The Week Ahead

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

CLIMATE WEEK

WED 25
The Human Element
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Old VFW Hall | 34 Kemble Ave.
bit.ly/climateweek-philipstown
In this 2018 documentary, environmental photographer James Balog (The Cove, Chasing Ice) explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community and our changing air supply while highlighting Americans on the front lines of climate change. A panel discussion with local activists will follow. Free

SAT 28
Philipstown Bikes Day
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. Haldane High School
15 Craigside Drive
Show your support for creating a bikeable and walkable community on a 1.7-mile loop that will be closed to motorized traffic. Join at any time until noon. Last year 107 riders and walkers covered the loop 196 times, clocking 333 miles; this year’s goal is 500 miles. The event is sponsored by the Philipstown Trails Committee, and check-in will take place in the upper parking lot. The rain date is SUN 29. Free

SAT 28
Electric Car Day
GARRISON
2 – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Check out vehicles owned by area residents and learn about the technology. Anyone with an electric car is invited to show it off.

SAT 28
Climate Art Exhibit
NELSONVILLE
5 – 7 p.m. Create Community
11 Peekskill Road
Thirteen local artists will explore the theme in this juried exhibit.

COMMUNITY

SUN 22
Stray H.E.L.P.
FISHKILL
2 – 5 p.m. Firefly Yoga | 992 Main St.
845-896-2840 | strayhelp.org
Support the organization’s work to reduce the stray-cat population with a trap, spay or neuter and return/release program or by adoption. There will be a yoga class at 2:30 p.m. and refreshments and raffles.

WED 25
Pub Trivia
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Hudson House
2 Main St. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.og
Butterfield librarians will test your knowledge. Free

SAT 28
Craft Beer Festival
BEACON
1 – 5 p.m. Seeger Riverfront Park
2 Red Flynn Drive
hopculture.com/hudsonvalley19
Hop Culture will host this festival with pours from dozens of craft breweries, including Hudson Valley Brewery and Industrial Arts. Cost: $60 ($20 designated driver)

SUN 29
I Run Beacon 5K
BEACON
8 a.m. Memorial Park | bit.ly/run-beacon
This annual run and walk raises money for college scholarships awarded to Beacon High School seniors. Register online; packet pickup begins at 8 a.m. and the run or walk on an easy, flat course at 9 a.m. Cost: $35

SUN 29
Spirit of Beacon
BEACON
Noon – 4 p.m. Main Street
spiritofbeacon.org
The festival and parade has been held since 1977. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. Stop by The Current’s booth at 329 Main St. to tell us what’s good or what’s missing from our coverage. The rain date is SUN 6.

Photo by Gwenno James

SUN 29
New Year 5780
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. St. Mary’s Parish Hall
1 Chestnut St.
philipstownreformsynagogue.org
The Philipstown Reform Synagogue will welcome New Year 5780 with a service and shofar blast at about 7:15 p.m. by Helmut Hoess and his son, Walter, to mark the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays.

HEALTH & FITNESS

SAT 21
Community Blood Drive
BEACON
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tabernacle of Christ
483 Main St. | 800-933-2566
donate.nybc.org
Schedule an appointment or walk-in. See website for requirements.

TUES 24
Community Blood Drive
GARRISON
3 – 7:30 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 800-933-2566
donate.nybc.org
Schedule an appointment or walk-in. See website for requirements.

THURS 26
Health Care Act Panel
OSSINING
7 p.m. Ossining Library | 53 Croton Ave.
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera, sponsor of the New York Health Act, economist Dr. Peter Arno, and Katie Robbins, director of the Campaign for New York Health, will discuss how the proposed law could extend coverage and eliminate deductibles and co-pays.

TALKS & TOURS

WED 25
Eleanor Roosevelt: Becoming Who She Was
BEACON
7 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church
15 South Ave. | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
In an event organized by the Beacon Historical Society, Jeffrey Urbin of the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park will discuss the First Lady’s early life and the hardships she overcame. Free

SAT 28
Farm with Your Farmer
PHILIPSTOWN
9 a.m. Glynwood Center
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-333
glynwood.org
Help with harvesting sweet potatoes and learn about storage methods and cover crops.

SAT 28
Playwriting Workshop Bake-off
GARRISON
10 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
hvshakespeare.org
In this two-hour workshop organized by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Christine Scarfuto, acting director of the master of fine arts playwriting program at Hunter College, will help participants turn their ideas into short plays on the theme of “Hudson Valley harvest.” Selected works will be read by actors on Nov. 24 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre. Registration required. The event will be repeated at 2 p.m. at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring and at 1 p.m. on SUN 6 at the Howland Library in Beacon. Free

SAT 28
Mandeville House Tours
GARRISON
1 – 4 p.m. Mandeville House
1005 Lower Station Road
Built in 1737 by Joseph Mandeville, the oldest house in Garrison was a headquarters for Gen. Israel Putnam and other notable Revolutionary commanders. Many war heroes were quartered at the home, including George Washington. It is open to the public only a few days each year. Also SUN 29. Free

SAT 28
A Hiroshima Survivor’s Story
BEACON
6 p.m. Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main St. | 845-440-0068
hudsonbeachglass.com
Tomiko West, who survived the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, when she was 13 years old, will share her experience as part of the closing reception for 1,000 Cranes. Free

SUN 29
Cook Like a Farmer
PHILIPSTOWN
1 – 4 p.m. Glynwood Center
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-333
glynwood.org
Leon Vehaba and Jessica Clark will demonstrate how to use whatever ingredients you have on hand to make delicious meals. Cost: pay what you can

SUN 29
Women in Leadership
GARRISON
3 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Gretchen Dykstra will share the stories of four creative women taken from her book, Civic Pioneers: Local Stories from a Changing America, 1895-1915 and lead a discussion about whether their leadership traits remain relevant.

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 21
Fairy Walk
BEACON
10 & 11:30 a.m.
University Settlement Camp
724 Wolcott Ave. | fairywalk.com
Sponsored by BeaconArts, this walking production led by performers from Hudson Valley Theatre will follow a magical path to a hidden grove. Rain date SUN 22. Repeats SUN 28. Cost: $12 ($8 children)

SAT 21
Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandmusic.org
Following a concert by local musicians and music educators, children will be able to handle and play instruments such as winds, strings, piano and guitar. Reserve a seat online. Free

SAT 21
The Rescuers
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
As part of its book club for children, Split Rock will host this screening of the 1977 animated Disney film based on the series by Margery Sharp. Free

THURS 26
Brave
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Enjoy popcorn and a screening of the 2012 Disney animated tale of Merida, a skilled archer who wants to adventure on her own. Free

MUSIC

SAT 21
Gary U.S. Bonds
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The singer, whose hits include “Quarter to Three,” will perform R&B and rock with the Roadhouse Rockers. Cost: $35 to $45

SUN 22
Duo Scorpio
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
Kathryn Andrews and Kristi Shade will perform works for two harps by composers Nico Muhly and Robert Paterson. Donations are welcome. Free

SUN 22
Magnolia Boulevard
COLD SPRING
5 – 7 p.m. Waterfront bandstand
The five-piece band from Kentucky, which will perform to close out the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce summer concert series, plays funk, blues and rock. Free

SUN 22
Graham Nash
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1997 and The Hollies in 2010) will perform songs from his most recent album, This Path Tonight. Cost: $50 to $75

SUN 22
Cross Record
BEACON
8 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
Emily Cross, who performs as Cross Record, will share songs from her latest album, which “explores the metaphysical in the everyday.”

FRI 27
Led Zeppelin Tribute
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
No Quarter performs the music and attempts to capture the nuances of the band. Cost: $24 to $34

FRI 27
California Guitar Trio
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
This group performs “a whirlwind of instrumental style and repertoire fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass and surf music.” Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SAT 28
Lyon-Sasaki Duo
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
Cellist Mitchell Lyon and pianist Mika Sasaki will perform Landscapes: Music for a Changing Climate, including works by Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, Adés and Britten and a commissioned work by Andrew Hsu. Cost: $20

SUN 29
Charley Krachy Quintet
BEACON
3 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
charleykrachyquintet.bpt.me
Krachy, who plays tenor sax, will be joined by Gary Levy on alto sax, Kazzrie Jaxen with piano and singing, Don Messina on double bass and Skip Scott on drums to perform jazz standards and original compositions. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 21
Beacon Independent Film Festival
BEACON
1 & 4 p.m. Story Screen
445 Main St. | beaconindiefilmfest.com
Hudson River Stories, a series of three short films by Jon Bowermaster, will screen at 1 p.m. and The Yuge Nasty, January ’17, a documentary about the Women’s March, President Trump’s inauguration and the future of democracy, at 4 p.m. On SUN 22, at 11 a.m., the festival will screen family films and cartoons for $10 per family of four, and at 5 p.m., The Movie House on Main Street, a documentary about efforts by the residents of Rosendale, New York, to save their theater. Cost: $10

SAT 21
Hudson Highlands Poetry
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
As part of this continuing series, Mary Newell will read from her collection Tilt/Hover/Veer, Margot Taft Stever from Cracked Piano, and Jeffrey Yang from Hey, Marfa.

SAT 21
Spring Street Reading
NEWBURGH
7 p.m. Atlas Studios | 11 Spring St.
845-391-8855 | atlasnewburgh.com
Ruth Danon, Faisal Moyhuddin, Natania Rosenfeld and Edwin Torres will discuss how being the children of exiles has affected their work.

SAT 21
The Wait Room
OSSINING
8 p.m. Waterfront Park
thewaitroom.eventbrite.com
This outdoor dance performance, sponsored by the Sing Sing Prison Museum and choreographed by Jo Kreiter, will honor women whose loved ones were incarcerated. Also SUN 22. Cost: $25

FRI 27
Chinese Puzzle
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
In this French romantic comedy, screened as part of the library’s ongoing international film series, Xavier’s wife leaves him to head to New York with their children and he decides to follow. Rated R. Free

FRI 27
Blind Tiger Improv
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Teams from Blind Tiger, which is based in Peekskill, and Mount Saint Mary College will perform. Cost: $10

SAT 28
Happy Days
GARRISON
8 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
In this Samuel Beckett play directed by Carin Jean White, Christine Bokhour (as Winnie) and Sterling Swann (as Willie) star as outlets for Beckett’s search for the meaning of existence. Winnie begins the first act buried up to her waist in a hole and the second buried up to her neck. Also SUN 29. Cost: $28 ($22 seniors, teens)

VISUAL ART

SAT 21
Method for Proceeding
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
The center’s visiting artist, Henry Klimowicz, will fill both of its galleries with a sculpture exhibit that spans 12 years.

SAT 28
Open Studios
NEWBURGH
Noon – 6 p.m.
newburghopenstudios.org
The ninth annual event will feature the works of more than 100 artists in a walkable, self-guided tour through their studios and other spaces seldom open to the public. Pick up a map at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand St., or download online. Also on view will be the sixth annual GlenLily Grounds exhibit with site-specific sculptures by 26 artists and the Terrain Biennial Newburgh, which includes the work of 12 artists on porches around the city. Also SUN 29. Free

By Angela Conant

SAT 28
An Evening with Marco Bagnoli
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art
The evening will feature a reading by Marco Bagnoli and remarks by Antonella Soldaini, who co-edited a monograph about the artist. The event includes aperitivi, live jazz and an opportunity to see “L’anello mancante alla catena che non c’è,” a seldom-exhibited work from the Olnick Spanu Collection. Online reservations requested. Free

CIVIC

MON 23
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900
beaconk12.org

TUES 24
Capital Improvement Project Vote
GARRISON
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689
gufs.org

TUES 24
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 25
Indian Point Closure Task Force
CORTLANDT
7 p.m. Town Hall | 1 Heady St.
The committee will hold a public hearing to discuss its work in preparation of the nuclear plant’s scheduled shutdown in 2021.

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