Recreation Programs & Events

Fun Days at the Rec Center

Looking for something for your kids to do on a day when they’re out of school and it’s not a national holiday? Join us for a Fun Day at the Rec Center!

The City of Beacon Rec Department offers a full day of seasonally themed activities for all children ages 5 to 10. This program is held at the Rec Center located at 23 West Center Street, rain or shine! Join us for a day of fun, games and projects that focus on the season. Program dates are:

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (Fall Theme)
  • Friday, February 16, 2018 (Winter Theme)
  • Friday, May 25, 2018 (Spring theme)

The program has drop off and pick up times similar to a regular school day:

  • Drop Off – between 8:30 and 9:00 am
  • Pick Up - between 3:00 and 3:15 pm
  • From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm? FUN!

For those of you who have participated in our programs, your children will see familiar faces among the staff! Staff from our after school programs and Camp @ the Camp programs are will be there.

  • The cost for the day is $30.00 if the child is currently enrolled in our after school program and $50.00 for all others. All children ages 5 to 10 are welcome.
  • Children must bring their own lunch. Snack will be provided.
  • Registration and waiver must be signed the day of program.

The form can be found online here:

The program is limited in size. To save a spot for your child, please RSVP.

Tuesday, 11/7 (Fall Theme)

Friday, 2/16 (Winter Theme)

Friday, 5/25 (Spring theme)

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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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.

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

Learn to Ski and Board

Thunder Ridge has partnered with Beacon Recreation to offer Beacon residents six deeply discounted ski or snowboard classes. Lessons are for skiers and snowboarders, ages 6 to 600, first grade and up. Pricing includes all six classes! To take advantage of this program you MUST register through the Recreation Department by contacting Nate Smith at or calling 845-765-2470.

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