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80s Party; 80s Art; Graduation; Weekend Events

Five things you need to know for the weekend, May 18-20.

1. Juneteenth 80s Party Fundraiser

The City of Peekskill Juneteenth Heritage Committee will be sponsoring an 80's Party tonight at the Elks Lodge. Tickets are $20.00 per person, all proceeds will benefit the City of Peekskill's 2nd Annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebration (Saturday, June 16 at 2p.m.). For more information please feel free to contact the Peekskill Youth Bureau at 914-734-8418.

Circa 1986 Redux takes a broad look at the artist's work from the 80's until today. 

Rick Prol started showing his work during the heyday of the East Village art scene of the 1980s, a scene that embraced the idea of a community of experimental artists living in and thriving off of the grittiness and cultural richness of the area. He quickly became an icon of the era, known for his dark yet vibrant, cartoonish descriptions of fantastical murder and mayhem in the rat-infested urban jungle.  

An opening reception for this show will be held at the  on Saturday, May 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free. The exhibition will be on view through June 17th.

 3.OTIS, WHERE'S MY CLOSET DOOR?

A selection of work by Peekskill-based artists Anna Adler & James Mulvaney opens in the Upper Gallery of the Paramount Center For The Arts on Friday, May 18th with a public reception from 7-9pm.   

4. Weekend Activities

There is a lot going on this weekend: Art of Having a Baby; Daisy Jopling at the Paramount; Wizard of Oz puppet performance; Mt. Carmel’s Picnic for Veterans and more! Read all about these local events and find out what’s happening regionally to get the most out of your weekend .

5. Graduation

Are you celebrating a graduation this weekend? If so, congratulations! We know you are proud of your graduate, so tell everyone on Patch. Just post the news as an announcement by clicking here. Don’t forget to upload a photo of your grad in their cap and gown. Congratulations to all graduates!

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