Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Lights! More Christmas Lights!

Driving around with kids in car seats during the holidays makes looking at holiday lights even more special. You thought you liked Christmas Lights as an adult? Well kids are enthralled by them and can't wait to see the next house. You could drive through a light festival, which would be amazing and you should check out Boscobel's), or you could drive around every night in Beacon to see the decorated houses of our enthusiastic citizens. Those who put on a show at Halloween often come through for Christmas as well.

Coming home after school has a new soundtrack now, and it sounds like this:

Kids (breathlessly): "MORE Christmas Lights!!! Backup, Mama, Backup! I see a light! The Santa is up!"

Here is a collection of Christmas Lights that you may recognize. Hats off to you folks for decorating! More photos will be added during this 2014 season.

You know this house - on Willow at the base of East and West
Willow. Much better in person, so drive the loop.

A house also on one of the Willow streets.

Again with Willow. Who is also a top trick-or-treating
destination! Not a surprise that they pull through for Xmas.

Yard art is a requirement in Beacon.
You can let your inner yard-art enthusiast out.


The Firehouse on Main Street.

Beacon Falls at Fishkill Creek lit by The Roundhouse.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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

Second Saturday Happenings for December 13, 2014!

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, Second Saturday started a decade ago, "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 explore the events going on around town. It's always a pleasure eating and drinking your way through Beacon as well, 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 is all inclusive of special happenings in Beacon. Second Saturday is a great day and night to walk Main Street and other streets in order to really experience the vibrancy that happens on this day. 
  • 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 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 here and you want to show more flare with your listing, click here for details on how to add a photo of your establishment or your goodies.

Let's get to it!!


3 Beekman Street
(845) 440-0100
Special for Second Saturday 2-4pm: Gallery Talk with Regine Basha on Sol LeWitt. 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, actually near the train)
(845) 202-7334
On your way up from the train station, either on foot or by car, Beacon's newest brewery is a must-stop.
Special for Second Saturday 4pm-9pm: 2 Way Brewing will be hosting an art show featuring local artists for this Second Saturday. Artists featured will include: Joe Pimentel, Jerome Dymond, Amanda Henneberry and Colin Resch. They will be offering $3.50 pints of Confusion and Four from 4pm to 9pm in support of 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. Plus sports on TV.
Open Until: 11pm


(Close to the train station.)

(next to Beacon Visitor’s Center, Main Street & Route 9D)
Special for Second Saturday 3-5pm:
For the 3rd year in a row, The City of Beacon and BeaconArts are teaming up for the city’s annual Tree Lighting. Sculptor Ed Benavente is the artist behind the tree which is fabricated entirely of recycled bicycle parts. There will be simple crafts for younger children at 3:00pm, and music and dance starting at around 4:00 pm. Santa will arrive via pedi-cab provided by Peoples Bicycle to officially welcome the spirit of the holidays to Beacon at around 4:30 pm.

129 Main St.
(845) 440-7165
Your starting point 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.
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: Small Works Show featuring over 130 pieces by 56 artists, most of them local. Wine, cider and cookies!
Open Until: 9pm

Marion Royael Gallery
Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main Street, Beacon
Special for Second Saturday 6-10pm: On view is the installation "The Game of Life". The installation includes selected new work from the following represented artists: Dave Dziemian, Kathleen Erin Lee, Rick Rogers, Alexander Percy, Thomas Neuhaus, Joe Zarra, Rick Hutchinson, Brian Edwards, Mary Giehl, Barbara AG Riddle, and Steven Paul Riddle.
Open Until: 10pm

The Clutter Gallery
"Gift Wrapped" 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: Gift Wrapped
A seasonal gift exhibition.
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.
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

Colorant Pop-Up Shop (inside of what is normally Healing Massage)
145 Main Street, Beacon
Colorant is a clothing company that delights in botanically dyed apparel and accessories. Their pop-up shop is opening for shopping, and is in A Little Beacon Blog's Pop-Up Shop Guide.
Second Saturday Exhibit 6-9pm: Paola Ochoa in the shop exhibiting some of her large drawings, photos and ceramics. Work will be on display from Dec 12-14th.
Open Until: 9pm

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 Exhibit 6-8pm: Opening reception for an exhibit of work by Hiro Ichikawa, entitled "In-Between".
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: 6pm

Dream in Plastic
Natalie Tummolo's Twelve Thirteen
Fourteen Show 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 Exhibit 6-9pm: Artist opening reception of Natalie Tummolo's Twelve Thirteen Fourteen. Free coffee and cupcakes will be served!
Open Until: 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: The gallery presents its Grand Re-Opening and its 11th “Buone Feste” – a feast of holiday gifts, made by over 50 Hudson Valley artists, for everyone on your shopping list. This show runs through December 31, 2014.
Open Until: 9pm

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

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
is Papa Dooley Pop-Up Shop

Mad Dooley Gallery
197 Main St, Beacon
(845) 702-7045
As described by one fan: "A smart, daring, and loving gallery."
Second Saturday Special: The Papa Dooley Holiday Pop-Up Shop will feature handmade artisan crafts inside the gallery.
Open Until: 9pm

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.
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: Open until they close 

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 December 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.

Nixie Sparrow & BEAHIVE
Nixie Sparrow & Beahive's
Holiday Cheers Party
291 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 202-7011
Special for Second Saturday 6pm - 11pm: Nixie Sparrow is celebrating their grand opening with BEAHIVE's annual "Holiday Hive" bash. Nixie Sparrow usually hosts a variety of DIY workshops — from watercolor and cookie decorating to home-brewing and pumpkin carving. But this night is about celebrating. No classes, just music and festive fun. Delicious food and drink will be provided by a variety of local vendors, including gluten-free goodies from Ella's Bellas. Suggested entry donation of $5. Proceeds will benefit Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 6pm-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

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: The THE BAND Band will bring The Band's music from this event alive with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire.
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. Menu 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.  Our 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.
Special for Second Saturday 8pm, $18/ticket: "Cheaper By The Dozen" This is a biographical story of time and motion study and efficiency experts Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, and their twelve children. The book focuses on the many years the family resided in Montclair, New Jersey.
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

Beacon Bath & Bubble
456 Main St, Beacon
(845) 440-6782
Bubbles and soaps of all shapes, sizes and colors. Usually offers a special product on sale for Second Saturday
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
Special for Second Saturday 6-9pm: Matteawan Gallery continues its show of "Chemistry," a group exhibition of photographs from Jill Enfield, Anne Arden McDonald, Amanda Means, and S. Gayle Stevens. The work in this exhibition is characterized by the exploration of materials and process, experimentation with abstract imagery, and the use of traditional elements of photography in exciting new ways.
Open Until: 9pm

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 5-8pm: Live music from Gail Watson (soprano) with Sally Fenley on the piano. Enjoy refreshments. Find many holiday gifts.
Open Until: LATE

Hudson Valley Etsy Team at Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St.
The Hudson Valley Etsy Team is coming to Beacon, NY for its 4th annual Holiday Craft Fair, brought to you by The Howland Cultural Center, on Saturday December 13th, 2014. Their team of diversified Artisans will be showing and selling unique handmade goods as part of Beacon’s Second Saturday festivities. There will be over 20 local artisan and handmade sellers from the Hudson Valley, including the shop, The Tailored Mermaid, which has items from members such as Pulp Sushi, Beyond The Picket Fence, Elena Rosenberg, and more!
Open: 10am-5pm

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

Beauty By Alex at Hair Haven
493 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 905-2794
Everyone loves getting involved in the spirit of the day, even hair salons!
Special for Second Saturday: Sit in the chair of Alexandra and enjoy 20% off your hair appointment!
Open Until: Call First

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.
Special for Second Saturday 10:30am - 8pm: Cecilia Durkin From 'Women's Work' in Poughkeepsie will be at the studio.  Cecilia is known for her work with women and young girls, and does empowering workshops with girls in the area in 7th grade. Also from 4-8, they are hosting a  "Let's get Balmed" workshop where people can make lipgloss, hand cream etc.
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
506 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-7584
Herman Roggeman
at BAU Gallery
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 6-9pm: Opening reception for "bau 120". Gallery one features solo work by Herman Roggeman. Herman’s new work includes mixed media works in a colorful array of masterful techniques. Gallery 2 will be filled with an eclectic mix of work from our represented artists.
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. 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

25 E 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.
Open Until: 6:30pm

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.
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 Art & Gift Pop-Up Shop
at the old Talix property.
Pop-Up Art & Gift Gallery
9 Hanna Lane (old Talix property)
This pop-up shop art gallery will feature works by Grace Barna, Carole Farley Gaudette, Pat Kirikup, Nicole Roggeman, Carol Ann Schweitzer, Allison Wiand and more. Open on Saturday December 13th at noon and with be open December 15th-20th from noon until 5pm the rest of the week.
Special for Second Saturday 4-8pm: Wine & cheese reception with be held for the opening.
Open Until: 8pm

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.
Happening on Second Saturday 1pm - 5pm: A continuation of an exhibit at The Lofts at Beacon Galley features works by members of the Hudson Valley Artisans Guild. This Showcase and Sale includes fine arts by Peggy Farrington and Scott Garrity, pottery by Marguerite Cotter, photography by Joe Turner and Bill Bogle, fine jewelry by Judy Blakely, Carol Foley, and Lorraine LeClair, quilted works by Patricia Healey, woodwork by Peter Hammerling, and Home Décor by Judith Subrize. The goal of this exhibit, besides showcasing the many and varied talents of local Hudson Valley artists, is to raise funds for an award for a Beacon High School student whose artwork will be shown at The Lofts Gallery in January.  A main objective of the Hudson Valley Artisans Guild is to support young artists and promote art education in schools.  The members invite the public to view the student show and vote for their favorite work, which the Guild will consider when choosing an award recipient. The BHS Show will run January thru February; dates will be posted on The Lofts site mid December
Open Until: 5pm

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 10am-11:15am: Miss Emily's Family Music Holiday Hootenanny Around the World! Emily Ellison takes you and your kids on a "rafter-shaking" journey with the sounds of family music making joy. Kids ages 0-10: free. Grown-ups: $15.