The Mission of The Howland Cultural Center is threefold:
1. to protect and preserve this historic building, designed by Richard Morris Hunt and commissioned by his brother-in-law, Civil War General Joseph Howland in 1872, and placed on the National Historic Register in 1972;
2. to maintain a cultural center for the community which promotes the arts and to encourage people to include the arts in their lives;
3. to serve the community by welcoming groups to use the Center for their special events, i.e.: meetings, recitals, rehearsals, fundraisers, etc.
The Beacon Sloop Club
Woody Scheduling: Susan Berliner (845) 297-7697
Beacon Institute, with offices in Beacon (Dutchess County) and Troy (Rensselaer County), New York, is a not-for-profit environmental research organization with the mission to create and maintain a global center for scientific and technological innovation that advances research, education and public policy regarding rivers and estuaries.
Beacon Institute implements its mission through a multi-disciplinary focus on science and technology, education and policy. Teams of scientists, engineers, educators, historians and policy experts take an integrated view of how communities and ecosystems interact as they create new mechanisms through which humans can gain a more sophisticated understanding of rivers and estuaries for the benefit of public health, economic development, restoration of ecosystems and quality of life.
Mid Hudson Animal Aid
Essie Dabrusin Cat Sanctuary
54 Simmons Lane
A safe haven for abandoned and abused animals… A free-range, no-kill cat sanctuary A place to call home…until that home comes true! Mid Hudson Animal Aid (MHAA) is a nonprofit, independent, no-kill animal welfare organization. Our shelter exists entirely on private donations. Our purpose is to protect and provide for abandoned and abused animals in the Hudson Valley and place them in good adoptive homes. We have many cats and kittens available for adoption. We are located in Beacon, NY and serve the entire Hudson Valley of New York. For years, we have been serving Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Ulster and Rockland Counties, but we invite anyone from anywhere to come and get involved.
The Beacon Community Center
23 W Center Street
We believe that every member of a community is valuable; should have access to a safe place to learn and recreate regardless of his/her age, gender, ethnicity, cultural/religious background, or economic status and; is entitled to experience the highest in quality and integrity in staff and service delivery. The Beacon Community Center has been providing such to the citizens of Beacon since its reorganization in 1984 and prior as the Neighborhood Service Organization. Each year, the youth program reaches over two hundred youth in its comprehensive after school, summer and teen programming. The Beacon Community Center also has enriching programs that serve the middle and senior adult population. We are committed to programming that fosters excellence, inspires creativity, communicates tolerance and building a stronger more cohesive community.
Animal Rescue Foundation
Dutchess County Community Action Partnership
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No. 1493
St. Rocco's Society
26 S. South Chestnut Street
Knights of Columbus
Salvation Army Corps Community Center