Jun 2009
Grand Opening :: Notions and Potions

Sheryl Glickman has opened Notion and Potions, a unique gift shop, at 175 Main Street. The store stocks herbal health & beauty products, motorcycle apparel and accessories.

The grand opening celebration is scheduled for July 4, 2009 from 10am-9pm.

For more information call (845) 765-2410 or visit Notions and Potions online.

Jun 2009
Grand Opening :: QBS Company

Arnai and Glenda Banks have opened a new  office space at 436 Main Street for their accounting and bookkeeping service, QBS Company. For more information visit QBS Company online or call (845) 440-6451.

Jun 2009
Grand Opening :: The Grasshopper

Ana Torres and Mubashir Hussain have opened  The Grasshopper, a shop selling shaved ice and other treats, at 315 Main Street. For more information call (845) 831-0700.

Jun 2009
Still time to register for summer programming

Space is still available at the City of beacon Recreation Department's Memorial Park and Green Street Programs. All weeks June 29 thru August 10. Limited space. Register by Friday June 26.

Info and forms available at City Hall and on the summer programs page.

Jun 2009
Holiday Hours

The Transfer Station will be open Friday, July 3rd and will be closed Saturday, July 4th for the holiday.  They will reopen Tuesday, July 7th

City offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd for the holiday. 

Normal garbage pick-up will NOT be affected! 

Jun 2009
Clearwater and Pete & Toshi Seeger

The resolution for the Clearwater to move to Beacon and a proclamation to Honor Pete and Toshi Seeger will be brought before the city council this Monday June 15th at 7pm in City Hall!

After one year of careful negotiations (and a two week delay) the Clearwater contract is ready for ratification by both the Beacon City Council and the Clearwater organization. The contract is for the Clearwater to locate its headquarters at the White House building in the University Settlement Camp and for the Beacon Harbor to be the home port of the sloop Clearwater! The contract is a significant accomplishment for our city from an environmental and eco-tourism viewpoint. You can help by voicing your support for the Clearwater in Beacon this Monday, June 15, 7:00PM at City Hall.

Read more in Mayor Gold's open letter.

Related documents and more information are posted on the June 15 city council meeting.

Jun 2009
Beacon on TV

Beaconite Annie Walker is a producer for the TV series Toni On! New York, a "travel show for locals" hosted by Toni Senecal. This week Annie, Toni and their crew bring the show to Beacon.

The program will air on Channel 11, WPIX, on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 7:30pm and will re-run on Sunday, June 14 at 9:30am.

Jun 2009
Quadricentennial Celebration

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of both Henry Hudson's historic voyage and exploration of the Hudson River and Samuel de Champlain's discovery of Lake Champlain. The 2009 Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Celebration will commemorate both of these legendary voyages as well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton's maiden steamboat journey up the Hudson.

The highlight is the flotilla of hundreds of boats sailing from New York Harbor on Friday June 5 and arriving in Albany one week later. The flagships are expected to arrive in Beacon on Sunday June 7 at 5pm and depart on Tuesday June 8 at 5pm. There will be educational programs at the waterfront all day Monday and Tuesday.

Many other events are scheduled this year to celebrate the Quadricentennial, including some in the Beacon area. Several galleries and cultural institutions in and around Beacon will be hosting exhibitions and shows that celebrate the historic event and explore its motifs. And Beacon's annual festivals and parades, including Spirit of Beacon Day and the Hat Parade, will be using the Quadricentennial as their central theme this year.


June 6
Hat Parade
2:30 PM - 3:30PM, Main Street in Beacon
This year's theme is the Quadricentennial. Come celebrate 400 years and see some great themed hats and stay for hat contest.

June 7
Welcome the Fleet Festival -
Scenic Hudson
2PM - 7PM, Beacon Point Park (aka Long Dock)
Live music, storytelling, free kayak and bike rentals, volleyball, hula hooping and a community art project. Food and drink from local vendors.
Scenic Hudson Festival Program

Hudson River Days Festivities - Beacon Sloop Club
2PM - 7PM, Beacon Riverfront, Ferry Dock
Live music and refreshments sponsored by the Sloop Club.
River Day Program

June 8-9
Hudson River Days: Educational programs all day on board boats in port
Clearwater, Mystic, Onrust, and Woody Guthrie
Half Moon, Harvey and Cleveland

For more information visit:
Searchable Calendar of Dutchess County Events
Newburgh Beacon Bay Celebration 2009
The NYT Review of Quadricentennial Exhibits
Quadricentennial Fleet Schedule (June 5-13)

Jun 2009
Free use of the transfer station

From May 25th until September 25th, each taxpayer whose taxes are paid in full can dump up to 250 lbs. of trash per tax parcel. Owners should be present & provide valid ID.  If the owner cannot be there or hires a contractor, a permission form must be filled out and signed by the owner and submitted at the time of drop-off. Any questions, please call (845) 831-4390.

Jun 2009
Friendly Paws Park Fees

The town of Fishkill announces the following fees for the Friendly Paws Park located at Doug Philips Park.
Annual User Fees — Effective June 1, 2009

  • Town of Fishkill residents: $25/dog
  • Dutchess County residents: $50/dog
  • New York State residents: $75/dog
  • Out of state residents: $100/dog

Applications and tags are available at the Town of Fishkill Town Clerk's Office (845) 831-7800 x3338.
All dogs must be licensed.