House Made English Muffin Breakfast Egg Sandwich Legit at The Beacon Daily

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Long ago, there was a flare up of where was the best breakfast egg sandwich, or the merits of what constituted as a best breakfast egg sandwich. We don’t do a “best of” around here because everybody’s best is different. But we can know what is legit (and by “legit” we mean really really good), and the house made English muffin breakfast egg sandwich at the new  Beacon Daily on Teller Avenue passes the normal test, meaning, it hits the spot. 

What Makes This Breakfast Egg Sandwich?

Already this sandwich is off to a great start, with the double wrap of tissue paper to absorb and hold the American cheese and house-smoked bacon grease drippings, wrapped in a final closure of tin foil to keep the heat. So far, however, Mr. Vs has the hottest and most tightly wrapped English muffin in town (how do they get it sooo piping hot?).

Marilyn, A Little Beacon Blog’s Managing Editor also got one, and we were both happily scraping off the extra cheese drippings from the paper after we finished the sandwich, which is a requirement of an excellent breakfast egg sandwich.

House Made English Muffins

The Double BOGO Sale on English muffins at Key Food.

The Double BOGO Sale on English muffins at Key Food.

The Beacon Daily is as obsessed with English muffins as we are. You know how we stalk the double BOGO sale in the bread shelves at Key Food for the Thomas English muffin. You read that right - double BOGO means Buy 1 Get 2 Free. The best time for that sale seems to be Mondays, and sometimes Sundays. The Beacon Daily bakes their own English muffins. This is devotion.

A Pancake Egg Sandwich?

Back on the griddle were large buttermilk pancakes, which we really wanted to order, but we were on the clock and needed a real protein breakfast. The Beacon Daily heard our not-so-silent plea for both pancakes and the breakfast sandwich, and toyed with the idea of making a breakfast egg sandwich out of pancakes!! That would be amazing.

Coffee by Ready Coffee Co. made for a nice second cup to an early morning home brew.

Who Is Behind The Beacon Daily?

The Beacon Daily is owned by two brothers of the Crocco family, Chris and Andrew. A third brother, Bill, is known as “the sausage King of Poughkeepsie,” as he does all of the house-made sausages and smoked meats at Mill House. A fourth brother, Danny, is the chef at Mill House and helped create the menu, space and logistics of The Beacon Daily. There is a lot of food creativity and vision here.

There are many meals to try at The Beacon Daily. And there are pies. Speaking of the menu, the designer behind the logo is Ken Rabe of Beacon based design firm Rabe and Co., whose work you’ve seen all over town and on national brands. We always like to give shout-outs to designers who otherwise can be invisible behind the branding you love. 

Happening This Weekend - 6/14/2019

Alright all you weather checkers...Apparently it's going to be 90 on Sunday? Will this really happen? Dig into the dirt of your garden this weekend, enjoy a bike ride or picnic with your people, or if you're working on Main Street to kick some small business booty, this is your time to shine and we wish you the best! And now, for the Things To Do...
Parking Guide Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for Car  Isurance.
Events Guide Sponsored By The Crafty Hammer


 
Strawberry Jammin’
Day
: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farms Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY
Information >

The Great Hudson River Revival (The Clearwater Festival)
Day
: Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Information >

Elysium Furnace Works presents Ikue More
Day
: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with Swing Vipers
Day
: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 6:30-10:30pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >
 
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com

This jacket at Darryl's Clothing Boutique was such a stunner, that we placed it on hold last week so that we could showcase it for you this week. There is such a variety in Darryl's, that you can easily find a wide range of looks for the day or evening that you need. Perk up your every day looks with a little sumpthin' sumpthin'. So easy! "Looking good is feeling good," is our motto. Let Ed or Ilene help you! Darryl's is located just up the block from Bank Square Coffee.
 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
These guys. This team of stylists at Luxe Optique  can pick out the perfect new glasses for you. This trio is kicking off "Champagne Saturdays," where they have champagne, wine, and donuts every Saturday. Do drop in.

And don't forget, the eye doctor is in at Luxe Optique! Schedule your appointment, but walk in any time to shop frames.


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Here are just a few of the comments over at Lambs Hill's Instagram in reaction to this dress:
“This dress makes me want to renew my vows!”
“Omg I need to try this one!!”
“💕✨ Can’t wait for mine to come in!!!!”
This angel-inspired gown was the Dress of the Week, and you can learn more about it from Lambs Hill's owner Charlotte in this Insta-video.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.




 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!

 
 
 
Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY

Bend & Brunch
Day
: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 11:30am
Cost: $15 for yoga (not including Brunch) 
Location: Farmers & Chefs, 40 Albany St, Poughkeepsie, NY 
Join Firefly Yoga Teacher Mary Pitkin for Saturday Morning outdoor Yoga Farmers and Chefs Restaurant deck located right next to the Walkway over the Hudson! 
Information >


The Crafty Hammer
Location
: 4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
SAVE THE DATE!
Opening June 29, 2019, please welcome our new Adult Classes Guide Sponsor The Crafty Hammer
WATCH THEM BUILD!
The Crafty Hammer is busy building out their new space in the Ritter Building, across from the Beacon Flea, in the former yoga studio. Take a peek through their windows as they build their own workshop tables, set up the cool stools, and even install the spider lights on the ceiling! And follow them on Instagram! So much coming to you from this husband and wife team, John Zarra (Johnny Z, the musician) and Joely Polokoff-Zarra.
 
Thank you to Firefly Yoga and The Crafty Hammer for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 

Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide. Details here.
 
 
For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide
Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
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19 Russell Avenue Beacon, NY 12508
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
You've seen this house when it was just the studs a few months ago...there's more up now...
From Gate House Realty: "Custom designed for your modern lifestyle - 3 bedrooms, Study, Library, great room with fireplace and walls of sliding doors leading to 500 feet of mahogany decking, Dining room, Kitchen with island and stainless appliances.”
Price: $799,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
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BeaconArts Member Show
The exhibition runs July 13 - August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. 
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The Crafty Hammer Signs On To Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Event Guide

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Thank to our newest sponsor and one of the newest businesses in town, The Crafty 🔨Hammer! They are under construction over there in the Ritter Building, across from Rite Aid, in what is now purple and a former yoga studio space (a moment of reflection for the yoga studios!). Keep up with The Crafty Hammer each week in our Friday newsletter, and do peek in through the window while they are building! They already shared a power drill with us!

With support from local businesses like this, we can continue updating A Little Beacon Blog with upcoming events! There is a Submission Page that gets info to us for consideration. The Crafty Hammer is also a sponsor in the Adult Classes Guide, because they have so many DIY workshops you want to be a part of! Make your own stuff on their big workshop tables!

If you want to start sponsoring A Little Beacon Blog in some way, please see our Media Kit for ideas, and then contact us!

What Does The Community Action Partnership Of Dutchess County Do?

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You may have never seen the storefront behind Antalek and Moore in the same strip as Rite Aid - Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County - but it’s connected to a powerhouse of services available to low income families and individuals to help them become more self sufficient. After we heard that they had a food pantry in the Beacon office - which was not on our Food Pantry Guide - we wanted to do an article on them to highlight more of what they do, because clearly there is a whole lot more available that Beaconites might not know about. And then Antalek and Moore tapped Community Action Partnership - their neighbor in their building - to spotlight this month with their A-grade production.

Their mission is to partner with individuals and families to eliminate poverty and identify the resources and opportunities available to them to enhance their self reliance.

Antalek & Moore has a long history of working close with the community and residents of Beacon - from families to small businesses, it goes beyond professional and financial assistance. Antalek & Moore has partnered with many local charities whose purpose is to enhance the health and wellness of residents within Dutchess County.

Helping Families In Need

If you are not familiar with Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County, they have been a vital part of Dutchess County for many years serving a growing segment of the community in need of inaccessible services.

Every day, they stand behind their mission to "partner with individuals and families to eliminate poverty and identify the resources and opportunities available to them to enhance their self reliance." 

Says Susan Pagones, Executive Partner at Antalek & Moore: “We have had the privilege to work alongside Dutchess County Community Action Partnership for over 20 years to ensure that as they expand their services throughout Dutchess County into multiple locations, their insurance coverage grows with them.”


Antalek & Moore is a sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog, and this article was created with them as part of our Sponsor Spotlight program. It is with the support of businesses like theirs that A Little Beacon Blog can bring you coverage of news, local happenings and events. Thank you for supporting businesses who support us! If you would like to become a Sponsor or Community Partner, please click here for more information.

MOCA Hosts Open Call For Visual Artists - Deadline June 30, 2019

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The Hudson Valley MOCA Juried Member Exhibition is an opportunity to showcase a variety of perspectives and practices within the contemporary visual arts. Juried by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum, this exhibition seeks to unite a multitude of voices both local and national to explore our contemporary moment, and the unique work created within it. The exhibition will be on view at Hudson Valley MOCA in Peekskill from Saturday, August 10, to Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Important Dates & Submission Details

Deadline to submit your work is Sunday, June 30, 2019. You can submit your work via CaFÉ (postal entries will NOT be accepted). Notification to artists will be sent out by email on Friday, July 12, 2019. The opening reception for this show will be on Saturday, August 10.

There is a $10 non-refundable entrance fee for each artwork submitted. Artists can submit up to two entries but only one entry per artist will be included in the exhibition. Each entry must be paid in full and you can pay by check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express through the CaFÉ website.

You must have a current Hudson Valley MOCA membership to be eligible to submit your work. Membership at any level makes you eligible to participate Hudson Valley MOCA’s Annual Juried Exhibition. Plus you'll receive free admission to seven regional museums and free or discounted admission to events.

If you are not a member, Hudson Valley MOCA reserves the right to remove your work from the jurying process with the loss of entry fee as a result. For membership information, please contact Adrienne D’Elia at adrienne.delia@hudsonvalleymoca.org or (914) 788-0100.

Click here to read a full list of the submission guidelines.

About The Juror: Legacy Russell

Legacy Russell is a writer and curator. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Curated exhibitions and projects include Radical Reading Room for The Studio Museum in Harlem (2019); a series of multimedia events exploring digital feminism and celebrating queer nightlife at ICA London (2017); and the critically acclaimed Wandering/WILDING: Blackness on the Internet in collaboration with IMT Gallery and ICA London (2016). She also hosted the 2017 Serpentine Marathon GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE!.

Russell's academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. She holds an MRes in Art History with Distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a focus in Visual Culture.

Russell’s written work, interviews, and essays have been published internationally. Her first book, #GLITCHFEMINISM, is forthcoming from Verso Books.

Real Estate Feature: An Artist Or Designer Live/Work Life In The Telephone Building

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own building? Modifying as you wish? Designing your own rooftop garden to enjoy the view of Mount Beacon? Showing your work in the gallery downstairs while living upstairs?

Perhaps painting or designing down in the refinished basement studio? Then one of Beacon’s most historic - and most pristinely maintained, after its recent renovation - buildings is for you as a Live/Work building. See details and pictures in A Little Beacon Blog’s Real Estate Listing Guide, or at the Telephone Building’s own website: www.telephonebuildingbeacon.com

Thank you, Telephone Building, for being a supporting sponsor of our publication by way of the Real Estate Guide! The Telephone Building is represented by building owner Deborah Bigelow.

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Second Saturday! Beacon Art Gallery Openings for June 2019

HAPPY SECOND SATURDAY FOR JUNE 2019! NEW SHOWS ARE OPENING ALL AROUND BEACON. SOME OF THEM INCLUDE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: RATTLE & BONES AT CLUTTER MAGAZINE GALLERY; LAURA MIGLIORINO AT PHOTO BOOK WORKS; BEACON SCHOOLS ART STUDENTS AT HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY; PLEIN-AIR PAINTERS AT BANNERMAN ISLAND GALLERY; AND MORE FROM BEACON SCHOOLKIDS AT DIA: BEACON.

HAPPY SECOND SATURDAY FOR JUNE 2019! NEW SHOWS ARE OPENING ALL AROUND BEACON. SOME OF THEM INCLUDE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: RATTLE & BONES AT CLUTTER MAGAZINE GALLERY; LAURA MIGLIORINO AT PHOTO BOOK WORKS; BEACON SCHOOLS ART STUDENTS AT HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY; PLEIN-AIR PAINTERS AT BANNERMAN ISLAND GALLERY; AND MORE FROM BEACON SCHOOLKIDS AT DIA: BEACON.

Happy Second Saturday, people of Beacon! Celebrate June’s school’s-out spirit with artwork that will appeal to the young, and the young at heart. We’ve got it all covered in our Art Gallery Guide.

Two galleries - Dia:Beacon and the Howland Public Library - are showcasing work made by Beacon schoolkids, while others - Clutter Magazine, RiverWinds, Marion Royael, and Mother Gallery - feature whimsy from the grownups. (Clutter actually has three superfun shows opening!) New shows also at Bannerman Island Gallery (to benefit the Hudson Highlands’ favorite castle!), BAU Gallery, Catalyst Gallery, Hudson Beach Glass, No. 3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works, and the Howland Cultural Center. Stop by to welcome Beacon’s newest gallery, Parts & Labor Beacon - right on 9D, near Giannetta Salon. There’s so much art to see!

We've got it all covered in Beacon's most comprehensive Art Gallery Guide. See you out there!

Happening This Weekend - 6/7/2019


June means strawberries! 🍓 The Annual Strawberry Festival from the Beacon Sloop Club is this Sunday. It will be a nice way to relax and take it easy after buying (or selling) at the Beacon Yard Sale on Saturday.

This will be a good weekend to be out in the community. Say "Hello!" to your neighbors and enjoy some dry weather!


Going to art gallery openings will be easy this weekend also as it is Second Saturday in Beacon! Discover new artwork, artists and thoughts. Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Second Saturday Guide now to get your map of every gallery opening in Beacon!

Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide Sponsored By: 
No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet
Huge thank you to No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works for sponsoring this Guide to help make it happen each month!


 

Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide Sneak Peek

VISIT THE FULL ART GALLERY GUIDE
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Beacon's City Wide Yard Sale
Day: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Beacon, NY
Find something new at the annual 2019 City Wide Yard Sale throughout Beacon!
Information >

Reel Life Film Club: Artisans of Beacon (Test Screening)
Day:
Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

DiaTalks: Posenenske Sessions
Day:
Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Outdoors Day at Stony Kill Farm
Day:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

Acoustic Ensemble
Day:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Beacon Photography Group Membership Show Opening Reception
Day:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Day:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville, NY
Information >

Book Reading at Binnacle Books: "The Story Of Jane: the Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service"
Day
: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Location: 321 Main St., Beacon, NY, "In The Garden" next to Binnacle Books
Join Binnacle Books for a reading and discussion on abortion rights activism, pre-Roe and today with Laura Kaplan, author of "The Story of Jane: the Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service." Laura Kaplan is a lifelong activist and a founding member of the Emma Goldman Women’s Health Center in Chicago and of the JANE network. She is a contributor to "Our Bodies, Ourselves." She lives in the Hudson Valley, NY. Binnacle Books is donating 100% of the proceeds from sales of the book to the Abortion Care Network.
Information >

Live Concert: Tim Haufe w/ String & Whiskey Girls
Day:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Strawberry Festival
Day:
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Location: Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
Information >

PK GO Pride Parade 🏳️‍🌈
Day:
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 1 pm (line up at noon)
Location: The Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

Cider Pairing Dinner
Day:
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Essie’s Restaurant, 14 Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

Beacon Elks Lodge #1493 holds Annual Flag Day Ceremony
Day:
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Location: The Beacon Elks Lodge, 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >

CompCord Ensemble feat. writer Roger Aplon
Day:
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Contemporary Eclectic Music & Poetic Impressions
Day
: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 5-7:30pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 
Sound Shack Pop-Up Yard Sale
Day:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: 148 Depuyster Ave. (near Washington Ave. & Tilott), Beacon, NY
Information >
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com

Darryl's Clothing Boutique has pieces to add to your summer wardrobe on the racks right now! They also have an amazing collection of accessories to help complete your look. Don't you want this sunny stunner of a sundress? It would make for an easy outfit. Visit them today and let them style you!



 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Special opportunity going on now at Luxe Optique: Emmanuelle Khanh frames come with a free bag or clutch while supplies last! A bag in a bag is a great move to protect your frames in your purse, as you carry your shades with you everywhere you go. Especially those of you with prescriptions!

And don't forget, the eye doctor is in at Luxe Optique! Schedule your appointment, but walk in any time to shop frames.


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main St., Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
In honor of Pride Month, we look back with Lambs Hill at this breathtaking celestial styled shoot at @factoriacp. Crystal and Melody are such a beautiful couple, and this uniquely beaded Lillian West gown was a perfect fit. The moon earrings by King and Curated are also now available for sale.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, and Lambs Hill.




 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning dining needs!

 
 
 
Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
SAVE THE DATE!
Bend & Brew Kick-Off Class
Day: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: Drop-in, $20 (includes a beer flight)
Join Firefly Yoga as they begin their bi-monthly residency at Sloop Brewing Co.
Information >

Upcycled Crochet Market Bag
Day: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Colorant, 146 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 

Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide! Details here.
 

Reel Life Film Club for Tweens and Teens - Special Test Screening: Artisans of Beacon
Day:
Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.
Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
21 Teller Ave., Beacon, NY 12508
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: "A rare find in the Hudson Valley! Charming 1920 Cape Craftsman-style home. Welcoming front porch perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views of Mount Beacon.”
Price: $445,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
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If you are not familiar with Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County, it's time to learn about them! They have been a vital part of Dutchess County for many years, serving a growing segment of the community in need of inaccessible services. Every day, Community Action Partnership stands behind their mission to "bring services to those in need." Antalek & Moore have had the privilege to work alongside their agency for over 20 years to ensure that as they expand their services throughout Dutchess County into multiple locations, their insurance coverage grows with them.
       
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BeaconArts Member Show :: Accepting Submissions
All BeaconArts members are invited to submit artwork for our first annual Member Show at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition runs (Second) Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. Space is limited, so send your submissions to membershow@beaconarts.org.
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Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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If you’re interested in listing your property(ies), contact us and our ad manager will be in touch.

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Newburgh Native Screens Locally Made Indie Film "Myth" At Towne Crier

Photo Credit: Brian DiLorenzo

Photo Credit: Brian DiLorenzo

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Did you see these indie filmmakers at any point during the making of “Myth,” screening Thursday, June 6, at 7 pm in the big music room in the back at Towne Crier?

This crew was all over the Hudson Valley, including a driving shot on the road from Cold Spring to Peekskill, and another on a road off of Rock Cut Road in the Town of Newburgh, and another scene filmed at the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston.

“Myth,” written and directed by Brian DiLorenzo, was a locally made production which gave aspiring young filmmakers the chance to come together to make a movie.

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The Film Crew

Said Brian when A Little Beacon Blog inquired about where he found his crew: “Every single person was a great friend, mostly from the film program we all graduated from at C.W. Post College. We did however have a ton of family and hometown friends involved as well.

“My college roommate Dan Brady was our Director of Photography (DP), my friend Gia McKenna produced, and my buddy Dan Rodenhizer helped out as Assistant Director (AD).

It was a great ask - because I essentially had to ask people to ditch their paying jobs and come live with me in the woods for 10 days to make this thing happen. One of the guys, Richie Theodule, who ran our sound, didn't even know anyone before he joined our team! Now we're great friends.”

What’s The Movie About?

“Myth” details the exploits of a shady movie director (Nicholas Tucci, who can also be seen in Hulu’s original series “Ramy,” as well as the just-released psychological thriller “Long Lost”) and his devoted protégé (Justin Andrew Davis), as they embark on a chaotic new project, filled with intrigue and deceit at every turn. Actress Sadie Scott (can be seen on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Crshd”) looks to be a breakout star as she just won Best Actress at the 2019 May Day Film Festival as the film makes its way through the festival circuit.

Glimpse Into The Low (Low, Super Low) Budget Film World

Being that this was a young filmmaking team, A Little Beacon Blog inquired with Brian the Director about the budget, as our readers like to know how things work:

“We were extremely low budget! In the indie film world, there are all these different tiers that span from a project like ours, all the way to something like ‘Garden State’ or ‘Little Miss Sunshine.’ In terms of ‘low-budget,’ SAGIndie defines it as between $650K to $2 million, ‘low-budget modified’ between $200K and $650K, ULTRA-low budget for films between $50K and $200K. We get our own special category, which is sometimes known as either "micro-budget" or "no-budget filmmaking." In terms of my own budget, between about seven credit cards, we were around $35K!”

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Want To Be A Location For A Film?

Large- and small-budget movies from all over are filming in the Hudson Valley. A reader of A Little Beacon Blog wrote in to ask about Beacon’s permits, and about renting a house out in general - as a homeowner - to a film crew. We interviewed a Location Manager to discover some of the ins and outs you’ll want to know about as you negotiate your rate with the production company. Click here to get that article.

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Reader Question: “Do You Know About Renting Your House Out As A Location? And The Permits Involved In That?"

Pictured here is the crew shooting a scene for the first “Super Troopers” movie, when it  used the Telephone Building as a location .  Photo Credit: Deborah Bigelow, owner of the Telephone Building at 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY

Pictured here is the crew shooting a scene for the first “Super Troopers” movie, when it used the Telephone Building as a location.
Photo Credit: Deborah Bigelow, owner of the Telephone Building at 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY

One evening, a reader wrote in with a question, having read one of our articles about filming in Beacon. My husband, David Martin, is a Location Manager for film and television. Mainly his work is in New York City, but the sphere of filming has been expanding to out here in the Hudson Valley. Dutchess Tourism has been promoting this area to film productions for years, and CineHub also works with film production companies looking to film in the area, to help them make the production a little easier.

Below is an interview with David the Locations Manager to gather some tips about renting out your home to a film crew to be used as a location:

Q: What should I charge to rent out my house as a film location?

A: The location fee - which is for the use of your home - just depends on what you’re willing to allow. The fee will include Prep Day(s), Shoot Day(s), Wrap Day(s). Several days could fall into Prep, Shoot, or Wrap Days. It all depends on what the production needs to do, and what their budget is. A full Shoot Day is 12 to 14 hours on average. You should be asking for more money for the Shoot Day, as those days are more involved with what the crew needs to do.

Wrap Days (aka Restoration Days) include putting your house back together the way that it was. You’ll want to consider to what extent you want the film production to do this. For example: are they painting a room in your house a different color? Do you like that color? Or do you want it back the way it was? You could even speak to the Production Designer to possibly find a new color that works for you and the movie or TV show. It’s a win/win. The production saves on labor and materials, and the homeowner gets a new paint job. It doesn’t always work out that way, however.

The amount of the fee is an arbitrary number. They are basically paying you for the disruption to your home and your life. How much is that disruption worth to you? If it’s big-budget production, you’ll probably get a larger fee. If it’s a smaller-budget production, it may be a smaller fee just because of budget constraints on the production.

Q: How can I arrive at a good location fee?

A: Always break the fee down by:

  • How many Prep Days they need to make your home look like what they need it to look like.

  • How many Shoot Days - which is a much larger disruption. You can stay in your home, but depending on what they are doing, the production may want to put you up in a hotel. For example: filming in your bedroom, or shooting very late into the night and you don’t want to stay up that late.

  • Typically Prep and Wrap Day fees are much less than the Shooting Day fees.

Q: Should these “type of day” fees be spelled out in the contract?

A: Yes. In the terms listed in the contract, the fees will be, or should be, spelled out. So much money for the Shoot Days, and how many hours that covers. And even for those hourly breakdowns on the type of day, that is part of your negotiations as well.

The production might be able to shoot the space as-is, and not need full Prep Day. It will always be different. Don’t do anything without a contract that spells this all out.

Q: Do I need insurance?

A: Don’t do anything without insurance. The production company will have insurance for the homeowner or business owner for filming on their property. Unless it’s a student film. The City of Beacon’s permits require proof of insurance before they even consider issuing the permit.

 
 

Q: Are Beacon’s permits to film expensive or restrictive?

A: For me - in a larger production - Beacon’s fees are fine. For an independent film with a lower budget, that fee may be more difficult to sustain if they are filming for a period of days. Read more about how director Brian DiLorenzo was able to film his movie “Myth” on a super-low budget.

Keep in mind, it is the film production company who would pay the permit fee.

You can find Beacon’s fees here. These fees will allow the production to park on the town streets, obstruct the sidewalks with equipment, or film a “walk and talk.”

The City of Beacon has based their film permits on the type of film, and whether filming takes place on private or public property:

Photo Credit: Screenshot of the PDF of film permit fees from the City Of Beacon as of June 5, 2019.

Photo Credit: Screenshot of the PDF of film permit fees from the City Of Beacon as of June 5, 2019.

Q: Who makes the decision on where to film? Is it up to a scout? A director? A writer?

All of them. Everyone. The Scout in the Locations Department will have their mission to find a certain type of look for a location. A certain type of exterior, interior, etc. The Scout will check first with the homeowner to see if the homeowner is OK with filming. If a homeowner is interested, the Scout will take pictures.

The Scout will show these pictures to the Production Designer who gives each location its look. If the Production Designer likes the pictures, the location pictures will be shown to the Director or the Creator of the show/film.

From there, there are all kinds of variables, like:

  • Is the location available the day they want to shoot?

  • Can they afford the location?

  • Is the town a film-friendly town?

All of these factors come into play. If they do come to shoot the movie or TV show, the logistics will be worked out, like where to park the equipment trucks. The Locations Department will work with the city or town to see where the production will be allowed park their trucks.

Trucks include anchors like the Hair and Makeup truck, the camera Truck. There are typically always these four trucks: Grip, Electric, Camera, Props.

Then you’ll have campers for the actors, Hair and Makeup, Wardrobe, Catering, etc., depending on the size of the production. Typically they want to park as close as possible to the filming location. The Locations Department will work with the city to coordinate this parking.

If you do take an opportunity to rent out your home for filming, hopefully at the end of the day you will have enjoyed the experience. If done right between the town, the production, and the home or business owner, you might want to do it again. Keep communications open to keep things running smoothly.

 
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Writerly Happenings: Open Mics, Writer Circle's and Book Club Happenings In June!

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Too Upset To Read?

No one is reading anything these days because the world is insane and everyone is too mad to read. Seriously, it’s a drought out there in terms of book recommendations. I cornered my brainiacs at a party last weekend and - nada. I myself just finished the YA novel “Girls on the Verge,” by Sharon Biggs Waller, and I think it’s probably mandatory reading for everyone. I might follow it up with “Handbook for a Post-Roe America,” by Robin Marty, you know, just to keep things light.  

And I’m again happily and intensely flipping and flopping through Diane Wakoski’s “Emerald Ice: Selected Poems 1962-1987” in the middle of the night. 

In “Sour Milk,” she writes, 

“You can't make it
turn sweet
again.”

True, so true, Diane.

What’s Happening In June

So then, if we aren’t too busy with dismantling the patriarchy or gardening or figuring out where to keep the ice scraper until next year (trunk, someone’s eye, whichever), we’ll see you at one of these amazing writerly happenings all around us.

First of all, put on your calendar under “ways to improve writerly self for next year”: the Sarah Lawrence Summer Seminar. This year’s deadline was Saturday, June 1. If selected, you can join 70 writers for a week of workshops and readings and craft talks. There are scholarships available and you can take a hybrid genre workshop with Cold Spring’s Jeffrey McDaniel, who is a phenomenal teacher and writer (this is said confidently from personal experience in his workshops).

On Wednesday, June 5, you could be at the Writers Speak Easy, a “monthly open-mic roundtable” for writers, poets, comics and storytellers at Rough Draft Books in Kingston from 7 to 9 pm. It’s free but for the purchase of some of the excellent food, drink or books they have on hand. Worth it!

On Friday, June 7, you could head up to Poughkeepsie’s Underwear Factory for Earth Wind  & Fuego’s Fiesta Friday open mic, hosted by Poet Gold, and find yourself among a lovely and strong community of supportive writers. 5 to 10 pm. 

It’s Time To Get Lit

Sunday, June 9, finds us back in the nurturing arms of the Get Lit literary salon at Oak Vino Wine Bar from 5 to 8 pm. These busy bees also started a monthly writers’ circle so you can get some feedback, and just donated loads of books to Beacon High School. 

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Binnacle Books was on the scene to sell copies of “Deadly” and “Looker” at the new Spring Street Reading Series at Atlas Studios in Newburgh on May 17, when Get Lit founder and author Julie Chibbaro read with poet and prose writer Laura Sims and they had a great dialogue afterwards with series curator Ruth Danon. The series gathers a host of creamline novelists, poets, editors and nonfiction writers from the Hudson Valley and beyond. The next one is Saturday, June 29, at 7 pm.

Bringing Newburgh To Beacon

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The Beacon bookstore is also bringing Newburgh to Beacon with a relentlessly enticing Afro-futurism Book Club Series in partnership with the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center. Starts on Sunday, June 23, with Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” and is from 7 to 8 pm at Binnacle Books. Your recommended $10 donation also gets you a book to use for the duration of the series!

Back over in Newburgh on Wednesday, June 19, PANJA presents The Lit: Book Club at 15 Liberty St. from 7 to 9 pm. This book club “will be prioritizing authors outside the traditional canon; narratives that uplift the voices of POC, women, mystics, immigrants, envelope pushers, and other out-of-the box thinkers whose work touches on issues that tie into current events & critical conversations.” Yes, please.

From Cold Spring

On Saturday, June 15, the new Hudson Highlands poetry series at the Desmond-Fish library in Garrison has a pretty primo lineup of writers reading: Kathleen Ossip, Kristin Prevallet and Marjorie Tesser will thrill you from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. We’ll stop in at Split Rock Books on our way back to Beacon for their One-Year Anniversary Party. Big-time congrats! 

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Speaking of Split Rock Books, we are sorry to not have hyped everyone more on their triumphant score for hosting Susan Choi’s reading of Trust Exercise: a novel, on Friday, May 17. Another past happening we can light up was their Kids Book Club from Beacon resident Deb Lucke and author of The Lunch Witch! Kids 7 to 10 years old could come on Thursday, May 30, from 4 to 4:45 pm and she was there to talk and answer questions.
Editor’s Note: We sadly published this Writerly Happenings too late after the happening, but didn’t want to delete the details! You must know about them in case you want to pursue this book and the Kids Club in the future.

So Then!

We’ll see you beautiful book nerds out and about in the Hudson Valley, whilst gnashing our teeth and talking about our wild irises. 

Muslims Celebrate Eid In Beacon For End Of Ramadan

Photo Credit: Junior ZayEd

Photo Credit: Junior ZayEd

Junior Zayed pictured with his daughters, who decided to dress up, including scarves, during Ramadan.  Photo Credit: Junior Zayed

Junior Zayed pictured with his daughters, who decided to dress up, including scarves, during Ramadan.
Photo Credit: Junior Zayed

Today was a celebration of the end of Ramadan for Muslims, and the community was celebrating and praying in Beacon. Said one local, Junior Zayed in his Instagram along with this photo pictured above: “We live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We would like to thank the City of Beacon Police Department for being here with us while we pray in peace in our place of worship with our families, friends and community.”

More About Eid: Izzy Tells Us

To learn more about Eid, we reached out to A Little Beacon Blog writer Izdihar Dabashi. She explains what Beacon Muslims have been doing today, and why: “Muslims have two Eid holidays: Today is Eid Al-Fitr, which is the first day to break fast following the holy month of Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr celebrates the completion of Ramadan. We start the day by praying at the mosque for Allah (God) to accept our fast, charity, and good deeds during Ramadan. Each Muslim person donates money to the poor, and it’s common for people to send money to feed the poor or slaughter (in a humane and clean method, which makes it halal) a lamb to feed the poor. Eid is spent with family, some of us go to the park, others to restaurants, some choose to just stay at home and have family over.

“Muslims in Beacon prayed the Eid prayer around 9:30 am today. The Beacon Police actually parked across the street from Masjid Ar-Rashid to keep watch over the mosque. Many of us greatly appreciate their efforts and peaceful involvement in the Muslim community.”

According to Izdihar, if you are passing someone who is recognizing the day, you could say to them: “Eid Mubarak” or even just “Happy Eid.”

More About Ramadan

We invited Izdihar to explain Ramadan in her own words, to help connect the holidays:

“Ramadan is the holy month of Islam. It is a month of fast from sunrise to sundown. Muslims not only restrain from food and drink, but also from unnecessary distractions to your faith and community such as music, excessive attention to appearance and/or TV, etc.

“During this month, your fast will not be accepted if you are unkind to someone, use foul language, rude or aggressive behavior, etc. You try to limit bad deeds, and focus on consistently committing good deeds. It is a month meant to be experienced in peace, and connect you to Allah (God) as well as the people around you.

“Muslims donate food and money to the poor. Some will try to focus on a family to actively feed. Each night, Muslims who are able to make it to the mosque after sundown will pray Ramadan prayers to ask for forgiveness, peace and relief in the world, and whatever else an individual would like to pray for.

“The purpose of Ramadan is to connect you to your faith, and community. It teaches a Muslim empathy for the hungry, and makes them conscious of their role in community and earth in general. A proper Muslim role is meant to be filled with peace, generosity, kindness, and humbleness.”

Zero To Go Transitions Residential Compost Pickup To Community Compost Company (CCC)

Photo Credit: Zero To Go

Photo Credit: Zero To Go

Zero To Go (ZTG), an education-based waste management company focused on composting and recycling, was the first to offer residential pickup of food waste in Beacon in order to keep it from landfills, and eventual methane gas production. After years of operating food composting pickup service in Beacon, Zero To Go has transitioned its Beacon Compost Residential and Farmers Market Collection Program to Community Compost Company (CCC), a New Paltz-based company that is currently servicing several Beacon businesses, according to Zero To Go’s soon-to-be sole owner, Atticus Lanigan. “We are very excited about this,” said Atticus in a letter to Beacon Residential Compost customers, and proceeded to list the reasons:

  • CCC pioneered the Table to Farm compost collection service in the Hudson Valley and is experienced handling residential and commercial collection.

  • CCC is a New York State certified woman-owned business based in the Hudson Valley.

  • CCC is reliable, has great people. and follows the "4P" ethos (People, Planet, Place and Profit).

  • CCC processes the scraps they collect into organic soil amendments on farms in the Hudson Valley, and is already composting the food scraps from ZTG events and collection.

Zero To Go will continue to service events, and “can be hired to handle waste at events in a responsible way,” said Atticus.

Why Does Methane Gas From Food Matter?

If you’ve never experienced methane gas production, try leaving a smoothie in your car in a closed coffee mug for three weeks, and then open it in your kitchen. Spoiler alert: There is so much pressure built up inside of the closed cup from the food rot process, the top will shoot off and hit anything across the room, cracking your plastic water filter container. Some people build potato guns. You could easily build a smoothie gun with yogurt, bananas and strawberries with minimal effort, just some time.

The History Of Zero To Go

Zero To Go was best known for being hired to manage trash/recycling/food waste at events, and branched into servicing businesses in Beacon by picking up their food waste. Zero To Go, founded by Sarah Womer, then launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 (see this interview with Sarah in this Tin Shingle Training TuneUp webinar on how she did that), to start their residential food pickup program, originally powered by people on bikes.

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Fast-forward years and hours of work later, Sarah took a full time job at Riverkeeper, and Atticus Lanigan came in to manage the company. In addition to raising two children, Atticus has a background in Sociology and Urban Planning, and also works for Dutchess Outreach, an organization fighting food insecurity in Dutchess County that offers a hot meals program (formerly known as a “soup kitchen”).

Says Sarah when A Little Beacon Blog reached out for comment: “Atticus and I put in huge numbers of hours and sacrificed a lot of our own time to run and grow this company (like any start-up owners do)! It's been a real labor of love. It feels good to see the compost program take flight under new ownership - if we have a strong, visible, affordable compost program in town, it's something to be very proud of!”

Today, Atticus continues her work for Dutchess Outreach, and officially moves into the sole owner role of Zero To Go, which will specialize in event waste management. Sarah works in Harlem at a sustainability consulting firm. Both are always moving and shaking in the world of waste management and their commitment to educating about it. They will be contributing in other areas, so keep your eyes peeled.

Plastic Bags Out Of Food Compositing

Plastics bags are leaving the Hudson Valley (see press release about Governor Cuomo banning single-use plastic bags from New York State), including the food compositing arena. Said Atticus to prep customers about plastic bags: “CCC will not be accepting compostable plastics in the buckets, which includes compostable bags. This will be the biggest change as many of you are using compostable plastic bags in the process of getting your food scraps out to your buckets.”

Atticus began preparing Zero To Go customers for a plastic bag transition: “Ultimately, the use of bio-plastics is not ideal. As lawmakers work to deal with the overwhelming issue of garbage, many are seeking the abandonment of all single-use plastics and plastics in general. By drawing ourselves away from the use of it, we will be ahead of the curve.”

SIDE NOTE: Food Rot Container Tip

Fortunately, my compost food collection container is in a very pretty white jar from Pottery Barn, and my food collection system does not involve a plastic bag. The container is a porcelain flour jar that I repurposed to be a food compost container with a rubber-sealed lid. You could also find such a jar at Utensil or maybe even Raven Rose in Beacon. I just walk this pretty pot of rot to my compost bucket outside on my back porch, and that’s it. Happy to not have to wean myself off of a plastic bag! Am currently working on weaning myself off of Ziploc baggies.

To sign up for residential food pickup from Community Compost Company, click here. It’s about $32/month for weekly pickup, and lower rates are available for fewer pickups.