Happening This Weekend - 2/9/2018


Happy Valentine's Weekend!

As you're out and about treating someone you love to something special, the Art Galleries are freshly celebrating Second Saturday, so keep A Little Beacon Blog's full Second Saturday Guide open on your phone so that you can see what's exhibiting inside of each gallery!

PS: For any Galentine on your list, duck into Howling at the Edge of Chaos near The Beacon Hotel for some female rage-tastic quote things, jewelry or just a panda pillow.

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

South Avenue Elementary's Small Tall Ball - Valentine's Dance
Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: South Avenue PTA, 60 South Ave., Beacon, NY
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Stony Kill Farm's Winter on the Farm
Saturday, February 10, 2018; if no snow on 2/10, make-up date February 24, 2018
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Special Screening: Beacon Independent Film Festival ARTSGO Artists in Residence
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Location: Gallery at Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries/Clarkson University, 199 Main St., Beacon, NY
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“BOHEMIANS In Love and In Life”
Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11, 2018
Time: Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 4 pm
Location: Beacon Hebrew Alliance, 31 Verplanck Ave., Beacon, NY
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Howland Cultural Center's Valentine’s Day Dance Party
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Use the hashtag #atthehowland if you go! We want to see you, lovebirds!
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Hairdressers Ball Charity Hair Show
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Location: Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
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Howland Chamber Music Circle presents Charlie Albright, Piano
Day: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 4 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.

Made & Given Valentine's Day Pop-Up Shop
Day: Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11, 2018
Time: Saturday, 1 to 9 pm; Sunday, noon to 6 pm
Location: 17 E. Main St., Beacon, NY
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Beacon Pilates
Grand Re-Opening Party!

Day: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: 18 W. Main St., Suite 3
(near the train station)
It's finally here! The big, grand re-opening party you have been waiting for! Go see Beacon Pilates' new studio in what is soon to be a very hopping area, with the new hardware store going in, and new apartment building going up. See our interview here with Beacon Pilates' founder, Juliet Harvey.
Details here >

Beacon of Light Wellness Center
Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 1 to 10 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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Monthly Literary Salon with Julie Chibbaro
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Valentine-Making at CreateSpace Beacon
All ages
Day: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Location: CreateSpace Beacon, 145 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Troll Cake - Princess Poppy Class
All ages, 8+ preferred, younger must be accompanied by adult
Day: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: The Cupcakery, 1004 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.
Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
(across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company)
Peep these outrageous frames by Lafont Paris: These are a U.S. special edition called "Thirty," created for Lafont Paris' 30th anniversary in North America. "Thirty" is part of a 400-piece limited edition run, and represents an iconic design with an exciting decorative concept. The asymmetrical black and ivory carved acetate sunglass is embellished with cut-outs of the Statue of Liberty on one temple, and the Eiffel Tower on the other. We could go on, but you should probably just go see them in person at Luxe Optique.



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

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

(near Utensil)

How lovely are these glass pearl hoops by Yunis K, now in at Style Storehouse? This brand blends old world and new wave Bohemian into one look, perfect for special occasions or for adding personal flair to everyday wear.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the historic dummy light)
Now offering after-hours private events at the boutique for brides and their intimate groups of up to 10 people! Email lambshillbridalboutique@gmail.com, or call (845) 765-2900. Lambs Hill also offers online booking of private events, so check with your girls then book by clicking here!

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 have a beard trim? Find out in
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

'Tis the weekend for wedding proposals! Or just getting closer to that moment. When it's time, Antalek & Moore provides Special Event Insurance for your big day. Whether it's a fundraiser, wedding, renewal of vows, or other special occasion, Antalek & Moore can give you peace of mind on the big day.

Rhinebeck Bank

The Hudson Valley is lucky to have Rhinebeck Bank supporting so many arts initiatives. Currently, Rhinebeck Bank produces a video series that spotlights arts programs, nonprofit groups, and businesses. In this video, they highlight a group that gives kids access many aspects of filmmaking. The Art Effect, formerly known as Spark Media Project, is revealed in this interview series.

InHouse Design Media

Want to learn how to take amazing photos for your social media, with equally compelling captions? It's an art form, but you can learn how to do it for your business or brand. InHouse Design Media designed an immersive set of training sessions to up your photo game by producing really effective graphics - that don't require a designer! But as designers, we can train you in our ways... Let us have an intervention with your Instagram feed.

Tin Shingle

Special for the month of Valentine's Day, Tin Shingle's February Member Meeting will be an Open House, open to all business owners, artists and makers who want to come work on their PR and promotion strategies, and get to know Tin Shingle better. Bring the magazines you want to be featured in - we're going to plan ahead! Tin Shingle's Membership is a DIY PR platform for business owners who are getting the word out.
Day: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: Noon to 1 pm

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Join the Beacon Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the opening of Big Mouth Coffee Roasters on Main Street in Beacon.
Day: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Location: 387 Main St., Beacon, NY
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You must go see the BeaconArts exhibit up now in the Gallery at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries. See the many photos and news clippings capturing the ways that BeaconArts has contributed to the culture that has shaped Beacon over the past decade and a half.
Special Film Screening: The Beacon Independent Film Festival and their ARTSGO Artists in Residence documentaries from 2015, 2016, and 2017 are playing on Saturday at 6pm.
Day/Time: Saturday, February 10, 6 pm
“Material” – Dan Dowd. Director: Michael Arginsky
“Cascade” – Margot Kingon. Director: Kate Phelan
“Ambi Artist” – Donna Mikkelsen. Director: Rob Featherstone
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Until next week!