It is Second Saturday this weekend! Your full guide for the day/night is here!
Here is your easy access to planning. These are weekend dates pulled from some of A Little Beacon Blog's 10 Things To Do In Beacon Guides, so be sure to check them during the week.
There is more parking in Beacon than you might think!
Especially in the large, free lots on the East End of town (near the mountain). We've got pictures. Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Second Saturday is a celebratory day in Beacon started in part by visionaries at BeaconArts and other folks years ago as a way to promote art galleries. Events and opportunities happen throughout the day.
Each month, A Little Beacon Blog complies a Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide that has even more Event Listings than you see below of the art showings at galleries, churches, outdoor events, and anywhere else where and art show is happening.
The Hudson Valley Poets Poetry Night Day: Friday, January 13, 2017 Time: 8pm-10pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY Information >
Dia:Beacon Community Free Day Day: Saturday, January 14, 2017 Time: 11am-4pm Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY Information >
Raw Dance-A Freestyle Dance Experience Day: Sunday, January 15, 2017 Time: 2-4pm Location: Be Bahakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt St, Beacon, NY Information >
Martin Luther King Day Singing March, Breakfast, Lunch, Children’s Essays, Celebration Day: Monday, January 16, 2017 Time: Free Breakfast at 8am, Parade Lineup at 9:30am, Parade Starts 10am, Speakers and Essays Read at 11am Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Church Street
Annual Martin Luther King Day Singing Parade and honorary day. Events at Springfield Baptist Church include Breakfast, Lunch, speaking by politicians, a march/parade, essays written by kids of all ages, and singing. Day starts at 8am, Parade lineup starts at 9:30. Come honor Dr. King's life and work and support the community. More Details Here >
69 Spring Street
Those fries...Those house-made potato chips...Those two sides alone are enough to make any lunch enthusiast head over to Barb’s Butcheryfor their weekly specials. Always find a burger, but the specials change ever week, like Barb's G-Ma Goulash: her grandmother's recipe of ground beef, elbow macaroni, and diced tomatoes cooked in special spices.
SHOPS ON THE WEST END (TRAIN) reMADE
133 Main Street
It feels like Spring this week, and these wall hanging planters in reMADE beg for some greenery to pop out from them. Designed by Dana Anders, buy it at reMADE then visit Flora to see what little plants would fit in them.
144 Main Street
Wet and wet, that is what it will be in Beacon for a bit. These Kamik boots are waterproof from top to toe, and are incredibly warm and cozy. Available at Mountain Tops of course! #alwaysprepared. Because there will be another snow dumping this season, you'll see! PS: Exciting renovations happening at their sister shop, Bank Square Coffee House!
Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
Trick flowers - these are DRIED ROSES - only available at Bellus on Main. These dried flowers take 5 years to dry this way - and retain enough moisture to be still be bendable like a fresh flower. Bellus is still having their Grand Opening Sale, so you can take 20% off this bouquet that will last you forever.
183 Main Street
Hold up - let's talk about your contacts, and how you clean them. Turns out, this old-school container of bubbling solution of hydrogen peroxide is the best way to effortlessly clean your contacts - even if you wear disposables like 2 week or 1 month lenses. Available at Luxe Optique, they will tell you about the chemistry behind this solution, and why it may add more moisture to your soft contacts. We have nerded out over this so much, we made a video of the bubbles for you.
SHOPS ON THE EAST END 'ROUND THE TURN (MOUNTAIN)
484 Main Street
The shops are getting Valentine's ready! Stop into Style Storehouse for a cute outfit. They are open most days and are just around the corner from Utensil and Waddle and Swaddle. Plus, shop the Winter items at 50%-75% off.
Find phone numbers and addresses for all shops in our Shopping Guide, from Home Decor to Kids Fashion to Vintage and more.
River Therapeutic Massage
612 Rt. 52 (near Karen's Place)
In December 2016, The “I’m Tired” Project co-founder Paula Akpan and Teaching Artist/Project Coordinator, Donna Mikkelsen conducted workshops on micro-aggressions, stereotypes and assumptions with the entire student body at Beacon’s Rombout Middle School. Each of the 600+ students were invited to write their own statement and accompanying explanation on paper. The statements were then written on the students’ hands and photographed. The photographs have been on view at the middle school through the holidays, and will now also be on view at the Center for Creative Education at 464 Main Street, Beacon. Find this exhibit and more in A Little Beacon Blog's Second Saturday Art Guide.
The project was funded in part by the Beacon Arts and Education Foundation and the Rombout Middle School PTO. Visit the project for an opening reception to from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Center for Creative Education. Students, families and the community are all welcome to attend.
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A Lovely Little Pop-Up February 11-12, 2017 The designers have begun their newest creations for this Valentine's Day Pop-Up Shop! Stay tuned for news from Kit Burke-Smith, Margeaux Lange, 5Hens and Diana Cowdrey. It will be lovely!
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