Recreation Programs & Events

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

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 $25.00 if the child is currently enrolled in our after school program and $40.00 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: http://www.cityofbeacon.org/Pdf/OneDayReg.pdf

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

Tuesday, 11/7 (Fall Theme)
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Friday, 2/16 (Winter Theme)
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Friday, 5/25 (Spring theme)
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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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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 Elisabeth:sdgbeacon@gmail.com.

Zumba Gold logo

Zumba Gold with Meg Foster

For boomers, seniors & beginners!

Mondays 8:15 am to 9:00 am
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.

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: Please Note: We are taking a break for the Spring and Summer months.
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  - weeplayproject.org

 

Tao Chi movement

Community Tai-Chi

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

Wednesday Classes
Beginners: 7:00-8:30pm (same curriculum as Sunday mornings)
Advanced/Principles: 8:30-10:00pm

Beacon Recreation Center
23 West Center Street
Fee $25

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.

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 lifegurads for the Summer months Beacon Recreation is seeking responsible, nurturing, and enthusiastic counselors from July
10 until August 11, 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.