Happening This Weekend - 11/30/2018

Beacon is spectacular right now - there's so much to see and do. Walking around is fun, but don't forget about that Beacon Free Bus that can lift you from one end of town to the other - for free!

SAVE THE DATE: Big shopping days in Beacon are coming up. The first Hop & Shop Beacon is set for Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14. Shops have organized to stay open later on these nights, and offer sales and other special things. See participants here.

SEEKING: Holiday House Lights. If you're decorating this year, we want to see! Submit a photo of the outside of your house to editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com for consideration. Perfection and grandness not required - just fun!

FOOD PANTRIES: Food can be donated to any of these food pantries in Beacon. If you know of updates to this list, please write in and let us know.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

EATING ANIMALS: Movies That Matter Beacon
Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm, film at 7:30 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
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Celebration Of Lights Parade & Fireworks
Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Downtown Poughkeepsie, NY
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Putnam Chorale Presents Holy HAYDN!
Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: St. Joachim, 51 Leonard St., Beacon, NY
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Sinterklaas Festival Day!
Day: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: All day!
Location: Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, NY
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2nd Beacon Zoning Forum - Open To The Public
Day: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Beahive, First Floor, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
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The Wayne Horvitz Trio Concert
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, NY
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Holiday Lights & Decoration Open House At Vanderbilt Mansion
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Location: Vanderbilt Mansion, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.


Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Holiday Pop-Up Market
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Check out the Pop-Up Guide for more upcoming Pop-Up events.



Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
The message is out: WE’RE OPEN!
Luxe Optique moved next door for a spell while they renovate their original space. The owner of Luxe Optique, Laurie Riehle, also owns the building, which includes the two storefronts. How to tell them apart? The storefront on the right has darker windows than their corner space. Luxe Optique is open seven days, so don't give it a second thought when you get a chance - walk on in! Pictured here is Ryon, a well-educated eyewear stylist, modeling for this shot. Go inside and say "Hi" to him!


L a M è r e Clothing + Goods

436 Main Street
April Perri is a mother of three, lives in Poughkeepsie, and wanted to open a shop in Beacon - for moms. The name of her shop, in fact, is French for "the mother." Talk to her, and you'll find out: "It's not like we became moms and just died - that style doesn't matter for us anymore." April has curated a wide selection of brands that are affordable - and size-forgiving. Looking for inspiration? Let April pull some styles for you that maybe you hadn't considered. And if you need a quickie pair of sunglasses, she has those too. Follow her Instagram @lamereclothingandgoods to see what just came in.
PS: If you have a stroller and can't navigate the steps, consider parking the stroller in the front yard and bringing the baby inside. Speaking from experience, this blogging mother has gotten good at buying without trying on. The Discerning Eye has evolved.


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Yes, you are looking at the ceiling of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique, and yes it is a forest floor of ferns and fireflies. Even if you're not a bride, go into the store to experience it. Designed - and installed - by store owner Charlotte Guernsey herself and her stylists. See more pictures at Lambs Hill's Instagram here.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, 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 dining needs!
The Ecstasy of Tantric Drawing
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: 3 to 6 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding 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.

Babysitting Course
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Fishkill Recreation, 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
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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.
There's a lot of potential in this house at 86 Beacon Street (in Newburgh) with the two-car garage, front porch and interior with wide doors for an open feel. Dubbed a "TLC Heartthrob" by its agent, Sarah Beckham Hooff, this house is ready for someone who likes to go elbow-deep into a project. Priced at $119,000. Visit it before it goes off the market for the winter!
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Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Antalek & Moore can find the best insurance for your home, car, business, event, and more. They work with big names including Progressive, Travelers, and others. The folks at Antalek & Moore do the research for you and act as your advocate for lowering your rates, or filing a claim.
Call them today at (845) 831-4300 or visit them at 340 Main St., Beacon, NY.
Starting Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 pm, one wheel will be lit for Hanukkah each night. Note: On Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8, lighting will be at 4:30pm. Each wheel will be lit in honor of something special. See the honorees here. Details about the lighting >
Saturday, December 8.
4 pm:  A Festive “Kick Off” with dancers from Yanarella Dance Studio
4:30 pm: 7 Night of Hanukkah  – BeaconArts + Beacon Hebrew Alliance Bicycle Menorah Lighting
4:45 pm: Community Caroling with Gina Samardge and Compass Arts
5 pm: Santa arrives, led in by the Beacon Music Factory’s one and only Women’s Drum Corps! Following Santa's arrival, we'll countdown to the Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa will be staying to greet families until 6 pm.
A Little Beacon Space
Bring the eggnog! 'Tis the season for Holiday Business Parties!  Looking for a space for your client party? There is still time to book with A Little Beacon Space.
A Little Beacon Space
Saturday, December 8, 2018
An Artisan Pop-Up Shop for one day only! Featuring Allegory (jewelry), Anna West (paintings), Teller Hill (eco-friendly dog accessories), Reklaimed (fabric flowers and more, from the creator of Beacon's original pop-up shop Cherry Bomb!), and Moss Pocket (small-batch ceramic wares).
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Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle is a training platform for business owners, artists and makers looking to build their brand and get the word out. Tin Shingle reveals the secrets of the magazine industry to help you get featured in one (or more!), and gives fresh ideas for approaches to social media. Follow along with their latest industry articles.
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Katie James, Inc.

NEW Special Rate: "The Do It Together" hourly rate is designed for people who use Squarespace and MailChimp, and want to get work done on their websites or newsletters. During this session, sit with Katie as she makes the changes with you to your website. The session can include design and strategy during your time. Studio rate is $350/hour, but the Do It Together package is $150/hour. Zip through your to-do list, quick!
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is available to all businesses in Beacon, as well as others nearby. Membership and event opportunities are available to help connect businesses.
Learn More >
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Until next week!