Happening This Weekend - 2/16/2018

Happy long weekend! Some of you regular readers are away from Beacon, and some of you are away from your home to visit Beacon! Welcome :) Maybe you came here because you read about Beacon in Vogue, who recently featured The Inn and Spa at Beacon during a Hudson Valley highlight article, or on Expedia, who named Beacon as one of their Most Artistic Towns. Also it turns out, people on layovers from Stewart Airport are coming over for lunch or dinner, according to the owner of Liberty Bistro in Newburgh, in the Rhinebeck Bank video below.

Highlighted below are the events, classes, workshops and shopping deals that you need to factor into your weekend plans, as well as your week next week!
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

“Share The Love” Fitness Event
Saturday & Sunday, February 17-18, 2018
Time: All day
Location: Zoned Fitness, 490 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Live Concert: Kofi & Sankofa
Time: 7:30 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.

Beacon Pilates

18 West Main Street, Suite 3
(near the train station)
Have you been inside the new space yet? The best way to start at Beacon Pilates is with their Intro Offer of two private lessons and one Trio class. Pretty soon, you'll be like the owner Juliette's daughter, climbing and hanging from the equipment. Don't you want to do this?

Cooking & Pairing Class
Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Olive U, 896 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


Art & Zine Club Meetup - Button Making
Day: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Try Ice Skating Free
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time: 10:45 to 11:45 am
Location: Ice Time Sports, 21 Lakeside Road, Newburgh, NY
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Holiday Vacation Camp
Ages: 5 to 12
Day: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Location: All Sport Health & Fitness, 17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Cutie patootie little cases, aren't they? That's right! These are glasses cases for one of the lines in the store, the frames of which are outrageous. Head into Luxe Optique and ask which frames come with these little cases, and take a set home.



PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main, by the Hudson Valley Brewery, and use the back walkway entrance to come up to Main Street!

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

(near Utensil)

Joggers, sweats, loungewear - these comfy pieces go by many names and come in many shapes. In stock at Style Storehouse, they are all super soft and super cozy and 50% off right now!

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
New samples from Justin Alexander are in store now! Walk in to see them during Lambs Hill's regular hours, and make an appointment to try them on. Email lambshillbridalboutique@gmail.com, or call (845) 765-2900.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, and Style Storehouse.

Where can you get your hair done in Beacon? Or a beard trim? Find out in
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Yeah, yeah, we know how easy it is to not invest in renters insurance. You're just renting, right? But your belongings are valuable. "Renters insurance is a comprehensive way to protect all of your belongings in the event of theft or damage, and often protects these belongings both inside and outside the home," says Antalek & Moore. Call them at (845) 831-1400 to learn more.

Rhinebeck Bank

Michelle from Rhinebeck Bank visits Newburgh, NY, to check out Liberty Street Bistro with owner and chef Michael Kelly. Learn how this restaurant, located in Newburgh's recently designated Creative Neighborhood, came to be and what types of cuisine they offer. Watch the video to find out how Rhinebeck Bank has impacted this restaurant and helped their business develop! Also learn about Kelly's upcoming projects, including a bakery opening late this year in the Creative Neighborhood!
PS: Rhinebeck Bank has a Creative Neighborhood Loan Fund! Learn more about it here.

InHouse Design Media

The photographers and designers at Beacon-based InHouse Design Media can help you take amazing pictures for your Instagram. How do we know how great they are? Because they are the same people behind A Little Beacon Blog - Katie Hellmuth Martin and Leigh Baumann! We can train you. It's like an amazing fitness class, but for your photos. Let us have an intervention with your Instagram feed in this four-session class.

Tin Shingle - Open House
(this month only!)

Do you hate marketing?
Does social media overwhelm you?
Do you see other businesses or projects in the newspaper, and think: "Dang - I wish that were my business/project featured there!"
Then this meeting is for you. Tin Shingle is an empowerment center for businesses, artists, makers and nonprofits who are trying to get the word out about their work. Tin Shingle is run by Katie, who also runs A Little Beacon Blog. It's a nationwide, member-based resource center that has just opened up the ability to have in-person member meetings in the Hudson Valley at 291 Main Street in Beacon's Telephone Building. We're calling it The Kick A** Member Meeting, because it's there to help you kick butt in your business. Normally it's a meeting for Tin Shingle's Community Level Members only, but this month, it's open to all.
Day: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: Noon to 1 pm
Location: 291 Main Street, First Floor, First Door, Beacon, NY

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Psst...The Cupcake Festival is coming back to Beacon!
Day: Saturday, May 5, 2018 (rain date the next day)
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Location: Beacon's East End
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BeaconArts : Beacon Open Studios

This citywide art happening, Beacon Open Studios, is in motion! BeaconArts is the event's fiscal sponsor, so all signups and sponsorships go through them. Here's what you need to know:
Sponsorships Available Now: Your business can place an ad in the brochure that is seen by pretty much everyone, as it includes a map of where to find each of the artists. Details >
Volunteer Positions: Hurry to sign up for special volunteer jobs! Spots are filling up fast. Details >
Artist Registration: Get on the map! Sign up now to be included in the official brochure and opening exhibition! Details >
Opening Night: Party! Details >
Open Studios Weekend: Walk or drive to visit artists on your list. Collect new art along the way! Details >

A Little Beacon Space

The time is right to host your workshop, now you just need a venue. A Little Beacon's Space, conveniently located right in the heart of Beacon, is a perfect spot to fit your audience.
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Until next week!