Whoosh - this has been a fast and blustery January! The month is ending with a few notable business membership meetings, so if you aren't hooked into the organizations already, make sure you check them out now! Scroll to the bottom to look for member meeting notices from BeaconArts, the Beacon Chamber of Commerce, and Tin Shingle. BeaconArts and the Beacon Chamber of Commerce have board member elections happening very soon, so don't miss out.
Beacon Film Society Presents: “Walking Out”
Day: Friday, January 26, 2018 Time: 7 pm (6:30 pm doors) Location: BEAHIVE Beacon, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
International Film Night: "Tanna"
Day: Friday, January 26, 2018 Time: 7 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Beacon Open Studios' Roaring Twenties Costume Ball & Fundraiser
Day: Friday, January 26, 2018 Time: 8 pm to midnight Location: Denning’s Point Distillery, 10 N. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY Information >
Hudson Valley Wingfest 11 Day: Saturday, January 27, 2018 Time: 5 to 9 pm Location: Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY Information >
Kirtan Music Album Release
Day: Saturday, January 27, 2018 Time: 7 to 9 pm Location: beBhakti Yoga Center, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY Information >
Howland Chamber Music Circle presents Roman Rabinovitch, Piano Day: Sunday, January 28, 2018 Time: 4 pm Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
18 W. Main St., Suite 3
(near the train station) SAVE THE DATE!
Beacon Pilates Grand Re-Opening Party
Day: Saturday, February 10, 2018 Time: 5 to 8 pm
The Grand Re-Opening celebration will kick off “Goods for Good,” a weeklong sporting goods drive for The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, which is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment to improve the lives of and empower at-risk children and families in the Hudson Valley and surrounding communities. Donations of newly purchased indoor or outdoor sporting goods can be brought to Beacon Pilates on (Second) Saturday, February 10, or dropped off during business hours the following week. Equipment needed includes basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, skateboards, roller skates, safety equipment like helmets and pads, lawn games, double-dutch jump ropes, wooden baseball bats, and tennis balls. Information >
Beginning Painting Workshop
Day: Saturday, January 27, 2018 Time: 10 am to noon Location: River Winds Gallery, 172 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Knitting 102 - Beanie Workshop
Day: Sunday, January 28, 2018 Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Location: Loopy Mango, 500 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Business Strategies for Freelancers
Day: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Time: 6 to 8:30 pm Location: The CINEHUB, 20 W. Main St., Suite 4, Beacon, NY Information >
Knitting Studio w/ Kit Burke-Smith (four sessions)
Level: Beginner-Intermediate Days: Mondays, January 28 to February 18, 2018 Time: 1 to 3pm Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Taking Excellent Measurements w/ Hilary Oak
Level: Open Day: Saturday, January 27, 2018 Time: 2 to 4 pm Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Anime & Manga Club Day: Friday, January 26, 2018 Time: 3 to 5 pm Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Little Buds, for Babies 6 Weeks to 12 Months and a Caregiver, with Sarah Schulman Day: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (free trial class) Time: 2 to 2:45 pm Location: Compass Arts, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide. NEW GUIDE! The Public School Fundraising Guide
Parents, teachers and students are hard at work producing creative ways to raise money for Beacon's public schools. Some of those ways involve events. A Little Beacon Blog has dedicated an editor to tracking these and updating this new Guide!
Below are upcoming opportunities. See the full Guide for great events to look out for, like the Wizards coming to the Beacon High School, or the Matt Stevens Magic Show coming to Glenham Elementary.
ROMBOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Dinner at Chipotle Day: Monday, January 29, 2018 Time: 5 to 9 pm Location: 10 Westage Drive, Fishkill, NY
When you get your dinner at Chipotle on Monday night, tell them to put your purchase towards Rombout Middle School PTO, and Chipotle will donate 50% of proceeds to Rombout's PTO - which goes back to students, teachers and the building! Information >
J.V. FORRESTAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
JV Forrestal School is a finalist in the latest Project Fit Grant Contest.
Help JVF students win new playground fitness equipment and Physical Education equipment for their school! Vote once per day, per email right here (super easy).
Luxe Optique 183 Main Street
(near Beacon Bread Company)
Look at this trio! What dreamy eyewear to round out your wardrobe. There are subtle differences in each style, from the location of the bridge to the precise shape of the circles. Come into the store and try them on. From the top: Dita, JF Rey, Oliver Peoples.
BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main, near the Hudson Valley Brewery, and use the back walkway to head up to Main Street!
484 Main Street
This is your intro to spring! Soft, fun and versatile tops are in the shop, and this one by Free People with flared sleeves and playful tie bottom is just the beginning...
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main Street, Retail #3
(near the dummy light)
If you've ever wanted to wear a wedding gown designed exclusively for a Beacon boutique, now is your chance. This Sweetheart mermaid gown was designed and made exclusively for Lambs Hill, featuring luxurious faux fur throughout.
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
And now, for your moment of zen, Antalek & Moore's Instagram account is up and running! Warning: You will see more puppy photos representing Antalek & Moore's ability to connect you with a New York Pet Insurance Policy. Connect with Antalek & Moore on Instagram.
Do you know the history of the Vassar Brothers? Did you know that one of the brothers died in a fire in Vassar’s Brewery, which stood on the same spot where the Vassar Institute (now known as Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center) was built? During this episode of Wake Up With Rhinebeck Bank, Michelle interviews Executive Director Andrew Bergreen to learn about the art center. Rhinebeck Bank has been a longtime sponsor of the art programs here. Increase your Hudson Valley and Poughkeepsie trivia by getting some Vassar family history during this episode of Wake Up with Rhinebeck Bank. Watch it here!
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting is Monday, January 29, at 5:30 pm at the Elks Club, 900 Wolcott Ave. The names listed below will be submitted for election by the members in attendance. There is one vote per member. This process also allows for nominations from the floor. The Chamber encourages your participation. Not a member yet? Join the Chamber today online here! Nominees President, Rick Brownell of Freedom Ford Vice President, Carl Oken of Beacon Elks Club Treasurer - Open Corresponding Secretary, Teresa Williams of Antalek & Moore Insurance Director, Sheryl Glickman of Notions ‘N Potions Recording Secretary, Kathy Sandford of Antalek & Moore Insurance Director, John Gilvey of Hudson Beach Glass Director Annemarie Sipilief of CIA Security
The Annual Meeting and Board Elections will be held this Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 6:30 pm at The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries/Clarkson University Gallery, 199 Main St., Beacon. Current board members are listed below, as well as candidates. You must be a current member of BeaconArts to attend. You can join online here! Board Members continuing through 2018:
Theresa Goodman (current Vice President), 1st term, 2nd year
Christina Jensen (former Board member; appointed by Board in January to fulfill Sommer Hixson’s remaining year), 1st term, 2nd year
Terry Nelson, 1st term, 2nd year
Rick Rogers, 1st term, 2nd year
Aaron Verdile (current Treasurer), 1st term, 2nd year
Hanny Ahern (2 years, 1st term)
Karlyn Benson (2 years, 1st term)
Angelique Devlin (2 years, 1st term)
Meghan Goria (2 years, 1st term)
Linda Pratt Kimmel (2 years, 1st term)
Tin Shingle: Member Meeting
Tin Shingle is an empowerment zone for artists, makers, and business owners who want to get the word out about their projects, initiatives and businesses. Every last Monday of the month, at noon, Tin Shingle hosts an opportunity to connect, to share ideas and get support in Tin Shingle's office at 291 Main St. Membership at the entry level is required to attend, and you can learn more about that here. Join us!
InHouse Design Media
Now available: glamour shots! For businesses who are looking to jazz up their social media accounts with professionally taken photos. Have InHouse Design Media's photographer, Leigh Baumann, take a bunch of photos for you - of your office, gallery, shop, products and/or staff - and use the photos whenever and however you like. Leigh takes the photos you see here for A Little Beacon Blog's advertisers. See more photos here!
A Little Beacon Space
The time is right to host your workshop, now you just need a venue. A Little Beacon's Space is a perfect location, conveniently right in the heart of Beacon, to fit your audience.
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