Happening This Weekend: 7/06/2018

Always the busy bees on Beacon's Main Street! There's always a power drill being used somewhere to hang a new sign or art. This new shop was spotted in the old Matteawan Train Station - The Square Foot - that carries the designer Connie Verrusio's jewelry and other "interesting things." Tell us about what you find! And check out A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide to see about what you'll find in Beacon, from Foodies to Home & Design to Fashion!
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.

2nd Annual Cannonball Run
: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY
A Little Beacon Blog is proud to be the Media Sponsor for this event! This is the only 5K or 1Mile - that we know of - that ends by jumping into a pool! And it's for a great cause.
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Live Concert with James Keepnews
: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main St, Beacon, N
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Family Fun Balancing Day
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Grace Gold and Dinner Benefit
: Monday, July 9, 2018
Time: 7:30am through evening
Location: Millbrook Golf and Tennis Club 103 Route 343, Millbrook, NY
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Opening on Beacon's Second Saturday
(the Old Beacon High School)

Day: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 4pm-7pm
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts is pleased to present Yu Han Yu: Force of Nature, The Power of the Brush, a solo exhibition co-curated by Gan Yu and Ethan Cohen. The exhibition will be held at Ethan Cohen Kunsthalle (KuBe) in Beacon, New York from July 14 to September 2, 2018. A performance by Yu Han Yu and Yin Mei and Sharp Lines, Soft Nature, a symposium about the converging histories of Chinese ink tradition and the trading history of China, will take place on July 14. Symposium participants include Boon Hui Tan, Yu Hanyu, Prof. Eugene Wang, Yin Mei, Melik Kaylan, Ethan Cohen, Isaac Aden and Gan Yu.
Thank you KuBe for sponsoring this month's Second Saturday Guide!

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide

Ballet Intensive Week | August 13-17, 2018

Taught by former New York City Ballet dancer Miriam Mahdaviani, mornings of this one-week class at Ballet Arts Studio will be devoted to warm-up and technique. In the afternoons, dancers will do pointe work and work on Variations, as well as study character dance, dance history, nutrition and injury prevention. The intensive will culminate with a studio performance on Friday.
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Thank You Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide for more ideas!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
Have you considered glasses to be works of art? Several design collections at Luxe Optique are limited edition, and "très exclusive," as indicated by the engraving on the earpiece of this French frame, which is #20 out of only 80! Let the friendly staff at Luxe Optique teach you about what designer eye-wear really is...


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the Dummy Light)
New in the shop at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique - flower girl dresses! Little Ayleen pictured here is playing dress up in their new flower girl dresses from Hayley Paige. Stop in to see the collection!

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Wares, Luxe Optique, and Lambs Hill.

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

There are new barbers in town, and we're catching up on all of it.
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank | First Fridays in Poughkeepsie
Day: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 5pm-8:30pm
Plenty to do in Poughkeepsie tonight! Join Rhinebeck Bank for First Friday Poughkeepsie’s American Rock themed celebration in Downtown Poughkeepsie, 52-68 Crannell Street, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. It’s kid-friendly with a bounce house, face painters and Touch - A - Truck. Look for the “Dunk Tank" and Hudson Valley Young Professionals HVYP Backyard cornhole tournament, both to benefit their featured charitable organizations for July: MHA Dutchess Vet2Vet, Family Services and The New Deal Creative Arts Center. Enjoy live music by The Ceesar Band, Conor Walsh, Ian Flanigan and Ill Harmonics. Michelle Barone-Lepore, First Friday Poughkeepsie Emcee, and DJ Smitty / YOUR DJ.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Brush up on pool safety for your home with these tips from one of Antalek & Moore's favorite insurance carriers, Travelers. Antalek & Moore is always thinking about safety first and how to avoid risk in your home. #ThinkSafe. Visit Antalek & Moore in their 340 Main Street office, or call them at 845-831-4300 to learn more.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is printing a Business Guide! This Guide will run for two years and the first printing will be about 5,000 copies. Advertising space is limited and will be available for Beacon Chamber members first. If you would like to reserve a spot please send an email to Beaconguide2017@gmail.com This is an 8 1/2 x 11 book in full color. Ad sizes range from Business Card, 1/4, 1/2 and full page.
Join Today >

A Little Beacon Space | Private Bookings
Host your company retreat, workshop or cocktail party in A Little Beacon Space! Located in the middle of Main Street with plenty of food options at local eateries. Plus, when you book with A Little Beacon Space, you get built in promotion on A Little Beacon Blog's website.
Reserve Your Spot!

Katie James, Inc.

Thank you Susan Pagones for this recent client testimonial about the website design work completed for the Beacon Chamber of Commerce:
"I have had the opportunity to work with Katie at Katie James, Inc. on many projects ranging from our Insurance business marketing to the remodeling of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce website. Katie was able to sit with myself and other board members to explain how the website works in an understandable way so that we can operate it ourselves. Her work on the Chamber website was the reason membership has increased and is actually reaching the business."
Learn More About Katie James, Inc., Couture Branding >


Days: Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th, 2018
Time: 6pm
Location: Bannerman Island, by way of Beacon Dock, 1 Red Flynn Dr – Beacon
Enjoy this musical production, “1776,” on Bannerman Island at the Bannerman Residence, a stage experience that is only open for special occasions. The show stars Broadway veterans Craig Schulman and Kelly Ellenwood. Featuring Russell Cusick, Doug DeMarco, Asher Pacht, Fay Gerbes Pacht, Alexander Ullian, and Glen Macken.
Tickets $65/adult. Call for Reservations: 855-256-4007

Tin Shingle

Tin Shingle is interviewing the Beacon Based painter, Anna West, to learn how she has been successfully using Instagram for a year to sell her paintings, both here and abroad (learn how she sold two while painting in Florence, Italy). This live broadcast is free, so save your "seat" and watch from home!
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