Happening This Weekend 3/30/2018

This weekend kicks off the official start of the outdoor event season! Memorial Park opens up with the Egg Hunt & Spring Fling, followed by the Beacon Barks Parade and Beacon Open Studios later in April. Exciting times! Plus, we have a new Event Submission Page, and we're working on a new, much-requested Business Directory! If you want to get in on early-bird pricing for listing in the Business Directory, please contact us.

PSA: If you're of the NYC mind and are driving around Beacon this weekend, please skip the habit of doing U-Turns in the middle of the road! It's normal down there in the city, but not the norm here! Within 20 minutes of writing this newsletter, we have seen two random U-turns made in front of our building.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.

Spring Break Family Movie “WONDER”
Friday, March 30, 2018 
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Egg Hunt & Spring Fling in Memorial Park
Day: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Location: Memorial Park, Beacon, NY
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National Stop The Bleed Day
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 9 am
Location: Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps, One Arquilla Drive, Beacon, NY
Read more about it in our article.

Live Concert: James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 8 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.

Thank you to Beacon Pilates for sponsoring the Classes for Adults Guide!

Chalk Paint 101® - The Annie Sloan Method
Friday, March 30, 3018 
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: Knot Too Shabby, 155 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Relax & Restore Acupuncture/Essential Oils with Erika Forsell, L.Ac
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.


Beacon Junior Baseball Registration Open
Location: Games take place at Memorial Park
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Thank you, Beacon Junior Baseball, for sponsoring this Kids Classes Guide!

Easter Bunny Cake Class
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: The Cakery, 1004 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.

Vintage Pop-Up Shop
Head to the old high school to find vintage clothing and accessories from Psychedelic Sunset Vintage, who you've also seen at the Beacon Flea. She's unloading inventory to make room for more.
Day: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: The Old Beacon High School, Studio PSV, 211 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY

Visit our Pop-Up Guide for more information.

Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!

Harry's Hot Sandwiches Announces Closure
Sad news to report: Harry's Hot Sandwiches will be closing due to a rent increase, now that the Beacon Theater is operational by way of renting its new apartment and office units. Read Harrison's full letter announcing the closure on Instagram.


Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
Sunglasses! Spring is finally here, treat yourself to a new pair of shades. You'll find lots of variety on the shelves at Luxe Optique. The two styles pictured here are by Anne & Valentin and Thom Browne. Go in and try some on!

INSIDER TIP: The eye doctor is in at Luxe Optique almost every day, including weekends! Not on Thursdays, though.



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

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main Street, Retail #3

(near the dummy light)
Did you know that you can buy designer wedding gowns from Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique - like this one from Lillian West - and you can also get married up on Mt. Beacon at the Venue at Lambs Hill? Check out a video of this equestrian bride.

Wares Shop
2 Tioronda Avenue

Congratulations to one of Beacon's newest shops, Wares, which offers a curated selection of independent designers. For lovers of small-batch, handmade and one-of-a-kind. Stop by their ribbon cutting!
Day: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 2 Tioronda Avenue (just off Main Street near the Howland Cultural Center)

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide - Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, and Wares!

Where can you get your hair done in Beacon? Or take in a beard trim? Find out in
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!
TIP: Amy's Hair has moved a few blocks down! Now ypu;; find the biz near the car wash on Main Street.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

If you're one of the over 300 homes or bedrooms in Beacon, NY, listed on Airbnb, have you given any thought to your homeowners insurance and what it covers? Airbnb offers its own coverage, but it doesn't always kick in. This is new territory for insurance and cities. Susan Antalek Pagones and Vince Lemma, partners at Antalek & Moore, weigh in with their guidance.
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Rhinebeck Bank
Keeping people in their community is important to Rhinebeck Bank. Part of keeping that connection is helping people meet the loan officers who handle a loan. Meet Susan Utter, a lender who recently helped a family purchase their grandmother's home. Here's what she says about the recent home purchase:
"What’s more exciting then a customer purchasing a new home? Answer: buying a home that has been in your family for generations! Celeste and Leslie recently purchased the home of Celeste‘s grandmother. The house was originally built by Celeste’s great-great-grandfather and has been in the family ever since. They were so excited to be able to continue the family tradition and to have a new home of their own to enjoy! Congratulations, ladies – it was a pleasure to help you realize your dream!"
Apply for a loan with Rhinebeck Bank online >


Beacon Open Studios is in one month! Mark your calendar for the weekend of April 27 to 29. During that weekend, you will be able to experience a citywide art gallery walk, and get to enter some of the private studios of artists that are not normally open to the public! A Little Beacon Blog is a proud sponsor. Get more information here.

InHouse Design Media

The photographers and designers at InHouse Design Media can help you take amazing pictures to pump up your Instagram presence. This four-week private workshop is like an amazing fitness class, but for your photo skills.
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Tin Shingle

When a business opens their doors and hangs their shingle, they need to work hard to be noticed by their customers - even by people who already love them! Tin Shingle puts the power of PR, Social Media, SEO, and Design directly into the hands of business owners, makers and artists by way of a custom-designed DIY PR subscription membership platform that includes education, training, directories and media insight.
Learn more about it here >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce celebrates the opening of the new boutique, Wares! Then the meeting will move into the Chamber of Commerce's regular Member Meeting. You don't need to be a member to attend and you can invite a guest!
Day: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 2 Tioronda Avenue (just off Main Street, near the Howland Cultural Center)

A Little Beacon Space

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Until next week!