What’s Up Peekskill? Well, New Year’s Eve Of Course!

Haven’t had enough holiday indulgence? Here’s your chance to have another go at it.  And for all you out-of-towners, look how much fun we had at last year’s ball drop:

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Peekskill New Year’s Eve 2015, Jason Isolini

Thursday, December 31th

• Special New Year’s Eve tasting menu (reservations)
@ Birdsall House – evening

• New Year’s Eve dinner or dinner & dancing featuring STAX of Soul (reservations)
@ 12 Grapes – 5:30-1:00 pm

• Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band
@ The Paramount – 8:00 pm

• New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Prefix dinner and DJ
@ Gleason’s – 5:00 pm

• New Year’s Eve Party
The New Resistants, dinner specials and keg drop (no cover)
@ Peekskill Brewery  – 4:00 pm

• Joe Ferry & the Big Ska Band
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:30 pm

• New Year’s Eve dinner and a show at The Paramount (see Paramount listing)
@ The Hudson Room – 5:00 pm

• New Year’s Eve party with The Force, 4 course meal, including champagne toast & favors (reservations)
@ The Hudson Room – 9:00 pm

fireworks-12nd Annual Peekskill New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Host: Kacey Morabito Grean, WHUD
Televised live on Peekskill’s local television station
Live music by Hey Baby Band
Fireworks

Friday, January 1st

• 4th Annual This is Me Polar Plunge Sponsored by The Quiet Man Public House! All funds go to the ‘This Is Me Scholarship, Inspired by Ryan Risco & Cait Chivonne Polhill’.
@ The Riverfront Green – 12:00 pm

• Thrown Together Band, “Hair of the Dog” Party
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Saturday, January 2nd

• Slide Attack
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Base Camp
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• Horn-driven, funky Blues/Rock/Country
with JP Patrick & Murphy’s Law
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Sunday, January 3rd

• Sailing Stone
@ 12 Grapes – 6:00 pm

 

What’s Up Peekskill? Winter solstice edition.

Peekskill Rocks “Get Kissed” Instructions:

  1. Go into town to a venue of your choice (see below).
  2. Hold this Peekskill.Rocks! post above your head on your mobile device.
  3. Get kissed!

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Thursday, December 17th

• Live Band Karaoke
santa sings
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Bob and Norm
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

Friday, December 18th

• Adam Falcon: Funk steady groove with a touch of Blues
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Joe Duraes
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Lou Ubriaco – Guitar
@ Division Street Grill – 7:00 pm

• The Black Dirt Band
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 19th

• A Holiday Hootenanny
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Five bands strong, featuring
Least Best Beast, Apologetics, JD Gambrell, All My Friends and Whiskey Neat
@ Division Street Guitars – 8:00 pm

• The Jon Bates Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Doug Smith – Classic House Piano
@ Division Street Grill – 7:00 pm

• Open mic music (hosted by Andy Rice)
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 6:00 pm

• Giacomo Gates, Art Hightower, and the ABC’s of Jazz
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 20th

• Austin Charnis (classical guitar)
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

• Hope Machine Year End Hootenanny
@ Embark Peekskill – 4:30 pm

• Jessi Mason, & Friends, and Special Guests, JT & Anne
@ 12 Grapes – 6:00 pm

What’s Up Peekskill? Is it spring already?

Don’t freak out if you see your crocuses are coming up. It’s warm, too warm, but it is really December! It’s still okay to drink spiced rum, mulled wine and eggnog by the fire. You just don’t really need the fire… So instead head on in to town and have some fun.

Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday is to be celebrated!
Frankie

Friday, December 11th

• Unfunded Mandate
Music for a Cause: raising money for Lakeland Schools
@ 12 Grapes – 9:00 pm

• Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday Celebration
with Doug Ferony
@ The Paramount – 7:00 pm

• Jon O. jazz musician
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Larry Del Casale
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Soul’d Again
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 12th

• Krampus Holiday Bar Crawl!
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5:00 pm @ McDonald & Peacock Cider House
6:00 pm @ The Quietman
7:00 pm @ The Hudson Room
8:00 pm @ Gleason’s
9:00 pm @ Birdsall House
10:00 pm @ Peekskill Brewery
11:00 pm @ Taco Dive Bar

• Greenhook Ginsmith Gin Tasting
@ Dylan’s Wine Cellar – 3:00 – 6:00 pm

• Scoot Horton with guests
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Chris Botti
@ The Paramount – 8:00 pm

• A Very Gyspy Christmas
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• The Squids
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, December 13th

• Lou Ubriaco (blues/rock)
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

• Swing Band Sunday!
with Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band,
@ 12 Grapes – 5:30 – 8:00 pm

• Beale Street Barbershop Christmas Party
Live Music from: Harry Rios, Foster Dad, Leo Harmonay, Paul Anthony, Jason Gambrell, and Mark Sinnis
@ Beale Street Barbershop – 1:00 – 7:00 pm

• Frank Sinatra Centennial Tribute
@ The Hudson Room – 5:00 – 9:00 pm

• Clayton Bryant with special guest Melba Moore
@ The Paramount – 7:00 pm

This Weekend: Peekskill’s Holiday Shopping Events & Tree Lighting

Peekskill Arts Alliance Holiday Boutique
December 4 – 6

Friday, 5-9 PM
Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM
Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
1 S. Division Street
Small Works and fine crafts


BIDpeekskillPeekskill Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday December 5, 4:30 PM
At the Gazebo, corner of Division and Park Streets
Meet Santa and enjoy live performances


Holiday Arts & Craft Fair at Prana Moon Yoga
Saturday, December 5, 1 – 6 PM
The Hat Factory, 1000 N Division St
Featuring local artists & fair trade goods from around the world: handcrafted jewelry, photography, eco-bags, baskets, scarves, Jade Yoga Mats, eye pillows, organic coffee, compassionate sweets & more.


Holiday Pottery Sale at Peekskill Clay Studios
Open every Saturday, December 5 – 20, 11 AM– 5PM
The Hat Factory, 1000 N Division St


Holiday Craft Fair at New Era Creative Space
Saturday, December 5, noon -5 PM
1016 Brown St. (Next door to the Paramount Theatre and across the street from the Peekskill Coffee House.)
Lots of amazing handmade crafts and foods will be available, including hats by Ketti North, organic fruit smoothies, colorful slings, and so much more: books, jewelry, pottery, face-painting, pet treats and toys, silent auction, raffle, chair massage, and many projects created by and for children.

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What’s up Peekskill? It’s December already.

If you’re done with your turkey pot pies, casseroles, and not-so-fresh-anymore-mashed-potatoes, let’s get on with December. Art and music is flowing so get in the spirit of things and head downtown!
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Thursday, December 3rd

• Open Mic Night, with host, Jess Erick
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Dan Lavoie
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

Friday, December 4th

• Drew Bordeaux & the Cavalry
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Westchester All Stars Christmas for Wounded Veterans Concert
@ The Paramount – 7:30 pm

• Conjunto Guantanemo
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Speakeasy Party
@ Gleasons – 9:00 pm

• Joni Blondell & Guests
Joni
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 5th

• To the Lover of Small Things – a juried art show
Opening reception. Show runs to December 20th.
@ Gallery 22 – 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

• HeadFirst Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Ted Vigil’s John Denver Holiday Tribute
JD
@ The Paramount – 8:00 pm

• The Mimi Jones Band
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• THE FANTASTICKS!
@ The Flatz – 8:00 pm

• Lost Soulz
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• 2 Shoes No Shoes
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 6th

• Charles & Bernard
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

• THE FANTASTICKS!
@ The Flatz – 3:00 pm

• Daisy Jopling Band Holiday Show
@ The Paramount – 3:00 pm