Double, even triple the usual Beacon fun! Guess what you get to do this weekend: Beacon Open Studios, Beacon Dog Parade, and the Ree-Play Tag Sale. There's no wrong answer!
This weekend, four-legged friends are celebrated with the Beacon Barks Parade & Street Festival. While you are out, watch for the red signs everywhere - they mark where an artist's studio is, and you're invited to come in to see how they work! Pick up a map showing all of the artists, here at A Little Beacon Blog's office at 291 Main Street, or at other shop locations. A Little Beacon Blog is a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios this year. It's one of our favorite outdoor/indoor events that identifies Beacon.
BTW: It's so beautiful in Beacon right now! Despite the rain. Everything is blooming!
The Annual Beacon Barks Parade & Street Festival Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 11 am to 3 pm Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY, starting at Polhill Park (corner of 9D and South Avenue across from Bank Square Coffee) Information >
14th Annual Ree-Play Sale Benefiting Community Parks in Beacon Day: Friday to Sunday, April 27-29, 2018 Time: 9 am to 1 pm Location: 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon NY (use the same driveway as the Beacon Pool)
It's time to shop and score great deals on kids' clothes, gear and toys! The Ree-Play Children's Tag Sale is a fundraising effort from Wee Play Community Project, that impacts your life in Beacon. Not only will you score a major deal on some gear that just might change your children's lives forever (ok, maybe for five minutes), but your purchase helps buy equipment for three parks in Beacon (Tot Park at Memorial Park, Green Street Park, and Riverfront Park) in addition to funding kids' programming at the Howland Library and other initiatives around the city.
Beacon Open Studios Weekend Days: Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29 Time: Noon to 6 pm Location: All. Over. Beacon!) It's a citywide exploration of artists in their studios. Studios can be in an artist's home or in a different location. Pick up a printed map/brochure of where to find each artist in Oak Vino Wine Bar, A Little Beacon Space, and other storefronts. Information >
Wickham Wood Scrap Sale
Days: Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2018 Time: Noon to 6 pm Location: Wickham Solid Wood Studio, 578 Main St., Beacon, NY
3rd Annual Newburgh Urban Farming Fair
Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: Noon to 4 pm Location: 80 Broadway, Newburgh, NY Information >
Hudson Valley Mac and Cheese Festival Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 1 to 5 pm Location: Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery - 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville, NY Information >
Expansion - Art Auction Fundraiser
Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 447 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Niche Modern’s Semi-Annual Factory Sale
Day: Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2018 Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm Location: 310 Fishkill Ave., Beacon NY Information >
Classics for Kids presents “The Joke’s On You”
Day: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time: Noon Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Meet An In-Shop Artist, In Person
Day: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time: 1 to 4 pm Location: Wares, 2 Tioronda Ave., Beacon, NY Information >
Howland Chamber Music Circle presents Harlem String Quartet with Michael Brown, Piano Day: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time: 4 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
Make & Take Workshop
Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 1 to 3 pm Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
A Mother’s Stove: A Four-Course Cooking Class & Dinner
Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 6 pm Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Moneta Dress (Advanced Beginner)
Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 1 to 5 pm Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Quilting 101 with Katy Hope (four sessions)
Day: Sundays: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 2018 Time: 10 am to 1 pm Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Chalk Paint 101® - The Annie Sloan Method
Day: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time: 9 am to noon Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Sewing School for Beginners with Katy Hope (four sessions)
Day: Mondays: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2018 Time: 11 am to 1 pm Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Miles of Hope 15th Annual Family Fun 5K & Kids Run Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 8 am (registration), 10 am (kids), 10:30 am (5K) Location: Tymor Park, 8 Tymor Park Road, LaGrangeville, NY Information >
17th Annual Autism Walk & Expo
Day: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time: 8:30 am to 1 pm Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY Information >
Luxe Optique 183 Main Street www.luxeoptique.com (across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Luxe Optique's very own Christos is sporting transition lenses in his Eyevan aviators! This spring season, finally upon us, is perfect for trying transition lenses, which tint darker or lighter depending on the light. Built-in, automatic protection from the sun's rays.
Coming soon: outdoor bridal photo shoots at the stunning Lambs Hill venue! Visit Lambs Hill's bridal boutique, just down the hill/mountain on Main Street, to see this Justin Alexander gown, which is perfect for winter brides. The back of the dress is stunning... but you'll need to go into the store to see for yourself!
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
The insurance agents at Antalek & Moore are independent agents. This means that they go out and find a great rate and fit for your car insurance needs. You don't need to do the homework - they do. Give them a call today if you are buying a car and need new insurance or you're interested in switching. Call (845) 831-4300, or visit their location on Main Street! Or contact them here.
A Little Beacon Blog just met with these ladies from the Beacon branch of Rhinebeck Bank! They are new managers there, and are digging into the Beacon community to get to know you better. Meet Rosa Hoag (left), Business Development Officer, and Carolyn Manfreda-Haines (right), AVP, Area Branch Manager. Learn more here in our Instagram >
Katie James, Inc.
Hi. Meet Katie James, Inc., the design company behind A Little Beacon Blog and Tin Shingle. You may remember the name InHouse Design Media in this spot. A rebrand is going on, and we're excited to share more about it with you over the coming weeks.
Our most favoritest artist holiday of the year! Beacon Open Studios is NOW - this weekend - April 28 and 29 in studios all over town!
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Attend the Beacon Chamber of Commerce May Member Meet-Up. Meet and mingle with other businesses in Beacon and beyond, as the chamber's membership expands to include other communities who want to work together. You don't have to be a member to attend. When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Time: 5:30 to 7 pm Location: Max's on Main, 246 Main St., Beacon
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