Last weekend to see Sydnee Farr’s paintings and photos at the Peekskill Coffee House

Sydnee Farr_barista Peekskill Coffee HouseTPCH’s baristas are obviously talented at whatever they do. We just don’t always know all the things they do do. We’ve been ogling Sydnee Farr’s gorgeously illuminated canvases and enigmatic still lives all month. You can see a few in the photos below, but they must be seen in person—and hurry, because they’re coming down on Sunday, August 31st. She’s having a closing reception between 3 and 5 pm on Sunday, where you can talk art and whatever else you want—and maybe even score a few of these beauties. We’re really looking forward to more of Sydnee’s work on the coffee-house walls, and, it seems certain, in more galleries in the near future.



 

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