Happening This Weekend - 2/15/2019

The movie mystery is over at the Beacon Theater! We couldn't translate these letters that were posted on their Insta, so we went down there to take a look, and saw the popcorn and candy concession stand! Showtimes have been posted, and it looks like they are running movies in the afternoon and evening! There was already a screening of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure at 12:30 pm today. With The Underground Beacon located across the street, holding regular group board-game opportunities, this end of town is shaping up to offer great entertainment!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

The Southern Dutchess Coalition 41st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration & Parade

Day: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: See flier for schedule
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY
Beginning with a breakfast before the parade, the day also includes a celebration dinner, essay contest winners/presentations. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Anthony Oliver.
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Stony Kill's Winter on the Farm + Pancake Brunch
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: See below
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
10 am to noon: All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. On a farm. Need we say more? Ok, there is also:
11 am to 2 pm: Horse-drawn sleigh rides, barn tours, maple-tapping, demos, crafts
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Concert: The Fred Zepplin Band
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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OPERAtion Opera: The Met Chorus Artists Come To Beacon
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
According to the Beacon Free Press, one performer, Sara Heaton, is a Beaconite who is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. She will perform with colleagues at this performance. The musical program is designed for children. The organizer of the event is Akiko Sasaki, a Beacon-based pianist and owner of Forte Piano Studio in Beacon.
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Beacon Kaleidoscope
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 9 sm to 5 pm
Location: 201 Main St. (the Zora Dora location), Beacon, NY
Sunday will be the last day for this winter pop-up. Look for 20% off all marked prices (except jewelry). This vendor occasionally pops up in the Beacon Flea, so mark your calendar for that spring/summer Sunday experience.


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Luxe Optique is celebrating Valentine's Day Weekend with a party to show you a new collection of oversized frames with strong lines, bold colors, and iconic designs from designer Emmanuelle Khanh. It's a revival of their 1972 collection.
For every Emmanuelle Khanh purchase, Luxe Optique will be giving away an authentic EK vegan leather handbag that's perfect for a night out or to slip your favorite pair of glasses into. See a picture here.


L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
Get your lovelies at L a M è r e! There's always new things to see in the shop. Right now: plenty of pink and hearts, like this "Crush On You Bralette." Favorites that will carry you into summer (and would make great gym flip-flops) are these heart flip-flops. Pink ones are in the shop, black ones are in the boutique and online. Visit the shop, or order online and enjoy free pickup! Or have it shipped to you (regular postage applies for actual shipping)!



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
Love is always in the air at Lambs Hill. ❤️ Looking for something a little different? Tea-length wedding dresses, like this frock from Sincerity Bridal, give you the opportunity to show off your super-cute shoes.

Special Note: Voting is open for Hudson Valley Magazine Best of 2019! Voting ends Wednesday, March 20 - you don’t have to be local!

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! L a M è r e Clothing + Goods, Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books 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!
Pop-Up Card Workshop
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: Noon to 1 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Learn To Recover Like A Rockstar Workshop
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 10:45 am
Location: Orca Empire Fitness, 1545 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
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Loving Through Touch - A Thai Massage Playtouch for Couples
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: Namastesis, 1065 Main St., Suite H, Fishkill, 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.

Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Day: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: The Underground Beacon, 462 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Button Making
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to noon
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main 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.
33 East Street, Beacon, NY
It's so nice when a home is move-in ready, and within walking distance to Barb's Butchery on the east end of town near the mountain, across the Fishkill Creek. Gate House has hit all the high notes on this one: “Beautiful and bright classic colonial home boasts four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Enter home through the welcoming enclosed front porch with original Douglas fir floor. This home was completely renovated and a second floor added within the last five years… Brand-new kitchen with plenty of cabinets - a place for everything; gorgeous granite countertops, new stainless appliances with five-burner gas range, and a beautiful maple and walnut basketweave floor.”
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
Antalek & Moore is happy to answer any of your questions at any time about your homeowners
insurance. Not sure about snow removal or liability insurance? Or maybe you're expanding your business and need additional coverage for something new? The team at Antalek & Moore is ready to do that work for you!
Call them: (845) 831-4300. Or visit them on Main Street next to Beacon Natural Market.

Katie James, Inc.

It is such a pleasure to announce the new website design for L a M è r e Clothing + Goods! Working with storefront owners to grow their opportunities online is our passion. This website uses Shopify under the hood and at the counter as well, and the design was art-directed by the store owner herself, April Perri, a former big-time fashion designer in the big label world. April can now add new inventory to her shop via the Shopify app as she unpacks it from boxes. We try to tailor the management experience of a website for each business owner, tapping into their strengths. For April, she's always working from her phone, so we trained her in updating her website from the app. If you have a project that needs some work, reach out and contact us.
Visit The New Website >
Tin Shingle
Tin Shingle helps businesses get the word out by giving them ideas on what media outlets to pitch. Check out their live, free webinars on Wednesdays at 3 pm EST.
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BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog just signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project, which offers an inside look at artists in Beacon.
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A Little Beacon Space
A Little Beacon Blog's Space is available for private rentals for your meetings, workshops, client parties, or pop-ups. Located in the heart of Beacon at 291 Main Street (inside of the Telephone Building), meeting here is easy, cozy, and inspiring.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
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Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Work with the Beacon Chamber of Commerce to throw a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony if you're new in town, or just opened. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and broadcast your business!
Learn More >
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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