Happening This Weekend - 10/27/2017

The phone calls are flying... People are writing in... "Will Beacon's Kids Halloween Parade be canceled?! Rain is in the forecast!" And not just regular rain, but a lightning bolt with clouds is in Google's eight-day forecast. As yet, there is no rain date for the Kids Halloween Parade, and the organizers are: "Hoping for shine!" or drizzle. It's a nail-biter! What will Beacon's weather do? We shall see on Sunday. Meanwhile...

This weekend is Fishkill Farm's last Fall Harvest weekend with free admission, Apple Picking specials, and a corn maze, so check out their Pumpkin Patch and start picking! 

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Children's Museum Not-So-Spooky Fun House
Day: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Location: Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY
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Molsky’s Mountain Drifters Concert
Day: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Towne Crier Café, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Fishkill Farm's Fall Harvest Weekend
Day: Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 2017
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY
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"Quarry to Quarry" - Manitoga's Last Guided Landscape Hike of 2017
Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 2 pm
Location: Manitoga's Visitor/Guide House, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
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"A Very Beacon Halloween" Psychic Fair
Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Location: Notions-n-Potions, 175 Main St., Beacon, NY
Congratulations go out to Sheryl of Notions-n-Potions on her appearance in the Poughkeepsie Journal's feature on Adults Who Love Halloween. Mike Burdge, of Story Screen, was also featured.
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Pop-Up Concert
Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 4 pm
Location: Center for Creative Education, 464 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Stony Kill No-So-Haunted Barn and Hay Ride
Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
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October Songwriter Fest With Melissa Holland & Friends
Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Location: BEAHIVE Beacon, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
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"A Very Beacon Halloween" Ghoul's Night Out Show from the Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 8 pm
Locations: Clove Creek Dinner Theater, 18 Westage Business Center Drive #7, Fishkill, NY
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Dogwood Halloween Spooktacular
Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Location: Dogwood, 47 E. Main St., Beacon, NY
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Hot Jazz, Cool Art
Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Classics for Kids Featuring Pianist Michael Brown
Day: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 3 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
$10 per adult; children free!
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This has been updated from its original publishing:
"A Very Beacon Halloween" 21st Annual Kids Halloween Parade, aka The Hocus Pocus Parade, from the Beacon Chamber of Commerce

Day: Sunday, October 29, 2017 (See our article about what usually happens at the Parade here.)
Rain Date: The Chamber of Commerce has said that there a rain date will be assigned, and they are working with the City of Beacon and Police Department to reschedule. See our article about it here.
Line-up Time: 12:30 pm at the Visitors Center
Parade Marching Time: 1 pm
Locations: Costumed kids start lining up at Polhill Park (South Avenue/9D and Main Street) for a parade all the way down Main Street stopping at Teller Avenue, trick-or-treating from Main Street businesses.
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After Kids Halloween Parade Community & Cider Gathering at the Roundhouse Patio
Day: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: After Beacon Kids Halloween Parade.
Rain Note: If the Kids Halloween Parade is canceled, then this will also be canceled.
Location: The Roundhouse Patio, 2 E. Main St., Beacon, NY
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Storm King Art Center's Pumpkins and Painted Faces
Day: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: Near the north parking area at Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY
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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
Days: October 30 through November 12, 2017
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Rascal's Monster Bash
Day: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Location: Dutchess Stadium, 1500 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.



6th Annual Mike Archer Memorial 5K Run & Walk
Day: Saturday, October 27, 2017
Registration: 9 am
Time: 10 am
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
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Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K
Day: Saturday, October 29, 2017
Time: 9:30 am; kids costume 1-mile fun run at 9 am (ages 6 & older), $5
Location: Morse School, 30 Pocantico Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY
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Essential Oils Workshop
Day: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 5 to 6:30 pm
Location: Shambhala Wellness Center, 4 South Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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Massage Therapy Class for Couples
 Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Alma Yoga, 190 South Plank Road, Newburgh, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Thank you Ballet Arts Studio for sponsoring our Adult Classes Guide!

Ballet Arts Studio Hosts Kindergarten Field Trips from Beacon City Schools

Kids come with their teachers and classroom friends to learn about different forms of dance. Says Katie B. of Ballet Arts Studio: "We read a book about dance, warm up our muscles together, do rhythm and acting exercises, and of course, just dance to all kinds of music. Finally, the students conquer a bit of fear by jumping over the teacher on their way out the door!" Kids are also taught a ballet “reverence,” which is all about being grateful for the audience’s applause as well as the body's own ability to move.
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Where is Ballet Arts Studio? On the corner of Henry Street and Teller, opposite the back of the Yankee Clipper Diner.

Anime & Manga Club
Day: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Babysitters Preparedness Course
12 and up
Day: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 9 am
Location: All Sport Health & Fitness, 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

133 Main Street

Get ready! Bundling up time really will be here soon, despite the unusually warm weather. These knit hats for kids are by Emily Pearson of Pearfectly Handmade in Newburgh, and also feature little shawls to match. Time to get snuggly! Visit reMADE this weekend to pick out your favorite. (They also make great gifts!)

Where is reMADE? Across from Tito Santana's, next to Bank Square Coffee.

Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Bellus on Main is known for their statement jewelry, and this silver chain-link necklace is no exception. Wear it over fabric or with a low-necked top. Makes for a great layering piece peeking out from a scarf.

Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique.

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
Now through November, get $100 off Lafont and Alain Mikli frames. This is a huge deal, and you'll want to check the wide range of designs in both lines. Both are French-designed, are handmade, and are well-known for their outstanding quality and awesome color combinations. Yes, that is a cheetah print frame pictured here, and yes, it probably will look amazing on you.

Where is Luxe Optique? Across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company, and across Main Street from Beacon Barkery.


PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main by the Hudson Valley Brewery and use the back walkway entrance to come up to Main Street!

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Michele, the proprietress of Style Storehouse, has heard you! You want more shoes and boots? Done. New fall shoes have arrived in the shop in a new display. Styles range from slouchy to straight, heeled to flat. Brands include Coolway, Free People and Musse & Cloud. Try them on!

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle.

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

Don't you want to get married right now so that you can wear this headpiece? Or maybe you can come up with another function to wear it to. You have our permission. Lots of beautiful new accessories are in Lambs Hill for you to try on, including veils, belts and headpieces from Richer Designs and Marionet (pictured here).

Where Is Lambs Hill? In one of the new boutiques in the renovated factory building near the dummy light.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! reMADE, Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, and Style Storehouse.

River Therapeutic Massage
612 Route 52
Beacon, NY
(845) 379-1956


  • Aromatherapy Facial Massage
    $50 (reg $75)
  • Intensive Foot Treatment
    $50 (reg $70)
  • Hand and/or Foot Massage with eco-fin
    $50 (reg $70)
  • eco-fin for hands or feet
    $10 (reg $15)
    *Cannot be combined with any other offer; no coupons or gift certificates

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Where is River Therapeutic Massage?
Sharing space with Karen's Place Salon on Route 52.

Thank you River Therapeutic Massage for sponsoring the Beauty Guide!

The Vault
446 Main Street

Sit down and sip The Vault's Beacon Rose cocktail, made with Medley Brothers bourbon, apple-pear liqueur, fresh lime juice and house-made spiced pomegranate syrup. Perfect for anyone who isn't in the mood for cider this weekend, but still wants something sweet.
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath and Bubble.

Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank

Through November 1, Rhinebeck Bank is accepting donations at their branches in support of the Dutchess Outreach Coat Drive. For business hours and branch locations to drop off donations, please click here. Rhinebeck Bank thanks you for your support!
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Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Does your business have a website? Does it take ecommerce? Does it publish a blog or newsletter? Cyber Liability Insurance is for all businesses, not just big ones. Call Antalek & Moore today to learn more and find out why your website could be vulnerable, and the levels of protection you need: (845) 245-6292

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, November 5, as the Chamber celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Lady Gray Bridal! This is one of the oldest bridal shops in Beacon, and is located next to Key Food. The celebration will take place from noon to 2 pm, with a Ribbon Cutting by the Beacon Chamber taking place at 12:30 pm. The Chamber hopes to see you there!


Have you tried the awesome new website for Windows on Main 2017? It's an interactive map that tells you what art is where, and who the artist is. We promise - it's way easier than an app.
Click here to try it when you're walking!

A Little Beacon Space
Next Pop-Up Shop: Made & Given

It's getting closer! Friday to Sunday, November 10 to 12. Curated records from Black Gold Records, handmade jewelry by Halmi Co and Rock Dove Rings, sustainable soaps and hand-poured candles by Kala Style, Bowties and headscarves for adults and babies by Moor Berry, Unisex Leather Goods by F&S, and Naughty Holiday Cards from Santa’s Dirty Workshop and more! Looking for more artisan-inspired shops in Beacon after you shop this? We made a mini-shopping guide for you here...
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InHouse Design Media

Over the summer, InHouse Design Media redesigned The Vault's logo and business cards for their evolving image. Have you picked one up yet? They are slick. InHouse Design Media is the design arm of A Little Beacon Blog, and can redesign your logo and business cards also. We'll even revamp your website!
Learn More >

Tin Shingle

Do you want to connect with someone right now about ways to get the word out about your business or art? Tin Shingle's Training TuneUps are just that - videos you can watch in the quietness of your own home or office. You'll come away with instant ideas and confidence to see them through.
Click Here to Start Browsing >
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Until next week!