Get ready—this is big. Here’s the skinny. There’s a swing dance in Peekskill, and it’s all happening at Embark on Saturday, November 8. What’s on the menu? Dig.
7-8 p.m.: NYC dance maestro Bill Kline gives a free lesson in basic swing/lindy hop for everyone at the party—no partner needed. Or bring a friend, a sweetie, a wandering cadet, or a brand-new pal.
8 p.m. to midnight: Dance your head off. The music’s amazing. The dance will make you grin, bounce, shake your moneymaker, and maybe even sing. (It’s damn good exercise, incidentally.)
All night: Eat light refreshments. Drink a little something. Chat up your cadet. Get your mom to tell you stories about sock hops and Nat King Cole. Swing and sway, jump and jive, hoot and holler. You’re going to want to. And you will.
$15 cover. $10 for students. Embark is at 925 South Street in downtown Peekskill. Click here for a Google Map. Click here to get inspired. (Don’t worry, no one will be throwing anyone. Thrilling, yeas, but not throwing.) Click your ruby heels on the two and the four. See you on the dance floor!
On the Hudson Line this past weekend, every station had a couplet. The faraway, soulful voice of a lyrical conductor announced each town in rhyme, and Peekskill had more lines than the rest. They went:
If you’re going to Peekskill
You’re in for a thrill
That’s the next request we’re going to fill
This is where I will be tonight
Come support your favorite Vladdettes this Saturday, October 18 from 7-9 p.m.!
Get your coffee on and enjoy some familiar tunes!
Luciano Ferrara will be opening things up at 7
Daisy Chain plays an acoustic around 7:30
Vladdettes take the proverbial stage around 8
All the info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/693419214098275
The first-ever Hudson Valley immersive electronic music experience:
11 of the most exciting electronic artists from all around the Hudson Valley and beyond (plus a Special Surprise Guest) showcasing a full spectrum of electronica EDM, DIY, Rock-tronic, Shoegaze, Noise & more! TrashTrash (Joshua DeLorimier) will be creating real-time audio-responsive visualizations live. It is a rare event to get these artists in one place on one day.
4 workshops on electronic music production, promotion and performance featuring panels of real artists telling it like it really is. (workshops limited to 20 participants each to maintain an intimate learning atmosphere)
ALL IN ONE SPOT – ALL ON ONE DAY: #epeek1
All of the info: http://electronica1.brownpapertickets.com/
After a 7-year effort to honor and commemorate an event that happened more than 150 years ago, The Lincoln Depot Museum is having its grand opening tomorrow, October 18th. The ribbon-cutting is at 11 a.m. From Patch:
The old train depot in Peekskill is where President-elect Abraham Lincoln addressed a crowd of more than 3,000 citizens on Feb. 19, 1861. It was the only speech that Lincoln ever gave in Westchester County.
Read more, including the full statement from the museum, here.
New York State annual Sheep and Wool Festival is this weekend—October 18 & 19—at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck.
Check it out at www.sheepandwool.com.
Where else can you get a bacon, lettuce and mutton while knitting a scarf? (Bacon, lettuce, and mutton not necessarily a real thing.)
But you can buy lamb and wool. Get yourself a golden fleece.