Happening This Weekend - 4/12/2019

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That’s alright, April, just keep those magnolia trees blooming! We’ll take the nip in the air. And take ourselves to A Little Beacon Blog’s Shopping Guide to find the stores that have the rain boots, light rain coat, and just a little pick-me-up to get through the overcast days! Head on down everyone. Walk the streets and cruise on down to treat yourself to a little Beacon.
It's that time! Second Saturday in Beacon! Plenty of new art openings for you to see, including this 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 and Moore for car insurance.
Free Concert: Annalyse & Ryan
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: Towne Crier, 379 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Girls on the Run Sneaker Soiree
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7-10pm
Location: The Roundhouse, 2 E Main St, Beacon, NY
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Improv Show & Jam
: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 7:15pm (doors 6:45pm)
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St, Beacon, NY
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K HOP Spring Studio Photo Sessions
In A Little Beacon Space
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St, Beacon, NY
Get ready for Spring with JK HOP...Beacon Studio photo sessions are here! You will receive 20-25 high resolution edited images via online gallery.
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Classic Country Hits
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Kids Read: A Book Festival
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes High School, 131 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY

Grand Opening Denise Gianna Designs
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 5-9pm
Location: 480 Main St, Beacon, NY
(formerly the Utensil spot)
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
Rock and Snow Bridge 2 Bridge 5 Mile Race
: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 9am-1pm
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: 5-8pm
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! Several chickadee colors to choose from in dresses at Darryl's, 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 eye on painting people's own eyes onto their glasses, as a "Window to the soul," which is the title of this personalized art project that you can get 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 lovlies at Lamb's Hill Bridal Boutique! Owner Charlotte Guernsey's philosophy on why she created the store: "Just because it's pretty." Call the boutique at 845-765-2900 to make an appointment to see it.

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!

Firefly Yoga & Juicebar
Location: 992 Main St, Fishkill, NY

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

10 classes for $160 (exclusive pricing ends April 20th).
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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: 5-8pm
Location: The Chocolate Studio, 496 Main St, Beacon, NY
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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!
Visit The Classes for Kids & Teens Guide >

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.   
Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added 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 10am-2pm, photographer Jessica Kenny is taking over 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 20-25 high resolution edited images. This is great for head shots, family portraits and anything else you think of. Walk-Ins Welcome.
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 them 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 to use physical elements sold in the store, like stencils and rustic paint styles, to incorporate 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 Antalek & Moore agent: Susan Pagones. She and the team at Antalek & Moore make insurance easier for you. They do the homework, and you can talk to 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 in social media, PR, your newsletters, and more.
Learn More >
BeaconArts :: Open Studios
From Beacon Open Studios: "Beacon Open Studios is fast approaching and were 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 here today.
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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!