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May 2010 News (16)

Poughkeepsie Journal wants to know about Beacon

John Barry of the Poughkeepsie Journal is working on a feature story about the arts and creative activity here in Beacon. His request is below. Let him know what you think:

Beacon's Lively Art Scene

Added by Dan Rigney on May 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Denning's Point Musings 8: Longer Days and Shorter Nights on Denning's Point

Denning’s Point trails are now open for the summer. You are once again invited to visit and to engage your senses; take in sights, sounds, and smells first hand. The trails are clear of winter debris and the beach areas await you. Of course, please carry out…


Added by Jim Heron on May 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Big Draw-reduced cover charge for high school students

The Big Draw, a fundraising party and live drawing rally for Beacon Open Studios is pleased to offer a reduced cover charge for any high school student who wants to attend the June 5th event.

The Big Draw

Saturday June 5th 7-10pm

Marion Royael Gallery

460 Main St. Beacon NY

$10 cover gets you 2 drinks at the bar, snacks and other beverages.

$3 for high school students

children under 12 free

The Big Draw is a night of live drawing, art for sale,… Continue

Added by Beacon Open Studios on May 28, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

Parks and Fireworks!

10:32 PM Thursday May 27, 2010

Stony Kill Environmental Center will Stay Open…

I just received a phone call from Beacon’s 100th District Assemblyman Frank Skartados with the good news that he is confident that tonight the legislature is going to approve a bill to keep parks open including all of the programs at Stony Kill! He said “We made our voices heard, and they listened”. Assemblyman Skartados was referring to all of the state… Continue

Added by Steve Gold on May 27, 2010 at 10:55pm — 8 Comments

upcoming speakers series

Mount Saint…


Added by Mount Saint Mary College Desmond on May 26, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Riverfest 2010 needs YOU!

We are looking for some fine folks to lend a hand at Riverfest 2010 on Saturday, June 26! If you haven't heard, Local 845, in partnership with the Beacon Arts Community Association (BACA) and the City of Beacon is producing a FREE and phenomenal concert at beautiful, breezy River Front Park. Three bands will headline on one center stage in… Continue

Added by Kelly Ellenwood on May 26, 2010 at 7:12am — No Comments

Howland Public Library Is Open

The Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, is open after being closed for renovations. Our project reconfigured library service areas, creating a dedicated children's room and new program/craft room; a computer center with new computers and improved wireless access; a small community meeting room; and a pleasant reading area. The installation of wall shelves gives our collection room to grow. Sight-lines have been improved throughout the library.… Continue

Added by Phyllis Keaton on May 25, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Blackbird Attic looking for consignors and someone to teach sewing lessons!

Blackbird Attic Boutique located at 442 Main Street, Beacon NY (Next to Piggy Bank restaurant) is looking for consignors!

We are especially looking for vintage (pre 80's) clothing and accessories, although we also carry contemporary and handmade items. There are no consignor fees and you get 50% unlike most consignment boutique's agreements.

For more information please see

PS we are also looking… Continue

Added by Blackbird Attic Boutique on May 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Do NOT eat at the Piggy Bank

I originally commented on someone else's post regarding the Piggy Bank but i now feel compelled to post this on it's own. I too have had a very disturbing experience while dining at the Piggy Bank. I went there on Saturday night about a month ago. I was with my sister, her son and my boyfriend. The place was very busy and proved to be too much for the ineptly trained staff… Continue

Added by Rita rogers on May 23, 2010 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

MTA Finds pot o' gold at end of TOD Rainbow!!

Beacon, NY

MTA finds Pot o' Gold at end of MTA Rainbow !!

MTA officials and press office personell rushed to Beacon the other night amidst rumors that

a pot of gold was found in the MTA parking lot at the end of a rainbow....MTA officials were quick to point out that while the pot of gold would help in the MTA's quest to make the Beacon waterfront a…


Added by john fasulo on May 21, 2010 at 7:01am — No Comments

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks

hello fellow beaconites. i wrote this recently after digging very deeply into what the web is really all about and what it empowers us to do. since i moved to beacon, i thought that because of our manageable size and the seeming intentions of a few well meaning individuals, we could make change happen fast and become a national (international?) example of what a resilient city looks like. i have been trying to put into words why and how i think this is possible and important. here is what i… Continue

Added by Venessa Miemis on May 14, 2010 at 12:27pm — 4 Comments

Call for Art-deadline May 23rd

The Big Draw is accepting submissions for it's upcoming show and fundraising event. Artists have until May 23rd to submit artworks.

questions or problems with submission forms? email

The Big Draw is an art exhibit happening from May 29th – June 6th in Beacon, NY culminating in a party and live drawing rally on the evening June 5, 2010. …


Added by Beacon Open Studios on May 14, 2010 at 10:42am — 2 Comments


My friend is renting out her townhouse in Cold Spring. Please pass along this information if you know someone looking for an apartment in the area.

Newly renovated, unfurnished, and steps from Main Street shops and the train station.

It's a 2 floor townhouse with 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath room upstairs.

There's also tons of closet space.

Downstairs there is a large living room, eat-in kitchen, 1/2 bathroom,

and small deck off the…

Added by Ryan Green on May 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

There's a real good Book in this one!

The New York Times The New York Times New York Region

Added by Michael Fasano on May 12, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

Youth Summer Basketball League


Registration is open to youth ages 6 to 18.…


Added by Mark Price on May 4, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Get the MTA to build us a bike trail on the Beacon Line

Click for an interactive maps version of this image:

Manhattan has the High Line.

Poughkeepsie has The Walkway Over the Hudson.

Make the Beacon Line a legal subsection of the… Continue

Added by Ben Royce on May 3, 2010 at 10:28am — 11 Comments

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