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TODAY’S DAILY INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE ~ Rita Levi-Montalcini

Italian neurologist and Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini is known for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of neuroscience, including the discovery of the nerve growth factor (NGF), which plays a critical role in the growth and survival of nerve cells. With this quote she encourages individuals to face challenging situations without fear, as these moments can lead to positive outcomes and ultimately shape us into better, more well-rounded human beings.

JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER TO BHA RESIDENTS


ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF THE BEACON HOUSING AUTHORITY

This is a reminder for all residents to be mindful of the City of Beacon Noise Ordinance (Noise-eCode360) which is in effect daily from 9pm through 7am.

All residents at BHA are being asked to use common sense and adhere to this ordinance. If you are experiencing a situation where a neighbor is making loud or excessive noises during the curfew hours you have the right to contact the Beacon Police and register a complaint. It is strongly encouraged to contact the Police as the incident is happening, calling police after the fact is not a helpful solution.

BHA encourages all residents to exercise respect in creating a safe a peaceful environment. This includes adhering to the Family Obligations issued to each resident at the time they signed their lease.

Thank you,

BHA Management

FAREGROUND HAS A HOUSE WARMING ON SATURDAY

Dutchess County OFA Picnic Postponement (Wednesday, June 28)

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Dutchess County OFA Picnic Postponement (Wednesday, June 28)

Dutchess County, New York sent this bulletin at 06/26/2023 03:20 PM EDT

Due to the threat of sustained severe weather and heavy rain through Wednesday, June 28th, on top of recent rain that has already fallen, the Office for the Aging Summer Picnic for Town of Poughkeepsie seniors at Bowdoin Park has been postponed to Friday, June 30th.

All guest reservations for the picnic remain in effect. If you have questions, please call OFA during business hours at 845-486-2555 or email ofa@dutchessny.gov.

The updated OFA picnic schedule, with Google Maps links to each venue, is available at www.dutchessny.gov/OFApicnics.

ALL THE BEST SUMMER WEEKENDS IN THE AREA

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We have the glorious summer weekends waiting for you!
   
There are so many ways to have a fabulous weekend at Opus 40 this year!  

* Perambulate around our remarkable sculpture park, centered on the recently restored masterpiece 6.5 acre bluestone sculpture created by Harvey Fite;
* Walk our newly restored trails alongside quarry pools and forest greenery;
* Sign up for a guided tour with one of our expert guides;
* Have a meadow picnic on a warm summer afternoon;
* Check out original art in our gallery and on our trails; and/or
* Sign up for a yoga or qigong class or one of our nature walks.  

And if you want live performance…well, we have that covered too. Whatever you love to do, we have something remarkable happening for you!  
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Become a Member this Year!  

The generous support of our contributors has allowed Opus 40 to do remarkable things in recent years — from restoring our masterwork sculpture, to acquiring Fite House, to caretaking our 63 acres of trails, forest and gorgeous hiking trails.  

With your support, we will continue to shine for our communities, offering everyone a spectacular cultural and natural resource.  

Our Members and supporters have free entry for visits and discounts to our events all year long! Join before July 4 and a micro-batch popsicle or glass of crisp wine awaits you on your next visit.  

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This Summer’s Best Events  

As spring slips into summer, spectacular sounds can be sought out at several sensational seasonal showcases specially suited to spoil your senses both scenically and sonically. Opus 40 is one such venue, with a magnificent 6.5-acre in-earth bluestone sculpture and sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains”Nippertown, June 2023  

Check out upcoming performance and events at one of the region’s most gorgeous sites! A few highlights are:
* Into the Light: Set an Intention for Summer 2023 with solstice rituals, meditation, music, poetry & star-gazing on the meadow;
* Live performance including Dahlia Dumont and The Blue Dahlia, Jazz In The Valley with TransArt, Clare & the Reasons with an Après Bastille Day Celebration, and so so so SO much more;
* Fabulous art openings for work from the amazing Dana Matthews on our trails and Sita Gomez in our gallery; *Community Thursdays are sliding scale, come-one-come-all happenings with Mushroom Cocktail Walks, Story Slams and more; and
* All kinds of amazing nature walks on our trails!  

At all events you can count on delic. local food vendors and Stockade Tavern’s Vintage Barcart.  

2023 Season Events  
 

   

Mini-Festivals Galore!

This year we are have added both depth and breadth to our performance season! Nowhere is this more clear than in an all-new series of mini-festivals. Join us for immersive celebrations, spread over one extra-long day or several days. Our mini-fests include extraordinary performances, workshops, outdoor picnics, and activities!  

July 22nd: Euphonia! leads the way! Euphonia is an all-new, all-ages mini-festival of brass band beauty that aims to delight the senses through multi-sensory experiential art, highly danceable brass music, art workshops, and more! Featuring the fiery Balkan brass and funk grooves of NYC based Slavic Soul Party, children’s street parade band Bloco from da Block, multi-dimensional community ensemble the Honk Family Band and POOK (Percussion Orchestra of Kingston), as well as art, food and beverage vendors. Kids and adults alike will delight in Euphonia!  

Later this summer, we will offer a Family Cirkus Weekend (August 24—26) with circus art in the gallery, circus skills workshops, and two evenings of live circus, including a spectacular illuminated evening performance. Then Rock, Paper Scissors (September 1—2) will bring some of the area’s most acclaimed puppeteers plus special guests Agua Sol Y Sereno from Puerto Rico to Opus 40 for two days of creation and performance.  

Festival! Fiesta! Fete! Join us for three ultra-immersive experiences.  

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July 4th Picnic at Opus 40

This July 4, we are offering a few people the opportunity to have a small picnic at Opus 40 and enjoy our space without the crowds. With the site largely free, you will be able to picnic and watch the sun set in all its summer glory, without distraction.  

We provide tables, (non-alcoholic) drinks, snacks, desert and the most gorgeous spot in the area for a unique private visit. You bring the picnic!  

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Opus 40, Inc | 356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties, NY 12477

A MESSAGE FROM NYS GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL

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I remember walking through a park in Brooklyn when the overturning of Roe v. Wade was first announced. I held weeping young women in my arms who were so distraught, knowing that we lost a fundamental right that our grandmothers had fought for, that our mothers had fought for, and that we assumed would always be there for us and our children. 

The nation’s highest court chose to send us back decades, and in turn, endangered the lives of millions of Americans. But in New York, we refused to go backwards. 

When the Dobbs decision first leaked in May, I challenged my team to stand up and fight back right away.

What immediate actions could New York take to fight back against this decision?  

I pushed my team to be bold and to think big — and we did.  

We allocated $35 million to abortion providers.  

We mandated that insurance companies doing business in New York cover abortion.  

We passed six new laws protecting both abortion providers and patients.   

We did it all before the Dobbs decision officially came down. And we didn’t stop there.  

When the Supreme Court ruling came down, we knew women across the country would be looking to us. We knew that they would come to New York in search of a safe harbor to protect their rights.   

In our budget, we passed a comprehensive reproductive health package to protect the data and information of anyone seeking an abortion here in New York, to increase access to birth control, to require that every SUNY and CUNY campus provide access to medication abortion, and to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for reproductive health services, supporting providers like Planned Parenthood centers across the state.  

Just this week, I was proud to sign a new Shield Law to expand protections for New York providers who prescribe and send abortion pills to patients in states where abortion has been outlawed.  

The day Roe was overturned I said: New York is going to be here for women in these other states. 

The Statue of Liberty that stands tall in our harbor means something. It means we have a special responsibility to stand up for freedom and for fundamental human rights. Not just here, but across the nation.    

We will continue to stand up for women who are being oppressed. For women whose rights are being trampled. For women whose lives are being put in danger.  

As New Yorkers, that’s who we are — and that’s a fight from which we will never back down.  

Ever Upward,  

Gov. Kathy Hochul
Executive Chamber of Gov. Kathy Hochul
New York State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224, United States

ACTIVITES FOR ADULTS … SEE INFORMATION BELOW

            
DUTCHESS COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING

EXERCISE CLASS


The Dutchess County Senior Exercise Program offers workout sessions for senior citizens in an effort to regain balance as well as bone density.
through strength training, even seniors can shape their body and lose unwanted inches. Classes are conducted in a circle of about 15 to 20 people, using a chair for support and free weights. These weights can be used for both legs and arms. Programs have been set up in different communities in Dutchess County and are accessible to over 800 seniors. In attending these classes, seniors will not only build personal strength, but also learn nutritional and safety information that will help in their daily lives.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 845-486-2555
CLASSES HELD ON TUESDAY & THURSDAY
10AM


BEACON RECREATION
23 WEST CENTER ST GYM

 
CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION TO REGISTER  
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE    

All participants must fill out and sign the Senior Exercise Program Application (.pdf), which includes a Doctor’s Consent Form and Demographic Statistical Sheet, and mail all completed forms to Office For The Aging, 114 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601,  or fax to 845-486-2599 before starting classes. A suggested donation for this program is $25 per year and can be mailed in with your application. Checks should be made out to DCOFA Senior Exercise Program. We will call you upon receipt of these forms and make every effort to place you in your preferred class.    


Clases de ESL de Dutchess BOCES todos los niveles en
Beacon Recreation
 
Dutchess BOCES Classes At Beacon Recreation
ESL All Levels

     

LUNES MIERCOLES VIERNES 9AM-12PM
MARTES JUEVES 5:30PM-8:30PM

 23 WEST CENTER ST BEACON NY 12508
   
MONDAY WEDNESDAY FRIDAY 9AM-12PM
TUESDAY THURSDAY 5:30PM-8:30PM

 23 WEST CENTER ST BEACON NY 12508
 
HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA VISITAR EL SITIO WEB DE DUTCHESS BOCES  


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CLASS SCHEDULE

NEW: Mondays and Fridays 10:00am – 11:30am • beginners
Sundays: 10:30am – noon • all levels
$50 for each 4-class session • Drop-in classes $20
 
Instructor, Marc Sabin, has taught Tai Chi since 1992
For more information: 212.960.3238                                                                             

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MARC SABIN’S WEBSITE  
CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM  
CLICK HERE TO EMAIL MARC    


EVERY SATURDAY
AT BEACON RECREATION
23 WEST CENTER ST BEACON NY 12508

   



       
CLICK HERE TO EMAIL CHIEF GARY VAN VOORHIS DIRECTLY  
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CITY OF BEACON RECREATION PROVIDES ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH – SEE INFORMATION BELOW

CITY OF BEACON RECREATION DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER
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 LAND TO LEARN: 

TIME IN THE GARDEN! 

 
TUESDAYS 10:30-11:30

JULY 18 – AUGUST 22, 2023

AT THE GARDEN AT SOUTH AVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
60 SOUTH AVE. BEACON NY

AGES 4-11 & THEIR CAREGIVER (adult must be present)

FREE PROGRAM



garden explorations
story-time
cooking with food harvested from the garden







***PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED***
***WEATHER DEPENDENT***
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
BEGINNER SKATEBOARDING WITH:
ANDREW SINGH AT RAMPS @ MEMORIAL PARK BEACON

SUMMER SKATE CLINIC

JULY 31 – AUGUST 4
AGES 6-12
6PM – 7PM

$100 RESIDENTS
$120 NON- RESIDENTS
 

 
***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN SKATEBOARD & SAFETY GEAR***



 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
CLICK HERE TO EMAIL ANDREW ABOUT LESSONS OR CLINIC

BEACON RESIDENT SEASON PASSES 

& SWIM TIME FOR JULY

AVAILABLE NOW!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JULY SWIM TIME!
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE RESIDENT SEASON PASS

THE LINEUP! 

The Muppet Movie • South Ave Park • Thursday July 6

Star Wars: A New Hope • Memorial Park • Thursday July 13

The Sandlot • Green Street • Thursday July 20

The Princess Bride • Pete and Toshi • Thursday July 27



THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED! 

Sunsets in July are going to be around 8:30pm
so showtime will most likely be around 9pm
More info as we get closer
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ADDITIONAL ROOKIES TEAMS ADDED 


ALL PRIOR WAITLISTED ROOKIES

HAVE BEEN MOVED

TO ACTIVE REGISTRATION



***ALL DIVISIONS ARE NOW CLOSED***
CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW BEACON HOOPS ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES ALL SEASON LONG!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF BHA … JUST ANOTHER REMINDER

There are to be no gas powered or lithium iron battery powered bicycles inside any of the BHA Properties. If you or your guest possess either of the above bicycles please be aware that these bikes can not come into any of the BHA apartments. They must be chained up outside !

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

BHA Management

ATTENTION CHILDREN OF BHA … FREE SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 14 – 18