Happening This Weekend - 3/8/2019

Busy weekend this weekend! Saturday is double-booked with the highly anticipated Parade of Green, followed by the all-day openings of different exhibits in Beacon's Art Galleries for Second Saturday. However, it is also the start of Maple Fest season, followed by the start of the Spring Hudson Valley Restaurant Week on Monday. Lots to do!
Guide Sponsored By: No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet
"Working OverTime"
No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street, Beacon, NY
"Working OverTime," works on paper by Clarence Morgan and David Rich, opens at No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works. The exhibit asks: "What does it mean to make a painting over time? What does devotion to one’s practice extended over a lifetime entail? To painters Clarence Morgan and David Rich, each in their sixth decade, time has become compressed, with a degree of urgency about its limitations and passage."
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Beacon's St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Green
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 12 pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon, NY
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Maple Fest at Randolph School
Day: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Location: Randolph School, 2467 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls
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NY Blood Center Blood Drive
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Tabernacle of Christ Church, 483 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Movies That Matter presents “Newburgh: Beauty And Tragedy: A Film By Dmitri Kasterine”
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 6:45 to 10 pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY
Dmitri Kasterine began taking pictures in Newburgh in 1996. It wasn’t the city’s reputation that drew him, but its beauty. His documentary, shot in 2015, consists of a collection of interviews together with glimpses of life and houses in ruins. Incorporating his original portraits and a commentary of what drew him to Newburgh, the film gives voice to those who live perilously, often in uninhabitable houses, in a city where education has faltered and employment is scarce. We hear what is actually happening to the fabric and people of Newburgh as they face another crisis: a determined program of gentrification.
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The Beacon Players presents FIRST LOOK
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Richard D. Woolley Auditorium at Spackenkill High School, 112 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Live Concert: Miolina - Reclaim the Night
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Classics For Kids presents “Tic Toc Choc”
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 12 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Live Concert: Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Get Lit Writer's Group
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 5 pm
Location: Oak Vino, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
Get Lit on Sunday, March 10, features two speakers about award-winning children’s literature power couple James Ransome (illustrator) and Lesa Cline-Ransome (author). Learn more in A Little Beacon Blog's "Writerly Happenings" column.
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

Pop open the bubbly! Let the stylists at Luxe Optique teach you about the new collectible line of luxury eyewear from The Leisure Society. Luxe has made it easy for you with champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and Glazed Over Donuts.


L a M è r e Clothing + Goods
436 Main Street
The pot of gold is at La Mère Clothing and Goods this weekend. Be sure to visit this boutique after the parade to stock up on your gold home goods, like the gold pineapple bookends, shimmery slippers, and this not-to-be-missed gold coin pillow with fuchsia on the back.

Binnacle Books
321 Main Street
Book Club: Wednesday, March 13 | 7 pm
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of "The Daily Show" began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother - his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.
Discuss at Dennings Point Distillery on Wednesday Book Club.


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the Dummy Light)
A happy bride takes home her gown from Lambs Hill, on the east end of Main Street. Step inside the shop to view their collection of gowns, as well as jewelry and other accessories for the day. Call (845) 765-2900 to schedule an appointment!

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!

Firefly Yoga is hosting a Weekend Immersion with Yoga and Mindfulness teacher Kerry Armstrong. Workshops include:

Hearts & Hips Flow
Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7 pm
Price: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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Learn To Float - Inversion Workshop
Day: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Price: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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Back Bending Workshop with Kerry Armstrong
Day: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Price: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Location: Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY
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Thank you to Firefly Yoga for sponsoring the Adult Classes Guide!

Submission Guidelines for classes you'd like us to consider adding to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Mixed Media Art - After School
Days: Fridays, March 8 to April 5, 2019
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
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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.
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Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty, (845) 831-9550
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2019 Parade of Green Grand Marshal Fred Antalek Shares His Fondest Beacon Memory - "Rowing Behind Rite Aid"
Born in 1937, Fred Antalek has been in Beacon with his business for a long time. We asked his daughter Susan for his fondest memory of Beacon. "When Fred was 10 years old, he used to row around in a boat on the street behind Rite Aid. This area was always flooded.” This prompted a look back on the blog as to why, which also gave us a glimpse into to the old department store, Schoonmaker's.
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Katie Hellmuth Martin, Publisher, Writer, Designer, Photographer
Marilyn Perez, Managing Editor
Catherine Sweet, Editor of the Second Saturday Guide

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