Step out of your house this weekend, and you are surrounded by choices of where to go. This is the weekend to steep yourself in art and in Motherly Love. It's all at your fingertips. Read on for ideas and bookmarks of things you want to make sure you do.
Rain Tips: No excuses! Your favorite galleries, shops and eateries get so sad when they don't see you when it rains. So get cute rain boots from Echo,upside down umbrellas from Bellus, and maybe a couture rain coat from Classic Couture.
Second Saturday Alert! It's that time again! Our Second Saturday Guide Editor is updating the Guide as we speak, as some art galleries release their themes just days or hours before opening for the big art inspired weekend. You can always find the current Second Saturday Guide at A Little Beacon Blog here at this link. Just hit refresh every time!
2017 Hudson Valley Family Fest Pet Expo Day: RESCHEDULED! On June 17th now. Information >
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 1-2pm Location: Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique, 1 East Main St, Beacon, NY Information >
Common Ground Farm Spring Plant Sale
MOVED to Rain Location! Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 12pm-3pm Location: 327B Main St (next to Beacon D'Lites, across the street from All You Knead.) Information >
The Louie Tunes Band Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 8pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main, St, Beacon, NY Information >
Women's Work - Benefit Concert for The Sloop Woody Guthrie Day: Sunday, May 14, 2017 Time: 3pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY Information >
Story Screen presents “Tarnation” Day: Sunday, May 14, 2017 Time: 7:30pm doors, 8pm movie Location: More Good, 383 Main St, Beacon, NY Information >
Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Full & Half Marathon
Rain or Shine Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 6am (Full) 8:30am (Half) Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY Information >
LuLaRoe With Erin and Leigh LIVE in a Pop-Up Shop Day: Fri-Sun, May 12-14, 2017 Time: Fri 3-8pm, Sat 10-8pm, Sun 10-4pm Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St, Beacon, NY
You’ve heard of the leggings and funky patterns everyone is talking about. Now is your chance to touch and feel them in person - and probably walk away with a few pairs. Erin and Leigh are bringing in their entire collection of inventory, which includes skirts, tops, coverups, all in many sizes to fit any body. Hurry in! Opens Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then poof, gone! Information >
Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Pop-Up Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 10am-4pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
A Little Beacon Blog's Annual Summer Camp Guide has over 20 camps for all age-ranges and passion areas. Cross-reference ages, days, times and prices in our easy-to-use guide that is many parent's go-to source for summer planning.
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Ballet Arts Studio Summer Camp
Several programs are available this summer at Ballet Arts for little ones and for teenagers. Consider this early evening, 2hr program for ages 12+:
Ballet, Modern and Jazz Technique
The faculty of Ballet Arts Studio will teach technique classes in a different discipline each day: jazz on Tuesdays, ballet on Wednesdays and modern on Thursdays. Ages: 12+ Dates: June 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29, and August 22-24, 2017 Time: 5:30pm-7pm Price: $18 single class or $50 for three classes To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheese and Wine Tasting - Great Women Cheesemakers Day: Friday, May 12, 2017 Time: 7pm Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St, Beacon, NY Information >
SallyeAnder is Hiring Manager for New Main Street Location Get Job Details >
This weekend's Shopping Guide issue is dedicated to showing you storefronts of our sponsor stores, to help you have the "ah ha" moment of knowing where the shop is!
Niche Spring Factory Sale Dates: Saturday & Sunday, May 13-14, 2017 Times: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm Location: Niche Studio - 310 Fishkill Avenue, Unit 11, Beacon, NY Information >
133 Main Street
This double-wide storefront, reMADE, is owned by Liz Ferrara and features lots of little but carefully crafted pieces of jewelry, pieces for the home, larger pieces of furniture for your home. Where is it? Across from Tito's, next to Bank Square. Mother's Day Gift Idea: These adorably sweet magnets for your 'fridge or office. Such an easy gift for little hands to grab and give. Handcrafted by Beacon native Susan DiGilio, owner of DiGilio Designs. These cheerful magnets are made with jewelry quality glass domes backed with a metal base and a rare earth magnet.
Bellus on Main
181 Main Street Bellus on Main is one of the newer boutiques on the block of the West End, and if you haven't been in yet, you really need to change that. Lots of jewelry and home decor is from South America, and many of the accessories are hand-picked from different artisans that the owners discover. Where is it? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions. Mother's Day Gift Idea: Necklaces like this beaded blossom design at Bellus on Main are uniquely made, and your love will wear it as her own style, with maybe no one else having the exact same necklace.
183 Main Street Luxe Optique moved to town not too long ago, and immediately began changing how people saw glasses. Pun intended. From parties celebrating when new handcrafted lines arrive in the store, to custom fittings to their top-notch eye doctor seeing patients, Luxe Optique has brought the excitement and hand-craftmanship back to eye-wear. Where is it? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across the street from Beacon Barkery. Mother's Day Gift Idea: These. Need we say more? Other sunglasses are available if your lady needed less pizzazz, but why? Get these.
484 Main Street
Style Storehouse opened in Beacon one year ago. Owner Michele Williams lives in Poughkeepsie with her three sons and husband, and is constantly on the road between the shop and family. Her special gift is style, and making you feel very comfortable in styles you would not have considered for yourself. Come into the shop this weekend, and let her pick out a few things for you, and then trust her opinion. Where is it? Near Waddle n Swaddle, and across the street from the old Mattawan Station that now holds Gino's Italian Ice. Mothers Day Gift Idea: Easy breezy dresses to wear to brunch or to work or on a playdate. Because it's all washable. Find a lot of Free People and Hard Tail in the store, which means soft fabrics with stretchy fits.
1 East Main St SallyeAnder is the newest shop on the block on the East End! Though their neighbor Lambs Hill is hosting their Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, SallyeAnder has opened their second location in Beaecon. The first is near the train station and is their soap-making and shipping factory. Where is it? Just down the hill from the Dummy Light in the Electric Windows building. Mothers Day Gift Idea: Every hour on the hour from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, join a demonstration of how to make lip balm. SallyeAnder is teaching you their secrets! The aroma of soap is instantly relaxing once you walk into the peaceful store, so do drop in and find a sweet smelling soap gift for Mother's Day!
River Therapeutic Massage
Every woman should indulge in a #treatyoself session this weekend. Book with Karen at River Therapeutic Massage and always check to see if there is a special going on. You can tack on foot rubs, facial rubs, and more. Gift certificates available for Mother's Day, Graduation gift, Bridal Party gifts and more! Peruse River Therapeutic Massage's services, and pick one now.
PS: Did you see our new "Lashes" and "Laser Hair Removal" sections? Yes, all in Beacon! Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.
446 Main Street
The Vault wishes you a Happy Mother's Day, and is ready for your family for Sunday brunch. Plenty of room inside or outside (weather permitting). Friday night The Vault is closed for a private party, as wedding season has started and a couple wanted to celebrate with friends and family at The Vault. Where is it? Located at 446 Main Street, down the street from Ella's Bellas and across the street from Terreson: Beacon Mother's Day Idea: Reservations are recommended but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Call (845) 202-7735.
Antalek & Moore
So you just bought a totally rad RV and now you need to insure it. Walk on down to Antalek & Moore and let them research the lowest RV insurance rate for you! Or call them - from your RV while you're dusting it off! Antalek and Moore is located at 340 Main Street, near Beacon Natural Market, or can be reached by phone: 845-245-6292.
Fiscal Project: Beacon Open Studios Beacon Open Studios is finally here! It's a city-wide art show, and it happens rain or shine inside of artists' studios. That could be in a gallery location or inside of their homes. Beacon Open Studios weekend is one of the biggest group productions in the Hudson Valley, and is a defining annual event for today's Beacon. Artists range from painters to sculptures to jewelers. The kick off party is tonight (Friday) at Oak Vino on May 12th. Be there! Be everywhere! Pick up one of these brochures to be your map.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce congratulates Lambs Hill on their grand opening at 1 East Main, and is hosting a Ribbon Cutting this Saturday from 1pm-2pm. Lambs Hill is an equestrian themed bridal boutique, opened by Main Street real estate veteran, Charlotte Guernsey. Join them! And book your own Ribbon Cutting when you're ready!
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A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street
Meetings, workshops, gatherings, they can all be booked and hosted by you at A Little Beacon Space at 291 Main Street, in the heart of Beacon.
THIS WEEKEND!The LulaRoe Show with Erin and Leigh! Racks and racks of clothing have arrived inside of our space, and are ready for you to start shopping today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Find leggings, tops, dresses, and more.
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