Happening This Weekend In and Around Beacon 6/22/2017

Look at this lavender cocktail, a Trunk Show, a tiny food pantry, and who is hiring.
Shopping ideas, restaurant cocktails, and more things to do this weekend at your fingertips. Events are featured from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides, but more dates throughout the week are at the Guides themselves on the website, so be sure to check out these Guides during the week!
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.

Tiny Food Pantries Kick Off Party
Day: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Beacon Community Resource Center, 23 W Center St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Hudson River Exchange 5th Annual Summer Market
Days: Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24, 2017
Time: 4-9pm (Fri), 11am-6pm (Sat)
Location: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, NY
Information >

Live Concert: Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Day: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Liberty Street Film Series: Back To The Future
Day: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Washington's Headquarters, 84 Liberty St, Newburgh, NY
Information >

Take Care Fair
Day: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Hudson River Exchange, 514 Warren St, Hudson, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Auctioneers Next Preview & Auction
Preview Day: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Preview Time: 1pm-5pm
Live Auction Day:
Monday, June 26, 2017
Auction Time: 5pm
Location: 432 Main Street Beacon, NY
The doors are opening again at Hudson Valley Auctioneers! Expect to see Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Herman Miller, Vladimir Kagan, Ezra Pound and others.
Thank you Hudson Valley Auctioneers for sponsoring!
Information (look at these neon signs!) >




iPhoneography Workshop
Day
: Saturday June 24, 2017
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: River Winds Gallery, 172 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Chalk Paint 101
Days
: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

A Little Beacon Blog's Annual Summer Camp Guide has over 20 camps for all age-ranges and passion areas. Cross-reference ages, days, times and prices in our easy-to-use guide that is many parent's go-to source for summer planning.

Broadway Jazz TUESDAY | Ballet WEDNESDAY | Modern Dance THURSDAY
Ages: 12+
Tuesday June 27: Broadway Jazz
Wednesday June 28: Ballet
Thursday June 29: Modern Dance with acclaimed Chelsea Acree (click here to learn more about Chelsea and her experience with Marjorie Mussman, Janet Panetta, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) and more).
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Price: $18 single class or $50 for three classes
To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com

See All Camp Sessions from Ballet Arts Studio >

Thank you Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring our Summer Camp Guide!


Tri-Arts Summer Workshop Starts
Ages:
4 to 8
Days: Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 2017
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide


reMADE
133 Main Street

OMG, yes this is a mirror, and yes it needs to be on your wall. It has been handcrafted from reclaimed factory wood by C. Faroe. Do you see everything in the reflection of the mirror? Like the signature chandelier that defines the reMADE space? A lot of those home accents can be in your home too. Stop into reMADE soon to make a list.
Special Note: Our hearts are with owner Liz and her family as they suffered a loss in the family. If Open hours of the store are off, that is why.
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito's, next to Bank Square.


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Watch out, Nicole Miller fans! She is in the house at Bellus on Main! No need to go to the mall or mess with online ordering to find this off the shoulder number. Adorable with roomy shorts connected to a fitted yet stretchy top that yearns for a long gold necklace.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.


Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

Anne & Valentin Trunk Show This Weekend!
Day:
Saturday, June 24
Time: 3-7pm
Discount! Save $60 on frames purchased during the event.
Photographically capturing the Amazing with a capital A frames in the the Anne & Valentin collection that is going to be available in full at Luxe Optique for their Trunk Show this weekend doesn't do them justice, so you need to stop in to see the variety of frames yourself. Pictured here is just a sampling of the range of style available from these designers. Handmade in France, they are incredibly hard to find. But owner Laurie and her team have done it, and invite you in for drinks as you try them on to find the right fit.
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across the street from Beacon Barkery.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Do you love fashion? Do you love helping people? Style Storehouse is currently hiring a Sales Stylist. This job is perfect for someone who is responsible, fashionable, and personable. Stylist will be able to:

  • dress the mannequins
  • give input on the windows
  • stock and arrange new clothes as they come in
  • ship our online orders
  • and more.
Email stylestorehouse@gmail.com and/or come by the shop to inquire: 484 Main Street. Visit the website to get a feel for the clothes: www.stylestorehouse.com

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle-n-Swaddle, and across the street from the old Mattawan Station.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! reMADE, Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, and Style Storehouse.

Visit the Shopping Guide for a full list of shopping destinations up and down Main Street. Includes stores for Vintage, Kitchen, Kids, and more.



River Therapeutic Massage

612 Rte. 52
Beacon, NY
845-379-1956

LAST CHANCE!
The Margarita Massage won't be available for long, so book yours now. Here's what you'll get:

  • Massage with Organic Coconut Oil infused with Essential Oils of Lime and Orange
  • Optional Add On: Salty Dog Foot Treatment, which is a Massage with Grapefruit Scrub and Body Butter.

Book yours now!

Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!

Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.




The Vault
446 Main Street

Lavender is in right now! And not just in your garden. Meet the Lady Lavender, made with Viskill Vodka, egg white, lavender syrup, lemon juice and Violette liquor
Recommended Side Dish: Roasted Beets with Lavender Crème Fraîche, Goat Cheese and Basil Mint Agave
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath and Bubble, and across the street from the Howland Cultural Center.
Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.
SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

Storm King Art Center

See if you can find this the next time you visit Storm King Art Center:
This
piece of sculpture art by Isamu Noguchi titled 'Momo Taro'
is available for the interaction of visitors, who are invited to touch, enter, to sit, and to fully blend with the work. Noguchi’s flat bench provides a welcome site for rest and contemplation. The “center” of the piece—the hollowed-out granite “peach pit,” serves as a peaceful retreat. Even on the hottest summer days, this interior remains cool. Noguchi expressed his wish that visitors, especially children, would not only climb into the cavity but also sing inside it and enjoy its special aural resonance. The reflective “mirror,” a highly polished surface, is angled to fully reflect the sun in summer.
Beaconites get a Discount Deal on admission, see here for details!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Do you run a business, and do you have business insurance? Whether you work from home or from a brick and mortar, there are different types of insurance for you to consider, including: General Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, and Employer Insurance for if your business has employees. Your neighbors at Antalek & Moore can help you determine what is right for your business. Give them a call.
Antalek and Moore is located at 340 Main Street, near Beacon Natural Market, or can be reached by phone: 845-245-6292.

BeaconArts Member Meeting
Day:
Wednesday, June 28
Time: 6:30pm
Are you marked as "Going!" to the joint BeaconArts Member MeetUp at the Telephone Building that is celebrating the building's tenant, Aaron Verdile's Ribbon Cutting for his financial business with Prudential? You will hear from the building's owner and art conservator Deborah Bigelow, as well as get a finances breakdown from Aaron for the BeaconArts budget and fiscal projects.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
Who:
Aaron Verdile
When: Wednesday, June 28
Time: 5:30pm
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate the official opening of Aaron Verdile, Financial Advisor with Prudential. This Ribbon Cutting will parlay into the Member Meeting for BeaconArts, to which BeaconArts has invited all Beacon Chamber members to attend! Will be a smash hit of a night of business and artistic incubation.

Tin Shingle

During this TuneUp, which is filmed weekly in Beacon's Telephone Building, gives you easy tips you can use now for dusting off very powerful tools for the summer ahead, including:
  • SEO: New habits that will feed Google more information as they rank your website.
  • Newsletters: Yup, you're going to send more this year and we tell you how.
  • Instagram: You'll get a homework assignment that will boost your Instagram following.
  • PR: Back-door techniques to getting that press you covet!
Stream it now >

InHouse Design Media

Big month for the Telephone Building. Coinciding with the completion of building owner Deborah's work to the top of the building this spring, she has launched her first website for the business that is her building, and InHouse Design Media is honored to have designed the first round of her website. More to come, but take a look at this new website designed by InHouse Design Media, made while inside of the walls of this very building!

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

A Little Beacon Blog's Space, located in the heart of Beacon's historic business district, is perfect for company meetings, gatherings, workshops, and other creations you have planned. We just got our second review!

"Renting this space was perfect for our small, creative company retreat. We had everything we needed to have a productive day, and the expectations were clearly laid out ahead of time in a transparent way. There's great parking (not always a given in Beacon), and you're in the thick of things when it comes to walking around after your event is over. 5/5, will retreat there again."
- Alex Panagiotopoulos, Kingston Creative

Click here for details about booking The Space for your event.

Click here for the schedule of upcoming happenings at The Space.
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UPDATE! Hints 1 and 2: Contest! Where Is This Mystery Photo: Hint: Sign Or What?

UPDATE! We have a winner! Tony has guessed correctly: This is an old advertisement painted onto a building across from The Vault! The reveal photo has been posted below.

This just in! A Little Beacon Blog has received four tickets to Opening Night of the Hudson Valley Renegades vs Staten Island Yankees baseball game TONIGHT! There will be fireworks after, courtesy of Beacon Dental! Therefore, a Mystery Photo Contest must ensue.

Deadline for the Winning Answer: ASAP. Gates open at the Dutchess Stadium at 5:30 pm, and the game starts at 7:05 pm.

Rules:

  • You must enter your answer here at the blog in the comments.
  • The winning answer must identify where this picture was taken and what it is of.
  • Answers left at any social media outlets will not be counted.
  • You can give away your prize to someone else if you cannot use it.
  • You must be able to pick up the prize by 5 pm today. Details will be emailed to you. The winner can contact us via our Contact Us page and type in their email.

Hint #1:

Sign or What?

Hint #2.5:

  • The black that you see are chipping words that once said "DELICATESSEN"
  • While there isn't a deli nearby, there certainly is food, and you could order vintage soda from just steps away from where this photo is located.

Summer Swim Lessons Posted for Beacon Pool Swim Academy at Settlement Camp

Photo Credit: Pool photo originally from Beacon Parks and Recreation.

Photo Credit: Pool photo originally from Beacon Parks and Recreation.

Only a few (maybe two) short years ago, swimming lessons - and any opportunity to swim, really - were hard to come by in Beacon. You had to venture up and down 9D or across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to enroll in swimming lessons for kids or adults. So many people were searching for information, we made a Swimming Lessons Guide for it. It was actually the first Guide we ever made. Now, we have more options closer to home.

The Beacon Pool Swim Academy, the team behind the Beacon Parks and Recreation Department who operate The Beacon Pool, started offering swimming lessons in the Settlement Canp's outdoor pool last year. Times for the 2017 swimming lessons have been posted, and this year, lessons will be the same for swim-only students and campers at the city's new summer day camp, Camp @ The Camp (see A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Day Camp Guide for details).

Outdoor Beacon Pool Swimming Lesson Details

Instruction is $40 per session. Each session has four lessons, so it comes to $10 per lesson.

For children who are enrolled in Camp @ The Camp, these swimming lessons are included with their camp tuition. The swimming lesson programming will be the same for kids in camp as it is for kids in group swimming lessons that happen at times separate from Camp @ The Camp.

All classes are American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level I. Instructional swim will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by a few minutes for free swim and reinforcing the lessons of the day. Class size is limited. Classes are for participants new to swimming with an emphasis on gaining confidence and learning how to be safe around water. Parents of children ages 3 and older should plan on remaining present in the University Settlement pool picnic area for the duration of the lesson.

Schedule as posted at the City of Beacon's website.

Schedule as posted at the City of Beacon's website.

Registration can be made by filling out the Beacon Pool Swim Academy's PDF which you can find and download here. Any questions can be directed to Nate Smith, nsmith@cityofbeacon.org.

Agenda for Regular City Council Meeting Tonight (Monday), and New Section

Tonight is a regular meeting of the City Council for the City of Beacon that begins at 7pm. It is a public meeting, where anyone can attend. A Little Beacon Blog has begun keeping a dynamic section dedicated to City Council Meetings, Workshops, Zoning Board and Planning Board Meetings on our website to help make it easier for you to stay aware of what is being discussed at the City level. We keep links and past meeting videos in this new section, which you can see here.

On the Agenda for tonight:

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Public Comment

Each speaker may have one opportunity to speak up to three minutes on any subject matter other than those which are the topic of a public hearing tonight. Please sign in at the podium. This segment will last no longer than thirty minutes, with speakers recognized in the order they appear on the sign-in sheet. A second public comment opportunity will be provided later in the meeting for those who do not get to speak during this first segment.

Community Segment

  • Kids R Kids Feeding Program - Jackie Bucelot-Mills, Founder
  • Rebuilding Together - Christina Boryk, Exec. Director

Reports

  • Council Member Ali Muhammad
  • Council Member Omar Harper
  • Council Member Lee Kyriacou
  • Council Member George Mansfield
  • Council Member Pam Wetherbee
  • Council Member Peggy Ross
  • City Administrator, Anthony Ruggiero
  • County Legislators
  • Mayor Randy Casale

Local Laws and Resolutions

  • Resolution to Appoint Jason Johnson to the Position of Detective Sargent in the Beacon Police Department
  • Resolution to Award the Bid for the Liquid Phase Product Odor Control System
  • Resolution to Reject Bids Received for the South Interceptor Sewer Project

2nd Opportunity for Public Comments
Each speaker may have one opportunity to speak up to three minutes on any subject matter other than those which are the topic of a public hearing tonight. This segment will last no longer than thirty minutes. Those who spoke at the first public comment segment are not permitted to speak again.
Adjournment


A Little Beacon Blog has been tinkering with this new section, and have a few new plans for it. Our aim is to help make it easier for you to find out what is being discussed and planned for Beacon. Most information has been pulled from the City's website and presented on A Little Beacon Blog in a way that is hopefully easy for you to skim through and reference.

This new section will be Sponsor and Citizen supported, and is free for all to read and follow. After we roll out a few more details of this section, we will provide information on how you can support it if you so desire.

East End Rising - Newest Retail Pioneers at 1 East Main

The East End of Beacon is rising, so prepare your mind for a new route of how you get around Beacon, and what shops you frequent (A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide will help you big time). One of the unique features that defines the Beacon experience is its mile long Main Street. That's because it was actually two towns that merged into one in the early 1900s. So if you don't go to the East End very often, or don't know what shops we talk about a lot here at A Little Beacon Blog, it's because you're basically not exploring half of your town. A friend who lives in the lofts at the Roundhouse commented that they stay on the East End quite a bit, and don't venture out. When they ventured to the West End one weekend to eat at Kitchen Sink, their eyes were opened and they declared that perhaps they should get a summer home on the West End.

Ribbon cutting for Lambs Hill Boutique

Ribbon cutting for Lambs Hill Boutique

Several empty storefronts have sat either boarded up or under renovations on the East End, and they are starting to bloom open, starting with 1 East Main. First was Lambs Hill, opened by visionary Charlotte Gurnsey of Gatehouse Realty and Lambs Hill - the equestrian inspired wedding venue up on Mount Beacon. Charlotte is also a painter and a new mother, who doesn't seem to be contained by boundaries of any of these undertakings when she opened the bridal boutique version of Lambs Hill at 1 East Main.

Showroom inside of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique.

Showroom inside of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique.

View from the inside of Lamb's Hill looking up the hill of the train tracks at Main Street in Beacon, NY.

View from the inside of Lamb's Hill looking up the hill of the train tracks at Main Street in Beacon, NY.

Next came King and Curated, the combo store of Alicia King Photography, and The Curated Gift Shop. When you step inside, you get to see the photos (which maybe you've already seeing in Pop Sugar or The Knot), as well as shop the handcrafted jewelry, from stamped to bridal.

King and Curated, the combo wedding photography store and handcrafted jewelry store.

King and Curated, the combo wedding photography store and handcrafted jewelry store.

Hand stamped necklaces in King and Curated.

Hand stamped necklaces in King and Curated.

This Saturday, soapmaker SallyeAnder has been celebrating with multiple events, kicking it off with an industry party Friday night, followed by a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday with live music from The Brothers Miller. SallyeAnder isn't new to being in business or having a brick and mortar location, but they are new to having a retail shop that traditionally relies on foot traffic for customers. SallyeAnder is in the wholesale business, wholesaling soap to stores and selling their own soap online. This line of marketing requires constant outreach, social media and marketing, which would be required for having a storefront off the beaten path or in a low foot traffic area.

SallyeAnder's kick-off event to their grand opening weekend. Photo Credit: Russell Cusick

SallyeAnder's kick-off event to their grand opening weekend.
Photo Credit: Russell Cusick

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin for A Little Beacon Blog

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin for A Little Beacon Blog

Inside of SallyeAnder's new flagship location. Photo Credit: Leigh Baumann for A Little Beacon Blog

Inside of SallyeAnder's new flagship location.
Photo Credit: Leigh Baumann for A Little Beacon Blog

Foot Traffic - Is This A Thing?

Every shop that has opened on the East End has been a serious pioneer because there is no foot traffic down there. Even more so at 1 East Main, as the building is located down a hill with two ways to get there:

  • walk past the entire building and turn right down the entrance path, or
  • park in the free municipal lot near Hudson Valley Brewery and walk behind the building, up the path, and to the shops.

Personally, I've never been a subscriber to foot traffic being a requirement to a successful business. When I looked for the office space for A Little Beacon Blog's Space, I knew I wanted it to be destination for pop-up shops and workshops, and my landlord warned me several times that foot traffic was low. Located across from Key Food and next to a car wash and smoke shop, I wasn't afraid. I knew that the kind of events held in this space required aggressive marketing anyway, and was up for the challenge. So far, all of the pop-up shops hosted here have had very good turnouts for the 3 days they are here.

Here's another example: The Hop. That restaurant originally opened on the early East End of town, across from the Howland Cultural Center, where foot traffic on the weekend and in late afternoons or during the week is a bit normal. But then The Hop moved allllllllll the way around the bend, down at the very end of Main Street, across from the Fishkill waterfall.

They did this because they outgrew their original space. The result? Constantly packed. People drove or walked to The Hop to dine or drink. No natural foot traffic exists at the end of Main Street. Until The Hop came. It created the foot traffic as it became a destination. Then The Hop abruptly closed, and the foot traffic it created ceased. Dogwood is another case in point. Located over the Fishkill Creek, Dogwood is almost always busy, and almost always cranking out events to keep people excited about coming (did you go to their Prom?). Yet another case in point is Stock Up located on Teller Avenue, definitely off the beaten path, yet has steady customers and busy brunches. Stock Up is the second location for Cold Spring based business owners who own Marbled Meat Shop, which itself is in rural Cold Spring and not at all within walking distance of Main Street.

Of course, retail stores are not restaurants with beer and good food luring them in. This is why these stores are pioneers. And pioneers have to work hard for survival. Anyone who sits inside to wait for customers won't get them. One must go outside with physical lures (signs, music, bubbles, aromas, actual people) and shiny objects. Newsletters must spring to life. Postcards. Social media. All of it. Ideas to bring the people will only make the entire area as a whole more fun. Maybe there will be live music each weekend. Maybe there will be workshops and trunk shows. Maybe who knows.

But you know what I know? I know that you, dear reader, are going to start shifting your mind, and heading down to the far East End for makeup and pampering (The Blushery, Greenroom, and Salon Arje), natural remedies for itchy skin or weird things (Heart and Soul with her garden grown and imported herbs...get the Wonder Salve, it's amazing for itchy and eczema), art galleries (BAU, Maria Lago, Russell Cuscik and others...check out all of the galleries here). And the strip of shops, from mama/baby at the famed Waddle n Swaddle to newcomers Style Storehouse and Kaight. See all of them in A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide.

So. Much. Enjoy :)

 

Happening This Weekend - June 15, 2017

Shopping ideas, restaurant cocktails, and more things to do this weekend at your fingertips. Events are featured from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides, but more dates throughout the week are at the Guides themselves on the website,  so be sure to check out these Guides during the week!
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.


SallyeAnder Grand Opening Celebration

Day: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 12-6pm
Location: 1 East Main St, Beacon, NY
Read more about SallyeAnder and their opening on our blog

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
Days: June 17-18, 2017
Time: 9am-9pm
Location: Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Information >
 

Historic Postcard Walking Tour
Days: Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017
Hours: 1-3pm tours (approximately 50 minutes)
Location: Starting at Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon NY
Information >



2017 Hudson Valley Family Fest Pet Expo
Day: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Dutchess Stadium, 1500 R 9D, Fishkill, NY
Information >

SAVE THE DATE!
Hudson Valley Auctioneers Next Preview & Auction

Preview Day: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Preview Time: 1pm-5pm
Live Auction Day:
Monday, June 26, 2017
Auction Time: 5pm
Location: 432 Main Street Beacon, NY
The doors are opening again at Hudson Valley Auctioneers!
Information >



 
 

 
Chalk Paint 102
Days
: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 8am-11am
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 

 

A Little Beacon Blog's Annual Summer Camp Guide has over 20 camps for all age-ranges and passion areas. Cross-reference ages, days, times and prices in our easy-to-use guide that is many parent's go-to source for summer planning.

These Two Camp Series Start Soon!
Register Now!


Ballet Arts Studio Summer Camp
Beginning Tap

Ages: 5+
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Starts: Wednesdays, June 28 - July 19, 2017

Ballet Arts Studio Summer Camp
Pre-Ballet & Lower School I Ballet

Ages: 3-6
Day: Wednesday Mornings
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Starts: Wednesdays, June 28 - July 19, 2017
Price: $60 for the 4 class session
To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com

See All Camp Sessions from Ballet Arts Studio >

Thank you Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring our Summer Camp Guide!


Zine Meetup @ Z!ne Club
Ages: 10 to 14
Days: Friday, June 16, 2017 (Third Friday every month)
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide
 
 

reMADE
133 Main Street

Beard Oil is back in stock at reMADE, and it's not just any beard oil. This vegan and animal friendly solution is made by Roosevelt Grooming Co. Handmade in small batches with natural ingredients found in New York. A great Father's Day gift, or just a gift to say "I love you and your good looking beard - let's keep it well groomed" this weekend.
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito's, next to Bank Square.


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Pineda Covalin ties are available in two patterns and lots of colors at Bellus on Main! Designs inspired by the biodiversity, history and traditions of Mexico. An easy gift for Father's Day, but owner Ricardo keeps ties in stock daily, so if you need a tie in a pinch, Bellus on Main has what you need.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.


Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

 Anne & Valentin frames are made in France and hard to find! It's rare to be able to see the entire collection (take a peek here on their website to get a preview). These frames are high quality, high fashion and handmade to last. Try on a pair to see what fits your face, and your personality, best. For the men out there, this is your weekend to treat yourself.
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across the street from Beacon Barkery.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

SALE ALERT!
25% - 60% OFF!

Proprietress Michele of Style Storehouse has stuffed her sale rack! She has a habit of doing this, and it's one you want to be around for. Do yourself a favor, and come in. Brands include Free People, Black Swan, BB Dakota, LNA and more!
Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle-n-Swaddle, and across the street from the old Mattawan Station.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! reMADE, Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, Style Storehouse, and Lambs Hill.

Visit the Shopping Guide for a full list of shopping destinations up and down Main Street. Includes stores for Vintage, Kitchen, Kids, and more.



River Therapeutic Massage

612 Rte. 52
Beacon, NY
845-379-1956

Didn't Dad do a great job on the yard the other day? Or by setting up the air conditioning for this heat wave? Give him a big old thanks with a Gift Certificate for a massage from River Therapeutic Massage. Book one for Dad now!
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Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!

Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.

 



 
The Vault
446 Main Street

Have you relaxed on the back patio of The Vault yet? With one of these Mt Beacon Blaze cool cocktails in your hand? There's actually nothing cool about it - the Mt Beacon Blaze is made with reposado tequila, ancho chili liqueur, OJ, lime and sour with a sea salt and a smoked paprika rim. Wowza!!!
Recommended side dish: Corn and Parmesan Fritters.
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath and Bubble, and across the street from the Howland Cultural Center.

Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.
SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

Storm King Art Center

Now it's even easier to head over to Storm King Art Center across the Newburgh bridge because they made a special rate available just for Beaconites: Save $15 on The Family Membership, which is a great deal for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children. For Beaconites, the season pass is $110 (regularly $125) for the whole family. Yeah, that's right. Plus they offer free parking! Mention A Little Beacon Blog when you join, and save! Get the details on their Sponsor Spotlight page at A Little Beacon Blog.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Everyone has a website these days, some more robust than others. Depending on what you offer at your website, you may want to consider Cyber Liability Insurance, which is in addition to your business insurance. Antalek & Moore can research this for you and provide you with a quote. Visit them or call to discuss your needs. Antalek and Moore is located at 340 Main Street, near Beacon Natural Market, or can be reached by phone: 845-245-6292.

BeaconArts

Windows on Main is back for 2017, and the registration period for artists to create exhibits and businesses to host those exhibits in their storefront windows is now. Registering is super easy (we tried it!! hope we get picked!!), so head on over to volunteer your storefront windows for exposure, or to enter yourself as an artist.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate the opening of SallyeAnder's Flagship store at their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. The event will run all day with their ribbon cutting at 2pm.

Tin Shingle

Empower yourself by making or changing your Squarespace website. You can do a really good job! Knowing which design buttons to push or drag around is half the battle. Stream this webinar Training TuneUp anytime from Tin Shingle called "Squarespace Intro: Tips & Tricks". Watch it from your computer, tablet or phone. Tin Shingle's owner Katie will take you behind the scenes of Squarespace websites to see how to use their tools to make the website you want.

InHouse Design Media

The flexibility that comes from a Squarespace website is really incredible. On this website design pictured above, the client was a pottery studio selling classes using the Occasion scheduling platform. InHouse Design Media wanted to present the class options in a very design friendly way for the potential customer before they clicked into Occasion's own design interface. The result? Happy customers who clearly saw what classes were offered and when, and then bought a class. There's lots InHouse can do for you. See their portfolio for ideas and reach out to see how they can help.

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

At last...we have a projector! With all of the cords that you need. Macs, PCs, bring it to A Little Beacon Space to host your event or company meeting!

Click here for the schedule of upcoming happenings at The Space.

Click here for details about booking The Space for your event.
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New Waterfront Market at the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum in Poughkeepsie

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If you happen to pay a visit to the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum on a Monday, or getting off the Metro North train from work, you'll notice that there is now also a new Farmer's Market at the Pavilion. the new Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market will showcase farm fresh foods from local Hudson Valley farms, including vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, poultry, baked goods, honey, and more!  The market will be open every Monday from June through October 23, 2017 from 4pm to 7:30pm with free onsite parking. Stay up to date with this new market on their Facebook page

Beacon's 2017 City-Wide Yard Sale Open Under Blue Skies With Tempting Yards

Wahoo, it's here! Beacon's City Wide Yard Sale is the second biggest marker of spring after Beacon Open Studios kicks off. The first year of our arrival as citizens in Beacon, the great day was on my birthday, and oh what a gift. Before any birthday happenings, we tootled around, all packed into one car, hopping from yard to yard to see what we could find.

Homeowners wait all year to bring their treasures (or junk? only you can decide) up from the basement, down from the attic, or out from the shed garage to spread it all out in the lawn hopeful for customers.

Now that online community selling pages exist on Facebook, with Beacon's Buy Sell Group being particularly rapid and filled with great deals and things you never knew you needed until you saw it at midnight or on a weekend morning, I wonder if that has made a dent in anyone's inventory. Chances are not, as yard sale inventory is everpresent. Plus, half the fun of buying from the online Buy Sell page is meeting new people in the neighborhood. This once a year live event is another chance to get out for spontaneous bike riding or walking around different neighborhoods within Beacon to see what can be hunted and gathered.

Have fun! Post pictures of your finds and tag us on Instagram or Twitter @alittlebeacon or Facebook @alittlebeaconblog. My first purchase was a $5 table saw. What's yours?

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Happening This Weekend - 6/9/2017

Happy Second Saturday!
This here newsletter is a list of things to do in every category, but our official Second Saturday Guide is right here and you don't want to miss it. It features the gallery openings and artistic things you can do on Saturday.

Weekend dates are featured from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides, but more dates throughout the week are at the Guides themselves on the website,  so be sure to check them during the week.
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.

Moonlit Walking Tour
Day: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Location: Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY
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Beacon Music Factory Presents Karaoke Dance Party
Day: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: 6:30-9pm
Location: Beacon Music Factory, 333 Fishkill Ave, Beacon, NY
Ages: 7-12
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Beacon's City Wide Yard Sale
Day: June 10, 2017
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: All over Beacon, NY!
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South Avenue School Color-A-Thon Fundraiser
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Registration Time: 8am
Race (Walk or Jog) Time: 9am-12pm
Location: South Avenue School, Beacon, NY
Read more about this event in our recent article on ALBB.

The Lower Hudson Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) presents "Tickling Giants"
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 7pm drinks & snacks, 8pm movie
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Knit at the Farm Day
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Lilymoore Alpaca Farm, 21 Moore Road, Pleasant Valley, NY
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3rd Annual Local Cider Market & Tasting
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 12:00-4:00 pm
Location: Deyo House Lawn (across from DuBois Fort) - 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY
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Here on Planet Earth Exhibit Open Saturday
Day: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
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The Market at Hasbrouck House
Day: Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11, 2017
Time: 11am-6pm (Sat), 11am-5pm (Sun)
Location: Hasbrouck House, 3805 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY
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Flag Day - State Holiday Ceremony at the Elks Club
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 2pm
Location: 900 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY
The Beacon Elks will celebrate Flag Day by conducting the Elks Ritual on the history of our nations Flag. A coalition will be held immediately following the event. The Boy Scouts Troop #41 and the Newburgh High School ROTC Air Force will present the colors.
A Little Beacon Blog dove into the history in this article.
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Mommy & Me Tea
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Faith Temple Church, 22 N. Cedar St, Beacon, NY
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Strawberry Jammin' Festival
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY
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Beacon Sloop Club Annual Strawberry Festival

Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
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South Avenue Color-A-Thon
Day
: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Registration Time: 8am Registration, $30
Race Time: 9am-12pm
Location: South Avenue School
Fundraiser for one of Beacon's schools to get new playground equipment - a pavilion to serve as an an outdoor classroom!
Get A Little Beacon Blog's scoop on it! Only hours left to donate online! >

Think Differently Dash
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10am
Location: Walkway Over The Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Walkway Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K
Day: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 7am (5K, Half & Full)
Location: Walkway Over The Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Chalk Paint 101® - The Annie Sloan Method
Days
: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY

Japanese Shibori Demonstration with Katrin Reifeiss
Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Kaight, 512 Main St, Beacon, NY

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 

 

A Little Beacon Blog's Annual Summer Camp Guide has over 20 camps for all age-ranges and passion areas. Cross-reference ages, days, times and prices in our easy-to-use guide that is many parent's go-to source for summer planning.
 

FEATURED SPONSOR OF SUMMER CAMPS GUIDE:
Ballet Arts Studio Summer Camp


This Series Starts Next Week!

Ballet, Modern and Jazz Technique
This is one of several camp programs for all ages (kids and adults) at Ballet Arts Studio, and is a great one if you have never taken at Ballet Arts Studio before.

Says Katie Bissinger, Associate Artistic Director for Ballet Arts Studio, “This series is an excellent time for students to try out different dance disciplines and get to know Ballet Arts Studio if they haven’t danced with us in the past!”

The faculty of Ballet Arts Studio will teach technique classes in a different discipline each day: jazz on Tuesdays, ballet on Wednesdays and modern on Thursdays.

Ages: 12+
Dates: June 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29, and August 22-24, 2017
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Price: $18 single class or $50 for three classes
To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com

See All Camp Sessions from Ballet Arts Studio >

 

 

Free Trial Classes with Tinkergarten
Day
: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10-11:15am
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide
 
 

reMADE
133 Main Street

Fans of Hudson Valley Brewery will love this newest, one-of-a-kind console from the studio of Keith Decent available now in reMADE. Keith used reclaimed wood from the subfloor of Hudson Valley Brewery while they were renovating. The wood with slats is from a house renovation. There is only ONE of this console. Who is going to get it? Tag us in your photo when you buy or arrange it at home!
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito's, next to Bank Square.


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Always there for the classy look, Bellus on Main is particularly excited about this leatherette and mesh jacket from the Joseph Ribkoff Spring 2017 collection, which has a flattering hemline and collarless style that is waiting for statement jewelry from something in your collection to polish that stunning look.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.



Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

TRUNK SHOW!
It's finally here! The Dita & Thorn Browne trunk show that everyone has been waiting for at Luxe Optique this Second Saturday from 3-7pm (wine and cheese available)! This means that all styles and colors from the collection will be available, with a discount if purchased the day of. Dita frames are handmade in Japan. If you know Dita, you'll be racing over. If you're new to this concept of high end frames that are mostly made by hand and not in factories for super high profits, you will find the pricing in line with more traditional designer labels, but you're getting very high quality and special styles. Go in and check it out.
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across the street from Beacon Barkery.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

If you were to only rely on newsletters in your inbox for all of your styling tips, you might have noticed that your fashion sources are writing about white, lace and boho being in right now.  Style Storehouse is on it. This Black Swan Jolene Tank is handcrafted with white lace and gorgeous detailing on the front and back.
Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle-n-Swaddle, and across the street from the old Mattawan Station that now holds Gino's Italian Ice.

SallyeAnder
1 East Main St

The bugs are brutal already at any time of the day. Mama SallyeAnder insists that you get their famous No-Bite-Me cream, and that you have a jar for the bathroom, in the car, in your pool bag, everywhere, so that you don't forget it anywhere. Available now around town in different shops, and at SallyeAnder's new retail store next to Lambs Hill.
SAVE THE DATE!: SallyeAnder is having their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting of their Flagship Store! Read all about it at A Little Beacon Blog.
Where is SallyeAnder? Just down the hill from the Dummy Light in the Electric Windows building.



River Therapeutic Massage

612 Rte. 52
Beacon, NY
845-379-1956

Karen from River Therapeutic Massage just returned from an intensive training workshop in Thai massage. She has already implemented it on clients. Here's what she said after a recent session: "Incredible work. My client tonight loved it. Commented that he felt loose and limber, more so than when he has 'regular' massage. And his knee pain was gone! 💪🏼👊🏼🙏🏼"
Book yours now >


PS: Did you see our new "Lashes" and "Laser Hair Removal" sections? Yes, all in Beacon! Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.

 



 
The Vault
446 Main Street

When you order The Vault's Black Thorn Cocktail - from new cocktail menu - this is what happens behind the bar. Made with Beacon whiskey, muddled blackberries, lemon juice and rosemary simple. Toast and enjoy.
PS: There are more cocktails where that came from. And plenty of craft beer on tap too. Come in! Will you relax inside or on the outside patio?
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath and Bubble, and across the street from the Howland Cultural Center.

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.
SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

Storm King Art Center

Time to visit Storm King Art Center again, because they have new exhibits for you to not only look at, but to explore. This one, The Oracle of Lacuna (just featured in W Magazine), is a bright red house that appears to be largely sunk underground. The roof is so low, that you can walk up it, or enter the attic by a window. There is audio looping inside that you don't want to miss.
GUESS WHAT? Storm King Art Center made a special deal available just to Beaconites: The Family Membership, which is a great deal for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children, is discounted to $110 (regularly $125). So mention A Little Beacon Blog when you join, and save! Parking is free for everyone. Get the details on their Sponsor Spotlight page at A Little Beacon Blog.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

The agents at Antalek & Moore will go the extra mile for you when it comes to insurance and community service. Tired of dealing with random agents and big, faceless insurance companies? Antalek & Moore offers insurance policies with a lot of them, like Travelers, but Antalek & Moore does the homework for you of finding the best policy that fits your needs. Visit them or call. Antalek and Moore is located at 340 Main Street, near Beacon Natural Market, or can be reached by phone: 845-245-6292.

BeaconArts

Enjoy free live music every Second Saturday of the month from 5-7pm from BeaconArts, presented by the Beacon Music Factory and performed at the Visitor's Center. This weekend, catch the world class a cappella vocal ensemble LADY PARTS at 5pm, and the BMF Jazz Improv Ensemble at 6pm.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber's latest Member Meeting was held on the back patio of Beacon Pantry, where members got to hear first hand from proprietress Stacey Penlon about her plans of expansion for the future. Check out the photos of members and of the Pantry, including Ryon delivering a message from Luxe Optique, and join the Chamber today if you haven't yet.
                                
Tin Shingle

Dynamite Squarespace websites have become incredibly easy to create. Easy if you know which buttons to push or drag around. Now streaming for your on-demand listening is the Training TuneUp from Tin Shingle called "Squarespace Intro: Tips & Tricks". Watch it from your computer, tablet or phone. Go behind-the-scenes of Squarespace websites to see how to use their tools to make the website you want.

InHouse Design Media

InHouse Design Media, the media services extension of A Little Beacon Blog, has recently launched the websites of a few business you may recognize. Designed in Squarespace, the goals of InHouse Design Media is to liberate you to own your website and access it easily to make changes. There's lots we can do for you. See our portfolio for ideas and reach out to see how we can help.

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

Meetings, workshops, gatherings, they can all be booked and hosted by you at A Little Beacon Space at 291 Main Street, in the heart of Beacon.

Click here for the schedule of upcoming happenings at The Space.

Click here for details about booking The Space for your event.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP
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Until next week!