Category Archives: Environment

What’s up Peekskill? Better Get Carving Those Jack-o-Lanterns!


Thursday, Oct 22

• Sessions. The MAGIC happens here.
with JP Patrick & Friends, and featuring Johnny Feds on guitar
@12 Grapes – 8:30 PM

• Fred Gillen Jr.
@Birdsall – 9:00 PM

• Karaoke
karaoke cats
@Gleasons – 9:00 PM

• The David August Trio
@Hudson Room – 8:00 PM

Friday, Oct 23

• Come Fly with Me!
A celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday
with Greg Westhoff, and featuring vocalist Joe Carpentieri
frankie baby
@12 Grapes – 9:30 PM

• Frank Migliorelli & the Dirt Nappers
CD Release Party
@Beanrunner – 8:00 PM

• Over The Top
@Hudson Room – 10:00 PM

• Gino Vannelli
@Paramount – 8:00 PM

Saturday, Oct 24

• GA3
Amazing horn-driven Blues/Funk/Soul
featuring, Glenn Alexander, Tom Seguso, Chris Anderson, Steve Count, Rob Susman and Tony Orbach
@12 Grapes – 9:30 PM

Magnets, with Kim Clarke, Rob Scheps-sax, Bryan Carrot-vibraphone, Special guest-drums
@Beanrunner – 8:00 PM

• The Force
@Hudson Room – 10:00 PM

• The Garcia Project
@Paramount – 8:00 PM

• Austin Charnis
@Peekskill Coffee

Sunday, Oct 25

• Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
@Paramount – 7:00 PM

Embark Fall Foliage Cruise and Fundraiser 2015
@Trinity Cruises at Waterfront – 2:30 PM

• A special night of acoustic song!
with Leo Harmonay & Friends
@12 Grapes – 6:00 PM

Simpatico: Simply Pat Tomasso & Company
@Beanrunner – 4:00 PM

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

karaoke cats
• 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
@ 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.

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.
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.

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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!

Support a Cleaner Mighty Hudson

BM_4380While this site is usually all things Peekskill, our home shares the Mighty Hudson with everyone. Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson is sponsoring a candlelight vigil this Thursday to promote a full recovery from PCB pollution, and to celebrate our region’s most treasured natural and economic resource — the Hudson River.

Unfortunately, there is not one at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green, but there are plenty others. Here is a full list of candlelight vigil locations and contact information. All vigils are on Thursday, July 23 and start at 7:30 p.m. (You can sign up officially at the event section of the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson page on Facebook.)

BEACON (Dutchess County)
Sponsored by City of Beacon/Scenic Hudson (Beacon Riverfest concert starts at 6 p.m.)
Location: Long Dock Park, Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY 12508
Contact: Jake Salt, 415-378-1658,

COEYMANS (Albany County)
Sponsored by Coeymans Neighborhood Association
Location: Coeymans Landing between Westerlo and Dock Street, Coeymans, NY 12143
Contact: Barbara Heinzen, 646-238-7089,

KINGSTON (Ulster County)
Sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing at foot of Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Contact: Kyle Downey, 845-803-6862,

MECHANICVILLE (Saratoga County)
Sponsored by City of Mechanicville/Scenic Hudson
Location: Mechanicville City Dock at Terminal Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118
Contact Jake Salt, 415-378-1658,

NEWBURGH (Orange County)
Sponsored by City of Newburgh/Scenic Hudson (live music and food)
Location: Unico Park at the waterfront, Front Street b/t 3rd & 4th Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
Contact Jake Salt, 415-378-1658,

Sponsored by NYC Friends of Clearwater
Location: Pier 63 between 22nd and 23rd Streets, at Hudson River, NY 10001
Contact: John Breitbart, 917-612-9353,

OSSINING (Westchester County)
Sponsored by Riverkeeper
Location: Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact: Suzie Ross, 914-588-6100, and Emma Lagle, 914-355-0874,

SCHUYLERVILLE (Saratoga County)
Sponsored by Village of Schulyerville/Scenic Hudson
Location: Fort Hardy Park, Off of Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871
Contact: Jake Salt, 415-378-1658,

NYACK (Rockland County)
Sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation
Location: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 521 N Broadway, Nyack, New York 10960
Contact: Sister Hope Altkin, 845 358 4601 ext. 32