Happy Second Saturday and Veterans Day Weekend! Below, find where you can observe 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 festive cheer 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 at Hudson Beach Glass.
Open Mic Night for Kids Day: Friday, November 10, 2017 Time: 7 to 9 pm Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Want to jam out to your favorite show tune or pop song, accompanied by acting and musical theater pro Kate Vander Linden? Bring sheet music or choose from the selection at BPAC. Information >
Veterans Day Ceremony Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Time: 11 am Location: The Veterans Memorial Building, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
The event will be held indoors this year. The public is invited and is encouraged to use the Teller Avenue entrance, according to the Beacon Free Press.
Free Mini Maker Faire Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Time: 10am to 8 pm Location: Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
This fundraiser for Sargent Elementary School 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 high-tech models, program robots, and fly drones, while parents get in some early holiday shopping. A portion of your purchase will go toward Sargent's fundraiser. Information >
Utensil's 5th Anniversary Party Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Time: 6 to 9 pm Location: Utensil Kitchenware, 480 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Kaight's Fall Pop-Up Party
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Time: 6 to 9:30 pm Location: Kaight, 512 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Veterans Day Service Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Reformed Church of Beacon, 1113 Wolcott Ave. (aka Route 9D), Beacon, NY
A lunch will follow the worship service, according to the Beacon Free Press.
Paranormal Investigation of the Old Beacon High School Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017 Time: 7 to 11 pm Location: 211 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY Information >
Veterans Day Freedom Fund Dinner Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017 Time: 4 pm 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 too, featuring Bosco & The Storm. For information and tickets, call Dorothy Medley at (845) 831-6447, according to the Beacon Free Press.
Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017 Time: 4 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
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: 9 am to 1 pm Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Notary Public Licensing Class Day: Friday, November 10, 2017 Time: 5 to 8 pm Location: Residence Inn Marriott, 500 Westage Business Drive, Fishkill, NY Information >
iPhoneography Workshop - Level I & II Days: Saturdays, November 11 & 18, 2017 Time: 10 am to noon Location: Riverwinds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Meet the Machine with Hilary Oak (Sewing) Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017 Time:: 2 to 5 pm Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
446 Main Street SPECIAL FOR VETERANS DAY: The Vault has created a special cocktail called The Soldier'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 lightly stuffed sinuses.
Bellus on Main
181 Main Street SALE ALERT!
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 TRUNK SHOW THIS WEEKEND
The Barton Perreira trunk show is Saturday, November 11, at 3 pm 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.
BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main by the Hudson Valley Brewery and use the back walkway to come up to Main Street!
484 Main Street HAPPENING TODAY! (FRIDAY) 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 personnel, 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 Street, Retail #3 SAVE THE DATE! Sample Sale, up to 75% off! Next weekend, Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 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 personnel 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 Route 52
(845) 379-1956 “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 the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage as a Spa Mini add-on for only $5. WOW. Book Now > 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!
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, to following her dream of becoming a music teacher, 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. Watch the Video >
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, a policy might insure different kinds of common areas, including:
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 it celebrates the Grand Opening of Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey. The celebration will take place Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, with a Ribbon Cutting by the Beacon Chamber taking place at 12:30 pm. The Chamber hopes to see you there!
BeaconArts : Retrospective 15
BeaconArts celebrates 15 years since its founding in November of 2002 with a gallery opening at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estatuaries/Clarkson University, 199 Main St. 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 January 31, 2018, for the monthly BeaconArts Member Meeting, 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 three days only this weekend. Friday to Sunday, November 10 to 12, 2017 at 291 Main St., Beacon. Enjoy complimentary beer and wine Friday and Saturday after 5 pm! Here's who you'll find in the shop.
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!
Friday, November 10 4 to 7 pm
Saturday, November 11 11 am to 8 pm
Sunday, November 12 11 am to 5 pm
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Tin Shingle : Community Membership
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