Pop-Ups With Handmade Goodies and Sweet Treats Coming To Beacon

We have a few exciting pop-up shops in Beacon coming soon...

For Goodness Bake!

The popular bake sale, For Goodness Bake, is back for its fourth year next Saturday (September 24th) at the Catalyst Gallery (137 Main Street).  This bake will be raising funds for The Beacon Community Kitchen (formerly Beacon Soup Kitchen), which provides lunches, love, and warmth to those in need in the Beacon community. Says Tara Tornello one of the organizers: "The Beacon Community Kitchen volunteers are skilled at turning a few dozen pounds of veggies into a delicious, fulfilling meal. It's pretty cool to see what they can whip up with just a few basic ingredients like farm-fresh tomatoes and eggplant. Our goal is simple: raise funds for the Kitchen to purchase more of these wholesome ingredients as well as new utensils and appliances that will help make food preparation a breeze. Every dollar raised will go directly toward these needs."

The Beacon Community Kitchen transforms . Photo Credit: Tara Tornello

The Beacon Community Kitchen transforms .
Photo Credit: Tara Tornello

Over the past four years, For Goodness Bake has raised $8,000 cumulatively for charities such as Green Teens (nearly $3K), Kids R Kids (nearly $3K) and Baby Felix ($1.5K), who was the beneficiary the first year this bake sale was produced. This year, funds will go toward purchasing new appliances (possibly a stove) and groceries for meal preparation at the Beacon Community Kitchen. The bake sale will feature some of the Hudson Valley’s most celebrated amateur and professional bakers and confectioners.

Hudson Valley bakers wait all year for this fundraiser. Tessa Dean calls it her "Christmas" as she prepares cupcakes that will appear on Instagram with the hashtag #beacondessertmafia - before they head for your mouth.

Hudson Valley bakers wait all year for this fundraiser. Tessa Dean calls it her "Christmas" as she prepares cupcakes that will appear on Instagram with the hashtag #beacondessertmafia - before they head for your mouth.

Take a look at this lineup!

  • Savory tarts from Little House Bakeshop
  • Salted caramel pretzel brownies from Nerds with Knives
  • German apple cake from Gina DeMaria Gratz
  • Lemon yogurt pound cake from Virginia Piazza
  • Cookie dough peanut butter cups from Susannah Pugsley
  • Coconut macaroons from Patricia DeGroodt
  • Semolina cake from Lena Jamal of Beacon Bread Company
  • Assorted vegan cookies and cupcakes from Nora Holt
  • Pumpkin pie cheesecake bars from Mike DeCiutiis
  • Zucchini bread from Margaux Lange
  • Brown butter rice krispie treats from our own Kristen Pratt
  • and SO much more!

Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Pop-Up Market

Get an early jump start picking up some unique holiday gifts on Saturday, October 8th. The Howland Cultural Center will be hosting the Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Pop-Up Market. The market will feature 13 artisans of handmade goods from the mid-Hudson Valley area.  The market is free and open to the public. Doors will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. And so begins the holiday season!


Kitchen Cuts: A Pop-Up Hair Cut Day at A Little Beacon Space with Your Presence Salon

Join A Little Beacon Blog and Your Presence Salon during the Children's Hocus Pocus Halloween Parade down Main Street for our second Kitchen Cuts, a Pop-Up Kids Hair Cut day with face painting! Hair cuts are $16 the day of at the door, or book ahead online for $12. Face painting is $1 and will have a collection can, with face painting proceeds going to Beacon elementary schools. We collected $36 last time, and we're adding to that to make one donation, hopefully for teachers' art supplies. Book your hair cut online here, or come by the day of! If the kids are still up for it, they will be the ones doing the face paint - and they are really good!