Beacon Re-Imagined through March 9

Beacon Re-Imagined

This exhibition focuses on two future projects:
and
the Beacon Greenway Trails
February 1 to March 9, 2014
162 Main Street, Beacon

Second Saturday Reception

February 8, 6-9pm
Please join us for a brief but informative presentation at 7pm.
Incline renderings
Three brief Presentations at 7pm:
  • Mark Wildonger (Scenic Hudson) will discuss upcoming projects including the Beacon Loop and Hudson Fjord Trail
  • Jim Korn (Fishkill Creek Greenway & Heritage Trail) will discuss upcoming initiatives
  • Jeff McHugh (Mount Beacon Incline Railway Society) will discuss the plans, designs and overall vision for the initiative
Both initiatives have the goals of restoration, ecology, forward thinking design and architecture deeply embedded in them, and in their respective ways, both endeavor to re-connect the community with the city’s natural landscapes and heritage. The exhibition includes modern 3D animation, archival footage and photographs, ambient sounds, architectural renderings and special speaker events.
Mount Beacon Incline Railway Visitors will have an opportunity to view the most recent renderings of a restored Incline Railway and learn about its innovative design and its vision for a nature park that incorporates native plants and trees, contemplative spaces, and LEED-certified facilities. The proposed design will make it possible for people of all ages, abilities, and fitness to access one of the region’s most beautiful vistas.
The Beacon Greenway Trails Visitors will also be presented with a plan for city-wide trail that hugs the length of the Fishkill Creek as it flows from the Fishkill town-line, through the city’s urban center, and all the way down to the Hudson River. Once fully realized, this trail will reveal hidden scenic treasures, expose forgotten pieces of Beacon’s industrial past, link disparate parts of the city to each other, and re-connect the community to this vital resource in a unique way.
The Exhibition’s Intentions The exhibition aspires to have attendees come away with excitement and enthusiasm for these two imaginative projects and gain a greater appreciation for the roles the Mountain, the Creek, and the River play in the local community; and most importantly, illustrate how these two initiatives can preserve these natural resources permanently for future generations. Additional information can be found at http://www.BeaconReImagined.org