Happening This Weekend - 11/10/2017

Happy Second Saturday and Veterans Day Weekend! Below, find where you can observe a moment of silence to pay homage to those who protect us, and a few businesses who are doing something special for those in the military.

The Galleries are in holiday mode, and you can start your gift collecting early! We know - holiday music shouldn't start until after Thanksgiving, but it's on the radio already, and the greenery and the lights are turning on, so we're going with it! And you can find lots of festive cheer on Main Street. Just follow our Second Saturday Guide.

Trivia: Can you guess whose ornaments these are? You got that right - the famous blown glass collection being made now at Hudson Beach Glass.

This weekend includes lots of handmade and local shopping (stop by Utensil to wish them a happy five-year anniversary!!), live performances, and even ghost hunting! We have more Pop-Up shopping fun at A Little Beacon Space as we host Made & Given all weekend starting today!

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Made & Given Pop-Up Shop

Days: Friday to Sunday, November 10-12, 2017
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Times: Friday, 4 to 7 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Learn more about event and the vendors in our Pop-Up Guide.

Open Mic Night for Kids
Day: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
Want to jam out to your favorite show tune or pop song, accompanied by acting and musical theater pro Kate Vander Linden? Bring sheet music or choose from the selection at BPAC. 
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Veterans Day Ceremony
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 11 am
Location: The Veterans Memorial Building, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
The event will be held indoors this year. The public is invited and is encouraged to use the Teller Avenue entrance, according to the Beacon Free Press.

Grand Opening - Halvey Funeral Home
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location:: Halvey Funeral Home, 2 Beekman St., Beacon, NY
Read more about the new location on our blog

Free Mini Maker Faire
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10am to 8 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
This fundraiser for Sargent Elementary School coincides with the awesome Barnes & Noble Free Mini Maker Faire, to help purchase innovative classroom supplies for all grades. Kids get to create all kinds of cool high-tech models, program robots, and fly drones, while parents get in some early holiday shopping. A portion of your purchase will go toward Sargent's fundraiser.
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Utensil's 5th Anniversary Party
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Utensil Kitchenware, 480 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Kaight's Fall Pop-Up Party
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 6 to 9:30 pm
Location: Kaight, 512 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Veterans Day Service
Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Reformed Church of Beacon, 1113 Wolcott Ave. (aka Route 9D), Beacon, NY
A lunch will follow the worship service, according to the Beacon Free Press.

Paranormal Investigation of the Old Beacon High School
Day: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Location: 211 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY
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Veterans Day Freedom Fund Dinner
Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 4 pm
Location: Chalet on the Hudson, 3250 Route 9D
The Southern Dutchess NAACP will hold its 52nd annual Freedom Fund Dinner, "Honoring Those Who Served." Honorees include local U.S. Armed Forces veterans Bascom G. Durham, Walter Patrice, Ta 'Tanisha Powell and John E. Rembert. Live music too, featuring Bosco & The Storm. For information and tickets, call Dorothy Medley at (845) 831-6447, according to the Beacon Free Press.

Howland Chamber Music Circle Presents Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello
Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
Cross-Back Apron with Toni Maeck
Day: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Notary Public Licensing Class
Day: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Residence Inn Marriott, 500 Westage Business Drive, Fishkill, NY
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iPhoneography Workshop - Level I & II
Days: Saturdays, November 11 & 18, 2017
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Riverwinds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Meet the Machine with Hilary Oak (Sewing)
Day: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time:: 2 to 5 pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Cinderella: "On the Way to the Ball"
Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Bakeology 101
Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Studio Art: Drawing into Painting
Taught by Kathy Moss
Grades: 6-12
Day: Mondays, November 13 to December 18, 2017
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.
The Vault
446 Main Street

SPECIAL FOR VETERANS DAY: The Vault has created a special cocktail called The Soldier's Toddy. This drink will warm you on the way down, as it's made with cognac, aged rum, fresh lemon juice, apricot bitters and garnished with cloves, orange and cinnamon. Might even clear lightly stuffed sinuses.
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath & Bubble.

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


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

Soft and warm, these 100% baby alpaca sweaters are made in Peru and are in Bellus on Main in several colors right now. Bonus? They are 35% off for a limited time! So put one on, and head down to The Vault to enjoy that toddy.
Where is Bellus? Next door to Luxe Optique.

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
The Barton Perreira trunk show is Saturday, November 11, at 3 pm at Luxe Optique. Every frame, every color, every size will be there! Handmade in Japan.
DEAL ALERT! Mention A Little Beacon Blog and get $75 off!
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block from Beacon Bread Company.



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

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Style Storehouse has packed all of their inventory - boots, leggings, sexy sweatshirts and comfortable tops - from their Beacon location to set up with other shops at Vino at Crew Restaurant at 2290 South Road, Poughkeepsie. Joining them will be handstamped, customized jewelry from King + Curated.
VETERANS DAY ALERT: Style Storehouse regularly gives a discount to military personnel, and this weekend is giving 15% off to military and veterans.

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle.

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

Sample Sale, up to 75% off! Next weekend, Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 19. Gowns by Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Lillian West and Sincerity.
VETERANS DAY ALERT: Lambs Hill is giving 50% off of accessories to veterans and military personnel this weekend.
Where Is Lambs Hill? In the renovated factory building near the dummy light.

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

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

“I recently received a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage and was (again) blown away with how amazing it was. Thank you!”
- Happy Customer
From now until December 22, 2017, River Therapeutic Massage is offering the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage as a Spa Mini add-on for only $5. WOW.
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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!

Rhinebeck Bank

Mark and Michelle interview Rachel Beard, founder of The Harmony Garden School of Music and Kindermusik. Says Mark: “Upon walking in, the first thing I thought was: ‘Kids would love it here.’ It beats Mickey Mouse Club." Hear how Rachel went from playing cello in school, to following her dream of becoming a music teacher, then pursuing her new dream of opening a business to work more closely with children. She loves helping kids wake up parts of their brain through music.
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Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency: Condo Association Insurance

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  • walkways and exterior steps
  • foyers and entryways
  • elevators, stairwells and hallways
  • units’ shared walls and buildings’ exterior walls
  • landscaping and fencing
  • amenities, such as pools, community rooms and fitness center

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce as it celebrates the Grand Opening of Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey. The celebration will take place Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, with a Ribbon Cutting by the Beacon Chamber taking place at 12:30 pm. The Chamber hopes to see you there!

BeaconArts : Retrospective 15

BeaconArts celebrates 15 years since its founding in November of 2002 with a gallery opening at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estatuaries/Clarkson University, 199 Main St. A private opening takes place Saturday, and then public viewing hours begin on Sunday through March 2018. The exhibit is curated by Kalene Rivers. Different film screenings will take place each Second Saturday. Mark your calendar for January 31, 2018, for the monthly BeaconArts Member Meeting, and the Friendraiser campaign later in March.

A Little Beacon Space :  OPENING TODAY!

The day has come! A Little Beacon Space transforms into a shop for three days only this weekend. Friday to Sunday, November 10 to 12, 2017 at 291 Main St., Beacon. Enjoy complimentary beer and wine Friday and Saturday after 5 pm! Here's who you'll find in the shop.
  • Curated records from Black Gold Records
  • Handmade Jewelry by Haimi Co. and Rock Dove
  • Bow Ties and Headscarves for Adults and Babies by Moor Berry
  • Unisex Leather Goods by F&S
  • Artist John Defeo
  • Naughty Holiday Cards from Santa’s Dirty Workshop and more!
Open Hours:
Friday, November 10   4 to 7 pm
Saturday, November 11  11 am to 8 pm
Sunday, November 12   11 am to 5 pm

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