Happening This Weekend - 2/8/2019

Alright people... if you've been smelling freshly buttered popcorn from down near the Beacon Theater, that is because these masterminds are about to make a big announcement about... what seems to be... the opening of Story Screen, the pop-up indie movie theater that is finding a permanent home in the Beacon Theater on the east end of town, toward the mountain. With legit stadium-style plush seating. Look for the announcement at A Little Beacon Blog if we catch it! If we're not quite up to the minute, it's because we're at an elementary school Valentine's Day dance, so read all about Story Screen's plans in an article we did a while back, and keep refreshing A Little Beacon Blog.

Meanwhile... It's February's Second Saturday!

Second Saturday Art Gallery Sneak Preview

This Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide is sponsored by No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works, Artist's Books, Photobooks, and Poetry from Independent Presses.
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet
Catalyst Gallery

CelebrateWomxn845 presents CYCLES, an art show exploring often-complex relationships with menstruation. According to Twitter, there’s an emoji about to debut. Over the years, there has been a push to destigmatize many things that bodies do. According to CYCLES organizer Regina Williams, the impetus for this art exhibition began in a social post: “A few months ago a friend posted a personal account of the joy and pain that her journey into menopause brought her, within minutes at least a hundred people responded with their own complex relationships to menstruation.” A salon-style group art show was born.
Events: There will be a Red Tent shindig on Sunday evening, as well as a reading of The Vagina Monologues on Saturday, February 16. Through Monday, February 18.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Spot Bald Eagles at Boscobel
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Boscobel, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Information >

Beacon of Light One-Year Anniversary Party!
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 1 to 9 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon NY
Information >

Live Concert: Chaotica II
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

The PEACE Project 2019 (Free Origami Folding)
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
A Little Beacon Blog has partnered with Kim Beller, founder of The PEACE project, an interactive art project to spread peace, equality, and love in the community and to the world. Her goal is to fold 1,000 origami peace cranes and distribute them around the community. All are welcome to this free, community event. No experience needed! Kim will guide you through the folding process and provide origami paper. Please bring a friend!
Information >

Floats for Felines! Fundraiser
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Location: Beacon Bath & Bubble, 458 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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)
These frames are for the men, after last week's bedazzling showcase of bling for the ladies. These straightline frames are new to Luxe Optique and are part of the Leisure Society collection. They are stunning on the shelf, and stand out despite their simplicity. Go in to see what we mean.


L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
It's Pop-Up Mania at L a M è r e! This tabletop spread is an exclusive collection of V Day inspiration from L a M è r e owner April. Find these treats and more at her pop-up locations. Today, she was at Society of Lash at the Newburgh waterfront. The next pop-up is on Sunday at Heritage Food + Drink during their brunch, from 11 am to 3:30 pm, where they have bottomless mimosas and $1 oysters. The L a M è r e boutique on Main Street in Beacon will be OPEN as well! So many ways to adorn.



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
The sleeve. The drapery. This is one of the latest bridesmaids gowns from Haley Paige Creations available at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique. Shown here with the dreamy cape attachment. Perfect for pictures, and a waltz.

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!
Napkin Basket Weaving
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Garrison Arts Center, 23 Garrison Landing, Garrison, NY
Information > (see other classes this weekend at Garrison Arts Center)

KAGed Oils & Vintage presents Intro to Essential Oils
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: 28 W. Church St., Beacon, NY (this is a residental address)
Information >

Bullet Journals
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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.

Sensory Story Time
Mondays, February 11, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 4:15 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

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.
48 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY
This house got a makeover! And from some conversations in our Instagram feature of it, people who knew it well approve. From the realtor: “Charming and bright traditional home just steps to Main Street's restaurants, shops and galleries. The first floor boasts an open-concept living room and dining room, opening onto new wraparound deck. Updated kitchen with radiant heat, plenty of cabinets, granite countertops and stainless appliances.”
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency
February is Responsible Pet Owners Month. The agents at Antalek & Moore will be talking about this topic through the month on their blog, and interviewing some local experts on the topic. Tag them in favorite pictures of your fur baby and you might just see them featured! 🐶🐱 @antalekmoore

Katie James, Inc.

A Beacon retail shop is about to get a new website from Katie James, Inc.! Our couture branding experience is a perfect fit with L a M è r e Clothing + Goods. The website has been designed and built in Shopify, and you can shop it now! Loading more merch into the online shop as we speak...
Go Shopping Online >
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.
Check It Out >
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 and share an inside look at artists 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.
$225 Half Day
$385 Full Day
$750 Pop-Up Shop Package
See Pictures >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is a great way to throw a ribbon-cutting ceremony if your business is new in town, or just opened a storefront.
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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Until next week!