This Weekend in Beacon: Your Guide To Events, Shopping, Restaurants and Beauty 9/16/16

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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 dates 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.
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Red Pepper Dance Night
Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Red Pepper Bistro, 1458 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Beacon Independent Film Festival  
Days: September 16-18, 2016
Location: University Settlement Camp, Wolcott Avenue (aka 9D), Beacon, NY
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Hudson River Craft Beer Festival
Day: September 17, 2016
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY
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Be sure to visit this Annual & Upcoming Events Guide to see other great events that are coming up!

Writing for the Non-Fiction Market with Ronald Brown
Day: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm 
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY
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Birth Story Support Circle (Healing from birth or postpartum trauma)
Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
Location: Waddle n' Swaddle, 484 Main Street, Beacon, NY
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Fall is coming, which means getting cozy with a Get Frosted Cupcakery cookie dough cupcake.

You can shut the The Vault down ... not just by dancing the night away, but by reserving it for your wedding reception. See The Vault's new listing in Wedding Wire.

Barb's Butchery will be catering the Beacon Independent Film Festival all weekend! Burgers, hot dogs, fruit platters, hummus and veggies. The festival will be at the University Settlement Camp, so get your tickets here or in person.

BAJA 328 is coming up on its one-year anniversary, and will be celebrating it for an entire week in late October - tequila style!

Our Restaurant Guide has all of your options - even eateries you didn't know about! Keep the Guide open on your phone because we list all websites and phone numbers, making it easy for you to tap-to-call!       


Boots weather is here! Mountain Tops has Dansko in the shop. These babies look like they'd wear like a Dansko clog, but are an ankle boot, for those who need a little more flair to their comfort. Plus, did you know Mountain Tops is on Instagram?

Glasses wearers are rejoicing upon the opening of Luxe Optique, the new glasses store on Main Street. Not only can you get an eye exam for glasses or contacts, you can udpate one of the most prominent accessories on your face ...

As we 'grammed about earlier today, this versatile hoodie at Style Storehouse is a fall morning requirement. The hood can go up or stay slouchy around your neck. When you're shopping on Main Street, go allllll the way around the bend in the road past Utensil, and you'll find Style Storehouse.

2017 has arrived at The Pfotoshop, soon to be known as East End! Planners from Rifle Paper Co. are back in stock, and we're picking up ours for the year ahead.

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!


Tweet all about it ... Happening now from River Therapeutic Massage: Purchase a series of six sessions in September and receive a coupon for a FREE enhancement ($25 value) and a coupon for a FREE 30-minute session ($50 value) which you can use for yourself or for gifting. Book now.

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

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It's finally here! The Beacon Independent Film Festival (BIFF) kicks off tonight at 7pm (going until 9) at the University Settlement Camp for a weekend of terrific short and medium-length films, events, awesome food and all-around fun! A gala follows at Dogwood tonight at 9:30. Screenings run all weekend at the Settlement Camp. Kids activities are included, so you know it's family-friendly. Get your tickets here!
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All Sport Health & Fitness

Looking for good comedy? All Sport has been hosting Comedy Night, and their latest show is Saturday, September 17. An all-star lineup is set to make your night. Tickets do sell out. Get more details on this night here.
Poughkeepsie Nissan

Poughkeepsie Nissan made a big congratulations to Paula and Paul on their new Nissan Juke! Only at Poughkeepsie Nissan, home of the lifetime powertrain warranty.

A Little Beacon Space

Looking for a space to host your own pop-up shop? A Little Beacon Space is available to rent! Host your own pop-up shop (or workshop, event, photo shoot ...)
Be sure to check out our latest additions to The Things To Do In Beacon Guides on Sundays to see what events have been added for the upcoming weeks and months so you can plan ahead! We sleuth around and add activities, eateries and shops all week! If you know of something that's going on around town, send it to or tag us in your flyer on Instagram (@alittlebeacon).
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Until next week!