Happening This Weekend - 6/14/2019

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


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

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

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

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

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

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

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

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

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


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

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

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




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

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

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


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

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

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
19 Russell Avenue Beacon, NY 12508
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
You've seen this house when it was just the studs a few months ago...there's more up now...
From Gate House Realty: "Custom designed for your modern lifestyle - 3 bedrooms, Study, Library, great room with fireplace and walls of sliding doors leading to 500 feet of mahogany decking, Dining room, Kitchen with island and stainless appliances.”
Price: $799,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
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Antalek & Moore :: Client Spotlight
If you are not familiar with Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County, they have been a vital part of Dutchess County for many years serving a growing segment of the community in need of inaccessible services. Every day, they stand behind their mission to "bring services to those in need." Antalek & Moore have had the privilege to work alongside their agency for over 20 years to ensure that as they expand their services throughout Dutchess County into multiple locations, their insurance coverage grows with them.
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your Pop-Up, Business Meeting, Client Presentation, Workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for Teachers and Music Recitals so that creative can happen easily.
Details >
       
Katie James, Inc. :: Couture Branding
Got a Squarespace website or a MailChimp newsletter that you're stumped with, or just plumb worn out on? Book yourself a Do It Together session with Katie at Katie James, Inc. Come into the office at 291 Main Street and get under the hood together to cook up fresh ideas and implement them immediately on your website or newsletter.
Learn More >


 
BeaconArts Member Show
The exhibition runs July 13 - August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. 
Tin Shingle 
Yes you can get featured by the media. You want your business featured on the radio? You want to read about your business in a magazine or blog? It's possible - it can take time - but is in your hands to make happen. Tin Shingle teaches you how, and encourages empowerment, and preaches patience as you make this magic happen.
Get Info >
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Join here today.
Learn More >
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  • An Optometrist
Details >

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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 - 6/7/2019


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

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


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

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


 

Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide Sneak Peek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

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

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



 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

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

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


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
21 Teller Ave., Beacon, NY 12508
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: "A rare find in the Hudson Valley! Charming 1920 Cape Craftsman-style home. Welcoming front porch perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views of Mount Beacon.”
Price: $445,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
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Antalek & Moore :: Client Spotlight
If you are not familiar with Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County, it's time to learn about them! They have been a vital part of Dutchess County for many years, serving a growing segment of the community in need of inaccessible services. Every day, Community Action Partnership stands behind their mission to "bring services to those in need." Antalek & Moore have had the privilege to work alongside their agency for over 20 years to ensure that as they expand their services throughout Dutchess County into multiple locations, their insurance coverage grows with them.
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your pop-up event, business meeting, client presentation, workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for teachers and music recitals so that creative can happen more easily.
Details >
Upcoming Events at A Little Beacon Space >


 
BeaconArts Member Show :: Accepting Submissions
All BeaconArts members are invited to submit artwork for our first annual Member Show at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition runs (Second) Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. Space is limited, so send your submissions to membershow@beaconarts.org.
Beacon Arts >
Tin Shingle 
Yes, you can get featured by the media. You want your business featured on the radio? You want to read about your business in a magazine or blog? It's possible - it can take time - but it's in your hands to make happen. Tin Shingle teaches you how, and encourages empowerment, and preaches patience as you make this magic happen.
Get Info >
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Come on, get with it! Join here today.
Learn More >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
Luxe Optique Are Currently Seeking
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  • An Optometrist
Details >

List your job >
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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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 - 5/31/2019

Fingers crossed for a beautiful weekend! While everyone is cross-checking their weather reports from various sources, all we can say is: #getoutside. Ideas on what to do are below!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Country Living Fair
Day: Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Dutchess Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY
Information >

Movies That Matter: “And Then They Came for Us”
Day:
Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm (doors), 7:30 pm (movie)
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Information >

DiaTalks: Posenenske Sessions
Day:
Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Rock Out 4 Mental Health
Day:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Location: Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY
Information >

Newburgh Illuminated Festival
Day: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: Noon
Location: Broadway & Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
Information >

Expansions Crossroad Music Project
Day:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

2019 Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival
Day:
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: Pride March - 1 pm (Main Street, New Paltz)
Pride Festival - Noon to 5 pm (Hasbrouck Park)
Location: New Paltz, NY
Information >

Blood Drive
Day:
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Lewis Tompkins Hose Co., 13 South Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >


Howland Chamber Music Circle presents Vent Nouveau
Day:
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Location: St. Andrew & St. Luke Episcopal Church, 15 South Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >
This Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3 pm, the musicians will be performing their final pop-up concert for the season at St. Andrew & St. Luke Episcopal Church. This concert is part of their Vent Nouveau program, which partners with Beacon High School to expose students to chamber music, and will feature some high school students in the performance. Read more about it in this article.

Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with The Bernstein Bard Quartet
Day:
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


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

What have you tried on and carried home so far from Darryl's Clothing Boutique? This cotton voile shirt from Vilagallo is made in Spain, and is perfect for hot weather. Cotton voile is known to be a breezy fabric, and the colorful print will look bright and fresh all day. Pair with this yellow handbag, and you're good to go.


 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
She's back! This little cutie, London, is a Beaconite who is so happy in her hot pink glasses from Luxe Optique. There is a large selection of kids frames in all sorts of styles and colors in the display cases at Luxe Optique. Right now, Luxe is offering a $25 eye exam with purchase of a frame. Their eye doctors are some of the best! (We have been several times and are due for a yearly check-up.)

 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

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

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Come into Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique to get a great deal on a dress that you can take home the same day from their Sample Sale. Call (845) 765-2900 for remaining available appointments. If you're itching to have a dress in your hot little hands right now - you might be able to! ❤️ 

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




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


 
 

Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Coming in June! Experience Firefly Yoga "Out Here" in the Hudson Valley! Firefly Yoga and Sloop Brewing Co. will be hosting "Bending & Brew" Yoga at their East Fishkill brewery in the iPark. Drop-in $20 (includes beer flight).
Information >

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

Time is running out on camp choices. Research your camps here.
 

Ballet Arts Performance at Bardavon 1869 Opera House
Day:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 2 to 4:30 pm and 6:30 to 8 pm
Location: Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Dancers from Ballet Arts Studio and School, ages 3 to 18, will celebrate great literature for children and adults, from Goodnight Moon, to Romeo and Juliet, to One Thousand and One Nights, to The Color Purple, in this very family-friendly performance.
Information >

Meet & Appreciate Snapping Turtles at Boscobel
Day:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 am
Location: Boscobel House & Garden, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, 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
1 East Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
BEDS & BATHS: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
This beautiful loft includes views of Mt. Beacon and Fishkill Creek. It overlooks one of the most charming areas of Main Street, and has storefronts below and Hudson Valley Brewery behind it. If it smells lovely, it is because SallyeAnder's flagship retail location is just downstairs.
From Gate House Realty: "12-foot ceilings, wood floors, huge windows, original beams and brick. Off-street parking, walk to Hudson Valley Brewery, Roundhouse, Trax Coffee, and all that Main Street has to offer! Elevator building, private terrace."
Price: $539,000
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There is so much to navigate through when owning a business. Having the right protection is a critical pillar of success for any business, big or small, from a manufacturing facility to a Main Street restaurant. Antalek & Moore makes sure you’re protected from the many risks that come with operating a business, so you have one less thing to worry about. Call them today as your business grows: (845) 831-4300
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your pop-up event, business meeting, client presentation, workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for teachers and music recitals, so that creative can happen more easily!
Details >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle's blog covers what is happening in the media, to encourage small businesses, artists and makers to pitch the media. The film industry draws attention by way of trending news stories, celebrities, and other opportunities. Looks like Georgia might be out of the running for a lot of film and TV production despite the state's generous tax credits, as entertainment companies small and large are banding together to fight Georgia's anti-abortion law if enacted.
Read More >


BeaconArts Member Show :: Accepting Submissions
All BeaconArts members are invited to submit artwork for our first annual Member Show at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition runs from (Second) Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. Space is limited, so send your submissions to membershow@beaconarts.org ASAP (the deadline was May 24, but check anyway!) to guarantee your spot.
BeaconArts >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? No? Why not? It really should be. Join here today.
Learn More >
Luxe Optique Seeks A Licensed Optician And An Optometrist
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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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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 - 5/24/2019

Wishing you the best Memorial Day Weekend, and a sunlit slide into summer! Will you be wearing white pants? Darryl's can certainly give you more colorful options, as can many stores on Main Street in A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide. Stop into their neighbor, Knot Too Shabby, to get gorgeous furniture paint and stencils as you start a new summer project. Owner Caryn is an amazing furniture painter and can give you tips! And here's one more hot tip: To-go wine sippy cups (for lack of a better word) are at Beacon Natural right now, located in the middle of Main Street near the post office. Get your drink in a stemless glass, but in a to-go cup with lid!

See below for ideas on things to do!
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International Film Night
Day:
Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Open Barn at Stony Kill Farm
Day:
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

The Artichoke Storytelling Series
Day:
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Dia: Beacon “Hudson Valley Free Day”
Day:
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Beacon Elks Lodge Car Show - POSTPONED
Postponed until autumn, according to the Beacon Free Press.

Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade
Day:
Monday, May 27, 2019
Time: 1 pm (lineup begins at noon)
Location: American Legion - Beacon Post, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
American Legion Post 203 invites all veterans groups, civic organizations, and clubs to participate in this year's Memorial Day Parade and services on Monday, May 27. Lineup is at noon, and the parade starts at 1 pm. Memorial Services will follow immediately after the parade at the Memorial Building, 413 Main Street. For more information, call Tony at (845) 489-7937.
Information >


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

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


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

It's hot hot hot! Darryl's Clothing Boutique has all of the light dresses that are easy breezy and will let the wind keep you cool this Memorial Day Weekend. Sales are going on now, so treat yourself to a deal, and pair a necklace and shoulder bag with it. You want to look fresh at that picnic!


 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Couldn't pick just one of these Lenore frames at Luxe Optique right now, so we are showing you the fade, from white to rosé. Would you like a glass with that? Do treat yourself, and consider different colors of transitions for your lenses, too, if you want easy shade. The handsome red frame above is from Jacques Marie Mage, and you can try that on as well.



 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

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

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique is having a special Sample Sale this Memorial Day Weekend. All of their samples, including this satin Justin Alexander A-line, are an additional 20% off! Friday to Monday only! So if you’re going for a spur-of-the-moment elopement, you won’t want to miss this sale!!

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




 

Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

www.barbsbutchery.com
(near the dummy light)
Got your patties for the weekend backyard chill? Call Barb's to pre-order anything for pick-up!
 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning dining needs!

 
 

Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Do you want to introduce your child to yoga? Firefly Yoga offers Lightning Bugs Kids Yoga, Mondays at 5:30 pm.
Lightning Bugs Kids Yoga is for ages 4-10, and is an opportunity for kids to explore, create, play and move in a non-competitive environment. The class is focused on self-expression and community.
Information >

Please note, Firefly Yoga will only have one class on Memorial Day
Sweat Gratitude Flow
Day:
Monday, May 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 to 10:45 am

Book Reading at Binnacle Books:
"Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love,” by Anna Moschovakis
"Hey, Marfa" poems by Jeffrey Yang
Day:
Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Binnacle Books, 321 Main St., Beacon, NY 
Information >

Book Reading:
Beacon Historical Society Presents "Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley - Vol. 3"
Day:
: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: St. Andrew's Church, 15 South Ave., Beacon NY 
Information >

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

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Anime Art Lesson
Ages:
11-17
Day: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 10 am or 2 pm
Location: Stony Kill Environmental Center, 75 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

Story Time In The Garden
with Binnacle Books and One Nature
Day:
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: Noon
Location: 321 Main St., Beacon, NY
Bimonthly Story Time in the Garden with Binnacle and One Nature is a fun way for kids to connect with nature and reading.
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
320 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Did someone say office space? This studio space is located above Rite Aid.
From Gate House Realty: "Bring your business and creativity to this renovated office/studio space on Main Street. Lots of light in this historic Beacon building.“
Price: $750/month
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A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your pop-up event, business meeting, client presentation, workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for teachers and music recitals so that creative can happen easily.
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BeaconArts Member Show :: Accepting Submissions
All BeaconArts members are invited to submit artwork for our first annual Member Show at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition runs Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. Space is limited, so send your submissions to membershow@beaconarts.org before Friday, May 24, to guarantee your spot.
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Happening This Weekend - 5/17/2019

Beacon's long-awaited, first interactive art event of the Spring season has arrived - Beacon Open Studios. This weekend, dozens of artists open their homes or studios to you so that you can see their work, and see how they work. Pick up a brochure map in different stores around town, or click here to visit Beacon Open Studios' map and have it open as you walk around. This year they have created Studio Tour lists, which are suggested micro-lists of artists to hit up in a group. This is helpful for those who can't decide who to visit. Read up on the different artists here before you head out.

Lots to do this weekend! Happy planning.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 

Beacon Open Studios Kickoff Party
Day:
Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY

Beacon Open Studios Weekend
Days: Friday to Sunday, May 17-19, 2019
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Citywide exploration of artists in their studios. Studios can be in an artist's home or in a different location. Pick up a printed map/brochure of where to find each artist in Oak Vino Wine Bar and other storefronts.
Information >

50th Anniversary Celebrating Launch of Clearwater
Day:
Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 3:45 pm
Location: Ferry Dock, Beacon, NY (adjacent to Metro-North Station)
Information >

Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps Presents Community Safety Day
Day:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: City of Beacon Fire Dept., 13 South Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >

Clearwater Dockside Event and 50th Anniversary Celebration
Day:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY 
Information >

Baby Shark’s Treasure Hunt
Day:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1 pm, 3:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Pastor's Aide Ministry presents an Afternoon of Fashion
Men and women will be wearing all types of clothing, including Afro-Centric outfits. Says organizer Jennifer McClinton: "We will also be selling African soaps, clothing, jewelry and women’s hats." Hats!
Day: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY
Information >

Comedy Night at the Elks Lodge
Day:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: Seating at 7 pm; show starts at 8 pm
Location: Beacon Elks Lodge #1493, 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >

Imagination Playhouse Presents "The Very Scary Berry,"
Days:
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019
Time: Saturday, 6:30 pm; Sunday, 2 pm
Location: University Settlement Camp Theater, 724 Wolcott Ave. (Route 9D), Beacon, NY
Information >

Sweets Festival Bake Sale at Springfield Baptist Church
Day:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm (immediately after the church service)
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY
Information >

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Horszowski Trio & Masumi Per Rostad (Viola)
Day:
Sunday, May 19, 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.
 
ARF's 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk With The Dogs
Day: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 10 am
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
Information >

Off Broadway 5K
Day:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 am
Location: 111 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
Information >

Find out about more upcoming races in our 5K Races Guide.


 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


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

One of our favorite flouncy dresses has made its debut, gracing the window of Darryl's Clothing Boutique! We featured it a few weeks ago in our InstaStory and are so happy to see this sassy mannequin lady (womannequin?) wearing it, for you to get inspired. Come into Darryl's today or this weekend and let them put together an outfit for you. Plus - did you see the purse that we featured yesterday in our Stories is a large round shape with a surprise inside? It's only playing on Instagram for a few more hours.

 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
One of the most frequently asked questions Luxe Optique heard from customers was: "Do you have theo? We want theo!" Well, ask no longer! Seek and you shall find! A plethora of theo frames have arrived to Luxe Optique, and you will want to check them out. The sampling here does not even show you the color range. But we couldn't resist showing you the clear frame paired with tortoiseshell.
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Let Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique help you make the smallest member of your bridal party feel like a princess in a magical tulle skirt, like this one by La Petite Hayley Paige.

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




 

Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

www.barbsbutchery.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Barb's Butchery debuts this Sunday at the Beacon Farmers Market, on Veterans Place off of Main Street! Let the aromas lure you to their booth...
 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning dining needs!

 
 
 
Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Early-bird pricing for the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Firefly ends on Monday, May 20! Training begins in August 2019, and runs through December 2019.
Information >

Intro To Pour Paintings
Day:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10 to 11:30 am
Location: River Winds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

iPhoneography Workshop w/ Mary Ann Glass
Day:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: River Winds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Mudras Towards Meditation
Day:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: BeBhakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Dot Mandala Meditation with Meredith
Day:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Location: Createspace Beacon, 145 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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

Time is running out on camp choices. Research your camps here.
 

Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Wow! For Kids - Jr. Paleontologist
Day:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Water Ecology Center in Dennings Point Park, 199 Dennings Ave., 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
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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
291 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
ROOMS: Rooms and offices on three floors   BATHS: Two half-baths
The Telephone Building, one of the most pristine building renovations in Beacon, is as versatile as it is well-maintained. People who have been considering purchasing this gem have asked: "Can it be lived in?" And the answer is: Yes! You can own this building with a Live/Work status, which means that you could live in it, and have some kind of commercial space (your office, showroom, gallery, event venue space, etc.). Want to see pictures and more details?
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Looking for business insurance? Antalek & Moore will do the homework you need, and ask you the right questions to find the best coverage for your needs. Call them today as your business grows: (845) 831-4300
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
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BeaconArts Member Show :: Accepting Submissions
All BeaconArts members are invited to submit artwork for our first annual Member Show at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition runs Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. Space is limited, so send your submissions to membershow@beaconarts.org before Friday, May 24, to guarantee your spot.
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Katie James :: Banner Is Up!

The banner designed by Katie James, Inc. for the Rock Out 4 Mental Health concert is hanging now above Main Street in Beacon, NY, in preparation for the Saturday, June 1, event. Katie James, Inc. was happy to donate branding assets to this initiative.
What Can Katie James, Inc. Do For You? >
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Farmers Market Hears A Loud Towne Crier - Market Almost Pushed Over - Public Cries To Keep As Is

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Drama just happened with the Beacon Farmers Market prior to its opening outside this May. The market is indoors all winter, then moves outside in the spring. This year, before signing a one-year lease renewal with the City of Beacon, the market was told by the City Council that it would need to move from its spot on Veterans Place, and set up instead down the street (several blocks west) at the county-owned DMV parking lot, which is a free municipal lot on weekends (and weekday evenings). The issues that emerged are a bit more involved than a simple move, and they warrant a discussion about how the vibe of living in Beacon is impacted by the Farmers Market. So, we’ll try to unpack it here.

PS: We can skip to the end to say that the Farmers Market IS open outdoors on Sundays right now at their same location on Veterans Place. But DO read through this article to learn more!

Brief Backstory

The Beacon Farmers Market operated down at the waterfront for many years. [Edit: 5/12/19] Prior to that, it operated on Veterans Place. Says a consumer, Erin Ann in social media: “I lived on Henry Street in the brick house across from [when the location was at Veterans Place]. I remember because [the location] was so convenient for me, and then I was sad when it moved to the waterfront.”

The waterfront location was a happy place to trek down to, but it was a trek. It was far, involved a steep hill, and limited parking in my experience - but people found their way down regardless. Some people, like Kelli Cavatelli, felt that parking worked there, as she stated in social media: “There was the entire train station parking lot. There was tons of parking. I never once had an issue parking at the waterfront. I do however find it difficult to park at the Veterans Place location. It is an awful location!!” Sales at the market have increased by 35 percent since the market moved from the waterfront back up to Veterans Place, despite the parking issue.

Parking on Main Street in Beacon on the weekend is virtually nonexistent, no matter how you slice it or where you are trying to go. The DMV parking lot is one of the only options for weekend parking on Main Street when the on-street parking spots are taken.

Three years ago, the Beacon Farmers Market proposed a move from the waterfront to Beacon’s Main Street. The best fit was found to be at Veterans Place, in-between the Post Office and the Towne Crier Cafe, and across from Beacon Natural Market. The goal was to give people easier access to the produce, food, gifts, music, and enjoyable atmosphere it created. It would return to the place where it was even before its waterfront location.

The market also began offering SNAP benefits, so that people with lower incomes could have access to fresh food. According to this article in the Highlands Current by Jeff Simms, “That allowed more people access, organizers said, and vendor sales increased 35 percent, with almost three times the number of low-income residents receiving discounted produce.” The move was a success, and more people accessed the market than ever before.

Originally, when the move was approved, both the Towne Crier and surrounding businesses including Beacon Natural Market (a direct competitor with produce sales) and More Good supported the decision. More Good even set up a vendor table there.

Customers supported the move: Beacon citizens, as well as people driving through Beacon or day tripping, backed up the decision with their spending habits. At the March 25, 2019 Workshop meeting in which the annual renewal of the market’s lease agreement with the City was discussed, as well as a possible move from Veterans Place to the DMV parking lot, Council Member Amber Grant pointed out: “When the Farmers Market moved to Main Street, there was more use of SNAP. It is a really important consideration, and one we should consider while keeping the Farmers Market accessible.”

For this renewal meeting, two letters of complaint were submitted as supporting documentation. However, when the Farmers Market manager, Paloma Wake, inquired as to who the complaints were from during the Workshop meeting, she was told to go to the City website to find out, where the letters were posted as supporting document PDFs.

Not having a laptop in front of her at the meeting, she couldn’t readily go find out who the letters were from or what they said. At some other meetings, the supporting letters are read aloud to help debate both sides. But they were not read this night. The letters referenced can be read and downloaded here. The letters were from Phil Ciganer, owner of Towne Crier, and Mai Jacobs, a Beacon resident, written to specifically support the Towne Crier’s position. Excerpts from Phil’s letter are below:

 

First, let me say again that I support local farms and farmers, and we purchase much of produce from them, so the concept of a "farmers market," with local producers and purveyors, was attractive to me when I was approached by Sara a couple of years ago, when she was soliciting support to relocate the market from the waterfront. I extended my support at that time; however, I also expressed my concern to her that, as my venue serves Sunday brunch and offers live music during the same time period as the farmers market, that there may be a conflict that would impact my business…

There were food vendors (from out of area and from out of state) as well as live music. And to add insult to injury, some people who buy food from the vendors end up sitting at our outdoor tables -- which are set up for OUR customers -- and many come inside to use our restroom facilities. Farmers market vendors with trucks/vans and patrons also fill the parking lot. For all these reasons, the farmers market has been hurting our business when it is in operation on Sundays. We rely on a large portion of our food sales and revenue on Saturday and Sunday…

For the reasons outlined above, I would ask the Council and the City of Beacon to reconsider renewing the permit on Veterans Place and consider an alternative location. Thank you.
(click here to read the full letter)

 

After the idea of moving the market from Veterans Place to the DMV parking lot was discussed at a City Council Workshop on March 25, 2019, at least 156 people as well as several surrounding businesses signed a petition in support of the farmers market staying put at Veterans Place.

Said Stacey Penlon, owner of Beacon Pantry, located nearly across the street from the market: “As a Main Street business owner and direct neighbor of the Market, I have seen that a thriving farmers market in the center of Beacon has been a great asset to the city and its businesses. Its proximity to the Farmers Market as well as my own business has served as a great hub of activity for the middle of Main Street, which has struggled to keep pace with our east and west ends. The farmers market and Beacon Pantry form a reciprocal relationship promoting great food and local commerce.”

Nearby Businesses In Support of Veterans Place Location

Pictured below are businesses who wrote in support of the Beacon Farmers Market staying put, citing that the market has helped their area of town have more activity. It should be noted that each business serves food. From left: Beacon Pantry (serves meals and sells pantry items), More Good (sells syrups, teas, and sometimes has a vendor table at the market in addition to their storefront), and Beacon Natural Market (sells produce, some prepared food, groceries).

Brainstorming The Move Of The Market - Take It To Workshop!

On March 25, 2019, the City Council held a Workshop meeting about what to do with the farmers market, based on Phil’s concerns, which you can listen to during his presentation during a Workshop on April 29, 2019. Ideas were debated by the City Council on what to do with the farmers market, with the one-sided consensus being that the farmers market would move to the DMV parking lot in one month. Representatives from the Beacon Farmers Market did not agree.

The funny thing about Workshop meetings is, plans that are discussed aren’t binding. The workshops are brainstorming sessions to discuss items officially put on their Agenda, to be discussed further. The next step after a Workshop is to have a “Resolution” about what was just discussed, which is when the members of the City Council and the Mayor vote Yay or Nay on that Resolution (aka, the decision they marched toward during the Workshop).

After the Workshop is held, the Resolution is put onto an Agenda for the next City Council meeting, where it is usually read out loud by the City Attorney. The council members might bite through a couple points, but if nothing changes, they vote how they are going to vote.

However, these votes can sometimes swing in an unexpected direction, like we saw with the Airbnb vote, where the council members were marching toward legalizing Airbnb-type short-term rentals after having gone through many drafts of writing the law. During the vote, they split, and did not all vote in favor of the law they had been writing, essentially tabling regulation of Airbnb-type short-term rentals.

Proposal And A Possible Vote

This part is key, because at the next non-binding Workshop on April 29, 2019, just days away from the May 5 opening of the 2019 season of the farmers market, no lease agreement had been signed between the Beacon Farmers Market at the City of Beacon. The City Council seemed confident that the farmers market would be moving to the DMV, yet had asked the farmers market for a proposal on March 25, 2019, to be presented before a vote.

The farmers market team thought that this idea of the move had been floated, but not inked. Pressure was put on the farmers market by Councilperson Lee Kyriacou for not knowing that they were moving to the DMV: “I'm sorry, what have you been doing to prepare since you last came?” said Lee. “It seems like you didn't like the message.”

However, all was spelled out by the City Attorney on March 25, after Paloma Wake, manager of the Beacon Farmers Market, asked the Council several clarification questions about the agreement. “Is the proposal synonymous with the agreement?” asked Paloma. The City Attorney answered: “Your proposal leads to the Council then adopting an agreement. The Council needs to get a proposal, then the Council adopts a Resolution for a one-year agreement.”

According to Paloma in a supporting letter submitted after that meeting: “Neither myself nor the Committee understood until Tuesday, April 9, that the City Council and Staff were awaiting a proposal from the Market for our License Agreement or that a vote on April 15 would not be possible. We were evaluating the proposed move and awaiting answers to our questions posed on March 25. Given the short timeline, I hope that you will give this matter your immediate attention and that we will be able to come to a consensus at the next Workshop Meeting on April 29.”

So What Happened At The Second Workshop?

The second Workshop was held on April 29, and more points were discussed about why a move to the DMV in one week would be difficult. Mayor Randy Casale saw no problem in flipping locations. “If we were moving you back to the riverfront, that would be a substantial change. The question is, are we going to have a market, and if so, where it’s going to be… You're running a Farmers Market. You can either open at one location or the other.”

Paloma responded: “Our committee and myself feel that our vendors need more time to adjust to that. And to allow the customers time to adjust to the new location. We found that when we moved [from the waterfront] the last time [three years ago], we are still getting customers looking for us at the waterfront. Regardless of how much marketing we do, it still takes time for folks to realize a change has been made. This would be a third year on Veterans Place. ... We are starting to build a real audience in that location.”

Council Member Lee Kyriacou wouldn’t entertain a second discovery session, having thought the first non-binding Workshop had solved it: “We already had this conversation. I haven't heard anything differently. I don't know why we are litigating it. There is $1 million of revenue on Main Street. We have to accommodate them.”

Editor’s Note: We tried fact-checking this revenue number. We cannot find a sales tax number for Beacon yet, and are pursuing different offices for an answer. Under an agreement with Dutchess County, which began in 1989 and has been renewed multiple times, the Cities of Beacon and Poughkeepsie “surrendered their rights of preemption to the Sales Tax,” whereby Beacon’s sales tax is sent to Dutchess County, and a fixed amount is paid to Beacon. Under the latest agreement from 2013-2023, Beacon is paid a fixed rate out of a grand total of $25 million that gets paid to Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and other towns and villages outside of Beacon and Poughkeepsie. In the latest renewal of this agreement, Beacon’s portion is $4,158,686 in total over those years. If “Growth” occurs, then an additional amount is paid to Beacon and Poughkeepsie. The amount is calculated based on the net collections of Sales and Use Tax. After their calculations are done to the formula in that agreement with Dutchess County, “if the difference between the two amounts is positive, then the County shall allocate 18.453% of that difference to the Cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon and to the area outside the cities on the basis of population set forth in 1262(c) of the Tax Law.” This agreement, signed June 14, 2013, is up for renewal in 2023, and is identified as 13-0193-3/23-F1.

Council Member George Mansfield pointed out in the first Workshop meeting that several of the surrounding businesses did support the farmers market in the Veterans Place location: “For the record, there are a lot of letters of support from brick and mortars, including Beacon Natural, who you could argue is a direct competitor, and is in support [of this location].”

The former manager of the Beacon Farmers Market, Sarah Simon, then approached the podium to express her take on the move: “At this point, we have 30 vendors and customers who want us to open. Paloma works very hard to make this happen. The fact that there are two buildings [near the DMV] that are actively under construction is a very big deal. I think this move is unfair. As a resident of Beacon, I don't think this is happening in the right way. Five businesses right across the street have written letters of support and that have helped their business. We are being made to move based on one business. I'm not convinced we will resolve other issues.”

Regardless, the council people started proceeding with the move to the DMV by suggesting deadlines. They began negotiating with the farmers market about how much time the market had to move. One week? Two weeks, they asked? One month was decided upon, and the meeting began to wrap up. Phil rose from the audience and voiced his objection. As Council Member Terry Nelson packed his bags, he replied: “Phil. You won.”

The final vote was set for May 6, 2019.

At The Final Vote - Does The Farmers Market Stay Or Move?

In between the time of the second Workshop and the final vote at the May 6, 2019, City Council meeting, many Beaconites wrote into their council representatives. Each council person ended up wanting to keep the farmers market at Veterans Place, after hearing feedback from their constituents.

Amber Grant: “After hearing from people ... I think we keep them at Veterans Place.”

John Rembert: “At least for this year, until we re-evaluate it.”

George Mansfield: “I’m leaning in that direction. I'm not confident that the problems we are trying to solve won't repeat themselves in another location. In addition to involving the County. And I think the timing is a little bit off. This should have been started early in the winter, long before it got to this point. I think the DMV lot has potential. I'd like to see it after the other buildings are built, to see what kind of congestion we will see.”

Terry Nelson: “I received a lot of feedback too. I agree with George to revisit it earlier. … I’m inclined to stay at Veterans Place.”

Jodi McCredo: “I feel like we needed more time to have this conversation. … I feel like now we’re being pressured to make this decision and there are just so many variables and so many things up in the air. I don’t feel comfortable with this. It would make sense to keep them at Veterans Place and have a date to know when we are going to discuss this for next year.”

Lee Kyriacou, who is running for mayor against current Mayor Randy Casale, was absent for this vote. Council members who were there voted to keep the farmers market at Veterans Place for one more year, and Mayor Casale voted against.

When the council members went to cast their votes, a woman from the back of the public audience area called out a question, stating that she thought the issue had been settled, and asked for clarification, pointing out that the business owner leading this issue was not in attendance at the meeting. The Mayor responded: “There’s no settled issue until the Council votes on it in a Council meeting. We discussed it at the Workshop, and they were going to move them. There is no set agreement until we vote on it at a Council meeting. That’s the way everything happens.”

RESULT:

The Beacon Farmers Market will be at Veterans Place again this year. Despite all that, nothing changed - for 2019, at least. Mark your calendar for November 2019, when the negotiating parties said they wanted to revisit the issue and discuss future placement.

Early Questions Circling DMV vs. Veterans Place Location

As the Beacon Farmers Market and the City Council began to debate the logistics, a few issues emerged:

  • Hot Summer Heat On An Open Parking Lot: The farmers market folks were concerned about the direct heat wilting the produce if in the DMV parking lot. Veterans Place does offer shade, they said. If you speak to the vendors of the Beacon Flea located behind the Post Office, they will tell you about the parking lot heat.

  • DMV Parking Lot Currently Unused, But Is It Because Of No Sign? Jessica Reisman, owner of Homespun Foods, attended the meeting, and spoke at the end. She questioned the presumed emptiness of the parking lot, presenting the idea that no one knows it is a free parking lot. The Mayor objected, saying that he makes announcements during these City Council meetings. Knowing that the parking lot issue is not clear to everyone, A Little Beacon Blog years ago created a Free Parking Lot Guide, and we have received compliments on it by readers who found it online. But in truth, people passing through Beacon who have never watched a City Council meeting would not look at the DMV parking lot as a free lot - unless it had big, friendly signage. Which it currently does not. It has a faded, broken DMV sign, which presents what is inside the building. There’s not a specific parking sign (see picture below). According to Mayor Casale, the parking lot is waiting for a sign from Dutchess County, who owns the lot. There is a nice “Welcome to Beacon” sign, however.

  • Will The DMV Parking Lot Heavily Be In Use After Two New Buildings Open? Buildings next to and across from the DMV parking lot are going up, and are set to open with apartments. How will the free DMV parking lot be impacted when the buildings fill with residents?

  • Good Faith Effort To Accommodate Business Neighbors: Relations between businesses are just as important as between residents in their homes and apartments. After the final voting meeting, Jessica from Homespun suggested that the farmers market offer picnic tables to its customers, as well as port-a-potties to help keep unwanted overflow foot traffic out of the Towne Crier Cafe.

  • [EDIT: 5/13/2019] Port-a-Potties Already At Both Markets: What was not discussed at either workshop or the final voting period was that each market has had a port-a-potty at their market, for a total of two port-a-potties. The Beacon Flea has a port-a-potty at its market behind the gas station. That was how 2018 went, and how it was proposed that 2019 go. However, the proposal that the farmers market put forth was not published onto the City of Beacon’s website on the Agenda page that contains supporting documents (like letters, draft legal documents, etc.). Otherwise, we would have reviewed it for this article and could have seen that port-a-potties were already included in the 2019 year.
    PS: The only reason we know about the port-a-potties is because after the original publishing of this article, a new business in town reached out to us because they wanted the bathroom foot traffic, and saw a port-a-potty as a marketing opportunity. So we unintentionally learned a little bit more about the bathroom situation.

Pictured below is the current signage at the DMV parking lot:


Side Note: Beacon Becoming Not Vendor-Friendly

Vendors are a dicey topic among some brick-and-mortar businesses. Storefront businesses have high stakes once they sign long-term leases. When they see a competing business outside their doors, set up on a street corner as part of a street fair, some of them get upset. On the other hand, you have businesses that join in the fray. Like More Good, who has operated a Main Street storefront for a number of years, while employing people to set up shop at markets all over the state of New York, including at this farmers market even though his storefront is just steps away. When we spoke with More Good’s owner, Jason Schuler, three years ago about this, he said business was good at his farmers market stand, and at his store. More Good is also also expanding into a larger manufacturing facility in the former IBM Complex in East Fishkill, in addition to their storefront.

La Mère Clothing and Goods, a new brick-and-mortar storefront here in Beacon, has also created a petite La Mère on wheels, where she takes her boutique on the road and attends markets as a vendor. In addition to her storefront space.

All You Knead Artisan Bakery is another Beacon business who has a storefront on Main Street, and attends markets, including Beacon Farmers Market. If you want one of their chocolate croissants, you have two chances to pick one up.

Hudson Valley Seafood is a vendor at the Farmers Market, and is slated to go into the new Food Hall that is coming soon-ish to Main Street (look, they have an Instagram!). Hudson Valley Seafood says they will be open seven days in their new brick-and-mortar location - rather - they will be one of several vendors in a permanent indoor location.

Barb’s Butchery is going to open a vendor spot this year (starting May 19) at the Beacon Farmers Market so that people can grab her street food for a quick bite, then go to her shop on Spring Street to re-stock on the chicken, pork, lamb and beef to take home.

In the Beacon Farmers Market contract with the City of Beacon are lines about not allowing food vendors to cook at the market, with the exception of Nana’s Homemade, to be grandfathered in. (Nana’s serves kabobs, brownies, baklava, hummus, and a few other items). The businesses who have vocalized displeasure with Nana’s are Kamel Jamal of Tito Santana’s, Ziatun and Beacon Bread Company, as well as Phil from Towne Crier Cafe.

As for Towne Crier, they offer a very large menu (yay, so many options), usually have at least 10 different desserts, and have booth seating inside for large families or groups of friends. As for Ziatun, they have my favorite hummus in town. Bar none. Double order required. And as for Beacon Bread, they have some of the best french toast in town (rivaled by Homespun’s deep dish version).

Ziatun and Towne Crier Cafe are sit-down eating experiences. Market eating is street food, or quick food you eat to get you through the rest of Main Street, when you might revisit Towne Crier or Ziatun for a sit-down dinner. Or you snacked at the market, and still sat down at a restaurant 45 minutes later for lunch with a glass of wine or a beer.

The Mayor stated during the May 6, 2019, City Council meeting that he also does not like outside food vendors: “I'm a firm believer that we should not have outside prepared food vendors to non-Beacon brick and mortars.” Can local government dictate how and when we eat?

As for customers - loads of customers line up and wait each Sunday to have their favorite dish from Nana’s. It’s street food. As long as we’re all being honest here, it’s their chicken kabob wrap that gets me out of the house - at all - on Sundays. And it doesn’t even exist on their menu. I have to special request it. If I’m really going to treat myself, Nana’s also has one of the best brownies.

Eating prepared food at a farmers market is a quick bite you get because you know you are not going to go inside to sit at a restaurant. No matter what. You weren’t going to go to a restaurant anyway. Or maybe those Main Street restaurants, especially Ziatun and Beacon Bread, were already full.

Furthermore, not all Beacon-based brick and mortar food businesses can afford to hire more staff to go cook on-site. So they pass on opportunities to do so. This has happened for the Beacon Barkery Parade and others, where business owners have let me know that they can’t sustain to be out of their storefronts and pay additional staff, and order additional food to prepare. On the other hand, other restaurants in Beacon have figured out how to make this happen and do participate in markets.

Proposed Legislation To Block Prepared Food Vendors At Farmers Market

Here is the proposed contract language for 2019 from the City of Beacon to the Farmers Market, regarding prepared food vendors. The council ended up going with their existing 2018 contract for this year, however, this is what was proposed for this year:

 

CGF [Common Ground Farm] shall permit its vendors to sell only those products that are pre-approved by CGF, or its designee. No prepared food vendors may be added to the Market without first right of refusal being given to any Beacon business selling a comparable product. Except that the following vendors may continue to cook or prepare food to serve to the public for the term of their Vendor Agreement: Nana’s Homemade. If these vendors are removed from the Farmers Market, they must be replaced with local businesses.

Prohibited Sales From Vehicles on Veterans Place. There shall be no sales from the surfaces of pick-up trucks, trailers or other vehicles, except that produce and/or fish may be sold from a refrigerated vehicle. All products not exempt herein must be sold from a stationary stall when the Market operates on Veterans Place.

 

Kamel Jamal has long advocated against trucks and vendor opportunities, by doing so on social media and with past events including the market and a one-time Beacon Jazz Festival several years ago, where his food truck was the only one allowed to vend at that privately-run festival. He has signed leases on multiple restaurant locations in Beacon including Tito’s Santanas, Beacon Bread Company, Ziatun, Végétalien, an attempted move or expansion of Ziatun to the former Trendy Tots space on Main Street which is no longer happening (both the storefront and warehouse are still available for rent), as well as an attempted purchase of Poppy’s hamburger joint, which was purchased instead by the owners of Kitchen Sink. That burger joint is now Meyer’s Olde Dutch.

Business competition is a very tricky thing and has no single variable as to why a business is succeeding or not. To allow a government to begin legislation between business competitors can spread to other types of businesses, including soaps, coffee shops, jewelry (both wholesale in store and brick-and-mortar locations of a sole designer), and any other business type.

Additionally, a “local business” as mentioned in that proposed contract language is hard to define. Since Nana’s is a local business - somewhere - in some local area. Is a “local business” defined as one that is local anywhere? If the business has a brick and mortar in Beacon, but the owner lives in Poughkeepsie or Hopewell Junction or Wappingers Falls or Cold Spring, is that a “local business” as defined by the contract language introduced above? Because several Main Street business owners fall into that category, where they have a brick and mortar in Beacon, but live in a different city or town.

It should be noted for consideration, that Food Trucks were approved into Zoning in the “Linkage District” aka down near Brett’s Hardware, in January 2018. Additionally, a very popular food truck called the Beacon Bite, which ran on an empty lot next to Ella’s Bellas, powered down years ago. We were not covering City Council meetings at that time, but variables were discussed at the time about that food truck-based business.

Side Side Note: Community Around Farmers Markets - How It Happens

Gathering people in this way - street food eating - is part of the Farmers Market’s mission, as was stated several times in the Workshop meetings by the market manager. In response to Council Member Lee Kyriacou’s challenging of the issue the Farmers Market - when he asked if it was a mission issue or a neighbor issue: “Doesn't sound like there is any conflict with your core mission. Your core mission is about a farmers market. It's the ancillary components - the prepared food and the music. I think that if those are limited, I think you’ll have a ton of support. If there are more of those other things, I think that will create conflict.”

Paloma answered to define what a farmers market is and what it means to people: “I think we view the function of a Farmers Market ... to be a public space and to be a public gathering space. I think the prepared food and the music tie into that core aspect of it.”

Side Side Side Note: Does The City Of Beacon Want To Legislate Business Competition?

What was not discussed were the other businesses - artists and makers who provide items that are not food - that are not being legislated out - yet. Activities or products for children, home decor, wine tastings, books, etc. All of these items are available on Main Street just as restaurants are. It should be asked: If the City of Beacon legislates out competing businesses who put stakes down into brick-and-mortar locations, do they also plan to begin legislating out businesses at the vendor level?

If there are five yoga studios in Beacon, or three Pilates studios, or six coffee shops or three locations for different soaps, would the City start legislating that? Why just restaurants? And should the City have a hand in a business - if a business wants to sign a lease in a location which is zoned for what it provides - asking permission to open at all if there are competing businesses in town?

It’s a running - very endearing - observation that there are so many coffee shops in town. Everyone loves them all, as each is their own creation. But can you imagine if the City of Beacon didn’t allow one of them to open because there were already a few established? The coffee shops have their customers who like their vibe, their coffee, their music, their seating, their decor, their people. Fear of competition usually dissipates because people visit more than one of their favorites. Personally, I shop from and get produce from four grocery sources: Key Food, Beacon Natural, the Farmers Market, and Peapod. And Barb’s for my beef and chicken. It’s fun. Why regulate these choices?

Businesses in other cities in other states also do fight these vendor and food truck options. And City Councils do listen to them. Despite the enormous amount of people and customers (taxpayers creating the revenue that is sent in from the restaurant) who support all of these establishments, and value the vibrancy and choice it gives to a city. These street events are certainly part of the charm of Beacon.

So, set a note on your calendar for November 2019 for when this comes up again. Meanwhile, see you at market.

Happening This Weekend - 5/10/2019


Mother's Day is this Sunday, and there are some special events going on all weekend to pamper Mom and show her some love, such as the Self-Love Saturday event at Firefly Yoga (taking place from 9 am to 5 pm), or visit the annual Common Ground Spring Plant Sale.

It is also Second Saturday in Beacon! That means plenty of new art openings for you to see and discover new artwork and artists. We have the Second Saturday Guide for you now!

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Self Love Saturday
Day:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
This year, Firefly Yoga is celebrating Mother's Day in a very special way! Firefly Yoga, along with Hebe Med spa, is hosting a full day of beauty, wellness and self-care practices. Stop in the juice bar for a juice sampling, and vitamin shot!
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The Beacon Record & CD Fest
Day:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: VFW, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
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GRAMMAR Trunk Show at KAIGHT
Day:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Location: KAIGHT, 512 Main St., Beacon, NY
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OPEN HOUSE: 19 Russell Avenue
Day: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: 19 Russell Ave., Beacon, NY
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Common Ground Farm Spring Plant Sale
Day:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Location: Corner of Cross Street and Main Street, Beacon, NY
Every year, Common Ground Farm offers a one-day plant sale, where Hudson Valley residents can purchase vegetables, herbs and flower plants. Hudson Valley residents can stock up on goodies to fill their gardens or windowsills with organically grown vegetables, flowers and herbs, grown with love at your local community farm.
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Free Community Pop-Up Concert
Day:
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: 107 Teller Ave., Beacon, NY
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Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with Eight To The Bar
Day:
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon, 151 Main St., Beacon NY
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BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


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

Hey sassy ladies! Darryl's Clothing Boutique has got your Mother's Day brunch outfit, or any outfit for when you want to look great. The colorful purses are mix-and-matchable to go with any ensemble. Darryl's is located near many art galleries, including Marion Royael and Hudson Beach Glass. There might be a mysterious pop-up art gallery in the former Theo Ganz Studio (which became Lauren and Riley for a year) right now, so head over and check it all out...

 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Sexy mama! Ladies, dry eyes are no joke, especially when you're tired. If you're wearing your glasses more and more (and skipping the contacts), maybe it's time for prescription sunglasses, available at Luxe Optique. These frames are from the French eyewear designer Anne & Valentin. Luxe is really good at using colored lenses, like the faded purple you see here, or traditional black, or even mirror. For Mother's Day, enjoy a glass of champagne with them!
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

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

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
Big Girl Time is so important on the big day. The flower girl has a big job, she wants to do it right, and she's looking up to the bride for her signals. Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique has many flower girl dresses and accessories to make her feel like a princess.

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




 

Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

www.barbsbutchery.com
(up the hill from the dummy light)
Give Mom a break, and get some pre-packed, hand-packed 1/3-pound patties from Barb's!
Pro tip: Call ahead, and walk in quick to pick up your order.
 
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Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Due to the all-day Self-Love Saturday event taking place, there will only be an 8:30 am class Saturday morning (May 10), and no afternoon class Sunday (May 11).
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Happening This Weekend - 5/3/2019

This weekend includes some popular annual events, such as Crafts at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, the Cupcake Festival at Stormville Airport, and celebrating the centennial of Pete Seeger at various Beacon venues. And whoa! There are a lot of runs this weekend! Get your running shoes on.

What you won't want to miss is the Pete Seeger-inspired song circle happening down on the Hudson River at the Beacon Sloop Club from 2 to 4 pm. The friendly musicians from Jake's Main Street Music, who played with Pete many times, encourage everyone to come down and bring their instrument and/or voice to join in and sing by the river.

If you're new to Pete Seeger and his involvement with the Hudson River, and why there is a celebration of him, know this: He is one of the biggest reasons the Hudson River is being cleaned up. Carrying on his legacy helps ensure that the river stays protected, and that cleaning continues even when corporations who caused damage want to pull out. Read this journalist's feature about Seeger in Hudson Valley Magazine after he died.

The Beacon Sloop Club is down by the Metro-North train station. It's on the west side of it, literally right next to the Hudson River. It's quite relaxing, so even if you don't sing, do go down and enjoy.
Photo Credits: Top right, Jake's Main Street Music; bottom left, Jeremy Baum
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Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration at Towne Crier Cafe (Free)
Day:
Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Crafts at Lyndhurst
Day:
Friday to Sunday, May 3-5, 2019
Time: Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Lyndhurst Estate, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
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Willy Wonka Kids
Day:
Friday to Sunday, May 3-5, 2019
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7 pm; Sunday, 12:30 and 3:30 pm
Location: Beacon High School Theater, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
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K104.7 Cupcake Festival
Day: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Location: Stormville Airport, 428 NY-216, Stormville, NY
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5Rhythms Family Dance Event in Cold Spring
Day:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Location: Ascend Center, 75 Main St., Cold Spring, NY
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Pete Seeger-Inspired Song Circle at Beacon Sloop Club (Free)
Day:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
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Celebrating Pete Seeger’s Centennial at the Howland Cultural Center
Day:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Elysium Furnace Works presents Evan Parker/Joe Morris/Ned Rothenberg/Alex Waterman
Day: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Beacon Yoga, 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
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David Rothenberg & Rinde Eckert Book and CD Release
Day:
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with The Bernstein Bard Trio
Day:
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Rooftop of The Inn And Spa At Beacon, 151 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Live Theater - “Rivers and Bridges”
Day:
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: The Denizen Theatre, 10 Main St., Suite 501, New Paltz, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 
The North Face Endurance Challenge
Day:
Saturday & Sunday, May 4-5, 2019
Time: Check website for start times
Location: Bear Mountain State Park, 55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain, NY
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The Hard Cider Run: New York
Days: Saturday & Sunday, May 4-5, 2019
Time: 10 am (both days)
Location: Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, 114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY
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Miles of Hope 15th Annual Family Fun 5K & Kids Run
Day: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9 am (registration), 9:30 am (kids race), 10 am (5K)
Location: Tymor Park, LaGrangeville, NY
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Find out about more upcoming races in our 5K Races Guide.

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

www.darrylsny.com
Everyone, please meet Darryl himself. Usually Ed is in the Beacon shop, but they also have to keep tabs on their stores in NYC and Rhinebeck. They live in Wappingers, but Beacon charmed them. Inside Darryl's Clothing Boutique, the racks are filled with frilly little numbers like this one, and other comfortable but sexy sweaters, rain coats, and dresses. And pantsuits. And jewelry. See what you can find, and let them accessorize you.
PS: Darryl's Beacon is now on Instagram!


 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Look at this cutie! She is a Beaconite, and this photo was taken the day she picked up her new glasses at Luxe Optique. These frames are part of the kids' line from the designer sabine be.. (yes, with two periods). You never know what you'll find in Luxe Optique. Walk in. Appointments are not needed. Just walk in like you would any other store. Then let us know what you find!

 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
For those who like a classic look with a solid trim, yet your path doesn't follow a straight line. Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique has the dress for you from Haley Paige.

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






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

 
 
 

Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
If you're looking to slow things down, Firefly Yoga offers a Deep Stretch class every Wednesday night at 7:50 pm. Deep Stretch is a restorative and gentle yin fusion class unique to Firefly Yoga. In a warm room, the class creates space for physical stillness and release. Deep Stretch will allow your body the space to reset and rejuvenate through asana and meditation.
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Genealogical Research Using Local Collections
Day
: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to noon
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Tai Chi In The Galleries
Day:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Location: Hudson Valley MOCA, 1701 Main St., Peekskill, NY
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Naturally Dyed Waxed Cotton Workshop
Day: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Location: Colorant, 146 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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



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

                               

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
39 Willow Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Charmer Alert! This 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home is this week's feature. It's new to the market, and well-priced - it probably is not going to stay on the market much longer...
From Gate House Realty: “One of a kind! Charming light-filled traditional Cape-style home, steps to Main Street's restaurants and shops and Metro-North. Welcoming front porch with views of Mount Beacon. Tranquil private yard surrounded by flowering trees, perennial garden and lovely brick patio.”
Price: $415,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Vince Lemma
You want this guy on your team. A former assistant college lacrosse coach, Vince Lemma is co-Executive Partner at Antalek & Moore, and is ready to jump to meet the challenge of your next business insurance need. Expanding? Relocating? Adding a new vehicle? Read our interview with Vince to learn more about him, and call him today as your business grows: (845) 831-4300
Tin Shingle Sponsors Rock Out 4 Mental Health
Supporting business owners, artists and makers in their outreach and business development is the backbone of Tin Shingle's programming. Pitching the media and getting the word out can be a lonely place. Heck, running your business can be a lonely place. Tin Shingle knows this, and offers a community as a touchstone to get feedback, help you feel not crazy, isolated, or rejected. While all of those things may be happening, Tin Shingle's community is here to push you back on your feet and into the direction of thinking big, and going for big. Tin Shingle is a proud sponsor of Rock Out 4 Mental Health for this reason.
Learn More >
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your pop-up shop, business meeting, client presentation, workshop, and more. Now offering a special rate for teachers and music recitals, so that creative flow can happen easily.
Details >
Upcoming Events at A Little Beacon Space >

Branding Made Easy :: Social Media Card Templates

Our philosophy at Katie James, Inc. is to make our clients' lives easy, branded and beautiful. We are designing blank Social Media Cards for clients to use as they share announcements, like "Open Hours" or if they posted a new workshop. These templates were designed for Knot Too Shabby. Now, she can use whatever photo she wants for a new Make and Take class, and put the official title on top of it, then upload it to her Shopify website, and voila! She is on-brand.
What Can Katie James, Inc. Do For You? >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? No? It should be! Join the chamber today, here.
Learn More >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
The City of Beacon Seeks A Climate Smart Communities Coordinator
Details >

Luxe Optique Seeks A Licensed Optician And An Optometrist
Details >

List your job >
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 - 4/26/2019

Lots happening this weekend in Beacon! Let's get right down to it - you do not want to miss this kids gear sale, the Beacon Barks parade, or the other things going on...
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 
Movies That Matter Beacon presents “Living The Change: Inspiring Stories For A Sustainable Future”
Day
: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The Beacon Players present “Beauty And The Beast”
Day: Friday to Sunday, April 26-28, 2019
Times: April 26 at 7:30 pm, April 27 at 1 pm & 7:30 pm, and April 28 at 2 pm
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
A Little Beacon Blog is a Proud Sponsor!
Buy Tickets Online >

The Annual Beacon Barks Parade & Street Festival for 2019
Day: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY, starting at Polhill Park (across from Bank Square Coffee)
Information >


Ree Play Sale - Lots of Kids Stuff - For A Cause
Day: Friday to Sunday, April 26-28, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY (at the University Settlement Camp)
Gobs and gobs of cheap kids clothes and gear at the annual Ree Play Sale. Last year the sale raised over $14,000, which pays for upgrades to Beacon's outdoor community kids parks, and to some library kids programming. What will they raise this year? What treasures will you find? Rumor has it there are lots of bikes...
Information >

Niche Modern Spring Factory Sale
Day
: Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2019
Time: Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm
Location: 310 Fishkill Ave., Unit #11, Beacon, NY

FINAL WEEKEND: Working OverTime: Works on Paper by Clarence Morgan & David Rich
Days
: Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 2019
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Location: No.3 Reading Room & PhotoBook Works, 469 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Ying Quartet & Zuill Bailey (Cello)
Day
: Sunday, April 28, 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.
 
Pop-Up Shop Season Has Started!
Want a venue to showcase your talent? Why not Pop Up in A Little Beacon Space! People are always asking us "What's coming in next?" Maybe you! We make your setup and promotion really easy! Look for new shelving we ordered to give your event more retail display options.
Click here for details >

Vintage Pop-Up
Days
: Friday to Sunday, April 26-28, 2019
Time: Friday, 2 to 8 pm; Saturday, 12 to 8 pm; Sunday, 12 to 6 pm
Location: 149 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Mid Hudson Etsy Makers Spring Market
Day
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 amt to 6 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

www.darrylsny.com
Dressed to impress, this sweet jumper is light and airy and sure to keep you cool as the days warm up. Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique has plenty of sweet and sexy options in blouses and jumpers like this one. You'll also find plenty of light and easy shoulder coverings for when you duck inside a shop or restaurant.
PS: Darryl's Beacon is now on Instagram!




Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Meet the lafont line, if you haven't already, available now at Luxe Optique. It is a designer line that is known to stay on your face. We can speak from experience! If you need to wear glasses while jogging, you could actually wear lafont frames with confidence that they will stay in place on your face. Now in new cat-eye shapes.

 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)
Summer is coming for weddings, and brides who want a light and airy look can find it from Justin Alexander at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique right now! Call (845) 765-2900 to make your appointment to see more. 

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






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

 
 
Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
On a gloomy day like today, the best pick-me-up is a fresh juice from Firefly Yoga's Juicebar, in Fishkill. And a stretch of yoga! Firefly proudly serves organic products and has a 100% plant-based menu. Find Fresh Juices • Juice Cleanses • Smoothies • Smoothie Bowls • Granola Bowls • Coffee & Tea.
Information >

Shamanic Drum Making Workshop with Mia Luz
Day
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Defensive Driving Course
Day
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Antalek & Moore, 340 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Embodying Yoga Philosophy with Jacob Friedman
Day
: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: Bebhakti Yoga, 89 DeWindt St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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



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

 
BEACON BEAR YOUTH FOOTBALL
Pre-Season Clinic
Days
: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Ages: 5-13
Location: Memorial Field, 59 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, NY
Information >

Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Classes for Kids & Teens 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
296 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Here's a little secret - this little yellow storefront is what hooked A Little Beacon Blog's Katie and her hubby into Beacon. They had dreams of filling it with a boutique, and doing something spectacular with the raw warehouse space behind it (also available for rent right now). What will you do with it?
From Gate House Realty: “Beautifully maintained storefront in Central Main Street zoned business district of Beacon. High visibility with double window displays, open floor plan with incredible natural light, hardwood floors and half bath. Available immediately. Call listing agent to schedule a viewing.”
RENT: $2,000/month
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS
       
Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
We're changing it up in here! Business teams have been retreating to Beacon, and need a place to workshop and brainstorm their big ideas! Our event venue, A Little Beacon Space, has been perfect for them. We've upgraded our blue folding chairs, and added a new round conference room table. Plus - for anyone who needs a little cush for their tush, we got this blue upholstered chair, and have more coming! Tell your friends who plan work retreats about A Little Beacon Space!
Details >
Upcoming Events at A Little Beacon Space >

Branding Made Easy :: Social Media Card Templates

Our philosophy at Katie James, Inc. is to make our clients' lives easy, branded, and beautiful. We are designing blank Social Media Cards for clients to use as they share announcements, like "Open Hours" or if they post a new workshop. These templates were designed for Knot Too Shabby. Now, she can use whatever photo she wants for a new Make and Take Class, and put the official title on top of it, then upload it to her Shopify website, and voila! She is on-brand.
What Can Katie James, Inc. Do For You? >

 
Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Vince Lemma
You want this guy on your team. A former assistant college lacrosse coach, Vince Lemma is co-Executive Partner at Antalek & Moore, and is ready to jump at the challenge of your next business insurance need. Expanding? Relocating? Adding a new vehicle? Read our interview with Vince to learn more about him, and call him today as your business grows: (845) 831-4300
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend the other Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves in social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
 

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Join up today!
Learn More >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
The City of Beacon Seeks A Climate Smart Communities Coordinator
Details >

Luxe Optique Seeks A Licensed Optician And An Optometrist
Details >

List your job >
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 - 4/19/2019

Beaconites are sending in their favorite views of Beacon! And what a perfect weekend for it (well... before any rain comes in!). As the City Council focuses on "viewsheds" - how and where they want to protect views as different projects are built - A Little Beacon Blog wants to know what your favorite views are, and why. See our article that has a few pictures from readers like you right now. Whether you're a resident or visitor - send us what catches your eye. Pictures can be of nature or of a building or of a combo. Details on how to submit are in this article.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 
CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
Egg Hunt & Spring Fling

Day: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
Information >
The Egg Hunt at Memorial Park, scheduled for Saturday, April 20, has been canceled. In keeping participant and volunteer safety and enjoyment our number one priority, Beacon Recreation has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event due to forecasted weather. With no scheduled rain date, it is their hope to raffle bicycles and goodies later this spring, at an event to be determined. Stay tuned.
PS: To get future updates from Beacon Recreation, you can subscribe to their free newsletter here. Updates include events, classes, After School Program registration notices, and Summer Pool signup alerts.

Live Concert: Mighty Girl
Day
: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

OPEN HOUSE: 19 Russell Avenue
Day: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Location: 19 Russell Ave., Beacon, NY
This is new home is literally being built right now. Visit it in its current phase, and imagine what life could be like if it became your next home.
Information >
Sponsored Post - thank you, Nicki Meehan!

Broadway in Beacon - “The Bible According To Broadway”
Day
: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Not Quite Zero Waste
Day
: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

www.darrylsny.com
Spring is in! And the florals are fine at Darryl's boutique, near Bank Square. Spruce up your office outfits, or have something fresh and new for Sunday church or weekend events. You'll find matching purses, too!



Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
You will find all kinds of lighter styles inside Luxe Optique right now, including these Henau frames - they are 30% off! If you've been on the verge of stepping inside of Luxe but haven't yet, this is your time.
 
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
A WOW-worthy heart-shaped bodice from Justin Alexander. We love the detailed beadwork on this bodice, and the rhinestone-embellished skirt. You can find this gown at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique

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






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

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

APRIL PROMOTION AT FIREFLY
April 2019: Sign up for Gold Membership, with $115 monthly auto-renew in April, and get your first month unlimited for $49! (available in studio only).

Also a steal of a deal: 10 classes for $160 (exclusive pricing ends THIS SATURDAY, April 20).
Information >

Beginner Hula Hooping Workshop
Day
: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Location: Ascent Studio, 75 Main St., Cold Spring, NY
Information >

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



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


Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, April 19, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Pre-Season Clinic
Days
: Saturdays, April 20 & 27, 2019
Ages: 5-13
Location: Memorial Field, 59 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, NY
Information >

Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids & Teens Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. 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
217 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Oh wow... this high-ceiling apartment is not only beautiful with its hardwood floors, but it probably smells great, too, since it's above the Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company. Yum.
From Gate House Realty: “Stunning 1,750-square-foot former ballroom loft for rent. Movable walls make this interchangeable space so unique. Newly renovated with full kitchen (with new Bosch appliances), high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, one of a kind, separate entryway with tons of closet space and washer and dryer in unit. Great location right on Main Street - walk to restaurants, shops and cafes. One parking spot included. Available July 15.”
BEDROOMS: 1   BATHS: 1
PRICE: $2,600 
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Baking For Books :: Fundraiser for Pleasant Valley LIbrary
The Pleasant Valley Library lost most of their books to a fire at the end of 2018. The Beacon Teen Library Council wants to raise money to help the library get new books for their Battle of the Books team, as well as for the library itself. Battle of the Books, the annual kids/teen reading competition, starts this summer, and the students want their fellow competitors to be prepared. Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 19, for this Baking For Books fundraiser at A Little Beacon Space!
Details >

Knot Too Shabby Website

Take a look at Knot Too Shabby's website! It's now so easy to sign up for their Workshops, which fill up fast! To help give them a strong branded start on their social media, Katie James, Inc. is designing for Knot Too Shabby a set of branded social media cards to use to announce hours, changes, etc.
Take A Look >

 
Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Susan Pagones
Get to know your friendly neighborhood Antalek & Moore agent: Susan Pagones. She and the team at Antalek & Moore make insurance easier for you. They do the homework on policies and coverage, then you can go talk with them, face to face. Read our interview with Susan, and call them today to get them on your side: (845) 831-4300.
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend alternating Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves in social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
BeaconArts :: Beacon Open Studios
Knot Too Shabby is the newest participating artist during Beacon's Open Studios! Look for the big red balloon outside each participating door during Beacon Open Studios Weekend. Did you know that Knot Too Shabby has a "Passport to Paint" session, where you can come in and paint anything you want?
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor or Artist! >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It really should be. Join today!
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 - 4/12/2019

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That’s right, April, just keep those magnolia trees blooming! We’ll take the nip in the air. And we'll also take ourselves to A Little Beacon Blog’s Shopping Guide to see which stores have the rain boots, light raincoat, and just a little pick-me-up to get through the overcast days! Head on down, everyone. Stroll over to Main Sreet and treat yourself to a little Beacon.
It's that time! Second Saturday in Beacon! There are plenty of new art openings for you to see, including one at Artifact, which is on the other side of the Fishkill Creek near Dogwood.

Guide Sponsored By: 
No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet

 
Interested in joining as a Sponsor of this Art Gallery Guide? Click here.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
 
 
Free Concert: Annalyse & Ryan
Day
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Girls on the Run Sneaker Soiree
Day
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: The Roundhouse, 2 E. Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Improv Show & Jam
Day
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7:15 pm (doors 6:45 pm)
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >


JK HOP Spring Studio Photo Sessions
In A Little Beacon Space
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Get ready for Spring with JK HOP... Beacon Studio photo sessions are here! Sit for a session, and you will receive 20 to 25 high-resolution, edited images via an online gallery.
Information >

Classic Country Hits
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Kids Read: A Book Festival
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes High School, 131 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

Grand Opening Denise Gianna Designs
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: 480 Main St., Beacon, NY
(Utensil's former east end spot)
Information >

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

Rock and Snow's Bridge 2 Bridge 5-Mile Race
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Upper 27 Knolls Road (Spring Farm Trailhead), High Falls, NY
Information >

Visit our 5K Race Guide for more upcoming local races.


Main Street Pop Up - Local Artisans
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: The Chocolate Studio, 494 Main St., Beacon, NY

Visit our Pop-Up Shop Guide for more upcoming local races.

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

www.darrylsny.com
These girls are ready for spring! Darryl's has dresses to choose from in several chickadee colors, with lots of versatility and accessory options. Like this yellow purse and navy blue pant option for the same floral print. Darryl's is located in the former Nella's Bellas spot, just down the block and across the street from Hudson Beach Glass.



Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
This Saturday, Luxe Optique is featuring a local Emmy-nominated makeup artist, Cassandra Saulter. Cassandra recently worked on the makeup for "The Greatest Showman" and "Blindspot" on NBC. She has turned her attention to painting eyes onto people's glasses, fixing in time the "Window to the Soul." That's the title of this personalized art project, which you can have painted for yourself or a loved one. If you have a pair of glasses from a loved one that you are holding onto but don't know what to do with, bring Cassandra a photo of your loved one, and she can paint their eyes into their glasses as a memorial.
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
If you are planning a wedding right now, we're really not sure how you pick just one dress. There are so many lovelies at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique! Owner Charlotte Guernsey's philosophy, in a nutshell, on why she created the store: "Just because it's pretty." Call the boutique at (845) 765-2900 to make an appointment.

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






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

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

APRIL PROMOTION AT FIREFLY
April 2019: Sign up for Gold Membership, with $115 monthly auto-renew in April, and get your first month unlimited for $49! (available in studio only).

Also a steal: 10 classes for $160 (exclusive pricing ends Saturday, April 20).
Information >

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



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


Springtime Cookie & Chocolate Class for Kids
Day
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: The Chocolate Studio, 496 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids & Teens Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. 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
380 Washington Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508
Anyone who has lived in or stayed in a beach house will recognize this laid-back cottage feel. The yard itself looks beachy with the tall grasses and rock landscaping, surrounded by tall trees near Mount Beacon.
From Gate House Realty: “This adorable bungalow with beautiful mountain views has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, surrounded by great light and outdoor space in a quiet part of Beacon. Lots of updates including new roof, kitchen, bath and patio. With room to expand, this cozy cottage also has a garage with new roof and ample storage space. Close to East End of Main Street and all that Beacon has to offer.”
BEDROOMS: 2   BATHS: 1
PRICE: $239,000 
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Pop-Up Photo Session!
This Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, photographer Jessica Kenny is taking over A Little Beacon Space to bring you a chance to get a professional photo session in a mini format. Book online here, or walk-in the day off, and you'll get 20 to 25 high-resolution, edited images. This is great for head shots, family portraits and anything else you think of. Walk-ins are welcom!
Details For Booking Your Own Photo Session >

Knot Too Shabby Website Almost Ready For Launch

Beacon's own Annie Sloan stockist store, Knot Too Shabby, is working with Katie James, Inc. to get a redesigned, easier-to-use website to sell their paint, workshops, furniture, and to make announcements. Katie James, Inc. is thrilled to be working on this project. A highlight has been taking physical elements from the store, like stencils and rustic paint styles, and incorporating them digitally into the website design. The website platform of choice is Shopify, and Knot Too Shabby has already started making sales from it. Once the design details are in place, Katie James, Inc. will train Knot Too Shabby in how to change the home page, create special shopping sections, and how to use their own website's blog to make special announcements and attract more shoppers from Google.
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Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Susan Pagones
Get to know your friendly neighborhood Antalek & Moore agent: Susan Pagones. She and the team at Antalek & Moore make insurance easier for you. They do the homework on policies and coverage, then you can go and talk with them, face to face. Read our interview with Susan, and call them today to get them on your side: (845) 831-4300.
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend the other Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves across social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
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BeaconArts :: Open Studios
From Beacon Open Studios: "Beacon Open Studios is fast approaching, and we're in the final stretch, as Artist Registration and Sponsorship purchase is only open for 25 more days! There will NOT be a late registration option this year so be sure to register now if you haven't done so already!"
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Join today!
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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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