All posts by Joe Sepi

Debut of the Wiz Fest, August 23rd & 24th

Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm
The Field Library Plaza 4 Nelson Avenue Peekskill NY, 10566

Emerald City is coming to Peekskill! Local vendors and artists will take part in the event which will be geared towards themes related to the story such as “Follow Your Dreams Over the Rainbow” and “Believe in Yourself.” The festivities will be from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. All patrons are welcome to come in costume. The commemoration is in honor of L. Frank Baum who was enrolled at the Peekskill Military Academy and authored the beloved Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum once said “Time is given to us to be happy and for no other reason.” What better way to enjoy your day then with your family and friends?

More information at The Historic Hudson River Towns site or the Peekskill’s Journey to Oz Facebook page.

Frank Catalina’s 2014 State of the City Address

From the announcement on the city’s website:

Mayor Frank A. Catalina’s first State of the City Address will be on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 7:30 P.M., in the Council Chambers, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, New York.

Update: Here’s the full text of the mayor’s address and a video, below.

How’s the city doing ? Watch Mary Foster’s addresses from 2013 and 2012.

Cut hair? Beale Street Barbershop wants you!

Rock ‘n’ roll barbershop Beale Street wants some head-trimmers. From their Craigslist ad:

We have a music stage, art gallery and vintage retail space. We are seeking an experienced licensed Unisex HAIR STYLIST (Cosmetology License) or a Unisex BARBER (Barber License) and a COLORIST. SATURDAY IS A MUST. Please be dependable, a solid work ethic is a must. The shop has been open 2 years and has a great loyal clientele. Bring your own or I am willing to give you a chance to grow your own clientele.

Please check out our website and see what we are about. Hours are Tues-Thurs 10am – 7pm/ Fri 11am – 8pm/ Sat 9am-5pm/ Closed Sun & Mon

Please cut and paste your resume, NO ATTACHMENTS. Also please tell me a little something about yourself. One liners or form letters will not be read. We would like to know something about you.

They’re also hosting a bunch of new music and art events.

Hi & bienvenido! This is Peekskill. Take a peek.

Welcome! This site-in-progress is devoted to the great,  historically fascinating, and ever-changing city of Peekskill, New York. Who and what give Peekskill its electric energy? What events and conversations are happening right now, and what’s the latest on what’s happening next? We’re going to dive into all the questions that fascinate us, and do all we can to find out the answers to your questions, too.

If you’re planning a Peekskill visit, there’s tons of stuff to do, from museums to mountain biking to live music to a dizzying variety of restaurants. And it’s easy to get here from anywhere, whether by train, car, scooter, kayak, tall ship, or foot.

Here’s a little bit about who we are and how to contact us.

Hablantes de español Bienvenido! Estamos esperando para traducir nuestro sitio en español tan pronto como sea posible. (Y por favor, perdone esta mala traducción.) ¿Quieres ayudar? Añadir un comentario más abajo para que podamos contactar con usted!