Category Archives: Parks

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.

What’s Up Peekskill? Mother’s Day Edition

Thursday, May 7th

Sessions. The MAGIC happens here.
with JP Patrick & Friends, and special guest, Johnny Feds!
@ 12Grapes – 8:30 pm

Matt Turk
@ Birdsall House – 9:30 pm

Friday, May 8th

Rangers vs. Capitals – NHL Playoffs, Round 2, Game 5.
Rangers are down 3 games to 1. Oh dear…
Support them on at your favorite Peekskill drinking establishment!
Game starts at 7:00 pm

Music for a Cause
with Unfunded Mandate, raising money for Lakeland Schools
@ 12Grapes – 9:00 pm

The Saints Band of NY
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

@ Gleason’s – 9:00 pm

Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Larry Del Casale
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 9th

Garden Club of Peekskill Plant Sale
@ Riverfront Green (over the railroad tracks) – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mike Bennett of 100.7 WHUD – Book Talk & Signing
Don’t Pay the Ransom, I’ve Escaped: Memories of A Life On The Radio
@ Peekskill Field Library – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Your mission: Have a good time
with Cobert Operations, featuring 5-time Grammy Nominee, Jon Cobert, Peter Calo, and Rob Wallis
@ 12Grapes – 9:30 pm

Dirty Stay Out
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Gerry Malkin Quintet
Chris Morrison (guitar), Jeff Pittson (piano), Mike McGuirk (bass), Bobby Leonard (drums)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 10th – MOTHERS DAY

FREE Prosecco for Mom
with Buffet Brunch from 11:30 am, Dinner from 3:30 pm
@ 12Grapes – 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch
@ Gleasons

The Relaxing Vocals of
Deena Goidel – Vocalist
@ Division Street Grill – 11:30AM – 3:30PM

Classic House Piano
Doug Smith – Piano
@ Division Street Grill – 5:00PM – 8:00PM

embark-050915Swing Dancing
Class – 7-8pm
Dancing – 8-12pm
@ Embark

The Riverkeeper Sweep 2015 and Peekskill — one of 100 sites along the Hudson


The Riverkeeper Sweep is the largest day of service for the Hudson River, and will take place on Saturday, May 9. To register, click on a site below or if you’d like to join a different site visit to choose from one of 100 cleanups and plantings from NYC to Albany.

This is a RAIN OR SHINE event!

Signup at any of these sites:
Peekskill: Riverfront Green Park
Peekskill: Annsville Preserve Park
Peekskill: Annsville Creek by Kayak

In 2014 this event engaged more than 1,900 volunteers, who removed an estimated 31 tons of trash and planted hundreds of trees in 82 shoreline locations on the Hudson and its tributaries. Volunteers removed 2,340 pounds of debris from Annsville Preserve, Riverfront green and Travis Cove as part of the Sweep in 2014.

Sweep to Your Brewery
New York City and Hudson Valley breweries will host meetups following the Sweep, where participants will be treated to one free beverage on the house (non-alcoholic options available). Following the cleanup, volunteers are encouraged to head to their local brewery for a beer.

The success during the 2014 Sweep was due to the leadership of over 120 Sweep Leaders and the dedication of nearly 2,000 volunteers and hundreds of community partners. Let’s continue to reclaim the Hudson River from the hands of polluters.

More Info >

Full disclosure: I work for Riverkeeper.