Winners of the 7th Annual Gingerbread Trail and Locations

December 27, 2013

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

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

The 7th Annual Gingerbread Trail sponsored by The Beacon Public Space Project.

The winners of the 7th Annual Gingerbread Trail are now visible on Main Street. This year’s Trail was sponsored by The Beacon Public Space Project. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible.

Below please find the winners for this year’s Gingerbread Trail. The trail will stay open until January 12, 2014 to be on view for January’s Second Saturday. (more…)

Happy Holidays from Niche Modern

December 26, 2013

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Happy Holidays from Ethan Cohen Fine Arts

Happy Holidays!

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts would like to express our sincere gratitude for your generous support in the past year.
Wishing you a very happy new year!

Happy Holidays from Dia Art Foundation

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Happy Holidays from BeaconArts

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Happy Holidays from the Towne Crier Cafe

December 17, 2013

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December 17, 2013

Dear Friends,

Some gift certificates say, “I couldn’t think of anything to get you.” But a Towne Crier gift certificate says “I know how much you love live music.” They are available in any denomination and are good for shows, dining, drinks—even merchandise.

A Towne Crier Membership come with VIP benefits— free admission to one show of your choice (up to $50 value); a free T shirt or hat; discounts to all shows; free admission to open mics as well as some selected shows; unlimited coffee, tea and soft drinks; preferred seating; and special offers throughout the year. A regular membership is just $125. It’s perfect gift for someone who really loves live music and great food.

The last day to order a gift certificate or membership before Christmas is Monday, 12/23 (we’re closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). To order, call us at 845-855-1300. We’ll put the gift certificate right in the mail to you or the recipient.

If you haven’t firmed up your plans for New Year’s Eve, treat yourself to a very special celebration at the Towne Crier, our first in Beacon and always the highlight of the year. Featured will be the Debbie Davies Blues Band, along with blues prodigy Myles Mancuso. They will be rocking in the new year while you enjoy a fabulous buffet prepared by our executive chef James Kane, along with a complimentary midnight champagne toast. All-inclusive tickets are just $100 ($90 for members). Make your reservations today.

Our warmest wishes for the holidays and the New Year from all of us here at the Cafe, and we hope to see you often throughout 2014!

Peace on Earth,

Phil (more…)

The Seventh Annual Beacon Gingerbread Trail is on! Entries due December 15

December 6, 2013

Candy Cane Lane - Gingerbread Trail 2012

Candy Cane Lane – Gingerbread Trail 2012
Perles-Jablonsky Family


Calling all artists, bakers, crafters, designers, etc… both big and small. Work as a team… work alone… get your family, friends, schools and after school programs involved!

Help make this year’s Seventh Annual Beacon Gingerbread Trail a success!

The Beacon Gingerbread Trail was started with a small anonymous grant to the Bannerman Castle Trust. The Trust wished to promote a connection between the community and the businesses along Main Street via the Gingerbread Trail.  Bannerman Castle Trust is actively engaged in a campaign to raise funds for stabilization projects on the Bannerman Castle Tower and other iconic structures on Bannerman Island.

There may be a limited number of complementary gingerbread project starter kits available.  Artists are encouraged to purchase their own or create their own without a kit.  Please contact: Elizabeth Casasnovas-Calderon at 347-400-8094 or email at if you wish to participate so that we may pair each artist with a storefront location.  Businesses wishing to display these creations, please call or email Elizabeth. (more…)

Art Supplies for Young Artists

December 2, 2013

 Re-Holiday_header - bicycle wheel snowflakes onlyThis holiday season RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main Street is collecting donations for Beacon’s elementary school art students.  Their teachers have give us a wish list of supplies they need to encourage these young artists.  Come in any time between 12-6 (except Tuesdays) and put your donation in our box.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.  Show these young artists that the community supports them!

Beacon Elementary Art Class Wish List
  • Cake Tempera (round or square) – yellow, blue, red green, brown, black
  • White Drawing Paper- 9×12 and 18×24
  • Construction Paper- 18×24- Black, Green, Yellow, Red
  • Watercolor Brushes- Size 7
  • Soft Pastel Sets (24 per set)
  • Oil Pastel Sets (large size sticks)
  • Student Grade Watercolor Paper
  • Watercolor Pan Sets (8 or 16 color)
  • Black Sharpies
  • Self-hardening clay or model magic
  • Good markers
  • Paint
  • Good quality paper
  • Regular crayons
  • Construction paper crayons
  • White construction paper (12 x 18) as well colors (more…)