The Week Ahead

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

CLIMATE WEEK

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

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 is 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 table at 329 Main St. to tell us what’s good or what’s missing from our coverage. The rain date is SUN 6.

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.

TUES 1
Community Garden Info
COLD SPRING
6:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Learn about the New Leaf Community Garden that has been proposed for a parcel at the intersection of Route 9D and Route 403, near the Desmond-Fish Library. Speakers will include a professional gardener, a beekeeper and representatives from the Audubon Society.

WED 2
Coffee with a Cop
BEACON
9 – 11 a.m. Bank Square | 129 Main St.
Stop by for a free cup of coffee and chat with a Beacon police officer.

WED 2
Coffee with a Cop
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. B&L Deli
3182 Route 9 | 845-225-4300
Deputy Anthony Tolve of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Larry Burke of the Cold Spring Police Department will answer questions.

FRI 4
Prom Do-Over
PHILIPSTOWN
7 p.m. Chalet on the Hudson
3250 Route 9D
haldaneschoolfoundation.org
For its annual fall fundraiser, the Haldane School Foundation will be re-creating your prom, although your prom probably did not have a silent auction. Cost: $110

SAT 5
Community Tag Sale
COLD SPRING
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-265-2539
stmaryscoldspring.org
Search for bargains among the furniture, household items, books and clothes donated for this annual benefit for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Donation drop: FRI 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SAT 5
Community BBQ
GARRISON
1 – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Bring picnic blankets and desserts to share in this celebration of firefighters, ambulance crews and sheriff’s cadets. Also learn how to get involved. The rain date is SUN 6.

SUN 6
Troop 437 Clothing Collection
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Donate clothing, shoes, textiles and accessories such as backpacks and bags in clean, good condition to the Boy Scouts at either of two locations: the Foodtown parking lot or Perks Plaza on Route 9 in Philipstown. Donated items will be resold, recycled or redistributed to benefit a scholarship fund.

SUN 6
Heritage Apple Fest
GARRISON
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
Enjoy the fall harvest with cider pressing, apple preserving and cider samples. Mark Rust will share stories and music, and the historic mansion will be open to visitors. The rain date is SUN 13. Cost: $22 ($13 children, $18/$12 members, under 5 free)

SUN 6
Sustainable Textiles Workshop
BEACON
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Farmers’ Market
Veterans’ Place
commongroundfarm.org
Bring anything that needs to be patched, darned or felted. Participants will learn how to use Japanese Sashiko and improvisational stitching techniques as well as needle-felting to give new life to old clothes. Cost: $10 donation per item

SUN 6
Two-Penny Social
BEACON
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. St. Rocco’s
15 S. Chestnut St.
midhudsonanimalaid.org
Take home holiday items, kitchen stuff, tools, pet accessories, baskets and gift cards at this benefit for Mid Hudson Animal Aid. The calling begins at 1:30 p.m.

MUSIC

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 piece 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 on piano, Don Messina on double bass and Skip Scott on drums to perform jazz standards and original compositions. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

THURS 3
Bridges Not Walls
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Proceeds from this concert, which will feature Bruce Molsky, Guthries Ghost and Chihoe Hahn, David and Jacob Bernz, and David Amram, will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups assisting immigrants at the southern U.S. border. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

FRI 4
Benedicte Maurseth / Iva Bittova
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Cold Spring Coffeehouse
92 Main St. | 845-591-2073
Maurseth will read from her book, To Be Nothing, and perform folk music from Norway on the Hardanger fiddle, which resembles a cross between a fiddle and a sitar. Bittova will sing and play violin accompanied by David Rothenberg on clarinet.

Benedicte Maurseth

SAT 5
In the Pines
BEACON
5 – 11:30 p.m.
University Settlement Camp
724 Wolcott Ave. | inthepinesbeacon.com
Stephen Clair will share songs from his latest album, and Knock Yourself Out and the Dirt Bikes will also perform.  Cost: $15 ($25 door, children 12 and younger free)

SAT 5
Tesla String Quartet
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
The Tesla String Quartet with Inessa Zaretsky and Lenore Davis on piano will perform Gesualdo’s Suite of Madrigals, Zaretsky’s Muted Gestures for string quartet and piano four hands, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 “Razumovsky.” Cost: $20

SAT 5
Karen Borca Quartet
NEWBURGH
8 p.m. Atlas Studios | 11 Spring St.
845-391-8855 | atlasnewburgh.com
As part of the Jazz at Atlas series, the bassoonist will lead an ensemble including Warren Smith on vibes, Hilliard Greene on bass and Jackson Krall on drums. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SAT 5
Rock of Ages
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The band and singers from the hit Broadway show will perform monster 1980s hits by Bon Jovi, Foreigner and REO Speedwagon, among others. Cost: $30 to $60

SUN 6
Les Filles de Illighadad
BEACON
7 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
clubdraw.brownpapertickets.com
Club Draw presents a group of musicians from Niger who use guitars to “re-contextualize” traditional “tende” music. The songwriter MSL opens and there will be painting and art during the performances. Cost: $17 ($20 door)

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 28
Happy Days
GARRISON
4 & 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)

TUES 1
Story Screen 101
BEACON
6 p.m. Story Screen Beacon
445 Main St. | storyscreenbeacon.com
This film education series focuses on various aspects of filmmaking and film as an art form. This month, Mike Burdge and Robert Anderson will discuss the mechanics of genre use and tropes with James Cameron’s The Terminator (1984) as their guide. Cost: $15

VISUAL ART

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. A solar-paneled boat will run hourly from the Beacon dock for $2 per ride. Also SUN 29. Free

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

FRI 4
Low Tide
COLD SPRING
6 – 8 p.m. Buster Levi Gallery
121 Main St. | 914-433-2900
busterlevigallery.com
This solo show by Ada Pilar Cruz features artwork she made from seawood and kemp during residencies in Iceland and Maine. Through Oct. 27.

SAT 5
Re-Nature Environmental Exhibit
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The exhibit will feature work by Alexis Siroc, Marjorie Morrow, Gail Tuchman and Naomi Teppich celebrating nature and art. Through Oct. 28.

KIDS & FAMILY

THURS 3
Halloween Children’s Costume Exchange
BEACON
2 – 5 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Stop by to donate, swap or pick up costumes, which must be clean and unstained with no holes or runs. Also FRI 4, SAT 5.

SAT 5
Family Nature Activities
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. Hubbard Lodge | 2880 Route 9
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
Pete Salmansohn will lead sensory-awareness activities to help people ages 6 and older connect with nature. Online registration required. Free

TALKS & TOURS

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.

CIVIC

MON 30
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

TUES 1
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

TUES 1
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane High School (Room 211)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 1
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 2
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

WED 2
Code Update Committee
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Firehouse
154 Main St. | coldspringny.gov
At its fifth public meeting, the committee will hear feedback on proposed changes to the village code.

THURS 3
Putnam Budget Address
MAHOPAC
5:30 p.m. Putnam Golf Course
187 Hill St. | putnamcountyny.com
In her annual presentation, County Executive MaryEllen Odell will discuss the 2020 county budget.

THURS 3
Philipstown Town Board
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Dr. | 845-265-5200
philipstown.com

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