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Last Updated: 10/15/2019

Things To Do Every X Day Guide

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!

Did you know we have a separate guide for Second Saturday that is updated every month?  If you are looking for special events related to the art galleries in Beacon and what they're doing for Second Saturday, you can check it out here


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Community Book Drive For Incarcerated People in the Hudson Valley
Days
: October 12-November 1, 2019
Time: After 12pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Pay it forward this October with The Great Give Back, a state-wide initiative to provide a day of opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful community service experiences. As part of The Great Give Back, HPL will be holding a book drive for incarcerated people in the Hudson Valley. Drop off new and gently used books to be donated and distributed to those in need through the Mid-Hudson Library System.

For this drive the Library is requesting recent popular adult fiction and adult and YA graphic novels. Paperbacks preferred. Donors can drop off books inside the library after 12pm any day the library is open from October 12th - November 1st. A special red bin will be located next to the youth services desk.

The library asks that the books be in good condition and will not be able to accept books with stains, tears, odors, notes, underlining or highlighting. For more details and a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items go to www.beaconlibrary.org/book-drive.

“Open To The Sky” Gathering
Day
: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 10-11:30am
Location: Polhill Park in Beacon, NY
A Group called Grannies Respond /Abuelas Respond, a non profit organization assisting immigrants seeking asylum in the United States will be gathering to sew/knit hats, teddy bears and bags. These will be to sent to asylum seekers in the local community as well as to the border. Materials will be supplied, any donated materials are welcome.

Chronogram Conversations
Day
: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Clarkson University, 199 Dennings Ave, Beacon, NY
Join the conversation as we discuss Inclusive Community Planning. We'll discuss what works for our cities: How do we create inclusive
community development and what are some healthy, win-win models for urban prosperity?
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New York State Sheep & Wool Festival
Day: Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm (Sat), 9am-4pm (Sun)
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY
The festival started out as a bred ewe sale by the local shepherds back around 1980. Like all fertile ideas, it has blossomed into what you read about now in the New York Times. One of the most popular events in the Hudson Valley drawing in visitors from all over.
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Newburgh Literary Festival
Day
: Friday-Sunday, October 18-20, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Atlas Industries, 11 Spring St., Newburgh NY (see link for all locations)
Safe Harbors of the Hudson is pleased to announce Newburgh’s first annual Literary Festival. The Festival, which will take place the weekend of October 18, is a collaborative project of Safe Harbors of the Hudson; Dr. Hannah Brooks; author Danielle Trussoni; the Newburgh Free Library; Atlas Studios; and Thornwillow Institute.
The Newburgh Literary Festival is a three-day exploration and celebration of the written word in a city with rich history, celebrated architecture and breathtaking natural beauty nestled on the shores of the Hudson River in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Festival goers will be enriched with literature, immersed in history, nourished at celebrated restaurants and charmed by the city’s local flair. Local merchants and restaurants will be offering discounts throughout the weekend for Festival attendees, who will enjoy the unique offerings of local artisans and epicureans.
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Häxan, Witchcraft through the Ages, with original live score by Jamie Saft
Day
: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Story Screen, 445 Main St, Beacon, NY
Häxan (1922) is a Swedish-Danish film, a curious and groundbreaking mix of documentary and silent horror cinema, written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. Reportedly the most expensive film of the Swedish silent film era, Häxan was banned in the United States, and heavily censored in other countries. -excerpted from Public Domain Review

Jamie Saft is a virtuoso pianist, keyboardist, producer, and composer from New York. His stylistic versatility, multi-instrumentalist capabilities, and production skills have been featured with Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, HR, The B-52’s, John Zorn, John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Donovan, Antony and the Johnsons, and Iggy Pop. Saft leads the New Zion Trio, The Jamie Saft Trio, and The Jamie Saft Quartet.
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Grace Smith Pumpkin Parade
Day: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 11am-3pm (line up 10:30am)
Location: Pulaski Park (at the Waterfront), 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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GRAND OPENING Cold Fit Cryotherapy
Day
: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Cold Fit Cryotherapy, 473 Main Street, Suite 4
Beacon, NY
Come learn about the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy! What began as a search to find personal relief from old injuries turned into desire to bring a natural and holistic approach to health and wellness to all.
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Stony Kill Not So Haunted Barn
Day
: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 4-7pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 1 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers, NY
Our annual not so haunted barn is fun for the whole family! Come hear spooky stories, meet the farm animals, and enjoy a lot of arts and crafts for the entire family! It’s always fun on the farm!
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Elysium Furnace Works presents Robin Holcomb
Day
: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
$20 adv/$25 door. Order tickets online at robinholcomb.bpt.me.

9th Annual Classic Car Show In Beacon
Presented by Beacon's Chamber of Commerce and Dutchess Cruisers
Day:
Sunday, October 20th, 2019 (rain date Sunday, October 27th)
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!
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Classics for Kids presents Duo Scorpio - New Music For Two Harps
Da
y: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Time: 12pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Hear the harp as you have never heard it before (times two)! Duo Scorpio will take you on a journey where you will learn about the harp and hear and see all that is possible on this magical instrument.

Meet The Candidates Seeking Election to Beacon’s City Council & County Legislature
Day
: Tuesday & Wednesday, October 22-23, 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
This is an opportunity to have the candidates hear your concerns, AND to help you determine the choices for your VOTE on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Howland Cultural Center presents a Bus Trip To Olana
Day
: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 9am departure, arrives back to Beacon 5:30pm
Location: Henry Street (behind Yankee Clipper Diner), Beacon, NY
Olana, home designed by Fredric Church, famous painter of the Hudson River School, shows Middle East and Persian influence.

The guided tour inside shows paintings and antiques and outside there's a fall foliage view of the magnificent Hudson. For lunch, the bus goes to Hudson where dining on your own at local restaurants.

Includes deluxe coach with lavatory; admission to Olana and guided tour; gift shop. Bus leaves at 9am from Beacon, Henry Street behind Yankee Clipper, and returns to same about 5:30pm.

Tickets $65 ($60 for HCC members). Order online at olana.bpt.me or send form and check payable to Howland Cultural Center by October 19. No refunds after October 31st.

“From Beacon To The Border” Documentary Short
Day
: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: Beacon Hebrew Alliance, 331 Verplanck Ave, Beacon, NY
Free Admission In the summer of 2018, a group of outraged Grandparents from Beacon, NY took a road trip to McAllen, Texas protesting the separation of migrant families at the U.S. border. As a result of their journey, the group formed the Overground Railroad, a nationwide network of elders that assist immigrants and refugees at bus stations across the country as they make their way to family members and community hosts who house them while they await court dates.


Throughout the film, the grandparents visit many cities along the way, including NYC, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Montgomery, New Orleans, Houston, Dilley and McAllen, Texas. Along the way they were met with inspiring rallies and more supporters joined the group.


It is an inspiring story about a small group of concerned citizens who have profoundly impacted many lives. After the movie there will be a panel of Grannies who traveled to the Border to discuss Immigration issues. There will also be a Q & A with Andrea Garbarini, the filmmaker and singing throughout the evening.


From Beacon to the Border (2019, 29 mins) Produced and Directed by Andrea Garbarini. Editors Chelsea Searles, Lucy Adams,Scott Will, Theodore Schaffer. Cinematography Andrea Garbarini, Dylan Franks, Jacob Nemec.

The Beacon Historical Society Hosts 3rd Annual Ghost Tour
Days
: Friday & Saturday, October 25-26, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Hall Building, 413 Main Street (Teller Avenue Lawn), Beacon NY

The Beacon Historical Society is pleased to announce their third annual Ghost In The Mist historical walking tour offered on October 12, 13, 25, and 26.

Join a costumed guide by lantern-light who will introduce you to five “ghosts” from Beacon’s past. Learn the local legends and tales of haunted places as our ghostly spirits share over 300 years of Beacon’s history.

The one-hour tour begins at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall Building over a half-mile of uneven terrain. Ghost tour tickets are $15. There will be six tours each night starting at 6:00 pm.

Blame It On The Bossa Nova
Day
: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
The Judith Tulloch Band will perform at this Brazilian Mascarade with special guest. Bring your masks and enjoy a night of Bossa Nova!
$10 advance/$15 door.
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The Hocus Pocus Kids Halloween Parade from the Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Day:
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Trick or Treating: 1-3pm
Line-up Time: 3:30pm at the Visitors Center
Parade Marching Time: 4pm
Locations: Costumed kids start lining up at Polhill Park (South Avenue/9D and Main Street) for a parade all the way down Main Street. This year Trick or Treating will be from 1pm to 3pm ONLY. Line up for the parade will be at 3:30 pm at the Visitors Center. Parade will begin at 4pm.
There is NO CANDY given during the parade. Entertainment will be provided by Miss Vickie at the welcome center. Parade will proceed down Main Street to the Roundhouse.
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Stop Gun Violence Concert!
Day
: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St, Beacon NY
Please join us for the 6th Annual Stop Gun Violence Concert! This year, we are joined by an amazing array of musicians for this special afternoon, including Tom Chapin and many others! We come together to raise our voices in song and commit our votes to ending the epidemic of gun violence that continues to claim at least 86 American lives every day.  Enough is enough. We hope that you can join us and promise that you will walk away inspired! All proceeds go to support New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

Suggested contribution $20 advance, $25 door
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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Days
: November 4-17, 2019
The Valley Table magazine officially kicks off the beginning of fall 2018 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW), revealing the nearly 200 participating restaurants. Running from October 29-November 11, restaurants will feature their best dishes by way of three-course, prix-fixe lunch ($22.95) and dinner ($32.95) menus. The complete list of participating restaurants is available here: valleytable.com/hvrw. Reservations are recommended at all Hudson Valley Restaurant Week restaurants.

2019 Dutchess-Ulster Go Red For Women Luncheon
Day
: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 10:30am
Location: Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 health threat for women. In the U.S., one in three women will die of cardiovascular disease. Yet research shows even small changes can result in big improvements that put women on the path to healthier hearts and better, longer lives. That’s why the American Heart Association created the Go Red for Women BetterU Challenge, a program to
inspire and empower women to take charge of their heart health. The BetterU Challenge delivers the resources and support women need to start living heart-healthy. Click here to reserve your tickets.
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Arts & Crafted Pop-Up Market
Day
: Saturday, November 8-10, 2019
Time: 10am-9pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St, Beacon, NY
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The Artichoke Storytelling Series
Day
: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Hosted by Drew Prochaska featuring performers from MTV’s The State, The Moth, Risk!, Story Screen, and more!
Ticket $17.50/adv, $20/door. Available online at artichoke.brownpapertickets.com

Beacon Plays presents “Rock of Ages”
Day
: Friday-Sunday, November 15-17, 2019
Time: See below
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Rd, Beacon, NY
This mega musical features the hits of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, and more. Featuring such 80s songs as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Just Like Paradise,” and “Any Way You Want It,” Rock of Ages rekindles memories for those who lived through Big Hair, Glam Rock, and Spandex while it introduces a new generation to a decade that still resonates today.
Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 2pm
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Moon, Serpent and Bone Oddities and Curiosities Night Market
Day
: Friday, December 13, 2019
Time: 6pm-Midnight
Location: HYATT House Fishkill, 100 Westage Business Center Dr, Fishkill, NY
Other Worldly Waxes presents Moon, Serpent and Bone Oddities and Curiosities Night Market Summer Solstice Festival.

We are in celebration of the Summer Solstice by welcoming the elements of the Fire and the height of Summer. This wondrous Dark Carnival will bring all of the hidden unique treasures of the Hudson Valley and beyond. Featuring unique crafters, makers, artists, taxidermists, witches, magick makers, psychics, soothsayers, and the unusual to show their wares and talents. 

Live entertainment from Fire Artists, Strolling Minstrels to Bellydancers with stage performances in the main theatre and throughout the grounds to truly give a unique experience to all those who visit this one of a kind Night Market. 

$3 admission fee. Suggested for persons 16 years and older. Some material may be inappropriate for persons under 16 years of age. Parents/Guardians use your discretion.
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2019 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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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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Maple Fest at Randolf School
Day: Check back in 2020
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Randolph School, 2467 Rt 9D, Wappingers Falls
Randolph School will host its 10th 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.

Join musicians Jordan Shapiro, Stephen Clair, and Jacob Bernz as we celebrate the joys of maple sugaring. Additional activities include story-telling, face painting, crafts, and hikes on Randolph’s lovely, forested property. A pancake lunch will be available from 11am - 1pm for $10 p/adult, $5 p/child or $25p/family. Arrive after 1pm and the event is free! Randolph's famous chili and snacks will be available for sale throughout the afternoon. In 2018 over 500 people attended the event. We are proud to announce this is a 'Zero Waste' event! Zero to Go will be on site to recycle and compost! Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for residential Zero To Go services!
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Beacon's St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Green
Day
: Check back in 2020
Time: 12pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
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Hudson Valley Tattoo Fest
Days
: Check back in 2020
Times: see below
Location: MJN Convention Center (fmr Mid-Hudson), 14 Civic Center Plz, Poughkeepsie, NY
It is the inaugural “Hudson Valley Tattoo Fest” presented by Hudson Valley Tattoo Company. Featuring over 200 tattoo artists from around the globe! Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley. There will also be live music, vendors, great food & drinks, contest, prizes, and ice skating!

Egg Hunt & Spring Fling
Day: Check back in 2020
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! 
FROM BEACON PARKS AND REC:
”Egg Hunt at Memorial Park scheduled for Saturday April 20th WILL BE CANCELLED. In keeping participant and volunteer safety and enjoyment our number one priority we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event due to forecasted weather. With no scheduled rain date it is our hope to raffle bicycles and goodies later this Spring at an event to be determined. Stay tuned. Happy Easter and Happy Passover.”

Beacon Celebrates Earth Day Cleanup
Day: Check back in 2020
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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The Annual Beacon Barks Parade & Street Festival for 2019
Day: Check back in 2020
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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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.

Hudson Valley Mac and Cheese Festival
Day: Check back in 2020
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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K104.7 Cupcake Festival
Day: Check back 2020
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Stormville Airport, 428 NY-216, Stormville, NY
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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Hudson Valley Comic Con
Day: Check back in 2020
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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Common Ground Farm Spring Plant Sale
Day
: Check back in 2020
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Corner of Cross Street and Main Street, Beacon, NY
Every year, Common Ground Farm offers a one-day plant sale for Hudson Valley residents to purchase vegetables, herbs and flower plants. Hudson Valley residents can fill their gardens or windowsills with organically grown vegetables, flowers and herbs, grown with love at your local community farm. All of our seedlings are started from seed in our greenhouse in organic potting soil, and they are never sprayed or treated with any chemicals. We grow classic favorites like basil, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, kale and more of our favorite hybrid and open-pollinated varieties, including some unusual heirloom varieties such as husk cherries, fairytale eggplant and purple basil that you won’t find at most garden centers.

Rain location will be held at the Beacon Yoga Center, located at 464 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508. Be sure to come early for the best selection! Farmers will be on hand to answer any questions about growing techniques and varieties. All proceeds go to support Common Ground Farm’s mission of food access and education.
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Beacon Open Studios Weekend
Days: Check back May 2020
Time: 12-6pm
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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Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade
Day:
Check back in 2020
Time: 1pm (lineup 12pm noon)
Location: American Legion - Beacon Post, 413 Main St, Beacon, NY
American Legion Post 203 invites all veteran groups, civic organizations, and clubs to participate in this year's Memorial Day Parade and services on Monday, May 27th. Lineup is 12pm noon at City Hall and the parade starts at 1pm. The parade is on 9D (Wolcott Avenue) and and goes from City Hall to the Dutchess Reformed Church of Beacon, 1113 Wolcott Avenue. Memorial Services will follow immediately after the parade at the Memorial Building, 413 Main Street. The Memorial Service will be after the parade at approximately 2pm or 2:15pm. For more information, call Tony at (845) 489-7937.

Country Living Fair
Day: Check back in 2020
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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Beacon's City Wide Yard Sale
Day: Check back 2020
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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Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Day
: Check back 2020
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville, NY
$5/per person admission (12 & under free). Rain or shine. There will be vendors, live music, kid zone, car show, helicopter rides, and horse show. Admission fee does not include craft beer tickets.
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2019 Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival
Day
: Check back in 2020
Time: see below
Location: New Paltz, NY
The Center is proud to announce our 2019 Pride March and Festival! March with us as we celebrate our strength and fight for our rights! The Pride Festival features music, food trucks, and local vendors. Visit our website to register to march, vend, or volunteer at the festival!

Pride March - 1pm (Main Street)
Pride Festival - 12-5 pm (Hasbrouck Park)
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The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Strawberry Festival
Day:
Check back in 2020
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Dr, Beacon, NY
This favorite local event is free to the public and features two music stages, strawberry shortcake and other treats, educational displays and children’s activities, and dozens of food and craft vendors. New to the festival this year is the best homemade Strawberry Jam contest. Still space for craft and food vendors.  

At the center of the festival is the Strawberry Tent, where fresh made strawberry shortcakes, as well as strawberry smoothies and chocolate-covered strawberries are available for purchase. Along the perimeter of the picnic grounds dozens of craft vendors sell handmade goods and food vendors offer a variety of lunch options. Along with many free children’s activities there is an environmental education tent with displays and speakers on subjects concerning the Hudson River, pollution, and other environmental issues. 

The Strawberry Festival is one of three annual festivals put on by the Beacon Sloop Club, which was founded in 1969 as a local affiliate of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. It is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and strengthening the connections between the public and the river, and is entirely run by volunteers. 
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PK GO Pride Parade
Day
: Check back 2020
Time: 1pm (lineup 12pm)
Location: The Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
LGBTQ+ community members and allies marching together to celebrate pride with it’s inaugural parade! Followed by the PK GO Pride Festival at Waryas Park 1-5pm. Family Friendly LGBTQ+ Pride Festival with music and entertainment all day.  Over 30 vendors and community organizations, food, activities for the children and so much more!
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Rock Out 4 Mental Health
Day
: Check back in 2020
Time: 1pm
Location: Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY
When it comes to Mental Health, it is our belief that the Hudson Valley is “services rich yet information poor.” Despite the valiant efforts of many organizations there is a lack of awareness and knowledge which result in many in our community being left to suffer in silence. It is our vision to bridge the gap between the community and available services, highlight the importance of knowing where to go for help, and empower individuals to take action in order to help themselves or others. Mental Health affects everyone and together, we can all do better and be better.
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Newburgh Illuminated Festival
Day: Check back in 2020
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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Strawberry Jammin’
Day
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Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farms Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY
Celebrate all things strawberry at Fishkill Farm's annual Strawberry Jammin' Festival–a berry good time for all ages! Enjoy live music, kids crafts, strawberry themed foods such as strawberry shortcake, a special hard cider strawberry bellini and of course, pick-your-own organic strawberries. 
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The Great Hudson River Revival (The Clearwater Festival)
Day
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Time: All Day
Location: Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
The country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival, this year’s event will celebrate the 100th birthday of its founder Pete Seeger, as well as the 50th anniversary of the sloop Clearwater, the iconic ship Seeger built to advocate cleaning up the Hudson River. The Clearwater has become a symbol of environmental advocacy and of Seeger’s efforts to inspire, educate, and activate millions of people around environmental issues. Previously announced artists include Mavis Staples, Ani DiFranco, The Wailers, Railroad Earth, The Lone Bellow, The Mammals, Immortal Technique, and many more.

 New additions to the line-up include Del McCoury Band, Chapin McCombs Chapin, Alan McClintock, Arif Choudhury, Betty & the Baby Boomers, Chief Perry, Children at the Well, Dennis Yerry, Dirty Stay Out Skifflers, Edukated Fleas, Ernie Sites, Evan Pritchard, Evy Mayer, Geoff Kaufman, Greenheart, Jacob & David Bernz, Jamie Brickhouse, Jan Christensen, Jonathan Kruk, Late Show's Gospel Choir, Laurie & Ira McIntosh, Leeny Del Seamonds, Lonnie Harrington, Luis Ramos, Magpie, Marita Solberg, Mel & Vinnie, Mercedes Garcia, Niemo, Norah Dooley, Peter Siegel, Ramapo Spirit of the Mountain Drummers, Reggie Harris, Reggie Seasar, Rik Palieri, Sheila Arnold, Spirit of Thunderheart, The Rix, The Storycrafters, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, and William Ruiz. 

Tickets are now available through Clearwaterfestival.org. The Clearwater Festival, which takes place at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY is known for its family friendly entertainment and educational activities, and includes free entry for kids under 11 years old. A youth ticket from 12-17-year-olds offers a discount to older kids, plus there is a senior, disabled, military and veteran discount, which makes bringing the whole family affordable. A current membership with Clearwater offers festival goers an additional 20% off ticket prices. Clearwater members also enjoy a range of perks throughout the year, including discounted sailing tickets (not offered on Revival weekend sails), discounts on Clearwater merchandise, an opportunity to volunteer on the sloop and at Revival, as well as vote on policies, board leadership and more.

Revival is the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival, bringing together major musical acts and Clearwater’s own brand of green activism for a unique weekend every June. Clearwater Festival 2019 takes place on the banks of the Hudson River at beautiful Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY.
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Rhinebeck Crafts Festival
Days
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Time: 10am-6pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun)
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9), Rhinebeck, NY
The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is a great day for the entire family! Entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including interactive puppet theater with Middle-earth Studios, face painting, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more! Visitors will also have the chance watch and participate in hands-on craft demonstrations. 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. D
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Declaration of Independence Reading
Day:
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Time: 11am
Location: City Hall (at the base of Wolcott Avenue and Main Street)
A Little Beacon Blog wrote about this in year’s past. Learn more about it.

City of Beacon’s 4th Of July Fireworks
Day: Check back in 2020
Time: 5-10pm
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
Join the City of Beacon for Food • Fun • Music and Fireworks at dark
Fireworks made possible by:
Beacon Natural Market • Key Food •The Roundhouse
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2nd Annual Cannonball Run
Day
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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.

Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon Festival
Day
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Time: 3-7pm
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!

VIP Admission is at 2pm
General Admission is at 3pm
Upgrade GA tickets to include a special BACON PASSPORT

Craft Beer Hayrides
Corn Hole & Other Games
BBB 5K
Adult Slip and Slide
Live Music
Vendors
Farm Market & Bakery
Pig Races
Keg Tossing Competition
Lots of BACON
Tree Top Adventure Course **Open prior to festival starting**
& so much more!
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The Butterfly Festival
Day: Check back 2020
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 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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Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Swim
Day: Check back for 2020
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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Windows on Main Street Opening Reception
Day
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Time: 6-9pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY
Join us for a celebration of Windows on Main Street - the annual event that turns main street in a mile long gallery! 
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Riverside Craft Fair
Day: Check back in 2020
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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Corn Festival
Days:
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Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pete & Toshi Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Dr. Beacon, NY
Rain/shine Fresh picked, ready‐ to‐eat local‐grown sweet corn on the cob, cold drinks, and other summer treats. Fun for all ages, two solar music stages- Main Stage and Children's Stage. The sloop Woody Guthrie will give free public sails (weather permitting). Lots of craft and food vendors.
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Burger & Beer Bash
Day: Check back in 2020
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: Dutchess Stadium, 1500 RT 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY
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26th Annual Fine Arts & Craft Fair
Day
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Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Main St, Fishkill, NY
Meet the artisans and their eclectic array of handcrafted items. Treat yourself to delicious food and desserts, plus enjoy the sounds of our wonderful talent. The event is FREE and will take place Rain or Shine!
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Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Day
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Time: 10am-5pm (Fri), 10am-6pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun)
Location: Lyndhurst Estate, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
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. A perfect day for the entire family.

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. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision.
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Hudson River Craft Beer Festival
Day: Check back in 2020
Time: 1:30-5:30pm (12:30 VIP)
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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4th Annual Chefs for Clearwater
Day
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Time: 5:30pm
Location: The Culinary Institute of America, Farquharson Hall in Roth Hall, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY

Chefs for Clearwater is pleased to announce that Drew Nieporent will be the Special Guest and Honoree at the fourth annual Chefs for Clearwater culinary event—this year in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sloop Clearwater’s maiden voyage and the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birth.

Now in its fourth year, Chefs for Clearwater is a unique fundraising event held in grand hall with a spectacular terrace overlooking the Hudson at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Chefs for Clearwater is a celebration of the Hudson Valley’s bounty—and a demonstration of the environmental and agricultural progress our region has achieved over the past 50 years. An all-star team of celebrated chefs collaborate for just a single night to serve an extraordinary tasting menu showcasing food and drink sourced exclusively from Hudson Valley farmers, ranchers, vintners, distillers and cider makers. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 5:30pm. For more information, visit www.chefsforclearwater.org

Sun & Earth Festival
Day
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Time: 3-8pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Enjoy local food vendors, live music, farm & food activities, and Common Ground Farm's dedication to the Veggie Van, a new, more efficient vehicle that will run on vegetable oil, and will install a solar-powered freezer, cooler, hot plates, and cookers; this is in thanks to a $86,000 Sun Club grant. The grant also supports a solar food dryer to make and preserve the harvest, as well as cooking demonstrations.

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival
Days
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Time: 11am-6pm
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Rt 9, Rhinebeck, NY
The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest celebrates the bounty of wine, food and fun in the Hudson Valley at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Enjoy wines from Hudson Valley wineries, cideries,  distilleries, craft beers, food trucks and gourmet foods. For more information and to buy tickets, visit hudsonvalleywinefest.com.

25th Annual Fishkill Fine Arts and Crafts Fair
Day:
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Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Main St, Fishkill, NY
The Fishkill Business Association is proud to announce its 25th year celebrating the community through the Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, and its third year taking over the village of Fishkill’s Main Street with its vendors.  This fair is a perfect opportunity to meet and support local aspiring crafters, cooks and artists alike as they showcase their talent in an event made for uplifting the community’s individuals.
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September Bird Walk
Day
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Time: 8:30am-10am
Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Join the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society for our free September “Third Saturdays” Birding Trip. Explore the rich and diverse bird life of this scenic park, a strategic migrant trap along the Hudson River Flyway. Target birds include neotropical migrants en route from their boreal breeding grounds. Universally accessible walking path. Meet in the parking area at the end of Long Dock Rd in Beacon. The walk will be led by Perry Pitt, Kyle Bardwell, and Brian Rubino. Birders of all experience levels are welcome to join. Walks are free and supported by donations to Putnam Highlands Audubon Society.
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4th Annual Sausage Fest
Day
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Time: 10am-7pm
Location: Barb’s Butchery, 69 Spring Street, Beacon, NY
Put on your stretchy pants and check out the  4th Annual Sausage Fest at Barb’s Butchery on Sunday, September 16th in Beacon. We’re talking over 650 pounds of sausage in more than 40 mouthwatering recipes, from old favorites like sweet Italian and Barb’s own pear kale blend, to the new and super satisfying Argentinian chorizo. They will have FREE in-shop tastings from 10 am to 7 pm (or until they run out), so you can try, love and buy them all!

Beacon Independent Film Festival
Days: Check back in 2020
Location: Story Screen Beacon Theater, 445 Main Street, Beacon, NY
After a hiatus and a safe passing of the torch, Beacon Independent Film Festival returns in September of 2019 with “51/2” a mini festival at the brand new Story Screen Beacon Theater. BIFF will continue to showcase independent films from diverse voices with rich stories. 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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Stony Kill's Foundation Country Fair
Day: Check back in 2020
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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Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
Days
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Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Cantine Field, Washington Ave Extension, Saugerties, NY
Delve into an array of garlic and garlic-flavored foods, including garlic ice cream. Live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, garlic growing demos and more. Admission: $10 (cash only); kids 12 and under: free.
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Spirit Of Beacon Day
Day
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Time: 12-4pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
Join us for the 42nd annual Spirit of Beacon Day on Sunday, September 29th, 2019. The Spirit of Beacon Day is a city wide celebration for the community of Beacon, New York held annually since 1977 on the last Sunday of September. The parade and festival highlights local community groups, volunteer organizations and schools, all joining together with local businesses on Beacon's vibrant Main Street.
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"A Very Beacon Halloween" Psychic Fair
Day: Check back in 2019 
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 2019
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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Fishkill Farms Fall Harvest
Day
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Time: 9-5pm (rain or shine)
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY
Apple picking, wagon rides, live music, fresh cider donuts, Hard Cider Garden are just a few of the things you will experience when you visit Fishkill Farms this Fall. Read more about their Fall Harvest events here.

The Beacon Record & CD Fest
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Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Beacon VFW - 413 Main Street, Beacon, NY
20 great vendors from NY, NH, NJ, PA & CT - 30 tables packed with vinyl LPs, 45s, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, concert posters, music books and stereo equipment (turntables, receivers & speakers)!

Vendors bringing the best of psych, punk, power pop, metal, prog, garage, funk, soul, jazz, reggae, world, blues, folk, country, rockabilly, hot rod, surf, lounge, electronic, industrial, goth and new wave!!! Records from the 50's to the present!!!! Look for vendor list about a week before the show!!!

AND...we are again excited to have THE STATELY DJ WAYNE MANOR and DJ HARDLY QUINN spinning the best of 60's & 70's soul, mod, punk, power pop, rock 'n' roll and garage from 11am to 2pm.
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Niche Fall Factory Sale
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Time: 9am-4pm (Sat), 10am-2pm (Sun)
Location: Niche Factory, 310 Fishkill Ave. Unit #11, Beacon, NY
It's that time of year again! Visit us in Beacon, NY to take 50-80% factory samples and seconds, including handmade modern pendant lights, table lamps, votives, vases, and more. While you're visiting enjoy live glass-blowing demonstrations.
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The Beacon Historical Society Hosts 3rd Annual Ghost Tour
Days
: Check back October 2020
Time: 6pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Hall Building, 413 Main Street (Teller Avenue Lawn), Beacon NY

The Beacon Historical Society is pleased to announce their third annual Ghost In The Mist historical walking tour offered on October 12, 13, 25, and 26.

Join a costumed guide by lantern-light who will introduce you to five “ghosts” from Beacon’s past. Learn the local legends and tales of haunted places as our ghostly spirits share over 300 years of Beacon’s history.

The one-hour tour begins at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall Building over a half-mile of uneven terrain. Ghost tour tickets are $15. There will be six tours each night starting at 6:00 pm.

8th Annual Catoberfest
Day: Check back October 2020
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Hudson Valley Brewery, 2 Churchill St, Beacon, NY
enjoy live bands, craft beer, food, and a raffle for prizes on Sunday, October 13th, when Mid Hudson Animal Aid (MHAA) holds its 8th annual Catoberfest at the Hudson Valley Brewery in Beacon, 4:00-8:00 pm. In addition to offering a great time, proceeds will benefit the felines of this unique no-kill, free range cat sanctuary.   Established in 1979, the sanctuary has taken in thousands of lost, unwanted and mistreated cats, rehabilitating them and seeking foster or forever homes. The sanctuary serves the Mid Hudson Valley, and has earned acclaim by numerous animal welfare organizations and is the only shelter in the area to house special needs felines such as feline leukemia positive kitties (FELV) and one of the few that care for those with FIV. The sanctuary currently has more than 150 feline residents, most of them available for fostering or adoption.

If you cannot attend the benefit, a tax-deductible donation would be much appreciated and can be made at midhudsonanimalaid.org.

Feast meal purchased! There will also be raffle prizes featuring gift certificates and merchandise from generous local businesses and Catoberfest merchandise for sale.
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Veterans Day Ceremony
Day
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Time: 11am
Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 413 Main Street, Beacon, NY
From the Dutchess Tourism Website:
”The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 666 will be sponsoring Veterans Day ceremonies on the front porch of the Veterans Memorial Building. The public and all Veterans are cordially invited and encouraged to attend. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the bingo hall of Veterans Memorial Building. Guest Speaker: Lt. Colonel Caroline Pogge”
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Christmas Tree Lighting - Pohill Park
Day:
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Time: 3-5pm
Location: Visitor’s Center, Pohill Park, Beacon NY
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Celebration of Lights Parade & Fireworks
Day
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Time: 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Poughkeepsie, NY
The City of Poughkeepsie, in conjunction with the Bardavon, and many others will present the 25th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and

Each year thousands of people attend this event, voted by DUTCHESS COUNTY TOURISM as the “Best Event” of the holiday season.
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Sinterklaas Festival Day!
Day: Check back in 2019
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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Holiday Open House @ Vanderbilt Mansion
Day:
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Time:
9am-7pm
Location:
Vanderbilt Mansion, 4097 Albany Post Road 
Hyde Park, NY
Vanderbilt Mansion is lavishly decorated for the holidays this year. Holiday Open House is Sunday, December 2 from 9am-7pm.  Free self-guided tours. Refreshments by the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association. Live music all day and evening, visits from the park mascot and more. Be sure to have your family photo taken in front of one of our trees. 
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Santa Visits the Farm
Day: Check back in 2018
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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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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Breakfast With Santa
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 11am
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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BeaconArts + City of Beacon’s Bicycle Tree Lighting
Day
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Time: 4pm activities start, 5pm Santa arrives and tree is lit
Location: Pohill Park/Visitor’s Center / Intersection of Main Street + 9D
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All are welcome to participate in this community gathering sponsored by the City of Beacon Recreation Department and BeaconArts. Bring your own mug for hot cider or hot chocolate!

The program for the celebration begins at 4:00 with a festive "Kick Off" with dancers from Yanarella Dance Studio.  At 4:30 pm the Beacon Hebrew Alliance will light the 7th wheel/candle on the Beacon Hebrew Alliance + BeaconArts Bicycle Menorah, honoring the city's clergy from all faiths. The program continues with music provided by Gina Samardge of Compass Arts and Santa will arrive at right around 5:00 led in by the Beacon Music Factory's one and only Women's Drum Core.  Once Santa arrives the countdown to the tree lighting begins.  Santa will be staying  to greet families until 6:00pm.

Parking is available in the City Hall parking lot directly across the street from the event. Take the new Beacon Free Loop to the event and all of the Second Saturday events; on Saturdays there is free parking at Beacon's Metro North Station and the Dutchess County building located at 223 Main Street. For more information on the Beacon Free Loop, visit beaconarts.org/beaconfreeloop.

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
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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
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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!