Happening This Weekend - 12/22/2017

This is it! The final days of last-minute gifts - absolutely perfect, just-right, last-minute gifts - that you can find right here in town! Gift certificates, stocking stuffers, glasses that will change your life, jackets, jewelry - oh the jewelry! Get out there and be bedazzled by Beacon.

P.S.: New shops have opened! Check out which ones in our latest Shopping Guide Shuffle article.

P.P.S.: Look at this last-minute gift idea for men, women or kids!

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A Very Slambovian Christmas
Day: Saturday, December 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: The Towne Crier Cafe, 370 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Day: Sunday, December 24, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Anime & Manga Club
Day: Friday, December 22, 2017
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Gingerbread Man Search at Boscobel
Bring The Kids: Winter Break!

Day: Tuesday and Thursday, December 26 & 28, 2017
Time: 9:30 am & 3 pm, both dates
Location: Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.
The Vault
446 Main Street

Warm up at The Vault with a soup and their Burrata of the Day! This soft, extra-delicious relative of fresh mozzarella, here is served with grilled asparagus and a house-made sauce of olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, lemon zest and parsley.
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath & Bubble.

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


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
Luxe accepts Care Credit, Flex Spending, Health Savings Accounts and vision insurance! While your wallet options have opened up, check out these extremely limited and luxuriously wild octagonal frames, meticulously handcrafted in Italy by Jacques Marie Mage.
Where is Luxe Optique? Across the block 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

Warm up in the softest, most luxurious plush peacoat by Free People, available now at Style Storehouse. Try pairing it with Free People's equally soft waffle-knit scarf in black. But hurry, only a few are left! While you're in there, check out their boots too.

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

The total elegant package: Stunning sequin and lace bustier by Justin Alexander, Lillian West skirt, belt and veil from Justin Alexander Signature and headband by Richard Designs. Lambs Hill has a lot of separate pieces that allow you to mix and match, to fully customize your perfect wedding day apparel.
P.S.: If you're looking for a tiara for New Years, you could get the headband pictured here.
Where is Lambs Hill Bridal? In the renovated factory building near the historic dummy light.

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

The easiest and most loved gift certificates are those to take care of beauty needs! Find gift certificates to any of Beacon's service businesses - for hot stone massage, hair, makeup, or lashes - in A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank

Give the gift of savings! See the latest CD rates available from Rhinebeck Bank today, and visit their festively adorned branch in Beacon across from the Family Dollar. You know you're running around for last-minute stocking stuffers - run here!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Give the gift of a Whole Life Insurance Policy to your children or grandchildren while they are healthy. Click here to learn about your options, and call Antalek & Moore today for more information: (845) 245-6292.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Are you new in town? Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce to connect with other businesses, and show your support for the community. Elections for new board members are in January, so now is the time to hook in with this organization! Click here to join online.

BeaconArts : Beacon OPEN Studios

BeaconArts reminds you that art is a healer, with this message: "As we look back at an eventful year and look forward to a new one, keep in mind that art is a great healer, a reflection of our humanity, and a catalyst for change. When all else fails, keep pressing forward and keep making art!" Beacon Open Studios, a fiscally sponsored project of BeaconArts, is hosting a Roaring Twenties Costume Ball & Fundraiser in honor of their 10th anniversary at Dennings Point Distillery on Friday, January 26, 2018. Details and tickets here.

Tin Shingle

Now available! The Community Membership to Tin Shingle. This starts at $45 per month, and includes monthly in-person meetups in Tin Shingle's HQ - The Telephone Building in Beacon! Shhh... don't tell the other cities in this country, because right now, the only Tin Shingle members receiving the in-person treatment are you Beaconites and Hudson Valley peeps. When you're ready, the All-Access Pass of Membership includes instant streaming of all Training TuneUps, as well as Media Contacts and a cheat sheet of advance notice for what magazines are publishing. This helps your business get featured in the media. Learn about Membership here.

A Little Beacon Space

(Read the full review from Carolyn, of Rock Dove Rings)
"I recently had a holiday pop-up at The Little Beacon Space, and it exceeded my expectations! Katie and her staff were more than accommodating and helped make our weekend-long market a huge success. The central location meant tons of foot traffic from the train, while the beautiful, open space meant minimal decorating and easy, effortless set up and break down.

"Hosting this pop-up at The Little Beacon Space helped me gain exposure through LBB’s amazing and thoughtful article (included with your rental!), while also allowing me to grow my audience locally and test-run my shopkeeper skills for the future. It’s a low-pressure, high-reward situation and I highly recommend it.

"I would also recommend purchasing a weekend rental and taking your chances. We made our money back and then some. Thank you, LBB!"

Learn more about hosting a pop-up shop at A Little Beacon Space >

InHouse Design Media

InHouse Design Media has partnered up with Tin Shingle to bring you in-person classes! The first one: "Start Your Website!" In this small group class, attendees will come away with a roadmap of their website - which pages they'll include - and possibly start their website themselves!
Class size: Six people
Price: $150 per person
Teacher: Katie, publisher of A Little Beacon Blog and creator of Tin Shingle
Click here for details and to purchase.
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Until next week!