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Mardi Gras is Coming to Peekskill!

mardi-gras-peekskill-1000That’s right, Mardi Gras Madness Week will soon be here.  Presented by Paramount Hudson Valley and Go Peekskill.

The festivities will include specials and discounts at participating Peekskill restaurants all week long, a Friday parade and pub crawl, and Buckwheat Zydeco with special guests Professor Louie and The Crowmatix capping off the week with the Mardi Gras headline show on Saturday night at the Paramount Theater.

During Mardi Gras Madness week, diners at participating restaurants – including The Hudson Room, Gleason’s, The Birdsall House, The Peekskill Brewery, The Quiet Man, Ruben’s – can enjoy a 20% discount on Buckwheat Zydeco tickets at Paramount with proof of a dining purchase between 2/17/2015 and 2/21/2015. Some restaurants may have dinner & show packages available.

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View Friday pub crawl schedule >

Follow the Yellow Brick Road…

… to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz at Peekskill’s Paramount Theatre.

Starts tonight, January 16 and runs through Sunday. Two shows on Saturday. Click here to buy tickets, and get more info.

And for those of you who don’t know, Peekskill does, in fact, have a yellow brick road! For realz!  Controversy surrounds whether it had anything to do with the Wizard of Oz, but the author, Frank Baum, did attend Peekskill Military Academy before writing the Oz stories.

More Swing Dancing! January 10th

Come on down and shake it! Or swing it…

Bill Kline and Katrine Bangsgaard – master swing dancers and teachers from NYC had EMBARK swinging on November 8!

They’re at it again this Saturday, January 10th @ Embark Peekskill

  • basic swing class at 7:00
  • open floor for dancing 8:00-11:00 pm!
  • $15 for the whole night – includes light refreshments

925 South St., 1st Fl.

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Contact Bill for more information
at 917-796-4524
www.swingandsamba.com

Gwendolyn Unveils Latest Work at Gleason’s

Do you like cars? Classic cars? How about butts? Classic car butts? And art? Win! Win! Win!

Come on down to Gleason’s on Thursday, January 8th at happy hour, and check out some great food, excellent drinks, and the most excellent art of the incomparable Gwendolyn.

Get a look at what she’s done before here.

I’m excited for this, you should be, too! She offers this teaser on her site…

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See you there.

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.

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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.