Happening This Weekend - 4/12/2019

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That’s right, April, just keep those magnolia trees blooming! We’ll take the nip in the air. And we'll also take ourselves to A Little Beacon Blog’s Shopping Guide to see which stores have the rain boots, light raincoat, and just a little pick-me-up to get through the overcast days! Head on down, everyone. Stroll over to Main Sreet and treat yourself to a little Beacon.
It's that time! Second Saturday in Beacon! There are plenty of new art openings for you to see, including one at Artifact, which is on the other side of the Fishkill Creek near Dogwood.

Guide Sponsored By: 
No. 3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works
Guide Written By: Catherine Sweet

Interested in joining as a Sponsor of this Art Gallery Guide? Click here.
Sponsored by Antalek & Moore for car insurance.
Free Concert: Annalyse & Ryan
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Location: Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Girls on the Run Sneaker Soiree
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Location: The Roundhouse, 2 E. Main St., Beacon, NY
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Improv Show & Jam
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7:15 pm (doors 6:45 pm)
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
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JK HOP Spring Studio Photo Sessions
In A Little Beacon Space
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St., Beacon, NY
Get ready for Spring with JK HOP... Beacon Studio photo sessions are here! Sit for a session, and you will receive 20 to 25 high-resolution, edited images via an online gallery.
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Classic Country Hits
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Kids Read: A Book Festival
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes High School, 131 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY

Grand Opening Denise Gianna Designs
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: 480 Main St., Beacon, NY
(Utensil's former east end spot)
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Rock and Snow's Bridge 2 Bridge 5-Mile Race
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Upper 27 Knolls Road (Spring Farm Trailhead), High Falls, NY
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Visit our 5K Race Guide for more upcoming local races.

Main Street Pop Up - Local Artisans
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: The Chocolate Studio, 494 Main St., Beacon, NY

Visit our Pop-Up Shop Guide for more upcoming local races.


Darryl's Women's Clothing Boutique
155 Main Street

These girls are ready for spring! Darryl's has dresses to choose from in several chickadee colors, with lots of versatility and accessory options. Like this yellow purse and navy blue pant option for the same floral print. Darryl's is located in the former Nella's Bellas spot, just down the block and across the street from Hudson Beach Glass.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

This Saturday, Luxe Optique is featuring a local Emmy-nominated makeup artist, Cassandra Saulter. Cassandra recently worked on the makeup for "The Greatest Showman" and "Blindspot" on NBC. She has turned her attention to painting eyes onto people's glasses, fixing in time the "Window to the Soul." That's the title of this personalized art project, which you can have painted for yourself or a loved one. If you have a pair of glasses from a loved one that you are holding onto but don't know what to do with, bring Cassandra a photo of your loved one, and she can paint their eyes into their glasses as a memorial.


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

(near the Dummy Light)
If you are planning a wedding right now, we're really not sure how you pick just one dress. There are so many lovelies at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique! Owner Charlotte Guernsey's philosophy, in a nutshell, on why she created the store: "Just because it's pretty." Call the boutique at (845) 765-2900 to make an appointment.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Luxe Optique, Binnacle Books, Darryl's Boutique, 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 & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St., Fishkill, NY

April 2019: Sign up for Gold Membership, with $115 monthly auto-renew in April, and get your first month unlimited for $49! (available in studio only).

Also a steal: 10 classes for $160 (exclusive pricing ends Saturday, April 20).
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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.

Sponsor A Little Beacon Blog's Summer Camp Guide. Details here.

Springtime Cookie & Chocolate Class for Kids
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Location: The Chocolate Studio, 496 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Check A Little Beacon Blog's Classes For Kids & Teens Guide to see what there is to do every day of the week. We collect ideas and organize them by day. 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.
380 Washington Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508
Anyone who has lived in or stayed in a beach house will recognize this laid-back cottage feel. The yard itself looks beachy with the tall grasses and rock landscaping, surrounded by tall trees near Mount Beacon.
From Gate House Realty: “This adorable bungalow with beautiful mountain views has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, surrounded by great light and outdoor space in a quiet part of Beacon. Lots of updates including new roof, kitchen, bath and patio. With room to expand, this cozy cottage also has a garage with new roof and ample storage space. Close to East End of Main Street and all that Beacon has to offer.”
PRICE: $239,000 
Real Estate Agent: Gate House Realty (845) 831-9550
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A Little Beacon Space :: Pop-Up Photo Session!
This Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, photographer Jessica Kenny is taking over A Little Beacon Space to bring you a chance to get a professional photo session in a mini format. Book online here, or walk-in the day off, and you'll get 20 to 25 high-resolution, edited images. This is great for head shots, family portraits and anything else you think of. Walk-ins are welcom!
Details For Booking Your Own Photo Session >

Knot Too Shabby Website Almost Ready For Launch

Beacon's own Annie Sloan stockist store, Knot Too Shabby, is working with Katie James, Inc. to get a redesigned, easier-to-use website to sell their paint, workshops, furniture, and to make announcements. Katie James, Inc. is thrilled to be working on this project. A highlight has been taking physical elements from the store, like stencils and rustic paint styles, and incorporating them digitally into the website design. The website platform of choice is Shopify, and Knot Too Shabby has already started making sales from it. Once the design details are in place, Katie James, Inc. will train Knot Too Shabby in how to change the home page, create special shopping sections, and how to use their own website's blog to make special announcements and attract more shoppers from Google.
Get A Sneak Peek >

Antalek & Moore :: Interview With Susan Pagones
Get to know your friendly neighborhood Antalek & Moore agent: Susan Pagones. She and the team at Antalek & Moore make insurance easier for you. They do the homework on policies and coverage, then you can go and talk with them, face to face. Read our interview with Susan, and call them today to get them on your side: (845) 831-4300.
Tin Shingle Small Group Training
Did you know that you can get free marketing training every other Wednesday online with Tin Shingle? And if you're a member with an All Access Pass, you get to spend the other Wednesdays on a live call to strategize your own marketing moves across social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
From Beacon Open Studios: "Beacon Open Studios is fast approaching, and we're in the final stretch, as Artist Registration and Sponsorship purchase is only open for 25 more days! There will NOT be a late registration option this year so be sure to register now if you haven't done so already!"
Reserve Your Spot as a Sponsor or Artist! >

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Business Directory
Is your business in the Business Directory of the Beacon Chamber of Commerce yet? It should be. Join today!
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!