Category Archives: Peekskill

Keep Your Hudson Clean!

Sick of finding junk along the shores?
Done with kayaking through patches of garbage?
Tired of taking creepy looking objects from your dog when walking along the riverfront?

Well, this Saturday, May 9th, you can do something about it!

Riverkeeper is having a River Sweep event all along the Hudson Estuary* from New York City all the way to Albany. There is still time to sign up!
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*(Fun Fact: The Hudson is actually a tidal estuary, not a river, at least as far north as Troy, NY. Same goes fot the East and Harlem Rivers.)

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

STEVE CHIZMADIA
@ 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

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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

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Class – 7-8pm
Dancing – 8-12pm
@ Embark

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

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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 www.riverkeeper.org/sweep 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
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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.

Peekskill in the News

Lately some  well respected newspapers have taken notice of our town.

A few weeks ago, March 6, the Wall Street Journal noted our “increasingly vibrant downtown,” and that we’ve “experienced a resurgence in recent years.”

The following weekend saw a surge in business.

Today, April 1, The New York Times has jumped on our bandwagon with a Donnie and Marie reference in the headline, “a Little Country, a Little Urban.” (not sure what that will get us…)

Let’s see what happens this coming weekend!

And remember, Peekskill Rocks!

What’s Up Peekskill? The Fun Doesn’t End

Friday, February 27, 7 PM – 9 PM
Fred Gillen Jr. @ The Peekskill Coffee House
Fred Gillen Jr. will perform songs from his latest release Wage Love With special guest Chris Moore

The Peekskill Coffee House – 101 South Division Street


Friday, February 27,  10 PM
Showtime Dance Band

Showtime Dance Band combines the sound of Motown, Soul, R&B, Funk, Old School Disco, Dance Rock and Jazz.

The Hudson Room – 23 South Division Street


Friday, February 27, 9:30 PM
Drew Bordeaux & the Cavalry
Drew Bordeaux will be joined by 5-time Grammy nominee Jon Cobert, keyboardist, vocalist and amazing entertainer. With a rhythm section that includes Candullo and Tom Barraco (formerly of the folkedelics) and Anna on violin, this Cavalry will be riding in with the Rock & Roll “Thunder”.

$5 Cover

12 Grapes – 12 N Division Street


Friday, February 27, 10 PM
Phineas and the Lonely Leaves

The Birdsall House – 970 Main Street


Alexis Cole Ensemble

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Friday, February 27, 8-10:30 PM
Called “one of the great voices of today,” Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages.

$10 Admission
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

BeanRunner – 201 South Division Street


Brian William Foster & The Stiff Nights
Friday, February 27, 10 PM
All ages and free.

N.Y. Firehouse Grille  – 50 Welcher Ave


Rick Springfield – The Stripped Down Tour

Saturday, February 28, 8 PM
Rick Springfield – The Stripped Down Tour
With Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady

Superstar heartthrob Rick Springfield Strips Down with an intimate solo performance of music & storytelling! The Stripped Down tour gets you up close and personal with Grammy®-winner Rick Springfield.

Paramount Hudson Valley – 1008 Brown Street


Saturday, February 28, 8-10:30 PM
Rob Scheps Core-tet
Saxophonist Rob Scheps studied at the New England Conservatory, led his own groups while living in Boston; most notably the True Colors Big Band and, in 1988, moved to New York, formed the Rob Scheps Core-tet and Bartokking Heads, establishing himself as a formidable force on the jazz scene.

Core-tet includes: Shunzo Ohno, Jamie Reynolds, Mike Richmond, Anthony Pinciotti.

$10 Admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

BeanRunner – 201 South Division Street


Sunday, March 1, 7 PM
Masters of Illusion – Believe the Impossible

The live stage magic phenomenon born from the multi-award winning television series!

You’ll believe the impossible when Masters of Illusion brings you grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers…everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible – all rolled up into a live show!

Paramount Hudson Valley – 1008 Brown Street