Edited by Pamela Doan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.
Free Rabies Vaccinations
10 a.m. – Noon. Veterans Memorial Park
201 Gipsy Trail Road
845-808-1390 ext. 43160
Bring photo ID as proof of Putnam County residency; without proof of prior rabies vaccination, pets will receive a one-year vaccine. All dogs must be leashed and cats and ferrets must be in carriers.
Trailside Zoo Reopens
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
After parking in the Bear Mountain lot, walk through the tunnel and past the pool to reach the entrance. Open daily.
Next Step Hudson Valley
11 a.m. Memorial Park
198 Robert Cahill Drive
Supporters of Black Lives Matter will gather for sign-making, a march, speeches and breakout sessions. For more information, email email@example.com.
Colonial Flax Processing
1 – 4 p.m. Fort Montgomery
Get outside and discover how flax was turned into linen thread. This family-friendly program will demonstrate a flax break, scutching knife, heckle and spinning wheel.
Compass Arts Performances
5 p.m. Seeger Riverfront Park
2 Red Flynn Drive | bit.ly/compass-arts-shows
Small Tribe Hoops with Heather Davies will perform. Register online. Free
Women’s Networking Event
5:30 p.m. Zoom
State Sen. Sue Serino will host a discussion with Krista Jones of Sparrow’s Nest, Mecca Mitchell of Westchester Medical Center and Filomena Fanelli of Impact PR & Communications on “adapting in a time of change.” Register by MON 27 by calling 845-229-0106 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAGE & SCREEN
Story Screen Drive-In
8:30 p.m. Story Screen Drive-In
724 Wolcott Ave. | 845-440-7706
The much-anticipated, pop-up drive-in theater will debut with four films over this weekend and next: The Muppet Movie (1979), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Goonies (1985) and The Big Lebowski (1998). See website for show times and health protocols. Snacks will be available for purchase. Cost: $10 ($8 children, seniors, military)
Dancing on the Half-Shell
7:30 p.m. via Zoom
The Expansive Theater Workshop will present a reading of a new play by Peter Ullian, the Beacon poet laureate. Email email@example.com.
7:30 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art
2700 Route 9
In this drive-in screening hosted by the museum, documentary filmmaker Luca Vitone explores the language and culture of the Romani people. The film will also be screened online. Cost: $30 per car
Members Art Show and Sale
1 – 5 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
The annual show will feature works by 30 artists from Beacon and the Hudson Valley.
Preparing For and Having Your Baby
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
845-831-1134 | beaconlibrary.org
Dr. Meera Garcia of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital will discuss what parents need when they bring their newborn home and what to expect in the first few months. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this Zoom event.
Reading with Writers
7 p.m. Split Rock | splitrockbks.com
The book club will discuss The Way of the Writer, by Charles Johnson. Register online.
Bring More Diversity to Your Landscape
1 p.m. Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Jennifer Lerner of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and Ryan Goolic from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference will discuss using native plants to landscape your yard and handling invasive species.
Towne Crier Fundraiser
7 p.m. Towne Crier
David Broza, Steve Earle, Leo Kottke and Bill Miller will unite for a performance of blues and folk, via livestream, to raise funds for the Beacon venue. Donate at gofundme.com.
7 p.m. Towne Crier
The Emmy award-winning actor will perform original songs and tell stories, then answer questions following the livestreamed set. Cost: $15
7 p.m. Towne Crier
The singer and songwriter will perform new songs with Stephen Murphy and Trina Hamlin.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams will headline this virtual festival on Friday and Saturday, with a portion of proceeds going to the Towne Crier in Beacon.
KIDS & FAMILY
Sing and Move Zoom for Toddlers
10 a.m. | Desmond-Fish Library
Join Miss Gabi for a virtual gathering for toddlers and their parents. Register online.
Bash the Trash
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
In this “fun and funky family show,” learn how to create cool-sounding instruments from stuff you can find around the house.
Middle School Book Club
4 p.m. Butterfield Library
Register online to discuss Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheikin.
Two by Two Zoo
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
Meet animals and learn about their habits in this live online event.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
University Settlement Camp
724 Wolcott Ave. | weeplayproject.org
Shop the 16th annual sale of secondhand children’s clothing, toys, baby and toddler equipment, books, music, movies, games, maternity clothes and sports equipment. Masks and social distancing required. Proceeds benefit the Wee Play Community Project. Also FRI 31, SAT 1, SUN 2.
Mad Science with Muggle Studies
4 p.m. Howland Public Library
Children ages 6 and older can learn about the “magical” in daily life from this theatrical performance.
Legends and Myths from Mount Olympus
7 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will perform adventures from ancient Greece as the gods meddle with humans far below. Watch online through Aug. 9.
Most meetings are being streamed or posted as videos. See highlandscurrent.org/meeting-videos.
7 p.m. City Hall
845-838-5011 | cityofbeacon.org
Board of Trustees
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov
Dutchess COVID-19 Update
3 p.m. facebook.com/dutchesscogov
County Executive Marc Molinaro will provide the latest information on the shutdown in this livestream.
7 p.m. Garrison School
845-424-3689 | gufs.org