The mission of Bedford Hills LIVE, a 501c3 non-profit, is to strengthen the Bedford Hills community through an organized collaboration comprised of residents, civic groups and local business owners, working in conjunction with the municipal government. Our organization is united in our efforts to make Bedford Hills a vital and dynamic place to live, work and raise a family.
Not so long ago, a group of passionate Bedford Hills residents and business owners took a hard look at our hamlet and saw many opportunities for improvement - not only from an aesthetic sense, but from a functional and commercial perspective as well. The group met regularly to talk about how they might contribute towards improving the vitality of the hamlet and from these early discussions, the Bedford Hills LIVE community group was born.
Your support and contribution will enble us to meet our goals and continue our work to ensure that Bedford Hills is a vital and dynamic place to live, work, play and raise a family.
Your donation is fully tax deductible so please be generous. Thank you.
NOVEMBER -MAY, SATURDAYS 10-2
Our farm market is seasonal and held at the historic train station.
Perhaps our most popular project to date, we transformed the historic (and up to that point, unused) Bedford Hills train station into a bustling indoor winter farmers’ market and craft fair. Bedford Hills LIVE conceived and initiated this idea of a ‘pop-up market’ as a way to revitalize our hamlet by attracting more people to shop and enjoy our downtown area. Now in its second smash year, our Saturday 10am-2pm market runs from November-May and features local Hudson Valley producers selling a variety of winter veggies and local produce, meats, cheeses, fish and other artisanal products.
EXCITING VENDORS EVERY WEEK
Saturday Dec. 16, 2017
Aunt Patti's Cakes ∞ Bear Hill Botanicals ∞ Chef Rubeo ∞ Conte’s Seafood ∞ DoReMeFarms ∞ Green Mt. Energy ∞ Gaia's Breath Farm ∞ Hooked on Pillows ∞ Helga's Muffs ∞ Irvington Delight ∞ John Boy’s Farm ∞ Mangalista’s ∞ NY Chup ∞ Pet Wants of Northern Westchester ∞ RoboThink Westchester ∞ Salty Bath ∞ Siegel Brother’s Marketplace ∞ Steve’s Country Kitchen ∞ Temima's Bakery ∞ Tryforos & Pernice Flower Shop
VISIT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS & FRIENDS WHILE SUPPORTING LOCAL PRODUCERS & FARMERS.
When we initially came together as a group, our hamlet was looking very much unloved, so Bedford Hills LIVE members embarked on an ambitious plan to beautify the look of our downtown area.
We were awarded grants from the Rusticus Garden Club and Bedford Garden Club to beautify several public spaces within the hamlet with new planters and hundreds of lovely spring bulbs.
We are very grateful for the support!
Working with local nurseries such as Bedford Hills Nursery, we fill and decorate the pots seasonally. BH LIVE is proud of the difference we’ve made and we will continue our efforts to create lasting beauty in and around our hamlet.
Recognizing that the community that plays together, stays together, BH LIVE hosted our first annual al fresco Harvest Dinner under the stars at the historic Bedford Hills train station. Featuring live jazz and delicious food and wine from our local merchants, it was an unforgettable evening that brought so many of our friends and neighbors together to enjoy each other’s company and experience the true spirit and strength of our amazing Bedford Hills community.
Our second annual community dinner, "Harvest Dinner 2.0, A Taste of Bedford Hills" will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017, 6:00-9:30pm, at the newly restored Bedford Hills Train Station. See you there!
ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 6-9:30PM
We held an unforgettable evening that brought our friends and neighbors together to enjoy each other’s company and experience the true spirit and strength of our amazing Bedford Hills community.
Look out for plans for 2018!!
featuring Natasha Williams
FOOD PROVIDED BY:
Deep Roots Farm
Danae's Mrs. D's Mediterranean Delights
knits/ jewelry/ fine art/ clothing/ soap/ pet goods/ cards/ candles/ baby blankets/ wreaths/ furniture/ bags
Pumpkins/ face painting/ pie contest & more
Melanie & David Worby
Dennis Anderson, BEDFORD HOUSE
Alysa DiMarco, STATE FARM INSURANCE
Tina & Ian Winchester
Melissa & Gerardo Mendez
ACURA of Bedford Hills
ARROWAY Dodge Jeep
Marcie Manfredonia, CUSTOM CANDLE
Celia Hirsch, SPACE YOGA
Sarah & Mark Jeffers
Terrie & Steve Paladino-Viola
Ross Burbank, BURQUIP
SETTE E VENTI
Nathalie & Ted Strauel
Bennie's Feedbarn/ BH Fire Department/ BH Free Library/ Brew & Co./ Custom Candle/
Fazzinga/ Mill River Supply/ Susan Roos/Town of Bedford/ Ebony Webster
Project for Public Spaces
For our first project, we organized a Public Forum for friends and neighbors to learn more about how we can create positive change in our community. The centerpiece of the evening was a presentation by Meg Walker from Project for Public Spaces, which focused on various communities and towns that have made significant changes and improvements from the ground up. Aspirational as well as realistic and accessible examples were shared, with specific focus on the possibilities for Bedford Hills.
BH LIVE actively advocates for attention from the town of Bedford for improved safety and traffic concerns. Our Traffic & Safety Committee developed a detailed proposal outlining key areas of concern and proposing potential solutions to each. Our committee presented this plan to the Town Board for consideration, and will continue its efforts to partner with our Police, Planning Board and Town Board to spearhead efforts to further develop these ideas.
If you’ve read this far, then you clearly care about our community, so we hope you will join us in our efforts to realize the full potential of Bedford Hills.
Yes, I want to help
POWER UP Bedford Hills!
$25 - Bedford Hills LIVE member
$100 - Current friend membership
$250 - Live Wire membership
$500 - Power Patron membership
Bedford Hills LIVE has formed several committees to work on key aspects of improvement:
• Beautification: includes landscaping, public art, signage and working towards a more cohesive appearance of our downtown buildings.
• Traffic & Safety: addressing traffic concerns and improving safety and walkability within the hamlet.
• Events: planning and execution of various events, including the annual Harvest Dinner in the fall
Funding is always needed for various initiatives, and Bedford Hills LIVE welcomes the support! We can work with you to develop sponsorship and legacy opportunities for you, your family or your business.
Your generous donation will fund our mission.
What will it be? Where will we next focus our energies?
Join BH LIVE and help us determine our next cool project.
We have several ideas in the works, INCLUDE YOUR VOICE!
Bedford Hills LIVE is eager to have everyone’s input and ideas as we work together to make our beloved Bedford Hills the very best it can be!
PO BOX 652, Bedford Hills, NY 10507