From folk art and jewelry to home accessories, baby clothes, and cards, the majority of the items at this artisan gift boutique are handmade and one-of-a-kind from local artists.
Paramount Hudson Valley
Formerly known as the Paramount Center for the Arts, this 1,100-seat theater built in 1930 is the artistic anchor for a downtown that’s home to many visual artists. (Downtown is zoned for artist loft living.) The seats, stage, and concession stand have been restored to their former glory.
Beale Street Barber Shop
Opened in May 2012, this retro-cool unisex barber shop has oodles of Elvis memorabilia, a live-music stage, local artist exhibits, and a tufted blue-velvet sofa in the waiting area.
There’s lots to like about this sister restaurant to Birdsall House: apps and flatbread pizzas made using local ingredients, a wall of movie posters (a healthy percentage of which feature former Peekskill resident Jackie Gleason—and yes, that’s who the eatery is named after), and a crafty craft-beer selection.
Arthur Weeks & Sons Jewelers
Customers may not arrive in horse-drawn buggies as they did in 1896 when this jewelry shop opened, but they can be assured a Weeks family member will still be there to assist.
For more than 116 years, generations of the Ford family have been involved in the three “R”s of the piano business: rebuilding, restoring, and refinishing. Ford Piano has worked on pianos for Duke Ellington, Stephen Sondheim, and John Lennon.
Located on Jan Peek Square—named for the New Amsterdam merchant and fur trader who arrived in the area in the mid 1600s to trade with the Lenape people—the gazebo is the location of the annual city holiday tree-lighting, among other civic events.
Moorish Revival Tower
Among the contributing elements to the Peekskill Downtown Historic District is this tower, an example of the Moorish Revival architectural style especially popular in Europe and the US after the mid-19th century. La Villetta II Pizza and Pasta currently occupies the circa-1880s building.
Kathleen’s Tea Room
Raise a cup of tea (there are 52 loose-tea varieties) steeped tableside in gorgeous teapots at this English-style tearoom that’s as authentic as its teas are delicious.
A craft-beer gastropub located in the spot that was once the headquarters of George Washington and the Continental Army. The British razed Peekskill twice during the Revolutionary War—those dang Redcoats!