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Beacon has been growing in favor and in flavor for a few years now and is gaining recognition as one of the Hudson Valley's gems come back to life. The town has it all, a rich in history and small town Americana charm. Beacon, with an abundance of Victorian architecture, collectible shops, emerging art galleries, museums and fine dining has something for everyone. Beacon sits on the Metro North commuter line offering visitors and residents an easy in and out of NYC.

Overlooking the Hudson river with the Beacon Newburgh Bridge in the background. There are many beautiful public green spaces to spend a lazy afternoon in Beacon. The city is also revitalizing the greenways along the banks of the Hudson complete with bike paths.


Beacon NY once known primarily for its hilltop casino, fine wool hats, biscuit wrappers, civil war guns and red bricks comes into a renaissance with a world class art museum, galleries and small town charm.
The 100 year old Incline Railway trail goes up Mt. Beacon. Takes about an hour to make it to the top. Visit their web site: The Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society
Approaching the trail that winds up to the top where spectacular views of the Hudson Valley can be seen. >view
The Beacon Metro North Train Station is recently landscaped and ready for visitors.

The waterfall of Fishkill Creek goes right through downtown Beacon along East Main Street.

Glass on display at Hudson Beach Glass is for sale.

Beacon has many Victorian Ladies

Healthy living comes to Beacon

Waterfront Park
A scenic 10 min drive to Cold Spring
Beacon is consistently becoming known as an antiquers hunting ground with so many great shops in town, from museum quality collectibles to kitschy finds.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

“Our 2015 season is a celebration of the power of storytelling. Next to eating, and sleeping, and love, one of our deepest human needs is for stories,” says Artistic Director Davis McCallum. Now in his sophomore season with the company, McCallum makes his directorial debut with the Shakespearean romance/comedy, A Winter’s Tale. Five actors portray 20 different characters in a modernized version of the ever-popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The wily Scheherezade spins never-ending tales to save herself from her murderous husband, the king, in The Arabian Nights, an adaptation of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night written by playwright/director Mary Zimmerman and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. Five performances of An Iliad — a contemporary reworking of Homer’s epic poem about the Trojan War — are also on tap; this Obie Award-winning one-man show features veteran HVSF actor Kurt Rhoads.

Family-friendly Shakespeare. In August, fledgling actors in the HVSF Conservatory Company present four performances of the playwright’s The Tempest, giving the production a circus-like treatment that’s just the ticket for young theatergoers.

Details: 845-265-9575; www.hvshakespeare.org

Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Take a HIKE!

Join us for some unforgettable outdoor experiences during the Land Trust's Take-A-Hike! season. Led by experienced volunteers who share their knowledge of local treasures, this year's program features old favorites and some fun, new kid-friendly treks, informative rambles and exhilarating adventures. There is no cost to join us on a hike. For more information, contact us at 845-424-3358 or www.hhlt.org

For more info visit our Take a Hike! page.

Hudson Highlands Land Trust
1180 Route 9D
PO Box 226
Garrison, NY  10524


Wednesday's 6pm-9pm
Park entrance fee of $4 to all vehicles.
1996 and newer cars and trucks will be charged an additional $5 to get onto the show field.

Check this website for up to date weather cancellations.
Final cruise the 1st Wednesday in September.
End of season Charity Show on the 2nd Wed of September.

Season membership passes are available from our club for $40 which will exempt member from the Park fee.

With over 600 hundred vendors from more than eight states there is always something new and exciting at the Stormville Flea Market. Shoppers come to the Stormville Flea Market and discover everything from antiques and collectibles; arts and crafts to new merchandise. Shoppers return to us year after year with some travelling over a hundred miles, often by the busload, to pursue the hunt for bargains.

Plays, musicals and concerts. River Tours. Hiking along Trails, Scaling the Hills, Bird Watching Groups. Local Day Trips. River Town Celebrations, Events for all ages.

Cold Spring Antiques Show and

     Cold Spring River Festival

     has been discontinued....

Putnam Arts Council
Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY 10541
Office: Tue-Fri: 9:30-3:30 and by appt.


The Garrison Art Center

Garrison Art Center

The Garrison Writers Group @ Garrison Arts Center, meeting from 5 pm to 7 pm. They meet every 2nd Sunday of the month.


for info or call 845-737-0640.


Special Guided House & Landscape Tours

A great venue for a wide range of productions including A List music stars and travelling Broadway shows.

Click Here for Ticket Info

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is a non-profit arts organization which offers performances and classes throughout the year. Performing and teaching artists are of local, national and international talent.  The CENTER was founded in 1987, born of the needs of the Rhinebeck Theatre Society, a community theater group which needed a permanent site in which to rehearse and perform.

See our Complete schedule:

There is plenty to see and do including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, and live entertainment and shows including The World Famous Fearless Flores Thrill Show (as seen on America's Got Talent), Lance Gifford’s Magic & Illusion Show, Monkeys Riding Dogs, a full petting zoo and much more!
Mayor's Office:
Tel: (845) 838-5010
Randy Casale, Mayor

Office of the Mayor
1 Municipal Plaza
Beacon, NY 12508

Police Dept:
Douglas Solomon
Chief of Police

Tel: (845) 831-4111

Detective Division - (845) 838-5058
Juvenile Division - (845) 838-5064

City Clerk:
Iola C. Taylor
Tel: (845) 838-5003



Beacon Loop Bus

County Bus Schedule

Metro North RR

Hudson River Ferry

Beacon Welcome Center

Tel: 845-592-4145

City Administrator:
1 Municipal Plaza
Beacon, NY 12508
Anthony Ruggiero

Tel: (845) 838-5009

Fire Dept:
Fire Chief: (845) 765-0899
13 South Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Beacon Volunteer Firefighters

Beacon Chamber of Commerce

1146 Wolcott Ave
Beacon, NY 12508
Tel: (845)-592-4145

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