The Week Ahead

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COMMUNITY

SAT 19
Community Open House
COLD SPRING
3 – 7 p.m. 5 Stone St.
philipstownhub.org
The Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub, a newly created space for mental health and addiction assistance, will celebrate its opening with music, cider and donuts.

SAT 19
Open to the Sky
BEACON
5:30 p.m. Route 9D and Main St.
beaconhebrewalliance.org
The Beacon Hebrew Alliance will close its weeklong schedule of events under a sukkah, or temporary hut, at Polhill Park with a Melava Malka, or “Jewish folk-singing, herring-eating hootenanny.” On SUN 20, there will be two discussions: “Amazon on Fire: How to Save ‘The Earth’s Lungs’ ” at noon and “Sexuality and You: Bodies, Communication and Jewish Values” at 4 p.m., followed by a picnic at 5:30 p.m. and Simchat Torah parade down Main Street.

SAT 19
Solar-Powered Boat
BEACON
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beacon dock
The Solaris will leave the Beacon Institute dock on the half-hour for the Newburgh boat launch, returning on the hour. Exact change required. Also SUN 20. Cost: $2

SAT 19
Castle-to-River Run
GARRISON
6:30 a.m. Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Drive | 845-424-4618
salomonnytrailseries.com/castle-to-river-run
In this fifth and final race of the 2019 Salomon New York Trail Series, test your endurance during a 50k (8 a.m.), half marathon (9 a.m.), 5k (9:30 a.m.) or kid’s dash (11:30 a.m.) around the Highlands (including Benedict Arnold’s escape path). Cost: $65 (50k), $45 (half marathon), $25 (5k), free (kids)

SUN 20
Meadows & Trails Run
CORNWALL
7:30 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
120 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506
hhnm.org
Support the nature museum’s programs and run or walk a scenic course on the grounds of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in this third annual benefit. Same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., 5k walkers start at 9 a.m., 5k runners at 9:15 a.m., and the kid’s dash at 9:20 a.m. Cost: $40

SUN 20
Car Show
BEACON
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Main Street
914-474-1891
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce and the Dutchess Cruisers Car Club will present this ninth annual event with vehicles both vintage and new, along with live music, raffles and food. Vehicle registration is $15.

SUN 20
Pumpkin Fest
BEACON
Noon – 5 p.m. Riverfront Park
1 Flynn Drive | beaconsloopclub.org
Pick up a Hudson Valley pumpkin and enjoy pumpkin pie, cider and stone soup. Two solar-powered music stages will feature local talent at this annual Beacon Sloop Club gathering and there will be children’s activities and environmental displays.

SUN 20
Braising 101
COLD SPRING
1 – 3 p.m. Glynwood Center
362 Glynwood Road | 845-265-333
glynwood.org
Sam Garwin will explain how to braise your best cuts. Cost: pay what you can

SUN 20
Little Stony Point Meeting
COLD SPRING
1 – 5 p.m. 3011 Route 9D
littlestonypoint.org
Anyone interested in learning more about the Little Stony Point Citizens’ Association is invited to attend its annual meeting at the Volunteer Center. There will be food, drink, crafts and music.

TUES 22
The Airbnb Phenomenon
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Keegan Law
142 Main St.| coldspringnychamber.com
The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host this conversation about the local impacts of short-term rentals. RSVP requested. Cost: $30 ($35 door; members $25/$30)

THURS 24
Miles of Hope Fundraiser
BEACON
6 p.m. Melzingah Tap House
554 Main St.
Enjoy a buffet, a drink and a raffle while supporting programs for Hudson Valley residents living with breast cancer. Cost: $25

SAT 26
Harvest Beer & Cider Fest
COLD SPRING
Noon – 5 p.m. Mayor’s Park
55 Fair St. | hopsonthehudson.com
More than 50 New York breweries will offer samples. There will also be food trucks, live music and, of course, hatchet throwing by sober people. Cost: $25 to $98.50

SAT 26
HHLT Young Friends
GARRISON
2 – 5 p.m. Winter Hill
20 Nazareth Way | hhlt.org
This seventh annual fundraiser will include activities for families and children, a hike to the Revolutionary War redoubt and cider-pressing. Climate activist Krystal Ford will be recognized with the Timothy Osborn Roberts Young Friends Conservation Award. Cost: $25 (ages 12 and under free)

SUN 27
Community Dinner
GARRISON
6 p.m. Garrison Institute
14 Mary’s Way | csfarmmarket.org
Support the nonprofit Cold Spring Farmer’s Market while enjoying dinner and drinks made from local produce and Fresh Company specialties. Come in costume and you could win dinner for two at Dolly’s. Cost: $90

KIDS & FAMILY

SUN 20
Duo Scorpio
BEACON
Noon. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-765-3012
howlandmusic.org
As part of its Classics for Kids series, the Howland Chamber Music Circle will present harpists Kathryn Andrews and Kristi Shade. Cost: $10 (children free)

THURS 24
The House with a Clock in its Walls
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This 2018 film, starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black, follows a boy and his magical uncle as they look for a clock that can end the world. Rated PG.

SAT 26
Smartphone Filmmaking
BEACON
10:30 a.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
In this workshop, children and teens ages 12 and older will learn how to use a smartphone to create high-quality short films. Registration required.

TALKS AND TOURS

SAT 19
The Right to Vote
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Historian John Cilio will discuss the fight for the national right to vote for women that culminated in the 19th Amendment. Cost: $10 (members free)

TUES 22
Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change
COLD SPRING
2 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
As part of the Butterfield Lecture Series, Mary Beth Pfeiffer will discuss her book, which examines how climate change and ticks have turned Lyme disease into an epidemic.

WED 23
Born in Clay and Fire
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Institute
199 Main St. | 845-838-1600
bire.org
In partnership with the Beacon Historical Society, historian Michael Conrad will discuss the Italian immigrants and African-American workers who used Hudson River clay to create the building blocks of the metropolis.

FRI 25
Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Split Rock Books | 97 Main St.
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
Virginia Sole-Smith will interview Nicki Sizemore about her latest cookbook.

SAT 26
Hudson Highlands Poetry
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Heller Levinson, Edwin Torres and Ruth Danon will read from their most recent collections.

VISUAL ART

SAT 19
Abstract Pop
BEACON
4 – 7 p.m. The Lofts at Beacon Gallery
18 Front St. | 845-202-7211
loftsatbeacon.com
Robert Paschal’s paintings take their plots from the literature and the artistic influences of Dadaists.

SAT 26
Ghent Altarpiece
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Roberta Shayo will discuss six centuries of the early 15th-century altarpiece, also known as the “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,” which may be the most often stolen artwork of all time. It hangs at St. Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium, and has been attributed to the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck.

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 19
Vic DiBitetto
PEEKSKILL
8 & 9:30 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
After selling out at the Paramount in 2018, the comedian returns for two shows with opener Eric Tartaglione. DiBitetto has been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. Cost: $25 to $55

SAT 19
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
This 1920 German horror film, about a hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to kill, will be screened as part of the library’s Silent Film Series with live musical accompaniment by Cary Brown. Free

THURS 24
From Beacon to the Border
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Hebrew Alliance
331 Verplanck Ave.
beaconhebrewalliance.org
The documentary follows the 2018 trip by a group of grandparents from Beacon to Texas to protest the separation of migrant families at the border. Free

SUN 27
Compassion and Mercy: Tales for Our Times
BEACON
2 p.m. St. John’s Church
35 Willow St. | stjoachim-stjohn.org
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Jonathan Heiles, Muriel Horowitz, Karen Pillsworth, Mary Platt and Ron Sopyla will share original and traditional stories.

MUSIC

SAT 19
Mike Klubnick Blues
COLD SPRING
2 – 5 p.m. Bandstand
Klubnick will perform with Amy Sherlock on vocals, Roberto Muller on drums, James Rubino on guitar and a special guest, Dave Merandy on blues harp. The rain date is SUN 20. Free

SAT 19
Appalachian Fusion
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
This celebration of Appalachian music and dance will feature music by Vanaver Caravan and readings from Ron Rash’s Burning Bright and Mary Knight’s Saving Wonder. Free

SAT 19
Robin Holcomb
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
A critic in The New York Times called Holcomb’s music “a new American regionalism, spun from many threads — country rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives.” Cost: $20 ($25 door)

FRI 25
Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
In this tribute, the performers segue through the 1950s singing classics such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk the Line” and “Great Balls of Fire.” Cost: $30 to $50

SAT 26
Blame It On the Bossa Nova
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Bring your masks and join in a Brazilian masquerade with the Judith Tulloch Band. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SAT 26
Dalton Ridenhour
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
chapelrestoration.org
As part of the Jazz at the Chapel series, the pianist will perform ragtime, stride and blues as well as songs from his album, Eccentricity. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 26
Lucy Kaplansky
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The folk and Americana chart-topper blends country, folk and pop in her melodies. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SUN 27
Stop Gun Violence Concert
BEACON
5 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
A group of musicians led by Tom Chapin will perform to benefit the nonprofit AfterLead, which assists victims of gun violence. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

CIVIC

MON 21
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 21
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road
845-838-6900 | beaconk12.org

MON 21
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
258 Main St. | 845-265-2500
nelsonvilleny.gov

TUES 22
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 23
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

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