Happening This Weekend - 1/12/2018


This weekend is Second Saturday! You have plenty of time to see many of the art exhibits going on now, including the exhibit from all four Beacon Elementary Schools at the Howland Public Library. The galleries are so diverse, offering you different experiences on your way up and down Main Street - or on other streets as well. We have the full Second Saturday Guide for you here. (It's still being updated as usual because it's a live guide!)

Highlighted below are the events, classes, workshops and shopping that you need to factor into your weekend plans, as well as your week next week!
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“Art Is Elementary” Reception
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Studio @ Beacon
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: The Studio @ Beacon, 301 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Howland Chamber Music Circle presents Anna Polonsky/Orion Weiss, Duo Piano
Day: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Day: Monday, January 15, 2018
Time: See below for schedule, starting at 8 am
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Church St. aka 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY
Theme: "If I Can Help Somebody, Then My Living Will Not Be In Vain"
8 am: Free continental breakfast, provided by The Southern Dutchess Coalition
9:30 am: 5th Annual Dr. King Community Parade Lineup. Participants are encouraged to bring American flags, posters and banners.
10:45 am: Annual SDC/MLK Essay Contest award presentation to young writers, mainly Beacon High School students, according to the Beacon Free Press, for a cash prize of $50. Rhinebeck Bank has sponsored this prize since the contest's inception.
11 am: Annual youth/adult talent presentation
11:50 am: Annual youth, choir members and seniors celebration lunch
12 pm: Annual adult celebration lunch
1 pm: Annual celebration service
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Chaturanga, Up Dog, Down Dog!
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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Coloring Books for Adults
Day: Beginning Sunday, January 14, 2018
Time: Sunday, 4 to 7 pm; Tuesday, 1 to 4 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Tin Shingle's Workshop: Start Your Website With Markers!
Day: Thursday January 18, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: 291 Main St., First Floor, First Door, Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Lightning Bugs Kids Yoga Camp
Day: Week of January 15, 2018
Time: 9:15 to 11:45 am
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

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


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
Stylish yet classic Dalziel sunglasses are handmade by Barton Perreira using unsurpassed craftsmanship and ingenious design. A style like this is often sold out at the limited number of shops it's carried in, but you'll find it available now at Beacon's own Luxe Optique. Barton Perreira’s approach to fashion redefines style and elegance. Patty Perreira’s language of inspired design focuses on the evolution process and continues to challenge the industry by unveiling the next new thing.

Where is Luxe Optique? Across Cliff Street 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

Meet the Queen of Leggings (and denim) on Main Street: Michele Williams, owner of Style Storehouse, keeps her collection of leggings fresh and in stock for many sizes and shapes of ladies. Pictured here are super soft rainbow leggings by Hard Tail, 100 percent lycra with a mesh detail.

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

This Lillian West gown, featuring "power mesh" lining at the waist and hip, is hanging at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique right now. It has a unique scalloped hem and soft Venice lace throughout. This style also comes with an optional slit. Clearly, mesh is a thing right now, fits the curviest of body types, and can drape quite well while ensuring comfort.

Where Is Lambs Hill? In the renovated factory building near the dummy light.

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

Where can you get your hair done in Beacon? Or a beard trim? Find out in
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

This Thursday, January 18, from 4 to 5 pm, meet Vince Lemma and welcome him to his new role as partner at Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency. Read our article about him here, and drop by their offices on your way home from work or play on Thursday to toast him.

Rhinebeck Bank

Big things are happening at the Underwear Factory in Poughkeepsie! The Art Effect - the collaboration and merger with Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project - is based in the serious spot with the funny name, and has all sorts of creativity going on for young kids! Michelle Barone-Lepore interviews Executive Director Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt and Gaye Mallet, Board President, to learn more about the program and show you behind-the-scenes tidbits of kids making films, graphic designing and more. One of the student-produced films has even traveled through several film festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival. Learn more about it here in this short episode!

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Are you a new business in Beacon? Joining the Chamber of Commerce shows your support for the business community in Beacon, and connects you with others during monthly member meetings. Join today online!

BeaconArts: Membership

A big meeting is coming up for BeaconArts! It's the annual meeting and board elections. Current board members are listed below, as well as candidates. You must be a current member of BeaconArts to attend and vote. Join online here.
Board members continuing through 2018:
Theresa Goodman (current Vice President), 1st term, 2nd year
Christina Jensen (former Board member, appointed by Board in January to fulfill remainder of Sommer Hixson's term), 1st term, 2nd year
Terry Nelson, 1st term, 2nd year
Rick Rogers, 1st term, 2nd year
Aaron Verdile (current Treasurer), 1st term, 2nd year

Candidates are:
Matthew Agoglia
Hanny Ahern (2 yrs, 1st term)
Karlyn Benson (2 yrs, 1st term)
Angelique Devlin (2 yrs, 1st term)
Meghan Goria (2 yrs, 1st term)
Linda Pratt Kimmel (2 yrs, 1st term)

More details about the candidates, including their bios, are here.

Tin Shingle Workshop: Start Your Website With Markers!

This class is this Thursday! In this workshop, Katie Hellmuth Martin will lead you through the organization process of starting your website, in order to help you decide what you're going to put on your website. What kind of pages and pictures will be there? What is the point of it? You will use markers, the dry erase board, and plenty of paper to help you map this out visually with your hands, before diving into the digital version on the computer.
Price: $185
Day: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
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Until next week!