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What’s Up Peekskill? Karaoke and More Humidity!

Here is your weekly round up of events that are rocking Peekskill. For recurring events, please scroll to the bottom.

Thursday, August 20th

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• Live Band Karaoke
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

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

• Steve Chizmadia
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

• The Judy Marie Canterino Trio
@ The Hudson Room – 8:00 pm

Friday, August 21st

• Wine Tasting Boat Cruise on the Tour Boat Evening Star
Dylan’s Wine Cellar and Trinity Cruises
@ Riverfront Green Park Boat Dock – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

• The Bookends Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Sailing Stone
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• The Black Dirt Band
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@ The Bean Runner – 8:00 pm

• L’il Bastads
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 22nd

Daisychain image by Dieter Unrath Photography
Daisychain image by Dieter Unrath Photography
• Daisychain ft. Tom Simmons
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• The Jon Bates Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Joe Ferry & The Big Ska Band
@ The Bean Runner – 8:00 pm

• Stax of Soul
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• Live Music
in the beer garden
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm

Sunday, August 23rd

• Christine
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

• Hahnbone Band
Live Outdoor Music
@ The Peekskill Brewery – 4:00 pm

Ongoing Summer Events:

Peekskill Farmers’ Market
@ Bank Street in Peekskill – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Every Saturday.

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Hudson River Cruises on the Tour Boat Evening Star
@ The Riverfront Green – 11:00 am; 7:00 pm Sunset Cruise

Peekskill Riverfront Summer Concert Series
@ The Riverfront Green

Downtown Peekskill Music Series
@ North Division Street

Sunday Funday Music Series
@ The Peekskill Brewery – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Perseid Meteor Showers — August 12-13

What’s Peekskill Rocks without rocks? We don’t know… because there are more rocks coming! Space rocks, that is.

The Perseid shower often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at the peak. And we should be able to see it from Peekskill, but hopefully we won’t have to play dodge ball with them.
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Since the moon is waning right now, we should have a great viewing opportunity, providing clouds don’t get in the way. The best times that I’ve been able to extrapolate from various souces is about 2:00 am, Thursday morning and after 8:45 pm Thursday night. Look to the constellation Perseus in the Northeast.

In general, the Perseid meteors tend to be few and far between at nightfall and early evening and don’t really start to pick up steam until after midnight. For you night owls, the usually don’t bombard the sky in force until just before dawn. Think 2:00 – 4:00 am.

“Try to view the Perseids as far away from artificial lights as possible,” Bill Cooke of NASA wrote in a blog post. “The darker the sky, the better viewing experience you can have. Lie on the ground and look straight up.”

This site has some good information about where they can be seen.

information sourced from:
NASA
Astronomy.com
EarthSky.org
CNN
Mashable

Meteorites and Space Stations!

Well, no meteorites, sorry, but that’s our Peekskill Rock! Have to give it a little shout out now and then.

But space stations… oh my!

Tonight at 9:26 pm through 9:32 pm we should be able to see the International Space Station from Peekskill.

Yes, it’s only 6 minutes, but that thing is fast. It’s in space, yo, So don’t be late.

It should come into view from the south west, and exit stage right at east north east.

It’s viewing height will be at 52 degrees, so only look up a little bit. No need to strain your neck.

What’s Up Peekskill? August is here!

Here is your weekly round up of events that are rocking Peekskill. For recurring events, please scroll to the bottom.

Thursday, July 30th

• Drew Bordeaux
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• Phil Dollard
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

• Salsa Night
@ The Hudson Room – 8:00 pm

Friday, July 31st

• Bakklash!
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Reggae! with Donovan Michael and U.R.I.
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Soul’d Again 
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 1st

The ExpoHudson Valley Expo
@ Riverfront Green Park – Noon – 9:00 pm

• Indigo King
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Daniel Abrams & Hilary Korn Fontana
Art Exhibit and Opening
With Music by Harry Rios at 8 pm
@ Beale Street Barber Shop – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

• Premik Russell Tubbs
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Warrior’s Pub Crawl
Warriors
Warriors! Come out to pla-ee-aay!
Sponsored by the Coney Island Brewery.
@ Taco Dive Bar – 6:00 pm
@ Gleason’s – 7:00 pm
@ Hudson Room – 8:00 pm
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

• Louis Vanaria’s Upbeat Classics
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, August 2nd

• Sunday Funday
outside with live music with American Pinup
@ The Peekskill Brewery – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

• Bianca Mancinelli & Band
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 4:00 – 7:00 pm


Ongoing Summer Events:

Peekskill Farmers’ Market
@ Bank Street in Peekskill – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Every Saturday.

trinity_1
Hudson River Cruises on the Tour Boat Evening Star
@ The Riverfront Green – 11:00 am; 7:00 pm Sunset Cruise

Peekskill Riverfront Summer Concert Series
@ The Riverfront Green

Downtown Peekskill Music Series
@ North Division Street

Sunday Funday Music Series
@ The Peekskill Brewery – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

A bit of Peekskill’s Revolutionary War History

Another installment of our semi-non-regular history lessons for Peekskill.

Found this nice write up on the battle of Fort Hill and the preservation efforts for the historic site on the Peekskill NY in Pictures Facebook page.

Peekskill’s Fort Hill Revolutionary War Battle Site.

‘Cause Peekskill Rocks!