The Week Ahead

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COMMUNITY

SAT 30
Holiday Pottery Sale
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960 garrisonartcenter.org
The sale will feature works by more than 30 ceramic artists, jewelers and artisans, along with paper goods, soaps and toys. Also SUN 1.

SAT 30
Holiday Boutique
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Shop for unique, handcrafted and locally made gifts from dozens of artisans. See the library website for a preview. Open Thursday to Sunday during library hours until SUN 15.

SAT 30
City of Beacon Tree Lighting
BEACON
4 – 6 p.m. Beacon Welcome Center
Main Street and Route 9D
Make an ornament, enjoy hot drinks and cookies, hear carols sung by Scouts, and welcome Santa Claus. The tree will be lighted at dusk.

TUES 3
Ugly Sweater Holiday Workshop
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Adults are invited to bring a sweater (or sweatshirt) to transform into an ugly sweater for holiday events. Registration required. Free

THURS 5
Tree Lighting
GARRISON
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Winter Hill
20 Nazareth Way | hhlt.org
This annual family-friendly celebration includes a sing-along, warm drinks and seasonal refreshments. Free

FRI 6
Hard Hat Holiday Party
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Enjoy cocktails, food, music and a silent auction to benefit the Jean Marzollo Children’s Room and receive a tour of the renovations-in-progress. Cost: $50

SAT 7
Christmas Fair
BEACON
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. John the Evangelist
35 Willow St. | 845-838-0195
stjoachim-stjohn.org
Shop for holiday gifts, breakfast and lunch foods and enter a raffle.

SAT 7
Atlas Winter Market
NEWBURGH
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Atlas Studios
11 Spring St. | 845-391-8855
atlasnewburgh.com/market
Find artisan jewelry, pottery, fabric goods, holiday wreaths and flowers, as well as farm-distilled spirits. There will be crafts for the kids. Also SUN 8.

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 30
It’s a Wonderful Life
PUTNAM VALLEY
2 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center | 729 Peekskill Hollow Road 845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
Judy Allen, Chris Blossy, Elizabeth Breslin, Nancy Maloy, Joe Niola, Simon Skolnik, Curtis Watkins and Lew Zwick will bring the popular film to life in a live radio play by Joe Landry. Cost: $10 donation

THURS 5
A Thousand Cranes
PEEKSKILL
7 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
This Dramatists Guild Footlight Series reading of a play by David Caudle will explore the response of a white Christian conservative politician when his daughter falls into a coma after being raped.

FRI 6
The Laramie Project
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane School
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org
Members of Haldane Drama will present this play about the aftermath of the killing in 1998 of Matthew Shepard, a gay 21-year-old University of Wyoming student who was beaten and left to die tied to a fence. Also SAT 7. Cost: $12 ($5 students, seniors free)

SAT 7
Elf Jr., The Musical
GARRISON
2 & 4 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
10 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3900
brownpapertickets.com/event/4442944
In a tale based on the holiday film, Buddy the Elf goes on a quest for family and identity. Different casts perform each weekend. Also SUN 8, SAT 14, SUN 15. Cost: $12

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 30
Alumni Basketball Game
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Haldane School
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org
Watch former Haldane male and female players compete in the 14th annual game hosted by the Blue Devil Booster Club. If interested in playing, call Joe Virgadamo at 845-265-9254, ext. 129 (must have been on team during senior year). Cost: $5 ($2 children; $10 players)

SAT 7
Breakfast with Santa
BEACON
9 a.m. – Noon. Memorial Hall
413 Main St. | bit.ly/beacon-santa-breakfast
This inaugural event, presented by New Covenant Learning Center PTA, will include a buffet, photos with Santa and holiday crafts. Cost: $10 ($5 teens, children free)

SAT 7
Nature in Winter
CORNWALL
10 a.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
100 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 ext. 204 | hhnm.org
Learn during a hike how to recognize signs of animals and plants that stay green year-round and meet an animal to find out how it survives winter. Cost: $10 ($8 children; $7/$5 members)

SAT 7
McKrells’ Christmas
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Kevin McKrell (Groucho) and Brian Melick (Zeppo) will perform as the Marx Brothers in an interpretation of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 8
Winter Celebration
PHILIPSTOWN
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Manitou School
1656 Route 9D | 845-809-5695
manitouschool.org
Enjoy crafts and the immersive Crystal Cave. Shop for handcrafted gifts and greenery. There will also be a bonfire, hot chocolate bar, bake sale and lunch booth. Cost: $10 per family

SUN 8
No Strings Marionettes Co.
BEACON
1 & 4 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson of Vermont will bring their hand-crafted puppets to life for a performance of Treasure Hunt at 1 p.m. and Jack and the Beanstalk at 4 p.m. Cost: $10 (children free)

VISUAL ARTS

FRI 6
Rick Gedney: Landscapes
COLD SPRING
6 – 9 p.m. Highlands Current
142 Main St. | 845-809-5584
highlandscurrent.org
As part of First Friday, The Current will host an open house for its new offices and a wine-and-cheese reception for an exhibit of paintings by Gedney, a Philipstown landscape artist. Stop by to say hello.

SAT 7
Inclusion
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The annual exhibit will feature work by Latino-American artists who live in the Hudson Valley, including Jose Acosta, Salvador Arellano, Edwin Batres, Aurelio Castano, Rafael Figueroa, Audrey Francis, Jose Gomez, Jose E. Gonzalez-Soto, Maria Lago, Ramon Lascano, Raphael Lopez, Nestor Madalengoitia, Wilfredo Morel, Henry Nuhn, Joe Pimentel and Marisa del Pozo Slick.

SAT 7
Cali Gorevic / PHOTOCENTRIC
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960 | garrisonartcenter.org
Gorevic’s solo show Analecta: Excerpts from a Whole includes her photography and ceramic puzzle sculptures. In addition, Gorevic and Robin Rice juried the art center’s biennial photography exhibit, selecting 50 works from more than 700 entries. Through Jan. 5.

By Kaitlin Sullivan

SAT 7
Small Works Show
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Catalyst Gallery
137 Main St. | 845-204-3844
catalystgallery.com
Artwork submitted to this juried show could be no larger than 20 inches and no more expensive than $500. Through Jan. 12.

SUN 8
Art History with a Twist
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
In this presentation on social and political commentary in Western art, Marcy B. Freedman will discuss how artists such as Goya, Nancy Spero, David Hammons and the Guerrilla Girls have explored war, racism and gender inequality. Cost: $20 ($10 members)

MUSIC

THURS 5
Altoism
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Join musician and composer Travis Sullivan as he presents a concert and lecture on masters of the alto sax such as Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderly, Lee Konitz and Jackie McLean and their contributions to jazz. Free

THURS 5
Hot Tuna
POUGHKEEPSIE
7:30 p.m. Bardavon
35 Market St. | 845-473-2072
bardavon.org
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will join the blues artists Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. Cost $49 to $64

FRI 6
Westchester All-Stars and Friends
PEEKSKILL
7 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
This annual holiday benefit concert for veterans organizations will feature Gene Cornish of The Rascals, rock drummer Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osborne/Cactus), singer and actor Vince Curatola of The Sopranos, Kristen Capolino, Pete Levin, MaryAnn Renza, Duchess Di, Tom Dudley, Scott Staton, Kathy Policastro, Bill Edwards and the Westchester All-Star Band. Cost: $35 to $100

FRI 6
Sonic Hudson / Kidaudra / Shana Falana
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
This concert features performances by three bands whose members met at the Club/Draw picnic this past summer and knew they had to do another show. Cost: $12 ($15 door)

SAT 7
Beatles vs. Stones
PEEKSKILL
7 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction will stage a showdown. Cost: $30 to $60

SAT 7
Tim Haufe with Strings / Whiskey Girls
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The bands return to the Howland for an encore. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SUN 8
Andy Grammer
POUGHKEEPSIE
7 p.m. Bardavon
35 Market St. | 845-473-2072
bardavon.org
The pop star will perform a holiday show. Cost: $30 to $105

Andy Grammer at The Grove

SUN 8
Phil Ochs Song Night
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Phil’s sister, Sonny Ochs, will host this show of emerging folk talent. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 30
Twilight Tours
GARRISON
3:30 – 8 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
Tour the candle-lit mansion, stroll the lighted grounds and enjoy music and a reception. Tours depart from 3:30 to 7:15 p.m. Also SUN 1, FRI 6, SAT 8, SUN 9. Cost: $26 (children $16, 5 and younger free)

SAT 30
Spring Street Reading Series
NEWBURGH
7 p.m. Atlas Studios
11 Spring St. | 845-391-8855
facebook.com/atlasnewburgh
Writers will explore their relationship to food in this month’s event. The evening includes Emily and Matt Clifton, authors of Cork and Knife: Build Complex Flavors with Bourbon, Wine, Beer and More; Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla, authors of Cooking with the Muse, and poet Elizabeth Cohen, whose collection is Patron Saint of Cauliflower.

SAT 7
Climate Change: Heading for Extinction
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
This presentation includes a discussion of ways individuals can push back against global warming.

SUN 8
Birds, Climate Change and the Marsh
GARRISON
9 a.m. & 2 p.m. Constitution Marsh
127 Warren Landing | 845-265-2601
constitution.audubon.org
The program features conversations on what residents can do for the future of local birds, with reference to a new Audubon report, Survival by Degrees.

CIVIC

MON 2
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
1 Municipal Plaza | 845-838-5011
cityofbeacon.org

TUES 3
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane High School (Room 211)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 3
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

TUES 3
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov

THURS 5
Philipstown Town Board
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Philipstown Rec Center
107 Glenclyffe Dr. | 845-265-5200
philipstown.com

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