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What’s Up Peekskill? Is it me, or is it finally getting warm?

Okay, Peekskill, there’s nothing special going on. It’s not the first day of spring. It’s not mother’s day. It’s not the 5th. Not nothing. Just a simple weekend in May with warmer weather. But, since Peekskill Rocks, we can’t just let it be! So get off your lazy butts and come downtown where we got tons of live music, story telling, a film festival, an art opening, wine tasting, swing dancing, farmer’s market and more! Just another simple weekend in Peekskill!

PFF

Thursday, May 12

• Open Mic featuring storytelling
hosted by pianist/singer Brotha Doug and master teller Judith Heineman
@ Embark @ the Flatz – 7:30 pm

• KJ Denhert (Urban folk & jazz)
@ 12 Grapes – 8:00 pm

Friday, May 13

• Jon Bates Band
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• Electric Beef (pop-rock)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Hannah Papadakos
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Two Dollar Goat (bluegrass)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Dan Lavoie
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

Saturday, May 14

• Winemaker’s Wine Tasting
with Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores Winery
@ Dylan’s Wine Cellar – 3:00 – 6:00 pm

•  Ocean Morisset presents Peekskill: The Way I See It
Opening reception
@The Marketplace @ The Flatz  – 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Peekskill Film Festival – Day 1
@ Paramount Theater – 6:00 pm

• Joy on Fire and Least Best Beast
JOF-LBB
@ Division Street Guitars – 8:00 pm

• Clifton Anderson Quartet (jazz)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• STAX of Soul, featuring, Julius Dilligard Jr.
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Soul Fusion
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, May 15

Peekskill Film Festival – Day 2
@ Paramount Theater – 12:00 pm

• Elaine Romanelli
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 4:00 – 6:00 pm

• BURNED … A Live Storytelling Event
with Storyweavers
@ 12 Grapes – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

• Swing Band Sunday!
with Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band
@ 12 Grapes – 5:30 – 8:00 pm


And of course, don’t forget our wonderful local markets!

• The Artisan Marketplace
@ 925 South Street – Saturday, May 7 thru May 28 – 12-8 pm.

The Peekskill Farmer’s Market outdoors at the Field Library, 10 am – 2 pm, every Saturday.

• The Marketplace @ The Flatz featuring some of the best regional goods, crafts, eats, and more.

What’s Up Peekskill? Winter solstice edition.

Peekskill Rocks “Get Kissed” Instructions:

  1. Go into town to a venue of your choice (see below).
  2. Hold this Peekskill.Rocks! post above your head on your mobile device.
  3. Get kissed!

kiss kiss, bitches

Thursday, December 17th

• Live Band Karaoke
santa sings
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Bob and Norm
@ Birdsall House – 9:00 pm

Friday, December 18th

• Adam Falcon: Funk steady groove with a touch of Blues
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Joe Duraes
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Lou Ubriaco – Guitar
@ Division Street Grill – 7:00 pm

• The Black Dirt Band
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 19th

• A Holiday Hootenanny
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Five bands strong, featuring
Least Best Beast, Apologetics, JD Gambrell, All My Friends and Whiskey Neat
@ Division Street Guitars – 8:00 pm

• The Jon Bates Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• Doug Smith – Classic House Piano
@ Division Street Grill – 7:00 pm

• Open mic music (hosted by Andy Rice)
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 6:00 pm

• Giacomo Gates, Art Hightower, and the ABC’s of Jazz
@ The Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 20th

• Austin Charnis (classical guitar)
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

• Hope Machine Year End Hootenanny
@ Embark Peekskill – 4:30 pm

• Jessi Mason, & Friends, and Special Guests, JT & Anne
@ 12 Grapes – 6:00 pm

From the Rhyming Metro-North Conductor

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
Peekskill

 

Spiders on a Train (Platform)

Breaking: There’s suddenly an inordinate amount of spiders in both the Peekskill and the Croton-Harmon stations, says a tipster and fellow bleary commuter. This has been independently confirmed by Peekskill Rocks!. And they’re big.

We should befriend them, however: According to Discovery News, “Spidey Silk Can Actually Halt a Train.” Maybe that’s why the morning trains to Poughkeepsie are always running late? Developing.

If you’ve got further evidence of arachnids on the platforms (or indeed any wildlife–geese, foxes, or butterflies, for instance), please send it our way.