Happening This Weekend - 2/1/2019

CORRECTION: Eaglefest will be Saturday, February 9, 2019

We made it to February! Reward yourself for making it through one of the hardest months of the year with a s'mores sandwich from Hudson Valley Marshmallow Co., (next door to BJ's Soul Food) who sources their special chocolate squares from Alps Chocolate just up the block, and makes their own flavored marshmallows in their kitchen in Beacon. If you don't like marshmallows - because we usually don't either - it doesn't matter. This little mallow is placed on a perfectly measured square of chocolate between two cookie crackers, then blow-torched to melted, squishy perfection. We've got the video.

Yes, we are encouraging you to fatten up for a long winter of more snow, so get snuggly and get your own blow-torched s'more and keep on enjoying Main Street.

Let's get to the Things To Do!
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Spot Bald Eagles at Boscobel
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
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Hudson Valley Community Power Information Meeting
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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The CineHub Birthday Party
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: The CineHub, 20 W. Main St., Beacon, NY
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Live Concert: Kofi & Sankofa
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Ooh la la, you guys. Take your expectations of how your glasses can look to a whole new level. We're talking bling. We're talking rings at the corner of your eyes. You need to go into Luxe Optique to see it to believe it. These handmade frames were made in France by Francis Klein Paris, custom-designed for Luxe Optique, and the designer even takes custom design orders from you. There are several others. Tell us which ones you want!

L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
One of the cutest Valentine's Day windows in Beacon! L a M è r e has outdone herself with a vintage typewriter and loads of love note hearts flying out of it. Makes for a cheerful look and feel on the east end of Main Street, near Ella's Bellas and across from Joe's Irish Pub. So when you're at the pub, brewing up romance, know that the love is flying off the page across the street. Lots of new merchandise has arrived, including jean jackets, and the cutest little strawberry jar and white heart coasters...

A special welcome to our new Shopping Guide Sponsor Binnacle Books! Their Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month, so save the date! Their next Book Club is in partnership with Dennings Point Distillery and will discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. 



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the Dummy Light)
Beauty transformations happen inside Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique for a variety of reasons and in a variety of ways. This time, a stylist makes up one of the Lambs Hill models for the shop's Dress of the Week, where owner Charlotte debuts their new line, Blush by Haley Paige. Shown here is the "Delta Gown," which you can see for yourself in this video, or make an appointment to see in person!

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

Thank you to Barb's Butchery and BAJA 328 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!
Valentine Papercutting
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY
Information > (see what other classes start this weekend at Garrison Art Center)

Chaturanga, Updog, Downdog - A Lesson In Alignment
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:45 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Information >

The Ecstasy of Tantric Drawing
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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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.

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, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.

Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
232 Main Street, Beacon, NY
It's sort of incredible - the building that houses Homespun and the apartments above it is for sale. From the realtor: "Beautiful historic three-story brick building located on Beacon's booming Main Street. There are four one-bedroom apartments, one retail space downstairs with bistro-type tenant with an amazing back patio. This location is growing fast with two new condo construction projects going in next to and across the street. Building was gutted in the early 2000s. All apartments have separate utilities and central air paid by tenants. Apartment rents: $1,350, $1,350, $1,450, and one on the market for $1,600. Retail tenant (Homespun) has about four years left on lease. Rent changes with the season but averages about $2,450/month."
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >

Our friends at Antalek & Moore want to remind everyone not to wait for the temperature to warm up and melt the snow! Removal of snow in front of your home and/or business is crucial for the safety for those walking on the sidewalk. If someone slips and falls and gets injured, they could sue, so having insurance is important for that extra protection. If you are unable to shovel in front of your property, snow-melt salt or kitty litter will work just as well.
BeaconArts : Open Studios
Sponsorship Opportunities are available now for Beacon's Open Studios, one of the most anticipated interactive art experiences of the year.
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
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Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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Until next week!