Get ready—this is big. Here’s the skinny. There’s a swing dance in Peekskill, and it’s all happening at Embark on Saturday, November 8. What’s on the menu? Dig.
7-8 p.m.: NYC dance maestro Bill Kline gives a free lesson in basic swing/lindy hop for everyone at the party—no partner needed. Or bring a friend, a sweetie, a wandering cadet, or a brand-new pal.
8 p.m. to midnight: Dance your head off. The music’s amazing. The dance will make you grin, bounce, shake your moneymaker, and maybe even sing. (It’s damn good exercise, incidentally.)
All night: Eat light refreshments. Drink a little something. Chat up your cadet. Get your mom to tell you stories about sock hops and Nat King Cole. Swing and sway, jump and jive, hoot and holler. You’re going to want to. And you will.
$15 cover. $10 for students. Embark is at 925 South Street in downtown Peekskill. Click here for a Google Map. Click here to get inspired. (Don’t worry, no one will be throwing anyone. Thrilling, yeas, but not throwing.) Click your ruby heels on the two and the four. See you on the dance floor!
On the Hudson Line this past weekend, every station had a couplet. The faraway, soulful voice of a lyrical conductor announced each town in rhyme, and Peekskill had more lines than the rest. They went:
If you’re going to Peekskill
You’re in for a thrill
That’s the next request we’re going to fill
Best email subject line of the day:
Nor’easter Is Heading Toward Westchester
Thanks, Peekskill Daily Voice newsletter!
If you actually want to read about the rain (and future sun), you can do so at the site here. If you prefer to listen to Elvis Costello singing “When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy” from Twelfth Night with the accompaniment of saxophonist John Harle, you can hear about how the rain it raineth every day. And a hey, ho, the wind and the rain.
Pretty! The Peekskill Daily Voice has the astronomical scoop. If your cell phone stops working, stay calm; it’s just a swirl of celestial flares.
Huge news via Michael J. Miner on the Concerned Citizens for a Better Peekskill Facebook page: “Sneak peak at Peekskill Landing at Riverfront Green. Great boardwalk, kayak launch, pavilion and more. Video will be posted this weekend. Ribbon Cutting Friday, September 12 at 11 am.” Video below. Let’s all meet there at midnight Friday and cut more ribbons, in the form of champagne muselets (I had to look that up—they’re the little wires around the cork) and six-pack rings. Celebrate Peekskill responsibly, folks!
But tomorrow’s supposed to be sky-friendly and musically awesome! From an announcement by Embark Peekskill (and updated info on their Facebook page):
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6: BLOCK PARTY MUSIC SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED TODAY due to rain and a severe thunderstorm warning.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 7
Master guitarist LOU UBRIACO @ 5:30 pm
KRISTINA KOLLER JAZZ TRIO @ 6:30 pm
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
LADY LAURA & Her Blues Band @ 7 pm
Restaurant Row’s SUMMER (into Fall) BLOCK PARTY WEEKEND SERIES has been EXTENDED through Columbus Day Weekend!
Celebrate Downtown Peekskill, Summer AND Fall!
Saturdays 3-11 pm & Sundays 1-9 pm
Performances begin at 6 pm (or 5:30 as it gets darker & cooler).
FREE & FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Restaurant Row (North Division St between Main & Central) will be closed to traffic creating a large venue for dining al fresco and outdoor performances.