Category Archives: Parks

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!

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.

• 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.
  • 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.


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 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

Peekskill Riverfront Summer Concert Series


Peekskill’s Summer Riverfront Concert Series kicks off on July 4th with fireworks!


Saturday, July 4th: Lost SoulZ (fireworks to follow!!)

Wednesdays, 7—9 pm (
Rainsite: Peekskill Middle School

• July 8th: The Barnstorm (Party Band)

• July 15th : Showtime Dance Band

• July 22nd : Jessica Lynn (Country)

• July 29th: Blue Sky (Rock Favorites)


Mondays 7 – 8 pm
 (Rain site: Ford Admin. Bldg.

• July 6th: Beth and Scott (Music)

• July 13th: Agostino Arts (Storytelling)

• July 20th: Seth Dale (Magic)

• July 27th: Will Shaw (Comic, Juggler)

• Aug 3rd: Robert the Guitar Guy

For More Information call Peekskill Recreation 914 734-7275
In case of inclement weather Call 734-4228 for updates

Peekskill Riverfront Green Park, Hudson Ave. & Rt. 9, Peekskill MAP


Public Workshop for Peekskill Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

pwrwPeekskill’s Waterfront Advisory Committee is holding a public workshop on potential projects for the Peekskill waterfront. This is an opportunity to get your voice heard, learn about the process and help the Waterfront Advisory Committee build upon the many new developments that have occurred in the waterfront area in recent years.

This workshop follows a public workshop that was held in March identifying a vision for the waterfront and educating the public about key issues and opportunities that the LWRP needed to address.

The City of Peekskill is in the process of updating its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The LWRP is a plan that is prepared by a Waterfront Advisory Committee made up of local residents, business owners and civic leaders, with the assistance of City staff and a team of planning consultants. Although the Committee prepares the LWRP with public input, the Common Council has the ultimate responsibility for adopting the plan.

Since the March workshop, the Committee has used public input, technical analysis and conversations with City staff and the City Council to come up with a list of potential projects, policies and land use recommendations that will benefit the Peekskill waterfront. The next step is to present these potential projects to the public for your input, comment and additional ideas.

When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7 PM to 9 PM
Where:  Nutrition Room at the Neighborhood Center (4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill).

Please share with your friends, neighbors, colleagues or anyone who may have an interest in the future of Peekskill’s waterfront.

For more information, please visit the website for the City of Peekskill LWRP.

March meeting summary

If you can’t attend on the 16th, the meeting materials will be posted to the City’s LWRP website along with a link to send comments.