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What’s up, Peekskill? Margaritas, rain and Mother’s day!

Seems like Cinco de Mayo is actually Fin de Semana de Mayo in Peekskill. But, honestly, who really needs an excuse to party? So get yourself downtown to celebrate the 154th anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. And don’t forget your mother — doesn’t she look fabulous? Not a day over 29!* Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there!
(*Apologies to Moms not yet 29… y’all look fabulous too!)

Friday, May 6

• Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl
Taco Dive Bar, Sunset House, Birdsall House, The Quiet Man, Ruben’s Cafe, Gleason’s, Hudson Room
@ Taco Dive Bar – Starts here at 6:30 pm!

• Artie Tobia
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

• The Drew Bordeaux Band
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

Black Marble’s Opera for Two
@ Embark Peekskill – 8:00 pm

• Salsa Night!
with Chico Alvarez & Mauricio Smith with RAN KAN KAN
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:30 pm

• David Kraai with Fooch Fischetti
@ Birdsall House – 10:00 pm

Saturday, May 7

Riverkeeper Sweep
There are three spots in Peekskill alone: Travis Cove, the River Front Green, and Annesville Creek
@ The Hudson River – All Day!

• Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Downtown Peekskill – Tons of live music & tons of food
@ Division Street – Downtown by the Gazebo – 1pm – 11pm

• The Olate Dogs
Winners of Season 7 of America’s Got Talent
@ Paramount Hudson Valley – 2:00pm

• 4th Anniversary Party
Live Music by Mark Sinnis & 825
Beer by Captain Lawrence
Art by Brenda Heady and Dillon Samuelson
@ Beale Street Barber Shop – 7:00 pm

• CD Release Celebration!
with Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Larry Del Casale
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Roxy Pery
@ Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day

• There are lots of Mother’s Day brunch specials going on,
so check you favorite Peekskill restaurant for details.

• The Kristina Koller Trio
@ 12 Grapes – 5-7 pm

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

• The first Artisan Marketplace will be held at 925 South Street. Vendors are the best of the Hudson Valley including some local artists and there will be a great selection of jewelry, accessories, craft work, vintage and home goods.
@ 925 South Street – Saturday, May 7th – 12-8 pm.

The Peekskill Farmer’s Market outdoors at the Field Library through Spring

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

What’s Up Peekskill? It’s April! Just kidding, oh wait…

Dust off your prankster hats and blow up some of those whoopee cushions — there be good times to be had downtown!

April Fools Fridge

Thursday, March 31

• 8th Anniversary Celebration
with Drew Bordeaux
@ 12 Grapes – 8:30 pm

• Karaoke Night
with host Tina Machete
@ Gleason’s – 9:00 pm

• Base Camp (R&B)
@ The Hudson Room – 9:00 pm

Friday, April 1

• Salsa Night with Los Mas Valientes
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• 8th Anniversary Celebration
with Johnny Feds & Friends
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• East Coast Band
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Saturday, April 2

• 8th Anniversary Celebration
with “Songs in the Attic” featuring David Clark (Billy Joel tribute)
@ 12 Grapes – 9:30 pm

• The Voyagers (jazz)
@ Beanrunner Cafe – 8:00 pm

• Slice Band
@ The Hudson Room – 10:00 pm

Sunday, April 3

Rally for the Hudson Valley
Informing the public regarding the effects of the AIM Pipeline
with music by Fred Gillen, Jr. & Steve Kirkman
@ Riverfront Green – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

• 8th Anniversary Celebration
with CF Burke (Chris Burke originals) and “Ghost Millionaires”
@ 12 Grapes – 6:30 pm

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

• The Peekskill Farmer’s Market outdoors at the Field Library through Spring

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

Keep Your Hudson Clean!

Sick of finding junk along the shores?
Done with kayaking through patches of garbage?
Tired of taking creepy looking objects from your dog when walking along the riverfront?

Well, this Saturday, May 9th, you can do something about it!

Riverkeeper is having a River Sweep event all along the Hudson Estuary* from New York City all the way to Albany. There is still time to sign up!
*(Fun Fact: The Hudson is actually a tidal estuary, not a river, at least as far north as Troy, NY. Same goes fot the East and Harlem Rivers.)

Just Born: A New Beer for Riverkeeper. Name It!

The Peekskill Brewery. Photo by fredamoon.
Peekskill Brewery menu; photo by fredamoon. All links ours.

Glad tidings from the Greenburgh Daily Voice: “Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. are collaborating in brewing a new beer to benefit Riverkeeper. The harvest ale to be brewed at the Peekskill Brewery will be available to the public at the 2014 Hudson Hop and Harvest festival taking place Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Peekskill Riverfront Green Park….

Proceeds from the sale of the harvest ale will benefit Riverkeeper’s work to protect the Hudson River and the drinking water supply for 9 million New Yorkers, according to a press release.

Admission to the festival is free.

Riverkeeper needs volunteers to help run the compost station at the festival. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt, food, beverages and more. For more information, contact Jeremy Cherson at outreach@riverkeeper.org.

The Riverkeeper staff also is seeking help from consumers to name the harvest ale. To suggest a name, click here.