Happening This Weekend - 11/10/2017

Happy Second Saturday and Veterans Day Weekend! See below for where you can have a moment of silence to pay homage to those who protect us, and a few businesses who are doing something special for those in the military.

The Galleries are in holiday mode, and you can start your gift collecting early! We know - Holiday music shouldn't start until after Thanksgiving, but it's on the radio already, and the greenery and the lights are turning on, so we're going with it! And you can find lots of it on Main Street. Just follow our Second Saturday Guide.

Trivia: Can you guess whose ornaments these are? You got that right - the famous blown glass collection being made now in Hudson Beach Glass.

This weekend includes lots of handmade and local shopping (stop by Utensil and wish them a Happy 5 Year Anniversary!!), live performances, and even ghost hunting! We have more Pop-Up shopping fun at A Little Beacon Space as we host Made & Given all weekend starting today!

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Made & Given Pop-Up Shop

Days: Fri-Sun, November 10-12, 2017
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St, Beacon, NY
Times: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Learn more about event and the vendors in our Pop-Up Guide. 

Open Mic Night for Kids
Day: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St, Beacon, NY
Want to jam out to your favorite show tune or pop song, with Kate on the 
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Veterans Day Ceremony
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 11am
Location: The Veterans Memorial Building, 413 Main Street, Beacon, NY
The event will be held indoors this year. The public is invited and is encouraged to use the Teller Ave. entrance, according to the Beacon Free Press.

Grand Opening - Halvey Funeral Home
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Halvey Funeral Home, 2 Beekman St, Beacon, NY
Read more about the new location on our blog

Free Mini Maker Faire
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10am-8pm
Location: Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY
This is a fundraiser for Sargent Elementary School that coincides with the awesome Barnes & Noble Free Mini Maker Faire to help purchase innovative classroom supplies for all grades. Kids get to create all kinds of cool hi-tech models, program robots, and fly drones, while parents got in some early holiday shopping. A portion of your purchase will go toward Sargent's fundraiser.
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Utensil's 5th Anniversary Party
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Utensil Kitchenware, 480 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Kaight's Fall Pop-Up Party
: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 6-9:30pm
Location: Kaight, 512 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Veterans Day Service
Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 10:30am
Location: Reformed Church of Beacon, 1113 Wolcott Avenue (aka Route 9D), Beacon, NY
Following the worship service will be a lunch, according to the Beacon Free Press.

Paranormal Investigation of the Old Beacon High School
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 7-11pm
Location: 211 Fishkill Ave, Beacon, NY
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Veterans Day Freedom Fund Dinner
Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 4pm
Location: Chalet on the Hudson, 3250 Route 9D
The Southern Dutchess NAACP will hold its 52nd annual Freedom Fund Dinner, "Honoring Those Who Served." Honorees include local U.S. Armed Forces veterans Bascom G. Durham, Walter Patrice, Ta 'Tanisha Powell and John E. Rembert. Live music to features Bosco & The Storm. For info and tickets, call Dorothy Medley 845-831-6447, according to the Beacon Free Press.

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello
Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
Cross-Back Apron with Toni Maeck
Day: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Notary Public Licensing Class
Day: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Residence Inn Marriott, 500 Westage Business Dr, Fishkill, NY
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iPhoneography Workshop - Level I & II
Days: November 11 & 18, 2017
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Riverwinds Gallery, 172 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Meet the Machine with Hilary Oak (Sewing)
Day: Sunday November 12, 2017
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St, Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Cinderella: "On the Way to the Ball"
Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Bakeology 101
Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 3:30-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Studio Art: Drawing into Painting
Taught by Kathy Moss
Grades: 6-12
Day: Mondays, November 13-December 18, 2017
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St, Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide
The Vault
446 Main Street

SPECIAL FOR VETERANS DAY: The Vault has created a special cocktail called The Soldiar's Toddy. This drink will warm you on the way down, as it's made with cognac, aged rum, fresh lemon juice, apricot bitters and garnished with cloves, orange and cinnamon. Might even clear your sinuses.
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath and Bubble.

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


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Soft and warm, these 100% baby alpaca sweaters are made in Peru and are in Bellus on Main in several colors right now. Bonus? They are 35% off for a limited time! So put one on, and head down to The Vault to enjoy that Toddy.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique.

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
The Barton Perreira trunk show is November 11 at 3pm at Luxe Optique. Every frame, every color, every size will be there! Handmade in Japan.
DEAL ALERT! Mention A Little Beacon Blog and get $75 off!
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company.



PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main by the Hudson Valley Brewery and use the back walkway entrance!

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Style Storehouse has packed all of their inventory - boots, leggings, sexy sweatshirts and comfortable tops - from their Beacon location to set up with other shops at Vino at Crew Restaurant at 2290 South Road, Poughkeepsie. Joining them will be handstamped, customized jewelry from King + Curated.
VETERANS DAY ALERT: Style Storehouse regularly gives a discount to military, and this weekend, is giving 15% off to military and veterans.

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle-n-Swaddle.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

Sample Sale, up to 75% Off! November 17-19. Gowns by Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Lillian West and Sincerity.
VETERANS DAY ALERT: Lambs Hill is giving 50% off of accessories to veterans and military this weekend.
Where Is Lambs Hill? In the renovated factory building near the Dummy Light.

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

River Therapeutic Massage
612 Rte. 52
Beacon, NY

“I recently received a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage and was (again) blown away with how amazing it was. Thank you!”
- Happy Customer
From now until December 22, 2017, River Therapeutic Massage is offering it as a Spa Mini Add On for only $5. WOW.
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Where is River Therapeutic Massage?
Sharing space with Karen's Place Salon on Route 52.

Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank

Mark and Michelle interview Rachel Beard, founder of The Harmony Garden School of Music and Kindermusik. Says Mark: “Upon walking in, the first thing I thought was: ‘Kids would love it here.’ It beats Mickey Mouse Club." Hear how Rachel went from playing cello in school, following her dream of becoming a music teacher, and then pursuing her new dream of opening a business to work more closely with children. She loves helping kids wake up parts of their brain through music.
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Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency: Condo Association Insurance

Condominium association insurance is a unique form of insurance that’s specifically written to meet the needs of condo associations. It’s mainly used to insure common areas of condominium complexes. Depending on the layout and features of a complex, the common areas that a policy insures might include:
  • walkways and exterior steps
  • foyers and entryways
  • elevators, stairwells and hallways
  • units’ shared walls and buildings’ exterior walls
  • landscaping and fencing
  • amenities, such as pools, community rooms and fitness center

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate the Grand Opening of Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey. The celebration will take place from 11am-4pm with a Ribbon Cutting by the Beacon Chamber taking place at 12:30pm.  The Chamber hopes to see you there!

BeaconArts : Retrospective 15

BeaconArts celebrates 15 years since its founding in November of 2002 at a new gallery opening at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estatuaries/Clarkson University at 199 Main Street. A private opening takes place Saturday, and then public viewing hours begin on Sunday through March 2018. The exhibit is curated by Kalene Rivers. Different film screenings will take place each Second Saturday. Mark your calendar for the BeaconArts January 31st Member Meeting to take place there, and the Friendraiser campaign later in March.

A Little Beacon Space :  OPENING TODAY!

The day has come! A Little Beacon Space transforms into a shop for 3 days only this weekend. November 10-12, 2017 at 291 Main St, Beacon. Enjoy complimentary beer and wine Friday and Saturday after 5pm! Here's who you'll find in the shop. More details to come to your inbox today!
  • Curated records from Black Gold Records
  • Handmade Jewelry by Haimi Co and Rock Dove
  • Bow Ties and Headscarves for Adults and Babies by Moor Berry
  • Unisex Leather Goods by F&S
  • Artist John Defeo
  • Naughty Holiday Cards from Santa’s Dirty Workshop and more!
Open Hours:
Friday, November 10th   4pm-7pm
Saturday, November 11th  11am-8pm
Sunday, November 12th   11am-5pm

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