Happening This Weekend 10/5/2018

Tonight is the night Cat Lovers have been waiting for! It's the annual CATOBEREST held at The Hudson Valley Brewery benefiting Mid Hudson Animal Aid (MHAA), the no-kill cat shelter in Beacon. Along with some of our favorite Harvest Festivals happening this weekend, Fall is definitely in the air!
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Catoberfest - Fundraiser for Mid Hudson Animal Aid at Hudson Valley Brewery
Day: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 6-10pm
Location: Hudson Valley Brewery, 2 Churchill St, Beacon, NY
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Catoberfest is in its 7th year, but this may be its last. As described in this Highlands Current article, Mid Hudson Animal Aid is in a "severe financial crisis" and may close their doors next year. If you can't come to the evening, consider donating to their GoFundMe campaign. 

Here's what you can expect at Catoberfest: a celebration of foods, refreshments, a raffle with many prizes, and music. Barb's Butchery will serve their famous German style menu all day long along with a great selection of  beverages and the Brewery. Hudson Valley Brewery will generously make a donation for every beer sold. Barb's Butchery will donate a portion of each meal sold to Mid Hudson Animal Aid during Catoberfest. Quinn's will kindly be providing dessert with each Fancy Feast meal you purchase (Fancy Feast meals are currently sold out)! 

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” Opening Reception
: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 5pm
Location: Art Centro, 485 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY
Local Artist Elizabeth Phelps Meyer Connects Hudson Valley to Standing Rock’s Native American Water Protectors. “Each Day, Water” is the umbrella title for series of advocacy events Oct. 2-27
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‘The Unsilent Picture’ at Philipsburg Manor
: October 5-7, 2018
Time: 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, and 9:15pm
Location: Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway (Route 9), Sleepy Hollow, NY
Historic Hudson Valley commissioned the film, which is based on the Washington Irving short story, “The Adventure of the Mysterious Picture.” The short film explores what happens when a man of science has a brush with the possibility of the supernatural.
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Heritage Applefest
: Saturday, October 6, 2018 (Rain Date October 13)
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
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The Inaugural Catskills Wine & Food Festival
: Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7, 2018
Time: View website for event schedule
Location: Echo Campgrounds, Bloomingburg, NY
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Beacon Historical Society Ghost Tours on Main Street
: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm, 9:30pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Hall Building, 413 Main Street, Beacon NY
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Live Concert: Tani Tabbal Trio
: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Harvest Fest 2018
Day: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00-3:00 pm
Location: Stone Barn Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills, New York 10591
Beautiful, with very good food. Worth the drive!
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Harvest Festival
: Saturday-Monday, October 6-9, 2018
Time: 9am-6pm
Location: Barton Orchards, 63 Appletree Lane, Poughquag, NY
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DiaTalks presents Bonnie Baxter and Jaimi Butler on Robert Smithson
: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 2pm
Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY
Free admission on Saturdays and Sundays for City of Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley communities of Chelsea, Fishkill, and Glenham).
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Newburgh-Beacon Bridge 5 Mile Run
Day: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time: 11:00-1:00 pm
Location: St. Patrick's School, 156 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
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Defensive Driving Course
: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 9am to 3pm
Location: Faith Temple Church, 22 N. Cedar St, Beacon, NY
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Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

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

Dungeons & Dragons
Day: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Magic: The Gatherine
: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 4-7pm
Location: The Underground Beacon, 462 Main St, Beacon, NY
The former location of the boutique Lauren and Riley.
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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.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
Look no further than Beacon's Main Street for your next comprehensive eye exam! Luxe Optique has two doctors of Optometry who can evaluate you for a prescription for glasses or contacts. Got a tricky prescription? They can handle it. Walk-in or visit their website to book an appointment.


Jake's Main Street Music Celebrates 5 Years in Beacon
393 Main Street
(near Towne Crier Cafe)
You've seen them play at festivals in Beacon and they've played with Pete Seeger many times. In fact, Jake's father, David Bernz is a Grammy-winning producer, having produced an album with some never-before recorded songs from Pete Seeger, "Pete Seeger At 89."

Jake's Main Street Music is celebrating 5 years in business in Beacon starting this weekend for the entire month of October with sales and events. They are having a sale on some new guitars, as well as vintage vinyl. You can also find used instruments in the shop. Don't know how to play, or want to play better? They do offer kids and adults guitar classes as well.
Day: Saturday, October 6th
Time: 4pm
What: Free Guild Workshop. A Guild Guitar presentation with giveaways.


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the Dummy Light)
Did not even realize this dress by Lillian West at Lambs Hill Bridal was the same dress, with different colored lining. Color contrast lovers will like the beige to help the lace pop, while purists will love the white on white lace. Which would you pick?

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide!  Luxe Optique and Lambs Hill.

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

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
This Cape Cod style home in Newburgh was built in 1910 and has been recently completely renovated “with integrity,” says realtor Sarah Beckham Hooff, of The ReAttached Team at Hanson Real Estate Partners “The owner is amazing and has done an amazing job; this home will last.” In fact, you can see the Before and After shots! You will not believe the complete rehab done to this home.
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Another piano spotted! This one debuted in the Spirit of Beacon Day Parade and landed in front of Town Hall, in the Municipal Building where the City Council, Zoning Board and Planning Boards have their meetings. Artist Donna Mikkelsen is responsible for the artwork on this piano, which is a part of the larger project, Keys to Beacon.

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Rhinebeck Bank | Fall Home-Buying Tips
Year-End Tax Credits*
We've got a fall home-buying tip from Rhinebeck Bank! "Even if a home owner closes on the last day of the year, they may be able to apply the property taxes paid on a home purchase to offset income for the year. This could have a positive effect on homeowners come tax season of the following year."
*Please consult your tax advisor regarding your property tax credit eligibility.
Rhinebeck Bank.  Member FDIC.  Equal Housing Lender.

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Spooktacular Halloween Pop-Up Shop - Next Weekend!
It's getting closer! The Hudson Valley’s Queen of Halloween is flying in on her broomstick to take over A Little Beacon Space with her first Halloween Pop-Up Shopping Experience. You may have read about Donna Davies, last year in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Look for Halloween inspired jewelry, pottery, a Headless Man Scary Terrarium (!!) and even her own children’s books. The full line-up is here. Make ‘n Take Crafts will be available while supplies last, but require pre-registration to save yours.
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Tin Shingle, based in Beacon, NY, is a training center and community for business owners, artists and makers who are getting the word out about their business. Training TuneUp classes available online to learn tricks of the trade and get inspired anytime.
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Katie James, Inc.

Looking for ideas of what to take pictures of to brand your business in Instagram? The designers at Katie James, Inc. can help you see the beauty that is all around you - and the little details that will make a big impact on your future or current customers. Applies to both service providers and retail with product.
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Joining the Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to show support for the business community.
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Until next week!

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