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Events: Beacon and Fishkill 

Chrystie House Tour
May 9. Tour this historic Federal-style home (now a B&B), which was built in 1821 for wealthy New York banker Albert Chrystie (a relative of Founding Father William Few Jr.) and moved to landscape architect Henry Winthrop Sargent’s estate in 1927.

Forest Walk with Paul Blaszak

May 12. Sponsored by the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries’ Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, this walk led by forester Paul Blaszak focuses on tree identification and a discussion of the human impact on historic Denning’s Point.

Fishkill Craft Fair
June 3. Now in its 19th year, this popular celebration of local artisans is organized by the Fishkill Business Association. This time around, the FBA is hosting the Hudson Valley Etsy Team, and the event will run rain or shine.

Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival
June 10. Sample the revered shortcake and other delicacies made from local strawberries, peruse the farmers market, take a ride on the sailing vessel the Woody Guthrie, and enjoy live music by event co-founder Pete Seeger and others.

Beacon Riverfest
June 30. A three-years-young event presenting music from six bands across two stages, a kids tent, and food and crafts galore in the city’s Riverfront Park. 2012’s lineup boasts Brooklyn Qawwali Party, Bing Ji Ling, the Figgs, the M Shanghai String Band, and more.

Beacons of Music

Through August 26. Another arts-oriented happening, this exhibit trumpets the celebrated musicians who live and perform in Beacon via striking, giant black-and-white portraits by photographer Rob Penner displayed on the walls of the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls.

Second Saturday Beacon
Ongoing. Part of the Art Along the Hudson series that takes place in several area towns, this citywide soiree has Beacon galleries and shops staying open late for artist openings and receptions, music, and special events.
  • Events happening throughout the year in Beacon and Fishkill.


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