Happening This Weekend - 2/22/2019

Happy Weekend Everyone! It's only February, and it's been one heck of a week of snow days. Summer Snowflakes, aka "snowdrops" as well as Lilacs have breached the ground in Beacon. Giving a shout-out to the easy alert systems sent by the City and Schools, and your easy access to some of the best and cutest winter boots (Mountain Tops), salt and shovels (Brett's Hardware), and chocolate (Chocolate Shop, Alps, any grocery store in town). Just mentally preparing you for the blizzard that usually happens in April :) Remember that time there was a State Of Emergency declared after the blizzard in March and the National Guard came?

And now, onto the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.
 


13 the Musical
Days
: February 21, 22, 23, 2019
Time: 7-9:30pm
Location: Beacon High School Theatre, 101 Matteawan Rd, Beacon, NY
Information >

A Secrect History of American River People
Day
: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Scenic Hudson (Red Barn), Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
Information >

The Magic Lantern
Day
: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 2pm (Doors), 2:30pm (Show)
Location: Gallery at Boscobel House & Garden, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

Beacon Screening and Q&A: "Wrestling Ghosts"
Day
: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 5-7:30pm
Location: Story Screen, 445 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Free Day at Dia:Beacon
Day
: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Peace Project With The Folding Cranes 2019
Day
: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S Chestnut St Beacon NY
If you missed the folding paper cranes for peace event in A Little Beacon Space, now is your chance to go again at Beacon of Light Wellness Center! This is great, because if you haven't been into that yoga studio, which is near Rite Aid, this is your opportunity to see it.
Read more about the Peace Project in this article.
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
Remember that Giveaway Alert we ran last week, about the free handbag that you get when you purchase Emmanuelle Khanh frames? Well, turns out this handbag is actually a glasses purse - you can fit your frames inside of it! Genius. And right now free with purchase of Emmanuelle Khanh frames. We are actually going to buy one for our Christian Roth prescription sunglasses that need better case protection while swimming in the mama purse. 
See this in action on our YouTube channel!


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
Oh ladies. This new line of jewelry at La Mère is a Must.Have.  Everything on this wooden tray is from the Beacon-based designer Tourmaline Home, who is based out of the old Nichols Hardware building. Did you always wonder what went on in there? Well now you know. Lots of designing. Pillows too. And tiny coffee tables! Lots of it is in La Mère right now. Stop into her shop to check it out.
PS: The photographer of these brown earrings may or may not have bought them immediately after photographing.

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Oh Lambs Hill, the styles just keep coming! A bride will feel like a member of an English high court. This Hayley Paige gown is made with Luxembourg material that shimmers with fully sequined embroidery. There's even a video about it that you can watch on Lamb Hill's Insta.

Binnacle Books
321 Main Street
SAVE THE DATE:

Binnacle Book's Book Club is at a special time in March - the 2nd week of March this time (normally the 1st Wednesday). The book will be Trevor Noah, "Born A Crime; Stories From A South African Childhood".
Details >

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books 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!
 
 
 
MVT 109
Day
: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 6-7:15pm
Location: Namastesis, 1065 Main St, Suite H, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Turkish Marbling Masterclass
Day
: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY
Information > (see other classes being held this weekend)

Ballwork Bliss! The Yoga of Self-Massage
Day
: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 



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.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
11 Creek Drive, Beacon, NY
If a very hip and cool loft in a renovated factory building - with a view of a creek just before waterfalls - is your thing, then this penthouse in Beacon might be for you. Or your friend, so pass it on. Check out all of the pictures here. From Gate House Realty: “Gorgeous and luxurious penthouse loft in a recently converted brick factory building on the Fishkill Creek. Amenities include tasteful high-end lighting and custom closets throughout, washer/dryer, wine refrigerator, smart-technology for lights and sound (Sonos-compatible), remote-controlled window blinds, high cathedral ceilings, elevator, off street parking.”
PRICE: $1,100,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 2
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Fred Antalek Tapped To Be 2019 Grand Marshall in Parade of Green
You know this face - Fred Antalek has been tapped to be the Grand Marchal in this year's Parade of Green. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 9th, 2019.
Details >

Katie James, Inc. Designs & Launches Local La Mère Website

Local boutique La Mère has been very successful with reaching out into the community to get to know the ladies and their men, and create a loyal relationship with her customers. One of the most unexpected pieces of feedback from customers when told "You could also find it online," is their response: "But I want to support YOU and buy it here in the store!" Which is awesome! What we're discovering is, people don't realize that the shop also has its own website where you can instantly buy something you love - even in the middle of the night after you see one of April's outfit mashup videos!
Go Shop! >
Beacon Locals To Appear On Tin Shingle's Next TuneUp
Digital marketers based in Beacon - Patti Devine and Devin Holmes - will be on Tin Shingle's next free, live Training TuneUp to teach us How and Why to Create Facebook Ads. Now, Tin Shingle is not the biggest fan of Facebook, but if you wanted to know how to create an ad, this class will teach you. Free on Wednesday at 3pm from your computer. You just need to click the link and watch.
Details >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project and inside look at artists in Beacon.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$275 Half Day
$485 Full Day
$850 Pop-Up Shop Package
See Pictures >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a Ribbon Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened.
Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 2/15/2019

The movie mystery is over at the Beacon Theater! We couldn't translate these letters that were posted on their Insta, so we went down there to take a look, and saw the popcorn and candy concession stand! Showtimes have been posted, and it looks like they are running movies in the afternoon and evening! There was already a screening of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure at 12:30pm today. With The Underground Beacon located across the street, holding regular group board-game opportunities, this end of town is shaping into great entertainment!
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.
 


The Southern Duchess Coalition 41st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration & Parade

Day: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: See flier for schedule
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Matte Cooper SQ, Beacon, NY
Beginning with a breakfast before the parade, the day also includes a celebration dinner, essay contest winners/presentations. Key Note Speaker will be Rev. Anthony Oliver.
Information >

Stony Kill's Winter on the Farm + Pancake Brunch
Day
: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: See below.
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Main St, Beacon, NY
10am-12pm: All you can eat pancake breakfast. On a farm. Need we say more? Ok, there is also:
11am-2pm: Horse drawn sleigh rides, barn tours, maple tapping, demos, crafts.
Information >

Concert: The Fred Zepplin Band
Day
: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

OPERAtion Opera: The Met Chorus Artists Come To Beacon
Day
: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 3pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
According to the Beacon Free Press, one performer, Sara Heaton, is a Beaconite who is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. She will perform with colleagues at this performance. The musical program is designed for children. The organizer of the event is Akiko Sasaki, a Beacon-based pianist and owner of Forte Piano Studio in Beacon
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Beacon Kaleidoscope
Day
: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 9-5pm
Location: 201 Main St. (The Zora Dora location), Beacon, NY
Sunday will be the last day for this winter pop-up. Look for 20% off all marked prices (except jewelry). This vendor occasionally pops up in the Beacon Flea, so mark your calendar for that spring/summer Sunday experience.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
CHAMPAGNE ALERT!
Luxe Optique is celebrating Valentine's Day Weekend with a party to show you a new collection of oversized frames with strong lines, bold colors, and iconic designs from designer Emmanuelle Khanh. It's a revival of their 1972 collection.
GIVEAWAY ALERT!
For every Emmanuelle Khanh purchase, Luxe Optique will be giving away an authentic EK vegan leather handbag that's perfect for a night out or to slip your favorite pair of glasses into. See a picture here.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
Get your lovelies at L a M è r e! Always new things in the shop, there is plenty of pink and hearts, like this "Crush On You Bralette." Favorites that will carry you into summer (and would make great gym flip-flops) are these heart flip-flops. Pink ones are in the shop, black ones are in the boutique and online. Visit the shop, or order online and enjoy Free Pickup! Or have it shipped to you (regular postage applies for actual shipping)!


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Love is always in the air at Lambs Hill. ❤️If you're looking for something a little different? Tea-length wedding dresses give you the opportunity to show off your super cute shoes like this dress from Sincerity Bridal.

Special Note: Voting is open for Hudson Valley Magazine Best of 2019! Voting ends March 20th- you don’t have to be local!


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books 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!
 
 
 
Pop-Up Card Workshop
Day
: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Learn To Recover Like A Rockstar Workshop
Day
: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 9:30am-10:45am
Location: Orca Empire Fitness, 1545 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Loving Through Touch - A Thai Massage Playtouch for Couples
Day
: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Namastesis, 1065 Main St, Suite H, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 



Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 3:30-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Pokemon
Day: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 4-7pm
Location: The Underground Beacon, 462 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Button Making
Day
: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 11am-12pm
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 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.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
33 East Street, Beacon, NY
So nice when a home is move-in ready, and within walking distance to Barb's Butchery on the west end of town near the mountain, across the Fishkill Creek. Gate House has hit all the high notes on this one:  “Beautiful and bright classic colonial home boasts four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Enter home through the welcoming enclosed front porch with original Douglas fir floor. This home was completely renovated and second floor added within the last five years…Brand new kitchen with plenty of cabinets - a place for everything; gorgeous granite countertops, new stainless appliances with five burner gas range, and a beautiful maple and walnut basketweave floor. ”
PRICE: $519,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 3
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
Antalek and Moore is happy to answer any of your questions at any time about your homeowners
insurance. Not sure about snow removal or liability insurance? Or maybe you're expanding your business and need additional coverage for something new? The team at Antalek & Moore is ready to do that work for you!
Call them: 845-831-4300. Visit them on Main Street next to Beacon Natural.

Katie James, Inc.

It is such a pleasure to announce the new website design for L a M è r e Clothing + Goods! Working with storefront owners to grow their opportunities online is our passion. This website uses Shopify under the hood and at the counter as well, and was art directed by the store owner herself, April Perri, a former big time fashion designer in the big label world. April can now add new inventory to her shop via the Shopify app as she unpacks it from boxes. We try to tailor the management experience of a website for each business owner, tapping into their strengths. For April, she's always working from her phone, so we trained her in updating her website from the app. If you have a project, reach out and contact us.
Visit This Website >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle helps businesses get the word out by giving them ideas on what media outlets to pitch. Check out their live, free webinars on Wednesdays at 3pm EST.
Check It Out >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project and inside look at artists in Beacon.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
See Pictures >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a Ribbon Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened.
Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 2/8/2019

Alright people...if you've been smelling freshly buttered popcorn from down near the Beacon Theater, that is because these masterminds are about to make a big announcement about...what seems to be...the opening of Story Screen, the pop-up indie movie theater that is finding a permanent home in the Beacon Theater down on the east end of town near the mountain. With legit, stadium, plush seating. Look for the announcement at A Little Beacon Blog if we catch it! If we're not up to the minute, it's because we're at an elementary school Valentine's Day dance, so read all about Story Screen's plans in an article we did a while back, and keep refreshing A Little Beacon Blog.

Meanwhile...it's February's Second Saturday...!

Second Saturday Art Gallery Sneak Preview

This Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide is sponsored by No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works, Artist's Books, Photobooks, and Poetry from Independent Presses.
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet
FEATURED
Catalyst Gallery

CelebrateWomxn845 present CYCLES, an art show exploring often-complex relationships with menstruation. According to Twitter, there’s an emoji about to debut. Over the years, there has been a push to destigmatize many things that bodies do. According to CYCLES organizer Regina Williams, the impetus for this art exhibition began in a social post: “A few months ago a friend posted a personal account of the joy and pain that her journey into menopause brought her, within minutes at least a hundred people responded with their own complex relationships to menstruation.” A salon-style group art show was born.
Events: There will be a Red Tent shindig on Sunday evening, as well as a reading of The Vagina Monologues on Saturday, February 16. Through Monday, February 18.
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.
 

Spot Bald Eagles at Boscobel
Day
: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

Beacon of Light One-Year Anniversary Party!
Day:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 1-9pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellnessness Center, 4 S Chestnut St Beacon NY
Information >

Live Concert: Chaotica II
Day
: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

The PEACE Project 2019 (Free Origami Folding)
Day
: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 12-2pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St, Beacon, NY
A Little Beacon Blog has partnered with Kim Beller, founder of “The PEACE project," an interactive art project to spread Peace, Equality, and Love in the community and to the world. Her goal is to fold 1,000 origami peace cranes and distribute them around the community. All are welcome to this free, community event. No experience needed! Kim will guide you through the folding process and provide origami paper. Please bring a friend!
Information >

Floats for Felines! Fundraiser
Day
: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Beacon Bath & Bubble, 458 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
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
These frames are for the men, after last week's bedazzling showcase of bling. These straight line frames are new to Luxe Optique and are part of the Leisure Society collection. They are stunning on the shelf, and stand out despite their simplicity. Go in to see what we mean.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
It's Pop-Up Mania at L a M è r e! This table top spread is an exclusive collection of Vday inspiration that you will find at her pop-up locations. Today she was at Society of Lash at the Newburgh waterfront. The next one is on Sunday at Heritage Food + Drink during their Brunch from 11am-3:30pm, where they have bottomless Mimosas and $1 oysters. The L a M è r e boutique on Main Street in Beacon will be OPEN as well! So many ways to adorn.


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
The sleeve. The drapery. The is one of the latest bridesmaids gowns from Haley Paige Creations available at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique. Shown here is the dreamy cape attachment. Perfect for pictures, and a waltz.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books 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!
 
 
 
Napkin Basket Weaving
Day
: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Garrison Arts Center, 23 Garrison Landing, Garrison, NY
Information > (see other classes this weekend at Garrison Arts Center)

KAGed Oils & Vintage presents Intro to Essential Oils
Day
: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 3:30-6:30pm
Location: 28 W Church St, Beacon, NY (this is a residental address)
Information >

Bullet Journals
Day:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 



Sensory Story Time
Day:
Mondays, February 11, 2019
Time: 3:30-4:15pm
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 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.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
48 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY
This house got a makeover! And from some conversations in our Instagram feature of it, people who knew it well approve. From the realtor: “Charming and bright traditional home just steps to Main Street's restaurants, shops and galleries. The first floor boasts an open concept living room and dining room, opening onto new wraparound deck. Updated kitchen with radiant heat, plenty of cabinets, granite countertops and stainless appliances.”
PRICE: $475,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 2
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
February is Responsible Pet Owners Month. The agents at Antalek & Moore will be talking about this topic through the month on their blog, and interviewing some local experts on the topic. Tag them in a favorite pictures of your fur baby and you might just see them featured! 🐶🐱 @antalekmoore

Katie James, Inc.

A Beacon retail shop is about to get a new website from Katie James, Inc.! Our couture branding experience is a perfect fit with L a M è r e Clothing + Goods. The website has been designed and built in Shopify, and you can shop it now! Loading more merch into the online shop as we speak...
Go Shopping Online >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle helps businesses get the word out by giving them ideas on what media outlets to pitch. Check out their live, free webinars on Wednesdays at 3pm EST.
Check It Out >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project and inside look at artists in Beacon.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
See Pictures >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a Ribbon Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened.
Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 2/1/2019

CORRECTION: Eaglefest will be Saturday, February 9th, 2019

We made it to February! Reward yourself for making it through one of the hardest months of the year with a s'more sandwich from Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company (next door to BJ's Soul Food) who sources their special chocolate squares from Alps just up the block, and makes their own flavored marshmallows in their kitchen in Beacon. If you don't like marshmallows - because we don't either - it doesn't matter. This little mallow is placed on a perfectly measured square of chocolate between two cookie crackers, then blow-torched to melted, squishy perfection. We've got the video.

Yes, we are fattening you up for a long winter of more snow, so get snuggly and get your own blow-torched s'more and keep on enjoying Main Street.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.
 

Spot Bald Eagles at Boscobel
Day
: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Community Power Information Meeting
Day
: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1-2:30pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

The CineHub Birthday Party
Day
: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 4-7pm
Location: The CineHub, 20 W Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert: Kofi & Sankofa
Day
: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 8pm
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.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
Ooh la la, you guys. Take your expectations of how your glasses can look to a whole new level. We're talking bling. We're talking rings at the corner of your eyes. You need to go into Luxe Optique to see it to believe it. These handmade frames were made in France by Francis Klein Paris, custom designed for Luxe Optique, and the designer even takes custom design orders from you. There are several others. Tell us which ones you want!
 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
One of the cutest Valentine's Day windows in Beacon! L a M è r e has outdone herself with a vintage typewriter and loads of love note hearts flying out of it. Makes for a cheerful look and feel on the east end of Main Street near Ella's Bellas and across from Joe's Irish Pub. So when you're at the pub, brewing up romance, know that the love is flying off the page across the street. Lots of new merchandise has arrived, including jean jackets, and the cutest little strawberry jar and white heart coasters...



A special welcome to our new Shopping Guide Sponsor Binnacle Books! Their Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month so save the date! Their next Book Club is in partnership with Dennings Point Distillery and will discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. 





 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Beauty transformations happen inside of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique for a variety of reasons. This time, a stylist makes up one of the Lambs Hill models for their weekly Dress of the Week, where owner Charlotte debuts their new line, Blush by Haley Paige. Shown here is the "Delta Gown," which you can see for yourself in this video, or make an appointment to see in person!


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Binnacle Books,  L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!
 
 
 
Valentine Papercutting
Day
: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY
Information > (see what other classes start this weekend at Garrison Art Center)

Chaturanga, Updog, Downdog - A Lesson In Alignment
Day
: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1-2:45pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Information >

The Ecstasy of Tantric Drawing
Day
: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 


 
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.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
232 Main Street, Beacon, NY
It's sort of incredible - the building that houses Homespun and the apartments above it is for sale. From the realtor: "Beautiful historic 3-story brick building located on Beacon's booming Main Street. There are 4 1 Bedroom apartments, 1 Retail space downstairs with bistro type tenant with an amazing back patio. This location is growing fast with 2 new condo construction projects going in next to and across the street. Building was gutted in the early 2000's. All apartments have separate utilities and central air paid by tenants. Apartment rents: $1,350, $1,350, $1,450, and one on the market for $1,600. Retail tenant (Homespun) has about 4 years left on lease. Rent changes with the season but averages about $2,450/month."
PRICE: $1,250,000  APARTMENTS:RETAIL: 1
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

 
Our friends at Antalek & Moore want to remind everyone not to wait for the temperature to warm up and melt the snow!  Removal of snow in front of your home and/or business is crucial for the safety for those walking on the sidewalk.  If someone slips and falls which results in injury, they could sue, so having insurance is important for that extra protection.  If you are unable to shovel in front of your property, snow melt salt or kitty litter will work just as good.
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
Sponsorship Opportunities are going on now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
Tin Shingle
Are you trying to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle is in the business of training you in doing just that. You need gumption, vision, and motivation. Tin Shingle can provide you with resources, videos, and a community of support.
Connect >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >

Katie James, Inc.

Need bright and inspiring photos taken of your place of business? To be used on your website and other marketing materials? Katie James Inc. can help.
See Photo Samples >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business listed in the Beacon Chamber of Commerce's Member Business Directory? Here is a happy Member Testimonial:
"A business from New York City rented my space for their work meeting, and they found out about it from the Chamber of Commerce Business Directory! Thanks, Chamber!"
- Katie Hellmuth Martin, A Little Beacon Space
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 1/25/2019

Happy Weekend! If you're feeling under the weather, a teacup of warm, salted bone broth from Barb's Butchery might hit the spot and soothe away any aches you have.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Movies That Matter Beacon: “The Devil We Know”
Day:
Friday, January 25 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm (film at 7:30)
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Salsa Dance Social
Day:
Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 7 pm (lessons), 8 pm (open dance)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

DiaTalks: Robert Storr on Dorothea Rockburne
Day:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Wingfest 12
Day: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

Concert - New Cicada Trio: Live in Beacon
Day:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters
Day:
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 7 am
Location: St. John’s Church, Willow Street, Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
If you still have cable and caught some recent episodes of Wonder Woman from the 1970s, you'll have noticed Lynda Carter's signature very large glasses. Right now, Luxe Optique has a pair of designer frames from Christian Roth that can give you a similar signature look. Go visit the stylists at Luxe and try these on.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
Jeans are in! Stacks of 'em. April at L a M è r e has brought you this iconic display inspired by the old days of Express, where you could find many different fits and flares from the wall of denim, organized by style. She can help you find the size you need, so go in and see if you want stretch, full leg, distressed, all of it? You pick.




A special welcome to our new Shopping Guide Sponsor Binnacle Books! Their Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month, so save the date! Their next Book Club is in partnership with Dennings Point Distillery and will discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover.


BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Did you catch the live sketching of bridal gowns down at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique last weekend? Tony Mentel, designer for Justin Alexander, was at the Justin Alexander Signature Trunk Show last weekend (despite the storm) sketching brides once they picked their perfect dress. Watch him go!


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!
 
 
 

Defensive Driving Course
Day:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Paint-a-Tile Art Workshop
Day:
Saturday & Sunday, January 26-27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Love Yourself, Heal Your Life Workshop with Elizabeth Cornetta
Day:
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Location: BeBhakti Yoga, 89 DeWindt St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 



"Be an Owl Pellet Investigator!" with Gayle Turowski
Ages: 8-12
Day: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

Broadway Kids I
Grades:
K-2
Days: Saturdays, January 26-April 13, 2019
Time: 9 to 9:45 am
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Information > (more classes beginning this weekend!)

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
25 Verplanck Avenue, Beacon, NY
Look at this cutie blue Cape Cod house on the market! From the realtor: “Welcoming foyer with oversized front door, handsome staircase, period lighting, and coat closet, leads to living room and dining room with original tray ceilings. Living room, with wood-burning fireplace, opens to a four season sunroom, perfect for use as a den, with new windows and new roof.”
PRICE: $365,000  BEDROOMS:BATHROOMS: 2
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
Hopefully, you have plans to catch Susan Antalek Pagones' Defensive Driving class this weekend to improve your driving and possibly reduce your rate. Keep your eyes here for her next classes. Call their office at (845) 831-4300 to register.
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle helps businesses get the word out by giving them ideas on what media outlets to pitch. One that we are recommending this week is for Interior Designers, Fabric Designers, and other industries in the field: The Business Of Home. Great website with a really informative newsletter keeping tabs on the interior design trade.
Check It Out >
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship Opportunities are available now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >.

Katie James, Inc.

Need bright and inspiring photos taken of your place of business, for use on your website and other marketing materials? Katie James Inc. can help.
See Photo Samples >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business listed in the Beacon Chamber of Commerce's Member Business Directory? Here is a happy Member Testimonial:
"A business from New York City rented my space for their work meeting, and they found out about it from the Chamber of Commerce Business Directory! Thanks, Chamber!"
- Katie Hellmuth Martin, A Little Beacon Space
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 1/18/2019

Snow? What snow? Just kidding. Are you subscribed to Beacon's new Emergency Alert System? It's awesome! And it has already sent a text and email alert about the dusting we got last night, in preparation for what might be coming this weekend.

If you're looking for an inspirational read this weekend, check out this journey of Beacon-based SallyeAnder, the soap (and more) company. When her father's family business was struggling, Sallie (pictured here) exited law school to step in and help out. What has resulted is a national brand, manufactured right here in Beacon on the west end of town, with the flagship store on the east end of town in the converted factory building of 1 East Main. SalleyAnder just launched a new face mask, and had a mixing party to celebrate (yes, you can eat the ingredients).
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Live Concert: Mighty Girl Band
Day
: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Women's March 2019 at Polhill Park
Day:
Saturday, January 20, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Location: Main Street & Route 9D (near Bank Square Coffeehouse)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Springfield Baptist Church
Day:
RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Location: 8 Mattie Cooper Square
Times:
8 am: Community Breakfast
9:30 am: Ceremony and Annual Singing Parade and Civil Rights March
Read about last year's parade with several quotes from participants in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

SLEDDING TIP
Memorial Park
If there is snow, you could head over to Memorial Park near Mount Beacon for a day of sledding. Make your own hot chocolate from a mix found at Homespun or Utensil.

South Avenue Park
Behind the Beacon Park and Recreation building at 25 West Center St. is a sledding hill. This overlooks the outdoor basketball courts on South Avenue. It also has a playground.

MAIN STREET SNOW TIP
Just because you're snowed in doesn't mean Main Street is! Beacon businesses are resilient (see here!), so if your local plans get canceled, you just pack yourself up to walk up and down Main Street for some warm food and shopping.

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Hand-painted and hand-bejeweled glasses? Yes, Luxe Optique has them, from Francis Klein, one of the boutique's newest collections. See more from the line here (and OMG - look for the blue ones). The line is completely customizable and uses Swarovski crystals. Consider this elegant Parisian collection of eyewear wearable art.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
This phrase is becoming the popular go-to phrase with women who stop into L a M è r e: "That is going to be my next purchase," because once you shop there, you can't stop. There's always something new in the store. Like these new workout shirts, floral leggings, and sports bras. You'll even find a water bottle to go with you on your workout.

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Trunk Show Alert!
This weekend, Lambs Hill is hosting a Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 collection preview. Appointment slots are filling up quickly, so call (845) 765-2900 today to secure your appointment! Also, since we're expecting snow, call ahead to double-check hours.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique and Lambs Hill.





This burger and other sandwiches could be yours at Barb's Butchery, where they cook up lunch on the hot grill every day. Even on most snow days.

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!


 

Coloring for Adults
Day: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 



Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Button Making
Day
: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to noon
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
25 East Main, Beacon, NY
Storefront Rental Alert!
Located on the other side of the Fishkill Creek, at the base of Mount Beacon. You'll be in good company on this side of the creek with Dogwood, the Roundhouse, Artifact, and a few other shops (Barb's Butchery is just up the street). One could call this area "the fringe" area off Main Street. It's happening over there, with those established early settlers. This would be a good space for a boutique or office.
PRICE: $800/month  SIZE: 255 sq. ft.
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency made a point to hire local Beacon and Hudson Valley talent to create their new website. Credits include Katy Dwyer Design, Kate Rabe for content, and Scott Snell Photography. See their work here!
Tin Shingle
Do you need to work through unexpected Snow Days with kids? Tin Shingle has you covered with their article: "The Time-Tested Snow Day Survival Kit For Working From Home With Kids"
Get The Tips >
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship Opportunities are going on now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the Hudson Valley's most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
How to Sponsor >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >

Katie James, Inc.

New Website Launch: Katie James, Inc. is proud to present the newest website design for the Telephone Building in Beacon, NY. You've seen the building from the outside, now go inside all of the rooms and see the renovation it underwent at the direction of its owner, Deborah Bigelow.
See The Website >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting:
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 22, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Beacon Elks Club (900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY) as members vote for the 2019 proposed slate. A light dinner will be served.
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 1/11/2019


Happy Sunshine!!
TGIF, and we highly encourage you to have a dance party with yourself in your office or at home. Celebrate the weekend.

It's the first Second Saturday of 2019, and the art galleries in Beacon have really good exhibitions to show you. In these cold winter months, do you know where it is the coziest? In an Beacon art gallery on an opening day/night, and the days after. Take yourself on a walking tour of Beacon's art galleries anytime with the help of A Little Beacon Blog's Guide.


Second Saturday Art Gallery Sneak Preview

Those who loved Theo Ganz Studio (it has since closed its storefront, replaced by the boutique Lauren + Riley) have a chance to see the curator's efforts, Eleni Smolen, at Hudson Beach Glass with The imPerfect Poetics of Place, in which a dozen artists explore diverse landscapes, from big sky to big city, via hologram, photographs, paint, sculpture and drawing. Participating artists include Joseph Ayers, Samantha Beste, Cathy Cook, Jill Enfield, Elana Goren, Kevin Kearns, Meelia Kelly, Flynn Larsen, Herman Roggeman, Ooloosie Saila, Emma Tapley, as well as “anonymous creatures.”

More Sneak Peek Photos:
VIEW SECOND SATURDAY GUIDE
PS: We now have a new Sponsorship Package for the Art Gallery Guide, for galleries and those who want to support them.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Book Signing: Manos Sucias/Dirty Hands
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Location: No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works, 469 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Wing Wars 2019 East
Day
: Saturday, January 12 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: Ramada Inn, 542 U.S. 9, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Movies That Matter Beacon presents: Survivors Guide to Prison
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm (7:30 pm film)
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The Artichoke - Live Storytelling Comes To Beacon!
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Natasha Paremski
Day
: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 4 pm
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.

 

La Mère Clothing + Goods Pop-Up Shop
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: The Blushery, 528 Main St., Beacon, NY




 
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
In your hand, this line of minimalist Japanese luxury eyewear is extremely light and precious - as precious as the metal used in the frames' design. 10 eyevan is the name of this collection (see all of the frames here) and they use solid Japanese titanium, plated with heavy metal gold and silver. Solid sterling silver is on the temple to balance the frame, and the nose pads are made from mother of pearl. Ultimate luxury. Go in to Luxe Optique to hold a pair yourself to see what we mean.
 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
The first of several pop-up shops from L a M è r e starts this weekend! L a M è r e has partnered with The Blushery - the makeup and beauty lounge located down a few blocks on Main Street - to bring you a shopping experience at The Blushery (528 Main Street) from 11 am to 3 pm. Exclusive merchandise will be available, including shoes, purses, coats, and more. L a M è r e's regular shop will be open as usual, should you want more from the store. Sip, Shop and Beautify with these girls!

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Wedding Planning - or, dare we say Vow Renewals Planning - just went to a whole new level in Beacon at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique. Go in and experience this boutique located in the renovated factory building at 1 East Main.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!
 
 
 
BPAC: Improv Comedy!
Days
: Starting Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Yoga for Health, Healing, and Happiness in the New Year!
Day
: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm (Satsang/Lecture); 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm (workshop)
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Malas & Mantras
Day
: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: BeBhakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 



Beginning This Week!

Mythical Creatures in Clay
Ages
: 6 to 11
Days: Tuesdays starting January 15, 2019
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >
 

Fabulous Fibers
Ages
: 6 to 11
Days: Thursdays starting January 17, 2019
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 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
11 Creek Drive, Beacon, NY
“Gorgeous and luxurious penthouse loft in recently converted brick factory building on the Fishkill Creek. Amenities include tasteful high-end lighting and custom closets throughout, washer/dryer, wine refrigerator, smart technology for lights and sound (Sonos-compatible), remote-controlled window blinds, high cathedral ceilings, elevator, and off-street parking.”
Bonus points: Exposed brick and wall of windows facing Mount Beacon and Fishkill Creek.
Bedrooms:Bathrooms:Price: $1,100,000
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
The next Defensive Driving course presented by Susan Pagones from Antalek & Moore will be on Saturday, January 26. The cost is $35 and lunch will be included. Reserve your spot!

Katie James, Inc.

New Website Launch: Katie James, Inc. is proud to present the newest website design for the Telephone Building in Beacon, NY. You've seen the building from the outside, now go inside all of the rooms and see the renovation it underwent at the helm of its owner, Deborah Bigelow.
See The Website >
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship opportunities are available now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the Hudson Valley's most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
How to Sponsor >
       
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$55/hour
Available to up to 4 people renting the space for 2-4 hours only.
$225/Half-Day
Available to a group of up to 25 people for up to 5 hours.
$385/Full Day
Available to a group of up to 25 people for up to 10 hours.
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Available for up to 5 vendors in one day or weekend.
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >.
Tin Shingle
Did you know that several of your favorite magazines have stopped printing monthly issues? It's true. Glamour Magazine, Seventeen, Redbook, and a few others are being jostled around. Tin Shingle tracks this news for those who want to get publicity in the media.
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If you have kids, you may enjoy the monthly column, "Kid Friendly" from A Little Beacon Blog's publisher, Katie, in this week's edition of the Highlands Current. Pick up your copy today!

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Joining Beacon's Chamber of Commerce shows your support for the business community.
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MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 1/4/2019

Welcome to the New Year!

If everything is starting to feel the same and you're wondering where that New Year change is in your life, you might start with little baby steps, such as decluttering with bins and things found at Brett's Hardware, or clean(er) eating at Beacon Natural (see their freezer section - lots of easy options) or taking any kind of class found in A Little Beacon Blog's Adult Classes Guide. Adult Beginner Tap from Ballet Arts Studio was just added!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Restorative Sound Healing
Day
: Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Information >

Monochrome Photography Show - Opening Reception
Day
: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

La Familia presents Swinging Blues Band
Day
: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 11 pm
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.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Cutie Alert! Luxe Optique has a range of affordable prices (and colors) for glasses for kids. If you're concerned about protecting eyes from the blue light coming from screens and devices, consider getting the blue-light protection added to your frames - it comes with the "transitions." You could even get it with purple tinting! Think about it.


 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods

436 Main Street
The jewelry selection is getting good at L a M è r e - a very easy #treatyoself. Plus, April is getting more home decor goods in, and may have a box-opening reveal in her Instagram. Have you seen her recent video about "120 more days of winter"? AND, a Winter Tag Sale is going on. Time to snag some sweaters that were $88, and now are $68.
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
It's a real winter wonderland at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique - have you seen this recent dramatic design element they are using inside of the store? Go inside and check it out. With its iconic and always-evolving look, Lambs Hill is helping to define the east end of town. Do take yourself down there, and visit the soap store and designer jewelry store next door! Plus, grab a cup of coffee at Trax.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!
 
 
 
Adult Beginning Tap at Ballet Arts Studio
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 


Masterclass
Grades
: 9-12
Days: Sundays, January 6 to March 24, 2019
Time: 1:45 to 2:45 pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B 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
8 Sunset Hill Road, Glenham, NY
A cutie starter home or project home in Glenham - just look at the kitchen - all vintage! These pieces would be hard to part with. But check out the hallway - it's a project for sure, but what could you come up with?
PRO TIP: Even if you don't see a "For Sale" sign in the yard here, know that it is currently for sale.
Bonus points: Vintage look and feel.
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Price: $199,900
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
               
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

New Year, New Website! Antalek & Moore launches a new website to make fulfilling your insurance needs even easier. Call them at (845) 831-4300 to talk Home, Life, Business, Event, Car, and other types of insurance. They make it easy, and work hard to lower your price.
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Beacon Open Studios are coming! One of Beacon's biggest outdoor events, announcing the arrival of spring. (Let's just skip winter, shall we?) Sponsorship Opportunities are going on now, if you want to sponsor their printed program, which gets distributed all over town and serves as a map to various artist studios.
Learn More >

Katie James, Inc.

It's Website Design Time at Katie James, Inc.! Our latest client is our landlord, Deborah Bigelow, owner and renovator of the Telephone Building. We are working with her to bring the story of the building to more people. Because so much of web work is digital, one of our favorite parts of website designing is working directly with the client, in person, to map out their vision right on the table.
More About This Moment >
       
A Little Beacon Space
Do you need to teach a class or run a workshop? Join other companies who hold retreats in A Little Beacon Space, including edible Hudson Valley, Class Pass, Giving Data, and others. Enjoy a warm, intimate setting in the heart of Beacon.
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >.
Tin Shingle
Here's the trick to getting the word out about your business: You have to imagine where you want to be mentioned, and then you need to go for it. Tin Shingle trains you in just how to do that. One of our more enlightening tools: Tin Shingle's Editorial Calendars. These are the monthly themes at major magazines, like Martha Stewart Living, Entrepreneur, Inc., Money, and more. Membership gets you instant access to these themes, and a support group to be cheerleaders when you do make that leap and go for it.
Details >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
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Learn More >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 12/28/2018

On behalf of the team at A Little Beacon Blog, we want to wish you a safe and happy New Year! Enjoy these quiet moments of the last of this year, because next year is ready for your new pursuits and directions! See you on the other side!
- Katie, Marilyn, Catherine, Phoebe, and Izdihar
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Cirque de la Lune at the Howland
Days:
Friday & Saturday, December 28 & 29, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The Shannon Early Trio
Day:
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Location: Chill Wine Bar, 173 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Free admission to Dia:Beacon
Day:
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.




Holiday Artisan Market
Days:
All of December 2018
Time: See hours in Pop-Up Guide
Location: The Lofts at Beacon, 18 Front St., Beacon, NY

Check out the Pop-Up Guide for more upcoming pop-up events.

BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Luxe Optique has stepped into bling for the New Year! Treading delicately, these frames are handmade in Paris, and are adorned in Swarovski crystals. A perfect way to ring in the New Year. And now, both sides of Luxe Optique are open!


BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods

436 Main Street
You want to dress it up this year for the big night by spiking your casual denim look with a kitty roar and sequined body suit. Yeah, that's right! L a M è r e has brought the body suit back into your life, and this one is covered in sequins. You will wear this with the faux leopard jacket, and either kick it in faux leopard shoes, or in our favorite kitten slipper heel.


BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main Street, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
Glam it up! If you need a gown for an occasion, Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique could be your destination to find such a beauty. Exhibit A: this golden gown with the glimmering shell print. Go ahead and walk in - you will be amazed at the beautiful shopping experience and wide selection.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


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
137 Howland Avenue, Beacon, NY
This lovely renovated Cape Cod is nested at the base of Mount Beacon, with direct mountain views (!!). Upstairs has three full bedrooms and a full bathroom. The master bedroom is on the first floor, with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Newly painted throughout. Hardwood floors throughout for a warm feel. Granite counters and GE appliances are in the kitchen, plus there's a $3K appliance credit.
Bonus points: All new systems and a brand-new furnace.
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Price: $435,000
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

This is the year you are going to lower your car insurance rates - and be a safer driver! Antalek & Moore has announced their first Defensive Driving Course of the year! Join Susan Antalek Pagones on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the agency's main office (340 Main St., Beacon). DM them to reserve your spot, or call (845) 831-4300.
BeaconArts
Explore the defining art project that has come to define both Beacon and BeaconArts - Keys to Beacon. Join A Little Beacon Blog's writer Izdihar as she set out to find all of the pianos, and hear the keys played on each!
Experience Keys to Beacon here >

A Little Beacon Space
Do you need to teach a class or run a workshop? Join other companies who hold retreats in A Little Beacon Space, including edible Hudson Valley, Class Pass, Giving Data, and others. Enjoy a warm, intimate setting in the heart of Beacon.
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >

Katie James, Inc.

Are you in Beacon or a neighboring town, and want to execute your vision for your website and newsletter together with a designer? If it's in Squarespace or MailChimp, we can help via our "Do It Together" sessions.
Learn More Here >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Looking to spotlight your new space to the community? Join the Beacon Chamber and throw a celebratory ribbon-cutting, or host a member meeting.
Learn More >
Tin Shingle
It's time to think big for the New Year! Yes, you can get magazine coverage for your brand, no matter how small or large it is! And you can step it up in your Instagram and other outreach efforts. Tin Shingle teaches how to do these things, and can be a support system for you.
Details >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 12/21/2018

This is a special message for this issue of the newsletter, which falls on the Winter Solstice. Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) will be exactly at 5:23 pm.



Howling at the Edge of Chaos is closing on Saturday. Valerie J. Mitchell opened in Beacon a year and a half ago, and created a store that showcases artists' creations that "howl their truth," which is the store's motto. Valerie was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer in June. Less than three months after her treatments ended, she has learned that the cancer is back. It is in her liver and colon and she is considered terminal. Valerie says that she has chosen quality of life, and is not pursuing treatments. She will be traveling with family and being at peace with her next steps.

The lights have been on in the store on a hit-or-miss basis, in between doctor's appointments. We stopped in and made a few purchases (pictured above) yesterday, making sure to get in while the shop was open, pushing aside any other commitments that were on the calendar.

Two lessons here. First: Valerie wove into her shop's mission to get out the truth. Her storefront window was dedicated to ovarian cancer awareness, as it is one of the most silent and swift of the cancers, often going undetected. She wants more people to be aware of their bodies and to stay in front of them. A Little Beacon Blog will be sharing an ovarian cancer awareness post to help spread the word.

Second: After we hugged and laughed a lot about anything and everything at all, Valerie made sure to talk about the "Just a Card" campaign. She's very eager to sell everything in the store, so do go in, it's very festive. The "Just a Card" campaign is one that sends the message that if every person who walked into a shop and expressed their love and appreciation for it just "bought a card" - however small the purchase - it helps the store continue and prosper. A personal regret has been not buying more from Howling at the Edge of Chaos. Many times, there are lots of little treats that could have been purchased, but were "I'll treat myself to that later."

Later may not be available anymore. Out of this entire galaxy of time, we only live for 100 years of it, if that. Some only have 36 years, or 17 years, or 9 years, or 2 years. Don't wait for later. If you want this beauty in your life - these shops, these people who set up the shops and take big risks to be here - go inside. Treat yourself. Make someone happy with a gift.

HOLIDAY HOUSE LIGHTS
Y'ALL! Beacon, you outdid yourself again this year. Marilyn, ALBB's Managing Editor, points out that we have over 25 photos (so far) in the lineup. Thank you to those who emailed in their masterpieces! Says Lauren and Brent, whose house is in our collection: "My husband and I just moved to Beacon at the end of the summer, and we were SO excited to decorate our new home."

We literally drove around with Christmas music blaring from our iPhone when the radio wouldn't work, eating chocolate and snacks while collecting pictures when we could. Traffic can make it tricky to take pictures of some houses (Verplanck - you've got it going on! But we couldn't stop with cars!)

Street names are indicated where we can, but we couldn't record streets and take pics at the same time. Taking yourself on a night drive of Beacon is wonderful this time of year. Enjoy.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
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Winter Tidings at Rombout Middle School
Day:
Friday, December 21, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Rombout Middle School, 88 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
Information >

Blue Christmas
Day:
Friday, December 21, 2018
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Information >

A Very Slambovian Christmas: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Day:
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >


Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.


Pop-Up at Create Space
Day:
Saturday, December 15-23, 2018
Location: 145 Main St., Beacon, NY
Co-created by Kelly Kingman, this pop-up is offering classes, interesting gifts and vintage apparel, plus refreshingly original gift wrapping services.
Information >

Holiday Artisan Market
Days:
All of December 2018
Time: See hours in Pop-Up Guide
Location: The Lofts at Beacon, 18 Front St., Beacon, NY

Vintage Things at Pop-Up at Zora Dora's
Day:
Now through January at least.
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Zora Dora's Paletaria, 201 Main St., Beacon, NY

Check out the Pop-Up Guide for more upcoming pop-up events.

BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
They're OPEN! Luxe Optique owns the building they are in, and were recently renovating their original storefront side on the corner. The windows on their corner are brightly lit again, and you can come in either door, as they occupy both storefront spaces. Remember to use your vision insurance or FSA before the year's end! Eye exams are available almost every day of the week, so walk in or make an appointment: (845) 838-2020.

BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods

436 Main Street
If you need a dose of happy, you just take yourself on into L a M è r e, Beacon's newest clothing boutique on the east end of town near the mountain. They are located across the street from the Beacon Theater, JonCar Realty, and After Eden Gallery and Heroes and Villains. Find a pair of slipper-inspired kitten heels for $78 and affordable brands like BB Dakota. Then grab a coffee at Ella's Bellas, up the block.

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
Rain stops no wedding. This Lambs Hill Bride, Meredith, made it into Westchester/Hudson Valley Wedding Magazine! Meredith is wearing Justin Alexander and totally made that rainy day work for her photo shoot. Make your own luck!


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique 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!


Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, December 21, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Holiday Camp at All Sport
Day:
Monday to Friday, December 24 to 28, 2018
Time: 8 am to 5:30 pm
Location: All Sport Health & Fitness, 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY
Information >

Open Greenhouse at Stony Kill Farm
Day:
Every Saturday and Sunday
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, 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
7 Creek Drive offers apartment rentals near nature, yet within quick walking distance to shops and restaurants. These apartments are nestled between Mount Beacon and Main Street, along the Fishkill Creek.
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
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PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Working with Astor's Adopt-A-Family program, Antalek & Moore adopted a family for the holiday season. Of the more than 7,000 children and families Astor serves every year, the 1,800 individuals enrolled in the Adopt-A-Family program are the neediest. Antalek & Moore received a wish list from their family, and the staff went out and shopped for, wrapped and delivered the gifts. "We are so very fortunate to be able to support Astor this holiday season!"

A Little Beacon Space
Do you need to teach a class or run a workshop? Join other companies who hold retreats in A Little Beacon Space, including edible Hudson Valley, Class Pass, Giving Data, and others. Enjoy a warm, intimate setting in the heart of Beacon.
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >
BeaconArts
BeaconArts is an integral part of Beacon, and is involved in many of the events and public art displays you see around the community. Joining them as a business or individual benefits you by connecting you to other like-minded artists, makers and connectors.
Learn more here >

Katie James, Inc.

Work together to get things done faster, and benefit from getting new ideas during the "Do It Together" package available to local Beaconites (and those who want to drive here). During this session, sit with Katie as she makes the changes with you to your website. Available to people who use Squarespace and/or MailChimp. The normal studio rate is $350 per hour, but the Do It Together package is $150 per hour.
Learn More And Book A Session Online >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Looking to spotlight your new space to the community? Join the Beacon Chamber and throw a celebratory ribbon-cutting, or host a member meeting.
Learn More >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle is a training platform for business owners, artists and makers looking to build their brand and get the word out. Tin Shingle reveals the secrets of the magazine industry to help you get featured in one, and gives fresh ideas for approaches to social media. Follow along with their latest industry articles.
Details >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

Advertise With A Little Beacon Blog
The support from every advertiser of A Little Beacon Blog helps make local news get produced. You can be part of making it happen, and get your business in front of the community in a meaningful way.
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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 12/7/2018


It's December's Second Saturday - maybe one of our most favorite Second Saturdays of the whole year! Businesses and galleries will be open later and the streets will be busy with holiday shoppers, art lovers, theater lovers checking out "A Chorus Line" by The Beacon Players, and tree-lighting spectators. See A Little Beacon Blog's Second Saturday Art Guide here.

Maybe consider taking a FREE yoga class at Firefly Yoga in Fishkill Saturday morning to get grounded first.

SEND 'EM IN!: Your Holiday House Lights. We'd love to make Beacon into its own Holiday Lights Show, but we need your tips! Sometimes we drive around hunting for house lights, but we can't get everywhere. Don't be shy - show us your inner Griswold! Submit a photo of the outside of your house to editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com for consideration. Perfection and grandness not required. Just fun.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

The Beacon Players presents “A Chorus Line”
Days:
Friday to Sunday, December 7-9, 2018
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 2 pm
Location: The Theatre at Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
Information >

The Judith Tulloch Band & Might Girl
Days:
Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm (doors)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Breakfast With Santa
Day: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 11 am
Location: The Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “FDR Home for the Holidays at Springwood”
Day:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 
Information >

BeaconArts + City of Beacon’s Bicycle Tree Lighting
Day:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 4 pm activities start, 5 pm Santa arrives and tree is lit
Location: Polhill Park/Visitors Center, intersection of Main Street and Route 9D
Information >
All are welcome to participate in this community gathering sponsored by the City of Beacon Recreation Department and BeaconArts. Bring your own mug for hot cider or hot chocolate!


Meet The Artist: Stan Lindwasser
Day:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Oak Vino, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
Meet the Artist: Stanley Lindwasser! Stanley is exhibiting his 2018 collection of paintings at Oak Vino. This is your chance to talk to Stanley about how he paints, as well as his view of color, paint and texture. Read more about his method in Chronogram’s article. And see how one of his paintings looks in this light.
Thank you to Stanley and his wife Helen for supporting A Little Beacon Blog with this sponsored listing!
Information >



Live Concert: Nate Wood's fOUR
Day:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 9 pm
Location: Quinn's, 330 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

No Strings Marionettes
Day:
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 1 pm & 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Get Lit Beacon - Literary Salon
Day:
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 


 


Artisan Pop-Up Shop
Day:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Work:Shop Winter Market
Day:
Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Wickham Solid Wood Studio, 578 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Vintage Holiday Pop-Up
Day:
Saturday & Sunday, December 8-9, 2018
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Location: OPEN SPACE, 510 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Manitou School Holiday Bazaar
Day:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Manitou School, 1656 Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY
This shopping experience is a fundraiser for the school, which has been offered a $3,000 matching grant.
Information >

Check out our Pop-Up Guide for more upcoming pop-up events.

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
You're seeing clearly, 30% off Henau frames. This ain't your order-over-the-internet glasses, this is real glasses couture. If you were looking for an entry point to one of the higher-end lines in the store, this is it. Go into Luxe Optique this weekend - or any day of the week - to try on a pair! You will be amazed at how good you feel.

 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 
 

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods

436 Main Street
Have you been invited to a holiday party and have nothing to wear? Take yourself on down to L a M è r e right now, this instant. We put this outfit together for you - black sequin pants with a white sweater with unforgettable feathers on the shoulder. All for easy prices, as the brands curated by L a M è r e's owner are French Connection and others. Follow her Instagram - @lamereclothingandgoods - to see what just came in.

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
Stunning! If you want to be put into the holiday mood, walk the strip at 1 East Main Street to see what Lambs Hill has done to their windows (this is near the mountain and the old train tracks). Magic is going on inside. BTW: There is a retail space available next to Lambs Hill, if you were looking to plant some roots down in the retail space...


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique and Lambs Hill.
 


 
Thank you to BAJA 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!
 
 
 
FREE Yoga Community Classes
Day:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Times: 8:30 am, 10 am, noon
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
A Little Beacon Blog’s Managing Editor, Marilyn Perez, will be one of the graduating teachers leading one of the classes!
Information >

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 




Saturday Studio at Dia:Beacon
Day:
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Location: DIA: Beacon, 3 Beekman 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
Will you be the next owner of this house? This unique property is nestled between Rombout and Academy (the driveway is one of the first on Rombout Avenue near South Avenue Elementary, but the address is 7 Academy Street in Beacon). The renovated kitchen and carefully crafted outdoor spaces are quite desirable. This is a house plus carriage house in one. Perfect for a live/work opportunity.
Real Estate Agent: JonCar Realty
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
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PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
       
A Little Beacon Space
Bring the eggnog! 'Tis the season for holiday business parties! Looking for a space for your client party? There is still time to book with A Little Beacon Space.
               
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Antalek & Moore can find the best insurance for your home, car, business, event, and more. They work with big names, including Progressive, Travelers, and others. Call them today at (845) 831-4300 or visit them at 340 Main St., Beacon, NY.
BeaconArts
BICYCLE TREE LIGHTING
Saturday, December 8
4 pm: A Festive “Kick Off” with dancers from Yanarella Dance Studio
4:30 pm: Seventh night of Hanukkah – BeaconArts + Beacon Hebrew Alliance Bicycle Menorah Lighting
4:45 pm: Community Caroling with Gina Samardge and Compass Arts
5 pm: Santa arrives, led in by the Beacon Music Factory’s one and only Women’s Drum Corps! Countdown to the Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa will be staying to greet families until 6 pm.
       
A Little Beacon Space
THIS SATURDAY!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
An Artisan Pop-Up Shop, for one day only! Featuring Allegory (jewelry), Anna West (paintings), Teller Hill (eco-friendly dog accessories), Reklaimed (fabric flowers and more, and is the original Beacon pop-up shop creator of Cherry Bomb!), Moss Pocket (small-batch ceramic wares).
Details >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Looking to spotlight your new space to the community? Join the Beacon Chamber, and throw a celebratory ribbon-cutting or host a member meeting.
Learn More >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle is a training platform for business owners, artists and makers looking to build their brand and get the word out. Tin Shingle reveals the secrets of the magazine industry to help you get featured in one, and gives fresh ideas for approaches to social media. Follow along with their latest industry articles.
Details >

Katie James, Inc.

NEW Special Rate: "The Do It Together" hourly rate is designed for people who use Squarespace and MailChimp, and want to get work done on their websites or newsletters. During this session, sit with Katie as she makes the changes with you to your website. The time can include design and strategy. The regular studio rate is $350 per hour, but the Do It Together package is $150 per hour. Zip through your to-do list - quick!
Contact for Details >
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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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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 11/30/2018

Beacon is spectacular right now - there's so much to see and do. Walking around is fun, but don't forget about that Beacon Free Bus that can lift you from one end of town to the other - for free!

SAVE THE DATE: Big shopping days in Beacon are coming up. The first Hop & Shop Beacon is set for Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14. Shops have organized to stay open later on these nights, and offer sales and other special things. See participants here.

SEEKING: Holiday House Lights. If you're decorating this year, we want to see! Submit a photo of the outside of your house to editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com for consideration. Perfection and grandness not required - just fun!

FOOD PANTRIES: Food can be donated to any of these food pantries in Beacon. If you know of updates to this list, please write in and let us know.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.


EATING ANIMALS: Movies That Matter Beacon
Day:
Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm, film at 7:30 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Celebration Of Lights Parade & Fireworks
Day:
Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Downtown Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

Putnam Chorale Presents Holy HAYDN!
Day:
Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: St. Joachim, 51 Leonard St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Sinterklaas Festival Day!
Day: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: All day!
Location: Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, NY
Information >

2nd Beacon Zoning Forum - Open To The Public
Day: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Beahive, First Floor, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The Wayne Horvitz Trio Concert
Day:
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, NY
Information >

Holiday Lights & Decoration Open House At Vanderbilt Mansion
Day:
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Location: Vanderbilt Mansion, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 


 

Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Holiday Pop-Up Market
Day:
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Check out the Pop-Up Guide for more upcoming Pop-Up events.


 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
The message is out: WE’RE OPEN!
Luxe Optique moved next door for a spell while they renovate their original space. The owner of Luxe Optique, Laurie Riehle, also owns the building, which includes the two storefronts. How to tell them apart? The storefront on the right has darker windows than their corner space. Luxe Optique is open seven days, so don't give it a second thought when you get a chance - walk on in! Pictured here is Ryon, a well-educated eyewear stylist, modeling for this shot. Go inside and say "Hi" to him!

 
 
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
 
 


L a M è r e Clothing + Goods

436 Main Street
April Perri is a mother of three, lives in Poughkeepsie, and wanted to open a shop in Beacon - for moms. The name of her shop, in fact, is French for "the mother." Talk to her, and you'll find out: "It's not like we became moms and just died - that style doesn't matter for us anymore." April has curated a wide selection of brands that are affordable - and size-forgiving. Looking for inspiration? Let April pull some styles for you that maybe you hadn't considered. And if you need a quickie pair of sunglasses, she has those too. Follow her Instagram @lamereclothingandgoods to see what just came in.
PS: If you have a stroller and can't navigate the steps, consider parking the stroller in the front yard and bringing the baby inside. Speaking from experience, this blogging mother has gotten good at buying without trying on. The Discerning Eye has evolved.

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
Yes, you are looking at the ceiling of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique, and yes it is a forest floor of ferns and fireflies. Even if you're not a bride, go into the store to experience it. Designed - and installed - by store owner Charlotte Guernsey herself and her stylists. See more pictures at Lambs Hill's Instagram here.


Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique and Lambs Hill.
 


 
Thank you to BAJA 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!
 
 
 
The Ecstasy of Tantric Drawing
Day:
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 3 to 6 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 



Babysitting Course
Day:
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Fishkill Recreation, 792 Route 52, Fishkill, 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
There's a lot of potential in this house at 86 Beacon Street (in Newburgh) with the two-car garage, front porch and interior with wide doors for an open feel. Dubbed a "TLC Heartthrob" by its agent, Sarah Beckham Hooff, this house is ready for someone who likes to go elbow-deep into a project. Priced at $119,000. Visit it before it goes off the market for the winter!
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
               
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Antalek & Moore can find the best insurance for your home, car, business, event, and more. They work with big names including Progressive, Travelers, and others. The folks at Antalek & Moore do the research for you and act as your advocate for lowering your rates, or filing a claim.
Call them today at (845) 831-4300 or visit them at 340 Main St., Beacon, NY.
BeaconArts
MENORAH LIGHTING
Starting Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 pm, one wheel will be lit for Hanukkah each night. Note: On Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8, lighting will be at 4:30pm. Each wheel will be lit in honor of something special. See the honorees here. Details about the lighting >
BICYCLE TREE LIGHTING
Saturday, December 8.
4 pm:  A Festive “Kick Off” with dancers from Yanarella Dance Studio
4:30 pm: 7 Night of Hanukkah  – BeaconArts + Beacon Hebrew Alliance Bicycle Menorah Lighting
4:45 pm: Community Caroling with Gina Samardge and Compass Arts
5 pm: Santa arrives, led in by the Beacon Music Factory’s one and only Women’s Drum Corps! Following Santa's arrival, we'll countdown to the Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa will be staying to greet families until 6 pm.
       
A Little Beacon Space
Bring the eggnog! 'Tis the season for Holiday Business Parties!  Looking for a space for your client party? There is still time to book with A Little Beacon Space.
       
A Little Beacon Space
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
An Artisan Pop-Up Shop for one day only! Featuring Allegory (jewelry), Anna West (paintings), Teller Hill (eco-friendly dog accessories), Reklaimed (fabric flowers and more, from the creator of Beacon's original pop-up shop Cherry Bomb!), and Moss Pocket (small-batch ceramic wares).
Details >