The Week Ahead

Darlene Love

Darlene Love, Dec. 5

Edited by Pamela Doan ([email protected])
For a complete listing of events, see highlandscurrent.org/calendar.

GIFT DRIVES

Helping Hands Kindness Drive
BEACON
Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | beaconlibrary.org
The library is collecting personal products for local food pantries. Drop off new and unopened soap, sanitizer, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, baby wipes and feminine hygiene products. Through Dec. 30.

Wee Play Coat Drive
BEACON
Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | beaconlibrary.org
Donate new and gently used children’s coats, snow pants and boots that will be distributed through Mutual Aid Beacon. Through Dec. 5.

Philipstown Food Pantry
COLD SPRING
224 Main St.
Donations of new shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, soap and dish and laundry detergent can be dropped off on the porch. Through Dec. 24. 

Toys for Tots
BEACON
Edward Jones
284 Main St. | toysfortots.org
Drop off new, unwrapped toys by Dec. 21 for the annual Marine Corps program. 

Toys for Tots
PHILIPSTOWN
toysfortots.org
Drop off new, unwrapped toys by Dec. 21 at C&E Paint Supply, Foodtown, Drug World or Downey Oil in Cold Spring, or Deb’s Hair Salon in Nelsonville. 

HOLIDAY MARKETS  

SAT 5
Handmade Pop-Up Shop
POUGHKEEPSIE
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trolley Barn
489 Main St. | 845-454-3222
artsmidhudson.org
Browse jewelry, decorations, prints, paintings, glasswork and textiles from more than 50 artisans. Also SUN 6.

SAT 5
Holiday Market
PEEKSKILL
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Peekskill Clay Studios
1000 N. Division St.
peekskillclaystudios.com
This annual sale of handcrafted pottery and jewelry will be held outdoors. Also SUN 6. 

SAT 5
Small Gift Show
BEACON
1 – 5 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
Find handmade and artistic jewelry, ceramics and other gifts priced at $100 or less. Also SUN 6, FRI 11, SAT 12, SUN 13. Continues through Dec. 23.

COMMUNITY

SAT 5
Silent Night Twilight Stroll
GARRISON
3 – 7 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
Enjoy dusk and sunset on the grounds. Reservations required. Also FRI 11, SAT 12. Cost: $12 ($10 senior, $6 ages 5-18, free for healthcare workers, members and children under age 5)

WED 9
Holiday Trivia
GARRISON
8 pm. Desmond-Fish Library
desmondfishlibrary.org
Test your smarts in this all-ages trivia contest about holiday history, culture and tradition over Zoom.

SUN 13
Make a Winter Wreath
GARRISON
8 pm. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | desmondfishlibrary.org
Marcella Broe of the Parcel Flower Co. will demonstrate over Zoom how to make a festive holiday decoration. Purchase a kit in advance or gather your own materials.

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 5
Santa Visits
COLD SPRING
3:30 p.m. Bandstand
2 Main St. | coldspringny.gov
Santa will say hello and share a treat with children. Line up around North and West streets as Santa drives by and drop off wish lists in a North Pole mailbox. 

SUN 6
Brunch with Santa
WEST POINT
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thayer Hotel
674 Thayer Road | 845-446-4731
thethayerhotel.com
Reservations required. Also SUN 13. Cost: $46 ($23 ages 5-12) 

FRI 11
Animal Crossing Meet-Up
GARRISON
3:30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | desmondfishlibrary.org
No matter what stage of the game you are in, share your designs, exchange items via Zoom and get feedback. 

SAT 12
Santa Visits
GARRISON
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Boscobel
1601 Route 9D | 845-265-3638
boscobel.org
Take photos and talk with Santa from the porch of the historic mansion. Postponed from SAT 5 due to weather. Also SAT 19. Cost: $12 ($10 senior, $6 ages 5-18, free for healthcare workers, members and children under age 5)

SAT 12
Mooseltoe
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | desmondfishlibrary.org
Jim Semmelman will read from his book and actors from the musical will perform highlights. Free

SECOND SATURDAY

SAT 12
Darkest Before Dawn
BEACON
Noon – 4 pm. Ethan Cohen KuBe
211 Fishkill Ave. | 845-765-8270
ecfa.com
The exhibit of international artists features works that address uncertainty in our collective history. Schedule an appointment to visit.

SAT 12
Bridging Solitude / Reflections
BEACON
Noon – 6 p.m. BAU Gallery
506 Main St. | 845-440-7584
baugallery.org
Ilse Schreiber-Noll’s multimedia work connects with loneliness and isolation, using art as a bridge. Eileen Sackman’s ceramics explore how reflections echo in our lives. Through Jan. 3. 

SAT 12
Gift Wrapped /Rampage Toys
BEACON
6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery
163 Main St. | 212-255-2505
shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery
The gallery’s annual holiday show includes art for gifting. 

VISUAL ART

SAT 5
NADA Miami 2020
BEACON
Noon – 6 p.m. Mother Gallery
1154 North Ave. | 845-236-6039
mothergallery.art
The show, which will feature work by Noel Anderson, Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke, Chie Fueki (whose work is shown below), Daniel Giordano and Athena LaTocha, is part of a three-gallery collaborative exhibit organized for the New Art Dealers Alliance 2020 global fair. A second part of the show will take place in Los Angeles, and a third in Garrison (next entry).

Chie Fueki

SAT 5
NADA Miami 2020
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. JDJ Gallery
17 Mandalay Drive | 518-339-6913
jdj.world
Lucia Love and Jenny Morgan will “incorporate an unsettling merge of the real and the surreal.” Schedule an appointment to visit.

SAT 5
Glass House of New Americans
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing
845-424-3960 | garrisonartcenter.org
This is the opening reception for photographer Jill Enfield’s exhibit of wet-plate collodion portraits of immigrants who have come to the U.S. since the 1960s. Through Jan. 3.

SAT 5
smallWORKS
GARRISON
5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing
845-424-3960 | garrisonartcenter.org
This is the opening reception for a show of 70 works chosen by Pauline Lethen from more than 500 submissions. They are no larger than 12 inches long and high. Through Jan. 3.

SAT 5
Let’s Face It
PUTNAM VALLEY
7:30 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
tompkinscorners.org
Bring your own wine or cocktail for this virtual reception with artists who contributed portraits for the online show, which continues through Dec. 19. Each contributor will talk briefly about his or her work.

STAGE & SCREEN

SUN 6
A Christmas Carol
POUGHKEEPSIE
3 p.m. Bardavon
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
The Ulster Ballet will perform the holiday classic online. Free  

FRI 11
Dragonfly Story Hour
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | butterfieldlibrary.org
Karen Kapoor will host as eight storytellers share 5-minute true holiday stories via Zoom. 

TALKS & TOURS

SUN 6
Elizabeth Kolbert
GARRISON
4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
845-424-3020 | desmondfishlibrary.org
The author of The Sixth Extinction will discuss, via Crowdcast, climate change and the future of the planet with David Gelber, co-creator of Years of Living Dangerously.

MON 7
Disrupting Ableism with Artful Activism
GARRISON
3 p.m. The Hastings Center
thehastingscenter.org
In this webinar, Lateef McLeod and D.J. Savarese will share their vision for a society led by people with disabilities and ways that communities are making it happen. 

Lateef McLeod

Lateef McLeod

MON 7
Butterfield Book Club
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
845-265-3040 | butterfieldlibrary.org
The group will discuss Know My Name, by Chanel Miller, over Zoom.

TUES 8
Howland Book Club
BEACON
1:30 p.m. Memorial Park
198 Robert Cahill Drive
beaconlibrary.org
The book club will meet outside to discuss A Redbird Christmas, by Fannie Flagg. The rain date is WED 9.

WED 9
Winter Wonderland No More?
MILLBROOK
7 p.m. Cary Institute | bit.ly/cary-winter
Peter Groffman and Lindsey Rustad will discuss over Zoom how climate change is transforming northeastern winters, with consequences for ecosystems and people.

WED 9
Current Conversation
BEACON
7 p.m. Via Zoom
highlandscurrent.org/current-conversations
Jeff Simms will speak with Mayor Lee Kyriacou about the challenges and opportunities of 2020 and 2021. Register online.

SUN 13
Sharon Salzberg and Krishna Das
GARRISON
2 – 5 p.m. Garrison Institute
garrisoninstitute.org
In this virtual workshop, which is also a benefit for the institute, Salzberg and Das will lead meditation and chanting. Cost: $60

MUSIC

SAT 5
Love for the Holidays
BEACON
8 p.m. Towne Crier
showclix.com/tickets/darlene-love-towne-crier
This streaming holiday concert by Grammy winner Darlene Love will feature classics and her hits. The concert benefits the venue. Cost: $35 

SAT 5
The Valley Hour
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
howlandculturalcentertix.com
Annalyse and Ryan host livestreamed performances from the center by Bruce Molsky (below) and The Whispering Tree. Cost: $12

Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky

SUN 6
Holiday Concert
PUTNAM
7 p.m. Putnam Chorale
putnamchorale.org
The choir will perform selections from Handel’s Messiah plus new offerings over Zoom and YouTube.  

SAT 12
A Celtic Family Christmas at Home
POUGHKEEPSIE
8 p.m. Bardavon
845-473-2072 | bardavon.org
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will perform and share moments around the Christmas tree and other bits of holiday chaos via livestream to benefit the Bardavon. Registration required. Cost: $20 

CIVIC

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

TUES 8
Fire District Election
GARRISON
5 – 9 p.m. Firehouse
1616 Route 9
One fire commissioner position, with a five-year term, is on the ballot. 

TUES 8
Fire District Election
PHILIPSTOWN
6 – 9 p.m. Firehouse
504 Fishkill Road
One fire commissioner for the North Highlands, with a five-year term, is on the ballot.

TUES 8
Village Board
COLD SPRING
7:30 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

WED 9
Village Board
NELSONVILLE
7 p.m. Village Hall
845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov


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