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Keys To Beacon

Keys to Beacon is a community project to promote access to the arts and music for all citizens. Pianos will be installed in public spaces around the City of Beacon September through October. (more info)

New Partnership Offers “Beacon Free Loop” Bus  for Residents and Visitors

Free service started August 22nd!


41st Spirit of Beacon Day Parade and Festival

Sunday September 30, 2018 | 12pm

Main St, Beacon
(rain date Sunday October 7th, 2018)

9am: I Am Beacon 5k run/walk for charity
12pm: Main St Festival Starts with Community Booths, food, music, and entertainment
1pm: Parade
2pm: Awards / Speeches, local bands, spirit stage, kids activities, library photo exhibit
4pm: End

The 41st annual Spirit of Beacon Day Parade and Festival will be held on Main St on Sunday, September 30th. Celebrations start at 12pm and the Parade marches at 1pm. Festivities and entertainment continue until 4pm. More info at and on Facebook

Sheilah Rechtschaffer Solo Exhibition at Hudson Beach Glass

Ongoing through Oct. 7, 2018

Hudson Beach Glass | 162 Main Street – Beacon

Listening to Jazz: A Journey: Artist Sheilah Rechtschaffer’s new body of work is rooted in her appreciation of jazz and dedicated to John Abercrombie (1944-2017), a highly respected jazz guitarist and personal friend of Sheilah and her husband Bert. The works in this exhibition were made over the past year in watercolor, ink and pencil employing a visual vocabulary of color, form, and gesture that emulates jazz improvisation. Sheilah says that her five-decade relationship with Bert, a jazz pianist, has integrated jazz into her life and that after Abercrombie’s death last August she “started listening to jazz from a different perspective, reflecting on the interplay between jazz and fine art.”

Hike & Yoga with nOMad

Fridays July 20th
August 17th
September 21st
9:30 – 12:30pm

Mount Beacon Park
788 Wolcott Ave, Beacon

Join the nOMad tribe for a morning of nature, yoga/meditation, and community. Enjoy the bounty of our majestic Hudson valley. We will hike to the summit of Mt Beacon, then ground ourselves to deepen our connection with nature. Our flow at the summit will be one to soften our hearts and open to the beauty around us, to play on top of a mountain and rejoice in the loveliness of being outdoors. For where you find yourself humbled and in awe by nature, there you are experiencing the raw spirit of yourself and others. A snack will be provided, bring your own water and yoga mat. (more info)

Spirit of Beacon Photo Show

Ongoing through October 10th

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street – Beacon

Spirit of Beacon Day is set for Sunday, September 30th, 12pm – 4pm., rain date Oct 7th

The Howland Public Library and the Spirit of Beacon Committee are presenting an exhibition of photographs that best capture the essence of The Spirit of Beacon, with an opening reception at the Library on Saturday, September 8th from 5-7pm. Community members were asked to submit photographs inspired by the question, “What makes our community so unique? Is it the beautiful mountains, the historic architecture, our connection to the river, the vibrant community, all of the above or something else?” 37 photographers answered the call and over 50 photos were selected. (more…)

Towne Crier Cafe ~ September 13th – 20th


379 Main Street

Thursday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Rhiannon Giddens – SOLD OUT
Tickets $70 (call 845-855-1300 to be put on a waiting list)

Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30 p.m.
Chrisy McCullagh Band; also TAJ
Whether singing his self-written solo material as a singer/songwriter or playing his self-penned material with The Chrisy McCullagh Band, Chrisy is a force to be reckoned with on the contemporary music scene. TAJ is a jazz/pop/rock band bringing great vibes of original music as well as covers: A combination of talent, fun and passion.
Tickets $10 advance, $15 door  (more…)


Ongoing through October 7th

bau: Beacon Artists Union
506 Main Street – Beacon

IN THE MAIN GALLERY: A Solo Show with Carla Goldberg- Water Under The Bridge
THE BEACON ROOM Project Space:  A Solo Cecilie Beck- Factory


Together, We Celebrate: National Hispanic American Heritage Month

On view through September 30th

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street – Beacon

Featuring 18 Hispanic American Artists of the Hudson Valley.


MANITOGA 2018 Artist Residency Program Kazumi Tanaka’s INK: The Color of Manitoga

May 18 – November 12

Manitoga/Russell Wright Design Center
584 Route 9D – Garrison

Kazumi Tanaka’s INK: The Color of Manitoga. Manitoga is thrilled to announce year five of our Artist Residency Program with the installation INK: The Color of Manitoga by Japanese artist Kazumi Tanaka who will create natural inks from plant specimens she collects in Manitoga’s woodland garden. From the color inks, a series of paintings will evolve. (more…)