Beacon, NY is located along the Hudson River. A one-time manufacturing city, it is now a mecca for artists, musicians, historians, and visitors just looking for a day away from the city. Beacon has boomed in the past 10 years and beckons visitors and residents to ramble through the village and relax with friends. Part of the charm is that it is a walkable center that winds from the Hudson River and the Metro North train station through the town shops and galleries.
Beacon is a short 10 minutes drive from Fishkill, NY or Newburgh, NY for shopping and errands. There you will find everything that you need, including Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Marshall's, Kohl's, Panera, Five Guys, Starbuck's, Michael's, Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, CVS, movie theaters, ice rinks, fitness facilities, and grocery stores. You will also find within or bordering Beacon many attractions such as the Renegades (a minor league baseball park), The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel, and Mount Beacon, which graces the NY State seal.
Beacon has become a hub of cultural and entertainment opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Come visit Beacon and enjoy the energy, galleries, unique shops and outdoor fun.
Here are some links to explore.
offers information about gallery openings, special events, "Second Saturdays," and more.
presents Dia Art Foundation’s collection from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs.
this runs from June until August, and every year they select new plays. They perform at the beautiful, historic Boscobel estate, with sweeping views of the Hudson River and West Point.
a 1930's Art Deco Theater that features live perfomances by 4th Wall Productions. In addition to theater productions, the Beacon Theater offers comedy, concerts, art, performing arts classes, and children's programming.
an exquisite dining experience, surrounded by the beauty of Beacon Falls.
hear live music and enjoy great food at this venue that attracts world-class musicians.
links to area parks, museums, and groups dedicated to protecting the beauty of the Hudson.
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