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Last Updated: 6/18/2018

Things To Do Every X Day

Lots of venues have the same event every X day, or every certain day of the week or month. We aren't sure what to call this guide, so in the meantime, it is called A Little Beacon Blog's Ongoing Events Guide , or Every X Day. Check it on a day you're looking for something to do, because there just might be line dancing or a bridge group meeting!

UPCOMING & ANNUAL EVENTS, PARADES & FESTIVALS

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Circus! @ The Howland
Days
: June & July 2018
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Featuring “The Art of Balance” Art Exhibit, a live concert, a circus performance, a movie, community workshops and more! All June and July!

 

nOMad's 4th annual Summer Solstice Yoga Mala
Day
: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY
nOMad brings you more new experiences on and off the mat in the Hudson Valley in 2018! Come join nOMad and local studios on the Hudson River to bring together our yoga communities and celebrate the kickoff of summer. We will honor the new season and nature by practicing 108 Sun Salutations together. Bring your yoga mat and join the nOMad Hudson Valley tribe!
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Car Seat Safety Check!
Day
: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: 1 Arquilla Dr, Beacon, NY
The Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corp and City of Beacon Police Department will conduct car seat inspections and bicycle safety awareness at the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps Headquarters.  There will be helmet fittings for all children and helmets will be available to take home for FREE! Rain or Shine!  They will also be hosting a Stop the Bleed Class from 11 am to 12:15pm on the same day.  For class sign up and more information, please email dcortes@beaconvac.org

Hudson River Exchange 6th Annual Summer Market
Days: June 23-24, 2018
Time: 10-6pm (Sat), 11am-4pm (Sun)
Location: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, NY
Popular Summer 2-day Handmade market right on the river. Summer Market is a weekend gathering of creativity and exchange, bringing together about 100 makers, collectors, farmers, live musicians and community organizers to celebrate creation, connection, and the scenic beauty that is the Hudson Valley.
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Renewable Highlands CCA  - Public Forum
Day
: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Renewable Highlands Program organizers will be hosting free public forums to provide program updates to the communities that have been participating in the development of the program and other interested communities. Residents and anyone else interested are invited to come learn and explore the possible benefits of joining the HVCCA-Renewable Highlands program. 

Initially championed by Renewable Highlands, a citizen-driven group working to shift communities in the Hudson Highlands region towards environmentally conscious energy consumption, and now administered and organized by JouleCommunity Power and the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) the Hudson Valley-Renewable Highlands CCA has been working with local municipalities to explore the energy savings benefits of a CCA and to ask for their formal participation and support in developing a beneficial program for their residents and businesses. 
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Family Fun Balancing Day
Day:
Sundays, June 24 & July 8, 2018
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Run away and join the circus for the day! Learn circus skills such as tight wire, juggling, partnering, Rolling Globe, Pyramids, and more.  Kids are FREE with adults ($5 Adults). Directed by Karen Gersch & Acrobats, Inc. 

The Ride for Mental Health
Day
: Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018
Time: 8:30-10am start times
Location: Hasbrouck Park, Mohonk Avenue, New Paltz, NY  12561
The Ride for Mental Health is one of the first rides in the country to benefit mental health. The proceeds raised will be donated to McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, for the education, research and treatment of mental illness including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse.  Come join us for a weekend of fully supported, great riding over terrific country roads with plenty of rest stops. Available rides include 25, miles, 50 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles.
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Rhinebeck Craft Festival
Days
: Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24, 2018
Time: 10am-6pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun)
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, NY
Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the sixth annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival. This diverse experience is a celebration of all things handmade which includes: unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, interactive craft demonstrations and exciting family activities.  Fine artists and craftspeople will be traveling from over 20 states to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind creations. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision with one-of-a-kind and limited edition: jewelry; apparel and accessories; furniture and home décor pieces; functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media; fine art painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. 
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Live Concert - Sleeping Bee
Day
: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Featuring Lindsey Horner, Andy Goessling, Randy Craft, and Timothy Hill. Admission $10

Charity Golf Tour
Day
: Monday, July 25, 2018
Time: 8am registration and breakfast
Location: Southern Dutchess Country Club, Beacon, NY

OffTheCuff-NY: Theatre Uncut presents The Power Plays, 2018
Day
: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Theatre Uncut was created to get people thinking, talking and taking action on the events that are happening in the world around them. Playwrights are asked to write brand new short plays in response to their current political situation. These scripts are then made for anyone to perform anywhere for a limited time.  This year, as the world rocks with the gender equality debate in the wake of #metoo and as we approach the centenary of the 25th amendment in the US in 1920, the anniversary of women’s franchise in the UK in 1918, some of the UKs more dynamic female playwrights were invited to explore the theme of power to create THE POWER PLAYS.  Suggested donation $5.00. Contains material not suitable for children.

Line Dance for a Cause
Day
: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 7:30-10:30pm
Location: Poughkeepsie Nissan, 1445 Rt 9, Wappingers Falls, NY
Join Poughkeepsie Nissan and Astor Services for Children and Familiars for a night of Line Dancing! Complimentary pizza and refreshments will be available. All donations made will go to Astor Services for Children and Families. 
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Live At the Falcon: Phoebe Legere & Evan Pritchard Native American Music
Day
: Thursday, June 28 2018
Time: 7pm
Location: The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY
Phoebe “SongBundle” Legere is headlining a night of Native American Culture with a performance of Acadian Cabaret music. Opening is Evan Pritchard, who has been putting together monthly Tribal Harmony Celebrations of Native American Culture. No cover, donations encouraged. Doors, Bar & Restaurant open 5pm.
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“With Love and Light” Benefit
Day
: Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 7:30-10pm
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Rd, Beacon, NY
A fun night of dancing, music, and performances... for a cause! all proceeds will go to offset Robin Testermans medical costs. presented by The Beacon Players, Spack Onstage, and John Jays Proscenium Alumni. $10 tickets at door.
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Beer, Bourbon & Bacon!
Day
: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 1-6pm
Location: Barton Orchards, 63 Appletree Lane, Poughquag, NY
Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon returns to Barton Orchards in Poughquag! Enjoy Beer and Bourbon sampling, and try everything BACON! 
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Why The LGBTQ+ Center Now? A community conversation.
Day
: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Black Vanilla, 197 South St, Newburgh, NY
Your perception is your reality but to understand true reality is to understand someone else's perception. The Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center will be hosting this event to hear the voices of the community and to share the Centers vision that we have for building in the community. We will speak on the need of why an LGBTQ+ community center now! After we have Q&A. This is a community conversation, a way for folks to learn more about each other, ask questions, learn and get involved. 
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Circus @ The Howland & Acrobats Inc. presents “Piccolo Circus”
Day
: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Time: 2pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
One show only! A intimate one-ring show for all ages starring Li Liu, Karen Gersch, Bob Yorburg, Will Shaw and introducing RitzKidz “The Art of Balance”.  Admission: Kids are free with adults, adults $15, visit brownpapertickets.com

2nd Annual Cannonball Run
Day
: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY
Join us for our annual “Cannonball Run” through the University Settlement property on Saturday, July 7th. Choose a 5-kilometer or mile-long course; both end with a jump into the Beacon Pool. This is a trail run! Be prepared for some hills!

Registration starts at 9:30. First heat starts at 10:15

A donation of $20 for the 5K and $5 for the mile is suggested to benefit the Beacon Rec After School Programs. Cash and exact change are appreciated.
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Live Concert with James Keepnews
Day
: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main St, Beacon, N
Beacon-based musician, writer and multimedia artist James Keepnews will perform a solo set of music for acoustic/electric instruments and laptop at Beacon Yoga Center. James Keepnews is a musician, writer and multimedia artist. As a musician and composer, he has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe McPhee (notably in the trio Plan B with drummer Dave Berger), George Lewis, William Parker, Karl Berger, Daniel Carter, Charles Gayle, Kidd Jordan, Roy Campbell, Tony Malaby, Hamid Drake, Jason Kao Hwang's Spontaneous River, Ras Moshe, Matt Lavelle, Holland Hopson, The New York Chapter of Crafty Guitarists, Chapter Two, The New York Guitar Project, Brown Cuts Neighbors, Blown Woofer and Lick the President. He has developed and performed with improvised computer-interactive video systems at The Kitchen, Bard College and other venues. His writing has appeared in Chronogram, New Haven Advocate, Bass Guitar, Fairfield Weekly, Metroland, The Squid's Ear and Reign of Toads.

Grace Gold and Dinner Benefit
Day
: Monday, July 9, 2018
Time: 7:30am through evening
Location: Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club 103 Route 343, Millbrook, NY
Grace Episcopal Church will host a golf and dinner benefit, honoring the Millbrook Garden Club and the Rev. Canon Elliott Lindsley, for their contributions to the greater community and the church. The Grace Golf & Dinner Benefit raises funds to provide financial support for vital charitable programs including the Millbrook Community Preschool, Grace Latino Outreach, the Food of Life Program, and EPIC (Engaging People in Change), a regional high school leadership program.The event, which takes place at the Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club, includes 18 holes of golf offered at two tee times, one at 7:30 a.m. and the second at 12:30 p.m.; both times include lunch, on-course refreshments, golf cart, prizes, and a golf shirt. Dinner is at 6 p.m. beginning with a cocktail hour, live music featuring Peter and Judith Muir, and a silent auction. The cost is $115 for dinner, $125 for golf and lunch, and $175 for golf, lunch, and dinner. 

Live Concert with Hudson Valley Sally
Day
: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Celebrating Pete Seeger, songs to inspire hope and change. Refreshments available. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Broadway In Beacon - "Kiss Me, Kate"
Day
: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Time: 4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Hudson Valley Theatre Initiative presents “Broadway in Beacon - An Afternoon of Musical Memories” performing will be Col Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate” presented LIVE in it’s entirety for one afternoon, including the classic songs: “Too Darn Hot”, “So In Love”, “I Hate Men”, Brush Up Your Shakespeare” and more. Tickets are $10 presale or $15 at the door.

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Hudson Valley Jazz Festival
Days
: August 9-12, 2018
Time: TBA
Location: Visit website for locations
The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is an annual event highlighting local talent and venues that support jazz.  This is the 9th year of The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival celebrating America’s musical art form through local jazz talent and continuing to support those who hire live music.
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The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Corn Festival
Day: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
Rain/Shine Featuring fresh corn on the cob cooked on the spot ($1/ear), homemade chili, cold sweet watermelon. Two solar powered stages featuring live musical performances. Environmental displays and activities, and children’s stage and many free children’s activities. Free.
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African American Heritage Music Trail 2018
Day
: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 4pm-6:30pm
Location: 09 Washington St., Newburgh, NY
Will feature selections of songs sung by enslaved Africans in early America. They will musically move the audience through a historic timeline ending with jazz. The first performance will be a mass choir that will sing negro spirituals and traditional gospel music. The second showcase will be a jazz band performing freedom songs in a jazz genre. There will be two short readings; first about the history of the African American influence on music and secondly, a look at the African American settlement in the City of Newburgh.
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Newburgh Jazz Series 2018
Day
: Friday, August 10, 17, 24 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St Newburgh, NY
Enjoy a free Concert in a variety of jazz styles on the Newburgh waterfront, also live shows gospel, doowop, oldies and Jewish music. For info and lineup go to www.FerryGodmother.com.

Orange County Pop, Rock, DooWop Series 2018
Day
: Saturday, August 11, 18, 25, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St Newburgh, NY
Enjoy a free Pop, Rock and Doowop concerts, music from the 50s and 60s on the Newburgh waterfront also live shows gospel, and Jewish music. For info and lineup go to www.FerryGodmother.com.

Newburgh Jewish Music Series 2018
Day
: Sunday, August 12, 19, 26, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Newburgh Waterfront, 1 Washington St Newburgh, NY
Event will showcase music of Jewish origin, include Broadway musical, jazz and traditional. It will share a sense of Jewish pride, unity, culture and traditions to a wider community utilizing the platform of Jewish music. For info and lineup go to www.FerryGodmother.com.

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National Alpaca Days at Lilymoore Farm
Day
: Saturday & Sunday September 22-23, 2018
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Lilymoore Farm, 21 Moore Rd, Pleasant Valley, NY
Free Event! Enjoy a fun day at the farm where you get to meet the alpacas, visit the vendor village, listen to live music, watch a fashion show, participate in an obstacle course race, learn about alpacas and shop alpaca products. 
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Puppyup - Companions Against Cancer
Day
: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Time: 10am (Registration) to 3pm (Event), 1pm (Walk)
Location: Adair Vineyards, 52 Allhusen Rd, New Paltz, NY
PuppyUp New Paltz is a family focused event for all humans and canines to enjoy!  Join in this 2 mile walk to promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for cancer research to benefit both pets and people. Walk starts at 1pm.
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City of Beacon Pumpkin Carving Contest
Day: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pavilion at Beacon Memorial Park
Kids 15 and younger can compete for Top Carver in two age divisions (13 to 15, and 12 and under). Parents should supervise children at all times! Supplies will be provided, but are limited. Sign up ahead of time at City Hall. Organizers insist, no professionals, please. 

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2018 EVENTS THAT ALREADY HAPPENED

These events have passed. Look for them next year!
We move them to the bottom of this Guide to get ready for next year!
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Hudson Valley Wingfest 11
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 5-9pm
Location: Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plz, Poughkeepsie, NY
HV Wingfest 11 is back at the Mid Hudson Civic center in Poughkeepsie!This year we are planning our Biggest and Best ever. 30 Amazewing Wing places,More Games and Fun ,More Celebrities and our special K104 Winter Carnival games as you the Wing Lover get to enjoy Voted the best Cabin Fever event in the Hudson Valley.Also hang out in the VIP area with VIP seating and celebrities and check our $1047 King of The Wings Eating Competition! Plus Great Music from Phillip the Wingbox (Meatbox)The Ultimate Top 40 Party Band ,Rock the night away with Bedrock and the Civic Center debut of Boy Band Pros and Icons!Get your tickets because this event sells out in Advance!
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Beacon's St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Day
: Check back in 2019
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
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Maple Fest at Randolf School
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: Pancake Breakfast 11am-1pm, Festival 1-4pm
Location: Randolph School, 2467 Rt 9D, Wappingers Falls
The Randolph School will host its 8th annual Maple Fest, a traditional maple-sugaring event for the whole community. Hudson Valley residents are invited to tour the maple-sugaring process of tapping, collecting, and boiling sap to make maple syrup. Additional activities include music, sing-a-longs, storytelling, face painting, cooperative games, and hikes on Randolph’s lovely, forested property. A pancake lunch will round out the event, from 11-1 pm.
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Crown Maple Weekend
Days
: Check back in 2019
Time: All Day
Location: The Crown Maple Estate, 47 McCourt Road, Dover Plains, NY
'Tis the season to get tapping! Crown Maple is celebrating maple sugaring season with two Maple Weekends, March 17-18 & 24-25. Sample twelve different syrups, taste a maple cocktail from Black Dirt Distillery, or try Angry Orchard's Maple Wooden Sleeper cider. Tours of the sugarhouse are self-guided but maple experts (sugarrmakers) will be available to talk about maple production from tree to barrel. And don't miss the café's specials! We've got our eye on the Maple Buttercream Whoopie pies. Both events are free and open to the public, so don't miss out!
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EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
Day
: Check back in 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction, NY
Enjoy a day on the farm with the whole family visiting with the Easter bunny, hunting for eggs amongst the apple trees, planting sunflowers, and taking hayrides through the orchard. We’ll be serving hot lunch and snack items, and as always, we’ll have our delicious cinnamon sugar donuts made fresh. Our Treasury Cider Bar will be open and offering free tastings of Fishkill Farms’ own hard cider (21+), as well as serving glasses and full tastings in the comfort of our warm barn.  Sold out online for the last 3 years so reserve your spot now!
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Sugar Maple Celebration
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Sharpe Reservation Camp, Camp Hidden Valley, 436 Van Wyck Lake Rd, Fishkill, NY
The special free event will include: Maple Sugaring Demonstration, Historical Characters of Sharpe, Nature Discovery Room, Planetarium, Live Animal Show, Local Crafts and Food Market, Live Music, and Annual Maple Syrup Judging Contest. 
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Easter in Memorial Park
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
Hop on Over to the Park! It is our annual Easter celebration in Memorial Park. Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fling at Memorial Park. Fun for kids of all ages. Activities include egg hunt (ages 1 - 12 years old), a visit from the Easter Bunny, Bike and Basket Raffles, Petting Zoo, the annual presentation of the Mayor’s Egg, and more! 

2018 Helen Savoit Library Advocacy Award
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 5-8pm
Location: St. Rocco Society, 26 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
The trustees of the Howland Public Library will be honoring Wee Play Community Project - the recipient of the ninth annual Helen Savoit Library Advocacy Award.  They will also recognize Destiny Sanchez, the recipient of the Savoit Education Gift. Tickets are $50, tickets for children ages 5-12 are $7, under 5 years old are free.  Evening includes buffet from Papa Joe's and proceeds go to benefit the Howland Public Library Helen Savoit Fund. RSVP by April 14th.

Beacon Celebrates Earth Day Cleanup
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 10am-2pm
Location:  Visit Green Beacon for locations
Join the City of Beacon and Green Beacon Coalition on Saturday, April 22nd for a city-wide cleanup and BBQ to celebrate Earth Day. Cleanup locations listed below and the BBQ is at the Recreation Center from 2-4pm. Show your love for Mother Earth by helping to clean the shoreline and remove invasive plants at one of our most popular parks.  Bring the family - there will be projects for all ages!  You can volunteer at different locations throughout Beacon. Locations include High School Woods, South Ave Park, Teller Woods, Rocky Glen Park, Mount Beacon, Long Dock Park, Main Street. 
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14th Annual Ree-Play Sale Benefiting Community Parks in Beacon
Day
: Check back in 2019
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon NY (same driveway as the Beacon Pool)
You've seen the Ree-Play flyers around town. You've marked the date for the Ree-Play sale on your calendar - this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Now it’s time to shop and score great deals on kids clothes, gear and toys! The Ree-Play Children's Tag Sale is a fundraising effort from Wee Play Community Project that impacts your life in Beacon. Not only will you score a major deal on some kids gear that can change your children's lives forever (ok, maybe for 5 minutes), but your purchase contributes to equipment for three parks in Beacon (Tot Park at Memorial Park, Green Street Park, and River Front Park) in addition to kids programming at the Howland Library, and other initiatives around the city.

The Annual Beacon Barks Parade & Street Festival for 2018
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY starting at Polhill Park (across from Bank Square Coffee)
The popular Beacon Barks Parade returns to Main Street. Beacon Barks! is the street festival for people who love animals, live music, great food, and having fun in the heart of Beacon. It is a day to meet the people and animals behind animal shelters, rescue and welfare organizations. It’s free, fun, family-friendly!  A variety of service providers (such as groomers, vets and many others) offer information and advice on caring for your best fur friend. 
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Beacon Open Studios Weekend
Days: Check back in 2019
Time: 12-6pm
Location: City-wide exploration of artists in their studios. Studios can be in an artist's home or in a different location. Pick up a printed map/brochure of where to find each artist in Oak Vino Wine Bar and other storefronts.
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3rd Annual Newburgh Urban Farming Fair
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Time: 12-4pm
Location: 80 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
The third annual Newburgh Urban Farming Fair will be held on at 80 Broadway at the corner of Grand Street in the City of Newburgh. The free outdoor event celebrates urban farming with exhibits, demonstrations, children’s activities, vendors, food and raffles with the goal to increase city residents’ access to healthy food while revitalizing the community’s economic and social vitality. The Fair includes attractions for all ages including crafts and seed planting projects by Hudson Valley Seed, food and farm related story time, expert advice on gardening by Orange County Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, chicken demonstrations, and practical tips on “how-to” build and install container gardens and compost bins in your yard. Attendees will also be able to bring several samples of soil from their yards and soilSHOP staff will be available to screen the soil for toxins and provide same-day results.
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Hudson Valley Mac and Cheese Festival
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 1-5pm
Location:  Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery - 100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr., Washingtonville, NY
Attendees this year will be able to sample Mac & Cheese creations from some of the finest restaurants and Chefs in the Hudson Valley. Entry with all tickets will include a free self guided tour of the winery and lots of Mac and Cheese samples as your taste buds will decide who will be crowned Kings of the Mac and Cheese! This is a family event kids 10 and under are FREE and we are expecting this event to be sold out before it begins.  
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Ree-Play Sale
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: The University Settlement Camp, 668 Wolcott St, Beacon, NY
The kids tag sale that directly benefits Beacon parks and other programming, put on by Wee Play Community Project. Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd from 9am-1pm daily at the University Settlement Camp Theater (Beacon Pool entrance/9D, Beacon). Credit cards are accepted. Parking is at the pool, along the driveway, and up in a field by the casino building. Clothing deals include a $15 fill-a-bag for the clothing tables. As is every year, a delicious bake sale will be held daily, with fresh baked goods from local parents (have you heard of the #BeaconDessertMafia? OMG). Half-Price Day is Sunday, with a special treat of Balloon Animals form 11am-1pm on Sunday, too! See A Little Beacon Blog's article about it here.
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Hudson Valley Comic Con
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 10am-7pm (Sat), 10am-6pm (Sun)
Location: Gold's Gym, 258 Titusville Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hudson Valley Comic Con returns to Gold’s Gym this Spring with an upgraded Kids Zone, Gaming Lounge, and Main Floor! New Guests, New Vendors, New Panels, New Activities, & More
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Beacon Waterfront Cleanup
Day
: Check back in 2019
Time: 11:30am-2pm
Location: Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Dr, Beacon, NY
Join the Beacon Sloop Club and Riverkeeper for a cleanup of Beacon’s Waterfront from Riverfront Park to Long Dock on Saturday, May 5, Volunteers should meet at the Beacon Sloop Club, located at 2 Red Flynn Drive in Beacon. We ask all Sweep volunteers to wear sturdy shoes or boots, clothing that they can get dirty, and bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle and snacks. Contact site leader Metal Winters at metal@stationbuilt.com

The sweep is free & consider purchasing a tee shirt in support of Riverkeeper. Tee shirts must be ordered before April 22. All volunteers must register in advance through this website
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K104.7 Cupcake Festival
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY (bet Rt 52 & E. Main St)
Shop local vendors. Enjoy fun family activities! Enjoy Cupcakes from all over the Hudson Valley & more!  Slide down the inflatable slide, or jump in the Jumpy castles provided by Party Time Rentals! FREE ADMISSION!
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Read about the 2018 Cupcake Festival here!

Stony Kill Spring Celebration & Plant Sale
Day
: Check back in 2019
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
In addition to various craft demonstrations and local vendors, you can watch our sheep get their annual shearing and purchase plants in our greenhouse. Get ready for the spring season with vegetables and herbs that were grown in Stony Kill's greenhouse.  Live music – food – children’s activities –  information – demonstrations – gift shop – tours of the farm animals in the barn – tours of the Verplanck Tenant Farmhouse – and much more!
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Beacon Farmer's Market Opening Day Celebration
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Veterans Place, Beacon, NY
Join us this Sunday for Opening Day of the 2018 Beacon Outdoor Farmers' Market! We're heading back to our new location on Veterans Place, which was a huge success for us last year! The street will be full from end to end with your favorite returning vendors and some exciting new ones!
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Apple Blossom Day
Day
: Check back in 2019
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY
Seeing the orchard in beautiful bloom is something you don't want to miss! Celebrate the spring season and take in the stunning site of 80+ acres of fruit trees blossoming. There will be wagon rides, food & drinks, and more!
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Common Ground Farm Spring Plant Sale
Day
: Check back in 2019
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Tito Santana's Taqueria, Beacon, NY
There's no better time to start planning your garden - or raised bed, or windowsill box, or countertop pot - than the first week of spring. Mark your calendars & help your garden get off to its strongest start with our vegetable and herb seedlings, available for pre-order.
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Memorial Day Ceremony
Day:
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Time: 11am
Location: American Legion - Beacon Post, 413 Main St, Beacon, NY

Country Living Fair
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 10-5pm
Location: Dutchess Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY
If you are into Rustic or Shabby Chic designs, this is the event for you!  This weekend promises great shopping, seminars (including a presentation with Barb from Barb's Butchery)  and demonstrations, delicious food, and a chance to meet the  editors of Country Living!
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Newburgh Illuminated Festival
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 12pm
Location: Broadway & Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
Enjoy live music from 40+ bands FREE! The Newburgh Illuminated Festival aims to highlight all the things that make Newburgh the charming, culturally diverse city that it is. Sample a veritable world of food from local purveyors, and enjoy live music all day on multiple stages. There is something for all ages! Newburgh and Hudson Valley vendors will be on hand selling locally-sourced and handmade goods. Discover pop-up art shows, child and family-friendly events, and a trolley tour of historical Newburgh, and a Colorfest!
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Beacon's City Wide Yard Sale
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Beacon, NY
Don’t have a yard? Not enough stuff to set up a whole sale? Consider being part of the Sale at the Center this year. We will have space and an 8 foot table waiting for you here at the Recreation Center. Bring a chair, an umbrella and your wares for sale and we will have a Flea Market here at 23 West Center Street. All this for $15 and your sale will be part of our list.
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The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Strawberry Festival
Day:
Check back in 2019
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Dr, Beacon, NY
Come enjoy the best shortcake you have ever imagined --- strawberries made with home-made biscuits topped with real whipped cream --- while surrounded on three sides by the glorious Hudson River. There will be many treats such as strawberry smoothies, freshly made chocolate covered strawberries and other great foods. Many vendors will be on hand selling food and crafts. 

Many other free activities for children including Hoops by Judy. Tanks of live fish and other river life will be on exhibition along with displays of local river history and environment. Free Admission
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Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
Days: Check back in 2019
Time: 9am-9pm
Location: Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival), the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival, brings together major musical acts and Clearwater’s own brand of green activism for a unique weekend every June. Clearwater Festival 2018, which takes place on June 16 and 17, on the banks of the Hudson River at beautiful Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY announces its initial line-up.   
 
A number of Clearwater’s favorite artists will be returning this year including: The Mavericks, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton & The DonJuans, Tom Chapin, Joanne Shenandoah, David Amram, Josh White Jr., The Mammals (featuring Mike + Ruthy), Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Dan Zanes, The Nields, The Kennedys and Dance Troupe The Vanaver Caravan.  
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City of Beacon Independence Day Celebration
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 3-10pm
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
Bring the whole family! There will be live music, food vendors, kids activities and of course, fireworks!
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2017 New York Air Show at Stewart Airport
Day: check back in 2018!
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Stewart International Airport
The New York Air Show’s home at Stewart International Airport provides the opportunity to have aircraft on ground display along with simulators, exhibits, a kids zone and much more. The display and viewing area encompasses over 40 acres on the South side of the airfield so plan to come early and enjoy everything there is to see! Over 30 military and civilian aircraft will be on display in the air and on the ground.  Gates open at 9:00 am!
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Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Beacon City Hall
Help keep history alive in Beacon! 🇺🇸 Join us in celebrating the role of the Declaration of Independence in the founding of our American Democracy. After the reading of the Declaration, stay for light refreshments.

Balloon Festival
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 1-5pm (Fri), 10am-5pm (Sat & Sun)
LocationBarton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY
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Firefly Feast
Day: Check back in 2018
Time:  4:00-9:00 pm
Location: TBD
 

O+ Fesitval - Poughkeepsie
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: TBA
Location: Main St bet Academy & Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
The inaugural O+ Poughkeepsie, a festival of art, music and wellness, takes place Aug. 5 on the block of Main Street between Academy and Market streets. Participating visual artists and musicians will receive complimentary health and wellness care from art-loving volunteer providers.
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Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Swim
Day: Check back for 2018!
Time: Check-In: 8:30-10:30am   Splash-In: 11:45am
A wonderful opportunity for experienced swimmers to swim about one mile (72 lengths of a standard 25 yard pool) across the Hudson River and raise funds to benefit the non-profit volunteer organization River Pool at Beacon. Registration is now closed and walk-in registrations are not accepted. Cheerleaders are encouraged!
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The Butterfly Festival
Day: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 (they moved it to the rain date)
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Visit the Verplanck Memorial Perennial Garden and learn all about butterflies! Visit the butterfly tent and have a one on one experience with these wonderful creatures! Food – gift shop – children’s activities - information – demonstrations – and much more! (Free)
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Burger & Beer Bash
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: Dutchess Stadium, 1500 RT 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Beacon 3D
Day: Going on now all around you on Main Street
Location: Main Street
Beacon 3D was started as an annual public art project by Eleni Smolen with the help and support of Ed Benavente and Insun Kim, with fiscal sponsor BeaconArts, as well as the community at large to commemorate Beacon's Centennial Year in 2013. At that time, the project started with three sculptures at one location. Beacon 3D has quickly developed into an award-winning annual event, thanks in part to Arts-MidHudson, highlighting the works of local and regional sculptors. In 2016, Beacon 3D is pleased to present the work of eleven artists, including three names new to the roster - Wilfredo Morel, Ann Provan and Herman Roggerman. Returning artists include Sarah Haviland, Naomi Teppich, Kenneth Wright, Insun Kim, Ed Benavente, Emil Alzamora, Judy Sigunick and Jon Reichert.
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Chronogram Block Party
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 3-11pm
Location: Wall Street, Kingston, NY
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Riverside Craft Fair
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY
Rain or Shine! Over 60+ vendors, artists, craft persons, new gourmet food items and more.
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Hudson Valley Hoptember Harvestfest
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 12:00-5:00 pm
Location: Eastern View Farm & Nursery, 1167 Noxon Road, Lagrangeville, NY
The event will feature 30 plus local brewers, music by "Buckeye Rooster, and our Hop smoked BBQ by the award winning "Bacon Brothers" as well as many other Hop Infused Delights. Be one of the first to try new regional brews. Music by Buck Eye Rooster and Gold Hope Duo! The Bacon Brothers, the Hudson Valley Ribfest winners, serve hop smoked BBQ. PLUS Hop-infused delights from Tomas Tapas, Obercreek Farm, Crown Maple, Mill House, and Sprout Creek Farm! Don’t miss this real farm to pint experience with Dutchess Hops in Lagrangeville.
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Beacon Independent Film Festival
Days: Check back in 2018!
Location: Beacon's University Settlement Camp on Wolcott Avenue (aka 9D)
Film, food, and fun pack the lineup for the fifth annual Beacon Independent Film Festival at The Theatre at University Settlement Camp Park. Come see works by Hudson Valley filmmakers and artists, eat food from local eateries, and participate in thought-provoking conversations with industry experts. It's a weekend you won't want to miss!
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Crafts at Lyndhurst
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 10am-5pm (Fri & Sun), 10am-6pm (Sat)
Location: Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, a celebration of all things handmade, returns to Tarrytown, New York! Featuring 300 modern American artists, designers and craftspeople, it is Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite shopping experience at one of its most popular landmarks.Crafts at Lyndhurst is a destination event not to miss! Festival-goers can meet talented emerging and seasoned artists who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations which include one-of-a-kind and limited edition designs in every material imaginable. A weekend pass is $12; seniors (62+) are $11; children 6 – 16 are $4 and children under 6 are free.
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Theater Day
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 8am-5pm
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Rd, Beacon, NY
Students from high schools in and around Dutchess and Westchester Counties are invited to attend a FREE day of performance and technical workshops, including free breakfast and lunch, sponsored by Beacon High School, Spackenkill High School, Arts Mid-Hudson , BeaconArts and the Beacon Performing Arts Center. The day is designed to provide educational theatrical guidance in various fields while students can interact with each other from different schools and talk about one of the things they love the most: THEATER! There is no charge to attend Theater Day, but students need to register early, once we reach our cut off of 250 students we will close registration. We will likely hit our cutoff quickly, so don’t wait to sign up! Students can register by sending an email to beacononstage@gmail.com , stating their name, grade and school. A confirmation number will be sent by return email and subsequent information as it develops. Each of these workshops will be detailed with full explanations and breakdowns in a brochure that will be sent to all of you after you register.

The 5th Annual Hudson River Craft Beer Festival
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 12:30-5:30pm
Location: 1 Red Flynn Dr, Beacon, NY 12508 (Beacon Metro North train station)
Wine isn’t the only thing the Hudson Valley is known for! The 5th annual Hudson River Craft Beer Festival returns to Beacon this September for the biggest & best craft beer festival yet. Follow the river to Riverfront Park to sample over 180 craft beers from over 90 of America’s best craft breweries while enjoying live music, local vendors and delicious food. There will be VIP and general admission sampling sessions available so you can sip the day away while enjoying the scenic Hudson River views!
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Stony Kill's Foundation Country Fair
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls, NY
Free admission and parking. There will be farm animals, chili cook off, hay rides, apple pie contest, local crafters and more. 
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Chefs for Clearwater
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 4pm
Location: The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Hyde Park, NY
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater announces this year’s second annual Chefs for Clearwater culinary event to take place on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Chefs for Clearwater is a partnership of leading Hudson Valley Chefs, the CIA and Clearwater, aimed at spreading awareness of critical issues involving sustainability and food ethics, and how it relates to the Hudson Valley watershed. The event is a fundraiser to support Clearwater’s environmental education and advocacy programs on the Hudson River.

Chefs for Clearwater’s featured chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, ranchers, vintners and cider makers have been invited to participate because of their demonstrated commitment to practicing and advancing sustainable agriculture and socially responsible business practices. The health of the Hudson River watershed directly impacts the health of the ground soil—and the reverse just as true. Chefs for Clearwater is a celebration of the great progress made on both fronts in recent years.

Tickets and sponsorship packages are available at www.chefsforclearwater.org.

Hudson Valley Seed’s 3rd Annual Let’s Eat! Fundraiser
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Hudson Valley Brewery, 2 Churchill St, Beacon, NY
A community dinner celebrating school gardens and benefitting Hudson Valley Seed.  Dinner, drinks, dessert, and silent auction with fantastic offerings at Hudson Valley Brewery. Featuring garden-to-table food prepared by local chefs and new brews from Hudson Valley Brewery and Angry Orchard. 
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Windows On Main Street - Opening Reception
Days: Check back in 2018!
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY
Windows on Main Street (WOMS) is a vibrant public art opportunity that provides a citywide platform for artists, some of whom have otherwise little exposure in Beacon, and may be more widely known in other cities or internationally.Windows on Main is a project of BeaconArts. Read more about this year's Windows on Main Street art installation in our article. 
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Second Annual Friendraiser
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
The event will feature a Silent Auction of local goods and services and a sale of affordable Small Works from local artists. There will also be a "White Owl" sale table with an eclectic mix of handmade and vintage items for sale. Last but not least, back by popular demand, Origami Bob will be folding up some origami fun at our maker station. All proceeds from the exhibit will benefit Howland Public Library.
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Spirit of Beacon Day
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 12:00 pm nonprofit info tables open, 1pm the Parade starts.
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
This highly anticipated parade celebrates Beacon and its community. The theme this year is "Celebrate 40 years of Spirit History". Parade route is from River to Mountain: from Main Street and Beekman Streets, near Municipal Plaza, to Tioranda Avenue.  The lineup is at 12:00 and the parade starts at 1:00. The awards ceremony will follow after the parade around 1:45. The parade disbands at Tioronda Ave, and the street stays closed from Main & Teller to Brett until 4:00.
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7th Annual Classic Car Show In Beacon
Presented by Beacon's Chamber of Commerce and Dutchess Cruisers
Day:
Check back in 2018!
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon
Great free family event where you can walk down Main Street gazing at classic cars and looking under the hood. Free Visitor parking is available in the DMV parking log off Main Street, the City Hall parking lot, Memorial Park, and a few other free municipal parking lots around Beacon. Please see A Little Beacon Blog's Guide to Free Parking to get addresses of parking lots and pictures, which is sponsored by Antalek and Moore's car and RV insurance options. Shuttle service via the Philipstown trolley available 11am to 6pm.  To participate, email coken@optonline.net.
Get the scoop, pictures and a video for Beacon's Car Show 2015!

Beacon Sloop Club Annual Pumpkin Festival
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pete & Toshi Seeger Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
Rain/Shine  Hudson Valley pumpkins all sizes & shapes, pumpkin pie, cider, & stone soup. Two solar powered music stages.  Many free children's activities, environmental displays. Free Sails on the Woody Guthrie. Free Admission.
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Harvest Fest
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 10:00-3:00 pm
Location: Stone Barn Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills, New York 10591
13th annual celebration and fundraiser. Join in this community celebration of the farm at its most fruitful. Festivities for the whole family include hands-on farming and food activities, live music, a seasonal farm and food market with delicious fare, hayrides, a turkey parade and more.
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2016 Pumpkin Smash!
Day: Check back in 2017!
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Beacon Farmer's Market, 8 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
Soggy Pumpkin? SMASH IT, don't trash it with Zero to Go and the Beacon Farmers' Market on Sunday, November 6th! We'll be down at the Farmers' Market smashing pumpkins from 1pm-3pm.
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Catoberfest
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 6-10pm
Location: Hudson Valley Brewery, 2 Churchill St, Beacon, NY
Music, Food, Craft Beer and Prizes; Proceeds to Help Care and Find Loving Homes for the Hudson’s Abandoned and Special Needs Felines. You’ll have a chance to enjoy live bands, craft beer, German-style food and a raffle for prizes Friday, October 20th, when Mid Hudson Animal Aid holds its 6th annual Catoberfest at Hudson Valley Brewery in Beacon, 6:00-10:00 pm. In addition to offering a great time, proceeds will benefit the felines of this unique no-kill, free range cat sanctuary. Hudson Valley Brewery will be hosting the event 6:00-10:00 pm, with free admission.

Barb’s Butchery will prepare a special Fancy Feast of German fare, with proceeds going to MHAA. The Fancy Feast can be enjoyed for $16 in advance through catoberfest.brownpapertickets.com; or $18 at the door.  There will be a cash bar.

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 9am-5pm (Sat), 9am-4pm (Sun)
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY
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"A Very Beacon Halloween" Psychic Fair
Day: Check back in 2018 
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Notions-n-Potions, 175 Main St, Beacon, NY
Congratulations Sheryl of Notions-n-Potions on her feature in the Poughkeepsie Journal's feature on Adults Who Love Halloween. Mike Burdge of Story Screen was also featured.
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Pumpkins in the Park Jack-o'-Lantern Lighting Event
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: Monday to Thursday, 3 to 6 pm, pumpkin carving; Friday, 6 to 8 pm, jack-o'-lantern lighting and display
Location: Scenic Hudson River Center, 8 Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY
Show off your pumpkin-carving artistry and see Long Dock Park ablaze with jack-o’-lanterns—including yours. Please join Scenic Hudson at their River Center to help carve the pumpkins on Monday through Thursday afternoons. Pumpkins are supplied by Scenic Hudson and must be carved on site. Friday evening, the pumpkins will be lit and displayed throughout Long Dock Park. Please dress for the weather. Flashlights are highly recommended. The event is free!
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Boscobel Ghost Tours
Days: Check back in 2018
Time: 6pm
Location: Boscobel House & Garden, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Join us once again for spellbinding ghost stories told by popular paranormal investigator and author, Linda Zimmermann. Linda will be accompanied by her ghost hunting partner Michael Worden, a police detective and author of Ghost Detective, as well as psychic and psychometrist, Barbara Bleitzhofer. Barbara will be using her sixth sense to determine what spirits are present and why they are there. Recommended ages 12+.
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Grace Smith Pumpkin Parade
Day: Check back in 2018!
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Pulaski Park, Poughkeepsie, NY
Join Grace Smith House, Inc. every October in Poughkeepsie, NY for our annual Grace Pumpkin Parade! We celebrate the spookiest of seasons, enjoy local hot cider, and raise funds to support Grace Smith House in empowering survivors of domestic violence and their families to live free from fear. October is also Bullying Awareness Month, and we encourage costumed creepers of all ages to dress up in non-violent costumes, be inspired by each others creativity, and be safe during Trick or Treat. Together, we can break the cycle of domestic violence in our community!
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"A Very Beacon Halloween" 21st Annual Children's Halloween Parade, aka The Hocus Pocus Parade from the Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Day: Postponed
(See our article about it here)
Rain Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017. See our article about it here.
Line-up Time: 12:30 pm at the Visitors Center
Parade Marching Time: 1 pm
Locations: Costumed kids start lining up at Polhill Park (South Avenue/9D and Main Street) for a parade all the way down Main Street stopping at Teller Avenue.
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Questions: This parade is organized by A Very Beacon Halloween, a committee of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce.
Read about last year's parade to know what to expect. Kids can dress in costume. Trick-or-treating at businesses is fun for the whole family. For all of the years this parade has been held, it happens on the weekend before Halloween. So mark your internal calendar for years to come.
Watch For It: A Little Beacon Space (291 Main St., in the historic Telephone Building) will be handing out treats from 10 am to 4 pm. Stop in!
Watch For It: Do check in at the Beacon Flea on Henry Street behind the post office, too! They'll have some treats for the little goblins.
Watch For It: The Patio at The Roundhouse will continue with their post-parade tradition of opening the patio to paraders and their families for free cider and treats. They will also have the option of a boozy cider for the adults who might need it!
Watch For It: Boutiques and shops on the far east end of Main Street like The Blushery and Style Storehouse may be handing out candy, so continue on around the bend to trick or treat even more!

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Beacon of Love Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Day: Check back in 2017
Time: 11:00am-7:00pm
Location: Open Space, 510 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Part bake sale, part raffle, and 100% love, this fundraiser will feature a tempting array of sweet and savory baked goods prepared by both home cooks and professional bakers. There will also be a raffle offering a range of donated prizes that are perfect for gift-giving, including books, CDs, original art, crafts, gift certificates to local businesses, and services, including specialty baking and massage. The money raised at the Beacon of Love fundraiser will be donated to the Mid-Hudson Refugee Welcome Fund to defray the costs of the goods and services arriving families will need to ease their transition to life in America.  There will be 80 refugees resettled in the area.

**Read more about this fundraising event in our blog post!

Wreath Decorating & Holiday Food Fair
Day: Check back in 2017
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY
Enjoy delicious food and drink samples. Holiday crafts and more!
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Sinterklaas Festival Day!
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: All day!
Location: Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, NY
A day-long, colorful celebration that features children’s workshops, dance, theatre and music all over the village of Rhinebeck. This year be sure to visit the LIVE OWLS and the giant COO COO CLOCK. Don’t miss the Dancing Bear, the Pocket Lady, and Mother Holly. The spectacular Children’s Starlight Parade at 6:00 pm, featuring two-story tall, animated puppets carried by hundreds of volunteers, closes the day at twilight. A non-denominational event, Sinterklaas joins residents and visitors alike, people of all ages and backgrounds, in a memorable celebration of children, art, and the light of the winter season.
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Beacon Blood Drive: Holiday Edition
Day: Check back in 2017
Time: 1:00-7:00pm
Location: Beacon Hebrew Aliance, 55 Fishkill Ave, Beacon, NY
In between all the thanks-giving and the gifts-giving, can you make time for a little blood-giving too? You might remember that this summer, New York Blood Center declared an emergency blood shortage and we mobilized to help? Well, they just issued a press release saying that an additional 240 blood drives are needed in December and January to insure that we keep our blood banks full through the holiday season. So we're mobilizing again and we need your help. Will you donate to save a life? 
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Sparkle!
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 5:00-9:00 pm
Location: Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
A Dazzling Celebration of the Season! Join us for a series of dazzling evening events featuring thousands of lights, luminous displays and festive holiday happenings around the gardens and grounds of Boscobel. Walk the candlelit paths with a hot cup of cocoa and celebrate the season with family and friends! Twilight Tours of the mansion book quickly – reserve your Grounds PLUS tickets early! Returning attractions this year include Magician Margaret Steele, Ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner, The Libby Richman Jazz Trio, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus…and much more!
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Breakfast With Santa
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: The Towne Crier 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY
The Towne Crier is pleased to present the 9th Annual Breakfast with Santa hosted by Elf Tinsel(Miss Vickie) with help from Elf Bob and Little Santa. Price includes coloring book and crayons, a full breakfast buffet and special holiday ornament craft -- plus pictures with Santa. Reservations recommended.Adult $15.00, Children $10.00
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Santa Visits the Farm
Day: Check back in 2017
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location:  Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY
Kids of all ages and pets take photos with Santa up on his tractor. 
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Winter Children’s Book Event
Day: Check back in 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: Binnacle Books, 321 Main St, Beacon, NY
My Day…A Long Distance Lullaby is a new children’s book about the power of love and family across distances.  There will be crafts, kid-centered fun, and light snacks with a special performance of the book’s lullaby. There will also be the chance to win a copy of the book and a stuffed animal puppy.

Breakfast With Santa
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: County Fare, 2652 East Main St, Wappingers Falls, NY
Join us for breakfast with Santa. The man himself will be in the building to spread holiday cheer and take some pictures. Seatings at 10AM and 12PM. Price is $10 per child, $15 per adult and includes a breakfast buffet and a make your own ornament craft for the kids. By reservation only so give us a ring and book your spot today.
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Hudson Valley Holistic Holiday Market
Day: Check back in 2017
Time: 11:00-6:00 pm
Location: Ramada Conference Center, 542 Route 9, Fishkill, NY
Holistic Market Vendors, readers, healers, and crafters are back, reassembled to bring you a Holiday Market like no other! Shop your favorite vendors plus new faces.
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BeaconArts & The Beacon Hebrew Alliance Menorah Lighting
Day: Check back in 2018
Location: Polhill Park / Beacon Visitor's Center (Main Street & Rt. 9D)
The story of Beacon is the story of a town coming through hard times with hope and dedication. In order to celebrate those who light up our community, Beacon Hebrew Alliance and BeaconArts are teaming up to celebrate Illumin8 at the one-of-a-kind Beacon Bicycle Menorah!

Hannukah tells us that we can hope against all reason and sometimes, we will prevail. Sometimes, the mighty will fall before the weak, and sometimes, just a little bit of fuel will get us through the darkest night – or even eight of them, if need be.

Grateful thanks to sculptor Ed Benavente, the artist behind the Bicycle Menorah.  In 2014, Rabbi Brent Spodek presented a maquette of the menorah at the White House’s Hannukah celebration.
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New Year’s Eve Bash
Day: Check back in 2018
Time: 8pm-1am
Location: Dogwood, 47 E Main St, Beacon NY
Come out and ring in the New Year with the Dogwood crew! There will be a complimentary champagne toast and disco ball drop. Live music by the Black Coffee Blues Band!
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LOTTERY, SEASON PASSES & SIGNUPS

Scenic Hudson Kayak Storage
May 7 - October 31, 2016
This lottery signup is annual. Deadline to sign up is April 22nd. We covered it here on the blog.
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Beacon's New Pool at the Settlement Camp
Passes available March 1st, 2016
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Green Teen Beacon

Spring Green Teen applications are out now! You can get them from the Beacon High School guidance office, our office, or msg or email hgb4@cornell.edu. All applications are due back by March 3rd. Spring is super fun...you should go for it!