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.

Video: Fred Gillen, Jr., at the Peekskill Coffee House

Fred Gillen, Jr., is a regular at the Coffee House; bookmark his live show schedule for upcoming dates. For all shows, a $5-$10 donation is suggested, but, as he says, “do your best.” Currently on the list:

Friday, August 29, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 28, 7 p.m.

Even sooner, he’s appearing at Peekskill’s Drum Hill Senior Living Community on Monday, August 11, at 7 p.m. And on Saturday, August 30, he’ll play the Peekskill Block Party—that’s at 7 p.m. on Division between Central and Main.

In the meantime, check out more of Gillen’s songs from his most recent Coffee House gig.

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The Peekskill Music Festival: All Day Today

There are events all day and into the night at the main stage on Central Avenue, the gorgeously renovated Paramount Hudson Valley theater,  the bountiful Birdsall House (where The Flynns are playing at 1 pm in the beer garden), and, of course, the coffee house.

Free shuttle buses from the train station! You’re gonna kick yourself if you miss it, and you’ll kick up your heels if you come. Download the official flyer for all the info.

Here are today’s Central Avenue and Paramount lineups (all free!), from the Paramount website:
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Hi & bienvenido! This is Peekskill. Take a peek.

Welcome! This site-in-progress is devoted to the great,  historically fascinating, and ever-changing city of Peekskill, New York. Who and what give Peekskill its electric energy? What events and conversations are happening right now, and what’s the latest on what’s happening next? We’re going to dive into all the questions that fascinate us, and do all we can to find out the answers to your questions, too.

If you’re planning a Peekskill visit, there’s tons of stuff to do, from museums to mountain biking to live music to a dizzying variety of restaurants. And it’s easy to get here from anywhere, whether by train, car, scooter, kayak, tall ship, or foot.

Here’s a little bit about who we are and how to contact us.

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