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An Enchanted Evening with Daisy Jopling at the Abbey Inn & Spa, Wed., Jan. 31


There is nothing more intimate than a night at the Abbey Inn & Spa. There is nothing more magical than “An Enchanted Evening with Daisy Jopling.” 

Take a moment to imagine the romanticism of this only-in-Peekskill date. Your significant other sends a text in the morning, saying “not to worry about dinner or the kids”, they have made plans for a romantic evening. They mention it will be “enchanting”, and will remind you of when you first started seeing each other. They mention to dress up and be ready by 6:00 p.m. What your significant other did not tell you is that they bought tickets to see “An Enchanting Evening with Daisy Jopling” at the Abbey Inn & Spa in Peekskill and made reservations for dinner afterward at Apropos, the inn’s Michelin-recommended restaurant. 

The Abbey Inn & Spa
Photo Credit: Abbey Inn & Spa Facebook Page

The Abbey Inn & Spa, located in the Fort Hill section of Peekskill, is a 4-star Inn. The Abbey Inn & Spa was a former convent, for the Community of St. Mary, which Peekskill locals called St. Mary’s. According to the New York Times, the former community was the first Anglican/Episcopalian religious Order in the United States. Martin Ginsburg, of Ginsburg Development Companies, converted the building to the Abbey Inn & Spa, which opened in 2020. 

Beginning on January 31, the Abbey Inn & Spa will begin a series of concerts bringing in artists from all over the Hudson Valley and the world to play for small intimate crowds. The very first person to perform at the concert series will be Peekskill’s very own, and world renowned classical and rock star violinist, Daisy Jopling. 

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. sharp “An Enchanting Evening with Daisy Jopling” will be held in the inn’s Cornerstone Room. The Cornerstone Room is adorned with historic hand painted ecclesiastical wall coverings and stained-glass windows. It is here where guests will be enchanted by the romantic sounds of Jopling’s instrumentation.

Cornerstone Room
Photo credit: Regina Clarkin

Daisy Jopling is a world-renowned violinist, having played at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and toured globally as part of the string trio Trilogy. Her foundation, Daisy Jopling Music Mentorship Foundation, provides free instruments and musical instruction to underserved communities. The Herald profiled Jopling in 2022.

For more information about Wednesday’s concert, visit the Abbey Inn & Spa; tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]