City of Beacon’s 2020 Tree Lighting Goes Virtual


Press Release:

City of Beacon’s 2020 Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

On behalf of our community, the Traditional Tree Lighting Committee volunteers, and the City of Beacon Recreation Department, we want to invite you to the 2020 virtual tree lighting. Most years we have an annual lighting at Pohill Park but this year’s event cannot be held in a traditional sense.

Join us starting Saturday November 28th at 5:00pm for the release of our virtual lighting video. Let’s kick of the holidays with;

• A visit from Santa

• Performances by Joe Schuka, Stephen Gara, Yanarella Dancers, Nicole Tori, Dick Murphy and Mary Kerr, Cub Scout Pack 3001, Girl Scout Troops 10293 and 10459, Beacon School of Rock and the Beacon Music Factory.

• The virtual tree lighting

We are very excited about the gift raffle and Santa delivery, with the support of the City of Beacon Fire Department. Thank you to the following for their generous Free Raffle donations:

Scarborough Fare

Beacon d’Lites, Inc

Roxanne Meyers

Hudson Beach Glass

Rosemary Merhige

Beacon Bagel Shoppe

Marshmallow Company

Yankee Clipper

The Chocolate Studio

Village Jerk

Raven Rose

Utensil

Leo’s Italian Restaurant

Key Food

Baja 328

Bath and Bubble

Snookie Shop

Chris Bopp Accounting Services

We have done our best to keep the magic of the holidays alive with our virtual lighting event and raffle. Be Safe, Be kind, Be Responsible and Happy Holidays!

Link to the Virtual Lighting Page- https://www.cityofbeacon.org/index.php/departments/parks-recreation/programs-events/

Airs on Channel 22 starting Saturday November 28

About the City of Beacon:

Beacon, New York is located on the eastern shore of the Hudson River 60 miles north of New York City, with a population of 15,000. Originally a Native American settlement, the area was purchased from the Wappinger Tribe in 1683 and settled by Dutch and other Europeans, leading to the riverfront community of Fishkill Landing on the Hudson, and the mill community of Matteawan on Fishkill Creek. The two communities were incorporated together as the City of Beacon in 1913, named for the Revolutionary War signal fires on Mount Beacon. Beacon thrived as a 19th and 20th Century factory city, but as factories closed after WWII and the local economy declined, the city went through a period of hard times. Today, Beacon has successfully reinvented itself as a 21st Century river community centered around tourism, the arts and access to the scenic Hudson River heritage area. A diverse and thriving small city, it is now home to DIA:Beacon (one of the largest exhibition spaces in the country for modern and contemporary art), a network of Hudson River parks connecting to Fishkill Creek and Mount Beacon trails, and a vibrant historic Main Street of art galleries, shops, cultural venues and restaurants.

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