The Week Ahead

winter break programs

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

COMMUNITY

THURS 29
Beacon of the Heart Sangha
BEACON
6:30 p.m. Carriage House
15 South Ave.
This weekly gathering includes secular meditation inspired by early Buddhist practices. Donations welcome.

FRI 30
Farmers’ Market Pop-Up
BEACON
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hudson Valley Brewery
Parking lot on Churchill Street
beaconfarmersmarket.org
The market will be closed on Sunday (Jan. 1), so shop today in preparation. 

SUN 1
First-Day Hike
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Little Stony Point
3011 Route 9D
facebook.com/littlestonypoint
Take a 1- or 3-mile naturalist-led hike and enjoy live music and refreshments. Hikes begin at 11:30 a.m. 

SUN 1
First-Day Hike
WAPPINGERS FALLS
1 – 3 p.m. Stony Kill Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | stonykill.org
Meet at the Woodland trailhead for a 2-mile moderate hike that will include views of Mount Beacon. 

SUN 1
First-Day Hike
POUGHKEEPSIE
1 – 3 p.m. Walkway Over the Hudson
61 Parker Ave. | walkway.org
Enjoy the views from 1,200 feet over the river on the 1.3-mile pedestrian bridge. 

STAGE & SCREEN

THURS 29
Remembering Pina
BEACON
7 p.m. Beacon Music Factory
333 Fishkill Ave. | 845-765-0472
beaconmusicfactory.com
In this documentary, Susan Osberg’s experimental dancers evoke movement and stories based on watching Pina Bausch’s choreography. Composer J. Brooks Marcus scored the film. Donations welcome. RSVP to [email protected].
remembering pina

KIDS & FAMILY

TUES 27
Winter Break Programs
WAPPINGERS FALLS
10 a.m. – Noon. Stony Kill Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | stonykill.org
Students ages 6 to 12 can participate in day programs: nature game time (TUES 27); holiday farmhands (THURS 29) and feathered friends (FRI 30). Registration required. Outdoor cooking and fire-building on WED 28 is full. Cost: $25 per day ($10 per sibling)
winter break programs

THURS 29
New Year’s Craft
BEACON
2 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Children ages 4 to 11 years old are invited to make a disco ball. Registration required. 

FRI 30
Teen New Years Eve (Eve) Party
BEACON
7 – 10 p.m. The Yard | 4 Hanna Lane
dutchesspridecenter.org
Teens and young adults ages 13 to 20 can play games, sing karaoke, dance and enjoy snacks with a countdown to the New Year at 9 p.m. RSVP to [email protected].

MUSIC 

FRI 30
The Englishtown Project
BEACON
8 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
This Grateful Dead tribute band’s set list is derived from a 1977 concert that debuted new material from Terrapin Station. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

FRI 30
Open Mic
BEACON
8 p.m. Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
After 25 years, Thom Joyce will host his final open mic. Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome.

SAT 31
Almost Queen
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
The four-piece band will deliver a tribute to Queen. The opening act is Steve Leonard. Cost: $37.50 to $89.50 

SAT 31
TimePiece / Low Fiction/ Cold Heaven
BEACON
9 p.m. Quinn’s
330 Main St. | 845-202-7447
facebook.com/QuinnsBeacon
Between sets, DJ Felonious Monk will spin at this New Year’s Eve party. 

SAT 31
Chris O’Leary Band
BEACON
9:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
The band will perform music from its latest release, 7 Minutes Late. The Dan Brother Band opens. Cost: $50 ($135 with dinner) 

TALKS & TOURS 

TUES 27
Aging With Grace
BEACON
12:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Carole Penner will lead a group discussion of issues related to aging. 

CIVIC 

WED 28
Village Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

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