The Week Ahead – Highlands Current

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COMMUNITY

SAT 14


Butterflies & Blooms


WAPPINGERS FALLS


10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Stony Kill Farm


70 Farmstead Lane


butterfly.stonykill.org


A weeklong celebration of pollinators kicks off with a butterfly discovery walk, a flower arranging workshop and yoga by the garden. On SUN 15 enjoy a bird walk, a garden walk and a plant sale. Also TUES 17 to SAT 21. Some events require tickets ($5 to $25).

SUN 15


Corn Festival


BEACON


Noon – 5 p.m. Riverfront Park


beaconsloopclub.org


Enjoy fresh corn on the cob, music, entertainments and children’s activities at this annual event.

MON 16


Blind Date with a Book


BEACON


9: 30 a.m. – 5: 30 p.m.


Howland Public Library


313 Main St. | 845-831-1134


beaconlibrary.org


Adults will have to rely on clues to themes and plots in choosing from a selection of hand-wrapped books whose titles are concealed.

THURS 19


Electric Vehicle Show


GARRISON


5 – 7: 30 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library


472 Route 403 | bit.ly/DFLelectric


Find out what’s awesome about electric cars. Meet some of your neighbors who drive electric, check out their cars and ask questions.

SAT 21


Modern Makers Market


COLD SPRING


10 a.m. – 6 p.m. St. Mary’s Church


1 Chestnut St. | stmaryscoldspring.com


Browse work by 40 artisans and artists in media including wood, glass, leather, ceramics and jewelry, and enjoy live music, food trucks, New York beer and cider, and a raffle. Free

SAT 21


Riverside Crafts Fair


GARRISON


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Garrison’s Landing


845-424-3960 | garrisonartcenter.org


Artistic creations by more than 50 exhibitors will be available for purchase. Visitors will find ceramics, furniture, home goods, fine art and crafts. Cost: $10 (timed entry)

TALKS & TOURS

SAT 14


Guided Hike


KENT


10 a.m. Hawk Rock | Whangtown Road


putnam.cce.cornell.edu


Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension will lead this hike around a four-mile loop and discuss land use, history and vegetation. Registration required. Free

SAT 14


Painting With Natural Dye Pigments


WAPPINGERS FALLS


10 a.m. Common Ground Farm


79 Farmstead Lane


commongroundfarm.org


Laura Sansone will demonstrate how to make and use thickened dyes made from plants grown on the farm and in our bio-region. Cost: $45 to $65

WED 18


Butterfly Day


BEACON


Bannerman Island | 845-831-6346


bannermancastle.org


Educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will talk about the monarch butterflies that use the island as a waystation on their migration path. Boats leave the Beacon dock at 11 a.m. and noon. Cost: $45

Butterfly Day

WED 18


The Civil War Battle at Averasboro


POUGHKEEPSIE


7 p.m. Via Zoom | dchsny.org


Michael Boden, a veteran and military historian, recently visited the battleground in North Carolina and will share his research on the role of Dutchess County people who fought there in this online presentation for the Dutchess County Historical Society.

SAT 21


Pollinators: What’s the Big Deal?


BREWSTER


10: 30 a.m. Tilly Foster Garden


Route 312 & Prospect Hill Road


putnam.cce.cornell.edu


Master Gardeners will discuss the critical role of bees, butterflies and other pollinators, and what people can do to help them.

KIDS & FAMILY

TUES 17


Improv and Theater Games


WAPPINGERS FALLS


5 p.m. Common Ground Farm


79 Farmstead Lane | compassarts.org


Eric Saiet will lead improv games for children ages 7 and older and harvest the ingredients to make salsa from the garden. Cost: $20 to $40

TUES 17


Neighborhood Farms Visits


GARRISON


5p.m. Desmond-Fish Library


472 Route 403 | bit.ly/farm8-17


The library will lead a walking tour to some of its surrounding farms and their animal residents. Online registration required. The rain date is THURS 19.

WED 18


Ms. Ginny’s Retirement


BEACON


1 – 3 p.m. University Settlement Camp


724 Wolcott Ave. | beaconlibrary.org


Celebrate the the children’s librarian as she retires after 31 years at the Howland Public Library.

FRI 20


DIY Dog and Cat Toys


COLD SPRING


11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Butterfield Library


10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040


butterfieldlibrary.org


Materials and instructions will be available for a day of family crafts.

SAT 21


Back 2 School Block Party


BEACON


Noon – 4 p.m. South Avenue Park


beaconback2school.com


Get ready for the school year with a DJ, face painting and other activities. The first 100 participants will receive backpack starter kits.

SAT 21


Teen Water Balloon Fight


GARRISON


1 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library


472 Route 403 | desmondfishlibrary.org


Participants in the Summer Reading program get bonus balloons for every book they’ve read.

VISUAL ART

SAT 14


Exhibit C: Anthropocene Landscapes


BEACON


2 – 6 p.m. Photo Book Works


469 Main St. | photobookworks.com


Zachary Skinner’s paintings will be on view for the last day of the exhibit. The work is part of the Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss series.

SAT 14


Complexion of the Stainless Steel


BEACON


4 p.m. Hudson Beach Glass


162 Main St.


hudsonbeachglassshop.com


Insun Kim’s sculptures and paintings will be on exhibit through Sept. 6.

Complexion

SAT 14


The Fridge Show | Transitional Spaces


GARRISON


5 – 7 p.m. Garrison Art Center


23 Garrison’s Landing | 845-424-3960


garrisonartcenter.org


The work of eight women artists will be on view in The Fridge Show. Steve Rossi’s waterjet-cut aluminum and sculptures will be shared in the Riverside Galleries. Through Sept. 12.

SAT 14


Malgorzata Oakes | Group Show


BEACON


6 – 8 p.m. BAU Gallery | 506 Main St.


845-440-7584 | baugallery.org


Oakes’ prints, drawings and paper installations will be on view in Gallery 1, new work by gallery members in Gallery 2 and Growth, an exhibit of Evan Samuelson’s work, in the Beacon Room. Through Sept. 5.

malgorzata oakes

SAT 14


Planet Rainbow Sparkles V | Arman Kendrick


BEACON


6 – 9 p.m. Clutter Gallery


163 Main St. | 212-255-2505


shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery


Work by more than 90 artists will be part of the fifth Planet Rainbow exhibit, and Kendrick’s appearance is the artist’s first solo show.

MUSIC

SAT 14


Willa Vincitore


BEACON


8: 30 p.m. Towne Crier


379 Main St. | townecrier.com


The singer, songwriter and New York State Blues Hall of Fame inductee will perform songs from her album, Better Days. Proof of vaccination required. Cost: $20 ($25 door)

willa vincitore

SUN 15


Shayna Blass


BEACON


11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Beacon Farmers’ Market | 223 Main St.


beaconfarmersmarket.org


The singer will perform music from her debut album. Sponsored by The Highlands Current.

shayna blass

SUN 15


Toland Brothers Band


BEACON


11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bannerman Island


845-831-6346 | bannermancastle.org


Chris and Jeff Toland will be joined by Allison Jolicoeur as they perform original, classic and modern rock and folk songs, specializing in vocal harmony. Boats leave the Beacon dock at 11 a.m. and 12: 30 p.m. Cost: $40 ($35 children)

SUN 15


Margaret Vetare


GARRISON


4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library


472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020


desmondfishlibrary.org


Enjoy a family folk concert on the lawn. Free

FRI 20


Mississippi Travelers


BEACON


6 – 8 p.m. 142 Main St.


Fiddler Harry Bolick, guitarist Jacques DiCroce, bassist Charlie Shaw and fiddler and banjo player Brian Slattery will perform old-time string music during this outdoor concert.

FRI 20


David Buskin & Robin Batteau


BEACON


8: 30 p.m. Towne Crier


379 Main St. | townecrier.com


Joined by Jesse Terry, the witty songwriters will perform melodic, gritty folk with their percussionist, Marshal Rosenberg. Cost: $25 ($30 door)

STAGE & SCREEN

SAT 14


Grease the Musical


BEACON


11 a.m. & 2 & 5 p.m.


University Settlement Camp


724 Wolcott Ave.


beaconperformingartscenter.com


Two casts will perform the Pink Ladies and T-Birds’ roles in this youth theater production. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Cost: $15 ($10 ages 4-18, 3 and younger free)

SAT 14


The Tempest


GARRISON


7: 30 p.m. Boscobel | 1601 Route 9D


845-265-9575 | hvshakespeare.org


Ryan Quinn directs this Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival performance of the poignant and timely play about romance, connection and community. All attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, and masks are required. Nightly except Tuesday. Cost: $20 to $175

SAT 14


Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


BEACON


8: 30 p.m. Story Screen Drive-In


724 Wolcott Ave. | 845-440-7706


storyscreendrivein.square.site


An adultery scandal turns into a murder investigation in this 1988 film with a cartoon-hating judge. Kathleen Turner voiced the sultry Jessica Rabbit. Also SUN 15. Cost: $10 ($8 children, seniors, military)

WED 18


Clue


BEACON


8: 30 p.m. Story Screen Drive-In


724 Wolcott Ave. | 845-440-7706


storyscreendrivein.square.site


Find Colonel Mustard in the library with the knife in this 1985 film based on the board game and starring Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and Lesley Ann Warren. Also THURS 19, FRI 20, SAT 21, SUN 22. Cost: $10 ($8 children, seniors, military)

THURS 19


Hip Hop Therapy


GARRISON


7: 30 p.m. Via Zoom


hvshakespeare.org


As part of the HVSF2 Reading Series, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival actors will read company member Luis Quintero’s play. Cost: $10

FRI 20


Bill and Ted Face the Music


BEACON


6: 30 p.m. Bannerman Island


845-831-6346 | bannermancastle.org


Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprise their roles in a 2020 sequel to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989). Boats leave the Beacon dock at 6: 30 and 7: 30 p.m. Cost: $40

Bill and Ted

FRI 20


Saturn’s Return


PUTNAM VALLEY


7: 30 p.m.


Tompkins Corners Cultural Center


729 Peekskill Hollow Road


tompkinscorners.org


Nerve Tank will present a project designed for the cultural center’s carriage house with Karen Grenke, Jason Howard, Robin Kurtz and Mark Lindberg. Also SAT 21. Cost: $20

SAT 21


North by Northwest


COLD SPRING


7: 45 p.m. Dockside Park


coldspringfilm.org


The Cold Spring Film Society will screen the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Cary Grant as an ad man who is mistakenly identified as a government agent by a ruthless spy played by James Mason. Bring blankets and chairs. Free

SUN 22


Untitled Agatha Project


GARRISON


7: 30 p.m. Via Zoom | hvshakespeare.org


As part of the HVSF2 Reading Series, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival actors will perform a revised version of Heidi Armbruster’s play. Cost: $10

CIVICS

MON 16


City Council


BEACON


7 p.m. City Hall | 1 Municipal Plaza


845-838-5011 | beaconny.gov

MON 16


School Board


BEACON


7 p.m. Beacon High School


101 Matteawan Road | 845-838-6900


beaconk12.org

MON 16


Village Board


NELSONVILLE


7: 30 p.m. Village Hall | 258 Main St.


845-265-2500 | nelsonvilleny.gov

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