafts competition, a wildlife exhibit, a marketplace and a lumberjack competition. Also SUN 25. Cost: $12 ($15 gate; $8 seniors, military; children 11 and younger free)

SAT 24
New York International Air Show
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stewart Airport
1180 1st St. | 321-395-3110
The Navy Blue Angels and Royal Air Force Red Arrows will headline the annual show that features aircraft on display as well as aerial performances. Also SUN 25. Cost: $18.75 to $214

Danskammer Meeting
6 p.m. Scenic Hudson River Center
Long Dock Park |
Concerned residents will discuss the proposed expansion of the Danskammer power plant on the riverfront in Newburgh and its potential impact on Beacon.

Plaque Dedication
6:30 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
The Beacon Historical Society and the Tioronda Garden Club will dedicate a plaque and bench to honor former Beacon Mayor Clara Lou Gould on her 92nd birthday.

Go Batty!
7:30 p.m. Trailside Zoo
3006 Seven Lakes Drive
845-786-2701 |
Join educators from the zoo for an introduction to bats and bat detection. Meet at the picnic tables near the boat house behind the Bear Mountain Inn. Bring a flashlight. Suitable for ages 8 and older. Parking is $10. Free

SAT 31
3rd New Jersey Garrison Day
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort Montgomery Historic Site
690 Route 9W | 845-446-2134
Witness a day of Revolutionary War tactical demonstrations, drills, camp life and cooking presented by re-enactors from Capt. Bloomfield’s company of Jersey Greys. Free

SAT 31
Vegan Food Festival
1 – 7 p.m. People’s Park
Washington and Renwick
Sample food from more than 30 Hudson Valley vegan and vegetarian restaurants at this fourth annual event. There will also be live music, yoga workshops, nutrition clinics and artisan vendors, as well as activities for children. Cost: $5


SUN 25
The Battle of Stony Point
10 a.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D
845-265-3638 |
Military reenactors will bring history to life as Gen. George Washington inspects the troops at encampments from the Revolution. Cost: $22 ($18 seniors, $13 children, free for 5 and under, discounts for members)

SUN 25
White Glove History Tour
1 – 3 p.m. Mount Gulian | 145 Sterling St.
845-831-8172 |
See rare items from the collection using archival gloves to examine artifacts. Cost: $12 ($10 seniors; $5 children; free for children under 6, members)

SUN 25
Story Slam Open Mic
6 p.m. Oak Vino | 389 Main St.
Share a 5-minute true, personal story or just listen. Free

Managing Your Digital Passwords
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
Ryan Biracree, the library’s digital services coordinator, will explain methods to keep your online information safe. Free

WED 28
Guided Garden Walk
5:30 p.m. Stonecrop
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
A staff horticulturist will lead this tour of the systematic order beds with an emphasis on plant evolution and how to identify plant families. Cost: $10 (members free)


SAT 24
Back-to-School Block Party
Noon – 2 p.m. South Avenue Park
Learn about the many organizations that help students in and out the classroom. The first 150 participants will receive a starter school supply kit. Sponsored by I Am Beacon and Key Food.


SAT 24
Tiny Concert: Liz Kelly
1:25 p.m. Veterans’ Place Bus Shelter
This 20-minute acoustic set is sponsored by BeaconArts.

SAT 24
New World Jazz Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
This ensemble of Hudson Valley musicians will present a fresh take on standards and contemporary jazz. Cost: $20

SAT 24
Luiz Simas and Wesley Amorim
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
The duo will perform original Brazilian music on piano and guitar as well as standards by composers such as Jobim and Caetano Veloso. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 25
MusicThon: Salon Celebration
3 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 |
Since its move to Beacon in 2013, the weekly Salon Series has showcased Hudson Valley talent ranging from singer-songwriters to folk to rockabilly. The Costellos, Boom Kat, Patrick Stanfield Jones, Russell St. George, Jerry Lee (Kitzrow), Tony DePaolo, Judith Tulloch, Open Book, Vickie Raabin, Carla Springer, Abigail Lilly, Lydia Adams Davis, Van Robison, Chihoe Hahn, Pat McGinn, Rob Daniels, Caswin Moon, Len Xiang, Adam Falcon, and Robert & Paulina Hill are scheduled to perform. Free

SUN 25
The Costellos
5 – 7 p.m. Waterfront
The “maverick pop” band will close the summer music series sponsored by the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce. Free

SAT 31
Doansburg Chamber Orchestra
7 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-228-4167
The ensemble and flutist Christine Smith will perform Symphony in C Major Z21 by Pichl, Arriaga’s Symphony in D Major, Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, and Symphony 74 in E flat Major by Haydn. Cost: $10 ($9 seniors and students)

SAT 31
Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 |
The pianist, organist and composer topped the blues and roots music charts with his latest recording, Why Did You Have To Go. Cost: $20

Concert Band, Benny Havens Band, The Hellcats
7:30 p.m. Trophy Point
For the finale of its summer concert series, the military academy’s bands will perform pop hits and favorites and conclude with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and cannon fire. The rain date is MON 2. Free


SAT 24
7:30 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Ave. | 845-350-2722
In this show by members of the Beacon Performing Arts Center, a high school boy from the city comes up against a ban on dancing in a conservative small town. Cost: $10 ($5 ages 18 and under)

SAT 24
Field of Dreams
7:30 p.m. Dockside Park
In this screening by the Cold Spring Film Society of the classic 1989 film, Kevin Costner stars as an Iowa farmer who feels compelled to build a baseball field in his cornfield and discovers it’s a place for second chances. Bring blankets and insect repellent. Free

SAT 24
The Ancient Law
7:30 p.m.Tompkins Corner Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 |
This screening of Ewald André Dupont’s 1923 silent film, Das alte Gesetz, which was digitally restored in 2017, will be accompanied with music composed and performed by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin. Cost: $20 ($15 seniors, students)


WED 28
Photograph Your Art
10 a.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
In this three-hour workshop, Rick Holbrook will explain how to light and stage your work, provide tips for using a camera or phone, and offer instruction on editing images. Cost: $50

SAT 31
The Farm Show
2 – 6 p.m. Saunders Farm
853 Old Albany Post Road
For its 14th annual show, artists such as Max Yawney, Hildreth Potts, Cristina Biaggi, Jill Enfield and James Cannell have created works on one of two themes: abstract and nature, or women and migration. Watch your step: the sculptures are displayed in a field shared with the farm’s cows and horses. The Bert Rechtschaffer Trio, Chris Knoeppel, Al Hemberger and the Acoustic Vagabond will perform. The rain date is SUN 1. Continues daily from 10 a.m. to dusk through Oct. 28. Free


MON 26
Capital Project Presentation
9 a.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 |

MON 26
City Council
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 |

MON 26
School Board
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900

Board of Trustees
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611

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