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Nature's New Deal w/ Neil Maher at The Beacon Sloop Club

May 11, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
The Beacon Sloop Club’s 2017 winter lecture series concludes on Thursday May 11th at 7:00 pm with, Nature’s New Deal: the Great Depression and Franklin Roosevelt in New York’s Hudson Valley - with Neil Maher, PhD., at the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon NY (adjacent to the harbor, across from the train station).   Franklin Roosevelt grew up along the banks of the Hudson River on his family’s estate in Hyde Park. Years later during the Great Depression, New Deal work programs created…See More
May 9
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Activist Puppetry: Past and Present at The Beacon Sloop Club

April 13, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Thurs., April 13 7:00 p.m. “Activist Puppetry: Past and Present” with filmmaker Winnie Lambrecht, PhD and Patrick Wadden of “Arm of the Sea”. At the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr., BeaconThe Beacon Sloop Club’s 2017 winter lecture series continues on Thursday April 13th at 7:00 pm with “Activist Puppetry: Past and Present” with filmmaker Winnie Lambrecht, PhD and Patrick Wadden of the “Arm of the Sea”, at the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon NY (adjacent to the harbor, across…See More
Apr 9
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Birds of the Hudson River at The Beacon Sloop Club

January 12, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
The Beacon Sloop Club’s 2017 winter lecture series begins on Thursday January 12th at 7:00 pm with, Birds of the Hudson River – with Alan Peterson, at the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon NY (adjacent to the harbor, across from the train station).    The Hudson River estuary and the mid-Hudson valley are home to a wide variety of bird species, both migratory and year-round residents. There are nearly 200 breeding species in the valley, many in need of conservation and habitat…See More
Jan 9
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Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival – with Dr. Stephen Petrus at The Beacon Sloop Club

April 21, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9pm
The Beacon Sloop Club’s winter lecture series continues on Thursday April 21st at 6:30 pm with, Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival – with Dr. Stephen Petrus,  at the Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr., Beacon NY (adjacent to the harbor, across from the train station). There will be live music provided by the American Center for Folk Music and circle of song following the talk (bring an instrument and join in a Beacon Sloop Club tradition).    From Washington Square Park…See More
Apr 19, 2016
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“Working Toward a New Human Ecology in the Hudson Valley”. at The Beacon Sloop Clubc

February 18, 2016 from 7pm to 8:30pm
The Beacon Sloop Club’s winter lecture series continues on Thursday February 18th at 7:00 pm with a presentation by Russ Lange entitled, “Working Toward a New Human Ecology in the Hudson Valley”.   Ecology is the science that deals with the relationships between groups of living things and their environments (including humans). For centuries the Hudson River has shaped the way we live work and play.  We in turn have shaped the River.  Great progress has been made in cleaning up the Hudson River…See More
Feb 15, 2016
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The Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park

October 18, 2015 from 12pm to 5pm
Sun., Oct. 18, noon-5pm Rain/Shine THE BEACON SLOOP CLUB ANNUAL PUMPKIN  FESTIVAL:  Hudson Valley pumpkins all sizes and shapes, pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup, apple cider hot and cold, famous stone soup.Two solar powered music stages. Main Stage featuring Cosby Gibson, Dan Einbender, Ingrid Heldt, Lost Ryders of the Wawayanda, Rick Nestler & the Dirty Stay Out Skiffers, Susan Reid Bozso, Vinnie & Maryellen Cerniglia.  Many free children’s activities, environmental displays. Free…See More
Oct 12, 2015
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A History of the NY Aqueduct System at The Beacon Sloop Club

May 14, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Beacon Sloop Club Winter Lecture Series concludes on Thursday, May 14th with A History of the NY Aqueduct System by historian Tom Tarnowsky.         The Old Croton Aqueduct was placed in service in 1842. In 1883 a commission was formed to build a second aqueduct from the Croton watershed as well as additional storage reservoirs. This aqueduct, known as the New Croton Aqueduct, was under construction from 1885 to 1893 and was placed in service in 1890.    Since 1842, there have been no major…See More
May 13, 2015
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Our Rivers on Drugs at The Beacon Sloop Club

March 12, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Beacon Sloop Club Winter Lecture Series continues on Thursday, March 12th with Your River on Drugs with Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall, Aquatic Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Dr. Rosi-Marshall will discuss her research on how pharmaceutical drugs and personal care products are polluting our nation's rivers and streams—with consequences for sensitive aquatic life and drinking water supplies.Aquatic ecologist Emma Rosi-Marshall focuses on the effects of human activities on rivers.…See More
Mar 7, 2015
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9th Annual Woody Guthrie Benefit Dinner at The Towne Crier Cafe

March 1, 2015 from 5pm to 10pm
The Beacon Sloop Club announces its 9th Annual Benefit Dinner for the Sloop Woody GuthrieSunday, March 1stTowne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon.Cocktail hour and appetizers begin at 5 pm. A buffet dinner follows at 6, with raffle and door prizes. Live music is by the Elissa Jones Band, a kinetic band known for buoyantly blending elements of rock, jazz, blues, funk, country, folk and tango into a good time.Proceeds are for the restoration of the Beacon Sloop Club’s environmental education…See More
Jan 31, 2015
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Taking the Dull out of Dulcimer - David Massengill at The Beacon Sloop Club

February 12, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
On Thursday February 12th at 7 PM, the Beacon Sloop Club will present legendary folk artist David Massengill in a free-to-the-public concert and lecture about the Mountain Dulcimer.David Massengill is an American folk singer/songwriter, guitar and Appalachian Dulcimer player who was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-70’s, walking the same streets and playing the same storied coffee houses as Dylan and Van Ronk. He has released 6 albums and his songs have been covered and…See More
Jan 29, 2015
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Bag It- Are You Too Plastic with Guest Speaker Sharon Rowe at The Beacon Sloop Club

January 8, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Screening of the award-winning file Bag It with guest speaker Sharon Rowe, CEO and Founder of Eco-Bags Products, Inc.The film explores our daily reliance on plastic following “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.This free event will be held on Thursday, January 8th, 7:00 pm at the Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Dr.,…See More
Jan 1, 2015
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Pumpkin Festival at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park

October 12, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm
By my Count The 42nd Annual Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Chili, Pumpkin Soup, Stone Soup, Live Music on two Solar Powered Stages, Environmental Displays, Craft and Food Vendors, Clearwater, and much, much more.See More
Oct 4, 2014
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April Lecture: Screening of Gasland II at The Beacon Sloop Club

April 24, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
The Beacon Sloop Club will screen, Gasland Part II:  the explosive follow-up from Josh Fox to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND on Thursday, April 24th  at 7:00 pm.     Filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).       GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival,…See More
Apr 17, 2014

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How long have you lived in Beacon?
non-resident
More about me:
I am a member of the Beacon Sloop Club and long-time frequenter of Beacon establishments. I currently edit the Sloop Club newsletter and try and promote local events.
What's your favorite thing about Beacon?
The access to the Hudson River, local businesses, the people and sense of community.

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