The Week Ahead

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COMMUNITY

WED 5
Wellness in Philipstown
COLD SPRING
9 a.m. Philipstown Hub
5 Stone St. | coldspringnychamber.com
The Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast meeting will include a panel on local health initiatives. Cost: $15 ($20 door; members $10/$15)

FRI 7
Community Blood Drive
COLD SPRING
2 – 8 p.m. North Highlands Fire Co.
504 Fishkill Road | 800-933-2566
nybloodcenter.org
Walk-ins welcome. Bring photo ID. Eat well and drink fluids before you donate.

SAT 8
Hudson River EagleFest
GARRISON
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 914-762-2912 x110
boscobel.org
Celebrate the bald eagle migration to the Hudson Valley and watch them feed on fish in the river from viewing sites set up by the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society. Cost: pay what you wish

SAT 8
Winter on the Farm
WAPPINGERS FALLS
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stony Kill Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | 845-831-3800
stonykill.org
Get a tour of the barn and take a horsedrawn sleigh ride. There will also be an open greenhouse, crafts, a campfire, snowshoe rentals and a pancake brunch.

SAT 8
Community Valentines
BEACON
Noon – 4 p.m. NY Textile Lab
146 Main St. | newyorktextilelab.com
Create Valentine’s Day cards using thickened, natural cochineal dye, handmade paper and textile scraps. Drop-in anytime. Children welcome. Online registration required. Cost: $30 ($27 members) for 5 valentines

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 1
Winter Wellness Workshop
COLD SPRING
3 – 5 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9 | 845-666-7202
magazzino.art/events/upcoming
Jillian Pransky will lead a mindfulness and slow-flow vinyasa workshop for deep relaxation. Cost: $60 ($100 with props)

SAT 8
Estate Planning Seminar
GARRISON
10:30 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Attorney Michael Martin will cover the options available to protect your assets.

SUN 9
The War Before the War
HYDE PARK
2 p.m. FDR Library (Wallace Center)
4079 Albany Post Road | 845-486-7770
fdrlibrary.org/events-calendar
Andrew Delbanco will read from his book, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, in this event organized by groups that include the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County and the Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project. Online registration required. Free

SUN 9
Survival by Degrees
GARRISON
2 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Members of the Philipstown Garden Club and the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society will discuss Audubon’s recent report on the state of birds, which shows 389 species on the brink of extinction. The discussion will include how to create habitat and food for birds in your yard. Free

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 1
Take Your Child to the Library Day
COLD SPRING
Noon – 2 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Enjoy Lego fun, crafts and snacks.

SUN 2
Storytime with Vern Kousky
COLD SPRING
10:15 a.m. Split Rock Books | 97 Main St.
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
Kousky will read from his latest picture book, Lawrence: The Bunny Who Wanted to Be Naked.

SUN 2
Youth Showcase
BEACON
4 – 6 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Abigale Lily, Isabella Duluk, Zen Seiler, Grace Cuite and Nathaniel Ramos will perform. Free

MON 3
Kindergarten Registration
COLD SPRING
Haldane School (Room 116)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254 x122
haldaneschool.org
To schedule an appointment, contact Jodi Champlin by phone or jchamplin@haldaneschool.org. Children are welcome but not required to attend. Also, TUES 4, WED 5, THURS 6, FRI 7.

TUES 4
Kindergarten Registration
GARRISON
9 – 11 a.m. & 1 – 3 p.m. Garrison School
1100 Route 9D | 845-424-3689 x221
gufs.org
Registration will take place outside the main office. See website for requirements. Also WED 5.

WED 5
Card Games Club
BEACON
3:30 – 5 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134 x101
beaconlibrary.org
Do you play Magic, The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon or other card games? The library will launch a new club for middle and high school students. Bring your own cards. RSVP requested. Email community@beaconlibrary.org.

FRI 7
Pre-School Info Session
BEACON
9:15 & 10:15 a.m.
Beacon Hebrew Alliance
331 Verplanck Ave. | 845-831-2012
beaconhebrewalliance.org
Ilana Friedman, the director of the Beacon Hebrew Alliance’s preschool program, will answer questions and lead a tour. Also MON 13.

FRI 7
Disco Bingo Night
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Methodist Church
216 Main St.
Girl Scout Troop 2032 will host games and raffles, with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Bring a paper product, such as paper towels, to donate to the church and receive a free ticket for a prize. Email gshoth2032@gmail.com for information.

SUN 9
Valentine’s Day Craft Party
COLD SPRING
1 – 2:30 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org/calendar
All ages are welcome to make unique gifts for someone special. Register online.

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 8
Black History Month Exhibit
BEACON
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Beacon resident Barbara McCaskill organized this exhibit of artwork, political posters and historic ephemera. It will be on view through Feb. 27.

SAT 8
Helena Hernmarck
BEACON
1:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-431-4988
hudsonvalleyyarntrail.com
The tapestry artist and weaver will discuss her decades-long career using wool, sourced from farmers in her native Sweden, that absorbs rather than reflects light to tell stories. Cost: $15 ($20 door)

SAT 8
Barry Le Va
BEACON
2 p.m. Dia Beacon | 3 Beekman St.
845-440-0100 | diaart.org
As part of the DiaTalks Series, curator James Meyer will interview the sculpture artist about his work and installation at Dia. Cost: $15 ($12 students and seniors; free for children under 12, members and Beacon residents)

SAT 8
[In]Action Figures 8
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery
The gallery’s eighth installment of this annual show will feature the art of the action figure, whose heyday was the 1970s and 1980s. Through March 6.

MUSIC

SAT 1
Concert of Concertos
NEWBURGH
4 p.m. Aquinas Hall
Mount Saint Mary College
845-913-7157 | newburghsymphony.org
The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev with three sopranos. Cost: $25 (students free)

SAT 1
Joshua Bell
POUGHKEEPSIE
8 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The violinist will be accompanied by Alessio Bax on piano in a program that includes Schubert, Franck and Bach. Proceeds benefit the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Cost: $100 to $150

SAT 1
The Dark Horses
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Nine Orange County musicians will pay tribute to George Harrison, from his Cavern Club days with the Beatles through his solo career, including collaborations with Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne and The Traveling Wilburys. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

THURS 6
Storm King School Singers
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Students from the private school in Cornwall will perform under the direction of Gabriela Mikova Johnson. Free

FRI 7
Yarn
BEACON
8:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The Americana-alt country band will perform. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SAT 8
Beacon Rising Choir
BEACON
1 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
This community choir, which emerged from a singing circle and the Resistance Choir in 2017, will perform songs of inspiration, peace and protest. The concert benefits Compass Arts Creativity Project, the Beacon Community Kitchen, Newburgh LGBTQ Center, Beacon Prison Rides and the Love Quest Foundation. Cost: $15 ($20 door, ages 12 and under free with adult)

SAT 8
Daniel Kelly and David Rothenberg
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Cold Spring Coffeehouse
92 Main St. | 845-591-2073
The first in a monthly Hudson Line series will feature the Cold Spring composers and improvisers in concert, with Kelly on keyboards and Rothenberg on clarinet and producing nature sounds. Free

SAT 8
9 Horses
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-431-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The trio — mandolinist Joe Brent, violinist Sara Caswell and bassist Andrew Ryan — will celebrate the release of its most recent album, Blood From a Stone. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

SUN 9
Prognosis
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
This Pink Floyd tribute band’s multimedia show uses lighting and video to create a memorable experience and includes music from The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

STAGE & SCREEN

THURS 6
Evening of Poetry
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Beacon Poet Laureate Peter Ullian and former Dutchess County Poet Laureate Bettina “Gold” Wilkerson will read selections from their work.

THURS 6
Tournées French Film Festival
POUGHKEEPSIE
6:30 p.m. Vassar College (Taylor Hall)
124 Raymond Ave. | vassar.edu
This month-long festival of six films begins with Faces, Places (2017), by Agnès Varda and the street artist JR. Founded in 1995, the festival is a program of the FACE Foundation and the French Embassy. There is an opening reception at 6 p.m. The film on SAT 8 will be The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (2018). See website for the full schedule. Free

FRI 7
Matilda, The Musical
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
101 Matteawan Road | 845-850-2722
beaconperformingartscenter.com
Based on the Roald Dahl children’s novel, this musical follows a precocious young girl with psychokinetic powers who takes on the evil headmistress of her school. Also SAT 8, SUN 9. Cost: $12 ($5 students)

SAT 8
Met in HD: Porgy and Bess
POUGHKEEPSIE
1 p.m. Bardavon | 35 Market St.
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The high-definition simulcast of the Gershwin’s masterpiece stars bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles from the Metropolitan Opera House. Cost: $21 to $28

SUN 9
Academy Awards Viewing Party
BEACON
7 p.m. Story Screen Beacon
445 Main St. | storyscreenbeacon.com
Watch the Oscars with champagne, photos on a red carpet, trivia rounds and live commentary. Cost: $15

VISUAL ART

SAT 1
African American Artists of the Hudson Valley
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
The 26th annual African-American History Month exhibit will include works by Jan Benoit, Ronald E. Brown, Rhonda Green-Phillips, Arnold Hayes, Ondine Thomas James, Richard Outlaw, Symantha Outlaw, Olivier Spearman, Gina Waters, Donald Whitely and Rochleigh Wholft. Through Feb. 29.

SUN 2
Portraits by Brendan K.
BEACON
Noon – 3 p.m. Beacon Bubble & Bath
458 Main St. | 845-440-6782
Sit for the artist for 45 minutes and take home your own portrait. Cost: $11

FRI 7
Student Art Show
COLD SPRING
5 – 7 p.m. Philipstown Hub
5 Stone St. | coldspringnychamber.com
This reception will open an exhibit of civil rights-themed artwork by fifth-graders from Haldane Elementary. Accompanying the exhibit will be a three-day display of work by the school’s second, third and fourth graders in the windows and interiors of Main Street businesses organized by the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce and the Haldane Arts Alliance as part of the chamber’s First Friday events.

SUN 9
Erotic or Not? Sex in Art
PEEKSKILL
3 p.m. Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 E. Main St. | 914-788-0100
hudsonvalleymoca.org
In this lecture, which is part of the ongoing Art History with a Twist series, artist and art historian Marcy B. Freedman will discuss sexual themes through history. Cost: $20 ($10 members)

CIVIC

SAT 1
Village Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
85 Main St. | 845-265-3611
coldspringny.gov
The board will review recommended updates to the village code.

MON 3
Forum on Strategic Plan
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Haldane High School (Room 211)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org
Share your thoughts on how to put Haldane’s strategic plan into action. RSVP to mshields@haldaneschool.org.

MON 3
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

TUES 4
School Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Haldane High School (Room 211)
15 Craigside Drive | 845-265-9254
haldaneschool.org

TUES 4
Putnam County Legislature
CARMEL
7 p.m. Historic Courthouse
44 Gleneida Ave. | 845-208-7800
putnamcountyny.com

TUES 4
Village Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 5
Village Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov
The board will review recommended updates to the village code.

THURS 6
Philipstown Town Board
GARRISON
7:30 p.m. Community Center
107 Glenclyffe Dr. | 845-265-5200
philipstown.com


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