BEACON – Magicarium Camp (Ages 4 – 10) @ Compass Arts


Inspired by local lore and legend, as well as the mighty powers of nature, projects will open the eyes of even the most skeptical kids, prompting the question: do you believe in magic?


MONDAY, June 17 – FRIDAY, June 21, 2019

9 am – 12 pm

For ages 4 – 10


EARLY REGISTRATION RATE (by April 1st):  $150; $125 sibling

REGISTRATION after April 1st:  $175; $150 sibling



In this half-day camp, children will explore the magic of the world we live in. The day will start with open play in throughtfully presented stations that highlight themes and content for the day. A morning meeting will follow, including an introduction of the day’s project. We will break for snack before we spend the rest of the morning engaged in making!



Taught by Romina Robinson

BEACON – Strawberry Festival with Beacon Sloop Club @ Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park


The Beacon Sloop Club’s annual Strawberry Festival is a favorite local event that features two music stages, strawberry shortcake and other treats, educational displays and children’s activities, and dozens of food and craft vendors.



Sunday, June 9, 2019

12 – 5 pm

All Ages!

Free Admission!




At the center of the festival is the Strawberry Tent, where fresh made strawberry shortcakes, as well as strawberry smoothies 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. There will also be booths from local civic groups, and non-profit organizations.


Two solar-powered music stages offer live music performances throughout the day. As festival goers enjoy the scenic setting of Riverfront Park on the Hudson River’s shores, those who are interested in experiencing the River first hand will be able to sign up for a free sail on the Sloop Woody Guthrie. There will be 5 sails weather permitting. Sign up is available in person at the sloop tent starting at noon.


Last but not least, and new this year, a Strawberry Jam Contest!


Strawberry Fest performers:

Bindlestick Bill

The Cabos

The Costellos

Judith Tulloch Band

Lydia Adams Davis

Bob Killian

The Offshoots

Mike Rauchwerk

Noga and Phoebe

The Parallel Fifths

Susan Wright and Friends

The Trouble Sisters

Peter Yarrow



Beacon Poet Laureate Peter Ullian will start it all off with an original poem he created to commemorate the festival.


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BEACON – City Wide Yard Sale @ Beacon City

Advertise your sale for weeks! List your yard sale for $10.00 or talk to your neighbors and list 3 for $20.00.

Your sale will be listed by street address.

This list will be available to shoppers on the morning of the sale at the Recreation Center as well as online for the weeks leading up to the sale.

You will also receive a City Wide Yard Sale sign to mark your house on the day of the sale.

The City Wide Yard Sale will be locally advertised in print and online by the Recreation Department.

Sale at the Center- Don’t have a yard use ours! Not enough stuff to set up a whole sale?

Consider being part of our Sale at the Center this year.

We will have space and an 8 foot table waiting for you here at our 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.

Registrant Information (Your name and phone number are for office use only and will not be shown on the yard sale list)

Mother's Day atMount Gulian Historic Site

BEACON – Mount Gulian Celebrates Mother’s Day with Free Tours for Moms


Mother’s Day will be celebrated at Mount Gulian Historic Site with free tours for mothers!


Sunday, May 12, 2019


Tours at 1 & 2:15 pm


$8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youngsters (ages 6 – 18); Mothers, Members & children under age 6 are FREE.



Enjoy tours of the house, which overlooks the Hudson River, as well as the Dutch barn and restored garden.


Light refreshments for all visitors will be available with our compliments.



For those who can’t attend on May 12, Mount Gulian is open for tours through October 27th on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, between 1 pm & 5 pm, with the last tour at 4 pm. Call 845-831-8172 or visit our website at for more information and directions



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BEACON – Saturday Studio @ Dia:Beacon

Join practicing artists for a free monthly workshop of art making and play in the Learning Lab at Dia:Beacon on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:30 am–12 pm

Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family friendly program that is most suitable for children ages 5 and up.

All families participating in the Saturday Studio program receive free admission to Dia:Beacon for the day.

Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of every month.

Space is limited; reservations are recommended.

Reservations can be made by visiting the calendar listings for specific program dates.

A limited number of spaces will be available on Saturday, May 11, 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The sign-up process begins in the admissions area at 10 am.