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 firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Perfection and grandness not required - just fun!
EATING ANIMALS: Movies That Matter Beacon
Day: 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 Information >
Celebration Of Lights Parade & Fireworks
Day: Friday, November 30, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Downtown Poughkeepsie, NY Information >
Putnam Chorale Presents Holy HAYDN!
Day: Friday, November 30, 2018 Time: 7 to 9 pm Location: St. Joachim, 51 Leonard St., Beacon, NY Information >
Sinterklaas Festival Day! Day: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Time: All day! Location: Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, NY Information >
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 Information >
The Wayne Horvitz Trio Concert
Day: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Time: 8 pm Location: Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St., Newburgh, NY Information >
Holiday Lights & Decoration Open House At Vanderbilt Mansion
Day: Sunday, December 2, 2018 Time: 9 am to 7 pm Location: Vanderbilt Mansion, 4097 Albany Post Road,
Hyde Park, NY Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Holiday Pop-Up Market
Day: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Time: 11 am to 5 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Luxe Optique 183 Main Street www.luxeoptique.com (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!
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
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.
BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3 www.lambshillbridalboutique.com (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.
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! Details + Pictures >
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.
BeaconArts MENORAH LIGHTING
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 > BICYCLE TREE 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 SAVE THE DATE! 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). Details >
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. Details >
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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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