The 3rd annual Hudson Hop and Harvest is this Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Peekskill Riverfront from 2p-9p. It will be hosted by Peekskill’s own Peekskill Brewery , 107.1 WSPK The Peak Radio Station and 100.7 WHUD Radio Station. Admissions is free and food and drink are pay as you go. There will be craft beer, live music, farm-to-table food and even a farmers market.
This year the Hop and Harvest will be going green. They are are asking all visitors to follow the Carry in/Carry out rules to reduce the garbage at the festival. The web site also says that all cups and serveware will be compostable. You can learn more about recycling and composting at the festival from Zero to Go.
Live acts include Whiskey Heart, Scars on 45, Twin Forks, and Rebecca Haviland. For more information, visit the festival’s website and Facebook page.
The Peekskill Coffee House has a monthly open mic run by the ineffable Andy Rice. It is a load of fun and I encourage all you musicians and music lovers to stop by and take in a little local musical color. This month’s open mic happens on August 16th from 7-9pm. See you there!
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.
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.
It’s still a couple of weeks away, but for an event like The Dutchess County Fair, you’ll want to plan ahead! August 19-24 will come fast.
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.