The Week Ahead

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COMMUNITY

SAT 2
Free Meal for Veterans
BEACON
2 – 5 p.m. VFW Hall
413 Main St. | 845-229-0106
State Sen. Sue Serino and the Mental Health America of Dutchess County Vet2Vet Program will offer a free dinner for veterans and one guest, along with a program about resources for vets.

THURS 7
Community Blood Drive
COLD SPRING
2 – 8 p.m. Loretto Parish Hall
24 Fair St. | donate.nybc.org
Walk-ins welcome. Bring a photo ID and eat well and drink fluids before you donate.

THURS 7
Beacons of History Awards
BEACON
5:30 p.m. The Roundhouse
2 E. Main St. | 845-831-0514
beaconhistorical.org
Robert Murphy, who was president of the Beacon Historical Society for 20 years until 2018 and edited its newsletter for 38 years, will be honored, along with The Tioronda Garden Club, which was organized in 1929. Cost: $75

SAT 9
Christmas Vendor, Craft and Yard Sale
BEACON
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reformed Church
1113 Wolcott Ave. | 845-831-8153
rcbeacon.org
Find gifts and decorations and support local craftspeople at this benefit sale. Tours also will be offered of the church, which was built in 1859.

VISUAL ART

SAT 2
Art is Where the Heart Is!
PEEKSKILL
2 – 4 p.m. Field Library | 4 Nelson Ave.
914-737-1212 | virtrauxbyalejandra.com
Alejandra Awad, a jewelry designer and painter who lives in Garrison, will exhibit selections of her artwork. Through Nov. 26.

SAT 2
Lattimore Studio Student Exhibit
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculuturalcenter.org
Students of Andrew Lattimore, a contemporary realist artist with a studio in Cornwall, will exhibit their work. The gallery will be closed on SUN 3 and SAT 9.

SAT 2
Reflections
BEACON
4 – 7 p.m. Catalyst Gallery | 137 Main St.
845-204-3844 | catalystgallery.com
Works by Glen Datres, Taylor Black and Stefan Datres. Through Nov. 11.

By Taylor Black


KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 2
Sights and Sounds of Beacon
BEACON
10:30 a.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Using story prompts from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read, students ages 12 and older will create multimedia projects to share the story of Beacon. Registration required. Free

SUN 3
Art in Nature
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Supplies for Creative Living
165 Main St. | 845-809-5900
suppliesforcreativeliving.com
Lara and Andrea will lead this workshop in which children explore the natural world through stories, poems and creative play. Children ages 3-8 meet at 11 a.m. and ages 8-12 at 1 p.m. Registration required. Cost: $10

SUN 3
Art, Books and Chocolate
GARRISON
2 – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org/abc
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome, the recipients of the library’s Alice Curtis Desmond Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature, will lead families in collaborative storytelling. Reservations recommended. Free

THURS 7
Youth Open Mic
BEACON
6:30 – 8 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Miss Vickie will host this event for up-and-coming talent.

SAT 9
Wheels on the Bus
BEACON
11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
wheelsbus.bpt.me
The Hudson Valley Theatre Initiative will present this musical for younger children and their families. Cost: $10 (children 8 and younger free)

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 2
Buried Treasures
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. Stonecrop Garden
81 Stonecrop Lane | 845-265-2000
stonecrop.org
Learn how to naturalize bulbs in your lawn and pot up paperwhites in this four-hour workshop. Take home bulbs to plant. Cost: $60 ($40 members)

SAT 2
Translating for Writers
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Poets and writers Ann Cefola, Beth Gersh-Nešic and Ann Lauinger will discuss how translation has influenced their literary careers and process.

SUN 3
Pete Souza
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The former White House photographer will talk about his book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, which juxtaposes the Obama and Trump presidencies. Cost: $38 to $60

TUES 5
Heaven’s Ditch
COLD SPRING
2 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
As part of the Butterfield Library’s lecture series, Jack Kelly will discuss his book, which examines “God, gold and murder” during the building of the Erie Canal.

THURS 7
Moolah Doula
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Joanne Leffeld, a certified financial planner, will use experiential exercises to help participants explore their relationship with money and understand how to invest following your core values. Free

SAT 9
Civil Resistance 101
GARRISON
2:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
This discussion, led by Hudson Highlands Extinction Rebellion, will focus on various types of civil disobedience and provide an overview of the Extinction Rebellion social justice movement, which advocates nonviolent techniques to address the climate emergency, ecosystem collapse and mass extinction.

SAT 9
The Star-Spangled Mystery
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-4010
putnamhistorymuseum.org
Marc Ferris, the author of Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America’s National Anthem, will discuss the song and its origins. Cost: $10 (members free)

SUN 10
eBird Workshop
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. – Noon. Hubbard Lodge
2880 Route 9
putnamhighlandsaudubon.org
Birdwatchers of any experience level can learn how to participate in the statewide conservation program by entering data in eBird. Bring an electronic device such as a tablet or smartphone with the eBird app, along with binoculars.

SUN 10
An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St.
Josh MacPhee will discuss his book and share some of the music in this fundraiser for the newly launched Beacon Prison Book Project.

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 2
Young Frankenstein
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
philipstowndepottheatre.org
This 2007 Broadway musical version of the 1974 Mel Brooks film is directed by Nancy Swann. Also SUN 3, THURS 7, FRI 8, SAT 9, SUN 10. Cost: $25 ($20 Thursdays, $22 seniors, students)

SUN 3
Full House (With One Up the Sleeve)
PUTNAM VALLEY
5 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
Six one-act comedies — The Erythrosine Ballad (Pat O’Neill), Lady Wife (Anne Connolly), Bless Me Father (Pat Lennon), Speed Date (Carol Mark), Plattsburgh (Evelyn Mertens) and After the Ball (Robin Anne Joseph) — will explore everyday life. Cost: $15 ($10 seniors, students)

FRI 8
Dragonfly Story Hour
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Butterfield librarians will host eight storytellers who will each share a four-minute true tale from memory. Free

SAT 9
The Artichoke
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
artichoke.brownpapertickets.com
This bimonthly series hosted by Drew Prochaska features performers who have appeared on television and radio storytelling programs such as The Moth and Risk! Cost: $17.50 ($20 door)

SUN 10
Hope on the Hudson
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Environmentalist Jon Bowermaster will screen two short films he made as part of his ongoing Hudson River Stories project: A Living River and Undamming the Hudson River. A panel discussion will follow with Bowermaster, George Jackman of Riverkeeper and Scott Silver of Constitution Marsh Audubon Sanctuary. Free

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 9
Arts & Crafted
BEACON
Noon – 8 p.m. Telephone Building
291 Main St. | alittlebeaconblog.com
Anna West will display her paintings, Caiming Cheung her metal works, Kat Stoughtenborough her fiber art and Virginia Piazza her pottery at this pop-up market. Also SUN 10.

SAT 9
Holiday Show
BEACON
6 – 8 p.m. Bannerman Island Gallery
150 Main St. | 845-831-6346
bannermancastle.org
Along with an exhibition of photos of Bannerman Island, browse ceramics, glass and mixed media art for gifts.

SAT 9
Jebah Baum / Ilse Schreiber-Noll
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. BAU Gallery | 506 Main St.
845-440-7584 | baugallery.org
Baum’s The Tragic Plot will include sculpture, painting and bas reliefs. Schreiber-Noll’s With and Against the Grain, has woodcuts and artist books. A selection of photography by Vassar students curated by Ella Baum will be in the Beacon Room.

By Ilse Schreiber-Noll

SAT 9
15th Anniversary Show
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery | 163 Main St.
212-255-2505 | cluttermagazine.com
Plus, toys and figures by Klav9 and Michael Skattum.

MUSIC

SAT 2
Munich Philharmonic String Quartet
NEWBURGH
2 p.m. St. George’s Church
105 Grand St. | 845-534-2864
newburghchambermusic.org
The ensemble will perform the last quartets of Haydn, Victor Ullmann and Mendelssohn as part of the “turning points” theme of the Newburgh Chamber Music season. Cost: $25 ($5 students)

SAT 2
Autumn Songs
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | 845-265-5537
cmsnewpaltz.org
The Chamber Music Society of New Paltz will present this art song recital with Nicholas Tamagna, Medina and Inessa Zaretsky performing Gesange, by Brahms; Automne, by Hahn, Faure and Ropartz; and Before and After Summer, by Finzi. Cost: $20 ($15 seniors)

SAT 2
Who’s Who
PEEKSKILL
7:30 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Rock violinist Daisy Jopling and her band will play her arrangements of hit songs by The Who to support her latest release of an album by the same title. Cost: $25 to $50

SAT 2
Cedric Watson
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
Watson, a fiddler, singer, accordionist, banjoist and songwriter, has been nominated for four Grammys. His music combines Cajun, Creole and Zydeco. Cost: $20 ($15 seniors, students)

SAT 2
James Emery
NEWBURGH
8 p.m. Atlas Studios | 11 Spring St.
845-391-8855 | atlasnewburgh.com
Guitarist Emery will lead a chamber jazz trio featuring Rob DeBellis on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute and Kim Cass on bass. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

FRI 8
Gratefully Yours
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
This Grateful Dead tribute band plays set lists submitted by fans. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 9
Dar Williams
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St.
philipstownhub.org/events
The singer and songwriter will perform to benefit the newly opened Philipstown Hub in Cold Spring, which offers mental-health and addiction support services. A meet-and-greet is scheduled for 6 p.m. at The Hub, 5 Stone St. Cost: $50

SUN 10
New Zion Trio
BEACON
9 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
Jamie Saft (electronics and keyboard), Brad Jones (bass) and Oscar Debe (drums) will play “forward-roots reggae meets spiritual jazz, soul and doom dub.” Cost: $10 donation

CIVIC

MON 4
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

TUES 5
Haldane School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane High School (Room 211)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 5
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

TUES 5
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 6
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

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


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