There is no shortage of things to do this weekend in Peekskill, especially on Saturday. Here is a look at just some of what is going on:
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
• Floetic Vibrations Open Mic (fun goes all night!)
Antonia Arts Inc. presents a one year celebration at Studio 4, presented by VYBRNT. Evening showcases musicians, poets, singers, rappers, dancers and the spoken word. Doors open at 7, fun goes all night, Donation at the door of $5. Antonia’s Studio 4 is located at 925 South Street in Peekskill.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
• Reception for ‘On and Off the Ward: David Byrd Paints the Montrose V.A.’ (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
On and Off the Ward: David Byrd Paints the Montrose V.A. is the defining body of work from the artist David Byrd’s 30 years (1958 to 1988) as an orderly in the psychiatric ward at the Veterans Administration Hospital, as well as his daily commute from the Peekskill, Montrose, and Cold Springs area. The exhibit is Stop 8 of David Byrd: 10 Stops, a scenic NY gallery road trip (including Brooklyn, Peekskill, West Point, Franklin, Delhi, and Sydney Center) with a final stop in Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit DavidByrdEstate.com.
• Car Seat Safety Proper Installation Techniques (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
The Obstetrics Department of NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and the Peekskill Police Department invite members of the public to their Car Seat Safety Proper Installation Techniques event at the Dempsey House parking lot, located at 1992 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor. Installing a car seat can be challenging and police officers will be on hand to assist you with installation and inspect your already installed car seat.
• Peekskill Police and Fire 5k (10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at 2 N. Water Street)
The Peekskill Police Benevolent Association and Peekskill Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2343 are hosting a 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit local scholarships given out in the name of Detective Charles Wassil and career firefighter Kevin J. Bristol.
After responding to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Detective Wassil, like many other responders, became ill as a result of his rescue efforts. On May 1, 2013, Detective Wassil succumbed to his illness. Prior to serving for 18 years in Peekskill, Charlie was a member of the NYPD’s 44th Precinct and was a United States Marine.
Career firefighter Kevin J. Bristol was a proud member of the City of Peekskill Fire Department. On March 3, 2014, Bristol died after responding to an early morning kitchen fire. Born and raised in the city he served, Bristol also served as a Naval Reserve Corpsman.
Donations are greatly appreciated! Make Check Payable to: Peekskill Police and Fire 5k Foundation INC. Mail to: P.O. Box 2298, Peekskill NY, 10566
• Peekskill NAACP Primary Elections Candidates Forum (10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
The Peekskill NAACP is hosting a Democratic primary forum for Peekskill Common Council and Westchester county executive candidates, beginning at 10:45 a.m. at The Field Library. Session 1—which will include council candidates Vanessa Agudelo, Colin Smith, Ramon Fernandez, Luis Segarra and Robert Sullivan—runs from 10:45 am.m to 12 p.m. Session 2—which will include Democratic county executive candidates Assemblyman George Latimer and County Legislator Ken Jenkins—runs from 12:10 to 1:30 p.m.
• Colonial Day at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (12 to 5 p.m.)
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church invites residents to experience a free day of fun as they celebrate Colonial Day in honor of the church’s 250th anniversary. Events include a march with the New York 2nd Regiment, Revolutionary War re-enactors, playing with Colonial toys, a demonstration of Colonial-era cooking, Colonial–era cooper and blacksmiths at work, watch a docent spin wool into yarn, be a Colonial student in the Little Red Schoolhouse, meet George Washington in Old St. Peter’s Church, face painting, balloons, toys, prizes and surprises. Hot dogs, snacks and sodas will be available for purchase. Event is sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society. Free parking is at Cortlandt Town Hall with shuttle service on Stella, the Peekskill Trolley, from Town Hall to Old St. Peter’s.
• Comedy Night Featuring Freddie Ricks and Friends (Doors open 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7)
Antonia’s Studio 4 presents Comedy Night: A Night of Lots of Laughs, featuring Freddie Ricks and Friends. There is a $20 cover charge, which includes a buffet. Antonia’s Studio 4 is located at 925 South Street in Peekskill. See flyer for more details.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10
• Tradition and Chaos (2 to 5 p.m.)
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art will present “Tradition and Chaos.” The panel discussion will explore the work of senior artists now on view in the current exhibition, “Between I & Thou.” The panelists will offer insight into the artists’ lives and the challenges and advantages of continuing to work as older artists. The artists range in age from their 70s to their 90s and include Judy Zabar, Barbara Korman, Liz Quisgard, Yardena Donig Youner, Mark Berghash, and Tony Howarth, and will be moderated by Sara J. Pasti. Admission is free for members, $10 for Adults, $5 for seniors, students and Peekskill residents.
• St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Celebrates 250 years (4 p.m.)
The people of St. Peter‘s Episcopal Church in Peekskill, New York request your presence at the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist as we celebrate St. Peter‘s 250th Anniversary as a Church for All People in the Heart of Peekskill. The church is located at 137 North Division Street in Peekskill. The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche will be presiding.