Yesterday's Travel section in the Times featured an article about visiting Beacon titled Art and Calm Just Up the Hudson. Hardly news, not to mention that there's so much more to see than just Dia that the article doesn't even acknowledge.
What was nice is that the times did discover the very-recently opened Marlena's Kitchen and has this to say: "a tiny yolk-colored shop serving handmade pirogis… Continue
Eric Asimov wrote last week"... appearing right about now in bars and shops near you are the seasonal brews reminiscent of those that long ago toasted both the Bavarian harvest and, incidentally, the return of the brewing season, which in the times before refrigeration coincided with cooler weather."
The Bannerman Castle Trust and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation are pleased to announce that Bannerman Island has reopened for walking tours. After a 16 week closure for maintenance and safety issues Bannerman Island has resumed its regular tours.
A two and a half hour Bannerman Island excursion and hard hat Walking Tour of Bannerman… Continue
Added by Kelly Kingman on September 30, 2008 at 10:19am —
I grew up very happily. My dad was a master recording engineer at Decca Records. Every night I'd run up the street to meet him when he got home from work, knowing he'd delve into his bag and bring out acetates of The Beatles, The Monkees or The Rolling Stones. I took my A levels at Pinner Grammar School, the anachronistic institution that also spawned the gorgeous Sir Elton John and Simon Le Bon. We had the same ageing music teacher. Oh how we laughed, sprinkling tiny pieces of paper over his… Continue
I just stumbled upon a cool new art event/networking site called Artlog. Basically you can, not unlike this site, post your own venue, events and photos, etc. From the founders: "Artlog is about connecting people through art & design.
Launched in 2008, Artlog is social web application that aims to link folks in the art world through professional tools, original content and…
I got to chat with Anne Dailey, former staff writer at the Valley Table and sustainable food activist, over coffee this morning. Many of you know Anne through her work organizing the fruit share pick ups at Common Ground farm, or her column in the Valley Table, advocating for seasonal, sustainable eating and local purveyors.
Before moving to Beacon three years ago, the Maine-native managed various Manhattan eateries before pursuing her talents for writing. She's found a… Continue
From organizer John Fasulo: "They are amateurs, professionals, businessmen and women, students, teachers, young and old. The one thing they all share is a love of photography. Their images show Beacon during one week in May, 2005. I hope that those viewing these photographs get a sense of Beacon, its people, the community and its history."
Check out the local photographers' works… Continue
Added by Kelly Kingman on September 16, 2008 at 10:30am —
Doesn't it get tiring when a select few keep thinking they're the arbiters of all things artistic? Who made them Artpope, huh?
Now, YOU can be the Artpope! Come by the Film Flam on Saturday, September 13 and pick up some Artpope masscards! Slip a card with a personal note into the guest book of the next gallery or open studio you visit and shower blessings on art YOU enjoy! A fun way to let your favorite artist or gallery owner know you… Continue
Added by Cabot Parsons on September 12, 2008 at 10:59pm —
Here's some info on upcoming local cooking classes by a super talented chef, Jennifer Clair, who lives in Beacon!
Fall 2008 Cooking Class Schedule
All cooking classes are held in Chef-Instructor Jennifer Clair’s kitchen in Beacon, NY. Each hands-on 2 ½ hour class is $50, with a maximum of 6 students attending. Also included are a sit-down dinner at the end of class and a complete recipe packet for you to keep. For more information on Jennifer’s background, please visit… Continue
Added by Anne Dailey on September 10, 2008 at 3:58pm —
We are filming a music video in Beacon - September 7th to 9th. We are asking if you know of someone or could pass along this information.
1) First, we are looking for Veterans looking to photograph/film recent veterans (5 to 10) in a portrait style. This is not an anti-war song. It's about the people who have gone to war (Iraq & Afghanistan) from small hometowns' and who have taken on the responsibility, hardship and reality of war. The song evokes a… Continue
Winter Sun Farms will be offering its Winter CSA to Beacon area residents this winter. Working with the Beacon Farm Market, WSF will distribute its Winter Share on Sundays at the Beacon Farm Market.
Winter Sun Farms is a New Paltz company that partners with local farms to freeze and preserve their harvest during the growing season. WSF uses a CSA model to sell and distributes the produce throughout the colder months, when it isn't available locally. Winter Sun Farms started in the… Continue
Added by Kelly Kingman on August 19, 2008 at 6:00pm —