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May 2013 News (29)

Huge yard sale 69 Verplanck Ave Saturday June 1st

Huge yard sale at 69 Verplanck Ave, Saturday June 1st, 7.30 am onwards.
Indoor, garage and tent sale, antiques, art, furniture, vintage, cement bench, bird bath, 4 large rugs, bikes...
Everything you can think of and more!

Added by Emma Dewing on May 31, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

"Open Mic Comedy Night" at Joe's was no joke!



Added by Joe's Irish Pub on May 31, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

A Request for Financial Support for the Main Street Sharrows

Please take a look at this post on Beacon Streets. We are hoping to raise some additional funds to offset slightly higher costs of the painting.

Added by Stowe Boyd on May 29, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Beacon Centennial Parade

For commentary and photos, see blog posting

Added by Nadine Revheim on May 27, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Beacon Flea this Sunday May 26th

Beacon Flea Market will be open this Sunday - as long as the weather continues to improve!  Family in town?  Bring them by!  Shop early for Father's Day! 

South Chestnut and Henry Street, behind the Post Office, 8am - 3pm.

Added by Emma Dewing on May 24, 2013 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Bertolozzi goes to Paris





Beacon composer Joseph Bertolozzi leaves for Paris to create Tower Music, a sister work to his Bridge Music on the Mid Hudson Bridge. He will record the sounds of the…


Added by Joseph Bertolozzi on May 23, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

School Budget VOTE 5/21

Please make time to go vote and support our community!

The 2013-2014 School Budget Vote and Election will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.  Registered voters who reside within the city limits of Beacon vote at Beacon High School.  Voters who reside within the Town of Fishkill or the Town of Wappinger vote at Glenham School.  For more information, call 838-6900 ext. 2010 or click on the…


Added by Lisa Brett-Chapin on May 20, 2013 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Beacon Flea cancelled

Due to the rain cloud!  Hope to see you next Sunday!

Added by Emma Dewing on May 19, 2013 at 6:04am — No Comments

Beacon Flea May 19th

...The 'curious', the 'memory-blaster', the 'last minute gift', or 'early Father's Day'... A 'cookware replacement', the 'cant-live-without', or 'just because you liked it'...  At Beacon Flea we have it all and much, much more!  Don't miss out on the new (old) treasures that will be at THIS Sunday's Flea!  You never know - it might just be exactly what you were looking for...!

8am - 3pm, S Chestnut and Henry behind the Post Office.

For info and sneak-peeks visit…


Added by Emma Dewing on May 17, 2013 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Come support the Greenway Trail Master Plan 5/20 7PM city council meeting

At long last the master plan developed by the Beacon Greenway Trail Committee, with the help of a landscape architect funded by a Greenway Grant, for the Fishkill Creek Greenway and Heritage Trail will be presented at the meeting of the Beacon City Council on Monday, May 20, 2013, 7 pm, and public hearing held.

The Draft FCGHT Master Plan documents have been posted to Beacon's Centennial…

Added by meredith Heuer on May 17, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

3rd Annual Community Planting Day! Beacon Celebrates 100 years;Come And Celebrate 150 Years Of Horticulture In The Hudson Valley!

The concept of Central Park in NYC was born right here in Beacon.Andrew Jackson Downing wrote his first article about the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley after a hike up Mount Beacon, and his friend Henry Winthrop Sargent designed the Tioronda mansion and brought over 250 trees from around the world to the 20 acres of Wodenethe here in Beacon. Wodenethe was visited by people from all over the world and respected as one of the most important horticultural destinations in the…


Added by Richie Cabo on May 16, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Kindermusik at the Fishkill Recreation Center

Kindermusik classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers - and the adults who love them - are being offered at the Fishkill Recreation Center!   

"A Good Beginning Never Ends" - that is Kindermusik's motto, because it provides such a beginning: a rich, research-based experience that jump-starts learning and nurtures every area of a child’s development. Classes are developmentally appropriate for your rapidly growing, learning, and…


Added by Rachel Beard on May 14, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments

City Wide Yard Sale set for June 8th

Registration form here



Added by Mark Price on May 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Beacon Flea this Mother's Day Sunday!

Beacon Flea will be open this Mother's Day!  We have wonderful vendors catering specifically to Mom - lovely gift ideas, flower arrangements, potted plants, jewelry, collectibles, bone china, gently used designer handbags and vintage colorful kitchen and glass ware...  and of course sports memorabilia, tools, vintage toys, and vinyl, to name but a few, for everyone else!!

South Chestnut and Henry, Beacon.
8am - 3pm, Sunday May 12th
See you…

Added by Emma Dewing on May 11, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

Second Saturday Jam with ST.George and Friends @ Joe's Irish Pub tonight!!!

The best local musicians entertain, classic, blues  electric, acoustic, from HANK TO HENDRIX, it's all here. . St.George and Friends play from 9 till 10 then the jam starts, 3 to 6 musicians at a time playing 3 to 5 songs or 20 to 30 min. depending on how many musicians show.

Sign up at 8:30 get there early if you want to play early, the list fills fast.…


Added by russell St.George on May 11, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments

Warning to Gardeners: Cold Snap Coming

Weather prediction is for temperatures in the low thirties for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, so get  your plants under cover.

Added by Stowe Boyd on May 11, 2013 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

from - Beacon Centennial article

Click here for Sommer Hixon's article on Beacon at 100 from

Added by Dan Rigney on May 10, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Main Street pedestrian and bike only?

On the one hand you have this experience:

On the other hand you have this data:

I know this idea comes up a lot and the Poughkeepsie experience is…


Added by Ben Royce on May 10, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments


Event to Explore Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship, 
Impact on Community and Economic Development in the Region
June 7 — Beacon, NY


A group of committed citizens is organizing a day-long event full of stimulating and…


Added by Scott Tillitt on May 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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