Debut of the Wiz Fest, August 23rd & 24th

Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm
The Field Library Plaza 4 Nelson Avenue Peekskill NY, 10566

Emerald City is coming to Peekskill! Local vendors and artists will take part in the event which will be geared towards themes related to the story such as “Follow Your Dreams Over the Rainbow” and “Believe in Yourself.” The festivities will be from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. All patrons are welcome to come in costume. The commemoration is in honor of L. Frank Baum who was enrolled at the Peekskill Military Academy and authored the beloved Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum once said “Time is given to us to be happy and for no other reason.” What better way to enjoy your day then with your family and friends?

More information at The Historic Hudson River Towns site or the Peekskill’s Journey to Oz Facebook page.

Frank Catalina’s 2014 State of the City Address

From the announcement on the city’s website:

Mayor Frank A. Catalina’s first State of the City Address will be on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 7:30 P.M., in the Council Chambers, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, New York.

Update: Here’s the full text of the mayor’s address and a video, below.

How’s the city doing ? Watch Mary Foster’s addresses from 2013 and 2012.

Do you have a nice dress and brown hair? Someone has a crush on you.

Still from "Pickup on South Street" (1953)
Still from “Pickup on South Street” (1953)

From a Craigslist ad posted  Friday the 8th:

Brunette on Brown st. Peekskill – m4w (Brown st)
You were wearing a nice dress, wedges , shoulder length dark hair and walked down Brown st around 5:30 on Thursday. Then you went into the brick building
Very pretty

Cut hair? Beale Street Barbershop wants you!

Rock ‘n’ roll barbershop Beale Street wants some head-trimmers. From their Craigslist ad:

We have a music stage, art gallery and vintage retail space. We are seeking an experienced licensed Unisex HAIR STYLIST (Cosmetology License) or a Unisex BARBER (Barber License) and a COLORIST. SATURDAY IS A MUST. Please be dependable, a solid work ethic is a must. The shop has been open 2 years and has a great loyal clientele. Bring your own or I am willing to give you a chance to grow your own clientele.

Please check out our website and see what we are about. Hours are Tues-Thurs 10am – 7pm/ Fri 11am – 8pm/ Sat 9am-5pm/ Closed Sun & Mon

Please cut and paste your resume, NO ATTACHMENTS. Also please tell me a little something about yourself. One liners or form letters will not be read. We would like to know something about you.

They’re also hosting a bunch of new music and art events.

A Peekskill without poverty: community meeting August 8th

Poster: “Poverty and Civil Rights 50 Years Later.” Meeting on August 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the  Community Room, City of Peekskill Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Ave. Organized by  Community Voices Heard.

Map: Peekskill residents with incomes below the poverty line; the highest rates are in purple. See all of the data.