Category Archives: Environment

What’s Up Peekskill? Up in the sky, it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s ‘Murica!

Get your Eagle on folks. It ain’t superman up there, but it’s an almighty bald eagle. Come down to the riverfront this Saturday and catch site of the symbol of America!

Thursday, February 4th

• Open Mic Night – The FIRST Thursday each month!
with with guest host, Leo Harmonay
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• The Kristina Koller Quartet
@ Hudson Room – 8:00 pm

• Phil Dollard
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

• Karaoke Night with Tina Machete
@ Gleasons – 9:00 pm

Friday, February 5th

• “Heroes”, A Tribute to David Bowie & Glenn Frey and others gone too soon.
with Electric Beef
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Orlando Marin Orchestra
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Harmony Road
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, February 6th

EagleFest 2016
@ Riverfront Green – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

• Ray Blue Quartet
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Art Opening: Renee Moskowitz and Ocean Morisset
music by Ninth House
@ Beale Street Barber Shop – 7:00 pm

• The Jon Bates Band feturing Debbie Major
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• Class Action
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

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!