Happy Weekend Everyone! It's only February, but winter has felt rough - and it's been one heck of a week of snow days. But good things are happening: Summer Snowflakes, aka "snowdrops" as well as lilacs have breached the ground in Beacon. Here's a shout-out to the easy alert systems sent by the City of Beacon and the school district, and your easy access to some of the best and cutest winter boots (Mountain Tops), salt and shovels (Brett's Hardware), and chocolate (Chocolate Shop, Alps, any grocery store in town). Consider this our effort to mentally prepare you for the blizzard that usually happens in April! :) Remember that time there was a State Of Emergency declared after the blizzard in March and the National Guard came?
13 the Musical
Days: Thursday to Saturday, February 21-23, 2019 Time: 7 to 9:30 pm Location: Beacon High School Theatre, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY Information >
A Secret History of American River People
Day: Friday, February 22, 2019 Time: 7 to 9 pm Location: Scenic Hudson (Red Barn), Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY Information >
The Magic Lantern
Day: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Time: 2 pm (doors), 2:30 pm (show) Location: Gallery at Boscobel House & Garden, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY Information >
Beacon Screening and Q&A: "Wrestling Ghosts"
Day: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Time: 5 to 7:30 pm Location: Story Screen, 445 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
Hudson Valley Free Day at Dia:Beacon
Day: Sunday, February 24, 2019 Time: 11 am to 4 pm Location: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY Information >
Peace Project With The Folding Cranes 2019
Day: Sunday, February 24, 2019 Time: Noon to 3 pm Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon NY
If you missed the folding paper cranes for peace event in A Little Beacon Space, now is your chance to go again at Beacon of Light Wellness Center! This is great, because if you haven't been into that yoga studio, which is near Rite Aid, this is your opportunity to see it. Read more about the Peace Project in this article. Information >
Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
Luxe Optique 183 Main Street www.luxeoptique.com (across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
Remember that Giveaway Alert we ran last week, about the free handbag that you get when you purchase Emmanuelle Khanh frames? Well, turns out this handbag is actually a glasses purse - you can fit your frames inside of it! Genius. And right now, it's free with purchase of Emmanuelle Khanh frames. We are actually going to buy one for our Christian Roth prescription sunglasses that need better case protection while swimming in the mama purse. See this in action on our YouTube channel!
BOUTIQUES IN THE MIDDLE
L a M è r e Clothing + Goods 436 Main Street
Oh, ladies. This new line of jewelry at La Mère is a Must.Have. Everything on this wooden tray is from the Beacon-based designer Tourmaline Home, who is based out of the old Nichols Hardware building. Did you always wonder what went on in there? Well, now you know. Lots of designing. Pillows too. And tiny coffee tables! Lots of it is in La Mère right now. Stop into her shop to check it out. PS: The photographer of these brown earrings may or may not have bought them immediately after photographing.
BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END
Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3 www.lambshillbridalboutique.com (near the historic dummy light)
Oh Lambs Hill, the styles just keep coming! A bride will feel like a member of an English high court. This Hayley Paige gown is made with Luxembourg material that shimmers with fully sequined embroidery. There's even a video about it that you can watch on Lambs Hill's Insta.
321 Main Street SAVE THE DATE:
Binnacle Books' Book Club is at a special time in March - the second week of March this time (normally the first Wednesday). The book will be Trevor Noah's Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood. Details >
Day: Friday, February 22, 2019 Time: 6 to 7:15 pm Location: Namastesis, 1065 Main St., Suite H, Fishkill, NY Information >
Turkish Marbling Master Class
Day: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Time: 10 am to 3 pm Location: Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrisons Landing, Garrison, NY Information > (see other classes being held this weekend)
Ballwork Bliss! The Yoga of Self-Massage
Day: Sunday, February 24, 2019 Time: 1 to 3 pm Location: Beacon Yoga Center, 464 Main St., Beacon, NY Information >
If a very hip and cool loft in a renovated factory building - with a view of a creek just before waterfalls - is your thing, then this penthouse in Beacon might be for you. Or your friend, so pass it on. Check out all of the pictures here. From Gate House Realty: “Gorgeous and luxurious penthouse loft in a recently converted brick factory building on the Fishkill Creek. Amenities include tasteful high-end lighting and custom closets throughout, washer/dryer, wine refrigerator, smart-technology for lights and sound (Sonos-compatible), remote-controlled window blinds, high cathedral ceilings, elevator, off-street parking.”
PRICE: $1,100,000 BEDROOMS: 2 BATHROOMS: 2 Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550 Details + Pictures >
Fred Antalek Tapped To Be 2019 Grand Marshal in Parade of Green
You know this face - Fred Antalek has been tapped to be the Grand Marshal in this year's Parade of Green. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019. Details >
Katie James, Inc. Designs & Launches Local La Mère Website
Local boutique La Mère has been very successful with reaching out into the community to get to know the ladies and their men, and create a loyal relationship with customers. One of the most unexpected bits of feedback from customers, when told, "You could also find it online," is their response: "But I want to support YOU and buy it here in the store!" Which is awesome! What we're discovering is, people don't realize that the shop also has its own website where you can instantly buy something you love - even in the middle of the night after you see one of April's outfit mashup videos! Go Shop! >
Beacon Locals To Appear On Tin Shingle's Next TuneUp
Digital marketers based in Beacon - Patti Devine and Devin Holmes - will be on Tin Shingle's next free, live Training TuneUp to teach us How and Why to Create Facebook Ads. Now, Tin Shingle is not the biggest fan of Facebook, but if you wanted to know how to create an ad, this class will teach you. Free on Wednesday at 3 pm from your computer. You just need to click the link and watch. Details >
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 gives an inside look at artists working in Beacon. Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor! >
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. $275 Half Day $485 Full Day $850 Pop-Up Shop Package See Pictures >
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 >
MASTHEAD 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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