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City of Beacon + BeaconArts Tree Lighting

Beacon Bicycle Christmas Tree 2014 - Photo by Ethan Harrison, created by Ed BenaventeJoin us for the 7th Annual Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting on #2SatBeacon in December

Second Saturday,

December 8, 2018

Activities start at 4:00 pm

Arrival of Santa and Tree Lighting at 5:00

Polhill Park/Beacon Visitors Center
Main Street & Route 9D

Parking is available in the City Hall parking lot directly across the street. Or take the new Beacon Free Loop to the event and all of the Second Saturday events

All are welcome to participate in this community gathering

::Bring your own mug for hot cider or hot chocolate::

Hannukah is December 2 – 9 this year! We will be lighting the Bicycle Menorah at 4:30 and honoring a segment of the Beacon Community. For more information on Hannukah events please click here: 2019 Hannukah Events


Illumin8: BHA + BeaconArts Bicycle Menorah

Beacon Arts BHA menorah LogoLighting Up Our Community for 8 Nights

December 2 – December 9, 2018

Polhill Park/Beacon Visitors Center

Main Street & Route 9D

5:30 pm every night, with exception of Friday, December 7 (4:30) and Saturday, December 8 (at 4:30 just before the annual Bicycle Tree Lighting)


Little Boxes Art Contest

Reception: Saturday, November 17th
6 – 9pm

Scenic Hudson River Center (Red Barn)
Long Dock Road – Beacon

 $15 tickets, bid on art, all the local beer or wine and appetizers.

All artwork will be offered for sale at a starting bid set by the artist with all proceeds to be split 50/50 between the artist and the Beacon Sloop Club. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for People’s Choice awards. A prize of $50 each will be awarded for the Most Creative, the Most Spectacular, and the Funniest entry. To attend the reception or receive a canvas: purchase your ticket online.  and bring proof of purchase to River Winds Gallery, 172 Main Street, Beacon NY 1250


Poet Laureate Induction Ceremony for Peter Ullian

Tuesday, November 20th

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street – Beacon

Join us to welcome and honor the newly selected 2019-2020 Beacon Poet Laureate, Mr. Peter Ullian. If available, Mayor Randy Casale will formally introduce the Beacon Poet Laureate to our community and present an award.

Chance Encounters: Recent Small Press Poetry & Photobooks in Close and Unexpected Proximity

On view through December 2, 2018
6 – 8pm

Photo Book Works
469 Main Street – Beacon

This November, the photo and poetry books on display in the Reading Room offer numerous chance encounters through various combinations and readings. Curation is given over to instinct and the seeming randomness of the piles of new books on the archive’s table. Some photobooks contain portraits, some are of landscapes, some are conceptual, some are documentary. (more…)

Hudson Valley Artists Mentors

Ongoing through November 25th

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street – Beacon

Curated by Mary Mugele Sealfon (more…)

BAU Gallery presents: GALLERY 1 and 2 Joan Phares and Kirsten Lyon | THE BEACON ROOM Jerika Broussard

Opening Reception
Second Saturday
November 10th, 6 – 9pm

bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street – Beacon

GALLERY 1 and 2 Joan Phares and Kirsten Lyon “Potpourri”
THE BEACON ROOM Jerika Broussard “She is Magic and Medicine”

Ongoing through December 2nd
Gallery Hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 p.m.


Stan Lindwasser: paintings 2018

Saturday, November 10th
6 – 8pm

Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main Street – Beacon

A solo exhibit of the most recent paintings by Stan Lindwasser, done in acrylic on canvas.
The artist uses color to suggest forms in nature, light , skies or whatever the observer sees. Color appears bright and subtle and on closer observation contains many gradations and nuances of texture, thickness of paint, and use of wash and brushstroke. This is part of a series of paintings done by Lindwasser over the past three years where there has been a gradual evolution in imagery and technique. Ongoing through December 31st.

Towne Crier Cafe ~ November


379 Main Street

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7pm
Open Mic
Sign up in person, 5-7pm  | Free

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
Nobody’s Girl
The members of Nobody’s Girl – BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe – hail from Texas, Alabama, and Georgia, respectively. Now neighbors in Austin, Nobody’s Girl is bewitching audiences with sumptuous harmonies and unforgettable songwriting.
Tickets $20 advance, $25 door (more…)

No Regrets: Bars and Irish Chains by Isaac Aden

Ongoing through December 1st

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts/Kunsthalle Beacon
211 Fishkill Avenue – Beacon

Ethan Cohen Gallery is thrilled to announce the solo exhibition of Isaac Aden entitled No Regrets: Bars and Irish Chains. The exhibition will occur at the Kube in Beacon New York. Ongoing through December 1st.

Aden’s exhibition features seminal canvases and monumental works produced between 2015-2018. Seeking to create an oscillation between the cognitive and senatorial faculties Aden’s works simultaneously engage the optical possibilities of painting and reconsider the genealogies of abstraction in art. (more…)