BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes 3/29/17

March 31, 2017

Wed March 29, 2017

Atelier Room 205, 20 Kent Street (Old Beacon High School)

Welcome/Introductions

Minutes from 2/22/17 general mtg approved

February MFU (Financial Report) approved

Membership – Kelly Ellenwood
Membership Central is moving to 380 Main Street
Offering new membership benefit, commissioned by John Gilvey: Teachin’ Beacon – promoting classes, workshops
more info coming soon
2 new biz members- Beacon Hotel and Center for Creative Education
85 biz, 17 friends, 156 individual members
future biz to contact- Beacon Vinyl; Inn & Spa at Beacon

Communications
-New submission form on BeaconArts.org; navigate to Events, drop-down Submit Your Event
-Also submit listings to Arts Mid-Hudson and Art Along the Hudson (which has new web app in development)
-New content manager and website developer

Overview of Programs/Projects

American Center for Folk Music– no new updates; plans to get 501c3 soon; fundraising; planning programs

Beacon 3D-Ten sculptors lined up for 2017. Also the recent purchase/acquisition of Merhige sculpture, to be installed on city property, May 15 opening

Beacon Open Studios– May 13-14, catalogs going to printer on Mon; 53+ artists signed up

Beacon Independent Film Fest– Terry Nelson- submissions still going on, beaconindiefilmfest.org
Sept 15-17; teaching after school program- made PSA’s on FB page

Beacon Arts & Education Foundation
primarily raising money to support arts funding in schools; Calico Ball in works

Keys to the City– Ed Benavente
-Fall 2017- installing pianos in public spaces for people, esp children, to play and interact with
-Promoting access to the arts and music education for all citizens
-4 pianos so far- looking to acquire more
-ed@beaconarts.org

Windows on Main St – reclaiming event as a BeaconArts program- stay tuned for details- Fall 2017

Beacon and Beyond
-BeaconArts will have table/info at Visitor Center- need volunteers for 2nd Sats- Signups, 3-5 and 5-7pm
-Career Fair at BHS
-May 6 Maker Fair at Settlement Camp- BeaconArts will be sponsor
-Units of Love Blood Drive May 7 with Beacon Hebrew Alliance at Tompkins Fire House (across from City Hall)
-Equinox music series at Howland to start 4/7
-Ongoing and new exhibits (Anne Truitt opens 5/6), tours and events at Dia Beacon– community day in May
-Pilgrim Pipelines forum at Howland Center April 4 7pm
-Beacon Sloop Club festivals- seeking ppl for kids craft activities; also Activist Puppetry event

Next Meeting – April 26, location TBA, possibly Beacon Hotel

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 2/22/17

March 27, 2017

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes
Wed February 22, 2017 7pm

Beacon Fine Art Printing, 71 Maple St


Welcome and Introductions

Minutes from January meeting approved

MFU– Aaron
41,000 in bank- 25,000 to projects
overview of operating budget- full details will be online (more…)

BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 1/25/2017

February 15, 2017

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes- Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm

Beacon Music Factory

BeaconArts Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm
Beacon Music Factory
Kelly Ellenwood – Welcome and introductions (more…)

Binnacle Books membership program

February 2, 2017

binnicleIntroducing Memberships:  Are you a regular customer at Binnacle? Join our Community Supported Bookstore (CSB) membership program to enjoy a discount on all purchases.

Membership is simple: For $100, you’ll receive a pre-loaded gift card for the full purchase value, which qualifies you for 10% off on all purchases made with it. The value never expires, and when you’ve spent the full amount, you can renew & reload the card to continue your benefits.

In addition to the savings for you, this also helps to sustain operations for your community bookstore year-round. Come on into the store and we’d be happy to set you up, or purchase it as a gift for the reader in your life.

Navigating ‘Obamacare’ and Finding Affordable Coverage

November 9, 2016

aca-logoEVERY ARTIST INSURED!

Navigating ‘Obamacare’ and Finding Affordable Coverage

December 8, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Workshop Located:

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

Grand Parlor, 9 Vassar St

Poughkeepsie

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MTA Metro-North Railroad Seeking Ideas to Revitalize Lightly Used East-West Rail Line in Dutchess and Putnam Counties

October 28, 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA Metro-North Railroad are asking companies and organizations to step forward with ideas for how to revitalize a little-used rail line that runs east-west across Dutchess and Putnam Counties, N.Y. The line, known as the Beacon Line or the Maybrook Branch, connects with Metro-North’s Hudson Line at Beacon, proceeds east through Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, and Stomville, and connects with the Harlem Line north of Southeast.

Although owned by Metro-North Railroad, the line is not currently used for passenger train service.
“Perhaps there are ways that the line could be put to use for the benefit of the public that are outside of our mandate as a public transportation agency,” said Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti. “We want to find out how much interest there is in this real estate and what ideas folks may have that could lead to the revitalization of the line.”

The MTA has issued a formal Request for Expressions of Interest, or RFEI, which is available at the MTA’s website under Doing Business With Us, then Real Estate, then Leasing/Sales & Current Requests for Proposals.
The MTA is issuing the RFEI to seek ideas that would help preserve the line for current or future rail operation, limit Metro-North’s ongoing maintenance and upkeep costs of the line, support economic development and public use, and generate revenue for Metro-North.

Although not part of this RFEI, the Beacon Line continues into Connecticut where it connects with Metro-North’s Danbury Branch and Waterbury Branch.

Responses are due by November 18, 2016. To promote the opportunity, the MTA has taken out advertisements with the Poughkeepsie Journal, Journal News, New York Post, El Diario, Minority Commerce Weekly, Trains Magazine, Progressive Railroading, Railway Age, Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums, and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.

Mount Saint Mary College Information Sessions

October 12, 2016

Adult Degree Completion and Transfer Students

admissions-msmcMount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY

845-569-3223
adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu

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BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 09/28/2016

October 1, 2016

BeaconArts Member Meet Up minutes

Wed September 28, 2016 7 pm

A Little Beacon Blog space

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BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 08/24/2016

September 17, 2016

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 7:00 pm

Marion Royael Gallery

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Business Member Spotlight: DeniseGiannaDesigns

September 8, 2016

Denise Gianna 2DeniseGiannaDesigns

494 Main Street

Beacon, New York 12508

845.216.4196
denisegiannadesigns.com


Name
Denise Gianna


What is the nature of your business?
My business is DeniseGiannaDesigns. I am an interior designer with a studio:shop at 494 Main St. Beacon NY.

I LOVE what I do but I especially love to work with clients and projects that present a challenge – a time or budget constraint, an interesting space layout or combination of treasured possessions. To keep by services practical and accessible to all, I charge for my services hourly and flexible and offer a complimentary consultation for most services.


When did you launch your business?
2010


Did you start in Beacon?
Yes


If yes, why did you decide to start your business here?
I have lived in Beacon since 1998, owned two homes here, raised and educated my children here! The whole philosophy of my brand of interior design has been influenced by the Beacon vibe – quality over quantity, green, personally meaningful design.  (more…)