Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Day March from Springfield Baptist Church


Today Beacon recognizes Martin Luther King Day with participation of hundreds of Beaconites marching in a parade organized by the Springfield Baptist Church on Mattie Cooper Square, among other events happening in Beacon. Marchers walked the icy streets on a slightly warmer winter day, singing in a quiet chorus to help create the feeling of peace and unity.
Rev. Mattie Ophelia Cooper in the
pulpit of the Springfield Baptist
Church in Beacon, NY circa 1970s
from the UUPATT website.

In addition to celebrating Martin Luther King, this is a great moment to also recognize the Rev. Mattie Ophelia Cooper (pastor and organizer of the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Beacon, NY), who was one of many community game changers for Beacon, in part by starting the Mattie Cooper Scholarship Fund, an annual award given to a Beacon High School student at graduation. According to the scholarship's webpage at UUPATT, this scholarship was initiated "in or around June of 1962, because of her desire to see children of color receive an award during graduation, something that rarely happened back when she first started going to the graduation programs at Beacon High School."

See a snippet of the march here:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Beacon's Shoe Cobbler - John's Shoe Repair - Can Fix Your Leather Boots and Bags

Diesel black slouchy boots with buckle.
John's Shoe Repair replaced the soft sole.
Boots are special. Boots are in your closet for a long time. They develop personality. And when boots develop holes in the soles, you get sad. You need a shoe cobbler, but shoe cobblers are a dying breed. Except in 2009 when the Wall Street Journal did a story on how shoe cobblers were on the rise because people were getting their shoes resoled during the Recession instead of buying new shoes. This resurgence of the shoe cobbler may not have been long-lasting, but the spotlight on a trade like shoe cobblering was appreciated. Then in 2010, the same Wall Street Journal reporter did an article on online shoe cobblers. She shipped worn out shoes to four different shoe repair shops, and got resoled shoes back in the mail.

Well folks, we have a local shoe cobbler right here in Beacon on Main Street - John's Shoe Repair. John's Shoe Repair will certainly bring your shoe back to life. And they may even secure your denim or leather bag straps, if your own sewing machine cannot handle such heavy fabric. You have probably seen the shoe cobbler on Main Street. They are right next to Zora Dora's or the winter pop-up shop version, Cherry Bomb. I have had several shoes and a bag fixed by them, and have been pleased each time. In fact, if I wasn't pleased, I feel certain that I could bring the item back for repair. Even though boots are very important to me, what is more important at times is a secure purse. I bought a designer denim purse that actually slipped out of its buckle every time I carried it, causing it to slip off my shoulder. Solution? Shoe Cobbler John stitched the straps permanently in place, and it currently serves as my gym bag.

A little tip when using John's Shoe Cobbler: be very precise with what you want. If you want stitching done on a purse strap, for instance, and you know that a certain color thread would look best, then tell them to use that color thread. If you need an elastic loop replaced on a shoe to secure a button, request a color that was the previous color or close to it. Seems obvious, but sometimes repair shops are focused on fixes, not fashion. :)

Imitation Frye Boots. Got 'em at DSW in NYC years ago.
Beacon's Shoe Cobbler has replaced the soles and fixed.

Denim slouchy bag. Beacon Shoe Cobbler stitched the purse
strap and handles in place.

John's Shoe Repair is at 209 Main Street, Beacon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January Events & Entertainment at All Sport Health and Fitness in Fishkill (Sponsor)


Full List of Events at All Sport
All Sport is more than fitness, it's a lifestyle destination. The Fishkill location is a hub for numerous activities including Weight Watchers Meetings, an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, CPR Class, Comedy Night, and much more. And with their childcare option, Kids Club, parents have even more fitness options for classes and working out.
See the full list of featured events and entertainment here.

Yoga Classes at All Sport Fishkill  
All Sport offers numerous yoga, pilates and tai chi classes to integrate your mind body and spirit, feel total balance - and simply get in tune with your body head to toe.
See class schedule at All Sport here.
Start a Free Yoga Trial membership here.

This new, separate studio focuses on Yoga, along with Barre and Pilates, all taught with particular attention to detail and alignment. Plus, it is the only location that houses All Sport's Yoga Wall! All classes at Elevate are open to the public (no All Sport membership is necessary) with a variety of pricing options. The class schedule caters to all levels, from beginner to advanced. For limited time, the first class is complimentary, so book now! Elevate Studio is home to the only Yoga Wall in the area, with classes that use specialized wall straps to help stretch and support, enabling students to experience a variety of beneficial Yoga poses. There is no childcare option for parents at this time.
Grand Opening of Elevate Yoga & Barre Studio
Saturday, January 17th
1820 New Hackensack Road (Route 376), Wappingers Falls

See full class schedule here.

January Kid's Night Out
Kids ages 5+

Friday, January 16th
Member: $15          Second Child: $12
Nonmember: $20   Second Child: $17
Kids enjoy a night of swimming or movie, gym games, arts, crafts, and healthy snacks. Enjoy your own break to shop, dine, workout or just relax.
Call to register or click here for more details!

School’s Out Holiday Camp
Kids ages 5-12

Monday, Jan 19
Friday & Monday, Feb 13 & 16
All Days: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Member: $50/day
NonMember: $60/ day
All Sport offers kids ages 5-12 a safe, fun place to be while parents are working or just working out. Camp activities may include sports, games, swimming, arts & crafts, fun with friends and more. Space is limited.
Call to register or click here for more details!

Looking ahead:
Wine & Chocolate Event on February 12th!

All Sport Health & Fitness
17 Old Main Street
Fishkill, NY 12524
(845) 896-5678

All Sport is more than just a gym. It's an experience. From the moment you walk through their doors and are genuinely greeted by team members behind the front desk, you begin the feel the involvement between people, activities and a mindset of tapping into opportunities around you. Designed around your lifestyle, All Sport has something for everyone, from indoor/outdoor basketball courts, racquetball, soccer camp, dance lessons, indoor/outdoor pools, saunas, massages, a huge room for weight lifters, a calming room for women's strength-building, an "express circuit" machine set-up with a free lesson on how to use it all. For those who need a more creative workout, there are over 90 free group exercise classes for members, including Zumba, Barre Fusion, Yoga, and many more. Got kids? Enjoy All Sport's most thoughtful move of all - a fully staffed 2-room childcare center aka "Kids Club" with a jungle gym, slide, baby exersaucers, and coloring. And if the kids need a break from the room, All Sport schedules different classes such as Kids in Motion, where kids tumble to music in a racquetball court and then can be walked back to Kids Club by the teacher.

Sponsored Page: All Sport Health & Fitness is a sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog. Please read our Editorial and Advertising Policy for more information. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

January's Second Saturday Guide for Art, Entertainment, Dining & Shopping

Second Saturday Happened on January 10, 2015!
Browse the Guide below to see what art openings happened and continue through the month!
Stay tuned for February.

The Beacon Arts Logo for
Second Saturday.
"Second Saturday" is a lively day into night in Beacon, and is a celebration of Beacon's galleries, restaurants and other businesses arts on the second Saturday of every month. According to Dan Rigney, current president of Beacon Arts, the organization who encouraged this movement to happen over a decade ago and heavily promotes the events, says: "Back then, Beacon was one of the last places people outside of town thought to go on a Saturday night. Now Second Saturday has become a part of the fabric of Beacon. It's such a part of it, many galleries have their opening events on other Saturdays, so that they get two big crowds each month."  Second Saturday is a great reason to "walk" Main Street and beyond and explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon, so this guide will help you know where to eat and drink as you explore special exhibits and happenings.

What to Know About This Guide:
  • This Guide includes gallery and art showings, as well as restaurants and bars, and any shops that are having extended hours. 
  • Galleries, shops and restaurants are listed in order of location.
  • Closing times posted here are for Second Saturdays only and may not reflect regular Saturdays. Always call an establishment directly for current hours, offerings, or any other questions. For a full listing of open/closed times and days for purely shopping in Beacon, see our Shopping Guide.
  • Parking can be found on side streets, on Main Street, and in municipal lots.  
  • Live tweet your way through Second Saturday by using the hashtag created by Beacon Arts: #2SAT and tack on #beaconny or #SecondSaturday if you have room in your tweets or Instagram postings.
  • If you are a gallery or business owner and have something special to add, please email 
  • For Galleries: You may submit 1 photo of artwork or something representing your show for Second Saturday. Otherwise, your storefront will be shown. Please email this to
  • Advertising Opportunities: If your business is listed in this Guide and you want to share a special offering or post a photo, click here for details.

Let's get to it!!


3 Beekman Street
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday 2-4pm: Gallery Talk with Stephen Hoban on Carl Andre. No reservations required. Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon take place the second Saturday of every month at 2 pm. Focusing on the work of a single artist on view at Dia:Beacon, these one-hour walk-throughs are led by curators, art historians, and writers. Free with admission to the museum. 
More details at Dia:Beacon.
Open Until: 4pm

2 Way Brewing Company
18 West Main St Beacon, NY
(this is down the hill from Main Street proper, near the train)
(845) 202-7334
On your way up from the train station, either on foot or by car, Beacon's own brewery is a must-stop.
Special for Second Saturday: Featured artists on display: Amanda Light, Ian George, Scott Pratter, and Gina Keidong. They will have a $3.50 special on pints of Confusion, and as always 100% of any sales made go to the artists.
Open Until: 11pm (if you're still milling around after 11pm, pop in and see if they are still open)

Mary Kelly's
37 Lamplight St, Beacon
(845) 765-8874
Irish pub and restaurant serving great food and traditional Irish fare. Delicious desserts, including Junior's cheesecake (a Brooklyn original). Plus sports on TV.
Open Until: 11pm


(Close to the train station.)

129 Main St.
(845) 440-7165
Your friendly place on the West End Main Street for a latte, craft beer, or Mast Brothers Hot Chocolate. Also has snacks like yogurt, granola bars, and homemade donuts when they are making them.
Open Until: 10pm

Clay Wood & Cotton
133 Main Street
Delightful little store for hand made pottery, jewelry, stationery, wood based designs, and many other things. Has an entire room devoted to knitting.
Open Until: 6pm


Catalyst Gallery
Catalyst Gallery
137 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 204-3844
An artist-run rental space in Beacon. The intention of this artist-run space is to create an opportunity for individual artists or groups to show and sell work in a vibrant community that supports the arts.
Special for Second Saturday 12-8pm: Catalyst Gallery has extended their Small Works Show. Over 120 works by 50 different artists. Paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and mixed-media priced $50 to $500. Open late for 2nd Saturday. Check it out!
Open Until: 8pm

Marion Royael Gallery
Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main Street, Beacon
Special for Second Saturday 6-10pm: On view is a group show: Old School; face the change. "A look at the fascinating technology based changes that have taken place during the past 30 years."
Open Until: 10pm

The Clutter Gallery
On display at The Clutter Gallery
163 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
A branch of the Clutter Media Group family is focused on showing quality work by both established and emerging artists in the fields of toy design & customization and modern pop & lowbrow art. Clutter Gallery's exhibitions are open to the public and free of charge.
Currently: So Youn Lee will contribute a 20" customized dunny for the "DTA Dunny Show". The show is sponsored by Kidrobot, and all of Clutter's and Kidrobot's profits will be used to support the annual Designer Toy Awards. 
Open Until: Call First

Chill Wine Bar
173 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 765-0885
A cozy wine bar offering tapas and live jazz music every Saturday night. Sit at the bar or along the brick wall at a table for two, or spread out in the front in the window seat adorned with pillows. Especially known for their dessert selection which includes a s'more panini and cheese cake as well as their cheese and meat platter. 
Second Saturday: Bert Rechtschaffer Jazz Trio
Open Until: Midnight

175 Main Street
Beacon, New York 12508
(845) 765-2410
Where the motorcycle enthusiast and the spiritualist come together!  Notions-N-Potions makes products that are handcrafted using only the finest herbs, essential oils and fragrance oils, and are made in the store. Find apparel, books, candles, helmets, herbs, pocketbooks, incense, tarot cards, and more. Also ask about their totem animal readings.
Open Until: Call First

Tito Santana Taqueria
142 Main Street, Beacon NY 12508
(845) 765-2350
Really fresh food you'd expect to find in a taqueria. From guacamole to fish tacos to cheesy quesadillas. Serves beer.
Open Until: 10pm on Second Saturdays

Theo Ganz Studio
The Theo Ganz Studio
149 Main Street, Beacon
Theo Ganz Studio, the little gallery with the big windows in Beacon's west end, was founded by artist Eleni Smolen as a venue for contemporary artists working in all media. Recognizing the importance of exhibitions in an artist's career, Smolen concentrates on presenting actively engaged emerging and mid-career professionals in either solo or group exhibitions.
Second Saturday: An exhibit of work by Hiro Ichikawa, entitled "In-Between". On view until January 18, 2015.
Open Until: 9pm

Hudson Beach Glass
Hand Cast Glass from
Hudson Valley Beacon Glass
162 Main Street, Beacon
A glass studio casting functional and sculptural objects for over 20 years. A truly special establishment to have in Beacon. Stop in to find blown glass objects of all kinds, from lights to bowls to wind chimes. Sometimes on Second Saturday you can watch them blow glass.
Open Until: 9pm for Fovea Opening Reception

Fovea Exhibitions 
at Hudson Beach Glass
Braving Ebola
Photographs by Daniel Berehulak
162 Main Street, Beacon
Fovea Exhibitions was founded to create a space where today’s important humanitarian and social issues can be explored in depth through the medium of photojournalism. Fovea mounts exhibitions by the world’s most talented and thoughtful photojournalists, and hosts events where the public can engage them, and industry experts in discussion about the subjects they have covered. Fovea has recently moved to host three big photo exhibitions in Beacon at Hudson Beacon Glass, and in Brooklyn at Photoville.
Second Saturday: A small army of doctors, nurses, sprayers and grave diggers battle against the deadline virus. These are portraits of their urgent, grim and unrelenting work. On view until February 8th, 2015.
Open Until: 9pm

Dream in Plastic
Jared Deal at Dream in Plastic
177 Main St, Beacon
(845) 632-3383
Normally a shop for items you never realized you needed until you wanted everything in there. Every Second Saturday, Dream in Plastic transforms their space into an art gallery.
Second Saturday: Opening reception of “I Remember Way Back When”, works from Jared Deal. A Beacon-based fine artist, animator, and toy designer, Jared’s work combines a bold, cartoon aesthetic with the charm and intimacy of folk art themes, utilizing a variety of media, including cast plastic and sewn plush, for his installations.
Open Until: 6pm-9pm or later

Culture Cafe Bar
157 Main St. Beacon
(845) 202-7800
Really great breakfast, lunch and dinner spot for seasonal fare and soups. Serves wine.
Open Until: Call First

The Pandorica
165 Main St, Beacon
If you're a fan of Dr. Who, you will love this restaurant. Most importantly, however, is their food, which is delicious, comforting, and offers plenty of dessert options. Serves beer.
Open Until: 9pm

RiverWinds Gallery
RiverWinds Gallery
172 Main St, Beacon
(845) 838-2880
River Winds Gallery features Hudson Valley Artists - Fine Art Paintings & Photography plus Contemporary Crafts including Ceramics, Jewelry, Fiber Arts and More.
Second Saturday Special: "City Dreams" - Paintings by Basha Maryanska. According to the Gallery's description: "Her art is in constant motion expressing energy and movement. She transforms space, light and shadows, shapes and movements into compositions that look like mysterious landscapes. Her colors vibrate and have texture that portrays light and air with a magical transparency." Artist Reception 5pm - 8pm
Open Until: 8pm

Artisan Wine Shop
180 Main St, Beacon
(845) 440-6923
Beacon's most delightful wine shop that specializes in pairing wine with food. Every Second Saturday, Artisan Wine Shop hosts a be wine tastings with winemaker/import representative Luis Moya.
Wine Tasting: 3-6pm
Open Until: 7pm

Poppy's Burgers & Fries
184 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 765-2121
Enjoy a great burger and fries in wooden booths in Poppy's. Serves 100% grass fed beef, 100% Hudson Valley, and 100% Humanely raised. Serves craft beer.
Open Until: 8pm

Sound Shack
One piece of artwork on display
at Sound Shack
190 Main St, Beacon
(845) 489-2705
“Vinyl record store meets visual art”
Special for Second Saturday: Artist Reception 4pm-6pm serving refreshments and will display three artists:
Elizabeth Castaldo: Multi Media on Paper & Mulit-layerd compositions.
Anna West
: Paintings on Canvas: Hens and Roosters.
Patricia E Kirkup: Painting on Canvas: Portraits of Legendary Musicians, Landscapes.
Open Until: 8pm

Beacon Bread Company
193 Main Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 838-2867
Stop in for warm french onion soup, grilled cheeses and other sandwiches, cheese danishes, brownies...
Open Until: 5pm

Mad Dooley
Mad Dooley Gallery

Mad Dooley Gallery
197 Main St, Beacon
(845) 702-7045
As described by one fan: "A smart, daring, and loving gallery."
Second Saturday Special: TBD
Open Until: Call First

Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries 
199 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 838.1600
Ghosts of the Gulf at
Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries
This historic brick storefront houses the Institute’s gallery, Hudson River bookstore and gift shop, and its administrative headquarters. The gallery showcases river and environmentally themed art and educational exhibits. Events feature talks by artists and regional Hudson Valley authors.
Second Saturday Exhibit 11am-8pm: Ghosts of the Gulf: The Art and Biology of Brandon Ballengée. This is an exhibit of strikingly vivid images of marine species collected in the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 Deep Water Horizons disaster. Through the colorful art and biology of Brandon Ballengée, these once-common species seem to rise as apparitions from the depths, haunted icons of contemporary environmental chaos. Organized by Amy Lipton of ecoartspace. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY. On view Through March 8, 2015.
Click here for more event details.
Open Until: 8pm

Cherry Bomb PopUp Shop
201 Main Street, Beacon (normally Zora Dora's)
A holiday popup shop dream store. Experience this cozy shop located in what is normally Zora Doras on Main Street in Beacon. Find local artists who produce few-of-a-kind items including jewelry, home decor, bakery items, accessories, and more. You will find a gift for special people on your list here, and you are sure to find a gift for yourself.
Open Until: 6pm or later.

213 Main St, Beacon
(845) 831-1221
Beacon's stop for soul food including fried chicken, ribs, ox tail and mac and cheese that rivals Stouffers. Enjoy a generous slice of a homemade three layer frosted cake. Serves beer.
Open Until: 9 or 10pm....Call First


The start of The Middle, aka "Market Square"
Pleasant Ridge II
208 Main St, Beacon
(845) 831-3444
Pizza and Italian food like chicken parmesan. Seats large parties.  Serves wine and beer.
Open Until: Call First

232 Main St, Beacon
(845) 831-5096
Delicious spot for breakfast, lunch or sweet snacks (like carrot cake or chocolate mousse). If you are here on a Saturday, you are lucky because you get to order their deep dish french toast with real maple syrup, which is only baked on the weekend. Also has oatmeal, yogurt, quiche, sandwiches, and cheeses.
Open Until: 5pm

Isamu Sushi
240 Main St, Beacon
(845) 440-0002
Beacon's most modern and hip looking sushi restaurant with a waterfall wall that kids love. Seats large party. Serves wine and beer.
Open Until: 11pm

Max's On Main
246 Main Street
The local bar for a great dinner, live music, and late night eating. Live music every Saturday. Plus sports on TV.
Open Until: 11pm or later

American Gypsy Vintage
263 Main St, Beacon
(845) 440-3670
A little bit country, a little bit rock & roll. From bohemian to bike, this boutique sells a well-edited assortment of vintage and contemporary designers. In addition to running the shop, owner Nicole Alyse is also a well known personal style blogger who does photo shoots in Beacon and NYC. For inspiration or fashion envy find her on twitter and instagram.
Open Until: 8pm

Beacon Pantry
267 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 440-8923
Beacon Pantry is a specialty market for meats, cheeses, fish, crackers, jams, honey, granola, ice cream, and so much more. Known for carrying French and Italian delectables. Enjoy a snack at their window seat or grab something and go.
Special for Second Saturday: You are treated to tastes of January cheeses, paired with wine picked fresh from the Artisan Wine Shop.
Open Until: 8pm

Cafe Amacord
276 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 440-0050
Delicious Italian flare gourmet food. Enjoy salads with goat cheese and beets, cauliflower soup, entrees of fish or steak, and wine by the glass or bottle.
Open Until: 11pm

All You Knead
308 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-8530
Stop in for a chocolate croissant, apple muffin, or chicken pot pie. You'll of course find a hearty chocolate chip cookie or brownie here, but you may also find whatever the baker decided to bake, like vegetable samosa.
Open Until: 5pm

Denning's Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut Street, Beacon
Denning’s Point Distillery in Beacon, NY crafts the finest artisanal spirits available including Viskill Vodka, Beacon American Whiskey & Denning's White Rye Whiskey.  They use high quality grains from New York state farms and strive to create classic spirits of unique character and depth. Denning's Point Distillery works from a unique, urban production space and offers impromptu tours and tastings.
Open Until: 8pm

Anna West "Ice Art"
Howland Public Library
313 Main Street
Each month, the library features the work of a Hudson Valley photographer on its electronic bulletin board. Part of the Howland Library’s Community Art Programs, the eExhibit slideshows can be viewed on continuous loop on Second Saturdays.
Special for Second Saturday: The Howland Public Library is pleased to present Ice Art, a 24 hour digital exhibition by Beacon painter and photographer, Anna West. The eExhibit, Ice Art, can be viewed from Main Street through the library’s windows the evening of Saturday, January 10th. These site specific works are ephemeral. Ice and snow melt away, leaving only the photographs behind.

Get Frosted Cupcakery
323 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 765-1002
A cupcakery with many flavors. Be sure to try their lemon cupcake!
Open Until: Call First

The Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 855-1300
Founded in 1972, in an old stagecoach stop in Beekmanville, NY, the Towne Crier Cafe has become a mecca for fans—and performers—of live music. After a brief stay in Millbrook, then a quarter-century in Pawling, NY, they relocated in October, 2013, to the blossoming arts hub of Beacon, NY. Their performance space is spacious but intimate—bringing you what the NY Times called “Down-home access to world-class performers.” Their fine-dining menu emphasizes fresh, local and natural ingredients. The Towne Crier claims that you will be tweeting "OMGs" after eating their desserts.
Special for Second Saturday: If you like folk-blues, gospel and American roots, check out The Empire Roots All Stars Band. Comprised of New York’s most celebrated blues/ roots artists: Woody Mann (guitar), Dave Keyes (piano), Bill Sims Jr.  (Vocals) and Brian Glassman (bass). 
More details here.
Open Until: 10pm or Call First

Oak Vino Wine Bar
389 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 765-2400
Oak Vino is an oasis for wine lovers. Enjoy the curated wine collection that is always changing. Serves light fare of tapas including cheeses, chutney, hummus, and more. Food menu is available until 10pm.
Special for Second Saturday: Artist reception and live jazz music.
Open Until: 11pm

Yankee Clipper
397 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 440-0021
If you need broad food selections from veggies to meat to seafood, Yankee Clipper is a Beacon staple that will seat you comfortably for any meal. If you've seen the movie "Nobody's Fool" with Paul Newman, you'll recognize Yankee Clipper in a scene. Find a huge menu that includes Italian, Southwestern, and enjoy a few dishes with a Greek flare such as a gyro or chicken slouvaki. Serves beer and wine.
Open Until: 10pm

211 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon
The purpose of the KuBe (an acronym for Kunsthalle Beacon) is to promote art and culture within an international dialogue.  Their goal is to bring together art from around the world , and create a forum with the local talent of the Beacon and New York arts community. The KuBe is comprised of 48 artists’ studios, Commercial Office Spaces, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, Experimental Art Spaces- The Turbine, The Zhu Chongmao and Zheng Ruyu Theater,  and The Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Art Center.
Open Until: 2-7pm

(Close to The Mountain.)

The start of the East End of Main Street and Beyond.

Ella's Bellas
418 Main Street, Beacon
A beautiful cafe and eatery serving baked goods, salads and soups that are all gluten free and really good. Some of the best chocolate chip cookies and lemon bars around. Be sure to try their mini pumpkin pies, and enjoy coffee from Tas Kafé and cocktails from syrups from More Good.
Open Until: 10pm

Blackbird Attic
442 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 418-4840
Michelle Caves' love affair with vintage fashion led her to open Blackbird Attic one of Beacon's most romantic vintage shops.
Open Until: 8pm on Second Saturday

Morphicism Gallery

444 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-3092
Moveable art in frames. An art you must see and experience.
Open Until: Call First


The Beacon Arts Theatre
445 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 226.8099
The Beacon, a 1930s art deco theater in Beacon, NY, is home to 4th Wall Productions, presenting a broad spectrum of live entertainment for the Mid-Hudson Valley and is home to 4th Wall Theatrical Productions. More details and ticket purchase at Beacon Theatre.

Dim Sum GoGo
448 Main St, Beacon
(845) 831-8886
Dim Sum GoGo has received a stamp of approval from Dim Sum lovers who have also enjoyed their other locations in Manhattan. Located in the beautiful old bank building, it's a great option for large parties.
Open Until: 10:30pm

Joe's Irish Pub
455 Main St, Beacon
(845) 838-1779
Local watering hole with great drink prices.
Special for Second Saturday: St.George and Friends Second Saturday Jam-15 to 40 musicians every month under one roof. This love entertainment has been going on every Second Saturday for the past 12 years and continues into its 13th.
Open Until: LATE

Beacon Bath & Bubble
458 Main St, Beacon
(845) 440-6782
Bubbles and soaps of all shapes, sizes and colors. The new larger location will feature a huge production space where customers can see our wonderful products being made. They also have the unique offering of old fashioned, vintage & retro soda pop in 36 brands! You can enjoy a bubbly soda pop from yesteryear in-house or to bring home as a customized 6-pack. Usually offers a special product on sale for Second Saturday. They will also house the "3B Art Gallery," featuring art from high school students throughout the Hudson Valley.
Open Until: 9pm on Second Saturday

457 Main St, Beacon
(646) 823-3274
For those who like the cozy sexy sleek look, this is a must-shop. Super cool, unique and high fashion sweaters and knitwear are designed by Gail Travis. This flagship store is only open Saturdays 11am-5pm or by appointment only.
Open Until: 5pm

Reservoir and Wood
460 Main Street, Beacon
Reservoir & Wood is lifestyle boutique of the modern, mid-century, rustic and inspired. The clothing is high-end design and is pretty dope. Find fashions for women, men, baby, and some household.
Open Until: 7pm

Lauren & Riley
462 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 831-3862
A hip little shop to find bling, shoes that rival Betsy Johnson, dresses, and sometimes tops and sweaters. Also find an assortment of tea and honey.
Open Until: 6pm

Matteawan Gallery
Matteawan Gallery
464 Main Street, Beacon
Beacon, NY
(845) 440-7901
The gallery is closed for its winter break. Regular hours resume on February 14, 2015.

Brothers Trattoria
465 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 838-3300
Find pizza here of course, but also many more entrees of fish, steak and chicken. A favorite pizza is "Grandma's", a Sicilian style garlic cheese pizza with fresh tomato. Also ask about their gluten free pizza.
Open Until: 10pm

Beacon Bagel
466 Main Street, Beacon NY
(845) 440-6958
There is no replacement for a craving for a salmon lox on a bagel, or for a breakfast egg and cheese bagel sandwich - which is why you'll peel off into Beacon Bagel for a filling sandwich before you continue on your night of wine, beer and other spirits. Very kid friendly and can make pretty much anything you like. Serves chocolate milk, juice, and lattes.
Open Until: 3pm

Echo Beacon
470 Main St, Beacon
(845) 440-0047
On one side, women's clothing, classic with a twist. All kinds of unique items, handbags, jewelry, shoes, books. Lines from local designers as well. On the other side, a collection of classic wooden toys, wind-up tin toys, eco-friendly and plush, art supplies and books. Organic baby clothes.
Open Until: 7pm

Beacon Falls Cafe
472 Main St, Beacon
(845) 765-0172
This American Bistro restaurant has a cozy and comfortable atmosphere with its quaint, old mountain town decor and super friendly staff. They offer plenty of delicious comfort food and beer options for diners.
Open Until: 9pm


Back Room Gallery
Back Room Gallery
475 Main Street, Beacon
Beacon, NY
(845) 838-1838
Find 30 artists showing here, from large paintings to small collectibles. Also find art supplies such as sketch pads and charcoal pencils. And if you're with a man who wants to skip the art but loves anything to do with the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, send him to the actual "back room" of this gallery for a viewing of a very valuable collection of War art on crepe fabric.
Special for Second Saturday: TBD
Open Until: LATE

478 Main St, Beacon
(845) 202-7172
A stylist edited consignment and resale boutique, specializing in women's vintage and designer fashion. It's a cozy space that owner Angela Hasting stocks full of amazing finds. Check out this new location on Main St, opening soon!
Open Until: TBD

480 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 202-7181
Utensil is the home chef's go to store for anything you need in the kitchen, from honey to french presses, to wooden pizza peels (aka giant spatula).
Open Until: 9pm

The Chocolate Studio
494 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 765-1165
The Chocolate Studio (formerly Gourmetibles) is perfectly suited for birthday parties for kids of all ages. They make their delicious treats in their own kitchen, including custom cakes, made to order. The aroma may hook you in for the night. They also make our own Cake Pops, French Macarons, chocolate covered Bacon, chocolate covered pretzels and lots more. 
Open Until: 9pm

Maria Lago Studio 502
Maria Lago Studio 502
502 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 765-8421
Open Until: Call First

BAU Gallery
bau Gallery
506 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-7584
bau (Beacon Artist Union) is a platform for members/artists to grow, present and market their work, collaborative curatorial projects, and hosting events of related disciplines: performances, talks, film and music. BAU builds a vital link between the activities at bau and the community.
Second Saturday Exhibit: Opening reception for: “Decade – Beacon Artist Union Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary”. This unique show, a reflection of ten years of continuous operation, will consist of paired artwork from each represented artist – one from ten years ago and one from the present. The centerpiece of the show will be a central installation piece produced by all. In the Beacon Room – Matt Frieburghaus.
Open Until: 9pm

The Tailored Mermaid
528 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 831-2310
Think you don't fit into cute vintage? Think again. You'll find unique dresses, jackets, tops and more made for many sizes. It's easy to pick up the cutest headband or pair of earrings that you've ever owned while you're out walking Second Saturday.
Open Until: 8pm on Second Saturdays

The Hop
554 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 440-8676
The Hop is a craft beer lovers bar for beer and artisanal fare.
Open Until: 11pm or later

(Just over the tiny Fishkill Creek bridge. This quickly becoming a boutique and artist hub.)

2 East Main Street, Beacon
(845) 765-8369
One of Beacon's biggest passion projects - The Roundhouse is a conversion of one of Beacon's most historic, beautiful buildings to be a hotel, restaurant, and bar. Enjoy stunning views of the waterfall at Fishkill Creek from within the spacious restaurant or plush lounge. If you appreciate interior design, you will love dining here. Seats large or small parties. Serves beer, wine and cocktails.
Dining Room Open Until: 10pm
Bar/Lounge Open Until: LATE

Gwenno James
17 E Main St, Beacon
(845) 202-3224
Gwenno James signature designs incorporate hand dyed and hand printed fabrics which are crafted at her studio and boutique in Beacon, New York. Using traditional textile techniques such as silk screening, marbling and blueprinting, Gwenno considers each fabric piece as a fluid canvas onto which an original surface design emerges... one color, one brushstroke, one imprint at a time. 
Open Until: 8:30pm

Dogwood Bar & Restaurant
47 East Main Street, Beacon
(845) 202-7500
Enjoy home-style favorites to innovative specials. Dogwood, as with so many restaurants in Beacon, uses organic, locally sourced ingredients. The draft beer menu is carefully chosen and constantly updated to reflect the very best in quality and seasonal flavors. Have fun picking a craft beer from the big chalkboard of specials flowing from their 16 taps and full bar.
Special for Second Saturday: First up is the return of Painted Betty at 9:00pm. Followed soon after by Ray Roy and his karaoke hijinks.
Open Until: "LATE" according to their website.

BEACON near RT. 52
(Beacon's part of Rt. 52 that heads in or out of town.)

The Lofts at Beacon
18 Front Street, Beacon
(845) 831-7867
The Lofts at Beacon bought a 19th century brick textile mill in the Hudson Valley located by the Fishkill Creek and situated on the banks of the Hudson River, in the artists haven town of Beacon. The Lofts have been completely remodeled into beautiful lofts, providing excellent loft rental units for the working artist.

Beacon Music Factory
629 Route 52, Beacon
(845) 765-0472
As the name suggests, this is a music factory where kids and adults can learn, be in rock bands, and can listen to music. Do check out their Rock Band Boot Camp.
Second Saturday Special: TBD.