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Call for ARTwork

Call for ARTwork! CherryBomb PopUP Shop on Main Street in Beacon wants to help you start the new year with a studio free from clutter! You made it, you love it, you hate it, you want to let it go, whatever, we can help with our January ARTIST's FIRE SALE. Sell your work at discount prices and you will be unburdened from the heaviness of old work that is cluttering your spirit and your studio. Start the new year with a studio cleansing and maybe some cash in your project…


Added by Kat Stoutenborough on December 30, 2014 at 8:09am — 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

Beacon Community Garden

The Beacon Community Garden, in its 4th year, is a non-profit started by Susan Ruckdeschel and other local residents to establish a source of free food for those in need. In the back of St. Andrew's church on South Avenue, we have 8 plots just about ready for seeding and planting. Please call 845.380.3437 if you are interested in maintaining a plot for the 2012 growing season. A $15.00 (refundable) deposit is required. Plots are given out on a first-come-first-served basis.

Added by Susan Ruckdeschel on April 26, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Followup from Local Currency & Barter Network Workshop 10/22

Hi all,


It’s been a few weeks since our “Local Currency & Barter Networks as Social & Economic Drivers” workshop, held at…

Added by Venessa Miemis on November 20, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Let Us Help You: BEAHIVE's 1st Sponsored Membership!


You have a great idea for a social venture that will change the world (or maybe just our community). You're full of spirit and smarts but low on capital. You long to work in a dynamic environment full of like minds, enthusiasm and creativity, but you're isolated at home. You need to be productive, but you're constantly distracted by the kids (or cable).



 BEAHIVE Sponsored Membership. Thanks…


Added by Scott Tillitt on August 4, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Save the Beacon High School Pool and Fitness Center for the citizens of Beacon

Beacon citizens unite:

Our community is finally undergoing a renaissance after years of stagnation. We have suffered through crime, drugs, dysfunctional schools and elected officials that did not address the needs of the community. At last Beacon is making progress; the citizens are getting involved and you can see improvement all around the city. We passed a budget to build a new high school and in return the community was promised access to the pool and fitness center ironically… Continue

Added by lillian glauda on June 23, 2011 at 9:08am — 10 Comments

Open Foresight & The Future of Facebook Project

hi fellow beaconites!


i've just launched a project on kickstarter yesterday that i wanted to share with the community. though this specific project is about the future of facebook, the bigger picture is the 'Open Foresight' model and how we could use that to understand specific complex issues, create a vision for their future, and then develop roadmaps for what we can do right now to achieve those visions. combine that premise with the kickstarter platform for fundraising,…


Added by Venessa Miemis on March 2, 2011 at 12:11pm — 6 Comments

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

Volunteers Needed for CCC at Beacon Barks

Your Community Cat Coalition will be participating at this year's Beacon Barks. The event is fast approaching, and folk are still needed to table sit and march in the parade. Please get in touch if you are interested and available to participate in either capacity. This is a fun and easy way to show your support for the important work we are doing in the community… Continue

Added by Nicole Ganas on April 13, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Volunteers Needed for CCC at Beacon Barks

The Community Cat Coalition is thrilled to be participating in this year's Beacon Barks parade on Saturday, April 24 from 11AM to 3PM. As part of the event, we will have a table with all sorts of goodies and marchers in the parade. Thus, your help is needed to make our presence known.

Table Sitters

Volunteers are needed to table sit in 2-hour… Continue

Added by Nicole Ganas on March 29, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Community Cat Coalition Volunteers Wanted

The Community Cat Coalition needs YOU to help support its humane efforts to resolve the stray and feral cat overpopulation issue in Beacon. The Coalition is a non-funded, all volunteer run and inspired organization. We have a lot to accomplish, but we can't do it alone. Please email us at if you are interested in learning more about how you can get…


Added by Nicole Ganas on February 22, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Follow issues in Beacon on

Thanks to Venessa, we first learned of back in April. Now if you scroll down on the home page, you'll see that I've created a Beacon Watch Area using

What is SeeClickFix?

SeeClickFix encourages residents to become citizens by participating in taking care of and improving… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 5, 2009 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Beacon Block Party needs volunteers, vendors

Hey BCN'ers,

The Beacon Block Party on 7/18 will not only mark the one-year anniversary of this social network but serve as a festival for the community and fundraiser for the Beacon of Hope Community Fund.

About the event:

Saturday 7/18 from 1PM to 4PM

Parking Lot of the Piggy Bank

$5 admission

Music by the Big Takeover

Food by Piggy Bank, Homespun,… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on June 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

Grants for Teens Interested in Social Change Projects

I came across this non-profit organization the other day - Do Something - that may be a good resource for any of you with children (under 25 y/o) wanting to do some social action project.

They're an organization committed to empowering teens by providing tools and resources so they can take their ideas and turn them into action. They have lists of different causes that students may be interested in (education, environment, violence &… Continue

Added by Venessa Miemis on April 27, 2009 at 8:08am — 2 Comments

Community Gardening Project: A New Beacon Trend?

I had to walk down to the East end of Main Street today and see what exactly was going on over there. I had heard that the lot between the building in front of the dummy light and the apartment building on the corner of Main & Verplanck was being transformed into a community garden.

The garden is a collaborative project between 6 residents of the apartment building next to the lot. They wanted to create a sustainable model that other… Continue

Added by Venessa Miemis on April 25, 2009 at 7:03pm — 9 Comments

Beacon Community Garden – volunteers needed

for Saturday, march 21st!

What is the Beacon Community Garden?

Out of concern for the rapidly rising costs of food, along with the current state of economic conditions throughout the country, a caring group of people came together to develop a community garden in Beacon, NY. The mission is that it be shared by those who benefit directly from it – families struggling with the rising costs of food. Families who participate in the garden and benefit from it, at no… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on March 14, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Knitting Materials Needed

According to the Beacon Free Press, the Beacon Community Center needs donations of needles and yarn for the afterschool knitting and finger-knitting program.

You can drop materials at the center or contact Shelley Tween at 845-831-5518

Added by Kelly Kingman on November 8, 2008 at 7:18pm — No Comments

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