The Week Ahead

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COMMUNITY

SAT 7
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 through SUN 15.

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.

SAT 7
Christmas Holiday Craft Fair
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. St. Mary’s Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-265-2539
stmaryscoldspring.org
Find gifts and handcrafted items such as baked goods, soups and chilis, gift baskets and houseplants.

THURS 12
Hop & Shop
BEACON
5 – 9 p.m. Various locations
facebook.com/hopandshopbeacon
About 60 businesses plan to be open late for holiday shopping, services, sales and specials. Also FRI 13.

THURS 12
Holiday Mixer
GARRISON
6 p.m. Garrison Institute | 14 Mary’s Way
coldspringnychamber.com
The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will party, bid on silent auction items and vote for its 2020 leadership. Cost: $35 ($30 members) before MON 9; $45/$40

SAT 14
Tree & Wreath Sale
PHILIPSTOWN
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
North Highlands Firehouse
504 Fishkill Road
All proceeds support Boy Scout Troop 437. Also SUN 15.

SAT 14
Holiday Quilt & Craft Sale
GARRISON
1 – 4 p.m. St. Philip’s Church
1101 Route 9D | 845-424-3571
stphilipshighlands.org
The fundraiser will benefit the church’s new organ and renovations. Free

STAGE & SCREEN

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 searches for family and identity. Different casts perform each weekend. Also SUN 8, SAT 14, SUN 15. Cost: $12

SAT 7
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. Cost: $12 ($5 students, seniors free)

TUES 10
True Justice
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Beahive
291 Main St. | beaconfilmsociety.org
The Beacon Film Society will present this 2019 documentary about Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Equal Justice Society, and his fight to eradicate racial discrimination from the criminal justice system. Producers Matthew Henderson and Elyse Frenchman will answer questions after the screening. Cost: $10

THURS 12
The Nutcracker
POUGHKEEPSIE
9:45 a.m. and Noon. Bardavon
35 Market St. | 845-473-2072
bardavon.org
The New Paltz Ballet Theatre will present its 22nd annual performance of the classic holiday story of a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. Also FRI 13, SAT 14, SUN 15. Cost: $29 to $34

THURS 12
Newburgh: The Sixth Borough
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
In this Mark Gamma feature film, Gamma plays an old man who settles in at a bar for an evening of nostalgic monologues with Jack the bartender listening and refreshing his beer. Gamma’s film AMERICA, America will also be shown. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

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 (teens $5, 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)

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 handcrafted 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)

TUES 10
Gingerbread Dog Workshop
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Children ages 6 to 9 are invited to hear a story and make a stuffed animal. Registration required. Free

TUES 10
Lantern-Making Craft
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Make your own lantern and take a walk while you light up the night.

FRI 13
Science Fair
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The 2018 documentary, shown as part of the Reel Life Film Club for middle-school students, follows nine high school students competing at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Pizza and a discussion with David Sampliner, a cinematographer, and John Christian Plummer, a director, will follow the screening. Registration required. Free

SAT 14
Breakfast with Santa
COLD SPRING
7:30 – 11:30 a.m. Methodist Church
216 Main St. | 845-265-3365
facebook.com/CSSHUMC
Enjoy pancakes and other breakfast goodies while kids meet Santa at this event hosted by the Cold Spring Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and the Cold Spring United Methodist Women. Cost: $8 ($7 seniors, $5 children)

SUN 15
Santa Claus Tour
PHILIPSTOWN
9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
facebook.com/cvfd14
The Continental Village Volunteer Fire Department will escort Santa around the village. Snow date SUN 22. See schedule online.

SUN 15
Mooseltoe
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Children can enjoy hot chocolate and a story with author Jim Semmelman.

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 artist. Stop by to say hello.

FRI 6
The Persistence of Memory
COLD SPRING
6 – 8:30 p.m. Buster Levi Gallery
121 Main St. | busterlevigallery.com
Panel paintings by Grey Zeien.

SAT 7
Inclusion
BEACON
1 – 5 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
This exhibit features the works of 17 Latino-American artists from the Hudson Valley. Through Dec. 29.

SAT 7
Analecta / PHOTOcentric
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960
garrisonartcenter.org
Cali 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.

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 explored war, racism and gender inequality. Cost: $20 ($10 members)

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 14
Eileen Sackman / Melissa Schlobohm
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. BAU Gallery | 506 Main St.
845-440-7584 | baugallery.org
Sackman uses ceramic vessels with portraits of Asian and African animals and whales to communicate emotional memorials in Encroachment, while Schlobohm relies on found and made objects in resin for Beauty Found, Beauty Wrought.

SAT 14
Gift Wrapped Show
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery

SAT 14
Thomas Van Winkle
BEACON
7 – 9 p.m. Oak Vino | 389 Main St.
845-765-2400 | oakvino.com

MUSIC

SAT 7
Cajun Jam and Potluck
PUTNAM VALLEY
2 – 5 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 | tompkinscorners.org
Bring your instrument, and/or your dancing shoes, and a dish or snack to share. The center will have a pot of vegetarian chili on the burner. RSVP requested to info@tompkinscorner.org.

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
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
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

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)

SAT 14
Pasquale Grasso Quartet
PHILIPSTOWN
6 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | magazzino.art
Hear classical jazz from Armstrong to Coltrane with Grasso (plectrum guitar), Ari Roland (double bass), Keith Balla (drums) and Stefano Doglioni (bass clarinet). Cost: $15

SAT 14
Jessica Lynn: A Very Merry, Country Christmas
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Dancers, singers and musicians will accompany the country singer in this benefit for Toys for Tots. Cost: $25 to $35

SAT 14
Mighty Girl
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Lena Fahringer (guitar), John Knowles (bass), Mark McNutt (guitar) and Bill Fahringer (drums) celebrate the release of their latest album. Cost: $10 ($15 door)

SAT 14
Sloan Wainwright
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
For her 20th annual “holiday whiz-bang shin-dig,” the singer and songwriter will be joined by her band and the harmony-singing Sloan Flakes, Hubby Jenkins, the Empty Bottle Ramblers and other guests. Cost: $35 ($40 door)

SUN 15
Dream Choir Concert
COLD SPRING
3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
10 Academy St. | 845-265-3220
presbychurchcoldspring.org
Led by Cat Guthrie, the choir will perform a concert of Beatles songs. Cost: $10 donation

SUN 15
Holiday Concert
GARRISON
4 p.m. St. Philip’s Church
1101 Route 9D | 845-424-3571
stphilipshighlands.org
The St. Philip’s Choir will present a concert to celebrate the renovation of the church and the installation of a new pipe organ with John Rutter’s Gloria for choir, brass, percussion and organ, along with Anglican anthems by Parry, Howells, Gardiner and Wood. Free

SUN 15
Jingle All the Way
BEACON
6 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
brownpapertickets.com/event/4442198
Greene and her band, The Wolves, will be joined by Russell Cusick and the Souls United Gospel Choir for caroling and sing-a-longs accompanied by Tom McCoy and The X-tremes. Cost: $15 ($10 seniors, students, $5 children)

TALKS & TOURS

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.

SAT 7
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 8. Cost: $26 (children $16, 5 and younger free)

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.

TUES 10
Joseph Squillante
COLD SPRING
2 p.m. Putnam History Museum
63 Chestnut St. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
The photographer has spent 40 years photographing the Hudson River from its source to its mouth to raise awareness of its beauty and nature. His talk is a collaboration between the museum and the Butterfield Library. Free

CIVIC

MON 9
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

TUES 10
Garrison Fire District Vote
GARRISON
5 – 8 p.m. Firehouse | 1616 Route 9
845-424-4406 | garrisonfd.org

TUES 10
North Highlands Fire District Vote
GARRISON
6 – 9 p.m. Firehouse | 504 Fishkill Road
845-265-7285 | nhfd21.org

WED 11
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | 1100 Route 9D
845-424-3689 | gufs.org

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