The Week Ahead

Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee will perform live (online) at The Town Crier on June 20

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

COMMUNITY

SAT 20
Community Forum on Policing and Public Safety
BEACON
10 a.m. Zoom
bit.ly/beacon-police-forum
Mayor Lee Kyriacou and the City Council will hear feedback on the Beacon Police Department and improving community relations. Former City Council Member John Rembert and Sadé Barksdale, a therapist and teacher, will moderate. Submit questions and comments to cityofbeacon@cityofbeacon.org. Register online.

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 845-831-6346. Continues weekly.

JuneteenthSAT 20 
Juneteenth Celebration
NEWBURGH
1 – 4 p.m. Facebook
facebook.com/SisterQuiltersNYC
Marla Jackson, founder of the National African American Quilt Convention, will highlight some of her work and talk about her inspirations.

MON 22
Virtual Town Hall
CARMEL
2 p.m. Zoom
Putnam County Business Council
The Reopen Putnam County Safely Task Force, organized by the Putnam County Business Council, will hear from local businesses about reopening challenges. Register online. 

WED 24
Narcan Training
DUTCHESS COUNTY
4:30 p.m. Zoom
This 30-minute course, offered by Health Department on the fourth Wednesday of each month, explains how to use naloxone (Narcan) to reverse an opioid overdose. To register, call 845-243-4428 or email at llevine@dutchessny.gov.  

SAT 27
Farmers’ Market
PUTNAM VALLEY
3 – 6:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corner Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
914-257-9095
The Putnam Valley Farmers’ Market will launch its 15th season with vendors selling produce, soups, breads and other items. Wear a mask and observe social-distancing guidelines.

SUN 28
Pride Caravan Protest
NEWBURGH
facebook.com/NewburghLGBTQCenter
On Pride Sunday, the Newburgh LGBTQ Center will lead a caravan to stand up for black and brown queer people. Join anywhere from Beacon to Hudson or Kingston. Register online.

TALKS

TUES 23
Socrates Cafe
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134  | beaconlibrary.org
Moderator Dan Fisherman will lead a Socratic dialogue on Zoom exploring a philosophical, ethical or socio-political issue using questions that probe underlying assumptions and statements to find a deeper understanding of the subject. Email adults@beaconlibrary.org to register. 

WED 24
COVID-19 Update
GARRISON
5 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
bit.ly/HigginsCovidUpdate
Dr. William Higgins of the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group in Cold Spring will discuss safety precautions and health tips. Register online. 

WED 24
Reading with Writers Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
Emily Dykeman will lead a discussion of Writing Tools, by Roy Peter Clark. 

THURS 25
History Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Split Rock Books
845-265-2080 | splitrockbks.com
The club will meet via Zoom to discuss Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Radden Keefe. 

THURS 25
Old Glory: History of the American Flag
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org
Author and photographer Kevin Woyce will share photographs, vintage images and live music via Zoom. Email adults@beaconlibrary.org to register.

THURS 25
Pathways to Planetary Health
GARRISON
2 p.m. Garrison Institute
845-424-4800 | garrisoninstitute.org
John Fullerton, founder of the Capital Institute and author of Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Patterns and Principles Will Shape the New Economy, will lead a discussion on Zoom with Jonathan F.P. Rose, the co-founder of the Garrison Institute. Register online. 

KIDS & FAMILY

MON 22
YOU Picasso Kids
COLD SPRING
10:30 a.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | bit.ly/3cuhoGn
All you will need is paper and a Sharpie, crayons or markers for this Zoom workshop led by Kinga Lesniak. Register online. Also TUES 23.

WED 24
Around the World with the Two by Two Zoo
GARRISON
11 a.m. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | bit.ly/37FzeFO
Meet endangered and exotic animals from around the world. Register online. 

WED 24
Summer Reading Kick-Off
BEACON
4 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | bit.ly/howland-show
Jester Jim will host this live YouTube show with comedy, songs and juggling feats.

STAGE & SCREEN

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

derek hughesWED 24
Hudson Valley’s Got Magic
CORNWALL
7 p.m. YouTube Live
tinyurl.com/hudsonvalleymagic
Enjoy an interactive magic show featuring Derek Hughes (America’s Got Talent), left, and Ben Seidman (Penn & Teller: Fool Us), with host Tom Pesce. The performances will benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, which has seen demand double in the last few months. Cost: $25 to $45 per family

FRI 26
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
GARRISON
1:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
bit.ly/HuntForWilderPeople
Enjoy a Zoom movie night with a screening of this 2016 New Zealand film about a journey through the bush with a defiant city kid and his grouchy uncle. 

SAT 27
Funny Hair Writing Series
BEACON
7 p.m. Zoom
donnaminkowitz.com
Sign up to read a literary work of any kind for up to five minutes in this virtual literary open mic hosted by Donna Minkowitz. 

SAT 27
Remotely Depot
GARRISON
7 p.m. Philipstown Depot Theatre
philipstowndepottheatre.org
The Depot Theatre promises entertainers, storytelling and a “surprise celebrity guest” at this benefit that will honor state Assemblywoman Sandy Galef. Cost: $50

MUSIC

SAT 20
The Virtual Great Hudson River Revival
CROTON
11 a.m. – 11 p.m. YouTube Live
youtube.com/HRSloopClearwater
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 to benefit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

SAT 20
Jerry Lee
BEACON
7 p.m. Towne Crier
facebook.com/TowneCrierCafe
The singer, guitarist and songwriter from The Flurries will perform live.

TUES 23
Circle of Song Open Mic
PUTNAM VALLEY
7 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
tompkinscorners.org
Everyone is invited to perform one song via Zoom. Email linda@tompkinscorners.org to participate. 

VISUAL ARTS

SAT 20
Member Exhibit and Sale
GARRISON
Garrison Art Center | garrisonartcenter.org
The annual show and sale is being conducted online. Also SUN 21.

CIVIC

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

MON 22
City Council
BEACON
7 p.m. City Hall
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org

MON 22
School Board
7 p.m. Beacon High School
845-838-6900 | beaconk12.org

TUES 23
Primary Elections
6 a.m. – 9 p.m. | elections.ny.gov
Party primaries will be held for the presidential, congressional and state legislative offices. Absentee ballots may be postmarked through June 23.

TUES 23
Board of Trustees
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov


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