What’s Up Peekskill? So, so much! Don’t miss the fun

Wow – this is almost too much — almost. But hey, something for everyone! You can even double-down on karaoke tonight!

Thursday, April 16:

Steve Chizmadia
Birdsall House 9:30pm

Live Band Karaoke  (do they get to play as bad as people sing?)
12 Grapes 8:30pm

Non-Live Band Karaoke (a.k.a.: Normal Karaoke)
Gleason’s 9:00pm

Rangers vs. Penguins – NHL Playoffs, Round 1, Game 1.
I’m sure on every tv bar in Peekskill  7:00pm

Friday, April 17:

Bar Spies
Gleason’s 7pm

Joe Duraes & The Skills
Peekskill Coffeehouse 7pm

Chris Brown
Beanrunner 8pm

Slam Allen
Hudson Room 10pm

Foster Dad
Kyles Pub 10pm

Scarborough Fair – A Simon & Garfunkel Experience
with The Guthrie Brothers
12 Grapes 9:30pm

Jazz with Michelle LeBlanc & Hiroshi Yamazaki
Division Street Grill 7:00pm

Saturday, April 18:

Electronica 1.2: Tattoo Money, MSKm, David Cartategui
Embark Peekskill 8pm

Disney’s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve!
Paramount Hudson Valley 11am show and 2pm show

Doug Smith
Division Street Grill 7:30pm

Marcy Freedman “True or False: Nature Refreshed the Spirit”
Peekskill Coffeehouse 10am-2pm

The Geoff Hartwell Band
12 Grapes 9:30pm

The NY Hit Men
Hudson Room 10pm

Rangers vs. Penguins – NHL Playoffs, Round 1, Game 2.
I’m sure on every tv bar in Peekskill  8:00pm

Sunday, April 19:

Ray Blue’s Sunday Afternoon Jam Session
Division Street Grill 4pm

Peekskill Coffeehouse 1pm

Fundraiser to benefit The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
with A Cabaret performance by, Choirgirl Music
12 Grapes 2-4:30pm

Tribe Hill Presents: Pluck and Rail, Scoot Horton, Rob McMahon, Phil Dollard
Embark Peekskill 4:30-7pm

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 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

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.

Beacon Art Show Includes Peekskill Artist – April 11

Theo Ganz Studio in Beacon, NY,  is presenting Dispatches From Eternity, a collection of work from 30 artists.  The opening reception is this Saturday at 5 pm.

Among those featured is Peekskill’s Geoff Feder, whose fishing lure sculptures will catch everyone’s interest and imagination, hook, line and sinker!


What’s up? Music and more!

Come and get your groove on in Peekskill, folks! There’s rock, blues, swing, jazz, and Zeppelin! Who doesn’t love Led Zeppelin? (seriously, who?)


Jason Gisser
Birdsall House 9:30pm

Open Mic Night with Jess Erick
12 Grapes 8:30pm


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Phineas and the Lonely Leaves

Martini Jones
Peekskill Coffeehouse 7pm

Hudson Valley Sallie
Beanrunner 8pm

Harmony Road
Hudson Room 10pm

Drew Bordeaux & the Cavalry
12 Grapes 9:30pm

Doug Smith
Division Street Grill 7:00pm


Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin Tribute Band
Paramount Hudson Valley 8pm

Beyond Basic Swing Workshop with Bill and Katrine
Embark Peekskill 3-5pm

Conigliaro Duet with Brian Conigliaro & Bill Pernice
Division Street Grill 7:30pm

Open Mic night with Andy Rice
Peekskill Coffeehouse 7pm

Bob Meyer Trio
Beanrunner 8pm

STAX of Soul featuring Julius Dilligard Jr.
12 Grapes 9:30pm

Blues Buddha
Hudson Room 10pm


Comedy/Music Night with John Iavarone, Gene Trifilo, and the Patent Pending Rock ‘n Blues Revue
Beanrunner 4-7pm

Lou Ubriaco
Peekskill Coffeehouse 1pm

Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band
12 Grapes 5:30pm

What’s up? Easter weekend


Tony Garnier & Art Labriola
Hudson Room 7:30pm

David Kraai
Birdsall House 9:30pm

Sessions celebrates the 12 Grapes 7th Anniversary with JP Patrick & Friends
12 Grapes 8:30pm


Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King
BeanRunner 8pm

Kicking off the 12 Grapes Anniversary Weekend Celebration with SugarBad, EP Release Tour
12 Grapes 9:30pm

The Curtis Winchester Band
Hudson Room 10pm

Jazz legends: Bucky Pizzarelli & Jerry Bruno
Division Street Grill 7pm

South Country
Gleason’s 9pm


The Hit Men
Hudson Room 10pm

Clifton Anderson Quartet
BeanRunner 8pm

The 12 Grapes 7th Anniversary Weekend Celebration with The first band who ever performed at 12 Grapes, Johnny Feds & Friends!
12 Grapes 9:30pm

Contemporary Songstress, Kristina Koller, with Julius Rodriquez on Piano
Division Street Grill 7:30pm

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!