Community Programs

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


Photo: Eva Deitch 

Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon on the last Sunday of each month.  Please note that while New York State restrictions due to COVID-19 are in place, admission to the Hudson Valley Free Day is by advanced reservation.  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.

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

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.

Please note that while New York State restrictions due to COVID-19 are in place, we are unable to offer guided tours at this time. For more information about COVID-19–related precautions at Dia, please refer to our visitor guidelines

Dia Beacon provides guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 2 pm. Tours are free with admission. Reservations are not necessary but can be made in person at the admissions desk. 


Join Dia educators on Thursdays at 12 pm for engaging conversations around one artist's practice, gallery, or work at Dia Beacon.

Recreational Meetings

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Stephen Kwok, Recreational Meeting, 2012. © Wei Hsinyen

A series of online experiential workshops designed to utilize virtual engagement platforms as a tool for embodied experience and creative agency, Recreational Meetings are opportunities to connect and create in a collectively activated digital space.
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