International Film Night - "The Lady in the Van" Day: Friday, May 26, 2016 Time: 7 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Concert: Jason Kao Hwang Trio Day: Friday, May 26, 2017 Time: 8 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
WWII Living History, USO Show & Wreath Ceremony Day: Friday to Monday, May 26-29, 2017 Time: See Events Calendar for times Location: FDR Home & Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY Information >
Wanderings & Wonderings: Amelia Bande Day: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 2 to 4 pm Location: Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY Information >
Rough-Cut Screening of "A Castle in Brooklyn, King Arthur"
Day: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 1 to 4 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Celebrating Heritage: National Asian-American Month Day: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Story Screen Presents "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Outdoor Screening & BBQ! Day: Sunday, May 28, 2017 Time: Doors open at 3 pm, music at 4 pm, movie at 8 pm Location: 147 Spring Valley St., Beacon, NY Information >
Beacon Peace Awards Day: Sunday, May 28, 2017 Time: 3 to 5 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Barn Star's Antiques at Rhinebeck Day: Saturday and Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2017 Time: 10 am to 5 pm Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY Information >
First Hudson Valley Tango Festival Day: May 26-28, 2017 Time: 8 pm Location: Kingston, NY (various locations) Information >
Memorial Day Ceremony in Beacon Day: Monday, May 29, 2017 Time: 11 am Location: 413 Main St., Beacon, NY, at the Memorial Building at the corner of Main Street and Teller Avenue
The American Legion Post and Unit 203, joined by The Elks Club, is honoring the fallen with a public Memorial Day Service. There will be no parade this year. SAVE THE DATE: Join the Elks Club to recognize Flag Day on June 11 at 2 pm.
SAVE THE DATE! Ballet Arts Studio Presents "The Wonderful Dances of OZ" Day: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Times: 2 pm and 6:30 pm Location: Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, NY
Inspired by "The Wizard of Oz," dancers from Ballet Arts Studio, ages 3 to 18, will take you down memory lane, combining music from the movie with new and fresh choreography in this family-friendly performance. The timeless themes from the movie will be updated with music from both "The Wiz" and "Wicked."
For tickets, call Bardavon's box office directly at (845) 473-2072 or buy online for tickets to either performance time. Tickets >
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 parents' go-to source for summer planning.
FEATURED SUMMER CAMP SPONSOR:
Storm King Summer Camp
Summer Camp at Storm King Art Center is one of those times when you can give your child a gift unique to the Hudson Valley. This summer, for a few weeks only, kids from elementary to high school ages can enroll in camps held on Storm King's 500 acres of rolling hills, meadows and woodlands. Registration is going on now for camp sessions listed below.
Storm King Young Explorers AGES: 7 to 9 DATE: June 26–30: 9 am to 4 pm (extended care 'til 5 pm available)
Project Write: Becoming Authors and Artists AGES: 10 to 14 DATE: July 10–14: 9 am to 3 pm DATE: July 17–21: 9 am to 3 pm
The Art of Scientific Observation: From Microecology to Monumental Sculpture AGES: High School Students DATE: July 24–28: 9 am to 5 pm
133 Main Street NEW SOAP BATCH ALERT! It smells heavenly in reMADE thanks to the handcrafted soap from maker Gwen at Beyond the Picket Fence. Devoted fans love the Oatmeal and Honey scent, as well as Lavender Mint and Lavender Bud. This soap is 100% natural and made in small batches using the finest essential oils as fragrance and herbs for color. Gwen has been creating her bath and body products in the Hudson Valley for the past decade. Her generously sized soap bars sell out quickly! You definitely want a bar for your bathroom, so pick up now. Where is reMADE? Across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square Coffee.
Bellus on Main
181 Main Street
Want to spruce up any room in your house? These laser-cut metal light fixtures at Bellus on Main will instantly give a room that va-voom look to perk it up or give it a fresh look. If you are moving into a new house or apartment, these light fixtures are an easy upgrade to what you probably have now. Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique, up the road from Notions-n-Potions.
183 Main Street
The good doctor, Dr. Carroll, is in at Luxe Optique! He is the regular in-house optician at Luxe, stationed in their exam room on the opposite wall of the sales counter. You may never have noticed this full-service exam room before, where you can update your prescription for glasses or contacts. Speaking of contacts, Luxe Optique will match and beat 1-800-Contacts' prices, so you might as well order from your friends! Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company, and across the street from Beacon Barkery.
484 Main Street
It's time... time for strappy shirts that angle in up the back, reducing the need to tuck away your bra strap every 5 seconds (unless you and your lady friends go for the Madonna look and prefer to include the strap as part of your outfit). Available in several colors, shapes and sizes, pick up one at Style Storehouse that will get you through the new balmy days of spring/summer. SALE ALERT! A Memorial Day 15% Off Weekend Sale is going on now. Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle-n-Swaddle, and across the street from the old Matteawan Station that now holds Gino's Italian Ice.
1 East Main Street
SallyeAnder is known for their inventive recipes yielding soaps for different uses, and one you may want to pick up right now is the Gardener's Hand version. It is serious soap for seriously hard workers out in the fields of their gardens, or weekend or full-time mechanics in the garage, changing oil and getting lawn mowers tuned up. HIRING: SallyeAnder is hiring a Manager for its new Main Street location. Is this you? Where is SallyeAnder? Just down the hill from the dummy light, in the Electric Windows building.
River Therapeutic Massage 612 Route 52
(845) 379-1956 www.river-therapeutic-massage.com
Is this rain giving you the blues, or making your body ache and long for lying on a warm, sandy beach somewhere? Consider it done. River Therapeutic Massage has created the Margarita Massage for you:
Warm, heated massage table
Organic coconut oil with a citrus twist
Hot towel finish for your face
Like yours with salt? Add the Salty Dog Foot Treatment for a smooth, feet-in-the sand feel.
PS: Have you seen 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
This Saturday night, starting at 10 pm, get out your bangles and high-tops for The Vault Saturdays. For the month of May, the DJ has been spinning music from '80s and '90s. The kitchen will stay open until 11 pm, and the music will be playing 'til 2. Bring a friend! Or meet one there. Information >
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
The agents at Antalek & Moore are remembering the fallen this Memorial Day Weekend, and remembering Beacon's contribution to the Revolutionary War. Beacon’s history spans all the way back to 1683, when the land for the future city was purchased by two merchant fur traders from New York City. With its proximity to the river as well as Fishkill Creek, mills became important to the burgeoning city, with wheat and flour becoming chief products for the area. Due to the success, Fishkill Landing developed into a thriving river port, with over two dozen vessels operating out of the harbor.
During the Revolutionary War, Beacon became an important manufacturing and communication center. Fires were lit atop Beacon Mountain to alert the Continental Army about the movements of British troops, helping America to win the war. It was from these beacon fires that the city took its name.
Antalek & Moore is located at 340 Main St., near Beacon Natural Market. Stop in, or get in touch by phone: (845) 245-6292.
The work of BeaconArts is one of the reasons Beacon is known for being an artistic town. BeaconArts as an organization started as a central resource promoting Beacon's artistic opportunities. Pictured here is a calendar of Second Saturdays for the year, going into the case at the Beacon Metro-North Train Station. To become a member of BeaconArts and start attending their monthly meetings, click here.
Dynamite Squarespace websites have become incredibly easy to create. Easy, that is, if you know which buttons to push or blocks to drag around. Now streaming for your on-demand listening is a Training TuneUp from Tin Shingle called "Squarespace Intro: Tips & Tricks." Watch it from your computer, tablet or phone. Go behind the scenes (behind the screens?) of Squarespace websites to learn how to use their tools to make the website you want.
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A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street
Meetings, workshops, gatherings - all can be booked and hosted by you at A Little Beacon Space at 291 Main Street, in the heart of Beacon.
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