The Week Ahead

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COMMUNITY

SAT 6
5K Run & Walk With the Dogs
BEACON
Animal Rescue Foundation
bit.ly/arf-run-2020
Register by WED 10 to run or walk a 5K and log the activity for ARF’s annual fundraiser. Submit times online with a photo of your watch, GPS or other fitness tracker. Cost: $3

SUN 7
Farmers’ Market
BEACON
10 a.m. – Noon. Veterans Place
beaconfarmersmarket.org
Order online for pickup. Walk-up shoppers will be accommodated as space allows. 

TUES 9
Invasive Species Training
MILLBROOK
9:30 a.m. CCE Dutchess County
In the first of four weekly sessions, learn how to identify and report sightings of the spotted lanternfly, jumping worms and beech leaf disease. To register, call 845-677-8223, ext. 134, or email jdt225@cornell.edu. 

TUES 9
New Leaf Garden
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
butterfieldlibrary.org
Hear the latest plans for a community garden on town-owned property at the corner of Routes 9D and 403 in Garrison.

FRI 12
Virtual Friday Soiree
GARRISON
5:30 p.m. Antipodean Books
Email lilburne@highlands.com for Zoom details. Continues weekly.

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 6
Spooky Stories on the Hudson
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
facebook.com/tompkinscorners
How did a giant make the Hudson flow both ways? What spirits make you tip your hat to them in the Highlands? How did a horror happening to an early settler of Putnam Valley turn into a blessing? Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will perform live around a bonfire to share history-based tales with haunting twists.  

WED 10
The Dubliners
PUTNAM VALLEY
7 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
facebook.com/tompkinscorners
Peter Gerety and Patricia McGuire, under the direction of Alice Jankell, will present a selection of James Joyce’s classic novel. 

James Joyce

James Joyce

SUN 14
Open Mic: Poetry and Spoken Word
PUTNAM VALLEY
3 – 5 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
facebook.com/tompkinscorners
Anne Graue, author of Fig Tree in Winter, will share her poetry via Zoom, followed by an open mic for up to 18 readers.

TALKS

WED 10
Attachment and Awareness in Times of Stress
GARRISON
5 p.m. Garrison Institute
garrisoninstitute.org
Dr. Dan Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA, and Mark Greenberg, a retired professor of prevention research at Penn State, will discuss emotional regulation and how parents and educators can support children in times of stress and isolation. Online registration required.

Dan Siegel

Dan Siegel

THURS 11
DIY Ginger Ale
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org
Velya Jancz-Urban, a former Brazilian dairy farmer, and her daughter, Ehris, a “green witch,” will present this Zoom workshop to help participants “gingerly adjust to the new normal” by making their own ginger ale and vanilla and almond extract. Email adults@beaconlibrary.org. 

FRI 12
Open Space Has Gone Viral
GARRISON
11 a.m. Hudson Highlands Land Trust
The land trust will host this webinar on open space with speakers from the state parks department, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Scenic Hudson. Register at bit.ly/3cw805d.

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 6
Climbing the Walls
PEEKSKILL
Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art
hudsonvalleymoca.org
Through Sept. 6, MOCA and Studio Theater in Exile are offering a free virtual exhibit of artwork, poetry and performances. It opens today, and new content will be posted each week.

bunny

WED 10
Artist of the Week
BEACON
baugallery.org
Each week the gallery interviews a local artist and spotlights his or her work. Melissa Schlobohm is featured through TUES 9.

SAT 13
Member Exhibit and Sale
GARRISON
Garrison Art Center
garrisonartcenter.org
The annual show and sale, conducted online, will continue through June 21. 

MUSIC

THURS 11
Open Mic
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
Walker May will host via Zoom with 12 performers. To perform or listen, email walker@townecrier.com by 3 p.m. Continues weekly

KIDS & FAMILY

MON 8
Story Time
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
instagram.com/desmondfishpubliclibrary
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
Lucille Merry and other members of the staff read children’s books aloud. Also WED 10. 

TUES 9
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 9
YOU Picasso Kids
COLD SPRING
10:30 a.m. Butterfield Library
All you will need is paper and a Sharpie, crayons or markers for this nine-session Zoom workshop led by Kinga Lesniak. In the first meeting, participants will visit Greece. Register at bit.ly/3cuhoGn. 

picasso kids

WED 10
Sing and Move for Toddlers
GARRISON
10 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
Miss Gabi leads this  weekly session. Register at bit.ly/singandmove. 

THURS 11
Drag Queen Story Time
GARRISON
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
desmondfishlibrary.org
Angel Elektra will reading on Zoom for children ages 12 and younger and their caretakers in celebration of Pride Month. Online registration required. 

THURS 11
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 12
Spanish Story Time
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
instagram.com/desmondfishpubliclibrary
facebook.com/desmondfishlibrary
Ms. Yrma will read children’s books aloud and share songs and games with children up to age 7. Continues weekly.

CIVIC

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

SAT 6
Gov. Cuomo Briefing
10:45 a.m. twitter.com/nygovcuomo
Continues daily. 

MON 8
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
cityofbeacon.org
Among other business, Police Chief Kevin Junjulas will discuss best practices and training for his officers.  

TUES 9
School District Votes
Ballots mailed to each registered voter in the Garrison, Haldane and Beacon districts to weigh in on the budget and open trustee seats must be received by 5 p.m.

TUES 9
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
coldspringny.gov

WED 10
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7 p.m. Village Hall
nelsonvilleny.gov
Among the issues on the agenda at this workshop: parking on Secor/Spring, trees and termites, landscape debris pickup, active sidewalks, paving and roof estimates, invasive species and 5G technology.

WED 10
School Board
GARRISON
7 p.m. Garrison School | gufs.org


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