Call for Artists – Textile Artwork

January 18, 2014

Textile Art Group Show at former textile mill set for March

The Lofts at Beacon Gallery, 18 Front St., Beacon, NY is looking for textile artists who may be interested in showing their work in a group show in March 2014. Pleas e-mail or contact Nicole Croneyea at 845-202-7211 for further info.

The Lofts at BeaconThe Lofts at Beacon

18 Front Street, Beacon, NY, 12508

845.831.7867 Contact: Nicole Corneyea
Artist live/work lofts on Fishkill Creek. Sizes ranging from 1,000 sq ft to 2,500 sq ft. Our live work lofts are beautiful, spacious commercial/residential lofts developed for the working artist in a renovated 1870’s textile mill. Please call to set up a tour.

After School Art Classes for Kids Ages 6-14 Begin January 20

January 15, 2014

New class for older kids added!


ellaNow in its 7th year, Beacon Art Adventures offers after school and summer art classes to art loving kids ages 6 through 14. The goal of the program is to provide a creative, fun, and stimulating arts experience for children in a relaxed and nurturing setting. Registration for winter and early spring after school classes is now open. Classes begin the week of Jan. 20.

  • Weekly classes run for 90 minutes
  • Convenient location
  • Monday class is for older kids 9-14
  • Tuesday class is 2D and teaches kids all about color!
  • Wednesday class is 3D and teaches kids about sculpture! (nearly full)
  • Clay classes offered beginning in March

masksClasses are taught by Jill Losee, a certified art teacher with over 20 years experience teaching art to kids. For more info and to register please go to or call Jill at 845-831-0206.


The New Year, New You Wellness Workshop

January 7, 2014

WellnessWorkshop_5_2013-2 (3)Six life-changing sessions including a hands-on natural foods cooking class with Marika Blossfeldt


January 23 until February 27, 2014


Marika’s Kitchen

36 Lincoln Ave

Beacon, NY


Everyday food choices affect our health, vitality, energy and overall happiness and outlook on life – more so than we might suspect. Eating the right foods will make us thrive, eating the wrong foods will bring us down. In this six session wellness workshop you will learn how to intentionally, mindfully and pleasurably use food to your personal advantage.



  • lose weight and keep it off … without dieting
  • know the foods to eat for sustained energy, vitality and rejuvenation
  • prevent dips in concentration, mood swings and diabetes
  • support your daily activities by eating with awareness and intention
  • protect your heart & live an active life for years to come and
  • nourish yourself with easy to make delicious wholesome meals

The New Year, New You Wellness Workshop is for you. Marika will share the principles of natural nourishment and loving self-care essential to an energized and fulfilling life as discussed in her award-winning book “Essential Nourishment”.




Cost for the entire workshop: $ 327

New Year’s Special: $ 287 book by January 10

Single session: $ 60

Book The New Year, New You Wellness Workshop here:


For more information check here:


or contact Marika at 646-241-8478 /


Beacon Music Factory: New classes! Bruce Molsky and Paul Westerberg

January 5, 2014

It’s 2014, people.

Imagine if you will the Beacon Music Factory in the year 2014. Here in the future we’ve gone and put master fiddler Bruce Molsky and seminal rocker Paul Westerberg under the same roof.

And why not?

Some classes and boot camps are already full, but there’s still some room in everything listed below.  ALL THIS STUFF STARTS THE WEEK OF JAN 13.

Rock Band Boot Camps (REGISTER)
•    Teen Rock Camp (Mondays 5-7pm)
•    Origins of Rock and Roll (Adult Camp digs into original rock and roll)
•    The Replacements’ Album ‘Tim’ (Album Boot Camp, from top to bottom)
•    Def Leppard PYROMANIA (Adult Boot Camp)
•    Kids Rock Band Project (ages 8-11, 12 weeks)

Group Classes (REGISTER)
•    Fiddle Workshop with Bruce Molsky JAN 18 ONLY
•    The People’s Choir (Adults)
•    Gung Hay Fat Choy (Elementary Age Kids)
•    Group Guitar for The People (Adults)
•    Chamber Music Ensemble (Adults)
•    Kids Drumming I & II
•    Ukulele 101 (Everybody over 12)
•    Adult Drum Clinic for new and beginning Adult drummers
We keep adding classes and boot camps, so stay on it…

Private Lessons
Private instruction available throughout the week with any of our dozen instructors.

banjo!   guitar!   ukulele!   violin!   viola!   trumpet!   piano!   organ!   drums!   voice!   bass!   harmonica!

Please email or call (845) 202-3555.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Lou Reed Tribute show at Quinn’s, hosted by a BMF-teacher house band. Happy New Year. Aw Beacon. Whattatown!

A BMF News Flash: Talking Heads and Pretenders Boot Camps will perform (once again) a double-bill at Southern Dutchess Bowl on 1/11. No cover. Pure awesome. You can rock out. You can bowl. Welcome to America.

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