Recreation Programs & Events

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.

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

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.

Friday Block Party is ON! 9:30-11:00am
Where: Beacon Recreation Center
23 West Center Street, Beacon
(Park in parking lot. Enter through side door down walkway)
What: block play with Imagination Playground blocks
Kids ages 0-5 and their grown-ups
$1 suggested donation

Wee Play: Lori Mehrige, Director of Events  -


Ski and Board with Thunder Ridge

Learn to Ski or Snowboard at Thunder Ridge with Beacon Rec - 2019

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.

Class dates and times
Mondays 5:30 to 7:00 pm (January 7 to February 11)
Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:00 pm (January 8 to February 12)
Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:00 pm (January 3 to February 6)
Thursdays 5:30 to 7:00 pm (January 3 to February 7)
Fridays 5:00 to 6:30 (January 4 to February 8)
Fridays 6:30 to 8:00 (January 4 to February 8)
Saturdays 3:30 to 5:00 (January 5 to February 9)
Saturdays 5:30 to 7:00 (January 5 to February 9)
Sundays 3:30 to 5:00 (January 6 to February 10)

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.

Tai Chi movement

Community Tai-Chi

Beacon Community Tai-Chi

Intro to Tai Chi:
Sunday Mornings 9:00am to 10:30am
Wednesday Evenings 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Intermediate and Push Hands:
Sunday Mornings 10:30am to 12:00pm
Wednesday Evenings from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

Come enjoy the balance and harmony of this beautiful movement art with a growing community.

Tai Chi has a longevity mission to promote health, recover health, and maintain health. Learning Tai Chi is a fascinating exploration that provides many mental/emotional benefits as well as physical fitness. People with health challenges from MS to Parkinson’s, from arthritis to depression feel the calming benefits from their very first session. The gentle, low-impact choreography lends itself to numerous health benefits. Tai Chi emphasizes optimal alignment and relaxation. Its exercises are graceful; moreover, they improve strength, flexibility and endurance. Learn how to be comfortable in your body.

Tai Chi Ch’uan has many cherished facets. In the Beginners class students are guided through a sequence of warm-ups, movements, and postures that can be practiced by anyone, at any age, anywhere you have a little room. Tai Chi offers even more when you tap into its inner dimensions. In the 8-10pm class practitioners are invited to explore Tai Chi’s intriguing applications and principles. Be empowered to gain better balance, to respond mindfully, and to remain fully present—even in stressful situations. Give yourself the gift of equilibrium. Visit a free trial class.

Marc Sabin has been studying and teaching Tai Chi for over 25 years. Classes are sponsored by the Beacon Recreation Department. Location: 23 West Center Street. Plenty of free parking. For more information, 212.960.3238.

Hoop Dance Class

Beginner/ Intermediate Hoop Dance Class 

Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm at Beacon Rec Center 

$15 suggested donation
No need to pre-register. Just show up!
Hoops are provided. Bring water. 

Feel empowered and comfortable in your skin! Join us for hoop class at The Beacon Rec! Hoop dance is an amazing form of expression, plus a great workout, and is suitable for all ages and body types. These classes offer accessible circus style tricks, transitions and hoop choreography designed to facilitate flow. This class is great for all levels, even newbies! If you’re a pro hooper, please use this offering to be in community with your fellow hoopers! Contact Instructor Heather Davies at with any questions. 

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

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

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

Beacon Hoops

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