The Beacon Attempts World Record Handshake on Sept. 28

In celebration of the City of Beacon’s 100th birthday and as its Annual Capital Campaign Fundraiser, The Beacon Theatre will gather 2,400 friends and family on Saturday, Sept. 28, to set a new Guinness World Record by just shaking hands!

The existing Guinness World Record for the Longest Handshake Chain was set in 2012 and involved 2,380 participants. Registration takes place from 9-10:45 a.m. at the Beacon Welcome Center. Handshaking to break the record is at 11 a.m.

You can also help a child attend this event by purchasing a ticket for someone in need and enable a child to attend. The theatre will distribute all scholarship tickets through local schools and groups.

The event takes place on Beekman Street near City Hall, with day of registration taking place at Beacon’s Welcome Center.

All proceeds will go to help restore the beautiful theatre and classrooms for the school, Studio B.

Children ages 6 and under are admitted free. For more information, visit

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