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…
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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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 BRC Gallery
The BRC Gallery exhibits fine art and photography by nationally and regionally recognized artists. Our exhibits rotate every 4-8 weeks. Opening receptions, where you can meet and talk with the artist, are free and open to the public.
This month's featured artist is highlighted below. Also make sure to join us for our Monday Salon (details to the right) as well as our other events.
The BeanRunner Gallery
Our Current Show
Black History Month Show
by John Payne
There are two aspect of John's photographs:
A. The NYC Memorial for the four little girls killed in the September 16, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama by four members of the Ku Klux Klan. I was 20 years old at the time and a staff photographer for the New York City Chapter of C.O.R.E (Congress on Racial Equality). Additionally, I was the only non-journalist possessing a New York Police Department press pass at the event.
B. The other photographs in the exhibit are of the October 1964 "March for Jobs", protesting union racism in hiring by the Building Trade Unions during the construction of 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan, New York City.
John Payne started taking photographs in his early teens, developed a love and expertise in large format photography and was a photographer for C.O.R.E (Congress on Racial Equality) in the 1960's. He has produced theatre, musicals including opera domestically and abroad. He studied film production at New York University Film School and is a documentary filmmaker. He currently photographs landscapes and still life among other subjects.
The BeanRunner Cafe is a partner in Art with the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)