Happening This Weekend - 12/7/2018

It's December's Second Saturday - maybe one of our most favorite Second Saturdays of the whole year! Businesses and galleries will be open later and the streets will be busy with holiday shoppers, art lovers, theater lovers checking out "A Chorus Line" by The Beacon Players, and tree-lighting spectators. See A Little Beacon Blog's Second Saturday Art Guide here.

Maybe consider taking a FREE yoga class at Firefly Yoga in Fishkill Saturday morning to get grounded first.

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 editorial@alittlebeaconblog.com for consideration. Perfection and grandness not required. Just fun.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

The Beacon Players presents “A Chorus Line”
Friday to Sunday, December 7-9, 2018
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 2 pm
Location: The Theatre at Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
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The Judith Tulloch Band & Might Girl
Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm (doors)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Breakfast With Santa
Day: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 11 am
Location: The Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “FDR Home for the Holidays at Springwood”
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 
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BeaconArts + City of Beacon’s Bicycle Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 4 pm activities start, 5 pm Santa arrives and tree is lit
Location: Polhill Park/Visitors Center, intersection of Main Street and Route 9D
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All are welcome to participate in this community gathering sponsored by the City of Beacon Recreation Department and BeaconArts. Bring your own mug for hot cider or hot chocolate!

Meet The Artist: Stan Lindwasser
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Oak Vino, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
Meet the Artist: Stanley Lindwasser! Stanley is exhibiting his 2018 collection of paintings at Oak Vino. This is your chance to talk to Stanley about how he paints, as well as his view of color, paint and texture. Read more about his method in Chronogram’s article. And see how one of his paintings looks in this light.
Thank you to Stanley and his wife Helen for supporting A Little Beacon Blog with this sponsored listing!
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Live Concert: Nate Wood's fOUR
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 9 pm
Location: Quinn's, 330 Main St., Beacon, NY
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No Strings Marionettes
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 1 pm & 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Get Lit Beacon - Literary Salon
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.


Artisan Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Work:Shop Winter Market
Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Wickham Solid Wood Studio, 578 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Vintage Holiday Pop-Up
Saturday & Sunday, December 8-9, 2018
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Location: OPEN SPACE, 510 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Manitou School Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Manitou School, 1656 Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY
This shopping experience is a fundraiser for the school, which has been offered a $3,000 matching grant.
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Check out our Pop-Up Guide for more upcoming pop-up events.


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
You're seeing clearly, 30% off Henau frames. This ain't your order-over-the-internet glasses, this is real glasses couture. If you were looking for an entry point to one of the higher-end lines in the store, this is it. Go into Luxe Optique this weekend - or any day of the week - to try on a pair! You will be amazed at how good you feel.


L a M è r e Clothing + Goods

436 Main Street
Have you been invited to a holiday party and have nothing to wear? Take yourself on down to L a M è r e right now, this instant. We put this outfit together for you - black sequin pants with a white sweater with unforgettable feathers on the shoulder. All for easy prices, as the brands curated by L a M è r e's owner are French Connection and others. Follow her Instagram - @lamereclothingandgoods - to see what just came in.


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Stunning! If you want to be put into the holiday mood, walk the strip at 1 East Main Street to see what Lambs Hill has done to their windows (this is near the mountain and the old train tracks). Magic is going on inside. BTW: There is a retail space available next to Lambs Hill, if you were looking to plant some roots down in the retail space...

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

Thank you to BAJA 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!
FREE Yoga Community Classes
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Times: 8:30 am, 10 am, noon
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
A Little Beacon Blog’s Managing Editor, Marilyn Perez, will be one of the graduating teachers leading one of the classes!
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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.

Saturday Studio at Dia:Beacon
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Location: DIA: Beacon, 3 Beekman 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.
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Real Estate Agent: JonCar Realty
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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.
Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

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Saturday, December 8
4 pm: A Festive “Kick Off” with dancers from Yanarella Dance Studio
4:30 pm: Seventh 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! Countdown to the Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa will be staying to greet families until 6 pm.
A Little Beacon Space
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, and is the original Beacon pop-up shop creator of Cherry Bomb!), Moss Pocket (small-batch ceramic wares).
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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 >
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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!