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May 2009 News (31)

5th Annual Hat Parade Activities

Fifth Annual Beacon Hat Parade: 400 Years of Hats

June 6 (rain date June 7th)

Parade Activities

10:30 - 1:30 Free Workshop for Making Hats

1:30 - 2:30 Parade Staging

2:30 - 3:30 Hat Parade

3:30 Hat Contest

Nancy Lautenbach will lead a free workshop 10:30 - 1:30 for kids (and their parents!) and anyone else who would like to join on how to make "outrageous paper bag hats" from a simple brown paper grocery bag. Workshop will be held at -… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on May 29, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment


good day my fellow beaconites!!!
i was wondering if anyone is good at taking photos of artwork? i have some paintings that i really want photographed professionally-like...i am not good at all
i would like to use them for possible prints and to apply to graduate school
please let me know if anyone out there can do it!

Added by wesley ortiz on May 29, 2009 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

More Saturdays in Beacon!

Looks like I'll be at the Hudson River Market every Saturday through June (and again on July 11th)... So please stop by and say hi! Miss seeing a lot of you and it's been so nice to be out on the weekends. Way better than being inside on the weekends;]

Oh, and if I'm busy helping someone to buy some of my Jewelry, feel free to hang out a while so I can give you a proper hello! I missed out on getting a proper one in with a couple people the last couple Saturdays, cause you guys… Continue

Added by Andrea N. (once of pearldaddy) on May 29, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

Beacon of Hope Community Fund needs your input

The Beacon of Hope Community Fund is a new charitable fund being developed by a group of fellow Beacon residents in partnership with the Community Foundation of Dutchess County. The steering committee is being chaired by Sara Pasti and exists to help residents give where they live - right here in our own community.

They are interested in hearing from the citizens of Beacon!

Please respond with your input by May 31st! The… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on May 27, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Tai Chi Classes forming

Hank Dutch will be teaching Tai Chi classes at the new Fishkill Recreation Center on Rt. 52 on Wednesday evenings, starting June 3 at 7:15. The practice of tai chi will help you achieve balance; exercise your body as well as your mind. This is a soft and flowing form of Tai Chi. You can register in advance by contacting the Fishkill Recreation Department ( or just come to class. For more information, contact Hank or Toni.

Added by Toni Laich on May 26, 2009 at 7:03am — No Comments


good afternoon all

i am wondering if beacon has ever had a cinema? does anyone know

i really think that a cool cinema like the alamo drafthouse in austin, tx, would be SO cool here, and i think that it could prosper over time...i believe that there are enough eclectic, artistic, and film afficionados in the hudson valley that a cinema like that would be successful

for anyone unfamiliar with the alamo drafthouse, google it and look for the types of films and exciting special… Continue

Added by wesley ortiz on May 25, 2009 at 12:24pm — 12 Comments

Summer Violin and Fun Camp for Children!

I, Rachel Evans, have been teaching a violin program at South Avenue School in Beacon for Kindergarten through 5th Grade students for the last 10 years. I also have a teaching studio at my home in Beacon where I teach violin and viola to adults and kids of all ages. I am a graduate of The Juilliard School and play concerts on violin and viola of all types of music in this community and around the world.

This summer I am hosting 3 sessions of a Violin Summer Camp during last 3 weeks… Continue

Added by Rachel Evans on May 24, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

Speeding Car (screeching tires, revving engine)

Did any one hear that crazy sound up around Union St./Howland Ave. at about 3:30 am. It woke me up out of a dead sleep and continued long enough for me to get changed and go outside. I called the police and they said that somebody had just called in an accident but did they did not give the Po-Po a location. If there was an incident hopefully it makes the paper. I know there was just and article in the Pojo that said lock your car in Beacon. But no specifics were reported, My neighbors car was… Continue

Added by Alan Flynn on May 24, 2009 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

In dire need of any work!

Hello all my fellow beacon citizens!

I am desperately looking for any work. I have been in Beacon for almost 9 months and haven't found any substantial employment. If anyone has any information on PT or FT work, it doesn't matter what it is, then PLEASE let me know. I really need some help or I will be evicted and have to leave Beacon. I have experience doing yard work, exterior/interior painting, construction, house renovation, custodial work, cashiers experience. I WILL DO ANY WORK AT… Continue

Added by wesley ortiz on May 22, 2009 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

PreNatal Yoga Classes starting at Shambhala Yoga Center

Prenatal Yoga Class Schedule - Beginning June 2

Tuesdays 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Each class includes gentle postures, breath work, visualization, vocal toning, and meditation. No previous yoga experience necessary.

With yoga, breathwork, and meditation women can:

Create optimal conditions of health and awareness

Cultivate flexibilty, calm, and confidence

Enhance relaxation, comfort, and enjoyment

Experience the power, beauty, and transformation of… Continue

Added by Carrie Ward Kelly on May 21, 2009 at 1:44pm — No Comments

The Green Teen Community Gardening Program is Hiring in Beacon and Poughkeepsie


The Green Teen Community Gardening Program is hiring for two full time positions- one in Beacon and one in Poughkeepsie.

If you are interested and would like to apply please send your resume to Leah Cadwallader at

If you have questions about the position please contact Helanna Bratman at

Please see the following position description for more information.

Spread the word. Thanks!

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess… Continue

Added by Green Teen on May 21, 2009 at 10:38am — No Comments

University Settlement Camp input needed

I just wanted to help advertise the public meetings (June 3 and June 17) for the University Settlement Camp master planning process. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to provide input on how this 50 acre gateway to the city can be a civic and recreational asset for the community and visitors.

More information can be found at -

Added by Mark Wildonger on May 21, 2009 at 9:12am — 2 Comments

Pastured Chicken Delivery to Beacon

This wednesday! and several other dates through the season...

I'll be delivering fresh chicken from Awesome Farm ( to Beacon, about once per month through September. These chickens are raised entirely on pasture in TIvoli, NY and supplemented with organic grain from Lightning Tree Farm (millbrook, ny). $5.50 a pound, average 4 pounds. If you want to order for Wednesday, or want more info, please email me! I'll send you the order form.… Continue

Added by Anne Dailey on May 18, 2009 at 2:49pm — 2 Comments

Violin Lessons for all ages

I am a classical violinist and I'm super excited to be moving to Beacon over the summer. I am offering weekly private instruction from my home beginning in August, and am hoping to be offering other types of music classes shortly after that. I accept students of any age, level of ability, and level of interest, and have experience teaching the beginner (age 5 or age 50) to the aspiring professional. If you've ever considered taking up an instrument, or you'd like your child to broaden their… Continue

Added by Joel Lambdin on May 18, 2009 at 9:45am — 5 Comments

Beacon Soccer Club: Adult Volunteers Needed

I'm posting this for the Beacon Soccer Club - Kelly

Hi Everyone -

Registration is open for the 2009/2010 season beginning this fall.

We are hopeful that you will register your child as soon as possible and spread the word around that Beacon Soccer Club is an exciting program for children of all ages. We are planning on increasing our club registrations and we know you'll help us out.

Tell everyone you know to register their child to play… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on May 14, 2009 at 10:42pm — No Comments


That's where we'll be for the next 2 weekends--searching for that perfect slice! When we get back--bring your appetite because we will have even more Kozmic flavors than before!

If you have any requests--just name it! In the meantime--check out this Dude's search for his cake!

Anne and… Continue

Added by Anne Lynch on May 14, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Adult Kayak class forming

Enjoy spring and get ready for a summer full of kayaking with this 3 part program! Two - 2 hour indoor pool sessions and 1 Hudson River Trip. The Hudson River is such an amazing resource and can offer hours of enjoyment in a kayak.

The class covers all the basics of safety, boat control, strokes and rescues. It takes place in the comfort of the BHS pool. It is a great way to learn.


Thursday - May 21st & 28th - 7pm to 9pm

Hudson River Tour is June 5th -… Continue

Added by Ray Fusco on May 14, 2009 at 11:06am — 3 Comments

Beacon featured in Time Out New York ----

Article about Beacon

good press for Beacon

Added by Max's on Main on May 14, 2009 at 10:22am — 13 Comments

Register by 6/1 to participate in Citywide Tag Sale

The City of Beacon just posted details for this year's Citywide Tag Sale on Saturday, June 6th.

"List your yard sale for $10 or talk to your neighbors and list 3 sales for $20. This list will be available to shoppers on the morning of the sale at City Hall. You will also receive a City Wide Yard Sale sign to mark your house on the day of the sale. The City Wide Yard Sale will be locally advertised by the Recreation… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on May 13, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Big Bambu

Doug and Mike Starn will be hosting an open studio Sunday May 17th @2:30 until approx. 6:00 pm
Location:former Tallix foundry 310 Fishkill Ave Beacon
This is open to the public
Experience Big Bambu

Added by george mansfield on May 11, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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