There is still one night left of Hop & Shop Beacon, NY - TONIGHT! So get out there and explore the many festive shopping spots, services, sales and specials on Main Street. You can find a list of participating businesses as well as a color map to plan your trip on their Facebook Page, and see what's available on their very lively Instagram page.
SEND 'EM IN!: Your Holiday House Lights. We'd love to make Beacon into its own Holiday Lights Show, but we need your tips! Sometimes we drive around hunting for house lights, but we can't get everywhere. Don't be shy - show us your inner Griswold! Submit a photo of the outside of your house to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Perfection and grandness not required - just fun.
5th Annual Toy Giveaway In Honor of Carmen Viruet-Senato
Day: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Time: 10 am to 1 pm Location: Lewis Tompkins Hose Co. #1, 13 South Ave., Beacon, NY Information >
Holiday Fair & Market
Day: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Time: 11 am to 4 pm Location: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY Information >
A Christmas at Boscobel with The Putnam Chorale
Day: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Time: 4:30 pm & 6 pm Location: The Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY Information >
The Beacon Sloop Club Holiday Sing
Day: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Time: 6 to 9 pm Location: 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY Information >
A Winter Afternoon Of Music With Goldee Greene & Friends
Day: Sunday, December 16, 2018 Time: 5 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in ourEvents Guide.
5th Annual Reservoir Maker's Market
Day: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Time: 10 am to 8 pm Location: 1154 Route 9D, Beacon, NY (corner of Main St.)
This warehouse is a new location for a pop-up, and it's right around the corner from Beacon Creamery, next to Gianetta Salon & Spa on Wolcott (aka Route 9D) Information >
Pop-Up at Create Space
Day: Saturday, December 15th-23rd, 2018 Location: 145 Main St., Beacon, NY
Co-created by Kelly Kingman, this pop-up is offering classes, interesting gifts and vintage apparel, plus refreshingly original giftwrapping services. Information >
Luxe Optique 183 Main Street www.luxeoptique.com (across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
You may have vision insurance benefits to use on glasses, eye exams and contacts before the year ends! Use them to make sure you get the most from your insurance. The staff at Luxe Optique uses an easy app that will submit your out-of-network insurance claim for you - simply provide them with your insurance information. Eye exams are available almost every day of the week, so walk in, or make an appointment: (845) 838-2020
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
L a M è r e Clothing + Goods 436 Main Street
Today (Friday) is the Hop & Shop, and April from L a M è r e is celebrating with 15% off the entire store, and drinks from 5 to 9 pm! Cheers in the mini-bar in front of the store. Prices are friendly, like an $88 BB Dakota sweater, and be sure to hit the clearance rack in the back - you might find a $36 skirt. But that's not all - cozy blankets, sunglasses, bags, shoes, and athleisure-wear is also inside.
BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3 www.lambshillbridalboutique.com (near the dummy light)
Here's a sneak peek at some of the accessories that are on sale today at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique during Hop & Shop. This shopping event is great timing for any holiday or New Year's parties. Lambs Hill's stylists are always on hand to help you choose accessories and belts to make your sparkly visions come to life.
Foodie staple Stock Up has announced their last day in Beacon, which will be Sunday, December 30. This isn't the last you'll see of Chris and Lisa, though, as they are digging into their meat shop roots at their original shop, Marbled Meat Shop, in Cold Spring, where you'll be able to find variations of their sandwiches. Come see them in Beacon before their last day here. Read more about their plans here >
DIY Holiday Giftwrap Workshop + Lab
Day: Friday, December 14, 2018 Time: 6:30 to 8 pm Location: Pop Luck, 145 Main St., Beacon, NY
This space is also known as "Create Space" and is near Utensil's new location. This class offers "refreshingly original" techniques to gift wrapping, and is happening surrounded by gifts and vintage items you can buy. Information >
Pelvic Floor Workshop with Cait Van Damm
Day: Sunday, December 16, 2018 Time: 1 to 3 pm
Ladies: TAKE THIS CLASS. We're not taught about these muscles in regular workout routines! Information >
For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
Imagination Playground Block Party
Day: Every Friday Time: 9:30 to 11 am (yes, yes, the time has passed, but mark your calendar for next week!) Location: Beacon Rec Center, 25 West Center St., Main Street, Beacon, NY Information >
Day: Every Friday Time: 12 to 2 pm (yes, yes, the time has passed, but mark your calendar for next week!) Location: Fishkill Rec Center, 792 Route 52, Fishkill, NY Information >
Informal Pokemon Players Meet-up
Day: Every Friday Time: 3:30 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Dungeons & Dragons
Day: Every Friday Time: 3 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Open Greenhouse at Stony Kill Farm
Day: Every Saturday and Sunday Time: 11 am to 1 pm Location: 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY Information >
Imagination Playhouse & Compass Arts Presents: It's A Secret!
Day: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
7 Creek Drive offers apartment rentals near nature, yet within quick walking distance to shops and restaurants. These apartments are nestled between Mount Beacon and Main Street, along the Fishkill Creek. Real Estate Agent: Gatehouse Realty, (845) 831-9550 Details + Pictures >
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency Antalek & Moore adopted a family for the holiday season in Astor's Adopt-A-Family program. Of the more than 7,000 children and families Astor serves every year, the 1,800 individuals enrolled in the Adopt-A-Family program are the neediest. Antalek & Moore received a wish list from their family, and the staff went out and shopped for, wrapped and delivered the gifts. "We are so very fortunate to be able to support Astor this holiday season!"
A Little Beacon Space
Do you need to teach a class or run a workshop? Join other companies who hold retreats in A Little Beacon Space, including edible Hudson Valley, Class Pass, Giving Data, and others. Enjoy a warm, intimate setting in the heart of Beacon. Book Your Retreat With A Little Beacon Space >.
BeaconArts is an integral part of Beacon, and is involved in many of the events and public art displays you see around the community. Joining them as a business or individual benefits you by connecting you to other like-minded artists, makers and connectors. Learn more here >
Katie James, Inc.
Work together to get things done faster, and benefit from getting new ideas during the "Do It Together" package, available to local Beaconites (and those who want to drive here). During this session, sit with Katie as she makes the changes with you to your website. Available to people who use Squarespace and/or MailChimp. The normal Studio rate is $350 per hour, but the Do It Together package is $150 per hour. Learn More And Book A Session Online >
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Looking to spotlight your new space to the community? Join the Beacon Chamber and throw a celebratory ribbon-cutting, or host a member meeting. Learn More >
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, and gives fresh ideas for approaches to social media. Follow along with their latest industry articles. Details >
MASTHEAD 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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