Community Programs

Community engagement opportunities at Dia aim to cultivate space for critical dialogue, diverse perspectives, and multidirectional learning.

A neon work leans vertically in a corner and casts a pink and purple glow across the wall and a woman's face who stands nearby.

Photo: Eva Deitch 

Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. To reserve timed tickets, email or call 845 231 0811. 

The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester.

City of Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley communities of Chelsea, Fishkill, and Glenham) receive free admission to Dia Beacon every day.

Please present identification and proof of residence at the admissions desk.

Hudson Valley Free Days are made possible by Kiki McMillan, Charlie Pohlad, and the Pohlad family.

Dia Beacon provides public tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm and 1:30 pm. Tours are free with admission.

Guided Walk-through

A guided, 20-minute walk-through of Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West (1967/2002) is given at 9:30 am before the museum opens on all days of operation. Please note that tours are limited to a maximum of 6 guests. Guests under 18 years of age are not allowed. Photography during the walk-through is not permitted.

Reservations are required to attend the walkthrough and to visit the museum.  Please call 845-231-0811 or e-mail for further information and to make a reservation.


Photo: Don Stahl
Photo: Don Stahl

Activations is a series of interdisciplinary workshops designed by artists in response to civic spaces in New York City. Each activation invites participants to encounter a readymade site through the lens of an artistic practice, reimagining them as spaces of creative possibility. 

Upcoming Activations take place at the Chelsea Recreation Center. Events are free and all are welcome. Please see the calendar for program dates, event details, visitor guidelines, and other information about reservations.

Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street
New York, New York

Chelsea Recreation Center is a NYC Department of Parks & Recreation accessible facility. 


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