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What’s Up Peekskill? Music, Art and Lincolns — lots of ’em

Peekskill Open Studios this weekend.

Noon to 5, Saturday & Sunday, rain or shine.
FREE to the public

Thursday, June 4

• Swing Night
18 piece band and prixe fixe menu
@ The Hudson Room – 8:00 pm

• Open Mic
With host, Jess Erick
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• David Kraai
@ Bridsall House – 9:30pm

Friday, June 5

• Fleshlights (members of Least Best Beast), Joy on Fire, Hadley and The Vision
@ Division Street Guitars – 8:00 pm

• Height Regulations of Space Travel
@ Gleasons – 9:00 pm

• Open Studios Kickoff Party
@ Paramount – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

• Curtis Winchester Band
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• The Next Generation of Jazz
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Salsa Night with Cuboricua
@ The BeanRunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 6

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LinCon Bar Crawl
Dress like Abraham Lincoln
4 – 8:30 pm – Beale Street Barbershop, Gleason’s, Ruben’s Cafe, The Quiet Man, 12 Grapes, Birdsall House

• Hudson Valley Etsy Pop Up Artists
@ EMBARK – 12-5:00 pm

• Alan Parsons Live Project
@ The Paramount – 8:00 pm

• Southern Rock with HeadFirst Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Dynomite Di and Destruction
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

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

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• Peekskill Open Studios Saturday and Sunday
@ All over! – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 7

• Susan Kane, and Judy Kass
@ The BeanRunner Cafe – 6:00 pm

• Wizard of Oz
@ The Paramount – 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

• Peekskill Open Studios Saturday and Sunday
@ All over! – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Daughters of Liberty’s Legacy @ The Peekskill Museum

Sunday, March 15th, 2-4 PM
The Peekskill Museum – 124 Union Avenue
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In recognition of Women’s History Month, The Peekskill Museum will present a program discussing the challenges, sacrifices, bravery and accomplishments of local women during the Revolutionary War.

  • Period Attire!
  • Women who stood up to King George’s Army!
  • Special Guest: Mrs. Ann Fisher Miller, born in 1738, will give her account of what life was like

Admission is FREE to museum members. A $5 donation is requested from the general public.

More info

Celebrate African American Pioneers of Peekskill and Cortlandt @ The Field Gallery Feb. 21 through April 19

Artist Betsy Braun Lane presents Racing on a Broken Road:  The Ongoing Story of the African American Pioneers of Peekskill and CortlandtDavid and Henry, 2004, Betsy Braun Lane February 21- April 19, 2015
Reception: Saturday, February 21, 1- 4 pm
Snow  Date: Sunday, February 22 1-4 pm

The Field Gallery of Peekskill is presenting Racing on a Broken Road, Betsy Braun Lane’s monumental exhibit of photography, archival documents, and oral tradition detailing the Peekskill and Cortlandt area’s African/ European/ Native American pioneers and patriots.

Lost Voices Not Forgotten 2004, Betsy Braun LaneIn  Racing on a Broken Road, Braun Lane skillfully combines her work as an artist, photographer, historian and researcher. Weaving hours of interviews with the area’s long-established Moshier and Peterson families with found archival documents and rare photographs,  the collected works form a powerful exhibit detailing 230 years of the African American experience in the Hudson Valley.

Learn More >

Follow the Yellow Brick Road…

… to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz at Peekskill’s Paramount Theatre.

Starts tonight, January 16 and runs through Sunday. Two shows on Saturday. Click here to buy tickets, and get more info.

And for those of you who don’t know, Peekskill does, in fact, have a yellow brick road! For realz!  Controversy surrounds whether it had anything to do with the Wizard of Oz, but the author, Frank Baum, did attend Peekskill Military Academy before writing the Oz stories.

Prohibition: Love it or Hate it

Either way,  come to Gleasons in Peekskill this Friday, December 5th, to celebrate its demise. What a stupid idea (prohibition,  that is)  in this poster’s opinion.

They’re adding some more prohibition-era cocktails to the menu, so come and enjoy.

Myfav will be added : the  Sidecar!R68-sidecar

After you go to the crazy cool art opening at 2nd Nature, of course! 

Grand Opening of Lincoln Depot Museum Oct. 18

After a 7-year effort to honor and commemorate an event that happened more than 150 years ago, The Lincoln Depot Museum is having its grand opening tomorrow, October 18th. The ribbon-cutting is at 11 a.m. From Patch:

The old train depot in Peekskill is where President-elect Abraham Lincoln addressed a crowd of more than 3,000 citizens on Feb. 19, 1861. It was the only speech that Lincoln ever gave in Westchester County.

Read more, including the full statement from the museum, here.