Recreation Programs & Events

Beacon Hoops

Beacon Hoops Summer Basketball
Ages 6-18
Tryout begin May 29th
Registration Open


After School Program

After School Program

Program sessions will be 10 weeks. Each day of the week will have a different theme.

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Multisport Camp

A multi-sport camp, designed to provide children an opportunity to develop good character, learn valuable life skills, discover new interests, and make new friends.

Program Dates 2018

Week 1: July 9th – July 13th Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Week 2: July 30th – August 3rd Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Camp Coordinators are RMS Phys Ed. Teachers Mr. McPartland & Mr. Mullins

Summer Tennis camp

2018 Summer Tennis Clinic
Classes will be designed to meet the needs of the individual group. Groups will be
determined based on age and experience. Instruction will include everything from
basic strokes and rules for beginners, to match play and strategy for more advanced players. No
experience is necessary.


  • Our instructor is Beacon High School boy’s tennis coach, Dave Ryley.
  • Classes will be held at the courts at Beacon High School and are open to anyone between the ages of 8 and 19.
  • One rainout will be allotted which would lower the number of classes to four. After that, makeup sessions will be scheduled during the next session or when possible, the week after.
  • We encourage early signup but late sign-ups and even walk-ups will be permitted (as long is there is room).
  • Questions can be directed to Mr. Ryley to

Help Wanted

Who: City of Beacon Recreation
What: Hiring Enthusiastic People
When: Ongoing
Where: 23 West Center Street, Beacon, NY
How: Stop by the Recreation Center or download one of the following applications;

After School Employment Application
After School hours of employment are 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday when school is in session. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age & pass a criminal background check. If you have any questions, please call: 845-765-2470.

Summer Staff Application
In addition to lifeguards for the Summer months Beacon Recreation is seeking responsible, nurturing, and enthusiastic counselors in July and August, Monday-Friday, approximately 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Applicants should have experience working with groups of children and a passion for connecting with the great outdoors.
Excellent references are a must.

Citywide Yard Sale 2018

Click here for the list of sales

2018 City-Wide Yard Sale & Sale at the Center!
Saturday, June 9th 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm

Yard Sale- 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.

Children playing in the foam Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground Block Party

The large, foam Imagination Playground blocks encourage unstructured, child-directed free play while allowing children's imaginations to run wild.

Where: Beacon Recreation Center (Gym): 23 West Center Street
When: It's the Friday Block Party! 9:30-11am
Who: Children up to age 4, accompanied by an adult (older siblings welcome with the understanding this is a play time geard towards young children)

Wee Play: Lori Mehrige, Director of Events  -


Winter Swim Lessons with the YMCA

Fun with a splash of confidence

Swimming Lessons at Beacon High School
Brought to you by Beacon Recreation & YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN
Parent & Child - Preschool - Youth - Teen & Adult

Winter : Jan 6,13, Feb 3,10,24 March 3
6 weeks

Spring: March 24, April 7,14,21,28, May 5,12
7 weeks

Regsiter today

Zumba Gold logo

Zumba Gold with Meg Foster

For boomers, seniors & beginners!

Mondays 9:00am
Join us at the Recreation Center

23 West Center Street
$3 per class.

Perfect For Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba®class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. How It Works The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba®choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Benefits Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!
Call Meg 845-656-0530 for more information.

Tao Chi movement

Community Tai-Chi

Sunday Classes
Beginners: 9:00-10:30am
Advanced/Principles: 10:30-noon

Beacon Recreation Center
23 West Center Street

This 8-week course teaches the first eight movements of the Yang family Tai Chi form. The class will cover warm-ups, stretching, silk reeling exercises, and energy work. Instructors Michael Sibilia and Marc Sabin.

Sargent Downing Garden

Sargent Downing Garden is located at the Settlement Camp Park, 724 Wolcott Ave.

This is an all-volunteer run Community Garden and Urban Planting project. Please join us, suggested membership: $25.00 if you would like a small plot to work in this summer. For more info contact volunteer coordinator Sarah

Over 35 Basketball

Over 35 Basketball meets Tuesday nights at the Glenham School 6pm to 9pm. Over 35 Open Gym is intended for residents of the Beacon City School District only that over the age of 35 .

  • Proof of residency is required.
  • Proof of age is required.

Registration form here. Please bring proof of residency and valid ID for registration