Happening This Weekend - 3/15/2019

It's... a really spring-like day! Not wanting to jinx anything, we'll take this nice weather. Which brings us to this exciting announcement before you get your weekend on: A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide is in full swing! And updates continue to be made as details for camps emerge!

One of our most relied upon Guides for parents in Beacon and beyond is our Summer Camp Guide. It is the most inclusive Guide in the Hudson Valley, as it is free for most camps to list, thereby giving parents plenty of unfiltered options when it comes to researching the best fits of fun, entertainment, and learning for their family's schedule.

Camps who want to stand out in the list can buy an Advertiser Camp Kit and get their logo listed, a photo gallery, video if they have it, and possibly an Instagram share (starts at $450 for seasonal placement in this Guide).

Businesses who want to be a Community Sponsor can do so as well. This is a great fit for doctors, urgent care centers, professional organizers, and others who want to show their support to parents (starts at $250 for seasonal placement in this Guide).

These are early bird rates as we introduce this first phase of advertising on this Guide.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Howland Chamber Music Circle presents “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley"
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Location: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 15 South St., Beacon, NY
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BSC Annual Woody Dinner Dance to Benefit the Woody Sloop
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Location: Chalet on the Hudson, Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY
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Elysium Furnace Works presents Matt Mitchell
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Rombout Middle School Night at Chipotle (Fishkill)
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: Chipotle, 10 Westage Drive, Fishkill, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

What a treat! This week we got to see the new collection of frames from Anne & Valentin at Luxe Optique, presented by Andry (left) to Luxe's photographer and stylist, Ryon (right). If you are like many in Beacon, you have become a collector of handmade, designer frames. Your next pair could be here in Andry's trays. We'll see what Ryon selected for the store!


L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
Girl... La Mère Clothing and Goods was on fire last week with her sidewalk rack during the Parade of Green - hopefully you scored something. New merch from Free People - including these summer sandals - has arrived. And did you see that the pink velvet ballet flats are on sale for $60? Order from her website to reserve yours, or go in and visit! Pick up one of these pink stemless wine glasses (or with stems) while you're there...



Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the Dummy Light)
Did you know that you can book the Lambs Hill wedding venue on Mount Beacon for smaller weddings? The venue includes an Equestrian Suite, where you can meet the ponies who live there. Contact them to schedule a day to visit this private spot.

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.

Spring 2019 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
March 11-24, 2019
Customers can feast on dishes from nearly 200 restaurants, via three-course, prix-fixe lunch ($22.95) and dinner ($32.95) menus. Restaurants from eight Hudson Valley counties are included in HVRW: Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. The complete list of participating restaurants is available here: valleytable.com/hvrw.

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!

Friday Night Yoga Community Class at Firefly Yoga!
Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
Donation-based power vinyasa yoga class co-taught by recent teacher training grads Jill Kramek and Marilyn Perez (Managing Editor for A Little Beacon Blog). Class is open to everyone, all levels!
Reserve Your Spot >

Restorative Sound Bath with Shawn Feeney at Firefly Yoga
Day: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Details > 

Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide! For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


Art & Zine Club Meetup
Day: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
Information >

Saturdays At Stony Kill Barn
Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. If it's Tuesday, check in and see what you can do!
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.
19 Russell Street, Beacon, NY
This three-bedroom house is up the road from Dogwood, near Mount Beacon. The home is in a convenient location, and from the plans of it, looks well-stocked with things you'd want in a home like a spacious laundry room, walk-in closet in the master suite, which is lined in glass walls.
From Gate House Realty: “Mountain home, a short walk to Main Street Beacon and the Metro-North Train Station. Custom-designed for your modern lifestyle: three bedrooms, study, library, great room with fireplace and walls of sliding doors leading to 500 feet of mahogany decking, dining room, kitchen with island and Viking appliances.”
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
Details + Pictures >

Has your business received an insurance audit?
Your best defense is a good offense. Antalek & Moore can’t emphasize enough the importance of keeping good records and a working, current relationship with your insurance agent. When your paperwork matches up with the work you do, everything falls into place.
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Private Social Media Training

Are you staring at your Instagram account, not knowing what to do? You see what others are posting, but can't think of one thing you could post that would represent your brand and bring you sales. The visual storytellers at Katie James, Inc. can help you change all that.
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What did we learn from this week's InstaBlackout across the social platforms? That if all your “get the word out” tools are in the same basket, you got no backup plan! You need to put this wonderful content you produce on your blog - the blog of your business. 
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BeaconArts :: Open Studios
A Little Beacon Blog recently signed on as a proud sponsor of Beacon Open Studios! We are thrilled to support this project, which offers an inside look at artists and their spaces in Beacon.
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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
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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!
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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!