Happening This Weekend - 12/7/2018

It's December's Second Saturday and 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 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 and Moore for car insurance.

The Beacon Players presents “A Chorus Line”
: December 7,8,9, 2018
Time: 7:30 (Fri & Sat), 2pm (Sun)
Location: The Theatre at Beacon High School, Beacon, NY
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The Judith Tulloch Band & Might Girl
: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 7:30pm (Doors)
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Beacon, NY
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Breakfast With Santa
Day: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 11am
Location: The Towne Crier 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY
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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “FDR Home for the Holidays at Springwood”
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 
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BeaconArts + City of Beacon’s Bicycle Tree Lighting
: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 4pm activities start, 5pm Santa arrives and tree is lit
Location: Pohill Park/Visitor’s Center / Intersection of Main Street + 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: 6-8pm
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: 9pm
Location: Quinn's, 330 Main St., Beacon, NY
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No Strings Marionettes
: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 1pm & 4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Get Lit Beacon - Literary Salon
: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 5-8pm
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: 11am-8pm
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: 10am-6pm (Sat), 11am-5pm (Sun)
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: 10am-6pm
Location: OPEN SPACE, 510 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Manitou School Holiday Bazaar
: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
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 the Pop-Up Guide for more upcoming Pop-Up events.


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
You're seeing clearly, 30% off Henau frames. This aint your order-over-the-internet glasses, this is real glasses couture. If you were looking for an entry point on 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
Did you get 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 she curates 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!
FREE Yoga Community Classes
: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Times: 8:30am, 10am, 12pm
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 submitting your classes for consideration to be added 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: 10:30am
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 submitting your classes for consideration to be added 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

Antalek & Moore can find the best insurance for your home, car, business, event, and more. They work with big names including Progressive, Travelers, and others.  Call them today at 845-831-4300 or visit them at 340 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508.
Saturday, December 8th.
4pm:  A Festive “Kick Off” with dancers from Yanarella Dance Studio
4:30pm: 7th Night of Hannukah  – BeaconArts + Beacon Hebrew Alliance Bicycle Menorah Lighting
4:45pm: Community Caroling with Gina Samardge and Compass Arts
5pm: Santa arrives led in by the Beacon Music Factory’s one and only Women’s Drum Core! Countdown to the Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa will be staying to greet families until 6pm
A Little Beacon Space
Saturday, December 8, 2018
An Artisan Pop-Up Shop for 1 Day Only! Featuring Allegory (jewelry), Anna West (paintings), Teller Hill (eco-friendly dog accessories), Reklaimed (fabric flowers and more, and is the original 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 Ribbon Cutting or host a Member Meeting.
Learn More >
Tin Shingle
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.
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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!