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Oktoberfest at Quiet Man Pub Leads Busy Peekskill Weekend

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- There are several big events going on this weekend in the city as fall gets into full swing.

The Quiet Man Public House will be holding an Oktoberfest Saturday starting at 1 p.m., where they will be serving a special German menu. Serving German food at an Irish pub may sound odd but owner Chuck McGreal said head chef Walter Becker is a big reason for it.

"He's an off-the-boat German who's very well known in these parts and he's a graduate and instructor at the Culinary Institute of America," McGreal said. "We're reducing our regular Quiet Man menu and bringing out a full German menu."

The pub will also be serving some popular German beers, such as Spaten Oktoberfest, and traditional German musicians wil be performing in the evening starting around 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Just down the road on Main Street the Birdsall House will be holding its second annual Fall Fest starting at 3 p.m.

The staff will be serving Pumpkin Beers and grilled bratwurst as part of the last outdoor event in the beer garden this year. Live entertainment by The Flynns, Strange Pools and Phinneas and the Lonely Leaves. Admission is $5.

Also On Saturday, State Sen. Greg Ball is hosting a screening of the film “Gasland," a documentary about the dangers of hydrofracking.

The screening will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Peekskill Neighborhood Center at 4 Nelson Ave.

The senator will be joined by the film’s Oscar-nominated producer Josh Fox for the viewing, which is free and open to the public.

Saturday night at the Paramount Center for the Arts, the Tartan Terrors, North America’s premiere Celtic event, will present a night of music, comedy and dance.

Bolstered by the blistering piping of a two-time world champion bagpiper, the driving tones of drums from around the world, and a guitar played unlike any you’ve ever heard combine musical prowess with championship caliber highland dancers and intentionally recognized comedic performers and this Celtic Group goes beyond the ordinary. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range fron $20 to $35.

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