Tag Archives: Metro-North

What’s Up Peekskill? Did someone say Gin Day?

Saturday is International Gin Day! Did you know that gin is actually quite healthy for you? (Like you needed an excuse to have that martini.) But it is! It helps with arthritis pain, cleans your liver and barrel-aged gin has tons of antioxidants. Now, I’m no doctor, but that sounds pretty good to me. And how do you think Humphrey Bogart dealt with Katherine Hepburn on the African Queen – what a nag!

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Thursday, June 9 – Happy Donald Duck day!

Karaoke Night!
@ Gleasons – 9:00 pm

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

Friday, June 10 – Happy Iced Tea Day

not the iced T you're looking for
“This is not the IceT you’re looking for…”

• The Scott Bierko Band (rock)
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

The Track (rock)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Paul Reiser (comedy)
@ The Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

• Twisted Band (rock)
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Mary Mancini & Mario Tacca (Broadway, Standards, Pop, Opera)
@ The Bean Runner – 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 11 – Happy Gin Day!

martini time

• Kidaudra, Lola’s Ghost, and Merwin
@ Division Street Guitars – 7:00 pm

2nd Annual Event in Honor of Uncle Jimmy Mack
@ The Paramount Theater – 7:30 pm

Trout Cake  (jam band)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

• Ray Blue Quartet (jazz)
@ The Bean Runner – 8:30 pm

Prognosis
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• The Wendy May Band (blues/rock/country)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Sunday, June 12 – Happy Super Man Day

Pat Collins   (acoustic)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

• Houses On The Moon’s “Gun Country”
@ Embark@TheFlatz – 3:00 pm

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


Local Markets and Other Recurring Events

Hudson River Cruises
From the Dock at Peekskill Riverfront Green
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@ Trinity Cruises – Cruising Season Starts May 28th!

Bicycle Rentals
On Water Street, a block from the train station, next to the Peekskill Brewery.
@ Pedal Peekskill

The Peekskill Farmer’s Market outdoors on Bank Street,
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? Yay for Memorial Day!

Fire up the grill, clean out the cooler and get those white pants out of storage! It’s Memorial Day Weekend!
Honor our veterans; remember those who didn’t come home.
remember

Thursday, May 26 – Happy Lindy Hop Day

Jessi Mason & Friends
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

Friday, May 27 – Happy Cellophane Tape Day

cellophane peewee

MSL ft. Emily Ritz (singer/song writer)
@ Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

An Evening At The Hotel California
with Don Felder
@ Paramount Theater – 8:00 pm

JP Patrick & Friends
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Soul’d Again
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sundad
@ The Bean Runner – 8:00 pm

Phineas and the Lonely Leaves
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

Saturday, May 28 – Happy Hamburger Day

Boniello Band (rock)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 7:00 pm

Wali Ali Band
@ The Bean Runner – 8:00 pm

The Blues for Peace Project
A very Special Fundraiser Event with Shadetree Mechanics
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Sunday, May 29 – Happy Biscuit Day

The Adami Bros. (rock)
@ The Peekskill Coffee House – 1:00 pm

Kids Open Mic Night
@ 12 Grapes – 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Local Markets and Other Recurring Events

Hudson River Cruises
From the Dock at Peekskill Riverfront Green
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@ Trinity Cruises – Cruising Season Starts May 28th!

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? 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.