PROGRAMS + PROJECTS
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.
Smart people are looking for a positive alternative to the prevailing Wall Street-driven economic system. Re>Think Local is that alternative.
Re>Think is co-creating a better Hudson Valley: vibrant, sustainable, locally rooted and human scale with equal concern for people, planet and profit. Founded in 2012 Re>Think addresses economic, environmental, cultural and social issues through education, tools and resources, policy, influence and community-building.
(We’re founding partners of this nonprofit — BEAHIVE founder Scott Tillitt is a co-founder.)
The inaugural TEDxLongDock on June 7, 2013 explored the impact of arts, culture, the creative class and entrepreneurship in the Hudson Valley.
It gathered great minds from the Hudson Valley and beyond — 22 hand-picked speakers and performers and 100+ attendees — to inspire our thinking, channel our ambition, and help unleash the potential of our bold new creativity. (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.
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):
- Beacon Zoning Forums
- Project Drawdown Learn: Approaches to Climate Change
- (Re)Fund Planned Parenthood
- Grannies Respond: Witness from the Texas Border
- Unity in the Community: Meet, Greet and Take Action
- Green Beacon Coalition
- Beacon SURJ / Showing Up for Racial Justice
- Re>Think Social Enterprise for Community Impact: A Town Hall
- Food + Social Enterprise Panel
- Financing for Healthy Communities and Social Enterprises
- The Beacon Theatre: Questions, Answers, Actions? (community forum on development and gentrification)
- Beacon Prison Reclamation Project: Public Forum
- Obamacare Enrollment: Health Care For All New York
- Systemic Change: An Evening with Gijs Spoor
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.
Solopreneurs 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
OPEN HIVE / Art
For artists we provide: free space, a reception, publicity, exposure in a unique setting, and affiliation with a progressive organization with a growing following.