Beacon Art Studio: Creative sewing and puppet making

December 14, 2014

puppetsinprocess A puppet YouTube movie making adventure!

Workshop begins January 15

Beacon Arts Studios
211 Fishkill Avenue, Suite
Beacon, NY

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity for your kid to be part of a puppet YouTube movie making adventure. Starts January 15 2015. Suits kids age 9 to 12. Hurry hurry still some spots left!!!

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Call for Actors

November 28, 2014

  • dthomas- Under Milk Wood

- Workshop Reading of 2014 Theatre Uncut plays

Contact Angus Hepburn  for more information

OffTheCuffNY has two rapidly upcoming performances for which we would welcome submissions. (more…)

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Beacon 3D 2015

November 23, 2014

unnamed (2)Call for Sculptors

Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2015

Click here for pdf of proposal application
We are pleased to announce a Call for Sculptors for the third annual exhibition. Beacon 3D 2015 is a five month long exhibition from May 15 – October 15, 2015 of outdoor sculptures sited at various locations on Main Street in Beacon, NY. If you are an actively engaged sculptor living and working in the Hudson Valley and would like to be considered for this event, please read the attached application and see if this is something that works for you. You do not need to fabricate a brand new sculpture for this exhibition. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 15, 2015.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact director Eleni Smolen:

Eleni Smolen

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November 18, 2014

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Go Here Now Yo

A peek into localflux, a provocative view at our modern free society ecology.

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The Eighth Annual Beacon Gingerbread Trail 2014 is coming!

November 13, 2014

Winner: Best Organic Entry “Magical Mushroom Fairy House on the Viskil” By the Ellenwood-Parsaca Family 129 Main St – Bank Square Coffeehouse

Limited number of starter gingerbread kits available for purchase for $12.

There will also be a family gingerbread house building
party at the Howland Public Library, Saturday, November 29th from 11:00am
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Sunday, December 7: Completed Gingerbread displays are due by this date.

Drop off location at The Beacon Public Space Project, 5 Cliff Street, 2nd Floor, Beacon on Mondays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays between 9 am and 5 pm.

  • The names of people involved in gingerbread creation / If children are involved you may include their names and ages.
  • Your email address and telephone number
  • Name of project/entry

Sunday, January 11: Gingerbread Trail ends.
Artists may pick up their entries at their respective business store fronts during regular business hours.
Participants must make these arrangements with stores. Gingerbreads left past January 14 will be disposed.


1. Finished Gingerbreads must be delivered by December 7th to The Beacon Public Space
Project, 5 Cliff Street, 2nd Floor, Beacon.

2. Must be made of 100% edible goods. No plastic cups, wooden sticks, candy
wrappers, lollypop sticks, etc. Entry
should be at least 75% gingerbread.

3. Entry must be constructed of gingerbread (no graham crackers, cookies, etc.).

4. Unwrapped candies may be added to expand onto the design.
No non-edible materials such as lollypop sticks.

5. Structure could be architectural or not – real or imaginary – (i.e. house, train station,
bridge, ship, lighthouse, spaceship).

6. Entry must have been constructed in 2014.

7. There will be no judging of entries but we do reserve the right to not showcase an
entry we deem inappropriate or is not accepted by any store.

8. The finished entry can be placed on up to a limit of 16×16 inch firm sturdy board such as foam core. The board should be covered in foil and then
the foil will need to be covered with an edible medium such as frosting. The
foil serves as a barrier so the board does not deteriorate.

9. Electrical components are allowed such as interior lighting or motorization but all else
must be edible. All batteries or cords must be provided by the artist.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth at 347-400-8094 or email

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BIFF presents Filmmaking Intensive

November 7, 2014

BIFF IntensiveWeekend Whirlwind Filmmaking Intensive ~ brought to you by Beacon Indie Film Fest in collaboration with The Children’s Media Project.

NEW DATE: Saturday, November 15th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 10-13 Cost: $50/student

@Howland Public Library
313 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508

Spend your Saturday exploring the world of media! In this multi-media storytelling intensive for middle school age students (10-13), youth will learn animation as well as radio and film production. In just one day, they will collaborate to conceptualize, script/storyboard, animate, film, and edit a narrative video! register at

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BIFF Saturday Night Media Hangouts

Sat Night MediaBeacon Indie Film Fest in collaboration with the Children’s Media Project presents a film feast.

November 15th, 22nd; December 6th, 13th. 6pm-10pm.  Ages: 14-17. Cost: $175/student

@ First Presbyterian Church (BIFF HQ)
50 Liberty Street
Beacon, NY 12508

In this fun but focused film making workshop series, high-school age youth will gather on Saturday nights to hang out and get creative with fellow film buffs. Youth watch and discuss films, collaborate to conceptualize, script/storyboard, film, and edit narrative shorts. Pizza dinner served weekly.

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Fall Craft Workshops

barn1Stonykill Farm Fall Craft Workshops In the Barn Classroom

Tuesday, November 18 – Candle Votives for the Holidays: All Natural – learn how to decorate candle votives with natural items that will adorn your holiday table.

Tuesday, December 2 – Holiday Wreaths: Recycle-Style – make a perfect holiday wreath out of magazine pages or fabric swatches, your choice.

Monday, December 8 – It’s All About Potpourri – bring the smells of the outdoors inside by learning how to make potpourri sachets that can be used as decorations, drawer scents, hand warmers, etc.

Tuesday, December 16 – Bring a Little Greenery in for the Winter – create a terrarium that will be sure to add some much needed greenery in your home over the winter.
The workshops will be held in the Barn Classroom at Stony Kill from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the fee is $5.00 per person.  Youngsters in 3rd grade through adults are eligible to attend.  All youngsters must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-registration and payment is required by emailing us at or calling 845-831-1617.  The registration deadline is the week before each class.  Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Arts Holiday at the Howland


Tuesday, November 11th

School is closed for Veterans’ Day, but we have you covered!

Students aged 4-10 years old can join us for fun classes at the Howland Cultural Center. Half day and Full day options available. The schedule will include music, arts and crafts, and yoga in the morning, and Alexander Technique, more arts and crafts, and dancing with masks in the afternoon. Children staying all day can bring a lunch and enjoy some time out in the garden (weather permitting).

Click here for more information and to register!

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Call for Dia Guides and Artist Educators at Dia:Beacon

October 28, 2014

Dia:Beacon Arts Ed Program 2013Application deadline is November 17, 2014

More Info:

Dia:Beacon seeks experienced educators to work with K-12 students in its Arts Education and Guided Tours programs in 2015. The following part-time positions are available:

• Artist Educators work with local students through the Arts Education Program, the museum’s outreach program in concert with the Beacon City School District. This is a part-time, temporary staff position, beginning in January 2015 and concluding in May 2015.

• Dia Guides lead thematic and interactive tours through the Dia:Beacon galleries. This is an hourly, part-time temporary position, which is scheduled on an as-needed basis during museum hours of operation.

Dia:Beacon, located in Beacon, NY, houses Dia Art Foundation’s art collection from the 1960s to the present. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply; application deadline is November 17, 2014.

For more information, please visit Dia’s website at

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