Happening This Weekend - 12/9/2016


This weekend is loaded with options! 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.
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This weekend our shopping guide features small gifts you can find in your favorite shops all along Main Street!

Happy Second Saturday!
Day: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time:  Art Gallery Showings All Day. Times differ by event.
Location: Beacon
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Second Saturday is a celebratory day in Beacon, started in part by visionaries at BeaconArts and other folks in the early 2000s as a way to promote art galleries. Events and openings happen throughout the day, the breadth of which has expanded now that shops and restaurants participate in the day as well. Each month, A Little Beacon Blog complies a Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide of the art showings at galleries, churches, outdoor events, and anywhere else that an art show is happening.

Day: Friday & Saturday, December 9 and 10, 16 and 17
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
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BeaconArts and The City Of Beacon Annual Tree Lighting
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: Kids Crafts at 3:30 pm, Santa arrives at 4:30 pm
Location: Polhill Park / Beacon Visitors' Center (Main Street & Rte. 9D)
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Style Storehouse’s 1-Year Anniversary Cocktail Party
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: 11 am to 8 pm

Beacon of Love Bake Sale and Fundraiser
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Location: Open Space Gallery, 510 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Wreath Decorating & Holiday Food Fair
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY
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Catahoula Cajun Band: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Cajun Band
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: Dennings Point Distillery, 10 Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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“Seeing Music: Photography and the Art of Sound” Opening Reception 
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Blood Drive: Holiday Edition
Day: Sunday, December 11
Time: 1 to 7 pm
Location: Beacon Hebrew Alliance, 55 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY
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No-Strings Marionettes Return
Day: Sunday, December 11
Time: see below
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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View the full Annual & Upcoming Events Guide.

Breastfeeding Essentials
Day: Friday, December 9
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Waddle n Swaddle, 484 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Birth Story Support Circle (Healing from birth or postpartum trauma)
Day: Saturday, December 10 
Time: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Location: Waddle n Swaddle, 484 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Second Saturday: Open House - Free Yoga
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Location: Two Trees Yoga at Sacred Space, 436 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Chalk Paint 101® - The Annie Sloan Method
Day: Sunday, December 11
Time: 9 am to noon
Price:: $120
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Menorah Workshop at The Home Depot
Day: Sunday, December 11
Time: 11 am to noon
Location: The Home Depot, 450 Rte. 9, Fishkill, NY
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View the full Adult Classes Guide.


Makers-on-Hudson Holiday Craft Fair
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Holiday Makers Market
Days: Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Reservoir, 460 Main St., Beacon, NY 
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Work:Shop Winter Market
Days: Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Wickham Solid Wood Studio, 578 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Psychedelic Sunset Vintage 1-Day Pop-Up Shop
Day: Saturday, December 10
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Shambhala Yoga and Healing Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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**Host your own pop-up shop at A Little Beacon Space! More details here.

What’s better than a platter of succulent, braised short ribs? Locally-sourced short ribs from Barb’s Butchery! And you still have time to get your holiday orders of local, pasture-raised goose, duck, turkey, ham, and prime rib in before the December 18 deadline.

Draught Industries announced that their final weekend is here. "Thanks for a great 2 years! Final weekend! All glasses $5 starting tonight until it's gone!! Come see us in Fishkill at The Dutchess Biercafe where we'll be adding a beautiful Biergarten next year!"

More recent updates have been made in the Restaurant Guide, including news from Homespun Foods and Kitchen Sink.

Welcome to one of the newest boutiques in Beacon, Bellus at 181 Main Street! Very close to Luxe Optique and across the street from Beacon Barkery. Bellus has a fantastic, curated selection of clothes and accessories for both men and women. Tuck one of these Pineda Covalín ties into any gentleman’s stocking to make his holiday brighter - and more fashionable.

This beaded and wire-wrapped tree necklace is just the tip of the iceberg of creative, locally-crafted gifts that reMADE and its artists have to offer. You’ll find intricate designs, quality craftsmanship, and one-of-a-kind pieces - many with a good story behind them - to truly delight friends, family, and yourself.

Ever heard of "hot chocolate on a stick"? It’s a solid block of fine chocolate and seasonal flavors that you stir right into hot milk for a perfect cup of cocoa! A gift set of three flavors, available at Raven Rose, makes for a great stocking stuffer, Secret Santa and white elephant gift, or anytime treat. Raven Rose is in the former La Bella Rosa location on the east end of town.

Who says stocking stuffers can’t be spiky? These MICROspikes from Mountain Tops are a perfect gift for the winter adventurer - or snow shoveler - in your life. They fit over most shoes to increase traction in ice and snow, whether you’re hiking Mount Beacon or just walking the dog. Even better, Backpacker Magazine gave this model an Editors' Choice Award! 

Give the gift of eye protection AND style this year with sunglass frames by Thom Browne and Oliver Peoples, complete with mirrored lenses, available at Luxe Optique! Remember, you can use your health savings and flexible spending account dollars on new frames. Plus, get a free eye exam with glasses purchase through December 31!

These furry puff ball keychains may fit in just the toe of a stocking, but they make a big statement! Style Storehouse has a whole assortment of colors, textures, and charms to choose from. Come by the shop on Saturday from noon to 8 pm to celebrate their one-year anniversary with a day of cocktails and sales!

By far the snuggliest option on our stocking stuffer list, these stuffed animals from East End, formerly the Pfotoshop, will warm hearts young and old! You’ll have to feel these to appreciate just how soft and cuddly they are.

All shops in Beacon are listed in this Shopping Guide, from Home Decor to Kids Fashion to Vintage and more. Keep it open on your phone as you're walking around shopping!

December can be a stressful month, physically and financially, but it doesn’t have to be! River Therapeutic Massage is offering serious discounts on massage packages this month:
Buy 5, save $50.
Buy 10, save $200.
Go on, treat yourself or someone special!
Book this now...

Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources, from makeup to massages to hair and nails.
Join BeaconArts and the City of Beacon for the Fifth annual Bicycle Tree Lighting this Saturday. Kids crafts start at 3 pm and Santa arrives at 4:30! 
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All Sport Health & Fitness
'Tis the season… to carol while you exercise! Throughout the month, All Sport is hosting a variety of musicians, including the Beacon High School choir, in the lobby to serenade members and get everyone in the spirit of fitness. See the schedule here and enjoy light refreshments in the lobby after your workout.

A Little Beacon Space - Book for Your Business's Holiday Party

Located in the heart of Beacon's Main Street, A Little Beacon Space is the perfect location for your workshop, presentation, pop-up shop, photoshoot, or other gathering.

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2/11/17 to 2/12/17: Valentine’s Day Pop-Up with jewelry from Kit Burke-Smith and Margeaux Lange, and baked sweets from 5Hens. It will be heaven. 
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Until next week!