Your Weekend Guide to events, shopping, restaurants and beauty.
This weekend is loaded with options! Here is your easy access to planning. These are weekend events pulled from some of A Little Beacon Blog's 10 Things To Do In Beacon Guides, so be sure to check them during the week.
Style Storehouse: 50% Off Denim
Luxe Optique: Sale on Ray-Ban Glasses
Community Sponsor of the Upcoming Events Guide
Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival Day: Friday, November 4, 2016 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Bardavon Theater, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY Information >
Beacon Historical Society 40th Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction Day: Saturday, November 5, 2016 Time: 1 to 5 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Open House for The Beacon Veterinary Associates
(formerly Roosevelt Vet On The Hudson) Day: Saturday, November 5, 2016 Time: Noon to 4 pm Location: 385 Main St., Beacon, NY Learn more about Dr. Nick in our article!
Sargent Elementary School PTO Book Fair Day: Saturday, November 5, 2016 Time: 10 am to 6 pm Location: Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY Information >
2016 Pumpkin Smash! Day: Sunday, November 6, 2016 Time: 1 to 3 pm Location: Beacon Farmers' Market, 8 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY Information >
American Sign Language Class for Older Children and Teens Days: November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2016 Time: 4 to 5 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Mad Science Enrichment Program
Ages: Grades 1-4 Days: Saturdays, November 5, 12 and 19, and December 3, 2016 Time: Noon to 1 pm
Location: Fishkill Recreation, 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY Information >
Glass Bead-Making Workshop With Stephanie Maddalena Day: Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6, 2016 Time: 10 am to 5 pm Location: Hudson Beach Glass, 162 Main St., 2nd Floor, Beacon, NY Information >
Personal Finance Planning for Creatives, Artists and Entrepreneurs
Day: Thursday, November 10, 2016 Time: 6 to 8 pm Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon NY
The end of the year is coming. Do you have a retirement plan? When you sell a piece of art, do you put any money into your IRA or a mutual fund? As a business owner, do you take a salary and does all of it go to bills? How can you set up a financial plan for yourself? Enter Galia Gichon, longtime business friend of A Little Beacon Blog’s publisher Katie Hellmuth Martin, and patient and friendly financial adviser who works with artists. She’ll be delivering a group workshop to help you piece it together, and answer your questions. Information >
Visit our Adult Classes Guide for upcoming classes.
5th Annual Mike Archer Memorial 5K Run & Walk Day: Saturday, November 5, 2016 Registration: Begins at 9 am Time: 10 am Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY Information>
Visit our 5K Race Guide for upcoming races in the area.
'Tis the season for Pop-Up Shops! Are you hosting one or do you know of a friend who is? Tell us about it! Pop-Up Shops get listed in our Pop-Up Shop Guide, so send information to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s officially turkey month, and Barb’s Butchery has the Thanksgiving bird you’ve been waiting for! Order from Barb’s and you’ll know your turkey was raised locally, supporting Hudson Valley farms. Plus, you can add on having the experts at the shop smoke it for you - easy peasy! Call in your order now; birds are limited: (845) 831-8050.
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is in full swing, and BAJA 328 has a special prix-fixe dinner option in addition to their full menu offerings. Try one of three appetizers (like chicken mole kabobs), four entrees (like the Cabo Wabo burger), and two desserts (pineapple-upside down cake, anyone?). And of course, you can never go wrong with the seasonal apple cinnamon margarita.
Our Restaurant Guide has all of your options - even eateries you didn't know about! Keep it open on your phone, because we list everyone's phone number and website, making it super easy for you to tap-to-call!
Welcome to Main Street, Courtney Sedor of Raven Rose! Courtney bought and transformed the former La Bella Rosa floral and gift boutique located across from the Howland Cultural Center. At Raven Rose, you'll find fresh flowers and a highly curated collection of home decor gifts, including several succulents! Pictured here is the thistle, a flower that Courtney loves to use in bouquets for the texture and depth it gives.
Welcome to Main Street, Liz Ferrera, a designer in the former co-op space inside of Clay, Wood and Cotton. Liz is now the sole proprietor of the entire store that only carries product from makers in the Hudson Valley. reMADE replaced Clay, Wood and Cotton and features rare finds such as handcrafted items from local artists, like this stunning porcelain bowl made by Beacon artist Andrew Rouse. Rouse used the ancient "pinch-pot" technique to give these bowls a unique hammered look.
The first snow of the season has come and gone, but we have months of potential winter fun ahead of us! Strap on a pair of these Tubbs snowshoes, which are available in many styles and colors at Mountain Tops, and you’ll be ready to enjoy all the beauty that winter in the Hudson Valley has to offer.
Stop in to see the gorgeous new jewelry collection at East End, formerly known as Pfotoshop. When asked if there was a unifying theme to the collection, owner Jackie said, “They’re just all beautiful!”
Attention glasses-wearers: All optical prescription Ray-Ban frames at Luxe Optique are only $199, and the complete package includes frames, prescription lenses, premium anti-scratch and non-glare treatments, AND a one-year warranty!
All shops in Beacon are listed in this Shopping Guide, from Home Decor to Kids Fashion to Vintage and more. Keep it open on your phone as you're walking around shopping!
Throughout November, take 10% off all gift certificates purchased at River Therapeutic Massage or by phone. Limit three per person, and they cannot be combined with any other offer. River Therapeutic Massage is super cozy and tranquil, and is located inside of Karen's Place hair salon (near the new dentist's office, Bright Smiles).
From the hairs on your head to the toes on your feet, there are many ways to pamper yourself and your pet in our Beauty Guide.
When you stop by the open house from The Beacon Veterinary Associates this Saturday, you’ll see why their motto is: “21st-century medicine and surgery, paired with 20th-century care and compassion.” Says Dr. Nick: “We feel we are small enough to offer that hometown community feel, yet still provide advanced medicine and surgery. If we can’t offer you a service in-house, then we will make sure to find the right specialist to come to our hospital or we'll facilitate a referral to the best specialty centers in the area.”
The Beacon3D sculpture project may be over, but BeaconArts always has more in store! Carl Van Brunt’s digital paintings will be on display at Theo Ganz Studio through Sunday, November 6, and Scott Daniel Ellison’s paintings and drawings will be on display at Matteawan Gallery, also through Sunday.
11/19-20: “Conscious Entrepreneurship: Tools to Build Profit and Purpose” with Antidote Collective. The weekend of workshops will interweave business basics with social/environmental/personal values, inner awareness, and a vision of community. BeaconArts members receive 20% off the program fee. Information >
Antalek & Moore
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All Sport Health & Fitness
With Veterans Day around the corner, All Sport is offering several ways to support those who have served. From now until November 11, you can sponsor an American-made flag on the property, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit local veterans. Last year, the Salute the Veterans drive raised over $10,000 for the Hudson River Housing Veterans Program! Then on Monday, November 7, rally your troops, reserve indoor bikes anytime between 7 am and 7 pm, and raise donations for the Salute Our Veterans Cycle-Thon.
A Little Beacon Space
Did you participate in last month’s Halloween-themed family yoga class?! It was awesome, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg for what we have going on at A Little Beacon Space. With first-floor windows looking right onto Main Street, A Little Beacon Space is perfect for fun events, pop-up shops, meetings, workshops, and just about anything you can imagine. Last week we had a morning workout class to jump start our Tuesday! Check out the schedule for upcoming events, and reach out to us with your own ideas. We would love to make your dream event a reality! See here for rental details!
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