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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
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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.

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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

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.

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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, jsalt@scenichudson.org

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, barbara@barbaraheinzen.com

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, kdowney@skidmore.edu

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, jsalt@scenichudson.org

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, jsalt@scenichudson.org

NEW YORK CITY
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, johnbnycfc@yahoo.com

OSSINING (Westchester County)
Sponsored by Riverkeeper
Location: Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact: Suzie Ross, 914-588-6100, suzie.e.ross@gmail.com and Emma Lagle, 914-355-0874, elagle00@gmail.com

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,
jsalt@scenichudson.org

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
shaltkin@forusa.org

What’s up Peekskill? — Second to last weekend in July edition.

For recurring events, please scroll to the bottom.

Thursday, July 16th

• Wine Dinner
a special 5 course menu that will be paired with 5 wines from Dylan’s Wine Cellar
@ Gleason’s – 7:00 pm

• Live Band Karaoke
with Host JP Patrick
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• Steve Chizmadia
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

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

Friday, July 17th

• Harry Rios, & the Nippy Thieves
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Nelson Riveros Latin-Jazz Trio
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• “An Evening of Spirit”
with James Van Praagh
@ Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

• Teri Lamar & New Company
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 18th

9th house
• The Ninth House
in the beer garden
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm

• Firefly & Fairy Festival
@ Depew Park – 5:00 pm

• STAX of Soul
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Slide Attack
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Wynonna & The Big Noise
@ Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

• Little Larry Jr. & The Squall
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 19th

PB Sunday Fundays
• Sunday Funday
outside with live music from The Unfunded Mandate
@ The Peekskill Brewery – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

• KIDS Open Mic Night!
@ 12 Grapes – 6:00 – 8:00 pm

• Simon Boyer
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 6:00 – 8:00 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

What’s Up Peekskill – The second weekend in July Edition

For recurring envents, please scroll to the bottom.

Thursday, July 9th

• Indie Pop Rock
with Heather LaRose, and Ryder Stuart
@ 12 Grapes – 8:00 pm

• Don Lowe
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

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

Friday, July 10th

• The Soul Man from New York!
with Bobby Harden
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• The Gerry Cruz Project
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Cruise Control
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 11th

• A day of portraits and a music performance by Kristina Koller
@ The Peekskill Farmers Market – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

• The Compact
in the beer garden
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm

• Tasty Guitar Playing
with “Tasty Mike” & the Mike Murphy Quartet
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Big Boss Bossa Nova
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Blues Buddha
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 12th

• Hudson River Cruises on the Tour Boat Evening Star
@ The Riverfront Green – 11:00 am; 3:00 pm Sangria & Salsa Cruise

PB Sunday Fundays
• Sunday Funday
outside with live music from the Kevin Myers Band
@ The Peekskill Brewery – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

• Swing Band Sunday!
with Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band
@ 12 Grapes – 5:30 – 8:00 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

Peekskill Summer Activities

Peekskill is a friendly town, and there’s lots to do if you’re looking for summer activities. Here are a few we think are worth a mention:

  • Hike or bike the Blue Mountain Reservation
    This 1,538-acre park right in Peekskill proper features miles of trails for mountain biking, strolling and nature study, and offers challenging hikes to the tops of two large peaks, Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain.
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  • Take in a summer show or just chill by the water at Riverfront Green Park.  A great place to river watch, check out some cool sculptures, enjoy a picnic or bring the kids to the playground. There are nearby restaurants, bars, delis and an ice cream shop, so you don’t have to trek back to town.
  • Enjoy Peekskill and the Hudson Valley by getting out on the water for a relaxing cruise.
    trinity_1Trinity Cruise Company offers cruises from Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park through the Hudson Highlands.  Check their calendar for their regular schedule and special events such as the monthly Wine Tasting Cruise with Dylan’s Wine Cellar and the Brews & Blues Cruise with Peekskill Brewery growlers.
  • Stop by to watch an evening basketball game or enjoy the spray pool on a hot summer day. Main St. Peekskill.
  • Take a tour of Peekskill points of interest on “Stella” the Peekskill Trolly.
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What’s up Peekskill? Independence Day Edition

Thursday, July 2nd

• Open Mic Night
with host Jess Erick
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• Dan Lavoie
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

Friday, July 3rd

• Sailing Stone
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Salsa Night with Orchestra Pastrana!
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Base Camp
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 4th – Independence Day

Fireworks
• Fireworks at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park
when it gets dark!

• The Blues Dogs
@ 12 Grapes – 10:30 pm

• David Kraai
in the Beer Garden
@ Birdsall House – 7:00 pm

• Harry Rios and The Nippy Thieves
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 5th

• Drew and Selena Bordeaux Unplugged
@ 12 Grapes – 6:30 – 8:30 pm