The Week Ahead

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For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

COMMUNITY

SAT 9
Plant a Pollinator Paradise
CARMEL
9:30 a.m.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
putnam.cce.cornell.edu
Learn how your landscape can be part of helping endangered pollinators such as butterflies, and how to create a pollinator garden and other useful habitats.

SAT 9
Spring Bird-a-thon
PHILIPSTOWN
Your backyard | bit.ly/phas-birdathon
Sign up to count species in a safe and convenient location for this annual fundraiser for the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society. Also SUN 10.

MON 11
Hudson Valley Women in Business
ONLINE
1 p.m. hudsonvalleywomeninbusiness.com/events
Christine Gritmon will lead a discussion via Zoom about building an audience through social media. Cost: $10

TUES 12
Helen Savoit Book Club
BEACON
1:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
beaconlibrary.org
The group is reading The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier. See the library’s online calendar for four questions to answer about the book by email. The book selection for June will be Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.

THURS 14
Fiction Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
Join co-owner Michael Bender on Zoom to discuss one of his favorite books, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, by G.B. Edwards.

KIDS & FAMILY

MON 11
Emily Music for Kids
BEACON
11 a.m. facebook.com/emilymusic4kids
Tune in on week days for a fun and funny program.

MON 11
Story Time
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
instagram.com/desmondfishpubliclibrary
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
Lucille Merry and other members of the staff will read children’s books aloud. Also WED 13, FRI 15.

TUES 12
New Parents’ Support Group
GARRISON
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
desmondfishlibrary.org
Via Zoom. Email beautifulmamas123@gmail.com for registration information. Continues weekly.

TUES 12
Kitchen Sink Science
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
instagram.com/desmondfishpubliclibrary
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
Digital Services Coordinator Ryan Biracree conducts science experiments. Continues weekly.

THURS 14
Paper Crafts Workshop
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
The workshop takes place each week via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

FRI 15
Parents’ Support Group
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org/calendar
Email whiteside.ks@gmail.com for Zoom details.

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 9
Artist of the Week
BEACON
baugallery.org
Each week the gallery interviews a local artist and spotlights his or her work.

SAT 9
Red Regatta
PHILIPSTOWN
3 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
845-666-7202 | magazzino.art
As part of the Magazzino Da Casa series, Melissa McGill of Beacon will discuss on Instagram Live her public-art project in Venice. A documentary by Giovanni Pellegrini about the project is available at the museum website.

red regatta

SAT 9
Social Saturday
GARRISON
4 p.m. Garrison Art Center
instagram.com/garrisonartcenter
Join a virtual open studio to stay connected with the arts community and artists. The Zoom ID is 996 412 237.

SAT 16
Installing Magazzino
PHILIPSTOWN
3 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
845-666-7202 | magazzino.art
The museum’s collection manager and chief registrar, Gabriella Perez, and its head preparator and facilities manager, Thomas Huber, will discuss a short film by Domenico Palma, Installing Magazzino, that takes viewers behind the scenes of the installation of its first exhibit, Margherita Stein: Rebel With A Cause. The film will be available on the museum website and Instagram beginning WED 13.

MUSIC

SUN 10
Clearwater Concert
ONLINE
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Facebook Live
clearwater.org
This 12-hour online concert, a tribute on Mother’s Day to Toshi Seeger, will be curated by Fred Gillen Jr. to raise money for Clearwater’s environmental work. The performers will include David and Jacob Bernz, Mel and Vinnie, Kyle Tigges, Karen Brooks and Joe Kaminsky.

Toshi Seeger

Toshi Seeger

MON 11
Quarantine Stream
BEACON
6 p.m. facebook.com/SongSmithLive
Three nights per week, Mark Westin hosts live performances streamed online by local musicians such as Jay Nicholas, Decora, Judith Tulloch and Steve Franchino, Mimi Sun Longo, Annalyse & Ryan and Jen Clapp. Also WED 13, FRI 15.

WED 13
An Evening to #spreadHOPE
GARRISON
8 p.m. Hoving Home
hovinghome.org/spreadhope
The Christian pop duo For King & Country, which has won four Grammys and had six No. 1 singles, will perform as a benefit for the home, a nonprofit that helps women recover from drug and alcohol abuse. Register to receive a link.

King and Country

THURS 14
Open Mic
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
townecrier.com
Walker May will host via Zoom with 12 performers. To perform or listen, email walker@townecrier.com. Continues weekly.

TALKS

MON 11
Transforming Stress Into Vitality
GARRISON
4 p.m. Garrison Institute
garrisoninstitute.org
Gayla and Aaron Stiles will lead a massage and Taoist Mindful Movement workshop via Zoom.

WED 13
Current Conversation
7 p.m. Zoom
highlandscurrent.org/digital
Join The Current’s email list to receive an invitation to our weekly online discussion with a newsmaker.

THURS 14
Deepening Your Meditation Practice
GARRISON
3 p.m. Garrison Institute
garrisoninstitute.org
Lama Surya Das will lead a Zoom presentation on how to stay balanced and mindful during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.

THURS 14
Resiliency Meditation
BEACON
8:30 p.m. bit.ly/resiliency-meditation
Register to join Amy Soucy via Zoom for a weekly 30-minute meditation about turning fear into resilience.

CIVIC

Meetings are closed to the public but streamed or posted as videos. See highlandscurrent.org/meeting-videos.

MON 11
Gov. Cuomo Daily Briefing
10:45 a.m. Weekdays
twitter.com/nygovcuomo

MON 11
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 11
Garrison Fire District
GARRISON
7 p.m. Firehouse | garrisonfd.org
The meeting will conducted by video conference via YouTube.

MON 11
School Board
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon High School
845-838-6900 | beaconk12.org

MON 11
Zoning Board of Appeals
PHILIPSTOWN
7:30 p.m. Zoom | philipstown.com
The board is expected to discuss a disputed home plan for 529 Route 9D in Garrison. Email Kelly Macintyre at kmacintyre@philipstown.com for meeting information.

TUES 12
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

TUES 12
Conservation Board
PHILIPSTOWN
7:30 p.m. Zoom
philipstown.com
Email kmacintyre@philipstown.com for meeting information.


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