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Environmental activities: Solarize Peekskill and Tapped film!

If you’re not snowed in for the rest of the week, get out to these two great environmental events.

Solarize Peekskill Campaign Launch!

Wed. March 15, 7 pm
Peekskill Field Library
Neighborhood Center Room
4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill NY

“The City of Peekskill is excited to participate as one of three selected Westchester communities for the 2017 Solarize Westchester solar energy campaign. Through this collaborative outreach campaign, ‘Solarize Peekskill’ will directly connect City residents and business owners with solar industry leaders in order to gain information and access to the financial benefits of alternative energy through group purchasing. The ‘Solarize Peekskill’ program will complement current City efforts focused on sustainability and progressive action. On behalf of the Common Council, Peekskill looks forward to working with Solarize Westchester over the next twelve weeks.”
–Mayor Frank Catalina, City of Peekskill

“Solarize Peekskill presents an exciting opportunity for residents and local business to explore solar energy systems. In my experience, the Solarize Westchester program provides valuable information session and technical assistance to interested participants in order to realize tangible financial and environmental benefits. As City Manager, it is my pleasure to welcome Solarize Westchester, and I look forward to a successful campaign.”
–City Manager Richard A. Leins, City of Peekskill

Monthly Environmental Film Series!

“TAPPED” shows us the Maine village that struggles against corporate attempts to bottle their local spring water and the Texas town that lives with the toxic pollution from making plastic. This is a sampling of the evils of the bottled water industry.

Film followed by Q&A with Greta Zarro from Food and Water Watch.


Thursday: Peekskill Environmental Film Series – Food Inc

The Peekskill Environmental Film Series is starting up again on the the third Thursdays of February, March and April. This month, the film is on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm at Westchester Community College, 27 Division St in Peekskill, NY.

Food Inc. – You’ll never look at dinner the same way again!
– trailer below.

Movie followed by Q & A with Trish Vasta (Hemlock Hills Farm).

What’s up Peekskill? Last Farmer’s Market of 2016!

Peekskill Farmers Market
Get out this Saturday and get your veggies and all of the other great things that the Peekskill Farmer’s Market has to offer!

Thursday, Nov. 17 – Happy Take a Hike Day!

Peekskill Environmental Film Series
Free Movie Screening – Merchants of Doubt
Followed by film discussion lead by Andrew Revkin
@ Westchester Community College – 7:00 pm

Sammy Wags, & Friends – N’Orleans-style Jazz Trio
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 18 – Happy Occult Day!


Joe Duraes and the Skillz
@ Peekskill Coffeehouse – 7:00 pm

Storytelling Youth Open Mic – hosted by Kahlil Koromantee
@ Embark Peekskill – 7:00 pm

Nami & Di Crew
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Joe Adami
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

Thrown Together Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Blues Buddha
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 19 – Happy Absurdity Day!

Little Larry Jr. & The Squall
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

A Darlene Love Christmas
@ Paramount Hudson Valley – 8:00 pm

Clifton Anderson Quartet
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Prognosis – Pink Floyd. Genesis. Peter Gabriel
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Open Mic Night – hosted by Andy Rice
@ Peekskill Coffeehouse – 7:00 pm

Sunday, Nov. 20 – Happy False Confession Day!

Fred Gillen, Jr., with special guest, Linda Draper
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 4:00 pm

12 Grapes KIDS Open Mic Night! – Westchester’s longest running youth showcase!
@ 12 Grapes – 6:00 pm

Sarah Wise
@ Peekskill Coffeehouse – 1:00 pm

Local Markets and Other Recurring Events

Bicycle Rentals
On Water Street, a block from the train station, next to the Peekskill Brewery.
@ Pedal Peekskill

Free Weekend Shuttle
From the Peekskill Train Station to the Downtown Gazebo
sponsored by GoPeekskill
Fridays – 5:00 pm to Midnight
Saturdays – 10:00 am to Midnight
Sundays – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

The Peekskill Farmer’s Market outdoors on Bank Street,
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, every Saturday.

Peekskill Rocks on a School Night! Thursday show at Division Street Guitars

Mustard Tiger show

Big show this Thursday up in Peekskill.

We’ve got some good friends of the site, chung antique, who are from Seattle and out on an extended US tour. I know its a school night, but its rock and roll. These folks are out on the road, so come out and support touring musicians and live music!

Also on the bill: our good friends from Kingston, Escape Rope. They put on a must-see show so come early!

And of course, the infamous Mustard Tiger is bringing its mayhem and sound to the stage once again. Its a rare treat to witness all that is Mustard Tiger, so don’t miss this opportunity.

Thursday, October 27 2016
Division Street Guitars in the City of Peekskill
Mustard Tiger
Chung Antique
Escape Rope
7:30 – 10pm (sharp — its a school night!)

What’s up, Peekskill? It’s a hot one!

A hot what? A hot weekend full of hot events! Oh, and some hot weather too. Cool off in Peekskill with some great music, art, and of course, ice cream at the waterfront served up from the fine folks at The Hudson Creamery!

Thursday, July 7 – Happy Tell the Truth day!

@ Gleason’s – 9:00 pm

Open Mic with Jess Erick
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Friday, July 8 – Happy Video Games Day

South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo
@ Paramount Hudson Valley – 8:00 pm

Manitou School Art Reception
@ Peekskill Coffeehouse – 5:00 pm

Amanda Ayala
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

John Basile Trio, with Alex Smith (organ), Tony Jefferson (drums)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Drew Bordeaux
@ 12 Grapes – 10:00 pm

Foster Dad
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 9 – Happy Sugar Cookie Day!

Joe Adami
@ Embark Peekskill – 8:00 pm

Little River Band
@ Paramount Hudson Valley – 8:00 pm

Open Mic with Andy Rice
@ Peekskill Coffeehouse

The Compact
@ Birdsall House in the beer garden – 5:00 pm

Soul’d Again
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

John Bates Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Gerry Malkin Quintet
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 10 – Happy Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Solo Sun
@ Peekskill Coffeehouse

Shield of Faith a non-denominational Christian Church
@ Paramount Hudson Valley – 9:00 pm

Local Markets and Other Recurring Events

Hudson River Cruises
From the Dock at Peekskill Riverfront Green
@ Trinity Cruises

Bicycle Rentals
On Water Street, a block from the train station, next to the Peekskill Brewery.
@ Pedal Peekskill

Gleason’s Riverfront Outpost pizza, beer, wine!
50 Hudson Avenue (Dylan’s Wine Cellar, on the yellow brick road),
4 pm – 8 pm

The Peekskill Farmer’s Market outdoors on Bank Street,
10 am – 2 pm, every Saturday.

• The Marketplace @ The Flatz featuring some of the best regional goods, crafts, eats, and more.