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20/twenty-an art party

February 15, 2011



A fundraiser for Beacon Open Studios

March 26, 2011    7-10pm

4 South Chestnut St. (Shambhala Yoga Center)

Beacon, NY 12508

Beacon Open Studios is now in its third year—and growing.

This free, city-wide art event invites the public into local artists’ studios,… Continue

Added by Beacon Open Studios on February 13, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

New Studios + Workspace at BEAHIVE

The situation on Fishkill Ave is (seemingly) unfortunate, but the timing may be good for some folks, at least. The 2nd floor of the BEAHIVE building recently became available, so we're considering ways to take it over and accommodate some of those being "displaced."

The floor includes 4 rooms totaling 1500 sq ft: kitchen, bathroom with shower, large back room with work sink to be divided into studios, middle room that would be a meeting room/dining room/lounge. (See…


Added by Scott Tillitt on January 31, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

city dreams...

Dear BCN community,


May I ask what you think the city government should do that would lift our city to new levels? What goals should we aspire to reach? What is it that this city needs or wants or should do, more than anything else....from basic infrastructure like more parking spaces to ideals such as call-in or online polls on the bigger questions facing our city?  


Thank you, Steve Gold

Added by Steve Gold on February 6, 2011 at 1:22am — 162 Comments

Against the Incline Railway, For a Walking-Path Rail-Trail

Some comments to the Poughkeepsie Journal article about the prospective renovation of Beacon Incline Railway. We propose an alternative possibility: Transforming the old rail-line in Beacon into a walking path akin to the one in New Paltz, Millerton, and other towns, rather than wasting resources on an unnecessary relic of an incline railway on Mt. Beacon. 

Please see comments here:…


Added by Resident Beacon on February 3, 2011 at 3:14pm — 13 Comments

Enjoy our local Atrium: THE DIA



My girlfriend and I have been going bonkers with cabin fever this winter.  We were wondering what to do one weekend and really wished that there was an atrium like the many in the city.  Then it occurred to me: thanks to the Fishbacks, residents of Beacon have free access to the DIA on weekends.  So we have been taking advantage of that great benefit.  We sit in the Wharhol exhibit and read…


Added by Justin Riccobono on February 9, 2011 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Fantastic Beacon Prizes at the CGF Harvest Auction

On Saturday, November 6th, Common Ground Farm will hold its Harvest Auction at the St. Luke’s Parish Hall here in Beacon. For our members, it’s a chance to come together and celebrate the end of another great season. But even if you’re not a member, we hope you’ll come and join us

because we have over 60 prizes up for auction, donated by the people and

businesses that make Beacon great.

Some of the prizes…


Added by brianpjcronin on October 24, 2010 at 10:28pm — No Comments

How Horace Lost His Ears


How Horace Lost His Ears

A contemporary Hudson Valley Ghost Story in the spirit of Washington Irving set in Beacon, New York

Copyright © 2009, by Ben Royce,

Based on the Japanese fable “Hōichi the… Continue

Added by Ben Royce on October 24, 2010 at 6:24pm — 4 Comments

Zombie Wedding Dance Cancelled?! NOOOoooo...

After trying to purchase tickets online last night, but being unable to find the link on the Beacon Chamber Of Commerce website (, I remembered that Beacon Bagel had a flyer in the window saying that they were selling tickets too. So I went over there after work, and the flyer wasn't there anymore! I feared what I thought was the worst, that they had all sold out. Instead I was told even worse news...that this event had been flat-out cancelled due to "lack of interest". This news… Continue

Added by Claude Willis on October 21, 2010 at 5:24pm — 10 Comments

more groovy development plans for Beacon!

Below are images are of Fishkill creek, just upstream of the dam at the… Continue

Added by Thomas Wright on October 18, 2010 at 11:35am — 19 Comments

At Long Dock Beacon

Have you seen the progress down at Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Beacon? They are continuing to work to complete the red barn and prepare it for Mill Street Loft this coming May. Once complete, Mill Street Loft is scheduled to offer Riverside Arts: Beacon in this perfectly location along the Hudson River. Mill Street Loft's programs will… Continue

Added by Todd C. Poteet on October 15, 2010 at 8:14am — 10 Comments

where have the trains gone?

During my cyber travels in 'Google land' researching the history of the Maybrook Line and specificaly the 41 mile Beacon-Danbury branch line,in regards to the rail and trail that is/was being built along this line in Putnam county,I had found my way to this site.I had found references to the BD line on several discusion posts and blogs. I had read the posts and the…


Added by Kevin Newman on October 13, 2010 at 5:53pm — 4 Comments

Riverside Arts: Beacon at Scenic Hudson's renovated Red Barn on Long Dock Beacon

Mill Street Loft continues to climb in the rankings on the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project.

The "idea" Riverside Arts: Beacon, is a multi-arts community center that will provide a wide range of programing and services to people in and around Beacon.

However, Mill Street Loft needs… Continue

Added by Todd C. Poteet on October 7, 2010 at 5:39pm — 4 Comments

Cole Bros. Circus is Dangerous!

Cole Brothers (formerly Clyde-Beatty Cole) has a long history of abusing animals, even killing some. Angry wild animals (tigers and elephants) have escaped multiple times and injured and killed circus–goers.

After decades of warnings, in 2008, the USDA revoked Cole Bros. right to own animals under the Animal Welfare Act. They now lease animals from other small circuses, and the cycle of abuse and danger goes…


Added by kara on June 11, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

TOD Advisory Committee Requested...

The City of Beacon is forming a committee to advise us regarding the Transit Oriented Development and TOD related issues, including zoning. Members of the TOD committee will perform research, present ideas and attend public city meetings when the TOD or a TOD related issue are being discussed including; city council, planning board, zoning board, consultant led public meetings, developer led public meetings and public outreach sessions. The committee will function for as long as the TOD related… Continue

Added by Steve Gold on June 9, 2010 at 10:38pm — 4 Comments

Highland Valley/Southern Dutchess Mine project

It looks like Fishkill’s financial woes have pressured them to make some reckless ecological decisions about the Clove Creek and aquifer. The Highland Ridge Valley development, in its current plan, will add 210 mobile home units right on top of the aquifer. There is more land to add more as the…


Added by Julia on June 9, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Stony Kill stays open ;-)

Thanks to everyone who made it happen ;-) Thanks to the petition collectors, the petition signers, the petition posters, the emails, the phone calls, Mayor Gold and the city council... and the anonymous $30K donor!


Added by Ben Royce on June 7, 2010 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Call for Kids Art for Kitten Adoption Event

Community Cat Coalition ( is organizing a kitten adoption event at Blackbird Attic boutique ( on Saturday, June 12 from 12 to 4 PM. As part of the event there will be an art show of kids cat-related art


Blackbird Attic is located at 442 Main Street (across from ZuZu's).

Mimosas,… Continue

Added by Nicole Ganas on June 6, 2010 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Beacon hat Parade

I just read that it was cancelled. What happened?

Added by margot kingon on June 1, 2010 at 7:50am — 3 Comments

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

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