Happening This Weekend - 8/11/2017

A Second Saturday Guide + Weekend Happenings in one email!

Happy Second Saturday! 
Here's what you're getting right here in this email:
1. A Little Beacon Blog's official and Second Saturday Art Goings On Guide. It's a descriptive list of special art, musical and unusual happenings for the day. Our editor of this guide is Catherine Sweet - a former Beaconite who moved back to her hometown in CA but held on tight to her editorial position of the Second Saturday Guide as she follows all things Beacon from afar!

2. The Happening This Weekend list. Let the scheduling begin!
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.
Peachtopia Festival
Day: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 12-9pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY
Information >

Grand Re-Opening Shambhala Wellness Center
Day: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 12 pm
Location:  Shambhala Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
Get the Scoop in the latest A Little Beacon Blog article, with pictures! >

Second Saturday Reception
Day: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Live Concert with 4SM, Cold Heaven, and Engineered to Obsolescence
Day: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: The Platform - upstairs from Beacon Soundworks, 395 Main St, Beacon, NY
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The Wassaic Project: Summer Season
Day: August 11-12, 2017
Time: 6:30-9pm (Fri), 1-11pm (Sat)
Location: The Lantern, 10 Main St, Wassaic, NY 12592
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The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Corn Festival
Day: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
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Antique Appraisals hosted by Animal Rescue Foundation
Day: Saturday, August 13, 2017
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
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See more upcoming events for the week in our Events Guide.
For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


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.

Musical Theater Intensive
During this five-day program, taught by Katie Bissinger, mornings will be devoted to warm-up and dance training. In the afternoons, the dancers will work on improvisation, theater games, and workshop a Broadway performance piece. The intensive will culminate with an in-studio performance on Friday, August 18, at 6pm.
Ages: 12+
Dates: August 14-18
Time: 10am-4pm (Friday runs until 7pm for in-studio performance)
Price: $375
To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email info@balletartsstudio.com
See All Camp Sessions from Ballet Arts Studio >

Where is Ballet Arts Studio? On the corner opposite the back of the Yankee Clipper Diner.

Thank you Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring our Summer Camp Guide!

Rigamajig Creative Building
Day: Fridays, August 11, 18, & 25, 2017
Time: 3:30-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

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

133 Main Street

Your source for really special pottery pieces, reMADE carries pieces from 28A, beautifully handmade stoneware pottery by Meredith Nichols + Harry Kunhardt from West Shokan, NY. The question now is, will they live in your cupboard? Or out on display on an open shelf.
Where is reMADE? Across from Tito's, next to Bank Square.

Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Meet "The Matador," the backpack that fits into the palm of your hand. Yes - this backpack squishes up into a little ball to fit inside of your pocket when you're not using it. We know! Amazing. The people at Bellus aren't just into extreme style, they are into extreme function. Don't believe us? Check out Matador, and then Go Local and buy it at Bellus on Main.

Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
Day: Saturday, August 12th
Time: 3-8pm
Happy 1st Year Anniversary to Luxe Optique! The little glasses store on the corner is thriving, and we've got the scoop on the secrets to their success with an interview from owner Laurie and stylist Ryon.
Read A Little Beacon Blog's Full Interview with Luxe Optique! >

Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across the street from Beacon Barkery.

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

50%-75% Off!

The SALE tags are on, and you can save big on summer styles you can wear now.  Find trusted brands like Free People, HardTail, MinkPink, BB Dakota, and more.
INSIDER TIP: Sizes lie at Style Storehouse. If it says Small and you're a Large, try it on. These Smalls can run Large.

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle-n-Swaddle, and across the street from the old Mattawan Train Station.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! reMADE, Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, and Style Storehouse.

Visit the Shopping Guide for a full list of shopping destinations up and down Main Street. Includes stores for Vintage, Kitchen, Kids, and more.


River Therapeutic Massage
612 Rte. 52
Beacon, NY

The River Therapeutic Massage Signature Massage is a best-seller, and here’s why: The massage is a 100 minute long customized session on the heated table that includes hot stones, hot towels, aromatherapy, Thai stretches, and a sugar foot scrub. All of your favorite add-ons in one massage.
Book It Now >

Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!

Visit our Beauty Guide for a complete list of beauty sources in Beacon, including hair, nails, barbers, and even lashes.


The Vault
446 Main Street

The Vault has a rotating selection of delicious craft beers! Pictured here is Hudson Valley Brewery's Double Dry Hopped Oat Double IPA (Beacon) and Pipeworks Brewing Co.'s Cherry Razzbot (Chicago)
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath and Bubble, and across the street from the Howland Cultural Center.

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.

Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

RSVP Required, But Is Free

Free Seminar on New Mandatory Paid Family Leave in New York State

Did you know that you MUST comply with this new law with virtually no employers exempted? Learn about it at this upcoming seminar at the Southern Dutchess Country Club.
Date: Tuesday, August 15
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Southern Dutchess Country Club 1209 North Avenue Beacon, NY 12508
RSVP: Free, but please register with Thomasine Supple, 845-831-4300 or tsupple@antalek-moore.com
  • Cathy A. Meyer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR President & Sr. Consultant, CR Meyer Group, Inc.
  • Edward Petruska, CLCS, CWCA Account Executive, Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency LLC

InHouse Design Media

Day: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  
Location: East Fishkill Community Library, 348 NY-376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Are you using social media and other website things to promote your business? Hear about strategies you can use on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even your own website to increase your business. Owner, designer and digital marketing producer Katie will be speaking at SCORE's night at the Fishkill Library, presenting the topic: “Digital Marketing Techniques for Promoting Small Business.”

Tickets: Reserve your seat now because space is filling up. Tickets are $30 for businesses, and $10 if you are affiliated with BeaconArts, BEAHIVE, Tin Shingle, or are a A Little Beacon Blog advertiser.
Sponsor: Put your business in front of influential business owners and leaders in Beacon with a Sponsor position. Different levels are available. Deadline for logo placement on the flyer and program is approaching, so reserve your sponsorship now online.

BeaconArts: Live Music

This summer BeaconArts + Beacon Music Factory will be presenting "Second Saturday Live at the Visitor's Center" - free live music every Second Saturday through October. Sponsored by Rhinebeck Bank.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Car Show Committee Member

Beacon's Chamber of Commerce is looking for committee members for the car show coming up on October 15th. They do not have to be a current member of the Chamber (but membership is supportive). Email Kate Rabe if interested kate@katerabe.com.

Tin Shingle

Do you want to know the ins and outs of how to get the media to write about your business? Or the best ways to use Instagram and other social media? Do you need courage to talk loud and proud about your business? Sure you do! Tin Shingle has got your back. Sign up for their free newsletter to get weekly doses of courage, free training webinars, and helpful tips.

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

"ALBB is a great source for tourists and locals alike. I love the weekend guides that bring together all of the events that are happening in and around Beacon, and the site is always my first stop when there's some kind of buzz around local news - Katie always has the inside scoop! I've also rented A Little Beacon Space for an event, and was so satisfied with my experience - I'm looking forward to using it again in the future."
- Jackie Foley, JacPfef, Photographer

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Until next week!