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July 2010 News (28)

Saturday, July 31 is a great day to be in Beacon

Electric Windows by day
Classic Jazz at Chill Wine Bar @ 8:00//Anita Rose Merando and Dennis Winge
Hope you'll come out and keep us company

Added by anita rose merando on July 31, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments

TOD Reset: time to get serious on the Beacon Line

Now that the mayor and the city council have pushed the reset button on the TOD, a move which I and many others applaud, I respectfully call upon the city council and the mayor to include use of trail space along the Beacon Line as a demand in any new talks with the MTA, as a condition before the TOD moves forward again.

This is our Highline in Manhattan, this is our Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. This is what the Beacon Line can do for…

Added by Ben Royce on July 30, 2010 at 10:30am — 20 Comments

Beekman Street Artist Banners 2.0 Begin To Go Up

The second installation of artist banners on Beekman Street have begun installation. Seven new banners are now up with another 5 to come in the next week or so, featuring images from 24 working artists in and around Beacon. The banners are a project of The Rutigliano Group and Parsons James, with generous support from area businesses. Special thanks to Scott from Monster Visuals and to the City of Beacon Department of Public Works!…

Added by Cabot Parsons on July 30, 2010 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Blackbird Attic Gives Clothes, and Kittens, A Second Chance


Michelle Caves, Blackbird Attic

442 Main St. Beacon, NY

(845) 418 – 4840


Blackbird Attic Gives Clothes, and Kittens, A Second Chance

July 26, 2010 – Beacon, N.Y. – Blackbird Attic, a consignment boutique specializing in vintage clothing, has opened its doors on Beacon's historic Main Street.

Owned by Michelle Caves, Blackbird Attic offers a variety of modern and vintage… Continue

Added by Blackbird Attic Boutique on July 29, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Looking for interest - Training: Child Car Seat Technician

I am collecting names, contact information, and availability

(nights/days/weekends) for those interested in attending a Child

Passenger Safety Technician certification course (see

With enough interest, I can pursue funding to pay for instructors and

request a class be held locally (Beacon, NY). There is a $75

registration fee that is charged by SafeKids. The… Continue

Added by Antony on July 29, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

looking for sublet in/around beacon maybe longer term roommate situation

My boyfriend and i are looking for a 1 or 2 room apt/house to rent for the month of August and quite possibly longer. Please contact me if you have anything available to schedule a visit this Saturday.

Thank you,

Added by carmen on July 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls Project

Hi everyone,

Now that we've gotten through the initial cleanup phase of our project, I'd thought I would drop a quick note here and introduce ourselves. In addition to the information below, you can find more about the project on our Facebook page (including construction updates, progress photos, renderings, etc.):

The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls project sits on approximately 9… Continue

Added by The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls on July 29, 2010 at 2:08pm — 14 Comments

Seeking vendors for Boot Sale (aka flea market)

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 850 Wolcott Ave., is holding a Boot Sale on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10-3. Vendor spaces are available for $25. "Boot" is a British term for a car's trunk; a boot sale is a group of people selling wares from their car trunks. Music and entertainment all day. Call 831-0266 to reserve a space.

Added by Carolyn Q. on July 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Group Added: Garden Forum

Join to talk about our ornamental gardens. Tell us what's blooming now in your garden (photos encouraged.) Have plants to trade? List them here. What plants are on your wish-list? How are you dealing with the drought?

Added by Joan Martorano on July 29, 2010 at 8:57am — 8 Comments

Sanborn Fire Maps

Does anybody have Sanborn firemaps for Beacon that i could borrow or rent.(I know they are expensive) I'm looking for maps that would cover the area by the old ski lodge.

Added by Alan Flynn on July 28, 2010 at 11:38pm — 1 Comment


Found an adolescent (likely under a year) tortoiseshell cat in a tree on Herbert off of Main. She has a flea collar and regular pink Hartz collar. Anyone looking?

Added by Zoe Markwalter on July 28, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Scenic Hudson to Begin Constructing Park on Beacon's Waterfront

Link to story below:

There will be no public access to Long Dock after August 2 for 10 to 12 months. : (

Added by Andy Brown on July 26, 2010 at 10:36pm — 1 Comment

Change in draft TOD zoning....

July 26, 2010

Draft Transit Oriented Development Statement,

by Steve Gold, mayor

This letter is to announce that the Transit Oriented Development zone, in its current form, will no longer be considered or advanced for further discussion, by the Mayor and the City Council. While the MTA has stated they will only build a TOD based on the levels enumerated in the current TOD, and that they plan to add 400 additional commuter parking spaces, we hope they will continue to…


Added by Steve Gold on July 26, 2010 at 4:51pm — 4 Comments

Five art trips that aren’t Dia: Beacon

Well Beacon made it into Time Out NY again but it looks like they directed the spotlight somewhere else this time. Some interesting places for anyone planning a summer day trip. Depending on your artistic tastes, these places have some great old master works on view.…


Added by Eric Wilkerson on July 26, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

volunteering for Electric Windows ? ? ? ?

Would like to help us make this event happen? We welcome volunteers with open arms!

Looking for:…

Added by OPEN SPACE on July 23, 2010 at 4:32pm — No Comments

T.O.D. meeting at Memorial Hall, Beacon, July 21, 2010

Last night I attended a TOD neighborhood meeting at Memorial Hall in Beacon. We were told that this meeting would give citizens a chance to be heard regarding the waterfront development that the MTA/City of Beacon is proposing. After an hour long presentation which appeared to heavily favor the project by city officials, many of us relayed our fears that this would be a real downer to Main Street, which has been struggling awhile now. But I don't think anyone really heard us. I think that they… Continue

Added by Mary Fris on July 23, 2010 at 1:01am — 7 Comments

Electric Windows July 31st

On Saturday July 31st 2010, OPEN SPACE gallery and Burlock Home present Electric Windows 2010. 30 artists will converge in Beacon, NY to create live artwork and have their work installed on the exterior of a 19th century factory building. Electric Windows draws its name from the former electric blanket factory at the foot of Mount Beacon that will act as the backdrop for… Continue

Added by OPEN SPACE on July 22, 2010 at 5:40pm — 5 Comments

Beacon: the art happens here

Beacon Open Studios

September 25-26, 2010

Contact: Theresa Goodman


Beacon-the art happens here

September 25-26, 2010

Beacon NY-Beacon Open Studios (BOS) is a city-wide… Continue

Added by Beacon Open Studios on July 21, 2010 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Transit Oriented Devlopment Meeting Tonight

Dear BCN members,

The City Council will hold it's second of two ward TOD information meetings tonight, Wednesday July 21. People who live in wards 3 or 4 and those who could not attend the last meeting for wards 1 and 2 are invited. The meeting is at the Veterans Memorial Bldg on Main and Teller (Teller side entrance), starting at 7:00.…


Added by Steve Gold on July 21, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

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