Community Activities Tables

Since 2019, our free community activities tables have provided opportunities for creating, learning and play to anyone who stops by. In this STEM- and art-based program, teaching artists are on hand to facilitate themed activities. Our art activities employ natural and recycled materials whenever possible. Activities are open-ended, encouraging a state of creative “flow” as participants become fully immersed in the process of making. Activities tables are a place where visual arts and crafting are often merged seamlessly with a sciencey, inquiry and discovery-based swirl of fun.

Some of our previous themed activities have included:
– Loose parts lab
– An exploration of symmetry through nature
– Cardboard city construction
– Collaborative painting
– Musical instrument exploration
– Sound experiments
– Reflective tape bonanza
– Tabletop art

Some of the locations where our community arts table has appeared include:
– The Beacon and Newburgh Farmers Markets
– Spirit of Beacon Day
– I Am Beacon Back to School Bash
– Beacon Community Barbeque
– The Taproots Festival
– The Strawberry Festival
– Juneteenth Riverfront Festival