The new 'Spirit of Beacon, New York is alive and well in the community! On September 25, 2022, the City of Beacon had a parade, live musical performances, and local shops selling delicious treats on Main street. Raindrops kept the crowds cool and the fall air crisp as visitors walked down Main street!
Photo Caption: The Spirit of Beacon Day main stage with artist Tony E performing during the event on Main Street in Beacon, NY. Credit: Nile Clarke of The Goodie Drop
The Spirit of Beacon Day Celebration was organized by local volunteers. The organization says they have been bringing the community together since 1977.
“A day to bring the City together, especially the children and youth....the community should get to know one another better, learn to know what each other likes in conversation, feelings, entertainment, education and food.”
— Parade Founders Mission, 1977
Photo Caption: Photo of Mayor of Beacon Lee Kyriacou with spouse Elizabeth Barrett enjoying a walk after the parade / Beacon Blog team / Kids learning about local firefighters / Scottish Band that performed during the parade / Howland Public Library booth / Family photo with Barney during the festival / and Photos from the Spirit of Beacon Day event on Main Street in Beacon, NY. Credit: Nile Clarke of The Goodie Drop
The festival started out with a parade and then became the ultimate block party taking over Main Street in a delightful way. Booths from dozens of local organizations were set up along the route creating an information superhighway that included giveaways and crafts for kids.
Photo Caption: Cobra Performing Arts Band after playing and marching in the Spirit of Beacon Day parade on Main Street in Beacon, NY. Credit: Nile Clarke of The Goodie Drop
SO MUCH FUN!
The food was also delicious. Local shops were open and patrons could try anything from brick oven pizza to fresh lemonade. There was dessert too! Vincenzo of Vaccaro showed The Goodie Drop how to eat a 'Donnoli' - which is his creation combination.
Photo Caption: Owner and operator Vincenzo Vaccaro of Big Vinny's Pizza & Donnoli taking a bite out of a Donnoli during the Spirit of Beacon Day event on Main Street in Beacon, NY. Credit: Nile Clarke of The Goodie Drop
The Spirit of Beacon is an annual event. Here is the link to the website if you want to visit or be a part of this celebration next year for 2023 - Link - https://www.spiritofbeacon.org/