Happening this Week
Offerings that reflect our month celebrating women and a day honoring St. Paddy. Spend your Saturday strolling through Beacon.
OUR OTHER BLUE PLANET: EARTH’S DIVERSE FRESH WATER
March 10th, Friday 7-8PM
Cary Institute freshwater ecologist Dr. David Strayer will present a lecture on our planet’s inland waters and the rich diversity of life that they support. Though oceans cover 71% of the surface of our planet, it is the lakes, ponds, puddles, marshes, rivers, streams and groundwaters that flow through our communities and combine to cover 1% of the earth’s surface. They vary in size, shape, water composition, and even in permanence, but the result is an enormous biodiversity that is home to over 1/3 of all the world’s known fish species. Free.
Cary Institute. Auditorium. 2801 Sharon Turnpike. Millbrook NY. 845.677.7600.
While in Millbrook discover our favorite things!
THIS SATURDAY IN BEACON…
BEACON’S PARADE OF GREEN
March 11th, Saturday 11AM
Celebrate St. Paddy’s day at the 2nd annual Parade of Green in Beacon. Bring your children, wear your green and enjoy this enormously fun holiday with the whole community.
Main Street. Beacon NY.
SECOND SATURDAY IN BEACON
March 11th, Saturday All Day
Weave in and out of the sea of green, stepping into the galleries that are participating in Beacon’s Second Saturday—a city-wide celebration of the arts with special events, gallery openings, artist receptions and food tastings that happens the second Saturday of each month. Highlights this Saturday include:
“VISIONS OF IRELAND” OPENING RECEPTION
March 11th, Saturday 5-7PM
Stop into the Bannerman Island Gallery during the day to view a new art exhibition featuring stunning photographs of Emerald Isle by photographer Linda T. Hubbard or go for the Opening Reception in the evening. “Visions of Ireland” also features exquisite pastels by Gayle Clark Fedigan. A celebration of the incredible aesthetics of the Irish landscape and tradition.
Bannerman Island Gallery. 150 Main Street. Beacon NY. 845.831.6346
“ON THE STREET WITH BILL CUNNINGHAM” OPENING RECEPTION
March 11th, Saturday 4-9PM
The famed New York Times photographer hardly needs an introduction. Curator Meaghan Looram tackles his enormous portfolio to bring NYC street style to the streets of Beacon. Exhibition through Sunday April 2nd. Free.
Hudson Beach Glass Gallery. 162 Main Street. Second Floor. Beacon NY. 845.440.0068
HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK @ THE ROUNDHOUSE
Now through March 19th
While in Beacon stop by the Roundhouse, the only restaurant offering its Restaurant Week Pre-Fixe on Saturdays. Visit OpenTable or call for reservations. Lunch $22.95, Dinner $32.95 per person.
The Roundhouse. 2 East Main Street. Beacon NY. 845.765.8369.
THE NOT-SO-GOOD LIFE OF THE COLONIAL GOODWIFE
March 12th, Sunday 3-4PM
Part of the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series, discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women—because we’ve always been curious about: menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness and medicine. Inviting audience members to both laugh and grimace, this interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women truly honors our foremothers. Velya Jancz-Urban is a teacher, author, and became an expert on New England’s colonial women after moving into an old farmhouse filled with secrets that spurred her research on the colonial era. $5
Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center. 38 Curtis Road. Washington CT. 860.868.0518
SOUL SISTER: AN EVENING WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN
March 12th, Sunday 7PM
The Queen herself is headlining Bardavon’s 2017 Gala. A recipient of America’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Living Legend Award winner, and Rolling Stone Magazine’s No. 1 on the list of “Greatest Singers of All Time,” Aretha has commanded the stage across the world and comes to Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie to bring the house down once again. $225. Purchase online through Ticketmaster.
Bardavon 1869 Opera House. 35 Market Street. Poughkeepsie NY. 845.473.2072