The Week Ahead

Edited by Pamela Doan (calendar@highlandscurrent.org)
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

COMMUNITY

MON 15
Marathon for Mental Health
COLD SPRING
philipstownhub.org/marathon
The Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub is sponsoring this virtual marathon in which participants run 26.2 miles in 30 days. Prizes will be awarded for fastest total time by gender, age group and family, and most improved mile time from Day 1 and Day 26. Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on SUN 14. Cost: $26 ($50 family)

MON 15
Go Solar!
DUTCHESS
6 – 7:30 p.m. CCE Dutchess County
ccedutchess.org
Learn about solar panels, how they work and what incentives and rebate programs are available during a virtual event hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and other organizations. Register at bit.ly/30wf7s2. 

SAT 20
Bannerman Island Tours
BEACON
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | bannermancastle.org
Private boats, kayaks and canoes that can navigate in shallow waters (1.5 to 3 feet) can visit and tour the island by booking online. Also SUN 21. Weekday visits for smaller boats can be arranged by calling Neil Caplan at 845-831-6346. Continues weekly.

KIDS & FAMILY

MON 15
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 Zoom workshop led by Kinga Lesniak. Register at bit.ly/3cuhoGn. Also TUES 16.

THURS 18
Summer Reading Party
GARRISON
4:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
Stacy Labriola will perform to launch the library’s summer reading program. Register at crowdcast.io/e/summer-reading-kickoff.

FRI 19
Garden Lab
COLD SPRING
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
butterfieldlibrary.org
Join at facebook.com/jblkid to talk about plants, read garden-related books and learn how to do fun crafts. 

VISUAL ARTS

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

TALKS

TUES 16
Dharma and Racial Injustice
GARRISON
4 p.m. Garrison Institute
garrisoninstitute.org
Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez and Ali Smith, co-founders of the Holistic Life Foundation, will discuss, via Zoom, their work and perspectives. Register online.

TUES 16
Graphic Novel Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
Summer Pierre will lead a Zoom discussion about The Man Without Talent, by Yoshiharu Tsuge.

The Man Without Talent

THURS 18
Social Justice Discussion
GARRISON
5 p.m. Garrison Institute
garrisoninstitute.org
Rhonda Magee, a law professor and author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice, will join Garrison Institute CEO Jonathan Wiesner.

THURS 18
Extreme Heat, COVID & Equity in New York City
MILLBROOK
7 p.m. Cary Institute
caryinstitute.org
The Cary Institute will host this panel discussion on how city residents will fare this summer given the current challenges. Register online.

THURS 18
Fiction Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
Co-owners Heidi and Michael Bender will lead a discussion over Zoom of Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli.

MUSIC

SUN 14
The Music of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Anne Carpenter and Peter Calo, with John Lissauer on reeds, will perform classics and some lesser-known songs live at facebook.com/TowneCrierCafe

carpenter and calo

Peter Calo and Anne Carpenter

THURS 18
Open Mic
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
Walker May hosts via Zoom with 12 performers. To perform or listen, email walker@townecrier.com by 3 p.m. Continues weekly

SAT 20
The Virtual Great Hudson River Revival
CROTON
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
clearwaterfestival.org
More than 20 performers, including Andes Manta, The Mammals, Leonard Peltier, Tommy Sands, The Scooches, James Maddock, Tom Chapin, Guy Davis, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, David Amram, Jaeger & Reid, Jacob and David Bernz, The Rix, Mel & Vinnie, Magpie, Betty & The Baby Boomers and Ernie Sites, will perform during a livestream at youtube.com/HRSloopClearwater.

STAGE & SCREEN

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.

FRI 19
The Laramie Project
HYDE PARK
7 p.m.
This livestream reading of the 2000 play that recounts the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard will benefit the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center and the New Deal Creative Arts Center. See eventbrite.com.

SAT 20
An Afternoon of Poetry
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | desmondfishlibrary.org
William Lessard, Kathryn Weld and Kathleen Williamson will read from their work via Zoom. Register at bit.ly/afternoonofpoetryzoom.

CIVIC

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

MON 15
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 15
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov

TUES 16
School Board
COLD SPRING
8 p.m. Haldane
845-265-9254 | haldaneschool.org

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