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Hurry, Art at the Library, One Month To Go

Come to the Peekskill Field Library to see the artwork of many local artists.

The show, Local Color: A Field Gallery Retrospective, is on display thru February 8, 2015.

The Field Library is located in downtown Peekskill at 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566.

 

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The Ultimate Peekskill Rock: The 1992 Meteorite

From Wikipedia, knower of all things known:

The Peekskill meteorite is among the most historic meteorite events on record.[1] Sixteen separate video recordings document the meteorite burning through the Earth’s atmosphere, whereupon it struck a parked car in Peekskill, New York.[2] Peekskill is an H6 monomict breccia;[3] its filigreed texture is the result of the shocking and heating following the impact of two asteroids in outer space.[4] The meteorite is of the stony variety and approximately 20% of its mass is tiny flakes of nickel-iron.[5] When it struck Earth, the meteorite weighed 26 pounds (12 kg) and measured one foot in diameter. The Peekskill meteorite is estimated to be 4.4 billion years old.[6] The meteorite fell on October 9, 1992 – an event witnessed by thousands across the East Coast.

The meteorite fell on October 9, 1992 – an event witnessed by thousands across the East Coast. Numerous residents of PittsburghPhiladelphia and Washington D.C. described the “huge greenish fireball.”[7] The meteorite broke up over Kentucky and passed over West Virginia and Pennsylvania on its north-northeast trajectory before striking a parked 1980 red Chevy Malibu [see photo below] at approximately 7:50 pm EDT. After traveling through space at a cosmic velocity of 8.8 miles per second, the speed of the meteorite at impact had slowed to 164 miles per hour.[8]

Read more. And keep your head up.

Peekskill meteorite

Take it away, Wikipedia: “Eighteen-year old Michelle Knapp, the car’s owner, heard the collision from inside her home. She later described the sound as “like a three-car crash”. Hurrying outside to investigate the noise, Knapp found her car smashed and the 26-pound meteorite, still warm and smelling of sulfur, beneath it.” Photo of Knapp and her meteored Chevy Malibu  by John Bortle.

Do you have a nice dress and brown hair? Someone has a crush on you.

Still from "Pickup on South Street" (1953)
Still from “Pickup on South Street” (1953)

From a Craigslist ad posted  Friday the 8th:

Brunette on Brown st. Peekskill – m4w (Brown st)
You were wearing a nice dress, wedges , shoulder length dark hair and walked down Brown st around 5:30 on Thursday. Then you went into the brick building
Very pretty

A Peekskill without poverty: community meeting August 8th

Poster: “Poverty and Civil Rights 50 Years Later.” Meeting on August 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the  Community Room, City of Peekskill Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Ave. Organized by  Community Voices Heard.

Map: Peekskill residents with incomes below the poverty line; the highest rates are in purple. See all of the data.

Video: Fred Gillen, Jr., at the Peekskill Coffee House

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.

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