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!
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/
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.
But tomorrow’s supposed to be sky-friendly and musically awesome! From an announcement by Embark Peekskill (and updated info on their Facebook page):
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6: BLOCK PARTY MUSIC SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED TODAY due to rain and a severe thunderstorm warning.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 7
Master guitarist LOU UBRIACO @ 5:30 pm
KRISTINA KOLLER JAZZ TRIO @ 6:30 pm
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
LADY LAURA & Her Blues Band @ 7 pm
Restaurant Row’s SUMMER (into Fall) BLOCK PARTY WEEKEND SERIES has been EXTENDED through Columbus Day Weekend!
Celebrate Downtown Peekskill, Summer AND Fall!
Saturdays 3-11 pm & Sundays 1-9 pm
Performances begin at 6 pm (or 5:30 as it gets darker & cooler).
FREE & FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Restaurant Row (North Division St between Main & Central) will be closed to traffic creating a large venue for dining al fresco and outdoor performances.
The Peekskill Coffee House has a monthly open mic run by the ineffable Andy Rice. It is a load of fun and I encourage all you musicians and music lovers to stop by and take in a little local musical color. This month’s open mic happens on August 16th from 7-9pm. See you there!
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.
Continue reading Video: Fred Gillen, Jr., at the Peekskill Coffee House