Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gift Certificate Guide for Beauty, Health & Wellness Giving


Gift Certificates can bring so much joy and can change a person's daily routine. There are a growing number of options to make us feel beautiful, healthy and wise. This is a guide to help you navigate gift ideas for those Gift Certificates from local specialists we are fortunate to have easy access to! For gift ideas inside of Beacon stores, visit our Shopping Guide!

Special Message For Businesses: If you are a business wanting more information about being featured or included in this Guide, or if your business has been featured in this Guide and you want to add a photo to make it pop, click here for more details.
 


Giannetta Salon & Spa
1158 North Ave (RT 9D)
(845) 831-2421
Pretty much, this salon is one of Beacon's first brightly lit establishments that commuters see when departing the train, either by foot or driving up the hill after the light on 9D from the train station. Giannetta's is open late, so you'll often see people getting styled. From blow-outs to highlights, Giannetta offers a full service salon and spa experience that cuts men, women and children's hair.  Along with regular cuts, style and blow-outs, they offer Keratin and Hair Chalk treatment. As for products sold in the salon, they are definitely gift-certificate-worthy. Giannetta Salon sells the Kerastase line of shampoos, conditioners and style products. Kerastase shampoo is the richest lather you'll ever experience, and your hair will look amazing.
INSTANT GIFT CERTIFICATE: Click here to buy a gift certificate online.
HOURS
Tues–Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am–9pm
Sat:8am-4pm
Sun:11am-4pm
Closed Mondays

Magpie Studio
2 Tioranda Avenu
(845) 202-7072
Because you're a baddass, or are about to let your inner-badass out, Magpie Studio is the salon for you. Founded by Kendra, a local barista/mountain bike riding champion, Magpie is a cute little salon around the corner from the Howland Cultural Center. Get the inside scoop about this laid-back, creative hair studio, and how it's "rooted" in brightly colored hair (think pink, yellow, blue) and edgy cuts and styles. You can book an appointment or call to inquire about gift certificates.

Stephen Amendola Salon and Spa (an Editor's Pick)
1855 Route 52
Hopewell Junction NY
(845) 896-8900
One of the editors here at A Little Beacon Blog dedicates her hair to this salon, so it must be in the lineup. A full service salon and spa for men and women, and ask for Emily for a haircut!
HOURS
Tues-Thurs: 9am-6pm
Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 8:30am-4pm

Hair Haven Day Spa
493 Main St
(845) 831-2810
This darling salon is in the old train station along the Fishkill Creek at the foot of Mount Beacon. It houses independent hair and beauty stylists. Gail Formichelli and her highly trained team of stylists: Maria, and Alex, offer colors and cuts, flat ironing, blow-outs, updos, and more. If you are looking to donate to Locks of Love,  Beauty by Alex is ready to help and has the forms you'll need.
HOURS: Call First. Salon hours vary by stylist.

Salon Arje
532 Main St
(845) 831-4426
Salon Arje is a dependable salon for getting just the right kind of artistic cut, classic blow-out or evening hair style. Offering specialty treatments like Restructuring Treatment, Japanese straightening, and many more services, women and men will find what they need here.
HOURS: Call First

The Greenroom Beauty Lounge (an Editor's Pick)
544 Main St
(845) 440-6653
Passionate about hair, style and making you feel gorgeous, sexy and bold, this team of independent stylists work together to bring out the best in everyone's hair. From lashes extensions to hair extensions, The Greenroom Beauty Lounge can enhance what you need. Book with the infamous Josh for a signature experience, but you will be happy under anyone's scissors. As for the line of products found in The Greenroom, they were the first to carry the Moroccan oils long before anyone else was, and before other shampoo brands were including it in their ingredients. A must-have is the Moroccan oil and the Intense Hydrating Mask, as recommended in our recipe for dry hair for new moms.
Hours:
Tues: 10am-5pm
Wed: 10am-8pm
Thurs: 10am-5pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 9am-4pm

Closed Mondays

 
Shekinah Styles Barbershop
265 Main Stree
(845) 831-1947
Providing quality haircuts for men at affordable prices since 1991. 22+ years on Main St. In Beacon! A wonderful environment for the entire family.
HOURS: Call First

Abscission Barber Lounge
498 Main Street
(845) 765-1949
For all the dudes out there who need their mountain-man beards trimmed or are looking to get a little hair design.


Giannetta Salon & Spa
1158 North Ave (RT 9D)
(845) 831-2421
This is the salon treatment of a manicure or pedicure and the pampering that surrounds it. Giannetta's is a nice idea for parties who would like to go in groups while some people are in a massage, getting and updo, or sitting in the pedicure chair.
INSTANT GIFT CERTIFICATE: Click here to buy a gift certificate online.
HOURS
Tues–Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am–9pm
Sat:8am-4pm
Sun:11am-4pm
Closed Mondays

Sexy Nails
325 Main Street
(845) 838-9004
Sexy Nails is where you're going to go for sexy #nailart you can add your Instagram stream. Serving up all of the usual professional nail services like manis, pedis, acrylic and gel sculpted nailes, Sexy Nails also offers permanent makeup. Think eyeliner and brows every day with minimal effort and maximum beauty.
 
Hair Haven Day Spa - Nails by Melissa, or Beauty by Alex
493 Main Street
(845) 831-2810
Enjoy the full service nail experience for manicures and pedicures, and spa treatment of each of those. Plus, Melissa specializes in using essential oils to enhance your experience, sooth achy hands, and much more. Check out the nail art by Alex and pick a style!
HOURS: Call First

Love Nails (an Editor's Pick)
982 Main Street
Fishkill, NY
(845) 896-4384
A fixture in the CVS Plaza, this is an easy place to escape to on a Saturday for a long pedicure followed by a 10 or 15 minute chair massage. A Little Beacon Blog has blogged about them before. Can accommodate large parties.


Giannetta Salon & Spa
1158 North Ave (RT 9D)
(845) 831-2421
Massage services include hot stone, deep tissue, aromatherapy, facial massages and more. You can also find packages combined with other salon services. They even have a special Men's Facial on the menu.
INSTANT GIFT CERTIFICATE: Click here to buy a gift certificate online.
HOURS
Tues–Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am–9pm
Sat:8am-4pm
Sun:11am-4pm
Closed Mondays

Beacon Healing Massage 
145 Main Street
(914) 760-2725
Christine Seymour uses a combination of Swedish and deep tissue techniques and uses gentle heat and therapeutic grade essential oils in every massage. Gift certificates can be personalized and sent via email directly to recipient.
HOURS: Call or email mettamassage@gmail.com to make an appointment, go online to learn about her practice and rates, or inquire about gift certificates.



The cozy massage bed at River Therapeutic Massage,
which can include hot stone massage.
River Therapeutic Massage
493 Main Street
(845) 379-1956
Slip into this cozy little studio in the old train station next to Hair Haven. Owner Karen is known for being there for her clients and delivering "massage emergencies" for those suddenly in need for her gentle but strong touch. Also experience a facial massage here in the warmly lit studio where you are surrounded by aromatherapy candles and lighting.


Sacred Space Healing Arts
436 Main Street
(845) 742-8494
Not just a place to relax, Donna Brickwood’s massage practice has focused in working with people dealing with a multitude of different health conditions including pain management.



Giannetta Salon & Spa
1158 North Ave (RT 9D)
(845) 831-2421
There are so many beautification goodies on this menu, we can't possibly list them all. But they range from waxing to spray tanning to lash extensions to ear candling.
INSTANT GIFT CERTIFICATE: Click here to buy a gift certificate online.
Hours:
Tues–Thurs: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am–9pm
Sat:8am-4pm
Sun:11am-4pm
Closed Mondays

Honorable Ink Tattoos & Body Piercings
215 Main Street
(845) 831-0451
If you were looking to decorate your body with colorful art or piercings, this tattoo parlor is the place to do it.
HOURS 
Tuesday-Saturday: 12pm-9pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

Magpie Studio
2 Tioranda Avenue
(845) 202-7072
Does your brow color bother you and you want an authentic looking dye job? Magpie Studio is the place to go, along with other Beautification items on their menu. You can book an appointment or call to inquire about gift certificates.


Hair Haven Day Spa
493 Main Street
(845) 831-2810
You can find eyebrow shaping and body waxing here by Alex. You can contact here directly at (845) 905-2794.
Hours:
Note that Salon hours vary by practitioner. Please call to check availability.




4 South Chestnut Street
(917) 922 4517
Located in the heart of Beacon, Shambhala Yoga Center is comprised of great teachers, several of whom are rooted in dance, all of whom are passionate about yoga and its many forms and benefits it gives to the body. You'll find yoga classes for beginners, strengthening, elegant movement, and more. Check Shambala's schedule for times and types of yoga classes.

464 Main Street
A donation-based yoga center dedicated to the development of personal yoga and meditation that has partnered up with Center 4 Creative Education. Includes drum meditation and dance classes, as well as salsa and line dancing! Check the Beacon schedule to see what fits your fancy.





181 Main Street, 2nd Floor 
Beacon Pilates is focused on your core, and the first step in that is to evaluate your body. They offer sessions to do just that before placing you into classes. You can also find a Beacon Pilates outpost at All Sport, in addition to their Beacon location conveniently located on Main Street.
INSTANT GIFT CERTIFICATE: Click here to buy a gift certificate.

387 Main Street
Locomotive Crossfit is an intense gym for people who like to move - a lot. Their programming is based on classes that work with equipment that was designed to function as an extension of the body to use the body's own strength. Classes include mobility training, gymnastics, Olympic weight lifting, nutrition coaching, and more.
HOURS: Vary by class schedule.
INSTANT GIFT CERTIFICATE: Click here to buy a gift certificate.

490 Main Street
Hudson Valley Fitness is your source for their famous Boot Camp, but also for your personal trainer experience. You can go to their studio or have an in-home experience. For those working on their golf games, Hudson Valley Fitness has a specialty class for golf conditioning. A gift certificate here could be a very good gift to the hard-to-buy-for father or grandfather on your list.
HOURS: Vary by class schedule.

All Sport Health & Fitness (a Sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog)
17 Old Main Street
Fishkill, NY
If you're looking for a gym with equal parts classes, cardio equipment, weight lifting machines, basketball courts, racquetball courts, swimming pools and childcare to allow that all to happen, then All Sport is a great gift certificate choice. Classes include yoga, barre fusion, kids yoga, spin, and many more.
INSTANT GIFT CERTIFICATE: Click here to buy a gift certificate.


Wellness professionals chosen based on their coaching in
the areas of food and ways of living.

You may have seen or read her book, Essential Nourishment, or you may have taken one of her many classes that teach the ways of finding nourishment in forbidden foods like cupcake frosting. From workshops that get you eating right without dieting to wellness retreats to her farm in Estonia, a gift certificate here could be a game-changer.

A wellness coach with a triple-threat to your happiness and weight loss management, Gina specializes in food and nutrition coaching, lifestyle guidance, and personal fitness training. Gina came into nutrition and yoga to deal with an auto-immune disease that happened to her, and found it more satisfactory than medication. She also specializes in helping moms figure out how to get back on track with fitness, lose the "mummy-tummy", and stay healthy and happy.

Ashley Lederer is a dietitian and food policy consultant with expertise in chronic disease management, healthy food program and policy development, research and evaluation. Ashley was formerly a Senior Advisor within the New York City Health Department’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, where she worked on innovative policies and programs to improve access to healthy foods. She played a key role in the development of groundbreaking nutrition standards implemented in 12 New York City public agencies, impacting over 260 million meals and snacks served each year.
Services for Eating Well

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.

Beautiful.

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 editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com. 
  • 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 editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com
  • 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!!


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NEAR THE TRAIN, BEFORE MAIN STREET

Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon
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



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THE WEST END
(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
  

 
Notions-N-Potions
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 



BJ's
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
 




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THE MIDDLE & "MARKET SQUARE"


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
 


Homespun
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
  

KUBE
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




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THE EAST END & BEYOND
(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

Morphicism
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



NFP
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

Utensil
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
 




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

Roundhouse
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.
   

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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.