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Beacon Open Mic Jam


Added by Virgos Sip N Soul Cafe on September 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Did you miss out on having a yard sale this summer? You can still rent a space at the St. Luke's Flea Market 9/20.

Sell your products, crafts, or just have a yard sale in the company of other vendors at the St. Luke's Flea Market/Live Music event, Saturday, Sept. 20. Enjoy live music from great local bands like Judith Tulloch band, Howland Wolves, Thom Joyce, Victoria Louise, Solar Sound Band, and a performance by the Yanarella School of Dance. The event is a fundraiser that supports St. Luke's Episcopal Church and its work in the local community.  

The sale begins at 9 a.m. and the live music…


Added by Carolyn Q. on September 12, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

We Are Hiring a Part-Time Church Musician!

First Presbyterian Church of Beacon is looking for a flexible, part-time Church Musician.

49 Sundays per year plus Christmas Eve (three unpaid Sundays off, to be negotiated with Pastor)

Compensation: $10,000 per year (50 services / $200 per service)

Directing bell choir, which rehearses weekly and performs occasionally (July & Aug off): additional $1,000…


Added by First Presbyterian Church on September 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Beacon Poet Laureate Submission Deadline is 9/12!

Beacon Poets!  The call for submissions for the position of Beacon Poet Laureate closes on 9/12.  If you haven't already, submit your work now!

The applicants for this two-year term (Jan. 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2016) position must reside in the Beacon City School District. The Beacon Poet Laureate position has been formally recognized and approved by Mayor Randy Casale and the Beacon City Council. The responsibilities of the Beacon Poet Laureate include presenting poetry…


Added by Larry Sansone on September 9, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Common Ground Farm Roast Pig & Veggie Dinner - September 14th!

Date: Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Time: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Location: Obercreek Farm, Hughsonville, NY

Adult Tickets: $40 in advance / $50 at the door

Children aged 6 and under are FREE

Children aged 7-16 please purchase a…


Added by Common Ground Farm on September 7, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Calling All Poets Series - Featured Poet: Larry Sansone

Yay! I'll be one of the featured poets reading at Calling All Poets Series at the Howland Center in Beacon, NY on Friday 9/5 8:00PM, (with Tara Yetter). Hope to see you there!

(Or catch the live stream at:

Added by Larry Sansone on September 1, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

LED streetlights in Beacon

I watched the recent Beacon City Council meeting (on TV) where a consultant presented a proposal to replace existing streetlights with LED lights.  I have several concerns regarding this:

1) why would the City of Beacon (us, the taxpayers) contract ANYTHING (of significant cost) without competitive bids being sought?

2) the projected "break even point" was, I believe 17 years!  Does anyone think that it is wise to have the same company that is trying to get business also…


Added by Steve Knowles on August 22, 2014 at 2:06pm — 14 Comments

A Beacon Young Filmaker & Dancer Team Produce A New Dance Video In The Hudson Valley

The Beacon Independent Film Festival organized a pilot program for young film makers. As a result of this great program Adam and Noga Cabo put together their first ever music video. They also started a new YouTube dance video channel called Shoes_ShowYouHow(9Dance). Noga Cabo and Adam Cabo attended the young filmmaker classes, and loved the experience. They were very inspired. The sister and brother team, which are also in the Solar Sound Band produced the dance video which they filmed at…


Added by Richie Cabo on August 21, 2014 at 1:05am — No Comments

I've revived Groups and Discussions

There was some issues with these areas of the site awhile back, but I think they can be of use again.

Added by Ben Royce on August 18, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

The Second Saturday Jam With St.George and Friends @ Joe's Irish Pub august 9th's musicians were!

Thank you to all the performers and patrons and the full moon, last nights gig was tremendous great performances by all and a great crowd of listeners and dancers!! A list of all performers will follow and I have to say sorry to Richie Sarles for not getting him up, my sincere apology to him.

    Thank You everyone again for making the Second Saturday Jam at Joe's…


Added by russell St.George on August 10, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

State Police playing Army on Mt Beacon?

Facebookers of Beacon have suggested that the several hours of close helicopter activity on or around Mt Beacon on the evening of Monday August 4th was related to NY State Police playing Army. One person said they hiked up to see what was going on and was confronted by a state police officer in military garb who told them to get lost and mind their own business.

Does anyone have any facts surrounding this event?

Added by TC on August 6, 2014 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

Raffle II to help Sparrow's Nest

Sparrow's Nest prepares and delivers 2 trays of food every Monday to the families of MOMS WITH CANCER. At any given time, we're talking about 15-30 families receiving these meals - at no charge to them!  I am fund-raising and have committed to running the Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon in November for my mom and sister, both Cancer Survivors. Please help!   Read more about Sparrow's Nest…


Added by karen meyer on August 3, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Collection Management Query

Is anyone using a database program they like for organizing and tracking a collection of visual images and showing them on the web across multiple platforms? Or can you refer me to someone with experience in this area who knows what software is worth looking at and which programs are best avoided? 

Many thanks for any assistance you can offer.

Added by Alan Goldsmith on July 29, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Remembering Pete Seeger At Sargent and Downing Gardens

Pete Seeger liked us he came to play at our fundraiser on October 11, 2011. I will never forget when he came in. He said that the people who put together the fundraiser where great people, and he used to perform there many years ago for the children at the University Settlement Camp.We all were blessed that day by Pete may he rest in peace and never be forgotten.There he is below taking out…

Added by Richie Cabo on July 20, 2014 at 3:08am — No Comments

What A Shame! From The Mouth Of Babes "Nothing Happening At Sargent and Downing Gardens!" The Sound Of Children In The Garden Has Faded.

     I founded Sargent and Downing Gardens to pay tribute to this great City of Beacon. Henry Winthrop Sargent and Andrew Jackson Downing have played a huge role in American Horticulture, and one could say it started right here. My car accident a year ago really took a toll on me and slowed me down. The way the current President and Treasurer were doing things just are not right. This caused The Executive Board and I to leave the group .



Added by Richie Cabo on July 20, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Common Greens Mobile Farmers Market 2014

Common Greens Mobile Farmers Market - fresh, local fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. The mobile market will run Wednesdays from July 9th through September. WIC, FMNP and EBT/SNAP accepted. Brought to you by the Green Teen Program and Common Ground Farm.


Community Health Center Parking Lot

(corner of S. Chestnut and Henry Streets)


First Presbyterian Church

50 Liberty Street…


Added by Common Ground Farm on June 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments


Beacon, New York

River Pool at Beacon hosts the 11th Annual Great Newburgh…


Added by Nita Sutton on June 25, 2014 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Common Ground Farm Summer Camp begins June 30th!

AT FARM CAMP, children explore their relationship to food and to nature through hands-on experiments, movement, games, and art. Children will spend time in the garden, at the pond, in the field, in the barn, and along our nature trails. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how food is grown—from the soil, to the crops, to the animals. Through a variety of experiences, kids will develop an appreciation of the complexity of the natural environment within which…


Added by Common Ground Farm on June 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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