BEAHIVE is a community. Communities thrive when they work together, play together, share ideas, and — well — commune.

We view work holistically. We aim to inspire people socially and emotionally, outside of work, which makes them more creative and happier in their work.

Below are just a few things we’ll do to inspire, educate and bond members — and ultimately, engage with the larger community. Currently scheduled events are shown on our events page.

Have suggestions? Please let us know.

Want to use the space for your own event, workshop or group meeting? Details here.

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Our ambassadors are a friendly presence at our hives, basically exchanging their help for membership, resources and meaningful connections. We’re always open to bringing on new folks if they’re the right fit.

Community Projects

Fundraisers, space hosting, planning, technical and creative support for community-based events and initiatives. A handful of programs we’ve produced and/or hosted over the years (as of September 2018):


Re>Think Local

A nonprofit collaborative founded in 2012 Re>Think addressed economic, environmental, cultural and social issues through education, tools and resources, policy, influence and community-building.

(We were founding partners — Beahive founder Scott Tillitt was a co-founder and board chair.)

TEDxLongDock - photo by Dan Fiege


Day-long, sold-out official TED event with 20+ speakers and performers exploring the intersection of the creative economy and entrepreneurship and their impact on community vibrancy and economic development in the Hudson Valley. Held June 7, 2013, at Beacon Institute’s Center for Environmental Innovation & Education. (See videos.)

Main Street Summit

Our inaugural summit on Sept. 26, 2017 convened business owners and managers and city leaders to address some of the issues we confront in Beacon — as a community and in our businesses.

Presented with A Little Beacon Blog, we drew a capacity crowd.

Civic Kingston NY

We convened a small group of respected civic leaders, politicians and journalists to help consciously create a vibrant community in Kingston. Our first public event was held July 14, 2011: “CIVIC KINGSTON NY: A Forum for Engagement” focused on turning vision into action.

Hivemind Sounding Board

Take advantage of collective intelligence (“hive mind”) and an inspiring meeting place to brainstorm and work towards creative solutions to problems. Think of it as a mash-up of an ad hoc advisory board and group therapy for your work.


personal and professional development / branding / financial matters

Social + Cultural Events (OPEN HIVE)

film screenings / game nights / parties / live music + performing arts


For artists we provide: free space, a reception, publicity, exposure in a unique setting, and affiliation with a progressive organization with a growing following.