Happening This Weekend - 2/23/2018 (plus a Main Street Challenge!)

You've got lots to brighten your day out here on the streets of Beacon and in the surrounding Hudson Valley. If you've not been to Beacon's Main Street and surrounding side streets lately - and that includes you Beacon locals! - then accept this challenge: Drive or walk down Main Street and pull over to walk into one store you've never been to before. Then tell us about it here in the comments!

Highlighted below are the events, classes, workshops and shopping events that you need to factor into your weekend plans, as well as your to-do's next week!
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Movies That Matter Film Screening: "I Am Not Your Negro"
Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
This documentary journeys into black history and connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of Black Lives Matter. The film, based on the writings of James Baldwin, questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of three leaders, Raoul Peck has directed a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
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Garrison Art Center's School Invitational Theme Exhibition; Inside the Outsiders and Mentor Program Show
Day: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: Opening reception 3 to 5 pm
Location: 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison, NY
This exhibition includes work by students from Beacon High School as well as artists residing in Beacon, serving as mentors.
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Soup4Greens Fundraiser
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Beacon Farmers' Market, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon SURJ and Story Time Film Screening: "Whose Streets?"
Day: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Location: Beacon Hebrew Alliance, 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon, NY
The film takes a close-up look at the civil unrest that erupted after a shocking act of violence in Ferguson, Missouri - and the decades of simmering tension leading up to it. Discussion to follow screening.
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NEW WEEKLY EVENT: Swing Dancing at the Elks Club
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 7pm
Location: Elks Lodge, 900 Wolcott Ave., Beacon, NY
Events like this are tracked in A Little Beacon Blog's Repeating Event Guide.

NEW MONTHLY EVENT: Southern Dutchess NAACP Member Meeting
Every third Thursday of the month
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Maddie Cooper Square, Beacon, NY
Events like this are tracked in A Little Beacon Blog's Repeating Event Guide.

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Easy Peazy Pajama Pants with Katy Hope
Confident Beginner
Day: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Learn To Love Your Machine with Hilary Oak
Absolute Beginners
Day: Saturday, February 24, or Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Essential Oils 101
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Location: BeBhakti Yoga Center, 89 Dewindt St., Beacon, NY

Hair & Makeup Techniques for Film
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
Location: The CineHub LLC, 20 W. Main St., Suite 4, Beacon, NY
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Thank you to Beacon Pilates for sponsoring the Classes for Adults Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Harlem Wizards vs. Beacon City School Staff All Stars
(Public School Fundraiser
Day: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, game starts at 7 pm
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
The Wizards are coming! The trick team will play/perform on Friday, February 23, at 7 pm at the Beacon High School gym. Watch teachers and community members play against the Harlem Wizards! At a Wizards game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. It's two hours of family time where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. This fundraising event is hosted by the Rombout Middle School PTO, Beacon High School PTSO, and the National Honor Society.
Buy tickets here >
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Events like this are tracked in A Little Beacon Blog's Public School Fundraising Guide.

Anime & Manga Club
Day: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location:How land Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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How to Make Cake Balls
Tweens, Teens, Cake Hobbyist
Day: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: The Cupcakery, 1004 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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2018 Bulldog Baseball Winter Camp
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Beacon High School, 101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY
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Kids &smp; Canvas: “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss”
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 11 am
Location: Eat Paint Love, 331 Main St., Beacon, 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)
Go ahead... try these on. There are lots more styles like these beauties by Anne & Valentin in Luxe Optique now. Not sure about your prescription? No problem. The doctor is in! Get an eye exam for $45, or $25 if you buy glasses within seven days of the exam.

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)

That's right, ladies. Don't let that one day of 70 degree temps trick you. You still have plenty of time to wear boots this season, and have a great pair for next year. Don't miss this sale!

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Did you know that capes are a huge trend this year? Even (especially?) if the cape is transparent with fabric flowers falling from it? See new samples and accessories in the Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique, like this tulle cape from the Justin Alexander Signature line.

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

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

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Do you know if your jewelry is covered under your homeowners insurance policy? What about your laptop? What if a tree falls on your house, what is covered then? The agents at Antalek and Moore can answer all of these questions for you. Call them at (845) 831-4300.

Rhinebeck Bank

If you haven't already taken your mid-winter break, now is the time to escape to Emerson Resort & Spa in Ulster County. Michelle from Rhinebeck Bank visits the resort to learn about their recent multimillion dollar renovation, which included work to the spa. Learn more about it here in this episode of Wake Up With Rhinebeck Bank!

InHouse Design Media

The photographers and designers at InHouse Design Media can help you take amazing pictures to perk up your Instagram presence. Katie Hellmuth Martin and Leigh Baumann from A Little Beacon Blog are also designers at InHouse Design Media. They can train you, too! This four-week private workshop is like an amazing fitness class, but to get your photo skills in shape. Available to businesses and artists within a 10-mile radius of Beacon.
Learn more here >

Tin Shingle - Open House
(This month only!)

This Monday! Join Tin Shingle for the monthly member meeting. Bring your PR Homework, which consists of stacks of magazines and newspaper sections you want PR in. We will brainstorm how you are going to make that happen. Normally this meeting is for Tin Shingle's Community Level Members only, but for the month of Love (February), it's open to all.
Day: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: Noon to 1 pm
Location: 291 Main St., Beacon, NY, First Floor, First Door

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Vendor applications are now being accepted for the Cupcake Festival.
Get the application here >


BeaconArts has announced a new slate of leaders to kick off 2018 and usher in a new era of service and art sponsorship. The new president of BeaconArts is artist Rick Rogers, whose gallery across from The Roundhouse overlooks Fishkill Creek. The Vice President is Theresa Goodman; Aaron Verdile continues as Treasurer; and the Secretary is Linda Pratt Kimmel.

Board Members-at-Large are Hanny Ahern, Karlyn Benson, Christina Jensen, Meghan Goria, and Terry Nelson.

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