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.
The 3rd annual Hudson Hop and Harvest is this Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Peekskill Riverfront from 2p-9p. It will be hosted by Peekskill’s own Peekskill Brewery , 107.1 WSPK The Peak Radio Station and 100.7 WHUD Radio Station. Admissions is free and food and drink are pay as you go. There will be craft beer, live music, farm-to-table food and even a farmers market.
This year the Hop and Harvest will be going green. They are are asking all visitors to follow the Carry in/Carry out rules to reduce the garbage at the festival. The web site also says that all cups and serveware will be compostable. You can learn more about recycling and composting at the festival from Zero to Go.
Live acts include Whiskey Heart, Scars on 45, Twin Forks, and Rebecca Haviland. For more information, visit the festival’s website and Facebook page.
Best email subject line of the day:
Nor’easter Is Heading Toward Westchester
Thanks, Peekskill Daily Voice newsletter!
If you actually want to read about the rain (and future sun), you can do so at the site here. If you prefer to listen to Elvis Costello singing “When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy” from Twelfth Night with the accompaniment of saxophonist John Harle, you can hear about how the rain it raineth every day. And a hey, ho, the wind and the rain.
Pretty! The Peekskill Daily Voice has the astronomical scoop. If your cell phone stops working, stay calm; it’s just a swirl of celestial flares.
Huge news via Michael J. Miner on the Concerned Citizens for a Better Peekskill Facebook page: “Sneak peak at Peekskill Landing at Riverfront Green. Great boardwalk, kayak launch, pavilion and more. Video will be posted this weekend. Ribbon Cutting Friday, September 12 at 11 am.” Video below. Let’s all meet there at midnight Friday and cut more ribbons, in the form of champagne muselets (I had to look that up—they’re the little wires around the cork) and six-pack rings. Celebrate Peekskill responsibly, folks!