Whoa, it's suddenly fall-wardrobe weather! Autumn is here... the cooler air breezes in and some leaves are turning. You know what that means: Beer festivals and Halloween decorations are just around the corner. If you're in Beacon for Labor Day weekend, you're in for easy entertainment. You have tons of Art Galleries to choose from, outdoor patios in our Restaurant Guide, and some of the Hudson Valley's best retail therapy in our Shopping Guide.
P.S.: If you're donating to Hurricane Harvey relief funds this weekend, go the extra step and mark your calendar to donate a few months from now as well. Victims of hurricanes past have said that support slows down after the weather clears and flood waters recede - precisely when recovery efforts get up and running and need ongoing financial support.
Weekend events featured here are drawn from A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides,but more happenings throughout the week are at the Guides themselves, so be sure to check them during the week.
Enjoy your holiday weekend! Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in ourEvents Guide.
Blood Drive - Elks Club Day: Friday, September 1, 2017 Time: 2:30 to 7 pm Location: 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY Information >
Beacon Pitches in for East Texas Day: Saturday, September 2, 2017 Time: 8:30 pm Location: Dogwood, 47 E. Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Howland Wolves '17 Concert Day: Saturday, September 2, 2017 Time: 8 to 11 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Adult Ballet Classes at Ballet Arts Studio
Did you take ballet as a kid? Or maybe you always wanted to? Ballet Arts Studio has new classes starting Monday, September 11. Give your regular schedule a lift! To Register: Call (845) 831-1870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Adult Low Intermediate Tap Class at Ballet Arts Studio!
Time: 9:30 am Visit Beacon Arts Studio's Schedule of Classes > Where is Ballet Arts Studio? On the corner of Henry and Teller, opposite the back of the Yankee Clipper Diner.
133 Main Street
Admit it, you need these vintage forks in your life. Hand-stamped with the names of your favorite herbs - including Parsley, Rosemary and Mint - by sisters Dana and Dawna Anders, of Bliss Co Op in Sugar Loaf, NY. Where is reMADE? On Main Street, across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square Coffee.
Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
Find intricately beaded necklaces like this one from the Mexico-based designer Morena Corazón, at Bellus on Main. The company is dedicated to sharing Mexico's cultures through beautiful pieces of ethnic design and ancestral techniques, fused with the creativity and innovation of contemporary artists. Where is Bellus? On Main, next door to Luxe Optique.
Luxe Optique 183 Main Street Vision changes and so do kids' favorite glasses. Luxe Optique has kids' frames for $199, with a two-year scratch warranty and an easy $25 eye exam right in the store. Cuteness! Where is Luxe Optique? Across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Co.
EAST END SHOPPING PARKING HINT: Park in the big lot near the Hudson Valley Brewery and use the back walkway entrance to get to Main Street!
484 Main Street
What shoes will you wear with the stretch leggings in faded grey (and other muted colors) that Style Storehouse has become known for? Pick from select styles of shoes by Free People, Jeffrey Campbell and Dolce Vita, arriving this fall.
Where is Style Storehouse? Around the bend of Main Street, near Waddle n Swaddle.
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3
Boho chic is the style of wedding gowns you will find inside of Lambs Hill, the equestrian-inspired bridal boutique at the base of Mount Beacon. This lace-paneled gown will blow softly in the breeze, looking especially pretty in a field of wildflowers.
Where is Lambs Hill? Next to King and Curated (read on!)
King and Curated
1 East Main, Retail #2
Wear your heart and your thoughts on your wrist, with these famous brass cuff bracelets made by designer Lauren Decker. These are handmade in-house! Each one is unique. Ask about customization!
Where is King and Curated? Near the dummy light, across East Main from the Roundhouse, just down from the old train tracks in the renovated factory.
Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! reMADE, Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, King and Curated, and Style Storehouse.
River Therapeutic Massage 612 Route 52
Seasons are changing, which can trigger sinus pressure and sniffles. The fix? An Aromatherapy Facial Massage with a mild mint exfoliation and facial massage with acupressure that includes the face, neck, and decolletage. The treatment is designed to encourage relaxation of facial and neck muscles, decongest sinus areas, and nourish the skin on a cellular level. Learn More and Book Now >
Where is River Therapeutic Massage?
Sharing space with Karen's Place Salon, right next door to Bright Smiles of Beacon on Route 52.
Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!
446 Main Street
It's cooler now at the lounge on the back patio of The Vault! Their outdoor couch seating is a popular place to kick back and relax with a glass of prosecco. Perfect for a staycation on Labor Day weekend.
Where is The Vault? On Main Street, near Beacon Bath & Bubble.
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency Defensive Driving Class
Ask Antalek & Moore about Personal Umbrella Insurance. It's an extra step of coverage that is a broader form of insurance that accounts for common limits and exclusions on your New York homeowners or auto policies. Read More >
InHouse Design Media
Running your own social media for your business is important, as it captures your voice, your vibe, and your passion for your business. But what do your photos look like? It should reflect you. See some of the photos InHouse Design Media has taken for The Vault to get their readers hooked into their new team and menus.
Artists are at work to create their installations for Windows on Main Street (WOMS) 2017, a project from BeaconArts. Pictured here are book page flowers for the Howland Library's collaborative installation. Join them during next week's Second Saturday to make more. All art installations will be coming soon - in October!
Tin Shingle will be hosting a Roundtable discussion on PR and Marketing during the Main Street Summit in September. Got questions for them? See their Ask the Expert series on their website to get a head start on your buzz-building education.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The next Member Meeting is on Tuesday, September 5, from 5:30 to 7 pm at Shop Reservoir, 460 Main St. Join online today if you haven't yet, and mingle with other business owners!
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