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

COMMUNITY

THURS 28
Library Ideas
COLD SPRING
11 a.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
Drop in and share your ideas and feedback about library programs and events.

SAT 30
Silent Book Club
BEACON
4 p.m. Beacon Volunteer Ambulance
1 Arquilla Drive | 845-831-4540
beaconvac.org
Bring something to read and share space with other people who are reading.

MON 1
11th Annual Polar Plunge
PEEKSKILL
Noon. Riverfront Green
thisismefoundation.com
Online registration required by SAT 30 to participate. All donations benefit the This is Me Scholarship Fund.

KIDS & FAMILY

SAT 23
Play Sets: Michael Heizer
BEACON
10:30 a.m. Dia:Beacon | 3 Beekman St.
845-231-0811 | diaart.org
Families with children ages 5 and older are invited to explore; in this session, Dia educators will focus on a work by Heizer, “Negative Megalith.” Free

WED 27
Beavers
COLD SPRING
2 p.m. Chapel Restoration
45 Market St. | chapelrestoration.org
This 1998 short documentary shot in Ontario and Alberta, Canada, will be followed by an interactive presentation by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Cost: $10 ($5 children)

THURS 28
Winter Break Camp
WAPPINGERS FALLS
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stony Kill Farm
79 Farmstead Lane | stonykill.org
Children ages 5 to 11 can enjoy the animals, hikes and nature crafts. Also FRI 29. Cost: $55

SAT 30
Play Sets: Blinky Palermo
BEACON
10:30 a.m. Dia:Beacon | 3 Beekman St.
845-231-0811 | diaart.org
Families with children ages 5 and older are invited to explore the galleries; in this session, Dia educators will focus on Palermo’s work. Free

MUSIC

FRI 29
Adam Ezra Group
BEACON
8 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
The band — with Ezra, Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums) and Poche Ponce (bass) — will be joined by Sirsy. Cost: $30 ($35 door)
Adam Ezra Group, Dec. 29

SAT 30
The Big Takeover
BEACON
8 p.m. Towne Crier
379 Main St. | 845-855-1300
townecrier.com
Singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie and her seven-piece band will perform music rooted in Jamaican pop. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

SAT 30
Zohar & Adam
BEACON
8 p.m. Reserva Wine Bar
173 Main St. | reservabeacon.com
The Cabo brothers, a post-jazz duo, will be joined by Ben Mizrach.

SUN 31
Almost Queen
PEEKSKILL
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
paramounthudsonvalley.com
Celebrate the new year with the Queen tribute band and opening act Steve Leonard. Cost: $37 to $89

SUN 31
Chris O’Leary Band, Dan Brother Band and Boom Kat
BEACON
9:30 p.m. Towne Crier | 379 Main St.
845-855-1300 | townecrier.com
Ring in the New Year with live music, food and a champagne toast. Cost: $60

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 23
Cure for Cabin Fever
NEWBURGH
1 p.m. Washington’s Headquarters
84 Liberty St. | facebook.com/washingtonsheadquarters
The museum will offer a series of talks over the holiday break on capturing the past, receiving the French, the Huddy-Asgill affair, Martha Washington and William Howell. Also WED 27 to SAT 30.

FIRST DAY HIKES

MON 1
Little Stony Point
PHILIPSTOWN
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 3011 Route 9D
facebook.com/littlestonypoint

MON 1
Stony Kill Farm
WAPPINGERS FALLS
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 79 Farmstead Lane
stonykill.org

MON 1
Walkway Over the Hudson
POUGHKEEPSIE
1 – 3 p.m. | 61 Parker Ave.
walkway.org

CIVIC

WED 27
Village Board
COLD SPRING
7 p.m. Village Hall | 85 Main St.
845-265-3611 | coldspringny.gov

Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Doan, who resides in Philipstown, has been writing for The Current since 2013. She edits the weekly calendar and writes the gardening column. Location: Philipstown. Languages: English. Areas of expertise: Gardening, environment

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