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What’s Up Peekskill? Happy President’s Day

Abe
Time to honor our presidents, past, current, so-called and otherwise. Happy President’s Day, y’all!

Thursday, February 16
Happy Do a Grouch a Favor Day!

lawn get off

Food, Inc.
Free screening of the Robert Kenner film
@ Westchester Community College, Peekskill Campus – 7:00 pm

Sammy Wags & Distant Planets Orchestra (Reggae, Soul & Funk)
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Karaoke Night
with Tina Machete
@ Gleason’s – 9:00 pm

David Kraai
@ Birdsall House – 9:30 pm

Friday, February 17
Happy My Way Day!

my way

Base Camp
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Nellybombs (Indie Soul, Pop and R&B)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

J. Kaine (acoustic jams)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Sha Na Na
@ Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

Willy Torres
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 18
Happy Drink Wine Day!

Lincoln Pub Crawl
Dress Like Abe! Drink like a rocker!
@ Peekskill River Front – Starting at 10:30 am.
10:30 – Lincoln Depot Re-enactment, Lectures and Book signings
12:00 – Peekskill Brewery
01:00 – Dylan’s Wine Cellar (it is drink wine day!)
02:00 – Taormina
03:00 – Taco Dive Bar
05:00 – Buns ‘n Bourbon

Joanna Teters Band (soul)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Mala Waldron Quartet
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Open mic music (hosted by Andy Rice)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Open Mic for Song, Story, Poetry & Word
Black Lives Matter
Hosted by Brotha Doug & Leslie Fields
Community Open Mic, featuring art exhibit Paint It Black.
@ Embark Peekskill – 8:00 pm

Irish Comedy Tour
@ Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

Lonely Leaves
Album Release Party
@ Dramatic Hall – 7:00 pm

Foster Dad
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

Lost Soulz
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, February 19
Happy Tug-of-War Day!

Joe Adami (rock)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

Judy Kass and Bill Kelly
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 4:00 pm

Maiden Mother Matriarch
@ Embark Peekskill – 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Kids Open Mic Night
@ 12 Grapes – 6:00 – 8:00 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


Don’t see your event listed here? Don’t worry. Send a note to events@peekskill.rocks and we’ll be sure to add it.
• Please send by 5pm on Wednesdays, to make sure it gets into the first edition of our weekly round-up.
• Or you can post on our Facebook page.
Future events will be added to our peekskill.rocks calendar.

What’s Up Peekskill? Niko the Snowstorm

frosty

Thursday, Feb. 9 – Happy Snow Day!

Peekskill School District Art Show
Art will be on display all of February.
@ The Peekskill Coffee House

KJ Denhert (urban folk and jazz)
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Karaoke Night
with Tina Machete
@ Gleason’s – 9:00 pm

Peter Calo
@ Birdsall House – 9:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 10 – Happy Umbrella Day!

Artie Tobia
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Chris Conte Trio (jazz & blues)
trio
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Adam Love (acoustic guitar)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Bob & Norm
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

JB3Trio
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 11 – Happy Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day!

milk
The Chris O’Leary Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Eric Person Quartet
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Jordan & Taylor (soulful tunes)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

The Association
@ Paramount Theater – 7:00 pm

The Force
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, Feb. 12 – Happy Plum Pudding Day!

Jessica A. (singer/songwriter)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band
swing it
@ 12 Grapes – 5:30 – 8:30 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


Don’t see your event listed here? Don’t worry. Send a note to events@peekskill.rocks and we’ll be sure to add it.
• Please send by 5pm on Wednesdays, to make sure it gets into the first edition of our weekly round-up.
• Or you can post on our Facebook page.
Future events will be added to our peekskill.rocks calendar.

What’s Up Peekskill? It’s February, and winter is both longer and shorter

It’s a battle of the ground hogs! Punxsutawney Phil says more winter. He’s usually about 30% right. Staten Island Chuck says spring is in the air. She’s about 80% right. Time will tell. In the meantime, Peekskill has some rockin’ to do.

Thursday, Feb. 2 – Happy Ground Hog Day!

ghd

Open Mic Night
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 3 – Happy Working Naked Day!

Sorry, no picture.

Salsa Night!
with Chico Alvarez & Mauricio Smith with RAN KAN KAN
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Groove Gang
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Drew Bordeaux
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Ed Horon (flamingo guitar)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 4 – Happy Thank A Mailman Day!

mailman

Tito Puenta, Jr.
@ Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

Wine Tasting: Frank e Serafico
Fabrizio (Frank) Testa, co-owner and winemaker of Frank e Serafico winery in Tuscany will be tasting his entire line-up of wines.
@ Dylan’s Wine Cellar – 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Indigo King
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Wali Ali Jazz
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Dan Scannell (jazz acoustic)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Bosco and the Storm
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, Feb. 5 – Happy Dump Your Significant Jerk Day!

Pat Foran (acoustic)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 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


Don’t see your event listed here? Don’t worry. Send a note to events@peekskill.rocks and we’ll be sure to add it.
• Please send by 5pm on Wednesdays, to make sure it gets into the first edition of our weekly round-up.
• Or you can post on our Facebook page.
Future events will be added to our peekskill.rocks calendar.

What’s Up Peekskill? It’s a no-brainer

What do peanut brittle, no brainers, curmudgeons and kazoos have in common? Nothing really, but they are all celebrated this week for some really odd, perhaps serendipitous, reason. Actually, and alternatively, they were all invented in Peekskill, ’cause we rock!
kazoo

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Happy Peanut Brittle Day!

A Dynamic Duo: Rene Carlson, and Kevin McSweeney
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Friday, Jan. 27 – Happy No Brainer Day!

ultimate no brainer

Phineas and the Lonely Leaves
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

The Conigliaro Consort
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

The Sugarush Band
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Live Band Karaoke & Dance Party
@ 12 Grapes – 9:00 pm

Paul Decoster (singer/songwriter)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 28 – Happy Kazoo Day!

Wine Tasting
Ignazio Giovine, owner and winemaker of L’Armangia winery in Piemonte, Italy will be sampling his Chardonnay, Barbera’s and Moscato d’Asti. All featured wines will be on sale during the tasting only.
@ Dylan’s Wine Cellar – 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Dylan Doyle Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Gwen Laster Ensemble
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:30 pm

Positive Energy
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, January 29 – Happy Curmudgeons Day!

ultimate curmdgeon

J. Kaine (original tunes)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

Pat Tomasso & Company
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 4:00 – 7:00 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


Don’t see your event listed here? Don’t worry. Send a note to events@peekskill.rocks and we’ll be sure to add it.
• Please send by 5pm on Wednesdays, to make sure it gets into the first edition of our weekly round-up.
• Or you can post on our Facebook page.
Future events will be added to our peekskill.rocks calendar.

What’s up Peekskill? We gots us a new Prez

A whole bunch of interesting things here, P-Rockers. If you can’t help The Jerk figure out why that sniper hates those cans so much on Tin Can day, you can wait a day and usher in POTUS #45. Yes he IS your president (like it or not). If that doesn’t do it for you, then you can appreciate a squirrel, or answer your cat’s questions. Yes, these are the days! Seriously, what is happening to our country when we appreciate a questionably intelligent rodent that gets run over by cars and loses its nuts? When you’re done with all that, get your butt downtown and Rock out.

Thursday, Jan. 19 – Happy Tin Can Day!

jerk cans

Sammy Wags, & Friends (jazz)
@ 12 Grapes – 8:00 pm

Friday, Jan. 20 – Happy Inauguration Day!

Drumpf
Orange is the new POTUS

Steve Chizmadia
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

AYAASO (Roots Reggae)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Thrown Together Band
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Jon Cobert and Friends (A Tribute to Leon Russell & Elton John)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Paulie and The Bluechips (acoustic rock)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Classic Albums Live – Prince: Purple Rain
@ Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 21 – Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Martini Jones and The Shakers (singer/songwriter)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

The New York Horns
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Alaya (world music)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Hey Baby!
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, January 22 – Happy Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day!

cat q and a

Joe Adami (rock)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

Book Signing and Art Show
The novel, Olga, by Ted Kelsey
Paintings & Photographs by Mary Fabrotta
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Ray Blue Pro-Am Ensemble
A tribute to MLK, Jr.
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 4:00 pm

Kids Open Mic Night
@ 12 Grapes 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Gaelic Storm
@ Paramount Theater – 7:00 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


Don’t see your event listed here? Don’t worry. Send a note to events@peekskill.rocks and we’ll be sure to add it.
• Please send by 5pm on Wednesdays, to make sure it gets into the first edition of our weekly round-up.
• Or you can post on our Facebook page.
Future events will be added to our peekskill.rocks calendar.

What’s Up Peekskill? Get Your Civil Rights On

With the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the last few days of President Obama’s term and the impending reign of President-elect Donald Trump, it seems like a good weekend to party, whether to rejoice or drown sorrows. If these things don’t float your boat, look at the themes of the day below. You’re bound to find something to celebrate this weekend. Either way, bring it downtown and rock it.

Thursday, Jan. 12 – Happy Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day Day!

Village People

Rich Kelly (rock ‘n roll)
@ 12 Grapes – 8:00 pm

Friday, Jan. 13 – Happy Rubber Duckie Day!

Rubber Duck

Bob & Norm
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

Two Dollar Goat (bluegrass)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Blues Buddha
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Karma Darwin (Indie, Rock, Folk, Reggae)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Robert Tyc (acoustic guitar)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 14 – Happy Dress Up Your Pet Day and Feast of the Ass Day!

Pet Costume
Seriously, can you think of two better things to celebrate on the same day? (kray-kray!)

Open Mic Night
Hosted by Andy Rice
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 6:30 pm

Petey Hop and the Boogie Boys (blues/rock)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

SAGE (jazz and blues)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

The Squids
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, January 15 – Happy World Snow Day!

giantsnowman

Liana Gabel (singer/songwriter)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band
@ 12 Grapes – 5:30 pm

Monday, January 16 – Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

• Civil Rights, yo!


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


Don’t see your event listed here? Don’t worry. Send a note to events@peekskill.rocks and we’ll be sure to add it.
• Please send by 5pm on Wednesdays, to make sure it gets into the first edition of our weekly round-up.
• Or you can post on our Facebook page.
Future events will be added to our peekskill.rocks calendar.