Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cherry Bomb Opens Tonight - Picture Roundup of Artisan Gifts You'll Find!

It's happening! Cherry Bomb PopUp Shop is throwing its grand opening party tonight, and shoppers are invited! Visionary behind the shop, Kat Stoutenborough, has hot chocolate on the stove with bourbon infused marshmallows. Oh yes, you'll leave happy after you've toasted yourself a high-five for finding unique gifts for friends and family. The rule in this store is... 2 for them, 1 for you! And to make your night even more fun, more shops are open late, and you'll discover more special finds from other popup shops on Main Street. Check our always updated PopUp Shop Guide for details of other stores!
Find Cherry Bomb in what is normally Zora Doras,
201 Main Street.

This designer uses semi-precious gems in rough designs.

Mason jar art is hot, especially in henna!


Actually mine! My name is Katie Hellmuth Martin, the publisher
of this blog, and this is my accessories line, Katie James.
Do investigate the jewelry pouch for the pockets and
ring loops that secure rings with a snap!

Adorable cards.

Kat herself attaching one of her felt flowers
onto a braided knit wreath.

A must-have belt.

Holiday cheer!

Something for guys!
These cigar boxes went like hot cakes last year.

An early shopper!
These are unique items, so buy them while they are here!

Where's Kendra, My Favorite Barista? She Opened Magpie Studio, Her Hair Salon!

Kendra's specialty is vivid hair color and an edgy cut.

Regulars at Bank Square Coffee Shop know where their favorite barista disappeared to. When she wasn't serving up your favorite cup of coffee, or winning competitions in mountain biking, Kendra was cutting hair in her apartment above the coffee shop. But now...

Magpie Studio's waiting room for hair cuts and color.
Kendra is the proud owner of Magpie Studio, the most rad hair and beauty salon in Beacon. Why "rad"? Because Kentra's specialty is color. Not just any color, but serious color pallets for hair that you would normally find in a nail bar, she will paint in your hair. And that's not all. Blowouts, keratin smoothing treatments, waxing, brow shaping, and more.

Look for Magpie Studio's green front door around the corner
from the Howland Cultural Center.

And because your daughter has been asking for pink highlights, Kendra is also known for her way with kids, where kids haircuts are listed as a service for $20 (but "$300 if they won't hold still"). If you need "vivid shades or double process blonde", an appointment at Magpie Studio with Kendra is a few clicks away.

Pick up a services sheet and enjoy the art.

Find Magpie Studio at:
2 Tioranda Avenue
(near the swoop by Beacon Bagel, across from the Howland Cultural Center)
Beacon, NY
Congrats on this dream come true, Kendra!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Belated 3-Cheers for Crosswalk Signs on Main Street!

Crosswalk signs are helping cars slow down for people.
Earlier this summer, a few crosswalk signs popped up in the middle of Main Street on the yellow lines, making it easier for drivers to notice the white crosswalks painted on the pavement of different areas of the street. Despite some crosswalks being white and some being brick with faded paint or no paint between the bricks, noticing the crosswalks was difficult to a driver. Often times, this driver (me!) would zoom past families waiting to cross the street, thinking "Oh, look at that cute family!" instead of "Duh, that family really needs to cross the street and I should stop."

A belated Three Cheers for the City and Highway Superintendent Anthony "Zep" Thomaselli
for grabbing some of these signs and placing them in the middle of the street. The signs are making it easier for walkers to cross the street, which can take quite a long time if cars don't stop. When we contacted Mayor Casale to ask about these crosswalk signs, and he verified that Mr. Thomaselli placed them in spots on the streets to see how cars and trucks handled them, and that the curb across from the Howland Cultural Center near Beacon Bagel and Echo was too narrow to handle a sign. The mayor also mentioned that Beacon was awarded a substantial federal grant for maintaining crosswalks. Yay! We vote for neon green paint of the brick crosswalks so that drivers really see them, and neon green coordinates with the already green neon signs!

And in slightly related news, there is a vote tonight on who pays for sidewalks that are repaired or replaced during roadwork projects - homeowners or the City. Turns out, a possibly well-intentioned rule was having negative impact on homeowners, which erupted after projects on Oak Street and Henry Street where new sidewalks were put in over the summer, as tracked by a recently created Facebook page, Beacon Sidewalks. Normally, personal property owners need to pay for 100% of their sidewalk repair or replacement. However, if the City is doing roadwork and needs to repair or replace the sidewalk as part of that work, the City splits 50% the cost of replacing or repairing the sidewalk with the homeowner. This sounds like a deal, but in real life, a homeowner puts off replacing their sidewalk and is not prepared to receive a bill for thousands of dollars if the City happens to work on the sidewalk outside their home.

Sidewalk news is becoming a hot topic, as there are different ways to get a sidewalk paid for, including this federal grant that Beacon received for replacing sidewalks on Liberty Street as part of a Safe Routes to School Program. There is mention of narrowing the street, which would be a huge bummer because driving along parked cars is hard enough to squeeze past, not to mention when snow falls and the streets are even more crowded until plowed snow melts or is removed. Not to mention how nerve wracking it is to get children out of car seats in cars when cars whiz by. Wide streets also make it easier for cyclists to ride bikes to work or the store, a movement which Stowe Boyd at Beacon Streets has actively been working on to cultivate through grants and new painted bike symbols on the streets themselves called "sharrows".

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Golden Leaves to Garden: What Are Your Fall Prep Plans?

What is more beautiful than a thick layer of golden leaves on a back porch? Before they get too soggy or crisp, I'm going to transfer them to be leaf mulch on my back yard garden to hopefully nourish and warm the soil. The other hope, however, is to block the spreader weeds that love shooting under ground from other areas into my garden. Last year I waited too long to put the hay mulch down, and did a few rounds of weed pulling before finally throwing down the hay. And even then, throwing down hay around sprouting vegis was also enough of a kick-myself action to get ahead of it all this year!

What are your plans? Do you turn old stalks into compost? There are still bunches of tomatoes on the ground that the squirrels have been enjoying, so I put those in a pile in the very back.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Catering Menu Ideas for Pies, Breads, Shrimp, and Turkey!

The ovens are getting hot on Main Street, cooking special treats for you to serve at your Thanksgiving gathering. If you are hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner, you're going to want to invite more people because your catering menu choices are that good. If you're packing it all into a car to travel to Grandma's house, you're going to want to make room for a large storage box to transport the amazing food that's on the holiday catering menus at a few Main Street bakeries. After you read these choices, you may want to host a "Leftovers Party" just so that you have an excuse to serve more accent dishes.

For all of these menu options, you'll need to call each store ahead of time to place your order and check their hours for when they are closing for Thanksgiving. Some bakeries as well as a few restaurants are offering special hours around the holiday. Not all of your favorite eateries are closed on Thanksgiving Day!

Make your menu, decide what you're making and what you're ordering, and get to dialing!

Cheeses at Beacon Pantry.

Because cheese can be stressful if you don't know how to order it, Beacon Pantry will hand select an array of artisanal cheeses for you, perfect to serve to company the night before Thanksgiving so that you don't have to cook, or on Thanksgiving afternoon as everyone waits for the turkey! You can also find artisanal cheeses at Homespun, but special to Beacon Pantry's Thanksgiving Catering Menu are cheese platters served with dried fruit, nuts, and sliced baguette or crackers. And if you're partial to your own platter, or want to spruce up your serving table by getting a new one from Hudson Beach Glass or Utensil, and bring the platter to Beacon Pantry and she'll plate your cheese for your order. Need a little olive oil for dipping? Stop into Scarborough Fare and pour your own flavor to take home.
Pumpkin fondue at Ella's Bellas.

Pumpkin Fondue...because you've never tried it, or because you've enjoyed a slice of pumpkin fondue at Ella's Bellas with a salad. It's also another reason to have a pumpkin on the table and because you don't have to prep this fondue! Ella's Bellas has a fully baked Pumpkin Fondue on their catering menu that comes stuffed with layers of cheese, bread and rosemary, baked to perfection. It also comes with re-heating instructions, and yes, you can eat the pumpkin flesh as you scoop for melted
 cheesy bread.

Thanksgiving is not complete without shrimp cocktail, and Beacon Pantry has mixed a house-made cocktail sauce to go with domestic wild caught shrimp.

You've got options, and an ability to give back to the community by ordering turkeys from these stores:
Beacon Natural Market is getting their turkey from three different farms this year:
Hidden Camp

Beacon Pantry is getting their turkey from two farms with a few options on the type of bird:
Campanelli Farm in Kenoza Lake, NY
Northwind Farm in Tivoli, NY

Key Food has partnered with I Am Beacon for the "Turkey on Every Table" food drive. Key Food will be storing all of the donated turkeys in their warehouse to be distributed. And of course you can get a turkey at Key Food.

Ella's Bellas is offering a Mushroom Herb Stuffing made with Ella's Bella's bread, celery, raisins, and apple, to be ordered per person. They are also offering seasoned cubed stuffing by the bag.

Oh brother, you have some tough choices to make. We are lucky enough to have a few really, really good bakeries in Beacon. We have so many good choices, that for this article, we needed to divide this carb section into Breads and Rolls. At All You Knead, find challah rolls, cranberry raisin pecan rolls, and regular white or multi-grain rolls. At Beacon Bread Company, find brioche loaf rolls, harvest grain loaf rolls, and rye rolls. At Beacon Pantry, find country white, challa, and whole wheat multigrain. And at Ella's Bella's, find rosemary or plain rolls. As with everything at Ella's Bellas, the rolls, bread, and anything is gluten-free.

This is where your dinner planning gets tricky, but fear not, there will be a bread for your style of a meal. At All You Knead, find challah bread, cranberry raisin pecan bread, seeded rye bread, marble rye bread, and sourdough – plain or whole wheat, multi-grain, rosemary herb, or white wheat Pullman. Beacon Bread Company has a brioche loaf (it's perfection), a harvest grain loaf, as well as a baguette. Find sweet breads like orange gingerbread, banana, pumpkin cranberry, and apple raisin bread at Beacon Pantry. And expect to find has their rosemary or plain baguette at  Ella's Bella's all if which is gluten-free.

And because you need bread pudding, All You Knead has it in banana, pumpkin or chocolate flavors.

Making your own pie? Utensil posted
a link to this recipe at FOLK.

You thought you were already in trouble? Brew a pot of coffee from Tas Kafé (at Ella's) or Sumptown (at Beacon Pantry), or Starbucks (at Key Food) because you're about to indulge in a lot of pie that will require your very own home made whipped cream that you whipped together from a pint of Hudson Valley Fresh cream (at Key Food,) vanilla, salt and powdered sugar.

Homespun is offering a variety of pies, starting with the basic pumpkin pie, and ranging to a caramel pecan tart, vanilla cranberry jam cake with pumpkin spiced buttercream, pumpkin cheesecake, almond daquoise with pumpkin buttercream (gluten free), and an apple pecan crumble in a deep dish aluminum tin.

At All You Knead, choose from an old fashioned pumpkin pie made with Denning's Point Distillery whiskey. Or go sweet and traditional with pecan, apple buttermilk, and apple pie.

Dennings Point Beacon
American Whiskey
in All You Knead's pumpkin pie.
Beacon Pantry has pumpkin, apple, apple crumb, cranapple, and a mixed berry crumb for those who need a fresh flavor after dinner. Beacon Pantry also spiced it up with Frangipane Tarts in many flavors including blueberry, raspberry and more.

Beacon Bread Company has traditional pumpkin, apple and pecan pies. Ella's Bellas has the traditional pumpkin, apple and pecan, but also tempt yourself with a fudge pie with a chocolate chip cookie or hazelnut shortbread crust. (!?!)

Get Frosted Cupcakery is also baking pies in the flavors of Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, Lemon Meringue and Chocolate Cream. Want a cupcake? Pumpkin spice cupcakes and pumpkin cheesecakes are also available.

Check all stores for hours and ordering and pickup deadlines, and no, this isn't even everything you will find on their menus.'ve got choices for a great dinner, and a reason to have a second party for leftovers with a fresh pie.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Second Saturday Guide for Art, Entertainment, Dining & Shopping

Second Saturday Happenings for November 8, 2014!
Browse past events below to see what was going on!
Next Second Saturday is December 13, 2014

The Beacon Arts Logo for
Second Saturday.
"Second Saturday" 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. 
  • 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 

Let's get to it!!


3 Beekman Street
(845) 440-0100
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 walkthroughs are led by curators, art historians, and writers. Free with admission to the museum.
Second Saturday Special 2pm Free with Museum Admission: Gallery Talk with Sarah Demeuse on Michael Heizer. No reservations required.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 4pm

2 Way Brewing Company
18 West Main St Beacon, NY (this down the hill from Main Street proper, actually near the train)
On your way up from the train station, either on foot or by car, Beacon's newest brewery is a must-stop.
Second Saturday Exhibit 4pm-closing: 2 Way Brewing Company will be featuring art from Laianna FerrugiaWill TeranAlyssa CorradoJenifer KeltosNiamh Butler, and Mary Mugele Sealfon. Enjoy $3.50 pints from 3-9pm
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
Delicious 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.)

Bank Square
129 Main St.
Beacon, NY 12508
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
137 Main Street, Beacon
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 5-9pm: Coulter Young at Catalyst Gallery, BBKing “Timbre: The Color of Music”, Oil Paintings by Coulter Young.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 9pm

Marion Royael Gallery
159 Main Street, Beacon
Special for Second Saturday 6-10pm: Old School, Face the Change
Open Until: 10pm

Chill Wine Bar
173 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 765-0885
A cozy wine bar offering tapas and frequently live music. 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. Its environment lives up to its name, especially when they have a live jazz band.
Open Until: 11pm

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

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
179 Main Street
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hudson Valley Properties is a full service, locally owned and operated real estate brokerage firm backed by the strength of a global network.
Special for Second Saturday Exhibit 6-9pm: This exhibition features works on paper and canvas by adults with special needs who attend Ulster-Greene ARC in Kingston, New York. Often referred to as “Outsider Art”, the artwork is vital, expressive, sophisticated and touching all at once.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 9pm

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 Special Event 5-9pm: An evening with artist Jen Hillman for a Print Exhibit and Trace Monotype Workshop.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 9pm

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 6-9pm: Theo Ganz  presents Howard Goodman November. Forty photographs from HOWARD GOODMAN’S 47-day pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago with a book release to accompany the exhibition.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 9pm

Hudson Beach 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
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: Scribbleheads Illustrations by Tom Moore. Fall-flavor cupcakes will be provided by Sugar Union and cider and coffee 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

River Winds 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: This Saturday is the grand re-opening and Buone Feste: River Winds Gallery’s holiday group show.
Artist Reception: 5-8pm
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% Humainly 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 Gallery
197 Main St, Beacon
(845) 702-7045
As described by one fan: "A smart, daring, and loving gallery."
Nothing special is listed for this Second Saturday, but there will be others!

Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries 
199 Main Street, Beacon
T: 845.838.1600
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.
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: 9pm


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 mouse. 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. Plus sports on TV.
Special for Second Saturday: Live Music, "Thrown Together"
Open Until: 11pm or later

Beacon Pantry
267 Main Street, Beacon
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 November cheeses, paired with wine picked fresh from the Artisan Wine Shop.
Open Until: 8pm

Cafe Amacord
276 Main Street, Beacon
Delicious Italian flare gourmet food. Enjoy salads with goat cheese and beets, cauliflower soup, entres of fish or steak, and wine by the glass or bottle.

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

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon
Special Second Saturday Artists Receptions 5-7p: The Howland Public Library will hold opening receptions for two artists: Rebecca Strauss: "Burn Quilts" and Christine Jacques: "Come Sea My Garden." Rebecca is showing collage works she creates by carefully burning paper, capturing the distinctive shadows and marks left behind by matches, smoke and fire. Christine is showing plants and flowers resembling sea life.
More details about "Burn Quilts" at Beacon Arts.
More details about "Come Sea My Garden" at Beacon Arts.

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: Suzanne Vega with special guest Joe Crookston. Oh yeah.
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, hummas, and more. Menu available until 10pm.
Special for Second Saturday Exhibit 7-11pm: "Impulse and Control" with live music.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 11pm

Yankee Clipper
397 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 440-0021
If you need broad food selections from vegis 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.
Second Saturday Exhibit 2-7pm: Ethan Cohen KuBe and Gloria Huwiler present Zambia’s leading contemporary artists to commemorate Zambia’s 50th Independence Day celebration.
More details at Beacon Arts.
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

444 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
Phone:(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
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: "Blythe Spirit" Its title taken from Shelley’’s poem “"To a Skylark"” (“Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! / Bird thou never wert”), this comedy concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance hoping to gather material for his next book.
More details at Beacon Arts.

Beacon Bath & Bubble
456 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
Phone:(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

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
Tel: 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
464 Main Street, Beacon
Beacon, NY
Special for Second Saturday 6-9pm: Matteawan Gallery presents 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.
More details at Beacon Arts.
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
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

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).
Second Saturday Special 6-9pm: Utensil Kitchenwares will be celebrating 2 years this Saturday. Join them for cocktails and snacks starting at 6pm.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 9pm

The Chocolate Studio
494 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 765-1165
The Chocolate Studio (formerly Gourmetables) is perfectly suited for birthday parties for kids of all ages. They make their delicious treats in their own kitchen. 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.
Second Saturday Special 3-9pm: Denise Gianna Designs is hosting a pop-up shop for lingerie, chocolatinis, and more. More details in A Little Beacon Blog's Pop-Up Shop Guide.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Open Until: 9pm

Maria Lago Studio 502502 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 765-8421
Open Until: Call First

BAU Gallery
506 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
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: The Beacon Artist Union (BAU Gallery)presents “bau 119″ new work by Grey Zeien and Gary Jacketti in Galleries One and Two. In the Beacon Room – “It’s All About Me” work by Eric David Laxman
More details at Beacon Arts.
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

554 Main Street, Beacon
(845) 440-8676
The Hop is a craft beer lovers bar for beer and artisanal fare. And they are moving and are having their opening night party (hopefully) a this new location of 554 Main Street!
Open Until: 11pm or later

Niche Modern Lighting Sale 50% - 80% Off Factory Seconds: Modern Lighting, Contemporary Lamps, Chandeliers
5 Hanna Lane, #6 (behind old Tallix Building)
Clean, simple lines. The combination of sensuous hand-blown glass lighting with exposed filament bulbs make any room instantly timeless. Niche Modern pendant lights and modern chandeliers redefine modern lighting. They are having a 1-day only sale for this Second Saturday. Ma-jor. 50%-80% Factory Seconds.
Open: 12-6pm

(Just over the tiny Fishkill River 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. 
Special for Second Saturday: Showcase of hand crafted silk, velvet and lightweight wool scarves. Includes wine and gift wrapping.
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.
Open Until: "LATE" according to their website.

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

The Lofts at Beacon
18 Front Street, Beacon
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.
Second Saturday Exhibit 1-5pm: Hudson Valley Artisans Guild Showcase and Sale at the Lofts at
Beacon Gallery. Opening Reception is Saturday November 8, 2014 1-5PM
A new exhibit at The Lofts at Beacon Galley will feature 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 Bakely, Carol Foley, and Lorraine LeClair, quilted works by Patricia Healey, woodwork by Peter Hammerling, and Home Décor by Judith Subrize.
More details at Beacon Arts.
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 Workshop 1-4pm, $50: The Art of Body Mapping for Musicians
with Elizabeth Castagna. Body Mapping is the conscious adjusting and refining of your personal Body Map to match the accuracy of your structure. This alignment produces efficient, graceful, and coordinated movement. Over time, with application, Body Mapping allows musicians to play their instrument naturally, expressively and with ease.
More details at Beacon Arts.
Second Saturday Special Music 9pm: - Southern Dutchess Bowl, Beacon Music Factory presents: Monski and Blockhouses
Open Until: 4pm