Happening This Weekend - 10/11/2019

This weekend is October's Second Saturday in Beacon, and wow is it a big one. The No. 3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works down near Brother's Trattoria has opened again after taking a summer hiatus. This is your chance to step inside the mysterious destination that at times has the blinds drawn to protect the work inside. Maria Lago has new work in her gallery, with Cartas a Mi Madre.

While you're exploring, do step inside the Marion Royael gallery. Go allllll the way to the back to experience Mr. Yard, as we did yesterday. Here's a walk-through.
SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY GUIDE SNEAK PEEK
SPONSORED BY:
  No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
WRITTEN BY: Catherine Sweet
 
Art identified from left to right. Find descriptions of all of the exhibits in A Little Beacon Blog's Art Gallery Guide.
  • Top 1: At No. 3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works: artist Mariam Aziza Stephen and poet Julia Johnson, Hatched in the Drift; artist talk at 5:30pm Saturday
  • Left 2: At the Gallery at Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, it's the last Second Saturday to see John Sabraw's Anthrotopographies.
  • Right 3: Global Art Museum (new venue); Liao Yibai's work in Eustatia opening show.
  • Left 4: Randy Calderone's What I Saw solo photography show at Oak Vino.
  • Right 5: Meghan Spiro at Bau Gallery, Without Fear & Full of Love, a deeply personal autobiographical art show exploring the theme of domestic violence. Read more about the show at WagMag.
VISIT THE FULL ART GALLERY GUIDE
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

HV Tech Festival & Hackathon
Day
: Friday & Saturday, October 11-12, 2019
Time: Visit website for Conference & Hackathon schedule
Location: SUNY Orange & Mount St Mary’s College, Newburgh, NY
Information >

The Beacon Record & CD Fest
Day
: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Hall Building, 413 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Information >

Walk & Talk: Let’s Talk Trees
Day
: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 10am
Location: Dennings Point, Water Ecology Center, 199 Dennings Ave, Beacon, NY
Information >

Bubbles & Balance
Day
: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 5-8pm
Location: The Inn & Spa in Beacon, 151 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The Beacon Historical Society Hosts 3rd Annual Ghost Tour
Days
: Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Hall Building, 413 Main Street (Teller Avenue Lawn), Beacon NY
Information >

beBhakti Anniversary Party
Day
: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: beBhakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt Street Beacon, NY
Information >

East Northeast (ENE) International Film Festival
Dates
: October 10-14, 2019
Time: Visit website for schedule
Location: Newburgh, NY
Information >

Community Book Drive For Incarcerated People in the Hudson Valley
Days
: October 12-November 1, 2019
Time: After 12pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Niche Fall Factory Sale
Your chance to get 50%-80% off beautiful, handmade lighting from this mega-brand that is based in Beacon.
Day: Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019
Time: 9am-4pm (Sat), 10am-2pm (Sun)
Location: Niche Factory, 310 Fishkill Ave. Unit #11, Beacon, NY
Information >

8th Annual Catoberfest
Day: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Hudson Valley Brewery, 2 Churchill St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
The Great Pumpkin Run
Day
: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 7am (Registration) 9am (Race)
Location: Kelder’s Farm, 5755 US-209, Kerhonkson, NY
Information >

Visit the 5K Races Guide for upcoming races.

 


BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

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

SALE ALERT! 20% Off
Just in time for fall weather - cozy yet fitted sweaters to keep you warm as the temperatures drop. Pick up one this weekend and do visit their clearance rack in the back! Plenty of dresses are in stock, and jewelry too. Did you see the "Witchy Sleeve" dress we love? In our Insta-Stories now. Look through the racks. You're going to find something you're going to get compliments on.
 
SECOND SATURDAY ART: Pictured here is Darryl himself hanging a painting from Beacon-based artist Catherine Welshman that remains on display.

 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
There are plenty of delicate wire-frames in stock at Luxe Optique, but there are also these deliciously thick and glossy frames for those of you who need an update to your collection. Think of glasses as you do your shoes. You need different ones with different moods and outfits. Walk in and try on a pair!

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
As the weather gets cooler, adding an extra layer for traveling to the reception or in between taking outdoor photos can be a nice addition to your gown. We love this stunning Bridal Jacket by  @bylillianwest.
PS: Did you see that Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique is expanding?

Book your appointment with Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique today or call them at (845) 761-2900!

 



 
 
Eat Church Food Truck
511 Fishkill Avenue
at Industrial Arts Brewing
(past Auto Zone and the Barking Frog)

It is happening...a Pig Roast at Eat Church during their "Sunday Service" from 12pm-7pm (rotisserie chicken and veggie options will be available). All served with Coconut Rice, Red Thai Curry, and Som Tam Papaya Salad! Better get there early.
 
 

 

 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 South Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
845-834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
The Crafty Hammer has a new lineup of screw guns for the shop and a sweet new scroll saw for cutting intricate pieces. Try these out at their upcoming workshops starting October 19th! They're working hard to finalize the website and their workshop listings this week. It will be up and running soon. Stay tuned!

Carson Calhoun Workshop Series
Days
: October 11-13, 2019
Time: Visit website for workshop times
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY
Workshops include Rocket Yoga, Arm Balances & Inversions (Level 1 & 2), Learn To Float, and Yoga For Strength & Mobility.
Information >
 

 
Kids Guide sponsored by Kumon Beacon
Bakeology 101 for Teens
Day
: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 3:30-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Pumpkin Painting at HV Food Hall
Day
: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 4-7pm
Location: HV Food Hall, 388 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >
 
For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide
Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

Welcome to our newest advertiser in A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide, ColdFit Cryotherapy! Located at 473 Main Street, Suite 4. This used to be the Watkins Press building, which is now an architect's office, and location of Cryotherapy. We have been inside their office and seen the chamber that gets you super cold for a few minutes for the Cryotherapy treatments which can provide relief from pain, quick recovery from muscle soreness & fatigue, and could burn up 800 calories all in one 3-minute session.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
240 E Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: "You can choose whether you want to be in the center of the action or take a breathe and within steps feel miles from it all. Peaceful living while conveniently close to Mount Beacon's hiking trails, shops, restaurants, schools, park, and Metro North."
Price: $419,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty 845-831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
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HIRING
  • Front Of House (Truck) Cashier at Eat Church
    Details >
  • Chef/Kitchen Help at Eat Church
    Details >
  • Engagement Editor at Highlands Current
    Details >
  • Senior Editor at Highlands Current
    Details >
  • Optometrist at Luxe Optique
    Details >
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore
A reminder from Antalek & Moore that this week is Fire Prevention Week and our friends over at Beacon Professional Firefighters - IAFF Local 3490 shared some great tips to help keep us all safe in the event of a fire.⠀
       
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 >
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. And how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
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 >
MASTHEAD
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 9/20/2019

There are a few opportunities coming up that are new, or perhaps new to you. We dedicated some writing time to them so that you'll read all about them in our articles, to help you decide what to do.

Plus, we're sending a big "Thank You!" to two new sponsors of A Little Beacon Blog:
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

BUY TICKETS NOW!
2019 Fall Fashion Showcase Fundraiser
Day:
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: The Beacon Hotel, 424 Main St., Beacon, NY
Fall Fashion Showcase to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of The Hudson Valley. Live music, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, shopping and a fashion show.
Buy Tickets Online >
Want to know more about Beacon's newest Fashion Fundraiser? We have the scoop on the inspiration behind this event...



Beacon Independent Film Festival 5.5
It's Back! In Mini Version

Days: Friday to Sunday, September 20-22, 2019
Time: See website for screening schedule.
Location: Story Screen Beacon Theater, 445 Main St., Beacon, NY
We've got the scoop on this one too! Find out the meaning of the "5.5" and why they are calling it a mini festival...
Information >

Stony Kill Foundation Country Fair
Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

NY Blood Center Blood Drive
Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Tabernacle of Christ Church, 483 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Slaterpalooza Fundraiser for Slater Chemical Fire Company, Inc. in Glenham
Day:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 1 to 9 pm
Location: 76 Old Glenham Road, Glenham, NY
Information >
Why the name "Slater?" Improve your Glenham trivia knowledge and find out!

Classics For Kids presents Instrument Petting Zoo & Concert
Day:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

 

 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 
Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street
www.darrylsny.com

Add some sparkle to your life with this adorable dress from Adore. So flirty, so easy. You'll be able to wear this dress again and again with different statement jewelry (think big bracelets or a headpiece) at Darryl's Clothing Boutique in Beacon. Go now to check their jewelry collection!


 


 
 


Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Here's a little secret: This line of frames pictured here is called La Font. This leopard print - camouflaged in the brick - is understated, yet is one of the most striking styles coming from Luxe Optique. La Font continues to make this pattern in different shapes - which look great tinted as a sunglass. Not only that, but these frames are solid. As in, you can even exercise in them.

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


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

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the dummy light)

As the bride on your special day, your dress needs to be just right. This #lambshillbride took her Lillian West gown, which was originally a fit-and-flare, into an A-line. Don't shy away from adding finishing touches to your gown that express who you are!

Book your appointment with Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique today or call them at (845) 761-2900!


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

 

 


Eat Church Food Truck

511 Fishkill Avenue
(past Auto Zone and the Barking Frog)

PEOPLE! New food truck alert! At the newly opened Industrial Arts Brewing on Fishkill Avenue (aka Route 52). We give a hearty welcome to Eat Church as a new sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide!

In their words, Eat Church is: "Food as punk as truck and a celebration of community. Let us commune to give thanks and praises for the bounty of the Hudson Valley. Rock. Roll. Eat. Amen."
 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, Eat Church, 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!

 

 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 South Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
The Crafty Hammer is a proud sponsor of the Beacon Fairy Walk (9/21 and 9/28), a walking theatre production incorporating Beacon’s beautiful landscape. Local artists and community members create a magical path that follows a story set in a fairy grove hidden within Beacon's University Settlement Camp.

Health Renewal Workshop
Day:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Niyama Studio/Bending Horse Yoga, 68 Mason Circle, Beacon, NY
Information >

Stray H.E.L.P Fundraiser Yoga Class
Day:
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Information >

Thank you to 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.


Kids Guide sponsored by Kumon Beacon

 

 
Compass Arts
Days: Beginning Monday, September 23, 2019
Location: 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
Visit the class guide for a full listing of classes beginning at Compass Arts this Monday!
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
446 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

From Gate House Realty: “This 1850s home offers the characteristics of times past but with all the modern living conveniences.“
Price: $325,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore
Antalek & Moore, along with Abilities First and Dutchess County's Think Differently, will be celebrating Antalek staff member Brian this coming Monday, September 23, beginning at noon at the Antalek & Moore offices located at 340 Main St., Beacon.

County Executive Marcus Molinaro will be there to speak more about the program and how other businesses in the area can also support organizations like Abilities First and their students right here in the local community.

Come show your support to three amazing organizations that are truly making a difference here in Beacon!
       
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 the creative processs can happen more easily.
Details >

 
BeaconArts :: Meet Up
Day: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Location: Industrial Arts Brewing Company, 511 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY

Please join BeaconArts for their monthly meet-up on Wednesday, September 25, at Industrial Arts Brewing Company where we will learn about one of BeaconArts' newest business members.

The meeting will focus on what BeaconArts has been up to lately. We’ll announce the artists selected for the bus shelter project and show you a preview of their work.

Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. And how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
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 >
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 - 9/13/2019

Lots of options for your Saturday! You'll need to plot carefully. It's a beautiful weekend to be in Beacon. Scroll down this list to see what you want to do...

Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide Sneak Peek

SPONSORED BY: No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
SECOND SATURDAY WRITTEN BY:
Catherine Sweet
Thank you to No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works for sponsoring the Art Gallery Guide!
Here's your Second Saturday Sneak Peak, but get the full view at A Little Beacon Blog's Art Gallery Guide!
  • Top Left: Dylan Wood in the Spirit of Beacon photo exhibition at the Howland Public Library
  • Top Right: Mark Thomas Gibson at Mother Gallery
  • Bottom Left: Samantha Palmeri at Catalyst
  • Bottom Right: Beacon artist Andre Junget at Bannerman Island Gallery
VISIT THE FULL ART GALLERY GUIDE
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Day
: September 13-15, 2019
Time: 10am-5pm (Friday), 10am-6pm (Saturday), 10am-5pm (Sunday)
Location: Lyndhurst Estate, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Information >

Hudson Valley Reads The Mueller Report
Days/Times
: Friday, September 13, 2019 / 9:30am - 10pm
Days/Times: Sunday, September 14, 2019 / 10am - 10pm
Location: The Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn, 489 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
According to the Beacon Free Press, there will be 50 readers and musical interludes during some redacted sections. Free parking is available across the street.

Free Prop Building for Beacon Fairy Walk at The Crafty Hammer
Day: Saturday, September 14
Time: 11am-3pm
RSVP: Click HERE
Location: 4 South Chestnut St., Beacon, NY  12508
The Crafty Hammer in Beacon, NY is hosting a makers session for those who would like to make a fairy house to be used in the play taking place at the Settlement Camp next weekend.
Information >

Celebration Of Life For Jack Dexter, Former Legistlator
Day: Saturday, September 14
Time: 2pm-4pm
Location: St. Rocco's Hall, 26 South Chestnut St., Beacon, NY 12508

CANCELED Due To Illness
“Birth Strike” with Jenny Brown - Reading & Discussion
Day
: Friday, September 13, 2019

Hudson River Craft Beer Festival
Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 1:30-5:30pm (12:30 VIP)
Location: 1 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY 12508 (Beacon Metro-North train station)
Information >

4th Annual Chefs for Clearwater
Day
: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 5:30pm
Location: The Culinary Institute of America, Farquharson Hall in Roth Hall, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY
Information >

The Artichoke Storytelling Series
Day
: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 8pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert with Brentano String Quartet
Day
: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: 4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

SAVE THE DATE
Nourish Night @ Meyer's Olde Dutch
Day
: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 5:30-9pm
Location: Meyer’s Olde Dutch, 184 Main St., Beacon, NY
The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and Meyer’s Olde Dutch bring together a special event with friends and community for an evening of fun and food to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
Walk/Run For Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
Day
: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 9am Registration begins.
Register online: Click here
Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY 12508
This is the sixth year hosting the 5K Walk/Run for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) by Jessica Salomon, a local resident and mother of a son, Jayden, who was born with SCD. Read more about it from when A Little Beacon Blog covered this issue back in 2015.
Information >
 

 

 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END

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

Yeah, you did... Show off that you mean it with those bell sleeves on this Joseph Ribkoff hi-low top with a little stand-up collar. Try it on this weekend - or any day of the week! - at Darryl's Clothing Boutique in Beacon.
PS: Did you see Darryl's feature in today's Highlands Current? Congratulations!
 
SECOND SATURDAY ART: See the art exhibit from the Beacon-based artist Catherine Welshman, in Darryl's now.


Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Get your sunnies for fall now at Luxe Optique. This mini-collection is one of many from Anne Valentin, a line that feels very special and unique, and is perfect for those entering into an "eyewear collection" frame of mind (pun intended!). There's a bit of a party this weekend at Luxe Optique... Head in to see what we mean.

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)

The next Trunk Show starts today, and will continue through Sunday, September 15, featuring gowns by Hayley Paige. This is a great opportunity to go into Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique to experience the shop itself, and meet their gown collection.

Book your appointment with Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique today or call them at (845) 761-2900!


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

 


 
Friday nights are made for brownie sundaes! Find one of Beacon's best at Pandorica, near Play and Bank Square.
 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, 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!

 

 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 South Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
The Crafty Hammer is a proud sponsor of the Beacon Fairy Walk (Saturdays, 9/21 and 9/28), a walking theatre production incorporating Beacon’s beautiful landscape. Local artists and community members create a magical path that follows a story set in a hidden fairy grove within Beacon's University Settlement Camp.

Monotype Printing with Christine Seymour-Price
Day:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 4-5pm
Location: CreateSpace Beacon, 145 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

MVT 109 with Phoebe Miller
Day
: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 5-6:30pm
Location: Namastesis Yoga & Wellness, 1065 Main St., Suite H, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Thank you to 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.


 
 
Beacon Athletics presents Girls In Sports Day
Day
: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Beacon Athletics, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
Information >

Free Prop Building for Beacon Fairy Walk at The Crafty Hammer
Day: Saturday, September 14
Time: 11am-3pm
RSVP: Click HERE
Location: 4 South Chestnut St., Beacon, NY 12508
The Crafty Hammer in Beacon, NY, is hosting a makers session for those who would like to make a fairy house to be used in the play. The event is free and kids are encouraged to come and will have a great time.

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

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
11 Commerce Street, Beacon, NY 12508
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: "One of a kind Italianate Victorian located in the heart of Beacon's historic district!”
Price: $3,500 (rental)
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore
A reminder from Antalek & Moore that it is a busy time on the roads: school buses picking up children all around, parents in a rush to drop off their kids without being late to work, and kids on bikes rushing to catch first period.  Remember to be patient when a school bus is loading and unloading kids, and watch for kids walking to school. Read more helpful tips in our latest sponsored post.
       
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 the creative process can happen more easily.
Details >

 
BeaconArts :: Tiny Concerts at The Shelter
Take the Beacon Free Loop to the next "Tiny Concerts @ The Shelter!" featuring Choi Fairbanks.
Day: Saturday, September 14
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: Bus Shelter at Cliff and Main Streets (Next to Beacon Bread Co.)
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. And how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
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 >
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 - 9/6/2019

Plenty to do this weekend in and around Beacon! The shops we stopped into today (Luxe Optique, Zakka Joy, Darryl's Clothing Boutique, Beacon Barkery) are full, though you might not have thought, as the sidewalk was light with walkers. It was because the shoppers were inside! There is so much for you to find in Beacon. Tag us during your adventures!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer



7th Hoptember Festival at Dutchess Hops
Day
: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 1-5pm (VIP starts at 11:30am)
Location: Eastern View Farm (aka Dutchess Hops), 1167 Noxon Road, Lagrangeville, NY
More than 25 local brewers, distillers and cider-makers join local farms and restaurants. Live music.
Information >

Closing Exhibition Performance: Ethan Cohen KUBE
"Orphans of Painting II"
Day
: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 3pm
Location: 211 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon, NY
Orphans of Painting II is an exhibition of international artists who may identify first and foremost as painters but expand their practice into other formal registers, creating hybridized art forms somewhat disparate from their primary medium. A special performance by Jon Tsoi will take place at 3 pm.
Information >

10th Annual Chefs Farm Fresh Fundraiser Dinner at Bannerman's
Day
: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: see below
Location: Bannerman's Island, Beacon, NY
The Bannerman Castle Trust’s tour boat, the Estuary Steward, will bring attendees to Bannerman’s Island from the dock at the Beacon Waterfront (across from the Beacon railroad station) - for two different bookings - the first at 3 pm and the second at 4:30 pm.
Information >

Farm Dance Gala 2019 at Glynwood
Day
: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 4:30-9:30pm
Location: Glynwood, 362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring, NY
Information >

26th Annual Fine Arts & Craft Fair in Fishkill
Day
: Sunday, September 8, 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Main St, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Wee Play Community Mural Dedication & Donor Sign Unveiling
Day
: Sunday, September 8, 2019
Time: 4-5pm
Location: Memorial Park, Fishkill Ave, Beacon, NY
During the summer, the bathroom at Memorial Park was painted by volunteers. Sunday is the Dedication Celebration after the completion of the community mural and the unveiling of the Wee Woods Donor Sign. Light refreshments provided by Wee Play.
Information >
 

9/11: Beacon's "We Will Never Forget" Memorial Ceremony
Day
: Tuesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 9am
Location: Patriot Park, corner of Verplanck Ave. and Matteawan Road. (near the Beacon High School track)
Come together to honor, remember, and reunite. The City of Beacon and the City of Beacon Fire Department invite you to a ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001.


Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
This Guide is made possible by the sponsorship of The Crafty Hammer.
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


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

Meow! The faux animal print is in at Darryl's Clothing Boutique! The boutique is loving fall, and you will love the jackets you see in there, both cropped and shaped. This off-the-shoulder dress from designer Eva Varro is a show-stopper, as are the other dresses - and the black belts with cool hardware that you can decorate with. Do check these out in person...



 



Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Look up close at the white side of this frame: it is granite, from the Hong Kong-based design house Rigards. Available now in white or black at Luxe Optique. Usually the side eye shade is soft, but not this rock-hard design. As delicate as they look, Rigards are created to be collector's items, to be worn and handed down to the next generation.


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
SAVE THE DATE!
The next Trunk Show will be held the weekend of September 13th-15th featuring gowns by Hayley Paige.
Book your appointment with Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique today or call them at (845) 761-2900!


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




 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, 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!

 
 

The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
The Crafty Hammer is a proud sponsor of the Beacon Fairy Walk (9/21 and 9/28), a walking theatre production incorporating Beacon’s beautiful landscape. Local artists and community members create a magical path that follows a story set in a fairy grove hidden within Beacon's University Settlement Camp.
SPECIAL FREE KIDS CLASS:
Day: Saturday, September 14
Time: 11am-3pm
RSVP: beaconfairywalk@gmail.com
The Crafty Hammer in Beacon, NY is hosting a makers session for those who would like to make a fairy house to be used in the play.
 
Thank you to 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.
 
 


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
66 Roundtree Court, Beacon, NY
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathroom | Rental Home

From Gate House Realty: “Great townhouse! End unit with private fenced-in yard. Large living room with French doors to deck. Gas fireplace for those cool nights. Updated kitchen with newer appliances.”
Price: $2,250/month (rental)
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency has a special reminder for you regarding kid and bus safety now that school has started: "Share the road with school buses. We know the first few days take a little longer to get the kids loaded, but be patient! Who doesn't love a good first day back-to-school picture with their kids waving from the bus? According to the National Safety Council, the most dangerous area for children is within 10 feet of their bus. So give them space to load and unload. This is especially true in the first few weeks of school as kids are excited and getting used to this year's routine."
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your Pop-Up, Business Meeting, Client Presentation, Workshop, and more. Now is the time to book Holiday Parties, Holiday Pop-Up Shops, and Special Events!
Details >
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. And how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
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 >
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 - 8/9/2019

Second Saturday art openings! Corn Festival with a Corn Muffin Contest! It's a beautiful weekend to be in Beacon. Look down this list to see what you want to do...

Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide Sneak Peek

Here's your Second Saturday Sneak Peek, but get the full view at A Little Beacon Blog's Art Gallery Guide!
  • Top Left: Faith Adams at Bau Gallery
  • Top Right: Steve Duffy at RiverWinds Gallery
  • Bottom Left: Davina Semo at Parts & Labor Beacon. Beacon’s newest gallery uniquely pairs works by one younger or emerging artist and one more-established artist.
  • Bottom Right: Timeless Art | The American Quilt at the Howland Cultural Center
GALLERY GUIDE
SPONSORED BY:
 

SECOND SATURDAY WRITTEN BY:
Catherine Sweet
Thank you to No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works for sponsoring the Art Gallery Guide!
VISIT THE FULL ART GALLERY GUIDE
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

Pavonine Yoga Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Day:
Friday, August 9, 2019
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Pavonine Yoga, 488 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Great Hudson River Fish Count - Beacon
Day: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Location: Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY
Information >

“Cork and Knife” Book Signing
Day:
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Utensil Kitchenware, 143 Main St., Beacon, NY
Read more about authors Matt & Emily and their new book in our article!
Information >

Mud Brud Mayhem’s Brave Tailor Maid: The Musical
Days:
Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11, 2019
Time: Saturday, 3 & 8 pm; Sunday, 3 & 7 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Corn Festival
Days:
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Location: Pete & Toshi Riverfront Park, 1 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
Read about the Corn Muffin Contest!
Information >

Seafood Boil & Sidra Fest
Day:
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Location: Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchards, 115 N. Ohioville Road, New Paltz, 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

For those who always wanted a motorcycle jacket, but were like... "Can I actually rock it? Is it really comfortable enough? Can I move my arms well enough?" You need a quilted motorcycle jacket made of soft fabric. The quilted zipper motorcycle jacket is at Darryl's Clothing Boutique right now in olive from Lysee’s Fall 2019 collection. Grab it for an easy evening cover as you head out to dinner.

SECOND SATURDAY ART: See the art exhibit from the Beacon-based artist Catherine Welshman in Darryl's now.
 

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Pictured here is "Emily Men, Meeow," a globetrotting stylist. She is wearing a frame from Leisure Society, which is dedicated to heirloom design; creating an object once with the intention of having it last forever. The collection is made with only the most luxurious of components: titanium frames, 12, 18, & 24k gold plating, diamonds, and buffalo horn. But guess what? These specs also come with a lifetime warranty. Walk into Luxe Optique to try on a pair.
 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)

Isn't this @wilderlybride gown perfect for a fall wedding? We are loving the lace sleeves on this one! Book your appointment with Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique today!


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




 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, 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!


 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
Look at these guys! The Crafty Hammer is building boxes to store the creations that are coming out of there. You have a front-row seat to watch their vision come to life down in the middle of Main Street, between Rite Aid and the Beacon Flea. Check out this Instagram video to see more.
Call (845) 834-9665 (WOOD) to inquire!
 
Thank you to 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.
 
 

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
446 Union Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: "This 1850s home offers the characteristics of times past but with all the modern living conveniences.”
Price: $325,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore
Antalek & Moore is one of the first local businesses to show an advertisement on the big screen at Story Screen. Go down and watch a movie and look for them, and other local businesses who are in lights! The advertisement stars Susan Pagones and Vince Lemma. Most importantly, stop by their office on Main Street to go over your insurance needs, of course!
       
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 endeavors can happen more easily.
Details >

 
BeaconArts :: Tiny Concerts at The Shelter
Take the Beacon Free Loop to the next "Tiny Concerts @ The Shelters!" Meet at the Metro-North Station at 1 pm and board the next outbound bus to Main Street. Get off at the Post Office and stroll down to the nearby bus shelter. A tiny 20-minute acoustic set with Liz Kelly will start at 1:25 pm, then hop back on the bus, arriving at Metro-North about 2 pm. Check out their Facebook Event page for details.
Beacon Arts >
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. Also important: training in how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
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 >
NEW OPPORTUNITY ON ALBB
Wee Play's Community Mural Project Needs Kids To Help Paint (Volunteer)!
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 - 8/2/2019

Tough call on whether it will rain this weekend, but if it does, you know you can duck into The Crafty Hammer for a little project while you wait out the rain! Plus they usually have snacks. The Crafty Hammer is a sponsor of A Little Beacon Blog's Event Guide and Classes Guide, which helps make bringing this newsletter to you possible! Tag us in your adventures!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

Sound Peace
Day:
Friday, August 2, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Sun & Earth | Farm & Food From Common Ground Farm
Day:
Saturday, August 3, 2019 (Rain Date: Sunday, August 4)
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Location: Common Ground Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
See A Little Beacon Blog's Article Here >
Information >

"Timeless Art: The American Quilt" Opening Reception
Day:
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 6 pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

5th Annual Club/Draw Picnic
Day:
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Time: 2 to 9 pm
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave., 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

There's still time to romp around this summer - and Darryl's Clothing Boutique is making it easy! Breeze through these warm August nights in an outfit like the one pictured here. And then, top it with this black and white necklace, imported from Italy, exclusively in the Hudson Valley at Darryl's. Check our InstaStories in the "Sponsors" section for how this little necklace works! It's a wrap-around and the circles come together. Stylish for any season. Neat!
HOT TIP! Darryl's is now open daily 11 am to 6 pm!

 

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
According to some, the Anne Valentin line is the easiest first frame to bring home from Luxe Optique - and to launch your collection of eyewear. The concept of collecting glasses is new to some, while others have five, 12, even 30 pairs of glasses. You can see how easy collecting can be when you visit Luxe to see the wide range of styles to fit the wide range of heads and eyes in this world.

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
The Lillian West Trunk Show is this weekend! Be one of the first brides - in the world - to try on the Lillian West Spring 2020 collection! Lambs Hill Bridal boutique was selected by the Justin Alexander Company to preview this new line before it's released to the public. Shop the whole collection of brand-new wedding dresses, and enjoy 10% off any Lillian West design, August 2-4th only!⠀



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




NEXT MONTH! Did you know that on the 30th of each month, Barb's Butchery hosts a 30% Off The Freezer Sale? Mark your calendar for this month! Set it on repeat.

Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, 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!


 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
There's a wide range of craft-making at The Crafty Hammer. The best part? No crafting skills at all are required. The Crafty Hammer is packed with super nice instructors who can help you with anything from squirting paint to powering up a power drill. Drop in for a quickie makers-session to see what it's all about. The shop is booking Fall Retreats now for team-building opportunities, as everyone bonds around doing their own thing with wood and paint! Call (845) 834-9665 (WOOD) to inquire!
PERKS: The storefront is air-conditioned, and has free snacks and juice!

Sip & Stretch with Firefly Yoga
Day:
Friday, August 2, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Price: $20
Location: Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchards, 155 N. Ohioville Road, New Paltz, NY
Information >

Introduction to Plant ID
Day:
Friday, August 2, 2019
Time: 5 to 6 pm
Location: One Nature, 178 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Journal Writing for Self-Reflection and Discovery with Karen Lippitt
Day:
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Location: CreateSpace Beacon, 145 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Thank you to 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.
 
A few camps are available now, so scroll through A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide to find out which ones you can hop into.
 
 
 
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
FOR SALE:
57 Dinan St., Beacon, NY 12508
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: “This home boasts original woodwork and hardwood floors. Enjoy the view of Mount Beacon from the back porch off of kitchen. Walk to Main Street and Metro North.“
Price: $258,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
VIEW THIS LISTING
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore
Notice anything new about this picture? The P&L 340 Main sign to the right of the door! The letters stand for Pagones & Lemma! The Antalek & Moore building has new owners: Susan Antalek Pagones and Vince Lemma, executive partners at the insurance agency. Congratulations!
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your Pop-Up, Business Meeting, Client Presentation, Workshop, and more. Booking now for Fall and Winter Retreat/Meetings and Pop-Ups.
Details >
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. Also important: how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
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 >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
Local Businesses Are Currently Seeking
  • Marketing Manager/Director at ViaHero
    Details
  • Mid-Level Full-Stack Engineer at ViaHero
    Details
  • Web UX/UI Designer (P/T) at ViaHero
    Details
  • City Of Newburgh Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Hiring Administrative Positions - PART TIME
    Details
  • An Optometrist at Luxe Optique
    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 - 7/26/2019

Lots to do this weekend! Enjoy it, and tag us in your adventures!
BTW: In this month's Second Saturday newsletter two weeks ago, we misidentified two artists. This week we wanted to give them proper credit!
LEFT: I'll Melt With You is the show currently happening at Clutter. It is a celebration of Mister Melty from Buff Monster. Participating artists who tricked out their own cool blanks. Pictured here on the left is a piece by Quiccs

RIGHT: On the right is a painting is by Johann Ayoob, included in BeaconArts' first member show at Hudson Beach Gallery.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

Peekskill Film Festival
Days:
Friday to Sunday, July 26-28, 2019
Time: See website
Location: Paramount Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill, NY
Information >

Classic Theater Production of “Arsenic & Old Lace”
Days:
Thursday to Sunday, July 25-28, 2019
Times: See below
Location: Bannerman Island, Beacon, NY
Information >

Improv Comedy July Showcase!
Day:
Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >


Beacon Annual Cookout From I Am Beacon
Day:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Location: South Avenue Park, Beacon, NY
At the basketball court. It's lots of fun. Look for a special sign that The Crafty Hammer made for this year's event!
Information >

The Butterfly Festival At Stony Kill
Day: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

Live Concert: The Fred Zepplin Band
Day:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Second Annual Ice Cream Social at Boscobel
Day:
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

Danskammer Power Plant Debate - City Council Workshop Meeting
Day:
Monday, July 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Beacon City Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY (on the way to the train station)
Information >
There are talks of building and operating a new gas-fired power plant with a potential generating capacity of 525-575 megawatts on the shores of the Hudson River in the Town of Newburgh. The plant will use fracked gas, despite New York State having banned fracking "to protect our health and protect the climate," according to the City of Beacon's Resolution to Comment on the decision. Also in that draft resolution, the City of Beacon states that fracked gas is "especially dangerous to air and water quality of the communities outside of New York from which it is extracted, and the City of Beacon does not seek increased harms on any community, including outside of New York State."

Beacon's City Council will discuss their official position on the building of this power plant at this Monday's Workshop meeting after hearing from the developers and groups in opposition, including Scenic Hudson and Food and Water Watch. Beacon's Conservation Advisory Committee has already spoken out against the proposed building of the plant. This discussion is open to the public to sit in and listen, but members of the public are not able to speak at a Workshop. The public can speak in a regular City Council meeting, which happens the week after the Workshop.
 
 
Insane Inflatable 5K Run
Day: July 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 am
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
Information >

Kids Dash & Orchard 5K Run
Day:
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: 8 am & 8:30am
Location: Fishkill Farm, 9 Fishkill Farms Road, Hopewell Junction, NY
Information >
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


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

Get ready to cool down those hot summer colors! The stylists at Darryl's Clothing Boutique are getting ready for fall with splashes of deep hues of red and brown. Check out their storefront window for a fashion lineup, and step inside to see Joseph Ribkoff’s red swing crop jacket - perfect for any occasion. 
HOT TIP! Darryl's is now open daily, 11 to 6!





 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Locals sometimes look around Beacon these days and wonder: "Where did all of these people come from?" In addition to national press that Beacon has been receiving over the years (and the reach that A Little Beacon Blog creates!), a lot of credit goes to the stores who have rooted down in Beacon. Pictured here is the new billboard at Beacon's Metro-North train station, that Luxe Optique is currently advertising on. Customers seeking out Luxe Optique on Beacon's Main Street come from over 30 states, including New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California. Some patients even come from the UK!

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

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

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
There's so many different ways to style a wedding dress, with endless possibilities, but some dresses have very specific styles. During your appointment at Lambs Hill, their stylists will guide you through the process of figuring out the best accessory options for your unique look! 

SAMPLE SALE!!
Still happening is the National Bride Sale event, through Sunday, July 28! You get an extra 10% off their already discounted off-the-rack samples! Book your appointment while they still have some availability.

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




WE ORDERED IT! The light salad to beat the heat right now is The Pandorica's Appalapachia Salad: Romaine, apples, celery, cranberries, in a creamy chia seed dressing. Our salad pictured here has a special order of chicken on it. Plus a dessert of chilled cheesecake!

Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, 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!


 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
We love capturing the enthusiasm of our small business friends, so we're going to let The Crafty Hammer say this week's feature in their own words! They made a sign for the Beacon Annual Cookout (see the Events Listings above), and they are so stoked about it! "So happy to help support the Beacon Annual Cookout! It’s this Saturday at the basketball court off Wolcott, starting at 10 am. The Crafty Hammer donated some money and will be bringing lots of desserts!!! We are SO EXCITED!!!"
In-store perks: Air-conditioning, and free snacks and juice!

Invasive Species
Day:
Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 5 to 6 pm
Location: One Nature, 178 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Shamanic Reiki Training with Alison Jolicoeur
Days:
Friday to Sunday, July 26-28, 2019
Time: Friday, 6 to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Createspace Beacon, 145 Main St., Beacon, NY

Harvest Dye Materials
Day: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Location: Common Ground Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

One-Day Memoir Intensive With Donna Minkowitz
Day: Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Email: Minkowitz46@Gmail.com for location
Information >

Thank you to 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.
 
A few camps are available now, so scroll through A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide to find out which ones you can hop into.
 
 
 
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
FOR SALE:
57 Dinan Street, Beacon, NY 12508
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: “A beautiful, cozy and quaint cottage with charming original features with mountain views. A lot to offer for a cozy cottage - three-season porch, car port, detached garage and a covered back deck. “
Price: $329,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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Antalek & Moore
Notice anything new about this picture? The "P&L 340 Main" sign to the right of the door! It stands fo Pagones & Lemma! The Antalek & Moore building has new owners: Susan Antalek Pagones and Vince Lemma, executive partners at the insurance agency. Congratulations!
       
A Little Beacon Space :: Event Venue
Host your pop-up event, business meeting, client presentation, workshop, and more. We're now offering a special rate for teachers and music recitals, so that creative can happen more easily.
Details >
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. Also important: having the courage to put yourself out there. Tin Shingle will walk you through this, too!
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 >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
  • Marketing Manager/Director at ViaHero
    Details
  • Mid-Level Full-Stack Engineer at ViaHero
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  • Web UX/UI Designer (P/T) at ViaHero
    Details
  • City Of Newburgh Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Hiring Administrative Positions - PART TIME
    Details
  • An Optometrist at Luxe Optique
    Details
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Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Happening This Weekend - 7/19/2019

So. Hot. But beautiful! Here's your Adventure Day Trip in Beacon: Bike, walk or drive down to the River Pool at Beacon. It's a circle of benches with a net bottom - set right in the Hudson. Great for kids and adults who want to cool off when down at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. The pool's biggest fundraiser that keeps it free and staffed with lifeguards is this weekend, so see below in our Marathons section for details. Meanwhile, if you're too hot, or see someone who is overheating, take you or them to one of Beacon's cooling centers. Days and times are here.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

Heathers The Musical
Days:
Thursday to Saturday, July 18-20, 2019
Time: See below
Location: Beacon High School Theatre, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
Friday, July 19 at 7 pm - Seventeen Cast
Saturday, July 20 at 2 pm - Seventeen Cast
Saturday, July 20 at 7 pm - Scrunchie Cast
Information >

Dia Staff Art Show Opening
Day:
Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, NY
Information >


Springfield Baptist Church’s Annual Fish Fry
Day:
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Location: 8 Church St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon Festival
Day:
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Location: Barton Orchards, 63 Appletree Lane, Poughquag, NY
Information >

Live Concert w/ Last Minute Soulmates
Day:
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 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.
 
 
The 16th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim
Fundraiser For The River Pool at Beacon
Day:
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Water Street, Newburgh, NY
All swimmers must pre-register by Friday, July 19, 2019. Read more about this race in this article
 

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END


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

Check out the latest collection in Darryl's window. It features designer MC Oasis, who creates versatile pieces in pleated fabrics reminiscent of Issey Miyake. The one-size-fits-most collection pairs well with fitted items such as leggings, pencil skirts or a slim dress. She also produces a pant with the same pleated fabric.
STORE HOURS ALERT!
Darryl's Clothing Boutique is now open seven days per week! Now when you need something, you can know that they are open after 11 am. You can find Darryl's updated store hours in A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide, and right here:
Monday, 11 - 6; Tuesday, 11 - 6; Wednesday, 11 - 6; Thursday, 11 - 6; Friday, 11 - 7; Saturday, 11 - 7; Sunday 11 - 5
 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
This frame by sabine be shows how versatile the line is. Very playful styles from the designer are in Luxe Optique right now, and these zebra-striped specs are on the tame end. Go inside to try them on to see how these bold lines look on your face! Probably pretty fantastic.
PS: Non-prescription sunglasses are 15% off for the month of July! Exclusions apply.

 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

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

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Sweetheart Gowns have just been added to the collection at Lambs Hill with their flirty yet innocent designs, beautiful beadwork and attention to detail. This style pictured here is even available in a plus size!

SAMPLE SALE!!
Still happening is the National Bride Sale Event, going on through Sunday, July 28! You get an extra 10% off their already discounted off-the-rack samples! Book your appointment while they still have some availability.

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




MENU TIP: A light salad to beat the heat right now is The Pandorica's Appalapachia Salad: Romaine, apples, celery, cranberries, in a creamy chia seed dressing. Order it up and tell us how it is!

Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, 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!


 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
At The Crafty Hammer, walk-ins are welcome to find something fun to do! Pictured here are Peggy and her friend, up from Queens, making Scrabble tile designs. It was Peggy's first time ever using a screw gun!
PLUS: The Crafty Hammer was just featured in The Highlands Current! Read all about it!
PERKS: The space is air-conditioned, with free snacks and juice!
 

Pollinators
Day:
Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 6 pm
Location: One Nature, 178 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Thank you to 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.
 
A few camps are available now, so scroll through A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide to find out which ones you can hop into.
 
 

Tapestry Weaving for Ages 11-14 with Carole Penner
Day:
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm
Location: Create Space, 145 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
RENTAL:
106 Wesley Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom
From Gate House Realty: “Completely renovated modern open-concept home with mountain views on a quite secluded street. Only minutes to City of Beacon's West End. Lovely light throughout the Scandinavian-influenced architecture, high ceilings, solid wide-plank white pine floors. Stone and butcher block counters highlight the light-filled kitchen with a bonus pantry. Two bedrooms, two full baths, master has en suite with spacious walk-in shower, honed marble hex flooring. Huge backyard and back deck with built-in benches and fire pit off kitchen is amazing entertaining area. Available September 1.“
Price: $2,400/month
Real estate agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
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Antalek & Moore
Did you know that Antalek & Moore can get you covered with business insurance? If you have a business, and if you don't have business insurance, you'll want to call them today for rates and what types of problems this insurance covers. If you encounter a problem, the first question a lawyer may ask you is: "Do you have business insurance?" Make sure you have the right answer.
       
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 endeavors can happen easily.
Details >
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. Also covered: how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
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 >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
Luxe Optique Is Currently Seeking
  • 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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Happening This Weekend - 7/12/2019

It's a big art weekend in Beacon! Exhibits include not-to-be missed events, like the Beacon Historical Society's Postcard, Book, and Ephemera Show and Sale at the Veterans Building. There is also a new gallery on North Avenue that is opening an exciting exhibit. 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 Sneak Peek

Here's your Second Saturday Sneak Peek, but get the full view at A Little Beacon Blog's Art Gallery Guide!
  • Top Left: Darryl's Clothing Boutique (near Bank Square) features Beacon-based Catherine Welshman, an artist for 20 years who has shown her work in many of Beacon's galleries and shops. This weekend's opening is a rite of passage. Stop in!
  • Top Right: Catalyst Gallery continues to show Jamie Taylor, Rachel Williams and Sunwha Gil, who makes vibrant abstract oil paintings,
  • Bottom Left: Clutter Magazine Gallery features I'll Melt With You, with a flavor for everyone. This creation is by the artist Quiccs.
  • Bottom Right: The Howland Public Library displays "Perfectly Puzzled," art from the students in Anderson Center for Autism's Expressive Outcomes program.
GALLERY GUIDE
SPONSORED BY:
 

SECOND SATURDAY WRITTEN BY:
Catherine Sweet
Thank you to No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works for sponsoring the Art Gallery Guide!
VISIT THE FULL ART GALLERY GUIDE
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Events Guide sponsored by The Crafty Hammer


 

Food and Farm Day at Glynwood
Day:
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: Glynwood, 362 Glynwood Road, Cold Spring, NY
Information >

"Perfectly Puzzled" Opening Reception
Day:
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: The Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Pandorica's Second Saturday 5th Anniversary Party with On The Sun
Day:
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: The Pandorica Restaurant, 165 Main St., Beacon, NY
On The Sun will be playing at The Pandorica, on Main Street in Beacon. It's their fifth anniversary celebrating great food, amazing atmosphere and the music you love!!
Information >

The Artichoke Storytelling Series
Day:
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Senior Musical Theatre Showcase
Day:
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm (doors 7:30 pm)
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Full Moon - Shamanic Reiki Hearth Circle
Day:
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Sacred Space Healing Arts, 436 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Take Action for Children: A Fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together
Day:
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: 2 Way Brewing Co., 18 West 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


In Darryl's Clothing Boutique now is the line, Petit Pois, by Vivian G, an American designer with a European flair who produces her collection in the USA. She is known for her eclectic mix of prints and patterns in lightweight mesh fabrics that are unique to her designs. While the fabrics are part of her signature, they are the secret to packing for travel, as they take up minimal space when packed for a weekend getaway or vacation, and they don't wrinkle!
SECOND SATURDAY ART OPENING: See the exhibit from Beacon-based artist Catherine Welshman, in Darryl's now.


 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
Featured here are a pair of Theo frames - you need to try them on to experience the full funky effect. The entire collection is even more colorful than this, yet includes subtle statement frames for men and women. Preview the entire collection that is in the shop at Luxe at their website, then stop in and see for yourself! If an updated prescription is holding you up, wait no longer. A beautiful doctor's office, where you can get a thorough eye exam, is located in the back.
PS: Nonprescription sunglasses are 15% off for the month of July! Exclusions apply.


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
SAVE THE DATE! 
SAMPLE SALE!! Don't you wish you were getting married every weekend so that you had reason to collect all of these gorgeous wedding gowns? Lambs Hill National Bride Sale Event is coming up Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, July 28! You get an extra 10% off their already discounted off-the-rack samples! Book your appointment while they still have some availability.

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




 
Thank you to Barb's Butchery, The Pandorica, 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!


 
 
The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)

@thecraftyhammerllc
The storefront window signage is UP at The Crafty Hammer! This has been a great new business to watch, as they have literally built a business in this location on South Chestnut Street and Main Street (across from Rite Aid). Have you seen their Family Scrabble Tile Project? 
CLASSES!
Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13: Scrabble Tiles!
Write yours and your loved one's names in wood and hang them in your living room, child’s bedroom, family den. Criss-cross them in all directions (and save a letter every time)! You will get raw wood, you’ll stain it, and then apply your letter and paint it on! Super simple! The Crafty Hammer pre-cuts the wood, and employees are by your side if you need any help!
Tiles are $5 each, minimum order is 10 tiles per person.
Buy online or in the shop when you walk in.
More perks: Air-conditioning, and free snacks and juice!
 
Thank you to 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 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 Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508
3 Bedroom, 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
Details + Pictures >
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HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore :: Client Spotlight
Susan and Vince from Antalek & Moore have been pounding the pavement to visit local Beacon businesses on Main Street. They have been documenting it all for a special video that will be coming out soon. Stay tuned!
       
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 works can happen more easily.
Details >


 
BeaconArts Member Show :: This Saturday At Hudson Beach Gallery
BeaconArts is pleased to present the first annual Member Show, opening Saturday, July 13 at Hudson Beach Gallery. The exhibition is organized by current BeaconArts Co-President Karlyn Benson and former BeaconArts President Theresa Gooby. The show features 70 BeaconArts member artists and runs through Sunday, August 4. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 13 from 6 to 9 pm.
BeaconArts >
Tin Shingle 
Need to get the word out about your business? Tin Shingle trains you in how to do this. And, just as important, how to have the courage to put yourself out there.
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 >
NEW JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
Luxe Optique Is Currently Seeking
  • A Licensed Optician
  • 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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Until next week!

Happening This Weekend - 7/5/2019

Summer Movie Nights are on! This weekend has a great collection of outside movie options. For your bug repellent, grab a tub of SallyeAnder's "No Bite Me!" cream. Available in many stores in Beacon, including the company's flagship store down near the Dummy Light. This famous cream is also made in Beacon.
Parking Guide Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for Car Insurance.
Events Guide Sponsored By The Crafty Hammer


 
The Beacon Pool Is Closed This Weekend
From the City of Beacon: "Due to major mechanical repairs, the City of Beacon Pool will be closed until Monday, July 8. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you next week!"

Movies On Bannerman Island: The Wizard of Oz
Day:
Friday, July 5, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: Bannerman Island, Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert with Shye & Dylan Owen
Day:
Friday, July 5, 2019
Time: 7 pm (doors)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Chef's Farm Fresh Dinner on Bannerman's Island
Day:
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: Boats leave at 3 and 4 pm
Location Bannerman Island, Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert with Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO)
Day:
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: 6 pm (doors), 7:35 pm (concert)
Location: Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

(Free) Summer Saturday Movie Nights Under The Walkway
Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse
Day:
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: Activities begin at 7 pm; film shown at sundown
Location: Walkway Over The Hudson, Upper Landing Park, 83 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY
Information >

(Free) West Point Band Presents Independence Day Celebration
with Fireworks
Day:
Saturday, July 6, 2019 (rain date is Sunday)
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Trophy Point Amphitheater
Free and open to all. Features performances by the West Point Concert Band, the band's field music group the Hellcats, and the Benny Havens Band. Fireworks displayed over the Hudson River.
Information >

Live Concert: Neil Alexander & Nail 20th Anniversary Tour
Day:
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Green Teen Mobile Market Opens Wednesday
Day:
Wednesdays, beginning July 10, 2019
Locations:
• Community Health Center parking lot (on Henry Street, 11 am to 12:30 pm)
• Forrestal Heights (parking lot #2 next to the Senior Friendship Center, 1 to 2 pm)
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

These hot summer days call for halter tops - all day, every day. Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique has this pink one in right now, plus a necklace to pair it with. The store is air-conditioned, so grab an iced coffee at Bank Square and head on up to this boutique!



 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
The brand of glasses pictured here is called Rigards. The frames are made with all "naturally found materials" such as granite, solid silver and aluminum. Made by five artists in a manufacturing facility in Hong Kong, the entire line of frames is made-to-order: Each frame is limited edition. Starting at $580, they can go up to at least $1,800 (like for the solid silver ones). The frames pictured here are a double layer. The outside darker glass is a magnetic clip, so that you can wear them as sunglasss. Or unclip it, and you're back to the regular glasses. One pair, double duty!

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)
We love this collaboration between Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique and their neighbors King & Curated, pairing a gown with these beautiful pearl earrings. Decklyn gown by Hayley Paige.

Call today to book your appointment to find your dream dress: (845) 765-2900.


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

 

 

The Crafty Hammer
4 S. Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
(845) 834-9665 (WOOD)
@thecraftyhammerllc
Quickly becoming a kid-favorite shop, the decorating projects at The Crafty Hammer are creatively fulfilling for kids and adults. The Crafty Hammer designs and prints their own stencils, which get placed onto wood blocks for you to decorate with your choice of over 50 colors, glitter, and other bling they have on their shelves. Kids' Birthday Parties can be set up in their special Kid Room (which has little-people tables), as well as Adult Workshops for those looking for creative retreats and meet-ups. Stop in for a $5 paint-a-board session like we did on July 4th!
More perks: air-conditioned, with free snacks and juice!
 
Sip & Stretch with Firefly Yoga
Day: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: Noon to 1 pm
Price: $20
Location: Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchards 155 N. Ohioville Road, New Paltz, NY
Information >
 
Thank you to 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.


 

Thank you to The PandoricaBarb'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!
 

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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 in A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
25 East Main Street #4, Beacon, NY 12508
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
From Gate House Realty: “2 Bedroom apartment with office near east end of Main Street. Hardwood floors, laundry in basement, walking distance to shops, restaurants and Hudson Valley Brewery. Approximately 1000 square feet. Heat and hot water included. One parking spot ($50 a month). Sorry, no pets. Available July 1st.“

Located down the street from Dogwood and the boutique Artifact Beacon. Situated above the barber shop Abscission, that was just featured on A Little Beacon Blog.”
Price: $2,100/month
Real estate agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >
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HEADLINE NEWS FROM OUR SPONSORS

 
Antalek & Moore :: Safety for the Fourth of July
Antalek & Moore would like to remind everyone to please be aware of distracted drivers and pedestrians during this busy holiday. Be safe and put your phone away. Just because you are hands-free does not mean you are risk-free.
       
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 more easily.
Details >
       
Katie James, Inc. :: Couture Branding
New work is under way on a Katie James, Inc. custom-designed Wordpress website, using an e-commerce system that the client wanted to try. Stay tuned to see how it progresses!
Learn More >


 
BeaconArts Member Show
The exhibition runs Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. 
Tin Shingle 
Do you want to get featured on a local TV morning show? You can totally do this. This Tin Shingle TuneUp features an interview with an Arizona-based producer turned PR-professional. She'll give you tips and tricks from inside a producer's head. This TuneUp is open and free right now for you to listen to this weekend.
Watch Now >
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business new in town? Have you hosted a ribbon-cutting yet? Do it! With the Beacon Chamber of Commerce.
Learn More >
NEW PRICING FOR JOB LISTINGS
Recently a reader wrote in:
"Do you have more Job Listings? I'd love to look on your website rather than on Indeed or LinkedIn."

We now have a Simple Listing for $60. Send us your job info, and we'll get it up on A Little Beacon Blog to help someone find a job, and help you find someone amazing. Get details here.

JOB LISTINGS ON ALBB
Luxe Optique Is Currently Seeking
  • 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 - 6/21/2019

Happy First Day Of Summer! Despite the cloud of rain we have lived in this week! We have the perfect place for you to spend the solstice - with Firefly Yoga this early evening for a "Sip and Stretch" at Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchards. (Don't worry, it's not actually in Brooklyn, just over in New Paltz.) And now... for the weekend!
Parking Guide Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for Car Insurance.
Events Guide Sponsored By The Crafty Hammer


 
Moon, Serpent & Bone - Oddities and Curiosities Night Market
Day:
Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 6 pm to midnight
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >

Howland Public Library presents “Community Conversations”
Day:
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Location: University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
Information >

Live Concert: Tani Tabbal Trio
Day:
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Rhinebeck Crafts Festival
Days:
Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Spring Brook Ave. (Route 9), Rhinebeck, NY
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Roger's Folly | Dancing Under The Stars with The Bernstein Bard Quartet
Day:
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Location: The Inn & Spa at Beacon, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
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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

No doubt you've walked or driven by this fresh window display lately. Now it's time to go inside Darryl's, to check out the styles for yourself. We found a bathing suit cover-up that will work perfectly at the Beacon Pool. (It's technically a dress... but does that really matter?) From flouncy to fringe, you'll find it in Darryl's. Located across the street from Hudson Beach Glass.


 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

www.luxeoptique.com
These Anne & Valentin frames just came in, and have already been favorites with many. As you can see from the photo, the frames are simply stunning. Delicate, yet will stay solidly on your face. You must try them on, to see what we mean about the effect they will have around your eyes.

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 Street, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the historic dummy light)
Ladies in waiting - that's what you'll find at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique, when a bride is searching for a dress. While she's trying on gowns, a plush sitting room accomodates excited guests, whether an entourage or just one or two friends or family members. Call them today to book your appointment: (845) 765-2900.


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




 

For you Hungry Hippos -
There's a new Breakfast Egg Sandwich in town! And it's smothered between slices of house-made English muffin. Are you as obsessed with English muffins as we are? We reviewed this breakfast egg sandwich from The Beacon Daily, and included a Hot Tip on where to find a Double BOGO sale on English muffins (three boxes for the price of one). Get the scoop here!

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
Sip & Stretch
Day:
Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Price: $20
Location: Brooklyn Cider House at Twin Star Orchards, 155 N. Ohioville Road, New Paltz, NY
Join Firefly Yoga outside in the same apple orchards that give us Brooklyn Cider! Friday is the first day of summer, so the practice will be dedicated to the summer solstice. It is also International Yoga Day!
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The Crafty Hammer
Location:
4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
SAVE THE DATE!
Opening June 29, 2019!
GRAND OPENING PARTY
Get ready to join The Crafty Hammer for their grand opening party on Saturday, June 29! There will be plenty of crafts for everyone. Projects include Mini Block Signs with Words on Wood (see examples here in ALBB's Classes Guide). Projects will be pre-stained with a stencil, ready to go. This is a great project to dig into (both big and little - kids too!), to get a sense of all that The Crafty Hammer will be offering you in their creative space!
Saturday, June 29: 12 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, June 30: 11 am to 3 pm

Upcycled Crochet Market Bag
Day:
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Colorant, 146 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Button Necklace Design with Carole Penner
Day:
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm
Location: CreateSpace Beacon, 145 Main St., Beacon, NY
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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 classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

Did you hear that Abscission Barber Shop moved? We've got the scoop in pictures so that you can see where they are now.

Amy's Braids also moved. You can find her in Main Street Beauty Salon with Mr. Bell.

 

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon in A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
777 Wheeler Hill Road, Beacon, NY 12508
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
Six acres of privacy and beauty! 
From Gate House Realty: "This French Country Manor home is located in one of the Hudson Valley's most sought-after areas: Wheeler Hill.”
Price: $635,000
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
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If you’re planning a special event, we’re sure we don’t have to tell you how much time goes into all of the details. One of the details you don’t want to forget: event insurance. As perfect as your vision may be, sometimes things just don't go as planned, and you want to be sure you’re covered! Talking to an Antalek & Moore agent about your event can make all the difference when it comes to peace of mind for your big day!
       
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 more easily.
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Katie James, Inc. :: Couture Branding
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BeaconArts Member Show
The exhibition runs Second Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, August 4, and is curated by Theresa Gooby and Karlyn Benson. 
Tin Shingle 
Yes, you can get featured by the media. Do you want your business featured on the radio? Do 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.
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