Beacon, NY Day Trip

East Main Street

Attraction | East Main Street and Tioronda Avenue, Beacon, New York

Photo by Andy Rementer

East Main Street

From the day trip trip Detour from Dia:Beacon to Main Street

Don't be put off by the derelict feel of middle Main Street. It's worth walking to the end–a 15-minute stroll from the historic district–to reach East Main Street. Here, several blocks are dominated by restored Victorian and industrial buildings, many of them home to cultural institutions, smart cafés, and antique shops. Look for the sublime Howland Cultural Center (477 Main Street), which hosts regular exhibits inside; Dickinson's Antiques (440 Main Street), marked by a vintage Texaco sign; and Open Space (pictured; 510 Main Street), a cutting-edge gallery run by Daniel Weise, a former New York street artist. You can't miss the fabulous Electric Windows project across the street, either: International street artists converge on Beacon once a year to create colorful installations in the windows of an otherwise derelict 19th-century blanket factory.


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