Category Archives: Peekskill

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.

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What’s up, Peekskill? A weekend of music, movies and more…

Friday February 6
Allman Brothers tribute band LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
at The Paramount, 8PM
Rhythm and blues with The Curtis Winchester Band
at The Hudson Room, 10PM

Saturday February 7
Rise and shine with the Peekskill Farmers Market, 10AM
Candle making workshop at The Field Library, 1:30PM
Beale Street Barbershop for Music and Art, 7PM
Rock cover band Over the Top at The Hudson Room, 10PM
Movie night at Birdsall House, 9PM
Stay up to date on Peekskill events by checking the PeekskillRocks calendar.

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.

Live Art Fest at HVCCA — Jan. 10th

Come to a live art fest including dancing, welding, painting, pottery and more… for details click here

It’s at the HVCCA in Peekskill, this Saturday, January 10, starting at 1 pm.

More info from here for facebookers…