Happening This Weekend - 1/18/2019

Snow? What snow? Just kidding. Are you subscribed to Beacon's new Emergency Alert System? It's awesome! And it has already sent a text and email alert about the dusting we got last night, in preparation for what might be coming this weekend.

If you're looking for an inspirational read this weekend, check out this journey of Beacon-based SallyeAnder, the soap (and more) company. When her father's family business was struggling, Sallie (pictured here) exited law school to step in and help out. What has resulted is a national brand, manufactured right here in Beacon on the west end of town, with the flagship store on the east end of town in the converted factory building of 1 East Main. SalleyAnder just launched a new face mask, and had a mixing party to celebrate (yes, you can eat the ingredients).
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Live Concert: Mighty Girl Band
: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Women's March 2019 at Polhill Park
Saturday, January 20, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Location: Main Street & Route 9D (near Bank Square Coffeehouse)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Springfield Baptist Church
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Location: 8 Mattie Cooper Square
8 am: Community Breakfast
9:30 am: Ceremony and Annual Singing Parade and Civil Rights March
Read about last year's parade with several quotes from participants in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Memorial Park
If there is snow, you could head over to Memorial Park near Mount Beacon for a day of sledding. Make your own hot chocolate from a mix found at Homespun or Utensil.

South Avenue Park
Behind the Beacon Park and Recreation building at 25 West Center St. is a sledding hill. This overlooks the outdoor basketball courts on South Avenue. It also has a playground.

Just because you're snowed in doesn't mean Main Street is! Beacon businesses are resilient (see here!), so if your local plans get canceled, you just pack yourself up to walk up and down Main Street for some warm food and shopping.

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Hand-painted and hand-bejeweled glasses? Yes, Luxe Optique has them, from Francis Klein, one of the boutique's newest collections. See more from the line here (and OMG - look for the blue ones). The line is completely customizable and uses Swarovski crystals. Consider this elegant Parisian collection of eyewear wearable art.


L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
This phrase is becoming the popular go-to phrase with women who stop into L a M è r e: "That is going to be my next purchase," because once you shop there, you can't stop. There's always something new in the store. Like these new workout shirts, floral leggings, and sports bras. You'll even find a water bottle to go with you on your workout.



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
Trunk Show Alert!
This weekend, Lambs Hill is hosting a Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 collection preview. Appointment slots are filling up quickly, so call (845) 765-2900 today to secure your appointment! Also, since we're expecting snow, call ahead to double-check hours.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique and Lambs Hill.

This burger and other sandwiches could be yours at Barb's Butchery, where they cook up lunch on the hot grill every day. Even on most snow days.

Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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!


Coloring for Adults
Day: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY

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.

Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Button Making
: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 11 am to noon
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, 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.
25 East Main, Beacon, NY
Storefront Rental Alert!
Located on the other side of the Fishkill Creek, at the base of Mount Beacon. You'll be in good company on this side of the creek with Dogwood, the Roundhouse, Artifact, and a few other shops (Barb's Butchery is just up the street). One could call this area "the fringe" area off Main Street. It's happening over there, with those established early settlers. This would be a good space for a boutique or office.
PRICE: $800/month  SIZE: 255 sq. ft.
Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency made a point to hire local Beacon and Hudson Valley talent to create their new website. Credits include Katy Dwyer Design, Kate Rabe for content, and Scott Snell Photography. See their work here!
Tin Shingle
Do you need to work through unexpected Snow Days with kids? Tin Shingle has you covered with their article: "The Time-Tested Snow Day Survival Kit For Working From Home With Kids"
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BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship Opportunities are going on now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the Hudson Valley's most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
How to Sponsor >
A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >

Katie James, Inc.

New Website Launch: Katie James, Inc. is proud to present the newest website design for the Telephone Building in Beacon, NY. You've seen the building from the outside, now go inside all of the rooms and see the renovation it underwent at the direction of its owner, Deborah Bigelow.
See The Website >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting:
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 22, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Beacon Elks Club (900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY) as members vote for the 2019 proposed slate. A light dinner will be served.
Producers of this newsletter include:
Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Until next week!