Beacon  Public  Space 

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We are a non-profit community based group dedicated to improving public space.

Beacon Public Space was founded to support public space projects in conjunction with partners.  We seek to promote ideas and projects that improve the public realm in Beacon and beyond.


About the Gingerbread Trail:


BPS has kept the Annual Gingerbread Trail going since 2012.  The Gingerbread Trail began when the Bannerman Castle Trust received a small anonymous grant which helped premiere this event in 2007. The Trust wished to promote a connection between the community and the businesses along Main Street via the Gingerbread Trail.

That mission continues with the support of BPS.


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The Ninth Annual Beacon Gingerbread Trail 2015


Starter gingerbread kits available for purchase for $10.


There will also be a family gingerbread house building party at Cliff St. Studios, 5 Cliff St. 2nd Floor, Beacon, NY 12508, Sunday, November 29th from 11:00am to 1:00pm.




Sunday, December 6:  Completed Gingerbread displays are due by this date.  Drop off at designated business locations during their business hours. 



  1. Choose category: Age 12 & under; Age 13-18; Adult
  1. The names and ages (if under 18) of peole involved in gingerbread creation.
  1. Your email address and telephone number
  2. Name of project/entry

Monday, January 11:  Gingerbread Trail ends.  Artists may pick up their entries at their respective business store fronts during regular business hours.  Participants must make these arrangements with stores.  Gingerbreads left past January 14 may be discarded. 




  1. Finished Gingerbreads must be delivered to designated business location by December 6th.
  2. Must be made of 100% edible goods.  No plastic cups, wooden sticks, candy wrappers, lollypop sticks, etc.  Entry should be at least 75% gingerbread.
  3. Entry must be constructed of gingerbread (no graham crackers, cookies, etc.).
  4. Unwrapped candies may be added to expand onto the design.  No non-edible materials such as lollypop sticks.
  5. Structure could be architectural or not - real or imaginary - (i.e. house, train station, bridge, ship, lighthouse, spaceship).
  6. Entry must have been constructed in 2015.
  7. Judging of entries is to be determined and we reserve the right to not showcase an entry.
  8. The finished entry can be placed on up to a limit of 16x16 inch firm sturdy board such as foam core.  The board should be covered in foil and then the foil will need to be covered with an edible medium such as frosting. The foil serves as a barrier so the board does not deteriorate.
  9. Electrical components are allowed such as interior lighting or motorization but all else must be edible.  All batteries or cords must be provided by the artist.


Questions?  Contact Elizabeth at 347-400-8094 or email


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