News

Apr 2009
Sunday
12
Beacon Waterfront Informational Program

Mayor Steve Gold has announced a special program for the April 20th city council meeting. The purpose of the program is to reacquaint the public and the City Council with the comprehensive plans for the waterfront, provide updates on existing projects, and offer important information about new projects. Read more about this meeting in the calendar.


Apr 2009
Friday
10
Grand Opening :: Bumblebee Art & Music

Celebrate on April 11 from 1pm-5pm. Bumblebee Art & Music, a place where you and the little one in your life can join classes together, has opened at 163 Main Street. For more information visit the  Bumblebee Art & Music website or call (845) 765-2322.


Apr 2009
Friday
10
Grand Opening :: Love Me Too Times

Celebrate on April 11 from 11am-10pm.  Toni Marie Caravello has opened Love Me Too Times, a consignment boutique & gallery, at 442 Main Street. For more information visit the Love Me Too Times website.


Mar 2009
Saturday
28
Big Bambú

From the NYT: A new installation by the artists Mike and Doug Starn is constructed from 2,000 bamboo poles lashed together with some 16 miles of nylon rope. At its highest point it skims the ceiling of the nearly-50-foot factory space (the former home of the Tallix foundry, in Beacon, N.Y., known for fabricating sculptures for artists like Jeff Koons, Frank Stella and Louise Bourgeois).

The first pole was posted last September and will be open to the public in May. Read the full article.


Mar 2009
Friday
27
A City Reborn as a Haven for Art

From the NYT: In the years since Dia:Beacon arrived, Beacon has solidified its reputation as a destination for contemporary art. Read the full article.


Mar 2009
Wednesday
25
M.T.A. Increases Fares and Cuts Services

Grappling with its deficit, the M.T.A. said devastating changes are coming unless the NYS legislature acts soon on a rescue plan. Read more about pending fare hikes and service cuts.


Mar 2009
Tuesday
24
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

March 22 - April 3 (excluding Saturday) A Hudson Quadracentennial event featuring special three-course dinners and lunches at Hudson Valley Restaurants. More information at Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Online.


Mar 2009
Saturday
21
A model for coping with economic crisis

From the NYT: How Beacon retailers reinvented Main Street and how they are coping in the current economic crisis. Read the full article.


Mar 2009
Thursday
19
Homeowner Help

The Obama administration has launched a new website Making Home Affordable to help troubled homeowners find out if they’re eligible for relief under its loan modification or refinancing programs. Other resources: HOPE Hotline (888-995-HOPE) and the Recovery Act Website


Mar 2009
Tuesday
17
Eleanor Thompson Retires

From the Hudson Valley Press: After years of unwavering dedication to the City of Beacon, Councilwoman Thompson has decided to retire from her multiple political and community positions. She plans to relocate to Texas to be near family. She will be missed in Beacon.