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First Monday Salon

Join local Peekskill artist Carla Rae Johnson on the first Monday of each month for our Monday Salon — an eclectic mix of art, discussion, performance and more. This month's salon…

A First Monday Salon

First Monday of the Month
6:00-8:00 pm

First Monday Salons are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. First Monday Salons are hosted by Carla Rae Johnson

Come early to enjoy the BeanRunner Cafe’s savory soups, salads, and sandwiches. Indulge in a fine wine, a great beer, or an espresso beverage while you listen and participate.

Join Us Every 2nd Monday at 6pm!

We welcome newcomers and music of all genres. Sign-ups from 6:00 - 6:30 / Music from 6:30 ~ 9:30. Get here early..we typically have a full house and we play people in the order they sign up!  $5 cover for all performers and guests. Solo acts get 2 songs / new collaborations get 3 songs -10 min max.  

The BRC has a a great sound system, which can handle three voices and three instruments, as well as a very nice piano AND a 4-piece drum kit w stands (just bring your own cymbals)! If you want to sing to a backing track, we can handle that too... just put it on your phone and we'll be good to go.

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BeanRunner Hours…

Sun. – Wed. 8:00 am – 6:00 pm*

Thurs. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Fri./Sat. 8:00 am – 11:00 pm 

* or when performances end

The BeanRunner Gallery

Our Current Show

Dad Duty
by Ocean Morisset

Reception: Saturday, February 10th . 4-6pm
Exhibit:  January 28th - March 3rd

The Photographs in this exhibition are from an ongoing series of candid portraits I began shooting in 2013 I titled Dad Duty. These photographs show the relationship between African-American father’s and their children with the aim of dismantling the media-driven stereotype/myth of the absent black father. This perception essentially blames the African-American man, and describes him as the root cause of all social ills affecting the African American family today, including poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, and crime. As a result, “black fatherhood” is almost always accompanied or associated by the word “crisis” in U.S. media.

None of the people pictured are aware that they were being photographed. This is the essence of Street Photography; unobtrusively, capturing an authentic moment in time. Most of my personal work is done using an iPhone. Its small size allows me to get close to my subjects which I find brings the viewer in as a close bystander, observing what I observed, feeling what I felt, but also taking in the photo for their own self-reflection.
This will be an ongoing series over a long period of time. I will continue to pare back the negative legacy that such a myth has impressed on America through my photography on the streets of New York City, and everywhere.Ocean Morisset is a Peekskill resident since 2013, transplanted from NYC. He is a member of the Peekskill Arts Alliance, and the recipient of the 2018 Larry Salley Photography Award, presented by ArtsWestchester.

The BeanRunner Cafe is a partner in Art with the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)