Category Archives: Environment

Environmental activities: Solarize Peekskill and Tapped film!

If you’re not snowed in for the rest of the week, get out to these two great environmental events.

Solarize Peekskill Campaign Launch!

Wed. March 15, 7 pm
Peekskill Field Library
Neighborhood Center Room
4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill NY

“The City of Peekskill is excited to participate as one of three selected Westchester communities for the 2017 Solarize Westchester solar energy campaign. Through this collaborative outreach campaign, ‘Solarize Peekskill’ will directly connect City residents and business owners with solar industry leaders in order to gain information and access to the financial benefits of alternative energy through group purchasing. The ‘Solarize Peekskill’ program will complement current City efforts focused on sustainability and progressive action. On behalf of the Common Council, Peekskill looks forward to working with Solarize Westchester over the next twelve weeks.”
–Mayor Frank Catalina, City of Peekskill

“Solarize Peekskill presents an exciting opportunity for residents and local business to explore solar energy systems. In my experience, the Solarize Westchester program provides valuable information session and technical assistance to interested participants in order to realize tangible financial and environmental benefits. As City Manager, it is my pleasure to welcome Solarize Westchester, and I look forward to a successful campaign.”
–City Manager Richard A. Leins, City of Peekskill

Monthly Environmental Film Series!

“TAPPED” shows us the Maine village that struggles against corporate attempts to bottle their local spring water and the Texas town that lives with the toxic pollution from making plastic. This is a sampling of the evils of the bottled water industry.

Film followed by Q&A with Greta Zarro from Food and Water Watch.


Thursday: Peekskill Environmental Film Series – Food Inc

The Peekskill Environmental Film Series is starting up again on the the third Thursdays of February, March and April. This month, the film is on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm at Westchester Community College, 27 Division St in Peekskill, NY.

Food Inc. – You’ll never look at dinner the same way again!
– trailer below.

Movie followed by Q & A with Trish Vasta (Hemlock Hills Farm).

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.

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

@ 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
@ 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.

Come Clean Your River May 7


Riverkeeper’s 5th annual day of service for the Hudson River will be Saturday, May 7 and include four cleanup sites in Peekskill. 

Peekskill sites include:
Peekskill: Annsville Creek Cleanup by Kayak (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
Peekskill: Annsville Preserve Park Cleanup by Land (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Peekskill: Travis Cove at Charles Point Park Shoreline Cleanup (8:00 AM to 10:00 AM)
Peekskill: Riverfront Green Park Cleanup (Registration Closed)

Register to volunteer at the links above or for any of over 100 Sweep projects from Brooklyn to Troy.

At the 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep, more than 2,000 volunteers, and dozens of community partners worked along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to Troy to remove over 40 tons of debris, and plant 1,150 trees and native grasses.

Peekskill Brewery will be hosting a meetup after the Sweeps in Peekskill.  For more information on Brewery partners, sponsorship or volunteer information and all Sweep project sites check out Riverkeeper’s Sweep page.

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