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Last Updated: 6/19/2019

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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DiaTalks: Poseneske Sessions
Days
: Fridays - See Below
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman Street, Beacon NY 
In conjunction with the exhibition Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress, Dia presents a month of open discussions, which take Posenenske’s work as a point of departure. These Beacon-based sessions invite participants to contribute to a sustained conversation about the labor of making and the spaces in which this unfolds. Session leaders include artists Rey Akdogan and Alan Ruiz, sociologist and labor scholar Stephanie Luce, architect Diana Mangaser and educator Steve Seidel. Each session is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are required. 
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June 21: Steve Seidel

Moon, Serpent and Bone Oddities and Curiosities Night Market
Day
: Saturday, June 21, 2019
Time: 6pm-Midnight
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, 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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Howland Public Library presents “Community Conversations”
Day
: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 3pm
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY
Join us for a “kitchen-table” style conversation to discuss your aspirations for the City of Beacon! This will be an informal, respectful conversation on the things members of our community value.
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Live Concert: Tani Tabbal Trio
Day
: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Equinox presents Adam Siegel (Alto Sax), Alex Waterman (Cello), and Tani Tabbal (Drums). $15 adv, $20 door. Buy tickets online at tanitabbaltrio.bpt.me.

Rhinebeck Crafts Festival
Days
: Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23, 2019
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 kidswith 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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Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with The Bernstein Bard Quartet
Day
: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Join us Sunday evening on the rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon and dance the sun down to the best live bands in the Hudson Valley. Sip Champagne and watch the lights of the big ships plying the Hudson as the sun sets.$18 Advance | $20 at the door.

Music from 7pm-10pm
Free beginner’s lesson at 6:30pm

Swing, Blues, Waltz, or just freestyle. No one cares, as long as you’re dancing! No experience needed, no partner needed!

**Any cancellation will be posted to Facebook no later than 4PM day of event. In the event of a cancellation, any tickets purchased can be applied to a future dance for this season.
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From Acid to Art: A sustainable solution to water pollution with John Sabraw
Day
: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, 199 Main St, Beacon, NY
John Sabraw's artwork centers on a unique, eco-conscious method for creating paint from iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating polluted streams. Sparking dialogue, a panel of experts will explore this and other innovative eco-restoration models which, if brought to scale, could be high-impact sustainable solutions for healthy water in the Hudson Valley, New York state and beyond. Moderated by Charles A. Riley II, PhD, author, journalist and director, Nassau County. Museum of Art.

City of Beacon Independence Day Celebration
Day: Saturday, June 29, 2019
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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Spring Street Reading Series: Press Fair
Day
: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 5-8:30pm
Location: Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St, Newburgh, NY
Join us for the second of a monthly reading series to take place in the Gallery at Atlas. Press Fair and Cocktail Party 5-7PM, Readings at 7PM.

Atlas Studios and its Spring Street Reading Series present an evening with four unique Hudson Valley Presses. Editors and Publishers from Conjunctions, Off the Grid Press, Slapering Hol Press, and Thornwillow Press will describe their projects and introduce a representative poet. There will be readings from books published by the presses. Readers are: Martine Bellen, Rebecca Doverspike, Elizabeth Murphy, and Colonel David Harper. Conversations among the participants and with the audience will follow.
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Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with La Familia
Day
: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Join us Sunday evening on the rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon and dance the sun down to the best live bands in the Hudson Valley. Sip Champagne and watch the lights of the big ships plying the Hudson as the sun sets.$18 Advance | $20 at the door.

Music from 7pm-10pm
Free beginner’s lesson at 6:30pm

Swing, Blues, Waltz, or just freestyle. No one cares, as long as you’re dancing! No experience needed, no partner needed!

**Any cancellation will be posted to Facebook no later than 4PM day of event. In the event of a cancellation, any tickets purchased can be applied to a future dance for this season.
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Movies On Bannerman Island: The Wizard of Oz
Day
: Friday, July 5, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: Bannerman Island, Fishkill, NY
In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.
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Live Concert with Shye & Dylan Owen
Day
: Friday, July 5, 2019
Time: 7pm (doors)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Tickets $10 adv/$15 doors

Chefs Farm Fresh Dinner on Bannerman's Island
Day
: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: Bannerman Island, Beacon, NY
This special Fundraiser Dinner will honor Mark and Sue Adams of Adams Greenhouses and Adams Fair Acre Farms for their help and support in establishing the Island’s beautiful gardens and for sponsoring the Bannerman's Island Third Sunday Music Concert Series. Lead Chef, Noah Sheetz and five noted chefs, including “Chopped” winner Paul Yeaple, the former owner of “Poppies” in Beacon and other fellow members of the Hudson Valley Chefs Consortium have been presenting “Chef’s Dinners” on Bannerman’s Island for over 10 years now. This special July Dinner will feature a five-course gourmet meal using only locally sourced ingredients. Attendees will enjoy a unique Farm Fresh Dinner experience while taking in some of the most spectacular views in the Hudson River Highlands, in full view of the beautiful ruins of Bannerman’s Castle. Live music will be performed by “Storm King Duo - featuring Judith Tulloch and Stephen Franchino” and “The Lucky Luna Band”.

Bannerman Island is located in the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, just South of Newburgh and directly across from Cornwall on Hudson, NY – just over an hour North of NYC. The BCT’s tour boat, the Estuary Steward will bring attendees to the Island from the Beacon Dock at the Beacon Waterfront (across from the Beacon Railroad station) for two different bookings - the first at 3:00 pm and the second at 4:30 pm.
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Live Concert with Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO)
Day
: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: 6pm (doors), 7:35pm (concert)
Location: Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Following their “sold out” success in 2018, Boscobel House and Gardens and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will join forces again on July 6 when the orchestra presents a concert of “Revolutions” on Boscobel’s Great Lawn overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison, NY. The program, under the direction of Maestro Russell Ger, includes works by Ludwig von Beethoven, Wolfgang Mozart, Igor Stravinsky, Piotr Tchaikovsky, and Giuseppe Verdi. 

Following the performance, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a clear view of the fireworks display from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, directly across the river from Boscobel. The fireworks are scheduled to begin after the concert.

Gates for Symphony Picnic will open at Boscobel on Saturday, July 6 at 6:00pm. The music starts at 7:35pm and will conclude around 9:20pm, including an intermission that will allow guests to mingle with musicians. Bring your own picnic and chairs. Refreshments are also available for purchase at Boscobel, which is located at 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524. Tickets are available at www.boscobel.org (845-265-3638). Ticket prices for Boscobel members are $33 for adults and $15 for children. The price for non-members is $42 for adults and $23 for children. Free admission for those under age 5. Rain date (which may or may not include fireworks) is Sunday, July 7.
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Live Concert: Neil Alexander & Nail 20th Anniversary Tour
Day
: Saturday, July 8, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Featuring Neil Alexander, Nadav Snir-Zelniker, Brian Mooney and Steven Frieder with special guest Eric Persons (Alto Sax/Flute), Swaminathan Salvaganesh (Kanjira), and Brad Hubbard (Baritone Sax/Flute). For tickets and more information visit www.alexandernail.bpt.me.

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The Artichoke Storytelling Series
Day
: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Hosted by Drew Prochaska, featuring performers from The Moth, Risk!, Story Collider, Other Men Need Help, and more! $17.50 adv/$20 door. Tickets available at artichoke.brownpapertickets.com

Day Trip to New York Historical Society Museum
Day
: Tuesday, July 19, 2019
Time: 9am departure
Location: Henry Street Municipal Lot (behind Yankee Clipper), Beacon, NY
The Howland Cultural Center is hosting another day trip to New York City, this time to the New York Historical Society Museum at 175 Central Park West. The Hudson Rising explores 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along "the most interesting river in America" through artifacts, media, and celebrated Hudson River School paintings. Other exhibits include the Tiffany Lamp Gallery, Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman, Audubon's Birds of America, Collector's Choice: Highlights from the Museum's Collections and many more. Each group participant receives transportation to and from the museum, admission to all museum exhibits, admission to the film, New York Story and the Center for Women's History film, We Rise, a 10% discount in the museum store, and a voucher for reduced museum admission on a future visit. Several museum restaurants will be open for lunch. The deluxe, fully-equipped bus will leave Beacon promptly at 9am from the Henry Street Municipal Lot (behind Yankee Clipper) and New York City at 3:30pm. 50 participants are required; fewer than that and the trip will be cancelled. There will be no refunds after July 2nd. Tickets: HCC Members $60, non-members $65. Purchase tickets at hudsonrising.bpt.me or telephone (845) 831-4988 or information@howlandculturalcenter.org.

Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon Festival
Day
: Saturday, July 20, 2019
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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Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with The Bernstein Bard Quartet
Day
: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Join us on the rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon and dance the sun down to the best live bands in the Hudson Valley. Sip Champagne and watch the lights of the big ships plying the Hudson as the sun sets.$18 Advance | $20 at the door.

Music from 7pm-10pm
Free beginner’s lesson at 6:30pm

Swing, Blues, Waltz, or just freestyle. No one cares, as long as you’re dancing! No experience needed, no partner needed!

**Any cancellation will be posted to Facebook no later than 4PM day of event. In the event of a cancellation, any tickets purchased can be applied to a future dance for this season.
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Peekskill Film Festival
Days
: July 25-27, 2019
Time: see website
Location: Paramount Theater, 1008 Brown St, Beacon, NY
The weekend includes a mix of features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. In addition to screenings, there will also be workshops, parties, panel discussions, and an entire day dedicated to student films!
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Beacon Annual Cookout
Day
: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 10am-8pm
Location: South Ave Park, Beacon, NY
Everyone come out for a day of Love, Unity, Community, Family, Food, Music, Games, Basketball and Dancing for All!!!
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The Butterfly Festival
Day: Saturday, July 27, 2019
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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Live Concert: The Fred Zepplin Band
Day:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Playing your favorite Classic Rock Tunes, not just Led Zepplein.
$10 adv/$15 door. fredzepplinband.brownpapertickets.com

Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with La Familia
Day
: Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Join us Sunday evening on the rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon and dance the sun down to the best live bands in the Hudson Valley. Sip Champagne and watch the lights of the big ships plying the Hudson as the sun sets.$18 Advance | $20 at the door.

Music from 7pm-10pm
Free beginner’s lesson at 6:30pm

Swing, Blues, Waltz, or just freestyle. No one cares, as long as you’re dancing! No experience needed, no partner needed!

**Any cancellation will be posted to Facebook no later than 4PM day of event. In the event of a cancellation, any tickets purchased can be applied to a future dance for this season.
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Dancing Under The Stars at Roger’s Folly Rooftop with The Bernstein Bard Quartet
Day
: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Join us Sunday evening on the rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon and dance the sun down to the best live bands in the Hudson Valley. Sip Champagne and watch the lights of the big ships plying the Hudson as the sun sets.$18 Advance | $20 at the door.

Music from 7pm-10pm
Free beginner’s lesson at 6:30pm

Swing, Blues, Waltz, or just freestyle. No one cares, as long as you’re dancing! No experience needed, no partner needed!

**Any cancellation will be posted to Facebook no later than 4PM day of event. In the event of a cancellation, any tickets purchased can be applied to a future dance for this season.
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Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with a Special Performance TBA
Day:
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Join us Sunday evening on the rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon and dance the sun down to the best live bands in the Hudson Valley. Sip Champagne and watch the lights of the big ships plying the Hudson as the sun sets.$18 Advance | $20 at the door.

Music from 7pm-10pm
Free beginner’s lesson at 6:30pm

Swing, Blues, Waltz, or just freestyle. No one cares, as long as you’re dancing! No experience needed, no partner needed!

**Any cancellation will be posted to Facebook no later than 4PM day of event. In the event of a cancellation, any tickets purchased can be applied to a future dance for this season.

East Northeast (ENE) International Film Festival
Dates
: August 23-September 2, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
East Northeast will make its film festival debut! A double weekend of networking, socializing, and supporting the talent in the Hudson Valley seems to be what this festival is all about. Located in Newburgh, NY, this event will acknowledge independent film, music, and the green technology industry!
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Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with La Familia
Day:
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Join us Sunday evening on the rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon and dance the sun down to the best live bands in the Hudson Valley. Sip Champagne and watch the lights of the big ships plying the Hudson as the sun sets.$18 Advance | $20 at the door.

Music from 7pm-10pm
Free beginner’s lesson at 6:30pm

Swing, Blues, Waltz, or just freestyle. No one cares, as long as you’re dancing! No experience needed, no partner needed!

**Any cancellation will be posted to Facebook no later than 4PM day of event. In the event of a cancellation, any tickets purchased can be applied to a future dance for this season.
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Hudson River Craft Beer Festival
Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019
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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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!
No plans yet! Got an event you want to tell us about? Email editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com for consideration

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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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Crafts at Lyndhurst
Day
: Check back in 2020
Time: 10am-5pm (Fri), 10am-6pm (Sat), 10am-5pm (Sun)
Location: Lyndhurst Estate, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, a celebration of all things handmade, returns to Tarrytown, New York, on May 3, 4, 5, 2019, just in time for Mother’s Day shopping! 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.

This festive semi-annual event is held on 67 park-like acres at one of the world’s most beautiful historic estates, Lyndhurst, home to a magnificent mansion museum (with on-going tours), a fabulous carriage house and one of America’s first bowling alleys (tours available); all with scenic views of the Hudson River. Crafts at Lyndhurst is a Hudson Valley destination event not to miss!
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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
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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:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Day
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Time: 11am
Location: City Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY
Read our article for more details on this event. 

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.

O+ Fesitval - Poughkeepsie
Day: Check back in 2019
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 2019
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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Burger & Beer Bash
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: Dutchess Stadium, 1500 RT 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY
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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: April Mae and the June Bugs, Caroline Doctorow, Cosby Gibson, Hank Woji, Spook Handy, The Offshoots, and The Roadhouse Roosters. Children's Stage: Bindlestick Bill, Lydia Adams Davis, Miss Vicki, Solar Sound, The Hudson Valley Troubadors, and The Quahog Quire. Environmental displays and activities for all ages. The sloop Woody Guthrie will give free public sails (weather permitting). Lots of craft and food vendors. First time Corn Bread Contest! The corn bread must be made from scratch with recipe. 1st place is $25. Cornbread must be entered at the Contest Tent before 2pm. Winner announce at 3pm. 
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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! 

The event at Oak Vino will feature:
Tiny Windows - a small works show
A DJ - playing fun music
Awesome free food being provided by Barb's Butchery
and Oak Vino
A Live Drawing/Silent Auction by Donna Mikkelsen
Logo Shirts and Totes for purchase
Cash Bar
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Back to School Block Party
Day
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Time: 12-4pm
Location: South Avenue Park (Loopers Court) on 9D & South Ave, Beacon, NY
It's that time again! As you know, back to school is one of the most stressful times of the year for both students and parents. In effort to support Beacon families, I Am Beacon partners with Key Food to host the 4th Annual Back to School Block Party- and we want you to be a part of it!  There will be fun, food, music, and giveaways. Bring the whole family!

What ways can your School/PTA/PTO/Organization be involved?

  • Set Up a Booth: We are offering space (free of charge) to all groups and community organizations that provide positive experiences for Beacon youth. This event will allow your organization to engage students/parents in a fun environment. (Act fast as space is limited)

  • Donate supplies (i.e. pens/pencils etc) or materials (i.e. literature, tips & tricks) to be included in the Back to School "Starter Kit" back packs that will be handed out to the first 100 students.

  • Donate raffle items in support of "Class in a Bag" which provides new back packs and a complete set of schoolsupplies to local students in need.

  • Spread the word: Tell your network about the event to help us reach the most students possible.

For more information or questions, please reach out to me directly at 845.505.6820 or  b.m.simmons28@gmail.com

Riverside Craft Fair
Day: Check back in 2019
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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Beacon Independent Film Festival
Days: Check back in 2019!
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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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.

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 - Party and Tiny Windows Exhibit
Days: Saturday, August 11th
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY
Featuring Tiny Windows Exhibit, live drawing/auction by Donna Mikkelsen, DJ, and free food. Windows on Main Street shirts and totes will also be available for purchase! 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.
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The Howland Public Library's Friendraiser
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Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
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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
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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
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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!

Stony Kill's Foundation Country Fair
Day: Check back in 2019
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
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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; kids 12 and under: free.
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Spirit of Beacon Day
Day: Check back in 2019 (always the last Sunday in September)
Event Time: 12:00 pm nonprofit info tables open,
Parade Time: 1pm the Parade starts.
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
This highly anticipated parade celebrates Beacon and its community. The theme this year is "Celebrating Unity". Parade route is from River to Mountain: from City Hall (the end of Main Street on 9D), to Tioranda Avenue (Howland Cultural Center).  The parade lineup is at 12:00pm along 9D and the parade starts at 1:00pm. The awards ceremony will follow after the parade around 1:45. The event runs until 4:00pm with music and food from different organizations. Walking the street is a great way to see which activities and groups Beacon has to offer. Look for A Little Beacon Blog's booth at this year's Spirit of Beacon Day and say "Hello!"  We got stickers and totes!
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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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Catoberfest
Day: Check back in 2019
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. 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.
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The Catskills Wine & Food Festival
Days
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Time: View website for event schedule
Location: Echo Campgrounds, Bloomingburg, NY
The inaugural Catskills Wine and Food Festival (CWFF) is a two-day food and music experience. A two-day jam-packed celebrity-studded line-up spotlighting acclaimed chefs nestled in the beautiful mountains of upstate New York.

The fest is a two-day jam-packed celebrity-studded line-up spotlighting acclaimed chefs and musicians including Josh Capon, Marcus Samuelsson, Gail Simmons, The Revivalists, Lord Huron and dozens more! 

Single day tickets are still available ($65 for Saturday and $55 for Sunday
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Harvest Festival
Days
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Time: 9am-6pm
Location: Barton Orchards, 63 Appletree Lane, Poughquag, NY
Join us at Barton Orchards for a fun filled 3-day weekend with plenty of food, music, attractions, PYO and much more! Plenty to see and do for the entire family!
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8th Annual Classic Car Show In Beacon
Presented by Beacon's Chamber of Commerce and Dutchess Cruisers
Day:
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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!

New York State Sheep & Wool Festival
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 9am-5pm (Sat), 9am-4pm (Sun)
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY
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Grace Smith Pumpkin Parade
Day: Check back in 2019
Time: 11am-3pm
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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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 Hocus Pocus Kids Halloween Parade from the Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Day:
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Line-up Time: 12:00 pm at the Visitors Center
Parade Marching Time: 1pm
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 it has been extended to go to Verplanck Avenue (which is past The Roundhouse, near the old train tracks along the Fishkill Creek). The first step is the parade. Smile and Wave! A firetruck will be bringing up the rear of the parade while police escorts lead the parade. The second step will be trick or treating from storefronts on Main Street on your way back up from the end of Main Street on the sidewalk. After everyone completes Phase 1 of the parade (the marching part), the street will be unblocked, and you and the kids will trick or treat on the sidewalk on the return trip back up Main Street. This gives people time to visit the storefronts, see what’s inside, and have an overall more casual experience.
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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
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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.

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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
: Check back in 2019
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!